Illumination WALD STUDIO

22Jan/190

Vistosi

Vistosi dropped by the office today. They are specialized in decorative handmade and air blown glass fixtures. They offer form, size, and finish customization.

Their estimated delivery time is 3-4 weeks.

Some of their air-blown glass, surface mounted fixtures remind us the Fabbian installations.

Followings are the sample of works we liked:

10Jan/190

Cooledge

Today we had Cooledge visit the office. They brought samples of both their tile systems and a fabricated tunable white sample.

Tile System

There are 1' x 1' and 2' x 2' tiles. The tiles are constant voltage and cuttable in the field. The lines on the tiles are where they tiles can be cut. The circular marks are where the tiles can be screwed or stapled.

The tiles come in the CCT ranging from 22K-57K and are available in low, medium, and high output.

The tiles also come in dim-to warm and tunable white. The dim-to-warm goes from 35K-22K. The tunable ranges from 27K-57K.


Flush mount

A Flush Mount option is available and is better when a project requires larger use of the product.

Unlike similar products, with the flush mount, maintenance is easier because the fabric can be untucked to reveal the tiles and pushed back in with a spatula tool.


Fabricated Fixtures

Cooledge also has factory ready fabricated fixtures. They come in suspended, recessed, and surface mount options. They have standard sizes but can also accommodate some custom sizes. They have a 4" minimum standard depth. The fabricated fixtures only come in the medium and high output.

There is only 1 fabric option but it is possible to print designs on the fabric. Acoustic options are also available.

The lead time is quicker with the fabricated products but if maintenance needs to be done, a Cooledge installer will have to do it.


*All of these products work with Cooledge dimming.

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

 

 

25Sep/180

Intra Lighting

Intra Lighting stopped by our office to showcase their new fixtures.

Fyo, Flea, and Atos

 

These fixtures all have an overlapping flange.

They come in different distribution angles, from 15° up to 45°.

Available in IP20 and IP44

2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K CCT

They produce their LED chips in house.

  

Available in flush with a decorative ring, Color cone.

Color cone

Pine hole

25Sep/180

LSI

LSI stopped by the office to show us some of their new track lighting.

The control track that was shown is aesthetically where LSI is going. They have recessed, flanged, and flangeless. While the finish is typically black or white, the injected molding will always be grey. There is a power spring mounted to the side.

The track typically has three lines of data that are run and one circuit. There is a power spring mounted to the side. On a standard track with no data, there are two circuits. The racks are compatible with DALI or DMX. The example we were shown was run off of DMX. It is easy to toggle between zone 1 or zone 2.

 

The LP1 (pictured on the right) is one of the new fixtures we looked at. It is a 15w 4 degree spot. It also comes in 12 and 25 degrees. The fixture was modular so it can change optics if needed.

LSI also does a lot of customized work.

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!
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.

 

 

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