MANUFACTURER HIGHLIGHT


Step into a Sustainable Future with Lumos Controls

ORA is pleased to announce representation for Lumos Controls in New York and New Jersey. With a comprehensive portfolio of intelligent devices, an easy-to-use mobile app, and reports and analytics suite, Lumos Controls is designed to simplify every stage of your smart lighting journey.

Lumos Controls is the simplest, smart lighting control ecosystem ever made and an LEDs Magazine 2022 BrightStar Award winner! The ecosystem features controllers, sensors, switches, gateways, and analytical dashboards to set up basic to advanced smart controls.

Lumos Controls is a smart controls solution from WiSilica, the leading IoT platform and solutions provider. Built on an IoT platform (ARIXA), this solution features most advanced lighting control devices, intuitive interfaces, and versatile edge/cloud computing that are brought together to build an intelligent lighting network that’s future-ready for smart enterprises.

Lumos Controls will make you qualify for top-tier rebates with ease.

Groups enable you to add the devices into groups and control them as a single entity.

The right CCT will be in tune with your circadian rhythm, helping you to stay healthy and productive.

Lumos Controls offers architects, lighting specifiers, building owners, and luminaire manufacturers the freedom to decide what to achieve and how to grow and step into a sustainable future.

About WiSilica
WiSilica, established by Bluetooth industry veterans, is powered by a set of proficient engineering teams. The founders’ expertise and vast industrial knowledge qualified them to pioneer the world’s first Location Aware IoT platform with numerous patented capabilities. The platform integrates control, sensing, and location to create smarter environments.

Call us at 212.577.2552 or email us to learn about Lumos Controls

ORA Pleased to Represent MINIMIS

ORA is pleased to announce representation for MINIMIS in New York and New Jersey. MINIMIS is a recognized pioneer in design and manufacturing of micro-minuscule architectural and landscape LED luminaires. Three-time winner of ARCHITECTURAL RECORD’s “Top Lighting Products” —the fixtures are the size of a postage stamp.

MINIMIS has designed and crafted their line of illumination to be virtually bomb-proof and shatterproof, leveraging the clear advantages of titanium, PMMA, and synthetic sapphire crystal. Their product is impressive!

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Natively waterproof, without need for gaskets or seals, MINIMIS luminaires offer unparalleled elegance, luxury, and performance in all environments—from warm, enveloping interiors, to the most inhospitable of marine conditions.

To see how tough these tiny luminaires are, watch this video on LIMPET —the world’s smallest in-grade directional marker light. Consisting of precision, hand-milled grade-5 titanium, LIMPET is suitable for decorative and accent IP67 installation in any application, including extreme environments. Excellent for recessing into driveways, with drive-over rating of 10,500 lbs (4,775 kg).

Applications include directional markers, driveway lighting, floods, spots, wall grazers, lighting for stairwells, hallways, sidewalks, pathways, kitchen, bath, poolside, pond-side, seaside, pier and dock, yachts, hotels, parks, and landscape. The titanium construction ensures that it will never rust or stain over time.

Call 212.577.2552 or email us at ORA to learn about MINIMIS for your next project.

Made in America

This July, in celebration of the birth of our nation, we would like to raise awareness for the economic and community impact of American-made manufacturers.

To understand the labels on each manufacturer and for what it takes to claim these labels, following are basic descriptions and resources:

The Buy American Act requires Federal agencies to procure domestic materials and products. Two conditions must be present for the Buy American Act to apply: (1) the procurement must be intended for public use within the United States; and (2) the items to be procured or the materials from which they are manufactured must be present in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities of a satisfactory quality. Ref: https://www.gao.gov

The Buy America Act applies mostly to mass-transit procurements for state and local government projects, such as the construction of highways, railways, or rapid transit systems. Any infrastructure project receiving federal funding must source their iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials from the United States. Ref: https://www.fema.gov

How does one claim to be “Made in the USA?”
According to the Federal Trade Commission, “Made in USA” means that “all or virtually all” the product has been made in America. That is, all significant parts, processing and labor that go into the product must be of U.S. origin. Ref: https://www.ftc.gov

Following are our partners who are proud to say they manufacture their products right here in our country.

Forum Lighting proudly designs and manufactures all products in Pittsburgh, PA by IBEW union employees tailoring specification-grade LED lighting to each project’s need.

Forum Lighting is at the forefront of LED design for offices, airports, and transportation centers—manufacturing high performance luminaires designed for ease of installation and maintenance. They are best known for their custom work at the award-winning World Trade Center Transportation Hub, and other transportation projects such as Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh.

Joining GE Current in 2021, Forum’s innovative features, design, and adaptability, are now complemented with the differentiated technology and value of Current’s expansive portfolio.

Barn Light Electric is America’s leading manufacturer of vintage-inspired lighting. They complete the construction, finishing, and assembly of their lights within their Titusville, FL facility qualifying most of their products to meet BAA’s standards. Thanks to this commitment to American manufacturing, they are able to offer an abundance of stylish, high-quality BAA compliant lighting options.

Through the years, LAMAR LED has developed a strong reputation for quality products and great personal service. With their in-house computer aided design and sheet metal fabrication facility, they proudly produce and assemble the majority of their fixture housings at their headquarters and manufacturing facility in Central Islip, NY. They develop unique solutions to many custom lighting needs, from specialty fixtures which back-light the marquis at the world-famous Radio City, to lighting for a US Naval Base in Japan.

Dado Lighting created the first zero cavity fixtures the thickness of drywall. All their products and components are made in their factory located in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, with the exception of the LED chip and acrylic light guide panel due to the lack of North American sources. All projects are built in-house and pre-assembled to ensure the fixture matches up exactly to the drawings. All components are tested, labeled, and packaged to ensure smooth installation.

In the video below, Dave Beausoleil, President of CAST Lighting explains what “Made in the USA” means to him, and the importance of bringing manufacturing back to the United States. CAST Landscape solid-bronze, low-voltage lighting fixtures are the industry’s most durable, reliable and highest performing products. Using the method of sand-casting, they pour molten bronze to create their unique fixtures in Hawthorne, NJ

Camman Lighting is based in Derry, PA. Camman’s skilled craftsmen ensure the highest individual attention to detail. Camman carries a full line of “Standard” products, and highly configurable “Camman Plus” products. Camman’s ETO (engineered-to-order) process enables them to design, engineer and manufacture to any customer’s unique specifications. Close customer engagement is provided throughout each project, infusing creativity, and ultimately meeting the needs of demanding projects.

Efficient-Tec International LLC offers a complete handrail solution for your code compliant projects. ETI specializes in ornamental metal railing systems in stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, and copper, both LED-illuminated and non-illuminated. Efficient-Tec International’s S3 handrail solutions can meet any requirement, either from their standard line of products or with modifications from their in-house engineering and fabricating staff in Dallas, TX.

Modular International’s manufacturing plant is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. Modular is known for the original creation of the multiple lamp fixture concept and continue to be a pioneer in the movement to LED commercial lighting in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Their next project is part of the restoration of Downtown Pittsburgh–Allegheny Riverfront Park expected to be completed by 2023.

Cerno feels fixtures designed in America but manufactured overseas often had frustrating quality flaws and were limited by the inherent disconnect in their design-prototyping-manufacturing process. With innovations in incandescent and LED lighting, new technologies brought potential for efficiency, quality and beauty that had yet to be thoroughly explored or developed. So they set out to design and build original fixtures in sunny California.

Call 212.577.2552 or email us at ORA to learn about any of our “Made In USA” manufacturer partners for your next project.

ORA Represents Lightheaded Lighting in New York!

Lightheaded Lighting is a full-service architectural lighting manufacturer with a 40,000 sq.ft state-of-the-art design and production facility and a wide-ranging line of innovative lighting products. Product engineering, technology development, product design, testing, manufacturing, powder coating, and assembly are all completed in one location which enables full control of their quality of products.

Lightheaded provides a wide variety of specification-grade LED directional lighting for the hospitality, retail, corporate, and commercial architectural markets. They offer energy efficient lighting with a full range of dimming and digital intelligence options.

Following are highlights of some of their new and improved products.

LED Pipe™ Cylinders

Seamless design with single extrusion plus no visible mounting hardware! Suited for indoor or outdoor applications.
Lightheaded Lighting’s award-winning LED Pipe™ Cylinders are now available in a Rigid-Stem Adjustable Pendant—perfect for lighting inaccessible areas and open ceiling spaces. The cylinders are damp or wet location rated and ideal for lighting exterior entryways, patios, or pathways.
LED Pipe™ cylinders can be installed almost anywhere. Pendant version allows for 30° hang straight with cable and rigid stems. Wall mount versions are available in uplight and/or downlight.

These Cylinders can be ordered with a host of options from specialty lenses to color finishes and illuminate packages up to 5500 lumens providing architects and lighting designers with limitless lighting solutions.

Minimalist™ Series

The Minimalist is the smallest LED Lightheaded ever made. The downlights are under 3″ in height and can fit into the smallest of spaces.
The range of low glare, micro downlights combine miniaturized luminaries with superior performance in an incredibly small footprint. With 180 lumens per lamp and 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 2×2, 3×3, layouts our Minimalist produces up to 2700 lumens. Available as fixed, adjustable, wall wash, trimmed and trimless the Minimalist can tilt up to 25° in either direction, providing a combined 50° arc.

Purist™ Series

Smaller apertures and discreet lighting options. Purist™ Downlights combine superior performance and low glare. The Frosted Lens option softens the light for even illumination, even in wet locations. Driven by Bridgelux Warm Dim or Phillips Static CCT, the Purist series is a go-to for affordable lighting that rivals the industry leaders.

25° vertical tilt. Up to 1500 lumens. 30° to 65° beam spreads. Up to 98 CRI. All in a 2″ aperture recessed downlight.

LIVE PRODUCT WEBINARS

Lightheaded Lighting is hosting a series of Live Webinars to tell you about their latest product innovations.

VISIT LIGHTHEADED LIGHTING WEBSITE for schedule and registration.

Call 212.577.2552 or email us at ORA to learn about Lightheaded Lighting for your next project.

O’Blaney Rinker Announces Representation for Axolight

O’Blaney Rinker is pleased to represent Axolight throughout Metropolitan New York

Axolight is an Italian lighting design company based in the United States and Italy. They design, engineer, manufacture, and distribute high-end contemporary design solutions implementing cutting-edge technologies. Every Axolight product, whether it’s a standard or bespoke production, is projected, developed, tested, and hand assembled in Scorzè, Venice. Their US headquarters is based in Danbury, CT.

Axolight stands out for its creativity, technical know-how, and their highly skilled craftsmen. They have developed a collection of over 50 models—using over 12 different materials. Playful, sophisticated, and timeless, their collections are a unique embellishment for architectural projects. 

Axolight’s Bell (above left) brings together an important aesthetic identity, excellent lighting performance and acoustic properties in one. Its pongé fabric, thanks to its texture, is both flame-retardant and acoustic. Its Equivalent Sound Absorbing Area up to 4.63, allows Bell to reduce the noise as far as 59%.

Virtus (above right) is a stroke of light that combines lightness and grace, generating luminous architectural projects able to personalize the space in a very original way.

Axolight’s best performing large scale pendant is Layers. If you are in Nashville at any time, check out the Layers cluster at the new Nashville Amazon.com offices (shown above).

Axolight’s products range from the small table lamp to the giant suspension lamp, adding an original and lively touch to any kind of space.

The Pivot (above left) leads us towards a mathematical dimension of design and lighting. The beauty of the Pivot lies in the infinite styling and lighting possibilities, all of which can be created starting from a single lighting spot. This system becomes a playful structural element in space, very suitable to define spaces, both from a lighting and architectural perspective.

The Skirt (above right) lampshade is composed of a fabric that also has sound-absorbing properties, which allow it to reduce noise by up to 53%, thanks to its Equivalent Absorption Area which reaches a maximum of 3.55.

O’Blaney Rinker is delighted to bring Axolight’s top sellers to the local specification community and look forward to contributing to stunning, high-design lighting solutions.

Call 212.577.2552 or email us at O’Blaney Rinker to learn more about Axolight products for your next project.