The overarching philosophy of a·light can be summed up into two design principles:
…form following light
This principle directs us to determine the most effective lighting solution for a given architectural environment. An optical platform is designed achieving the intended lighting effect, a minimal housing is developed to integrate the luminaire into the space.
…light following form
This principle directs us to consider the strongest architectural elements and design a mounting mechanism that is refined and completes the integration of the luminaire into the built environment. The luminaire contributes to the architectural intent, creating a pleasant and effectively illuminated milieu.
is optical elegance + elegant aesthetics
Elements are individualized LED & fluorescent luminaires intended to make unique, singular statements of form and light. Fashioned from high-quality materials with superior optics, elements are designed to exacting standards of refined aesthetics sensitive to the needs of the project occupants and the environment.
Elements’ ease of installation, simplicity in ordering and defined options embody luminaires that elegantly stand alone... uncomplicated, straightforward, elemental.
is optical elegance + architectural integration
Integrations are luminaires designed to integrate into the built environment so that the luminaire seamlessly becomes part of the architecture. LED and fluorescent sources, combined with elegant optical platforms and unique mounting mechanisms, provide a customized lighting solution for each architectural space.
Window mullion mounting, row configurations, pattern construction, library stack mounts, MRI configuration and precise lengths of continuous light deliver a broad palette of options for our lighting specifiers with which to craft their project vision.
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The Buy America Act applies to iron and steel products and their coatings that are used permanently incorporated in federal infrastructure projects.
The Buy American Act is a separate program from the Buy America act. The Buy American Act covers specified products and requires the U.S. government to purchase domestic goods and services, unless the domestic product is 25% or more expensive than an identical foreign-sourced product. The act also contains exceptions in terms of trade agreements. Trade agreements are, for example, the NAFTA agreement or WTO agreements recognized by the U.S.
We certify that all a-light products are domestic end products manufactured in the United States, produced and assembled in our Oceanside, California, plant, and that 51% or more of the costs of all components, including transportation costs, are manufactured in the United States.
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a·light was founded in 2001 as a new architectural lighting division of the Luminaires Group, a 30-year old manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting products. In 2010, a·light constructed a 54,000 sq.ft. manufacturing and design facility in Oceanside, California. Today, a·light has become a distinguished, leading manufacturer of contemporary LED and fluorescent lighting products, providing luminaires for tens of thousands of projects throughout North America. Go to Our Work for a short listing of the many projects in which we've been involved.
The Luminaires Group
a·light is a proud member of The Luminaires Group, a North American lighting manufacturers' platform combining strong niche brands. Through strategic acquisitions, The Luminaires Group is aiming to become a leader in providing lighting specifiers and the electrical community with a range of contemporary lighting products. The Luminaires Group's model is to build on individual competencies of each of its companies. Over the years, each entity has developed their own expertise in providing distinct specification grade products to their respective sales channels. As the umbrella company, The Luminaires Group works with each entity to leverage their individual and combined capabilities.