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Lakeview High School Gets Lighting Retrofit – Columbus, OH 

Lakeview Middle School - Columbus Ohio - Photo By Shari lewis - Dispatch Dot ComCOLUMBUS — [Columbustelegram] A lighting project at Lakeview Junior/Senior High School is expected to trim thousands of dollars from the district’s annual electricity bill.

Reznicek Electric of Ulysses will replace 1,080 fluorescent lamps with brighter, more energy-efficient models as part of the $14,310 project.

The majority of the work, which also includes installing 510 electrical ballasts, is expected to be completed before students return from the holiday break Thursday, Superintendent Russ Freeman said. Any unfinished work will be completed over the next two Saturdays, he said.

A total of 26 classrooms are included in the lighting project.

Freeman said the new lamps are 125 percent brighter than the old lights and have a longer life expectancy. They are also Energy Star-qualified and should provide enough savings on the district’s electricity bill to recoup the project’s cost in about four years.

The district is also seeking rebates of about $4,320 through Loup Public Power District’s EnergyWise program, which promotes improvements that reduce electricity use.

Lakeview Community Schools upgraded the lighting in the junior/senior high school shop and a few classrooms at Platte Center Elementary School last year, and energy-efficient lights were included in the Shell Creek Elementary School expansion project.

By Tyler Ellyson

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