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RECOMMENDED LIGHT FIXTURES

Below is a non-exhaustive list of luminaires recommended by the Mont-Mégantic International Dark Sky Reserve.

The recommended products have been selected to meet the best practice criteria in outdoor lighting. Many other suitable products may be found on the market, though availability may vary depending on your region.

Since the intensity and the period of illumination will depend on the specific use, these criteria are not considered in the selection of the listed luminaires. However, it is recommended to choose a low wattage system and use lighting controls such as a switch, dimmer, timer or motion detector.

ORIENTATION

The light fixture must be designed

and installed so that it emits

no light above the horizon.

 

The luminaire must therefore be classified 

full cut-off or U0.

 

Luminaires that do not have an official classification but whose light source is fully shielded are also accepted.

 

Recessed luminaires or luminaires fitted with visors may also meet this specification.


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COLOUR

The light source must have a

colour temperature below 2200K.

 

2200K LED, PC-amber LED (1800K), as well as amber LED are therefore recommended.

 

The use of a suitable mix of white and amber LEDs, an optical filter limiting the amount of blue light* (less than 10%) and sodium lamps are also recommended.

For low power sources (less than 1000 lumens), the colour temperature can reach up to 3000K.

The percentage of blue light represents light emitted in the wavelength range of 405 to 530 nanometers compared to the wavelength range of 380 to 730 nanometers.

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ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS:

RESIDENTIAL USE AND

MODERATE LUMINOSITY

The availability of appropriate lighting fixtures varies between retailers. It is preferable to visit a specialized retailer able to offer quality advice. Certain models are available in hardware stores, while others are only available online. Some good fixtures can also be found on Amazon.

For fixtures sold without a lightbulb, yellow lightbulbs also known as "bug repellent" will have the least impact on the nocturnal ecosystem. If unavailable, choose a low-power lightbulb with a low color temperature.

Download our list of appropriate fixtures listed by retailers in the region which respect the principles of eco-lighting.

*This list is not exhaustive. Supply and inventory may vary.

Here are some examples of recommended fixtures and lightbulbs:
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WALL CYLINDERS

- Antique or modern styles

- Light directed downwards

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YELLOW LED

- Low nocturnal impact 

- Long life expectancy

- Very high energy efficiency

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RECESSED LIGHT

- Choice of either integrated LED or conventional lightbulb

- Light directed downwards

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VINTAGE BULB

- Many styles available

- Low intensity

- Warm color : 2200K

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DESIGN LUMINAIRES

- Models with integrated LEDs

- Choose model with low intensity and warm light color

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GLASS LANTERNS

- Combine with  "PAR" or "R" lightbulb with socket in the upper part of the lantern

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SUSPENDED LUMINAIRES

- Ideal for porch and gallery

- Light directed downwards

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PAR20 and R20

- Directional lighting

- Choose warm color  : 2200K to 3000K, yellow

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HIGH LUMINOSITY

AND PUBLIC LIGHTING

The Mont-Mégantic International Dark Sky Reserve is a world leader in the use of nocturnal environment-respecting lighting technology.

 

While many cities across the world have converted their lighting to high luminosity white LEDs, resulting in greater repercussions of nocturnal light, the Preserve has fostered the development and installation of amber LEDs, for both street lighting and the high power lighting sometimes necessary for commercial and industrial use.

While more and more low color temperature LED lighting has become available in recent times, most of the market remains in the 3000K to 5000K range. Even at 3000K, the level of power commonly used results in a high amount of light pollution.

 

Luckily, more lighting manufacturers and retailers now offer LED luminaires with the Amber, 1800K PC-Amber and 2200K LED options.

 

Also, even if they are becoming less frequent, High Pressure Sodium lamps emit between 8% and 10% blue light and remain an acceptable choice.

2200K LED

10% blue light

PC-Amber 1800K LED

1% blue light

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Amber LED

0% blue light

4000K LED

30% blue light

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STREETVIEW

1800K PC-Amber LED

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OPTIFORM

1800K PC-Amber LED
2200K LED

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PUREFORM BOLLARD

Amber LED
2200K LED

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GEOFORM GWS

1800K PC-Amber LED
2200K LED

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GEOFORM GWM

1800K PC-Amber LED
2200K LED

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ROADFOCUS

1800K PC-Amber LED

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DOMUS

1800K PC-Amber LED

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PUREFORM AREA

Amber LED

2200K LED

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GEOFORM GBS

1800K PC-Amber LED
2200K LED

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GEOFORM GBM

1800K PC-Amber LED
2200K LED

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ROADVIEW

1800K PC-Amber LED
2200K LED

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METROSCAPE

1800K PC-Amber LED

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PUREFORM POST TOP

Amber LED

2200K LED

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GEOFORM GCS

1800K PC-Amber LED
2200K LED

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GEOFORM GCM

1800K PC-Amber LED
2200K LED

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ECOFORM

Amber LED
2200K LED

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URBANSCAPE

1800K PC-Amber LED

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PUREFORM SCONCE

Amber LED

2200K LED

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LYTEPRO

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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1900K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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1900K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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MODEL SP

1900K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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BALDER

1900K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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POLESTAR

1900K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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MODEL L

1900K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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LUMA

1900K PC-Amber LED

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TITAN

1900K PC-Amber LED

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GUARD

1900K PC-Amber LED

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2200K LED*
*color adjustable (2200K-3000K)

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D-SERIES AREA

1800K PC-Amber LED

Amber LED

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D-SERIES BOLLARD

1800K PC-Amber LED

Amber LED

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D-SERIES WALL

1800K PC-Amber LED

Amber LED

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BOLLARD KBA8

1800K PC-Amber LED

Amber LED

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D-SERIES POLE MOUNT

1800K PC-Amber LED

Amber LED

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BOLLARD KBC8

1800K PC-Amber LED

Amber LED

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D-SERIES CANOPY

1800K PC-Amber LED

Amber LED

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WDGE2

Amber LED

 

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AVENTO

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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IZYLUM

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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KAZU

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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CITEA NG2

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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TECEO GEN2

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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RIVARA

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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FLEXIA FG

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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PIANO

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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RIVARA BOLLARD

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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HESTIA GEN2

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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STYLAGE

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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OMNISTAR

*if installed horizontally

 

2200K LED

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RENO

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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S125

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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SAN FRANCISCO A

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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WESTMINSTER

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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IMAGINE

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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BOLLARD B2

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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PHOENIX

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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S600

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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SAN FRANCISCO B

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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FLORENCE

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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HABITAT

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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AUSTIN

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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S650

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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VIMONT VT

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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OXFORD

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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DKOS

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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WELLINGTON

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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MUNICH

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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VIMONT VM

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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MONTPELLIER

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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S200

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

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ARCHEON NANO

2200K LED

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GALLEON II

Amber LED

2200K LED

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TRADITIONAL

Amber LED

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LUXESCAPE

Amber LED

 

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CLEARCURVE WALL

Amber LED

2200K LED

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ISS IMPACT ELITE

Amber LED

2200K LED

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BRT6 BOLLARD

Amber LED

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ARCHEON SMALL

Amber LED

2200K LED

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GALLEON PEDESTRIAN

Amber LED

2200K LED

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SPRINGDALE

Amber LED

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MESA

Amber LED

2200K LED

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ISC IMPACT ELITE

Amber LED

2200K LED

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ENTRI ENV

2200K LED

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EON 303 W1

Amber LED

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ARCHEON MEDIUM

Amber LED

2200K LED

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GALLEON WALL

Amber LED

2200K LED

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LEXINGTON

Amber LED

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NAVION

Amber LED

2200K LED

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ISW IMPACT ELITE

Amber LED

2200K LED

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ENTRI ENC

2200K LED

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EON 303 B1

Amber LED

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ARCHEON LARGE

Amber LED

2200K LED

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GALLEON WALL SLIM

2200K LED

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ARBOR

Amber LED

 

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CLEARCURVE

Amber LED

2200K LED

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IST IMPACT ELITE

Amber LED

2200K LED

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ENTRI ENT

2200K LED

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EON 303 P1

Amber LED

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AUTOBAHN ATB2

2200K LED

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MORINO

1800K PC-Amber LED

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DOMIA

1800K PC-Amber LED

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AUTOBAHN ATB0

2200K LED

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PASEO

1800K PC-Amber LED

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CAMPANA

1800K PC-Amber LED

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AUTOBAHN ATB micro

2200K LED

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LEVANTO

1800K PC-Amber LED

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PARK AVENUE

1800K PC-Amber LED

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BOLLARD CLIO

1800K PC-Amber LED

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NEW ERA

1800K PC-Amber LED

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TLWMBU - WALLPACK

*if installed horizontally

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

Amber LED

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TLWMFU - WALLPACK

 

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

Amber LED

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TLSL - STREET & AREA

 

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

Amber LED

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TLLAU - LARGE AREA

 

2200K LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

Amber LED

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Disponible chez :

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WPF

 

2200K LED

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WLS

*if installed horizontally

2200K LED

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HELIX

 

2200K LED

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XBAR

 

2200K LED

Disponible chez :

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WP3T - Wallpack

2200K LED

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2200K LED

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WALLPACK GX-WPD

*if installed horizontally

2200K LED

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ASPIRE

2200K LED

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LED-SL

2200K LED

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LED-SL wing

2200K LED

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PRIMA - solar

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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OPTIMA - solar

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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MAGNA - solar

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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ZX series - solar

2200K LED

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TX series - solar

2200K LED

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SB20 bollard - solar

Amber LED

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PANORAMA - solar

2200K LED

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ALTITUDE - solar

2200K LED

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GreenCobra - ComfortView

2200K LED

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GreenCobra - GCL

2200K LED

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GreenCobra - GCJ

2200K LED

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GreenCobra - GC2

2200K LED

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GreenCobra - GCM

2200K LED

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Lumenblade

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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Allegra

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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Lumenicon Area

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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Steele

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED

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Lumenicon Bollard

Amber LED

1800K PC-Amber LED

2200K LED