PIA 2023 honorees: Linear lighting

Nov. 6, 2023
See Architectural SSL's 2023 Product Innovation Award recipients in the linear lighting category.

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

Linear lighting

Pivotaire Nano Linear Recessed Mud-in System, Optique Lighting

Pivotaire offers a flexible linear lighting solution for designers. The customizable sleek linear system is available in four standard configurations: straight, wrap, picture frame, and zig zag. It can rotate 360°, allowing the fixture to be mounted vertically, horizontally, or at any angle. Pivotaire has no dark edges; the lens design provides even illumination across the entire surface. The system is available in 0.5" and 1" widths, a CRI of 95+, and seven CCTs ranging from 2200K to 5000K CCT. Available in multiple lumen packages from 100+ to 700+ lm/ft. optiquelighting.com 

Plexineon, iLight by Luminii  

Plexineon offers a flexible alternative to neon that can be bent and shaped to create custom designs. Recently re-engineered, the Plexineon product range offers more than 45% higher visible light output, 25% higher efficacy, and a higher CRI compared to legacy products. The product is IP67, IK10, and 3G rated and can withstand extreme weather conditions. Plexineon can be mounted with surface and catenary ring options (6" to 288" diameters) for horizontal and vertical viewing or vertical rings (minimum 16" diameter) for suspended installation. Plexineon offers 90+ CRI and is available with CCTs of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K. luminii.com 

S330 Linear Adjustable for iLas2 Perimeter Pocket Framing System, elliptipar by The Lighting Quotient 

Capable of illuminating walls up to 40' tall, the S330 luminaire is designed for use with iLas2 Perimeter Pocket Framing and offers fully adjustable linear optics, including wall washer and grazer, in single or dual heads. Available in increments from 2' to 6', the S330 features field-adjustable aperture widths of 4" to 6", 9" to 12", or custom sizes; the pocket framing comes in 2' to 8' lengths. The dual head version of S330 provides up to 3200 lm/ft. Available in CCTs ranging from 2700K to 4000K CCT; in tunable white, from 2700K to 6500K; and RGBW (3500K white). thelightingquotient.com 

Nexa, Vode Lighting  

Nexa is a low-profile, edge-lit linear luminaire with versatile magnet mounting options and suspended ceiling system compatibility. With a depth of 9/16"—thinner than drywall—Nexa can be surface mounted to mimic the look of recessed lighting. Available in 3.25" and 5.25" widths with run lengths up to 12', it delivers up to 1650 lm/ft and 80 or 90 CRI. Tunable white (2200K to 5000K) and dim to warm (2200K to 3000K) are options. Available with critical edge or honeycomb optics to reduce glare. vode.com 

Proper, Peerless Lighting 

Proper offers a seamless line of light and direct/indirect illumination that can be controlled independently. Built with an emphasis on visual lighting design, color quality, and glare control and to facilitate compliance with the WELL Building Standard, this luminaire has a continuous luminous lens that can extend up to 100 linear feet without breaks. The tunable white option features two ranges—productivity (3000K to 5000K) and rhythm (2700K to 6500K)—with a CRI between 80 and 90 CRI. The direct output ranges from 300 to 1300 lm/ft, while indirect output ranges from 300 to 1500 lm/ft. peerlesslighting.com 

Tangram-Trace, Eureka Lighting 

Tangram-Trace features a slim, bold aesthetic with two4"-wide, UV-resistant nylon straps and diffused linear illumination. Available in 2', 4', and 6' lengths, the straps can be configured into 12 pre-set shapes or used to create custom designs. Trace fixtures can be selected with CCTs ranging from 2700K to 5000K and with tunable white and wireless nLight controls as options. The luminaire’s output range can be adjusted, delivering between 670 and 1,027 lm/ft. eurekalighting.com 

Slot 2 | Slot 4 – Pendant, Surface, Wall, Mark Architectural Lighting 

A continuous row joining system makes installing Slot 2 and Slot 4 a simple process that ensures linear rows are uniform. The fixtures have a snap-link feature, allowing installers to form tight, straight runs. A quick connect wire harness makes joining rows simple, and the continuous flush lens can be rolled out to specific lengths and cut for a customized appearance. Slot 2 and Slot 4 are available in CCTs from 2700K to 6500K and with tunable white. The fixtures are 90% composed of materials sourced from within 30 miles of their manufacturing facility. marklighting.com 

MCL Cove Light, Kirlin Lighting   

A purpose-built solution designed for MRI suites with versatile lighting options that enhance the MRI experience, the MCL Cove Light produces a range of colors that can be dynamically adjusted, creating a calming environment for patients. Available in both static white and color-changing versions, this luminaire can dim down to 0.38% using 0-10V (static white) or DMX (color-changing). The static white version is offered in CCTs of 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K with a CRI of 90+. The color-changing version features RGBW quad chip technology. kirlinlighting.com 

Acoustic Stratta, LightArt

A linear sound-dampening fixture with a minimalist design, Acoustic Stratta features a 2"-wide profile and 1" aperture. Made with 9mm-thick Sola Felt, comprising 50% post-consumer recycled content, the luminaire boasts sound absorption of up to 11 sabins and is available in uplight, downlight, or unlit versions in 6", 12", and 16" heights and 3' to 8' lengths. Continuous rows can be configured up to 200'. Stratta can output 250 to 1050 lm/ft with CRIs of 80 and 90, CCTs ranging from 2700K to 4000K, and a UGR <19. LBC Red List Free. lightart.com 

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About the Author

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

Architectural SSL’s 2023 Product Innovation Award honorees

Nov. 6, 2023
The 13th annual PIAs program celebrates the incredible design and technical achievements made in solid-state lighting solutions—all of which are available commercially.