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Today we looked at the LEDi products in the office. They make linear LED strips.

There are many reasons to distinguish them among other LED manufacturers:

  • 1.4 step binned LEDs
  • An exclusive damp rated connection system
  • Competitive pricing

Inspire V4 Nude:

A coated, cuttable (every 4 " and max run of 42 feet), and re-connectable UL listed LED tape light.

  • Variety of colors from 1800K to a daylight 4000K.
  • 2.2 watts/ft  (max run 45') and 4.2 watts/ft  (max run 23') options.
  •  MLV, Incandescent, & 0-10V dimming options.
  • 25 feet gauge wire.

Nude family has next day shipping!


* Their connection system is really interesting. The "Zeus" allows a very easy, secure connection between two ends. And, it is damped rated.

The connection system has electronic connectors and a screwdriver is required to take it apart.


*They use TM 30-15 for evaluating color rendering and the difference was visible when we tested.

*Their 1800K warm White LED matches the Edison Warm white.

*They make their own Phosphor for the LED Diodes.

*Their LED strips are more sturdy compared to others. (they use 3-ounce copper per feet)

*They have a dedicated serving team for construction and electronic layout drawing, customization inquiry.

The  Inspire V4 outdoor: (IP68)


  •  2700K(99 lm/ft), 3000K (133lm/ft), and RGB
  • 5ft, 15ft, 25ft lengths.
  • Capable in field with 25ft lead wire.
  • It can be dimmed down to  approximately 3% .
  • Compatible with 0-10V, 4 phase, and Electronic driver (May 2019).
  • 1"x 1" asymmetric distribution, driverless, line voltage 122v with 24v DC input voltage.

The Inspire Outdoor Strip Channel:

It comes in 5' length and can be attached to any surface with screws or landscaping glue.

Quantum Family:

A dimmable, surface-mountable fixture with frosted lens (50%), 24V, 3w/ft and aluminum channel. It is perfect for lighting up cabinets and coves that need light at a 45 degree angle.


  • 2700K: (289 lm/ft) up to 4000K(333 lm/ft).
  • MLV, Incandescent, and 0-10V dimming options.
  • Available in 2ft, 4ft, 6ft, and 8ft standard lengths.

*Channels are field cuttable, customize-able, and should be ordered separately.

**For the pricing, the LED tape is priced cheaper and very competitive to what we normally use.


VIBIA Lighting

We looked at 3 new products from Vibia Lighting in the office today:


A sphere shaped LED product suspended at different heights and attached to the ceiling via a floating tubular structure.


  • Standard 2700K (opt for 3000k and 3500K with a minimum order.)
  • Adjustable aircraft cable (the tubular structures are pre-cut in desired lengths.)
  • Hand blown Glass.
  • Acrylic diffuser.

The Flamingo:

A decorative pendent great for ambient lighting.

  • 2 × LED 5.6W,  delivered 1102 lm
  • standard 2700K, 80+ CRI
  • Acrylic diffuser.
  • Aluminium housing is available in matte gold, matte white, and charcoal gray matte finishes.
  • 0-10V, Dali and Lutron Eco dimming options.



  • A surface mounted pendent, a table lamp, and a floor lamp fixture with direct/indirect light distribiution.
  • Standard 2700K, , 80+ CRI. (opt for 3000K with minimum order)
  • Aluminium LED housing is available in matte gold, matte white, and polish chrome finishes.
  • 0-10V touch dimming control. (sensor is located on the base in a table lamp model and under the shade in a floor lamp model.)





Today we have reviewed the Sonneman's new products in the office.

They have presented the Suspenders from the decorative family. It comes in different pre-configurations such as linear, zig zag, tandem, tri bar,...

It' good to remember that the components are very delicate and require a lot of care at the time of installation.

The component includes a power bar, hanger and luminaire. this system offers direct/indirect lighting, aimable light spread hanged with aircraft cable.

The power bar accommodate variety of  luminaries types and distributions such as:

  • Drum (etched cased glass, 3w.)
  • Cylinder (50°, 5w, up or down lighting.)
  • Light-bar (linear light, 10w, up or down lighting.)
  •  Crystal chiclet (2w, it can be installed horizontally or downward.)


The Constellation fixture

The Kit can be apart and includes:

  • 2 LED heads.
  • 4 different configurations.
  • Remote constant current driver.
  • 15 different lengths.
  • Standard color temperature of 3000K.


The pre-configured designs are in stock and ready for fast shipping.

1500 delivered lumen.

From the commercial family they have presented the ALC, flush and semi flush mount.

It comes in 2" and 3"  diameters with 3 different lengths integral LED, standard 3000K, 25° narrow flood lens, 1060 lm/10 watts and 2110 lm/ 20 watts.

Tik-Tak is an interesting tandem LED pendent with suspended rods in multiple level (up to 6 tier). It is great in residential and hospitality projects. Each rod can be independently positioned as up or down light, and adjusted with infinite variability to any height along the suspension cables.

It has 10' adjustable cable, 47" fixture's width, 2288 lm/20 watts, 3000K and 90 CRI.

Double Corona

An LED ring pendant available in 6" (580lm/8w), 16", 24" (3170lm/51w), 32", 48" and 60" diameters. It has just 1 LED board to achieve a uniform distribution, 6' adjustable cable.

It can be installed in a max 30° slop ceiling.


A one sided LED wall bar and pendent, suitable for damp location. It comes in  1" height, 3' (1110lm/ 10w),4', 6' and 8' lengths, down and up/down distributions,  110V, ELV remote driver.






3G LIGHTING stopped by our office to present some of their new products.


Elegant, recessed  luminaries designed for continuous runs for a variety of ceiling types. Available in linear, right angle, square, and rectangle configurations with square and round aperture.


It comes with the following options:

  • Citizen LED chip
  • 3 standard colors; black, white and paintless.
  • recessed, mounted and pendent  with trim and trimless options.
  • aluminium flange screw into the housing
  •  Standard (80+CRI). Optional (90+ and 97+CR)
  • 1', 2',3' and 4' lengths with continuous run option.
  • applicable in wood ceilings with mechanical.
  • quick connectors on all product for ease of adding accessories in the field.

The round shape can be configured as 2 heads, side by side. The 50mm size has 3000lm and the larger one, 70mm has 5000lm.


They have a 5 to 7 days turnover for typical drawing for RCP with mechanical, sprinkler and duct.

A great feature in continuous runs is, that the heads are lockable and can slide within the channel for maximum adjustability and flexibility. (12" to 18")

The DL3500 cost around $135 and the DL4500 cost around $165 to $170, delivers up to 4000Lm. both fixtures have Osrom driver, 0-10V down to 1%.

Also, by using a screw driver the head can be rotated 360° and tilted 40°.


The Lina is another linear fixture comes in 2" and 3.5" with extruded lens, glued cap ends. The 2" is the deepest drop lens which they can do for the linear family.

The 3.5" costs around $55 to $65 and has 10 days delivery turnover for delivery.

The 1" and 2" dropped lens, flushed lens. The LED tray hinge for easier access to the electronic parts behind the board.

D Lina is another configuration in their continuous run linear family which is a combination of linear + down light.

6", 12" and 24" on center placement.


This fixture has been developed from corner light. It has the following options:

  • Linear and square shapes with different mounting options.(6", 8", 12" single square, 8" and 12" vertical, 10" multiple, etc.)
  • Available in 27K, 30K, 35K, and 40K
  • A 12" LED board in linear option.
  •  Standard 4' x 4' in size and upto  4' x 8'.
  • Aircraft cable in pendent model
  • Additional RGB and RGB-W options.
  • Flush lens from 1" to 7".


The new product from Kubo family

They offer different variation in drop lens and if different sizes are required to be used in one space, they will match the driver power to each dropped lens fixture to maintain a uniform illumination among the fixtures.


A round fixture with white sandblasted acrylic diffusers. It is available in various lenses (flush and 1" t0 5" drops), surface mounted and recessed on various grid, drywall and wood ceilings, 80+ CRI and 27K, 30K, 35K, and 40K color temperatures.








New York Digital Lighting Show

At the New York Digital Lighting Show manufactures presented their new products and we've highlighted some of them here.

Impact Architectural Lighting

From left to Right are Yo.Yo, Mere,, Slikk, and Ula pendent above them.

The Yo.Yo comes in 12" and 16" diameters and 14 powder coat paint colors. Direct/indirect lighting (optional back light with porcupine lens)

The Slikk has an interesting  hour glass figure. It has a glossy white acrylic diffuser, custom LED board in 3000K, 3500K, or 4000K (80 CRI).

They offer 4 weeks quick ship for a customized finish.




Barrisol is a leader in stretched ceiling, wall, and any back lighting with a wide variety of 3D patterns, textures and recognized artist's prints to choose from.


The Acoustic light is Acoustically managed general lighting ceiling system which provide an efficient reduction noise coefficient. (diffiser and then LED diode system on top gives general illumination membranes and track system.)

Barrisol uses 2 layers of  membranes and systems, printed translucent sheets for 3D printed ceiling or wall back lighting to achieve a more realistic appearance.

Barrasol system can be installed with cove and  translucent ceiling.

They also offer a concrete finish design (print concrete on a translucent surface and back light it).

The biggest sheet of printing 3 sizes 17, tall 3000ft length 10foot translucent Normal barrisol is 8’




The Archetype is cone shape fixture with a 12.2" aperture, an Aluminium painted body, a polycarbonate silkscreened shade.


The Honeycomb has hexagonal modules in groups of 3, Clip-in connection, form a self-supporting, direct and indirect lighting , 0-10 Dimming system, 2700K and 3500k color temperatures, and the driver is placed in canopy.

Their fixtures are all manufactured in overseas and stocked in US. Therefore, lead time for available items in stock is  5 to 10 business days and for customized products or not in stock, it takes 4 to 5 weeks production time and 2 weeks delivery to job site.



Their reading and bedside lighting products have a minimalist look and great range of sustainability.

From top to bottom are the 2 of Fuse family, Tosca in the middle and Digit on the bottom.

The top right side one comes with on/off switch and the left side one is non-switched. The fixtures have built in driver, 2W, 80lm, 3000K, 330º rotation, 90º tilt adjustable angle.

The Tosca and Digit reading lights have integral jamb switches so they will automatically turn on/off when opened and closed. The Tosca has 1W, 61lm, 80CRI, 2700K, 180º rotation and 135º tilt adjustable angle. The Digit is similar to tosco with the exception of higher output of 3W and 114lm.

Olympus Trimless LED, 1W, 39lm with dimmable driver.



The luma film LED panels can be used in conjunction with the Barrisol system. It has minimal thermal output, great for thin spaces. It can be cut smaller or connected in tiling.

Adding foam for acoustic purpose.

It is available in White tuning, RGB W ( the W can be selected) Usually the 1.9watt/ft with 3000K 350lm/ft con go up to 40watt/ft with 5000K and 4000lm (It is field changeable.).

It can go down to 0% on a 0-10v dimming system depending on driver for performance.



The X-Tent is an outdoor rated stainless steel mesh fabric. It forms a diamond pattern as it is installed. Diamond sizes range from 20mm to 200mm and cable diameters from 1.0mm to 4.0mm and has 60 m/200ft expanded length.

The X-LED is an LED module system designed for the X-Tent and has the following features:

  • 1 side or 2 sided light spread.
  • 50ft span.
  •  compatible with DMX programming
  • Each node is individually addressable.
  • Clear and frosted lens options. (Frosted lens seat over the clear lens)
  • 37mm on center distance for vertical version.


They design and enginer everything and it costs around $250 with everything per 100mm spacing . For half of this spacing, the price goes up by 4 times.


Diode led

This company make the driver and LED chips in house. They have 10 years warranty for LED and 5 years for drivers.

The Neon Blaze LED strip has up to 250 lm/ft, IP68, 100w remote driver. It is available in variety of options such as:

  • horizontal and vertical installation
  •  Side and top emitting flexibility.
  • 2400K to 6000K and RGBW.
  • Potentially acceptable for harsh and extreme conditions (hot sauna)
  • Fully or partly diffused.

The LED Strips:

Fully dimmable adjustable clip on LED strips, 24v.

It can have occupancy sensor( hard wire has junction box with sensor attached to it)

Standard dimming down to 5%, 0-10v, Lutron system.

Cost wise, it is comparable and even less expensive than Lumini.



Today we looked at Lucent's new products.


A track, surface mounted mono point or pendent cylender LED spot light.

We looked at 3 of them:

  • The Nano (20mm diameter, 1.4w to 2.6w, 70-210lm, 15°, 25°, 30°)
  • The Micro (40mm diameter, 6.3w, 550lm, 15°, 24°, 36°)
  • The Mini (60mm diameter, 6.3w, 744lm, 12°, 24°, 36°)

The Micro with hex louver

The Mini









  • The hex louver finish could match or be different than the fixture finish color. (copper, gold, black)
  • trimless, round or rectangular shape, track system.
  • Wall sconce is coming out soon. (end of 2018)
  • Magnetic connection track adapter.
  • The track adapter and the control box (0-10V dimming) fits within the track.


Line26 Cube:


Multi LED downlight with cube baffle with die cast housing and minimal trim (trimless is also available)

  • Available in 2, 5 and 10 multi LED module.
  • White and black fine texture finish.
  • 2700K and 3000K CCT options, 90+ CRI.
  • 12°, 34°, 48° light spread.
  • 40° to 45° cut off angle.



A fixed and adjustable downlight or wallwasher with "LED50" module, Non-IC housing.

  • 2700k, 3000k, 4000K CCT options.
  • 18°, 22°, 36° light spread options.
  • Phase, Dali and 0-10V dimming options.

It costs around $100. (DN)

*Not all the tray options are on the cut sheets.

*Not available in US market.



LED50 Ambiance WarmDim



  • Multi optic high output LED module
  • Cree LED chip.
  • Available as standard 80CRI or Plus version 90CRI.
  • 18°, 22°, 36° light spread options.
  • 2700K/3000K/4000K.



SLV Lighting

Today, we looked at some of the  new products from SLV Lighting.

TRIA Family:


A 1" (620lm) and 2" (1150lm) recessed light with the following options:

  • round or square aperture
  • 27K, 30K, 35K CCT
  • 15°, 25°, 40° beam spread
  • 0-10V dimming down to less than 5%.
  • Variety of reflector finishes like white, black, gold, and dark blue (very interesting).

Tria only comes with an overlap trim.

Dark Blue Reflector




A recessed adjustable downlight with  3"open aperture, 14W power, approx. 667lm, 60° light spread, and the following options:

  • round or square aperture.
  • smooth or rigid baffle.
  • variety of colors including White, Black, Steel Nickel and Bronze.
  • Triac ELV driver

This fixture costs around $40. (DN)




A ceiling mounted luminaire with indirect lighting. It is available in 5" diameter (8w, 3000K, 750lm) and 9" diameter (13w, 3000K, 850lm). The 5" has directional option with 25° adjustability.

The Structec LED


It comes in 2 options of surface mounted monopoint and track head with full rotation to aim light where needed. It is available in black or white finish, 24 watt (2200lm),  31 watt (4000lm) with 36° and 60° light spread.

The small track head comes with different accessories.


They ship from Florida and there is a 10 days lead time for custom color and 2 days for delivery.

FLATZ Family

A surface mount low profile luminaire with an architectural look and low glare optics. It comes in 4", 6" and 8" round and square shapes, 700 to 1200 lumens, standard 90 CRI with 2700K and 3000K options.

This fixture is wet listed and also is a great option for closet lighting and utility room.

We took a quick look at their 3N1 Under-cabinet lighting. It has a switch to change the color from 2700k, 3000k, and 4000k (mood setting). It is available in white and bronze, 12" length, and hard wired.




Today, we looked at the FSL backlighting products.

From the component (permanent installation) we looked at:

  • Slim Panel
  • Net Light
  • Chain (wet location solution and unusual shapes)

The NET Light:


An LED system suitbale for back lighting. It can be place behind a variety of diffusers like; glass panel, colored and textured resin, graphic and image panels.

  • Low voltage
  •  variable wattages, changing from 4w to 14w per ft
  • LED Nodes are spaced 24mm apart on board.
  • 3000K up to 6500K.
  • Require 3" to 5" spacing in a cavity.

The Slim Panel:

A 1/2" thick edge-lit slim profile. It can be placed right on top of the application and suitable for tight spacing. (when the 4" to 5" spacing is not available)

  • 4w/ft (standard) and 5w/ft (RGB).
  • Available with LEDs along 1, 2, or 4 sides of perimeter.
  • Available in static, RGB and tunable white.
  • The largest size is 4' x 8'

The Chain:

An LED channel module in 25' trays of 50 LED modules. It is ideal for organic shapes and letter backlighting.

  • 2.4w/ft with 252lm/ft (standard) and 1.4w/ft (RGB).
  • 3000K, 5000K, and 6500K.
  • Available in static white, RGB white.
  • Available as double sided.

From the backlighting complete solution we looked at:

Frame Light:


A changeable 3D printed diffuser paired with slim panel. (suitable for signage)

  • 4w/ft (standard) and 5w/ft (RGB).
  • frameless or custom frame option with reveal trim on "Snap Framelight".
  • 3000K up to 5300K


Jawn Light:

Wall and ceiling surface mount with edg-lit LED panel and white diffuser

  • variety of shapes. (4' x 8' max size for single sheet)
  • Compatible with individually addressable DMX
  • Available in Dynamic-W, Static-W, and RGB.

Luminous Ceiling and Wall:

A stretched fabric with back lighting system with a custom image and different color temperatures. (the transparency can be adjusted between 50% to 70%)







Acuity Brand

Today Acuity presented 3 category of their downlights. Aculux, Gothem and Juno.

Juno is the economy version, around $130 with manual adjustment for beam control.

The Gothem downlight is the upgraded version of Juno but not with variety of trim option as Aculux has.

Finally, the Aculux has the most bells and whistles with the perfect light spread angle, variety of trims, housings and ease of adjustment and rotation.



Aculux has the following:

  • 2", 3" and 4" aperture
  • Nichia LED, 3000 delivered lm
  • 95+ CRI on 2700K and 4000K
  • low profile and IC rated housing
  • variety of selection for wet listing such as, Solite lens, spring loaded, Flangless and trimless options
  • a true 60° and 120° light spread, 45° visual cut-off
  • predesignated aiming angle guide
  • 360° rotation of aperture in the housing.

easy access in the field for aiming adjustment and rotation


Another interesting product which they presented was an LED strip from Juno brand.

Juno Flexconnect with micro optic

Ideal for cove, grazing, washing and other architectural applications made out of flexible and cutable silicone. It is IP67 rated for interior and exterior applications, 15°, 25° and 45°  symmetric distribution, up to 425 lumens per foot, CCT of 2700K, 3000K and 4000K (90 CRI for 2700K and 3000K). The interesting point on this fixture is, the use of moldable silicon which will never change color. It is priced at $13 per foot.





Luminis stopped by today to present their updated products.



A decorative pendent for general architectural lighting. It comes in 12", 16" and 22" diameter options with sealed heatsink, acrylic reflector or an anodized aluminum reflector, 80 CRI (optional 97 CRI), standard 4000K (optional 2700K, 3500K, 4000K, and 5000K). It goes from 12W to 136W and delivering 1000 to over 13,000 lumens in 12" model. The modification and customization spec available on website.



A ground, surface and pole mounted fixture with 350° rotation without disturbing the luminaire mounting and an arm for forward and back adjustment. It is available in 3", 6" and 8" lengths,  20°, 45° ,60°  light spread (10°  is coming soon), suitable for wet location, IP66, standard 4000K/80 CRI (2700K to 5000K options)



It is a decorative ceiling pendant with a frosted acrylic refactor for a general illumination. It has a standard 80 CRI and 4000K color temperature. (optional 3000K to 5000K and 90 CRI.)

The Aramis AR162 has 2 layers of acrylic. A White translucent acrylic diffuser and a clear outer acrylic cylinder. It is available in 12W up to 75W, delivering from 1240 to over 5000 lumens.


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