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  • Jun 21, 2018

A.L.P. Adds New Edgelit Panel Equipment

A.L.P. Lighting Components, manufacturer of LED lighting components and fixture kits, has added to its industry-leading capacity to produce molded edgelit lighting panels.  Taking advantage of Rambus closing its Brecksville, OH facility, A.L.P. purchased a 1,650-ton press, molds and other equipment to be installed in its Charlevoix, MI plant.  A.L.P.’s LexaLite® brand has been at the forefront of edgelit technology for more than three decades, with preeminent production resources, expertise, and mold inventory.  A.L.P. is currently the only North American manufacturer capable of injection molding both 1’x4’ and 2’x2’ edgelit panels.

By using standard molds with custom inserts, A.L.P. can quickly and inexpensively manufacture prototypes and low-volume production runs.  Standard sizes include 48” x 12”, 24” x 12”, 24” x 8” and 24” x 24”.  For large production orders, A.L.P.’s expert tooling and engineering teams can develop high volume tooling based on customers’ specifications for size, light source, light output pattern, thickness, and aesthetics.  A.L.P. also has in-house CAD modeling and photometry testing resources.

Edgelit panels have gained increasing popularity for maximizing and retrofitting in-ceiling lighting.  Flat edgelit panels are very thin, offering the versatility of mounting on a variety of surfaces including walls and ceilings, as well as providing the option of cable suspension.  They are often considered “shadowless” because they produce broad, even light.

“We work closely with customers to meet all requirements for performance, cost, and speed to market,” states Tom Barnes, Vice President and Business Unit Manager for A.L.P. LexaLite.  “By further investing in edgelit molding technology, A.L.P. can respond even more quickly to the needs of a rapidly changing lighting marketplace,” Barnes concludes.


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  • Nov 13, 2017

Bill Brown Appears on the Get a Grip on Lighting Podcast

Hear the industry’s elder statesman discuss lighting’s past, present and future.

WHAT:   Bill Brown has operated his eponymous lighting component sales agency since 1955.  In this interview, he traces his roots back to his entrepreneurial upbringing, the beginnings of his lighting sales career, and reviews the myriad changes he has observed in lighting over the decades.  Sit back and listen to Bill’s storied history, hear opinions on everything from customer service to international competition, and learn where he thinks the industry is heading.  Whether you are a lighting veteran, or just starting out, you can’t help but benefit hearing from someone who has literally seen it all in modern lighting.

WHEN/WHERE:  The Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast is the official podcast of the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD).  The podcasts were developed as a forum for people in the lighting industry to get together and discuss the multitude of topics and issues relevant to our dynamic field.

Get A Grip On Lighting Podcasts are hosted by Michael Colligan and Greg Ehrich, who have over 30 years of combined experience in the lighting industry. Michael is an entrepreneur and inventor. He’s a subject matter expert in commercial and industrial lighting supply, lighting retrofits, and finding recycling streams for hard-to-recycle waste. Greg Ehrich, LC is the former President of NAILD and owner of a progressive lighting distributorship.

HOW:  Click here to be redirected to the Get A Grip On Lighting website.  There, you’ll be able to listen to Bill Brown’s interview, along with podcasts with numerous other distinguished lighting leaders.  Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a second of this valuable broadcast!


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  • Jul 21, 2017

Check Out the Latest Technology!

A.L.P. will be exhibiting at many major lighting trade shows in the coming months.
Stop by to discuss your unique applications with our expert team!

 

 Strategies in Light
February 13-15, 2018
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, CA
Expo Lighting America (ELA)
Mexico City, Mex
February 28 – March 1, 2018
 Light + Building
March 18-23, 2018
Messe Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
 Lightfair International
May 8-10, 2018
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

 


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  • Jul 20, 2017

A.L.P. Marks the Two-Year Anniversary of Reflek® Assets Acquisition

Observes improved efficiencies, products, and processes.

It has been two years since Reflek® brand custom performance reflectors were added to the A.L.P. product offering. In that short time, backed by the global resources of A.L.P., the Reflek brand has been repositioned as a preeminent supplier of quality reflectors to lighting OEMs and the aftermarket.

A.L.P. has dramatically improved efficiency by consolidating Reflek’s manufacturing operations to fewer locations, all strategically located near major lighting customers in the U.S. and Mexico. The product is delivered quickly via A.L.P.’s global logistics network.

A.L.P has leveraged its outstanding Quality Management System (QMS) and expertise to enhance product quality.  Programs such as improved standardization, increased tooling reliability, and rigorous inspection has achieved a 21 percent reduction in quality concerns.

Capitalizing on A.L.P.’s manufacturing efficiencies and global sourcing infrastructure has allowed Reflek to maintain competitive pricing while producing a superior product.

When speed to market counts, having the backing of a huge product and tooling design team, along with fast-track tooling machinery like a 5-axis laser, helps Reflek brand take ideas from concept to production in record time.

To learn more about how the bigger, better, Reflek can support your custom performance reflector requirements, please contact 877-257-5481


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