The 2013 Solar Decathlon recently wrapped up after ten days of exhibition and judging at the Great Park in Irvine, CA. The USC School of Architecture's fluxHome™ entry landed a respectible 10th place finish overall (in a field of 19 teams), with a 3rd place finish in the Architecture category and a 1st place finish in the Appliances category. Congratulations to all the team members.
California Accent Lighting is proud to be a part of this forward-thinking project by providing the energy efficient linear LED lighting used to accent the sleek, modern tone of the fluxHome's interior. Concentrating exclusively on members of our lipLITE family of products, the designers at KGM took advantage of its low profile by placing the lights strategically throughout the interior, thus producing just the right amount of light needed to keep the space comfortable and stylish.
For the undercabinet lighting in the kitchen as well as the overhead lighting in the shower, KGM specified our LPL8450 at 4 watts per foot, opting for a "wet" rating and a frost lens on the lights in the shower. The LPL8450's aluminum extrusion and lens provide a clean, sturdy housing with a small footprint that allows the lights to easily disappear into surrounding architecture.
For the up-lighting scenarios in the bedroom, over the bathroom mirror and living room, KGM specified our LPL8150 LED strip, also at 4 watts per foot. This lightweight option with its tiny footprint is perfect for situations where you want the light source concealed and moisture won't be an issue.