Gym lights replaced for energy efficiency, looks

October 29, 2018

Archbishop Hannan High School gets new LED lights in their gymnasium to save thousands of dollars.

Hannan transformed their lighting in the gym from the regular, old lights to new efficient LED lights. The regular lights were the original lights installed in the gym and were used since 2007.

Father Charles Latour, Archbishop Hannan’s principal, has been wanting to make the switch to LED lighting for some time.

“The gym was the final piece for the entire school to be LED lighting,” Father Charles Latour said. “We had the money to do it and wanted it to be done right.”

With these new LED lights installed, the school will be saving 8-11 thousand dollars a year just from the gym. With the whole campus finally being LED lighting, roughly 18-23 thousand dollars will be saved because of LED lights.

Since LED lights have been installed in the gym, Archbishop Hannan is first school on the Northshore to go completely LED lighting.

Father Charles said, “The main reason the old lights had such a wealthy cost was because regular bulbs emit heat. When there are 800-900 releasing heat, the air is forced to stay on all day.”

Coach Scott Montalbano, the facilities manager at Archbishop Hannan, helped install most of the new LED lights.

Coach Montalbano said. “They have a motion sensor unlike the old lights and allow for not only different sections of gym to be turned on at different times, but also different moods depending on the event taking place.

The LED lights also brightened the gym tremendously and offer an abundant of upgrades unlike the old lights.

“The move to LED lighting across school is more than just saving money,” Father Charles said. “It is about being conscience about the environment and allows us to provide a better environment for our students.”

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