TORRANCE, CA — October 31, 2003 — LED lighting arrived at the American Airlines' newly opened Admirals Club in the Los
Angeles International Airport. The Admirals Club offers its members sanctuary
from the irritations of the airport terminal. To create a relaxing environment
every architectural element was scrutinized from the sensuous curve of
the ceiling down to the sublime lighting at the customer service stations,
which was accomplished with Light Emitting Diode (LED) Light Strips from
The Admirals Club features 11 customer service stations where airline
representatives help club members with ticketing. When blueprints called
for recessed lighting around the marble counters, Peck Jones Construction,
the general contractor, wanted a safe low-voltage, maintenance-free and
eye-pleasing solution. Their requirements led them to LEDtronics, an LED
manufacturer located in Southern California.
After studying the drawings supplied by Peck Jones, LEDtronics sales representative
Wayne Fisher's solution was a modified (p/n BSD-1932-001s) version of
the company's standard LED Light Strip module (p/n STP527-21W). The off-the-shelf
LED Light Strip features 105 incandescent-white 5mm domed LEDs on a 27"L
x 0.75"W printed circuit board. Since each service counter measures
56-inches wide, Fischer's solution was to connect two light strips end-to-end.
The resulting 54-inch strip plus its power connector fit the footprint
perfectly. Standard domed LEDs were changed to flat-topped LEDs in order
to disperse light at a 120° wide angle. Each Light Strip is 12V to
safeguard Admirals Club members and personnel from electrical shock. The
strip draws only 0.525A and generates minimal heat while producing 2000mcd
of bright focused light.
The warm glow of the LED Light Strips softens the hard appearance of the
marble counters to contribute to the curb appeal of the customer service
stations and to the customer-friendly atmosphere that the Admirals Club
wants. Additionally, for applications like the hard-to-reach recessed
lighting cavities at the customer service stations, LED Light Strip modules
are the ideal lighting solution due to their 100,000-hour operating life.
That's 30 - 50 times longer than any incandescent lamp! While incandescent
lights and neon tubes are susceptible to damage from vibrations and shocks
that can result in lamps that don't work and shards of broken glass, LEDs'
robust solid-state construction is practically unbreakable and able to
endure the grind of everyday use.
The use of LED lighting in the Admirals Club is one of many mainstream
applications where LED lighting is taking off. Installations that had
been the exclusive domains of incandescent, neon and fluorescent lighting
are being converted to LEDs due to outstanding reliability and low-power
operation, the same advantages that convinced Peck Jones to install LED
Light Strips at the customer service stations. With the continuing introduction
of new technologies, packages, colors and brightnesses, it appears that
for LED lighting the sky is the limit!
Prices for standard LED Light Strips range from $87.00 - $184.00 depending
on LED color. Options can be order with factory approval. Large quantity
discounts are offered. Availability is stock to 4 - 6 weeks for special
LEDtronics manufactures an array of LED products ranging from discrete
surface mount indicators to direct incandescent replacement LED lamps
and bulbs for such transportation applications, panel indication and decorative
lighting. LEDs are made from semiconductor materials that generate light
at specific wavelengths when current is applied. LEDs come in visible
(400 - 700 nanometers) and infrared (830 - 940 nanometers) wavelengths.
For additional information on how to incorporate LED Light Strip modules
into your designs, 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. Ask
for data sheet log #23A. Visit our website at www.LEDtronics.com.
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