Architectural Direct Lighting Luminaires offer 3 output options.

Press Release Summary:

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.

Original Press Release:

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  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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