Original Press Release
New Glass Washington Postlite® LED Luminaires Promote Sustainability and Aesthetics
Press release date: August 14, 2012
Historic styled fixtures are designed for use with existing Washington luminaires
New Glass Washington Postlite® Series LED luminaires from Holophane combine the elegance of an early 20th century urban scale acorn fixture with the performance and sustainability of advanced LED technology. The new LED series fixtures are fully compatible with installed Washington glass globes and housings to reduce initial materials costs while retaining the fixtures' architectural appeal.
Glass Washington Postlite LED luminaires-available in three styles-are designed for superior light control with ease of installation and maintenance. The optical assembly includes precisely molded thermal resistant borosilicate glass reflector and refractor, with the upper portion incorporating a series of reflecting prisms that redirect over 50 percent of the upward light into the controlling refractor, creating a soft uplight that defines the traditional acorn shape.
Each fixture's lower portion employs precisely molded refracting prisms to control light distribution and maximize uniformity and luminaire spacing. The very top assembly integrates a prismatic glass cover with decorative final for tool-less entry into the optical chamber. The fixtures' internal LED stalk design offers state-of the-art light control and thermal management.
"Holophane's Glass Washington Postlite LED fixtures represent a significant investment in research and development to design a historically appealing luminaire that supplies the reliability and performance provided by the latest LED technology," said Ben Prichard, Holophane Outdoor Senior Product Manager. "Fixture construction and materials ensure the luminaires will continue to perform as long as the LED."
New Washington Postlite LED luminaires offer design flexibility with three attractive styles: Enhanced Version, 18.88 inches tall wide x 45.88 inches tall; Utility Version, 17.25 inches wide x 36.75 inches tall; and the State Street Version, 17.25 inches wide x 45.44 inches tall. All versions are available with a variety of shapes, decorative trim and uplight option.
They are also offered with asymmetric and symmetric distribution and are applicable for a range of environments, including walkways, city streets, urban plazas, campuses and parking lots. Fixture castings utilize aluminum to promote corrosion resistance, with corrosion-resistant hardware for long-term performance in various climates.
Holophane Glass Washington Postlite LED luminaires are manufactured in the USA and are CSA listed as suitable for wet locations for up to 35ºC ambient temperature. The fixtures, which feature a polyester powder paint finish, are optimized for IES RP8 street lighting recommended practice and are rated for 50,000 hours minimum life.
For more information about Glass Washington Postlite LED luminaires or any of Holophane's line of decorative outdoor lighting solutions, visit www.holophane.com or call 1-800-759-1577.
About Holophane Headquartered in Granville, Holophane has been the leader in lighting solutions for 110 years. An Acuity Brands Company, Holophane provides energy efficient lighting systems for a range of commercial, industrial and outdoor applications. Visit www.holophane.com to experience lighting's best.
For more information, please contact: Ben Prichard Senior Product Manager, Outdoor Holophane Ben.Prichard@AcuityBrands.com