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Williams' VA2 Wins Die Casting Design Award

September 24, 2013 (Carthage, Missouri) – The 2013 International Die-Casting Design Competition has named the Williams Outdoor VA2 architectural LED area light as the winner in the category of "Aluminum Die Casting Over 10 lb."

"This year's winning castings exemplify the continued advancement in die casting capabilities," said NADCA President Daniel Twarog. "There are advances not only in geometric complexity, quality, and cost savings, but in structural applications as well." Williams' team of LED engineers worked closely with Microcast Technologies to develop a housing that met all the challenges of LED outdoor area lighting. LED lighting systems create a great amount of heat, so cooling is essential. By die casting the complete housing in a two-piece assembly, combining all of the LED mounting, internal heatsink finning, access and maintenance features in a single set of parts, the resulting unit lowers the system cost and provides long maintenance-free operation.

Categories in the competition are grouped by material and include aluminum, magnesium, zinc and other alloy families. Castings are judged within each category on four equally weighted criteria: ingenuity of casting and/or product design, overall quality, cost savings as compared to other manufacturing processes and the part's contribution to expanding the market for die castings. A panel of independent judges with no ties to eligible casters, selects the winners.

NADCA will honor this year's award winners at its 2013 Die Casting Design Competition Luncheon on Monday, September 16th during the Die Casting Congress & Tabletop programming in Louisville, KY.


Williams New Voltaire LED Area Lights
Blend Style and Performance for Outdoor Applications

September 12, 2013 (Carthage, Missouri) – After years of careful research and development, Williams Outdoor introduces its Voltaire series of LED area lights, which blend architectural design with Williams' legendary performance.

The VA Series area lights are available in packages delivering 6,000 to 24,000 lumens, and 90° factory-set optics make it easy to direct 100 percent of available lumen output to specified targets. In addition, all VA Series outdoor products are approved for the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) qualified product list, which recognizes only high quality and high efficiency LED products for commercial applications.

All VA area lights are housed in a hinged, two-piece cast aluminum enclosure, which provides for easy installation and long-term durability. That combined with the predicted long life of LED technology makes the VA Series a great option for busy or hard-to-reach outdoor locations where recurring maintenance would be difficult.

With its contoured low-profile design, energy efficiency and low maintenance advantages, the VA Series area lights are a worthy addition to Williams growing outdoor product offering. When it comes to balancing graceful aesthetics with rugged performance, the Voltaire LED luminaires from Williams Outdoor show you can have the best of both worlds.


Williams Purchases ALS (Architectural Lighting Systems) Assets

April 30, 2013 (Carthage, Missouri) – H.E. Williams, Inc. is pleased to announce the purchase of Architectural Lighting System (ALS) assets.

An opportunity to broaden our product offering, especially in the rapidly expanding health care lighting category, many of the most popular ALS products are now in development for release beginning July 2013.

A team of Williams engineers are actively redesigning each series to maintain ALS’ high performance product specifications while conforming to Williams’ benchmark quality production standards.

Refined aesthetics, paint after fabrication, open-cell foam gaskets, robust door frames with T-slot hinges and spring-loaded cam latches, plus anti-microbial high-reflectance powder coating are just a few Williams standards that will enhance this highly sought after product line – setting a new touchstone for health care lighting.

Williams – A Visible Difference®

H.E. Williams, Inc. was featured on Fox Business Network's "Manufacturing Marvels" segment on Thursday, December 27, 2012. Click here to watch entire two-minute segment.

H.E. Williams, Incorporated leads the way to better lighting. For over seventy years, the company has been making a visible difference by designing and manufacturing superior commercial lighting products.

Founded by inventor and entrepreneur Harold E. Williams in 1921, the company made gadgets and automotive accessories in the early years. Still family-owned and operated in Carthage, Missouri, Williams is proud to make its products in the U.S.A.

The company manufactures over 700 different fixture styles, with the ability to quickly meet industry demand by producing custom fixtures on request. This understanding of customers" needs sets Williams apart from the competition.

Williams' three complete product lines provide lighting solutions for aesthetically pleasing or purely practical applications — from indoor architectural lighting for schools, hospitals, retail centers, offices, factories and warehouses to exterior site and landscape lighting. Designed for performance, efficiency, long-life, and sustainability, Williams fixtures support multiple lamp sources ranging from energy efficient LED, induction, and fluorescent to high intensity discharge and incandescent.

Each Williams" fixture is produced using the most modern engineering tools, state-of-the-art technologies, and precision fabrication equipment. USA-Proud, Williams is committed to producing quality products through sustainable practices.

Contact the agent in your area to find out how H.E. Williams can make a visible difference in your next commercial lighting project.


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