MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Xeleum Lighting today announced the introduction of its new Athena Series LED Stairwell Light Fixture. Specifically designed for use in stairwells that may be unoccupied for long periods of time, this light fixture is capable of reducing energy usage by up to 75% over conventional stairwell fixtures that do not employ LEDs or occupancy sensors. It achieves this dramatic reduction in energy usage by automatically providing the fully ON light level of over 2,650 lumens only when the space is occupied and, when the space is unoccupied, reduces the light output by approximately 80% while continuing to provide light levels specified by NFPA and ASHRAE.
“We are looking forward to significant savings in both energy usage and bulb replacement costs.”
Mehrdad Ghalebi, President of Xeleum stated that, “Among the unique features of our system is the linking of multiple fixtures through use of a ground breaking intelligent wireless RF system which, together with built-in sensors, automatically tracks occupancy so that the lights are at full brightness at the levels above, below and directly at all occupied locations, irrespective of the direction of the occupant’s motion.”
Additional features include an affordable built-in battery back-up system, capable of operating for at least 90 minutes following a power outage; vandal-resistant construction and electroluminescent tape recharge capability. Installation is simplified because the fixture is self-contained without the need for external sensors. The use of LEDs ensure many years of maintenance-free operation without ever having to change a bulb.
The XASW Stairwell LED Light Fixture is UL 924 rated, NFPA compliant, FCC certified and in conformance with DOE rulings pertaining to ASHRAE 90.1-2010, Section 220.127.116.11(g). Occupied mode light output of 2,650 lumens is reduced by approximately 80% when in unoccupied mode. Occupied mode input power of 29 watts is also reduced by approximately 80% when in unoccupied mode.
Todd Albright, owner of Albright Properties, stated “Because so much energy is wasted on lighting stairwells during the long periods when they are not being used, I expect this new stairwell fixture from Xeleum will quickly find wide acceptance. We especially like the inexpensive battery back-up feature and the fact that installation is simplified because the occupancy sensors are built directly into the fixture”. He added “We are looking forward to significant savings in both energy usage and bulb replacement costs.”
About Xeleum Lighting
For over 25 years, Xeleum has been designing and manufacturing lighting and other electronic products for commercial, industrial and residential applications. Xeleum is an ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 13485 certified manufacturer with its world headquarters located in Mount Kisco, N.Y.