Brighter, more energy-efficient lights now illuminate the section of Victor
Street in Torrance, California, that more than 2,400 9th-12th-grade students,
parents and faculty use to attend or access the West High School campus on
a daily basis.
As part of a pilot project to test energy efficiency and light
the City of Torrance in early 2010 converted conventional 150-watt HPS cobrahead
streetlights on Victor Street to more energy-efficient LED fixtures. The
four HPS luminaires at the northern end of the street were replaced with LEDtronics
50-watt LED cobrahead fixture model SLL006P-3D86-TPW-004, which is designed
to replace 150-175-watt HPS streetlights. That represents a reduction of
of energy usage from a standard 150-watt HPS lamp, inclusive of a 25-watt
The solid-state LEDs are aligned to provide maximum luminance at desired
angles to the target area. This helps reduce light pollution and eliminates
light intrusion into the residences on the other side of Victor Street. The
Cobrahead M250-style luminaires comply with the “Dark Skies” Initiative.
The products used: