PIA 2023 honorees: Decorative and façade lighting

Nov. 6, 2023

Architectural SSL's Product Innovation Awards (PIAs) showcase the latest and greatest advancements in the lighting industry. Here are the 2023 honorees in the decorative pendants and façade lighting categories.

Decorative lighting

Ocean Coil Marina, LightArt 

LightArt’s Ocean Coil collection of pendants is 3D printed using 100% recycled polypropylene. The latest color, Marina, is created by combining the two existing Ocean Coil stock color options: creamy white Sea Foam, made from ocean-bound plastic; and deep green Seagrass, made from nearshore plastic, including discarded fishing nets, trawls, and ropes. The combination gives Marina a soft sea green tone with subtle color variations throughout. The pendant is equipped with LightArt’s Performance Lighting Core and is available in small (6.7" diameter × 4.9" tall) and large (13.5" diameter × 9.75" tall) sizes. lightart.com 

Tangram-Cut, Eureka Lighting

Cut from a solid block of crystal glass, this jewel-like pendant features a COB light engine that sparkles as its internal frosting and concave bottom diffuse light. Tangram-Cut’s 4"-wide, UV-resistant nylon straps provide strong, geometric lines that can define a space and create a unique overall effect while hiding its imperceptible, flat power cable. The fixture's lumen output is dependent on the two available diffuser finishes—frosted glass and clear—and ranges from 1,216 to 2,500 lm. eurekalighting.com 

Lia, Focal Point

This acoustic pendant arrays PET felt fins that allow its light to peek through, creating shadow and transparency effects. The felt material is made of 100% polyester and contains up to 50% recycled plastic bottles. Delivering 2,000 to 17,000 lm, the luminaire is suitable for a variety of lighting and acoustical applications. Lia is available in 3', 4', and 5' diameters, and 12" and 18" heights. It can be used as a single pendant or in a cluster and suspend from a cord or fixed stem. Lia is certified as LBC Red List Free by the International Living Future Institute. focalpointlights.com 

Neo, OCL Architectural Lighting

Neo’s bell-shaped diffuser provides soft, uniform illumination with a 60/40 distribution. The luminaire can light an entire room from a single source with extremely low surface luminous intensity, reducing or eliminating the added environmental impact of supplemental lighting. Neo has field adjustable suspension lengths, and the pendants are available in three sizes: 18", 24", and 36". It is available in standard white, warm dim, and RGBW and in a range of CCTs, from 2700K to 4000K, and with an 80+ or 90+ CRI and R9 > 50. Neo is also suitable for damp locations, allowing it to be used in mid-door or transitional applications. ocl.com 

Façade and flood lights  

SAF RGBW with Flame, Hydrel 

Hydrel’s architectural floodlights SAF7 RGBW, SAF14 RGBW, and SAF28 RGBW are now offered with Flame, a new lighting technique that combines a central beam and an outer beam in one luminaire, creating a distinctive accent gradient effect that blends colors or mixes white lighting with color. Three distributions are available: narrow (30° outer beam and 10° central beam); wide (70° outer beam and 30° central beam); and lotus (70° outer beam and 10° central beam). Available in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K, 5000K, and amber color temperatures, and with ground, wall, pole, stanchion, and tree-mounting accessories. hydrel.com 

Unity, Acclaim Lighting 

Unity uses the Spectrum Five engine and a large aperture Fresnel lens to output up to 11,600 lm, a high CRI, CCTs from 2500K to 8000K with dynamic white operation, and RGBAL color mixing in the same unit. The luminaire’s single, fully homogenized beam has no color striations or separation and comes with a 10° x 10° native beam with optional accessories that can produce beam angles of 30° x 30°, 50° x 50°, 70° x 70°, 100° x 100°, 10° x 60°, and 30° x 60°. Unity can be remotely controlled through cabled or wireless DMX-512A. acclaimlighting.com 

Traxon Washer Pro, Traxon e:cue

The Washer Pro family of wall washers produces high brightness and color saturation from a small luminaire. The system is rated for IP66 (wet location), IK07 (impact), and ANSI 3G vibration, and its faceplate can be removed for installation and integration of accessories without affecting the IP rating. Available in RGBW—with white CCTs coming soon—and five sizes, ranging from 10W DC to 150W AC. Output power can be preset to achieve a fixed maximum power consumption to align with project specifications. Rock-guard, glare-shield, and mounting accessories are optional. traxon-ecue.com 

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Hayden Beeson

Hayden Beeson is a writer and editor and worked as an associate editor of Architectural SSL and LEDs Magazine. Before joining Endeavor Business Media, he was the managing editor of several machine reliability publications. 

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Product Innovation Awards

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