Ford replaces 50K light fixtures to go green and save money

Ford has a bunch of different properties in Dearborn, Michigan where it does much of the work for its line of vehicles. Ford Land Energy Efficiency and Supply Office has announced that it will be changing out 50,000 light fixtures in its facilities in Dearborn to eliminate a massive amount of CO2 emission and save big money.

According to Ford, changing out the light fixtures from incandescent will cut 11,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions and save Ford about $1.3 million annually. The reduction in energy usage from the new fixtures will save an estimated 18.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, which is enough power for about 1,648 residential homes each year.

In addition to changing out the light fixtures, Ford will also be optimizing the use of day lighting, replacing incandescent exit signs with LED versions, and controlling unoccupied areas with occupancy sensors. Ford will be using both compact florescent and LED bulbs in the project.