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Going Beyond Energy Savings in Data Centers with LEDs

Revolution Lighting completes LED Retrofit of New York Data Centers for Telehouse America - Revolution Lighting Technologies
PUBLISHED BY Data Center Dynamics Magazine
BY RON YOUNG, PRESIDENT OF TRI-STATE LED, A DIVISION OF REVOLUTION LIGHTING

Ron Young, President of Revolution Lighting’s division, Tri State LED, discusses the benefits of LED lighting retrofits.

Data centers use a lot of electricity, with kilowatt hours ranging in the billions. This energy usage is expected to increase to roughly 140 billion kilowatt-hours annually by 2020, which would cost American businesses $13 billion in electric bills and emit 150 million metric tons of carbon pollution. From this large amount of energy use, lighting can account for up to five percent of energy costs.

While it may seem like such a small amount, it is also one of the easiest areas for a data center to boost energy efficiency. Simultaneously, the benefits go far beyond simply saving you energy, allowing for additional savings with maintenance, and establishing a safer, more efficient work environment for your staff and technologies.