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Staff from Burgess Electrical Technology install new LED lights at the National Sports Centre (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

The National Sports Centre is to get a bit greener with new energy-efficient lights expected to slash its electricity bills.

Craig Tyrrell, the operations manager at the Devonshire stadium, said the switch to LED bulbs was part of a drive towards cutting reliance on fossil fuels.

Workmen from Burgess Electrical Technology install energy-efficient LED lights at the National Sports Centre. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

He added: “We are in the process of changing out the less efficient light bulbs with more efficient LEDs.

“It’s one of the aspects of moving towards better energy use with new field floodlights.”

Mr Tyrell said it was hoped to cut energy bills at the stadium by 20 per cent.

LED lighting, which go to full brightness without warm-up and consume much less power than other types of bulb, has been fast-tracked for homes and businesses by the Bermuda’s Department of Energy since 2019.

Staff from Burgess Electrical Technology are replacing old lights at the National Sports Centre with energy-efficient LED lights (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Atlantic Energy Solutions Group is leading the switch at the NSC, which started on the centre’s hockey pitch.

New lights will be installed later at the centres north and south fields and the Aquatics Centre.

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Published March 04, 2022 at 7:48 am (Updated March 04, 2022 at 7:48 am)

Light fantastic: new LED bulbs to cut costs at national stadium

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