Hydrel Introduces Innovative FLAME Lighting Technique
Patent-pending optical engineering design offers two beams in one luminaire to create an impressive gradient effect on vertical surfaces
Atlanta, GA, June 5, 2023 – Hydrel® (www.hydrel.com), an established innovator and provider of outdoor architectural and landscape lighting products, today announced the release of its innovative FLAME lighting technique, which features two color distributions from a single fixture.
FLAME is a new play on RGBW LED light. The patent-pending lighting technique comprises of a central beam with an outer beam that blends harmoniously and creates an impressive accent gradient effect. This unique optical engineering design is currently available with SAF7, SAF14, and SAF28 floodlights in RGBW.
Designers can also select 4000K color temperature for a play on white with a pop of color creating a sophisticated lighting design while enhancing various architectural elements.
Three FLAME lighting techniques may be selected.
Narrow FLAME: With a 30° outer beam and 10° central beam, Narrow FLAME highlights vertical forms and surfaces such as trees, facades, and columns. Narrow FLAME adds depth and captivates architectural elements with an accent gradient effect.
Wide FLAME: The versatile Wide FLAME creates a blended gradient effect with its 70° outer and 30° central beams. It can showcase playful, blended textured surfaces, or emphasize an intentional spill on overhangs. Wide FLAME can uplight support columns with deliberate spill for roadway underside canopies or arches. Or it can spotlight for a smooth gradient effect across foliage.
Lotus FLAME: Lotus FLAME creates a dramatic lighting effect along a wall or an overhang. Its 70° outer beam and 10° central beam showcases stark intentional individual columns while washing the overall facade.
Two independently controlled DMX circuits (with an optional RDM) manage the outer and center beams. As with the SAF architectural family, the SAF floodlight with FLAME also offers Quad Tech that ensures no color separation and high-performance color mixing. Its optimal LED driver means no loss of lumen output. A selection of external accessories, finishes and mounting options are available to meet specific project needs.
Hydrel is also introducing a FLAME visualizer, enabling lighting designers to experiment with the new lighting technique against different facades. Lighting designers can try out FLAME to gain a better understanding of how each lighting technique and color will behave.
About SAF Architectural Family
SAF is a complete architectural non-linear floodlight family for a variety of lighting requirements, including floodlighting, spotlight, silhouetting, grazing, and wall washing. A minimalist design across the family allows each fixture to remain discreet, with a focus on bold beams and precision illumination. All SAF fixtures feature Quad Tech, Taper-Lock, and Flow-Thru technology, the latter ensuring peak performance in wet conditions and extended life of the luminaire.
Hydrel, a brand within the Acuity Brands Lighting and Controls portfolio, is a premier brand of outdoor architectural and landscape lighting products which incorporate innovative sealing capabilities, superior materials, and long-lasting finishes. Its luminaires can withstand decades of use with minimal maintenance and unmatched structural integrity. Committed to lighting performance for over six decades, Hydrel utilizes the most advanced sources and optics to create a wide variety of lighting effects. Combining today's smaller, more efficient sources with precision optical platforms, Hydrel achieves photometric performance seldom experienced in outdoor lighting – a soft, uniform illumination that is noticeably superior. Visit us at www.hydrel.com