two companies for the lighting project has resulted in
a slight color discrepancy for fixtures used on roadway
and overhead cables.
By Donna Littlejohn
people see it. Many don't.
that the Vincent Thomas Bridge lights are finally on
in San Pedro, some residents believe the blue lights
along the roadway are a lighter, more greenish shade
than the ones outlining the overhead cables.
lights were supposed to match. But they don't because the
contract to buy the lights was split between two companies
-- LEDtronics Inc. of Torrance and Farlight of Wilmington.
And the companies use different manufacturers.
faint color discrepancy has been mentioned "many,
many, many times" by customers at Pacific Diner in
San Pedro, said waitress Alrene Hanson. "Everybody
says that. ... You can notice it, once somebody points
it out to you."
have heard a couple people mention that they're slightly
different," said David Lynch, owner of the Sacred
Grounds coffee house, a popular downtown San Pedro hangout.
for manufacturer variations, the colors are anywhere from
5 to 10 nanometers apart in color, said Robert Tudhope,
president of Farlight.
tried to get them exactly right, but it didn't happen," Tudhope
said. "They're pretty close, but not exactly."