OAKLAND, N.J., Nov. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The elegant, gracefully slim FINO Ceiling from Amerlux has received a Product Innovation Award in the Interior Lighting Category, from Architectural Products magazine, according to Amerlux® CEO/President Chuck Campagna. FINO, the first ultra shallow asymmetric indirect lighting fixture, has been re-designed and re-engineered for wall washing from ceiling mounts, supplementing the current FINO Wall Mount which is capable of providing indirect lighting on floors or ceilings for the commercial and hospitality market segments.
Judged by a group of 50 independent industry professionals, who impartially reviewed more than 300 architectural products submitted by manufacturers, the award program recognizes innovation in the development, manufacturing and refinement of building-related products. Manufacturers' contest submissions included basic product information, description of sustainable features of product materials and production, case studies illustrating product applications, and comments from architects, builders and contractors who have used the products.
"This Product Innovation Award proves that architects and designers are experiencing the precision, performance and visual comfort like never before with the FINO Ceiling fixture," said Mr. Campagna. "With a flexible, high performing, ultra thin design, supplemented with state of the art optics and LED technologies, FINO runs seamlessly across walls and ceilings without interfering with the studs or structure, creating a beautiful visual impression within a space."
Available in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K correlated color temperatures (CCTs), FINO Ceiling offers a color-rendering index (CRI) of 80, 6w or 12w per foot optics, standard 0-10v dimming, a 50,000-hour life and an industry leading 10-year limited warranty. High performance LED modules provide impressive lumen delivery, consistent color, energy savings, sustainability, lower maintenance costs and longevity.
At only 5/8 inches deep and as low as 6 watts per foot, this fixture is designed to create a crisp, comfortable work environment. FINO installs easily in sheet rock and features extruded construction and optics to provide the exact fit and finish for hairline joints, as well as an extruded two-piece, trimless mud frame with gear. An engineered, snap-in lens delivers maximum efficiency and excellent light transmission with an integral reflector in a high reflectance white finish. An LED driver installs easily into walls or ceilings and is accessible through the fixture for maintenance.
"FINO is indirect LED lighting at its most refined," continued Mr. Campagna. "Originally introduced as a thin sleek wall-mounted fixture to provide indirect lighting on the ceiling or floor, FINO won awards for enhancing multiple settings and designs. It leaves a clean ceiling, installs easily and never affects framing in walls. Our new ceiling-mounted FINO has already won recognition for discreet light directed from above."
Fixtures can be individually or continuous row-mounted using a drawer latching system that provides easy and precise joining of units for straight runs.
FINO is supported by Amerlux's 10-year limited warranty.
Click on www.amerlux.com/awards to see all of the Amerlux products that have won Product Innovation Awards from Architectural Products magazine.
About Product Innovation Awards
Architectural Products magazine's Product Innovation Awards, or the PIAs, represent an effort to impartially review and present to readers— architects, specifiers, interior designers and building owners/operators— a wide-range of innovative building-related products as judged worthy of distinction by industry insiders. The PIAs bring innovative concepts, products and systems into architectural space. Of the thousands of new and improved product ideas brought to market each year, the PIA winners are representative of the very finest.
About Amerlux LLC
Amerlux® creates lighting designed around its customers and will stop at nothing to help realize their vision. Amerlux works closely with customers every step of the way, from design through construction, to ensure total success and total satisfaction. Amerlux is fueled by a passion to consistently deliver in a fraction of the time of competitors, even on short-run custom orders, and that includes making sure every order is accurate, every product performs flawlessly, and every customer is successful.
Amerlux speaks the language of light for design and construction professionals around the world by manufacturing a broad array of optically superior, energy efficient lighting solutions for the retail, supermarket, hospitality, commercial and exterior lighting markets. Amerlux products and services include track lighting, recessed downlighting and multiples, pendants, linear fluorescents, and custom lighting systems, as well as support for energy reduction plans that can be used as a guide to state, city and local utility rebate programs for maximum energy savings and utility incentives. The company's domestic and international clients receive the support of Amerlux's highly trained specification sales force, as well as expert service from initial design to on-time delivery made possible by strategically located manufacturing, warehousing and shipping locations.