Spotlight on innovative commercial lighting design
Possibilities for Polycarbonate Reflected in New Lumenova™ Lamps
A light, bright atmosphere is important for creating a feeling of hospitality in commercial spaces. However, a warm, inviting glow often comes at a price. Inefficient incandescent BR and CFL lamps often found in stores, restaurants, offices and hotel lobbies can contribute to higher energy bills.
Lumenova™, a CRS Electronics Company, has found a solution to this dilemma with its R20, BR40 and BR30 reflector lamps, which utilize Makrolon ® RW6267X polycarbonate from Covestro. Rated with the highest lumen output in their respective categories on the ENERGY STAR certified products list, these LED lamps are great replacements for previously used, inefficient incandescent lamps.
Makrolon® RW6267X is used in the lamps’ optical mixing chamber, the area between the internal LED and the outer lens. CRS Electronics chose Makrolon® to replace the original material selected for the lamps due to its long-term reliability, widespread availability and high-performance properties.
A flame-retardant, low-viscosity grade, Makrolon® RW6267X is UL 94 V-0 rated at 1.5 mm. As a reflective white grade, the material allows for high reflectance without the need for metal components in the lamp. Because Makrolon® can be injection molded , it delivers greater functionality and eliminates the need for secondary operations associated with metal parts.
The Lumenova™ R20, BR40 and BR30 reflector lamps provide commercial and hospitality customers with lighting that is light and bright, as well as energy and cost efficient. They are commercially available in the United States and Canada.
The main properties of Makrolon® polycarbonate grades are:
- Flame retardant
- Low viscosity
- UL 94 V-0 rated 1.5 mm
- Reflective white grade