A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Brighton Resort Retrofits Alpine Rose Building with LED Lighting for Major Energy Savings
By Erika Kazi
In a first phase of a long-term lighting retrofit project aimed at reducing the dependency on the electric grid, Brighton is pleased to announce a complete retrofit of our largest building: The Alpine Rose.
From our ski school, to the kitchens and stairwells, each bulb has been replaced with Energy Saving LED light bulbs. The building is not only brighter but is also expected to reduce its energy needs by over 60,000 kWh within the next year.
This project comes after a pilot installation in the fall of 2019 where all fixtures were replaced in the cafeteria. Just from this 30-fixture installation, there was a reduction of almost 2,000 kWh.
Do LED lights save energy?
So why is there such significant reduction in electricity use just from changing a few lights? How exactly are LED bulbs different from our regular lightbulbs? LED stands for “Light Emitting Diode”. They are made without mercury, use less energy to produce the same amount of light, and have a longer lifespan in comparison to their incandescent, florescent, CF, or Halogen counterparts.
These bulbs produce high quality light source in which there is noticeable difference. In fact, there are associations with higher workplace performance and reduced incidence of migraines immediately after replacement.
How much energy to LED lights save?
At Brighton, this reduction of energy uses is just one step of many to reduce our environmental footprint to zero. The 90% reduction from the common household incandescent bulb to an LED alternative is reason enough for Brighton to promote this change to our customers. Less money spent on electricity, more money spent on skiing. Less impact on the environment, more winters in our future.