SOURCE: Kim Lighting

May 15, 2008 09:00 ET

Kim Lighting Shows Latest Outdoor Architectural Lighting at 2008 American Institute of Architects National Convention and Design Exposition

Manufacturer Continues Integration of LED Technology Into Outdoor Architectural Lighting Products

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - Kim Lighting, a leading manufacturer of outdoor architectural lighting, brought its latest product lines to the 2008 American Institute of Architects National Convention and Design Exposition, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center May 15-17.

At the show, Kim Lighting showcased its extensive line of outdoor lighting to the approximately 25,000 architects and building industry professionals who gathered in Boston to see the latest products, technologies and innovations impacting the architecture and building industries.

"Kim Lighting has worked closely with architects and the building professionals during the past 75 years to develop outdoor architectural lighting solutions that meet the evolving needs of the industry and best utilize the latest technologies," said Bill Foley, general manager of Kim Lighting. "Kim has assumed a leadership position in the development of outdoor LED lighting, and will continue to work with architects and designers to maximizing this technology to the fullest possible extent while maintaining the quality and performance for which we are best known."

Among the product lines highlighted by Kim Lighting during the show:


Kim Lighting's Warp9 series features the exclusive Visual Stealth Technology™ and is designed to disappear from the site and camouflage itself with its surroundings and avoid detection from daytime visual perception. Typical site lighting attempts to embellish, decorate or adorn, often beyond the original architectural intent. Warp9 was conceived and developed with an entirely different directive, and is the antithesis of massive, showy and recognizable, which allows architecture to remain visually dominant as it was originally intended.

The Warp9 series offers a complete package of luminaire sizes and options that integrate seamlessly into any environment. The series includes two housing sizes, in electronic or magnetic ballasted versions, with four distinct light distributions and a wide array of mounting, fixture and finish options.


Kim Lighting's GEM® Performance Bollard line includes new super bright white LED technology designed to produce high levels of illuminance and an attractive lens presence. The visible lens produces a point of interest, attracts attention and is particularly well suited where bollards are used to identify and highlight entries or important walkways.

The GEM Performance Bollard is available with either a concrete or aluminum shaft and has a durable powder coat finish. The GEM head is constructed of die-cast aluminum, with a molded glass refractor. Four captive, stainless steel fasteners are concealed from view, yet provide easy access for routine maintenance. The lens is not disturbed during re-lamping. The fixture head is secured to the shaft with heavy-duty stainless steel rods.

Key features of the line include: super bright white LED versions in 30W, 45W or 60W modules for three distinct distributions; placement of LEDs high in the optical system to reduce refractor brightness while increasing luminaire efficiency in the desired luminous zone at 60° from vertical; precision molded tempered glass refractor to spread light evenly in the beam pattern and eliminate shadows from the luminaire's support structure; stepped design of the lower body to reduce surface brightness and provide an attractive texture; sealed optical system to eliminate the intrusion of dirt and insects; and a lens refractor to spread illuminance laterally and produce a smooth and even beam pattern.

LED Landscape Series

Kim Lighting is leading the industry in the development of LED products that use the latest technologies and determining standards for the capabilities of LED for general outdoor illumination. To maintain the quality and integrity of its products, Kim Lighting only uses LED lighting for low level (ten-foot and under) applications, having determined that anything higher would compromise performance.

The recently expanded LED Landscape Collection includes a greater variety of low-level lighting that enables architects and building professionals to better utilize white light LED technologies. New additions to the LED landscape Collection include: LED Gem Bollard Series (see above), LED Bounce Bollard Series (30W, 45W or 60W in five finishes on a concrete or aluminum riser; high-tech style with true area-lighting performance) and the LED MiniBounce Series (30W, 45W or 60W in five finishes; complements the Bounce Series; specifically made for wall or pole mounts up to ten-feet high).

The core Kim Lighting LED Landscape Collection includes: Step Light LED (9 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches, 5W or 15W, die-cast aluminum, wall, step or path lighting), Minivault LED (6-inch diameter, 5W, 6W or 15W, die-cast brass housing, in-grade), Lightvault LED (9-inch diameter, 18W, composite housing, in-grade), Bell LED (7 3/4 x 7 1/2-inch, 5-inch or 5 1/2-inch diameter, 5W or 15W, die-cast aluminum or brass, accent and path lighting), Bell LED (9 3/4 x 11-inch, 5 1/2-inch diameter, 5W or 15W, die-cast aluminum or brass, accent and path lighting), Micro-Flood LED (5 1/2-inch x 3 3/4-inch, 5W or 15W, die-cast aluminum, accent and landscape lighting) and Scarab LED (9-inch x 5 1/8-inch, 6W, die-cast aluminum or brass, accent lighting).

Axial Flood Luminaire Series

Kim Lighting is a pioneer in the practice of modern architectural and area floodlighting. The Axial Flood Luminaire Series is a line of cutting-edge, attractive, versatile and high-performance architectural floodlighting products. The series was developed and specifically engineered for use on medium to large-scale structural and area floodlighting projects. Precisely controlled high-intensity floodlighting effects can transform objects into art, construction into architecture, sculpture into monuments and bridges into skyline.

The Axial Flood Luminaire Series takes a systems approach, with an assortment of lamps, distributions, accessories and mounting options to customize a fixture for a particular application. The series offers four luminaire configurations, six optical configurations (wide, medium and narrow horizontal flood, vertical flood, spot and narrow spot), versatile spill light control accessories, unlimited mounting options and contemporary and heritage pole selections.

Kim Lighting Luminaire Configurator

To help architects and building professionals select the right lighting for their projects, Kim Lighting offers the Luminaire Configurator. The Luminaire Configurator is an online tool that enables the user to select the fixture, arm and mount, pole and base of a lighting product and see what the combination of elements will look like. Users can mix and match, selecting different parts to create the light that works best for their projects. Users can also upload their own background to see how their lighting product will blend with its environment. The tool also offers a selection of stock backgrounds to choose from, including a park path, night street-scape, city hall, B&B driveway, college campus, capitol dome and a plaza fountain. The Luminaire Configurator can be accessed at

Kim Lighting is a leading designer and manufacturer of quality, high-performance outdoor architectural and landscape lighting products. These include roadway, pedestrian, low-level and building-mounted solutions for contemporary or traditional commercial, industrial and institutional applications. Kim Lighting, a division of Hubbell Lighting, Inc., was founded in 1933 and is based in City of Industry, Calif. More information is available at

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