2013-03-21 23:53:14 - Sentry Electric, one of North America’s most experienced and knowledgeable manufacturers of outdoor luminaires, announced that Architectural SSL Magazine has selected the company’s Central Park LED luminaire as a recipient of a 2013 Product Innovation Award. The Central Park LED luminaire was featured in the magazine’s 2013 Lightfair edition and in their e newsletter, SSL Online.
Sentry Electric’s Product Innovation Award winning product, the Central Park LED luminaire, evokes the historical theme of New York’s famed Central Park while delivering the benefits associated with solid state lighting technology. Most notably, users will realize a reduction in energy consumption, maintenance, downtime, and various costs associated with today’s sustainable initiatives.
The Central Park luminaire, winner of a design competition conducted by the Central Park Conservancy, is the original product around which the industry bases its similarly designed products. The LED version utilizes the SPR reflector system to provide comfortable, pleasing, indirect light. The LED module is Zhaga-compliant, which enables interchangeability with multiple light source manufacturers and facilitates future upgrades. Several luminaire configurations are DLC qualified, enabling compliance with energy
efficiency incentive programs.
To upgrade previously installed Central Park luminaires that utilize traditional HID lamps, Sentry Electric offers an LED retrofit kit. A unitized top assembly and center column assembly replace existing HID systems to achieve long-lasting cost reductions along with a highly performing lighting solution. Use of the retrofit kit simplifies the installation process, reduces costs, and minimizes potential disruption to pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
The Judging Process:
Winners were chosen in fifteen individual product categories by a panel of judges who hail from all walks in the lighting industry. Product scoring was accomplished utilizing a simple 1 to 10 scale for a variety of attributes such as technical merit and replacement policies. The judges’ subjective comments were an additional component of product scoring. Sentry Electric’s award was in the category for decorative street/area lighting.
About Architectural SSL:
Architectural SSL, with over 28,000 subscribers, targets ‘sales-critical’ members of the specification value-chain including architects, lighting designers, electrical engineers, electrical contractors, government officials, and building owners/developers who have actively expressed interest in solid state technologies. It is a publication of Construction Business Media, which is headquartered in Chicago, IL. Other publications include Architectural Products, Illuminate, and Net Zero Buildings. The company also operates the ArchLED Conference, markets and partners in TheContinuingArchitect.com educational platform, and maintains websites and electronic extensions of its print publications.
About Sentry Electric:
Sentry Electric is North America’s most responsive source of standard and custom exterior lighting, completely committed to end-to-end project success. The company’s specification grade luminaires, cast iron and aluminum bollards, poles, brackets and accessories are installed across America’s prestigious municipal street, park and university settings, including deployments at Yale University, Battery Park City in lower Manhattan, Indianapolis’ Lower Canal Park, UCLA, and Ellis Island. Lighting designers and engineers, architects and urban planners all rely on the company’s commitment to end-to-end project success and its unparalleled knowledge of architecturally significant exterior lighting, honed over the past sixty years.
Sentry has produced award-winning outdoor lighting products, including the SCP Central Park tulip luminaire, the winner of a Central Park Conservancy design competition. Sentry has also been recognized in 2011 and 2012 by Buildings Magazine for providing unique, Money Saving products to the construction industry. Sentry’s catalog includes a range of luminaires in a variety of styles that incorporate many different light sources, including LED, high intensity discharge (HID), compact fluorescent, induction, and incandescent, for high efficiency, photometric performance, service life and energy use.