Bangalore based M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), one of India’s most prestigious educational facilities for engineering, has made a complete lighting retrofit to make it a more eco-friendly facility , using eco lighting company Carbon Reduction Technology since June 2011.
There were over eight thousand internal LED lighting units were fitted in all classrooms and corridors across the facility plus a range of external LED street lights around the Institute.
As a tribute to the Indian nationality of the Institute, the facade of the building was fitted with layered coloured LEDs in orange, white and green to represent the national flag. Each separate colour effect was created by using two hundred and twenty coloured LEDs.
The use of this LED technology has enabled the Institute to make a power saving of 70% on external street lighting and 66% on internal lighting. Since the commencement of the installation the Institute has had zero failure on all newly fitted lights and have expressed the intention to extend the use of the e-lamp technology throughout all MSR Institutions. The project is due to be completed in October, 2012.