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Iolani Palace finds right light to let artifacts shine

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kippen de Alba Chu, executive director of Iolani Palace, looks up at new LED lighting inside one of the galleries at the palace. Iolani Palace has spent a sizable amount to retrofit aging light fixtures with more energy-efficient LED bulbs.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kippen de Alba Chu, executive director of Iolani Palace, points to a traditional non-LED bulb, top left, which is placed alongside new LED lighting inside the Palace Library. The Palace has spent a sizable amount to retrofit aging light fixtures with more energy-efficient LED bulbs.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Iolani Palace’s new LED lighting reveals details in the throne room that were difficult to pick out under its old incandescent illumination.

The organization that cares for Iolani Palace recently completed a significant modernization of the building’s lighting, replacing 1,000 outdated incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient light-emitting diode lights that produce brighter light at a lower cost. Read more

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