Tuesday, June 3, 2014

LED Lighting: A Bright Idea

Caltrans is taking significant steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change. One example: replacing vapor sodium lamps with LED lamps. LED lamps are brighter and more cost-effective. They contain no hazardous waste, last four times longer, and reduce Caltrans' carbon footprint by about 10,000 tons per year. That's the equivalent of taking about 2,000 cars off the road.

So how many Caltrans directors does it take to change an LED bulb? None — we prefer to leave bulb changing to our highly skilled, experienced electricians. But in the video below, Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty tags along with an electrical crew to see how it's done.