In addition to the maintenance savings, the high school anticipates an astounding 84 percent energy savings while optimizing the illumination performance and uniformity of the lighting. As someone who spends a lot of time in the auditorium, Richard Hagopian, drama department head, is delighted with the uniform, bright, clean white light.
According to Hagopian, “When the previous lights got too hot, they automatically shut off, which would become a problem during an assembly. The new ESA Series luminaires produce far less heat than the previous quartz system and with exceptional thermal management provide a significant improvement in reliability and sustainable illumination performance.
From solar panels on the roof, to a recycling program, replacing inefficient windows and eliminating incandescent bulbs — the school’s leadership team believes implementing sustainability efforts is the morally right thing to do.
“We anticipate greatly reducing the school’s energy consumption and costs by installing these new LED luminaires. This is one way St. Catherine’s is helping to preserve our environment,” said SCHS president Christopher Olley.