WAC Lighting’s Tesla ENERGY STAR Qualified LED Downlights win ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence

Port Washington, New York – WAC Lighting’s Tesla Energy Star-qualified LED Downlights have received the ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence.

Tesla recessed downlights are available in both 2- and 3.5-inch sizes and Energy Star® Qualified for both commercial and residential applications. Various styles and optics including spot, narrow and flood beam spreads, and multiple color temperatures are available. The recessed downlights are engineered with state of the art high output LED technology for optimal thermal management and heat dissipation.

Tesla delivers superior performance with higher lumen output than MR16 fixtures while using 60 percent less power. Engineered with state of the art high output LED technology for thermal management and optics, the upgraded Tesla offers various styles and sizes. Tesla delivers an equal amount of footcandles using 50 percent less fixtures than its halogen counterparts for the same size space. This results is half the number of holes in the ceiling for a clean, architectural look. Designed with a low profile trim that is constructed of die cast aluminum, the luminaires can be dimmed to one percent with an electronic low voltage dimmer and offer a potential LED life of 50,000 hours. 

Both the 2 and 3.5-inch downlights are available in the round and square open reflector, adjustable reflector and wall wash trim styles, as well as the shower trim. The 3.5 luminaire is also available in an Adjustable Pinhole style. 

IC-rated airtight housings are available for new construction projects while non-IC rated airtight housings are offered for remodeling installations. 

The luminaires are offered with a replaceable LED module and reflector. 

TeslaHigh Output Recessed Downlights operate on 120-volt or 277-volt electrical systems, and offer an emergency battery backup option to maintain lighting during power outages. 

Three designer finishes available including Brushed Nickel, Copper Bronze and White. 


About the ADEX Awards

ADEX stands for Awards for Design Excellence and these awards are one of the largest and most prestigious awards program for product and project design in the architectural and design industries. Since 1988 the ADEX Awards have been sponsored by Design Journal, the international trade publication for interior designers, architects and facility managers.


The WAC Lighting Story

Since 1984 WAC Lighting has been driving innovation.  A vertically integrated engineering and manufacturing leader, WAC has optimized LED designs in Task Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Track and Display Lighting.  WAC Lighting has spent countless hours of in-house testing, research and development, honing principles of thermal engineering, and optical designs for the absolute best in LED technology that provides superior brightness, efficiency, and robust operation over other LEDs on the market.  This commitment to excellence is what one should come to expect from a Responsible Lighting Company.

WAC Lighting Global Headquarters is located in Port Washington, New York, with Factories in New York and in Ontario, California.  WAC Lighting can be reached by phone at 1.800.526.2588 or by visiting www.waclighting.com.