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  • Jul 26, 2022

2022 Trade Show Calendar

A.L.P. will be participating in many major lighting industry events in the coming months. Be sure to stop by to discuss your requirements and applications with our expert team!

IES Annual Conference
August 18-20, 2022
New Orleans, LA

Light + Building
October 2-6, 2022
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

IES Street and Area Conference
October 10-13, 2022
Dallas, TX

Resilient Harvests
November 1-2, 2022
Long Beach, CA

LEDucation 2023
March 7-8, 2023
New York, NY

Lightfair International
May 23-25, 2023
New York, NY


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  • Apr 27, 2022

Generate incremental revenue FAST with troffer component kits from A.L.P.

A.L.P. has teamed up with RLR Industries to create a family of four troffer component kits that can help you quickly drive incremental revenue without tying up the resources and time needed to develop your own fixture line.

The ELFT kits leverage architectural troffer diffusers from RLR with A.L.P.’s proven, durable EL housings and door frames.  Offered in standard 2’x2’ and 2’ x 4’ sizes, they also feature a new externally mounted driver compartment, resulting in an uncluttered fixture housing cavity that improves performance, versatility, and contributes to the shadow-free illumination of the thermoformed diffuser.

The uniformly luminous, evenly diffused component sets produce a specification grade troffer with visual sculpture and depth. The diffusers are offered in four design themes that emulate popular architectural design trends, so the troffers are suitable for applications across a variety of commercial spaces.

ELFT3 Curved Ribbed Center Troffer Luminaire
Component Kit 2×2 and 2×4

ELFT10 Curved Body Troffer Luminaire
Component Kit 2×2 and 2×4

ELFT13 Flat Center Troffer Luminaire
Component Kit 2×2 and 2×4

ELFT15 Concave Body Troffer Luminaire
Component Kit 2×2 and 2×4

VERSATILE SOLUTIONS YOUR CUSTOMERS NEED NOW!

• Diffuser features proprietary blend of LED acrylic and impact acrylic resins
• Light transmission approximately 75% with excellent pixel hiding
• Driver is mounted outside the fixture cavity in a spec grade driver box with multiple wiring entry points
• Complete access to the driver compartment available from the floor side of the installed unit
• ELFT 3, ELFT10, ELFT15 designed for use with Emitter LED boards (not provided)
• ELFT13 designed for use with Standard LED boards (not provided)
• Made in America, short lead times

Get your new troffer product line up and running quickly, because we’ve done the work for you! Generate profits quickly with these proven luminaire designs.  Your Bill Brown Sales regional manager has all the details.


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  • Apr 27, 2022

Press Release: A.L.P.®  Joins RLR Industries to Launch a Troffer Luminaire Component Kit Line

(Niles, IL) A.L.P. has teamed up with RLR Industries to introduce a family of four troffer component kits that can help lighting OEMs to quickly drive incremental revenue without devoting resources and time needed to develop their own line.  The ELFT kits leverage architectural troffer diffusers from RLR with A.L.P.’s proven, durable EL housings and door frames.  Offered in standard 2’x2’ and 2’ x 4’ sizes, they also feature a new externally mounted driver compartment, resulting in an uncluttered fixture housing cavity that improves performance, versatility, and contributes to the shadow-free illumination of the thermoformed diffuser.

The uniformly luminous, evenly diffused component sets produce a specification grade troffer with visual sculpture and depth. The diffusers are offered in four design themes that emulate popular architectural design trends, so the troffers are suitable for applications across a variety of commercial spaces.

The unique conditions in today’s lighting market present challenges for lighting OEMs.  “These component kits will allow our customers a hassle-free opportunity to introduce new fixtures,” explains Adam Mayse, A.L.P.’s Metals Business Unit Manager.  “All they need to do is add electronics using either Standard or Emitter LED boards, and they are good to go,” he adds.

“As a manufacturer of engineered plastics solutions for nearly 70 years, our goal remains to produce components that combine attractive designs and innovative materials,” states Stewart Lewis, Vice President at RLR Industries.  “This design partnership with A.L.P. broadens the availability and opportunity to feature RLR’s proprietary plastics in more fixtures and settings,” Lewis says.


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  • Mar 29, 2022

Press Release: A.L.P.® Purchases Key Assets of Sur-Seal Optical Molding Business

(Niles, IL) A.L.P.® has expanded our industry-leading optical silicone molding capabilities by purchasing molding machines and other key assets from Sur-Seal LLC.  The equipment is installed in the Charlevoix, MI facility and is operational.  As a result, A.L.P. will have six presses capable of molding Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) in Charlevoix and has plans to expand this technology to our Monterrey, MX facility in fiscal year 2023.  Sur-Seal, in turn, will turn their focus to the core business of producing silicone gaskets.

“A.L.P. sees a great future in optical silicone molding for LED outdoor, industrial and automotive lighting applications,” states Tom Barnes, Vice President and Business Unit Manager.  “The opportunity to cooperate with Sur-Seal in this equipment transfer, as they transition out of LSR optics, puts A.L.P. in a strong position to fulfill that emerging demand,” he adds.

A.L.P.’s tie-barless molding machines have advanced production features, including a built-in conveyor, ERC robot, Electro Servo injection, and coining technology. We can currently mold silicone parts up to 200 square inches.  This precision silicone equipment, combined with our tooling and optical engineering expertise, makes A.L.P. a superior business partner to quickly take projects from concept to production. 


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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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