With more than 14,200 attendees, Lightfair International won its bet that Las Vegas would be a good location for its ninth annual trade show and conference for architectural lighting, which took place May 27-29. Not only is Las Vegas one of the top trade show cities in the United States, but its streets simply shimmer with billions of bright lights.

The extensive conference program at Lightfair offers lighting designers, architects, and interior designers the chance to earn continuing education credits, and workshop tracks included Entertainment Architecture; Design Applications, Research, and Technology; Energy and Facilities; Design Process and Specification; and Lighting Cultures. One highlight of the Entertainment Architecture track was a 90-minute presentation by Luc Lafortune, LD for the Cirque du Soleil (Lightfair also organized a group trip to see the Cirque du Soleil's permanent Las Vegas show, Mystere). Lafortune is always a lively speaker and his Lightfair presentation provided a look at the challenges of lighting the dangerous feats of circus performers.

Other sessions in the Entertainment Architecture track featured lighting designers such as Ted Ferreira of City Design Group and Karl Haas of Gallegos Lighting Design, who addressed the issues of adapting theatrical fixtures for permanent installations, and a look at lighting for themed environments by Pat Gallegos of Gallegos Lighting Design and Joe Falzetta of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Lighting Dimensions magazine sponsored and presented a full-day seminar on the basics of fiber-optic lighting as part of Lightfair's pre-show conference. This session drew more than 175 attendees, and Lighting Dimensions will delve deeper into fiber-optic technologies with a more advanced session, which includes hands-on design techniques, at LDI98 in November.

Lighting designers Charles Stone of Fisher Marantz Renfro Stone and Rogier van der Heide from Hollands Licht in Amsterdam (see "Earth tones," page 54) took a look into the crystal ball of lighting for a preview of the future, while Paul Gregory of Focus Lighting and Jonathan Speirs of JSA, Edinburgh, and Speirs and Masters, London, talked about project management and client relations in a global market.

Several honors were handed out at the New Product Showcase and Awards Presentation, sponsored by Architectural Lighting magazine and inter.Light. The Chameleon series from Color Kinetics won the best new product of the year award, with the Light Drive 1000 from Fusion Lighting claiming the technical innovation award. The design excellence award was presented to the Hollywood #1701 from Lumiere Design & Manufacturing, while the energy award went to the Decora wall-mounted occupancy sensor from Leviton Manufacturing. Best booth awards went to Tech Lighting (in the 100-200 sq. ft. category), Ledalite Architectural Products (300-400 sq. ft.), Bruck Lighting USA (400-600 sq. ft.), and Eye Lighting International (600 sq. ft. and larger). Future dates for Lightfair International include May 11-13, 1999, in San Francisco, and May 9-11, 2000, in New York City. But the odds are pretty good that the show will be heading back to Las Vegas soon, based on the success it had there this year. For exhibit information, contact Libby Morley, show director, at 404/220-2215, or Carolyn Hilderbrand at 404/220-2205; for conference information, call Renee Gable, conference and marketing manager, at 404/220-2217, or Angela Ausband at 404/220-2221; or visit www.lightfair.com.

What follows is a selective look at some of this year's 394 lighting exhibitors and their latest products.

ADVANCE TRANSFORMER Featured products: The Mark X ballast line provides full-range dimming of T8 and compact fluorescents to 5%, using existing wiring schemes.

ARDEE LIGHTING First time at Lightfair: The Indigo Circle is a dual reflector, energy-efficient, troffer-styled recessed downlight designed by Thorulf Lofstadt and T Design. The dual design eliminates the "boring, boxy" look of conventional troffers and features a decorative trim that incorporates an acrylic opal diffuser to eliminate glare.

AROMAT CORPORATION First time at Lightfair: A line of six new 100W electronic metal-halide ballasts is available in 120V and 277V versions with three mounting options for each voltage. Features also include Dual Constant Power Technology, UL/CUL listing, and a five-year warranty.

BODINE First time anywhere: Remote Control Testing for fluorescent emergency lighting systems. The system uses a handheld infrared transmitter to test fluorescent lighting fixtures equipped with Bodine ballasts. It is available for tubular and compact fluorescent applications.

BRIDGESTONE First time at Lightfair: A 14mm (outside diameter), solid-core acrylic side light fiber-optic cable in lengths up to 50m (164') for exterior and interior lighting applications. It is highly UV- and temperature-resistant.

COLOR KINETICS First time anywhere: Color Kinetics has expanded its Full Spectrum Digital Lighting technology by developing the CMR 18. Designed to fit existing low-voltage MR-11 and MR-16 sockets used on many lighting track fixtures, the CMR 18 combines the benefits of Chromacore LED technology (over 16 million colors, no heat, high light output, DMX control, and extremely low power consumption) with the versatility of track lighting, the firm says. Company news: Color Kinetics has moved to a new facility at 50 Milk Street, Suite 17F, Boston, MA 02109; phone: 617/423-9999, fax: 617/423-9998.

DAC LIGHTING First time at Lightfair: The Corcovado is a direct/indirect pendant luminaire with a one-piece, bullet-shaped housing. A slim "reveal" 1/4" from the top of the housing emits a soft glow of indirect illumination. A round bottom opening features a clear glass lens with an internal reflector system to emit softly diffused, direct-downward light. Lamp choices include 150W incandescent, 42W triple-tube CFL, or 70W metal-halide. Red or blue filters are available to add a band of color to the light from the center reveal. Available with 5"-, 7"-, or 10"-diameter bottom openings.

ELECTRONIC THEATRE CONTROLS (ETC) First time at Lightfair: The MCM PAR, with the same lamp as the ETC Source Four, has a mirror with infrared absorption coating to decrease lamp heat and is suitable for themed and retail installations. Featured product: The Unison architectural control system has been updated with improved face-plate design and the possibility of 10 processors all in the same network, for use in permanent installations from ballrooms to boardrooms. It is installed in the new MGM Conference Center in Las Vegas.

ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING ASSOCIATION (EELA) Two new "Training for Working Smarter" seminars are offered by the EELA's Enlightening America Educational Institute at its headquarters in Princeton Junction, NJ. "Basics of Fluorescent and HID Lighting Systems" and "Lighting Systems Troubleshooting" are offered for lighting professionals, facility managers, and lighting maintenance personnel. For information, contact Lynn Russo at EELA, 609/799-4900, or e-mail lrusso@eela.com.

FIBERSTARS First time at Lightfair: The Model 601 fiber-optic illuminator uses a 250W metal-halide lamp and proprietary reflector to provide a concentrated amount of light at the port for connection to Fiberstars' BritePak II fiber-optic cable. Optional computerized controls provide custom operating effects. Motorized color wheels provide up to eight color changes, and a sparkle wheel can also be added to the illuminator.

FUSION LIGHTING First time at Lightfair: Fusion's Light Drive 1000 is its newest electrodeless lamp, producing 95 lumens per watt with a CRI of 79, color temperature of 5700K, and 60,000-hour lamp life, with a total consumption of 1,425W. Recently released for full-scale commercial production,fixtures and accessories for the Light Drive are available from Biologic Technologies, Cooper Lighting, Franz Sill Lighting, Innovative Lighting Systems, Moldcast Lighting, Remote Source Lighting International, and 3M Corp. Company news: At the Hannover Fair in Germany (the world's largest industrial products trade show), US ambassador John Kornblum recognized Fusion for outstanding growth and success in bringing the sulfur lamp to the lighting industry.

GE LIGHTING Featured products: The new Starcoat XL T8 lamp provides 24,000 lamp hours, a 20% longer life over standard T8s, and features proprietary coating technology said to provide true color rendering. Also the Ecolux XL, a reduced-mercury, TLCP-compliant fluorescent lamp that features increased lamp life and up to 86 CRI.

GLOBAL RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES The company specializes in the complete extraction and safe removal of mercury, lead, and PCBs from lighting products such as fluorescents and batteries of all types, HID, metal-halide, and sodium lamps, ballasts, and relays.

HIGH END SYSTEMS First time at Lightfair: The Technobeam(TM) now has architecturally friendly colors and won honorable mention at the new product presentation. The 2,000-plus-hour lamp life is good for retail applications and built-in eight-scene memory works well for projecting retail logos. EC1(TM), an outdoor fixture with automated color-changing and beam-shaping, has an IP66 test-rating for waterproof exterior uses. Also in the Technobeam family: Technoray(TM) projector version without mirror head, and Technopro(TM), with double wheel color blending.

HUBBELL First time at Lightfair: Launches included the interactive LightGear 3.0 CD-ROM Buyer's Guide, which contains all of Hubbell's products. Features include video and spec pages, a gallery of installations, conversion programs from DOS to Windows, analysis programs, schedules, and export in DXF. Company news: Hubbell announced the acquisition of Devine Lighting, a leading manufacturer of outdoor architectural products.

INNOVATIVE LIGHTING First time at Lightfair: The SLR-3 family of reflectors is designed to work with Fusion Lighting's sulfur lamp. A narrow flood (16 degrees), medium flood (63 degrees), and wide flood reflector (103 degrees), plus various mounting accessories, are available. Innovative Lighting also provides design assistance in using the sulfur lamp.

IRIDEON First time at Lightfair: The AR6(TM) recessed spot luminaire is a fully recessed, fully programmable ceiling fixture; the AR7(TM) is a recessed wash luminaire. Both are suitable for hotel ballrooms, meeting rooms, lobbies, and high-end retail installations. Company news: Fifty AR500s(TM) are to be installed on the exterior of the existing Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas and the new hotel tower it is currently building. Irideon was honored at Lightfair in the product innovation category and was a runner-up for product of the year.

JUNO LIGHTING First time at Lightfair: The Wishbone is a series of high-tech, sculptured track fixtures, with a shape that is characterized by a low-profile detailed yoke. The design allows for a 358-degree rotation with a 90-degree vertical tilt. Wishbone is available in line voltage and 12V low-voltage configurations. A wide variety of lamps for both voltages and a choice of stock finishes are available. The Slants are low-voltage track lighting fixtures with an integral electronic transformer using MR-11 and MR-16 lamps. Slant fixtures are available in cylinder, gimbal ring, and cube styles, in black or white finishes.

KENALL LIGHTING First time at Lightfair: The firm celebrated its 35th anniversary with the release of Simple Seal, a luminaire for cleanrooms and containment areas featuring a one-piece seam-welded housing, one-piece overlapping lens frame, and a one-piece unitized gasketing system that is listed by the National Sanitation Foundation. Also its Millennium family of architectural fixtures that can withstand vandalism and the elements.

LAM LIGHTING SYSTEMS First time at Lightfair: Mobile is the first model in the Leuchte Series of lighting manufactured in Germany and adapted for the US market. The direct/ indirect movable track lighting system can be ceiling-integrated, suspended, or span-mounted. A three-circuit track accommodates combinations of T8 and T5 linear fluorescent uplighting and diffused downlighting, with aimable halogen accent lighting.

LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY In prototype: The Department of Energy's Lighting Research Group showcased technology transfer success stories. It says the Radiance lighting simulation software program will be offered as a standalone application and also in an OEM version. The software is said to provide more than accurate photometric calculations by producing photorealistic images that show the lighting as part of the design. Windows NT or 95 are required, and AutoCAD compatibility is built-in.

LEE FILTERS First time anywhere: Glass Series gels and filters, a new color palette developed with the input of lighting designers. Includes gels that match their own dichroics, and frames that fit any fixture.

LEVITON Featured products: A complete product line of electrical devices, occupancy sensors, and lighting controls for applications of all types are available.

LITETRONICS First time at Lightfair: The Energy-Lite Plus line of T8 fluorescent lamps offers up to 40% savings on energy with no loss of light over standard 4' lamps. The lamp family includes an 800 series (85 CRI); a 700 series (73 CRI); a 900 series (92 CRI) for areas where color discernment is critical, plus an industry-exclusive 600 series (62 CRI) for those applications where energy savings are most important. The lamps are available in 2' (F17), 3' (F25), and 4' (F32) lengths.

LIGHTOLIER First time at Lightfair: Pendalytes are industrial-style pendant downlights that can use either compact fluorescent, metal-halide, or incandescent light sources with a direct/indirect (80-20%) light distribution using an anodized aluminum reflector in a choice of 3 sizes: 9", 12", or 16" in diameter. Compact fluorescent options include a 26, 32, or 42W triple-tube lamp and an optional dimming ballast is also offered.

LOWEL-LIGHT First time at Lightfair: MultiNeon, the first color-changing neon unit with DMX control. Has two colors in one tube with a combination of gases activated by electrical current to create a different color spectrum in each tube. Unit operates at 15,000V and comes with its own controller. Manufactured in Japan by Kimoto Sign.

LUCIFER LIGHTING CO. First time at Lightfair: The company demonstrated fiber-optic lighting and the design possibilities available with fiber-optic linear and downlight systems. The safety and design versatility of fiber optics for outdoor and indoor applications were emphasized.

LUMATECH First time at Lightfair: The Reflect-A-Star recessed downlight kit is said to provide a low-cost, easy-to-maintain alternative to dedicated hardwire fluorescent lighting systems. For retrofit applications, the new 26/32W kit allows an existing incandescent recessed can to be converted to compact fluorescent in under 10 minutes.

LUMENYTE First time at Lightfair: A four-page report based on accepted testing protocols and performed by Lumenyte and testing laboratories compared Lumenyte's Sta-Flex optical fiber to competitive products and was distributed to Lightfair attendees. The combination of Super LEF optical fiber and the Powerhouse 3000-6 QL60 60W xenon metal-halide illuminator produces a light that is "brighter than neon in some applications" and has a color temperature of 6200K, the report said. The Super LEF system is currently installed on the roof of the Chrysler Building as part of the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Company news: Lumenyte has been moving in stages to a new 70,000-sq.-ft. (6,300 sq. m) facility located to accommodate more staff and expansion of its factory. Lumenyte's new address is 12 Whatney Drive, Irvine, CA 92718; phone: 949/556-6655, fax: 949/556-9329.

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO. First time at Lightfair: Tu-Wire, a compact ballast providing architectural dimming for 32W, four-pin compact fluorescent lamps down to 5% light that uses only two wires for power and control. Applications include lobbies, restaurants, and conference rooms. Also launched was the RadioRA/Grafik Eye interface, enabling link-up of Lutron's RadioRA wireless whole-house lighting control system with its Grafik Eye multi-scene preset lighting controls.

LUXO First time at Lightfair: The Iris pendant single-cable luminaire is suited for use in high-ceiling spaces. UL- and CUL-listed, the fixture features a series of light-diffusing metal ring louvers that run the length of the housing, which is 16.75" long by 15.75" in diameter. It accommodates two 24W compact fluorescent lamps.

MAGNETEK First time at Lightfair: T5 Linear Fluorescent ballasts are compact and efficient units designed for one- and two-lamp models with 21W and 28W lamps. New ballast designs were introduced for compact fluorescents, including configurations using the 13, 18, 26, or 32W sizes. Other ballasts with special features, including applications using occupancy sensors (resulting in high on/off cycles and special two- or three-light level switching applications) were demonstrated. Company news: Magnetek and GE Lighting formed an alliance that allows the two companies to develop and market lamp ballast-based, energy-efficient lighting systems worldwide.

MARTIN PROFESSIONAL First time at Lightfair: Exterior 600 with MSR 575W lamp and waterproof case for large architectural installations and cruise ships; RoboScan Pro 918 automated luminaire with DMX control; and ProScenium multimedia controller with DMX software for use on a PC or laptop.

MOTOROLA LIGHTING INC. First time at Lightfair: T8 Programmed Start Ballasts are available in both 120V and 277V models, for one- and two-lamp applications. Only 1" high, the ballasts are UL-listed and CSA-certified.

MYTECH CORP. First time at Lightfair: The Light Bat, a dimming system for HID lamps, consisting of an occupancy sensor and dimmer module system that attach directly to the HID lamp reflector or to the ballast box hanger enclosure. It dims the HID lamp to half power during times that a space is unoccupied, the firm says. Company news: Magnetek has made a minority investment in the firm. They will jointly develop and market advanced lighting products for commercial, industrial, and institutional applications.

NSI/COLORTRAN First time at Lightfair: Arc Mini-Ellipse in 30-degree, 40-degree, and 50-degree angles; the Colortran Innovator console for conventional and moving lights, scheduled to ship in August in four different models; Colortran i48 Quad dimmer rack for 48 2.4kW dimmers in rack or modular design. Company news: Working with Johnson Schwinghammer on the NBA Store in New York City as NSI/Colortran moves into architectural control systems.

NEO-NEON Featured products: Durafiber fiber-optic products and UL-listed linear-type lighting products in both line-voltage and low-voltage products for indoor/outdoor applications. Decorative and novelty lighting products, disco lighting equipment, Christmas neon, and neon signage are also distributed.

PANASONIC LIGHTING First time anywhere: The Performance Collection of Quad-Tube electronic compact fluorescent lamps, designed for budget-conscious end users and consuming 70% less energy than standard incandescent lightbulbs; the 20W Electronic Light Capsule, said to be a long-lasting, compact alternative to 75W incandescents; and the Quick Start Collection of T4 Quad-Tube lamps, with a start time of just one second. The company has also launched a website at www.panasonic.com/lighting.

PHILIPS LIGHTING CO. First time anywhere: The ExhibitPAR halogen lamp family, said to provide high-quality, low-voltage accent lighting effects without the added cost of fixtures incorporating transformers; the traditional transformers required for low-voltage lamp use have been integrated into the lamp, allowing usage with standard line voltage fixtures in museums, galleries, and stores. Also the DiOptic reflector, which improves the beam intensity of select MasterLine halogen PAR-38 lamps; new decorative shapes, including two flames, a globe, and a bullet, for the Halogena line; and the Continuum Color IR, a halogen infrared lamp delivering increased light output for the same energy consumption, for retail applications.

PRESCOLITE MOLDCAST First time anywhere: M3, an advanced-design metal-halide and halogen high-performance track lighting system, for applications including high-end stores, museums, and galleries. The UL- and CUL-listed system, developed entirely on computers, has no exposed wiring or screws, and is made from a high-impact GE plastic called Ultem. Other products include Signos, decorative downlight trims; Virtual Source reflector optics, which can be specified on a variety of Prescolite compact fluorescent downlights; and the Continuum Emergency Inverter (CEI) System, which provides uninterrupted AC power in the event of a utility line breakdown.

QUALITY LIGHTING First time at Lightfair: The Signmaster SI-17 is a low-profile outdoor signage light with highly adjustable reflector optics. The Signmaster luminaire incorporates a proprietary, computer-designed, high-efficiency reflector system that yields greater brilliance from HID lamps without the light spillover that often occurs when they are used for billboard or building facade illumination. The reflector system adjusts in increments between 57-73 degrees, to accommodate any fixture mounting arrangement.

REMOTE SOURCE LIGHTING Featured products: High-performance fiber-optic illuminators and Perpetual Light Pump technology, which generates more than 1,500 lumens from 53 separate 12mm ports, using the sulfur lamp from Fusion Lighting. Lamp life is rated for 60,000 hours.

SENTRY ELECTRIC CORP. Featured products: Art Deco, contemporary, and classic-styled lighting fixtures for outdoor applications ranging from parks to plazas.

STARFIRE LIGHTING First time at Lightfair: Tru-Lux cove and wall luminaires use T2 and T5 fluorescent lamps and provide excellent beam control in an aesthetically pleasing design, the firm says. The Tru-Lux family consists of models that range from types suitable for cove installation to ADA-compliant wall-sconce types. A variety of aluminum fascias in an array of colors, or polished metal finishes, are available. These fixtures are designed to provide an evenly dispersed light pattern for coves, wall lighting, and other areas appropriate for linear fluorescent indirect lighting.

STERNER First time at Lightfair: The Capella-5 floodlight offers narrow, medium, and wide beam patterns for controlled distributions. It accepts different wattage quartz lamps or metal-halide ceramic arc tube lamps for long lamp life and superior color rendering. Also the Infranor Polaris-12 floodlight, available in 250 and 400W versions and a 1,000W metal-halide version using a remote ballast enclosure, for monument, sign, and building facade applications.

STRAND LIGHTING First time at Lightfair: 500 Series consoles working with ShowNet nodes, allowing tracking backup, consoles, and remote peripherals at any Ethernet tap. ShowNet combined with the 500 Series console operating software allows system partitioning--two operators can work on the same cues to speed programming.

SUPERVISION INTERNATIONAL Featured products: Complete fiber-optic systems and individual components were demonstrated. These include Endglow cable, which consists of .030"-diameter PMMA fibers available in different diameters for signage, downlighting, wall washing, and landscape lighting, and Sideglow cable consisting of multi-strand PMMA fiber and associated accessories, such as mounting track and P-clips to aid installation.

TARGETTI USA First time at Lightfair: The Mondial F-1, a recessed orbital ceiling projector-type lighting fixture that is horizontally and vertically aimable, and contained in a modular steel space frame that incorporates the fixture into the space being illuminated. Designed by Paolo Targetti and Piero Landini, the Mondial F-1 can use line-voltage halogen, low-voltage halogen MR-16 and AR-111 lamps, or the CDMT-T6 MasterColor metal-halide lamps in 35, 70 and 150W versions.

TECH LIGHTING First time at Lightfair: The MonoRail track lighting system, which can be bent by hand into simple linear shapes or curves to enhance or create architectural detail. Finishes are chrome, gold, and satin nickel; a color strip added to the conductor comprises the Color MonoRail line. Both are UL-, ETL-, and CSA-listed.

3M SPECIFIED CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS Featured products: The Light Pipe System uses the efficient electrodeless sulfur lamp and 3M optical lighting film. The Light Pipe's reflectivity and lightweight construction allow for up to 65' (20m) of continuous, glare-free, bright, full-spectrum light along its entire length.

TIMES SQUARE LIGHTING Featured products: Full array of theatrical fixtures that can be used for architectural and display lighting, including metal-halide fixtures and framing projectors with glass patterns. Times Square is also the US distributor for the SGM line of lighting products from Italy.

TIVOLI INDUSTRIES First time at Lightfair: The Readi Cove lighting system is the cove lighting and the cove, manufactured together with numerous lamp and finish choices that allow for a cove to be added without the usual construction necessary to create one with indirect lighting. Fabricated from lightweight modular-formed steel housings, and containing aluminum channels with prewired sockets for a variety of lamp types, the units mount directly to the wall. Lamp choices range from compact fluorescents of 7 to 50W, T2, T5, and T8 linear fluorescent lamps, T61/2 or T10 line-voltage incandescent lamps, or low-voltage xenon lamps.

TRANSLITE SYSTEMS First time at Lightfair: Consisting of six individually adjustable fixtures within a conductive frame, the LightFrame is a low-voltage fixture that can be recessed or suspended from the ceiling. MR-16 and AR-111 lamps can be used.

ULTRATEC First time at Lightfair: Ultratec fiber now illuminates for up to 260' (79m) in one continuous length, and is available in 5/8", 3/8", and 1/4" diameters. The fiber is suitable for both end- and side-glow applications.

UNISON FIBER-OPTIC SYSTEMS First time at Lightfair: The Unison UNA-068M120-000 is an indoor-rated fiber-optic illuminator that uses a 68W metal-halide lamp with a 3500K color temperature and a CRI of 75. The illuminator is quiet and "fanless," and the optical path is sealed to prevent light loss from dust and dirt. The lamp, without the reflector, is field-replaceable. Company news: John Davenport, formerly with General Electric Co., is the company's new president.

UNIVERSAL STANDARD SAFETY TROLLEY CORP. First time at Lightfair: Compact 100 is a 100A busway with a new 2.58"x1.79" profile, making available higher amps in a wider range of applications where space and ease of installation are a concern. Starline busways feature a continuous access slot for flexibility in supplying electrical power to lighting, machinery, and computers.

VENTURE LIGHTING Featured products: The Uni-Form Pulse Start is a metal-halide lighting system consisting of a ballast and lamp that provides 110 lumens per watt, a 22% increase over existing metal-halide lamps. The specially designed pulse-start ballast system is said to offer improved lumen maintenance, control lamp color shift, provide almost immediate illumination, and reduce ballast losses.

VERILUX Featured products: The Happylite sunlight simulator provides 10,000 lux and has proven effective in treating individuals afflicted with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Also Verilux A lamps, available in clear, frosted, reflector/flood globe, and three-way versions.

VISTA First time at Lightfair: Lumiform 7300 series wall brackets provide uniform, energy-efficient upward and downward light for a wide range of commercial and institutional environments, the firm says. Colonial, Convex, Fluted, and Stepped shapes comprise the Lumiform series; each style "hugs" the wall, while emitting a diffused, evenly distributed glow of light in a choice of 2', 3', and 4' lengths. T5 or T8 compact fluorescent lamps can be specified. Different colors are available.

VOSSLOH-SCHWABE INC. First time at Lightfair: The new lampholder for medium bi-pin T8 and T12 standard fluorescent lamps includes features that improve significantly on existing lampholder designs, the firm says. Features include an integral twist and lock contact design, and multipoint contact for electrical connectivity that eliminates arcing while holding the lamp securely. It comes in different models that include slide-on or snap-in mounting and special shunted versions.

W.A.C. LIGHTING INC. Featured products: Low-voltage and line-voltage track lighting systems with a complete range of fixture heads, adapters, special installation accessories, and different track (circuit) types. Pendant fixtures, linear lighting, surface mounts, undercabinet lighting systems, transformers, and dimmers are available.

WESTINGHOUSE First time at Lightfair: Angelo Brothers has an exclusive license to manufacture and distribute lamps bearing the Westinghouse name. The specially formulated lamps have a mix of different phosphors and special rare-earth elements designed for particular applications. Among them are the ReaLite full-spectrum fluorescent with a CRI of 98 that simulates sunlight.

ZUMTOBEL STAFF LIGHTING Featured products: Downlighting, track, and linear fluorescent systems with European designs are produced in North American manufacturing facilities. Complete design and technical support assistance is available.