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Kichler Earns Top Honors from LVLIA



CLEVELAND, Ohio – It was a repeat performance for Kichler at the recent Low Voltage Lighting Institute of the Americas (LVLIA) Conference. For the second straight year, Kichler was honored as manufacturer of the year by this organization of contractors, manufacturers, lighting designers and landscape architects from the United States and Canada.

Members voted on manufacturers from across the country to decide the winner of the organization’s second Manufacturer of the Year award. LVLIA recognized Kichler for its dedication to the organization, its support of the industry and its professional service to clients in the business of low-voltage landscape and architectural lighting.
"Kichler is extremely honored to have been recognized, not once, but twice, by a group that shares our passion for building and improving the lighting industry," said Jack Miller, Kichler vice president of sales lighting systems. "We're always looking for ways to provide better solutions for our customers, and we consistently look for ways to uphold and improve the success of our low-voltage lighting as a means to do so."
Kichler joined the organization, whose members have the common goal of improving the Low Voltage Lighting Industry, five years ago and has been an active member ever since.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Press Release by Construction and Maintenance, March 2006:

28 winners of Design Plus at Light+Building 2006

The international jury of the Design Plus, one of Germany's foremost design competitions, selected the 28 winners from the 185 products. All of them can now be marked as 'Winner of Design Plus at Light+Building 2006'.

The competition is organised by Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with the German Design Council. The prize is awarded to products that harmoniously combine aesthetic qualities and functionality.

In the technical-lighting category, Luceplan came away with not one but two prizes. The other prizewinners are Artemide, Erco Leuchten, Ing. Castaldi Illuminazione, LIGHTLED, melis Lighting, Philips, Regent Beleuchtungskörper, Schmitz-Leuchten and Troll – J. Feliu de la Penya.

In the decorative-lighting category, the jury selected products by AML Licht +Design, BOVER Il-luminació & Mobiliari, dab-diseno actual barcelona, Dark, IP44 Schmalhorst, Lumini Equipamentos de Iluminacao and Luzifer Lamps.

In the field of electrical engineering and house & building automation, Weidmüller Interface also took not one but two Design Plus prizes while one each went to Doepke Schaltgeräte, F.W. Oventrop, Lithos International, Merten, Schaefer, Vimar and WISAP Gesellschaft für wissenschaftlichen Apparatebau.


PRESS RELEASE by W.A.C. Lighting, February 2006

W.A.C. Lighting Receives 2005 ADEX Design Excellence Award for Crystal Beauty Spot Accent Luminaires

GARDEN CITY, NY--- W.A.C. Lighting’s Crystal Beauty Spots, an innovative line of accent luminaries, has received an ADEX Award for Design Excellence. W.A.C. Lighting is a manufacturing leader of track, recessed, undercabinet and monorail lighting. 


W.A.C. Lighting’s Beauty Spot accent luminaires utilize crystal elements and low voltage xenon lamps to create drama by rendering a wonderful sparkle, a unique, bright splash of illumination and eye-catching patterns on ceilings. Crystal Beauty Spots can be strategically located with general lighting to create a magnificent ambiance, and set the mood for a romantic or contemporary look, when dimmed. 


Beauty Spots are perfect for accent lighting in bedrooms, dining areas and smaller areas such as foyers and entryways. Each is a multi-faceted crystal accent that projects a beautiful light pattern. Its cylindrical and cubical profiles create a soft striation of light on the ceiling. 


The Crystal Beauty Spot element is available in round, square and cylindrical shapes and offered in Clear, Frosted, Amber, Blue, Red and Green. The fixture is offered in three handsome finishes—Chrome, Platinum and White. Its size ranges from 1 1/8” in height and 2” in diameter, to 1 3/8” in height and 1 3/8” in diameter. Crystal Beauty Spots can be installed quickly and easily in any ceiling, wall surface or display. The housing simply slides into place and is suitable for direct contact with insulation (IC rated). 

Each luminaire can be used with either a remote magnetic or electronic transformer, and includes a long-life xenon lamp. 

About ADEX Awards 

ADEX stands for Awards for Design Excellence and is the largest and most prestigious awards program for product design of furniture, fixtures and finishes marketed to the design trade. Design Journal, the international trade publication for interior designers, architects and facility managers, sponsors the ADEX Awards. The 2006-07 ADEX Awards will attract upwards of 500 companies submitting approximately two thousand innovative new products. 

A panel of professional representing a cross section of the design industry, conducts all voting for the ADEX Awards. ADEX judges are among the ablest in their respective areas of expertise and so the ADEX Award represents the best product designs of the year in the opinion of those who themselves reside at the top of their specialty.

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