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63% reduction in lighting costs

Donahies Community School

Dublin, Ireland
What we did

A significant reduction in lighting costs

Donahies Community School in Donaghmede, Dublin has over 500 pupils. They were surprised to learn that their lighting bill for the year was as high as €15,000. Also like many schools, they were very keen to reduce whatever costs they could.

We sourced their high quality LED lighting and installed it with no disruption to day to day school life. This change to more efficient lighting reduced their energy bill by 70%, and the school now has a guarantee of optimum lighting for the next 5-7 years with no capital having been spent.

Gross savings per year
Reduction in lighting cost
Carbon reduction per year
37 tCo2
Year 1 NET Saving
Year 10 NET saving


Annual Lighting Costs €15,083


Annual Lighting Costs €4,495


“People joke about keeping the lights on, but we were genuinely astonished at the cost involved in lighting our school. When we met with eLight, they showed us that with LED lighting our cost would fall to under €4,500. They reduced our energy use by 70%.”

Principal Peter Keohane