TORRANCE, CA - April 3, 1998 - It is now safer to walk to your car after dark because
of a bright blue LED light. New wireless emergency call boxes on university
campuses, hospital grounds, parks and large parking lots are easily identified
by a bright blue LED lamp on the pole above. These lamps, powered by batteries
charged from solar cells, are lit from dusk to dawn, providing a beacon
of light in the darkness.
The Ultra-Blue LED lamps maufactured by LEDtronics®, Inc., in Torrance,
California, have long been used in emergency situations because they provide
durable, long-lasting and cost-efficient lighting. RCS Communications Group
approached LEDtronics® to provide lamps for RCS's CALL24™ Wireless
Callbox Systems division.
"We needed highly-energy efficient lamps that could be solar-powered
and would last an extremely long time," explains Tom Davenport, national
sales manager for RCS. LEDtronics®was the only company we found that
met our needs."
RCS's call boxes are placed in areas that are remote and unprotected. They
are entirely wireless and self-contained units, powered by solar panels
and transmitting the calls via two-way radio. According to Davenport, they
wanted a light above their box that would be continuously lit throughout
the night. They also needed LED panel lights in red and green to comply
with the Americans with Disabilities Act recommendations for the front panel
of the call box. It was vital that the lamps have a long life,as changing
them frequently would be cost-prohibitive. In addition, the call boxes are
exposed to all types of temperature extremes and weather conditions.
"Because most of the boxes are solar-powered, we needed lamps that
use a very small amount of power," continues Davenport. "LEDtronics® LEDs
are perfect for our product, as they are extremely energy efficient."
"Developing new products for customers is what we do best. We made
modifications to both our standard industry StackLED® lamp and our panel
lamps to meet their specifications," states Pervaiz Lodhie, president
of LEDtronics®. "We are proud of the close partnership we have
with many companies in the development of products to satisfy their needs."
For further information on LEDtronics® products, contact LEDtronics toll free
at 1-800-579-4875, telephone 310-534-1505, fax at 310-534-1424,
click here to email us or
mail at LEDtronics Inc., 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505. Visit
our website at www.LEDtronics.com.