The company won The Most Innovative Product of the Year award at LightFair International.
CAST Lighting, an outdoor lighting manufacturer based in Hawthorne, N.J., received The Most Innovative Product of the Year award at LightFair International 2012.
The winning product was CAST Lighting’s LED Perimeter Light, a compact, energy efficient security light designed to mount on chain link fence posts. Powered by a small 24-volt transformer, this light, positioned every 20-30 feet, provides highly targeted illumination along extremely long fence lines.
The award judges, all lighting professionals, said, “Never has so little light done so much work. We found this to be a simple, clean, efficient, energy-effective solution which could be used on nearly every property. It leverages the best benefits of LED – low voltage operation, optical efficiency, small size and long life for a truly robust security lighting solution.”
The task of illuminating long perimeter fences has always been problematic. The typical solution is to install tall pole-mounted luminaires that flood fence regions with light. This approach wastes considerable amounts of energy since most of the illumination falls outside the perimeter region, the company said. Installation of these pole-mounted lights is also very expensive in both material and labor.
The new CAST Lighting LED Perimeter Light uses just 7 watts per luminaire and can illuminate 500 feet of fence with less than 150 watts of power. Typical metal halide pole-mounted lamps would require nearly 4,000 watts to light that same fence. This represents a 96 percent savings in energy cost.
“One of the most remarkable things about this security light is its wide range of applications. Since we introduced the product, we’ve been flooded with requests from Homeland Security; the military; energy companies; federal, state, and local agencies; airports; and a host of private facility managers,” said Steve Parrott, CAST Lighting’s communication and marketing director. “We are ramping up production to meet these demands, and have an aggressive R&D effort to develop new products that will address other security lighting needs.”