Schenectady, NY Museum Sees Green with Marktech PAR30 LED Bulbs
The Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium has a new added attraction in the Museum's Broughton Gallery. In efforts to improve its energy consumption and to enhance the appearance of exhibits in the gallery the Museum has installed fifty new 12W LED Bulbs from Marktech LED Lighting. The new solid-state PAR30 LED Bulbs were used to replace outdated incandescent track lighting that had been previously used to light this section of the Museum. The new LED Lighting will decrease the Museum's energy consumption while reducing electric bills and lower the overall exhibit room temperature.Mark
Schenectady Museum Director of Building Operations, Paul MacDonald, welcomes this change to the Museum's bottom line. We're always searching for technology that allows us to operate the Museum more efficiently. In this case, we have the opportunity to display cutting-edge technology to the public, and enjoy real cost savings at the same time. In addition to cost savings, LEDs offer other important benefits to the Museum:
* Improved artifact care: LEDs offer no ultraviolet rays and give off very little heat. Heat and UV rays can damage artifacts and original images over time.
* Improved visitor comfort: Less heat translates into a cooler, more comfortable gallery.
* LEDs are also full spectrum, which means they produce a more natural light then the yellow light offered by most incandescent lights.
A preliminary estimate of payback to the Museum based on usage is under 2 years.