2012 POY Finalists: Lighting
Finalists in the Lighting category for the Plant Engineering 2012 Product of the Year competition.
Columbia Lighting’s e•poc LED uses precise standards to maintain superior color consistency within each fixture throughout its lifetime. The luminaires are passed through a test booth where each receives a QR code capturing the exact initial color, lumen rating, and module serial number creating the best quality and the most traceability of LED lighting. The e•poc LED is constructed from 70% recycled steel and has a 50,000-hr, mercury-free lamp life. The e•poc LED provides reduced energy consumption when higher light levels are not necessary through the two lumen output configurations available.
Columbia Lighting’s Serrano architectural luminaire and createchange product is a three-element diffuser combining a performance-optimized center optic with two high-transmission, lenticular side lenses to provide efficiency. Serrano delivers energy savings of up to 40% while maintaining lighting quality and light levels. Serrano is compatible with a variety of controls and has a wiHUBB-enabled option to integrate with Hubbell Building Automation’s wireless mesh network.
The Serrano LED delivers high efficacies up to 101 lumens per watt and a fixture life of up to 50,000 hours at 80% lumen maintenance. Serrano LED is compatible with a variety of controls and can be ordered with wiHUBB capability to easily integrate with Hubbell Building Automation’s wireless mesh network. The modular plug-and-play design allows for components to be easily swapped out as technology advances. To ensure color consistency, each Serrano LED is tested to maintain a three-step MacAdam ellipse.
Emergency LED lighting
The EV LED Series emergency light utilizes two high-powered long-life LEDs to produce superior light output with optimized fixture spacing of 27 ft. The EV Series emergency lights require less than 2 W to power and utilize an environmentally friendly nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery. The EV Series measures only 8.5 in. wide by 5 in. high with fast wall mount installation. The LEDs are mounted inside a die-cast housing, utilizing precious components to offer adjustability and thermal stability.
Heavy industrial LED
Hubbell Industrial’s LED Highbay is engineered for tough industrial environments, offering a customized solution in an eco-smart and retrofit-ready package. The design features a rugged cast aluminum housing design with a hinge and latch-mounting system. The LED Highbay’s design also features custom engineered LED optics for evenly distributed 5,000 K light in aisle, narrow, and wide distributions for use in up to 45 C ambient temperature environments. The LED Highbay comes standard with 0 V to 10 V dimmable drivers and can produce up to 100 lumens per watt with a life span of 100,000 hours.
Surface mount luminaire
Hubbell Outdoor Lighting's Sedona LED Surface Mount luminaire is designed to provide a unique, high-performance illumination solution for surface ceiling mount and parking garage applications. The Sedona LED features a hexagonal LED cluster design that provides optical flexibility and light level scalability. The packages available in this luminaire provide 92-100 lumens per watt with an ambient temperature of 40 C. The Sedona LED is wet location listed and offers complete on/off dimming operation.
Commercial and industrial LED luminaires
The AccuLite Highbay and Lowbay LED Luminaires are low-profile industrial LED luminaires ideal for large commercial and industrial spaces. The fixtures are equipped with several innovative features including the large-format LED chip technology, hybrid TIR/reflector optics, and an ultra-thin efficient housing design. These features offer higher efficacy with improved thermal performance and ability to drive the LED more efficiently at higher currents. The LED luminaires produce up to 34,000 lumens of uniform area illumination and efficacies approaching 100 lumens per watt. The fixtures provide 57% energy reduction with a 100,000-hr lamp life.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.