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Bridgelux LED Arrays used to Deliver High Quality Light that Helps Preserve Park’s Night Sky

SAN LEANDRO, CALIF., February 27, 2012 – Borden Lighting, a developer and manufacturer of finely designed and sustainable lighting solutions, today announced that the Presidio of San Francisco has installed modern LED walkway lighting to enhance the beauty, safety and energy efficiency of the national park. Using Bridgelux LED arrays, Borden Lighting designed a unique indirect post top walkway luminaire. Given the success of this project, additional installations are planned. The Presidio is recognized for its scenic vistas and vibrant history.

The Borden luminaire was developed to conform to “Dark Sky” lighting design concepts that effectively illuminate the pathway while preventing glare and light pollution. The original lighting design plan called for the use of Metal Halide (MH) luminaires, not for LED-based lighting. Borden decided to use the 1200 lumen ES LED arrays from Bridgelux, not only for their greater energy efficiency, but also because the arrays offered much higher quality of light and long life in a small source size.

Presidio Walkway Lighting Day

Presidio Walkway Lighting Night

“We used a warm 3000K white light to create a soft, welcoming appearance,” said David Malman, project lighting designer from Architectural Lighting Design. “I believe the combination of the dark sky luminaire design and the LED technology resulted in a beautiful addition to the landscape lighting while preserving the natural night time setting appropriate for a national park.”

About Borden Lighting

Borden Lighting was created to serve the design community with lighting fixtures that exhibit the three most important issues in lighting today: fine design, true sustainability and superior value.Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Borden Lighting offers a complete line of decorative surface mounted fixtures for ceiling, pendant, interior and exterior wall applications. The company focuses upon architectural based designs that are tasteful, clean and elegant in their simplicity to meet the demands of today’s discerning lighting specifiers and purchasers. For additional company information, please visit

About Bridgelux

Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions transforming the $40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light-emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux’s patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy-efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications. With more than 600 patent applications filed or granted worldwide, Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit