Tech Lighting Honored by Architectural Products with Two Product Innovation Awards-- Patent-Pending IBISS LED Head and 3” ELEMENT LED Adjustable Downlight

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Tech Lighting, a Chicago-based manufacturer of premium specifier-grade architectural lighting systems, was honored in the Architectural Products 2011 Product Innovation Awards (PIA) for two of their new products. The industry magazine recognized Tech Lighting’s new IBISS LED Head and ELEMENT 3” LED Adjustable Downlight as winners in the Interior Lighting category.

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"We are thrilled that Tech Lighting’s commitment to expanding its architectural offerings is not only attracting attention, but drawing honors like this in a competitive and demanding industry,” says Josh Weiss, General Manager of Tech Lighting.

Tech Lighting, a Chicago-based manufacturer of premium specifier-grade architectural lighting systems, was honored in the Architectural Products 2011 Product Innovation Awards (PIA) for two of their new products. The industry magazine recognized Tech Lighting’s new IBISS LED Head and ELEMENT 3” LED Adjustable Downlight as winners in the Interior Lighting category. The two patent-pending products were selected from nearly 300 entries received by the industry magazine for the competition.

“We are thrilled that Tech Lighting’s commitment to expanding its architectural offerings is not only attracting attention, but drawing honors like this in a competitive and demanding industry,” says Josh Weiss, General Manager of Tech Lighting. “We have fully embraced LED, not simply integrating LED into traditional forms, but celebrating what is possible with LED in the design process itself. We hope to exceed the expectations of lighting designers and specifiers by delivering our signature quality and thoughtful design in every Tech Lighting piece we produce.”

Tech Lighting’s IBISS LED Head is constructed of die cast aluminum and pivots vertically 330° and rotates horizontally 360°. It is available in a 10-watt single (600 lumens) or 20-watt double (1200 lumens) version. Each LED module pivots independently on the double version. It is available in flood or asymmetric wall wash distributions. An embedded lens helps diffuse glare and minimize shadowing. It is offered in 2700K and 3000K, is dimmable to 10% with a low-voltage electronic dimmer, and has a rated life of 50,000 hours (L70).

Tech Lighting’s ELEMENT 3” LED Adjustable Downlight offers proprietary high-low lamp positioning, which provides the option to position the LED closer to the aperture for maximum light output and efficiency or higher in the housing to minimize glare and flash on the trims. The result is a downlight solution that can be customized onsite in a matter of seconds while the fixture is illuminated. The product offers 0° - 40° tilt and 361° lockable rotation for no dead spots.

Given their unique design and use of LED, Tech Lighting applied for patents on both products, and recently was informed both products are patent-pending.

“Our engineers and designers focus on two things: what is possible given the advances in technology, and what solutions are needed in the field,” notes Mr. Weiss. “The IBISS and ELEMENT 3” Adjustable Downlight are prime examples of what we plan to be a long line of products that reinforce Tech Lighting’s reputation in these arenas.”

About Architectural Products and the Product Innovation Awards
The Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards (PIA) recognizes products, materials and systems innovation that leads commercial and institutional design to new heights. With judging and evaluation of products and systems from a distinguished panel of 44 architects and specification specialists skilled in product evaluation, the PIA program awards manufacturers based on attributes, qualities, functionality and/or performance beyond industry standards.

A complete list of Product Innovation Award winners can be found in the November 2011 issue of Architectural Products, well as online at http://www.arch-products.com.

Construction Business Media, headquartered in Chicago, IL is publisher of Architectural Products, Illuminate and Architectural SSL magazines.

About Tech Lighting and Encompass Lighting Group:
Tech Lighting offers a family of lighting brands including Tech Lighting, Wilmette Lighting Company, T-TRAK, ELEMENT, and tiella. Known to deliver a blend of performance, style and aesthetic for a diverse range of applications, the company has been a premier choice of architects, lighting designers, interior designers and homeowners since 1988. Tech Lighting is a part of Generation Brands. Tech Lighting’s products can be found in lighting retailers and through sales representatives across North America. For detailed product information, visit our Web site at http://www.techlighting.com, and for news and decorating ideas please visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/techlighting.

About Generation Brands:
Generation Brands is one of America’s leading companies serving the lighting, electrical wholesale,home improvement, home décor, and building industries. The company has an outstanding portfolio of
fashionable and functional lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, and decorative products that provide value and growth for our customers and end-users. Our success is derived from our ability to serve our customers and end-users with superior service, leading edge design, and outstanding quality.

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