Illumination WALD STUDIO



Today V2 stopped by briefly to introduce their new custom projects department. Some of the highlights of their custom products are:

  • Everything is made on San Jose, CA
  • Osram, Xicato, Igor, Molex are all available in terms of controls
  • No quantity minimum
  • Delivers in 3-12 weeks


Today Zumtobel visited the office and presented their new linear fixtures.

First was the Claris with UGR rating of 16. This fixture is 1 inch deep and comes in 4ft and 8ft lengths with up/down distribution.

This fixture has a bat-wing indirect distribution as well, which is available with an individual louver per each lens.

The fixture can be mounted just 11 inches from a wall.

The louvers are available in matte and glossy finishes and are interchangeable in different combinations.

The next fixture which we looked at was the Slotlight fixture, available in 1.5", 2.5", and 4" widths.

The fixture provides up to 2000lm/ft and is dimmable through 0-10V or a Lutron driver.

The lens is unique as it runs up to 150' in a single piece with a seamless gasket. It is suitable for a damp location. It's field cuttable and could be ordered for a mitered corner.

Everything is manufactured in US and just the lenses are shipped from Europe.



Today Tokistar visited the office. 

First they showed us fixtures from the Gradient Series, starting with an indoor 3 degree beam surface that can be recessed or surface mounted. This is a 2W fixture that is approximately $200 DN.

They also had an outdoor 3 degree beam that is good for walls and columns. Also comes in an asymmetric version. This fixture is IP66 rated, 0-10V, and approximately $375 DN.

Wall Grazer has a nice tight beam. Can also come with a shield.

8 Degree sections can come with a hexcell louver or a hood. Indoor and Outdoor versions available.

Track can adjust each head to its own intensity with a magnet. There are 6 intensity levels. The whole track can be dimmed. Available in both black and white finishes.

TokiLinear: Shipping complete until up to 8' with ETL label.

We also looked at an RGB fixture that can be controlled manually or on a 0-10V system for dimming.

The Exhibitor (festoon lights) comes with different shades and many different mounting options. Custom heads can be made. Fixture is rated for wet locations.

We were also given catalogues for Omnify and KLUS.


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


Basalte Home Automation System

Today, Basalte stopped by our office for the first time to present their Switches.

We looked at the SENTIDO family which are multi-touch sensitive programmable light switches. The switches are available as dual button or four button.

  • They also have a motion sensor that is available in a white or black finish.
  • Compatible with Crestron and Lutron systems.
  • All of their products can be flush mounted.
  • Available in different finishes.

Integrated temperature sensor for thermostats,  and programmable multi-color LED (shown below on the right).

They also make a step light (shown above on the left). However, this step light currently only comes in a cooler CCT.



Today, Bover and Dado visited the office to show us some of their new products. 


Bover stocks product in Atlanta. Bover gave us a quick run down of many of their fixtures as shown below:

Garota: A fixture with synthetic wicker material. This fixture comes with a catenary option in which up to 4 fixtures can be on a catenary system (although if more is needed, consult them).

Tria: Decorative sconce that comes in a teak or metal finish.

Mediterrania: A large decorative ribbon pendant fixture. $1600 DN

Also have essentially a track system. Catenary version of this. Custom finish of metals.

Mod: A decorative pendant fixture with a custimzable amount of panels. The panels can be made in many different ways depending on the material including: laser cut panels, acoustic felt panels, or crocheted panels

Drip and Drop: Can be a pendant in many different configurations, or a table lamp (that can come with a USB on the plate). Up to 48 pieces can be on one pendant fixture.

Domita: A small pendant version of the Dome fixture, this consists of thin laser cut wood panels configured in a dome shape. Up to 40 on one canopy.


The Tick-tack is a linear fixture, available as a one-sided or 2 sided LED, priced under $100/ft including the remote driver. This fixture is offered with standard and T-grid mounting.

They use 3D printed end caps to run the linear light end to end on a surface.

  • What we liked was the fixture running seamlessly without visible joints and optional butt joint connection.
  • End shape on the recessed fixture is available in shapes other than straight.
  • Field cuttable extrusion allows the contractor to cut the aluminium housing and lens in the field and then send back to the factory to insert the LED strip which allow a nice and clean installation.
  • The 9.5W and higher models require aluminium backing for heatsink purpose.

Tick-Tack is their new product. The TW3 family fixture is 3/8" thick is a great option for mirror lighting.



Vode Lighting stopped by today to present their new products.


We first looked at ulo. 507 fixture, a portable tabletop reading light. The fixture has different features such as:

  • Proximity sensor for 4 steps dimming (this option could be added as an add-on and doesn't come with basic model)
  • 3 steps CCT control: 2700K, 3000K, and 4000K.
  • A USB port (add-on)
  • Available with add-on mounting brackets for portable wall mounting, and table mounting.

The DN pricing starts from $250 for a basic model, $300 for the table anchor model.

Available finishes are black, white, and natural anodized aluminum.

ZIP Family:

Zip 2 is a linear fixture for general ambient lighting. This fixture can be installed in both drywall and T-bar ceilings. available in 3w/ft, 6w/ft, and 9w/ft. Available in 2700K, 3000K, and 4000K.

We reviewed a model with a 40° cut-off optic.

The low output configuration provides 3w/ft, approximately 300lm, 1" increment with minimum ordering length of 2ft.

On the standard (6w/ft) and LO (3w/ft), they offer an optimized output by dedicating 1 driver per 2 or 3 fixtures (depending on lengths).

The bi-directional distribution is a great option for stairs.

*The fixture is also available with batwing uplight.

we also looked at the edge lit Zip 2 with a square profile which is also available with mitered corners.

Zip 3 was another fixture which we reviewed from this family. They presented a model with 80° downlight, standard 120° uplight. Other available downlight light beams are 40° and 60°.

We found the optional edge lit sides really interesting (prismatic lens with minimally visible bright LED dots).



Today we looked at the new and updated products from Lumato Lighting in the office.

Lumato started a separate company called ALL which is dedicated to economic products with no modification. (VE products)


SQ Family:

We first looked at the SQ2 fixture, a direct/ indirect edge lite linear fixture available as wall mount and pendant. The sample we saw had a 135° batwing uplight.

The SQ2 is the smallest with 2.5" X 2.5" in Square family. This fixture has an integral driver and an integral emergency battery as an option. They use Philips 0-10V down to 1% driver as a standard (other drivers are available). The DN price is $85/ft for standard configuration.

*We really liked the slim end caps on this fixture.

In general, the lead time for Lumato fixtures is 4-6 weeks and 2 weeks for their quick ship program.


They presented the 3" and 5" (coming soon) linear recessed and pendant fixture.

The fixture has just 1 row of LED strip comparing to Lumato standard linear with 2 rows of LEDs.

There are no customizations or emergency battery available with these fixtures and it costs $65/ft for the up/down model and $35/ft for the recessed one.

The standard lead time is 2 weeks and they offer a 10 year warranty.


Deco Lighting

Today we had Deco Lighting visit our office to show us some of their new fixtures. Many of the fixtures shown are great for office environments.


The vector can be indirect/direct or just direct. It has a tight fit lens so there is no light leakage in longer length fixtures. It is available with tunable white and color changing technology.

The fixture comes in 24 different finishes without any upcharge.

The Vector is $60/ft DN for white and $100/ft DN for color.

The fixture is available with a batwing (1, 2, 3 inch widths), baffle, drop lens, and acoustic panels.

Evian 2

The Evian 2 is a pendant mounted fixture with easier and faster fixture connection. There is a trunk latch in fixture that pulls multiple extrusions together tightly so that there is no light leak.

This fixture also comes with tunable white and color changing options. Up to 1,200 lumens per foot (at 4,000K).


The Skyler is a nice soft ceiling fixture that is great for hospitals or offices. It is an edge-lit panel with a micro-prismatic lens that has a good UGR rating.

The Skyler is available in 2700K-4000K.

The fixture is competitively priced at $150 DN with the UGR lens. Deco also has a 10-year warranty that includes labor.


The Circa is available in 18", 24", and 36" diameters. It is typically a 3 cable pendant mount but also comes as a surface mount, and recessed (only in 18"). Like the Skyler, this fixture also has a UGR lens.

Flatzone (not online yet)

This product is a edge-lit flat panel that is available in 4" and 6" widths.
The Flatzone works with Armstrong products. It is a very good VE option.

It comes in 2700K-4000K CCT and has a 4-6 week lead time.



This week we got to drop by Selux to learn more about the company and their products.

Exterior Line

Marine grade aluminum. No screws.

Light Columns. 8" extruded (square or round). Use any head. Modular. Façade Module. Elo is a 6" extruded column.


Inula does not have any up lighting and has a solar top option.

Notch has a long, wide beam and is great for high abuse areas.

Post tops. Saturn and Quadro are refractor style. Ritorno is indirect. Olivo is a deeply recessed COB with integral drivers and many mounting options that can tilt and rotate.

Off-grid solar available

Exterior innovations

  • Tritec LED refractor for vertical illumination. Campus, path, or urban settings. Little up light with this.
  • Tritec- symmetric, asymmetric, and wall mount. Components: prismatic ring, hexagonal reflector cone. 100 lm/w.
  • Gen 5 optical silicone. The acrylic plate below is silicone. Cree XHP-70 chip (multi-dye chip). Shield for the back of silicone which looks very clean. Lower bug ratings in terms of glare than others.

All drivers have surge protection- they give extra as well.

They can do turtle code with either and could do dual color temp.


MLED Lens (M36, M60, M100): Flush- 2 types LW (an optimized white lens) and MI (clear lens with microprism inlay)

LMO Lenses

  • LW (general ambient): 81 lm/w; UGR:21
  • MI: 85 lm/w; UGR:17
  • A2 (WW, 20 degree beam spread, 12" from wall average): 75 lm/w
  • A5 (Grazer, 5 degree beam): 80 lm/w
  • NB (task illumination): 78 lm/w; UGR:20
  • BW (batwing/general wide illumination): 73 lm/w; UGR:21

Drop Lenses

  • LU (ceiling lx): 82 lm/w; UGR:21
  • DR (general ambient, lx on ceiling, drop lens): 90 lm/w; UGR22
  • VC (clear specular louvre): 65 lm/w; UGR:14
  • VB (Black louvre): 34 lm/w; UGR:13
  • VW (white louvre): 59 lm/w; UGR:17


  • M36: LW, MI, NB, A2, A5, BW, LU
  • M60: LW, MI, BW
  • M100: LW, MI, BW

Piix MRC: 2 ft min for dedicated piix. 20 (40), 35 (70), 50 (100) degree. Low glare comfort features: precision optics, regressed baffle, optional secondary optic.

  • 20: 86 lm/w; UGR:10
  • 35: UGR:11
  • 50: UGR:12

Optic options: clear lens, diffuse lens, hexcell louvre

Hexcell not recommended for 35 and 50 degree.

Indirect achieved with films with piix.

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