Carpinteria, CA– May 2016 – The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, LIGHTFAIR® International, wrapped up April 28, 2016 in San Diego, CA. On Tuesday of the conference, the LFI Innovation Awards® were presented and Griplock® Systems was a top 3 finalist in the category of ‘Non-Luminous Components, Specialty Hardware, Shades and Solar’ for their Solimar® Powered Suspension System.
“Lightfair was such a good show and we are honored to be a finalist in the LFI Innovation Awards,” stated Sedge Dienst, Griplock Systems’ CEO. “We believe that powered suspension systems, where the aircraft cables are not only suspending your fixture, but also sending power down to your fixture, are the wave of the future. And it’s obvious from the tremendous response we received from those in attendance, that we’re not the only ones.”
Solimar™ is a UL recognized dual-conductor coaxial cable—ideal for pendants or linear fixtures that need one power drop location—capable of powering any Class 2 LED lighting fixture and strong enough to suspend heavy fixtures with a safe working load of 40 pounds*. Solimar® frees lighting fixture designers to work with a broader range of materials and form factors to achieve their visions.
“Solimar™ received a lot of praise and attention from attendees and exhibitors alike in our booth,” stated Ryan Kwast, VP of Sales and Engineering. “The LED revolution is in full swing and companies are now in a place where they can really focus on the aesthetics of the fixtures. Solimar®, along with other innovative products we have including, Wisp™ and Rincon® are giving manufacturers the ability to design in ways they never could before.”
Wisp™ is the thinnest cable on the market in combination with the smallest grippers available. The Wisp™ Lightweight Cable Suspension System has a vast range of gripper and cable combinations to fit almost any need. Wisp™ provides the minimalistic look you want while delivering the strength you need.
Rincon® is a single-conductor powered suspension system utilizing CordFree™ technology for linear fixtures, light boxes, and multi-pendant LED fixtures requiring multiple connectors. The system eliminates the need for a separate power cord, offering a clean and elegant look. Rincon® is complete with Griplock’s ground-breaking grippers, which provide labor-saving tool-free installation and quick adjustments in the field.
Griplock® Systems has been a market leader in the cable suspension industry since 1992. They are committed to providing high-quality, high-performance, and budget-conscious products, backed by outstanding customer service and engineering expertise. State-of-the-art components and elegant, functional designs, combined with rigorous quality control are the keys to their success. Safety, quality and style. This is The Art of Suspension®.
For more information go to their website www.griplocksystems.com or give them a call at 1-800-585-1505.
*Safe working loads are 20% of the minimum break strength of the gripper / cable combination
Rincon® – U.S. Patent Nos. 8,807,780; 8,403,519; Taiwan Patent No. I474344; other patents pending
Solimar® – Patent Pending