Category: Products + Technology

Product Monday: Spectrum Lighting’s Versatile CR2 Cylinder

The CR2 cylinder series is a high-performance luminaire family with broad applications. Ideal for when small size, minimum aperture, surface, suspended or wall-mounted luminaires are the desired lighting solution. Recyclability was included as a design parameter.

The CR2 cylinder series is a high-performance luminaire family with broad applications. Ideal for when small size, minimum aperture, surface, suspended or wall-mounted luminaires are the desired lighting solution. Recyclability was included as a design parameter.

The wide array of beam patterns and superior lumen output allows CR2 use in ceiling heights from 8’ all the way up to 20’. In higher ceilings, its small size allows the fixture to almost disappear. The soft glow acrylic bezels create some dazzle and excitement and set a mood. Additional information is available here.

 

 

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Evluma Adds 100W OmniMax For Decorative Post Tops, Acorns, & Globe Streetlights

Evluma, a manufacturer specialized in LED outdoor utility lighting, released a new 100W version of the OmniMax LED retrofit line for outdoor decorative luminaires. The new 100W model joins the existing 40W and 70W models.

Evluma, a manufacturer specialized in LED outdoor utility lighting, released a new 100W version of the OmniMax LED retrofit line for outdoor decorative luminaires. The new 100W model joins the existing 40W and 70W models.

“Sold in six different color temperatures (2000K to 5000K) the OmniMax offers lighting designers and municipal lighting specifiers a wide range of CCTs to work with,” said Cathleen Shattuck, marketing director for Evluma. The 100W OmniMax is intended as a replacement for up to 150W HID lamps in legacy fixtures, but can also be used for new construction.

The OmniMax combines a novel radial light engine with Bluetooth connectivity to create a dimmable, diffuse light source. Emulating the burn center of the HID bulbs it was designed to replace, OmniMax uses the prismatic optics of existing fixtures as they were intended. A four-layered thermal management strategy supports long life in enclosed fixtures. OmniMax features include a 10-year warranty, 20kV-10kA surge protection tested to EEE/ANSI C136.2 – 2018, and Evluma’s patented Photocontrol Failsafe.

Initially designed to solve photocontrol failures on street and area lights, Photocontrol Failsafe is also a maintenance saver for owners of decorative streetlights. “ ‘Dayburners’ — a term for a streetlight with a failed-on photocontrol and thus energized 24 hours a day — consume added energy, especially if it is on a contactor controlling multiple lights,” says Shattuck. Post lights are also typically located on a busy main street, where stopping traffic to perform maintenance is inconvenient. ConnectLED, Evluma’s proprietary Bluetooth app, saves maintenance crews’ time by enabling wireless dimming or disconnecting OmniMax to augment seasonal lighting, movie nights in the park, or other events. A dim-to-off setting allows lights to be turned off altogether for some portion of the night.

The 100W OmniMax will debut at TechAdvantage March 7-9, 2022 in Nashville, TN and at LEDucation booth #AH2 4600, March 15-16, 2022, in NYC, NY. Additional product information is available here.

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5 Tech Trends That Will Dominate Facility Management In 2022

New technologies are creating novel tools to pursue healthy and sustainable buildings. At the same time, North America is moving toward a post-pandemic, new normal.

New technologies are creating novel tools to pursue healthy and sustainable buildings. At the same time, North America is moving toward a post-pandemic, new normal.

FacilitiesNet.com predicts expanded use of facility technology in collaboration with the continuing high demand for real estate. Whether you need to spot opportunities to accommodate the evolving needs of tenants or want to anticipate what shifts might lie ahead for your buildings, one thing is clear: physical environments will need to provide the in-building experience that stakeholders want, including a focus on available data, sustainability initiatives, and most importantly, indoor air quality and building health.

  1. Healthier and smarter buildings driven by tenants – Building owners who focus on providing healthier and smarter spaces will find greater opportunities to satisfy current tenants and recruit new occupants.
  2. Healthy building standards will attract tenants and increase portfolio values – Landlords of healthy buildings can collect between 4.4 and 7.7 percent more per square foot in rent than nearby, non-certified and non-registered peers. When building owners use adopted and certified standards, they will increase their bottom lines. But to truly utilize a healthy building technology to its full potential, owners and managers need to be consistent with the collection and analysis of data.
  3. Data will be king – More than simply informing behind-the-scenes building operations, these data and insights will also actively drive decisions to improve occupant comfort and health. Data needs to flow into a platform configured by building professionals to manage the indoor environments better. An intelligent building platform can connect disparate thermostats, air quality, occupancy sensors, and mechanical equipment to take action automatically.
  4. Sustainability remains a concern for building owners – In 2022, landlords and tenants will leverage technologies to minimize energy usage and reduce their carbon footprint. The goal is to allocate energy usage proportional to the capacity in use. For further insights into sustainability, technologies exist that help utility customers determine whether they source their energy from renewable sources. Using these technologies, property owners can buy energy only when renewables are available, helping meet corporate sustainability goals and reducing their carbon footprints.
  5. The workplace as an experience will drive building management  – The Great Resignation has made it apparent that people prioritize their physical and mental health when choosing employment. These choices will also be aligned with the building environments in which they might find themselves working. Since the future of work will likely be hybrid, employees will come to the office with focused intentions. Since many people will continue to have the option to work remotely, the office will instead need to provide a space for specific uses – i.e., in-person client meetings or team collaborations. In this way, the office becomes a destination for meaningful and purposeful interactions.

Read the full article on FacilitiesNet.com, here.

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Product Monday: Eureka Upgrades Sail Luminaires With Higher Output LED Replacing OLED

Eureka, an Acuity Brands company, recently announced several enhancements and additional options for its Sail luminaire.

Eureka, an Acuity Brands company, recently announced several enhancements and additional options for its Sail luminaire. The most significant enhancement to Sail is the introduction of an LED light source, replacing the existing OLED, enabling higher light output. One LED strip provides brighter diffused uniform illumination from the square opening. Low and regular output options are now available to fit a variety of environments, with a range of 637 to 1,232 delivered lumens. 0-10V and phase dimming can be selected.

A new gold finish has been added to the previous black and white finish options. The new gold color is well suited to hospitality applications. In addition to the original transparent cable, designers now have the choice to match the cable color to the fixture to create a bolder effect.

Sail has an origami-inspired form made from a single piece of folded metal, creating a variety of profiles from different angles. The luminaire can be a centerpiece over high top counters or boardroom tables. Designers can also create impactful arrangements in larger spaces by clustering multiple luminaires at varying heights and relative angles.

Unique lighting challenges, such as low ceilings or office meeting booths, can now be addressed with a new stem mounting option. Lighting designers can also select the Sail luminaires with optional nLight® or nLight® AIR network lighting control systems. Each features advanced technologies to meet the demand for greater functionality and enhanced occupant convenience while reducing energy consumption.

Learn more about Sail here.

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Product Monday: New SYLVANIA Hi-PerformanceLED Downlight Gimbal

The SYLVANIA Hi-PerformanceLED™ Downlight Gimbal from LEDVANCE is a new family of recessed luminaires offered in 3 different sizes (3”, 4”, 6”), and oriented to accent applications, with narrow beam…

The SYLVANIA Hi-PerformanceLED™ Downlight Gimbal from LEDVANCE is a new family of recessed luminaires offered in 3 different sizes (3”, 4”, 6”), and oriented to accent applications, with narrow beam angle (45°), 90° tilting lenses and high color rendering (CRI 90).

FIve different color temperatures suit residential, hospitality, retail and low bay applications. The downlights are phase cut dimmable ranging from 10 to 100% brightness. More information is available here.

 

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Product Monday: Nora Lighting Launches High Lumen MAX LED Track Heads

Nora Lighting has released their high lumen MAX LED track heads. Featuring Cree COB LED technology and TIR optics. The sleek cylindrical design complements retail and commercial applications.

Nora Lighting has released their high lumen MAX LED track heads. Featuring Cree COB LED technology and TIR optics. The sleek cylindrical design complements retail and commercial applications.

MAX LED track heads combine COB LED technology with TIR optics for smooth uniform beams that minimize glare and maximize output. The track heads deliver up to 2450 lumens in dedicated color temperatures of 2700K, 3000K or 4000K, at 90+ CRI.

Each track head includes a dimmable driver, and is constructed of die-cast aluminum, available in black or white finishes. These efficient fixtures meet the stringent energy requirements of California Title 24 and ENERGY STAR.

For more information on the MAX LED Track Heads, click here.

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Product Monday: Kenall Releases Stainless Steel Indoor Swimming Pool Luminaire

Indoor swimming pools, also known as natatoriums, are a very demanding and corrosive environment for lighting. Natatorium luminaires are exposed to high humidity, chlorine, salt, and other chemicals. Kennall offers a new solution.

Indoor swimming pools, also known as natatoriums, are a very demanding and corrosive environment for lighting. Natatorium luminaires are exposed to high humidity, chlorine, salt, and other chemicals. Kenall drew on its expertise in the tunnel lighting market to design its new EnviroPro IN9 Natatorium luminaire. The new luminaire has an Ingress Protection rating of IP65, and the housing can be made from aluminum, 304 stainless steel, or 316 stainless steel.

“We saw a need for a stainless steel natatorium luminaire that could resist both galvanic and chemical corrosion. The EnviroPro IN9 series provides this durability in a sleek design with three housing options. Field adjustability and multiple optical distribution options help minimize glare while directing the light exactly where it’s needed,” commented Lynn Walldorf, Kenall product marketing manager.

Kenall warranties the EnviroPro IN9 housings for 5, 10, or 15 years, depending on the housing material selected. The luminaires also comply with the Buy American Act (BAA), so there are no expensive delays waiting for lighting to arrive from an overseas supplier.

For more information, click here.

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Product Monday: Commercial Ceiling Fan With Upper-Room GUV

Greenheck, a provider of air movement equipment, announced the incorporation of patented Northern Light® UV-C technology into its line of AMPLIFY™ overhead HVLS fans, today.

Greenheck, a provider of air movement equipment, announced the incorporation of patented Northern Light® UV-C technology into its line of AMPLIFY™ overhead HVLS fans, today. AMPLIFY with Northern Light’s patented design combines the air cleaning benefit of upper-room UV lighting with the air circulation capabilities of overhead fans. Upper-room UV lighting systems (also known as UVGI) have been used for decades to help control airborne pathogens in medical facilities and are recommended by the CDC, ASHRAE, and other organizations as part of a multilayer strategy to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The addition of air movement has been shown to increase UV-C’s effectiveness.

Non-ozone generating UV-C bulbs are installed inside the AMPLIFY fan blades and positioned toward the tips of the blades where the majority of air movement occurs for the most effective inactivation of pathogens. The uplight design directs UV-C light away from occupants and into the upper room, where air is being circulated by the fan, minimizing UV radiation exposure for safer system operation. The result is a system that is more effective than traditional air-cleaning technologies at inactivating airborne pathogens and distributing clean air in occupied spaces.

Northern Light technology is currently available on AMPLIFY DC-5 overhead fans in four diameters ranging from 6-16 feet nominally, with more models and sizes to be added. For more information, click here.

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Product Monday: Starline Track Busway Provides Lighting Power Distribution Alternative

Starline, a brand of Legrand, has introduced its Track Busway, which incorporates the unistrut in its housing structure- meaning there is no need for an extra hanging structure like there is with traditional track lighting systems.

Starline, a brand of Legrand, has introduced its Track Busway, which incorporates the unistrut in its housing structure- meaning there is no need for an extra hanging structure like there is with traditional track lighting systems. In addition to eliminating the need for extra materials, Track Busway offers a maintenance-free design available in 40-60 amps that can be built to fit any grid configuration.

While most other track lighting systems are only compatible with a certain type of light fixture, Starline Track Busway is a universal solution and gives you the option of using whichever lighting fixture you prefer. This also means that years down the road when you may require new lights, you are not forced to go back to the same company you bought them from; you have the flexibility to choose the same or new lighting fixtures.

Light fixtures can be added or moved anywhere along the busway system with a simple twist-in connection to their Monopoint adapter. The Monopoint adapter is compatible with all J type track lighting fixtures.

For additional information, click here.

 

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GE Lighting Lauches Decorative Smart Lamps

Cync, powered by Savant Systems, Inc. (previously called C by GE) recently announced 11 new smart lamps at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Cync, powered by Savant Systems, Inc. (previously called C by GE), recently announced 11 new smart lamps at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Cync has committed to the new Matter smart home standard, a new foundation for connected things. Matter is an industry-unifying standard that is reliable and secure. Instead of having to fuss with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Zigbee, and other setup methods for smart bulbs and other in-home technology, Matter promises to let users take something out of the box, plug it in, and set it up right through an app – no extra connectivity steps or hassle. Matter was created by over 200 companies and it’s open-source, so Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon, iRobot, Philips Hue, Ecobee, Whyze, and hundreds of others have agreed to intertwine Thread, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even ethernet to let devices communicate with each other locally – no server-side cloud necessary.

The Cync portfolio grows now by 11 new lamps, including a candelabra and globe light, as well as its popular Reveal bulbs. After setting these up, you can control them by voice with the new Cync app, and even control them via schedules. These will be available at Lowe’s, Best Buy, Target, and Amazon this March of 2022 at the starting price of just $11.99 USD. The Cync app is updated to be interoperable with all of the new devices shown off at CES, including smart thermostat, smart camera, and more.

The full story is here.

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