When It Comes to Saving Money on Electricity, Colleges See the Light in LED

When It Comes to Saving Money on Electricity, Colleges See the Light in LED 1

Michael J. Okoniewski for The Chronicle

James Dishaw, facilities director at Le Moyne College, displays LED lighting that could save the college almost $200,000 a year.

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Michael J. Okoniewski for The Chronicle

James Dishaw, facilities director at Le Moyne College, displays LED lighting that could save the college almost $200,000 a year.

James Dishaw's lighting revolution began about a year ago, when a salesman dropped by his office in the facilities department at Le Moyne College. The salesman came from a company that manufactures highly efficient LED lighting.

"He wanted to sell me a bunch of specialty items," Mr. Dishaw, the college's facilities director, says. Mr. Dishaw knew about the efficiencies of LED lights, but he wanted something he could put right into the fixtures he already had in abundance. He