Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Product of the Year Finalists
Lighting and luminaires
Read about the 12 finalists in the Lighting & Luminaires category for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Product of the Year program.
Life safety LEDs
The Tempo Pro series of life safety LEDs embodies the evolution of LEDs with smaller footprints and more performance. The high performance is evident with up to 40-ft-on-center spacing from just 2 W LEDs. The extremely compact size results in less cost to ship and less distributor shelf space. It’s also less obtrusive visually. The features and construction that come standard are the injection-molded UL94V-0 flame-rated housing; ultra-bright 6,000 K SMD LEDs; fully adjustable lamps for top, side, forward, or backlight distribution; toolless design for fast and easy installation; UL and cUL certified; suitable for damp locations; 120/277 Vac; and 60 Hz.
Barron Lighting Group, www.barronltg.com
Parking garage luminaire
The Orbeon is an LED parking garage/canopy luminaire designed with an integrated mesh wireless control system and wireless occupancy sensors. Satellite fixtures can be grouped into master hi/low sensors to create lighting zones to meet California Title 24 and ASHRAE standards. Changes to dimming, time, and schedules can be sent to all fixtures wirelessly. The wireless Beaconnect technology is simple and is a fraction of the price of other controls systems. The wireless control system operates autonomously to increase control and cost savings while eliminating complicated gateways, Wi-Fi, GPS, and third-party providers with commissioning and recurring fees.
Beacon Products, Hubbell Lighting, www.beaconproducts.com
Surface LED downlight
The Halo SLD Surface LED Downlight Collection has expanded to include the SLD 6-in. 1200 series with universal voltage for use in high ceilings and applications requiring higher light levels. The SLD series is ideal for light commercial general downlighting with its versatile installation, attractive design, and energy efficiency. The series features WaveStream LED technology with AccuAim optics, allowing for an ultra-low profile. The surface-mounting luminaire offers the traditional cone of light performance and look of recessed downlights while consuming only 14.8 W, offering up to 80% in energy savings. The product installs simply in standard junction boxes, satisfying applications with limited plenum space.
LED area/site luminaire
Featuring a patent-pending architectural design, Eaton's Lumark Prevail LED Area/Site Luminaire combines easy installation features with multiple controls options, resulting in significant installation, energy, and maintenance savings for both retrofit and new applications. The light's patent-pending, standard versatile arm mount makes retrofit and new installations easy. The arm, which features a built-in wiring compartment for simple installation, can also uniquely accommodate a wide range of existing fixture drilling patterns and can be installed on both square and round poles to reduce installation time and cost. The fixture is also available with a wall and mast arm for building and roadway applications.
Surface, wall LED luminaire
The Metalux SWLED Surface and Wall LED luminaire is a versatile, high-performing, and energy-efficient lighting solution for a broad range of commercial and industrial applications. Featuring Eaton's advanced LED technology, it's offered in multiple lumen packages, lensing, and control options, making it an excellent replacement for general-purpose lighting applications of linear fluorescent products including low-bay industrials, wraparounds, and striplights. The light can provide energy savings of up to 50% when compared to traditional fluorescent alternatives. SWLED sets itself apart from other lighting solutions with the ability to be mounted at different heights and positions without sacrificing performance and uniformity.
Adjustable LED downlight
A companion to the Portfolio LED square recessed downlighting line, the 4.5-in., square-aperture, adjustable downlight is designed for slope-ceiling applications or as an adjustable accent in traditional ceilings. Unique features include toolless 40-degree tilt with an embossed aiming scale for consistent setting across multiple fixtures, and a spring-loaded plunger allowing single-handed adjustment in 10-degree increments. The plunger can be locked out for fine adjustment across full-tilt range by simply using two thumb nuts. An inner 365-degree adjustment eliminates dead spots. The high-performance downlight provides smooth, even light distribution from a choice of three interchangeable beam distributions, conveniently allowing changes in the field.
Hubbell Lighting's Airo is available with high-performance lenses to optimize photometric performance: 3,000, 4,000, or 5.000 K CCT. The lens distributions—Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Type II, III, IV, and V—are field-exchangeable and rotatable in 90-degree increments for quick job-site fine-tuning. The light is simple to install with toolless entry to the wiring/driver compartment and a universal mounting block. It is also available with an optional mast-arm fitter for 2 3/8-in. OD brackets and motion sensor with built-in photocell. The Airo comes with an IP65-rated light engine, a 5-year warranty, and is DesignLights Consortium qualified.
Hubbell Outdoor Lighting, Hubbell Lighting, www.hubbelloutdoor.com
LED luminaire series
The Indy L-Series is a comprehensive collection of highly advanced LED lamps covering downlighting, wall washing, adjustable accents, and cylinders. From LED color rendering to aperture sizes and trim finishes, each light is completely consistent across all fixture types and styles. Users can achieve a totally homogeneous look and uniform LED performance regardless of application. Indy L-Series LED luminaires include 4-, 6-, and 8-in. aperture sizes, offering illumination packages from 800 to 9,000 lumens. Glare-free hyperbolic downlights; single, double, or corner wall washers; and open-ceiling cylinder fixtures are just a few of the entries in this comprehensive collection.
Juno Lighting Group, www.junolightinggroup.com
1,400-lumen downlight series
The standard Juno IC 1400 Lumen Downlights produce brilliant illumination for high-ceiling applications, with performance equivalent to 120 W, PAR38, or BR40 incandescent luminaires from fewer than 21 input W, resulting in energy savings of more than 80%. These fixtures offer compatibility with existing Juno trims, including a hyperbolic trim that enables users to create a "silent ceiling" effect by reducing image and aperture brightness. The standard ceiling downlights are available in 5- and 6-in. new-construction housings and fit within 2x8 construction. The Juno Standard Slope and Super Slope LED Downlights deliver 1,400 lumens, making them better suited to the higher installation heights typically found with slope ceilings.
Juno Lighting Group, www.junolightinggroup.com
Outdoor LED luminaire
QuadroMAX makes it possible to specify an entire outdoor lighting project using just one product, for a clean and cohesive look. This universal and scalable outdoor LED lamp can be customized for virtually any type of lighting application by applying one of eight different mounting arms to a universal body to create a canopy, area, flood, or wall-pack luminaire. An energy-efficient replacement for traditional high-intensity discharge (HID) fixtures, QuadroMAX is offered in five power levels and three NEMA distributions. In any configuration, QuadroMAX achieves efficacy of more than 110 lumens per watt. QuadroMAX can scale up or down in size to match the application and overall project design.
LED high-bay luminaire
The ISON LED High Bay is available in up to 179 lumens per watt, delivering up to 80% energy reduction for most facilities with fixtures that offer less than 120 lumens per watt. Thermal management reduces the operating temperature of Orion high bays. Lower heat translates into the luminaire functioning more efficiently, extending its rated life. High-performing LED chips, efficient LED drivers, and other design features provide peak performance while the fixture design yields maximum light output and delivers more light for less energy. Because of the higher wattage savings, the ISON LED High Bay has greater potential for rebates determined by wattage reduction.
Orion Energy Systems Inc., www.orionlighting.com
Hubbell Lighting's low-profile Arceos ARA3 features LED technology, thermal management, and controls to provide illumination and uniformity for large-area/site lighting applications. The ARA3 replaces a 1,000-W HID luminaire that can be mounted up to 50 ft. It is available with three lumen options for design flexibility, has backlight control to reduce light trespass, includes a variety of control options, and comes in seven standard finishes. The field-rotatable ARA3's Total Internal Reflectance optic technology provides superior optical control to deliver exceptional light-level uniformity and reduced light trespass. It allows lighting designers to illuminate the space in the most efficient manner possible.
Spaulding Lighting, a division of Hubbell Lighting, www.spauldinglighting.com