Tuesday, January 10, 2012

One-stop Shopping for Solid-state Lighting and Dimming

One of the things I've been advocating for a while now is the idea of having one company that makes both SSL (solid-state lighting) fixtures as well as dimmers and dimming systems. That way we as lighting designers, architects, contractors and interior designers would be able to comfortably specify products that we know will be able to communicate clearly with each other. I was surprised and happy to find out that Lutron had started to manufacture recessed LED fixtures under the umbrella of their recently acquired Ivalo collection. The series is called Finire. I don't yet have one in hand, but I'm very excited about what is being offered. As a designer working in California my first question was to see if these fixtures met the efficacy requirements of Title 24. I was told that they do, which is good news. Here are some of the features that they list on their website:
  • Smooth, flicker-free dimming from 100% down to 1% 
  • Extended LED driver and lamp life- the fixture is rated for 50,000 hours 
  • Downlight, wall wash and adjustable trim options, suitable for a variety of applications 
  • Immediate light output (without warm-up time) 
  • Flexible with field interchangeable light module, driver and beam spread 
  • 15W or 18W LED options providing light output equivalent to 60-90W incandescent lighting 
  • Energy-compliant meeting ENERGY STAR and California Title 24 standards 
  • 3-year warranty 
Stay tuned, and I will give you my feedback on the fixture once I've had a chance to test it. Having compatible fixtures and dimmers in the same family would be a wonderful marriage!


1 comment:

  1. I would capitalize on this. It is very rare to see specialty sites that sell the best electronic platforms. For this one, LED lights are for me.
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