Energy Efficiency at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

An informational and awareness website

High Efficient Lighting

Lighting can account for up to 20% of a school's electricity consumption.  There are four categories of lighting typically used in schools:
  • fluorescent tubes, typically found in the classrooms; 
  • standard incandescent bulbs; 
  • exit signs bulbs, which are small, but used 24/7; 
  • larger lamps for the gymnasium and auditorium.
By replacing all these lights with newer ones using more efficient technology, it is possible to reduce their consumption by close to 35% without affecting the level of lighting in the rooms. In fact, the lighting levels may be increased even though the electricity consumption is lower.



T8 fluorescent tubes with electronic ballasts      



LED lights replacing the small bulbs for "Exit" signs.


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