T“I think it will create an economic boom in so many industries that this thing
touches, and it just touches every industry.” Pervaiz Lodhie, president of LEDtronics,
Inc., alludes to the evolving LED lighting technology in a program segment that
aired on Torrance, California, CitiCable-3 television station the week of April
3 - 9, 2009.
In an interview with reporter Perrine Bakhshay for the half-hour “This
Week in Torrance” program, Mr. Lodhie told its Southern California viewers
that light-emitting diodes hold tremendous promise for a world that faces diminishing
energy resources. “LED bulbs are the most ideal complements to alternative
energy solutions, as they make perfect use of the relatively small amounts
of power generated by such sources as wind, solar and tides,” said Mr. Lodhie, whom
the anchor introduced as an innovator intent on “reinventing the light bulb.”
Responding to a comment by reporter Bakhshay that he seems to be as passionate about innovation
as he is about lights, Mr. Lodhie said many companies, even
big corporations, sometimes react to things and do not foresee the new wave
of possibilities that emerging technologies bring.
“Whatever solution for the major industry I did yesterday, I consider it only
good enough till today, but for tomorrow I must figure out something new,” he
noted. “And that’s precisely what we do – we constantly upgrade, innovate,
Mr. Lodhie cited a recent example where LEDtronics became involved
in a project for Lockhead Martin to develop special-wavelength LED outdoor
streetlights that minimize the potential for impacts to sea turtles nesting on Florida beaches,
while still providing for adequate nighttime highway/walkway safety lighting.
“We literally created this brand new niche that is called LED light bulbs over
25 years ago,” Mr. Lodhie said. “It is no surprise that we would be able to
find a solution to such an illumination-related environmental problem in only
The cable show segment, which, on the occasion of Earth Day, profiled
local companies that have made a mark in the advancement of green technologies,
president of LEDtronics as saying that between today and tomorrow, 60-80% of
could be cut down if everybody agreed to change from the old filament technology
to the new LED technology. “If this is understood and implemented, both with
government support and by private industry—which is starting to happen—I think
the reduction could be almost 20-25% or more of power generation,” said Mr.
Also featured was company Marketing Manager, Mr. Jordon Papanier. “Home
owners are very conscious nowadays about going green, so they’re looking for
ways to cut down power in their general lighting to their specific-area lighting
floodlighting,” Mr. Papanier told CitiCable viewers. “That’s where LEDs come
into play, because you’re saving anywhere from 60-90% energy just by unscrewing
your incandescent and screwing in the electronic LED bulb.”
concluded the segment noting that Mr. Lodhie was taking his passion for lighting
from the local to the global by spearheading a poverty
amelioration program that uses LED technology to light villages in Pakistan.
“Technology is all about bringing about positive change in people’s lives,” affirmed
Mr. Lodhie, expressing hope that one day LEDs would illuminate villages and
cities throughout the world.
CitiCABLE 3 is an award-winning government-access
cable television channel for the City of Torrance that can be viewed locally
on the Time Warner cable system
daily at 6:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The show can also be streamed
online at [http://www.ci.torrance.ca.us/CableTV/16830.htm]. Since 1983, CitiCABLE-3
has provided professionally produced television programming for the community,
including live coverage of weekly City Council meetings, along with weekly
news and segments
on local businesses, people and activities.
LEDtronics can be reached on the web at: www.LEDtronics.com, or by e-mail: Webmaster@LEDtronics.com.