Date Announced: 03 Mar 2014 New LED lighted handrail system provides unmatched energy efficiency and light uniformityAnaheim, CA -- Intense Lighting, Inc. (www.IntenseLighting.com), a manufacturer of LED specifications grade lighting solutions, is pleased to announce that its V-RAIL IVR15 LED lighted handrail system is a recognized winner in the 2013 Next Generation Luminairesâ¢ (NGL) Outdoor Awards, in the Pedestrian / Walkway lighting category.The sleek V-RAIL IVR15 is a high performance handrail system designed to illuminate stairways, ramps and walkways while also acting as a handrail or guardrail. It consumes 45% less energy and delivers more than double the average foot candles of comparable products.NGL judges said that the system was a âunique product with smooth distributionâ and commented on its âgreat color â great lightâ. One of the features cited by the judging committee was the performance of the lenses which prevents strobing, a problem recognized in early generation LED handrails.It is the first time that the company has been recognized in the Outdoor portion of the competition, having previously won awards in the Indoor section for the ORBIS LED Track Luminaire (2013), and other products in prior years.The Next Generation Luminairesâ¢ (NGL) Solid State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Illuminating Engineering Society, and the International Association of Lighting Designers. The NGL competition was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications. The idea is to make it easier for lighting designers and specifiers to find LED lighting products that are worthy of specification. That means NGL-recognized products have to measure up on many fronts. The judges care about suitability and quality, not just energy-efficiency. âThis is not just a beauty contest,â said DOE Solid-State Lighting Program Manager Jim Brodrick. âThe winners also have to perform well.ââThe V-RAIL IVR15 provides architects and lighting designers with a true 1.5 inch outer diameter illuminated rail system. The system demonstrates an extremely high level of energy efficiency, as well as ease of installation and maintenance, with performance, and aesthetic,â says Kenny Eidsvold, President of Intense Lighting. âThis recognition speaks to the culture of innovation we promote, our ongoing commitment to the industry, and the excellence throughout the Intense Lighting family. We are honored to have been recognized in this way.âMore about the V-RAIL IVR15 LED lighted handrail system:- 1.5â outer diameter- Constructed with stainless steel- Optional integral or remote power supply- Modular or custom configuration- First product to be available with Intense Lightingâs new SURFACE simulated natural finishes, a powdercoat option that delivers various wood and grain finishesIRV2, a 1.9â V-Rail LED illuminated rail system, is also available.About Intense LightingIntense Lighting, Inc. is widely recognized as a solutions-based manufacturer of award-winning, sustainable lighting products. Innovative and energy efficient, our luminaires offer a wide variety of specification grade lighting solutions for the commercial, hospitality, supermarket, retail and residential markets. Customers can select from several broad-based product lines of LED downlights, tracklights, and recessed multiples. In addition to interior lighting, Intense Lighting offers a complete product line of outdoor luminaries including bollards, landscape, step lights, wall cylinders, wall sconces, in-ground luminaries and our popular V-Rail, an LED illuminated rail system.Established in 2001 and headquartered in Anaheim, CA, Intense Lighting has quickly become an industry leader by continuing to deliver quality products with the shortest lead times in the industry and providing outstanding customer service. Today, with a growing team of product engineers, Intense Lighting is on the cutting-edge of research and development in LED lighting solutions backed by the companyâs impressive 10-year product warranty.Intense Lightingâs affiliations include memberships in the Illuminating Engineering Society North America (IESNA), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Designers Lighting Forum (DLF), and the Association of Retail Environments (ARE). In addition to partnerships with Energy Star and Lighting Facts (DOE), we are an approved educational provider for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).For more information, please visit www.intenselighting.com or call 800-961-5321.
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