Optical Excellence

With direct/indirect illumination and state-of-the-art anidolic optics, the thin-profile luminaire minimizes glare while leveraging low voltage, aircraft cable to power the fixture without a visual power feed. Mounting at just 12-in. below the ceiling and up to 12-ft. on center, its secret is anidolic optics that hide the LED source and eliminates their visibility from below. By avoiding off-the-shelf optics, Amerlux engineered the exact distribution required to create the most “comfortable” product, extracting light at high angles that traditional LEDs cannot achieve, while its precision mold design provides near 90% optical efficiency.Side prisms provide precision direction of


Boosting Productivity

Eye strain, along-side back and neck pain, are leading risks toward the health of the average office worker, and a concern when it comes to overall productivity. aerus fixtures incorporate innovative optics to eliminate glare, which, in concert with direct LED options, according to the manufacturer, improves overall lighting and comfort. USGBC estimates a productivity gain of as much a 23% is possible through the incorporation of such measures.

Snowmass Village, Pitkin County, Colo.

Step Lighting Illuminates Snowmass

Snowmass Village, a ski town located in the Rocky Mountains near Aspen, Colo., wanted to redevelop its town center with new buildings for a hotel, condos, town hall and an outdoor ice rink. The challenge? Built around a 35,000-sq.-ft. plaza, the town needed a way to illuminate the space while still preserving the night skies.Construction on the hotel ran over budget and, calling on Innovative Lighting Consultants (ILC), the Denver-based lighting design firm found a ready answer in Amerlux’s Passo led step light.“There are beautiful night skies in the mountains and the town officials and developers wanted to minimize light pollution,” said Mike Kershner, founder of ILC&