As I entered the headquarters building of LEDtronics, I am continually amazed at the manufacturing businesses that call Torrance “home”. Greeted by founder and CEO Pervaiz Lodhie, I immediately felt welcomed and was eager to learn more about Lodhie and LEDtronics, Inc.
Since 1983, LEDtronics, Inc., has become recognized as a company whose LED lighting innovation, design and solution skills have placed it at the leading edge of the LED Green Revolution. They are the pioneers of designing, manufacturing and packaging LED lighting in the USA for industries and customers of every sort, including 80 percent of the Fortune 500 companies.
With more than 12,000 part numbers and over three decades of LED lighting experience, LEDtronics products and service are of truly unrivaled performance and value. The company’s vast array of premium-quality products includes Tube Lights & Thin Panels, Shoeboxes, Street Lights, Post Tops, Canopy Fixtures, Bay Lights, Flood Lights, Down Lights, Miniature Based LED’s, Panel Mount Indicators and thousands more.
As I continued to learn about LEDtronics, I began to delve into the background of Lodhie and found a very fascinating story. Lodhie, at the age of 10, discovered an opportunity on the playground with yo-yos and spinning tops. He contracted with some local artisans to make the toys, which he resold to classmates for a profit. As a teenager, Lodhie designed aquariums and remodeled bicycles. “All of my past experiences…selling, designing, remodeling, is what I do today…it’s a coming together of many years of using your own hands.”
Lodhie has never forgotten his roots or the peasant craftsmen who helped him get his start selling yo-yos. He is helping to bring electricity and efficient lighting to villages in rural Pakistan to boost economic development. He said villagers can now make more handicrafts and venture out in the evening. “They’re no longer afraid of the snakes and scorpions that are problems in the area, and each light placed is affecting approximately 10 people.”
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce thanks LEDtronics for being a seven year Chamber member and wishes Lodhie and LEDtronics, Inc., continued success.