a•light's acanthus1 linear indirect luminaire uses LEDs or T5 fluorescent

Aug. 1, 2013
Date Announced: 01 Aug 2013 a•light Introduces acanthus1: Architectural Low-Scale Energy Saving Indirect LightingNew Product Introduction: acanthus1 — energy-saving linear indirect, suspended architectural luminaire. (In architecture, acanthus pertains to ornaments carved into stone or wood columns or ceilings, resembling deeply cut leaves of Mediterranean plants.Design: George Bosson and the a•light In-House Lighting Design and Engineering Team.Manufacturer: a•light — an AmerillumBrands company, U.S. manufacturer of energy-saving LED and linear fluorescent lighting exclusively.Product Applications: acanthus1 delivers high-lumen output, nonglare energy-conserving ambient/accent uplight utilizing LED or T5 fluorescent. Models are suited for a broad range of commercial, institutional, and upscale residential ambient/accent interiors and wet-location exteriors.acanthus1 is particularly economical to operate and maintain. It emits white, high-color- rendition light; is built to last; cost-effective short and long term. Applications include schools, colleges; clinics, hospitals, laboratories and physician offices; libraries, museums and galleries; parking garages, covered walkways, porte-cocheres, natatoriums; corridors, offices, reception areas; entertainment, hotels, retail, showrooms and themed venues of all kinds. In short, wherever high-performance coincides with a want for integral, architectural lighting design, energy conservation, and long operating life with negligible maintenance.Product description: acanthus1 is characterized, and memorable by its slender, low-scale, architecturally integrated, square-edged rectangular linear lighting design, without unnecessary adornment. Measuring a mere 2-inch wide by 5-inch high, acanthus1 units can be single stainless steel aircraft cable, pendant/stem or partial span mounted. They can be juxtaposed at right angles, abutted to a wall or column, formed into rows or patterns, providing numerous combinations of indirect energy-efficient lighting functions. Nominal lengths are 2-, 3-, 4-, 6-, 8-, 9- and 12-feet per unit, or hairline seamed rows of unlimited length. Precise lengths may be specified to complement and accent interior/exterior building architecture. Use of LED light-source options in particular, because of their small size, allows great customization flexibility with regard to interior lengths and angles. A precision-formed proprietary internal reflector design and optimal LED spacing, minimizes any “dot-dot-dot” appearance from LEDs. Units set new standards for even, high-efficiency, high-color rendition white-light distribution.T5 lamping is available, but LED is the ideal option with a choice of outputs allowing maximum lighting design flexibility, whatever the requirement. Color temperatures are available in 3000°K, 3500°K or 4000°K. Only high-performance Nichia LEDs are used. LED light options are available with low, standard and high outputs: Low output equals 100 lumens/ft at 5 watts/ft. Standard output equals 500 lumens/ft. at 7 watts/ft. High output equals 1000 lumens/ft. at 14 watts/ft. acanthus1 LED models’ heat sink was designed to ensure optimal performance. acanthus1 LED models operate on a 12V DC system with 120V to 277V constant voltage. Low temperature performance to -40°C. A zero to 10V dimming module is available. Units comply with IESNA LM-79 and LM-80 performance standards. LED combination lamp/driver is rated for 50,000+ hours, and has a 5-year factory warranty.Uplight lamping portion of the luminaire can employ simply an open aperture, or the a•cirrus™ lens option presents a “no lamp image” diffusion, articulated in a frame of light. The WISP™ lens option is a sheer, delicately frosted opal acrylic pattern. An HTLO, or High Transmission Lamp Obfuscating, lens creates the best of both worlds — a high 93% light transmission with no lamp/LED image (looks like crystalline silk). Optional Lex-Efx™ acrylic control film, with a specular screen print, provides another distribution alternative. Wall-grazing models and other options available.Construction & finishes: acanthus1 fixture housings are constructed from high quality, 60% recycled aluminum extrusions, with precision-milled billet aluminum ends, and are 100% recyclable. An alightanium™ low environmental impact powder-coated finish is standard; other standard and custom colors may also be specified. acanthus1 is UL, cUL damp listed standard; wet listing available, made in America.Visit a•light on the World Wide Web to find your local independent or factory representative, at www.alights.com. a•light is located in its own new architect-designed plant and office building at 3728 Maritime Way, Oceanside, California 92056. Telephone: (760) 727-6627. Fax: (760) 727-7695. a•light is a division of AmerillumBrands, a multi-faceted, multinational, modern-day manufacturer of specified, contemporary, energy-saving lighting exclusively.

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