Intense Lighting Releases Impression™, a Small Aperture Recessed Downlight Series Featuring State-of-the-Art Performance & Efficiency

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Impression rounds out the company’s versatile, solutions-based product lines.

“Impression is another example of Intense Lighting’s ability to develop innovative products that offer practical lighting solutions." Kenny Eidsvold, President of Intense Lighting

Intense Lighting, Inc. a leading manufacturer of award-winning LED specification grade lighting solutions is proud to announce the 2013 nationwide launch of its newest, highly innovative product line, Impression. Impression is a feature-enriched, small aperture LED downlight that offers energy efficiency with a high performance design. Created with the design community in mind, it is ideal for accent lighting along with general, or wall wash lighting in a variety of applications including commercial, hospitality, retail and residential. Visit us at Booth 2545.

With its small and unobtrusive aperture, Impression features state-of-the-art LED technology combined with precision optical design. An array of light source options is available including LED, MR-16, and MR-16 LED. Impression offers three unique configurations including downlight, adjustable and wall wash. The adjustable model features 40-degree vertical adjustment with precise center beam optics. Hot aiming can be accomplished from below the finished ceiling line. It also offers locking vertical and horizontal aiming.

Utilizing state-of-the-art active thermal management, Impression was designed from the ground up to accommodate a high lumen LED light source that is comparable to 39-watt ceramic metal. The LED is available in multiple CCT’s including 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K. CRI options include 82, 92 and 97—ideal for museum and high-end retail applications. To ensure color consistency from fixture to fixture, 3-step MacAdam binning is standard for all color temperatures. The innovative LED version offers various optic selections including a narrow spot 11˚ optic with minimal field, which is very difficult to achieve. Additional optics include 16˚, 24˚, 37˚ and 60˚. With its deep-set optics and small, unobtrusive design, Impression provides excellent shielding and glare control while still maintaining its highly efficient qualities.

Impression offers multiple housings including Non-IC, Airtight IC, and Chicago Plenum.

The versatility of the Impression is also seen with its International version with 220V-240V input. Multiple trim options for accent, general and wall wash applications are available. Both round and square trims are available for all lamp types. A trimless version with a perforated plaster ring provides a non-obtrusive aesthetic when installed. It also features discreet, high quality reflectors made in the USA.

“Impression is another example of Intense Lighting’s ability to develop innovative products that offer practical lighting solutions. The Intense Engineering team has integrated every feature the design community has been asking for in a small aperture downlight.” says Kenny Eidsvold, President of Intense Lighting. “Impression offers a feature-rich design with a high lumen output LED while still maintaining its discrete appearance. The technical advancements in LED and active thermal management have allowed Impression to deliver an innovative product at a reasonable price point. We are confident that Impression’s feature set will prove to be of value to the lighting design community.”

As with all of its interior lighting products, Impression LED carries Intense Lighting’s new extended 10-year product warranty.

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About Intense Lighting

Intense Lighting, Inc. is widely recognized as a solutions-based manufacturer of award-winning, sustainable lighting products. Innovative and energy efficient, our luminaires offer a wide variety of specification grade lighting solutions for the commercial, hospitality, supermarket, retail and residential markets. Customers can select from several broad-based product lines of LED downlights, tracklights, and recessed multiples. In addition to interior lighting, Intense Lighting offers a complete product line of outdoor luminaries including bollards, landscape, step lights, wall cylinders, wall sconces, in-ground luminaries and our popular V-Rail, an LED illuminated rail system.

Established in 2001 and headquartered in Anaheim, CA, Intense Lighting has quickly become an industry leader by continuing to deliver quality products with the shortest lead times in the industry and providing outstanding customer service. Today, with a growing team of product engineers, Intense Lighting is on the cutting-edge of research and development in LED lighting solutions backed by the company’s impressive 10-year product warranty.

Intense Lighting’s affiliations include memberships in the Illuminating Engineering Society North America (IESNA), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Designers Lighting Forum (DLF), and the Association of Retail Environments (ARE). In addition to partnerships with Energy Star and Lighting Facts (DOE), we are an approved educational provider for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

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