He was walking downtown along Highway 110 when-
It's like a cartoon. -
A lamp suddenly shone on Publicis Loddy's head.
He decided that if the city really wanted to improve its busy industrial landscape, it should at least replace the burnt-out ones. -
The sign lights of the Los Angeles Memorial Stadium and the Stadium are 160 feet high on the highway.
Lodi then took another step forward.
He agreed to supply the light bulb.
Loddy with Torrens-
The Los Angeles-based LED Lighting Company made a commitment to discuss the development of a "green corridor" between downtown Los Angeles and the port when it met with representatives of Mayor Antonio Villalegosa in early 2011.
"I said it was a landmark building, but year after year, it looks uglier and uglier," said Lodi, 69.
"I made an overwhelming comment that I would have no problem donating instead of LED lights.
Representatives of the mayor conveyed Lodi's proposal to the owner of the sign, the gymnasium committee, and soon brought him with it.
"I think this sign may have 20 or 30 tubes," Lodi said.
After about 150 bulbs, Lodi completed the order for free and delivered thousands of dollars worth of LED lights to the gymnasium operators in August.
About 8 feet long, about 6 feet and 3 feet long-
Contains 500 LLL-
A transmitter diode mounted on a long chip board.
A new bulb was installed because of the replacement of the corroded socket on the sign.
Plastic surgery was completed in December.
The logo is designed to attract people's attention to the activities in gymnasiums and sports fields. It also has electronic billboards.
Its three legs glowed red, white and blue, with a symbolic "flame" on top, reminiscent of a melting pot above the entrance outside the gymnasium.
Lodi said his bulbs were mounted on billboards and logo legs, but not on the flame symbols on them.
"I want to know why the flame doesn't shine.
Maybe it will only open when the Olympics come, "he speculated. (
Stadium officials said the flames of the sign had never been lit. )
The logo is located on Nanda Street and West 39th Street. According to officials, it was built for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. Pakistani-
Born Lodi begins his 125-
Employee Manufacturing Company, Ledtronics Inc.
In 1983, he and his wife, Almas, were in the Torrens garage.
He said he made his first miniature LED lamp in 1972, when it was very bright. -
Light-emitting diodes are mainly used for elevator buttons and radio console switches.
"At that time, people never appreciated them," he said of the small bulbs.
"They are invisible.
"Today, LEDs are commonly used for household, street and traffic lights, as well as car brake lights.
Although they are more expensive than incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes, they have longer life and less power consumption.
Robert Joyner, head of stadium operations and special events at the Stadium Committee, calculates that although previous fluorescent lamps were economical and many burnt out when replaced, LED bulbs have reduced the power consumption of the logo by more than 28%.
Lodhie predicts that savings will eventually exceed 50%.
The donation of arena sign bulbs is not Lodi's first gift.
He also produces solar energy. -
In Pakistan's electricity-starved villages, he provided free LED lights.
"It changed the family's nighttime life," he said.
"It also eliminates the pollution caused by kerosene lamps. "bob. pool@latimes.