On May 7, LIGHTFAIR International 2017 opened in Philadelphia, welcoming more than 550 exhibitors specializing in architectural and commercial lighting. Although navigating the 269,680-square-foot fair can be daunting, a few companies caught the eye of AN this year.
Designed to have the slimmest profile possible, Arc emits a high quality light with excellent thermal management. Arc will be offered in track, pendant, downlight, and surface-mounted designs, all with super thin edges.
Glass Jacket Series
A retrofit solution that screws directly into existing lights allows users to switch to LED lights easily. According to Eye Lighting, the Glass Jacket can be used in most outdoor and indoor applications, upgrading systems to LED lights with minimal fuss.
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This newly launched product allows users to select of 170 color options for their lights, including the ideal lighting for play, work, wellness, and sleep. Simply by selecting a preferred “lighting scene” from a wall controller, users can create the optimum light for each activity, space, and time of day. This includes Whit Light Alchemy, which is a custom white light formulated based on how someone answers questions on their lifestyle and taste preferences.
Super sleek and simple, Tile Exterior can illuminate facades, canopies, and other exterior applications. The lightweight flexible segments can be adjusted to conform to odd shapes and dimensions and can withstand wet locations.
Wattstopper Human Centric Lighting
Legrand unveiled three different options at LIGHTFAIR, all centered on tunable light systems that can easily be customized. The Blanco 2 offers a two-channel white light for general lighting, like in a classroom; Blanco 3 has a wider range of colors that seek to replicate daylight, for healthcare and office applications; and araya5, which mixes five colors for myriad options suited for restaurant, retail, and hospitality.