WAC Lighting wins platinum ADEX design of excellence award for Ete Quick Connect Pendants

Sept. 13, 2010
Date Announced: 13 Sep 2010 Garden City, New York – Building on its portfolio of recent design and technology awards, WAC Lighting has received a Platinum ADEX Design of Excellence Award for its Ete Quick Connect™ Pendants. WAC Lighting is a cutting edge "Responsible" manufacturer and designer of track, recessed, undercabinet, monorail and decorative lighting. Offering an upscale look for today's interiors, Ete features two pendants designed and crafted with hand-blown swirling murrine art glass from Italy in Blue, and Yellow with Red. Dating back to an ancient technique invented 2,000 years ago, Murrine glass is transformed into swirl glass patterns. The conical shaped Ete pendant hardware is offered with three handsome metal finishes: Bronze, Chrome and Platinum. These Quick Connect™ pendants can be mounted to WAC Lighting's SOLORAIL™ (single circuit low voltage monorail system), DUORAIL™ (two circuit low voltage rail system), FLEXRAIL1 (single circuit line voltage monorail system), FLEXRAIL2 (two circuit line voltage monorail system), or surface mounted with a canopy. The Quick Connect™ Socket Set includes 72 inches of braided wire.The Quick Connect Pendants are offered with WAC's five-year product warranty.About the ADEX AWARDSADEX stands for Awards for Design Excellence and it is the largest and most prestigious awards program for product design of furniture, fixtures and finishes marketed to the design trade. Design Journal, the international trade publication for interior designers, architects and facility managers, is the proud sponsor of ADEX Awards.ADEX Awards attract nearly 500 companies submitting approximately 2,000 innovative new products. ADEX judges are leaders in their respective areas of expertise, and therefore, ADEX Awards represent the best product designs of the year in the opinion of those whose expertise in design judge the furniture entries, while lighting specialists judge lighting; floor specifiers judge flooring and so on. Each category has potential for three levels of awards: Platinum, Gold and Silver. Judges award points in several categories for each entry. Total points determine each product's score.About WAC LightingWAC Lighting has developed a stellar reputation for high quality 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, “Responsible Lighting" is WAC's brand standard. Leading the sustainability charge, the firm employs responsible manufacturing practices and energy saving technology in the family owned, ISO 9001-certified manufacturing campus with in-house UL approved testing labs and zero landfill status.WAC employs stringent sourcing, water recycling, lead-free and zero-landfill capabilities in its wholly owned, Clean ISO 9001-certified manufacturing campus with in-house U.L. certified test labs. Sustainable CFL, OLED and LED lighting products have been added to the extensive line with the most energy efficient technology available. WAC offers a broad range of products: stunning art glass pendants; Low/Line Voltage Track Systems; Line and Low Voltage Recessed Downlights (including Innovative Green Design Award LEDme luminaires); Line/Low-Voltage Single and Two-Circuit Monorail Systems; the Award Winning 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 products are fabricated, including components, at its state-of-the-art manufacturing campus in China.

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