Unilume has a rugged, minimalist design.
Unilume LED Undercabinet, the
latest innovation in LED undercabinet lighting
Undercabinet lighting was one of the first applications to go LED . Since that time, there has been little in way of innovation.
That is because most undercabinet fixtures were designed
around traditional undercabinet housings and discrete LEDs.
The result: Hot Spots. Glare. Multiple shadows on the surface.
Unnecessarily deep housings. Poor or non-existent dimming.
Tech Lighting is proud to offer Unilume LED undercabinet, the
latest innovation in LED undercabinet lighting. Utilizing tightly
clustered blue pump LEDs, a 98 % reflective mixing chamber
and an Intematix ChromaLit™ remote phospher lens, the result
is consistent illumination with ultra high efficiency – all in a
housing that is less than ¾ of an inch deep. An integrated LED driver makes installation easy and allows smooth dimming
down to 15% using a TRIAC or ELV dimmer.
Perfect not only for the home, but also for the office, retail
displays and more.
Unilume is the latest innovation in LED Undercabinet. By using tightly clustered
LEDs, a 98% reflective mixing chamber and a remote phosphor lens, we are able to
achieve incredibly high efficacy and even illumination in a minimal housing while
eliminating hot spots and distracting multiple shadows that result from traditional
point source LEDs.
Utilizing tightly clustered blue pump LEDs, a 98% reflective
mixing chamber and an Intematix ChromaLit™ remote phosphor
lens, the result is consistent illumination with ultra high
efficiency – all in a housing that is less than 3/4 of an inch
deep. An integrated LED driver makes installation easy and
allows smooth dimming down to 15% using a standard or ELV
dimmer. Available in two color temperatures: 2700 and 3000K
and choice of CRI: +80 or +90 in black or white housing.
|Tech Lighting's Unilume LED Undercabinet
||Typical LED Undercabinet
Remote Phosphor Solution
Thirty LEDs per foot, 98% reflective mixing chamber and Intematix
Chromalit™ remote phosphor lens, consuming just 4, 8.5, 10.5 and
18 watts for the 7 ", 13", 19" and 30" respectively.
Typical LED Undercabinet lights have only a few discrete LEDs spaced several inches apart.
|Because the entire remote phosphor lens illuminates, we are able
to achieve an extremely consistent and even wash of light. This is
both attractive and easier on the eyes when viewed from below.
||When viewing a typical LED undercabinet light fixture from below, each LED appears
extremely glary – particularly in the sight-line of a young child.
Unattractive dots of light appear on any reflective surface
below like a granite countertop.
Eliminates Distracting Multi-shadows
Because the entire remote phosphor lens is illuminated, multiple
shadows are not produced. Therefore it is much more desirable to
view objects below. This is particularly helpful in a task application
(e.g. working on a cutting board) or when displaying merchandise.
|In a a typical LED undercabinet light fixture each point source of light hits an object beneath at a different
angle and creates a shadow at that angle. For every LED , a
unique shadow is created. Thus, a 12 inch LED solution that uses
four individual LEDs creates four distracting shadows beneath
Wide Beam Distribution
The entire phosphor lens is illuminated and sits at the surface of
the housing creating a much wider be am distribution. This makes it
possible to use fewer undercabinet units spread at greater distances
with more even output over the entire space.
|LEDs are typically recessed into the housing or hidden behind a
diffusing lens in a a typical LED undercabinet light fixture. This causes light cut-off at the edges.
Color Consistency Over Time
The phosphor sits away from the LED and remains cooler over time.
Therefore the phosphor does not experience the same level of degradation.
|In a a typical LED undercabinet light fixture over time LEDs can experience some level of color shift. This
is caused in large part by the degradation of the phosphor that
sits directly on the LED due t o heat coming directly off the LED .
With the remote phosphor lens, we do not need a secondary diffusing
lens. This helps us achieve 50-60+ lumens per watt depending on length.
|In order to minimize glare created by individual LEDs, most
traditional LED undercabinet products utilize a diffusing lens. This typically creates
an efficiency loss of 15% to 35%. In fixtures without a diffusing lens,
high efficiency can be achieved at the cost of significant glare.
Multiple Color Temperature & CRI Options
Offered in 2700K and 3000K color temperatures. Additional color temperatures
are easily available on a custom basis (contact the factory). 80+ CRI (Color
Rendering Index) or 90+ CRI f or more discerning applications.
|A typical LED undercabinet light fixture is typically offered in only a single color temperature option and
80 CRI (Color Rendering Index).
Integrated Driver & Smooth Dimming
120 volt input makes installation easy. Smooth dimming down to 15% using a
standard Incandescent or low-voltage electronic dimmer. Jumper cables make
it easy to link one unit to another. Each unit has an integrated on-off switch.
|A typical LED undercabinet light fixture may require an external power supply making installation more
complicated. Dimming may be non-existent or require a more
expensive low-voltage electronic dimmer.
Rugged, Minimalist Design
Heavy gauge aluminum housing with die-cast steel end-caps and less
than ¾ of an inch deep. Can be mounted vertically or horizontally.
|Typical LED undercabinet light fixture use a thinner gauge housing and plastic components, often in housings
1-1.5 inches deep.