The lighted “A” atop Old Main at Utah State University is receiving an energy efficient upgrade. The iconic “A”, which can be seen throughout Cache Valley, will receive new light emitting diode strips to replace the current neon lights that shine both white and blue. There will not be a noticeable difference in the white light but the blue light will have a more intense color according to Stanley Kane, university architect and Director of Operations at USU. The university entered into a contract with YESCO to replace the existing neon, which has been subject to regular damage by birds. Kane says replacement requires having technicians climb outside the building to replace the glass tubes. He says the new LED lighting has a longer lamp life of approximately 10 years and will save a considerable amount of electricity
Old Main ‘A’ getting an upgrade
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