Cooper provides downlights for sustainable research center in Kansas

Cooper Lighting has provided Halo LED downlights and RL7 fixtures to the University of Kansas for its new Center for Design Research.

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Cooper Lighting, a provider of solid-state lighting and controls based in Peachtree City, GA, has supplied Energy-Star-qualified Halo LED recessed downlights with All-Pro RL7 LED module-trim fixtures as part of an overall sustainable solution for the Center for Design Research on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence.

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The KU Center for Design Research includes several high-efficiency interior and exterior lighting products. The Center is projected to be the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum building in Kansas based on its sustainable systems. LEED certification is provided by the US Green Building Council. Program incentives for certification vary by state, but can include tax credits, tax breaks, priority or expedited permitting, technical assistance, grants and low-interest loans.

The RL7 LED lighting fixture is designed to meet the needs of commercial and residential new construction as well as retrofit installations. The fixture offers energy savings, ample light output, ease of installation and long-life.CRI is 81 and the CCT is 3000K. Lights in the series are dimmable, consume less than 15W and deliver over 600 lm. The RL7 lens provides uniform illumination and wet-location listing. The RL7 die-cast construction makes the housing air-tight for HVAC savings and code compliance.

"The LED downlights featured in the building, much like the design itself, represent forward-thinking and showcase the next generation of interior lighting. We are extremely proud to be a part of a facility that aids in sustainable education for the university and community," said Mark Eubanks, president of Cooper Lighting.

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