Illumination WALD STUDIO

6Jun/180

Lightnet

Lightnet stopped by with four product lines so we could see their updates.

The company has in-house LED board manufacturing. Most of the production takes place in Europe and their lead time for on-site delivery including customization (extra 5% add-on for special finishes) is 4-6 weeks globally. All their products have 80 CRI, integral driver, 0-10V (Osram driver programming in house) but are not suitable for wet locations.

 


LIQUID LINE

 

A 2"x2.5" modular LED light system of different forms, curves and connectors with either direct-indirect  or direct only, color temperature range of 2200K up to 6500K and optional 90+ CRI.

There is a limitation of  1.5' for radius in customized shapes.


BASIC

Surface mounted luminaire for ceilings or walls with direct or direct-indirect distribution, Factory-programmable drivers offer 2 standard output levels (Osram), 3000K, 3500K and 4000K.


METRIC

D3 is a surface mounted light line with standard 1.5" extrusion size. Special color temperatures (2700K-6500K) and 90+ CRI

W-1 is a light line for horizontal/vertical mount to wall surface. Direct-/ indirect light distribution with topside dust cover and up to 3 standard output levels.


BEAM ME UP

 

LED luminaire with direct light distribution and indirect lighting corona for ceiling in 2 size (2.5' and 4' diameter) with Micro-prismatic screen and 2700K to 4000K color temperature. Color backlight and 90+ CRI upon request.


CALEO

 

Surface mounted luminaire for ceilings or walls. Optional: Direct light distribution or direct light distribution with indirect lighting corona.

 

 

It also good to remember that Due to great recording and computerized test system on production line they have achieved uniformity in light color in an order batch and possibility to order replacement or additional fixtures to match the currents after a long period.

 

 

31May/180

Lumenpulse

Lumenpulse stopped by today so we can see the new addition to their Lumenfacade family, the Nano and Nano Horizontal.

The Nano uses a 48V remote power supply, 884 delivered lm2w/ft and 1767 delivered lm on 4w/ft. The Nano Horizontal has 8W regular output. Optics for grazing, floodlighting or wall washing of 1 or 2 story facades and pedestrian uplighting.

  

Both come in 1',2', 3' and 4' in length, dual chamber design, mounting arm with 180 rotation feasibility, varaity of optic such as 8°x8°, 10°x10°, 10°x 90°, 30°x 60°, wide 120° and asymmetric wall-washer and up to 50' cable (not plenum rated). Available in dynamic white, warm white, Amber and RGB. (developing quad chip for cove lighting)

 

Both Nano series have fully integrated accessory, snap-in system. The louver and shield color always matches the fixture color and the shipping in about 6 weeks for custom color and 1 week for quick ship products.

The standard controller is Nicolaudie. They also have Pharos kit (they have reduced the price of Pharos kit from $900 to $200), keypad of Lumenpuls priced at $99 and lumentalk (allow DMX on the system even with 2 wire without rewiring) . Also, all their products are compatible with Lutron since  they have an Eco system card (Lutron chip) to recieve the Lutron signal (there are some exception)


Lumenquad is the updated version of their square shape outdoor lighting. It has a 3.5 in profile with 50W and 100W options, Narrow and Wide optics  which are suitable for wallwash, floodlighting, or street lighting.


Lumencentro is the new Lumenpulse pole, suitable for plaza, campus walkway.

100W, 2200K to 5700K, 70+ and 80+ CRI with up to 20000lm on clearsite lens and 7000lm on softsite lens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30May/180

PAL Lighting

They brought some of the new linear products to the office today so we can take a closer look.

Microlinea Series

A linear LED family with 3 category. The series 2, series 3 and series 5 corners are available in nominal 2’ x 2’ long continuously lighted configurations and 90° corner configuration, die-cast aluminum end caps. They are available in High output (28W for 4' ) and Mid output (19W for 4') power, 80 and 90CRI, CCT of 3000K, 3500K and 4000K. They have used perforation pattern in their updated products to secure the flangless designed fixtures's lens against cracking, twisting and bending on long run.

Another  product in this family, Microlinia series 2 has an extended accent lens over the housing. Direct, direct/indirect, wall and ceiling mounting, up to 116 lm/w. It is available in 2',3',4',..,12' runs.  come sin 3 sizes. 2', 3' and 5'. with any pattern or angle.

The 2" model has an integral driver, Osram LED, and emergency lighting battery. The wet listed extrusion version comes with a cast ending,

  

 

Microquad Series

Direct, Indirect/Direct Suspended LED fixture. It comes in 2’X2’ (98W), 3’X3’ or 4’X4’ (238W), standard and premium finishes, CCT of 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K. It comes with factory programmed driver (Osram, 0-10V)

  

 

AR300 

The slender shape LED fixture lighting. It comes in 12' long, integral driver and direct and direct/indirect distribution with suspended, wall and ceiling mounting. It is also available in tunable white form 2700K to 6500K, flap and sculptured end cap.

Custom color finish per request.

  

 

24May/180

Dulanski Showcase

IGUZZINI

 


OXYGEN

Oslo Hugger Series ceiling fan.


FINELITE

 

The FineTUNE tailored control system includes a wall mounted controller, power control, DMX drivers, cabling and Bluetooth connectivity, daylighting zone , changing from one zone to another.. It doesn't require programmer to do the set-up since it's pre-programmed with their Tailored control system.

It has different scenario screen time. For example, a teacher platform with different options like, fix with direct/indirect lighting, Energize and calming light levels

Bluetooth, DMX, daylighting zone , changing from one zone to another.

Online app for different commissioning (programming) is also available.

 

Finelite is having a new linear product.

Gaps between joints screwed are remove to make it easier connection

There is a diffuser to not let the light get out. 10 days to get out of the factory.

E2 Indirect/Direct (E2-ID). It has power supply boxes and power suspension cables that enable independent control of uplight and downlight.

HPT IS A NEW 2"x2" fixture

it’s available in fine tune. Independent intensity and has acrylic and direct board behind it.


A LIGHT

 

"Aerial" is the new linear product. It has direct and indirect distribution via a clean combination of a high performance light engine and 3-D light guide.

It is available in 4' and 8' length that can be joined to create continuous row and 6.3w/ft and 12.7w/ft options.


GVA

  

FL Series, advanced architectural flood and spot light.

Updated Highlighter Series.

300mm/1ft modular design for curved or straight sections, 3w/ft and 5w/ft, 12°, lengths of 2', 4', 5', 6', Monochromatic or RGB & RGBW High Output LEDs with Color AMP. (Diver on board is under development.)

Color AMP, Automatic Maximization of Lighting Performance in Multicolor LED Luminaires  (right side) provides following benefits:

  • 2 to 3-time increase of light output in specific colors in four color luminaires
  • 2 to 3-time reduction in number of luminaires to achieve the same color effect
  • Significant cost saving due to lower number of fixtures required, as well as upon installation
  • Additional flexibility in lighting design
  • Automatically sets the maximum possible light output for any color or any combination of colors
  • Whereas in a standard mode, a four color, RGBW luminaire, designed for 100W total power consumption, limits each color by a quarter of its maximum power draw, in this case 25W per channel.

Amiable wall-washer/wall grazing and cove lighting with adjustable aim mounting track and brackets: 0-90° in 10° increments


WAC LIGHTING

This cute-able LED sheet in almost any form (ex: pixels) costs $120/ft.

For installation behind an translucent object or light box , it just needs 0.5" breathing space and service.

  

 

 

AETHER, a 2" downlight with warm dim, single chip, Tunable white. (1800K to 3000K.), shallow and  standard aperture options. 360° Adjustable lens, magnetic connection and there is Rotation guideline on the for adjusting Aiming angle.

The track heads come in 4 sizes and the largest one has an adjustable lens with 15° to 50°  light distribution.

 

The smallest (far back) deliver 900 lumen and costs 40$.

23May/180

XAL Showroom

At the new XAL showroom, they presented the new commodity and boutique products.

Under the Commodity products we saw the Vela, Mino 2.5 and Baso family.

Vela Evo was launched globally in 2017 in 3 sizes of 1.5', 2', 3' and 4' diameter. The 1.5' model is priced at $540 and goes up to $5000 for 4' version which can be used even as a high bay architectural fixture due to high lumen output.

What is unique about this fixture is the double sided printed led board, for uplight. Currently, the standard color temperatures although the tuneable white is under development for European market, it is available in both tuneable and RGB for US market.

In the surface mounting installation the gap between the cone shape housing on the back of the fixture and the ceiling is just 1 inch and wont be noticed even when looked closely.


The BASO family is another product which we looked at. It is exclusively available in US market and comes in 1.5", 2.5" and 4"  wide recessed extruded aluminum profile, trimless or with trim. The Wallwasher  version has 1.5 aperture, snap-in lens, 3500K and 4500K available. It is also customization for larger projects and quoted around $90/ft. The board and cover are integrated and use snap system to be placed to the channel, aluminium board to help the heat transition. It also has the wall to wall configuration.

 

The Baso Cove is coming on August 2018 in 3.5" and 4" aperture. It also benefits from snap-in system to be used in trimed and trimless shape in wood ceiling.


Later they showcased the Task system and Move It system which belong to their boutique products line.

The Task acoustic is an office lighting. It is an edgeLed product in 4', 8' sections, 2'x2' corner and curved corner. They recently launched acoustical panels made out of PVD  to reduce noise. It is designed in an inlay and single mount to go with the fixture in half circle or half square shapes based on fixture shape.


The Task System is another Edge lighting product in this family. It comes in 4', 8', 12' sections and 2'x2' corner which also comes as wall mounted.  There is a linear connector between each fixture. The driver is in the first 3 set to keep the board temperature down. The optic is in 4 layers to achieve low glare. There is also an extra set of LED on the back of channel to achieve the asymmetric distribution. The ratio of direct/indirect could be between 60% to 40% and 30% to 70%  uplight. The direct/indirect lighting are controlled together (no separate dimming). Suspension head and wall to wall option are also available for this fixture. The quoted price is around $100/ft.

 


Their other boutique product is the Move It System. It is a magnetic track system with 1" or 2" wide suspended extruded profile channel and various inset options like; spotlight, linear light and pendent recessed light and uplight which are flexible and adjustable. The spotlight has an adjustable beam angle of 17° to 43°.

The Move It system can Also be used as a wall-washer. It comes in 1', 4' and could have spotlights on the track which are non-current dimmable (12V). There are also Opals for 1' and 2' channels. Currently, the ends are glowing but they are considering to develop a non-glowing end. The snap-in system also reduces the errors of a contractor in case of the reverse installation. The channel can be used in the architectural cove. For using grazer as a cove light, only 6" spacing is required for shooting the light. They are developing a half channel in 2018 to be used instead of an architectural cove.

 

Digital dimming can be used for downlights on this system and Dali for individual track heads (700 lm to 1200 lm). They are currently looking to work with US control system manufacturers to make their controls compatible with this line.

From the Move It family, the Move It 25 with multi connector node is a unique outstanding magnetic lighting system. It can be ordered as a standard parts from the cut sheet. The end cap is a around unit which is power feeder with electric connectors, remote driver, 24 constant voltage. Each power feeder can takes 6 arms (channel is not cuttable. It has magnetic part.) with possibility of rotation for each arm to achieve the desired angle. It is a time consuming and expensive fixture, since it needs a lot of customization and communication.


And finally, they presented their newest creation, UNICO.

It gives a total control and flexibility over the light shape. They achieved a very narrow 12° spot, 35° round or square spot,  55° and 75° flood light, wall washer and symmetric/asymmetric light distribution all in one fixture. It has 2 mounting option, 6 design shapes, 9 light insets (up to 420 lm each) and three control options which can be individually combined.

 

12Apr/180

Optic Arts

Optic Arts stopped by with their product line so we could see their updates a little bit closer and in more detail than when we stopped by their booth at LEDucation last month.

They have developed a family of linear tape called STP and is available in various wattages with a very tight pitch.

One standout product was their closet rod fixture that is designed with a polycarbonate strip at the top that helps prevent the hangers from scratching the finish and leaving a mark. There is also a prismatic lens at the bottom which was visually appealing to look at.

Optic Arts has also developed new clips that help with installation in the field. They have them in both joiner and feed connector versions and they allow the installer to connect components without needing to solder in the field. There are some limits with the design in that they cannot be combined with the STP series.

There are now three types of configurations when it comes to ordering product from Optic Arts.

  1. Field Configuration: provides all of the parts separately and the contractor is responsible for complete assembly including cutting to size. Products are available with a 2-3 day lead time.
  2. Field Assembly: provides all of the components cut to the correct dimensions to the site and the contractor does final assembly such as connecting the feeds to the power supply and inserting the LED strips into the extrusions. Products are available with a 2-4 week lead time.
  3. Factory Assembly: products are built to order in the factory and ready for installation on site. Products are available with a 4-6 week lead time.

We also got to test out the dimming capabilities of the vintage dim series. The low end was a little more orange than we would prefer, however they mentioned that you can customize the dimming curve to control how fast it gets to the low end of the color range.

14Nov/170

Orgatech and Organic Lighting Systems

Orgatech and Organic Lighting Systems are two manufacturers that are in partnership with each other, Orgatech is from California and Organic Lighting Systems is from Europe. Orgatech has facilities and capabilities to modify and customize Organic Lighting Systems products.

Orgatech
Line-voltage wet location tape

  • available in 12" increments
  • not field cuttable
  • 90 CRI standard
  • dimmable

Organic Lighting Systems
Linear light strips and extrusions

  • Polyurethane encapsulated version has air pocket built inside
    Can do IP68
    Side view and top view for curves
  • Multiple extrusions available including one that is filled with resin
  • Step-light potted the same way; available in square and circle
  • Lit handrails: 4 shapes- small circle, large circle, square, and rectangle

Linileds.com is the European website for Organic Lighting Systems and has more technical info available.

15Jun/170

Ledi Lighting

Ledi Lighting is a Houston-based family lighting company specializing in LED tape and channel lighting.  Their products are manufactured in both Houston and overseas.

The Inspired Series features a 12 mm wide LED tape light, it is the first coated, cuttable, and reconnectable LED tape light. It comes in a variety of colors from 1800K to 4000K.

Ledi has it's own patented connector called the Zeus.  which allows the product to be cut at every 4 inches and reconnected back seamlessly to limit waste with a secure connection.

The Nano SKN is damp rated.  The High Brightness is priced at $19 per foot, and the Regular Brightness is priced at $10 per foot.

The Nude is dry rated.   The High Brightness is priced at $10 per foot and the Regular Brightness is priced at $5 per foot.

Both the nude and the Nano have an RGB option.

Their outdoor product has a rubber mounting channel that can be can be attached to any surface using screws or construction strength glue.

Lead time for the tape light is 2 days.

Quantum is their channel linear diffuse fixtures that can be recessed, mounted or suspended

They carry a squared, circle, trapezoid, angle and recessed channel.

The product ranges from 2400K - 4000K

Aircraft cable is used for their suspended fixtures and they can powder coat the flange to any color.

Lead time for Quantum is 2 weeks.

All their products come with a 5 year warranty.  Because Ledi pride themselves on service, they have a team that can help calculate any design needs with the product as well.

31May/170

Tempo Lighting

 

Tempo is an industrial, architectural and theatre California based LED lighting company.  Their architectural line showcases mostly linear based products for interior and exterior spaces.   Most of the fixtures they offer can be made custom to accommodate different designs.   Tempo uses a 2-step MacAdam Elipse binning with 80+ CRI. All LEDs used are NICHE to maintain CCT throughout the products. Many of their modules can be replaced in the field with compression pins.

The C3S is a 3” low power, rigid and serpentine LED linear accent light.  It has a silicone track that can be flat or positioned with a stationary clip at a 10 or 20-degree angle.  This can be assembled both screwed or stapled to mount the fixture at any interval.  Because it is a module linear fixture the spacing between each LED board can be adjusted to fit what is needed per design.  RGB is tunable to 3 shades of white and dim effortlessly to 0 since the company is primarily theatre base.  $15-25 per ft.

The C4S is a 6” mid power, serpentine LED linear cove light.  It has a remote driver and a higher output compared to the C3S. The modules pivot at a +/- 90-degree angle.  $25-35 per ft.

C5R is a rigid linear, mid power, interior cove light.  Driver on board, it can have up a 790 line voltage and 60 x 115 wattage.  Track lengths range from 1’ increments up to 8’ per driver.

C6 High lumen, interior or exterior light.  The C6RX is IP66 rated.  It ranges from 2200-2700-3000-3500-4000K.  The design is more open to make the wire way more accessible.  The Modules can be made at a minimum of 1’ and maximum 6’ and has an anodized or painted finish. 

Prime FX is a asymmetric cove light.  It is designed to be mounted at the same height as the lip of the cove.  Recommended 4” away from the wall and 12-18” off the ceiling.  The fixture is 2.3”H x 1”D with a continuous run.  The telescoping spacers allow the wires to loop around itself and can be adjusted for custom lengths in the field.  They have new fabricated cove extrusions coming soon that are PVP type material and spackled. 

SPL is a step and path light.  CCT available, 2700- 4000K temperature options.  The exterior face finish can be made in black, white and espresso, with a black inner finish.  This can be surfaced as well. 

All fixtures have a 4-6 week lead time.

28Feb/170

Dado Lighting

Dado stopped by our office to offer a refresher in what they are able to do with their fixtures in terms of custom designs. They pride themselves on being able to accommodate any angles. To ensure the installations are exact, they design and manufacture the connection pieces that allow them to have varied angles and not rely on the contractor to line up the fixtures. Everything is designed in pieces so that the contractor does not have to touch the LEDs and reduces errors in the field.

One thing we discovered they can do is to provide white LEDs on one side and RGB on the other to operate with two circuits.

The SimpleLine is their standard fixture line that is the thickness of drywall and gets mudded in for a seamless appearance.

The HardLine is an extruded fixture that lets you install the fixture in applications with wood and stone.

Dado also has the capability of printing images and patterns on their lenses. This would be a great option for incorporating room numbers into the design.

We know Dado and like to use their CabinetLine fixtures for millwork applications, but it is alway good to see examples of how they use their other lines as well.

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