Solid-state lighting manufacturer LEDtronics, Inc., Torrance, Calif., announces that Judy Chu, a U.S. House Representative from California’s 32nd District, participated in a roundtable meeting hosted by LEDtronics at its headquarters April 6.
|U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu with Pervaiz Lodhie, LEDtronics CEO and President|
During the two-hour gathering, Chu consulted with CEO Pervaiz Lodhie and other company executives to discuss and gain some insight into the technological advances in light-emitting diodes (LED) and the contributions LED lighting applications might bring to energy conservation on a national level.
Rep. Chu was interested in learning that LEDs, which use a similar technology as computer chips, are tiny, energy-efficient, long-lasting, durable, mercury-free and white-bright light generating sources that produce only negligible heat and are suited to be used with alternative energy sources like solar and wind.
"It’s amazing how many lighting problems you have solved,” remarked Rep. Chou, the first Chinese American woman elected to the U. S. Congress.
Lodhie thanked the congresswoman for taking time away from her busy schedule to learn about LEDs and expressed the company’s readiness to contribute in any way to the national campaign for energy efficiency. “Considering the number of major energy-saving LED bulbs we supply to the U.S. industry, we are helping save 2-3 megawatts of energy each year, over and above the continued energy savings of the past 26 years,” he said. “And we will continue to be in the forefront of those efforts.”