Upgrades brighten two more carparks

21 Jul 2016

UQ’s Energy team has lit up two more campus carparks with sustainable lighting upgrades. New LED fittings have been installed in the Conifer Knoll and UQ Centre carparks this July, representing improved energy efficiency, significantly lower maintenance costs and a total annual saving of almost 225,000 kWh, which is enough to power the average Australian home for over 37 years.

In the Conifer Knoll carpark, 81 fittings on level two have been switched out for 33-watt LED replacements, reducing energy usage by almost 102,000 kWh per annum. The UQ Centre has had all its lights upgraded: it now boasts 29 bright new transition entry lights of 82 and 122 watts, and the orange glow of its old high-pressure sodium interior fittings is gone forever thanks to 91 new 33-watt bulbs. The lights will save the UQ Centre over 122,000 kWh each year.

These upgrades don’t just offer sizeable energy and financial savings—they also literally cast the carparks in a better light. The new LED bulbs—which are longer lasting, more durable and require less wattage than their CFL or halogen counterparts—have a less orange/yellow colour, making them as kind to your eyes as they are to the planet!