Illumination WALD STUDIO

19Sep/180

Precision Architectural Lighting

Precision Architectural Lighting visited the office today to show us their wall and ceiling mounted fixtures. The fixtures come in the following lengths:

  • 2'
  • 3'
  • 4'
  • 6'
  • 8'
  • 12'

This fixture can either be direct, indirect, or direct/indirect. Direct and indirect sources can be controlled separately unless it is a 2' fixture. They can customize a corner fixture of any angle. It is suggested that this fixture be at least 18" from the ceiling.

It is possible to make it a perimeter system or used as a sconce. All fixtures in this line are 3 3/8".

Approximately $60/ft DN.


The Paladia Perimeter Cove is a grazer fixture available. It has a 6 degree beam spread. We did see a line in the floor however, the line will likely be less stark if the fixture is higher up.

11Sep/180

Rich Brilliant Willing

Rich Brilliant Willing visited us today to show us many of their decorative fixtures.

All of Rich Brilliant Willing's fixtures are dimmable. They are either able to dim to dark, dim to warm, or have TRIAC dimming. In addition to them all being dimmable, all of their fixtures come in the following color temperatures:

  • 22K
  • 27K
  • 3K
  • 35K
  • 4K

The first fixture we look at was the Crisp. This fixture comes in the following 4 finishes:

  • Copper
  • Chrome
  • Frosted
  • White

The sample he brought in was in a copper finish.

  


Ledge

The ledge can be used as an upward or downward installation. This fixture comes in both a round and a square shape and tends to come in either black or white finishes unless you need it customized. If this fixture is facing down, it is considered suitable for wet locations.


Palindrome

 

This fixture is unique in its adaptability. It allows you to customize the configuration to fit the size and shape of the space you are working in. The Palindrome comes in 4 different varieties:

  • Palindrome 2
  • Palindrome 4
  • Palindrome 6
  • Palindrome 8

Pilot

The pilot comes in 6 different varieties:

  • Pilot Chandelier 2
  • Pilot Chandelier 3
  • Pilot Chandelier 3
  • Pilot Chandelier 6
  • Pilot Chandelier 8 (shown above)
  • Pilot Chandelier 16

 


Monocle

The monocle is damp rated and comes in the following three finishes:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Natural

Notch

 

The Notch is a sconce that casts lighting from the top or bottom of the fixture.


Another great aspect of Rich Brilliant Willing is that they are located in Brooklyn, and have very quick ship times.

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

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.

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

15Nov/170

HK Lighting

HK Lighting is an exterior lighting with a strong emphasis on being able to customize their products. Almost half of their products have some type of customization.

  • Standard product is aluminum but they can do brass and bronze as well
  • developed a heatsink adapters that fit into the grooves of the Soraa lamps and extend the lamp life. With the MR16 version it allows you to use the 9watt in an enclosed fixture. Fits all of the lamps including the GU10, PAR, and AR111.
  • Angled snoot can adjust to different lengths. The standard when it ships shows the grooves.
  • Have two sizes of flood lights that use gobos.
  • Slim path lights can be customized to be different heights
  • Bollard light has a far distribution and can also be provided with a GFCI outlet integral to the fixture.
  • Can make any of their fixtures turtle rated
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