Kim Lighting’s LightVault 8 uses high-speed Bluetooth technology to enable field aiming and dimming while offering control from an iPhone, Android or tablet. The solid brass fixture’s Bluetooth connectivity allows Kim Lighting to keep the LED light engine completely sealed from the ingress of water, dust, mud and debris. In addition to custom dimming and aiming using a Bluetooth-enabled iOS or Android device with Kim Lighting's LightVault 8 app, the light distribution can be customized using optional hex louvre, prism lens and spread lens filters.
The luminaire is available in spot, wall-wash and narrow flood in-grade applications; multiple color temperatures; up to 2,500 lumens output; and flat-lens, half-shield, eyeball, rock guard and directional marker-style housings. The LightVault®8 runs cool to touch (less than 40 degrees C) and the LEDs have a life in excess of 100,000-plus hours. To learn more or view demos of the mobile apps click here.
The Staple LED suite of suspended and wall-mount luminaires from Peerless/Acuity Brands for schools, offices, stores and other interiors feature a 0 to 10V, flicker-free eldoLED driver fully dimmable to black (0.1%), and the option to include an embedded nLight sensor for daylight dimming and occupancy detection control.
The fixtures come in 4-foot, 8-foot and 12-foot lengths and can be installed as individual units or joined together to form continuous runs. Staple LED luminaires deliver an expected 50,000 hours (12 to 15 years) of illumination to L80. They are IES LM-79 tested, CSA/CUS listed, FCC Part 15 certified and feature a Lighting Facts® label issued by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Cree’s LS Series linear LED luminaire is designed to replace the hundreds of millions of fluorescent strip, wrap and industrial fixtures currently installed in North America. Designed in a slim, modern form factor with multiple mounting options and lumen packages, the new LS Series linear LED luminaire can reduce energy consumption by more than 25% and nearly eliminate costly maintenance expenses, a major concern for retail, education and industrial applications.
Offering surface, pendant, suspended and cove mounting options in four and eight-foot configurations, the LS Series linear LED luminaire provides flexible installation and easy end-user customization to accommodate nearly any application. The LS Series linear LED luminaire also reduces the “cave effect” commonly found in outdated fluorescent luminaires by providing a desirable 10% uplight.
The Lutron Smart Bridge Pro is a wireless bridge that connects Lutron’s Caseta Wireless dimmers, Picoremote controls, Serena remote-controlled shades, and third-party devices to a new Lutron app to provide home control from iOS and Android-based smart phones. The professionally-installed Lutron Smart Bridge Pro, embedded with Lutron’s powerful Clear Connect Wireless technology, plugs directly into a home’s Wi-Fi router and sends wireless, radio frequency (RF) communication signals to Caseta Wireless dimmers and Serena shades.
The Lutron Smart Bridge Pro is easily paired with the new Lutron app with the press of a button, allowing installers to setup a system in less than 30 minutes. The app can be used to dim lights just before the start of a movie, to turn lights on from the car when arriving home, to close shades from the office, or close shades and turn off lights from the airport – all from a smart phone.
NSPEC's Edge-lit LED Panels provide lighting specifiers and designers with a balance of visible comfort and usable light. The NSPEC LED panel uses edge-lighting technology and an opalescent lens to produce a luminous glow without glare to create a balance between task and ambient light.
Edge-lit panels evenly illuminate the upper cavity unlike the spacial lighting void created by direct illumination LED models. Offered in 2x2 and 2x4 configurations with surface, pendant, and recessed mounting options, the NSPEC dimmable Edge-lit Panel is an interesting panel solution to energy efficient, even illumination in commercial and residential applications.
GE’s Albeo ABH2-Series and ABHG-Series LED Luminaires offer a modular lighting solution for retrofit and new construction of warehouses, manufacturing facilities, cold storage, sports arenas, convention centers and other commercial spaces with high ceilings. With greater foot-candle performance and a life rating of 100,000 hours at L70, the new LED lighting fixtures help to increase light levels while reducing lighting energy costs and associated maintenance. Both LED lighting fixtures can replace a range of legacy high bay lighting systems — 250W to 1,500W high-intensity discharge (HID) and four- to eight-lamp T5/T8 high-intensity fluorescent lighting, which typically burn out after 20,000-30,000 hours. They can be paired with motion, daylight and wireless controls for even greater energy savings and lower maintenance costs.
Halco Lighting Technologies’ ProLED Decorative Chandelier series lamps provide the look and feel of traditional Incandescent Torpedo and Flame Tip lamps while providing the benefits of a LED lamp. The “Heat-to-Base” design allows heat to be dissipated through the base of the lamp minimizing the need for a visible heat sink. This design allows for LED technology in a traditional B10 Torpedo or CA10 Flame Tip shapes providing a more appealing, natural look.
ProLED Decorative Chandelier lamps' 2,400K or 2,700K color temperatures help create an environment where a warm aesthetic and inviting ambiance is desired. The specially designed light tower mimics the light distribution of a standard Incandescent lamp providing warm, soft and even illumination. The lamp have a 25,000-hour life and are backed by a five-year limited warranty.
The EESLA-LED is a new emergency/exit combination light with two high-powered, fully adjustable LED lamp heads. The fixture housing is constructed from heavy-duty premium grade aluminum and the unit is UL listed for damp locations. A back-up battery provides 90 minutes (minimum) of emergency operation. The housing and faceplate are available in aluminum, white and black. Letter colors are offered in red or green.
The EESLA-LED has a universal mounting pattern for easy installation and knockout chevron directional indicators. An aluminum canopy for ceiling or end mountings is included. The fixture features dual voltage input 120/277 VAC operation and has a push-to-test switch. A maintenance-free 8.4V NiCd battery is also included.
Philips’ clear 40W-equivalent LED bulb brings back the shape and instant bright, warm light of a traditional light bulb – made better with LED. The bulb has a new innovative lens that delivers light in all directions; lasts up to 25,000 hours and is rated at 2,700 Kelvin; and produces 470 lumens output at 6W input wattage (78 lumen per watt ratio). The bulb will be available in July.
JESCO Lighting Group’s WS 820 and WS 825 Brighton LED Wall Sconces have a sleek horizontal/vertical wall-sconce design and come in two sizes. WS 820 and WS 825 Brighton LED Wall Sconces embrace a Minimalist cylindrical form, with nominal exposed hardware for broad use in contemporary or transitional spaces. Both models are well suited for use in conference rooms, corporate dining, executive suites, reception areas and office corridors; healthcare and assisted-living installations; upscale hospitality and retail venues; and throughout fine residential interiors. They are ADA compliant; eco-friendly, containing no mercury or lead. The emitted light produces no heat, IR or UV rays.
The LED manufacturers featured in our Top 10 LED Product Picks are Kim Lighting/Hubbell, Peerless/Acuity Lighting, Cree, Lutron NSPC/Nova Lighting, GE Lighting, Halco, Orbit Electric, Philips and JESCO Lighting Group.