Southern California-based SPJ Lighting, a pioneer in LED lighting, is scaling up production to meet growing consumer demand. Suddenly, LED - which stands for Light Emitting Diode - is an even lower-energy, Mercury-free alternative to compact fluorescents. A quick glance at the news demonstrates LEDs are being used everywhere: 25,000 of them were used to light up the Bay Bridge in San Francisco for its 75th anniversary, and a million LEDs were used for artwork and lighting at the Dallas Omni Hotel. In historic Canon City, Colorado, Main Street will be re-lit with LED lighting, while a tower in Miami is using them for public artwork. SPJ began with distributing lighting for landscape decorating and renovation, and quickly moved to manufacture in order to insure the high quality of its components.