Illumination WALD STUDIO

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,

11Jun/190

BOYD

BOYD stopped by our office today to present their new upcoming products.

They are focused on decorative, handcrafted and made to order fixtures.

Elements LED In-Wall Sconce:

Fire effect
Water effect

We looked at their wall sconces, available in different textures and looks. Available in 2700K, 3' (40 watts)or 4' (56 watts), appropriate for hospitality, commercial and residential spaces. The sconce with water feature has an interesting aesthetic although not highly functional.

Their other interesting looking product was Emanation bath sconce. It's available in 2700K, 3000K, and 3500K. Tunable white is coming soon.

The fixture is magnet mounted and flushed to mirror.

Goust pendant: (coming soon)

An edge-lit pendant mounted (AC cable) fixture with equal up/down light distribution. They are developing a laser edged model with 70% down and 30% uplighting.

Lups Sconce:

A cool looking wall sconce with flexibility in design, available in glossy and reflective metal and textured finishes.

7May/190

Bold Lighting

Today we had Bold Lighting visit the office to show us their product line.

Bold's products are primarily made in China.

We started with the Downlights for hospitality: They are spec grade for around $100 DN.

  • 0-10V, ELV, Remodel, IC, Non-IC.
  • 1100 Lumen output.
  • Dims to 2%
  • Push and release trims
  • 15, 25, 35, 40, 60 degree beam spreads
  • Bridgelux Chips
  • Optical accessories for the adjustable
  • Gold, black, nickle, and white finishes

We also looked at a square beam fixture which would be good for task illumination. These square fixtures can be configured into a linear fixture.

  • 5, 10, and 15 square module
  • These fixtures are usually spaced 3'-8' apart.
  • All integral drivers
  • 500-1200 lumens

We looked at their linear products next. Bold and Vice work together so the linear products are actually all Vice.

In general:

  • Products can be tunable white
  • Can be recessed, recessed trimless, surface, integrated
  • There is no glare when walking next to a fixture

They have grazers that come in 8 and 16 degree optics.


We also looked at Bold's 48V magnetic track mounted fixture options:

  • They have a Flush Linear track fixture
  • They also have the Break One: an adjustable linear that would be great for a gallery

  • They also have the Snoot: adjustable spotlights that come in 35 and 45 degree optics


*White, Black, and RAL colors available in track

13Mar/190

LEDucation


SDA

CORONET:

  • New Black Lens so fixtures are quieter looking (50% LLF)

DAY-O-LIGHT:

DESIGN PLAN:

  • Now has IP69K rated fixtures (which are rated for power washing)

ECOSENSE:

  • New LORE downlight
  • Interchangeable optics (beam spread) the modular with
    10°, 20°, 60°, and pinhole options.
  • Now also owns Lumium
    • $70 DN for bracket fixture

ERCO:

Right side: Standard wall-washer
Left side: Wall-washer for a high ceiling.
  • They use the OSRAM LED chips with 97+ CRI
  • Rearranged LED chips to achieve a round beam spread
  • New Atrium downlight for high ceiling available as up/down distribution. It offers a quit ceiling.

Zoom fixture: 70° to 15°, also available in oval shape beam spread from 7°.

FENG SHUI LIGHTING:

FORMA:

  • Works with Cassambi

HEVI-LITE:

  • Single diode instead of triple diode now
  • Acrylic fixture has stake mount and pendant mounting options and comes in smaller sizes. Can customize the size of the diffuser.

H.E. WILLIAMS:

INTENSE:

LEDCONN:

  • Luxflux
    • Field cuttable
  • Backlighting
    • 1.5” spacing from acrylic

LIGHTGLASS:

  • Mimicks daylight
  • Cannot see through it

LITELAB:

  • Next Gen cylinder and track available now

LUMENPULSE:

  • There are new mounting brackets and visors available for the Lumenfacade fixtures

LUMINII:

  • Now have High-Efficacy options
  • Part of leader brands: also available in 16".
  • Matrix and Matrix Plus
    • Come in 12x12 or 2x12 options
    • 134lm/w, back lighting solution 2x12

MARK ARCHITECTURAL:

  • Chisel Fixture
    • Comes in Warm Dim, Statics White, or Tunable White
    • $300 DN for tunable white fixture

MODERN FORMS:

  • They also have ceiling fans

NOVA FLEX:

  • 1-inch pinch custom size up, up to 4 ft
  • Nova flex is a great option for low cost and acceptable quality fixtures.

SELUX:

  • The hex cut around 45% of light
  • Available in different configurations as down, up, and up/down.

USAI:

  • New sloped ceiling options
  • 6.5” housing options
  • New Armstrong ceiling tile fixture

US ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING SUN VALLEY:

  • Good heat dissipation

WE-EF:

  • New post tops

LIGHTS ON WEST

B LIGHT:

LEDNER:

LUMENTRUSS:

  • Pre-made coves
  • Wooden fixtures

LOUPI:

  • 24V Track

ONE A:

  • One mounting ring that fits everything
  • Interior Only
  • Back mounted ring for millwork
  • Remote drivers that dim to 1%
  • Using SORAA
  • Higher price point

STENG:

  • New picture/Art Light

DULANSKI

NUMBER 8:

  • The new 200 series with competitive pricing (under $200), more output compared to 400 series coming in July.
    • mud in option comes soon (5 to 6 months).
    • Color tuning coming soon in all series (2 to 3 months).
    • $180fix + $20 extra for warm dim 30° adjustability, over 18 different optics.
    • IC housing is $20 adder.
    • Color tuning is around $50 adder.
    • Soraa lamping
    • 2.5 inch deep, a solite lens, wet location.
    • Luminet lens glass with optical potential for linear spread.

PRUDENTIAL:

  • Can light a whole ceiling and is clear when off

SCOUT LIGHTING:

  • 0-10V Dimmable
  • Cuttable to the inch
  • Comes pre-assembled
  • $40 DN/ft.
  • Have a 10 x 60 Grazer

O'BLANEY RINKER

BACKLIGHTING SOLUTIONS- EVOLITE:

  • Lattice
    • Screwed in rather than tension mount like TLS
  • Origami
    • Can lay things right on it
    • IP65 Rated (maintains rating when cut)
    • 866 lumens/sq. ft.
    • 12W/sheet

DADO LIGHTING:


Smallest is 6" but they can do a longer one.
  • Braille printed on the lens

EKLIPSE:

  • New Cipher System (fall product)
  • Adjustable every inch
  • Depth less than 3/8” required

LUCENT:

  • Beam control expanded the range in added sizes.
  • Mini800 lm
  • Micro 550lm ( good for display lighting)
  • Snap-in track
  • Dali- 0-10 lutron
  • A new range of LED module
  • warm dim and tunable white
  • chip onboard
  • 0-10V, EcoSystem, and Dali controls.
  • Down to 2000k on 1%
  • The mini trim cut the price and make it a competitive option

OPTIC ARTS:

  • New flexible outdoor FOT options (what does FOT mean?)
  • New fully flat lens

ROSCO:

  • New Optisculpt line

ELS

A LIGHT:

  • Available in 24" and 38" diameters. 8500lm for 38" model.
  • Remote driver in the canopy.
  • There are lines on the shiny finished surface but having a matt finish prevents that.

A fixture made out of nonorganic material (no mold). It is cleanable, vacuumable, recyclable, and printable.

PURE EDGE:

The 24v track heads also available in the warm dim.

TLS:


PYRAMID LIGHTING:

NERI:

Exterior fixture made from concrete fiberglass.

It has a nice horizontal distribution. Built based on the Florida code requirement. available with switching between amber color and standard white.

There is no shadow of the bracket on the surrounding. The blade part can be used to have signage and pattern since the light is thrown out from sides.


ELA

3G LIGHTING:

In RMZ Series the 2 micro LED is around $150 and $250 for 4 micro LED models. Available in timeless with integral driver recessed option

DL33R Downlight: Right side can be considered as an efficient fully adjustable/ flush option around $150 to $175.

AURORA LIGHT :

  • Symmetric and asymmetry distributions.
  • New wood bollard
  • New 3w basic flood light interchangeable optic no accessory, available in 15 20 40 50 degree optics. Using new silicon lens offer 15% optical output comparing to acrylic.
  • Walli family now have wall-washer option,110 degree 120 and 130 degree optic
  • They stoped sainless steel finish and intrediuced new PVD black finish

LF ILLUMINATION:


SLS

FLUXWERX:

FOCAL POINT:

  • Skydome is an edge-lit fixture with optional uplight.
  • The pendant mount comes with separate control for up and down individually .
  • available in 2',3', and 4' (18000lm) diameters.

SORAA:

5Mar/190

WE-EF

Today, We-ef stopped by to present their updated exterior pole lights and bollard light.

They presented the Flood-light, FLC 230 model, the second smallest in this family. It has a powder coated graded aluminum body with 4 standard colors; Black, white, grey, and dark grey.

The flood-light family has a wide range of beam spreads, 5.8, 8.2, 14, 30, and 60 degrees.

The lensing is designed as a tray of individual lenses and is field replaceable and sits right on top of the LED board without having to glue it.

The fixtures can accept up to 2 internal accessories. a snoot and a hex louver which seats on top of the snoot without cutting off too much light.

The Smallest of the family is 7.5”, FLC 220 (7.97" diameter).

They also have a linear spread lens accessory. A great option for pedestrian and pole lighting.

The linear spread lens can be used with Hex louver.

Available in 3000K and 4000K are standard static whites. The 2700K, 3500K are new additions.

This fixture is also available in tunable white (2700K-6000K) as FLC 220-TW family.

The 5.8 degree spread has a different LED board.

30 degree + hex is around $1200 DN

30 degree + linear spread (presented)

larger size fixture has DN price of $1800

One of the great features of this fixture is modularity and control of the beam angle.

Comes in static white, warm dim, and tunable white.

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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