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ABOUT CATHODE LIGHTING

WHAT IS COLD CATHODE?

Cold cathode is a linear light source that was developed specifically for architectural applications. Cold cathode utilizes a phosphor coated glass tube one and one eighth inch (25mm) in diameter filled with inert gas. When an electrical current is passed through this gas, light is the result.

WHY SHOULD I USE A LAN+C COLD CATHODE LIGHTING SYSTEM?

BEAUTIFUL LINEAR LIGHT

BEAUTIFUL LINEAR LIGHT.
Cold cathode lighting systems developed by Los Angeles Neon + Cathode (LAN+C), provide a quality of light unmatched by competing light sources such as L.E.D.'s and fluorescents. Cold cathode is the gold standard when it comes to architectural cove lighting, avoiding the shadow lines and dark spots prevalent with other systems. When, utilized as perimeter lighting, cold cathode provides a clean uninterrupted linear light source, as the lamps are seamlessly aligned end to end. Furthermore, cold cathode is available in a great number of primary and pastel colors and no less than ten shades of white to enhance the color rendering of your project.

HIGH QUALITY OF LIGHT AT LOW ENERGY COSTS

HIGH QUALITY OF LIGHT AT LOW ENERGY COSTS.
Cold cathode is an important part of an energy efficient lighting program, and is showing up more and more in LEED certified projects. Although a nearly 70 year old technology, cold cathode has been ahead of its time from an energy standpoint. Utilizing as little as 3.5 watts per linear foot, cold cathode provides a higher number of lumens when compared to a T-8 fluorescent or an L.E.D. strip-light. Additionally, as cold cathode operates at cooler temperatures, it reduces heat load resulting in concurrent savings. Finally, cold cathode lamps are completely recyclable at the end of their service cycle, mitigating the presence of mercury found in the manufacture and recycling of fluorescents. Please contact Los Angeles Neon + Cathode for details.

CUSTOM LAMPS OF NEARLY ANY SHAPE

CUSTOM LAMPS OF NEARLY ANY SHAPE.
Architectural cove and perimeter lighting needn't be confined to straight lines. Dynamic sweeping curves, circles and even freeform shapes are easily accommodated by cold cathode. The lamps are custom made to your design specifications and delivered or shipped directly to the job site for simple installation.

DIMMABLE

DIMMABLE.
LAN+C cold cathode systems dim extremely well using readily available and inexpensive dimmer controls. Additionally, cold cathode tubes illuminate to full brightness the instant power is supplied and are not susceptible to flicker or buzzing.

LONGEVITY

LONGEVITY.
With a 100,000 hour lamp life potential, cold cathode has a life span twice that of L.E.D.'s, and three times that of fluorescents. Given that most cove lighting installations are at ceiling height, maintenance and re-lamping costs and logistics are no small matter. Los Angeles Neon + Cathode systems include a 10 year product warranty, replacing any interior lamp or ballast that does not meet our performance standards. Our warranty is unmatched in the lighting industry for any type of cove or perimeter illumination. Please contact LAN+C for details.

FEW COMPONENTS / FEW PROBLEMS

FEW COMPONENTS / FEW PROBLEMS.
Cold cathode is a tried and true technology. It has been field proven with decades of successful, UL approved installations. Along with being the longest lasting of any lighting fixture, cold cathode, by its nature has very few problems. A cold cathode system by LAN+C has only three primary components: lamps, ballast, and wire. Few components mean few problems and lower overall installation costs.

TECH SUPPORT

TECH SUPPORT.
If you are in the specification process, our sales staff is just a phone call or e-mail away, available to answer any questions about our systems, relevant to your project. LAN+C provides cold cathode systems throughout the United States. Our tech staff is available to assist you with any technical support needed for the job regardless of your project location, and if requested, LAN+C can send technicians to your job site to assist in specialized installation.

 

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