As you read this, I'm at Lightfair International, the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. I'm spending the day learning how an asset class virtually every public works department in the nation oversees -- streetlighting -- is becoming an increasingly hot property. Sensor manufacturers and software developers have a lot of money, which gives them a lot of clout; and they're working hard to convince elected officials they'll miss out on public safety improvements if they don't use lightpoles and fixtures to deploy "smart city" applications. (I'm not sure these companies understand how city departments collaborate to deliver basic services, but that's another story.)

In the meantime, as my colleague Elizabeth Donoff points out, LED technology continues to evolve. "Now into fifth- and sixth-generation products, manufacturers are integrating comprehensive lighting-control platforms that assist with a variety of functions, but especially color modulation." That may push communities that are considering upgrading from metal halide or low-pressure sodium into the making the not-insignificant investment.

Elizabeth and her colleague Selin Ashaboglu gathered the following new products in anticipation of Lightfair. There's stuff here that'll light up bridges, boardwalks, fountains, monuments, you name it. And I must say: Some of it is very cool.

Courtesy Acclaim Lighting

Aqua Drum, Acclaim Lighting • This series of high output LED flood luminaires is submersible under water up to 20’ and is suitable for fountain, pond, landscape, and façade applications. Aqua Drum comes in three sizes: the 8W EO measures 7” in diameter, the 18W SO measures 8.6” in diameter, and the 36W HO measures 8.77” in diameter. The fixtures are available in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K, and RGBA. EO, SO, and HO can deliver up to 700, 1,600, and 3,259 lumens, respectively. Aqua Drum comes with five beam spread options including 10 x 10, 25 x 25, and 10 x 35. The luminaire has a marine-grade stainless steel housing and is IK08 walkover-rated.

Courtesy Cooledge Lighting

Tile Exterior, Cooledge • Suitable for outdoor applications and wet locations, all of the components in this fixture feature a minimum IP65 rating, and moisture-resistant snap connections provide toolless installation. Available in 600-lumen and 300-lumen packages per tile with a typical 2 SDCM (Standard Deviation Color Matching) color uniformity, the tiles are available in five correlated color temperatures—2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K, and 5700K—with a CRI of 80. The field-configurable tiles snap

Courtesy Archlit

Rondo, Archlit • This adjustable outdoor luminaire is suitable for wall- or ceiling-mount applications as well as path lighting. The 8W fixture comes in 2700K or 3000K and delivers up to 800 lumens. Rondo’s fixture head measures 5” in diameter and is 1” deep. The luminaire comes in standard finishes of white and black with custom colors also available. Rondo runs on 120V and is TRIAC-dimmable only.

GE Evolve LED Medium Output Floor and Spotlight (EFM1), Current Powered by GE • Designed to replace up to 250W high-pressure sodium and 250W to 400W metal halide floodlights, this luminaire is suitable for large applications such as building façade, roadway, and billboard signage illumination. Available in 3000K, 4000K, and 5000K with a CRI of 70, EFM1 delivers up to 20,000 lumens. The fixture comes with six beam spread options, including a 20-degree spot, 7x7, and Type II. Mounting options include trunnion, knuckle slip-fitter, and knuckle wall mount. The UL/cUL-listed fixture is fitted with impact-resistant, tempered flat glass, which also minimizes the accumulation of dirt. Dimming options include zero-to-10V and DALI.

Courtesy Louis Poulsen

Capsule, Louis Poulsen • This pole-mounted outdoor luminaire, was developed for Louis Poulsen by Carsten Fischer, lead design architect at Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen. The 20W or 40W fixture is available in 3000K and 4000K, with high- or low-output options. The luminaire features a die-cast aluminum-housing suitable for wet locations. The fixture head measures 19.2" in diameter by 6.9" tall and can mounted to a 12'-, 14'-, or 16'-tall aluminum pole. Capsule is zero-to-10V dimmable.

Courtesy Visa Lighting

Laterna Catenary, Visa Lighting • This lantern-style luminaire is suitable for outdoor applications such as parks, event venues, and boardwalks, and can be specified as a suspended or direct-mount catenary. The 18W or 29W fixture is available in 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K with a range of 1,500 to 3,000 delivered lumens. Laterna’s outer metal cage measures 17.5” wide by 19” tall, while its cylindrical diffuser is 12.25” tall. The metal cage comes in 16 powdercoated finishes including agate gray, cove blue, and jet black; the diffuser is offered in matte white or frosted translucent options. The fixture is IP65-rated, UV-stable, and ETL-listed for wet locations.

Ouro 28” Post Top, Kim Lighting • This post-top luminaire is suitable for illuminating building perimeters, pathways, parking lots, and drive lanes. Available in 3000K, 4000K, and 5000K with a CRI of 70, 80, or 90, depending on color temperature, Ouro delivers up to 35,000 lumens and has nine beam spread options. The fixture head measures 28” in diameter by 33.4” tall and can be mounted onto 3”-, 4”-, and 5”-wide round poles. Control accessories compatible with Ouro include, SiteSync Wireless Bridge Node, Wattstopper configuration tool, and wiSCAPE external fixture module. The fixture is IP66-rated, Dark Sky, and California Title 24/ASHRAE–compliant. Offered in seven standard finish options with custom colors also available.

Courtesy Sebastien Racicot

Pure 100, Lumenpulse • Suitable for urban outdoor illumination applications, Pure 100 features Lumenpulse’s proprietary light engine Lumencentro, which uses Lumencool technology to regulate temperature. The fixture has six mounting options: wall mounted, variable height mounting on pole, single pole-top, double pole-top, vertical cure pole-top, and side mounding adaptor. Available in 2200K, 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K, and 5700K with a CRI of 70-plus or 80-plus. The luminaire comes with a clearsite or softsite lens and delivers a range of 4,000 to 20,000 lumens for the former and 3,000 to 7,000 lumens for the latter. The fixture is offered in eight beam spread options, including Type II, Type III, and Type IV. Eight Sandtex finishes are available, including silver, bronze, and green. Zero-to-10V dimmable.

Courtesy U.S. Architectural Lighting

Skyliner, U.S. Architectural Lighting • Suitable for site and area lighting applications, this curvilinear LED luminaire features a panel LED optical system that eliminates uplight and minimizes spill light. The luminaire can be specified as a wall mount or a single, dual, triple, or quad head with optional angled, concave, or domed diffusers. Available in models with 40 or 80 LED arrays, the fixture comes in 3000K, 4000K, and 5000K with a CRI of 70. Skyliner is capable of delivering a lumen range from 4,445 to 26,448 lumens, depending on the model. Each fixture is equipped with a surge protector for long-term performance. Powdercoat finishes include black, white, dark bronze, gray, and green.

Pavilion, Kim Lighting • This “smart” bollard has an integrated NEMA 3R dual outlet receptacle enclosure, a color-changing, Bluetooth-activated RGBW accent light, and a recessed one- or two-gang receptacle outlet box. The customizable luminaire can be specified in 168 different configurations through its optics, top cap, and body. Offered in 3000K, 4000K, and 5000K with a CRI of 70, the fixture is available in 14W or 22W and can deliver up to 2,000 lumens depending on wattage. The five beam spread options include Type I, Type II, and Type III. Available in eight finishes, including black, platinum silver, and dark bronze. Custom colors are also available upon request. Pavilion is California Title 24–compliant and IP66-rated.

Courtesy Targetti USA

Jupiter, Targetti • Suitable for outdoor decorative and accent lighting applications, Jupiter is a family of miniature recessed LEDs. Available in 2” or 3.15” in diameter the 4W or 10W fixtures come in 3000K and 4000K with spot, flood, or wide flood beam spread options. Housed in an aluminum body, the fixtures are IP67- and Driver Over–rated. Offered in a polished stainless-steel finish.

Courtesy James Powell

Torres Lighting, Landscape Forms • Designed by Rodrigo Torres, this family of outdoor LED luminaires features area, path, wall, and catenary models. The pole-mounted version is available in single, dual (shown), or staggered configurations, with pole heights of 12', 14', 16', 20', and 25'. Poles are 5" in diameter and made of cast aluminum. The fixtures use a four-die Cree XHP-50 LED module. Photo and motion sensors can be added to the fixture head. UL-listed and compliant with California’s Title 24, RoHS, and Dark

Courtesy Griven USA

Coral, Griven USA • This LED surface-mount projector floodlight is designed to illuminate medium- to large-scale structures, such as multistory façades, bridges, and civic monuments. The luminaire uses 64 high-power LEDs in RGBW (6500K white), dynamic white (2700K to 6500K), warm white (3000K), or cool white (6300K) to provide high-end illumination performance. Seven different light distributions are available, ranging from a 7-degree spot to a 43-degree wide flood. CSA certified for wet locations and IP66 rated, control options include auto, DMX, wireless, and zero-to-10V.

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