Viewed in the light…

In order to save electricity energy, we suggested within the framework of the energy saving campaign of Saarland University to convert the interior lighting of our library building C6 2 to energy-saving LED lights. This suggestion was taken up by the university’s Facility Management (FM) and implemented in the spring of this year.

During ongoing operations and on Saturdays in the month of April, FM staff had replaced conventional incandescent bulbs with LED fixtures on approximately 500 ceiling lights and approximately 300 table lights on the four floors of the C6 2 building. This reduced the consumption per ceiling lamp from 2 x 26 W to 2 x 9 W and for the table lamps from the original 2 x 20 W to 2 x 1 W. The service life of the newly installed luminaires is also much longer and therefore requires less maintenance than the previous lighting.
We do not yet have exact figures on the potential savings in electricity consumption. However, with opening hours from 09:00 to 20:00, the measure should have had a significant impact by the end of the year.

We would like to thank the FM staff for implementing this energy-saving measure in our building in a very courteous and effective manner.

More information

About the energy saving campaign of Saarland University, the energy saving helpers and useful tips for saving energy at the workplace:

The staff of the NTNM Library is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda and the principles of Libraries for Future.