Illumination WALD STUDIO

28Aug/180

UFO

Today we had UFO come in to discuss their fiber optic and LED products.

Fiber Optics

All of their fiber optic systems consist of three components:

The light source can consist of a color wheel, RGBW, or dichroic sources.

They offer end lit or side emitting products. The side emitting products come in two different types: side sparkle and smooth solid core.

 

The end lit products are typically made from glass while the side sparkle are typically made from food grade plastic.

 

  • 90w is the strongest fiber optic product
  • 20w products will be close to the 50w-75w tungsten market

For the end lit products, you are able to changes lenses to change the beam spread of the product.

These products do have a bend radius limitation which is important to consider when using it around corners. A large positive of these fiber optic fixtures is that the light source is the only point of maintenance.

The fiber optic products can be used for a multitude of applications. The end lit products are great for pools, museums, ceiling stars, and much more. The side emitting (the side sparkle particularly) is great for sensory systems in the medical field. The side emitting is also great for pool lighting.


They also showed us their LED products.

They had spot and wash fixtures. The wash fixtures slide into the fittings and the spot fixtures snap in to a magnetic system. The optics of these fixtures can also be changed. The following sizes are available.

  • 45mm
  • 95mm
  • 1250mm
  • 2450mm

These fixtures are not wireless. There is 1.6 meters of lead wire available. Finishes include: black and silver. The magnetic ball will always be silver regardless of finish(as shown below).

They also mentioned that they do have LED down lights (as shown below) which are essentially an LED version of their fiber optics system.

27Aug/180

BLT

BLT stopped by our office for the first time. They have presented 2 new products from Deco.

SKYLER:

A recessed edge light volumetric flat panel LED with low profile, prismatic diffuser, and uniform light distribution

 

  • Available in 40w, 48w, up to 15,000 lumen
  • Standard 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K in 80 and 90 CRI.
  •  UGR of less than 19 for glare control.
  • Suitable for 2"x2" and 2"x4" grid ceilings.
  • 0-10V dimming down to 1%

The estimated price for this fixture is 10% to 20% lower than some other manufacturers.


CIRCA:

An edge-lit LED round flat panel pendant with 3 aircraft cable mounting, up to 6240 lumens and powder coat finish. The fixture's design is interesting. It has a slim beveled edge.

  • Available in 18", 24", and 36" diameters with 1" height and 8" canopy.
  • Delivers up to 6240 lumens
  • 3-Way adjustable LED driver provides field adjustable lumen output
  • Suitable for damp locations

 


Light is redirected from 60° to 90° degrees of the luminaire, UGR <19

*What is unique about this agency aside from their products, is their up to date website;

On the "featured products" section, they list all the new products. when visiting design firms, they provide a printed summary of what they are going to present, a basic info about products which we can add notes to it and eventually they will archive that with our notes on their website for later reference.

 

 

23Aug/180

Apure

Today we had a representative from Apure visit us. He showed us a couple of fixtures that are high-end luxury items. All of these items are made by Porsche Design Products so brand recognition and quality are positives.

We first looked at the Minus.

The Minus comes in 2 options, One or Two. The Minus One is a round trimless finish, and the Minus Two is a square trimless finish. The Minus 3 was also mentioned. This will be a wall washer that is coming out soon!  

 

The Minus fixtures provide just over 1,000 Lumen output. They come in both 20 or 40 degree spreads. They are available in a 2700K. 90 CRI.

The fixture that we viewed was 27K, 90 CRI,  12V (not on full power).

In addition to how powerful it is, the Minus also can come in any custom finish and has a really nice inside trim. The housing is 5/8''. There are some important considerations however. If there is not at least a 12'' clearance underneath the fixture, it is not suggested that you use it. The back stays very cool, particularly because they use IC rated aircraft aluminum. However, this fixture is very powerful and needs at least that 12" clearance from the front. (so no using this in commercial shelving). The other consideration is that this fixture is not easy to fix or replace. If it goes bad, drywall will need to be cut through to change the fixture out.

You can put 5 fixtures to a driver. The driver used is typically Lutron. This product is rated for 50,000 hours.

The Minus One typically runs $460 per fixture DN, while the Minus Two typically run about $500 per fixture DN.


The next fixture was their surface mounted fixture- the Tantus.

This fixture has around a 900 Lumen output. The reflectors are interchangeable. The downside to the fixture is the overall interior finish.

   

 

There is approximately 4'' shallow housing for the recessed version of this fixture. The inside trim is nice and finished but the light source is a little too raw and unfinished. You can add an extra lens for wet locations and there are unlimited trim finish options. you can also get matching finishes for speaker systems as well so everything matches.


 

23Aug/180

alight

We had two representatives from alight do a product update with us today.

Atlas

The Atlas comes in the following diameters:

  • 20''
  • 32''
  • 48''

The 20'' comes in a 2'x2' tile detail as well. It is not trimless however custom finishes are available. The fixture does have up-lighting as well.

The standard color temperature is either:

  • 3,000
  • 3,500
  • 4,000
  • Customizable color temperature is available

The lumen output for this fixture is quite impressive at a 6,000 Lumen output for the 20''.  These are also dimmable. If you are using multiple of them, they will have the same surface brightness so they are very consistent. This fixture would be great for spaces with vaulted ceilings.


Aerial

This fixture's standard lens length comes in increments of 2'. It has a 45% up and 50% down distribution. While this product would not be great for residential purposes, it would be very useful in offices.


Apex

The final product was Apex. This product does come with the option of a High Efficiency lens that has just under 1,000 Lumen output. With the standard lenses it has between 1,200 and 1,300 Lumen output. It has the option of a 22 degree or 55 degree beam angle. One of the positives of this fixture is that it is recessed a bit so the light source will not be seen unless you are essentially standing underneath it. The fixture itself is 3 1/2'' deep. This fixture also has the flexibility to combine optics or use blackout panels if needed.

 


A final note, for projects that require it, alight does also do MRI work for any medical facilities that may need it.

20Aug/180

Pyramid Lighting

Today we had a rep from Pyramid Lighting come in.

Brenta Line by Neri

This was the first line he showed us. The Brenta line is an entire line of fiber reinforced concrete. All of these products are hard-wired. This line could be a great landscape lighting option - particularly the planters, which offer an up/down design. All products are available in 3,000K or 4,000K color temperature.

 


Folio by Alliance Lighting

The Folio line is a line of incredibly versatile LED lit panels. You can get any shape imaginable and have graphics printed on it. It ships 4-6 weeks from shop order.  It is comparable in quality to other manufacturers such as EOS and Backlight, but less expensive.


HK Lighting

HK Lighting's current products were briefly reviewed with us. We mainly looked at their hanging fixtures.


G Lighting

The drums and rings from Glight were what was highlighted for us. These products seems to be very popular currently. All of this line is color changing and has wireless control.

 


Lumato

Lumato's products are appealing because of their clean, straight shapes. Much of what was presented to us was the suspended fixtures. These fixtures come in both 3'' or 5'' families.


Point Lighting

While we haven't had a need for it yet, Point Lighting has a line of heliport products for special projects in the future.

 

8Aug/180

Zaneen

Zaneen stopped by our office today to present the new products from Prolicht.

The Snooker:

A suspended luminaire is available as an individual or as a group in a trimless conductor rail or a snooker board. The idea behind it is the freedom to adjust the suspension using the gravity lift. (standard 1.5m, optional 3.5 adjustment and make clicking sound every 10cm)

  • Available in 25 different finishes and  6 different illuminated ring colors in Shine Snooker model.
  • 5.9W, 280lm-330lm.
  • 90cRI, 2700K, 3000K, and 4000K
  • 0-10v and Dali dimming systems.
  • Fitted 48V magnetic adaptor in the channel.
  • Bartenbachs lens with 55° light distribution.
  • Available with unlit pieces as well to create a full custom installation.

 

 

 

 

 

8Aug/180

Ultralights Lighting

We looked at UltraLights' new products in the office today.

Fortis:

A surface mounted fixture with opal acrylic diffuser in Corten Steel (very interesting texture and color), cast bronze, black, and other custom finishes.

  

  •  1100lm, 120 lm/w with 80% diffused lens.
  • Available in 3000K(standard), 2700K, 3500K, and 4000K.
  • Available in dry/damp and wet location options.

*They use Osram Sylvania LED since it is programmable and Philips LED for wet location products.


Cirus:

A pendent with 24" diameter and 36" diameter, 4x LED retrofit (20W max ea) or dedicated 30W LED, 0-10V dimming and adjustable mounting cable (15"-96").

  

The interior surface comes in gold, silver, and white finishes.


Wall Sconce Family:

We also looked at Modelli. A 7.4W 1160lm LED flush mounted sconce. It comes in different finishes, diffuser options (opal, onyx, alabaster, swirl), 3000K(standard), 2700K, 3500K, and 4000K. The acrylic diffuser is made with mitered corners.

 

Shown in: White Swirl


*Most of their products are flush mounted.

*They do not stock any product and everything is made to order.

 

 

1Aug/180

Lumetta

The Lumetta stopped by our office today to give an update.

What was interesting about their products is their fabric. They offer fire rated, washable, and Anti-microbial (resistance to microbe growth) fabric for a range of their products which make them a great option for hospitality and medical center. They also have a wide variety of colors and textures to choose from.

From left to right: Drum, Silhouette, and Taper L2

TAPER L2:

A pendant and surface mounted product with 2 opaque shades. The Outer shade is washable and the inner one is acoustic.

  •  6' power cord, three suspension cables, and ceiling canopy.
  • Suitable for damp locations.
  •  18" to 24" s
  • with an inner drum, Lumenled LED chip.

 


ECHO:

  

  • Translucent fabric.
  • 3000K, Xicato LED chip with a glob shape optic.
  • *Tunable white, RGB, and RGB white are coming soon.

SILHOUETTE:

A laser cut LED sconces with steel and aluminum structure with a washable diffuser. Suitable for damp locations (ADA).

  • Standard 3000K, 33W, 2230lm (27" size)
  • available in four standard sizes ranging from 12" to 49".
  • 6 designer panels and 10 powder coat finishes to choose from.
  • A Samsung LED board.

 


* Everything is made in-house except wire and LED board.

*They charge based on labor hour for customization and the lead time for response to modification request is 24 to 48 hours.

4-6 weeks for Standard shipping and 6-9 weeks for customized products.

 

31Jul/180

Erco

Erco stopped by our office today to present their updated and new products.

 

COMPAR:

A recessed luminaire system with a narrow profile, shallow recessed depth, and different light distributions. It comes in 3 cells up to 24 cells. The 3 cell is available in 6W, 3000K standard, 30° and 70° light spread.

  

  • Black and silver are standard finishes. (optional Erco white is available, RAL 9006)
  • Start at 60° up to oval wide, oval flood, and lens wallwasher.
  • IC rated housing for different ceiling thicknesses max to 1" and flush mounting for 1/2" to 1" ceiling thickness.
  • 0-10V, DMX, and Dali dimming system

 

Comparison for visual appearance of black (left side) and white (right side) finish louvers.

*It has a very sharp clear cut off wall wash (minimal dark area from edge of the wall) and requires a minimum distance of 4" from a wall.


OSERIS:

It is the new track head with a joint for angle adjustment. It comes in 2w, 4w, 6w, and 12w.

  • Spot, flood, and lens wallwasher.
  • Available in black, white, and silver finishes.
  • Standards 2700K, 3000K, and 4000K (new)
  • New recessed Track feeder is flangeless.

They presented the flood light model with 6W - 12W, 360lm up to 1650lm, 2700K, and 3000K.

 

*The 2 dots are for angle adjustment between downlight, 35°, and wall washer.

 

 

19Jul/180

Prolume

Prolume stopped by to present their new products.

They have custom manufactured LED strips and in house manufactured LED board.

 

They use 2-step binned LEDs from Cree and Nichia LED chip, ranging from 2200K up to 6000K, 4° light spread.The 5" segment is the smallest they can do in LED strip.


They presented a custom fixture using series CLA fixtures. (It's great for illuminating high ceilings and has 1ft increment).

  

  • Initially developed for "National Archives Museum".
  • 3 different optics. Spot, medium flood, and flood
  • Mounted in a custom cradles.

* They use custom designed hi-flux LED (CREE XLamp, XP-E LEDs) to achieve 2850K

*  Each LED bin they use are only one color and brightness group and is uniquely identified by a bin code.

 

 


Duo CS:

A low voltage linear luminaire with an extruded aluminium body.

  • Available in 27K, 30K, 35K, 40K , 50K, and RGB.
  • 150° built in articulation and 115° light beam.
  • Available in white powder coated and anodized aluminium finishes. (opt for custom finish)

They are considering to have this product as a hanging rod for closet (the aluminium part is not scratch proof!) and wet listed.

 

They have an interesting vivid pink LED product.

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