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ARINI Lighting System from HessAmerica Selected for Inclusion in 2017 Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Report

Press release date: Sep 12, 2017

Gaffney, South Carolina, 2017 - HessAmerica is pleased to announce that the ARINI lighting system has been selected for inclusion in the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) 2017 Annual Progress Report.The IES Progress Committee selected the architectural LED luminaire based on criteria of uniqueness, innovation, and significance to the advancement of the state of the art and science in the lighting industry.

ARINI, a stylized flood and accent luminaire, combines illumination with striking design to bring a sense of place to convention centers, fairgrounds, stadia, theme parks, and other large scale gathering areas. Multiple luminaires paired with artistically styled poles add visual interest to feature spaces while generating functional illumination.

ARINI’s distinctive truncated teardrop-shaped housing and shroud are die-cast aluminum for a well-defined style.The luminaire, with an integral tenon, is axially rotatable for horizontal adjustment range of +/- 60°, while the adjustable knuckle allows luminaire tilt from nadir to 120° vertical.

ARINI provides illumination through six high-power LEDs in warm or neutral color temperatures. The choice of optics includes three rotationally symmetric distributions and two elliptical beam patterns to meet varying site lighting requirements. Optional flowing teardrop accent on the rear of the luminaire housing is available to provide colored LED highlighting or waymarking. All hardware is stainless steel.

For added functionality, ARINI accommodates outdoor rated speakers for communication, enabling broadcasting of messages to contribute to active site dynamics. For security, CCTV cameras integrated into the housing provide an added level of protection. Wi-Fi may also be incorporated. Non-lighting functions may be combined with lighting and accenting on the same pole to meet the needs of the overall site experience.

About HessAmerica:

HessAmerica made its U.S. debut at LightFair in 1997 and was quickly recognized for its full range of distinctive, precision-designed luminaires for commercial/institutional use. Over the years HessAmerica’s timeless, high-quality luminaires have received numerous awards for innovative design, lighting performance, and technical advancements.These include early efforts in outdoor indirect lighting, the introduction of the world’s first pole mount LED luminaire, development of modular light column systems, and pioneering light engine concepts that allow reproducible lighting performance as LED technology advances.

About the IES Progress Report:

The Progress Committee’s mission is to keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world and prepare a yearly review of achievements for the Illuminating Engineering Society.Acceptance in the Progress Report is based on an impartial judging process used by the committee to evaluate each submission on its uniqueness, innovation, and significance to the lighting industry. This year’s Report was presented August 11, 2017, at the IES Annual Conference in Portland, OR, and will be presented at local IES Section meetings throughout the coming year. A summary of the report will be published in the November 2017 issue of LD+A.

Contact Information: Information about HessAmerica architectural outdoor lighting products and site amenities is available by contacting authorized HessAmerica professional independent lighting sales representatives at: Website: