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Port Washington, New York – Recognized for innovation in solid state luminaires, WAC Lighting’s new Vela Collection, featuring an Organic LED chandelier and wall sconce, received an Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award (PIA).Using the latest in nanotechnology, WAC Lighting has created the ultimate combination of style and function with the Vela OLED Collection-- an exceptionally thin and impressively bright chandelier and sconce family crafted of precision cut aluminum and defined by a sleek contemporary profile.The Chandelier generates a total of 2136 lumens, with 12 OLED panels illuminating the surface below, and an additional 12 panels shinning up, providing a soft ambient light.The Sconce presents a commanding impression with six OLED panels providing 534 lumens of even illumination and no glare. Perfect as a decorative focal point.WAC Lighting has been driving innovation with new breakthroughs in lighting technology by developing luminaires with Organic LEDs, the ultimate in solid-state lighting. OLEDs enable gorgeous, ultra-slim designs while maintaining impressive light output, thus allowing for the creation of highly functional, decorative art pieces. The Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIA) recognize innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and lamps on the market, while also spotlighting the players behind the components that make up these light sources. With judging and evaluation of products and systems from a distinguished panel of 24 designers and lighting specialists skilled in product evaluation, the SSL PIA program awards manufacturers based on attributes, qualities, functionality and/or performance beyond industry standards. Construction Business Media, headquartered in Chicago, IL is the publisher of Architectural Products, Illuminate, Net Zero Buildings and Architectural SSL magazines and oversees the PIA Program. The company also markets and partners in TheContinuingArchitect.com Since 1984 WAC Lighting has been driving innovation. A vertically integrated engineering and manufacturing leader, WAC has optimized LED designs in Task lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Track and Display lighting. Proprietary LED technology provides superior brightness, efficiency, and robust operation over other LEDs in the market. WAC Lighting has spent countless hours of in-house testing, research and development, honing principles of thermal engineering and optical designs for the absolute best in LED lighting. This commitment to excellence is what you should come to expect from the Responsible Lighting Company.WAC Lighting Global Headquarters is located in Port Washington, New York, with factories in New York and Ontario, California. WAC can be reached by phone at 1.800.526.2588 or by visiting www.waclighting.com.