Illumination WALD STUDIO

17Sep/190

New Star Lighting

Today, New Star Lighting visited the office.

New Star is a Chicago based company. Most of their products are made in house in Chicago.

They make products that are for the following:

  • High Impact
  • Vandal Resistant
  • Confinement
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare

They are flexible with modifications.

They offer a lifetime warranty on the body and lens of the fixtures with the exceptions of bullets and spraypaint.

They also have a laser cutter in house.

Victory

  • Impact Rated
  • Sealed well so no bugs will get it (but is still serviceable from below)
  • Available in a multitude of sizes

Star Tile

  • Flush with grid
  • 2700K-6500K color tuning
  • Edgelit
  • Nice uniformity while dimming
  • 4x4 sometime soon
  • 1x1 up to 2x4
  • This fixture is not specifically vandal resistant but if needed they can add a lens in front of the fixture to make it vandal resistant. It will ultimately have a slightly larger flange to accommodate this.
  • There are many decorative panel options available for this fixture including:
    • Linen
      • Linen can be laminated in acrylic or polycarbonate so it can be cleaned.
    • Laser-cut patterns
    • Specialty suction cup films that have decorative patterns on them.
    • They have a special relationship with Vara Kamin Images to create decorative panels that can go in the fixture. This is specifically good for healthcare applications.

Acoustic Felt Tiles

  • 21 colors available
  • Anti-microbial spray for felt
  • They have worked with other manufacturers products to incorporate felt into a fixture.

 

Lampa Sconces

  • ADA Compliant
  • Wet Location
  • 1', 2', 4'
  • Up to 7,300 lumens
  • 0-10V to 1%
  • Vandal resistant
  • Integral emergency pack available

Gateway

  • 5 degree rotation
  • 32" long
  • Up to 3,880 lumens
  • Vandal resistant
  • There is a locking mechanism that holds the rotation in place
  • Wet listed even when upside down

16Sep/190

Aron

Today, Aron visited our office.

Aron is a Philadelphia based company that focuses in edge-lit optical systems that re-define grid lighting. They are all about simple integration.

Duo

  • Ceiling panel rests on the flange of the fixture.
  • 2" thickness. 2', 4', 6', 8' lengths.
  • Onboard driver.
  • 2700K-5000K CCT options available. Color tuning is coming.
  • Flat T option available as well.
  • Up to 4,000 Lumens
  • Dims down to 1%
  • Medium Wide, Wide, and Super Wide optics.
  • Could be spaced 12'-14' apart if used in a corridor.
  • There is also a Duo suspended fixture.
  • Emergency Battery is available. Occupancy Sensors would need to be remote.

 

Quad

  • Up to 750 Lumens per Quad
  • Asymmetric is available too.
  • Lens options are coming.
  • Circle and Diamond shapes are also coming.

 

Ace T-Bar Wall Wash Fixture

  • 2'-2.5' from wall.
  • Basically half of the Duo fixture

Edge T-Bar Slot Fixture

  • Nice, shallow fixture.
  • 100ft of continuous lens.

They are currently redesigning their product line to be able to integrate into drywall. Looking to release next year. If needed sooner, they have flange kits available.

They ship things fairly quickly. 10 days or less for up to 100 Duo Fixtures,

28Aug/190

Goldeneye

Today, Goldeneye visited our office.

Goldeneye is based in California and does most of their manufacturing there. Their LEDs are made in Korea.

They specialize in ceramic LED boards with 5mm LEDs where the metal conductor is silkscreened on. Almost all of their products are red list free.

All of their fixtures are low voltage and come in 2700K-4000K CCT. The fixtures are constant voltage and the driver can be tuned down if needed.

The line is made in T-Grid widths and can be physically mounted to a T-Grid. However, they also have products with mounting for pendants or undercabinet. The undercabinet fixture is magnetic based.

24 linear feet  of the 1/2" product can be on a single 100w driver. 16 linear feet linear feet of the 1" product. Fixtures can be cut in 6" increments. 

Fixtures with silicone diffusors and ceramic recessed downlight tiles are also available.


The ceramic LED boards are moisture and damp listed. They are also UL certified and can be embedded in any material. They can be cleaned with any commercial detergent.

Bus bar style in the next generation- no wires!

16Jul/190

LUMENTURE

Today, Lumenture  visited the office to show us their product line.

T65 AND T50 Track Heads

  • 1/2 size track adapter
  • 120V fixture
  • Clean form factor
  • Front loaded threaded accessories that are gap free.
  • Center of fixture tilting and infinite rotation.
  • 1100 Lumens
  • 15, 22, and 40 degree beams spreads. The 15 degree does have some field.
  • Warm dim is available and is very smooth.
  • ELV and TRIAC dimming.
  • Compatible tracks are Juno, Lightolier, and Halo. They keep Juno track stocked.
  • They also have a 10 degree field free fixture that is made possible by adding a field beam reducer to the fixture.

TWW160 Track Wall Wash

  • 1600 Lumens
  • Symmetric Beam- they will add some sort of filter like a Rosco Opti-sculpt to make it asymmetric.
  • They also make a recessed wall washer that has a fully rated J-Box so no housing is needed (but is available in certain cases).

 

RWW160 Recessed Wall Wash

  • Nice lateral throw
  • Fixture will have louver available
  • 1250 Lumens

 

DL100 AND DLW100 Down Lights

  • All downlights come as adjustable or fixed.
  • IC rated housing under 5". Mud-in options available on a case by case basis.
  • Square trims also available.

HL110 Hallway Lights

  • Nice lateral throw
  • 1250 Lumens
  • TRIAC, ELV and 0-10V

 

2 Inch Wall Wash- Coming Soon

  • Can be trimmed or trimless
  • Fixed, Adjustable, and Wall Wash
  • 700-900 Lumens

 

In general, Lumenture is a good quick ship option that is competitively priced. They also have a very easy to use and efficient website.

15Jul/190

MODERN FORMS

Today, Modern Forms provided a general presentation, covering the newest updates.

They have a factory in China where all the productions take place with 3 stock spaces in NY, CA, and Georgia. Below is a list of fixtures we looked at today:

As a general note:

*All the fixtures are available in 3000K as standard but they do offer 2700K as custom although lead time could be longer depending on availability of LED board in that CCT.

*Standard dimming is ELV down to 10%. 25% of products including some of the chandeliers and outdoor range offered in 0-10V to 1%. Other drivers are available as an option.

*Minimum quantity for customization is one unit!

Pi:

Ceiling/wall surface mounted fixture, Wet rated with high impact acrylic diffuser, a twist-lock mechanism

Available in 6", 12" and 15" diameters

Priced from $150 to $190 (DN)


Argo:

Circle edgelit surface-mounted fixtures for wall and ceiling. Damp listed. (We looked at 1000lm output sample)

Available finishes are white, black, and brushed nickel.

Available in 7", 11", 15", and 19" diameters. with 1000lm to 2800lm light output.

Priced from $45 to $100 (DN)


We looked at their linear vanity lights, newly designed with an adjustable backplate.

Vertical or horizontal mounting options.

Available for mounting on drywall, stone and tile surfaces.

Available in 18" and 36" as standard. Some Mini options are available in 12" long as well.

Priced from $85 to $190$ (DN price).

Comes with 2" box for driver and 4" backplate as standard.

Some of the newer ones are offered with 1" j-box, 120V.


The MINI CLOUD sconce features a hand-mitered glass over cutting-edge LEDs. Available in 20", 27", and 37" long. 4" j-box.


They could print any fonts or symbol in any color and size for all their indoor and outdoor products with a flat surface. Add-on cost is $15/unit for quantity under 50.


Frame:

Wall and ceiling mounted fixture. IP65.

Available in 8", 14", and 20".


Mega:

This fixture is available in 3 finishes and costs under $100 (DN price)

A unique fixture with hand-applied gold leaf, priced around $180.


Steam:

 

A sconce with a dark walnut wood piece, priced around $200 (DN). Available with custom wood options.


Blade:

A wall sconce available in 10", 18", and 22".

Available finishes are white, black, and brushed aluminum.


From their pendant family, we looked at the KSK fixture available as a single pendant or a group of them up to 32 pieces for the chandelier.

Available lengths are 19", 27", and 30".

Available with customizable canopy.

Standard CCT is 3500K.

 

 

 

 

13Jun/190

ONE A – STORM SYSTEM

Today, One A visited our office to show us their product line.
One A is based in Denmark. It is a primarily residentially focused line.

The concept of the One A  Strom System product line is that everything fits into one pre-construction piece. This piece can then be used to recess in a gypsum ceiling, millwork, or it can be surface mounted.

  • Bronze
  • Brass
  • Nickle
  • Silver
  • Gold

Millwork fixtures only come in three finishes- white, black, or grey.

One A tends to use Zaniboni housings for their fixtures. All DLs are compatible with SORAA light engines. Standard Adjustable with driver and housing is approximately $350 DN.

They also have a recessed lamp socket and a pendant connection that supports up to 20 lbs.

One A also works with Backlight so that any of the Storm system components can be embedded into a Backlight panel. This includes downlights, adjustable fixtures, dropped lenses, and more.

The system is looking to be listed by the End of July.

Here are a few more of the products that were shown:

 

Speaker
Illuminated Towel Hook
Step/ Path Light

 

Solid Brass

Table Lamp- Small is 12-hour charge, large is a 24-hour charge. Available with warm dimming.

6Jun/190

Reggiani

Today, Reggiani stopped by the office to show us their new products.


TRYBECA

There are a couple of updates to this line:

  • The super drop is available now
  • 4" wet location option available now
  • Fixtures available in surface and pendant mount now
  • Tunable white is coming soon.

The Trybeca products have 0-10V or phase-cut dimming available (0-10V dims lower).

350 Lumens delivered from the smallest fixture.

$50 DN per smaller trim. $175-$200 DN per larger trim.


MOOD

This is Reggiani's new line of downlights. These fixtures have toolless adjustment and accessories for all of the following sizes.

Extra Small Fixture (2.5w):

  • $50 DN per trim
  • Nice cut-off

Smaller fixture (3.5W):

  • Round or Square
  • Can be adjustable
  • Spot, NFL, WFL optics. Optics are not field interchangeable. Wall wash optic also available
  • 350 Lumens
  • Can be trimless

Medium Fixture (8.5w):

  • Warm dim available
  • 700 Lumens
  • Nice cut off

Large Fixture (12w or 17w):

  • Up to 2,100 Lumens

In addition to these fixtures, new cut sheets are also coming to the website soon.

22May/190

LIGTHFAIR 2019

ACCLAIM:

We liked the dome series.

 

ACCORD:

15 days lead time. Made in Brazil.

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AION:

0.5 inch by 0.5 is the smallest channel with screws in the end-cap. It goes down to 1/4" increments and over 8ft is available as one piece.

3/8” wide 800lm/ft 30, 40, 60,80 degree optic available. Node free on full and mid. Minimal visible node on a low level.

1/4” deep, 400lm/ft, node free

Variety of channels, walk over mud-in closet rods, shelves, recessed and surface mount all available.

AVENET:

Cool looking pendant.

BASELITE:

We liked the finish and textures that look like ceramic.

B-K LIGHTING:

Liked the new finish.

 

DAY TIME:

Interesting looking light panels.

 

DECORS:

Round fixture looked good. Acrylic all around.

 

ECOSENSE:

New ELV Dimming. 3 and 3.5”

  • Fixed and adjustable wet location fixture.
  • upgradable to tunable, Bluetooth controllable.
  • Field replaceable optics

 

ELLIPTIPAR/TAMBIENT:

New sconces and wall washers were shown.

 

KUZCO:

We really liked the forms and designs.

 

Interesting glass wet listed sconce:

 

LIGMAN:

 

 

LUCIFER:

48v tracks recessed, trim and trimless

Step lights:

LUMIUM:

Wood finishes for linear and new profiles:

New slim direct/indirect pendant mounted fixture. Lumium also had a new pendant mounted oval fixture.

 

MODERN FORMS:

Lightstick is a nice looking dropped lens fixture. Probably a good option for vanity lighting. But it's only available in 3000K.

 

MP LIGHTING:

Good Mono-point options.

NEOLIUM SMART:

 

OXYGEN:

Another lensed linear option but available only in 3000K.

PHILIPS/SIGNIFY:

Liked the mounting options.

PICASSO LIGHTING:

Had a nice wrap around lens.

SONNEMAN:

STRUCTURA:

 

VLT:

Custom fixture attached to hardware. Direct/ back light to a cove.

Globe mounting bracket for the light available as a pendant too! Globe, in the ground, spotlight.

  • General 5-6 weeks lead time
  • Linear products are made to order.
  • Different lenses, opacity, remote power supply.
  • A great option for shelf lighting, available in warm white and grazing.

Brand new step light, Corian face plate different colors, interior rated, different shapes, junction box with internal driver.

 

WAC LIGHTING:

 

 

 

 

14May/190

Zumtobel

Today Zumtobel visited the office and presented their new linear fixtures.

First was the Claris with UGR rating of 16. This fixture is 1 inch deep and comes in 4ft and 8ft lengths with up/down distribution.

This fixture has a bat-wing indirect distribution as well, which is available with an individual louver per each lens.

The fixture can be mounted just 11 inches from a wall.

The louvers are available in matte and glossy finishes and are interchangeable in different combinations.


The next fixture which we looked at was the Slotlight fixture, available in 1.5", 2.5", and 4" widths.

The fixture provides up to 2000lm/ft and is dimmable through 0-10V or a Lutron driver.

The lens is unique as it runs up to 150' in a single piece with a seamless gasket. It is suitable for a damp location. It's field cuttable and could be ordered for a mitered corner.


Everything is manufactured in US and just the lenses are shipped from Europe.

8May/190

Tokistar

Today Tokistar visited the office. 

First they showed us fixtures from the Gradient Series, starting with an indoor 3 degree beam surface that can be recessed or surface mounted. This is a 2W fixture that is approximately $200 DN.

They also had an outdoor 3 degree beam that is good for walls and columns. Also comes in an asymmetric version. This fixture is IP66 rated, 0-10V, and approximately $375 DN.


Wall Grazer has a nice tight beam. Can also come with a shield.


8 Degree sections can come with a hexcell louver or a hood. Indoor and Outdoor versions available.


Track can adjust each head to its own intensity with a magnet. There are 6 intensity levels. The whole track can be dimmed. Available in both black and white finishes.


TokiLinear: Shipping complete until up to 8' with ETL label.


We also looked at an RGB fixture that can be controlled manually or on a 0-10V system for dimming.


The Exhibitor (festoon lights) comes with different shades and many different mounting options. Custom heads can be made. Fixture is rated for wet locations.


We were also given catalogues for Omnify and KLUS.

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