A.L.P. Lighting Components, a leading global manufacturer of lighting components and kits, has added to its capacity with a new 240-ton injection molding press. This new equipment augments A.L.P.’s existing capacity of 180-, 240- and 660-ton presses, all of which run Moldable Optical Silicone (MOS). The new press features a shot size up to 9 ounces, mold bases up to 24” x 24” ,and can produce parts up to 20” x 20”.
Optical silicone has valuable properties for lighting, automotive, and other demanding applications. Optical silicone parts are impact and heat resistant while being less susceptible to degradation from UV. Silicone also is known for its refraction, reflection, and diffusion properties, along with self-mounting and self-gasketing features.
A.L.P. has replenished its silicone resin inventory, recovering from recent supply chain issues felt throughout the injection molding industry. “We struggled with the same shortages that everyone else did,” explains Tim DeYoung, A.L.P. LexaLite’s Director of Operations. “Fortunately, we now have a good inventory of raw material, and we are ready to take on new business,” he adds.
A.L.P. has a long history as a premier supplier of custom injection molded components for lighting, automotive, medical, marine, point-of-purchase, and other industries. A.L.P.’s expert team can collaborate on product design engineering, tool design and maintenance, innovative fast-track tooling, as well as offer materials expertise, production efficiencies, and distribution options. A variety of secondary operations and finishing services also are available, including UV coating, metalizing, laser cutting, and assembly. In addition to custom molding, A.L.P.’s LexaLite brand offers a comprehensive catalog of proprietary indoor and outdoor optical reflectors, as well as numerous high-performance LED fixture kits.
A.L.P. is an international leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of lighting components and components for other technical industries. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive line of products for OEMs and the aftermarket. For custom projects, our unique “360° Solutions” suite of custom services enables us to collaborate with customers at every stage of a product’s life cycle. Our core commitment is to provide superior service and product performance to every customer.
George Kruggel is Product Manager for A.L.P.’s LexaLite® brand proprietary lighting components and LED fixture kits. These components include Reflexor® reflector/refractors, drop lenses, edgelit panels and post-top refractors. LED fixture kits include A.L.P.’s flagship family of Sentry vaportights, Platform Series products, and wall mount security fixtures.
George is responsible for driving the brand’s revenue performance through the development of new products and line extensions, as well as the management of pricing and inventory. George is an expert collaborator who works closely with fixture manufacturer clients to optimize current and future projects. His engineering and lighting industry experience serve as a resource throughout the product development cycle, from design to program management to sales support.
Before joining A.L.P., George ran his own lighting consulting and sales management business. He has also worked for such organizations as EcoSense Lighting, Radiant Lighting Designs, and GMB Architects/Engineers. George has devoted his entire 30+ year career to the lighting industry. In a variety of diverse roles, from application engineer to project manager and sales manager, he has honed an in-depth knowledge of today’s lighting technologies and applications. Drawing on his experience in designing high efficiency LED lighting products, along with his extensive background in controls and edgelighting, George guides the entire LexaLite brand product development process for long-term growth.
George received his BS EE from Michigan State University, is active in IESNA and IALD, and has received numerous regional and national Illumination Design awards.
In order to better serve our customers and simplify the purchasing process, A.L.P. is introducing secure online access to current pricing information for our LexaLite® brand products. Just set up your account, and you can navigate to pricing in multiple ways. No more wondering if you have the latest information or scrolling through pages and pages of information to find the pricing you need.
Find the information in two ways:
1) Enter this URL in your browser and then register for secure access: https://customerportal.alpadvantage.com
Once your account is validated, you can navigate by product name or image directly from the pricing site. Bookmark this address for future use!
2) Navigate straight to the product that interests you at www.alpadvantage.com. Click the pricing link (shown below) and you will be taken to the registration page.
Once your account is validated, you can navigate this way directly to the product pricing you need.
Of course, the entire team is still on-hand to provide product data and purchasing support. We just want to give you convenience, options, and yet another opportunity for us to remain supplier of choice! If you have any questions about signing up or using your pricing account, please contact your sales representative or Customer Service at (877) 257-5841.
Note: This information is applicable only to customers covered under the A.L.P. LexaLite “Western Hemisphere Pricing.”
Tom Barnes talks about A.L.P. LexaLite Brand’s industry leading optical components for the lighting industry on display at Lightfair International 2019 trade show in Philadelphia.