FAIRFIELD, N.J., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering an architectural look and high performance with innovative energy efficient recessed downlighting, Amerlux introduces the new HORNET LED Trim and Trimless Multiple Recessed Downlights, using the latest in miniature low wattage LED technology for the commercial, retail, hospitality and institutional markets. HORNET Multiples deliver an unprecedented level of performance, architectural styling, and operating savings. Building on many years of experience of delivering task-specific, energy-efficient lighting solutions, Amerlux is committed to facilitating sustainable strategies recognized by organizations such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and The U.S Green Building Council.
Simplifying the lighting plan, the new HORNET LED family now features Multiple downlight designs that combine the aiming flexibility of track with the look of recessed, maintaining a more consistent, inconspicuous aesthetic and more compelling experience for end-users.
"Hornet is revolutionizing the industry with a complete family of track and recessed fixtures that minimize energy consumption and costs while providing superb quality and design aesthetics," stated Frank P. Diassi, Chairman and Founder of Amerlux. "We are committed to driving innovation utilizing the latest LED technology for commercial, retail, hospitality and architectural lighting applications."
HORNET Multiple recessed adjustable accent fixtures are offered in five configurations: 1-light; 2-light; 3-light; and 4-light, which can be fully recessed or semi recessed heads that allow for higher aiming angles. Available with painted trim or trimless options for a cleaner looking ceiling, the inconspicuous cluster of accent lights allow for 30-degrees across, with a 45-degree tilt and a 360-plus degree rotation.
Each head is designed and engineered in a size that fits into the palm of your hand and precision engineered for optimal thermal and optical performance. A state-of-the-art 12-watt LED provides light output equivalent to 50-watt halogen lamp while using one-third the power. Life at 70% of initial lumen output is rated at 50,000 hours, which is more than 10-15 times longer than halogen providing for lower operating and maintenance costs with a great energy savings.
HORNET Recessed Multiples are designed with a clean painted trim that sits flush with the ceiling line, for minimal edge detail. A trimless fixture is also available with a perforated plaster ring that mounts to the aperture for the application of drywall compound which is applied directly to the plaster ring and feathered away for a clean installation look in the ceiling. High performance lighting applications are effectively achieved from above a smooth, uninterrupted surface, for a clean, unobtrusive aesthetic.
Amerlux uses micro-binned LEDs to minimize color variations from fixture to fixture. HORNET deploys a crisp light with a 3000K constant color temperature and up to a 90 CRI (color rendering index), but the fixtures are also available in 2700K, 3500K and 4000K temperature options at an 82 CRI. Clean consistent beams are delivered free of projected heat and UV/IR radiation, making them optimal for lighting color or heat sensitive merchandise. With full range dimmability and specialized optics, the luminaires are offered in White Texture, Black Texture and Silver Texture finishes are standard, but custom color options include over 200 durable powder coat painted finishes from the extensive Amerlux palette, to complement nearly any design scheme.
"Our Hornet Multiples offer designers the ultimate in energy efficient and high performance downlights," says Chuck Campagna, CEO and President of Amerlux. "A perfect complement to our new Hornet track luminaires, our Multiples deliver superior performance, ease of maintenance and versatility for a broad range of commercial applications."
HORNET fixtures are engineered with a die-cast lamp housing that is vented for optimal thermal management and conducive to high performance, precise optical alignment of the heads and reflectors for consistent performance from fixture to fixture.
The HORNET luminaires feature full range dimmability and Amerlux's specialized optics in a variety of beam spread distributions with soft edges, free of striations that can be adapted to a 15-degree spot to a 60-degree wide flood that can deliver up to 780 lumens.
Accessories include a Double Bezel, which accommodates up to two forms of media: a one-inch die cast aluminum Frontal Snoot; and a stamped steel painted optical matte black Cross Blade that sits in the snoot and receives up to two additional forms of media. Media cartridges include the Hexcel Louver, Spread Glass Lenses, Color Filters and Cross Blade for better glare control and cut-off for special effects.
To complement the Hornet Multiples, Amerlux also offers Hornet low- and line-voltage track heads, as well as the Cylindrix II Vertical GEN2 17- and 34-watt series, and Contour accent lighting group.
Hornet is backed by an unprecedented 10-year warranty.
Hornet is CSA, UL, CE and CCC listed. The LM79 and LM80 reports are available upon request, as well as the IES reports.
About Amerlux LLC 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 outdoor lighting markets. The company has set the standard for clean design, dependable service and superior performance that results in a more compelling and effective visual environment. 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.