As a subsidiary of Acer and an "eco-green" resort dedicated to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint, Aspire resort wished to cut energy use by updating its aging 400W mercury vapor lamps with more energy efficient lighting. Though built to the latest standards at inception, the mercury-vapor lamps lighting the indoor swimming facilities as well as the outdoor walkway were becoming outclassed by today's environmentally friendly LED lights built with ROHS compliant non-toxic materials. In addition, recent government policies in Taiwan aimed at phasing out mercury vapor lamps were starting to come into effect and Aspire wanted to lead the pack in this environmentally friendly initiative.
Aspire Resort saw that it was time to revamp its aging lighting system and lower its carbon foot print. Upgrading to LEDs also made financial sense. The resort knew that a new LED based lighting system would cost money up front but would pay for itself over time with much lower running costs.