Illumination WALD STUDIO

29Jan/190

ACUITY BRANDS

Today, we looked at their new wall-washer and downlight from the Aculux and Indy brands.

INDY: L SERIES family, generation 4

The new L series features a low profile housing, a semi-speculate white cone reflector which provides more light laterally. This family is in a midrange category (between Aculux and Juno).

The Indy L series has 2 cone shaped reflectors:

The Regular Parabolic: for a traditional quiet ceiling

The Hyperbolic: for a true silent ceiling with over 20% more lumen/watt, almost 45° visual cut-off.

ACULUX: 3" Precision Recessed

This new 3" lensed wallwasher lumen output is similar to competitors 4" fixtures

  • Available in 900lm up to 3000lm.
  • Warm-dim is available as an option
  • The trimless fixture can be fit in a millwork ceiling with a 1.25" to 1.65" thickness.

They presented the 2000lm option and placed it 2ft and 3ft apart from the wall. The fixtures maintained well uniform wall washing.

In Aculux Universal, the adjustable and wallwash lenses are interchangeable. But, with the lensed fixture only the fixed and adjustable lenses can be swapped.

The DN price for 500lm fixture is around $175 and $200 for 2000lm option+trim. The cost for shallow housing is around $100.

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.


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.

24Nov/180

ZANIBONI

Zaniboni stopped by our office today to present their new products.

Starting from their downlights, They have increased their lumens output from 400lm to 600lm.

*they are expecting to reach 700 delivered lumen by the end of the year.

  • The downlights require no equipment for interchanging optic and lens in the field.

On Cylinder Family:

The top part in older fix/adj downlight is reduced to 0.25" height, right beneath the J-box.

20° internal adjustability

The warm-dim has a nice, smooth dimming. It goes down to 0.01%, Bluetooth control.

 

  

The narrow optic

*The narrow optic  has large fading ring

The Trimless for Millwork:

The design is interesting. It allows the adjustment after the mudding from the behind to move the optic forward and back.

It's available for 1/4" to 1" and 1" to 3" thick ceiling installation options.

 

*The 2 knife edge in this fixture is unique!

Pinhole Downlight:

  • Comes in adj/fix options.
  • Mud-in, flagged, flangeless.

The multi-head fixtures:

Wet rated

It's not feres

3 sizes: 500lm, 1000 lm, and 2000lm.

Recessed, surface, pendant, and corner mountings.

On cylinder family, the M series allows variable heights, from 4".

The smallest cylinder shape fixture has 350lm. It can be from 4" to 9'! long.

Accept different accessories on the bottom. ( clear, milky, sanded,...etc Acrylic part from 1" to 3' long)

 

 

 

General Notes:

Not in stock products has a lead time of 3-4 weeks.

All products use the 2-steps Cree chip onboard LED.

 

 

 

 

23Oct/180

Number 8

Today N8 Lighting stopped by our office to present their updated products.

The 400 Series:

 

A recessed downlight has the following features:

  • Dim down to 5%
  • Compatible with almost all the Lutron systems.
  • Cree led chip available in single color with lens and Warm dim options.
  • Cost under $300 ND

The 800 Series:

 

They presented the warm dim downlight with Dim 1 driver, dim to black. It is available in 4" Shallow housing, IC rated (804S housing)

* We liked the soft and nicely dimmed 1800K.

  

 

For the Wall-washer in 800 series, they recommended to use the 25° optic and use the linear spread lens to achieve a wider light spread (by 1 sqft).

The new Wall-washer delivers 800lm vs standard 350 delivered lumen.

Installation note for Wall-washer:

The lamp to be on 45° tilt, the perforated screen to be perpendicular to the wall, the axis of the magnets (90° increments) line up with the grid line on the housing (this should be done before mudding).

Monopoint:

The MPT2 has been updated with the following features:

  • 120° light beam with 360° rotation.
  • Hex-louver (15% to 20% lumen output drop).
  • 18 different interchangeable optic.
  • Accept up to 3 media, field interchangeable.
  • The remote driver can be placed up to 120ft away from the fixture when using a remote canopy. (we won't need J-box !)
  • Cost under $300 DN

*This Mono-point is the only title 24 approved remodel fixture.

*The new 10° optic coming next year.

*A new 200 Series coming soon. It has all the optic options, trims, shallow, IC rated housing, and price around $200! It's a commercial/VE product.

 

28Sep/180

Optic Arts

Optic Arts stopped by the office today show show us some new products.

FLEX ACv2- Line Voltage Strip

 

The FLEX ACv2 was the first fixture we looked at. This fixture is unique because it has silicone encapsulation. Silicone has never been rated for fixtures, so Optic Arts is the first. Silicone retains integrity over time. It is also more environmentally friendly. Another positive aspect of silicone is that it works with saltwater (keep in mind that the hardware still does not). However, the silicone is not field cuttable because it is a line voltage fixture.

Some other things to keep in mind with this fixture:

  • This will be an IP67 system as of this October.
  • Optic Arts will correct any unintended color shifting.
  • The LEDs will be symmetrically spaced unlike the photos show.
  • The fixture has full range dimming. If there is a discernible flicker, it is less than 30%.

The image shows the 3,000K fixture. 3,000K is delivered with the shift accounted for.


We were also shown a knife edge cove fixture. The low voltage strip was in the example shown.


We also looked at the Vintage Dim fixture and the Nitelite Closet Rod (below) so we could look at them while specifying for a project.

The Nitelite Closet Rod is not completely node free- it does have a distinct line, but you do not see individual nodes with this fixture. The strip inside is cuttable every 2 inches. This fixture can be field cut. A cover for the screw holes can be available upon request. There is plastic on top of the fixture to help avoid scratching from hangers. If necessary, the fixture can be made with the STP tape instead of the FLEX DC tape.

   
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