Topanga Technologies launches the APL1000 plasma light engine for high masts at LFI

April 17, 2013
Date Announced: 17 Apr 2013 Introducing the latest addition to its Advanced Plasma Lighting™ product line, Topanga will unveil a 50,000-lumen output light in booth #223 at LIGHTFAIR April 23-25, 2013CANOGA PARK, CA – APRIL 17, 2013 – Topanga Technologies announced today it has further expanded its Advanced Plasma Lighting™ (APL) product line with the introduction of APL1000, a long-lasting, energy-efficient lighting solution for commercial applications that require high brightness, broad spectrum, uniform light output in a lightweight form factor. APL1000 is the first plasma light technology that combines a point source emitter and solid state driving electronics to exceed 50,000 lumens. The APL1000 will be in Topanga’s booth #223 at the industry’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, LIGHTFAIR International on April 23-25, 2013 in Philadelphia PA.“The APL1000 utilizes all the benefits of durable solid state electronics and offers built in digital intelligence and controllability,” said Gregg Hollingsworth, VP of Engineering and Operations for Topanga. “With the ability to perform in applications where light control is important, and where other technologies struggle due to cost and performance, the APL1000 point source allows for flexible fixture size, weights of less than 40 lbs., and a lower cost position than LEDs.”Delivering a very bright, targeted, broad spectrum light, APL1000 is an ideal retrofit solution for general commercial lighting applications. A point source emitter allows for excellent light collection, direction, and control with optics that are both Dark Sky compliant and low glare. Designed for applications currently using a 750 to 1000 watt HID lamp, APL1000 provides electrical savings exceeding 50% and 5 times the lifetime of 1000-watt metal halide lamps. With industry standard CCTs and CRIs, APL1000 performs excellently in extreme temperatures, is controllable and dimmable to 20%. The modular system and interchangeable lamps allows for minimum maintenance cost and the ability to change color temperatures for flexibility at the end customer site.“The vision for APL technology is to outperform LED in high lumen output applications and the APL1000 clearly delivers on that promise,” said Mehran Matloubian, Ph.D., Founder and President of Topanga. “APL value improves faster in high power ranges and has a continuing upside in both performance and cost. This means the next two years will be a period of rapid adoption”. Samples are available now to qualified fixture manufacturers.ABOUT TOPANGA TECHNOLOGIESFor industrial and commercial lighting, Topanga Technologies is the leading innovator of Advanced Plasma Lighting™ solid-state drivers and electrode-free plasma lamps providing energy efficient, economical and reliable lighting solutions that surpass both traditional and new technology platforms. Founded in 2005, Topanga Technologies has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Canoga Park and San Jose, CA. For more information, visit # # #

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