SOURCE: Tech Lighting

Tech Lighting

May 03, 2011 10:25 ET

Tech Lighting Envision LED Head Takes Home a Gold in First Annual Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards

Top Lighting Designers, Experts Choose Product for Design, Performance, Modularity

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - Tech Lighting, a leading manufacturer of lighting products that deliver a blend of performance, style and aesthetic for a diverse range of applications, announced today yet another honor for its Envision light-emitting diode (LED) head. The LED head, which operates on the company's award-winning 120-volt T-TRAK lighting system or as a monopoint fixture, was selected for gold in the Interior/Track category of the first annual Architectural SSL magazine Product Innovation Awards. The magazine, published by Construction Business Media LLC, focuses on development, application, specification and design merit of LEDs and solid-state lighting throughout the built environment. More than 160 entrants competed in this first year of the competition.

The Envision Head offers a balance of design and performance. Its die-cast aluminum LED head pivots vertically 90 degrees and rotates 360 degrees, with modular components for ease of replacement. The power supply and heat sink fins both sit within the head, resulting in a clean, thoughtful, seamless design. The LED module (in 2700°K, 3000°K, and 4000°K), optic (in 15°, 25° and 40°), and power supply are all modular for ease of replacement. At 18 watts and 867 net lumens, the head offers a high level of performance. In addition to the T-TRAK and monopoint options, later this year it will be made available on numerous other track lighting systems.

"Given this awards program's goal, to determine the best LED and solid-state fixtures on the market, this is an incredible honor," said Josh Weiss, General Manager of Tech Lighting. "We are thrilled our Envision LED head has been positively reviewed by an impressive array of judges over the past year, including its recent recognition in the Department of Energy's Next Generation Luminaires contest. These awards make us all the more eager to share further advancements in our LED architectural products with designers and specifiers as we move into Lightfair and beyond."

Editorial Director Jim Crockett of Construction Business Magazine will hold a brief news conference at Lightfair on Tuesday, May 17, at 2 p.m., in Room 300, to address the contest and results. Details are at

About Construction Business Media

Construction Business Media, headquartered in Chicago, IL is publisher of Architectural Products, Illuminate and Architectural SSL magazines. The company also operates the ArchLED Conference, markets and partners in educational platform, and maintains websites and electronic extensions of its print publications.

About Tech Lighting and Encompass Lighting Group:

Tech Lighting offers a family of lighting brands including Tech Lighting, Wilmette Lighting, T-TRAK, ELEMENT, and tiella. Known to deliver a blend of performance, style and aesthetic for a diverse range of applications, the company has been a premier choice of architects, lighting designers, interior designers and homeowners since 1988. Tech Lighting is a part of the Encompass Lighting Group, a Generations Brands company. Tech Lighting's products can be found in lighting retailers and through sales representatives across North America. For detailed product information, visit our Web site at, and for news and decorating ideas please visit us on Facebook at Tech Lighting will be at Lightfair at Booth #1345.

About Generation Brands:

Generation Brands is one of America's leading companies serving the lighting, electrical wholesale, home improvement, home décor, and building industries. The company has an outstanding portfolio of fashionable and functional lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, and decorative products that provide value and growth for our customers and end-users. Our success is derived from our ability to serve our customers and end-users with superior service, leading edge design, and outstanding quality.

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