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A-Light announces the launch of its ABSORB family of sound absorbing luminaires. ABSORB has been designed to reduce sound in open spaces and areas with high ceilings while providing functional illumination.
Aircraft cable mounted, ABSORB is available in two distinct shapes. The ABSORB H has horizontal sound absorbing panels, and the ABSORB V has vertical panels. The felt-like polyester panels are made from at least 40% post-consumer recycled PET bottles and are fully recyclable. With a large surface area, the ABSORB panels decrease reverberation time and have an inherent sound absorption rate of 0.75 NRC.
The linear luminaire is available in three distribution types; Direct/Indirect Symmetric, Direct/Indirect Symmetric Wide and Direct Symmetric. Light output ranges from 335 lm/ft to 460 lm/ft for the standard output version and 670 lm/ft to 921 lm/ft for the high output version, depending upon distribution type. ABSORB uses HE Tech optical technology, which combines optical diffusion and a high-performance reflector to deliver refined, high quality light.
“ABSORB is a human centric design that helps achieve better lighting and acoustic conditions throughout modern shared space environments,” said Francois Renaud, director of design for A-Light. “The products combine high performance optics and the most advanced acoustic materials to create a solution for two different problems.”
ABSORB is suited to schools, offices, reception areas, lobbies, conference rooms, auditoriums, convention centers and anywhere noise is an issue. It is available in nominal increments of 2ft lengths, in three standard panel colors and three standard finishes as well as other various colors. It is available in various CCT ‘s and 80+ CRI, and has integral 0-10V dimming down to 1 percent.