Illumination WALD STUDIO

24Jan/190

Bartco

Bartco stopped by our office today to present their updated products.

The Horizon

A linear illuminated coffer fixture from the reflected light series with 3-3/8" square housing and 2" visible illuminated aperture, snap-in system, max 1000lm/ft light output. It is available in warm dim and tunable white.

The Nippo

A semi-recessed surface mount fixture with integral driver (0-10V down to 1% dimming), 90 CRI.

Wedge BSS750

We have seen a new corner mount fixture with 2 illuminated surface, great for a staircase and perimeter lighting. The fixture has a 3"X3" housing, available in 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K. The corner mount fixture comes in up to max 8' section of lens as standard but can be ordered in 10' max a custom.

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From their BSW family, the exterior products with IP68. The finish is powder coated with a printed image or pattern. The texture is available as an option. They offer 7+ years warranty for outdoor use.

This following is an up/down fixture with RGB as an option for the uplight section of the fixture. The downlight is still white.


15Jan/190

Wagner

Wagner is primarily a handrail company that supplies handrail lighting solutions. They do the full fabrication in house.

Today, they showed us the components of their Lumenrail system.

Lumenlinear

We first looked at the actual railings. The railings are made to be as seamless as possible, and the fixtures in the handrails are fully wet listed.

This was the first fixture that we looked at. Matte and transparent lenses are available. Available in 2700K-5000K CCT. 5 beam spreads are available. This fixture is IP65 rated.


Lumenpod

The fixtures in Pod family are constructed to be vandal resistant. This fixture is IP67 rated. Available in 2700K-5000K CCT and 5 different beam spread.

The fixture with less curved form has an asymmetric distribution. It creates a clean line of cut-off on the back side.

The second fixture with more curvy look provides a symmetric distribution.


Bantam

This is a nice walkway fixture. They will sell just the fixture for other applications. Available in 2700K-5000K CCT.

The 10° forward throw in the presented sample is the smallest the can get. It's a great option as a bollard lighting in ground.


  • Wagner will assist with layouts and meeting local code requirements. They are also releasing a design guide to simplify the specification process.
  • The Lights get attached to the rail on site.
  • The average price is $275/sqft for everything.
  • The Integral driver is a new option for rail lighting.
19Dec/180

Klik

Klik USA:

They stopped by our office today to present some of their products.

Click:

The handrail lighting with IP66 and IP65 (the larger version)

2 feet to 4 feet spacing between fixtures. They have 40 different types of clips.

The fixtures are connected to each other (parallel wiring) and run up to 300ft.

Max 40 fixtures can be on one driver.

POD fixture is suitable for Stair and Drywall

LED POD XL series is for guardrails.

  • The clips are replaced with small wings on sides.
  • Requires  Screwdriver for opening and closing
  • *They have a spa rated fixture
  • Flat and curved face portfolio
  • eyelid as an accessory

 

Black anodized finish

  • They offer 25 different micron finishing on a hard core anodize body. It is suitable in places exposed to salt water.

The new addition to this family is a minimal LED with oval distribution.

On linear products:

A new product comes out by June 2019. It is fully diffused. suitable for surface, recessed and pendant mounting.

This is a very slim, shallow profile, runs up to 30ft.

The fixture has high density LED strip

Node free LED.

A variety on bending angle and coating is available.

There is also another recessed version LED fixture, run to any length. It’s suitable for different shapes, corners, and crossing.

*They produce their own LED boards.

Wall-Grazing:

Up to 4500lm/m

Continuous run with 2” increment.

Surface, suspended, and pendant mounting

They have external housing for recessing.

  • We’ve seen hot spots on corners (ends) on this recessed fixture. They also don’t have a louver (considering offering it).
26Oct/180

CORONET POP-UP SHOWROOM

Today, we visited the Coronet's Pop-up showroom in Chelsea.

 

Dimension

  • The fixture can be expanded or inverted by 2” to 4" on the center within the same fixture run. (fixtures joints by molding)
  • Available in 8' and 12' lengths.
  • This fixture can also be bi-directional.

LS3 Extrusion

  • Tunable white 2700K to 5000K with intensity control. (New!)
  • They have a vertical light blocker and are working on a magnetic system to pull fixtures together.
  • They are considering improving the lens (male, female sliding to each other), overlapping, taping on the back (been proposed) since currently gaps can be seen between adjacent lenses.

Fuego

  • This fixture cannot be physically modified.
  • The CCT and stem length can be modified however.
  • It is standard 0-10v.

PIER LED UPDN

  • Available in Bi-directional, recessed, and surface mounting.
  • It has an integral driver
  • The LS3 is bi-directional, LS1 is single direction (direct).
  • A highlight of this fixture is that it is heavily modifiable, not so costly.

Wave

  • This fixture looks very similar to the Vibia fixture. However, this fixture does not pivot.
  • It is made of aluminum and has a drop acrylic lens.
  • It has an integral driver
  • Can be single or bi-directional.
  • The center spine could be longer but the fixture lens cannot.

Loopita

  • The vacuum formed plastic lens makes the ring seamless.
  • Available in matte, gloss, semi-gloss, and flat finishes.
  • The tape is right on top of the fixture.
  • It has a central axis canopy (flat canopy available as well).
  • It does have some uplight.
  • Up to 5’ diameter.

Magnetic Track System

 

  • A 3 circuit, 24V, magnetic rail, robust system with 0-10 dimming.
    • The largest load is 96 watt/circuit. They are looking to increase the sizing and higher temp standard for CA requirements.
  • The recessed track head is new! It started 10/2018.
  • 17° to 33° optics on this 450 LED track head
  • There is an increment restriction of 11” on baffle and 6” on the linear system.
  • Downward and upward lens.
  • Limited in finish options.
  • Can be in provided with a higher light output.
  • It is 30 to 40% less expensive than the competitive systems.
  • The recessed track system will be out in December 2018
  • There are three optics available in the track head and it has a 350 Lumen output. A higher output track head is coming. It is dimmable via 0-10v.
  • Flanged and Flangeless track is available.

Rush Sharp

  

  • Available in 30° and 50° optics. The 50° is a little shallower.
  • This is 30 deg. Bi-directional. It has separate circuits and requires a remote driver.
  • The continuous run require double mounting cables
  • The longest run with single mounting point line cable is 8ft.

50° optic shown above.


This is the brighter version of the part of the Loopita series.

 

  • Available in 18", 3’, 4’, and 5’ sizes.
  • Soft curved, seamless form, RGB color.
  • Cost effective.
  • Top lit, 20% uplight contribution.
  • Acoustic panel on top as an addition is coming soon!

The Wall grazer, part of the PG4 Series.

 

We liked the grazing!

  • What we also noticed was the optic is a little greenish. Perhaps because of the silicon lens!
  • As it can be seen in this photo, the light is located 4”-5” away from the wall which causes a nice 15° light distribution on the floor.

Square Series

  • The illuminated dropped lens can be popped up too for indirect lighting

CURVED LS SERIES:

  • 30° and 45° radius curve.
  • It comes as direct/indirect as well.

  • NOTE:
    They are using Osram, Samsung LED chips for round fixtures
  • Cree LED chips are used in linear systems and the track heads.
  • Their facility allows for the max cutting length of 12’ run.
  • For 2019, they are considering more sconces and wet location linear lights.
17Oct/180

SDA Showroom

Today we stopped by the SDA Showroom to see what is new from their line card.


Alphabet

We stopped by alphabet to look at many of their new fixtures. We looked at their Nu Vector Downlight series which has beam shaping technology. The fixture shown below on the right is adjustable with 0.5" aperture, 600 Lumen output, provide illumination to upto 25ft. It's a great option for a quiet ceiling. The DN price is around $155.

The standard track head is around $150, dim to dark, 1%. 0-10, DMX, Dali. Line voltage into extrusion. Each part has it’s own driver. Optic down to 10°, wallwasher, different snap-able diffuser. Offer a quiet ceiling.

They have a nice concrete fixture and surface mounted fixture with a mirror in the middle.

 


ALW

ALW showed their super plane twist open products. A triangle, square, and rectangle are available. However, soon their ring fixtures will have sections like these products too. These fixtures are great for wrapping around columns and have surface mounted options as well.

1.5 profile fixture: Super plane 25 ft continues run recessed mounted. Comes in fully frosted, half, and clear.

It comes in 3 standard shapes,  straight, triangle(2 open sides, 1 joint) square (2 open sides, 2 side joint)

Open side allows twisting, 30° tilt

 

The 1.5 moon ring: Can go up to 16 ft section recessed go around a column.

Go figure series: Linear light fix and connection hub. 2 and 4ft linear, one side and 2 sides illuminated. There is amiable hobble with screws. They have 2 to 6 joint hubs.


Arancia

All of their fixtures are 90+ CRI. We looked at the pendant lights and 3 watt small downlight. There is a 4 week lead time and everything is made to order.

 


Day-O-Light


Delray

The ring pendant that we viewed can be a single direction fixture. It comes in many different finishes like

leather, wood, perforated patterns.

  


Designplan

We looked at many of their outdoor fixtures (as shown below).

We looked at a larger version of the pivot that has an adjustable beam and is exterior rated.

We were also very impressed by the quality of the Buzzi and Buzzi products.

 

Designplan also informed us that they do have a steam room rated fixture. (what is it called?)


Ecosense

Ecosense is coming out with their own control system- the lore driver. The image below shows the road map of what the company is striving towards- though some of it is not yet realized.

  


ERCO

ERCO is coming out with a new line of wall washers. A nice feature of this line is that their wall washers can be closer to the wall (1 to 5 ratio for the wall to ceiling). These come in black matte as a standard finish. They come in flanged and trimeless. These fixture should be coming out in January.

ERCO also has new bollards coming soon. (the last 2 on left come in smaller size.)


Feelux

We looked at the monorail system.

There is a pendant fixture for the little track that had a 1,000 lumen output.

We also looked at the FLX Stix.

 


Hemera

Tunable white pendant fixtures. Smaller fixtures with 0.5" aperture are 266 lumen output. Medium fixtures has 1,000 lumen output. Large fixtures with 2" aperture are 2,000 lumen output.


Hevi Lite

We looked at their sconce and their retrofit unit. The strip in the retrofit unit rotates and adjusts.

 


iLight


Intense Lighting

Lens Vector Technology.  Liquid crystal beam shaper.  They have shallow 2" housing. Up/Down sconces are wet rated.

  


Saco

We looked at their dual brightness v-stick. They have an app called saco switch.

 


Selux

Tri-tech. They now have silicone optic that allows for customizable optics. They have a variety of mounting options. They are also trying to minimize hardware on their fixtures.

   


The Lighting Quotient

We looked at their track system. They have both a wall wash fixture and a spot fixture for the track.

They also now have a bi-asymmetric distribution in their louver.

  


Luminaire LED

We took a brief look at their products. They offer a battery pack for their surface mounted linear fixture.

 


Lumenpulse

 


Luminii


NovaFlex

NovaFlex showed us some of their new products including the neon led and the field curvable products. The bend radius is shown the photo.

 


Tivoli

Tivoli showed us their dedicated color mix fixtures. The new tape is 97 CRI. 1 5/8" increments cut. 5/32" spacing between led chips. This tape is less than $20/ft.

*A great option for the back of a mirror. Clear uniform lighting with no dotting.

We also looked at their hand blown festoons.

 


USAI


We-ef

They make marine grade exterior fixtures. Everything is modular which makes it all easy to replace in the field. We-ef also showed us their fixtures that take gobos.

 


Whitegoods

 

 

21Sep/180

Luminii

This time, we dropped by Luminii while in Chicago to see what was new.

 

Extrusions

 

  • New extrusions: designed in-house, extruded in USA.
  • Available in up to 12FT lengths.
  • New mounting options for recessed extrusions.
  • Powder coating is done within 5 miles of the factory.

Assembly

  • Workers assemble the whole fixture
  • Corners are always shipped complete
  • Leads withstand 50lbs of torque

Silicone

  • For wet listed, delivered CCT is taken into account on the cut sheets, considering the color shift from the silicone.
  • Still no 22K wet.
  • New silicone formula will be clear layer + white layer and frosted lens will be removed.

Hardware

  • New castings for mounting.
  • Hidden hardware for round.
  • New frame for step light.
  • Local codes dictate need for jbox. NYC would not need one. Long leads or just class-2 connectors

Miscellaneous

  • UL listed for Enlighted controls.
  • Will help verify that longer fixtures will fit in the elevator. (They’ll ship an empty box!)
  • They have a setup for new testing and creating IES files. Process takes about 2-3 days from time of request. Fixtures must be 4FT length.

  • Light quality testing done in image below:

  • Aging Chamber (32days = 5yrs in southern Florida weather)
  • Tavan: lambertion or batwing. Curved corners or rectangle. Can do fewer supports than installed (8FT run)

  • New 3000K offered soon with higher CRI and higher R9.
  • Higher efficacy by end of year.
  • Buy 2 bins, split each into 8 bins. Mostly only use 4 of those.
  • They also do an eye test before going into production.
  • Dimmer wall for testing!

  • Potentiometer option needs to be UL listed. Would put it on the non-dim power supply.
  • Driver option for hotels with quick connects and plug for plug-in applications. Side-menu!
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.

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.

 

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.

18Jul/180

LEDI

Today we looked at the LEDi products in the office. They make linear LED strips.

There are many reasons to distinguish them among other LED manufacturers:

  • 1.4 step binned LEDs
  • An exclusive damp rated connection system
  • Competitive pricing

Inspire V4 Nude:

A coated, cuttable (every 4 " and max run of 42 feet), and re-connectable UL listed LED tape light.

  • Variety of colors from 1800K to a daylight 4000K.
  • 2.2 watts/ft  (max run 45') and 4.2 watts/ft  (max run 23') options.
  •  MLV, Incandescent, & 0-10V dimming options.
  • 25 feet gauge wire.

Nude family has next day shipping!

    

* Their connection system is really interesting. The "Zeus" allows a very easy, secure connection between two ends. And, it is damped rated.

The connection system has electronic connectors and a screwdriver is required to take it apart.

 

*They use TM 30-15 for evaluating color rendering and the difference was visible when we tested.

*Their 1800K warm White LED matches the Edison Warm white.

*They make their own Phosphor for the LED Diodes.

*Their LED strips are more sturdy compared to others. (they use 3-ounce copper per feet)

*They have a dedicated serving team for construction and electronic layout drawing, customization inquiry.


The  Inspire V4 outdoor: (IP68)

 

  •  2700K(99 lm/ft), 3000K (133lm/ft), and RGB
  • 5ft, 15ft, 25ft lengths.
  • Capable in field with 25ft lead wire.
  • It can be dimmed down to  approximately 3% .
  • Compatible with 0-10V, 4 phase, and Electronic driver (May 2019).
  • 1"x 1" asymmetric distribution, driverless, line voltage 122v with 24v DC input voltage.

The Inspire Outdoor Strip Channel:

It comes in 5' length and can be attached to any surface with screws or landscaping glue.


Quantum Family:

A dimmable, surface-mountable fixture with frosted lens (50%), 24V, 3w/ft and aluminum channel. It is perfect for lighting up cabinets and coves that need light at a 45 degree angle.

    

  • 2700K: (289 lm/ft) up to 4000K(333 lm/ft).
  • MLV, Incandescent, and 0-10V dimming options.
  • Available in 2ft, 4ft, 6ft, and 8ft standard lengths.

*Channels are field cuttable, customize-able, and should be ordered separately.

**For the pricing, the LED tape is priced cheaper and very competitive to what we normally use.

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