A few bulbs were burned out. As a sustainability measure, all the 34 watt fluorescent bulbs were being replaced with 19 watt LED bulbs. These particular bulbs will last 10 years.
Michael Davis and Mark Cable were a part of the project too. They are each in “Zone Maintenance – East” in Facilities Operations.” A project like this – accessing very high ceilings – takes three people or more, Cable explained. There are many locations on campus that required a significant amount of time and effort to simply replace a light bulb. Sometimes scaffolding is needed; other times, a “man lift” will fit the bill.
Cable further explained that a few years earlier they had been using 150 watt bulbs in the same location – and they frequently required labor to replace bulbs.
These new bulbs will have much lower wattage – and will require less maintenance and labor.