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Eaton Controls: WaveLinx

Eaton has developed a new brand of controls called Wavelinx. It is a wireless system that implements the use of an app and wall box keypads instead of a larger complicated control system. The system uses control boxes that have a range of up to 200' and can be combined with other boxes to increase the range.

Eaton has sensors that can be integral with their fixtures or they can provide a relay switch pack to use with fixtures from other manufacturers. They also have dimming relays that can control any fixture as well as receptacles. The standard dimming protocol for the Wavelinx components is 0-10V, but they do have a module that can be added to handle other types of dimming.

Wavelinx is designed to be an easy solution for new spaces as well as retrofitting existing spaces without the need to run extra wires. The app automatically commissions the zones to meet title 24 when you create them and you can tailor them after the fact.

Eaton is planning to have training programs in order to help the contractor and specifier know better how to implement the system.

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Tempo Lighting


Tempo is an industrial, architectural and theatre California based LED lighting company.  Their architectural line showcases mostly linear based products for interior and exterior spaces.   Most of the fixtures they offer can be made custom to accommodate different designs.   Tempo uses a 2-step MacAdam Elipse binning with 80+ CRI. All LEDs used are NICHE to maintain CCT throughout the products. Many of their modules can be replaced in the field with compression pins.

The C3S is a 3” low power, rigid and serpentine LED linear accent light.  It has a silicone track that can be flat or positioned with a stationary clip at a 10 or 20-degree angle.  This can be assembled both screwed or stapled to mount the fixture at any interval.  Because it is a module linear fixture the spacing between each LED board can be adjusted to fit what is needed per design.  RGB is tunable to 3 shades of white and dim effortlessly to 0 since the company is primarily theatre base.  $15-25 per ft.

The C4S is a 6” mid power, serpentine LED linear cove light.  It has a remote driver and a higher output compared to the C3S. The modules pivot at a +/- 90-degree angle.  $25-35 per ft.

C5R is a rigid linear, mid power, interior cove light.  Driver on board, it can have up a 790 line voltage and 60 x 115 wattage.  Track lengths range from 1’ increments up to 8’ per driver.

C6 High lumen, interior or exterior light.  The C6RX is IP66 rated.  It ranges from 2200-2700-3000-3500-4000K.  The design is more open to make the wire way more accessible.  The Modules can be made at a minimum of 1’ and maximum 6’ and has an anodized or painted finish. 

Prime FX is a asymmetric cove light.  It is designed to be mounted at the same height as the lip of the cove.  Recommended 4” away from the wall and 12-18” off the ceiling.  The fixture is 2.3”H x 1”D with a continuous run.  The telescoping spacers allow the wires to loop around itself and can be adjusted for custom lengths in the field.  They have new fabricated cove extrusions coming soon that are PVP type material and spackled. 

SPL is a step and path light.  CCT available, 2700- 4000K temperature options.  The exterior face finish can be made in black, white and espresso, with a black inner finish.  This can be surfaced as well. 

All fixtures have a 4-6 week lead time.


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Auroralight is a lighting manufacturer that specializes in quality landscape luminaries. Most of their products are made with solid brass or copper housings. There is typically a 25%-30% price increase when specifying the solid brass. They offer a variety of finishes including powder coat without any up charge for customization. They seem to be a very accommodating company with a vested interest in delivering quality products to their customers. The typical lead time is 5-7 work days. However any products specifying a nickle finish require a 3-5 week lead time. All of their products run on 12v AC or 12v DC for non dimming luminaries. Their products are compatible with transformers however they do not manufacture them in house and allow you to specify your desired transformer.  All products with glass have a lifetime warranty. Another notable characteristic of the company is that they are happy to work directly with designers to ensure the highest quality service and products.

The Cyclops is a small, adjustable,  directional light that operates at 3 watts. The modules are field serviceable and have the option of four interchangeable optics.  The fixture is accessible from the rear and can be installed using a mini junction box.

The HPL4, La Jolla, is a pathlight and  is available with an integrated LED module or a traditional halogen lamp. The LED module with a copper core is sourced from a proprietary lighting manufacturer that produced the specific modules for Auroralight. The LED module has a 5 year warranty, however, La Jolla is compatible with any halogen lamps with a GY6.35 base. The sample we saw was 2.5 watts. It is also available in 3.5 and 5 watts. Although the 2.5 watts seemed to provide a lot of light, it passes a dark sky test.

The Meridian is a step light coming in at about $250 DN. It can be installed as a step light, downlight or uplight. It is available with a square or round trim. The image shows the interchangeable optics.

The Candela is a pendant mounted exterior fixture. It is has an integral LED driver and an aluminum housing. There is a acrylic, translucent, Lexan shade that are UV stabilized. The acrylic diffusers are available in lengths of 6",12", and 18". All of the components are field changeable. The support cables are to be provided by others. They typically suggest a fixed distance for spacing which allows for any type of configuration.

Lastly the Scepter is a new addition to the product line. It is a compact path light that provides alot of light at 5 watts. It has an integrated LED modular chip with a copper body and is priced at $150 DN. 





Hoffmeister is a German lighting company that stopped by our office to give us an overview of what they offer. About 75% of their products are interior and 25% are exterior. A big portion of their work is in museum lighting. They have seven different track head families, each with three sizes in each family. The largest in the families, the Lonely, can provide up to 6700 lumens. They have their own global track that is customizable to accommodate various control types and multiple or single circuits.

Across the board, their fixtures are very customizable with various options to add on. They can offer up to 3 accessories.


They are in the process of making all of their products available in the US with UL listings.



Brownlee Lighting assembles their fixtures in their facility in Orlando. As a standard, their fixtures are not dimmable, but for an additional fee, they can be. For the fixtures that offer an integral battery backup, the sensor can be located on the fixture or be remote.

There is a motion sensor called Hytronik, that is offered for several of their fixtures. It is integral to the fixture located behind the lens so you cannot see it. It is available for bi-level dimming or on/off functions.

Brownlee has spent a lot of time and effort to expand their fixture line. They have several options for hospitality applications that are very cost competitive. Their website allows you to filter various options including fixtures with integral sensors and emergency battery backups.



Zaneen has a new slot system called the Magiq System. The slot is a non-powered recessed extrusion with modules that connect together in series via jumper cables. The modules are available with either downlight and wallwasher options. Both modules are adjustable with a 25° tilt. These modules are also available as standalone modules for recessed applications. The wallwasher modules stick below the ceiling plane with spoon shaped components. Because of the way the reflectors are aimed, the fixture is able to get a wider spacing than normal wallwashers can achieve.

We also took a look at their recessed slot with adjustable accents called the Imagine System. This system is also a non-powered recessed extrusion. It is available with adjustable spotlights that can be adjustable to hang below the ceiling. There is also a linear component that can be added to illuminate the interior of the slot.


PMC Lighting

PMC Lighting is a manufacturer based in Rhode Island. They pride themselves as being a custom manufacturer. They have partnered with Lumenetix to provide tuneable Aura modules in both their recessed downlights as well as most of their other fixtures including linear and troffers. The modules allow you to dim the fixtures, change the color, and the hue and saturation. There is an app that lets you group fixtures and customize them. You can also tie it into a control system using DMX.

The ArcX is family of curved linear fixtures that come in standard or custom pieces. The standard shapes are able to be connected together to form custom patterns and are available as a quick ship program. Radii larger than 6', they are able to incorporate the Lumenetix Aura modules.

All of the fixtures that PMC offers can come in any RAL finish at no added cost.


Barn Light

O'Blaney Rinker brought Barn Light to our office so we could take a closer look at what they are able to do. They are a Florida based company and offer a 2-3 week lead time for most of their fixtures. They manufacture everything themselves, so they are able to modify in-house and provide answers quickly. Barnlight offers fixtures in porcelain, aluminium, brass and copper with many standard finishes.

Barnlight now offers most of their fixtures with dedicated LED as well as their standard incandescent versions. Currently they are using CREE modules, however, they are working on developing a proprietary module with optics and warm-dim technology.


Delta Light Showroom

We had the pleasure of visiting the Delta Light showroom near Madison Square Park. Delta Light is a Belgium company, with warehouse for quick-ship products located in Florida. They recently restructured the company which resulted in about a 30% price reduction across all products without compromising on quality. All of their LED products are dimmable. Typically they suggest 0-10V but their drivers can accommodate other protocols as well. Most of the LED diodes they use are Bridgelux for the architectural fixtures while Cree is typically installed in the more decorative luminaries that do not require dedicated optics. The lumianires are within two McAdams ellipse and fall within a client specified quadrant. The lead times for most products are 4-6 weeks and any special modifications are will probably require 10-12 weeks lead time.

The SuperNova is a luminous surface that can be suspended, semi-recessed, or fully recessed. It is available in a variety of different shapes and sizes.

The Spy series are all of the cylindrical downlights that are available as track heads,surface, or recess mounted. The MidiSpy luminaire (1.75in aperature) is able to be installed as a recessed fixture but has an added layer of flexiblity that allows it to be pulled down and adjusted 90 degrees and rotated 360 degrees. They offer many different optics that are field changable


The Rodi Series also offers flexibility. It is a recessed adjustable down light can rotate and swivel within a dish.



The Super-Oh lumianire family is a suspended ring of light that is availble in many sizes. The light source shown in the image is small LED down lights but can also use Edison lamps.

They have a variety of exterior and interior sconces.


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