CASE STUDY: Queens Museum Cuts Energy Use By 90% With Amerlux Track Lights

The Queens Museum’s Rubin Gallery, a narrow, black-walled space with 40-foot ceilings was lit with 25 300-watt halogen lamps. These lights struggled to illuminate the gallery adequately and bulbs burned out quickly. As a result, the New York City museum used Amerlux’s new innovative product, which perfectly showcased the works of art.

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Top Track Lights: A Checklist for Clothing Retailers

For clothing retailers, good lighting can make the difference between customers strolling past the store or walking inside with open wallets. Stores need lighting that will attract customers—catching their eyes with lustrous colors and clear textures. The lights set the environment and subtly guide customers where to look and what to buy.

The clothes can’t speak for themselves but, with the right lighting, they can tell a great story—a story that captures customers’ imagination and casts them as the star of their life.

SPEQ, a modern-styled and highly efficient LED tracking lighting system by Amerlux, offers exactly what clothing retailers need, including exceptional color quality and significant energy savings.

Here’s a checklist of factors that clothing retailers consider for LED track lights:

  • Outstanding color: The light quality for SPEQ LED lights is superb. In the past, halogen lights were used for their color and control, but modern LEDs can render color even better, especially without sacrificing the whites. SPEQ lights offer a full gamut chip as an alternative to the standard high CRI chip, delivering full saturation of color and clean, crisp whites. Under LED light, colors can look brilliant and really pop, which is exactly what clothing retailers need to showcase the beauty of their wares. Even art galleries and museums are using SPEQ LEDs for this reason now.
  • Warm or cool light temperature: Correlated color temperatures (CCTs) for SPEQ LEDs include 2200K, 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K with 82 CRI or 90+ CRI, allowing for everything from a cool, modern environment to a warm and comfortable environment.
  • Flexible dimming options: Besides offering excellent light quality, SPEQ LEDs deliver quality consistently. SPEQ is equipped with an integrated LED chip to maximize performance at any lighting level. The color can remain constant at any dimming level, or if equipped with Amerlux’s Dim-To-Warm chip, can warm as the fixture is dimmed.
  • Excellent beam control: An effective retail lighting solution needs to have outstanding beam control to reduce glare and ensure the light goes to the right place. SPEQ offers diverse beam control from wide flood light to tight spotlight and performs optimally from eight feet to 40 feet above a display without any glare. Also, to maximize functionality, SPEQ has an array of customizable controls (e.g. snoots, hexcell louvers and softening lenses).
  • Sleek, modern-styled fixtures: The best retail lighting does not draw attention to itself, instead putting the spotlight on the clothing displays. Featuring clean lines and elegant styling, SPEQ lights are minimalist works of art in themselves, but where they really shine is in accentuating the radiant colors of the clothing beneath them.
  • Longevity: When it comes to lifespan, LEDs really outshine all other lights. As an integrated LED fixtures, SPEQ can deliver more than 70,000 hours of consistent light without any depreciation. In contrast, halogen and incandescent lights need to be replaced after 2,000 hours. The maintenance savings resulting from this long life can be huge.
  • Energy savings are both wallet- and environmentally-friendly: LEDs use a fraction of the energy that conventional lighting requires and they can lower power bills like no other lighting technology can. Some stores with halogen lamps have to run the air conditioning year-round to counteract the heat from the lighting. Besides the savings this brings to your energy bills, it also helps the environment by wasting less power.
  • Get started right away: You can have SPEQ lights in your hands in as little as 10 days, just in time to light up your next sale!

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Got the Look? Why Clothing Retailers Choose Amerlux

Lighting sets the stage in retail, so the merchandise can shine.

Clothing retailers know that good lighting is essential to sales.  In fact, the right lighting makes colors pop and textures come alive, enticing customers to buy.

To accomplish this feat, retailers need lights with outstanding color quality, lights that can work in a variety of store layouts and look nice but do not draw attention to themselves and away from the clothing. That is why the leading clothing retailers choose Amerlux to light their stores. Amerlux products like SPEQ, a modern-styled and highly efficient LED track lighting solution, tick off all the items on a retailer’s wishlist.

Here’s why clothing retailers trust Amerlux to light their stores:

  • Perfect color: Retailers need lights with superb color quality that makes the clothing colors really pop. SPEQ’s Class A full gamut chip delivers full color saturation with beautiful highlights, perfect lowlights and crisper whites. SPEQ comes in correlated color temperatures (CCTs) of 2200k, 2700k, 3000k, 3500k and 4000K with 82 CRI or 90+ CRI, so whether you are lighting a warm coffee shop, a leading lingerie brand, or one of the world’s most famous computer companies, these lights attract customers with their alluring and lustrous color rendering.
  • Amazing longevity: Amerlux’s LEDs deliver 70,000 hours of perfect and consistent performance, while halogen lamps significantly deteriorate after only 2,000 hours. Fluorescent lamps are not much better at 7,000-15,000 hours. SPEQ LEDs will be burning bright for years to come, while other outdated lights’ performance declines quickly and then burns out altogether.
  • Rapid ROI from maintenance: Since SPEQ LEDs enjoy such a remarkably long lifespan, they offer immediate maintenance savings. This is especially important for high ceiling applications, where lifts and scaffoldings are not needed for years with SPEQ.
  • Smooth styling: SPEQ lights feature clean accents and a minimal aesthetic appearance. The elegant design does not draw attention to itself, instead putting the spotlight on the merchandise.
  • No room is too challenging to light: SPEQ performs optimally from a few feet away to 40 feet above the display and anywhere in between. When the Queens Museum in New York City needed to light a black-walled gallery from 40 feet up, they used SPEQ lighting to get the job done.
  • Superb glare control: Glare can be a big problem for some LEDs, but SPEQ track lights offer high-end beam controls and have an array of custom-beam modifiers (e.g. louvers, snoots) to further assist in reducing glare and ensuring the light goes where it is needed.
  • Exceptional dimming control: SPEQ LEDs are capable of low-level dimming without any flickering, allowing for a wide range of lighting options. SPEQ dims with TRIAC and ELV dimmers and SPEQ is equipped with an integrated LED chip to maximize performance at any lighting level. The light temperature can remain constant at any dimming level, or if equipped with Amerlux’s Dim-To-Warm chip, can warm as the fixture is dimmed
  • Extremely flexible lighting options: Three distinct, cylindrical-shaped SPEQ models are available, the Small 15-watt light that can deliver 1,310 lumens, the Medium 26-watt light that delivers 2,056 lumens and the Large 48-watt light that delivers 3,977 lumens. There is also a variety of mounting options, including one-, two-, and three-circuit systems, busway and canopy.
  • Delivered in 10 days or less: Amerlux can ship SPEQ lights in 10 days or less from the time they are ordered to quickly advance any new construction or retrofit project.
  • Excellent warranty: SPEQ lights come with a five-year warranty.

 

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Amerlux Launches Modern-Styled Track Lighting

Cylinder Accent Light Provides Clean Design, Performance for Retailers, Galleries

Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today it has launched a new line of modern-styled track lighting solutions that delivers a controlled, powerful and clean beam of light on high-end retail, gallery exhibits and commercial spaces without calling attention to itself.

The SPEQ track lighting family proves that appearances can be deceptive as it delivers a strong, controlled beam from just about any mounting height without a visible heat sink or venting as part of its modest casing, which has become the standard appearance in most LED accent heads.

“We just added allure to high-end clothing and luster to sparkling jewelry,” said Frank Diassi, who is Amerlux’s founder and chairman. “For years, big box retailers, art galleries and boutiques have endured the inconsistency of color and performance of halogen and ceramic metal halide light sources. With innovation and technology, we are now delivering the performance and color consistency of LED in higher mounting applications that focus the attention of the consumers on your products.”

The SPEQ track head balances clean, minimal aesthetic design with industry leading optical performance.

SPEQ’s beam spreads range from a very narrow spot of 8 degrees to wide flood narrow spot to wide flood and everything in between. Delivering more than 46,800 CBCP, the SPEQ family of track accents aren’t afraid of heights. Available with a snoot that perfectly matches the fixture to provide excellent glare control, SPEQ maintains clean fixture lines.

Its snoot perfectly matches the fixture to provide excellent glare control, while maintaining clean fixture lines. The product offers other options, such as hexcell louver, Solite beam softening lens, linear spread lens and cross blade.

The fixture keeps it classic design with an integral driver, which is not visible, featuring low-level dimming and full 2.5 KV surge protection to ensure high-quality performance, unlike lamp drivers.

In addition, three distinctive cylindrical-shaped models are available: the 48-watt large version, typically used in higher mounting applications delivering up to 3,977 lumens with a center beam candlepower (CBCP) of 46,856; the medium size operates with 26 watts, while delivering up to 2,056 lumens with a CBCP of 14,898 and the small size operates with 15 watts, delivering up to 1,310 lumens with a CBCP of 9,393.

Correlated color temperatures (CCTs) include 2200K, 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K, as well as the Class A Full Gamut chip that delivers full saturation of color and clean, crisp whites.

SPEQ dims with TRIAC and ELV dimmers on 120V/277V systems.

SPEQ Shines Light on ‘Never Built NY’ Art Display

When the Queens Museum unveiled the unique “Never Built New York” display in the fall, Amerlux was able to quickly soft-launch its new SPEQ track lighting to create a memorable experience.

To create a world-class museum experience, Gensler, one of the world’s largest architecture firms that was part of several unrealized NYC projects included in the exhibit, asked Amerlux to help.

“In celebration of this inspiring exhibit, it was important for us to work with the right quality and balance of lighting,” said Bevin Savage Yamazaki, senior associate at Gensler. “We wanted visitors to experience these never-before-seen drawings and models from a new perspective.”

Amerlux addressed the challenge by installing its new 48-watt SPEQ LED track heads, which feature a sleek, slim cylinder design with high beam control and use less than 10 percent of the energy consumed by the previous 500-watt quartz lamps.

Larissa Harris, who is curator for the Queens Museum, said Amerlux provided a great product that produced warm illumination and demanded less energy with ease of control. “Our new Amerlux LED track lights deliver lighting that allows visitors to pay attention in an extremely complex visual environment,” she said.

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Amerlux Shines Light on ‘Never Built New York’ Exhibit in NYC

Amerlux’s SPEQ LED track heads illuminate the “Never Built NY” exhibit at the Queens Museum, in New York City.

People are intimately familiar with the New York City the world has come to know and love—bright lights, masses of people, a rush of traffic and an interconnected symphony of more than one million buildings of all ages, sizes, and architectural styles that contribute to the city’s iconic skyline.  But what about the city that might have been—the “never built” dimension of New York that would have transformed both the dynamics of the city, as well as the lives of past and future generations of residents and visitors?

Well, the very question is being explored in “Never Built New York,” a unique exhibit on display at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows, New York until Feb. 18th, 2018.  Considered a “parallel metropolis” that offers profound insights into the changing times, goals, and values of the city’s top architects, designers and planners during the past 175 years, the exhibit—co-curated by architecture experts/critics Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, designed by Christian Wassmann, and illuminated throughout its main gallery by leading lighting fixture manufacturer Amerlux—invites visitors to discover the alternative paths New York City might have taken as reflected by original prints, drawings, models, installations and animations.

“The exhibit features never-built projects in New York City from 1843 to the present,” shared Larissa Harris, curator for the Queens Museum, a 100,000 square-foot space that was founded in 1972 in a historic building that was originally constructed for the 1939 World’s Fair and later re-used for the 1964 World’s Fair.  Within the exhibit’s 15,000-square-feet of space, “we’re featuring approximately 230 unique objects, including original architectural models, plans, drawings, and even a Frank Lloyd Wright sketch on a napkin,” she said of the exhibition, which the team worked for more than two years to identify, select, secure and present to the public.

According to Harris, proposals in this “alternative city” during the years included several airports clustered around Manhattan (one being a “rotary” airport that could turn as needed), freeways running through lower Manhattan, a series of skyscrapers buttressing those freeways that could enable residents to live right off the roadway, and a variety of monuments, residential towers, and office buildings that didn’t get constructed for various reasons.  “One of our galleries is a long, narrow space which happens to be the same shape as Manhattan, and our designer therefore decided to organize the objects geographically by location, from the Battery through uptown Manhattan, with the other boroughs represented to the north and east as needed,” Harris noted.  The unique three-part exhibit also uses Queens Museum’s 9,000-square-foot panoramic scale model of New York City, originally built for the 1964 World’s Fair, which features every building in the city.  Never-built projects have been built to its 1:1200 scale and placed upon it, using the existing landscape for reference.

A Lighting Challenge

Given the museum’s 40 foot-high ceilings, the unique properties of the artifacts on display, and their creative layout across the floors and walls of the museum’s main Never Built gallery, the exhibit designers and museum staff needed to leverage lighting fixtures that could meet the demanding performance needs and exacting requirements of such high-end gallery displays.  Happily, Amerlux answered the call by donating $20,000 of lighting to the initiative, including dozens of its exclusive SPEQ LED track heads and 600 feet of accompanying track, ultimately providing a system that balances clean, minimal aesthetic design with industry-leading optical performance to deliver architecturally clean accents to commercial, retail, and gallery spaces and ensure that they’re perfectly and efficiently lit.

With so many interesting things to see and experience, Harris confirmed that the layout of the exhibit is anything but standard fare.  “The walls of the gallery have been painted black, the carpeting is dark gray, and the items on the walls come in a great variety of sizes and frames and also extend high up on the walls. It’s a wonderful jumble of items that aren’t laid out in neat rows,” she shared about the need for high-performing illumination.  “The Queens Museum was expanded in 2013 and the new wing contains updated lighting and controls, but our old wing and Rubin Gallery space, where much of the Never Built New York exhibit resides, didn’t get upgraded.  It was previously lit by 300-watt quartz lamps and those big, old, and very hot shop lights had to work very hard to get lighting to the floor,” she said.  “Because the Rubin Gallery space was key to the exhibit and we very much wanted to use it, we needed new lighting that would be beautiful, flexible, and uniform.”

Following the installation of Amerlux’s 48-watt SPEQ LED track heads, which feature a sleek, slim cylinder design with high beam control and use about 15 percent of the energy consumed by the previous 300-watt technology, the team couldn’t be happier with their new lighting’s look, feel, performance, and contribution to the whole exhibit experience.  “Our new Amerlux LED track lights deliver lighting that allows visitors to pay attention in an extremely complex visual environment,” Harris said.  “Not too dark or too white, the lighting makes the space truly feel like a museum and helps create an environment for contemplation, allowing individuals to spend time looking at all of the detail presented in a comfortable manner.  Thanks to the black color of the walls, the works just pop off the wall—but the lighting is mellow enough that visitors can stay as long as they need to take the exhibit in.”

So Many Possibilities

It’s an effect that other team members confirm.  “In celebration of this inspiring exhibit, it was important for us to work with the right quality and balance of lighting.  We wanted visitors to experience these never-before-seen drawings and models from a new perspective,” said Bevin Savage Yamazaki, senior associate at Gensler, the global architecture firm that helped realize the exhibition and connect the Queens Museum with Amerlux.

With regard to the team’s vision for the exhibit’s lighting, “Amerlux has done the job so beautifully, bringing technology that delivers warm illumination, uses much less energy, and is easily controlled,” Harris said.  “Visitors love the exhibit and we’re so happy and excited to have partnered with all of our creators and manufacturers on this project.”

A unique look at a cityscape that may forever remain behind-the-scenes, Never Built New York (which follows the “Never Built LA” exhibition in 2013) continues to fascinate its creators and guests alike.  “It’s amazing to see what never happened in relation to what could happen in the future,” Harris concluded.  “This exhibit offers a delicious opportunity to consider sites you know so well, how different they could have been, and how what never happened might have transformed the city.  It’s a very accessible exhibit and stimulates us to consider so many possibilities.”

 

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Artful Decision Why Gallery Curators Choose Amerlux

Amerlux’s SPEQ LED track heads illuminate the “Never Built NY” exhibit at the Queens Museum, in New York City.

Like a cast of supporting actors who help the lead shine, superior lighting casts art in the best light.

Gallery curators carefully choose what part of the exhibit should be well lit and which part should be left to the shadows. The dynamic is a play within itself.

Lighting art is an art—and the new gold standard for galleries is Amerlux’s SPEQ track lighting.

LED lights can help protect the artworks, enhance the visiting experience and provide significant energy cost savings. When it comes to lighting precious works of art, more and more galleries are choosing Amerlux for the elegant lighting solution they need.

One of those galleries is the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Its recent “Never Built New York” exhibit, which showcased New York City architecture projects that were never constructed, was lit with SPEQ LED lighting from Amerlux, which remains in the space for future exhibits.

SPEQ, a modern-styled and highly efficient LED tracking lighting system by Amerlux, offers exactly what galleries need including, most importantly, light that does not damage the art as well as energy savings that do not sacrifice color quality. Maintaining this balance has long been a difficult problem for museums and galleries to manage.

Halogen and metal-halide lights provided an imperfect solution and could seriously damage artwork over time with their UV emissions, not to mention maintenance issues from lamps burning out during exhibits. With Amerlux’s SPEQ lights, it could easily be a decade or two before the LEDs need to be replaced.

SPEQ LED track heads come in three sizes Small (15 w max, 1,310 lm), Medium (26 w max, 2,056 lm) and Large (48 w max, 3,977 lm).

SPEQ LEDs emit neither harmful UV rays nor high amounts of heat, making their use with priceless art entirely safe. Since there is no UV light or substantial heat, galleries can illuminate delicate art much brighter without risking damage. With SPEQ LEDs, heat and UV concerns are a thing of the past.

Furthermore, now LED lamps have the color control to completely supersede halogen lights. Halogen lighting’s strength was its warm color rendering, but LEDs like SPEQ have evolved to render color even better than the outdated halogen lights, especially with whites, blues and other which appeared yellowish under halogen lights. Additionally, SPEQ LEDs hold their color temperature when dimmed, maintaining the same light color at any power level. Finally, low light does not have to mean orange light!

Highly adjustable and repositionable, SPEQ’s track heads have a clean and minimal design that does not draw attention to itself, instead putting the spotlight on the display. Unlike several competitor’s lights, SPEQ lights have excellent beam control without any glare as well as customizable controls (e.g. snoots, louvers) to ensure that the light goes exactly where it is needed without any spillover.

In addition to SPEQ’s art preserving qualities and customizability, the lighting system really shines when it comes to energy efficiency and longevity. The 48-watt SPEQ LED lights installed at the Queens Museum, used about 15 percent of the 300-watt quartz lamps they replaced, resulting in significant energy savings for the museum.

Most of the power going to halogen lamps is actually wasted in the form of heat, which causes paintings to fade and increases electric bills. With LEDs, instead of wasting lots of energy in the form of heat, they use a tiny amount of electricity and all of it goes into lighting the space.

Galleries can enjoy these significant energy savings for years, if not decades, due to SPEQ’s long life. While halogen lamps last for about 2,000 hours, SPEQ LEDs suffer no depreciation in light quality for more than 50,000 hours. This is especially key for high ceiling applications, where costly lifts and scaffolds are not needed for years after installing SPEQ lighting.

Amerlux can ship SPEQ lights in just 10 days, so your next exhibit will be seen in the best light.

 

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How Retailers Attract Shoppers with Eye-Popping Clothes

When it comes to selling clothes, good lighting is essential. Flat lighting makes for dull-looking clothes while the right lighting makes clothing look truly eye-popping (it is a short jump from eye-popping to wallet-opening).

With the right retail lighting, you can revitalize your store and turn it into a destination where customers will see it in the best possible light. The whole journey plays out in your store, with an inspiring window display to entice shoppers, gorgeous displays lit with inconspicuous and modern-styled track lighting. Beautifully-lit dressing rooms are the final step, where customers can see how great the clothes look on them with flattering light that makes them feel in control.

LEDs are the retail lighting of the future and they are the lights that can best help you create the attractive and compelling environment in your stores that stirs customers’ desires and galvanizes purchases.

LEDs are also a potent weapon in the competition between bricks-and-mortar stores and online retailers: online, a customer will have a photo or two of the product to see, but color subtleties and textures are easily lost in translation when viewed on screens. On the other hand, when customers see the actual clothing articles in person and under the right light, they can appreciate nuanced differences in color shades and pair items better. This influences customers to purchase additional items as LED lighting better facilitates color matching and makes the colors really pop.

LED technology has many benefits over outdated lighting types like halogen and fluorescent lights, including excellent light consistency, maximal flexibility, significant energy savings and longevity.

The light quality for LED lights is superb. In the past, halogen lights were needed for their color control, but modern LEDs can render color even better, especially with whites and blues. Colors on the cool side of the spectrum often show up as yellowish under halogen lamps. But not so with LEDs. Under LED light, colors can look brilliant and really pop, which is exactly what clothing retailers need to showcase the beauty of their wares. Even art galleries and museums are using LEDs for this reason now.

Besides offering excellent light quality, LEDs deliver that quality consistently. It doesn’t matter if the lamp is at 5 percent or 100 percent power, the color of an LED light will remain constant. With older lighting types—like halogens for example—the light would glow warm as it got dimmer. Now, low light no longer has to mean orange light! Additionally, LEDs look consistent with each other—each LED light will be the same as the others configured the same way next to it. Older fluorescent lighting is far less dependable, and it is common to see all different shades and brightness levels from a collection of otherwise identical fluorescent lights as they age.

Flexibility in lighting is important for retailers and in this area, LEDs really excel. It is easy to reposition and move LED lights, as well and change the color of the light, allowing displays to be lit differently as new products come in or for season events and holidays. For example, a store could quite literally and very easily “go pink” for breast cancer or any other color for any other reason.

When it comes to saving money, LEDs can lower power bills like no other lighting technology. Real energy sippers, LEDs are substantially different from other light types that tend to be energy hogs. With halogen lamps, for example, most of the energy used is actually wasted in the form of heat instead of light. Some stores have to run the air conditioning all year to counteract the heat from the lamps. Switching to LEDs can make a dramatic difference in energy costs.

The final benefit of LED lighting is that all the other benefits last for a very long time. LEDs typically give 50,000 to 100,000 hours of consistent light without any depreciation. In contrast, halogen and incandescent lights need to be replaced after 2,000 hours. The maintenance savings resulting from this long life can be huge.

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Amerlux’s Gift Shines Light on ‘Never Built NY’

Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today that it has donated $20,000 worth of a high-end LED track lighting solution, which is creating a lasting impression at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows, New York.

The unique “Never Built New York” display invites visitors to discover the alternative paths New York City might have taken based on original prints, drawings and models of architectural projects that were never realized.

To turn the exhibit into reality, however, Amerlux was asked to deliver a premium lighting solution that dramatically reduced energy consumption without sacrificing quality or performance.

“For more than 30 years, we have listened to problems throughout the marketplace and delivered solutions,” said Amerlux CEO Chuck Campagna. “From museums to high-end retail boutiques to supermarkets, Amerlux has continued to grow by creating products that address real-world needs. We are proud to deliver a striking experience at the Queens Museum.”

To create a world-class museum experience, Gensler, one of the world’s largest architecture firms that was part of several unrealized NYC projects included in the exhibit, asked Amerlux to help.

“In celebration of this inspiring exhibit, it was important for us to work with the right quality and balance of lighting,” said Bevin Savage Yamazaki, senior associate at Gensler. “We wanted visitors to experience these never-before-seen drawings and models from a new perspective.”

SPEQ LED track heads come in three sizes Small (15 w max, 1,310 lm), Medium (26 w max, 2,056 lm) and Large (48 w max, 3,977 lm).

Amerlux addressed the challenge by installing its new 48-watt SPEQ LED track heads, which feature a sleek, slim cylinder design with high beam control and use less than 10 percent of the energy consumed by the previous 500-watt quartz lamps.

Larissa Harris, who is curator for the Queens Museum, said Amerlux provided a great product that produced warm illumination and demanded less energy with ease of control. “Our new Amerlux LED track lights deliver lighting that allows visitors to pay attention in an extremely complex visual environment,” she said.

More Market-Responsive Lighting Solutions

In addition to the new SPEQ LED track lights, which were made for art galleries and museums, Amerlux offers other new products based on marketplace demand.

For example, the company’s recent exterior lighting solutions include:

  • Avista, which is the company’s pedestrian lighting product, is designed for a particular kind of fixture that mimics a traditional New England-style globe or “acorn.” The fixture is prevalent in the northeastern U.S. on campuses at universities, corporations, private communities and municipalities. Avista is available in new fixtures provided by Amerlux and as a retrofit of old light sources for many decorative fixtures in the marketplace. Its lumen output doesn’t begin to depreciate until after 50,000 hours of use and retrofit installations take less than 15 minutes per fixture. Avista’s breakthrough IP66 sealed LED Optical Chamber prevents water intrusion and extends its useful life. The upgraded product meets new 4.0 standards of the DesignLights Consortium (DLC), which qualifies the product for rebates to shorten the payback period.
  • Passo, which is the company’s revolutionary step light, offers a sealed LED Optical Chamber that eliminates water infiltration, which is the No. 1 cause of light failure. Its advanced LED core uses significantly less energy than traditional fluorescent lamps and it’s available in a choice of two output levels to tailor the desired illuminance for the project. Passo’s faceplates are available in a choice of solid color composite, brushed stainless steel or painted cast aluminum. In addition, the step lights include louver, stainless steel louver, tempered soft glow lens offered in round, square and rectangular shapes for new construction projects, as well as 8-inch and 12-inch rectangular shapes for retrofits. A standard 0-10v dimmable drive provides more integration options with controls.
  • The Chaperone Garage Luminaire is designed to easily replace ceiling-mounted garage fixtures as a complete solution that can be seamlessly integrated with many different control system options so retrofits can be made with no fuss at all. The luminaire is an ideal energy saver, replacing linear fluorescent, high-pressured sodium (HPS) and metal halide fixtures decreasing your cost of operations. Chaperone LED fixture features an “instant-on” capability, which means it works when you need it to work. Unlike rival light sources, such as (HPS) or metal halide lamps, Chaperone doesn’t require an extended restart time in the event of a momentary power loss. Control options include a line voltage occupancy sensor that provides direct lighting control with the 0-10v LED driver to control energy costs. The product meets DLC standards, which means it qualifies for rebates.

For more information about Amerlux, visit www.Amerlux.com.

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About Amerlux

Amerlux creates bold lighting solutions that add warmth and brilliance to the world. The design-and-manufacture company builds long-term relationships with architects, facility managers and lighting designers by taking every complex problem personally. Its award-winning portfolio includes innovative interior and exterior lighting products that deliver striking aesthetics and rich performance through advanced engineering. For more information, please visit Amerlux.com or call 201.416.2284.

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