Temple University recently upgraded to new outdoor lighting on its high-rise buildings with LED fixtures manufactured by ZLEDLighting which is based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. ZLEDLighting replaced 1000-watt metal halide lamps in Temple’s outdoor light fixtures with ZLed’s 300-watt Shoebox Fixture with standard mounting brackets. The new 300-watt LED fixtures represent a savings of 74%, worth approximately $40,000 per year.
“This project was about decreasing the university’s carbon footprint by the reduction in about 750,000 kilowatts from the national grid and reduced CO2 emissions,” said Jon Perper, founder of ZLEDLighting. “This not only provides energy savings but also the same safe and well-illuminated environment around campus.”
“The success of Temple’s Climate Action Plan depends on projects like this. We need a lot more of them to reach our goals,” said Kurt Bresser, Director of Utilities & Energy Management at Temple University.