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LED Lighting Upgrade Project

LED lighting installation, McCain Room in Albertsons Library, photo Patrick Sweeney

LED lighting upgrade projects are happening all around campus. The exterior lights from Barnes Towers through the Quad are being upgraded to new LED fixtures and a number of buildings are also having their interior lights changed out.

The images below show a building interior before the LED upgrade (top image) and after (bottom image).

Building lighting before LED upgrades

Building interior after LED lighting upgrades

Our Facilities, Operations and Maintenance team is working their way around campus, a building at a time, replacing less-efficient fixtures. All new buildings will have LED lights as standard.

The LED lights last up to six times longer and use half as much energy as the fluorescent bulbs they are replacing, offering a significant savings in maintenance and energy costs for the university.

The table below lists which buildings currently have LED lighting.

Environmental Research5th floor and 1161
EducationAll except 112
Boise State Downtown at BoDo
HemingwayEvent/gallery space
Simplot/Micron (SMASH)
University Annex 2
Admin3rd floor, President's suite
Leatherman Peak
The Center for the Visual Arts
Student Union Building (SUB)Bergquist Room, small room within the Games Center (C1312)
Alumni and Friends CenterBallroom
Albertsons Library BuildingMcCain Room (2nd floor quiet study)
Micron Center For Materials Research
Science Building