NEWS: Grand Central Lighting Switches to CFL's

NEWS: Grand Central Lighting Switches to CFL's

Cambria Bold
May 1, 2009

This past Tuesday, workers removed the last remaining incandescent bulbs in Grand Central and replaced them with compact fluorescent bulbs — thus officially completing the transition to "greener" lighting that began in the mid-1980's. The last remaining bulbs were on one of the ten 96-year-old Beaux-Arts chandeliers hanging in the main lobby...

So how much money will switching to CFL's save? Accroding to Marjorie S. Anders, a spokeswoman for Metro-North Railroad, replacing the roughly 4,000 bulbs in the public areas of the terminal will save an estimated $200,000 a year.

Read the whole article at The New York Times.

Photo: Marilynn K. Yee for The New York Times

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