Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

Energy Saving Indirect Light Fixtures:Energy Saving Indirect Light(ST4632-1)

Genlyte Group, Inc.


Recent improvements in lighting technology provide new opportunities for reducing lighting energy loads and for improving the performance of light fixtures. These improvements include the availability of high-lumen, T5 compact fluorescent and T6 ceramic arc tube metal halide light sources with excellent color-rendering properties; the introduction of high-quality electronic ballasts; improved, very high-reflectance sheet aluminum products; and advanced software to optimize reflector designs.

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Project Description

The project (1) developed designs for a family of architectural fixtures optimizing energy savings, production costs, and appearance; and (2) established full-scale production capability in New York for the fixtures.


The fixtures provide lighting energy-load savings, of approximately 66% over incandescent alternatives, to retailers and help establish a solid manufacturing base for a New York State lighting product company.

Project Results

The project resulted in commercial production in New York of a family of architectural light fixtures for retail applications that will accommodate the new T-5 single-ended compact fluorescent and T-6 ceramic arc tube metal halide lamps. The project involved teaming with a small lighting manufacturer in Brooklyn, NY, to complete the tooling and some fixture components, and a manufacturer in Norwalk, CT, to complete the manufacturing and assembly.


Genlyte Group, Inc.
631 Airport Road
Fall River, MA 02720

Principle Investigator

Thomas Heelan

Universities Involved


Project Type:

Product Development

Technologies Types:

Building Systems

NYSERDA Contact Information

Marsha Walton


R&D - Buildings Research

Contract Details

Start Date: 1/11/2010
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: ST4632-1

Last Updated: 2/4/2014 3