U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program
Museum of the Living Artist Swaps Halogens with LEDs
May 16, 2012
Last month, the San Diego Art Institute’s Museum of the Living Artist received a grant from the City of San Diego and San Diego Gas and Electric via the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant provided the SDAI’s Museum of the Living Artist approximately $170,000 in response to a light-and-fixture proposal. The museum is currently using the money to convert all halogen light bulbs to colored LEDs.
Timothy Field, the museum’s executive director, explained that the use of true color LEDs reduces the cost of lighting fivefold. In addition, LEDs rival the old halogen lights in providing a true color spectrum, which is necessary in museum lighting. Read more about this story in the May 16 edition of the San Diego Reader.