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NSW government awards 1,000-school contract to lighting and controls company Pierlite

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Pierlite has earned a contract to provide LED lighting solutions, upgrading as many as 1,000 NSW public schools.

The company was awarded the tender as part of Schools Infrastructure NSW’s Lighting Upgrade Program, which was part of the state’s Covid-19 stimulus measures. 

The solutions would be focussed on Pierlite’s Vandalux and Unilux EP upgrade kits, and manufactured at their Padstow, NSW factory, the company said in a statement. It would install products in indoor environments such as classrooms, gymnasiums, staff offices, halls and corridors.

“Throughout the 70 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,” said Gustavo Arianto, the company’s CEO

“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.”

According to Pierlite, replacing existing fluorescent lighting would cut energy consumption by at least a half, and the majority of components and labour “will be sourced from NSW-based businesses” and made at Padstow.

Picture: Pierlite

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