ZING Communications, Inc., New York, recently launched SearchSpec, a free online resource for architects, lighting designers, corporate designers, engineers, contractors, and distributors who want easy access to specification information on thousands of lighting products.

After logging onto www.searchspec.com, a lighting specifier can choose a product category and designate a specific product. Then the system generates a catalog of products in a standard interactive format. Once he or she selects a product, the specifier can download the specification sheet and IES files, see select products in projects, and contact the manufacturer or local sales representative.

Now available for track lighting fixtures (featuring more than 700 products from 15 manufacturers) and linear suspended indirect lighting (featuring more than 500 products from 17 manufacturers), the site will feature commercial indoor and outdoor lighting products in the future.