WAC Lighting's Sol organic LED chandelier wins product innovation award from Architectural Products magazine

Dec. 19, 2011
Date Announced: 19 Dec 2011 Garden City, New York---WAC Lighting President Shelley Wald has announced that the Sol™ Organic LED Chandelier has won a Product Innovation Award from Architectural Products magazine. The Product Innovation Awards recognize outstanding products and product applications in the architectural world.Ms. Wald said the recognition is not only exciting for the company, but also a sign that the company’s team is doing something right. “We are proud that Sol has won AP’s Product Innovation Award, the chandelier’s fifth award this year,” she said. “These awards recognize that the market is as excited about our products as we are. The excitement generated from these awards encourages us to expand our market research into new lighting technologies.” The OLED Chandelier has its commercial debut in 20 lighting galleries across North America this fall. Sculpturally representative of ancient symbols for the sun, each eco-friendly chandelier is hand-signed and numbered. Sculpturally representative of ancient symbols for the sun, energy source for life on earth, Sol™ features upgraded ORBEOS OLEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors panels, which now deliver a total light output of 420 lumens. Sōl's seven remarkably thin (2.1 millimeters) Organic LED panels employ the world’s most revolutionary nanotechnology, creating tremendous attention from the industry. Each Organic LED panel distributes white light with optimal color rendering (CRI 80) and a color temperature (3900K).Adjustable light distribution is delivered for ambient mood lighting, free of undesirable shadows or glare. Each reversible OLED panel is completely cool to the touch, inviting consumers to experience Organic LEDs. Circular satellite OLED panels rotate up for indirect lighting, and tilt down to comfortably illuminate the surface below or faces around a table. The central downlight provides direct downward lighting. Soft, glare free light from the OLED panels is incorporated into the design and does not require the use of any additional lenses or reflectors to diffuse the light which traditionally result in a 10 to 40 percent loss in efficiency.Sol™ is inherently sustainable, designed around energy efficiency and environmentally friendly technology and individually crafted within WAC Lighting's wholly owned, Clean ISO 9001/14001-certified manufacturing campus with in-house U.L. certified test labs. The chandelier is crafted of aluminum and finished in black nickel, without the use of heavy metals or other rare-earth materials commonly used in other energy-efficient sources, which have a major environmental impact in the mining process.With a diameter of 18.5 inches and a height of 2.2 inches tall, the chandelier’s overall height ranges from 12.25 to 40 inches tall, with a supporting metal rod. The WAC Lighting StoryWAC Lighting is a leading global manufacturer and innovative designer of lighting for Luxury Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Institutional and Architectural applications, specializing in track, recessed, under cabinet, monorail and decorative lighting, with a new sustainable LED collection. WAC has developed a stellar reputation for upscale decorative and task lighting lines backed by an extraordinary level of service, an unprecedented shipping record, and a Five Year Product Warranty. To reflect Green energy saving strategies, social progress and community involvement, WAC uses the brand standard “Responsible Lighting.”WAC offers a broad range of award-winning products: stunning artisanal glass pendants; Low/Line Voltage Track Systems; Line and Low Voltage Recessed Downlights; Line/Low-Voltage Single and Two-Circuit Monorail Systems; InvisiLED®, LED tape systems for both indoor and outdoor applications; Wall Sconces; Mono and Multipoint fixtures; Counter Balance Adjustables; SMART Transformers; and other specialty lighting items. Nearly 90% of WAC Lighting LED products are fabricated, to a component level, within its facilities in the US and a wholly owned zero-landfill manufacturing campus in China.WAC Lighting is headquartered in Garden City, New York, and operates a West Coast office and distribution facility in City of Industry, CA. WAC may be reached at 1.800.526.2588 or by visiting www.waclighting.com.

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