Contractors have valuable Focal Point products and services to consider at NECA 2019

Aug. 19, 2019

Chicago, IL – Visitors attending the National Electrical Contractors Association’s NECA Show can expect to find a wide range of products in the Focal Point booth (3248) that are both cost and installation friendly. But there are more reasons why a visit with the Chicago based luminaires manufacturer will interest electrical contractors during the September 15-17 event in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

“I anticipate electrical contractors attending the show will not only be interested in the selection of new and proven products that we will be exhibiting, but also in the contractor services we offer,” stated Mike Thornton, Chief Marketing Officer for Focal Point. “For those who may not be familiar with Focal Point, we have a host of contractor tools to help make their job easier, such as our Field Service team and Quickship program.”

Contractors can take advantage of the Focal Point Field Service team, a dedicated group of professionals led by a former contractor. They typically respond to most inquiries the same day, and handle everything from providing installation tips and troubleshooting help to sending replacement parts. Being a vertically integrated company, the team has quick access to the manufacturing facility and inventory for quick turnaround parts, plus the expertise of the Focal Point Engineering team and staff electrician.

“Time is money and as everyone knows, those who can respond faster than others get rewarded,” said Thornton. “Our Quickship program makes a contractor’s job easier, meeting short project schedules quickly because the program gives them a wide assortment of luminaires to choose from with a shipping window of just 5 or 10 days.

“Some of the new contractor-friendly products that will be featured,” continued Thornton, “are from our new Acoustic Solutions program. These integrated luminaire and baffle systems simplify the sourcing and installation process. We are acutely aware of the need to create luminaires that meet contractor needs to reduce installation time and cost.”

The Acoustic Solutions program Thornton referenced features Seem 1 Acoustic, a flexible linear luminaire and baffle system designed to increase comfort and well-being. It will be displayed with lit and unlit units and is an excellent choice to meet a project’s design and budget demands. The integrated lighting and sound management system leverages the powerful light engine of Focal Point’s Seem® 1. It controls sound by utilizing the eco-friendly, patent-pending AirCore technology to maximize sound absorption with a per unit Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 1.05.

More new commercial products of interest to contractors include the ID+ 4.5² Downlight with round and square apertures. Completely redesigned and launched in July, it is packed with contractor-friendly features such as a universal housing that accommodates ceiling thicknesses from 0.5² to 3² and provides options to change trims in the field. This luminaire features LED technology, offering improved performance and efficacy, easy installation and increased flexibility.

The ID+ 3.5² Downlight – which is designed for shallow-plenum applications and field changeability – will also be on display and is part of Focal Point’s Quickship program.

Regarding established products, Focal Point will exhibit Amica® 2. An economical architectural troffer designed for shallow-plenum situations, it offers superior performance that meets the DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) Premium status. It’s also known for its integration capabilities with building control systems and is one of Focal Point’s most popular go-to items as part of the Quickship program.

“We optimize luminaires with easy access to the LEDs and drivers, and simple mounting and installation features such as Seem joining. At NECA, we will display the simplified joining with a hands-on demonstration of Seem 1, Seem 2, and Seem 4-LP, as well as the ID+ 3.5² Adjustable Downlight,” remarked Thornton.

“All of the pieces are in place to help contractors succeed. It’s our goal to educate and continue helping them, and we hope to visit with many of the contractors who plan on attending NECA.”

About Focal Point, LLC

Focal Point is a Chicago-based family owned and operated architectural lighting manufacturer like no other. Believing great lighting isn’t just about meeting technical design requirements – it’s about people – our focus is on creating great luminaire designs that stand the test of time, with beautifully simple forms to complete an architectural statement and with optimal illumination to comfortably define the space and its purpose. Learn more about our people, approach, and why we value trusted partnerships by visiting our web site at


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