GE starts energy-efficiency movement at University of the Sciences

GE Lighting and Grainger work together to provide an ideal lighting solution

University of the Sciences upgraded gyms with GE’s Albeo™ LED high bay fixtures


Our Customer

Home to a variety of athletic and non-athletic events, the University of Sciences' gymnasiums are almost always in use—even when school is out of session. When the old light fixtures burned out, relamping was a time-consuming, expensive process, and it was becoming increasingly difficult to coordinate facility shutdowns for this.

The Solution

University of Sciences was looking to retrofit their high-intensity discharge (HID) gym fixtures with a turnkey solution. Grainger worked with GE and together they provided an ideal solution with GE's Albeo LED high bay fixtures.

GE replaced 1000-watt metal halide fixtures with Albeo LED high bay fixtures at 479 watts. In total, 15 fixtures were installed in the small gym and 27 were installed in the large gym.

Results & Benefits

The facilities department plays an integral role in the overall energy efficiency initiatives of the university. Although the project was initiated due to high maintenance costs, the solution met all the requirements of the University of Sciences.

Grainger coordinated a PECO utility rebate that is expected to save the university more than $20,000 for the entire project. With potential energy savings of $10,587 per year, the new LED high bay lighting not only improves the quality of light, but helps save money.

“As a science-based school, it's important that we set the standard and be a part of the energy efficiency movement throughout our campus,” said James Pettus, assistant director of facilities. “The new lighting appeals to everyone. Students comment that the gyms are brighter and the university is enjoying energy and maintenance savings.”

GE's Albeo™ ABHX-Series LED high bay lighting fixtures were installed in the large and small gyms at University of the Sciences.

With potential energy savings of $10,587 per year, the new LED high bay lighting not only improves the quality of light, but saves the university money.