April 01, 2004 |

Good-bye smell, hello light

Compact fluorescent light bulb that eliminates odors from the air contains a special coating on its glass which enables it to break down odors. The Fresh 2Ti is dipped into titanium dioxide, forming a transparent, thin film on the bulb. When the bulb is turned on, the coating produces a photocatalytic reaction that eliminates odors. The purifying process begins to work 10 minutes after the bulb is turned on. Since the Fresh 2Ti must be exposed to air to work effectively, it has to be used in an uncovered fixture or socket. Suggested for use in hotels, healthcare facilities, and nursing homes.

Technical Consumer Product, Inc.

Reader Service No. 210

Deluxe lamp

Self-ballasted, screw-base compact fluorescent lamps are available in wattages ranging from seven to 30 watts. The Dulux EL family includes both twist and mini-twist styles that combine compact size with high lumen output and long life. The lamps feature whiter, 3,000K color temperature, a high CRI of 82, and 0F minimum starting. Dulux EL lamps offer energy savings of up to 80% when compared with similar lumen output incandescent lamps, with average-rated lamp life of 6,000 to 10,000 hours.

Osram Sylvania.

Reader Service No. 202

Fire-resistant light

Fire-resistant recessed ceiling downlights for multi-story commercial and residential lighting applications are shipped pre-assembled for installation into wood, concrete, steel, suspended, or sheetrock ceilings. FireTight downlights feature the Virtual Source no-glare optical system and come in LiteDeco decorative trims that can be specified to match any interior-design plan or color and materials palette, says the manufacturer. The downlights are offered in 4-, 5-, and 6-inch aperture sizes.


Reader Service No. 208

Plant re-lit

The Mitsubishi-Caterpillar (MCFA) headquarters in Houston occupies approximately 689,651 sf of manufacturing and office space. Insufficient lighting in the plant was causing shadowing on the production floor, while an irregular power supply was resulting in unpredictable power outages, both slowing the plant's productivity. Lighting-certified professionals conducted a comprehensive lighting survey to analyze existing conditions within the manufacturing and warehouse space. The result was new, state-of-the art T5/HO fluorescent technology throughout MCFA, with motion sensors to reduce energy consumption by turning lights off in unoccupied areas. The solution was able to reduce the number of fixtures by 33%, provide three times more light, and significantly reduce annual energy costs. Overall, the light levels increased to approximately 60-65 foot candles. MCFA reported their annual electric bill savings is $99,264, while the maintenance savings was $8,147, and the air conditioning savings, because of the cool, new lighting system, is $14,927.

Aqualine Resources, Inc.

Reader Service No. 215

Light up the sky

Recessed-direct ambient luminaire for high-end architectural spaces wanting glare-free illumination and clean ceiling integration comes in two styles: perforated baffle and translucent acrylic baffle. The Neo-Ray Symbio is available in T5 or biax fluorescent sources in three configurations with luminaire efficiency as high as 82%. The light integrates into all types of architectural ceilings with a visible flange of less than ¼ inch. Multiple options are available including dimming, dual level, switching, and emergency.

Cooper Lighting.

Reader Service No. 212

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