ILEX Reimagines Chroma Light by Christopher Poehlmann


ILEX.Original Chroma pendant
Original Chroma pendant

Lighting leader ILEX has reissued a new edition of its Chroma light, designed by Christopher Poehlmann. The updated version is now available in wall sconce and tripod versions, as well as its original pendant, to highlight the piece’s signature shape.

Poehlmann’s concept for Chroma is grounded in mid-century modern design principles. To achieve maximum light, the new Chroma versions are able to tilt away from the fixture’s body. By expanding beyond a traditional pendant, designers are able to unify their spaces with Chroma’s universally appealing aesthetic.


New Sconces, Tripods, and Pendants Give Designer Lighting Fresh Applications with Modern Flair

Designed exclusively for ILEX, Christopher Poehlmann’s Chroma light series debuted an expanded lineup at HD Expo 2016 in Las Vegas, May 4-6. The series, which features a fresh take on classic mid-century aesthetics, offers a pendant, wall sconce, and tripod version. All three lighting options take Chroma’s signature shape and transform it into an effective, yet striking lighting solution using a unique tilt capability.

ILEX President Alan Indursky notes, “It’s always a pleasure collaborating with Christopher. His impeccably designed and instantly recognizable Chroma light has garnered exceptional response in the marketplace; expanding the series is only natural. We look forward to sharing these phenomenal designs with an even greater audience.

Chroma’s conceptualization and various applications are centered in mid-century modern design, a critical inspiration point for Poehlmann. Poehlmann’s original focus was to develop a simple pendant, which through the use of a single variable – color – could offer a product family with many options. With the addition of the three new versions, designers can achieve uniformity by using different Chroma fixtures in different settings.

To achieve maximum light, the new Chroma versions are able to tilt from the fixture’s body, while visible cords allow for a modern, industrial look to take root.

Chroma is available in Polished Aluminum, Black, and Bronze with Matte Black yoke and Solid Brass pivoting knob.

About ILEX:

ILEX is an American lighting manufacturer based in Taunton, MA that creates architectural lighting solutions for commercial, hospitality and high-end residential spaces. Founded in 2000, as a subsidiary of the 65-year-old lighting brand Norwell, ILEX is committed to nurturing American design and production. The company employs an experienced staff of artisans who have over 80 years of expertise in the lighting industry, collectively. For more information, visit or follow them on Facebook and Twitter at @ILEXLighting.