Applications: Schools and Universities

Given the importance of adequate lighting in educational environments, MaxLite products improve quality lighting in schools, while generating even higher energy savings by incorporating efficient lighting systems. MaxLite provides schools and universities with optimal lighting by combining high color rendering index (CRI), reduced glare and low energy consumption. Installing MaxLite lighting fixtures will improve lighting in gymnasiums, auditoriums, cafeterias, classrooms, libraries, offices and computer labs.

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Utilities offer rebates for many MaxLite products. Click here to see rebate incentives available in your area.

/_assets/images/applications/education/UnivUtah.sml.jpg University of Utah:
The university replaced 40 200-watt incandescent can lights throughout two classrooms with 36 of MaxLite's 50-watt 2’x2’ Direct Lit LED Flat Panels. Also, 46 11-watt PAR30 LED Lamps were installed in the front of the auditoriums. By switching to LED lamps and fixtures, the university is expected to save 690,100 kWh in energy and $87,572 in energy and maintenance costs throughout the L70-rated 50,000-hour life.

-- "We wanted to go LED because they last longer, but I didn’t think 18 flat panels in one classroom would be enough light," said -- Craig Erickson, construction manager at the University of Utah. "We were pleasantly surprised once they were installed, and everyone just loves them. The light is 75 percent better than before, and the products dim so well. We have some more classroom renovations coming up, and we will be using MaxLite products again. I want to make this lighting our standard across campus, wherever we can."

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Products used:
LED Direct Lit Flat Panels
LED PARs



/_assets/images/products/jolietcollege.pict1.jpg Joliet Junior College:
MaxLite FlatMAX® Edge Lit LED Flat Panels were installed in the newly constructed classrooms of Joliet Junior College, in Joliet, Illinois. The 634 LED Flat Panels installed provide the college with a minimum of 30 percent savings in energy usage.

-- “MaxLite’s high quality lighting is superb, however, the real story is that MaxLite’s LED Flat Panels will provide a substantial savings in energy costs,” said Kelly Rother, Director of Communications for Joliet Junior College. “Additionally, the new fixtures will minimize maintenance time for relamping and extend the lamp life beyond 50,000 hours. As a college, we always strive to find the most efficient, cost effective means to operate while acting ecologically responsible.”

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Products used:
FlatMAX LED Edge Lit Flat Panels



/_assets/images/products/Mooseheart.Classroom.sml.jpg Mooseheart Child City and School Campus:
MaxLite’s energy-efficient T8 Fluorescent Fixtures were installed throughout more than 30 classrooms of 1,000-acre campus of Mooseheart Child City and School Campus, located just outside of Chicago.

-- “We loved working with MaxLite,” explained Keith Strutz, Director of Facilities for Mooseheart Child City and School. “It was certainly an outstanding experience of both service and product that help us with the ‘greening of Mooseheart.’ MaxLite shipped the fixtures very quickly to meet our rigid installation schedules and their fixtures prove tremendous quality, high performance and energy savings every day.”

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Products used:
T8 Fluorescent Fixtures



/_assets/images/products/StJohnBosco.Classroom.sml.jpg St. John Bosco:
St. John Bosco Catholic School replaced more than 300 T8 tri-tube fluorescent lighting fixtures with 224 Edge Lit LED Flat Panels throughout the campus in Phoenix, Arizona.

-- “Our teachers have complimented us on the new LED Flat Panel lighting by MaxLite,” said Bill Mager, Parent Volunteer and Chair of the St. John Bosco Facilities Committee. “After seeing the first classroom installations of the new LED technology, many teachers came up and asked, ‘When I am going to get my lights?’ Everyone is very excited about the new LED lighting from MaxLite.”

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Products used:
FlatMAX LED Edge Lit Flat Panels



/_assets/images/products/Cherokee.classroom.sml.jpg Cherokee Elementary School:
When the school district discovered that their special education students in the Cherokee Elementary School in Scottsdale, Arizona may be distracted by the disturbing flickering and buzzing sounds of the fluorescent lighting in its existing classrooms, the school turned to MaxLite for the consistent, quiet lighting of new LED fixtures. Working with Centennial Contractors who replaced 69 2’x4’ fluorescent fixtures with 60 LED fixtures, MaxLite supplied 2’x2’ Direct Lit LED Flat Panels that were installed in four special education classrooms.

-- “Apparently Special Ed. Children, especially those in the autistic spectrum, are often bothered by the continuous flicker and buzzing of the fluorescent fixtures so school officials decided to replace them with LED fixtures,” explained Charlie Bowers, Project Manager for Centennial Contractors. “This retrofit project was a pilot program for the school and has been very well received by the faculty and the district.”

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Products used:
LED Direct Lit Flat Panels



/_assets/images/products/Seton.Classroom.sml.jpg Southwest High School:
A high school in the southwest United States installed energy-efficient FlatMAX LED Edge Lit Flat Panels throughout the hallways and classrooms of the campus.

Products used:
FlatMAX LED Edge Lit Flat Panels

Are you ready to buy MaxLite products for your school or university?

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Save Money:

Utilities offer rebates for many MaxLite products. Click here to see rebate incentives available in your area.

/_assets/images/applications/education/calStateExterior.sml.jpg California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH):
In a trial installation, CSUDH in Carson, California, replaced four 59-watt fixtures with two U-bend lamps and electronic ballast with four 45-watt 2’x2’ ECO-T™ LED Recessed Troffers at the Natural Science and Mathematics building near the center of campus. The fixtures were installed recessed within the architectural concrete honeycomb ceilings throughout the campus' external pedestrian hallways. When operated with Enlighted’s controls system and dimmed down to 10 percent, the fixtures utilize just 11 watts of energy and reduce energy consumption by more than 80 percent compared to the former 59-watt two-lamp fluorescent fixtures. Once an additional 400 fixtures are retrofitted with ECOTs, the university will save 960,000 kWh and $157,800 in energy and maintenance savings over the lifetime of the fixtures. However, the university will purchase the fixtures with a special $0.24 kWh rebate from Southern California Edison (SCE), for an additional savings of about $230,000.

-- “I have been searching for a solution for two years for the honeycomb ceilings, but everyone I spoke to wanted me to install a fixture that would attract birds and wasps," said Kenny Seeton, manager central plant at CSU Dominguez Hills. "This design eliminates all those concerns and puts the light down where we need it instead of wasting it up in the ceiling cavity. With the new LED fixtures mounted flush to the honeycomb, I now have two footcandles at 10 percent and 10 footcandles at 50 percent. The old U-Tubes had five to seven foot-candles at 100 percent.”

Read the case study: here

Products used:
ECO-T LED Recessed Troffer

Are you ready to buy MaxLite products for your school or university?

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Save Money:

Utilities offer rebates for many MaxLite products. Click here to see rebate incentives available in your area.

/_assets/images/applications/education/StCharles.App.sml.jpg St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School:
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School of Tacoma, WA elevated the lighting in its gymnasium by replacing the outdated metal halide fixtures with MaxLite LED Round Pendant Highbays. By converting to LED, the preK-8 school will save 382,950 kWh of energy and $33,828 in energy and maintenance costs over the 50,000-hour lifetime of the new fixtures.

--“With MaxLite’s 150-watt LED Round Pendant Highbays, we were able to provide the gymnasium with a better quality light while using smaller fixtures that have a longer life. The energy savings are huge and will make a big difference in the school’s operating budget in the years to come.” -- Justin Moore, United Lamp Supply

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Products used:
BayMAX LED Round Pendant High Bays



/_assets/images/products/Mooseheart.Gym.sml.jpg Mooseheart Child City and School Campus:
MaxLite HighMax® Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) were installed in the gymnasium of Mooseheart Child City and School Campus, located just outside of Chicago, as energy-efficient replacements for the existing high wattage metal halide and incandescent fixtures.

--“We are extremely happy with the quality of the new lighting by MaxLite,” explained Keith Strutz, Director of Facilities for Mooseheart Child City and School. “The lighting has been greatly improved and we have reduced energy consumption significantly with MaxLite’s energy efficient luminaires. The dramatic reflection from the new lighting on our Fieldhouse gym floor is reminiscent of The United Arena’s floor where the Chicago Bulls play.”

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Products used:
HighMax High Output CFL Bulbs



/_assets/images/products/UofAlabama.Gym.sml.jpg The University of Alabama Practice Gym:
Originally lit by 400-watt metal halide lamps, the University of Alabama Practice Gym was replaced with 200-watt HighMax® Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL), as well as MaxLite’s HighMax acrylic fixtures, for an immediate savings of half of the University’s lighting bill.

Products used:
HighMax High Output CFL Bulbs

Are you ready to buy MaxLite products for your school or university?

Find your local distributor here or MaxLite rep here.

Save Money:

Utilities offer rebates for many MaxLite products. Click here to see rebate incentives available in your area.

/_assets/images/applications/education/UofAlabamaLobby.sml.jpg University of Alabama Bryant Conference Center:
MaxLite supplied 560 12-inch Plug-and-Play LED Lightbars that highlighted the beauty of the 10 wooden pillars in vertical configurations and created a beautiful, welcoming lobby. The Lightbars, which provided a warm 2700K correlated color temperature (CCT) light, were installed in eight runs of seven-foot increments, per pillar.

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Products used:
LED Plug-and-Play Lightbars



/_assets/images/applications/education/KennedyCath2.sml.jpg John F. Kennedy Catholic High School:
The school in Somers, New York, had a mishmash of lighting fixtures from the 1960s throughout the campus that produced uneven distribution. In the school's cafeteria, which also serves as a testing area, study hall and meeting space for after-school events, dinners and dances, the school replaced 40 Lightolier Recessed Incandescent Fixtures with 300-watt bulbs with a parabolic reflector and 31 1’x4’ surface-mounted fluorescent fixtures with two 40-watt T12 lamps each with 45-watt 2’x2’ ECO-T™ LED Recessed Troffers, in 4100K correlated color temperatures (CCT). The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) qualified fixtures were installed with a dimmer for controllable lighting levels. In the large entry common area, 95 of the same incandescent fixtures and 41 1’x4’ fluorescents were replaced with ECO-Ts. The swap to LED lighting will save the school more than seven million kWh of energy and $241,085 in energy and maintenance costs over the L70-rated 50,000-hour lifetime of the LED fixtures.

-- "The new lighting transformed the school's cafeteria and entranceway. The new lighting is sharp and professional, and we look forward to finishing the rest of the school this summer with MaxLite's LEDs." --- Ed Leahy, Project Manager at Baker Liturgical Art, LLC

Read the case study: here

Products used:
ECO-T LED Recessed Troffer



/_assets/images/products/Mooseheart.Hallway.sml.jpg Mooseheart Child City and School Campus:
MaxLite’s energy-efficient T8 Fluorescent Fixtures were installed throughout the hallways of 1,000-acre campus of Mooseheart Child City and School Campus, located just outside of Chicago.

-- “Mooseheart’s Board of Directors was extremely impressed with MaxLite’s energy efficient lighting fixtures and their ability to help our organization secure clean energy foundation grants to subsidize the new lighting,” explained Keith Strutz, Director of Facilities for Mooseheart Child City and School. “Management loved the look of the lighting fixtures, the quality and performance, and the tremendous amount of energy that the fixtures are saving.”

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Products used:
T8 Fluorescent Fixtures



/_assets/images/products/Southwest.Hallway.sml.jpg Southwest High School:
A high school in the southwest United States installed energy-efficient LED Flat Panels throughout the hallways of the campus.

Products used:
FlatMAX LED Edge Lit Flat Panels

Are you ready to buy MaxLite products for your school or university?

Find your local distributor here or MaxLite rep here.

Save Money:

Utilities offer rebates for many MaxLite products. Click here to see rebate incentives available in your area.

/_assets/images/applications/education/KennedyCath.sml.jpg John F. Kennedy Catholic High School:
The school in Somers, New York, had a mishmash of lighting fixtures from the 1960s throughout the campus that produced uneven distribution. In the school's cafeteria, which also serves as a testing area, study hall and meeting space for after-school events, dinners and dances, the school replaced 40 Lightolier Recessed Incandescent Fixtures with 300-watt bulbs with a parabolic reflector and 31 1’x4’ surface-mounted fluorescent fixtures with two 40-watt T12 lamps each with 45-watt 2’x2’ ECO-T™ LED Recessed Troffers, in 4100K correlated color temperatures (CCT). The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) qualified fixtures were installed with a dimmer for controllable lighting levels. In the large entry common area, 95 of the same incandescent fixtures and 41 1’x4’ fluorescents were replaced with ECO-Ts. The swap to LED lighting will save the school more than seven million kWh of energy and $241,085 in energy and maintenance costs over the L70-rated 50,000-hour lifetime of the LED fixtures.

-- "The new lighting transformed the school's cafeteria and entranceway. The new lighting is sharp and professional, and we look forward to finishing the rest of the school this summer with MaxLite's LEDs." --- Ed Leahy, Project Manager at Baker Liturgical Art, LLC

Read the case study: here

Products used:
ECO-T LED Recessed Troffer



/_assets/images/applications/education/mooseheartResidential.sml.jpg Mooseheart Child City and School Campus:
Located just west of Chicago, Illinois, Mooseheart Child City and School, a residential childcare facility, replaced 912 T12 fluorescent lamps in existing 1’x4’ Wraps and 2’x2’ and 2’x4’ Lay-In fixtures with 700 of MaxLite’s Watt Saver T8 Extended Fluorescent Linear Lamps in the recreational areas of the residences. In fixtures and table lamps in the basements, 182 60-watt incandescent lamps were replaced with 182 of MaxLite’s ENERGY STAR®-qualified 13-watt SpiraMax Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs). In the service areas and kitchens, approximately 40 T12 strip fluorescent lamps were replaced with the same quantity of MaxLite’s four foot T8 Fluorescent Lamps and new electronic ballasts. The retrofit reduced the kilowatt hour per month from 27,000 to 10,000 and the kilowatt demand from 105 to 40. Mooseheart received $46,583 from utility rebates and grants on this project and is currently experiencing an annual energy savings of $14,500.

-- “I have had an excellent relationship with MaxLite for 10 years," said James Poynton, Chief Operating Office for Lighting Energy Management Company (LEMCO). "Customers love the quality of MaxLite’s energy-efficient lamps and fixtures and the service has been phenomenal. Our latest project costing $57,622 has generated a $22,583 utility refund and an additional grant in the amount of $24,000 and an annual cash savings of $24,704. To say that the customer was pleased is truly an understatement.”

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Products used:
T8 Fluorescent Lamps
13Watt SpiraMax CFL Lamps



/_assets/images/products/StJohnBosco.Cafeteria.sml.jpg St. John Bosco:
St. John Bosco Catholic School, in Phoenix, Arizona replaced more than 300 T8 tri-tube fluorescent lighting fixtures with 224 Edge Lit LED Flat Panels throughout the campus and in the school’s multipurpose room, which accommodates student lunch, before- and after-school activities, and special events.

-- “The LED Flat Panels are great and deliver really nice, bright clean light; a very white light, which is not yellow like the T8 fluorescents,” said Bill Mager, Parent Volunteer and Chair of the St. John Bosco Facilities Committee.

Read the case study: here

Products used:
FlatMAX LED Edge Lit Flat Panels

Are you ready to buy MaxLite products for your school or university?

Find your local distributor here or MaxLite rep here.

Save Money:

Utilities offer rebates for many MaxLite products. Click here to see rebate incentives available in your area.

/_assets/images/products/Benjamin.Library.jpg Benjamin Franklin Library:
MaxLite's Edge Lit LED Flat Panels, in 1'x4' (40), 2'x2' (56) and 2'x4' (225) sizes were installed throughout the library. In the reading labs, meeting and circulation areas, the library's wall and ceiling coves and moldings are now highlighted with 200 dimmable Plug-and-Play LED Lightbars. In the lobby, circulation, meeting and periodical and reference areas, 160 dimmable 14-watt LED 6-inch Recessed Downlight Retrofits deliver pleasant ambient lighting. Throughout the new facility, 150 four-watt MR16s and 30 four-watt PAR20 LED lamps illuminate pictures, bookcases and desktops.

-- “MaxLite’s LED task lighting solutions delivered the required lumen output and met other project demands while highlighting the architectural details of the library. MaxLite offered innovative luminaires and lamps for a variety of challenging applications and provided exceptional service and support to help us complete this project on time."

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Products used:
FlatMAX LED Edge Lit Flat Panels
Plug and Play Lightbars
Recessed Downlight Retrofits
LED Par 20s