The Government Employees’ Retirement System of the U.S. Virgin Islands, on St. Croix, recently approved an upgrade to Solid-State light emitting diode (LED) Lighting for their new facility, currently under construction.

This marks the island’s first government building to fully deploy this type of lighting technology throughout the entire facility. Electricity Wise Strategies (EWS) is the company that engineered and supplied the luminaire retrofit.

Michael Bruno, owner of EWS said, “Ninety-five percent of the components in the luminaires being installed are USA-made products. Because of the high quality of the products used in this project, lighting maintenance will be practically eliminated over the next ten years or longer.”

We employed only the finest Solid-State LED products available from our exclusive resources,” Bruno continued. “This project will set a pattern for other U.S. Virgin Islands projects to follow.”

Jim Wassel, founder and chief science officer of Appalachian Lighting Systems, Inc (ALSI) added, “The ALLED™ brand luminarie from Appalachian Lighting Systems, Inc. will be used on the exterior of the new building. This will make an immediate impression during the day as people notice the quality of the fixtures, and by night, as they notice the high quality light, despite the low wattage.”

Appalachian Lighting Systems, Inc. specializes in designing and manufacturing high-powered, ultra energy-efficient, LED lighting fixtures. With R&D and production facilities located in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, ALSI manufactures industrial-grade lighting products using state-of-the-art patented technology.