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Amerlux's Innovative Hornet HP Downlights Win Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award in Downlight Category, with Special Citation Award for Hornet Retrofit

FAIRFIELD, N.J., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amerlux CEO/President Chuck Campagna announced that Amerlux's Hornet HP Downlights have won Architectural SSL Magazine's Product Innovation Award in the category of Downlights, with a Special Citation Award for the Hornet Retrofit. Amerlux, a global leader in lighting, product innovation, manufacturing and creative lighting solutions, has engineered these downlights for ambient and task lighting in retail, hospitality and commercial environments.

Amerlux's Innovative Hornet HP Downlights Win Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards.

"The Hornet HP Downlights are an economical way to replace 50-watt MR16 or 20-watt metal halide fixtures with a more efficient, long life energy source," according to the Architectural SSL magazine editor. "Fully dimmable to less than five percent, the beams are easily field changed with optical film. LED heads and drivers are fully replaceable." According to a judge, "The Hornet is an intriguing product that fills a niche in the industry."

Energy Star rated, Hornet HP is small in size but big on performance. The 3.5-inch Hornet HP Downlights deliver 986 lumens and an 8,569 CBCP (center beam candle power), equal to the output of the 20w ceramic metal halide, but with the control and crisp color of the MR16 halogen. The fixtures provide excellent control, color and performance.

"We are proud that our Hornet HP Downlights have received two Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards," explained Amerlux CEO/President Chuck Campagna. "Hornet offers high quality, energy efficient downlighting for commercial, retail and hospitality settings and they are backed by our proprietary LED technology, service and warranty."

Hornet HP Downlights are available in round/square apertures, as well as open/lensed and trim/trimless styles for both new construction and remodeling projects.  Styles include Downlight, Adjustable, Pinhole Adjustable, Pinhole Slot, Pinhole Shower, Lensed Downlight, and Lensed Wall Wash.  Available in a variety of color temperatures, CRI options and beam spreads—Narrow Spot, Spot, Narrow Flood, Medium Flood, Flood, and Wide Flood. Hornet HP uses an electronic constant current LED driver and ELV or Triac dimming, which ensures compatibility with existing dimming systems. Trim finishes are offered in Matte Black, Matte White and Matte Silver.

About Architectural SSL Awards
The Architectural SSL Awards honor the most innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market, while also recognizing the players behind the components that make up these light sources. The awards also recognize leaders in categories ranging from those conducting cutting-edge R+D, to those helping in the development of standards, to those pushing to make solid-state lighting a truly sustainable technology. Architectural SSL magazine, along with its judging panel, review all entered products across range of common criteria and award winners ultimately represent a peer-recognized selection of quality products that the architectural and lighting design community can feel comfortable specifying.

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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