Three Catenary and Canopy Pendants from Visa Lighting Swing into the Outdoor Market

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Outdoor pendant lighting has long created freedom for open spaces, and now Visa Lighting equips designers with even more freedom: 18 new models in three outdoor pendant families

Even with the acceleration of LED, outdoor pendant lighting choices have remained quite limited. Specifiers of outdoor markets (civic, architainment, education, hospitality, retail) have long asked for more versatile lighting solutions, so this was a clear next step for Visa Lighting. The Wisconsin-based manufacturer, well-known for high quality standards and innovative pendant design, is ready to produce unmatched luminaires for those underserved markets.

Whether in parks, atriums, boardwalks, downtown marketplaces, campus walkways, courtyards, amusement parks, dining areas, entryways, bridges, event venues for concerts and weddings—the list goes on and on—these luminaires can go virtually anywhere people gather outside. Catenary lighting offers wide-ranging design flexibility since cables can span large areas without additional poles blocking sightlines and walking paths.

For this launch, Sequence, Zume and Laterna are available in two mounting configurations: catenary (strung by cable between two structural points) or canopy (mounted to a junction box like standard indoor pendants). All three are ETL wet location listed and IP65 rated. To ensure long life in rigorous outdoor environments, all catenary models were successfully tested for vibration in accordance with ANSI C136.31: American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment. The launch also includes a comprehensive Catenary Design Guide and several optional accessories. These luminaires are ready to impress.

Sequence: First, for ultimate versatility in outdoor spaces, Visa Lighting has expanded their most popular family, Sequence. The new Outdoor Pendant Sequence is available in White LED, with high and low output options, or RGB, 4" and 8" diameters, and 3 different lengths—a range that exemplifies this launch’s focus on flexibility. Unlike other catenary luminaires, Sequence fixtures do not have to hang in a standard perpendicular orientation. For example, a dual catenary design would allow these luminaires to be hung horizontally or at angles. Imagine a bright, linear repetition of the same clean fixture, or a crisscross pattern of blue and green.

Zume: Globe luminaires are iconic, and Zume offers even more flexibility with its customizable laser-cut cap. These fixtures complement the surrounding nature beautifully, peeking out among the leaves like mystical apples. Available in 16” or 20” diameters, the frosted or white acrylic globes emit an otherworldly glow, an organic fullness evoking unity and calm. Zume could bring festivity to outdoor dining areas or create a crowd-pleasing net with a grid design catenary mount configuration.
Laterna: A modern take on the classic lantern design, Laterna is perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining spaces. Its inner luminous cylinder floats a few inches above the contrasting metal of the outer cage. This creates an enchanting double-suspension effect. When hung in multiples, Laterna encourages a free-spirited atmosphere. The architectural frame complements outdoor roof structures when in canopy configuration, and the strong angles bring stability to open spaces when hung on catenary cable.

Accessories: Visa Lighting’s new accessories include nearly everything needed for installation, including several exclusive Visa Lighting-engineered items. The quick power connection accessories (which allow each fixture to be easily plugged and unplugged along the cable without rewiring) include ready-to-wire quick connectors, quick-connect jumper cords, voltage separation boxes, and three-way splitters. Other accessories include U-bolt clamps, UV-resistant power cord ties, stainless steel mounting brackets, a power cord containing both power and control wires, liquid-tight cord grips, stainless steel compression sleeves, and stainless steel cables for tethering. This wide range of options represents a commitment to successful design. Catenary lighting is not a simple endeavor, but Visa Lighting has done everything to inspire possibilities.

Customization: These three designs stand out from other outdoor LED pendants in their true customizability. Whether it be RGB, size variation, mounting configurations, quick connections, lumen output, diffuser type, finish choices, or custom laser-cut options, designers have more choices than ever before. This will allow each unique installation to draw a crowd and leave a lasting impression.

Now that outdoor pendant lighting is more practical and economically feasible, these products signify a big shift in outdoor design. Trends show more business and leisure activities moving outside every year, and those new spaces need reliable lighting. Visa Lighting went to great lengths to ensure these pendants will exceed the market’s standards for safety, beauty and customization.

About Visa Lighting: Located in Milwaukee, WI, Visa Lighting products are manufactured and assembled in the United States. The most recognized US brand in performance architectural lighting, Visa Lighting creates the highest quality, most innovative products available to the lighting industry. We provide tangible value in our products to the customer, support continual improvement opportunities for our workforce and demonstrate commitment to community measured by our stewardship of the environment and promotion of social responsibility. Visa Lighting is an Oldenburg Group company.

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