MaxLite and National Grid discover LED reliability advantages in ‘equiculture’
announced an LED lighting retrofit at the Blue Star Equiculture facility located in Palmer, MA in partnership with utility National Grid. The sanctuary for rescued draft horses had struggled with lighting in the relatively harsh environment of a barn. The solid-state lighting (SSL) retrofit has eliminated the constant need to replace lamps, and the facility has realized much improved lighting and energy savings as well. The Blue Star project was enabled by funding via the National Grid Small Business Energy Efficiency Program. Small businesses can receive incentives under the program for 70% of the cost of qualifying energy-efficiency projects. The utility said more than 2000 small business in Massachusetts took advantage of the program last year.