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February 25, 2014 | Tom Ballard

LED NA, Bandit Lites team on Thompson-Boling Arena project

LED North America-teknoHe’s been working on a breakthrough for years, and Monday was a signature event for Andrew Wilhelm and Oak Ridge-based LED North America. The start-up, profiled in several previous articles on, partnered with Knoxville-based Bandit Lites to bring an entirely new level of lighting to a familiar local venue.

Together, the two companies announced the installation of LED lights, branded as SuperSport luminaires, in Thompson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus. The lights are smaller, brighter, and up to 85 percent more efficient than conventional arena metal halide lights.

For more information on the installation, read the UT news release here and The News Sentinel article here.

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