LED lighting projects are more efficient with energy and budget

Keeping the lights on will soon be less expensive for Sno-Isle Libraries.

A worker from Resound Energy Services installs LED lighting at the Monroe Library on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Photo gallery

Retrofit installations of LED lighting at four library-district buildings will save more than $50,000 a year in energy and maintenance costs, according to estimates by Resound Energy Services, the contractor for the projects.

In addition, the projects will qualify for a Snohomish County PUD rebates and incentive program. That program will cover more than $42,000 of the cost of the projects. The return on investment timeline is will vary with each facility and is projected to be as little as under two years.

Buildings getting new LED lighting include:

  • Mukilteo Library
  • Monroe Library
  • Granite Falls Library
  • Service Center (Marysville)

 “These projects will replace existing fluorescent lighting,” said Brian Rush, facilities manager. “The specific work will depend on the building and location. In some cases, there will be whole new fixtures and in others, they will remove the ballasts used for fluorescent and the LED will just fit right in.”

Besides saving hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years, Rush said there will one additional benefit.

“Better light,” Rush said.

“LED technology is growing and changing quickly,” he said. “The LED lighting we are installing will be better for reading; less shading.”