Lighting the Sustainable Way

Students and employees in Parking and Transportation Services noticed that the energy from 2nd Street Garage solar panels was being used to fuel inefficient light bulbs. In the summer of 2011, students and employees tested 15-Watt and 18-Watt LED light bulbs in the garage, but noticed that summer temperatures were causing many of the LED lights to fail. The project managers reevaluated their plans and decided to test more advanced products: PrimeStar LED lights with upgraded “military grade” Driver Tubes that can withstand temperatures of over 150 degrees. Testing began again the following summer. 

Guide Code: 
GEG8
Location Information: 

1390 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719 (2nd St. Garage)

Funding Source: 

Green Fund

Groups/Entities Involved: 

Parking and Transportation

Project Theme: 
Climate and Adaptation
Energy
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Project Image: 
Year Started: 
2011

For more information, please contact greenguides@email.arizona.edu.