Lean, Stitch, and Wings luminaires recognized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
Oceanside, CA, April 21, 2023 – A-Light (www.alights.com), an established best-in-class manufacturer of specification-grade interior lighting solutions, is pleased to announce its Lean, Stitch, and Wings sustainable luminaires have each won a Green GOOD DESIGN® Sustainability Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
Organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, this special Green Edition of the GOOD DESIGN® Awards Program recognizes the most innovative new products, buildings, and other projects that are leading the way in fully sustainable design. For 2023, hundreds of submissions from over 42 nations were evaluated for exceptional forward thinking contributing to a healthier, more sustainable universe. Lean, Stitch, and Wings were all recognized for their sustainable approach to architectural lighting design.
Lean is a 2’ x 2’ patent-pending acoustic lay-in luminaire that becomes part of an architectural ceiling tile while increasing sound absorption across ceiling planes. An indirect distribution delivers a soft, even illumination that suppresses glare and shadows. Sustainability is at the forefront of Lean’s design. Shipping with only three collapsible components, Lean is 80% lighter than a typical 2’ x 2’ fixture. It is estimated that the overall shipping impact is reduced by as much as 88%.
Stitch is a four-foot linear fixture shaped by a translucent material with an organic feel. Developed with a focus on sustainability, all unnecessary components have been stripped away, and non-recyclable materials have been reduced. Its non-woven fabric works as a diffuser, requiring fewer materials; eliminating the need for traditional polymer lenses means less plastic waste is destined for landfills and oceans.
Wings is a four-foot pendant with a virtually weightless appearance. Its proprietary lightweight base material, new to architectural lighting, reduces glare and creates a more comfortable and collaborative environment.
Shipping with only a few components and collapsible features, Stitch and Wings are 60% lighter than a typical 4-foot linear fixture. The shipping impact is estimated to be reduced by as much as 66%.
Lean, Stitch, and Wings luminaires are all Declare label listed, which enhances transparency and simplifies material tracking. The Declare label will help to identify each luminaire’s components, including red list-free non-harmful chemicals such as the electrical wiring.
The luminaires are featured on the GOOD DESIGN website and will be published in the Green GOOD DESIGN 2023 Year Book.
More information about A-Light’s sustainable initiative is available here.
A-Light, a brand within the Acuity Brands Lighting and Controls portfolio, combines advanced optical engineering with a deep understanding of architectural lighting to develop products that integrate into any space. A-Light’s luminaires have been specified in tens of thousands of projects throughout North America and are known for high performance and a contemporary aesthetic that achieve balance, elegance, and finesse. More information about A-Light is available at www.alights.com.
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