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HessAmerica’s Portal Column Earns the Triple Crown for Lighting Product Design
Gaffney, SC, August 2018 — HessAmerica announces the Portal Column has received three prestigious recognitions this year.
HessAmerica General Manager, Terry O’Toole observed, “We are honored that three separate panels of independent expert judges have selected Portal Column for its innovative design, lighting performance, and technological advances.”
In addition to the LightFair Best of Category Innovation Award; Portal Column was chosen for inclusion in the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) 2018 Annual Progress Report; and has also been selected a winner in Architectural SSL’s eighth annual Product Innovation Awards.
PORTAL is a slender architecturally styled column available in 8’ or 10’ heights. Its striking design accents public and private space while providing flexible lighting options ranging from a single source for general illumination, to the addition of optional low-level marker lights for accenting, effects, or pathway illumination.
The unique primary optical system of PORTAL employs a combination of edge lighting, refraction, and reflection principles to generate functional illumination from its ringed lens with circular opening. Four high-power LED light engines with specialized refractive lenses are regressed within the column top to produce a narrow elliptical beam that is directed to and captured by the multi-layered ringed lens. The molded optical-quality lens then refracts light downward to the ground and outward to be reflected by the satin anodized aluminum bezels, resulting in a bi-directional forward throw distribution with uniform coverage at grade.
Optional low-level marker lights grouped in clusters of three may be integrated on one or both sides of the column’s narrow sides for subtle highlighting or added pathway illumination. The marker lights may have diffused lenses to create a pool of light, or controlled optics with forward throw or asymmetric distributions. The column can be configured with different distributions on each side to achieve the desired effect or as required by site lighting requirements.
The Portal product family includes complementary bollards for white light illumination or colored accenting, as well as an exterior rated EXIT bollard.
About The LFI Innovation® Awards:
The LFI Innovation Awards® are held annually at LIGHTFAIR®
International and recognize the lighting industry’s “most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months.” The technologies, designs, and companies represented offer a clear and compelling view of the present and future of the lighting industry. Category winners exemplify the best in innovative product design and thinking.
About the IES Progress Report:
The Progress Committee’s mission is to keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world and prepare a yearly review of achievements for the Society. Acceptance in the Progress Report is based on an impartial judging process used by the committee to evaluate each submission on its uniqueness, innovation, and significance to the lighting industry.
About Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIA):
The Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards determine and honor the most innovative LED/solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market, while also recognizing the companies behind the components that make up these light sources. Award winners represent a peer-recognized selection of quality products that the architectural and lighting design community can feel comfortable specifying.
Contact Information: Literature and specifications for Portal Column or other original European-design outdoor architectural lighting products or site amenities are available by contacting authorized HessAmerica sales representatives at www.hessamerica.com/About_us/Representative/. Website: www.hessamerica.com.