Illumination WALD STUDIO

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.

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
31Aug/170

G Lighting

G Lighting is a company based out of Missouri. They specialize in LED fixtures featuring static white, color tuning, and tunable white technology. They have a wide range of standard products that are mostly made with acrylic, however, they are open to customization.

The Orbis is a circular ring pendant fixture that has a unique profile from what we see from other manufacturers with a portion of the inner lit lens sticking below the outer band.

Another unique thing we discovered about G Lighting, is that because they have their own facilities where they manufacture everything themselves, they sometimes do renovation and replication projects. They have a series of traditional fixtures they offer, but can also do replications from scratch.

25Apr/170

PMC Lighting

PMC Lighting is a manufacturer based in Rhode Island. They pride themselves as being a custom manufacturer. They have partnered with Lumenetix to provide tuneable Aura modules in both their recessed downlights as well as most of their other fixtures including linear and troffers. The modules allow you to dim the fixtures, change the color, and the hue and saturation. There is an app that lets you group fixtures and customize them. You can also tie it into a control system using DMX.

The ArcX is family of curved linear fixtures that come in standard or custom pieces. The standard shapes are able to be connected together to form custom patterns and are available as a quick ship program. Radii larger than 6', they are able to incorporate the Lumenetix Aura modules.

All of the fixtures that PMC offers can come in any RAL finish at no added cost.

18Apr/170

Apogee Lighting

Apogee Architectural Lighting stopped by our office to show us their product lines. Their website does not show the complete story of what they offer and what they are able to do.

The first fixture family we looked at was the Lightscape family. The Lightscapes are complete luminaires that incorporate Newmat material at the face of the fixtures with LEDs backlighting it. There are several standard shapes, however where they stand out is the custom shapes they are able to do. Apogee populates their own LED boards so they are able to get the custom shapes with even illumination. 16'x8' is the largest single fixture they are able to make. There is also a sound dampening version that incorporates sound absorbing material inside the fixtures.

Apogee is also able to provide LED boards to backlight Newmat ceilings. They have the ability to use optics on each of the LED nodes allowing them to achieve a 1" depth with even illumination. An important thing to consider is that the deeper the backlight depth, the lower the cost is.

Apogee has a linear fixture that is completely encapsulated for a diffuse line of light. The standard colors range from 22-4K. The light strips are stocked and made locally.

They also have a clear encapsulated linear strip that is 120V, ELV dimmable and exterior rated. It is available up to 300' per power connection and is cuttable in 4" increments. The tape light can also be provided with a diffuser.

It was great getting a better look at what Apogee is able to do. Since they are a local manufacturer, they are able to ship quickly and provide help on-site if any issues arise.

17Feb/160

Apogee Architectural Lighting

Apogee Architectural Lighting is a local company based in Long Island. They are mainly known for their work on fixtures for MTA, however they are a full operational shop in terms of architectural lighting.

We took a look at their Silhouette fixture. It is a linear LED fixture with no visible diodes that can be either surface mounted or recessed. The unique thing about the fixture is that it is all field cuttable in 2" increments including the extrusion and the lens. The extrusion can even be cut at an angle for custom installations. They do not have a mud-in flange, but you can install it as a millwork installation.

They partner up with New Mat and other materials on a lot of their fixtures and can do custom installations ranging from back-lit surfaces to unique back-lit luminaires. For the back-lit fixtures, they will typically use LED boards from other manufacturers, however if the fixture requires it, they can make their own boards to fit. With their recessed back-lit fixtures, they can either do trimmed or trimless. They usually only will need 2-3" of depth but it will depend on the material you are lighting.

Their website does not feature all they are capable of doing so it is best to reach out to them with an idea and see if they can do it. All of their fabrication is done in house and they thrive off of custom work. They have multiple extrusions to offer including several coves. A great thing about Apogee is that most of their fixtures can come with an emergency battery if required.

   
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