LED Light Bulb Replacement Project

Project Overview

UMass Amherst, in cooperation with DOER, NSTAR, and Philips Lighting, installed over 1,100 LED light bulbs across campus in early 2013.  The bulbs were free Energy Star qualified, dimmable, LED light bulbs.  The list of reduced wattage, energy saver-bulbs, includes the Philips 9.7 watt, L-Prize, dimmable LED bulb, equivalent to a typical 60 – 75 watt incandescent light bulb, a number of LED equivalent BR and PAR flood lamps.

Buildings that are receiving LED's:
Lincoln Campus Center
Student Union
Fine Arts Center
Chenowith Lab
Mahar Auditorium
Hasbrouck Lab
Whitmore Administration Building
Worcester Dining Commons
Franklin Dining Commons
Herter Hall
Isenberg School of Management
Total Estimated Savings: 154,191 Annual KWh and over $12,000

In late 2013 and 2014, again in partnership with NSTAR and Philips Lighting, the University purchased 5,000 discounted LED light bulbs for students living in the Residence Halls.  Any lamps that students bring into their rooms will be eligible for a one-for-one exchange. 

Buildings that are receiving LED's:
Mary Lyon/Dwight
Van Meter/Butterfield

Total Estimated Savings: 509,600 Annual KWh and over $43,000