Illumination WALD STUDIO

13Nov/180

LightArt

Today, the LightArt stoped by to present two new products in acoustic family.

The Echo:

TTHis fixture can comes as a single pendant or a grid. It has a 1/4" clear base and 16” sides made out of resins.

 

Screws in with plastic cap to join pieces.

Available in 6” and 8” heights.

It has a seamless installation in the ceiling (requires the contract to do it correctly)

*Resins on sides looks like metal.


The Acoustic Lighting:

PET material with acrylic on center piece. It’s a nice decorative solution for open spaces.

*based on their report the actual test shown better ACT comparing to standard acoustic materials.

4’ to 8’ length

available with standard Philips and Hi-lume dimming down to 1%.

*we noticed, the LED nodes were visible,

They use Chia LED board for the Ring family.

6’,12’, and 16’ diameter in Ring family.

17Jul/180

VIBIA Lighting

We looked at 3 new products from Vibia Lighting in the office today:

Algorithm:

A sphere shaped LED product suspended at different heights and attached to the ceiling via a floating tubular structure.

  

  • Standard 2700K (opt for 3000k and 3500K with a minimum order.)
  • Adjustable aircraft cable (the tubular structures are pre-cut in desired lengths.)
  • Hand blown Glass.
  • Acrylic diffuser.

The Flamingo:

A decorative pendent great for ambient lighting.

  • 2 × LED 5.6W,  delivered 1102 lm
  • standard 2700K, 80+ CRI
  • Acrylic diffuser.
  • Aluminium housing is available in matte gold, matte white, and charcoal gray matte finishes.
  • 0-10V, Dali and Lutron Eco dimming options.

Mayfair:

 

  • A surface mounted pendent, a table lamp, and a floor lamp fixture with direct/indirect light distribiution.
  • Standard 2700K, , 80+ CRI. (opt for 3000K with minimum order)
  • Aluminium LED housing is available in matte gold, matte white, and polish chrome finishes.
  • 0-10V touch dimming control. (sensor is located on the base in a table lamp model and under the shade in a floor lamp model.)

 

 

12Jun/180

Acuity Brand

Today Acuity presented 3 category of their downlights. Aculux, Gothem and Juno.

Juno is the economy version, around $130 with manual adjustment for beam control.

The Gothem downlight is the upgraded version of Juno but not with variety of trim option as Aculux has.

Finally, the Aculux has the most bells and whistles with the perfect light spread angle, variety of trims, housings and ease of adjustment and rotation.

 

 

Aculux has the following:

  • 2", 3" and 4" aperture
  • Nichia LED, 3000 delivered lm
  • 95+ CRI on 2700K and 4000K
  • low profile and IC rated housing
  • variety of selection for wet listing such as, Solite lens, spring loaded, Flangless and trimless options
  • a true 60° and 120° light spread, 45° visual cut-off
  • predesignated aiming angle guide
  • 360° rotation of aperture in the housing.

easy access in the field for aiming adjustment and rotation

 

Another interesting product which they presented was an LED strip from Juno brand.

Juno Flexconnect with micro optic

Ideal for cove, grazing, washing and other architectural applications made out of flexible and cutable silicone. It is IP67 rated for interior and exterior applications, 15°, 25° and 45°  symmetric distribution, up to 425 lumens per foot, CCT of 2700K, 3000K and 4000K (90 CRI for 2700K and 3000K). The interesting point on this fixture is, the use of moldable silicon which will never change color. It is priced at $13 per foot.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

  

 

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.

 

31Aug/170

New York Digital Showroom Visit

This past week, New York Digital invited us to visit their newly renovated showroom at 5 Penn Plaza. What a success - congrats to them!
New York Digital is the NY rep for Acuity Brands, as well as many decorative and hospitality options. They are also the NY rep for Barrisol (stretch ceiling material) and Lumafilm, to work behind it.

Acuity Brands: nLight Controls

Regular and EM pack can by dimmed together. No bi-pass.
Plug-load Power Packs listen to Occ Sensor only, not switches. So if person is in room, but doesn't turn the lights on, outlets still work.
Network bridges to Gateway to create a network. Data management. For Time Clock only - if not needed, don't need to buy it.
Wireless only available for Acuity fixtures with wireless component in them, and cannot be networked.
Software available to do space management by using sensors.
Devices only take a few seconds to function once connected to a fixture.

Fresco controller also speaks to DMX. Plugs right in.

    

2May/170

Brownlee

Brownlee Lighting assembles their fixtures in their facility in Orlando. As a standard, their fixtures are not dimmable, but for an additional fee, they can be. For the fixtures that offer an integral battery backup, the sensor can be located on the fixture or be remote.

There is a motion sensor called Hytronik, that is offered for several of their fixtures. It is integral to the fixture located behind the lens so you cannot see it. It is available for bi-level dimming or on/off functions.

Brownlee has spent a lot of time and effort to expand their fixture line. They have several options for hospitality applications that are very cost competitive. Their website allows you to filter various options including fixtures with integral sensors and emergency battery backups.

24Sep/140

Kichler Lighting

We had a visit with Estrin Zirkman and Kichler Lighting in our office this week. They focused on both their main lines as well as fixtures from their Elan Lighting line.

They describe the difference between the two lines as Kichler leaning more towards the traditional style and Elan providing a more modern take on decorative lighting. We saw a sample of the Tvill from Elan. It's an LED wall sconce with an extruded acrylic diffuser. We liked the construction of the sconce with the diffuser being a solid piece of acrylic rather than an open diffuser like we have seen from other manufacturers. It helped to evenly diffuse the light more.

Elan_Tvill

Elan Tvill

Elan Icekubez

Elan Icekubez

Elan Hexel

Elan Hexel

Kichler Fracture 5

Kichler Fracture 5

Most of the fixtures from Elan have a polished chrome finish to give them a more modern feel, while the fixtures from the main Kichler line have more variety with finishes and materials used. All of the LED products that Elan offers have integral drivers and are dimmable as standard. Another highlight is that the price point for their fixtures is pretty competitive for the quality that we saw from the samples they showed us.

   
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