by Brianna Crandall — December 8, 2017 — EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact for its customers, has combined energy efficiency and aesthetics to introduce new architecturally designed square and round Mini Panel LEDs for interior and exterior commercial and residential surface-mount applications.
According to Matthew Wagner, business development manager, LED Products:
EarthTronics Mini Panel LEDs could be considered the first major change in flush-mount fixtures in the last 20 years. This important fixture category has been lifted from being simple drum or cloud fluorescent interior fixtures to a contemporary architectural design that includes upgraded color characteristics, mounting options and wet location rating.
Ideal for new and renovated office buildings, hotels, hospitals, long-term care facilities, dormitories and homes, Mini Panel LEDs are available in 5.5-, 7- and 9- inch square and round designs in 11-, 14-, and 17-watts, producing 700, 900 and 1200 lumens respectively. The 3000K and 4000K models boast an impressive 90+ CRI. The panels operate on 120VAC 60 Hz and are compatible with standard incandescent dimmer controls, providing consistent dimming from 5 to 100 percent.
Interior applications include surface ceiling, downlight retrofit and wall sconce for hallways, corridors, and general room illumination. The IP65 wet-rated Mini Panel LEDs also provide a practical solution for bathroom showers. Additionally, they can be used in outdoor horizontal or vertical applications in walkway canopies or soffits since these LED flush-mount light fixtures operate in extreme temperatures from -40°F to 105°F.
With a 50,000-hour-rated life, these contemporary mini-panel flush-mount light fixtures install easily on 4-inch J-boxes with a unique “snap fit” locking design. The 5.5- and 7-inch fixtures also can be used as a retrofit for 4- and 6-inch downlight recessed fixtures with easy-to-install clips to provide a fresh look to old recessed lighting. The Mini Panel LEDs are built with an impact-resistant acrylic lens designed for a wide light distribution pattern in an attractive architectural frame.
Founded in 2007, Michigan-based EarthTronics products are sold under the EarthBulb brand name and are found in commercial buildings, hotels, restaurants, retail stores and residences. EarthBulb LED light bulbs, linear LED and LED fixtures reportedly provide over 80% energy savings and are suitable for decorative and display lighting, downlights and general area lighting.