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Solid-State Lighting

What is Solid-State Lighting?

Solid-state lighting (SSL) refers to a type of lighting that uses semiconductor light-emitting diodes (LEDs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), or polymer light-emitting diodes (PLED) as sources of illumination rather than electrical filaments, plasma (used in arc lamps such as fluorescent lamps), or gas.

The term “solid-state” refers commonly to light emitted by solid-state electroluminescence, as opposed to incandescent bulbs (which use thermal radiation) or fluorescent tubes. Compared to incandescent lighting, SSL creates visible light with reduced heat generation or parasitic energy dissipation. Most common “white” LEDs convert blue light from a solid-state device to an (approximate) white light spectrum using photoluminescence, the same principle used in conventional fluorescent tubes.

 

Global Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Leader Develops Innovative, Sustainable LED and OLED Lighting Solutions

Undoubtedly, solid-state technology has created a significant impact on the lighting industry within the past few years. Concurrently, WAC Lighting has evolved into a global manufacturing leader of solid-state lighting that designs, engineers and produces a broad range of energy-efficient lighting products using the latest state of the art LED technology for luxury residential, retail, hospitality, commercial, architectural and institutional applications.

“The pace of technology advancement can be dizzying, making it hard to understand your opportunity and risks at any given moment to commit to an investment,” explains WAC Lighting President Shelley Wald. “WAC Lighting products and people make the decisions simple, both now and for the long run. As an LED leader, we engineer even the smallest details within our products. Drivers, PCB assemblies and LED modules in their entirety are customized to the needs of the design and the lighting application.”

Not constrained by available module technology in the marketplace, WAC Lighting selects reliable technology at the cutting edge of innovation, testing independently, and extending the applicable life of the product. With in-house engineering, WAC Lighting offers peace of mind providing long-term support for the products developed as the technology continues to advance.  The luminaires deliver the finest quality of light with the most energy-efficient lamping and optic technology available.

“The Responsible Lighting brand standard we uphold is our deep commitment to eco-friendly manufacturing, extensive research and development, energy saving technology, design aesthetics and community involvement,” continued Ms. Wald. “With 90% of our products fabricated in our zero-landfill campus where we know all the inputs and throughputs, we can proudly stand behind our warranty and 50,000 hours on most products. WAC Lighting’s portfolio of LED luminaires offers real world solutions and long-term confidence.”

WAC Lighting is committed to state of the art technology and innovation with LED introductions that included Tesla High Output Recessed Downlights, engineered with innovative Multi-Chip LED technology for optimal thermal management and heat dissipation; LEDme® Line Voltage Step and Wall Lights; Straight Edge™ LED strip lighting system; and new art glass LED pendants. Offerings also include LEDme® Linear Track Luminaires and Recessed Downlights, Undercabinet luminaires including Light Bars and Button Lights, InvisiLED® Tape Light System, and more.

Spearheading new solid-state technologies, WAC Lighting created several organic LED luminaires including the multi-award-winning organic LED Chandelier titled Sol™, the first of its kind. Additionally, the firm broke new ground with the first Hybrid Luminaire merging LED and OLED technology into a multi-panel, color-changing fixture.

WAC Lighting uses the finest LEDs available; all of them meet the highest ANSI (American National Standards Institute) binning standards for outstanding color consistency and rendering, quality, uniformity and light output. LEDs provide designers a new palette of color and enable digital control to deliver a multi-dimensional, interactive experience, maintaining consistency in color over the service life of a product and the project by delivering the most consistent appearance and optimum aesthetic appeal over time.

 

The WAC Lighting Promise

The pace of technological advancement can be dizzying, making it difficult to understand your opportunities and risks at any given moment to commit to an investment. WAC Lighting products and people make the decisions simple both now and for the long run.

 

The Test

WAC Lighting’s LED luminaires all must pass a basic test:
– Does it out perform conventional light sources to meet the application requirements?
– Does it showcase the best qualities of the technology?

As an LED leader, we engineer even the smallest details within our products. Drivers, PCB assemblies, and LED modules are customized to the needs of the design and the lighting application.

 

Peace of Mind

Not constrained by available module technology in the marketplace, WAC Lighting selects reliable technology at the cutting edge of innovation, testing independently, and extending the applicable life of the product. With in-house engineering, we offer peace of mind providing long-term support for the products we develop as the technology continues to advance.

Responsible Lighting

The standard we uphold is our deep commitment to eco-friendly manufacturing, extensive research and development, energy saving technology, design aesthetics and community involvement. With 90% of our products fabricated in our zero-landfill campus where we know all the inputs and throughputs, we can stand behind a 5 year warranty. WAC Lighting’s portfolio of LED luminaires offers real world solutions and long term confidence.

Protect the Environment

> Consuming less energy results in fewer power plant and green house gas emissions.
> Long life means less trash, therefore reducing the amount of landfill waste.
> LEDs are 100% recyclable, containing no toxic metals, hazardous mercury or halogen gases.

Save Energy

> LED fixtures use 50% less energy than CFL fixtures.
> LED fixtures use 85% less energy than incandescent fixtures.
> Cooler operating temperature means less energy used for heat dispersion.

Save Money

> LED fixtures generally pay for themselves in less than 2 years.
> Return on investment can easily be 10 times the initial cost of the products.
> Minimal maintenance and long-life means significant savings over the lifetime of the product.

 

LED Lighting Today

LED lighting is creating a revolution in today’s lighting industry. Gone are the harsh blue lights once thought to be an unnatural and undesirable illuminating effect. Today, the color temperature of an LED can be selected as warm and inviting, or a cooler output for task-oriented applications.

The small size and low profile and LEDs allow them to be used in spaces that are too small for other lamp sources. In addition, because LEDs give off light in a specific direction, they are more efficient in use than incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, which waste energy by emitting light in all directions.

Costs of LEDs have gone down considerably as well, much like the technology of smart phones.

Energy-efficient lighting in a sleek silhouette that is also reasonable priced… sounds too good to be true, and that is exactly why, at WAC Lighting, we will continue to offer you these solutions as they become available to fulfill all of your lighting needs!

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