Nowadays you may often get the news that some certain brand of a new series is going to make its first appearance among the public. And just imagine that when you hear of the show of a new series of Harry Porter, how excited you will be. Recently in the world of LED lighting products, a new series of LED fluorescent tubes shocked the public and surprised us again. Almost everyone is familiar with the most common electric lights and it even becomes a necessity in daily life and the society. However, you may have little knowledge about the newly emerging LED lighting products. Let’s have a look.
The new Y Series debuted in April at Light+Building in Germany, and this week will be presented to hospitality designers at HD Expo and to U.S. architects at the AIA 2012 National Convention.
“While 4.5-inch aperture LED downlight with 6-inch overall diameters represent a totally new direction for Lucifer Lighting,” says Alexandra Mathews, Vice President of International Sales & Marketing for the company, “the minimalist proportion and elegant design of the Y Series – coupled with high technical performance, in particular for accent lighting and wall washing – are consistent with the look and functionality of our pinhole downlights, for which we are so well known.”
While designers and architects need to use high-efficacy lighting sources such as LED fluorescent lamps, says Mathews, they have consistently told Lucifer Lighting they aren’t happy with the scale, glare level and mediocre performance of products on the market recently. “The new Y Series is completely unique in the marketplace,” she says, “achieving high levels of brightness and beam control with literally no glare, whether the ceiling is 8 feet or 30 feet.”
The new fixtures capitalize on Lucifer Lighting’s blend of technology and design. “While our cutting-edge LED modules are essential to the successful performance of the LEDX Y Series product line, it’s really the aesthetics that will drive interest among architects, lighting designers and end-users,” says Mathews. “Nothing in the world looks like this – it’s essentially a new visual idiom for high-ceiling downlights.”
Commercial, Hospitality and Museum Applications
With their power and wide apertures, the Y Series LED downlight is suitable for myriad applications, and offer an “extension in scale” from Lucifer Lighting’s pinhole Z Series.
The Y Series introduction allows architects and designers to employ the two downlight families in tandem – the Z Series for lower ceilings and the Y Series for greater heights – so the look of the recessed lighting will be consistent throughout, regardless of ceiling height. This makes the range especially valuable for use in the hospitality industry for hotels and restaurants, in cultural venues such as museums, and in retail settings and high-end residences. Both product lines can be used indoors and outdoors, too.
For double-height spaces such as atriums, ballrooms, lobbies, store interiors and more, the new LEDX Y Series offers “occupant-friendly” performance, and provides an unobtrusive yet powerful solution without the glare problems and “institutional look” that detract from typical LED downlight on the market. This fixture family affords designers the tools and flexibility they expect from Lucifer Lighting, including 45° adjustment, full locking from the room side, and the ability to accept multiple effects devices, lenses and louvers.
Most wide-aperture downlights today offer reflectors on the fixture interior, which are usually visible, while the Y Series employs die-cast baffles, with the reflectors above the baffles and mediated by a lens. With at least a 40-degree cutoff to the LED, the source is more hidden and integral to the ceiling surface, meaning the fixtures can deliver much more light with virtually no glare.
Y Series: Technology, Fixture Options and Finishes
The Y Series family offers fixed, adjustable and wall-wash fixtures for interiors and wet locations. The LED technology is known for providing accurate, repeatable color temperature consistency within a 2 step MacAdam Ellipse (2 SDCM) that remains steady between fixtures for 50,000 hours. The fixtures are all dimmable with color rendering index (CRI) levels tested at 82+ CRI or 95+ CRI; they are available in color temperatures of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K, with optic choices of 14.5 degrees, 24.5 degrees and 40 degrees.
Modern electric light is more than a tool for bringing light when we needed. High quality electric light can not only show our tasty for life, but also one way to answer the call of advocating environmental protection. Let’s take LED fluorescent light for example. It is designed on the basic idea of energy saving and environmental friendly. Besides, it meets the needs of modern people’s higher requirements for their living quality. All in all, in order to take a place in the market and play an important part in the world of lighting products, to enrich its own functions is a wise choice.