Monthly Archives: June 2023

Barn Light Transforms Historic New York Building

Barn Light customized pendants were the perfect solution for a 4,000-square-foot building which will serve as a printing facility for the New York Police Department—a historic building that sits in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Working with the design team, we successfully addressed the specific needs—aesthetics, functionality, performance for various work spaces, and met the latest energy code standards for this historic building.

For the larger, open spaces, Avalon Chain Hung Pendant was utilized. The smaller spaces, including the kitchenette and offices, demanded smaller fixtures but with plenty of illumination. The Wilcox LED Deep Bowl Pendant was used for its eye-catching style.

The bathrooms in this historic building got an upgrade by using both Wilcox LED Deep Bowl Pendant Lights and matching Wilcox LED Deep Bowl Gooseneck Lights to give these spaces plenty of light. Gooseneck lights were customized with 14″ shades, a powder coat Black finish, and G22 gooseneck arms along with the addition of cast guard-and-glass option with frosted glass.

We were thrilled to be part of this project and enjoyed working with the design team.

Visit the Barnlight Blog for the full scope of this project.

Photos courtesy of Anee Atelier

Modular Wins LEDs Magazine BrightStar Award for 579e LED Modules

Modular International was a recipient of THE 2023 LEDs Magazine BrightStar awards for their new high output and efficiency static white LED module series, the MI 579e LED Modules. This industry awards program recognizes products that meet the criteria for innovation, ease of use, reliability, efficiency, and performance improvements over existing LED and SSL technologies.

The 579e series of LED modules achieves industry leading energy efficiency across a wide range of lumen outputs and is being offered in 50mm, 70 mm and 90 mm sizes.

Tony Madonna, Modular’s Vice President, Business Development, said that the 579e modules were developed by Modular to respond to the needs of lighting professionals seeking an energy efficient lighting product that can achieve high delivered lumen levels for a reasonable price.

According to Madonna, the 579e series offers superior color rendering properties and high lumen outputs at lower wattages than products previously available to buyers and specifiers of commercial and residential lighting fixtures. For example, the 579e modules has a range of 7-35 watts, 758-5,224 delivered lumens, with 108-156 lm/w efficiencies at 90+ CRI and exceptional R9 values. Madonna said that the 579e series are available in 2700k, 3000k, 3500k and 4000k in order to accommodate a wide range of lighting conditions.

“With our new 579e modules, both homeowners and developers can drastically reduce their total energy consumption as compared to similar products in the industry. This is great news for restorations of historic buildings, higher education, medical institutions, corporate office environments, and the push for energy reduction in smart buildings and homes,” Madonna said.

The 579e modules can be used within Modular International’s line of Modular Multiples® fixtures. This includes Trimless or Trimmed retrofit fixtures for lighting upgrades to preexisting spaces or for new construction applications. This means greater energy savings can be made right away if you are looking to upgrade your lighting.

The 579e LED modules offer filter rings and shielding cylinders which can hold up to two 1/8” filter media for a more focused and balanced lighting performance. With its comprehensive product line, and the ability to customize to meet nearly any ceiling condition, Modular International is well-positioned to continue as a leader in helping lighting professionals achieve brilliant results.


Contact us at ORA for more information about the the MI 579e LED Modules. Call 212.577.2552 or email us today!

Satco wins Edison Report’s “Top 10 Must See”

SATCO/NUVO wins Edison Report’s “Top 10 Must See” at Lightfair for their Adjustable CCT Selectable LED/PL

The Adjustable CCT Selectable LED/PL is the perfect blend of flexibility, functionality, and innovation. With both 2 pin and 4 pin configurations available, these lamps operate at 120/277V and boast five-CCT selectability, enabling you to choose from a range of color temperatures (27000K/3000K/3500K/4000K/5000K) for your installation needs.

Designed with versatility in mind, the lamps feature a 90° rotatable head that allows you to direct light as required, whether in horizontal or vertical format. They also extend lengthwise, making them ideal for centering illumination in commercial horizontal downlighting applications.

Dual mode capable, these lamps are compatible with both ballast and ballast bypass configurations. Choose the SATCO®|NUVO® Dual Position CCT Selectable PL Lamps for an innovative, flexible, and efficient lighting solution for airports, offices, schools, commercial high ceilings.


Contact us at ORA for more information. Call 212.577.2552 or email us to learn about SATCO/NUVO’s Adjustable CCT Selectable LED/PL