Forward Throw Asymmetric Optics by Philips – Delivering Light Where You Want It, Without Waste


Philips Lighting is making welcomed advancements in light optic technology. They’ve developed a new optic called Forward Throw Asymmetric (FTA), which delivers superior performance and optical control. The optics create an “L” shaped beam pattern so the light intensity doesn’t drop off as the distance from the fixture increases. FTA is now available in Philips’ ColorKinetics eW Burst, eW Blast, and ColorBlast fixtures.




FTA optics deliver better uniformity for your wall washing application. With the eW Burst and eW Blast, you can achieve a uniformity ratio of less than 4:1 with a shorter setback distance.  For example, you can evenly illuminate a 20′ wall with only a 3′ setback! The images below show a comparison of uniformity between the eW Burst fixture with with FTA optics, the eW Burst a 30 degree beam spread and the eW Burst with a 60 degree beam spread.

Picture8For color applications, the ColorBlast FTA can deliver a 5:1 uniformity ratio while reducing the number of fixtures on projects requiring even washes of light on large surfaces. The ColorBlast FTA doubles the illuminance on a surface compared to using traditional symmetric beams. It’s available in RGBW, RGBA, and IntelliHue.

For more information about fixtures with FTA optics and to schedule a product demonstration, contact your TSR Lighting sales representative.


New Multi-Functional Adjustable Floodlight System by Ligman Lighting

Lycksele Light Column

lycksele-4Ligman introduces a unique multi-functional adjustable floodlight system called Lyksele. Mounted on an overhang arm, Lycksele has 3, 4, or 5 floodlights; each with brackets to allow individual rotation and tilt. This fixture was designed to provide highly controlled light for many applications. Some ideal uses for the Lycksele include pedestrian precincts, building surroundings, shopping centers, facades, banners, parks, and large landscape areas. Ligman’s powder-coating process provides corrosion resistance and color stability. Its extruded marine grade aluminum column and arm keep the fixture standing strong in even the harshest climate conditions.

Other Stats-

  • Each luminaire has an integral driver, for separate switching if necessary
  • 3326 lumens from EACH floodlight head
  • Available in 2700K, 3000K and 4000K
  • CRI >80
  • LED optical reflectors in narrow, medium, wide and very wide beams
  • Standard wattage is 36w per floodlight, however this product can be provided in a 21w version
  • Maximum wind load resistance is 90MPH (pole can be designed for higher wind load resistance upon request)

For more information about the Lyksele or other Ligman fixtures, contact your TSR Lighting sales representative.