Plexineon® Color Luminaires    

 

iLight’s award-winning Plexineon Color Luminaires provide light with unsurpassed even illumination for direct and indirect view applications. As with all Plexineon products, the Color Luminaires are rigid, durable, cool to the touch, and easy to install, making it a superior lighting solution.

As our gallery amply demonstrates, Plexineon offers you tremendous flexibility: outdoor applications, indoor applications, indirect/cove lighting, direct view accents. Plexineon can take many shapes other than straight runs. Want multiple ring fixtures of various diameters? Plexineon is the perfect solution. We build your rings, squares, and other custom shapes and patterns to your drawings – not some round numbers determined by mass production.

With Plexineon, your constraint is your creativity.

(NOTE: The information herein is for convenience only. Please see appropriate spec sheet or technical document to ensure you have current and complete information.)

Features & Benefits

  • A bright, crisp, clean line of light
  • Intense density of light makes the thin line of light visible for miles
  • Custom shapes and lengths available so you get the design you want
  • Rigid structure of product maintains your intended shape and design
  • Impact resistant materials and construction gives it durability few other products have – Plexineon is rated IK10; click here to see Plexineon take on a cannonball.
  • Plexineon Colors are submersible (IP68)
  • Easy to install saving the contractor time and your client money
  • Low voltage
  • Cool to the touch
  • Energy efficient
  • Long lifetime
  • Easy to install saving the contractor time and your client money
  • For use as exterior or interior accent lighting, direct view or indirect view applications, coves & more

Plexineon is Rigid, Not a Noodle

Plexineon is a rigid product, not a noodle, and we make your custom shaped luminaires in our factory. Why should you care? This:

  • Helps ensure what you designed is what gets implemented.
  • Saves the contractors time, and therefore money.
  • Allow you to suspend your custom designs.

 
 

This 15 second video demonstrates the rigid nature of Plexineon.

Colors

  • Amber
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Magenta
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Daytime Red
  • Rose
  • Teal
  • Yellow

Lengths & Shapes Available:

  • Standard lengths: 2’, 4’, 6’, 8’
    (610 mm, 1219 mm, 1830 mm, 438 mm)
  • Factory custom lengths available to the nearest 0.50” (13mm) +/- 0.25’’ (6mm)
  • 2’ (610mm) field cuttable pieces
  • Factory convex or concave bends available. Minimum inside radius:
    5’’ (127mm)
  • Factory “easy bends” to a 3/16” (5mm) radius
  • Gentle field bends (allowed only on fixtures without c-channel):
    48”(1219mm) radius
  • Illuminated outside corner pieces

Want custom Plexineon rings, squares or other shapes? Yes, we can do it. For more information visit Plexineon Ring Luminaires and Plexineon Custom Designs, Bending & Corners.

Power

  • Class 2, 24 VDC

Power Supply

  • Primary voltage: 120 or 120-277 depending on model
  • Secondary voltage: 24VDC 4.1 A Max
  • Maximum illumination length of a single 100W power supply:
    Blue, Green, Magenta, Rose, Teal & Yellow = 32 feet (9.75m)
    Amber, Orange, Red & Daytime Red = 48 feet (14.6m)

Dimming Capability

Plexineon is a dimmable product using Pulse Width Modulation (PWM). For a complete overview, review the Plexineon Dimming Guidelines.

  • Plexineon may be dimmed with appropriate 0-10V dimmers and DMX/RDM dimmer controls.
  • Plexineon should only be dimmed on the DC side. Class 2, 24 VDC

Specifiers have created stunning applications by leveraging the dimming capability of Plexineon to create captivating animations. See W New York – Times Square case study.
 

Durability

Plexineon looks very similar to what it was 10 years ago, but through a significant engineering investment in continuous improvement – we stress fixtures until they break, improve the element that broke, then repeat – we have changed virtually everything that goes into Plexineon to make it tougher, more durable, and longer lasting. Below are a few highlights of durability.

Durability: Rated IK10 (Cannonball vs. Plexineon)

Plexineon takes a beating and keeps on illuminating – it is rated IK10. In the below video at a tradeshow, Kate demonstrates the robustness of Plexineon by dropping a 5 pound iron cannonball on a Plexineon curly Q from 3 feet. We used a Plexiglass cylinder to protect Kate and other vandals who wished to beat up on the luminaire.
 

 
In her enthusiasm, Kate went well beyond the IK10 parameters – she raised the cannonball a foot above the top of the cylinder and then accelerated the cannonball at the Plexineon. Despite being impacted by almost double the energy used for the IK10 test, the Plexineon curly Q continued to illuminate beautifully.

Durability: Rated IP68 – Submersible

If you’ve looked at IP68 products before, you know there can be quite a range of what IP68 means: you can certify a product “IP68” if it lasts for 24 hours in one foot of water; the ends of some “IP68” products cannot be submersed; others require the connectors applied at the factory. Here’s what testing we did and what our IP68 rating means:

  • Submersed Plexineon products 40 inches deep (1.016 meters) for more than two years and they still work perfectly.
  • Entire product can be submersed, including the ends.
  • Connections between fixtures were made above water and then submersed for the same time period with no issues. Our connectors are IP68 rated.

(We do not recommend Plexineon for submersion in pools, spas, etc. used by humans as we have not tested it to determine if it complies with UL 676, which governs the use of products submersed in water in pools, spas, hot tubs or “similar water-containing vessels intended to accommodate the complete or partial immersion of persons.”)

Plexineon’s ability to perform at an IP68 level makes it a more robust product in the field, even if you are not submersing it.

Our test tank filled with 330 gallons of water glows as the light from white and color luminaires mixes. These fixtures have been running continuously 40 inches (1.016 meters) under water for more than two years. That’s durability.

 

Durability: Temperature Cycles

Swings in temperature can be very damaging to LED luminaires. This is particularly important for products used outdoors. The faster and greater the temperature swings, the more stress on the product. For years we’ve tortured our products with cycles in extreme temperature until they break. We then improve the element that failed. Through this effort we’ve achieved an astonishing 100-fold increase in the number of thermocycles Plexineon can endure. You can break anything if you try hard enough, but we have not found any competitive product to be as robust as Plexineon.

 

Diffuser Color (when not illuminated)

  • Amber, Blue, Green, Orange, Red & Teal = Frosted
  • Daytime Red & Magenta = Red
  • Rose = Light Pink
  • Yellow = Yellow

Plexineon Construction

  • UV and impact resistant acrylic diffuser
  • UV resistant plastic channel
  • Stainless steel c-channel for rigidity (on straight fixtures only)
  • High intensity LEDs as light source
  • Patented system, light conversion, and components

Mounting

Plexineon is typically mounted in one of the following ways:

If you prefer an alternative mounting solution, please contact us. We would be happy to help you.

Indoor/Outdoor Applications

  • Plexineon Colors: indoor & outdoor

Plexineon Spacing

Minimum Piece Spacing

  • Linear (end to end) = 3/8” (10mm)
  • Parallel (edge to edge) = 1” (25mm)

Certifications

Complies with CE, UL 1598 and CSA C22.2 No. 250 in Luminaries. Wet location. IP68 (when ordered with IP68 connectors, IP67 otherwise). IK10 (See our Plexineon IK10 demo).
MetLabs listed. MetLabs is a nationally recognized testing lab.

 

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