June 2014 Newsletter
-Michael Fuchs, Communication Director
Waukesha and Boise Join the Growing List of Cities Using LED Lighting
LED stands for light emitting diodes and the bulbs come in all shapes and sizes. But it's just been in the past ten years that cities have been replacing conventional streetlights or so-called historic lights with LED lighting.
"They save roughly 60% of the energy," said assistant city engineer Rob Bousfield. "In other words, if we used to use 100 watts, the LED equivalent will use about 40 watts. Obviously you have significant power savings, of course, and it decreases the carbon footprint."
The city says LED lights will save taxpayers money several different ways. One, with less maintenance. Another way is the lights last longer. An LED light and its components up there will last 15 years.
In 2009, the city converted 2,000 streetlights to LED by plugging into stimulus money.
Now the city hopes the council will approve spending $163,000 for 275 additional lights. (The council is expected to make the decision Tuesday evening).
And results from around the world are encouraging.
Buenos Aires, Argentina replaced 125,000 outdated streetlights with LED lighting and cut its energy use in half.
LED Lighting for Retail Stores: How It Improves Sales
If you do own a retail store, you should consider an upgrade if you do not currently use accent lighting. Research has revealed that outdated stores do fewer sales when the proper lighting is not used. Why?
Logical Green Solutions Annual Mini-Golf Tournament
21700 Gumina Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072
When? September 19, 2014 (Rain date: September 26, 2014)
- Check-in and Registration at 3:30PM
- Shotgun start at 4:00 pm
- Awards ceremony, raffle, and food to follow approximately 5:30 - 6:00 pm.
- Liquid refreshments (2 alcoholic drink tickets per person. No limit soda/water)
Our mini-golf tournament is a networking, recreational, and fun event where all profits will be donated to the Hope Center, a non-profit organization (see below.) Players will compete in 18 holes of mini-golf for trophies and prizes. Not only that, but players will also enjoy an assortment of drinks and delicious food.
Questions? Call Michael at 262-548-8888 ex: 219
NOTE: Space is limited! Sponsors must be registered by August 31, 2014 to qualify for signage.
All profits from this event will be donated to Hope Center
The Hope Center's programs are focused on the prevention of homelessness.
There is no greater need than reliable shelter to instill hope and provide a foundation to build on. There is no greater requirement than that everyone is treated with respect and equality.
Whether it is a meal at our Outreach Meal Program or Day Center; clean "like new" clothing from our Clothing Shop; furniture and/or appliances from our Project Move; financial assistance from our Social Ministry Program that helps to prevent eviction, provide transportation and/or obtain medical attention; all is provided free of charge and delivered in a respectful and welcoming manner.
Learn more about the Hope Center at www.hopecenterwi.org