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APL General Information

Topanga's Advanced Plasma Lighting System

APL combines solid-state technology with an electrode-free HID bulb to produce energy efficient, low maintenance general lighting sources.

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Who we are.

Topanga USA is a component supplier to the general lighting Industry. Topanga's Advanced Plasma Light™ uses RF Energy to create a metal-halide arc inside a quartz lamp. Our proprietary, unique solution: a replaceable, electrode-free lamp.

What it is.

There are three basic parts to APL™:

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What it does.

The APL™ system gives you tremendous energy efficiency, low maintenance and operating costs, and incredibly uniform light distribution.

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Lighting Design

Light.Optimized.

Topanga APL™ is engineered to optimize light. With you in control.

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Topanga APL™ is optimized for today's applications and design expectations.

Imagine: One ½ inch, single point source lamp. Producing over 20,000 lumens.

Its light output is controlled and directed by a 7 inch, 94% efficient reflector.

Compact lamp + efficient reflector design = more useful light on the ground.

Controllable...

Topanga APL™ digitally controlled rf driver. Enables networking.

Dimmable...

0-10V, occupancy sensor, digital - 100% to 20% dim. CA Title 24 compliant at 20% dim, 50% power consumption.

Predictable...

Low lumen degradation and consistent output over useful life. And at end of useful life, you can replace one APL™ lamp - instead of an entire fixture.

Low Glare...

Instead of directional LED sources, APL™ is one single lamp. The source sits deep in the reflector for uniform distibution - instead of a source pointing at your eyes.

Typical LED array: directional output increases glare.

one APL lamp. Its 360 degree output is captured by reflector and controlled to target with low glare.

Optimized Light Performance: 400 Watt HID vs. 235 Watt APL400

What it means for you.

Small source = no glare. Small reflector= better light distribution on the floor.

Broad spectrum = better light. Solid-state = control and dimming systems compatible.

Overall result = optimized light you can specify with confidence.

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Facilities Management

Electrode-free HID

Topanga’s APL high-brightness source is a quartz envelope - filled with metal halide salts and argon gas. Just like standard HID. But we took the electrodes away. So the APL bulb is no bigger than your thumbnail.

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How we did it.

Topanga took the best parts of today's lighting technologies and combined them into an optimized package.

Solid State...

Topanga APL™ has a reliable, solid-state driver just like LEDs.

Single Point...

Instead of multiple LED sources, APL is one single lamp source.

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one APL bulb

Long life...

Electrode-free means no metal to glass contact. APL uses inductive coupling to create light.

Replaceable...

After 50,000 hours of life, you can replace one LED fixture. Or you can replace one APL™ bulb.

Bright, HID Spectrum.

APL uses the same metal halides as standard HID. Same high output. Same broad spectrum. In an incredibly small package.

What it means for you.

If you work in facilities management, APL™ is what you know. Only better.

Electrode-free = less scheduled maintenance. Small source = no glare and better light distribution on the floor.

Broad spectrum = better security, better productivity. Solid-state = control and dimming systems compatible.

Overall result = less complaints, more satisfied customers, employers, and employees.

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Finance

APL™ makes Financial Sense

Topanga’s Advanced Plasma Lighting™ replaces 250, 400, and 1000 Watt traditional HID sources and gives you a 48% energy savings. And that’s just the start.

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How we did it.

Topanga's Advanced Plasma Lighting is "forward engineered". APL™ capitalizes on today's technologies to provide a higher long-term rate of return on your investment.

Topanga APL™ achieves significant savings through

Reduced Capital costs...

Topanga APL™ is a compact system. With a smaller source. The small APL™ source means you get smaller, lighter fixtures. You get reduced pole costs. And reduced initial installation costs.

Lower maintenance costs...

After 50,000 operational hours, replace one APL™ lamp. Replace the APL™ driver after 100,000 hours. Less Capital Expenditure, and Maintenance budget reduced.

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100.000 Hours

Lower Operating Costs...

Not only 48% savings over traditional fixture operating costs APL™ also works with energy control systems. And is 100-20% dimmable, to further reduce energy costs. APL™ can help improve overall facility performance. And may help improve LEED rating.

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Workplace...

APL™ is efficient and bright.

APL™ gives even distribution of full-spectrum light. That's good for security and safety. And good for productivity.

Better light, better workplace.

What it means for you:

Topanga APL™ shows bottom line benefits.

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Fixture OEMs

Topanga APL™ - Putting Bright Light in the Right Place

Topanga’s point-source light improves optics. You can design and build fixtures that are smaller and more efficient - for both optics and energy. You can “put bright light in its place.” Right where you need it.

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Compare for yourself. Side by side.

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What it means for you.

If you manufacture general lighting products, APL™ is a source to consider.

Electrode-free = longer life. Small source = low glare. Tighter reflectors = better light distribution on the floor.

Compact, discrete components = smaller fixture dimensions. Solid-state = control and dimming systems compatible.

Broad spectrum = better light. Overall result = more satisfied customers.

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We can supply fixture design requirements and applications engineering support. It’s time to use Topanga USA’s Advanced Plasma Lighting™.