A new lens option is now available for the DL and DLTB Series downlights. The original fixture design placed the lens at the face of the fixture. The new RL option sets the lens 2 1/2 inches above the face of the luminaire to provide a 32-degree cutoff. It uses diffuse parabolic side reflectors to produce a uniform spread of light while minimizing brightness. The luminaire measures 6 inches wide by 6 inches tall, and is available in either a length of 2 or 4 feet. UL-listed for damp locations. elplighting.com
Elizabeth Donoff is Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Lighting. She joined the editorial team in 2003 and has become a leading voice in the lighting community speaking at industry events such as Lightfair and the International Association of Lighting Designers Annual Enlighten Conference, and has twice served as a judge for the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section’s (IESNYC) Lumen Award program. In 2009 she received the Brilliance Award from the IESNYC for dedicated service and contribution to the New York City lighting community.
Prior to her entry into design journalism she worked in New York City architectural offices including FXFowle where she was part of the project teams for the Reuters Building at Three Times Square and the New York Times Headquarters. She is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Me., and earned her Master of Architecture degree from the School of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis.