Home / About Kichler / News Room / Kichler Press Releases / 1-22-13 Builder Show LED Step and Tape Kichler® Offers Energy-Efficient, Light Layering Solutions for Builders Innovative LED Lighting Options Enhance Home Interiors CLEVELAND – January 22, 2013 – New lighting options from Kichler bring builders easy and exciting ways to add ambience, functionality, safety and energy-efficiency to lighting for today’s home. Nighttime navigation is enhanced with new Design Pro LED Step & Hall Lighting, while Kichler’s new, ultra-low profile Taskwork LED Tape is available in a wide range of options for creating beautiful, energy-efficient lighting effects homebuyers will love. Light Up the Shadows New, Design Pro LED Step & Hall Lighting (120 volt) is engineered for maximum lumen output and a clear, gentle flow of light. Available in both dimmable and non-dimmable versions, this system is easy to install thanks to push-in wire connectors that can accommodate daisy chained wiring for added simplicity. With a color rendering index in the mid-80s and 3,000 Kelvin (K) correlated color temperature, each light engine is engineered specifically for its matching faceplate to achieve optimal light quality and greater lumens per watt. Design Pro LED Step & Hall Lighting uses less energy than other alternatives and offers a 40,000-hour lifespan. It is ETL-rated for indoor damp locations and fits in a standard single gang junction box. Available in Nickel, White, Architectural Bronze and Ivory finishes, Design Pro LED Step & Hall Lighting comes in four faceplate styles: Shielded Face, Vertical Louver, Horizontal Louver and Lens Face. Indoor Style and Comfort Accent architectural detail or add light to work surfaces with Kichler’s Taskwork LED Tape. Perfect for enhancing tray ceilings, highlighting cabinet toe-kicks or creating wall-wash effects, this flexible, 24-volt tape is fully dimmable and comes in a variety of lighting colors, Kelvin temperatures and convenient lengths up to 32 feet for indoor/dry and indoor/damp applications. “Our new Taskwork LED Tape offers high-quality, even light ideal for both decorative and practical applications,”says Jeff Dross, Kichler’s corporate director of education and industry trends. “With its affordability, incredible versatility and ease of installation, builders, designers and homeowners can be more creative and efficient with how they use and layer light.” Kichler’s Taskwork LED Tape for indoor/dry use (such as living and dining rooms) and indoor/damp use (including bathrooms and kitchens) is available in both high and low lumen output options for a choice of light intensity. High output Taskwork LED Tape (200 lumens per foot) is ideal for task lighting, while the low output version (100 lumens per foot) is perfect for accent lighting. Many Options for Extreme Versatility Builders and homeowners can select from a wide range of colors so lighting works in harmony with home décor and foliage colors. All available with a Color Rending Index of 80, color options include: 2,700 K warm, white light – Perfect for pairing with color palettes often associated with traditional design, such as earth tones, natural-stained wood and wood tones, brushed bronze and antique brass. 3,000 K pure, white light - Ideal for high-contrast design themes an cooler color palettes, such as lightly-colored stone and tile, black granite, stained concrete and white porcelain. Red, blue, green, yellow and RGB color-changing light – Available for niche, commercial or creative residential applications along with a remote control to change colors. 4,000 K cool, white light – Available for indoor use in applications such as retail stores and other contemporary commercial settings. Taskwork LED Tape not only uses less power than xenon or halogen alternatives, it also offers low wattage compared to incandescent light and a 40,000-hour lifespan with a three-year warranty. Kichler® is a world leader in decorative lighting and ceiling fans, encompassing more than 3,000 products, including chandeliers, wall sconces, bath lighting, ceiling fans, under-cabinet lighting, landscape lighting, outdoor lighting, lamps, mirrors and accessories. A leader in energy-efficient technology, Kichler’s line of Design Pro LED fixtures feature several winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow Award, sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Lighting Association. Kichler products can be purchased at independent lighting showrooms nationwide. View Kichler products, as well as interactive electronic catalogs, at www.kichler.com.