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After ping-ponging between England and the US in the early nineties, Andy eventually moved to America full-time and now lives in Salt Point with his wife and two boys. He said he has no time for hobbies, but does like racing cars.

As to the future of LED technology, Neal is unabashedly optimistic. “I think we’re gong to be very, very busy over the next few years,” he said. “Just take a drive up Route 9 from Fishkill to Poughkeepsie past all the shopping centers if you want to see where all the power that’s being used in this country goes—all those parking lots full of lights. General illumination accounts for over 30 percent of all the power consumption. People talk about an energy shortage, but we already have enough power; we just don’t know how to use it. We could save a huge amount of money and energy by switching to LED. I think the tide is going to turn soon. It makes a lot of sense both economically and socially.”

The Walkway Over the Hudson on May 15. The Walkway was outfitted with LED  lights by Andy Neal Lighting of Poughkeepsie. - MICHAEL SIBILIA
  • Michael Sibilia
  • The Walkway Over the Hudson on May 15. The Walkway was outfitted with LED lights by Andy Neal Lighting of Poughkeepsie.
Andy Neal’s son Miles sitting inside a pyramid of ILLUMATUBES powered by flashlight batteries. - MICHAEL SIBILIA
  • Michael Sibilia
  • Andy Neal’s son Miles sitting inside a pyramid of ILLUMATUBES powered by flashlight batteries.

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