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Lawmakers to View Duquesne Student’s New Lighting System in Aliquippa

A Duquesne University student, who also is a small-business owner, will demonstrate an LED lighting system in Aliquippa to local federal and state lawmakers.

Dean Petrella, a computer science student at Duquesne who owns P&S Inc., which builds LED lighting in Beaver County, installed a demonstration project in June near the Aliquippa City Building.

The new, energy-efficient lighting will be demonstrated to Sen. Elder Vogel, U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire and state Rep. Rob Matzie, as well as to members of the public.

When: Friday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m.

Where: Aliquippa City Building, 581 Franklin Ave.

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