Lighting Brief: Amerlux, Lighting Science, Acuity Brands, Blue Phoenix

by | Mar 12, 2012

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Amerlux has released its second generation of Evoke 2.9 G2 LED downlights in round and square profiles for retail, commercial and residential applications. The luminaires are offered in round, square, round-glass and square-glass decorative styles, with full range dimmability and specialized optics.

The 12-watt Evoke produces 670 lumens of light in 15- to 60-degree beam spreads. It is available in warm 2700K, crisp 3000K, bright white 3500K and cooler 4000K colors, and has a 2.9-inch aperture, Amerlux said.

LED lighting manufacturer Lighting Science Group has introduced a 4-inch version of its Glimpse LED downlight. The 9.5 watt Glimpse has the lumen output of a 50-watt incandescent or halogen bulb, and is dimmable down to 5 percent. The new thermal design reduces the amount of raw materials needed for assembly by up to 70 percent, the company said.

The 4-inch unit adapts to most 4-, 5-, and 6-inch recessed downlight can fixtures, or it can be surface mounted as a light fixture, Lighting Science said. The Glimpse line also is fully recyclable and free of toxic hazards, including mercury, the company said.

Lighting and controls maker Acuity Brands has a patent-pending, universally code compliant, neutral/ground exchangeable wall switch sensor, the WSD NGX, as an addition to its Sensor SwitchR line of occupancy sensors. The new sensor meets the wiring requirements of NEC 2011 without the need to purchase a dedicated unit, the company said.

The WSD NGX sensor can use either the neutral conductor required by NEC 2011 for new construction projects, or it can use a ground connection, which is a common wiring method for many retrofit applications. The WSD NGX is available in both Passive Infrared and Dual Technology versions, the company said.

Startup Blue Phoenix Lites has just launched a line of energy-efficient LED products. The BP Lites product line, two of which are Energy Star certified, includes posters and metal signs lit with LED, writes the Seattle Times. Company president Justin Gray, who previously worked as a stage technician for entertainment productions, says he  hopes to bring the effect of concert lighting into homes and businesses.  BP Lite’s 7-watt bulbs cost $29 each.

Photo: Amerlux

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