LaMar Lighting's second-gen Occu-smart LED luminaires offer multiple light levels

Jan. 9, 2015

Farmingdale, NY – LaMar Lighting Company introduces the second generation of its LED occu-smart® series of motion-sensor controlled bi-level lighting, which delivers ample illumination when the space is occupied and dims down for energy-savings the rest of the time. The new fixtures feature superior LED components made in the USA and offer enhanced performance optimized for bi-level lighting applications.

The second generation of occu-smart is equipped with a new LED driver that allows installers to adjust full-output light levels in the field. Additionally, the fixtures offer the option of multiple low-light, or standby, levels, with energy savings up to 88% of full output during unoccupied times. Standby wattages are as low as 3.5W for the two-foot model and 5W for the four-foot model. The time delay feature can also be customized to suit the needs of a specific application. LaMar Lighting also selected new LED boards for this generation of occu-smart. Made in the USA, the LED boards feature metal core printed circuit boards, which allow for cooler operation than most fiberglass composite boards, and are made with high-quality Samsung 5630 LEDs. Ultra-sonic sensors used in occu-smart luminaires have proven superior to other sensor types, triggering light levels from low to high at the slightest motion, including opening of the door, and ensuring that a person always walks into a brightly lit space. Occu-smart has grown to become a leading motion-sensor controlled bi-level lighting technology in the US. It is most frequently installed in staircases, corridors and other seldom occupied spaces but has also been successfully used to save energy in libraries, parking garages and retail applications. With more than 200,000 units in operation, occu-smart’s installations include the US Department of State, Washington, DC; Minot Air Force Base, ND; Madison Square Garden, NYC; Hersheypark, Penn.; and Columbia University, NYC. All occu-smart fixtures are UL-listed and, when equipped with an optional emergency battery backup, qualify as emergency lighting and power equipment per UL 924. All fixtures are assembled by members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) union. About LaMar Lighting Company Founded in 1957 on Long Island, New York, LaMar Lighting is the pioneer in motion sensor bi-level lighting technology with its occu-smart® line of controlled lighting. It is also the resource for an extensive selection of cost-effective fluorescent and LED lighting equipment and custom designs. Made primarily in the USA, LaMar’s comprehensive product line includes architectural suspended and recessed direct/indirect luminaires and occu-smart® line of energy-saving fixtures as well as a full range of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential lighting. A dedicated team of designers, engineers and lighting specialists with more than 60 years of combined experience delivers custom solutions tailoring lighting to fit the needs of any application. To learn more about LaMar Lighting, visit For more information about occu-smart® line of motion sensor controlled bi-level lighting, go to


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