LED Downlight has 4 in. deep, recessed grid-ceiling design.

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Featuring troffer style for uniform interior ambient illumination, glare-free abacus1 Series can replace T8 or T12 recessed grid-ceiling luminaires and HID, halogen, or incandescent light fixtures. These 2 x 2 ft or 2 x 4 ft luminaires can adapt vertically or horizontally along flat T-Bar drop-ceiling or acoustical grid-ceiling panels. LED light options include 100, 500, and 1,000 lm/ft outputs at 3, 7, and 14 W, respectively. Color temperatures include 3000K, 3500K, or 4000K.

Original Press Release:

New "abacus1" from aolight Provides High Energy Savings, High Light Output, in Ultra-Shallow Recessed Grid-Ceiling Design

New Product Introduction: abacus1 Series — Interior grid-ceiling LED downlights, with ultra-shallow integral housings for retrofit and new commercial/institutional installations.

Design: George Bosson and 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: abacus1 Series provides elegant contemporary, architectural-design LED lighting in a standard troffer style, for economical, uniform interior ambient illumination. It replaces higher-watt, shorter life T8 or T12 much less-shallow recessed grid-ceiling luminaires with lower-watt, longer life LED units of integral design. Models suit a broad range of commercial, institutional interiors; they further replace energy-inefficient interior HID (High-Intensity Discharge), halogen or incandescent light fixtures. abacus1 Series is particularly economical to operate and maintain. It emits white high-color-rendition light, is built to last, and is cost effective short- and long-term.

As an ultra-shallow recessed grid-ceiling luminaire, models suit a broad range of applications including clinics, hospitals, laboratories and physician offices; libraries, museums and galleries; offices, corridors, conference rooms, reception areas; hotels; schools and universities; retail, entertainment and themed venues.

Product Description: abacus1 Series is immediately notable for its no-glare, extraordinarily even direct downlight. Equally noted is the luminaire’s shallow four-inch-deep downlight housing design that complements acoustic ceiling-tile patterns. It is adaptable vertically or horizontally along any common, flat T-Bar “drop-ceiling” or acoustical grid-ceiling panels in any size space; especially those with shallow or “crowded” ceiling plenums. Luminaires are available as 2-ft. x 2-ft., or 2-ft. x 4-ft.

Downlight shielding is offered with a proprietary, beautifully diffuse opal acrylic lens, creating soft illumination when seen from below. This lens maintains very high light output while obfuscating any diode image.

Each luminaire contains an optical platform engineered for maximum light output with energy conservation. A precision-formed reflector design, unique lightspreading diffusers, and optimal diode spacing, minimize the typical “dot-dot-dot” appearance of LEDs while maximizing even white-light distribution.

LED light options are available with low, standard and high outputs. Low output equals 100 lumens per ft. at 3 watts per ft. Standard output equals 500 lumens per ft. at 7 watts per ft. High output equals 1000 lumens per ft. at 14 watts per ft. Color temperatures available in 3000°K, 3500°K or 4000°K.

abacus1 Series operates on a 12V DC LED system with120V to 277V constant voltage. Low temperature performance to –40° C; 0-10V dimming module available. Complies with IES LM-79 and LM-80 energy-saving standards. LED combination lamp/driver rated 60,000-plus hours, has a 5-year factory warranty.

LED boards are designed and manufactured in-house. They use precisely-binned Nichia® diodes on high-quality, aluminum-clad boards designed for maximum heat dissipation. Appropriate thermal controls ensure proper fixture performance. The manufacture by a•light of their own boards allows shorter lead times, greater quality control and cost-competitiveness. It also enables greater flexibility in quickly updating/revising specifications based on new technology. All luminaires and LED boards are made in America in the company’s own modern plant.

Construction & Finishes: Ultra-sturdy abacus1 Series fixture housings are constructed from high-quality 22-gauge steel, standard, (20-gauge optional for NYC codes). Housings are computer numerically-controlled machine-tool formed, precision mechanically joined. A low environmental-impact powdercoated finish is standard in gloss white. abacus1 LED Series is UL, cUL Damplocation listed, meets IES LM-79, LM-80 electronics and photometric measuring standards, for solid-state luminaires. (Same as U.S. D.O.E. Energy Star® tests.)

Contact Information: Learn more about abacus1 Series and other a•light advanced-design, energy-conserving interior and exterior lighting products by visiting: www.alights.com. a•light is located in its own new architect-designed plant and office building at 3728 Maritime Way, Oceanside, California 92056 and is a division of AmerillumBrands. Telephone: (760) 727-7675. Fax: (760) 727-7695. E-mail: mdale@amerillumbrands.com.

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