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  • Sep 23, 2021

A.L.P. Introduces the Lineman™ Utility Grade Post-Top Globe

(Niles, IL) A.L.P. is pleased to announce the introduction of the Lineman™, a new utility-grade post-top globe. Designed to illuminate walkways, parks, and roadways, the Lineman features a nostalgic, turn-of-the-century shape with modern material choices for an economical alternative to other performance globes.

It is versatile, attractive, and affordable. The Lineman features a configurable top so that the appearance can be customized for any application. In addition, multiple finished shapes can be created by adding cap or finial options.

This new utility-grade post-top is easy to install and maintain. The innovative locking design allows the top and bottom to be efficiently shipped and then permanently field assembled with no tools. Manufactured in acrylic for longevity without discoloration, the Lineman is compatible with LED lamp sources and poles with a height of 10’ to 20’.

The Lineman is the latest addition to the 400 Series injection molded post-tops from the A.L.P. LexaLite brand. It can be shipped economically in two or three pieces. In addition, it has the same maximum diameter (15.9”) as A.L.P.’s popular The Lindy® refractor, offering the potential for component sharing.

For OEM and retrofit applications, A.L.P.’s traditionally styled Lineman post-top globe is a less expensive alternative to other performance optics that does not compromise on the durability and versatility integral to the 400 Series.


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  • Sep 1, 2021

Press Release: A.L.P. Introduces the Sentry® Barricade™ Lens for Outstanding Vaportight Performance

(Niles, IL) A.L.P. Lighting Components is pleased to announce the introduction of Sentry® Barricade™, a new 4-ft injection-molded low-profile lens. It is the newest addition to A.L.P.’s line of rugged lenses for the flagship Sentry® Series enclosed and gasketed fixture kits. Featuring a contemporary look and outstanding performance, the new lens modernizes the Sentry Series line while maintaining the existing benefits of robust construction and a large compartment size.

Designed by the injection molding experts from A.L.P. LexaLite®, Sentry Barricade’s molded-in texture offers superior lamp hiding. In addition, a new gasket compression rib results in superior sealing for extreme environments.

The Sentry Barricade lens is available in clear acrylic, Lumieo® (frosted acrylic), and clear polycarbonate. Regardless of the light source, the clear and Lumieo options provide visual comfort while maintaining high efficacy. The clear polycarbonate version will stand up to applications requiring impact resistance and is a more economical choice than A.L.P.’s current thermoformed offering.

Suspended vaportight Sentry enclosures are suitable for wet, damp, dusty, and cold applications such as parking garages, car washes, industrial buildings, and horticultural spaces. Samples are available now.


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  • Feb 23, 2021

Do you need to meet the new DLC® Premium requirements?

Are you struggling to meet the Standard requirements? LexaLite® Reflexor® reflectors can help you achieve the glare control numbers you need!

Design Lights Consortium (DLC) evaluates light fixtures against increasingly stringent standards of performance. Most recently, DLC published v5.1, which not only addresses fixture efficacy, color issues, and zonal distribution but also puts a value on glare reduction. The metric used is the Unified Glare Rating (UGR). If you are trying to qualify for DLC Premium, DLC requires that you meet the glare criteria.

In A.L.P.’s testing, we compared a bare “UFO” highbay with the same fixture adding both our LENA 16™ and S16 reflectors. Using the prescribed criteria, this test yielded the following results: bare UFO =23.9, with LENA 16 = 13.1 and with S16 = 10.9, respectively. Highbays need to be less than 22 to qualify for DLC Premium.

What if you are just struggling to meet DLC Standard LPW for your highbay? DLC now provides a 10% allowance if your fixture meets the criteria for UGR. Adding a prismatic reflector reduces LPW by 3-7%, and you gain 10% with the allowance!

Even the extremely shallow and economical Lena 16 has a significant impact on UGR. Why? It’s just math. Glare is based on several factors, including high angle light, size of the source, and background luminance. Our Reflexors improve all of these factors.

  1. Reflexors reduce high angle light, providing a shielding angle relative to their depth.
  2. Bare UFOs are essentially flat luminous surfaces. Reflexors increase the luminous volume dramatically
  3. Reflexors provide uplight, which increases the background luminance.

These three factors improve visual comfort and make adding a LexaLite Reflexor an easy choice! Make a better highbay while meeting DLC requirements for Glare by using LexaLite Brand Reflexors.

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  • Feb 2, 2021

Why you should care…about glare!

The importance of reflectors on LED highbays.

Do you ever wear a baseball cap or sunglasses? Ever use your car visor? These shielding actions reduce glare, or “bad” light that detracts from our ability to see. In a factory, warehouse, or retail facility, highbays are installed to light the space, but if the highbays are unshielded, glare interferes with what we can see. In commercial settings, glare is more than an inconvenience. This low visibility can hurt safety, productivity, and health.

Below are three photometry tests on the same highbay. The first with no reflector, the second with a shallow reflector, and the third with a deeper reflector. The glare reduction, while having little impact on lumen output, is dramatic.

Using a reflector, not only are high angle candela reduced, but they are also emitted over a much larger surface area, reducing high angle luminance by a hundredfold! If your facility has light-colored ceilings, installing reflectors has the added benefit of producing uplight. Uplight further reduces apparent brightness, eliminates the “cave” effect, and makes the space feel larger.

LexaLite® brand glare shields, from the economical and shallow LENA 16™ to the deep, high-performance S16, kill the glare without killing the light. Specify the LENA 16 or S16 by LexaLite on your next highbay project. We can customize the mounting mechanism to fit virtually any highbay.


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  • May 6, 2020

Here are some of the products we WOULD have shown at Lightfair!

With the unfortunate cancellation of Lightfair 2020, we will all miss the opportunities for in-person meetings that were scheduled for the show in Vegas this week.  But missing Lightfair doesn’t mean you are missing A.L.P.’s newest technology updates.  Take a peek at what we had in store for LFI 2020:


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  • Apr 29, 2020

Little Lindy®, A Better Post Top at a Great Price

Dingy yellow with no optical control.

Crystal clear with optical control and an elegant, updated look.


Value Pricing.  A.L.P. LexaLite® has leveraged manufacturing and sourcing efficiencies to drive costs out of our production process—and we are passing along the savings to you!  Slash costs even more by purchasing our one-piece version that does not require buying clamp bands, costly on-site assembly, or expensive ongoing maintenance.

Better Aesthetic. We have kept the traditional, turn-of-the-century look for a scenic post-top ambiance, as well as the cutting-edge photometric performance.   The Little Lindy® is available with a distinctive, optical design and is offered in UV stabilized acrylic.  It resists ugly yellowing and has a longer service life than blow-molded alternatives*.

Superior Performance. Today’s Little Lindy features the same unsurpassed optical design.  It is offered in Type III and Type V distributions.

*Consult A.L.P.  LexaLite® for UV tolerance, recommended operating temperatures, and service life of Clear Polycarbonate material.

Read more about Little Lindy’s performance, aesthetics, and pricing.


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