Torrance, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 — When the park surrounding Los Angeles City Hall reopened after eight months of
repair work, sustainability and energy conservation were among a variety of articulated
criteria for its restoration. City Hall Park was cordoned off by chain-link fence
last year after police cleared hundreds of Occupy L.A. demonstrators who had
camped on the lawn for nearly two months.
“We were presented with a choice — Reinvest in a park that is
greener, smarter and more sustainable,” proclaimed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
at the official reopening ceremony in July.
The nearly $1 million in renovations included a smart irrigation installation,
water retention schemes, turf reduction, replanting with water-stingy native
vegetation, and investing in “energy-efficient LED lighting,” said
Located around the tree-lined pathways and stairs of the 1.7-acre park are 13 lampposts whose ballasted 130-watt high-pressure-sodium post-top bulbs have recently been replaced with 27-watt LED lamps from LEDtronics, Inc.,
of Torrance, California.
Apart from the energy savings of 103 watts per unit, the LED lamps offer much
longer product lifespans than HPS or Metal Halide, resulting in reduced replacement
and maintenance costs; improved visibility and enhanced night vision (as compared with high glare from HID lamps), and reduction
of hot-spots, all helping with crime prevention; reduced light pollution, because
light can be directed where it is needed and not into surrounding office buildings;
instant illumination with no delay in re-strike, and no ultraviolet emissions that attract insects.
The installed warm-white LEDtronics acorn-style post-top lamps operate on
a 100-277VAC wide voltage range and provide a uniform pattern of light. The
ETL-listed units feature a ventilated assembly that maintains a cool-running
lamp, and an optimized circuitry that corrects the power factor for maximum
efficiency. They are made in the USA from imported parts and meet Buy American requirements within the ARRA program.
The lamps come with a 5-year factory warranty.
Similar LEDtronics post-top LED lamps have been installed in neighborhoods
all around Southern California, including the Pasadena Civic Center and its
residential streets; Mountain Gate Park in Corona; all along Linden Avenue
and the Metro station in Carpinteria; Library Park in Monrovia, and streets
in Santa Ana.
For over 80 years the park surrounding the main City Hall building has served
as a gathering place for the community and elected officials in the urban center
of Los Angeles. With its latest rehabilitation with environment-friendly landscaping,
water conservation and energy-efficient lighting from LEDtronics, the park
has also become, as Mayor Villaraigosa indicated, a “symbol of sustainability.”
Based in Torrance, California, LEDtronics, Inc., since 1983 has been a world
leader in designing, manufacturing and packaging Solid State Lighting products
and state-of-the-art LEDs to meet the world’s constantly changing lighting
needs—from industrial control panel LED indicator lights to solid-state
LED street lights, from direct incandescent- replacement based LED bulbs
to direct fluorescent-replacement T8 LED tube lamps.
More information is available online for the LED30HPS-600-SIW-002 series of post-top LED lamps: