If you want to independently control lighting zones to maximize energy savings, check out these quick-to-install linear LEDs

by Brianna Crandall — January 25, 2019 — Flex Lighting Solutions introduces the new LS1 Series, a light-emitting diode (LED) strip fixture with a thin profile, designed for great industrial performance with unique options.  The series features the long life and reliability reportedly expected from Flex, in a slimmer, linear profile, and, like all of Flex’s solutions, is designed to help businesses and facilities managers (FMs) lower utility bills, meet energy efficiency targets, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).

LS1 Series linear LED lighting fixture

The LS1 Series is designed to replace linear fluorescent continuous-run, utility and strip fixtures with long-lasting, more-efficient LED technology. Image courtesy Flex

Available in 3,000, 4,000 and 5,000 lumens per 4-foot section with an efficacy up to 150 lumens per watt, these high-performing linear fixtures offer up to 63% energy savings versus fluorescent lights, says Flex.

This new Linear LED Strip has two versions: stand-alone and linking. They both have sensors available, which are added in the run, thus keeping the overall fixture profile intact. Installation is fast and easy with the Flex Lighting Solutions LS1 Series, saving both money and time for contractors, installers and end-users.

Another innovative feature of LS1 Series is Sensor Anywhere, which provides the ability to place one or several occupancy sensors anywhere along the run (LNK version). One sensor gives the option to control the whole light row or just a section of it.  By installing multiple sensors, the user can create groups and control them independently, allowing them to create lighting scenes and maximize energy savings.

Mark Stranczek, product manager at Flex Lighting Solutions, commented:

I am really excited for our new LS1 LED Linear fixture. There are two great things about it: 1) the linking system makes it easy to install and wire, and 2) the Sensor Anywhere feature will let you put OCC, OCCDIM or IoT sensors anywhere in the continuous run, giving a lot of flexibility for specifiers and designers.

Flex says it has upped the ante in product life and warranty. The company reports life data (via TM-21) at both 25°C (lab conditions) and at the max ambient of the fixture (real-world conditions), and follows this up by standing behind its products with a five-year L70 warranty. If the light output drops below 70% within the first five years, Flex replaces the product.

The LS1 Series is engineered to deliver exceptionally long life and reliability, as continued performance over time is critical for today’s industrial customers. Calculated L70 (25°C) life is 309,000 hours with a projected lumen output of 90% after 10 years. At 45°C the L70 is calculated at 250,000 hours with a projected lumen output of 89% after 10 years (24/7/365).

The LS1 Series is available in 3500K, 4000K and 5000K color temperature options and features frosted lenses to optimize the light distribution and create a uniform line of light with low glare. These LED Strips offer a wide selection of cords and control systems, an emergency battery backup with a 90-minute duration, and the option to upgrade from the standard 2KV to a 10KV surge protector.

For more information about the LS1 Series, visit the Flex Lighting Solutions website.