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  • Jun 25, 2019

A.L.P. LexaLite’s Tom Barnes interviewed at Lightfair by Edison Report.

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.


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  • Sep 5, 2018

Press Release: A.L.P.’s Recruit™ LED Fixture Kit Highlighted in Eneref Report on Sustainable Circular Economy

Niles, IL, (September 5, 2018) – The Recruit™ wall mount security fixture kit from A.L.P.’s LexaLite® brand, was recognized as a more sustainable approach to lighting systems in a new report by Eneref Institute (www.eneref.org). The report was part of Eneref’s campaign to increase the recyclability of LED luminaires. Eneref Institute is a research and advocacy organization for sustainable development with an initiative to inspire solutions that promise an earth-friendly economy through socially responsible sustainable development.

The Recruit LED wall mount security fixture kit is an attractive, contemporary looking system with a thermally conductive polymer housing. The 8”x 8” footprint can accommodate customer supplied LED arrays, several driver options, and a photocell, putting it in the “small” size class.

As part of Eneref’s campaign to inspire solutions that promise an earth-friendly economy, Eneref Institute’s report examined opportunities to replace aluminum component parts in LED luminaires with polycarbonate, with the overarching goal of reducing the environmental footprint of the lighting industry. According to the Eneref report, thermoplastic heat sinks have environmental advantages over aluminum because the energy needed to recycle thermoplastics is one-fourth that of aluminum.

The report goes on to explain that, compared to the same volume of aluminum, polycarbonate requires less energy to ship, because it is less dense and therefore weighs less, as exemplified by the lightweight Recruit.

“It’s not surprising that an innovative industry leader, like A.L.P., would be an early adopter of polycarbonate heat sinks,” explained Seth Warren Rose, Founding Director of Eneref Institute. “Done responsibly, drilling for petrochemical hydrocarbons—the raw material of plastics—can be less destructive to the environment than mining for aluminum,” Rose explains.

According to the Eneref report, optimizing the design by consolidating components of the same material streamlines both the manufacturing and recycling of luminaires. With fewer components made from fewer materials, the purchasing, shipping, and warehousing processes are simplified. Polycarbonate, a thermoplastic, can be economically recycled into secondary, post-industry applications.

DOWNLOAD ENEREF REPORT: http://eneref.org/report-details/employing-polycarbonate-components-to-design-sustainable-luminaires/

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 proprietary 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.


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  • May 24, 2017

Another Great Show at Lightfair International 2017

A.L.P. exhibited at the 2017 Lightfair International with our sales agency Bill Brown Sales.  We welcomed customers and prospects, friends old and new, to learn more about our products and capabilities.  The display included LED lighting components and kits, such as new parking garage canopies, LED PODs and the Sentry Elite rugged LED vaportight. Thanks to all who made it a successful exhibit.

Other Upcoming Shows

Guanzhou International Lighting Expo
June 9-12, 2017
China Import and Export Fair Complex
Guanzhou, China

IES Annual Conference
August 10-12, 2017
Portland Marriott
Portland, OR

IES Street and Area Lighting Conference
September 10-13, 2017
JW Marriott Austin Hotel
Austin, TX

Horticultural Lighting Conference
October 17, 2017
Denver Marriott City Center
Denver, CO

Strategies in Light
February 13-15, 2018
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, CA

Light + Building
March 18-23, 2018
Messe Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany

Lightfair International
May 8-10, 2018
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL


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