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CES Branch Helps Upgrade 150 New Lighting Fixtures in School Gyms

Aug. 2, 2022
Carteret County School System gets an upgrade with the help of City Electric Supply

In large spaces like school gymnasiums, with ceilings up to 40 feet high, a good lighting system is a must and Lithonia High Bays are an LED fixture that provide just that. When a special rebate gave Carteret County School System the opportunity to purchase these fixtures at a great price and install them in their schools, electrical wholesale distributor City Electric Supply (CES) got the chance to help restore the gyms.

 “Carteret County Schools had the old 400-watt metal halide lights,” explained operations manager Daniel Polk, who helped oversee the project. “The fluorescent lights were dingy. They were burning out, and they wanted an update.”

 “We’ve been pushing for this upgrade for several years, trying to get them. Finally, with the rebate, it saved the schools a lot of money when purchasing them,” said Carteret County’s Electrical Department Supervisor Lewis Seely. 

Coming into the CES Morehead City branch, Lewis explained to the team what he needed. The school system wanted to take advantage of a special rebate being offered by Duke Energy. Customers were being given incentives to convert their lighting over to LED fixtures, so the opportunity to save money on the Lithonia High Bays presented itself. 

According to a press release from CES, they were able to get the supplies the school system needed to start installing the lights within two weeks.

Now, with almost all the schools having their new fixtures in place, there is a visible difference just in time for the new school year.

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