WAC LIGHTING's Sōl Organic LED Chandelier Receives Platinum ADEX Award for Design Excellence

Santa Monica, California – Leading the lighting industry with the latest Organic LED technology, WAC Lighting has received a Platinum ADEX Award for Design Excellence for Sōl™, its Organic LED Chandelier. Sōl™ has also received a Special Citation for the best use of OLED, and a Silver Product Innovation Award in the category of decorative pendants, from Architectural SSL Magazine.

"Once again, we are delighted that Sōl has been recognized for its design excellence and innovation," explained WAC Lighting President Shelley Wald. "Sōl's remarkably thin Organic LED panels have captured tremendous attention from the industry. This luminaire certainly represents the future of lighting possibilities."

Sōl™ is an upscale decorative chandelier utilizing Organic LED panels, the world's most revolutionary nanotechnology light source available today. Sōl™ is inherently sustainable, designed around energy efficient and environmentally friendly technology and individually crafted in WAC Lighting's clean manufacturing campus featuring zero landfill status and inhouse UL Labs.

Soft light from the OLED panels is incorporated into the design and requires no additional control from lenses or reflectors that traditionally results in a 10% to 40% loss in efficiency. The panels achieve energy efficiency without the use of heavy metals or other rare-earth materials commonly used in other energy-efficient sources. OLEDs are made of layers of carbon-based materials that self-illuminate in various colors when energized, without having an impact on the environment.

Sōl™ was inspired by the Sun and ancient tribal designs, which celebrate this natural source of energy for the earth’s carbon-based life forms. For eons, the Sun has symbolized hope, vitality, eternal energy, renewal, and light.

Sōl™ features adjustable light distribution for ambient mood lighting, free of undesirable shadowing or glare. The circular satellite OLED panels rotate up for indirect lighting, or tilt down to comfortably illuminate the surface below, or faces around a table. The central downlight also provides supplemental lighting on a tabletop.

Intrinsically thin (2.1 millimeters), each of Sōl's seven Organic LED panels distributes warm white light with solid color rendering (CRI 80) and a warm color temperature (3900K). The OLED panels are fully dimmable and deliver a uniform area of glare-free light.

The Sōl™ chandelier is crafted of aluminum and finished in black nickel. It is 18.5 inches in diameter and 2.2 inches tall. The overall height of the chandelier, with a supporting metal rod, ranges from 12.25 to 40 inches tall.


ADEX stands for Awards for Design Excellence and it 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, is the proud sponsor of ADEX Awards.

ADEX Awards attract nearly 500 companies submitting approximately 2,000 innovative new products. ADEX judges are leaders in their respective areas of expertise, and therefore, ADEX Awards represent the best product designs of the year in the opinion of those whose expertise in design judge the furniture entries, while lighting specialists judge lighting; floor specifiers judge flooring and so on. Each category has potential for three levels of awards: Platinum, Gold and Silver. Judges award points in several categories for each entry. Total points determine each product's score.

About WAC Lighting

WAC Lighting is a leading global manufacturer and innovative designer of track, recessed, undercabinet, monorail and decorative lighting, with a new sustainable LED collection. WAC Lighting has developed a stellar reputation for upscale decorative and task lighting lines backed by an extraordinary level of service, an unprecedented shipping record, and a Five Year Product Warranty. To reflect Green energy saving strategies, social progress and community involvement, WAC uses the brand standard “Responsible Lighting.”

WAC offers a broad range of award-winning products: stunning artisanal glass pendants; Low/Line Voltage Track Systems; Line and Low Voltage Recessed Downlights; Line/Low-Voltage Single and Two-Circuit Monorail Systems; InvisiLED®, LED tape systems for both indoor and outdoor applications; Wall Sconces; Mono and Multipoint fixtures; Counter Balance Adjustables; SMART Transformers; and other specialty lighting items. Nearly 90% of WAC Lighting products are fabricated, including components, at its state-of-the-art manufacturing campus in China. WAC Lighting is headquartered in Garden City, New York, and operates a West Coast office and distribution facility in City of Industry, CA. WAC may be reached at 1.800.526.2588 or by visiting www.waclighting.com.

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