There's no shortage of lighting products hitting the market, as evidenced by the 250-plus submissions we received for the A|L 2009 product issue. As the result of a challenging selection process, the following pages showcase more than 145 fixtures across 12 categories—a collection of some of the latest designs and technical innovations in lighting and a sign that even in an economic downturn, manufacturers still are introducing quality products into the marketplace.
Going green is an ever-growing trend and energy-efficient luminaires are found in every category. Also, LED technology continues to make strides. This year's submissions included a large number of LED-based luminaires—most noticeably in the downlight, emergency/exit, and outdoor/landscape categories. With the arrival of spring comes a flurry of conferences and trade shows, and there's sure to be a plethora of new product releases. But for now, check out the latest lighting offerings on the following pages.