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Lightfair International Preview: 2015 Spring Collection

It’s hard to keep up with all of the innovation going on, but this mega lighting show – held in Manhattan this year – brings first-rate education & cutting edge technology under one roof. 

Among the featured speakers at Lightfair are Shuji Nakamura, Ph.D. (who received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics), inventor Chuck Hoberman, (President & Founder of Hoberman Associates), lighting designer Howard Brandston (founding partner of the Brandston Partnership), and Mark Rea, Ph.D., Director of the Lighting Research Center.

WAC Lighting: Aether Downlight

WAC Lighting: Aether Downlight

WAC: Designed to fit shallow plenums above ceilings in residential and light commercial settings, the new Aether downlight is engineered with an exclusive, low-profile 3.5-inch LED shallow housing that is ideal for installation in small ceiling spaces inside buildings with complex HVAC ducts or heating/water pipes that are located between the floors. Able to fit into ceilings with thicknesses that range from ½-inch to 1.5-inches, the Aether housing is ENERGY STAR-qualified and wet location-listed. Utilizing proprietary LED technology, Aether operates on 22.5 watts and delivers up to 1375 lumens. The luminaire is offered with a 25-degree narrow beam or 40-degree flood beam for various applications and offers color temperatures from 2700K to 4000K with a CRI of up to 90. Booth #1857 & #2049

Tech Lighting: ELEMENT LED

Tech Lighting: ELEMENT LED

Tech: Built as an easily configurable and expandable modular grid frame system, the ELEMENT LED Build-Your-Own Multiples are comprised of light modules that can be configured in tight patterns and are capable of generating high illumination for a small, focused area or for tall ceiling installations requiring high light capacity. Each spot module is available in 1050 lumens in multiple color temperatures, CRI, and beam spreads as well as open and trimmed styles and trim finishes in Black, Satin Nickel, and White. The system includes ELEMENT’s patent-pending dome assembly with 35° tilt and 360° rotation tool-free spot aiming/locking systems. Booth #1456`

Nora: Edge-Lit LED Panels

Nora: Edge-Lit LED Panels

Nora: The company’s family of Edge-Lit LED Panels now features a pendant mounting option that allows suspension of the fixture up to eight feet from the ceiling. The suspended, extruded aluminum surface frame presents a contemporary, finished appearance. The Edge-Lit LED panels can also be surface-mounted or recessed into hard ceilings. Edge-Lit Panels are a new concept in LED fixtures that uniformly illuminate offices and conference rooms with ambient zonal light while also projecting foot candles to the work surface – without the image of LED diodes. Booth #1467

Modern Forms: Quantum LED Bath Luminaire

Modern Forms: Quantum LED Bath Luminaire

Modern Forms: The new Quantum LED bath luminaire features jewelry-quality, optic, hand-cut crystals that are individually hand-applied to a 1/2-thick piece of clear water glass and illuminated with multipoint source LED technology offering 90 CRI for shimmering sparkle. The ADA-compliant design operates without a transformer or driver and can be dimmed with an electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer. Utilizing proprietary energy-efficient LED technology, this fixture to delivers up to 2790 lumens with a 3000K (CCT) and a 50,000-hour rated life. Booth #1857 & #2049

MaxLite: Adjustable LED Downlight Retrofits

MaxLite: Adjustable LED Downlight Retrofits

MaxLite: Designed to fit standard 5- and 6-inch recessed housings, these Adjustable LED Downlight Retrofits swivel and tilt to create directional lighting for wall art, sculptures, product displays, plus counters and tables. The lens rotates up to 355 degrees, and tilts up to 30 degrees vertically even in damp locations. Offered in a warm-white color temperature, these LED retrofits provide 875 lumens of light (equivalent to that of a 90-watt BR30 lamp), consume 10 watts of power, and have a lifetime of 35,000 hours. Booth #115

Lutron: GRAFIK T

Lutron: GRAFIK T

Lutron: GRAFIK T is the first architectural-style dimmer to be added to Lutron’s C·L® family of products. Featuring a clean, modern style and an intuitive user interface, the new GRAFIK T dimmers and switches add fashion and function to any space. In addition to a standalone control, GRAFIK T models will also be available to work within Lutron’s whole home systems, RadioRA® 2 and HomeWorks® QS Booth #1420

Lurton: Palladiom QS Keyboard

Lurton: Palladiom QS Keyboard

Palladiom QS keypad that is the first of its kind to feature buttons and faceplates made of the same material – non-metallic, glass or metal – for a coordinated aesthetic. Booth #1420

LED Slim Strip Lights

LED Slim Strip Lights

LEDtronics: The Hi-Flux LED Slim Strip Lights come in a sealed enclosure with water-clear lens and are IP68-certified waterproof. The strip provides even lighting without the buzzing and flickering that afflicts fluorescents and is suitable for task, undercabinet, cove, and edge lighting as well as illumination for RVs, buses, trains, marine recreation areas, plus coolers, freezers, and retail store displays. Booth #2438

LBL Lighting: Indoor/Outdoor LED Step Lights

LBL Lighting: Indoor/Outdoor LED Step Lights

LBL: The new die-cast metal Indoor/Outdoor LED step lights blend the latest LED light guide technology with craftsmanship and design. To optimize light output, vertical and horizontal housings feature purpose-built LED light guides to push 90 net lumens of light towards the floor for area illumination as close to the wall as possible. Each LED step light installs directly into a standard single gang switch box. They are ADA-compliant, IP-65 wet-listed, and available in nine designs and three finishes. The step lights are protected by a 5-year warranty. Booth #1458

Jesco Lighting: Envisage ceiling and ADA-Compliant Wall Fixtures

Jesco Lighting: Envisage ceiling and ADA-Compliant Wall Fixtures

Jesco: The company’s line of Envisage ceiling and ADA-compliant wall fixtures incorporate AC driverless line-voltage LEDs. These state-of-the art LED modules offer a high lumen output while evenly illuminating the glass and plastic lenses. Model #CM401 is shown here. Booth #2657

Hubbell: Litecontrol’s Liteweave™

Hubbell: Litecontrol’s Liteweave™

Hubbell: Litecontrol’s Liteweave™ Linear boasts a slender profile that is reportedly smaller in both width and height than a typical smartphone. It is the first commercial suspended luminaire to use flexible printed circuit board LED technology which significantly reduces luminaire size. With no visible frame or border, the Liteweave uses a precision-formed light diffuser to weave light across the visual plane, delivering a 30/70 indirect/ direct distribution. Installation is also simple via gossamer-thin aircraft cable that is adjustable vertically (for height) and horizontally (to avoid small obstacles). Booth #721

Hi-Lite Mfg: Mini Sign Lighters

Hi-Lite Mfg: Mini Sign Lighters

Hi-Lite Mfg: In addition to decorative illuminating business signs, the company’s Mini Sign Lighters can also be used to illuminate pantries, entryways, and kitchens. Fixture colors can be modified per specifications and mounting options include cord, stem, flush-mount and arm options (including miniature gooseneck). A variety of wattage and lamp options are available, including energy-efficient CFLs and LEDs. Booth #1529

Edge Lighting: Glide Glass Suspension Fixture

Edge Lighting: Glide Glass Suspension Fixture

Edge: Made in the USA, the Glide Glass suspension fixture features a direct 1-inch flat lens with 10- degree beam spread and 3 glass finish options: Black, White and Mirrored Glass. At 7 watts per foot, the 24-volt AC suspension contains very warm white (2700K) or warm white (3000K) 92 CRI LEDs. The suspension is 48 or 60 inches long; however, custom sizes can be ordered. Glide includes a 26-inch rectangle canopy and dims with an electronic low-voltage dimmer. It has a 50,000-hour lamp life and is covered by a 5-year warranty. Booth #1239

Cooper Lighting by Eaton: Halo® LED ALLSLOPE

Cooper Lighting by Eaton: Halo® LED ALLSLOPE

Cooper Lighting by Eaton: The Halo® LED ALLSLOPE recessed downlight system is specifically designed for slope ceilings with pitch aiming from 2/12 (10 degrees) to 12/12 (45 degrees). The three-piece system offers a choice of a 6-inch aperture housing – available in 1200 or 1800 lumens – an LED light engine module with three interchangeable optics, and a trim selection from a full line of compatible trims including reflectors, baffles, and lens choices. The high-efficacy LED downlights deliver up to 90 lumens per watt and are offered in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K correlated color temperatures with a high color quality 90 CRI, meeting California’s Title 24. The aiming mechanism allows 360 rotation and locks the LED light module in place in accordance to the pitch. Booth #1157

Bulbrite: ELEVA

Bulbrite: ELEVA

Bulbrite: The award-winning ELEVA is a component-based system offering 1,800+ design and lighting combinations for 4-inch downlight applications and is comprised of a 4-inch downlight, a magnetic LED light engine, and magnetic trim accessories. Neodymium magnets throughout the system allow the fixture to be customized without the use of tools. The ELEVA magnetic light engine can be ordered in either Black or White and with 2 options: a high CRI (90+) 650 lumen and a standard CRI (80+) 800 lumen light source. At 90+ CRI and 650 lumens, the ELEVA downlight complies with Title 24 regulations. The 800-lumen light engine is equivalent to a 75-watt incandescent and offers more light than a traditional 4-inch downlight. Two color temperatures – warm white (2700K) and soft white (3000K) – as well as 3 beam spreads (narrow flood 22°, flood 36°, and wide flood 60°) are available. Booth #1069

2nd Ave: St. Lawrence Chandelier

2nd Ave: St. Lawrence Chandelier

2nd Ave: The St. Lawrence Chandelier features Sandstorm faux linen painted shades with furled ends that are complemented with an Oil-Rubbed Bronze frame to symbolize a schooner’s multiple masts, sails, and narrow hulls. Manufactured in the New York, the fixture ranges in height from 56.5 to 127 inches and is illuminated with LEDs for energy savings, low maintenance, and long life. Booth #2575

Elco: LED Cylinder track fixture

Elco: LED Cylinder track fixture

Elco: The 10-watt LED Cylinder track fixture is adaptable to the company’s single and double track system. Made of die-cast aluminum, it offers a 90º tilt, 357º rotation adjustability, and is dimmable. This UL-listed fixture is suitable for many retail applications including jewelry stores. It is 3000K with a CRI of 80. Booth #1063

Cree Lighting: CR SmartCast Color Changing Series

Cree Lighting: CR SmartCast Color Changing Series

Cree: The new CR SmartCast Color Changing Series offers field-adjustable color temperature for SmartCast™ Technology-enabled CR Series LED troffers to deliver a customizable lighting experience for building managers and occupants. It is the first of the company’s luminaires to feature instantly adjustable color temperatures. The SmartCast technology combined with Cree’s TrueWhite® technology for superior color.

Civilight: Architectural Series 24-watt PAR38

Civilight: Architectural Series 24-watt PAR38

Civilight: Part of the Architectural Series, this 24-watt PAR38 replaces a 150-watt halogen and emits 1800 lumens of glare-free illumination in recessed and track fixtures in residential, hospitality, retail, and commercial applications. This 4000K PAR38 lamp features a 90 CRI and boasts an innovative heat sink design. The PAR38 lamp is available in both 25° and 40° beam angles as well as 2700K and 3000K CCT versions. Booth #433

 

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