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Supervisors Approve LED Light Conversion PDF Print E-mail
Written by themindencourier   
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:12

The Kearney County Board of Supervisors began their December 5 meeting by looking at a proposal to change lighting in the courthouse to LED. The benefits of making the change were discussed during a County custodian meeting several months ago. Craig Lupkes decided to pursue the matter after returning from the meeting.
Gary Braun provided an estimate for replacing all 4 foot and 8 foot lamps in the courthouse with LED tubes with a secondary option to also replace lighting of the dome and flagpole with LED fixtures. He explained that a rebate is available through the power company for converting to LED but the rebate will likely be cut in half at the end of the year. The current rebate that would accompany Braun’s base estimate totals $1,620 if the bulbs are purchased before the end of the year.
In addition to the rebate, switching to LED will reduce the amount of power used to light the courthouse. The energy savings will pay for the conversion in four years. As an added incentive, Braun guarantees the bulbs for five years. After some discussion of the options, the supervisors proceeded to hire Gary Braun Electric for professional services to replace lighting in the courthouse interior and dome as indicated in the estimate to LED lighting for approximately $8,000. They also voted to pursue the rebate to assist in paying for the project with the remainder to come from inheritance.

see December 13 Courier for full story

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 December 2017 14:37