The public is invited to an open house on Tuesday, December 14th at The Whale Museum from 2-4 pm to showcase their LED Lighting Project. Co-hosted by OPALCO and The Whale Museum, hot cider and cookies will be served and energy efficient door prizes awarded. Guests will be invited to check out the new super-efficient LED lighting, compare it to older existing lighting and share their opinions. The Whale Museum is located at 62 First Street North in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.
The Whale Museum is participating in a regional demonstration project to test LED lighting. Through the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), OPALCO provided The Whale Museum with about 30 LED bulbs (Cree PAR 38 12-watt lamps) which museum staff used to replace many incandescents in the museum store and exhibit hall. The projected energy savings amount to about 3,600 kWh each year – or about $250.