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LORDSTOWN, Ohio -  General Motors is going green in a big way at it's assembly and stamping complex in Lordstown.

According to a news release from GM, the company is switching to LED lighting with a built-in, fully integrated wireless control system at the plant which makes the Chevy Cruze.

The company release says the Lordstown project is GM's largest such conversion in North America.

The project goal was to replace the existing 40-foot high bay lighting system in the stamping plant with one that provided the same brightness and illumination yet costs less money, consumes less energy and requires less maintenance.

GM expects to save $800,000 by reducing energy usage by 84%, and reducing it's carbon dioxide footprint by 8,500 metric tons.

The new lights are expected to operate maintenance-free for more than 150,000 hours.

 

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