PIA 2022 honorees: Linear and Omnidirectional Lighting

Feb. 13, 2023
See Architectural SSL's 2022 Product Innovation Award recipients in the linear and omnidirectional lighting categories.

Architectural SSL's Product Innovation Awards (PIAs) showcase the latest and greatest advancements in the lighting industry. Here are the 2022 honorees in the linear and omnidirectional lighting category. See the list of jurors here.

Markline 101/Markcove 102, Mark Architectural Lighting

The Markline 101 linear accent light delivers greater design flexibility from a small profile. With seven precise distribution options, and lumen packages ranging from 250 to 1000 lm/ft, Markline 101 is available in static white, static color, tunable white, dynamic color, and warm dim. Markcove 102 offers the same benefits with a distribution of 120 × 120 degrees, ideal for cove lighting applications.

Juror comment: “Similar products have been around for years, but the combination of beam angles plus accessories plus dimming control options is an asset.”

High Performance 2" Aperture Perimeter Slot, Finelite

Declare 2.0-approved, this recessed 2"-aperture perimeter slot luminaire creates a “ribbon” of light where ceiling meet walls. It offers tailored lengths with 1/16" accuracy, and up to 12' independent sections lengths. Lengths can be combined to make longer runs using a contractor-friendly joining approach. Optional telescoping provides flexibility to adapt to on-site wall dimensions by offering up to 11" of fully illuminated adjustability.

Juror comment: “Nice combination of features, including telescoping light, very small increments of length, and integrated drivers.”

Adapt Linear, Acclaim Lighting

Delivering an output of up to 854 lm/ft and 91 lm/W with a CRI exceeding 85, this high output linear fixture offers eight beam angle options and five white color temperatures. With one aluminum housing supporting multiple configurations, assembly is streamlined and more eco-friendly. The adaptable cable system enables both end-to-end straight runs and curved runs with no need for additional cables.

Juror comment: “A high-quality, efficient luminaire option.”

Luma, ALW (Architectural Lighting Works)

Luma’s 2" cylindrical diffuse acrylic body delivers 360-degree illumination from 400 to 800 lm/ft. Available in horizontal and vertical runs, the luminaire installs quickly and easily with its tool-less, click-lock mechanism in its innovative endcaps. Suspended with a black, white, or clear silver braided cord and a connector and accent ring, the luminaire is free from gaps or light leaks.

Juror comment: “High marks for innovation. The design is classic, simple, and compatible with most contemporary design schemes. The basic module’s ability to be joined both horizontally and vertically contribute to the innovativeness of this product.”

Elliptipar S320 Adjustable Cove Light with Knife Edge Framing, The Lighting Quotient

S320 is a high-performance linear cove luminaire designed to illuminate ceilings uniformly from an architectural cove. Unlike many cove lights, it has fully adjustable aiming and the adjustable optics can be linked together and aimed as one. Once aimed, they can be locked in place. It is designed for use with 5"-square edge, knife edge, or floating ceiling cove framing. It also can be used in field constructed coves.

Juror comment: “The fixture is simple, yet unobtrusive, and also continues to make layers of lighting even more practical, particularly with its fully adjustable aiming.”

Hylytr, ALW

Designed to illuminate textured walls without light spill, this luminaire features a sleek 2.52" aperture for a quiet ceiling install. An additional 0.65" flange option offers further wall grazing ability. The recessed perimeter fixture can be installed with Mud-in, T-Grid, Slot, and Trim ceiling types. Tapping into Hylytr’s light sculpting LED technology, the product provides greater reach, uniformity, efficiency, and beam precision than competing products all in a lens-free and no-glare form.

Juror comment: “This product offers a well-described set of benefits.”

To see Architectural SSL's 2022 PIA honorees, click the categories below: 

This article appeared in the November 2022 issue of Architectural SSL magazine.

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