Dialight Adds High Voltage Option to DuroSite® 25,000 Lumen LED High Bay
SSLDesign News Staff
June 19, 2013...Dialight of Farmingdale, New Jersey announced a 347-480VAC version of its 25,000 lumen DuroSite LED High Bay, for industrial facilities with higher requirements for light output. Dialight says that the 347-480VAC LED High Bay is for larger industrial customers with high voltage requirements looking to looking to replace conventional HID lighting. The 25,000 lumen fixture is the latest Dialight LED High Bay product that ships complete the company's 10-year full performance warranty.
The 25,000 lumen high bay includes an integrated power supply with 10kV surge protection, specifically designed for the fixture and industrial applications. With a weight of 30 lbs and 14” in height, the easy to install High Bay can be mounted at 50’ and above the factory floor while producing efficient lighting.
A combination of a tempered glass lens and Dialight’s exclusive reflector-based optical design, helps the 347-480VAC High Bay deliver optimal light distribution. The fixture is Dark Sky compliant and can be installed in a variety of different settings and climates. The high bay can operate in temperatures ranging from -40o to 65o C and is IP66 rated for use in outdoor and wash down locations. The 347-480VAC High Bay is also CSA 22.2 certified and is compliant under Class A of Title 47 in the FCC’s Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.
Philips Selecon PL1s Provide Illumination for Exhibit at Questacon
SSLDesign News Staff
June 18, 2013...Canberra's National Science and Technology Center Questacon has invested in
Philips Selecon's fully tunable high output LED PL1 luminaires. The center,
which attracts more than 420,000 visitors each year, has purchased 20 of the
PL1s. According to Philips, these were the first 20 PL1s supplied in Australia.
They were used to illuminate Questacon's newly launched permanent exhibition
'H2O - Soak Up the Science', an interactive display exploring the behavior of
water, how we use it, and how it shapes our world.
As an educational institution, Questacon wanted to lead by example in
adopting sustainable practices throughout its buildings. In addition to the H2O
exhibition, Questacon has gone on to complete the Excite@Q gallery, which
employs the Philips Selecon PL1s and also the Philips Selecon Accent Display
Philips says that the PL1 is the first light source allows full control of
the beam color composition regardless of intensity. According to Philips
Marketing Manager Pete Borchetta, "The resulting luminaire is a fully tunable
high output LED light engine supporting colour temperatures from 3000K to 5600K
and full color mixing with a maximum output similar to that of a 70 watt metal
halide powered luminaire."
"As an interactive Science Centre our requirement for lighting is based
on more of a theatrical approach than traditional museum lighting," said
Christine Hendry, creative manager at Questacon. "We use a combination of
focused light and color washing luminaires and needed to have an integrated
approach to our gallery lighting with a plan for implementation over several
years. The PL1s were seen as the perfect solution for us."
"Our main criteria were the capability for individual luminaire
adjustment, pre-programmed lighting scenes, which could be controlled from one
point, the ability to color change walls/floors to create different
environments, to reduce maintenance costs associated with replacement lamps and
labour, and the ability to achieve color in a variety of ambient lighting
levels. We were also looking for a product that could be integrated into our
existing infrastructure with minimal cost."
"The Selecon PL1s are performing perfectly," continued Hendry.
"We are able to change the lighting environment to suit the needs of the
various exhibitions in our space, and have had a marked improvement in
maintenance cost savings as we haven't needed to change any lamps in the
galleries with the PL1s."
"We are so pleased with the results that we achieved with the PL1s and
the flexibility the fittings provided that we have started a replacement
program throughout our other galleries," Hendry concluded.
MaineDOT Selects Acuity Brands for Retrofit Project
SSLDesign News Staff
June 13, 2013...The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) selected Holophane®
HMAO(TM) LED high mast outdoor lighting fixtures from Acuity Brands, Inc. to
retrofit 105 light towers that illuminate Interstate 295. Acuity says that the
new HMAO LED high mast solution offers evenly distributed white light and
greater energy efficiency compared to the previous lighting technology.
Acuity's Holophane HMAO LED high masts use 290-watts per fixture, and are
rated to deliver up to 100,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. The company
says that they feature multiple LED modules, reducing the potential for dark
areas in the event an LED module failure. The company says that through use of
multiple LED drivers, HMAO LED high masts offer the choice of various lumen
packages, and provide a back-up light source and overlapping distribution.
Additionally, prismatic glass optics minimize the direct view of the light
"Our main goal is to provide a safe transportation system for the state
of Maine," said Ron Cote, MaineDOT Electrical Supervisor. "We were
looking for a light source that would provide lower maintenance and a whiter
light. The benefits of multiple LED drivers and modules and the longevity of
Holophane HMAO LED fixtures are exactly what we wanted. Additionally, the
quality of light combined with the payback of these fixtures is absolutely
Acuity says that the state's previous high-pressure sodium light fixtures
were turned off each night from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. in order to reduce operating
costs. This left roads and rest areas dark during that time. In addition, the
uneven light distribution from the previous fixtures left bright spots and
glare on the road.
Each newly retrofitted light tower, operating from dusk to dawn each day,
cost only about $66 per month to run, compared to $200 per month for each tower
using the previous fixtures and operating a reduced number of hours. The energy
cost reduction reportedly allows MaineDOT to leave the lights on throughout the
night for a safer transit environment. Acuity says that once the retrofit
project is completed, the HMAO LED high masts are expected to savings the
MaineDOT about $135,000 annually and about $1.35 million over 10 years.
Light towers in the Falmouth area have already been retrofitted with the new
HMAO LED high mast luminaires. The MaineDOT will also retrofit light towers in
Portland, Saco, Kittery, Waterville, Bangor and Medway rest areas.
"More than 40 years ago, Holophane was first to market with innovative,
high mast lighting systems," said Rob Drago, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice
President, Infrastructure. "As an established leader in the industry, we
continue to advance the technology, creating a best in class product that
provides the features and benefits of a true high mast luminaire."
Philips Lumileds Signs Distribution Agreement with KORE of India
LIGHTimes News Staff
June 12, 2013...Philips has signed a distribution agreement with Key Operation
Electrocomponents (KORE) based in Dehli, India. KORE is part of the Ramakrishna
Electro Components Group, a leading distributor of LED Components in India. The
agreement will give Philips to immediate access to the growing Indian LED
market. Under the agreement, Philips Lumileds, a part of the Dutch company
Philips Electronics, a maker of LED products and solutions, will gain access to
India's market through KORE’s network. Philips Lumileds said in a
statement that all of its LEDs and LED solutions are now available in India
“LED lighting is just beginning to take off in India. But we
expect remarkable growth in this market over the next several years, in both
commercial and off-grid applications,” said Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre,
CEO Philips Lumileds. “KORE personnel will have full access to the
products, services and people at Philips Lumileds, individuals who are
committed to improving the customer experience with lighting.”
“Philips Lumileds has been in the forefront of developing
best-in-class LED lighting solutions including indoor, outdoor, and industrial
market segments and KORE is known for its experienced sales team, outstanding
engineering support and large customer base in India providing innate synergies
for both of us to partner,” said Praveen Mahajan, Director of KORE.
Creative Communications Group of Qatar Invests in Robe LEDWash 600s
SSLDesign News Staff
June 11, 2013...Doha, Qatar based, The Creative Communications Group (CCG) has invested in
Robe's LED moving lights, 48 x LEDWash 600s. CCG, headed by Jalal Dudin, is a
lighting and sound rental companies of the Gulf region. Over the years, Jalal
has invested heavily and regularly in innovative premium brands.
“I needed a good quality LED wash light for rental stock and Robe
has the best fixtures,” confirmed Jalal, who considered several
options before making his choice. He added that the LEDWash 600 is now on
virtually every technical rider that they are seeing when it comes to
specifying a moving LED wash light.
“They are reliable, lightweight, the output is amazing and the
wireless functionality is really useful – we have used it many
times,” he stated.
Almost as soon as the LEDWashes were delivered to CCG in Doha, they went
straight out on the 2012 Doha Tribeca Film Festival, where they were
spec’d by LD Adam Bassett. They have also been on many other high profile
jobs and CCG is looking at expanding its stock in the near future.
Weber State University Gets GE Albeo™ High Bay LED Lighting at Dee Evans Center
SSLDesign News Staff
June 11, 2013...GE Lighting reports that Weber State University’s installation of its
Albeo™ LED High Bay lighting at the Dee Events Center has been met with
resounding praise. The university in Ogden, Utah USA, replaced its
high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting commonly found in sports arenas with
the Albeo ABHX-Series. According to GE, the Albeo ABHX-Seriesuses uses 70
percent less energy and is expected to save the university nearly $40,000 each
When assessing a potential energy-saving project, the WSU Energy &
Sustainability Office found that HID lighting at the Dee Events Center was one
of the single biggest power hogs. However, the university couldn't find other
examples of using LEDs for lighting a sports arena.
“Month after month when the electric bill came for the Dee Events
Center, all we could do was cringe and pay,” said Jacob Cain, WSU
Energy & Sustainability Manager. “The new high bay lighting gives
us brighter light with fewer fixtures, and we spend less money on energy. Now
that’s something we welcome and our teams and fans can
GE Lighting offered the university an LED high bay fixture that is commonly
used for warehouse applications. WSU’s energy team ordered one for
analysis. They tested its capabilities for the unique setting. The Energy and
Sustainability team measured its distribution of light, dimming capabilities,
and net change in weight applied to the lighting scheme known as the cloud at
the home of WSU’s men's and women's basketball. A mounting system was
designed and fabricated, and then the single unit was hung for review by the
Upon approval, 100 HID fixtures were replaced with a total of 80 LED
fixtures. The installation was timed to take place without interrupting the
basketball court's regular use. The new LED high bay lighting produces more
than 200 foot candles, or the amount of light that falls on a given surface.
This is reportedly double that of NCAA requirements for courts. Whereas the
original lighting produced dim spots on the court, and foot candles ranged from
60-150 depending on location, Cain said.
Officials with WSU are pleased with the Albeo ABHX-Series because of the
lighting quality, brightness, and distribution. In addition to considerable
energy savings, GE says that it increases the ability for special effects
because the LEDs instantly illuminate with no buzz or flickering and can be
dimmable and adjustable in nine zones throughout the arena.
Additionally, GE says that the Albeo ABHX-Series LED lighting fixtures
significantly diminish maintenance needs at the arenas where swapping bulbs
requires special equipment and trained personnel. GE says that Albeo
ABHX-Series LED lighting has an L70 of 100,000 hours, meaning that the LED
fixtures are expected to still produce at least 70 percent of their original
brightness after about 100,000 hours.
The Albeo ABHX-Series fixture can reportedly substitute for a range of
legacy high bay lighting systems such as 250-watt to 1500-watt HID and four- to
eight-lamp T5/T8 high-intensity fluorescent lighting. Conventional four to
eight lamp T5s and T8s reportedly burn-out after 20,000-30,000 hours.
Comcast to Offer Osram Sylvania's Remote Controlled LED Bulbs as Part of its Xfinity Home Platform
SSLDesign News Staff
June 11, 2013...Comcast, a global provider of video, cable, and high speed internet based in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Osram Sylvania, have agreed to offer Sylvania's
LED bulbs that can be controlled remotely from Comcast's Xfinity Home
platform. Comcast says that collaborating with Osram Sylvania further enhances
its Xfinity Home service. The Xfinity Home service can now use LED smart light
bulbs that can be plugged into any standard light bulb socket, and that can
save up to 83 percent in energy costs and last up to 17.5 times longer than
standard incandescent light bulbs. This partnering with Osram Sylvania
reportedly makes Comcast the first cable and Internet service provider to offer
an integrated remote controlled light bulb.
The Sylvania Ultra iQTM LED BR30 flood light bulb has an L70 of 35,000
hours. It has integrated dimming controls that use the Zigbee® Home Automation
standard for wireless control using a smartphone or the Xfinity Home app. The
11w Ultra iQ BR30 bulb emits 700 lumens and offers 63 lumens per watt. The warm
white 2700K color temperature lamp with color rendering index (CRI) of 80, is
dimmable to 5 percent and boasts up to 83 percent less energy consumption than
the incandescent bulbs they replace.
Xfinity Home is a broadband and cloud-based platform that provides
next-generation home security, control and energy management that allows
customers to stay connected to their home and family through the use of an
interactive Web portal, mobile devices and the free Xfinity Home app. Comcast's
Xfinity Home service offers 24/7 professional monitoring in addition to home
control and remote energy management services that include lighting controls,
digital thermostats, live video monitoring, custom text and e-mail alerts,
remote arming and disarming capabilities, water and carbon monoxide sensors.
“With Osram Sylvania, we are bringing innovative lighting solutions
that integrate with the Xfinity Home platform and provide home control and
green technology features to our customers,” said Mitch Bowling,
Senior Vice President and General Manager of New Businesses for Comcast Cable.
“Home automation is a growing trend that takes complex ideas and
turns them into simple solutions that can be delivered to thousands of people.
This is another example of how we are continuing to evolve our Xfinity Home
product by creating more innovative home control solutions for our customers to
“We are proud to work closely with Comcast to develop
sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, lighting solutions for Xfinity
Home,” said Tim Lesch, Senior Vice President, Osram Sylvania.
“These energy saving light bulbs allow consumers to remotely control
their lighting via a smart device when they need them, and set the desired
level of brightness, while helping to save power and electricity costs
Turkish Event Management Company Invests in Robe Moving Lights
SSLDesign News Staff
June 6, 2013...Organizer, a high profile event management, planning, production and
technical solutions company based in Ankara, Turkey has invested in new Robe
moving lights. The company reportedly has a reputation for delivering
imaginative shows and events and this is their first purchase of Robe. The
units were delivered by Robe’s Turkish distributor Atempo, and will be
used to service Organizer’s client base on a wide variety of productions
in Turkey and internationally.
Organizer wanted to invest in cutting-edge technologies that offered the
most inventive and flexible possibilities. The fixture list includes 56 x MMX
Spots, 32 LEDWash 800s, 16 x MMX WashBeams, 24 LEDBeam 100s, 16 LEDWash 600s
and six LEDWash 300s – all from Robe’s ROBIN series.
Organizer are completely confident they have made the right decision,
“The brand is powerful and the units are tough and well-made as well as
being affordable,” says director Yildiray . He thinks the lights are
excellent creative tools for all the lighting designers who will be using them,
as well as practical and functional.
The company switched its moving stock to Robe Lighting because of the
reliability. Organizer has found the MMX Spots to be powerful, lightweight and
compact and that the MMX WashBeam is a perfect multi-purpose fixture; the
LEDWashes are the ultimate LED wash luminaire … and that the tiny
LEDBeam 100s are funky and ideal for special effects in a diverse range of
shows and presentations.
Yildiray knows that the service and after-sales support from Atempo (Robe's
Turkish distributor) will be excellent and super-fast. The new fixtures will be
the 2013 Turkish Language Olympiad, being staged in nine different cities in
June, where students of the language will complete for titles like: grammar,
oral skills, writing essays, reciting poems, singing songs, theatre and general
culture. The lighting designs for these assorted shows will be created by two
of Organizer’s full time lighting designers, Salih Yalcin and Volkan
Robe’s sales director Harry von den Stemmen commented,
“Together with Müjdat and Volkan Konuralp of Atempo, whom I have
known and trusted for many years, I am very excited about this major move in
the rental and production world in Turkey."
“Organizer is making a very bold step ahead with their investment
into such a wide array of Robe fixtures," Stemmen said.
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