Polar Ray has a few new architectural lights. They’re square and they’re cool – both aesthetically and thermally. These high quality LED downlights from Nicor are some of our newest inventory and present new design possibilities for your LED lighting projects. Square luminaries often fit into design parameters with a nicer aesthetic appearance than round ones. They are a bit more uncommon and can present a nice compliment to the straight lines and square corners of rooms. These are designed for easy installation in both lighting upgrade projects and new construction, and they mount in most recessed housings using a snap-in IDEAL connector and friction clip system. They are certainly excellent choices for residential, retail, commercial or institutional applications.
Our current stock includes 3” and 4” units which are 50W and 65W equivalents and draw only 8W and 10.5W, respectively. The available color temperatures are 2700, 3000, and 4000K, so there is a wide choice range to help set the mood in the space. I think that one of the nicest metrics of these lights might just be the fact that the CRI is in excess of 90 with an R9 of greater than 50. What that means is a greater ability to exhibit the correct color of objects – merchandise, artwork, and other objects and items which could be of importance in regard to sellers presenting product and consumers determining a choice. The same ability to present correct object colors is also a plus for your residential lighting as the correct rendition of colors can, and will, enhance the feeling of the environment.
The design engineering of these lights produces a low profile luminary that is thermally cool because the powder coated diecast aluminum frame directs heat away from the electrical components and dissipates it. They are also thermally protected so in the rare event that an overheating issue were to arise, the light would automatically shut down well before any danger could occur to the light itself or any material in contact with it. These are wet location rated, so use in bathrooms and outdoors applications will be safe ideas. If you would prefer to have the ability to dim the lights, that is also a capability of these lights – dimmable to 10% - and can be accomplished with most common TRIAC controlled dimmers. The lifetime rating is 50,000 hours and there is a 5 year warranty. These truly are very nice lights and certainly have the ability to add some notable architectural character to you lighting schemes that round fixtures might not provide. If you haven’t already looked at these new lights, here is a link for the page on our website; Square LED Downlights
As always, if you need help with your LED lighting projects, please feel free to call Polar Ray at 303-494-5773 to speak with a lighting consultant. Thank you for perusing the Polar Ray website.