LEDtronics, Inc., Torrance, Calif., celebrated its first 25 years of solid-state lighting design in November. The company was founded in 1983 by Pervaiz and Almas Lodhie. During the anniversary event at their Torrance headquarters, LEDtronics executives thanked employees and customers for making the company's successes possible, and for providing advanced technological opportunities for future achievements.

“My wife and I began this as a cottage industry in a suburban garage in 1983, finding buyers among the local aerospace firms,” Pervaiz Lodhie, president, explained. “We've grown into a multi-million dollar manufacturer with over 300 employees, with a 63,000 square-foot facility in California and a second plant in Karachi, Pakistan. We're a world-leading supplier of lamps using up-to-date light-emitting diode (LED)technology with a global network of sales representatives. Most of our customers are Fortune 500 corporations.”

Joining some 200 employees and executives in the formal dinner ceremonies were company friends, partners, longtime customers and representatives from government and affiliated organizations.

Since its establishment, the company has been developing and manufacturing LED lamps, clusters and arrays. Among the designs LEDtronics has brought to market are LED street and security luminaires, globe and décor LED bulbs and cooler running LED flood lamps that replace parabolic-reflector lamps.

Adil Gandhi, vice president and general manager, pointed out that the company still designs and partly manufactures its products in the United States, and stays competitive by adopting lean concepts for both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing departments, using cutting-edge technology, encouraging employee ideas, and by focusing on technology and cost-of-ownership rather than compromising product or service quality. With their strong and defined company values, numerous LEDtronics employees have over 10 years experience within the organization, with a number exceeding 20 years.

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