MSU has used a variety of lighting strategies to meet occupant needs while reducing energy consumption. Crews from Infrastructure Planning and Facilities have researched and tested many methods to see which will provide the best solutions. The following lighting strategies are in place at various locations on campus:
- Fluorescent lighting used in place of incandescent,
- new lighting technologies such as LED (Light Emitting Diode) and induction lamps,
- bi-level lighting (either 50% or 100% power),
- motion/occupancy sensors,
- replacement of lamps and ballasts for lower wattage and/or more lumens,
- controls: time-of-day scheduling with timers or through the BAS (Building Automation System), and
- photocells that monitor the amount of natural light and adjust fixture output from zero to 100% according to brightness.