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FX Luminaire Introduces the RW, Its Most Versatile Light

New directional light fixture functions as an up light or directional path light FX Luminaire proudly announces the release of the new RW, an LED fixture that can be used for many different applications, thanks to its innovative design. “The RW was designed specifically for versatility. It functions as an up light, down light, directional path light, wall wash, or sign light,” said Ryan Williams, FX Luminaire Product Manager. The clean lines of the RW complement both commercial and residential landscapes...

Allow Control

One of the most common polarizing arguments that I hear quite often is whether or not to let a property owner have full or very limited control of their lighting.  This is a balance that is wagered among the designer, installer, and ultimately the person paying the bill.  There are a few things to consider when looking at this subject. Why would a property owner need to have control of the light? Many people think of lighting as a switch that turns on and off.  When we look at an outdoor lighting system,...

Adjusting Light for the Neighbors

When installing a brand new lighting system, the main goal is to meet the requirements of the people at the actual property.  But there are quite a few others who will experience the effects of the lighting every night as well — the neighbors.  When designing the lighting plan, it’s important to avoid placing lights where they can spill into another yard or even hit another house accidentally.  Here are some tips to make a lighting system the envy of the neighborhood rather than the accidental annoyance....

The Luxor Wi-Fi app is now available

The Luxor Wi-Fi app is now available in both iPhone and Android formats allowing you to control your landscape lighting with your mobile device. The Luxor Wi-Fi system consists of three parts: a Wi-Fi Module that links Luxor ZD controllers to iOS & Android smartphones and tablets using the Luxor Wi-Fi App, the Light Assignment Module (LAM) which allows smartphone or tablet group assignment of every fixture attached to a Luxor ZD system, and a new indoor facepack mount that allows the Luxor ZD facepack...

FX Luminaire Introduces Luxor Wireless Lighting Control

For Immediate Release FX Luminaire Introduces Luxor Wireless Lighting Control Wi-Fi System Allows Users to Operate Landscape Lighting Using a Smartphone or Tablet SAN MARCOS, Calif.— January 8, 2013 FX Luminaire proudly announces the release of its new Luxor Wi-Fi system, offering wireless lighting control from a smartphone or tablet. Using the Luxor App and an available Wi-Fi signal, zoning and dimming can be controlled with iOS and Android devices for on-the-fly adjustments. “Luxor Wi-Fi gives users the...

Zoning Is Now Standard on All FX LED Fixtures

Zoning is now an included option on all LED fixtures from FX. A Luxor ZD must be used to utilize zoning, but the fixture will still work with UL1838 transformers as they always have. So whether a Luxor ZD controller is used or not, the ability to zone fixtures is now a standard feature on all FX LED fixtures. ZD Technology™ includes the ability to both zone and dim. This is just another way that FX Luminaire is continuing to push the limits of landscape lighting technology and control.

Two of FX Luminaire’s Favorite Path Lights are Now Available in LED

The TD and FG offer the same simple symmetry and slender silhouettes as their incandescent counterparts with more energy efficient 1, 3, 6 or 9LED lamp option. Like all of FX Luminaire’s LED path lights, the TD and FG come standard with amber, green, blue and frosted filters and are capable of zoning and dimming on a Luxor ZD system. The TD offers an asymmetrical elliptical lighting pattern that pushes the light out in front of the fixture making it great for area perimeter lighting.  A great application...

The Argument of Integrated Versus Drop-in LEDs

For a few years now there has been an ongoing, as well as growing, discussion about integrated LED fixtures versus “drop-in”, or LED lamps, that fit into a halogen or incandescent designed fixture.  There are pluses and minuses to both sides so let’s dive in and identify what each has to offer. The drop-in LED lamp (especially the MR-16) has gained in popularity with outdoor lighting due to the millions upon millions of fixtures already available and in the ground.  Although more expensive than replacing...

Extending Your Nighttime Living Space

When deciding to embark on a project of lighting an outdoor space, most tend to think of what it will do to the exterior of a structure or property.  One of the amazing aspects that landscape lighting can do for the interior of a home is the extension of living space physically as well as visually. When light is brought to a dark outside back or front yard, it visually pushes the boundaries of a house.  The more elements that are lit push the edges of where a person will tend to gravitate to as well as...

FX Luminaire Releases 3 New Fixtures

FX Luminaire's innovation-filled LED catalog has expanded once again. New fixtures include the LC, TM, and PL. The LC is the broadest spectrum wall-wash LED up light we've ever offered. The TM and PL are LED path lights constructed with light-weight aluminum. All three are available with ZD Technology for compatibility with Luxor, our cutting edge landscape lighting controller with zoning and dimming capability.

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