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Pentagon to Get Over 4,000 LED Fixtures

 

Cree Inc. will be fitting Wedge 5 of the Pentagon with over 4,000 LED light fixtures.The U.S. Department of Energy said that LED lighting saved the country about 8.7 trillion watt hoursin 2007. This is out of the 765 trillion watt hours used for lighting in the United States.
 

 
The LEDs will reduce power usage by 22 percent and pay for themselves in four years. I can’t help but wonder, is the Pentagon trying to get on the good side of President-Elect Barack Obama?

Details on the deal have been very hush-hush, as one would expect from the Pentagon, but Cree did say the fixtures would cost about $380 apiece. Funding comes from Title III, a Department of Defense program designed to “promote creation and strengthening of domestic industrial capabilities to support national security needs.”

A goal of the program is to enable early adoption, and drive down the cost, of new tech for weapon systems – eek!


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