The Revelite AL appears clean, elegant and simple. However, as one investigates what makes this fixture work so well, they will find that it is a precise and highly-engineered product. Its revolutionary design is the culmination of the work provided by a diverse collective of engineers and designers, including a mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, optical engineer, computer science engineer, and an industrial designer.
Even Light Distribution
Our patented technology allows much better control of the distribution of light over a specified surface. This leads to much more uniform brightness from top to bottom and side to side. Since their invention, picture lights have been plagued by the problem of making artwork appear too bright at the top and too dim at the bottom.
Light the Artwork, Not the Wall
The ability to control the Revelite AL’s light output also allows a minimal amount of light to be spilled on the walls surrounding the artwork. This results in attention being directed toward the artwork.
Excellent Color Rendering
The light that the Revelite AL emits has very high color rendering properties, resulting in vibrant colors and brilliant whites. The LEDs used in the Revelite AL have a Color Rendering Index average (CRIa) of over 90 and an R9 value of over 85. The CRI scale is used to quantify how accurately a light source renders colors. The CRIa value is an overall score and the R9 is a score that is specific to saturated reds, which are very important in most artwork.
The lack of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) light makes the Revelite AL much safer for use on sensitive artwork by greatly reducing fading and cracking.
Constant Color Temperature Dimming
The Revelite AL can be dimmed down to very low levels while maintaining consistent color temperature. Usually, consistent illumination levels are desired across a collection, which results in smaller pieces requiring a less powerful light source. This is usually accomplished by dimming individual fixtures to different levels. However, when incandescent lamps are dimmed, the color temperature of the light becomes "warmer". This results in colors appearing differently across the collection which can be distracting and arguably deceiving. Each Revelite AL in a collection can be "fine tuned" using the included micro dimmer switch (or a compatible remote dimmer) without having to worry about maintaining color consistency.
The Revelite AL has a cross section of only 2 ¼ by 1 ⅛ inches, and protrudes from the front of the canvas only 7 inches. This allows attention to be drawn to the art, not the fixture. The Revelite AL’s ability to achieve such high performance out of such a small package is the result of our intensive engineering work combined with incredible recent advancements in LED and optical technology.
The LEDs used in the Revelite AL have a life rating of over 60,000 hours (L70), compared to as little as 1,000 hours for incandescent technologies. This translates into no maintenance other than occasional dusting.