Future Lighting Solutions and LumenOptix develop spec grade LED downlight for retrofit applications

May 8, 2012
Date Announced: 08 May 2012 Montreal, Canada – Future Lighting Solutions and LumenOptix have successfully completed a project developing a line of LED downlight luminaires for retrofit applications to replace recessed downlights of various sizes and light outputs. The main challenge, initially presented by a customer of LumenOptix, was the replacement of 90W metal halides in their shopping mall. The customer’s goals were to reduce their maintenance costs associated with frequently having to replace bulbs, while also ensuring better control, consistency and direction of the light output. In addition, the customer wanted to see measurable energy savings and efficiency."LumenOptix is known for designing, high performance, energy saving fixtures that are easy to use. By partnering with Future Lighting Solutions, we could stick to what we do best – luminaires and optics – while Future Lighting Solutions provided expertise regarding parts, thermal and electrical design,” explained Jay Goodman, Founder & CEO of LumenOptix. Goodman continued, “We could not have executed this LED initiative without our partnership with Future Lighting Solutions. Their people and their service are top notch, and most important, their know-how and expertise with the technology allow us to stay focused on what we know best: specification grade luminaire design for retrofit applications. Most lighting companies do not have technology expertise and we have seen more than a few disasters from companies trying to work outside of their skill set. We know who we are and we view Future Lighting Solutions as an invaluable technology partner.”The Future Lighting Solutions team, along with their global relationship with Philips Lighting, provided the proper driver, remote phosphor light module, passive and active heat sinking. LumenOptix took the technology parts and designed a set of specification grade reflectors and a patent pending mechanical mounting mechanism that allows for the entire luminaire to install into the existing rough-in kit in a matter of minutes. See the video at: http://www.lumenoptix.com/simply-revolutionary .Installation went smoothly, problems of light "puddling" with the existing metal halides were eliminated through better, more even light distribution, and the remote phosphor light module created a pleasant light that ultimately provides 70% energy savings and nearly eliminates any maintenance costs for the next 10 years. The fixture has become an entire line of downlight luminaires for retrofit applications, replacing existing cans 6"-10", and currently available in 1100, 2000 and 2800 lumen packages with more and higher lumen packages forthcoming. To see how easy installation is, visit: http://www.lumenoptix.com/simply-revolutionary .About LumenOptixLumenOptix specializes in the design and fabrication of specification grade luminaires for retrofit applications in the commercial, industrial, warehouse and retail markets. The company’s goal is to leverage precision optics and creative luminaire design to make for easier use and adoption of emerging lighting technologies; creating lighting systems that give the level of desired light while maximizing savings for their end use customers.LumenOptix offers intelligent lighting solutions that are designed around customers’ unique requirements and manufactured in the United States of America.For more information visit: http://lumenoptix.com/homeAbout Future Lighting SolutionsFuture Lighting Solutions is the leading provider of solid-state lighting technologies, engineering expertise and online simulation and design tools to facilitate application development and accelerate customers’ time to market. Our comprehensive portfolio includes a broad selection of LED system components, as well as integrated or customized solutions to enable cost effective, energy efficient lighting applications.From retrofitting bulbs to building LED systems from the ground up, we offer industry leading LEDs, optical solutions, power modules and ICs, passive and active thermal solutions, light engines, modular systems and remote phosphor technologies.Our world-class team of lighting experts, along with our global lighting resource centers, supply chain solutions and network of specialized partners, ensures the highest quality solid-state lighting solutions for customers.The company is a division of Future Electronics. For more information visit:www.FutureLightingSolutions.com.

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