Union Station, the busiest station in Metro is unusually dark. And lighting metro costs a lot of money.
LEDs offer more flexibility, better color, and significant savings. Try them out there, fast and quick.
LEDs cost less over a lifecycle. Pilot LEDs to rehab the original light fixtures, and test out the flexibility the new ones offer, like dimming for off-peak and night times. Identify ways to keep the reflectors cleaner. Identify ways to get better light levels for reading on the platform.
Replace the red platform LEDs with warm white ones. It's not 1998 anymore.
This project can evolve into a bigger project to overhaul station lighting, and power the lights with direct current, using WMATA real estate and solar system leasing.