Architectural Direct Lighting Luminaires offer 3 output options.

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Utilizing Nichia LEDs or T5 fluorescent lamps, acanthus3 suspended or ceiling-/wall-mounted luminaires deliver glare-free downlighting in 3,000°K, 3,500°K, or 4,000°K color temperatures for interiors and wet-location exteriors. Architecturally integrated, square-edged, rectangular linear lighting design measures 2 in. wide x 5 in. high and comes in 2, 3, 4, 8, and 12 ft. lengths. Respective output options are 100, 500, and 1,000 lm/ft at 3, 7, and 14 W/ft.







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aolight Introduces Acanthus3: Architectural Low-Scale Energy Saving Direct Lighting



New Product Introduction:  acanthus3 — energy-saving linear direct, suspended, ceiling and wall-mount architectural luminaires.



Design:  The a•light In-House Lighting Design and Engineering Team.



Manufacturer:  a•light — an AmerillumBrands company, U.S. manufacturer of energy-saving LED and linear fluorescent lighting exclusively.



Product Applications:  acanthus3 delivers high-lumen output, nonglare energy-conserving downlight utilizing LED or T5 fluorescent.  Models are suited for a broad range of commercial, institutional, and upscale residential interiors and wet-location exteriors, and may be suspended, ceiling- or wall-mounted.



acanthus3 is particularly economical to operate and maintain.  It emits white, high-color- rendition light; is built to last; cost-effective short and long term.  Applications include schools, colleges; clinics, hospitals, laboratories and physician offices; libraries, museums and galleries; parking garages, covered walkways, port-cocheres, natatoriums; corridors, offices, reception areas; entertainment, hotels, retail, showrooms and themed venues of all kinds.  In short, wherever high-performance coincides with a want for integral, architectural lighting design, energy conservation, and long operating life with negligible maintenance.



Product Description:  acanthus3 is characterized, and memorable by its slender, low-scale, architecturally integrated, square-edged rectangular linear lighting design, without unnecessary adornment. A mere 2-inch wide by 5-inch high, units may be wall mounted, ceiling mounted or suspended via single stainless steel aircraft cable.  They can be juxtaposed at right angles, abutted to a wall or column, fully or partially span mounted, formed into rows or patterns, providing numerous combinations of direct energy-efficient lighting functions.  Nominal lengths are 2-, 3-, 4-, 8-, and 12-feet per unit, or hairline seamed rows of unlimited length.



Precise lengths and patterns may be specified using LED to complement and accent interior/exterior building architecture.  Use of LED light-source options in particular, because of their small size, allows great customization flexibility with regard to interior lengths and angles. A precision-formed proprietary internal reflector design and optimal LED spacing, minimizes any “dot-dot-dot” appearance from LEDs.  Units set new standards for even, high-efficiency, high-color rendition white-light distribution.



T5 lamping is available, but LED is the ideal option with a choice of outputs allowing maximum lighting design flexibility, whatever the requirement.  Color temperatures are available in 3000ºK, 3500ºK or 4000ºK.  Only high-performance Nichia LEDs are used.  LED light options are available with low, standard and high outputs:  Low output equals 100 lumens/ft at 3 watts/ft.  Standard output equals 500 lumens/ft. at 7 watts/ft.  High output equals 1000 lumens/ft. at 14 watts/ft.



acanthus3  LED models operate on a 12V DC system with 120V to 277V constant voltage.  Low temperature performance to –40ºC.  A zero to 10V dimming module is available.  Units comply with IESNA LM-79 and LM-80 performance standards.   LED combination lamp/driver is rated for 60,000+ hours, and has a 5-year factory warranty.



Optics choices vary from diffuse opal acrylic (a•cirrus™ lens) to minimalistic aluminum louver. But for LED, the recommended optic is our WISP™  + HTLO™ lens combination: a sheer, delicately frosted opal acrylic pattern with an insert of a highly transmissive (93%) linear patterned material that obfuscates any LED image (has the appearance of crystalline silk).



Construction & Finishes:  acanthus3 fixture housings are constructed from high quality, 60% recycled aluminum extrusions, with precision-milled billet aluminum ends, and are 100% recyclable.  An alightanium™ low environmental impact powder-coated finish is standard; other standard and custom colors may also be specified.



LED boards are designed and manufactured in-house using precisely-binned Nichia® diodes on high-quality, aluminum-clad boards designed for maximum heat dissipation.  Appropriate thermal controls ensure proper fixture performance.   Manufacture of a•light’s own boards allows shorter lead times, superior quality control, greater cost-competitiveness, and provides flexibility to quickly update specifications based on new technology. All a•light luminaires and LED boards are made in America, in the company’s own modern architect-designed plant.



acanthus3 is UL, cUL damp listed standard; wet listing available, made in America.



Visit a•light on the World Wide Web to find your local independent or factory representative, at www.alights.com.  a•light’s is located in its own new architect-designed plant and office building at 3728 Maritime Way, Oceanside, California  92056.  Telephone: (760) 727-6627.  Fax: (760) 727-7695.  a•light is a division of AmerillumBrands, a multi-faceted, multinational, modern-day manufacturer of specified, contemporary, energy-saving lighting exclusively.

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