Guided Bus Tour—LEDs in Action

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

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The city of Los Angeles has the largest LED street lighting retrofit project in the U.S., if not the world, with more than 110,000 luminaires replaced to date. Guided by Senior Street Lighting Engineer Orlando E. Nova, the tour will visit selected outdoor installations, learn about the city's aggressive efforts to integrate remote monitoring systems, and adaptive lighting and controls, and stop at the street lighting field operations yard and museum.

Registration is required, and there is a $20 transportation fee. Online registration is closed, but a limited number of seats are still available on a first come, first served basis. Please inquire on site at the Registration Desk or send an email to

Approximate tour schedule (tour handout)
7:00 p.m. Bus departs Long Beach Hilton
7:30 p.m. Stop #1, Hill Street between 11th and 12th Streets
The first stop, near the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting offices, will feature a remote dimming demonstration of Leotek 120 LED Generation C lighting with Dimming Control Modules (DCM) installed. Hill Street is a major, 60' wide city street with luminaires staggered with an average spacing of 160 feet. These units can be dimmed by remote control using the city's ROAM system from 277 to 30 Watts.
8:00 p.m. Stop #2, Bureau of Street Lighting Field Operations Yard, 4550 Santa Monica Blvd.
The second stop is the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting's field operations yard and Street Lighting Museum. The yard is LA's base for its fleet of 60 trucks and 120 employees, with two long-term LED test installations. One site compares a Beta LED 40 with a Leotek 40 luminaire 24/7, the other compares a Beta 60 Gen D with an induction luminaire from dusk until dawn. In addition, the museum features about 275 fixtures from the City of Los Angeles's 145-year history of lighting its streets, including a 1915 overhead electric lamp and modern equipment.
8:45 p.m. Board bus for return to Long Beach Hilton
9:15 p.m. Bus arrives at Long Beach Hilton

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