Friday, May 4, 2012

See Mindport in a new light

Mindport, a museum that creatively showcases works of art and scientific principles through hands-on exhibits at their downtown Bellingham location, has some new technology to show off: all of the incandescent lights in the museum have been replaced with cutting edge, efficient LEDs. As a business participant in the Community Energy Challenge, they were eligible to have much of their lighting switched out for free, and the CEC helped them take advantage of utilities rebates to purchase the remainder of the lights they needed at a discounted rate. Getting the right color, quality, and intensity of lighting to set the mood for the exhibits was a primary concern, so CEC staff worked with Mindport to try different LED samples until they settled on just the right replacement.
“Emily & Martin made the changeover a fun & interesting process,” said Carol Oberton, Public Relations Coordinator at Mindport. “They worked with our lighting concerns regarding the quality of our patron's experience, kept to our timeline and provided support whenever we had a question. Our first monthly electric bill after the lighting changeover was $100 less than previous bills.”

If you own a business in Whatcom County, you may be eligible for up to $750 in free efficient lighting for your business through the CEC. Contact Emily at to learn more.

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