About Tempo

Tempo designs and manufactures LED linear, configurable lighting systems for architectural applications, theatre venues and industrial facilities.

Established in 1986, Tempo was founded on the premise that THEATRE safety illumination could be designed and produced to radically simplify the installation and maintenance process. Today, Tempo manufactures over 85% of cinema safety lighting in North America and provides total lighting solutions for theatre venues.

 LED Pioneer

Tempo was an early pioneer in LED technology, shipping the first LED safety lighting product in 1997. Recognizing the game-changing benefits of LEDs, Tempo leveraged their experience and developed ARCHITECTURAL LED lighting systems for accent, cove and wall wash applications in addition to an INDUSTRIAL line for general illumination.

Tempo’s extensive range of products has received multiple lighting design awards and patents in recognition for their innovative advances.

 Less Humans per Lumen®

Tempo continues to take a holistic approach to every new design, developing application solutions that go beyond providing required light levels and a lighting effect. The development process hones all products to:

  1. Reduce infrastructure costs
  2. Streamline installation
  3. Lower maintenance costs

All benefits ultimately result in Less Humans per Lumen.

CLiP®

Additionally, every Tempo system is developed based on a proprietary CLiP, Configurable Lighting Platform. CLiP is a design philosophy and discipline where modular and interchangeable components are developed across product platforms to create extensive features and options. Learn more about CLiP below.

Made in USA

All Tempo products and systems are manufactured at Tempo’s Irvine, California headquarters. In an era where projects are delayed waiting for overseas shipments, Tempo has maintained full control of their supply chain and provides the industry’s shortest and most reliable lead times.

With a friendly and responsive sales and customer service team, Tempo makes your project a priority.

The Power of CLiP®

Tempo’s proprietary CLiP technology empowers you to design linear LED lighting solutions with all the features and visual effects imaginable. Our modular and interchangeable components provide the freedom and flexibility to create beautiful lighting that is energy efficient, meets budget requirements and maintains design integrity. With CLiP, the only thing that stands between you and the ideal lighting solution is your imagination.

CLiP allows you to select options from three key building blocks:

BUILDING INTERFACE or mounting system

POWER SYSTEM Scalable to meet any lumen output, power or budget requirements by modifying LED spacing or fixture module spacing and selecting from multiple dimming and control options

FIXTURE SYSTEM Featuring a wide range of fixture sizes, forms and lighting effects or optics

Create a linear LED lighting solution optimized for your application with unmatched options and flexibility from Tempo CLiP.

The Power of CLiP®

Awards

pr1meFX LED Cove Linear Lighting

pr1meFX LED Cove Linear Lighting

2017 IES Progress Report Selection

HLS House Lighting System

HLS House Lighting System

2015 Architectural Products Magazine's Product Innovation Awards

HLS House Lighting System

HLS House Lighting System

2015 LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards Recognized Winner

C4S Serpentine LED Linear Cove Lighting, Mid-power

C4S Serpentine LED Linear Cove Lighting, Mid-power

2014 Next Generation Luminaires Indoor Recognized Winner

Series 3000 Articulated LED Linear Accent Lighting

Series 3000 Articulated LED Linear Accent Lighting

2014 Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards Recognized Winner

C7100 High Lumen LED Linear Lighting System

C7100 High Lumen LED Linear Lighting System

2014 Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards Recognized Winner

C4100 Low Profile LED Linear Lighting System, Mid-power

C4100 Low Profile LED Linear Lighting System, Mid-power

2013 IES Progress Report Selection

C7100 LED Linear Lighting System, High Lumen

C7100 LED Linear Lighting System, High Lumen

2013 IES Progress Report Selection

Creszendo Scalable LED Sconce

Creszendo Scalable LED Sconce

2013 Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards Recognized Winner

Series 5000 Articulated LED Linear Lighting

Series 5000 Articulated LED Linear Lighting

2013 Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards Recognized Winner

Series 6000 HP LED Linear Lighting

Series 6000 HP LED Linear Lighting

2012 Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards Recognized Winner

Series 6000 HP LED Linear Lighting, Gen 3

Series 6000 HP LED Linear Lighting, Gen 3

2011 IIDEX NeoCon Canada Silver Award for Innovation in Interior Lighting

Sentinel Seat Light II LED

Sentinel Seat Light II LED

2011 IIDEX NeoCon Canada Bronze Award for Innovation in Interior Lighting

Series 6000 HP LED Linear Lighting

Series 6000 HP LED Linear Lighting

2010 Lightfair International Innovation Award, Best in Category

Series 6000 HP LED Linear Lighting

Series 6000 HP LED Linear Lighting

2009 Next Generation Luminaire Recognized Winner

Series 6000 HP LED Linear Lighting

Series 6000 HP LED Linear Lighting

2009 IIDEX NeoCon Canada Gold Award for Innovation in Interior Lighting

Series 6000 HP LED Linear Lighting

Series 6000 HP LED Linear Lighting

2009 IES Progress Report Selection

Sentinel Aisle & Step Lighting

Sentinel Aisle & Step Lighting

2008 IES Progress Report Selection

Patents

Wire Harness

US Patent 7,798,841

Wire Harness

US Patent 7,686,642

CLiP® Series 7000/C7100

US Patent 9,261,263

Supplemental Rail Light (SRL)

US Patent 8,002,426

Seat Marker Light

US Patent 9,093,004

Creszendo™ Scalable Sconce

US Patent 8,672,508

Series 3000

US Patent 8,794,817

Series 4000

US Patent 8,864,347

C4S

US Patent 9,429,283
US Patent Pending

SWIII™ Wall Light

US Patent 8,398,276
Chinese Patent No. ZL 201180013678.8
EPO Patent 2545322

C6S/C6R

US Patent 9,458,995

Creszendo 10”, 12” and 3” Square Sconce

US Patent 9,322,533

Modular LED Light (Series 6000, Series 7000)

US Patent 7,726,840

Armor Connector (Series 6000, C6S, C6R, C7R05)

US Patent 8,137,118

Series 5000

US Patent 8,801,237

Sentinel™ Seat Light II

US Patent 8,061,870

Guardian System

US Patent 6,076,936
US Patent 6,082,870
US Patent 6,416,200

HLS Auditorium Light

US Patent Pending, European Patent Pending

C3S

US Patent 9,429,277

DIM-Z

US Patent Pending

C5R

US Patent Pending

pr1meFX

US Patent Pending, PCT Patent Pending

House Lighting System

US Patent 9,596,740