PIA 2023 honorees: Street, area, and parking lighting

Nov. 6, 2023
See Architectural SSL's 2023 Product Innovation Award recipients in the category of street, area, and parking lighting.

Architectural SSL's Product Innovation Awards (PIAs) showcase the latest and greatest advancements in the lighting industry. Here are the 2023 honorees in the street, area, and parking lighting category. 

Enhanced Canopy/Parking Garage Luminaire, MaxLite

This fixture offers an economical retrofit solution for 70 to 150W HID luminaires. Offered in five wattages ranging from 20 to 60W, this low-profile fixture allows for greater vehicle clearance in garage and canopy applications, while its patent-pending single-screw and hinge design provides quick access inside for conduit or controls installation. The series comes standard with MaxLite’s c-Max control receptacle, enabling the use of c-Max controls that can be field installed. Available in CCTs of 3000K, 4000K, and 5000K. maxlite.com 

D-Series LED Area Luminaire, Extreme Backlight Control, Acuity Brands Lighting

This redesigned D-Series updates a longstanding luminaire family by Lithonia Lighting with three sizes and 15 photometric distribution patterns for a range of exterior lighting applications. New BLC4 optics allow for wider pole spacings, uniform lighting, and corner and backlight control near property lines. The optics also reduce the amount of light and lumens produced behind the pole, achieving zero ft-candles in as little as 5.5'. As a result, the luminaires can be positioned close to property lines while meeting stringent light-trespass criteria. The updated D-Series has an 18% better efficacy, while a new packaging design has doubled the number of luminaires shipped per pallet. acuitybrands.com

Line Black, Selux Corp.

For illuminating landscapes in a manner mindful of preserving dark skies, Line Black is a 4.5"-diameter bollard or column that produces less than 0.5% uplight, but has a wide distribution for increased spacing. Its linear optic modules come in four sizes, which can be mixed and matched to illuminate different applications from one location. Each module has a micro-faceted black or silver reflector system engineered to illuminate local roads, paths, plazas, and parks with minimal scattered light and light pollution. The integrated optics in the slender form factor eliminate the need for additional housing. Available in CCTs from 2700K to 4000K and with a CRI of 80+. selux.us 

Arca Pro, Selux Corp.

DarkSky Approved, this architectural post top luminaire minimizes glare and light trespass and delivers zero uplight for exterior applications, including pedestrian pathways, campuses, parking lots, side streets, and plazas. Its minimum square-pole form comes in single to quadruple pole configurations, with one or two light engines per luminaire. The versatile, Declare-listed luminaires is offered with Type I, II, III, IV, V round or square distributions, true amber LEDs, and CCTs ranging from 2700K to 5000K in an IP66 enclosure. selux.us 

Tribeca, Cyclone Lighting

This sculptural, sleek luminaire for contemporary urban landscapes integrates advanced thermal management technology that enables its efficient delivery of 12 performance packages, ranging from 7,000 to 34,000 lm, and in 14 standard roadway distributions. Its Orion light engine is paired with optics that deliver light in dual directions while eliminating the need for a glass face to maintain the IP66-rated fixture’s watertightness. A push-button latch allows tool-free access for maintenance. Manufactured in a North American factory powered entirely by hydroelectricity. cyclonelighting.com 

Inline, Luminis

The Inline range of bollards and columns features a contemporary urban aesthetic combined with independently adjustable light modules. Inline’s curved opening and recessed lens direct the light beam downward, minimizing uplight and controlling glare. Bollards are available in 24", 39", and 46" heights and can support up to two light modules, delivering up to 4,100 lm per module. Inline columns are available up to 20 feet tall and can support up to four light modules each, with 4,800 lm per module. The Inline range is available with 15°, 30°, or 55° beam angle reflectors and Type III distribution. luminis.com  

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Wanda Lau

Wanda Lau was the editorial director of Architectural SSL, LEDs Magazine, and Smart Buildings Technology. She was formerly the executive editor of Architect magazine.

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