Albeo Lights Up Thomas Jefferson, First All-LED School in the United States
Albeo Technologies Inc. lights up the first school in the United States to be entirely lit with
white-LED Solid-State Lighting (SSL) technology. The LED lighting retrofit at Thomas Jefferson
will reduce the school's lighting energy load by 49% and eliminate approximately 1.76 million
pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over the next ten years.
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 22, 2010 -- 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