Meet Acolyte

Update for the week of February 1, 2022

Pure Architectural Bliss

Let your imagination run wild with our newest architectural lighting brand.


Sure, you dream in glowing technicolor, but your project has a budget, a schedule and a set of requirements. Maybe you need to stick with options that ship quick, or maybe you’re looking for California Title 24, JA8-certified alternatives for an ongoing project. Perhaps you’re working on value engineering a complex linear lighting design without compromising aesthetics or output. Maybe you’re in need of precision controls to bring your tunable light projects to life. Delivering a spectacular lighting project requires a careful balance of creative and practical considerations each and every time. We understand this, and GenLED Acolyte does too.

Acolyte is an American architectural lighting and controls company abound with solutions fit for both the artist and the project manager in you.

Practical Solutions Abound

This line is filled with amazingly powerful, creatively inspiring tools of light, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t immediately point out the logistical advantages that Acolyte brings to the table.

Acolyte is an excellent choice when you need quality architectural lighting that ships fast. Orders ship domestically from New Jersey, and you’ll find a variety of options available through the company’s 5-Day Quick Ship and Rapid Ribbon programs.

Since this product line is reasonably priced and maintains ample inventory, it’s a great option for apartment communities, hotels, corporate campuses or other large-scale projects requiring a high product volume.

Last (but definitely not least), Acolyte’s Title 24, JA8-certified options are extensive, making it an ideal fit for residential projects in California. We’ve pointed out a few exciting JA8 options in this post. Visit our Acolyte brand page to download a full list of their JA8-certified offerings.

The bottom line: you’ll love this brand’s “can-do” spirit. When you need controls support, customizations or something entirely unusual and unique to your project, the Acolyte team is ready to get to work on providing solutions.

Limitless Creativity

Acolyte’s architectural sensibility is hard to miss. Built for designers, this line is stacked with flexible solutions for just about any and every application you can imagine.

Inspired Applications

Though new to our line card, Acolyte is far from new to the industry. A leading name in performance architectural lighting, Acolyte’s LED fixtures have been installed in luxury hotels, cultural landmarks, sports stadiums and other prominent and recognizable interior and exterior environments. Here are a few inspiring examples:

 

Rockefeller Plaza FAO Schwarz
Lighting Design: 37 Volts Light Studio

This staircase at the world’s most famous toy store features toe-kick lighting programmed to dazzle shoppers with a color-changing spectacle of light.RGBW RibbonLyte in Acolyte’sAS1 channel with a frosted lens were used create this dynamic, technicolor display. More about this project.

The ART, a hotel
Lighting Design: LEI Companies, Inc. & Davis Partnership Architects

Inspired by the neighboring Denver Art Museum, The ART, a Hotel features a curated selection of original works and epic installations by artists like Larry Bell, Frank Gehry and Leo Vilarreal. 90+ CRI Acolyte Static White RibbonLyte fixtures deliver ambient light in the prominent art-filled architectural cove at the hotel’s entrance.More about this project.

Domino Park
Lighting Design: GFC Lighting

This 6-acre park features an elegantly illuminated promenade with handrails lined with Acolyte’s 3.0 Static White Series 2 RibbonLyte in the discrete AS1 channel. The same RibbonLyte provides toe-kick lighting that gives a large, riverside platform, one of the park’s focal points, its signature glow. More about this project.

Acolyte’s architectural lighting solutions have been used to bring light, color and ambiance to creatively inspired, imaginatively designed environments near and far. More design inspiration.

Tools You’ll Love

Acolyte’s strict adherence to quality control measures means you can expect color accuracy, consistent CCT’s and smooth transitions across the line. You can’t go wrong.

With plentiful competitively priced solutions allowing endlessly customizable options, it’s hard to pinpoint our favorite offerings.Acolyte’s signature RibbonLyte LED tape series, for example, can be configured numerous ways (25,000 to be precise) to deliver the exact color, temperature and application requirements for your project. Standouts from the RibbonLyte series include fully addressable RGBW tapes, a diode-free tunable white option and flexible tapes that can be bent up to 90 degrees.

Other highlights include Acolyte’s diverse array of mud-in channels and corners, ruggedly tough Armor Series linear fixtures for resilient exterior applications, and the line’s diverse lineup of JA8-certified options.

Here are a few examples of the endlessly versatile creative tools you can expect from this line:

RGB & RGBW Addressable RibbonLyte: fully addressable RGBW tape with individually controlled”pixels” that can be used to create animated patterns, colors and effects.
Specification Sheet.
Installation Guide.
IES File Download.
Variable White Linea RibbonLyte: this “chip-on-board” tape features a unique design that delivers diode-free tunable white without a diffuser lens.

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Installation Guide.
Static White Matrix RibbonLyte: this LED tape flexes and bends in every direction. Ideal for curves, rounded coves or sharp angles. RGB version available.
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Installation Guide.
IES File Download.
Static White Micro RibbonLyte 4.5:
This compact tape is one of Acolyte’s Title 24, JA8-certified options. Download the full list of JA8 options here.

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Installation Guide.
IES File Download.
Other Micro RibbonLyte Series 2 options.
Synthesis Pendant: a sleek suspended fixture for both direct and indirect lighting. Nine beam angle options. Comes in either symmetric or asymmetric shapes. Available in black, white, gold and silver, or order with a custom finish.
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IES File Download.
AC Mini RGBW:
Use this ultra-tough, high-powered driverless fixture for dramatic façade lighting or colorful exterior wall washing and grazing. Four optic beam options available. Comes in four lengths.
Specification Sheet.
Installation Guide.
IES File Download.
Rigid AC:
a driverless fixture featuring an in-line power switch. Seamlessly daisy chains without spacing or shadows. Title 24, JA8-certified from 2700K-3500K.
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AR9 Micro Channel:
Pair this ultra-slim aluminum micro channel with the 1.0, 3.0 or 4.5 Micro RibbonLyte to create an ultra-slim linear fixture.

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Installation Guide.
IES File Download.
Flexible BackLyte: 11.97″ square panels that can be cut into nine 3.99″ square sections, each with 16 pixels that evenly distribute light. Perfect for backlighting onyx, stone, or resin panels. Title 24, JA8-certified from 2200K-4000K.
Specification Sheet.
Installation Guide.
IES File Download.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Explore the full product line here, and visit our brand page for additional Acolyte resources and information.

Ready to get to know Acolyte? Archetype is your Northern California and Hawaii representative. Contact us for pricing, product information, sample requests, orders and more.


About Archetype

Archetype Lighting is a San Francisco-based manufacturers representative that connects Northern California and Hawaii’s professional trade communities with extraordinary lighting brands from around the globe. See our line card for a list of our extraordinary brands.