Elder gets “green” lights

Notice how bright the walls (and hanging items) are in Mr. Buetsche's room with the new LED lights installed.

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Notice how bright the walls (and hanging items) are in Mr. Buetsche's room with the new LED lights installed.

With the world always changing, Elder has decided to move along with it. If one looks at Schaeper center room 133 you may notice something different. The lights in the room have been changed, they replaced the lights with all new high efficiency LED lights. This is real world personal finance, investing in new LED lighting could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the course of a few years.

Many of the rooms here at Elder have tube florescent bulbs, which most people find give off an annoying humming sound, and an uneven dingy lighting. On the up side, fluorescents can use up to 1/3 the amount of power as they’re incandescent counterparts.

Mr. Rogers room S-134 still has the old fluorescent lights that give a hazy and 'greyed" light to the room.
Mr. Rogers room S-134 still has the old fluorescent lights that give a hazy and ‘greyed” light to the room.

LED’s or Light Emitting Diodes are the most efficient light bulbs on the market today. They come in many different colors ranging from cool white, warm white, to all shades of the rainbow.

Elder has invested in plain white LED lighting. The cost of converting the lighting system is the greatest expense. While you can buy a pack of incandescent bulbs for a couple of bucks, an LED bulb can be much more. A comparable LED bulb could cost over $10, but over the long term could be much cheaper. In the time you would go through 45 incandescent light bulbs you would only go through one LED bulb, and save hundreds of dollars.

In electricity alone you would spend around $100 with incandescent lighting, excluding the bulbs themselves. With LED you would spend about $10 on the bulb and about $18 in electricity over the course of its life. If you converted your whole house or business you could save thousands!