By Lilli Manolis Sherman , Senior Editor
From: Plastics Technology
Issue: April 2014
Originally titled 'Kenall Lighting improves efficacy of LED luminaires for demanding environments with PC grades specially developed for LED lighting. '
Long-time manufacturer of durable lighting for demanding environments Kenall Lighting, Gurnee, Ill., opted to use Makrolon PC grades from Bayer MaterialScience, Pittsburgh, specifically developed for use in LED lighting for a new line of luminaires, citing improved light transmission and efficiency when compared with competitive products.
Kenall is utilizing the Makrolon PC grades for secondary and tertiary optics within parking garages and for its High Bay product line designed for challenging environments ranging from foundries, lumber mills, and general manufacturing to recreational facilities and convention centers. Bayer provided multiple mold-flow analyses and technical assistance, as well as design support to help optimize light output and light transmission in its luminaires. Says advanced lighting product manager Nathan Heiking, “Bayer’s materials, in combination with intelligent design, efficient power electronics and state-of-the-art LED sources, allow us to boast product efficacies that are among the highest in the market, as reported by the Department of Energy’s LED Light Facts Program.” (412) 777-5200 • www.bmsnafta.com