Finelite Recognized in 2021 IES Progress Report

2021 IES Selection

Awarding Series 19 and HPO

(Union City, CA) August, 2021 – Finelite, Inc., a recognized leader in energy-efficient lighting systems for offices, educational, and healthcare facilities, is pleased to announce that two new product families, Series 19 and HPO were recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society for inclusion in the 2021 IES Progress Report.

“I am proud of the Finelite teams who helped us achieve this recognition,” said David Brown, VP of Sales at Finelite. “Series 19 and HPO are right in line with the Finelite mission of providing unsurpassed quality and value at an affordable price to our customers,” added Brown.

Series 19 displays a unique aesthetic and remarkable performance at an affordable cost. The wide indirect batwing distribution and 18’ spacing capabilities make S19 ideal for education and commercial office applications with varying ceiling heights. S19 features illuminated endcaps and a unique segmented joining design that emphasizes the slim pin-point form factor.


Series 19 Performance Features:

  • Up to 4660 lumens per 4’ section

  • Up to 142 lumens per watt


HPO's micro round 3.5" diameter form factor delivers unprecedented performance and is available with Round or Flat endcap options that distinctly change the luminaire aesthetic. The 2.5’ aperture and enhanced optical options of HPO unlock the potential for new design capabilities in low-to-high ceiling applications. HPO is Title 24 JA8 Compliant and is engineered with contractors in mind featuring plug together wiring and an integral driver design that reduces installation cost.


HPO Performance Features:

  • Up to 8516 lumens per 4’ section

  • Up to 125 lumens per watt


Series 19 and HPO are third-party verified Red List Approved through the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Declare 2.0 expanding Finelite’s sustainable and healthy product portfolio.

The IES Progress Committee is mandated to "keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world, and prepare a yearly review of achievements for the Illuminating Engineering Society.” Acceptance into the annual Progress Report is based on an impartial judging process used by the committee to evaluate each submission on its uniqueness, innovation and significance to the lighting industry.



About Finelite

Finelite, an independent business of Legrand, has delivered award-winning innovations in lighting technology, design, manufacturing, and customer service for over twenty-five years. Finelite’s core mission is to deliver tailored lighting solutions for office, healthcare, educational, multi-level residential and retail market segments. Setting new standards for performance and sustainability, Finelite continues to work in partnerships with California Energy Commission, New York State Energy Research Development Authority, and others to develop best practices in lighting strategies to achieve maximum value. At Finelite’s U.S.-based manufacturing facility, they continuously examine ways to eliminate waste through product design, lean manufacturing, corporate practices, and have been nationally recognized for these sustainability efforts.


About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America

Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global ELIOT (Electricity and IOT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Milestone AV, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, Projecta, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Server Technology, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819)