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Amerlux's New Hornet LED Line Voltage Track and Multiple Recessed Luminaires Receive UL, DOE and EPA Recognition Meeting Latest ENERGY STAR Program Requirements V1.1

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FAIRFIELD, N.J., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Riding on the heels of Amerlux's most ambitious ENERGY STAR® product submittal to date, Amerlux gains UL- and cUL EEC, DOE and EPA recognition for its Hornet LED Line Voltage Track and Multiple Recessed Luminaires as an industry leader in meeting the latest ENERGY STAR® Program V1.1 Requirements to-date. Amerlux is a leader of task-specific, energy-efficient lighting solutions and an innovator of LED solutions for retail, supermarket, commercial and hospitality markets.


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"We are proud to announce that our Hornet LED Luminaires have met the latest ENERGY STAR requirements including UL, DOE and EPA standards," explained Frank P. Diassi, Chairman and Founder of Amerlux. "While our competition is watching older ENERGY STAR ratings fade into view, Hornet has passed the most stringent tests for the latest industry standards."

Designed with an inconspicuous, miniature size that fits into the palm of your hand, the Hornet LED luminaire is precision engineered for optimal thermal and optical performance. Tiny, precise, powerful and controllable, Hornet harnesses and focuses LED lighting as never before, delivering clean, dimmable, crisp beams of light, with consistent benchmark color and punch, without the striations. The luminaire is constructed with a die-cast lens bezel, lamp and ballast housing along with a proprietary, die-cast aluminum heat sink and lamp housing that combines conduction, convection and radiation elements to ensure that heat is efficiently transferred away from the LED allowing for better thermal management and maximizing luminaire life. With full range dimmability and specialized optics, Hornet was designed with field replaceable, tool-free optics and can be adapted to a 15-degree Spot, a 28-degree Flood, or a 45-degree Wide Flood.

A state-of-the-art 15-watt Hornet LED offers life at 70% of initial lumen output that is rated at 50,000 hours, more than 10-15 times longer than traditional sources, providing for lower operating and maintenance costs with a great energy savings. Amerlux uses micro-binned LEDs to minimize color variations from fixture to fixture.  HORNET deploys a crisp light with a 3000K constant color temperature and up to a 90 CRI (color rendering index), but the fixtures are also available in 2700K, 3500K and 4000K temperature options at an 82 CRI.  Clean consistent beams are delivered free of projected heat and UV/IR radiation, making them optimal for lighting color or heat sensitive merchandise. 

"The 2012 ENERGY STAR program certifications guarantee that our Hornet is everything it claims to be," says Chuck Campagna, CEO and President of Amerlux.  "Long-lasting, robust energy efficient lighting is transformed into a miniature luminaire that will enhance a broad range of commercial LED line voltage track and recessed applications."

Amerlux's Hornet Line Voltage Track luminaires offer miniature 15-watt track heads that deliver more than 800 lumens, for use on 120-volt and 277-volt track systems, as well as busways and canopies, throughout North America and on the global market. Also featured is a vertical tilt (0 to 90 degrees) and 360-degree rotation to allow for precise aiming, available with one-, two- and three-circuit track adapters.

The HORNET LED Trim and Trimless Multiple Recessed Downlights are offered in five configurations:  1-light; 2-light; 3-light; and 4-light, which can be fully recessed or semi recessed heads that allow for higher aiming angles.  The inconspicuous cluster of accent lights allow for 30-degrees across, with a 45-degree tilt and a 360-plus degree rotation, and are designed with a clean painted trim that sits flush with the ceiling line for minimal edge detail or trimless with a perforated plaster ring that mounts to the aperture for the application of drywall compound which is applied directly to the plaster ring and feathered away for a clean installation look in the ceiling. High performance lighting applications are effectively achieved from above a smooth, uninterrupted surface, for a clean, unobtrusive aesthetic.

Accessories include a Double Bezel, which accommodates up to two forms of media, and a one-inch Frontal Snoot with Cross Blade that receives up to two additional forms of media. Media cartridges include the Hexcel Louver, Spread Glass Lenses, Color Filters and Cross Blade for better glare control and cut-off for special effects.  White Texture, Black Texture and Silver Texture finishes are standard, but custom color options include over 200 durable powder coat painted finishes from the extensive Amerlux palette, to complement nearly any design scheme.

Hornet is backed by an unprecedented 10-year warranty.  Hornet is certified by ENERGY STAR, UL- and cUL EEC (Energy Efficient Certification), the DOE and EPA.

About Amerlux LLC

Amerlux speaks the language of light for design and construction professionals around the world by manufacturing a broad array of optically superior, energy efficient lighting solutions for the retail, supermarket, hospitality, commercial and outdoor lighting markets.  Amerlux products and services include track lighting, recessed downlighting and multiples, pendants, linear fluorescents, and custom lighting systems, as well as support for energy reduction plans that can be used as a guide to state, city and local utility rebate programs for maximum energy savings and utility incentives.  The company's domestic and international clients receive the support of Amerlux's highly trained specification sales force, as well as expert service from initial design to on-time delivery made possible by strategically located manufacturing, warehousing and shipping locations.


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