Clara LED luminaire from Architectural Lighting Works delivers direct and indirect illumination

Feb. 16, 2016
Linear Suspended and Wall Sconce LED Luminaires Enable Designers to Illuminate Spaces with Translucent Luminosity

HAYWARD, CA — Architectural Lighting Works (ALW) — an international manufacturer of high-performance, commercial luminaires designed for use in office, retail, hospitality, civic and academic environments — announces the release of the Clara LED luminaire line.

Available in linear suspended and wall sconce models, Clara provides designers a bold new aesthetic from which to deliver energy-efficient, high performance LED lighting. Clara’s distinguishing feature is its hollow, oval lensed body in which LEDs shine through and around providing both direct and indirect illumination. Specifiable in clear and semi-frosted options, the lensed body is formed from a co-extruded, impact-resistant acrylic with an array of thin white lines running throughout the length of the lens.

“Clara’s pinstripe-like lines are embedded in the lensed body. Their purpose is to help direct and diffuse the LED light source within the curved lens and then to expel light outward in a controlled fashion downward and upward,” explains ALW CEO Shira Steinbeck. “The result is a clear winner — a luminous, translucent luminaire that excels in both aesthetics and performance.”

Delivering 89+ lumens per watt, the competitively priced Clara is available in 3000K and 4000K CCT at 80+ CRI. The LED luminaire is remotely powered by 0-10V, DALI, DMX or Lutron® Hi-Lume drivers. Standard dimming is down to 1 percent. Premium dimming is down to 0 percent.

The suspended LED luminaire model is available in 2’, 4’ and 8’ sections that can be joined together to form continuous rows for general area ambient applications. The wall sconce model is ADA-compliant and is available in 2’ and 4’ individual units that provide uniquely beautiful accent illumination.

Clara LED luminaires meet the Qualified Product Listing requirements of the DesignLights Consortium. Listing is pending.

Product photos, specifications and photometric reports are available online at

About ALW
Since its founding in 2006, Architectural Lighting Works (ALW) has been an innovator in architectural lighting by delivering highly modifiable and configurable luminaires built with quality craftsmanship at competitive prices.

Luminaires are designed with elegant, balanced shapes and strong, understated lines. By combining high-performing precision reflectors with the most energy efficient lamp sources, ALW’s designs are tailor-made to exact project requirements in Hayward, California. Additional factories in Great Britain, China, Mexico and India serve the international market.

ALW’s luminaires are utilized in commercial applications across the globe and the company has provided high-profile installations for such notable enterprises as Microsoft, Volkswagen, Tesla, Verizon, TGI Fridays, Lord & Taylor and Whole Foods.


Leah Evanovich - for Architectural Lighting Works

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