Krannert Center's Lighting Gets Greener
With the help of a $403,000 grant from the Student Sustainability Committee, Krannert Center has upgraded the lighting in the Foellinger Great Hall to LED fixtures. In addition to making less noise—an important consideration for a theatre where many recordings are made—the new lights will save $45,000 in energy costs each year. A few incandescent bulbs will remain over the Great Hall stage so that performers can easily read sheet music. The lighting project will continue throughout the building to get the optimal impact from the LEDs, which last longer, require less maintenance, and generate less heat than incandescents. A new control system was also installed as part of the lighting project. Read more about this energy-efficient upgrade in a feature from the News Bureau.