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LED Temp Lighting as Default Columbia Standard

January 17, 2019

LED Temp Lighting as Default Columbia Standard

Sustainable, energy-saving strategies are at the foundation of many projects today: they make sense both for clients and for the world-at-large. But energy-efficiency is also important during the build project. Lighting choices on the job site can reduce energy use, improve employee safety, and support the environment. Starting in January 2019, all new Columbia projects require LED temp lighting. It's a simple fix with big benefits, including:

  • Lowered energy consumption
  • Lowered Greenhouse Gas emissions (associated with lower energy consumption)
  • Elimination of Mercury from temp lighting (Mercury is considered by the World Health Organization as one of the top 10 chemicals of major public health concern)
  • The most durable lighting option (no filaments, and bulbs available without glass housing)
  • The lowest operating temperatures, reducing the risk of accidents
  • Burnt out or broken LED bulbs are not a hazardous material handling situation