Illumination WALD STUDIO

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:

22Feb/190

EGOLUCE

Today, Egoluce stopped by our office to present their updated decorative products.

The Newton Family:

The Newton family is their architectural line including varieties of track heads and mon-opoints available in different beam spreads (13°, 24°, 38°, 58°, and 63°). We really liked the Newton slim mono-point and Newton spot recessed looks and the 2 color combo (Black+ silver, Black+Gold, or Silver+Gold) in Newton Flat. (the track system is under process to be UL listed)

Spook:

Another interesting IP67 rated, walk over recessed fixture was the Spook. Being cool and not transmitting heat from the surface, makes this fixture a great option for pools and spas. Also, it works without failure in very low temperatures.

It is recommended for installation in concert and wood constructed surfaces. (for better water drainage and sturdy installation)

Wanda:

A rotatable tube shape LED profile IP67 with stainless steel terminals, 120° light distribution. It's available in 13, 25, 50, and 75 watts. 2700K, 3000K, and 4000K. It should be installed max 10 meters from the feeder to prevent the power drop. (7-10 days delivery)

Lancia:

Series of suspension lamps for diffused LED light (node free) with an extruded aluminum profile, opal polycarbonate diffuser. Available in 50m, 70m, 100m, and 150m diameters. The light source is in the inner part. The Lancia Tonda offers 2700lm/meter, 90 CRI, 10,000lm output in 150m model. It is available as single or multi configurations (mix and play). Also available in chrome finish or brushed gold.

Q Light:

It comes in 50cm and 70cm length square shape as standard and larger custome sizes. The front can be customized in different prints and patterns (they are all hand made). The have a gold leaf and mirror front.

  • The LED board size is fixed in either standards and custom sizes, therefore, the light output will be much less in larger sizes.

MoonLight:

The Moonlight is similar to Qlight with different finish options just in round shape.

14Feb/190

Innermost

Today, Innermost stopped by our office to present their decorative fixtures. They are based in London and Hong Kong but their products are also stocked in Connecticut. Eclectic range of products.

The Design Collection:

Kepler:

It's a really interesting ring pendant with micro-weave fabric and lockable mechanism. The LED comes in 90 CRI, 2700K as standard. No striations in the output. Metal trim for less glare coming soon. ADA compliant. A Great option for hotels.

For the Chandeliers they have Brass, Silver, Brushed gold as standard. Custom or bespoke finishes are available by request

The Chrome ball for the Beads pendant comes in 2 sizes with 4 standard finishes.

The Brixton is a spot pendant. It's available in 10W and 15W, 3000K (looks definitely warmer with the copper finish), available in Gloss White, Anodised Copper, and Graphite finishes.

On this category they offer fixtures with more flexibility for finishes and sizes(mix and match).

Essential Collection:

The LEDs follows Zhaga standard which allows the light source to be interchangeable with other manufacturer's LEDs.

Cobra is a wall mounted LED task light with a fully adjustable, flexible stem. The light comes with a USB charging socket. Cobra 90 with 90cm stem has a leather cover; in white or in brown leather with a gold anodized inner hood. Cobra Nude is 45cm long comes in black or white painted stem finish. 

The two other fixtures which we really liked are The Bracket and the YOY light.

The YOY wall presents an interesting shape on the wall. The fixture is available as a table lamp. YOY has Cree chip and comes in 3W, 100lm, 2700k or 4000K, and 80+ CRI.

The Bracket is a low profile high output LED wall light with a minimal slim section 

6Feb/190

Impact

Impact Lighting visited the office today. Impact is based in St. Louis. 4 week lead time standard.

For all fixtures, their standard CCT is: 3000K, 3500K, 4000K. 2700K is possible if needed.

80-85 CRI but 90 CRI is possible.

The fixtures have integral drivers. Built in 0-10V that dims to 1%.

There are 15 different powder coat paint finishes available for their fixtures as well as custom colors available.


Hula

Available in any of the powder coat finishes. The inside of the hoola must remain painted white, however.

There is an uplight component. There is a clear lens on the top unless you need it to be frosted.

Available in the following sizes:

  • 24 inches
  • 36 inches
  • 48 inches
  • 60 inches
  • 72 inches

I-Rod

This fixture has a 2 ft. - 8 ft. length range. It has a 6 inch diameter but the diameter can be larger if needed. A smaller version of this fixture will also be coming out later this year.

The fixture is lit with LumaFilm flexible LED panels (shown below). A downlight component can be added to the bottom of the fixture as well. If added, the downlight component can provide up to 1600 delivered lumens.


Yo-Yo

The Yo-Yo is a direct/indirect fixture. It comes in either a 12 inch or 16 inch diameter.

There is a silicone diffusor over the light source to soften the light.

The finishes can really be played with on this fixture. The inside and outside of the fixture can be different colors. The bottom inner piece is always silver but it is not super noticeable.

This fixture has 2 drivers inside of it and dual circuit dimming is available.

22Jan/190

Vistosi

Vistosi dropped by the office today. They are specialized in decorative handmade and air blown glass fixtures. They offer form, size, and finish customization.

Their estimated delivery time is 3-4 weeks.

Some of their air-blown glass, surface mounted fixtures remind us the Fabbian installations.

Followings are the sample of works we liked:

17Oct/180

SDA Showroom

Today we stopped by the SDA Showroom to see what is new from their line card.


Alphabet

We stopped by alphabet to look at many of their new fixtures. We looked at their Nu Vector Downlight series which has beam shaping technology. The fixture shown below on the right is adjustable with 0.5" aperture, 600 Lumen output, provide illumination to upto 25ft. It's a great option for a quiet ceiling. The DN price is around $155.

The standard track head is around $150, dim to dark, 1%. 0-10, DMX, Dali. Line voltage into extrusion. Each part has it’s own driver. Optic down to 10°, wallwasher, different snap-able diffuser. Offer a quiet ceiling.

They have a nice concrete fixture and surface mounted fixture with a mirror in the middle.

 


ALW

ALW showed their super plane twist open products. A triangle, square, and rectangle are available. However, soon their ring fixtures will have sections like these products too. These fixtures are great for wrapping around columns and have surface mounted options as well.

1.5 profile fixture: Super plane 25 ft continues run recessed mounted. Comes in fully frosted, half, and clear.

It comes in 3 standard shapes,  straight, triangle(2 open sides, 1 joint) square (2 open sides, 2 side joint)

Open side allows twisting, 30° tilt

 

The 1.5 moon ring: Can go up to 16 ft section recessed go around a column.

Go figure series: Linear light fix and connection hub. 2 and 4ft linear, one side and 2 sides illuminated. There is amiable hobble with screws. They have 2 to 6 joint hubs.


Arancia

All of their fixtures are 90+ CRI. We looked at the pendant lights and 3 watt small downlight. There is a 4 week lead time and everything is made to order.

 


Day-O-Light


Delray

The ring pendant that we viewed can be a single direction fixture. It comes in many different finishes like

leather, wood, perforated patterns.

  


Designplan

We looked at many of their outdoor fixtures (as shown below).

We looked at a larger version of the pivot that has an adjustable beam and is exterior rated.

We were also very impressed by the quality of the Buzzi and Buzzi products.

 

Designplan also informed us that they do have a steam room rated fixture. (what is it called?)


Ecosense

Ecosense is coming out with their own control system- the lore driver. The image below shows the road map of what the company is striving towards- though some of it is not yet realized.

  


ERCO

ERCO is coming out with a new line of wall washers. A nice feature of this line is that their wall washers can be closer to the wall (1 to 5 ratio for the wall to ceiling). These come in black matte as a standard finish. They come in flanged and trimeless. These fixture should be coming out in January.

ERCO also has new bollards coming soon. (the last 2 on left come in smaller size.)


Feelux

We looked at the monorail system.

There is a pendant fixture for the little track that had a 1,000 lumen output.

We also looked at the FLX Stix.

 


Hemera

Tunable white pendant fixtures. Smaller fixtures with 0.5" aperture are 266 lumen output. Medium fixtures has 1,000 lumen output. Large fixtures with 2" aperture are 2,000 lumen output.


Hevi Lite

We looked at their sconce and their retrofit unit. The strip in the retrofit unit rotates and adjusts.

 


iLight


Intense Lighting

Lens Vector Technology.  Liquid crystal beam shaper.  They have shallow 2" housing. Up/Down sconces are wet rated.

  


Saco

We looked at their dual brightness v-stick. They have an app called saco switch.

 


Selux

Tri-tech. They now have silicone optic that allows for customizable optics. They have a variety of mounting options. They are also trying to minimize hardware on their fixtures.

   


The Lighting Quotient

We looked at their track system. They have both a wall wash fixture and a spot fixture for the track.

They also now have a bi-asymmetric distribution in their louver.

  


Luminaire LED

We took a brief look at their products. They offer a battery pack for their surface mounted linear fixture.

 


Lumenpulse

 


Luminii


NovaFlex

NovaFlex showed us some of their new products including the neon led and the field curvable products. The bend radius is shown the photo.

 


Tivoli

Tivoli showed us their dedicated color mix fixtures. The new tape is 97 CRI. 1 5/8" increments cut. 5/32" spacing between led chips. This tape is less than $20/ft.

*A great option for the back of a mirror. Clear uniform lighting with no dotting.

We also looked at their hand blown festoons.

 


USAI


We-ef

They make marine grade exterior fixtures. Everything is modular which makes it all easy to replace in the field. We-ef also showed us their fixtures that take gobos.

 


Whitegoods

 

 

11Sep/180

Rich Brilliant Willing

Rich Brilliant Willing visited us today to show us many of their decorative fixtures.

All of Rich Brilliant Willing's fixtures are dimmable. They are either able to dim to dark, dim to warm, or have TRIAC dimming. In addition to them all being dimmable, all of their fixtures come in the following color temperatures:

  • 22K
  • 27K
  • 3K
  • 35K
  • 4K

The first fixture we look at was the Crisp. This fixture comes in the following 4 finishes:

  • Copper
  • Chrome
  • Frosted
  • White

The sample he brought in was in a copper finish.

  


Ledge

The ledge can be used as an upward or downward installation. This fixture comes in both a round and a square shape and tends to come in either black or white finishes unless you need it customized. If this fixture is facing down, it is considered suitable for wet locations.


Palindrome

 

This fixture is unique in its adaptability. It allows you to customize the configuration to fit the size and shape of the space you are working in. The Palindrome comes in 4 different varieties:

  • Palindrome 2
  • Palindrome 4
  • Palindrome 6
  • Palindrome 8

Pilot

The pilot comes in 6 different varieties:

  • Pilot Chandelier 2
  • Pilot Chandelier 3
  • Pilot Chandelier 3
  • Pilot Chandelier 6
  • Pilot Chandelier 8 (shown above)
  • Pilot Chandelier 16

 


Monocle

The monocle is damp rated and comes in the following three finishes:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Natural

Notch

 

The Notch is a sconce that casts lighting from the top or bottom of the fixture.


Another great aspect of Rich Brilliant Willing is that they are located in Brooklyn, and have very quick ship times.

17Jul/180

VIBIA Lighting

We looked at 3 new products from Vibia Lighting in the office today:

Algorithm:

A sphere shaped LED product suspended at different heights and attached to the ceiling via a floating tubular structure.

  

  • Standard 2700K (opt for 3000k and 3500K with a minimum order.)
  • Adjustable aircraft cable (the tubular structures are pre-cut in desired lengths.)
  • Hand blown Glass.
  • Acrylic diffuser.

The Flamingo:

A decorative pendent great for ambient lighting.

  • 2 × LED 5.6W,  delivered 1102 lm
  • standard 2700K, 80+ CRI
  • Acrylic diffuser.
  • Aluminium housing is available in matte gold, matte white, and charcoal gray matte finishes.
  • 0-10V, Dali and Lutron Eco dimming options.

Mayfair:

 

  • A surface mounted pendent, a table lamp, and a floor lamp fixture with direct/indirect light distribiution.
  • Standard 2700K, , 80+ CRI. (opt for 3000K with minimum order)
  • Aluminium LED housing is available in matte gold, matte white, and polish chrome finishes.
  • 0-10V touch dimming control. (sensor is located on the base in a table lamp model and under the shade in a floor lamp model.)

 

 

10Jul/180

Sonneman

Today we have reviewed the Sonneman's new products in the office.

They have presented the Suspenders from the decorative family. It comes in different pre-configurations such as linear, zig zag, tandem, tri bar,...

It' good to remember that the components are very delicate and require a lot of care at the time of installation.

The component includes a power bar, hanger and luminaire. this system offers direct/indirect lighting, aimable light spread hanged with aircraft cable.

The power bar accommodate variety of  luminaries types and distributions such as:

  • Drum (etched cased glass, 3w.)
  • Cylinder (50°, 5w, up or down lighting.)
  • Light-bar (linear light, 10w, up or down lighting.)
  •  Crystal chiclet (2w, it can be installed horizontally or downward.)

 


The Constellation fixture

The Kit can be apart and includes:

  • 2 LED heads.
  • 4 different configurations.
  • Remote constant current driver.
  • 15 different lengths.
  • Standard color temperature of 3000K.

 

The pre-configured designs are in stock and ready for fast shipping.

1500 delivered lumen.


From the commercial family they have presented the ALC, flush and semi flush mount.

It comes in 2" and 3"  diameters with 3 different lengths integral LED, standard 3000K, 25° narrow flood lens, 1060 lm/10 watts and 2110 lm/ 20 watts.


Tik-Tak is an interesting tandem LED pendent with suspended rods in multiple level (up to 6 tier). It is great in residential and hospitality projects. Each rod can be independently positioned as up or down light, and adjusted with infinite variability to any height along the suspension cables.

It has 10' adjustable cable, 47" fixture's width, 2288 lm/20 watts, 3000K and 90 CRI.


Double Corona

An LED ring pendant available in 6" (580lm/8w), 16", 24" (3170lm/51w), 32", 48" and 60" diameters. It has just 1 LED board to achieve a uniform distribution, 6' adjustable cable.

It can be installed in a max 30° slop ceiling.


Thin-Line

A one sided LED wall bar and pendent, suitable for damp location. It comes in  1" height, 3' (1110lm/ 10w),4', 6' and 8' lengths, down and up/down distributions,  110V, ELV remote driver.

 

 

 

23May/180

XAL Showroom

At the new XAL showroom, they presented the new commodity and boutique products.

Under the Commodity products we saw the Vela, Mino 2.5 and Baso family.

Vela Evo was launched globally in 2017 in 3 sizes of 1.5', 2', 3' and 4' diameter. The 1.5' model is priced at $540 and goes up to $5000 for 4' version which can be used even as a high bay architectural fixture due to high lumen output.

What is unique about this fixture is the double sided printed led board, for uplight. Currently, the standard color temperatures although the tuneable white is under development for European market, it is available in both tuneable and RGB for US market.

In the surface mounting installation the gap between the cone shape housing on the back of the fixture and the ceiling is just 1 inch and wont be noticed even when looked closely.


The BASO family is another product which we looked at. It is exclusively available in US market and comes in 1.5", 2.5" and 4"  wide recessed extruded aluminum profile, trimless or with trim. The Wallwasher  version has 1.5 aperture, snap-in lens, 3500K and 4500K available. It is also customization for larger projects and quoted around $90/ft. The board and cover are integrated and use snap system to be placed to the channel, aluminium board to help the heat transition. It also has the wall to wall configuration.

 

The Baso Cove is coming on August 2018 in 3.5" and 4" aperture. It also benefits from snap-in system to be used in trimed and trimless shape in wood ceiling.


Later they showcased the Task system and Move It system which belong to their boutique products line.

The Task acoustic is an office lighting. It is an edgeLed product in 4', 8' sections, 2'x2' corner and curved corner. They recently launched acoustical panels made out of PVD  to reduce noise. It is designed in an inlay and single mount to go with the fixture in half circle or half square shapes based on fixture shape.


The Task System is another Edge lighting product in this family. It comes in 4', 8', 12' sections and 2'x2' corner which also comes as wall mounted.  There is a linear connector between each fixture. The driver is in the first 3 set to keep the board temperature down. The optic is in 4 layers to achieve low glare. There is also an extra set of LED on the back of channel to achieve the asymmetric distribution. The ratio of direct/indirect could be between 60% to 40% and 30% to 70%  uplight. The direct/indirect lighting are controlled together (no separate dimming). Suspension head and wall to wall option are also available for this fixture. The quoted price is around $100/ft.

 


Their other boutique product is the Move It System. It is a magnetic track system with 1" or 2" wide suspended extruded profile channel and various inset options like; spotlight, linear light and pendent recessed light and uplight which are flexible and adjustable. The spotlight has an adjustable beam angle of 17° to 43°.

The Move It system can Also be used as a wall-washer. It comes in 1', 4' and could have spotlights on the track which are non-current dimmable (12V). There are also Opals for 1' and 2' channels. Currently, the ends are glowing but they are considering to develop a non-glowing end. The snap-in system also reduces the errors of a contractor in case of the reverse installation. The channel can be used in the architectural cove. For using grazer as a cove light, only 6" spacing is required for shooting the light. They are developing a half channel in 2018 to be used instead of an architectural cove.

 

Digital dimming can be used for downlights on this system and Dali for individual track heads (700 lm to 1200 lm). They are currently looking to work with US control system manufacturers to make their controls compatible with this line.

From the Move It family, the Move It 25 with multi connector node is a unique outstanding magnetic lighting system. It can be ordered as a standard parts from the cut sheet. The end cap is a around unit which is power feeder with electric connectors, remote driver, 24 constant voltage. Each power feeder can takes 6 arms (channel is not cuttable. It has magnetic part.) with possibility of rotation for each arm to achieve the desired angle. It is a time consuming and expensive fixture, since it needs a lot of customization and communication.


And finally, they presented their newest creation, UNICO.

It gives a total control and flexibility over the light shape. They achieved a very narrow 12° spot, 35° round or square spot,  55° and 75° flood light, wall washer and symmetric/asymmetric light distribution all in one fixture. It has 2 mounting option, 6 design shapes, 9 light insets (up to 420 lm each) and three control options which can be individually combined.

 

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