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Big Tex Goes Green with Energy-Efficient LEDs Donated by Oncor

Big Tex and Oncor care about the environment. Not only will Big Tex announce energy efficiency tips from Oncor's Take A Load Off, Texas® program along with his usual welcomes, but he will also be lit up by Oncor with some of the most energy-efficient lighting available today, helping him to achieve 67 percent energy savings from his previous lighting system. Oncor is illuminating Big Tex with LED (light-emitting diode) lighting fixtures specifically designed by the Lighting Science Group, an LED manufacturer out of Satellite Beach, Fla., for the Texas State Fair giant. Big Tex's energy savings will come from replacing the previous two, 1,000-watt metal halide spotlights with 12 new LED fixtures designed to illuminate Big Tex like never before. Oncor is donating the lights to the State Fair of Texas. Because of the efficiency of the LED lighting and the amount the lighting will be used each year, Big Tex can potentially be lit by the Oncor-donated lights for some 50 years to come without replacing the bulbs.   09/23 BUSINESS WIRE