RT5™ Series Options Discontinued

KLI is known as the premiere lighting manufacturer’s representative in Hawaii since 1976.  In general, we promote our lighting manufacturers through Architects, Engineers and Designers and distribute through wholesale electrical houses.


KLI was originally incorporated in 1976 under the name KLOPFENSTEIN’S and operated out of a house in Hawaii Kai.  In December of 1987 we moved our operations into our present location on Nuuanu Ave in Downtown Honolulu.  In 1997 we reincorporated as KLOPFENSTEIN’S LIGHTING INC  (KLI).


Our primary purpose is to provide the best product for your application with efficient service for all your needs.

Klopfenstein’s Lighting Inc

1128 Nuuanu Ave  Suite 101

Honolulu, HI  96817-5119

Phone:  808-533-0558

Sales Fax:  808-526-4085

Quotes Fax:  808-521-2891

E-mail:  info@kli-hi.com


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Congratulations to the following Movers & Shakers in our community:

· Barbara Shideler, AIA has been made a partner at Mason Architects Inc.  With the firm since 1989 Barbara has served as project manager on many projects that include restoration of the Kauai County Building and multiple phases of work at the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts.

· Tom Vincent has been appointed to Chief Executive Officer at American Electric Co., LLC.  Tom Vincent brings 40 years to the position.  Vincent began his career with the company as an apprentice and has since worked his way to President, which he has held for the past 10 years.

· Ray Hose has been promoted to the position of President at American Electric Co., LLC.  Ray succeeds Tom Vincent as president of the company.  Ray has been with the company for 15 years.

· New board members for the local chapter of the AIA, for 2009, was announced in January and here they are:
President:  Jeffery Nishi, AIA of Jeffery Nishi & Associates Architects
Vice President/President-Elect:  Charles Kaneshiro, AIA of Group 70 International, Inc.
Secretary:   Joy Davidson, AIA, of Mason Architects, Inc.
Treasurer:  Stanford Lee, AIA, of Next Design LLC
At-Large directors for 2009 include Kendall Ellingwood III, AIA, Design Partners; Louis Fung, AIA, Fung Associates, Inc; Robin Inaba, AIA, Inaba Architecture LLC; Janice Li, AIA, WATG; Terry McFarland, AIA, Architects Hawaii, Ltd.; Linda Miki, AIA, Group 70; Shaun Ushijima, AIA, Ushijima Architects, Inc.; and Scott Wilson, AIA, Scott R. Wilson AIA. 

New Updates From

MARCH 2009

New Updates FromText Box: Eureka Creates a “Quick-Ship” Program
Text Box: By popular demand, Eureka Lighting has expanded its Quick-Ship program beyond the traditional recessed downlighting to include 33 of its most popular decorative  architectural fixtures.  According to Mike Brunasso, Western Region Manager, “This gives us greater ability to respond to the needs of fast-track projects.” Eureka has also added a helpful link to their new products. To get to these new links, go to www.eurekalighting.com; on the left click on “products”. From there you’ll see iconography explaining all the new filtering options.
New ProductNew ProductNews Makers

There are new tools to help determine light loss factor (LLF) of an LED luminaire. Two major factors affecting LLF are junction temperature and drive current. Our Application Engineering Team calculates a combination of nighttime ambient temperatures and drive currents to determine LLF of the luminaire at 25,000, 50,000 and 100,000 hours. Use the long life of BetaLED luminaires to your advantage when comparing to other LED manufacturers L70.

All of these calculations resulted in our
LLF Recommendations map that breaks down the U.S. by temperature zones and includes a data chart that takes care of the LLF calculations for you.

Text Box: K.L.I. Will Be Closed On The Following Days:
Thursday 26 March in observance of Prince Kuhio Day
Friday 10 April in observance of Good Friday

Lithonia’s Decorative Wraps are changing the look of traditional wraparound linear design. Where their older counterparts would be used, these new Decorative Wraps offer a great lighting solution with a lot more flare. Incorporating contemporary and traditional design elements, they are available with bronze end caps and a tinted, ribbed wraparound diffuser for more traditional styling and with brushed nickel end caps and a clear, ribbed wraparound diffuser for that more modern look. ENERGY STAR® qualified, CUL listed, and California Title 24 compliant, these Decorative Wraps’ normal power ballast won’t hum, flicker, or interfere with other electronic devices. The lift and shift diffuser allows for easy access and maintenance.

2PM3N with Standard and High-output T5 Lamps


Requests for T5 lamp systems in parabolics continue to increase. To date, we have been handling these requests via the RFD system. In order to help you participate more efficiently in T5 parabolic opportunities, we are happy to announce that standard T5 and high-output T5HO lamps now are available in the 2PM3N.


Specification sheets with updated ordering tree information are available on www.lithonia.com. We also are providing a very broad offering of photometric reports that cover most lamp, louver and louver finish configurations that we can offer in the 2’x2’ and 2’x4’ fixtures. These also are available now in the photometric database.

The I-TECH™ LED High Bay fixture model # 90604 features 80 (1) watt High Powered Light Emitting Diodes LED's. The solid-state design renders LED's impervious to electrical and mechanical shock, vibration, frequent switching and environmental extremes. With an average life span of 60,000-plus hours, LED's operate reliably year after year and are virtually maintenance free.

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Introducing Fully Shielded Bollards

With Wide Spread Light Distribution from
Halogen and Metal Halide Light Sources
In Two Sizes

New LLF Standards Place LEDway™ in a Positive Light
Application Engineers rely on science to help you sell

Bodine has have made tremendous strides in reducing the backlog that challenged us last year and have significantly improved our lead times. Most standard models will ship within three days. The list below provides specific lead time information.


Lead Time: 2-3 Days

B100, B90, B50, B50LP, LP550, LP600, BDL94C, BDL900, BDL50U, BDL60U, GTD and GTD20A


Lead Time: 2 Weeks

B60, B70A and B74CST


Lead Time: 2-3 Weeks

B75C, CF94, BDL600, B50ST and LP400


Lead Time: 3-4 Weeks

B50Cold-Pak and B50RCT


Lead Time: 4-6 Weeks

ARC Keeper models

Lead Time Update