Kichler LED products take landscape lighting to an entirely new level

May 4th, 2007
Date Announced: 04 May 2007

Kichler LED products take landscape lighting to an entirely new level

Also Debuts Junction System, Making Landscape Lighting Installation Easier than Ever

NEW YORK—May 6, 2007—Imagine not having to change your landscape lighting for 18 years! That’s what Kichler is introducing with its new line of LED accent fixtures. Kichler’s LED fixtures offer five watts of warm, white light with low energy use -- 40,000 hours of life, or on average, 18 years of consumption, and longevity isn’t the only perk.

“LED lighting, like energy efficient lighting, has grown in leaps and bounds in terms of the quality of light emitted,” said Maria Burk, the Kichler product manager who oversaw the line’s development. “No longer is LED synonymous with intruding blue hues. Kichler’s LED products are in the same temperature range as their incandescent counterparts, so they emit the same color rendering and achieve dramatic highlighting effects at a lower wattage.”

Powered by Nichia Corporation, Kichler’s LED products are small in profile for use in tight spaces, and the entire system is connected to a direct burial LED 40 watt driver, then wired into a low-voltage transformer. The line also offers faceted hexagon fixtures for better wedging between rocks. Available in die-cast aluminum or polymer options for underwater use, the LED products can be used for up or down detail lighting, near or underwater, staked, or flange mounted for deck and rail light. They are offered with a complete line of accessories, including colored lenses in blue, amber, green and red.

Pro Series LV Junction™
Not only is Kichler making landscape lighting look better than ever, it’s revolutionizing the ease of wiring it. Kichler’s new Pro Series LV Junction™ was designed by contractors, for contractors, to meet the need for safe, fast and easy installation. The first technology of its kind to be listed under UL 1838 and rated up to 15V, this installation tool features plug-in ports to power as many as six different fixtures.

For burial 6” under ground, the Junction is topped with a stainless steel stem, which can be easily located with a metal detector if connectors need added or changed. Select Kichler fixtures will now include leads pre-wired with Junction connectors, and additional universal connectors are available for use on all low-voltage fixtures.

To learn more about Kichler Lighting’s latest products, stop by the Lightfair 2007 Show booth #1962. For interview information or electronic images, please contact Gina Gretchko at 216.912.2850 or ggretchko@landaupr.com or Alicia Gauer at 216.912.2846 or agauer@landaupr.com.

Founded in 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio, Kichler is a world leader in decorative lighting designs. This heritage has expanded over time to include landscape lighting, outdoor decorative lanterns, and site lighting solutions that provide broad outdoor architectural and residential applications.

Kichler brand is widely recognized for its interior lighting products including chandeliers, wall sconces, kitchen and bath lighting, as well as under-cabinet lighting and portable lamps and accessories. View all Kichler products at www.kichler.com or www.landscapelighting.com.

Contact
Alicia Gauer Landau Public Relations 216.912.2846

E-mail:agauer@landaupr.com

Web Site:www.kichler.com

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