Leading Australian lighting and controls solutions provider, Pierlite, has been appointed by Schools Infrastructure NSW to provide LED lighting across a large number of NSW public schools as part of a statewide Lighting Upgrade Program that will improve the wellbeing of students and teachers, provide energy savings, and create hundreds of NSW jobs.
Pierlite will supply significant numbers of its innovative LED products to up to 1,000 NSW public schools, replacing existing fluorescent lighting and, in the process, slash energy consumption by at least 50 per cent. The majority of components and labour will be sourced from NSW-based businesses and manufactured at Pierlite’s Padstow facility.
Pierlite’s solution is centered on its range of Vandalux and Unilux EP upgrade kits, providing rapid delivery and installation across a broad range of indoor school environments, including classrooms, gymnasiums, staff offices, halls and corridors. The fittings offer significant energy savings, reduced environmental waste and wellbeing benefits to those interacting in the installed spaces. Additional benefits include a 50 per cent faster install time, reduced installation risk, and a lower risk of exposure to ceiling contaminants.
The initial phase of the project will see a number of new jobs created at Pierlite, its component suppliers and service providers.
School Infrastructure NSW’s LED Lighting Upgrade Program (LUP) has been designated as a COVID-19 economic stimulus recovery program. In addition to delivering operating cost reductions in electricity and maintenance, the LUP program aims to support student learning behaviours by improving the indoor lighting environment across NSW public schools.
Pierlite Australia CEO Gustav Arianto said, “This is a strategically important contract for Pierlite and we are proud to partner with SINSW to ensure successful outcomes for NSW public schools.”
“Our commitment to local job growth and manufacturing has always been a strong focus for Pierlite. Throughout the seventy years we have been operating here in New South Wales, we have continued to invest locally to retain our industry-leading innovation, design and testing capabilities at our Padstow facility, despite significant technology and market changes in our industry.
“We are delighted with the job creation and local manufacturing opportunities this contract provides – especially as our state economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to delivering products that will result in lower energy usage and less maintenance for NSW public schools, and will support student learning for years to come.”