New Low-Glare Architectural Area Light is Optimized for Pedestrian Applications

June 5, 2020
Leotek’s ComfortGuide™ Architectural Site and Area Light is engineered to address concerns about discomfort glare.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Leotek Electronics has introduced its ComfortGuide™ Architectural Site and Area Light, engineered to reduce discomfort glare and provide enhanced visual comfort.

Arieta® ComfortGuide™ is perfectly suited for parking lots, campuses, office complexes, streets and public parks, as well as many other applications for which glare is an important consideration. ComfortGuide™ utilizes a new LED technology to address glare in relation to traditional LED lighting. First-generation LED optical systems incorporate a single optical lens over the LED. The unique optical system in ComfortGuide™ incorporates a proprietary internal refraction system which eliminates the visible point source and provides a uniform plane of light which reduces glare and maximizes visual comfort.  

According to both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Illumination Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), glare can cause visual discomfort for residents, pedestrians, and motorists alike. ComfortGuide’s patented edge-lit panel is fully sealed and engineered to create uniform source luminance.

“Municipalities and businesses are becoming more aware of the issues associated with discomfort glare and have been seeking appropriate solutions”, says Thor Scordelis, Leotek General Manager . “ComfortGuide achieves these objectives and creates a more pleasant ambience while providing the energy and cost savings that these customers expect.”   ComfortGuide’s technology, is available in Leotek’s Arieta Area Light, and customers can select from three different color temperatures, 2700K, 3000K, and 4000K, and from Type 2, Type 3, and Type 5 lighting distributions. ComfortGuide also complies with dark sky objectives set forth by the International Dark Sky Association.

ComfortView at a Glance

  • Appropriate for pedestrian-centric applications with mounting heights from 10 ft. up to 25 ft.
  • Patented edge-lit light engine technology.
  • Type 2, Type 3 & Type 5 optics.
  • The sleek design and minimal profile of Arieta® creates an appealing and unobtrusive daytime form
  • Universal mounting design allows for attachment to pole without re-drilling in retrofit applications.
  • IK09/IP-66 Rated Optical Systems
  • Three standard color temperatures:  2700K, 3000K, and 4000K.
  • Standard field-adjustable lumen output
  • Durable powder coat paint finish with 5000-hour salt spray exposure rating
  • 2-hour burn-in and 100% tested to performance specifications before shipping
  • 5 Year Standard Warranty

About Leotek

Leotek Electronics USA LLC, located in California’s Silicon Valley, is celebrating over twenty years as an LED lighting manufacturer, and is a leading supplier of LED street lights worldwide. Globally recognized as a pioneer in light-emitting diode technology, and with millions of LED products installed worldwide, the company has a historical legacy of proven performance. Leotek offers innovative LED lighting products for applications encompassing traffic, transit, street, and area lighting. Leotek street and area lighting products are assembled in the USA.


Tim Salber, Marketing Communications Manager

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