|[May 04, 2012]
Topanga Technologies Launches Energy Efficient Advanced Plasma Light™ for High Brightness General Lighting Applications
CANOGA PARK, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Technologies today launched a milestone achievement in solid-state
lighting with the introduction of its super bright and energy efficient APL
Series plasma light sources for street, area, architectural, and
industrial lighting applications. The APL product line will be
demonstrated at the largest annual commercial lighting trade show and
International, in Las Vegas May 9-11.
Available immediately are Topanga's two signature products: APL400
with 22,000 lumen output, 5,000°K color temperature and 130
lumens per watt efficiency; and APL250 with 11,000 lumen output,
5,500°K color temperature and 115 lumens per watt efficiency. At
LIGHTFAIR Topanga will also preview a game-changing high lumen source
for introduction in 2013 - the new APL1000 will be suitable for
replacing 750 to 1000 watt HID sources with 40-50% energy savings.
"We worked closely with fixture designers throughout our development
process to create a product that represents a significant advancement in
solid state lighting, providing unparalleled optics with a high quality
broad light spectrum, optimized performance and extended system
lifetime," said Rich Craig, President and CEO of Topanga Technologies.
"By listening to what the industry needs, our APL series now comes to
market with a number of significant benefits to our customers, giving
them new, energy-efficient alternatives to traditional sources such as
400 and 250 watt HID lamps."
Recognized by industry professionals as a revolutionary development both
technically and aesthetically, Topanga's
APL system uses a proprietary configuration of an electrode-free
quartz bulb placed external to a highly efficient solid-state power
amplifier that uses radio frequency (RF) energy to illuminate the lamp.
Incorporating customer input has ensured that this small point source
light is changing the way fixtures are made, enabling tremendous design
flexibility with a high lumen output and substantially more energy
savings than induction, fluorescent, HID and LED light sources.
Topanga's exhibition of Advanced Plasma Lighting in booth #6441 at
LIGHTFAIR will demonstrate engineering solutions using APL400 in popular
housings that are currently on the market, such as the best selling
AR860 Architectural Light and AR828 Area Light by Grandlite
International. Showcasing the slimmer form factor solutions now
available with APL, Topanga will feature APL250 in a stylish
HIGHBAY-mini by 0energyLIGHTING
With the help of LTI
Optics, LIGHTFAIR attendees can view characterizations of APL in
several reflector reference designs for high bay as well as Type III and
V area lights. "We liked working with this source since it is small and
doesn't have any secondary bulb or structure that affects its emission
or restricts how close the optics can get to the source," said Mark
Jongewaard, President of LTI Optics. "So this generally results in a
smaller optic, which saves on material costs. Furthermore, if a light
head in an outdoor luminaire can be smaller, then the pole can be made
smaller for even greater savings."
Topanga has partnered with NXP
Semiconductors to demonstrate how APL enables wireless intelligent
control, networking and 100%-20% dimming utilizing NXP's industry-proven
JenNet-IP, an IP-based solution targeting ultra-low-power wireless
networking for industrial applications. JenNet provides a self-healing,
highly robust and scalable network backbone for an elegant and flexible
approach to device management and control.
A detailed overview of plasma lighting technology will be presented by
Topanga's Vice President of Engineering, Gregg Hollingsworth, at a
LIGHTFAIR Conference seminar on Friday, May 11 from 10:30am-12:00pm: "Taking
Plasma Lighting from Technology to Application" will explore the
chemistry behind Advanced Plasma Lighting, a summary of plasma lighting
in the field, and a thorough review of subjects that designers need to
know about working with plasma in applications.
ABOUT TOPANGA TECHNOLOGIES
For industrial and commercial lighting, Topanga Technologies is the
leading innovator of solid-state drivers and electrode-free plasma
lamps, providing energy efficient, economical and reliable lighting
solutions that surpass both traditional and new technology platforms.
Founded in 2005, Topanga Technologies has R&D and manufacturing
facilities in Canoga Park and San Jose, CA (News - Alert). For more information, visit www.topangatech.com.
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