Quick-Line: Linear Pendant Lighting Reimagined

High Quality. Low Cost. Quick Delivery.

In the past, you had to choose two out of the three. So, with every project, you had to balance time, speed and quality when you selected building materials. High-quality items are nice, but not if they come with high costs and/or long delivery times.

Now, there’s a new option: getting high quality, quick delivery and value pricing in a single linear lighting product. Enter, Quick-Line Linea 1.5″ by Amerlux.

Here’s how Quick-Line makes your life easier if you’re an architect, design-build firm, or contractor:

Architects

  • Spec-grade performance
  • Value pricing
  • 5″ aperture
  • Performance lens and patent pending light block shields
  • No long lead times (delivery in 72 hours)
  • All middle-of-run lengths – no job site issues with beginning-of-run and end-of-run lengths

Design-Build Firms

  • Delivery to job site in just 72 hours
  • Keep projects on schedule
  • Elevate offerings with spec-grade performance
  • Value pricing

Contractors

  • Ships in 72 hours
  • Installs right out of the box
  • Almost tool-less installation
  • Never need to remove the lens or LED board to wire or hang
  • Comes pre-wired with quick-connectors between sections

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Lead Capture

How to get someone else to pay for your LED lighting upgrade

In the long run, LED lighting provides enormous benefits to a city or company’s bottom line, delivering huge energy savings, maintenance savings and other benefits—such as decreased crime on city streets and increased productivity in workplaces. In the short term, upgrading to LED lighting can be expensive.

However, there’s a secret weapon in your toolbox that makes LED lighting more than affordable: Other people’s money (OPM). The only thing better than getting a great product is getting someone else to pay for it.

There are numerous opportunities available at the federal, state, and local level for incentives, rebates and tax credits to help offset the cost of switching to LED lights. These rebates and tax credits can shrink the payback period considerably, so you can quickly realize a return on investment.

When Portland, Oregon wanted to upgrade the streetlighting in its historic neighborhoods with Amerlux’s Avista pedestrian light product, they were able to take advantage of rebates from the Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Energy. These rebates reduced the project’s payback period, complementing the 60 percent energy savings Amerlux’s Avista LED delivered.

Here’s where to get OPM to subsidize your LED lighting upgrade, retrofit or new construction project:

Local Utilities

A talk with your electric utility company should be your first step in any LED lighting project. Most utility companies offer rebates or some other kind of incentive to upgrade to efficient technology like LEDs. These rebates can influence your purchasing decisions, so it is important to know early in the process what kind of savings are available. Some utilities can even provide design and commissioning assistance to you.

As an added bonus, utilities’ incentive programs are somewhat insulated from politics and are less likely to change with an election, unlike say, tax credits.

Check with your local utility to see what they offer and gain insight about their rebate process.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)

The most comprehensive information source on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University, this online resource is easily searchable.

DSIREUSA.org

Energy Star Rebate Finder

Energy Star is a government program managed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, which provides information about energy-efficient products. Energy Star’s Rebate Finder allows you to search for incentives by zip code and by product type.

EnergyStar.gov

U.S. Department of Energy

The Energy Department maintains a list of tax credits, rebates and other savings available for a variety of green technologies, including an extensive list for LED lighting projects.

Energy.gov

To maximize savings for you, Amerlux designed most of its LED products as either Energy Star-rated or DLC-listed, making them eligible for a variety of rebates and tax incentives based on your location.

For example, retrofit projects with Amerlux’s Avista pedestrian light product are eligible for tax credits under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, in addition to incentives from local utilities.

LEDs can deliver huge savings for your organization and you can even pay for your upgrade with other people’s money to really shorten the payback period.

Learn how you can be seen in the best light while paying for your LED projects with other people’s money!

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DLC Adds Amerlux’s Quick-Line to Qualified Product List

Decision May Shorten Payback Period by 25 Percent

Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today the return on investment for its linear Quick-Line product has materially improved, following the decision of the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) to include the product on its coveted qualified product list.

Nearly 80 percent of rebates and financial incentives require an LED fixture to be included on the approved DLC list. Rebates typically increase an LED product’s ROI by reducing the payback period up to 25 percent.

“In addition to making installation easier for contractors and architects, Quick-Line is now making life easier for CFOs and end-users,” said Amerlux CEO and President Chuck Campagna. “The DLC’s major decision to include our product on its selective list means more rebates, incentives and a faster ROI for our customers.”

Amerlux’s production and engineering teams created Quick-Line after receiving feedback from architects, contractors and design-build firms. The linear lighting product essentially eliminates availability and installation headaches for contractors, as well as designers and end users.

Quick-Line is an LED architectural-grade pendant fixture that delivers on the promise of speed, low cost and high quality. Sold in middle-of-run segments, Quick-Line is stocked on the shelf in standard lengths, standard color temperatures and standard lumens per watt, which allows the product to ship in as little as 72 hours.

Delivers Value to Architects, Contractors, Design-Build Firms

Amerlux’s linear lighting solution solves problems for many customers, despite their individual role with LEDs.

Quick-Line is an architecturally styled linear pendant, for example, with the performance of a specification-grade luminaire, which is important to architects. The product offers a 1.5″ aperture, performance lens and an end cap light block shield to prevent light leakage, which occurs when the lens shrinks and creates a gap between the end cap and lens. Quick-Line is priced and stocked to ship similar to a white goods linear product, but with the performance and style of a specification-grade luminaire.

The product ships in 72 hours and it installs right out of the box, which is a huge boon for contractors. Providing an almost tool-less installation, contractors never have to remove the lens or LED board to wire or hang the product. Pre-wired with quick connectors between the units, as well as the power feed kits, Quick-Line’s run alignment pins and pre-installed brackets make it the quickest linear product to install, allowing contractors to quickly move on to their next job.

For design-build firms, Quick-Line provides performance and lighting control that help elevate their designs. Design-build firms can create a layout design on Day 1, send a supply design to a contractor on Day 2 and have the product on site on Day 5. In addition, Quick-Line offers direct and direct/indirect lighting distributions that bring comfort and style to any space.

Boasts Standard Spec-Grade Materials

Constructed from extruded aluminum instead of steel, Quick-Line assures architecturally straight lines of light.  It’s very common for long linear fixtures made of steel to bend where run sections join because the pins holding them in place can’t bear the weight of the overall fixture, which ultimately causes crooked runs with light leaks that create headaches for installers and architects.

Quick-Line offers a high light output of 730 lumens per foot and 105 lumens per watt. It comes in 3000K to 3500K light with an 82 CRI. It features a 1.5″ aperture, as well as direct and direct/indirect combo light distribution options.

Provides More ROI for Bottomline

 Quick-Line delivers outstanding light quality for more than 50,000 hours without depreciation, compared to a few thousand hours for energy-inefficient fluorescent lights. With such a long operating lifespan, maintenance costs for Quick-Line are minimal. In addition, the LEDs are extremely efficient and provide huge energy savings during their useful life.

Here are the Quick-Line models that are now DLC-qualified:

  • 5DI.L.30.PL-BAT.120/277.xx.0-10V-4
  • 5DI.H.30.PL-BAT.120/277.xx.0-10V-4
  • 5DI.L.30.PL-BAT.120/277.xx.0-10V-6
  • 5DI.H.30.PL-BAT.120/277.xx.0-10V-6
  • 5DI.L.30.PL-BAT.120/277.xx.0-10V-8
  • 5DI.H.30.PL-BAT.120/277.xx.0-10V-8
  • 5DI.L.35.PL-BAT.120/277.xx.0-10V-4
  • 5DI.H.35.PL-BAT.120/277.xx.0-10V-4
  • 5DI.L.35.PL-BAT.120/277.xx.0-10V-6
  • 5DI.H.35.PL-BAT.120/277.xx.0-10V-6
  • 5DI.L.35.PL-BAT.120/277.xx.0-10V-8
  • 5DI.H.35.PL-BAT.120/277.xx.0-10V-8

For more information about the company, call Amerlux at 973.850.4342.

 

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Why Design-Build Firms Need Quick-Line Linear Lighting

When it comes to linear lighting, there’s a new game in town: Quick-Line by Amerlux.

This linear LED lighting solution combines the easiest installation process with the industry’s fastest delivery in a spec-grade product available at a commodity-grade price point.

Designed specifically to address all the problems design-build contractors typically encounter with linear lighting, Quick-Line is an architectural-grade pendant fixture with a 1.5″ aperture and direct and indirect light distributions. Here’s how Quick-Line will make your life easier and increase your profit:

The Linear Lighting Headaches Quick-Line Soothes

 

The easiest installation ever

Installing linear lighting has never been this easy: link it, latch it, cap it and you’re done! Quick-Line’s standard sized middle-of-run pieces connect with latching brackets and alignment pins to assure runs are straight.

Even better, you never have to open the fixture during installation. Quick-Line is pre-wired with a 6- or 9-wire harness and each section can accept power from the top or from the other sections in the run, granting great flexibility in designing and installing linear runs.

The fixtures are shipped with the lens and LED boards installed and they don’t need to be removed when installing. All you have to do is link the individual middle-of-run lengths together and slap end caps on either side of the run. That’s it!

72-hour delivery

That’s right—Quick-Line can ship in just 72 hours after receipt of a clean PO to quickly advance a new construction or retrofit project. Quick-Line is packed and stocked as individual fixtures, but job packaging (bulk, job-specific packaging) is also available for less jobsite waste. (Job packaging may require slightly longer shipping times).

Spec-grade materials

Quick-Line is an architectural spec-grade line fixture offered with the value and benefit of commodity-grade styled luminaires. Constructed from extruded aluminum instead of steel, Quick-Line assures architecturally straight lines of light.

No light leaks

Light leaks are endemic with linear lighting, but Quick-Line solves the problem with special patent pending light block shields built into the end caps. These shields are spring-loaded and put a slight amount of pressure against the lens. Thus, when the lens shrinks, the gap is automatically filled by the light shield, making annoying light leaks a thing of the past.

Standard sizing

There are no made-to-measure headaches with Quick-Line. It’s only sold as linkable middle-of-run pieces with separate end caps in standard lengths of 4-feet, 6-feet and 8-feet. Thus, simplifying your design and installation process.

Competitive price points

By offering Quick-Line exclusively in standard sizes instead of custom sizing, manufacturing costs for Quick-Line are reduced and the savings are passed on to you. This linear lighting solution has the same high level of engineering baked into its design as all of Amerlux’s products do. There’s no need to sacrifice quality for cost with Quick-Line.

Simple order process

Ordering Quick-Line for your projects couldn’t be easier: count how many middle-of-run pieces are needed, end caps and choose the 6- or 9-wire option. The products will be at your jobsite 72 hours after you complete the order.

Speedy ROI

The LEDs in Quick-Line deliver outstanding light quality for more than 50,000 hours without depreciation, versus 100 hours for high pressure sodium or metal halide lamps. With such a long operating lifespan, maintenance costs are minimized. Additionally, Quick-Line LEDs are extremely efficient and provide huge energy savings over their life, something your customers will appreciate for years to come.

 

To keep your projects on time and on budget, you need quality products at competitive price points with quick delivery speeds. Quick-Line hits every one of those points out of the park, while at the same time, delivering outstanding light quality and exceptional energy savings. Discover how Quick-Line will keep your next project on-budget and on-time!

 

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Quick, Easy Linear Lighting: The Design-Build Contractor’s Checklist

With every project, design-build contractors have to balance time, speed and quality when they select building materials. High-quality items are nice, but not if they come with high costs and/or long delivery times.

High-quality items that have accompanying high costs and take months to be delivered to the jobsite punch holes in profit margins.

What you need are high-quality building materials available at lower price points with rapid delivery. This is especially true when it comes to LED linear lighting. It’s even better when you can install the LED lighting quickly and easily, reducing time on the jobsite.

The Ultimate Checklist for Linear Lighting:

Value pricing

High-end products usually have high-end prices to match. But, when you discount that assumption and opt for a product made in standard sizes, then even high-end products can offer value pricing. There’s no need to sacrifice quality for cost when there are well-engineered lighting solutions available at lower price points. Plus, working with standard-size lighting makes designing a project easier.

Easy and quick installation

Linear lighting is an excellent option for commercial and retail spaces, but installing it usually comes with a host of headaches. For example, for most fixtures on the market, you must open them up to wire (e.g. connecting the main light, emergency lights, controls, power) and install them. This is an unnecessary nuisance and time waste. Well-designed linear light fixtures come pre-wired, saving valuable time on the jobsite so projects can keep moving.

Quick delivery

It’s essential that building materials are ready for installation quickly. Construction timelines are complicated and any number of things can hold up projects, from permitting to weather to late deliveries. There’s not much you can do about the first two, but the second is avoidable. How fast materials can be delivered to a jobsite is an important consideration for choosing the light products to use.

Superior materials and quality products

Well-made lighting products make for easier installation and give a better user experience. Most commodity-grade linear light fixtures are made from steel, whereas extruded aluminum is a far higher-quality material and aluminum luminaires are much better than steel—for example, they are lighter and less likely to bend under their own weight during installation. Using linear fixtures that don’t bend eliminates an item from your punch list, so you can finish the job faster.

No light leaks

Light leaks are endemic with linear lighting, but well-designed fixtures come with light-blocking shields that fill gaps from lens shrinkage.

Rapid ROI

LED lighting offers an excellent ROI, making it very attractive for your customers. If you can offer LED lighting in your buildings, customers will appreciate the lower energy bills and reduced maintenance costs. LEDs outlast every other lighting type and unlike outdated lighting technologies, LEDs offer high-quality light for upwards of 50,000 hours.

 

Use this checklist and see how much easier your next project is. The path to better linear lighting and easier installations starts with choosing the right manufacturer—one that has designed products to meet the challenges you face in the field.

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7 Reasons Why Contractors Fail at Installing Linear Lighting

LEDs make for very attractive and efficient linear lighting options in commercial and retail spaces for building owners and users. But there’s a lot that can go wrong when installing linear lighting.

Installation presents all kinds of headaches for the builders, from inaccurate architectural drawings to the fixtures bending during installation.

Here Are the Common Pitfalls of Installing Linear Lighting:

 

Complicated Ordering

The installation headaches start with the ordering process. Commodity-grade lighting is usually sold in start-of-run, middle-of-run and end-of-run pieces. You need to know how many of each are needed and avoid ordering say, an extra middle-of-run section instead of an end-of-run section. It’s more complicated for architectural-grade products, which require several rounds of shop drawings and revisions to determine the type and quantity of each light product is needed.

Long Delivery Times

When you’ve finally figured out what lighting to order, you have to wait for it to arrive.

The construction field is notorious for delayed projects. With so many factors, including weather, going into projects, delays are often inevitable, but they can be reduced. Lighting deliveries taking several weeks (or months for custom designs) are common and such long shipping times can wreak havoc on carefully planned construction timelines.

Contractors need lighting products delivered to jobsites in days, not weeks, to keep projects moving forward. One little delay can have a big impact on the construction schedule down the line, contributing to budget overruns and late projects.

Jobsite Workflow Complications

When the lighting products finally arrive at a jobsite, the contractor must sort through the various items delivered and determine the proper location for each run length. It’s really easy for the wrong pieces to end up in the wrong room, causing delays during installation.

Wiring the Fixture

Light fixtures need power, controls and emergency lights inside but most manufacturers do not pre-install these things in their fixtures. When a builder has to open up a fixture to hook up the controls or add wiring for the required emergency lights, precious time is burned and a window for error is opened. The better way is to have these things pre-installed in the lights by the manufacturer, saving time and money at the jobsite.

Taking the Fixture Apart to Hang It

Besides removing a fixture’s lens and the LED boards to wire it for power and controls, the contractor often has to do it again to hang the fixtures. Taking the fixtures apart is a waste of time, which is a telltale sign of a poorly-engineered product. It’s better to use a well-designed linear lighting fixture that never has to be opened.

Bent and Crooked Fixtures

Linear lighting is heavy, especially when it’s made of steel instead of extruded aluminum, a much higher-quality material. It’s very common for long linear fixtures to bend where run sections are joined together because the pins holding them in place can’t hold the weight of the overall fixture. Part of most builders’ punch lists is a line item for straightening all the linear fixtures. This is a waste of time and keeps builders on jobs for longer than they need to be.

 Poor Quality Materials Make Installation Harder

As lighting companies compete on price, there’s an inevitable race to the bottom as each manufacturer tries to cut their prices a little bit more and grab market share. The quality suffers, which results in inferior products creating a more difficult, costly and time-consumer installation process.

For example, many linear lighting solutions are made from steel, rather than extruded aluminum, which is very lightweight and won’t bend under its own weight when it’s being installed.

 

These are the common bumps in the road contractors hit with linear lighting installations, but it doesn’t need to be this complicated. The path to simpler installations starts with choosing the right manufacturer—one that has designed products to meet the challenges contractors face on the job.  Find out more.

 

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