Illumination WALD STUDIO

10Jul/180

Sonneman

Today we have reviewed the Sonneman's new products in the office.

They have presented the Suspenders from the decorative family. It comes in different pre-configurations such as linear, zig zag, tandem, tri bar,...

It' good to remember that the components are very delicate and require a lot of care at the time of installation.

The component includes a power bar, hanger and luminaire. this system offers direct/indirect lighting, aimable light spread hanged with aircraft cable.

The power bar accommodate variety of  luminaries types and distributions such as:

  • Drum (etched cased glass, 3w.)
  • Cylinder (50°, 5w, up or down lighting.)
  • Light-bar (linear light, 10w, up or down lighting.)
  •  Crystal chiclet (2w, it can be installed horizontally or downward.)

 


The Constellation fixture

The Kit can be apart and includes:

  • 2 LED heads.
  • 4 different configurations.
  • Remote constant current driver.
  • 15 different lengths.
  • Standard color temperature of 3000K.

 

The pre-configured designs are in stock and ready for fast shipping.

1500 delivered lumen.


From the commercial family they have presented the ALC, flush and semi flush mount.

It comes in 2" and 3"  diameters with 3 different lengths integral LED, standard 3000K, 25° narrow flood lens, 1060 lm/10 watts and 2110 lm/ 20 watts.


Tik-Tak is an interesting tandem LED pendent with suspended rods in multiple level (up to 6 tier). It is great in residential and hospitality projects. Each rod can be independently positioned as up or down light, and adjusted with infinite variability to any height along the suspension cables.

It has 10' adjustable cable, 47" fixture's width, 2288 lm/20 watts, 3000K and 90 CRI.


Double Corona

An LED ring pendant available in 6" (580lm/8w), 16", 24" (3170lm/51w), 32", 48" and 60" diameters. It has just 1 LED board to achieve a uniform distribution, 6' adjustable cable.

It can be installed in a max 30° slop ceiling.


Thin-Line

A one sided LED wall bar and pendent, suitable for damp location. It comes in  1" height, 3' (1110lm/ 10w),4', 6' and 8' lengths, down and up/down distributions,  110V, ELV remote driver.

 

 

 

12Jun/180

FSL

Today, we looked at the FSL backlighting products.

From the component (permanent installation) we looked at:

  • Slim Panel
  • Net Light
  • Chain (wet location solution and unusual shapes)

The NET Light:

  

An LED system suitbale for back lighting. It can be place behind a variety of diffusers like; glass panel, colored and textured resin, graphic and image panels.

  • Low voltage
  •  variable wattages, changing from 4w to 14w per ft
  • LED Nodes are spaced 24mm apart on board.
  • 3000K up to 6500K.
  • Require 3" to 5" spacing in a cavity.

The Slim Panel:

A 1/2" thick edge-lit slim profile. It can be placed right on top of the application and suitable for tight spacing. (when the 4" to 5" spacing is not available)

  • 4w/ft (standard) and 5w/ft (RGB).
  • Available with LEDs along 1, 2, or 4 sides of perimeter.
  • Available in static, RGB and tunable white.
  • The largest size is 4' x 8'

The Chain:

An LED channel module in 25' trays of 50 LED modules. It is ideal for organic shapes and letter backlighting.

  • 2.4w/ft with 252lm/ft (standard) and 1.4w/ft (RGB).
  • 3000K, 5000K, and 6500K.
  • Available in static white, RGB white.
  • Available as double sided.

From the backlighting complete solution we looked at:

Frame Light:

 

A changeable 3D printed diffuser paired with slim panel. (suitable for signage)

  • 4w/ft (standard) and 5w/ft (RGB).
  • frameless or custom frame option with reveal trim on "Snap Framelight".
  • 3000K up to 5300K

 

Jawn Light:

Wall and ceiling surface mount with edg-lit LED panel and white diffuser

  • variety of shapes. (4' x 8' max size for single sheet)
  • Compatible with individually addressable DMX
  • Available in Dynamic-W, Static-W, and RGB.

Luminous Ceiling and Wall:

A stretched fabric with back lighting system with a custom image and different color temperatures. (the transparency can be adjusted between 50% to 70%)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Luminis

Luminis stopped by today to present their updated products.

 

Prisma

A decorative pendent for general architectural lighting. It comes in 12", 16" and 22" diameter options with sealed heatsink, acrylic reflector or an anodized aluminum reflector, 80 CRI (optional 97 CRI), standard 4000K (optional 2700K, 3500K, 4000K, and 5000K). It goes from 12W to 136W and delivering 1000 to over 13,000 lumens in 12" model. The modification and customization spec available on website.

 


Scope

A ground, surface and pole mounted fixture with 350° rotation without disturbing the luminaire mounting and an arm for forward and back adjustment. It is available in 3", 6" and 8" lengths,  20°, 45° ,60°  light spread (10°  is coming soon), suitable for wet location, IP66, standard 4000K/80 CRI (2700K to 5000K options)

 


Aramis

It is a decorative ceiling pendant with a frosted acrylic refactor for a general illumination. It has a standard 80 CRI and 4000K color temperature. (optional 3000K to 5000K and 90 CRI.)

The Aramis AR162 has 2 layers of acrylic. A White translucent acrylic diffuser and a clear outer acrylic cylinder. It is available in 12W up to 75W, delivering from 1240 to over 5000 lumens.

 

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.

 

9Sep/13Off

Metalumen

Metalumen

We got the chance to see some of the updated fixtures Metalumen has been working on; the Rail, the Grande and the Caledonia.

The Caledonia is offered in a pendant, recessed, recessed vertical and surface applications. The surface version currently is not for wall surfaces. The Caledonia requires a remote driver and is only available in LED. The recessed versions are available in flanged and flangeless with mud in ring options. Dimming is standard.

We noticed with the Rail you can see the LEDs on the large version but on the thinner profile, the lens was evenly illuminated.
Quick ship is available for some of the fixtures in their lines.

23Aug/13Off

ALW

ALW

Architectural Lighting Works stopped by with Stan Deutsch and Associates so we could take a look at some of their products they have been improving.
They highlighted their linear fixture lines which all come in increments of 1’. All of the linear products are dimmable through either 0-10V or Lutron A Series. The lumen output can be specified for the linear fixtures.
One fixture they highlighted in particular was their surface mounted linear wall washer. Right now the fixture is mounted on a fixed bracket, however in the near future they will be coming out with an adjustable bracket providing more flexibility.
We also looked at their regular surface linear fixture as a potential for mirror lighting details. The lens is flush with the fixture which would allow it to be installed in a built channel plumb with the mirror edge.
ALW also showed us some of their down light collections. They have come out with an LED down light available in both 7watt and 10watt versions. Both versions have a 38° beam spread. This fixture is designed to be used as a replacement for the MR16 down lights when a designated LED board is preferred as opposed to the LED MR16 retrofit.
Several of their fixtures are now on a quick ship program assuring fixture availability to ten business days plus shipping time.

24Jun/13Off

Nulite Lighting

Nulite Lighting

Nulite stopped by to show us the products that they have been developing recently. They are known for their fluorescent fixtures primarily, but are starting to put more of an emphasis on their LED products. The first products we looked at were their troffer fixtures. They have both a regular version as well as a shallow plenum version. With the shallow plenum, we were able to see the nodes but they said that there is an additional insert that can be placed on the lens to correct this. However, this lens would reduce the light output. The troffers are all dimmable with 0-10V out of the box. The dimming is built into the price already.
We also looked at their recessed linear LED fixtures that are being released within the next week or so. They will offer three different width options with different light outputs for each. All of their recessed LED products come with integral emergency options.
Another product that they are releasing soon is a pendant called YC-R. It is a direct/indirect LED pendant with a unique thin horizontal profile.
They have put in a lot of thought and care to the design and performance of their fixtures. Right now because of low sales (only 5%) for their LED products, however, the price point for their fixtures is double that of their fluorescent versions. With more sales and/or a big project that price could potentially go down.

6May/13Off

Stile Lighting

Stile Lighting

Enterprise Lighting Sales stopped by with Stile Lighting to show us some new products. All products are very modifiable. Stiles Lighting is very performance driven and their optics are all customizable. One fixture they highlighted is their Lynk fixture which comes in both fluorescent and LED options. The fixture is customizable with various optic options. It also is customizable for lamp configurations and shape. The fixture has a very unique aesthetic so it would have to be for the right project but the options are very open.
Another fixture they showed us was the Zynn, a linear product with both fluorescent and LED options. This fixture can be wall mounted, suspended and pier mounted for stack lighting.
Stile Lighting has a lot of linear pendant options with unique profiles so it would be for a specific project but the performance of their fixtures is very high.

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