Covert Cool: CSL (Creative Systems Lighting) Launches LED Eco-Cove System

Technical Downlighting Leader’s Latest LED Collection Features 120V Linkable System and Long Life

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF. – CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting), leaders in technical downlighting and energy-efficient LED systems, has launched new Ultra-Efficient LED Cove Lighting for hospitality, commercial retail operations and residential applications. Featuring a 120V linkable system with a long lamp life of 50,000 hours at 70 percent lumen maintenance, the Eco-Cove is the modern day architect’s solution to finding high-performance, long life LED cove lighting.

“More architects and designers have been specifying concealed LED lighting as more LEED projects are being developed, but there are actually very few LED fixtures on the market that could be considered ‘high-performance,’” said Steve Nadell, president of Troy-CSL. “CSL’s Eco-Cove is one of the few precision-engineered, high-performance LED cove lights with a continuous driver system available today.”

The Eco-Cove manages to give specifiers the best of both worlds: an LED cove light that reduces HVAC expenses, decreases maintenance costs but still illuminates beautifully with either a warmer white or natural white light. Beyond energy and maintenance cost savings, the wet-location and UL-listed Eco- Cove offers architects, designers and building owners surprising versatility since it comes in two sizes: a 6-watt, 300 lumens, 10.5-inch long version and a 12-watt, 600 lumens and 21-inch long version. And since it comes with an integrated 120V system, the Eco-Cove eliminates the need for external remote transformers or drivers.

Users of the Eco-Cove can:

  • Direct light up towards the ceiling and down adjacent walls, or create light for aesthetic accent to highlight decorative ceilings;
  • Eliminate light-quality inconsistencies from incorrect color temperatures or differing brightness levels in replacement lamps;
  • Avoid “socket shadows” thanks to an adjustable 120-degree rotation that produces a bright and even warm-white light;
  • Dim the lighting with an electronic low-voltage (ELV) reverse phase control dimmer; and
  • Reduce the hassle and expense of labor, material and disposal costs associated with traditional lamp replacement.

About CSL®

CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting) has been designing and manufacturing performance-engineered architectural lighting fixtures since 1990. Known as the pacesetter in low voltage small aperture recessed lighting, CSL has emerged as a leader in the concealed LED lighting and architectural LED lighting categories over the last several years. With design and manufacturing teams in Europe, Asia and the United States, CSL continues to revolutionize the way architects and lighting designers perceive technical performance and energy efficiency with each new lighting innovation—including the Eco-Downlight; the Eco-Downlight LED Mini, which was named one of BUILDERnews’ “Best Products” of 2011; Eco-Counter, Pro-Puck-LED and the CSL Architectural line. Today, CSL’s diverse range of lighting products can be found in commercial buildings, hotels, retail establishments and homes all over the world, and was recently selected for installation in ELLE DÉCOR’s 2011 Miami Showhouse, presented as an official satellite exhibit of Design Miami/ during Art Basel. CSL is part of the Littman Brands which includes: Corbett Lighting, Troy Lighting, Hudson Valley Lighting® and Troy Landscape Lighting. For more information about CSL, visit:

About Littman Brands

Littman Brands is renowned for unique custom designs and high-quality lighting solutions for the residential, hospitality and contract arenas. Led by Chairman/CEO and lighting visionary David Littman, whose family has maintained a leadership role in lighting design for more than 85 years, Littman Brands is represented by three distinct brands: Corbett Lighting, Hudson Valley Lighting® and Troy Lighting. Each brand reflects an individual identity and specialization while maintaining the promise of uncompromising quality, expert craftsmanship and groundbreaking design. Littman Brands is renowned for unique custom designs and high-quality lighting solutions for the residential, hospitality and contract arenas. In 2012, Littman Brands will serve as the exclusive lighting partner in Hearst Corporation’s Designer Visions, a showhouse involving major name decorators and ELLE DECOR, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL and VERANDA magazines. For details about each lighting brand, visit