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LED Bulb Program Shines

With the support of Mass Save, the Growing Green sustainability initiative at UMass Chan Medical School recently distributed over 13,000 energy-efficient LED light bulbs to faculty, staff and students on the main campus and at South Street in Shrewsbury.

The bulbs, which use light emitting diodes (LED), draw only 10 watts of electricity but are equivalent in brightness to a standard 60-watt incandescent bulb.

“Our broader mission is to help our community become more sustainable, both at work and at home,” said Suzanne Wood, sustainability and energy manager at the Medical School. “So we appreciate Mass Save’s support for the light bulb program.”

In addition to major savings in electricity used and cost of operation, the LED bulb's rated lifespan is approximately 25,000 hours, compared to just 1,200 hours for a standard incandescent bulb.

The LED bulbs provided by Mass Save were distributed free of charge to UMass Chan students, faculty and staff during events in January and October.