In our recent interview, Finelite R&D vice president Aaron Smith noted that transparency initiatives such as the International Living Future Institute’s “Declare” label have grown noticeably within the past two years, with more than 50 listed lighting products at the time of publication. This featured selection has been filtered to those with the Declare label, although IFLI offers additional levels of certification and compliance through the program.
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Airelight Ceramic LED luminaires, Goldeneye, Inc.
Goldeneye’s Airelight family, which includes Linear SC, Linear ES, and Squares models, employ a ceramic-based emitter that serves as LED light source, heatsink, and interconnect. This enables a thin and lightweight luminaire suitable for mounting options such as embedded, surface, T-bar, and pendant. The 24VDC, linear or squared-shaped sources deliver up to 1,110 lm/ft at 130 lm/W, with 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K CCT options.
Arca Pro, Selux Corp.
The slim profile of the Arca Pro post-top luminaire can be configured with multiple heads at various heights for outdoor walkways, roadways, parking lots, and plazas. The luminaire design complies with International Dark-Sky Association requirements, producing zero uplight and minimal glare and light trespass. A Gen 5 silicone lens recessed into the IP66 enclosure allows for a range of precision light distribution options.
Linear fixtures, Lightly
Lightly fixtures are biodegradable with combinations of lightweight wood, wool, and hemp finishes that reduce embodied carbon due to shipping compared to conventional metal fixtures. The nontoxic adhesives and stains are free of volatile organic compounds. Butterfly (shown) uses an open-web optical profile with concealed LED engines to deliver 1,400 lm/ft at 140 lm/W, 80% indirect and 20% direct illumination with either static or tunable CCTs with at least 90 CRI.
The Linea acoustic-dampening LED linear pendant is fabricated with recyclable PET panels, offered in a broad range of shielding options, colors, textured and patterned finishes, heights, and lengths for noise management and ambient illumination in open indoor areas. A plug-and-play power connector simplifies installation of multiple runs. Some fixture parts can be returned and recycled via the company’s product stewardship program.
HP-2 WS steel slot luminaire, Finelite
More than 90% of the manufacturer’s Steel Luminaire lineup is third-party verified LBC Red List Approved. The HP-2 WS recessed perimeter slot luminaire (shown) delivers up to 796 lm per foot, with tailored lengths down to 1/16-inch intervals (minimum 2 feet). The linear luminaire is available with a post-ceiling threaded rod or pre-ceiling wall mount. Regressed 2-inch optics and telescoping sections enable precise fit into corners.
Edge Series, XICO Lighting
SmartBeam adaptive wavefront technology from FusionOptix infuses Edge Series luminaires with precise beam control and uniformity, achieving multiple glare-free distribution options. The reduced footprint and optical efficiency of each fixture helps designers to streamline projects and ensure no light is wasted. The Edge Solo275 (shown) features a 1×2.75-inch profile available in recessed, surface, pendant, and wall configurations. The luminaires are composed of 99% recyclable materials.
*Updated May 1, 2023 4:00 PM for sustainability detail - Lightly.