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GE Albeo™ High Bay LED Lighting Is Nothing But Net for Lighting Quality and Energy Savings at Weber State University

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

GE Albeo™ High Bay LED Lighting Is Nothing But Net for Lighting Quality and Energy Savings at Weber State University

10:35 EDT Tuesday, June 11, 2013

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (Business Wire) -- Weber State University's installation of GE's Albeo™ LED High Bay lighting at the Dee Events Center has been met with resounding cheers for its lighting quality and energy savings. By replacing high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting commonly found in sports arenas, the Albeo ABHX-Series uses 70 percent less energy and is expected to save the university nearly $40,000 each year.

By replacing HID lighting commonly found in arenas, the Albeo(TM) ABHX-Series uses 70 percent less e ...

By replacing HID lighting commonly found in arenas, the Albeo(TM) ABHX-Series uses 70 percent less energy and is expected to save Weber State University nearly $40,000 a year. (Photo: General Electric)

When assessing a potential energy-saving project, the WSU Energy & Sustainability Office looks at other institutions' solutions for ideas. But there were no examples to consider when an analysis of campus energy use revealed that HID lighting at the Dee Events Center was one of the single biggest power hogs.

“Month after month when the electric bill came for the Dee Events Center, all we could do was cringe and pay,” said JacobCain, WSU Energy & Sustainability Manager. “The new high bay lighting gives us brighter light with fewer fixtures, and we spend less money on energy. Now that's something we welcome and our teams and fans can appreciate.”

Albeo Technologies, now part of GE Lighting, offered WSU an LED high bay fixture that is commonly used for warehouse applications. A total of 80 fixtures were installed. Replacing 100 HID fixtures, the new LED high bay lighting produces more than 200 foot candles, or the amount of light that falls on a given surface – double that of NCAA requirements for courts.

Officials with WSU are pleased with the Albeo ABHX-Series because of the lighting quality and quantity. In addition to considerable energy savings, it increases the ability for special effects because the LEDs instantly illuminate and can be dimmable and adjustable in nine zones throughout the arena.

Additionally, the Albeo ABHX-Series LED lighting fixtures significantly diminish maintenance needs in difficult-to-reach areas, including those where swapping bulbs requires special equipment and trained personnel.

About GE Lighting

GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business employs about 15,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the Reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion™, Infusion™, Lumination™, Albeo™ and Tetra® commercial brands, all trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information, visit www.gelighting.com.

GE Lighting
David Schuellerman, 216-266-9702
david.schuellerman@ge.com

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