UW-La Crosse adding LED lights to increase safety, efficiency

UW-La Crosse is thinking about student safety and being energy efficient.

Electricians are finishing a project that started last year to replace all the walkway lights with LED’s.

Last summer, they replaced the ones on the south side of campus and now they’re working on the north side.

They say a big reason is for safety. The old lights left some areas in the dark. They were also unreliable and in constant need of repairs. “This is a much whiter light, closer to sunlight; they’ll use less energy at the same time because they’re LED’s and the lights will last approximately three times as long,” said Asst. Campus Planner Scott Schumacher.


The new lights should be up and running shortly after students return to class. Until they’re working, the old lights will remain in place.