Illumination WALD STUDIO

5Feb/190

Nordeon

Nordeon stopped by our office to present new fixtures from 3 European brands.

The LAMP

The Hand Spotlight family has mid-range priced track fixtures with integral drivers, line voltage and available in 3 sizes.

The fixture's stem is designed as an integrated part of the body and has a visually nice and static look.

Small Size: Deliver up to 3000lm, available with 16°, 24°, and 36° beam spread. It's DN price is appx $130.

We looked at the 16° optic. It has field around it.

Med Size: Comes with a unique super spot single LED chip, TIR (total internal reflection) lens, deliver 1300lm to 1500lm, and DN pricing is approx. $190 (super spot option).

Large Size: Deliver 30000lm to 50000lm. DN price for this fixture is between $158 to $190. We looked at this fixture with a 60° beam spread.

The fixtures can accept up to 2 accessories (Hex louver+ softening film)

The Deco rings are available in different finishes. We looked at the brass ring which warmed up the light slightly and we liked it!

The Track system is from Stucchi brand. It's 2-circuit, 1 neutral. They offer Phase dimming to 1% as standard and 0-10V to 1% as an option.

They are coming up with a new 3-circuit, 1 neutral, and Data boss acceptable track recessed dimmer (seen in below photo)

Schmitz (Commercial Line from Germany)

They presented a 16" square edge lit pendant/surface mount fixture with solid stainless steel body. The fixture is not wet-listed. The fixture is constructed from 3 layers of Glass, diffused film, and diffused screen.

The fixture can be suspended with aircraft cable or flush mount to wall/ ceiling surfaces.

WELA

A 3/4" thick illuminated acrylic pendant panel with edge lighting technology from one side, equal up/down light distribution. This fixture is available in one size only, the 19.5" X 4' panel.

Available in standard 3000K and 4000K CCT.

Tunable white is coming soon

DN pricing is around $500 to $550 per panel.

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.

26Oct/180

CORONET POP-UP SHOWROOM

Today, we visited the Coronet's Pop-up showroom in Chelsea.

 

Dimension

  • The fixture can be expanded or inverted by 2” to 4" on the center within the same fixture run. (fixtures joints by molding)
  • Available in 8' and 12' lengths.
  • This fixture can also be bi-directional.

LS3 Extrusion

  • Tunable white 2700K to 5000K with intensity control. (New!)
  • They have a vertical light blocker and are working on a magnetic system to pull fixtures together.
  • They are considering improving the lens (male, female sliding to each other), overlapping, taping on the back (been proposed) since currently gaps can be seen between adjacent lenses.

Fuego

  • This fixture cannot be physically modified.
  • The CCT and stem length can be modified however.
  • It is standard 0-10v.

PIER LED UPDN

  • Available in Bi-directional, recessed, and surface mounting.
  • It has an integral driver
  • The LS3 is bi-directional, LS1 is single direction (direct).
  • A highlight of this fixture is that it is heavily modifiable, not so costly.

Wave

  • This fixture looks very similar to the Vibia fixture. However, this fixture does not pivot.
  • It is made of aluminum and has a drop acrylic lens.
  • It has an integral driver
  • Can be single or bi-directional.
  • The center spine could be longer but the fixture lens cannot.

Loopita

  • The vacuum formed plastic lens makes the ring seamless.
  • Available in matte, gloss, semi-gloss, and flat finishes.
  • The tape is right on top of the fixture.
  • It has a central axis canopy (flat canopy available as well).
  • It does have some uplight.
  • Up to 5’ diameter.

Magnetic Track System

 

  • A 3 circuit, 24V, magnetic rail, robust system with 0-10 dimming.
    • The largest load is 96 watt/circuit. They are looking to increase the sizing and higher temp standard for CA requirements.
  • The recessed track head is new! It started 10/2018.
  • 17° to 33° optics on this 450 LED track head
  • There is an increment restriction of 11” on baffle and 6” on the linear system.
  • Downward and upward lens.
  • Limited in finish options.
  • Can be in provided with a higher light output.
  • It is 30 to 40% less expensive than the competitive systems.
  • The recessed track system will be out in December 2018
  • There are three optics available in the track head and it has a 350 Lumen output. A higher output track head is coming. It is dimmable via 0-10v.
  • Flanged and Flangeless track is available.

Rush Sharp

  

  • Available in 30° and 50° optics. The 50° is a little shallower.
  • This is 30 deg. Bi-directional. It has separate circuits and requires a remote driver.
  • The continuous run require double mounting cables
  • The longest run with single mounting point line cable is 8ft.

50° optic shown above.


This is the brighter version of the part of the Loopita series.

 

  • Available in 18", 3’, 4’, and 5’ sizes.
  • Soft curved, seamless form, RGB color.
  • Cost effective.
  • Top lit, 20% uplight contribution.
  • Acoustic panel on top as an addition is coming soon!

The Wall grazer, part of the PG4 Series.

 

We liked the grazing!

  • What we also noticed was the optic is a little greenish. Perhaps because of the silicon lens!
  • As it can be seen in this photo, the light is located 4”-5” away from the wall which causes a nice 15° light distribution on the floor.

Square Series

  • The illuminated dropped lens can be popped up too for indirect lighting

CURVED LS SERIES:

  • 30° and 45° radius curve.
  • It comes as direct/indirect as well.

  • NOTE:
    They are using Osram, Samsung LED chips for round fixtures
  • Cree LED chips are used in linear systems and the track heads.
  • Their facility allows for the max cutting length of 12’ run.
  • For 2019, they are considering more sconces and wet location linear lights.
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.

18Sep/180

AUDACY (Wireless Lighting Control)

Today, AUDACY stopped by our office to present their wireless system.

There are 4 components to their system:

  • Gateway
  • Luminaire Control
  • Sensor
  • Wall Switch

There are internally mounted controllers much like the dali system

The system can control up to 600w of load and allows for zone control.

While they do have DMX control, they are still working to integrate it into their system more.

Audacy will also be coming out with a remote control relay in November of this year. There is also a tunable white and color tune system coming in the near future.

   
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