The fluorescent lights in the convention center exhibit halls (A-H), above, were replaced with LED lights, which changed the wattage to 240 watts per fixture from 385 watts. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Convention Center Corp.

The fluorescent lights in the convention center exhibit halls (A-H), above, were replaced with LED lights, which changed the wattage to 240 watts per fixture from 385 watts. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Convention Center Corp.

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The work on the Sails Pavilion, bottom right, has also been a major undertaking. The concrete floor has been replaced, and the $11 million replacement of the fabric roof structure is next on the agenda. A possible expansion of the center, above right, is still being debated. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Convention Center Corp.

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