IDEAL & Dream School relies on LED Source to retrofit with LED tubes

May 19, 2015
A premier private institution for innovative and gifted students, IDEAL and Dream School is located in Royal Palm Beach, FL. The institution consistently strives to change ordinary education into extraordinary learning for understanding and critical thinking starting from preschool through middle school. IDEAL and Dream School students believe in their dreams and take action to make them a reality.

Who could dream of a more ideal solution?

IDEAL and Dream School had fluorescent electronic instant start ballasts in their troffers, strip fixtures and coves, which are no longer cost effective and result in high maintenance costs. LED lights are one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies. LED tubes for replacement of fluorescents are more durable, offer comparable or better light quality than other options, and above all else, they are safe.

“It was time to improve the lighting and decrease our energy consumption. LEDs were the perfect answer.” - Dr. Kris Soderman, Principal

The solution was simple.

LED Source® evaluated and assessed the project and concluded that the most natural option was to interchange the fluorescent tubes with Philips InstantFit LED tubes and utilize the existing electronic ballast. These LED tubes are mercury-free, glass-free and environmentally-friendly.

LED Source® retrofitted 661 tubes throughout the school, reduced lighting energy usage by $4,410 and maintenance replacement costs by $1,782 annually. IDEAL and Dream School have a payback period of a little over 2 years. With the cost savings generated by switching to LED tubes with LED Source®, IDEAL and Dream School was able to immediately purchase a new LED color changing light fixture that controls lighting for their Children’s Theatre.


Narmin Dhanani, Marketing Manager - LED Source