After a soft introduction during this year’s Lightfair International in Las Vegas, Civilight North America has officially announced its entry into the LED lighting category with indoor LED lamps for the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. The Cary, N.C.-based company focuses solely on LED products and offers a complete line of indoor LED lamps, with three series – Architectural (highest quality), Professional (best price-performance), and Commercial (best ROI) – in PARs, BRs, linear tubes, bulbs (A19 and candelabra) and spots (MR16s and GU10s). It also provides LED downlights for an integrated solution.
“Civilight believes that LED technology is now at a point where we can provide high-quality, high-performing LED lamps with an accelerated return on investment in North America,” says Jeffrey E. Lagaly, CEO. “For more than 13 years, Civilight has valued its global relationships with its customers, suppliers, and employees, and now we are ready to bring this proven product line and business ethics to the North American market.”
Backed by its global distribution network, Civilight has a reputation for performance LED lamps that offer up to a 97 CRI, along with R9 values that are among the highest in the industry and ensure superior color rendering. The company owns and operates its manufacturing and testing plants overseas and utilizes a strict quality assurance/quality control system that is ISO9001:2008-certified for research and development as well as the production of LED products, LED lighting products, and power supplies.
“We are focused solely on LED products, so we are not distracted by older technologies,” Lagaly explains. “Civilight’s engineers consider the overall aesthetics of our LED products, including the quality of materials, the uniformity of the beam, and the appearance of the bulb itself.”
The company spends 10 percent of its annual revenue on R & D initiatives, and employs 130 engineers who are dedicated to designing quality and performance-optimized LED products. Its engineers test each LED lamp for 6 to 24 hours prior to delivery to provide assurance that every product will perform as expected when installed in a fixture. The lamps provide an L70-rated lifetime of up to 40,000 hours, which equates to more than 36.5 years if operating three hours per day.