Illumination WALD STUDIO

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.

 

16Apr/180

Rich Brilliant Willing

Rich Brilliant Willing have expanded their line of lighting fixtures and stopped by to introduce us to some of them.

Brim is a small adjustable bedside light that can be customized with three shades with multiple finish options. The base of the fixture is only available with three finish options, however for high volume orders they might be able to do a custom color. There is a mounting plate that can adapt to a standard j-box or they can provide their own smaller j-box for installation.

The Hoist is a fixture designed in collaboration with Meyer Davis. The design intent is that it is a kit of parts that can be assembled in multiple variations.

Pilot is another fixture designed by Meyer Davis and is a pendant with shovel shaped fiberglass shades. There are various configurations of groupings to choose from.

Warm dim technology is standard for several of their fixtures including the Pilot and can be added to any of their other LED products.

13Dec/170

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.

31Aug/170

New York Digital Showroom Visit

This past week, New York Digital invited us to visit their newly renovated showroom at 5 Penn Plaza. What a success - congrats to them!
New York Digital is the NY rep for Acuity Brands, as well as many decorative and hospitality options. They are also the NY rep for Barrisol (stretch ceiling material) and Lumafilm, to work behind it.

Acuity Brands: nLight Controls

Regular and EM pack can by dimmed together. No bi-pass.
Plug-load Power Packs listen to Occ Sensor only, not switches. So if person is in room, but doesn't turn the lights on, outlets still work.
Network bridges to Gateway to create a network. Data management. For Time Clock only - if not needed, don't need to buy it.
Wireless only available for Acuity fixtures with wireless component in them, and cannot be networked.
Software available to do space management by using sensors.
Devices only take a few seconds to function once connected to a fixture.

Fresco controller also speaks to DMX. Plugs right in.

    

24Jan/170

Modern Forms

Modern Forms is a performance decorative manufacturer that makes all of their own fixtures in their factory in China. All of their fixtures are designed for LEDs from the ground up. The fixture cuts will list the standard color temperatures but any color temperature is also available as a custom.

The Blade is a slim profile sconce for exterior and interior applications and is driver-less. 

The Kinetic is a series of discs that can rotate within each other to make unique forms.

Modern Forms is a subsidiary from WAC Lighting and keeps all of their fixtures in stock in their warehouse. Their fixtures offer a high quality in a low-mid price point. 

17Jun/160

Hemera Lighting

Hemera Lighting is a decorative company from Montreal that prides itself on quality of materials and production. Lead times for most of the fixtures they offer come with a 1-2 week lead time.

We saw the Luxor fixture in person. It is an adaptable crisscrossing pendant fixture. It can be adjusted by stretching it out or compressing it together. The Luxor is available in either direct, in-direct or both. The lens we saw was frosted but you could see minimal LED imaging. They are developing a new lens that will eliminate the imaging altogether.

All of the fixtures from Hemera are high CRI and are dimmable as standard with 0-10V to 10%. There is a larger canopy that can be provided that can accommodate a driver that dims to 1%.

We also got to see the Mia fixture, which is a cylinder with a frosted acrylic tube. The fixture can be either pendant mounted or suspended. There are two diameters available and multiple lengths of the acrylic portion. From the sample we saw, there was a decent amount of light that was being projected down as well as a nice glow from the sides of the tube.

18Sep/150

LightArt

LightArt is the lighting division to 3 Form, a company known for their resin sheets. LightArt has a series of standard fixtures but they also do a lot of custom work as well. The resin that they use for the shades and forms of their fixtures comes in many different varieties ranging from various colors, infused material, images of patterns including wood, to also custom images that you provide. All of the LED fixtures are dimmable with 0-10V as standard.

Their Ready To Go line is a quick ship line of some of their most popular products that can ship within 3 weeks. They are offered with 9 material resins and 14 color resins. The dimensions are standard and either a CFL or LED source can be specified.

The LA2 set of fixtures have more options than the RTG line. The LA2 has 1000+ resin options. All of the fixtures are LED and have a 3-6 week lead time.

The LA2 Connected is similar to the LA2 but it offers a series of shapes that you can put together to create any pattern.

The Casper is a series of fixtures that are diffuse forms sealed with glue so you have a completely luminous object.

Because they make everything in house and have so many variations of resin that they can do, the range of custom work is almost endless. Typically there is a 6-12 week lead time for the custom fixtures.

26Jun/150

Terzani

Terzani is a high end decorative Italian manufacturer that makes gorgeous fixtures. They are traditionally incandescent sources, but have been working to provide LED options, or suggest retro-fit lamps. All of the fixtures are made in Italy. They do have a facility in Miami that houses some product and can offer a quick ship program dependent on availability.

The Spoon fixture is available in 2 sizes and has a dedicated LED source with 3000K and is dimmable.

Handmade crystal orbs can come in clear, gold interior or silver interior.

Argentati is available in both incandescent and dedicated LEDs.

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25Jun/150

Zaneen

Zaneen

Glorious
32" L30301__ suspension
custom sizes available
25 standard finishes
Direct + indirect version is now available and will be online soon

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Victory
32” suspension L30217__
custom sizes available
25 standard finishes
Direct + indirect version is now available and will be online soon

Quantum
32" L30211__ suspension
custom sizes available
25 standard finishes
Direct + indirect version is now available and will be online soon

Super-G
custom sizes available
25 standard finishes
Direct + indirect version is now available and will be online soon

Tubes
1” diameter: 15, 25, 40 degree
19”
31”

2” diameter: 25, 40 degree
8”
16”

Handmade
D1-1100 (natural)
D1-1101 (black)

 

Bessons
D9-2184
6.6W LED

Neva
D9-3164

Mini Signal
D9-3124

30Jan/150

Fabbian

Fabbian has expounded their Tile collection with more options featuring textures, colors and scale. They also are offering different shape of tiles that allow you to create patterns for your installation. They also have a lit bar that can be placed throughout your tiles to up light and highlight certain parts. Since all of the tiles are handmade, they are able to do custom tiles.

We also got to see a new chandelier from them. With either lit tubes or Beluga glass globes, you can creat a custom chandelier. Fabian offers standard canopies with set placement and quantities but also has custom canopies that let you very the placement.
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Fabian's series of surface and recessed LED fixtures are all dim able with 0-10V standard and are available with damp and wet location versions as well.
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