Indiana's Camp Atterbury is leading the way when it comes to energy conservation on military bases thanks to an initiative that uses LED lighting to slash power usage, reports The Republic.
The Edinburg, Indiana, military base is making big changes to all of its utilities in order to cut down the roughly $5 million it spends annually on energy and power, says the source. In addition to new smart energy meters, the base has also invested in LED lighting.
Light-emitting diodes have replaced some 12,000 fluorescent bulbs in many of the bases street lights and bus stops. The new LEDs use only about half the energy old the old lights, so they've been instrumental in helping get power costs under control.
You can harness the energy-saving power of LEDs at home, too. Cut down on your own electricity bills by using LED rope lighting in place of fluorescents everywhere from your living room to your bathroom to your backyard.