Leviton’s new Universal Dimmers were created to control existing as well as emerging incandescent, dimmable CFL, and dimmable LED lightbulbs, giving developers the ability to offer a future-proof lighting control. The units come in two styles—the SureSlide, with clean lines, sculpted controls, and a contemporary rocker switch, and the IllumaTech, with a traditional push-button switch and slide bar. Both have an on/off preset function that remembers the selected dimmer setting. Leviton says it’s engineered the Universal Dimmers to address performance issues that people sometimes experience when pairing incandescent-only dimmers with dimmable CFL and LED bulbs, such as flickering, reduced dimming range, and low-level start-up. For more information, call Leviton at 800-323-8920 or visit www.leviton.com.
Floating in Air
GE Lighting Solutions recently began offering its Lumination Suspended Luminaire, designed to dress up bland ceiling space in lobbies or common areas. The Suspended Luminaire offers a unique aesthetic for LED lighting, the company says, combining direct and indirect lighting in an efficient, translucent luminaire. It’s built with a clear, narrow band around the edge that makes the light source look like it’s floating in air. The Suspended Luminaire is available in three color temperatures and is rated to last 50,000 hours. If you’re not interested in suspending your ceiling fixtures, check out the new 1-by-4-foot Lumination Troffer Luminaire, which fits into T-bar ceiling grids and has a built-in dimmable LED driver. For more information, call GE Lighting Solutions at 888-694-3533 or visit www.gelightingsolutions.com.
Sleek and Smooth
Philips’ newest family of EnduraLED bulbs is ideal for ceiling fixtures used in white track and recessed lighting. The bulbs incorporate AirFlux technology, an airflow cooling system that eliminates the need for heat-sink fins to manage heat. Designed to save building operators and residents up to 75 percent in energy usage, the lamps work with most commonly used dimmers and can last up to 20 times longer than traditional light sources. The new BR30 AirFlux family, specifically, features an improved optical design to diffuse light without creating distracting LED “dots.” AirFlux PAR 38 (pictured), PAR 30S, and PAR 30L are high-brightness LED lamps; AirFlux BR30 and BR40 deliver a soft, warm light and wide beam angles. For more information, call Philips Lighting at 800-555-0050 or visit www.usa.lighting.philips.com.
When you need to illuminate pathways or stairs using low-profile lighting, Cooper Lighting’s new Lumark Crosstour LED Wall Pack and Floodlight offer flexibility and energy efficiency. The luminaires are easy to install because their universal back box is made to adapt to all standard junction boxes. Plus, an interface door hinge facilitates electrical connections. But what’s really different is that the luminaires can be changed in the field from wall-mount luminaires to floodlights. The Crosstour series is designed to replace up to 175-watt metal halide fixtures with LED technology, offering up to 90 percent energy savings, according to the company. The fixtures are available in 10-, 20-, and 30-watt configurations in small and large housings. For more information, call Cooper Lighting at 770-486-4800 or visit www.cooperlighting.com.
How can you make sure all the energy-efficient lighting in your building is actually saving energy? With Crestron’s Green Light Power Meter. It logs overall electricity usage in real time so building managers can measure and monitor consumption. Power usage data are transferred via Ethernet to a Crestron control system, which makes the information available for viewing on a touchscreen, laptop, or Apple/Android mobile device. The meter attaches to incoming electrical service and branch circuits. For managers who want to monitor consumption by particular area of a building, the control unit works with optional current transformers and a transformer interface to enable metering of up to 84 branch circuits. For more information, call Crestron Electronics at 800-243-0000 or visit www.crestron.com.