Here are some of the latest Solid-state lighting products getting attention in the industry today:
Nora Lighting LEDUC Under-cabinet fixture designed to retrofit existing fluorescent, incandescent, halogen or xenon models. The 120-volt dimmable LEDUC has a built-in LED driver and large knockout plate which makes it easier to install in retrofits or new construction. A heavily frosted lens diffuses the LED image and softens the light output. The units are linkable up to 400 watts in a single run and can be ordered in either a Bronze or a White finish.
3M Architectural Markets: AIR is an extremely flexible and lightweight hoop fixture available in a multitude of diameters and combinations of RGB color output. This fixture creates wide bands of exceptionally even light and can be hung as a singular fixture or in a cluster to create a more dramatic statement.
WAC Lighting: The Milford pendant, from the Early Electric Collection, brings the softer side of schoolhouse to a variety of spaces with a milk white glass shade that creates a warm glow while using an energy-efficient LED light source. The low-voltage pendant operates on 12-volt system and the hardware can be ordered in a choice of Brushed Nickel, Chrome, or Dark Bronze finishes.
Hubbell Outdoor Lighting Magniluter MLED Series of LED floodlights designed to provide energy-efficient and versatile solutions for large area floodlighting applications. The MLED Series delivers controlled illumination with 50-60% energy savings. The MLED Series an ideal floodlighting solution for building facade, large signs, flags, statues, and landscape applications.
MaxLite LED Linear F32T8 Replacement Lamps are for retrofit applications currently using 4-foot fluorescent tubes. The universal LED T8 lamp has an L70 life of 50,000 hours, or more than 17 years of operating 8 hours per day. MaxLite’s LED T8 Lamps are constructed with a remote driver that ensures the LED chips in the tube are exposed to a consistent amount of heat.
Bruck Lighting Chroma Z15 Collection featuring LED lamping, is now is offered with decorative cased opal white or blue glass (shown). The products in the Z15 collection hold a 5-year, no color shift warranty and are offered with 1000lm remote phosphor Xicato® LEDs and an integral dimming driver. The Z15 series has 20-, 40-, or 60-degree beamspread refl ectors.
3M Architectural Markets FLEX is a customizable light fixture that can be suspended and curved to follow architectural lines to create unique, luminous installations along walls, ceilings, or both. It is comprised of 11 slender, lightweight connectable components using LED light sources can be mixed and matched for endless flexibility. It is available in standard or custom finishes.
Toshiba Candelabra 180 Series is a direct replacement for the 25-watt incandescent candelabra and is designed to fit standard E12 and E26 socket fixtures. ENERGY STAR-qualified and using up to 84 percent less energy than the incandescent version, the candelabra 180 is dimmable and rated to last 25,000 hours, up to 16 times longer than its incandescent equivalent.
3M Lighting LED A-Shaped Bulb using a proprietary material for even light distribution. It offers the brightness of a 60-watt bulb (800 lumens) and is available in soft white 300K or cool whiten 5000K versions. The lifetime is estimated as 25 years, based on 3 hours of use per day. The bulbs are dimmable with LED-compatible dimmers and are made in the U.S.A. with globally sourced materials.
Please see our additional articles on Residential Lighting:
One thought on “LED Lighting: October 2012 Product Review”
LED light fixture creates wide bands of exceptionally even light and can be hung as a singular fixture or in a cluster to create a more dramatic statement.I still feel LED string lights lack the warm glow off the incandescent.