Archive for October, 2010

LEDtronics Uplights Improve Landscape Ambience, Security While Reducing Energy Costs in Master-Planned Community

October 29, 2010

In fulfilling its mission of aggregating products and services that reduce energy expenses for its customers, Mukherji Energy Management Associates considers using state-of-the-art, energy-efficient LEDs a no-brainer.
So, the Southern California consulting firm was not surprised with the energy cost savings it observed at a small-scale beta site in a large homeowners’ maintenance corporation—population 24,000—located in South Orange County, California. After the installation of solid-state landscaping and pool lights, and management of lamp burn time, the monthly monitoring of the electricity bill showed considerable cost reduction.
For its latest landscape-lighting project at one of the largest master-planned communities in the same coastal area, Mukherji Associates replaced halogen lamps with 32 LEDtronics GDL002-200-TPW-001M floodlights to illuminate landscaping along roadways, and 15 PAR38-7X3W-XIW-120AMD bulbs in uplight fixtures for tree and shrub lighting.
“In addition to the energy savings, these lights will save annual relamping costs as the life of these lights is 50,000 hours,” says company principal Ram Mukherji. The project was financed by San Diego Gas and Electric at zero interest over about five years, payable through energy savings per month.
The products used:
Energy Consulting Firm
involved with this application:
Mukherji Energy Mgmt. Associates
Phone: 949.429.6611
20 Abyssinian Way
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

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The Little Girl Who Lit the Bayonne Bridge with Patriotic LED Lights from LEDtronics

October 21, 2010

In 2002, right after 9/11, eight-year-old Veronica Granite from New Jersey began a petition drive to illuminate her hometown bridge with red, white and blue lights. She had recently seen tricolor lighting atop the Empire State Building during a visit to Liberty State Park and thought the Bayonne Bridge should be similarly decorated in patriotic lights.
Her lobbying efforts inspired the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which maintains the Bayonne Bridge—the fourth longest steel arch bridge in the world.
After seven years, the historic span that connects Bayonne, New Jersey, with Staten Island, New York, wore a necklace of red, white and blue LED lights custom designed by LEDtronics, Inc. of Torrance, California.
Spanning the Kill Van Kull tidal strait and first opened in1931, the Bayonne Bridge was the longest in the world until 1978. Today it carries about 20,000 vehicles per day over its four lanes.
“When we initially showed the bridge Maintenance Group the LEDtronics 180-degree fixture that is used on the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles Harbor, they liked the concept but needed the light to be 360 degrees and in red, white and blue,” says Jeffrey Mizel of RF Industries East, the representatives involved with the project.
“As they also wanted to use the existing fixtures, we were provided with samples from the bridge, and LEDtronics engineers set about designing a BSD-1928-OPB-004—a retrofit, mogul-base, 360-degree design,” adds Jeffrey.
It was a perfect solution. In 2009 the project was completed, and the 1,675 feet of the main arch span were illuminated with patriotic LED lighting using about 14 each of BSD-1928-OER-004 (red), BSD-1928-TPW-004 (white) and BSD-1928-OPB-004 (blue).
The little girl, now a teenager, was inspired with what she saw.
Other than the Bayonne and the Vincent Thomas bridges, the LEDtronics BSD-1928-001 series of lights are also installed on the South Capitol Street Bridge in Washington, D.C.
Two other bridges in the area are under consideration to be retrofitted with LED lighting.
The Bayonne Bridge was dramatically blown up in the Steven Spielberg-directed 2005 movie War of the Worlds, starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning.
The products used:
LEDtronics Representative
involved with this application:
RF Industries East LTD
100-58 Baker Court
Island Park, NY 11558
phone: 516 889 8874
Photo Courtesy:
Steven Mack

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LED Lights on the Bayonne Bridge