Lighting & HVAC
LaMar Lighting introduces decorative shade luminaire
By Renée Francoeur
March 2, 2015 – LaMar Lighting has introduced a new product called Shade, a “decorative architectural luminaire with the energy-saving benefits of occu-smart bi-level lighting technology.”
Shade comes equipped with fully integrated occu-smart technology meaning an ultrasonic sensor keeps lights low or off to save energy during unoccupied times and switches instantaneously to high light levels upon occupancy.
Specially designed shade fabric is laminated to a flexible acrylic backer that will not yellow with use to ensure long product life, said LaMar, and customers can select from several fabric patterns. The surface mounted luminaire measures 19 ¼ or 24 ¼ in. in diameter and 5 ¼ in. tall.
Shade is available either with LED lamps or in a variety of fluorescent lamp and ballast combinations. The sensor incorporates a patented lamp conditioning circuit that keeps new lamps on for 100 hours.
Customers can choose from 12W and 16W LED models and from a range of colour temperatures (3,000K standard or 2,700K, 4,000K and 5,000K on special order) with CRI of 80 and above. Shade LED units may qualify for utility rebates.
All Shade fixtures are UL-listed and are assembled by members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) union in LaMar’s manufacturing facility on Long Island, N.Y.