More Beautiful Lumens, Evluma adds 100W OmniMax to LED Retrofit Line
New 100W LED retrofit lamp for use in decorative post top, acorn and globe street lights.
This February look for a new 100W addition to the OmniMax LED retrofit line for outdoor decorative luminaires. Leading LED streetlight manufacturer Evluma released the OmniMax product line in 2016 with 40W and 70W models. Due to customer demand, a 100W model is now being released.
“Sold in six different color temperatures (2000K to 5000K) the OmniMax offers lighting designers and municipal lighting specifiers more choices in CCT than our competition,” said Cathleen Shattuck, marketing director for Evluma. The 100W OmniMax is intended as a replacement for up to 150W HID lamps in legacy fixtures but can also be used for new construction.
The OmniMax combines a novel radial light engine with Bluetooth connectivity to create a dimmable, diffuse light source. Emulating the burn center of the HID bulbs it was designed to replace, OmniMax uses the prismatic optics of existing fixtures as they were intended. “OmniMax is also more robust and more compact than corn-cob style lights,” says Shattuck. A four-layered thermal management strategy supports long life in enclosed fixtures. OmniMax carries a 10-year warranty, 20kV-10kA surge protection tested to EEE/ANSI C136.2 – 2018 and includes Evluma’s patented Photocontrol Failsafe.
Initially designed to solve photocontrol failures on street and area lights, Photocontrol Failsafe is also a maintenance saver for owners of decorative streetlights. “ ‘Dayburners’ — a term for a streetlight with a failed-on photocontrol and thus energized 24 hours a day — consume added energy, especially if it is on a contactor controlling multiple lights,” says Shattuck. Post lights are also typically located on a busy main street where stopping traffic to perform maintenance is inconvenient. ConnectLED, Evluma’s proprietary Bluetooth app, saves maintenance crew’s time by being able to wirelessly dim or disconnect OmniMax to augment seasonal lighting, movie nights in the park, or other events. A dim-to-off setting allows lights to be turned off altogether for some portion of the night.
In 2020, Evluma released OmniMax Lighting Solutions (OLS), a line of curated globes to assist municipalities, utilities, and universities as they upgrade existing decorative HID lights to LED. Since then, Evluma has also expanded the supporting line to include a capital fitter and accessories in a variety of colors as part of the Build-Your-Own Acorn product line.