GM upgrading plant lighting to save electricity
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SPRING HILL, Tenn. — General Motors Co. has upgraded lighting at its Spring Hill, Tenn. plant and expects to save about $ 800,000 annually in electricity costs.

The auto assembly plant &#8212 built to produce the Saturn nameplate cars &#8212 will soon be making 2013 Chevrolet Equinox crossover vehicles. The engine plant, also in Spring Hill, will make a new 2.5-liter engine for the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.

The new high-efficiency fluorescent lights are in the body shop and general assembly buildings.

GM officials said the company will complete a second phase of the lighting project later this year. The combined projects are expected to avoid about $ 1.3 million in electricity costs annually at the Spring Hill complex.

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Lichtblicke I: Illuminated Artworks by Keith Sonnier at the BMW Museum
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April 24, 2012  |  Senay GOKCEN

From April 25 through August 26, the BMW Museum will be hosting around ten illuminated artworks by internationally renowned light artist Keith Sonnier. Sonnier draws on the aesthetics of advertising by taking fluorescent lighting technology familiar from the world of neon adverts to form abstract light creations. The sculptures that make up “Lichtblicke I” bring light and metal, art and experiment, neon tubes and cars face to face.

“With their warmth and radiance, the light creations by Keith Sonnier harmoniously blend in with the architecture of the BMW Museum,” commented Dr Ralf Rodepeter, Director of the BMW Museum. “We are delighted at this opportunity to continue the dialogue between light installations and the automobile. Since 2008, the BMW Museum has featured floor-to-ceiling light façades which provide opaque glass surfaces that open up possibilities for digital projections.”

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