CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2001 |
The energy crisis couldn't do it. It's taking something called indium gallium nitride to give Los Angeles-area motorists the green light for conservation. That's the tongue-twisting name of the material that is finally letting engineers retrofit traffic signals throughout Southern California with electricity-saving light-emitting diode lamps.
February 25, 2004 |
Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are almost as old as transistors. But technological advances in recent years have paved the way for a new generation of high-powered LED headlamps that will change auto styling and possibly improve safety. Lumileds Lighting, a Silicon Valley firm that has pioneered high-intensity LEDs, announced last month that it would provide LEDs for daytime-running lights in the new Audi A8.
May 9, 2010 |
The gig: Pervaiz Lodhie, 66, is the founder and chief executive of LEDtronics, a manufacturer of LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs. LEDs burn cooler, use significantly less energy and last tens of thousands of hours longer than traditional incandescents. Lodhie's LEDs can be found in spacecraft, robots, traffic lights and other products in which reliability is crucial. His clients include Northrop Grumman Corp., IBM Corp. and Caterpillar Inc. More than 300 employees work at the privately held firm, which is headquartered in Torrance and has an additional plant in Pakistan.
October 28, 2002 |
Two British companies announced plans early today to merge to become a world leader in the technology of so-called glowing plastics. Cambridge Display Technology announced the acquisition of the research activities of rival Opsys, giving it control of another major method to create organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). Financial details were not disclosed. The two closely held companies sell their know-how to major electronics manufacturers, such as Seiko Epson Corp., Philips, DuPont Co.
February 17, 2009 |
It's the green economy, stupid. It was hard not to think of this twist on his long-ago campaign slogan as former President Clinton toured the Los Angeles area on Monday, making the case that the quickest way out of the country's latest economic morass lies in the wonky topic of energy efficiency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2001 |
They've always had the run of the streets, dictating who should stay and who can go. The authority of the traffic light is rarely questioned--but who knew they were quite so power-hungry? In fact, a standard traffic light run by an incandescent bulb gobbles up 10 times more electricity than longer-lasting devices called light-emitting diodes, best known as those tiny red lights that alert people that their stereos are on.