A US LED lighting manufacturer has recruited another university programme to encourage energy-efficient illumination on campuses.
The University of Central Florida (UCF) has joined the Cree LED University initiative, which is run by the North Carolina-based firm and already includes educational facilities in three countries to its list of signatories.
As part of its pledge, the academic institution will install diode-based lighting in its student union and it estimates that it can save around $10,000 (£6,936)a year in energy and maintenance costs in its Key West Ballroom alone, simply by changing the bulbs.
UCF also believes it can reduce its power consumption by as much as 85 per cent as a result of this measure and it will replace fluorescent fixtures in its student government offices with LEDs.
Cree, which also produces power-switching devices in addition to its diode-based innovations, has now recruited 16 universities to take part in the scheme, including Tianjin Polytechnic University in China and the University of Western Ontario in neighbouring Canada.