In June, Alva Lighting, based in Berkeley, CA, released its Helen wall sconce. A contemporary reinvention of the classic candelabra wall sconse. Designed to be flush to the wall to avoid damage common in high-traffic corridors. Featuring a vandal-resistant, architectural resin shade material that can be easily cleaned and is virtually indestructible. A high-performance LED module provides even illumination, and energy- efficiency. The Helen is ENERGY STAR Certified, IK10 impact rated, UL damp location listed, ADA compliant, and CA Title 24 JA8 Certified.

The company takes sconces very seriously. It’s the only thing they make, both indoor and outdoor versions. Alva serves a variety of commercial verticals, including hospitality, multifamily, retail, and healthcare. The Helen fixture was recently specified in a Pittsburgh, PA hospital project. See the image below.

The Helen sconce specs include:

  • 10W
  • 5 year warranty
  • 100+ LPW
  • Triac & ELV dimming
  • 120-277VAC input
  • Field-replacable LED module
  • 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K CCTs

The spec sheet and IES files are available here.