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SEP 2017

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LC DBM Product Preview September 2017 27 LC/DBM PRODUCT PREVIEW Winners of the Prestigious 2017 Product Innovation Awards (PIA) VOLT Lighting Two VOLT® Lighting products caught the attention of Architectural SSL Maga - zine and were honored as winners of the prestigious 2017 Product Innovation Awards (PIA). PIA judges evaluated and awarded two new VOLT® lights, The Coachman™ and ShadowMaster™ LED Path & Area Lights. The awarding organization, Architectural SSL (Solid-State Lighting), honors the most innovative lights on the market. They also acknowledge leaders in the field working to advance the technology. Alan Brynjolfsson, founder and presi - dent of VOLT® Lighting, comments on the awards, "Receiving the awards con - firms that our development team is on the right track. They are a talented group that work hard every day to make the new products our customers want." The first of the two awarded products, the patent-pending ShadowMaster™ Path & Area Light has several distinctive features. It stands 35 inches tall, nearly twice the height of typical residential path lights. It also has a distinct ornate style. Both the size and ornate appearance complement larger estates and com - mercial properties - especially those with wrought iron embellishments. Even more impressive than its daytime appearance is what happens after the sun goes down. The ShadowMaster™ projects a pattern of light and shadow that cov - ers a 16-foot area. The light displays the same filigree pattern as with the daytime appearance. So, even at night, the fixture complements the architectural style of the estate. The second VOLT® product to win the PIA award, is the Coachman™ LED Path and Area Light. Brynjolfsson comments on the Coachman, "Coach lights are found outside nearly every home, and share the same problem - excessive brightness or glare. This was never an issue in pre- industrial days when these lights con - tained candles or gas flames. Later, with the advent of electric bulbs, coach lights became brighter to the point where they are painful to behold." "That's why we set out to re-invent the coach light: to replace the bulb with a romantic candle. And, to provide an area light for safety and security - positioned so it is glare-free and hidden from view. This is the solution that so impressed the judges." Like the ShadowMaster™, the Coach - man™ has an impressive stature. Standing 62 inches tall, the life-like candle is at eye level. This LED candle, with its flickering flame, is the only one of its type - pow - ered by a 12V current and removable from its bi-pin socket. Receiving these two awards would not have been possible without the company's investment in their Innovations Lab, a state-of-the-art facility with CAD-driven 3-D prototype printing and an array of photometric test equipment. This lab is a beehive of activity with the product development team well on their way to introducing a host of new innovative products - many of which will (no doubt) be worthy of future awards. VOLT Lighting Information Request # 492

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