Ceiling lights by Aptilite
Aptilite currently makes multiple ceiling lights. As of October 2014, all of our ceiling lights are portable, meaning that they aren't hard wired. This makes them easy to move and means that you don't need an electrician to install them. Because of this the wires aren't hidden in the ceiling. All of our ceiling lights are also LED-based and use warm white LEDs produced by either Bridgelux in California or Philips in Europe. These lights have been designed to produce beautiful, warm, safe, efficient light and the fixtures have been make fron recyclable aluminum, acrylic plastic, stainless steel, and nylon.
The Vortex: It's 10 inches in diameter and about three inches tall. One of our retailers affectionately calls it "the spaceship light" because it reminds her of a UFO. We think it has a certain art deco quality to it, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Here are a few pictures, and some of them are pre-production prototypes and may differ slightly from the ones that we sell. The color vortex is 11.5 inches wide at its widest point and is a variation on the cylindrical shape of the original vortex. Approximate stats: 1100 raw lumens, 12 watts, 3000K color temperature.
The Diatom: It's basically two Vortexes (Vortices?) that have merged together with slightly different dimensions. It's dimensions are a little bit less than 10 x 18 x 3.5 inches in size and it has a light output similar to two 60-watt incandescent bulbs and when it's 8 feet off the floor, it easily lights the kitchen area in our studio. Approximate stats: 2200 raw lumens, 23 watts, 3000K color temperature.
The Mini-Diatom: It's a scaled down Diatom with a dual hexagonal shape. It's dimensions are approximately 7 x 11.5 x 3 inches in size and it has a light output similar to a 60-watt incandescent bulb and easily lights a desk or work area when it's hung four feet above a work surface. Approximate stats: 700 raw lumens, 8 watts, 3000K color temperature. As a task light, the mini-diatom has proven to be a surprising work horse due to its size and price.
The Sunburst: We're still experimenting with different dimensions and materials, and so far the prototypes have been selling as quickly as we're willing to let them go. Approximate stats: 1100 raw lumens, 12 watts, 3000K color temperature (but from some angles the color is generally warmed a bit by the color of the plexi used in its construction). Here are some pictures of the prototypes from various angles.
The Dahlia: The Dahlia is a simpler and less expensive light based on the Sunburst. It has the same light source, fewer layers of plexi with one layer being slightly more red. Here are pictures of the first prototype. Approximate stats: 1100 raw lumens, 12 watts, 3000K color temperature.
The Seagull: We're experimenting with different diffusers and so far the seagull is really looking good. Here are pictures of the two prototypes from various angles. Approximate stats: 1100 raw lumens, 12 watts, 3000K color temperature.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We're very excited about this and we think you will be too, especially after you try a few of them.
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