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Safety Program Helps Bring LED Exit Signs To Schools Across The Country
August 8, 2010

Pegasus Associates Lighting has initiated a Commitment to Education & Safety program that offers LED exit signs to education institutions at a heavily discounted price.  The aim is to support schools strapped for funds and to encourage the integration of LED lights into buildings in order to cut energy and maintenance costs.

Although the economy is beginning to improve in other sectors, education leaders say any degree of recovery is not reflected in the school systems, where budget cuts are continuing to strain resources.  A recent survey from the American Association of School Administrators found that budget cuts will be much more significant for 2010-2011 than in the past.  According to the survey, the majority of K-12 school leaders are planning to delay technology updates next year.  Half of school leaders will also eliminate or delay instructional improvement programs.  Class sizes will continue to escalate as well: 62 percent of school leaders plan to increase class sizes for 2010-2011. 

With the budget cuts affecting so many essential resources, schools are finding it difficult to reserve funds for safety updates and maintenance.  Pegasus Lighting’s Commitment to Education & Safety program will offer a free LED exit sign for every three signs purchased by a school, college, or university.  Both public and private institutions anywhere in the country are eligible for the program.  In order to receive the discount, education institutions must call Pegasus Lighting’s toll free number at (800) 392-4818 to place an order. 

LED lighting is highly energy-efficient and long lasting.  Lifetime estimates range from 35,000-60,000 hours, a significant contrast to the 1,000-hour lifetime of incandescent light bulbs and the 8,000-hour lifetime of compact fluorescent lamps.  Although most other LED lighting is often expensive to purchase, education institutions will see their small initial investment in these competitively-priced LED exit signs returned almost immediately in energy savings and reduced maintenance costs. 

With the Commitment to Education & Safety program, Pegasus Lighting hopes to make LED exit signs more affordable for schools in its efforts to support education, safety, and energy efficiency.

About Pegasus Associates Lighting
Founded in 1993, Pegasus Associates Lighting is a lighting distributor with a strong Internet presence selling “unique lighting products for your special needs.”  The company, based near Pittsburgh in Beaver Falls, PA, with another office location in Raleigh, NC, attracts both individual and corporate shoppers who value a learning experience in lighting, competitive pricing, and an easy-to-use, intuitive website.  For more information, visit www.PegasusAssociates.com.
 

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