Juno… take it away!

We pride ourselves on supplying lighting from the best designers and manufacturers in the industry and, once again, Juno proves to be a top performer.  They provide architectural lighting such as, display, track and recessed for residential and commercial applications.  The quality, technology and service behind Juno is recognized worldwide, as evidenced by the numerous awards they receive.

We’re very proud to specify and sell Juno Lighting and congratulate them on their many recent wins.

Juno Lighting Group, a leader in high-quality innovative commercial and residential lighting solutions, is pleased to announce industry recognition for many of its new LED products.

2012 LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Awards
These important industry awards recognize the latest lighting-related products and designs introduced in the past twelve months before LIGHTFAIR International. Each product is judged by an independent panel of renowned lighting professionals.
International Technical Innovation Award – “Best leap forward in lighting technology.”
Juno Generation 3 WarmDim LED DownlightsRecessed Downlights Category
Juno WarmDim LED Downlights – Category WinnerIndy Performance Series Commercial LED Downlights – Recognized Category Award NomineeRoadway and Parking Garage Category
AccuLite Areos Outdoor LED Lighting – Recognized Category Award Nominee
2012 NGL Next Generation Luminaires SSL Design Competition
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the NGL Competition promotes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications.
Recessed Lighting Category
Aculux Generation 2 LED – Recognized WinnerRecessed Downlighting Category
Juno Generation 3 4-inch Downlight Series – Recognized WinnerJuno Generation 3 6-inch Downlight, 600 Lumen Series –Recognized WinnerJuno Generation 3 6-inch Downlight, 900 Lumen Series –Recognized WinnerLinear Lighting Category
Juno Trac 12 Miniature LED Modules – Recognized Winner
2012 Architectural SSL Magazine Product Innovation Awards
Sponsored by Architectural SSL magazine, these awards honor the most innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market. Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards recognize leaders in categories ranging from cutting-edge R+D, to making solid-state lighting a truly sustainable technology. Juno Lighting Group received awards for five entries.
Indy Enhanced Spectrum Downlight Series
Indy LED Wall Wash
Juno LED Display Picture Light
AccuLite Finia Wall Pack
Juno Solo-Task Undercabinet
2012 EC&M Product of the Year
Sponsored by EC&M magazine, these awards are determined by a panel of ten judges, representing electrical professionals from the engineering, contracting, and facilities and maintenance industries. Juno Lighting Group received top honors in the luminaires category.
Luminaires (Downlights, Wall Wash, Accent) Category
Juno Generation 3 LED Downlight Series – Category Winner
2012 Building Operation Management Top Product Award
Building Operating Management top product award-winners are selected by an e-mail ballot to facilities professionals who receive the print and online editions of the magazine, attend in-person and online events, and subscribe to e-newsletters. Readers are asked to select their choices for top products that meet the criteria of innovation and usefulness to facility managers.
Indy LED Multi-Spot LED Luminaires – Top Product Award BOM

We’re Having a Birthday!

Hard to believe it was 10 years ago that Atlantic Lighting Studio opened its doors at 16 Elm Avenue in Wolfville. Styles have changed, technologies have advanced over the past decade, and consumers are making more informed, more sophisticated decisions.

Keeping in step with these lighting industry changes, we’re continually learning – earning Lighting Specialist designations and Interior Design certifications.  Chris has attained the auspicious Certified Lighting Consultant designation (one of only three in Canada!)

To celebrate our first decade, we’re thrilled to be offering 30% off everything in our showroom, plus a chance to win an extra 10% off!  And, we’ll be sharing the proceeds from this one day event with The Wolfville Food Bank. So, if you’re looking for a single lamp or an entire home full of lighting, Saturday, May 26th is the day to save big and celebrate with us!

Understanding Lighting Efficiency

By now, most people have heard about regulation changes in Canada and the United States regarding what will be available in the future world of light bulbs. In a nutshell,  these changes will protect consumers by giving them clear, consistent labelling on all light bulbs.  This will allow for apples to apples comparisions of lighting options.  Another important reason for these changes is to remove inefficient, energy-sucking light bulbs from the market place.  The lighting industry has responded by pouring millions into new technologies that will be good for our environment in the short and long term.

Here’s a handy chart from the LUMEN Coalition, comparing the incandescent watt labelling most of us are familiar with to their equivalents in lumens.  Talking lumens, allows us to compare Incandescents to LEDs to CFLs.  It’ll take us all some time to get used to lumens instead of watts and if you have questions, we’re more than happy to answer them for you.  

Chart comparing watts and lumens

From now until June 17th, 2012, Efficiency Nova Scotia  is offering rebates on  Efficiency Approved  CFLs, LEDs, and Dimmers . These rebates are redeemable in our store.  These products will help you save electricity and save money!
As an added incentive for you to delve into the world of energy efficient lighting, we are offering 10% off  our LED and CFL bulbs! Including special orders! (This offer is valid with our Efficiency Nova Scotia rebate, but not with any other offers.)

On first glance, LEDs are quite expensive, but when you do your math and consider the longer term actual cost, they really are a good deal.  When selecting LEDs, look for quality brands that have large heat sinks (the metal fins around the perimeter of each bulb).  Inexpensive LED bulbs will disappoint with the poor coloured light and their short life span.

Come in and see how beautiful, functional and cost effective LEDs and CFLs can be!

Until next time…