Illumination WALD STUDIO


Visa Lighting

Visa Lighting stopped by to introduce two of their new exterior fixtures; the Zume and Laterna.

The Zume fixture is a globe-shaped  light with a metal top that has linear perforations. The perforations can be eliminated or changed to a custom pattern at their factory. The diffuse globe is available in either opaque or slightly translucent options. There are two different sizes to choose from.

The other fixture is the Laterna and has a modern glowing cylinder surrounded by crisscrossing braces framing the fixture. It is also available with the opaque or slightly translucent diffuser and two sizes.

Both of these fixtures are available with different mounting options including a catenary installation. Visa provides all of the recommendations for connection to the catenary system and can advise the structural engineer but are not providing the catenary system themselves.



Erco is focusing on interior fixtures this year by bringing some more of their European fixtures to the North American markets.

One of the new fixtures we looked at was called the Compar. It is a miniature celled fixture that can come on different groupings from 1 to 12. The deep baffle helps minimize the glare. There are different optics available for the Compar family including a 60, an 80, a 55x90, a 35x90, and a wall wash optic. The 55x90 is designed to spread the light further perpendicularly to the fixture and the 35x90 spreads it further parallel to the fixture. This gives you options for different applications such as an open office and a conference table, respectively. We also took a look at the wall washer. As usual, erco designs their optics for high performance and this fixture is no different.

The fixtures are trimmed or trim less with a standard finish that is off-white but they can do a custom RAL color for no extra charge.

The other fixture we took a look at is their new track head called Oseris. It has a round aperture and rotates on an angle from the stem. There are two sizes and it is available with all of their optics available to the other track head families.

ERCO also announced that they will provide 27k as a standard color temperature for their lines and 35k is available upon request.



ALW stopped by our office to show us the SuperPlane with ControlRoll optics. It is the new linear family of slot, suspended and surface luminaries. It is available in two widths, 2.5" and 4", and provided with lumen packages of up to 1200lm/ft with dimming capabilities of 0%. There are Tuneable White, RGB, and RGB White options.  There is an option of adding integral down lights or sensors. The ControlRoll Optics is a great feature that provides seamless illumination with the continuous lens. The ControlRoll lens rolls out and snaps into a 'C' channel on the fixture. Maximum length of the lens is 250'.   The LED boards and drivers can be removed as one unit which provides flexibility during shipping and installation of slot applications.



Louis Poulsen

Louis Poulsen has developed a new post-top called Capsule. It has a frosted side as well as top for a soft glowing appearance and incorporates LEDs with special optics on the bottom for a more directed light.

They have also updated their LP Circle fixture line to offer a slim version in the surface, semi-recessed, and pendant variations.

Another new fixture is their Ripl fixture that features an acrylic lens with ripples on the inside creating an optical illusion of movement as you interact with the fixture.



Xeleum is a manufacturer that specializes in utilitarian fixtures but also has developed a wireless control system. During the commissioning, they provide a dongle that connects to a computer and contacts the fixtures it finds locally to set up programming. The technology is integral to their stairwell fixture and can be added to most of their fixtures as an add-on.



Sternberg Lighting has a new fixture they are releasing called Flight.

They have developed a cooling rod system that helps the heat sink and allows them to use less material bringing the cost down from what it typically would be. There are two sizes available with varying mounting bracket options. Flight utilizes the soft view lens technology found in other Sternberg fixtures providing a highly efficient glare control lens option.


Con-Tech Lighting

Con-Tech Lighting stopped by with their 2" aperture downlights so we could take a closer look at them. They make their own optics in the factory and now have a 65° optic which had a soft cutoff when we turned it on. The optics are all interchangeable in the field.

We noticed that with the square aperture, you will be able to see the corners when the application is 8' and below. The wall wash trim had a good spread and was high on the wall. With the adjustable accent, you have to take the whole housing down in order to rotate it.

Con-Tech now offers their standard driver that has the capability to do either Triac or 0-10V dimming from the same module with no extra cost.

At approximately $100 per fixture, these fixtures are a good option for an economical option. They are coming out with trimless versions next year.


HK Lighting

HK Lighting is an exterior lighting with a strong emphasis on being able to customize their products. Almost half of their products have some type of customization.

  • Standard product is aluminum but they can do brass and bronze as well
  • developed a heatsink adapters that fit into the grooves of the Soraa lamps and extend the lamp life. With the MR16 version it allows you to use the 9watt in an enclosed fixture. Fits all of the lamps including the GU10, PAR, and AR111.
  • Angled snoot can adjust to different lengths. The standard when it ships shows the grooves.
  • Have two sizes of flood lights that use gobos.
  • Slim path lights can be customized to be different heights
  • Bollard light has a far distribution and can also be provided with a GFCI outlet integral to the fixture.
  • Can make any of their fixtures turtle rated

Orgatech and Organic Lighting Systems

Orgatech and Organic Lighting Systems are two manufacturers that are in partnership with each other, Orgatech is from California and Organic Lighting Systems is from Europe. Orgatech has facilities and capabilities to modify and customize Organic Lighting Systems products.

Line-voltage wet location tape

  • available in 12" increments
  • not field cuttable
  • 90 CRI standard
  • dimmable

Organic Lighting Systems
Linear light strips and extrusions

  • Polyurethane encapsulated version has air pocket built inside
    Can do IP68
    Side view and top view for curves
  • Multiple extrusions available including one that is filled with resin
  • Step-light potted the same way; available in square and circle
  • Lit handrails: 4 shapes- small circle, large circle, square, and rectangle is the European website for Organic Lighting Systems and has more technical info available.


Edison Price Lighting

Edison Price stopped by to give us an update on their recent fixtures.

  • Can add potentiometers to most of their fixtures which dims down to 10% and is lockable
  • The Artima 2 is a small track head that will be using the XIM modules and can be controlled through an iphone app.
  • They redesigned their lens holder to have a ball spring instead of clips to make it easier for removal.
  • A new value downlight has been released and is available without all the bells and whistles like their other downlights for $100 DN. It uses the Fortimo module which has a Lambertian distribution.
  • They are developing a wall controller for their remote-controlled track light.
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