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Ceiling lights by Aptilite

Aptilite currently makes multiple ceiling lights. As of October 2014, all of our ceiling lights are portable, meaning that they aren't hard wired. This makes them easy to move and means that you don't need an electrician to install them. Because of this the wires aren't hidden in the ceiling. All of our ceiling lights are also LED-based and use warm white LEDs produced by either Bridgelux in California or Philips in Europe. These lights have been designed to produce beautiful, warm, safe, efficient light and the fixtures have been make fron recyclable aluminum, acrylic plastic, stainless steel, and nylon.

The Vortex: It's 10 inches in diameter and about three inches tall. One of our retailers affectionately calls it "the spaceship light" because it reminds her of a UFO. We think it has a certain art deco quality to it, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Here are a few pictures, and some of them are pre-production prototypes and may differ slightly from the ones that we sell. The color vortex is 11.5 inches wide at its widest point and is a variation on the cylindrical shape of the original vortex. Approximate stats: 1100 raw lumens, 12 watts, 3000K color temperature.

The vortex The vortex The vortex
Vortex in a store Vortex from below A Color Vortex

The Diatom: It's basically two Vortexes (Vortices?) that have merged together with slightly different dimensions. It's dimensions are a little bit less than 10 x 18 x 3.5 inches in size and it has a light output similar to two 60-watt incandescent bulbs and when it's 8 feet off the floor, it easily lights the kitchen area in our studio. Approximate stats: 2200 raw lumens, 23 watts, 3000K color temperature.

The diatom The diatom The diatom
Diatom in the studio Diatom from below The look of a Diatom

The Mini-Diatom: It's a scaled down Diatom with a dual hexagonal shape. It's dimensions are approximately 7 x 11.5 x 3 inches in size and it has a light output similar to a 60-watt incandescent bulb and easily lights a desk or work area when it's hung four feet above a work surface. Approximate stats: 700 raw lumens, 8 watts, 3000K color temperature. As a task light, the mini-diatom has proven to be a surprising work horse due to its size and price.

The minidiatom The minidiatom The minidiatom
Mini-Diatom in the studio Mini-Diatom from below The look of a Mini-Diatom

The Sunburst: We're still experimenting with different dimensions and materials, and so far the prototypes have been selling as quickly as we're willing to let them go. Approximate stats: 1100 raw lumens, 12 watts, 3000K color temperature (but from some angles the color is generally warmed a bit by the color of the plexi used in its construction). Here are some pictures of the prototypes from various angles.

The sunburst The sunburst The sunburst
Sunburst #1 in the studio Sunburst #1 from below Sunburst #2 in the studio
The sunburst The sunburst
Sunburst #3 in the studio Sunburst #3 from below

The Dahlia: The Dahlia is a simpler and less expensive light based on the Sunburst. It has the same light source, fewer layers of plexi with one layer being slightly more red. Here are pictures of the first prototype. Approximate stats: 1100 raw lumens, 12 watts, 3000K color temperature.

The dahlia The dahlia The dahlia
The Dahlia in the studio Unlit Dahlia from below Lit Dahlia from below

The Waves light: The Waves light is another simpler and less expensive light based on the Sunburst and the Dahlia. It has the same light source, fewer layers of plexi than the Sunburst, and cool blue and green colors, and a less transparent front diffuser to make the light a bit softer. Here are pictures of the first prototype. Approximate stats: 900 raw lumens, 12 watts, 3000K color temperature.

The waves The waves The waves
The Waves light in the studio Unlit Waves light from below Lit Waves light from below

The Seagull: We're experimenting with different diffusers and so far the seagull is really looking good. Here are pictures of the two prototypes from various angles. Approximate stats: 1100 raw lumens, 12 watts, 3000K color temperature.

The seagull The seagull
Seagull #1 from below Seagull #2 in the studio

Please contact us if you have any questions. We're very excited about this and we think you will be too, especially after you try a few of them.


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