Eco Sighting: Lifetime Saint Paul

So my gym is in a recycled building – in a few floors of what used to be the downtown University Club.

One of the quirks of this setup is that we gymgoers sweat through our aerobic workouts in an old ballroom beneath chandeliers serious enough to make even the Phantom of the Opera nervous.

There are 16 chandeliers, each with 20 candelabra bulbs.

Everyone is familiar with candelabra bulbs:

image from wilsonlighting.com

Well today in the University Club lobby, I noticed that the everyday incandescent candelabra bulbs had been replaced by – gasp! – energy efficient CFL candelabra bulbs!

image from TreeHugger.com

Whoever is retrofitting the building hasn’t made it into their tenant’s aerobic ballroom yet, but I have high hopes.

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