LED Lighting Installation Complete at Kinplex Arena
Medicine Hat – The installation of 136 new LED lighting high and low bay fixtures, as well as LED strip fixtures has been completed inside the Kinplex Arena.
The green energy initiative replaces current fixtures for both ice surfaces, increasing the lighting levels in the arena significantly.
“With the flick of a switch, players and staff will instantly see a difference stepping out onto the ice,” said Stephane Rainville, Superintendent of Recreation Facilities. “Even family and friends in the stands will notice how much brighter the rink is.”
A recent lighting assessment report for the Kinplex Arena provided cost saving recommendations, as well as information on how the City could further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A grant program available through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) funded approximately $92,000 towards the total cost of the project. The City contributed the remaining funding necessary.
These improvements are expected to save up to $9,900 annually in electricity costs and reduce GHG emissions by up to 90 tonnes.
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For media inquiries, please contact:
Superintendent Recreation Facilities Operations
City of Medicine Hat