Albeo Technologies Inc., a leading LED lighting manufacturer, supplied LED lighting to the first school entirely lit with white-LED Solid-State Lighting (SSL) technology. Thomas Jefferson Primary School in Peoria IL is undergoing extensive reconstruction to repair damage caused by fire in November of 2008. Included in the renovation is the replacement of over 600 T12 fluorescent fixtures with Albeo’s dimmable T8LED Troffers. Based on Thomas Jefferson’s conditions, the retrofit will reduce the schools lighting energy load by 49% and eliminate approximately 1.76 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over the next 10 years.
With direction from the Board of Education, Dave Ryon, District #150's Director of Capital Programs, specified LED lighting for the Thomas Jefferson School project because of the benefits and sustainability of solid-state technology. “Installing low energy, low maintenance, dimmable LED lighting systems accomplishes three goals,” said Ryon. “They reduce operating costs of the school, they provide quality illumination for the students, and, they help teach the students the importance of sustainable building. No other lighting technology can provide such a complete solution.”
Larry Wachtveitl, Architect at Kenyon & Associates of Peoria, Illinois, designs in LED lighting for sustainable buildings. He notes, “most of a building’s electrical energy load is consumed by interior lighting. LEDs are more efficient than either fluorescents or incandescents. Unlike fluorescents, LEDs produce no UV and contain no mercury. White LEDs more closely replicate the color spectrum of sunlight.”
Brian Snyder, Electrical Engineer at Farnsworth Group of St. Louis, selected Albeo after a thorough survey of LED lighting manufacturers. “Albeo had the product, the LM-79 testing, the documentation, the warranty, and the form factor that we needed. We couldn’t find anything else that was comparable. They impressed me with their technical depth, design support, and the product awards that they have won. ”
“Albeo is proud to be the LED lighting supplier for the Thomas Jefferson School” said Jeff Bisberg CEO of Albeo. “This is a true milestone for the entire lighting industry and an indicator that LED lighting and Albeo will be leading the drive towards a sustainable future.” Mr. Bisberg has been selected by the Cleantech Group to speak at the Cleantech Forum XXVI in San Francisco on Feb 24th 2010. Please join him to learn more about their energy saving projects including Thomas Jefferson School, the University of Colorado’s resident hall, and Bowden’s Ice Arena.
Albeo Technologies, Inc. manufactures high quality, long-lasting LED lighting products for commercial and industrial facilities. Albeo’s products include: Atmosphere, Brilliance, and Talea LED Lighting solutions for cove, display, and task lighting, SecurityLED fixtures for high-abuse applications such as transit, correctional, and institutional facilities, Albeo’s award winning C-Series LED light fixtures for general lighting, plus T8LED Conversion Kits and Troffers for office and school lighting applications. Details for the entire product line are available on Albeo's website at www.albeotech.com.