American Lighting, a manufacturer of lighting solutions for residential, commercial and specialty projects, has launched its latest product line: Spektrum+.
According to the company, it’s new product line provides integrators with an innovative line of Bluetooth mesh technology to streamline lighting applications throughout the home. American Lighting boasts that its Spektrum+ product line was developed to make smart lighting easy through its user-friendly App and an open mesh network to optimize functionality across product types.
American Lighting Spektrum+ Features and Options
The Spekrum+ has a wealth of features and options available to integrators. Here is a quick rundown of some of the more notable features:
Smart LED Lamps (A19 and BR30): Spektrum+ RGBTW Lamps are wirelessly controlled through the Spektrum+ Smart Lighting App and provide RGB + Tunable White color temperature ranging from 2700K to 6000K and 90+ color rendering index. The A19 lamp includes up to 800 lumen output, while the BR30 delivers up to 650 lumens. Both lamps are cULus, cETLus and damp location rated, respectively.
Downlights (4-inch and 6-inch): The line’s downlights feature 90+ color rendering index and RGB + Tunable White, from 2700K to 6000K. The Spektrum+ downlights are engineered to deliver an array of vibrant colors for customization with wireless control. The 4-inch downlight offers an output of up to 800 lumens while consuming 10.5 watts per fixture and the 6-inch provides up to 1000 lumens and consumes 13 watts per fixture. Both are suitable for wet locations and are cETLus listed.
Puck Lights: Spektrum+ puck lights are available in black and white finishes; the products can be surface mounted or recessed for custom installations to add color to small spaces or accent lighting. The Puck Lights showcase RGB + Tunable White lighting control, ranging from 2700K–6000K, and 90+ color rendering index. Each puck has up to 105 lumen performance and consumes less than 3 watts. The puck lights are cETLus listed and suitable for dry locations.
Landscape Lights: With easy to install low-voltage operation, the Spektrum+ RGBTW Landscape Lights create unique ambient lighting for outdoor applications. Available with a color temperature range of 2700K to 6000K, complete with full spectrum color changing capabilities, the lights are offered in a 3-kit starter pack, and single add-on fixtures, with surface and soil mount accessories, a SJOW 2C (18AWG) power cable and an adjustable fixture head for direct lighting. Up to 8 fixtures can be linked to one power supply. The lights are cETLus listed and rated for wet locations.
Volta Wall Sconces: Available in a single or dual (up/down) fixture, Spektrum+ RGB + Tunable White Volta Wall Sconce’s modern cylindrical design allows for 2700K to 6000K with up to 400 lumen output performance per lens. The single wall sconce consumes 12 watts while the dual unit consumes 24 watts. Both options are cETLus listed, suitable for outdoor wet locations.
13.1-foot Tape Light Kit and 13.1-foot Tape Light Pro Kit: Each Spektrum+ Tape Light Kit offers RGB + Tunable White, an unlimited RGB color combination palette, plus the ability to adjust true white lighting from 2700K to 6000K. With up to 360 lumens per foot output, while consuming only 7 watts per foot, both units provide 90+ color rendering index and can sync to control multiple tape light kits and products. American Lighting note these kits offer everything integrators need to install lighting systems. The kits boast maximum run lengths up to 13.1 feet and are IP54 rated for dry and damp locations.
Smart Receiver: American Lighting points out the Smart Receiver can be used in new construction and remodel environments. The 5-Channel Bluetooth Mesh Receiver allows users to integrate smart lighting device control to any low voltage lighting product. Featuring dedicated controls for multiple types of lighting, including Single Color, Tunable CCT, RGB, RGBW and RGB + Tunable White, the receiver has a wattage load of 96 watts maximum and is suitable for dry location applications.
Wireless Smart Switch: The Spektrum+ Smart Switch is a streamlined Bluetooth control that can be used instead of or with the Spektrum+ Smart Lighting App. It includes built-in RGB and tunable white control with dimming capabilities and a magnetic dock for easy installation to allow the switch to be used as a handheld remote for control or as a wall switch for convenience. With up to 25-meter signal range, the switch allows users to simultaneously control multiple Spektrum+ fixtures and save scenes or settings with the touch of a button.
Smart Hub: To utilize voice control with Spektrum+ Smart Lighting products, the Smart Hub incorporates syncing capabilities with Amazon Alexa or Google Home devices. The small and compact hub comes with a 5-volt adapter and USB cable, requires 2.4 Gigahertz Wi-Fi, and is compatible with all Spektrum+ Smart Lighting devices. The Smart Hub also allows integrators to setup custom automations, such as schedules and trigger-based sequences, and control for homeowners’ lighting remotely.
Smart Lighting App: The Spektrum+ Smart Lighting App offers a wide array of capabilities to customize and manage lighting applications. Users can create and schedule scenes to personalize lighting for any occasion with specific colors and effects. Automation allows for sequences to be programmed based on weather changes, including sunrise and sunset. The App also enables multiple lights to be synchronized and programmed to change when the status of another device changes.