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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(Niles, IL) – A.L.P. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Uhler as Manufacturer’s Representative for LexaLite® brand edgelit panel products. Mark will be calling on OEM customers nationwide to promote edgelit panel products and A.L.P.’s extensive edgelit manufacturing capabilities. A.L.P. LexaLite’s edgelit program now features a number of standard tools, a new 1650-ton molding machine, secondary laser cutting operations, and intellectual property to support this growing market need. A.L.P. is currently the only North American manufacturer capable of injection molding both 1’x4’ and 2’x2’ edgelit panels.
Mark previously held a similar role with Rambus, in which he successfully developed several edgelit panels. Prior to that, Mark was a Sales Director with Cree, a role in which he established working relationships with numerous lighting fixture OEMs. Mark’s degree in Electrical Engineering, combined with his specialized edgelit experience, makes him a strong resource for edgelit development projects.
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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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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