The importance of reflectors on LED highbays.
Do you ever wear a baseball cap or sunglasses? Ever use your car visor? These shielding actions reduce glare, or “bad” light that detracts from our ability to see. In a factory, warehouse, or retail facility, highbays are installed to light the space, but if the highbays are unshielded, glare interferes with what we can see. In commercial settings, glare is more than an inconvenience. This low visibility can hurt safety, productivity, and health.
Below are three photometry tests on the same highbay. The first with no reflector, the second with a shallow reflector, and the third with a deeper reflector. The glare reduction, while having little impact on lumen output, is dramatic.
Using a reflector, not only are high angle candela reduced, but they are also emitted over a much larger surface area, reducing high angle luminance by a hundredfold! If your facility has light-colored ceilings, installing reflectors has the added benefit of producing uplight. Uplight further reduces apparent brightness, eliminates the “cave” effect, and makes the space feel larger.
LexaLite® brand glare shields, from the economical and shallow LENA 16™ to the deep, high-performance S16, kill the glare without killing the light. Specify the LENA 16 or S16 by LexaLite on your next highbay project. We can customize the mounting mechanism to fit virtually any highbay.
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With the unfortunate cancellation of Lightfair 2020, we will all miss the opportunities for in-person meetings that were scheduled for the show in Vegas this week. But missing Lightfair doesn’t mean you are missing A.L.P.’s newest technology updates. Take a peek at what we had in store for LFI 2020:
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Dingy yellow with no optical control.
Crystal clear with optical control and an elegant, updated look.
Value Pricing. A.L.P. LexaLite® has leveraged manufacturing and sourcing efficiencies to drive costs out of our production process—and we are passing along the savings to you! Slash costs even more by purchasing our one-piece version that does not require buying clamp bands, costly on-site assembly, or expensive ongoing maintenance.
Better Aesthetic. We have kept the traditional, turn-of-the-century look for a scenic post-top ambiance, as well as the cutting-edge photometric performance. The Little Lindy® is available with a distinctive, optical design and is offered in UV stabilized acrylic. It resists ugly yellowing and has a longer service life than blow-molded alternatives*.
Superior Performance. Today’s Little Lindy features the same unsurpassed optical design. It is offered in Type III and Type V distributions.
*Consult A.L.P. LexaLite® for UV tolerance, recommended operating temperatures, and service life of Clear Polycarbonate material.
Read more about Little Lindy’s performance, aesthetics, and pricing.
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(Niles, IL) -A.L.P. Lighting Components, a leading global manufacturer of lighting components and kits, has added the LENA 16™ shallow prismatic reflector to the “S Series” of optics. Designed for low-, mid- and high-bay LED fixtures, it offers superior glare control and an elegant aesthetic, combined with the versatility to accommodate a variety of light sources without expensive modifications.
The LENA 16 has a shallow design, optimizing cost without sacrificing high angle brightness control. The 10.36” flat top allows it to be easily adapted and directly attached to many fixtures. The lower flange works with a wide range of bottom lenses and standard clamp bands. The top can be cut to order with an opening of up to 10.66 inches.
Like their HID predecessors, today’s LED low-, mid- and high-bay fixtures should always be installed with optical or refractive control. Without this control, they emit high angle glare, causing a reduction in contrast and negatively affecting color and focus. By reducing high angle glare, LENA 16 improves visual comfort, provides even illumination, and can also increase worker efficiency in some settings. It is suitable for warehouse, industrial, commercial, and retail applications.
LENA 16 is available in Clear Acrylic, Clear Polycarbonate, Interface Acrylic, and Lumieo® Acrylic. It works with a wide range of LexaLite® brand bottom lenses.
A.L.P. is a leading global supplier of lighting components, offering a diverse line of products and services for lighting OEMs and the aftermarket. From LED to legacy applications, A.L.P. offers the industry’s most comprehensive line of LED fixture kits, vapor-proof enclosures, unwired fixture bodies, louvers and reflectors. A.L.P. Brands include Steel Craft, LexaLite®, and Reflek®
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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.”
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