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Architectural Record Recognizes Modular International’s 579E Modules as One of 2023’s Best

Modular International, Inc., continues to be an innovative leader in architectural lighting. Architectural Record recently recognized the 579e Module as one of the best innovations of 2023.

Architectural Record’s 2023 Products of the Year Awards salute the best building materials and furnishings introduced to the U.S. market within the last year. A panel of architects and designers judged the entries on the basis of innovation, function, sustainability, and aesthetics. Modular International is proud to have its 579e LED modules recognized as one of the leading lighting innovations in 2023.

“This is exciting because the 579e LED modules continue to win and receive recognition for their design and performance,” said Modular International’s Vice President of Business Development, Tony Madonna. “We’re extremely appreciative of Architectural Record’s recognition of our research and bench work on this.”

Modular International is in the forefront of the movement towards sustainable commercial and residential lighting solutions in the United States and globally. Modular’s 579e LED modules offer industry leading energy efficiency in a compact and cost-effective lighting package. The 579e modules are offered in 50mm, 70mm, and 90mm diameters providing superior quality light at a significantly lower cost for commercial and residential applications.  

In its 37-year history, Modular International has held more than 40 patents with the 579e LED modules being the latest example of their ingenuity in the lighting space.

The real stats:

  • The 579e modules give the delivered lumen performances of an 80+ CRI product with superior color rendering over standard 90+ CRI products. 
  • Modular International offers six main product families within its portfolio of Modular Multiples® fixtures allowing the 579e modules to integrate into 39,000+ possible product combinations ranging from adjustable & fixed new construction and retrofit downlights, recessed or surface mounted multiples, cylinders, and custom engineered lighting solutions.
  • The 579e modules are also customizable with field changeable reflectors for onsite aiming and  adjustment. 
  • With the addition of filter rings and shielding cylinders to reduce glare, you can select up to two 1/8-inch-thick filter media for each 579e module for better light distribution and control.

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