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GOLDEN AGE? Fast approaching a complete decade of presenting the Product Innovation Awards, year No. 9 showcases significant product maturity, as well as a bevy of beautiful, even exotic forms. [Page 16]

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SSL BUZZ Icelandic Artist Olafur Eliasson enters the world of LED with his off-beat geometric pendant that aims to counteract the numbing of senses.

SSL BUZZ Berlin’s Museum Island upgrades to LED; a panorama of award-winning outdoor LED; a St. Paul classic steps out on the town with new look.

SSL OBSERVED Lights on in London, as the city’s Hard Rock Hotel hammers out a rocking beat thanks to drumstick-inspired lumimaires.

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08 History in the Making: St. Paul's iconic hotel gets a worthy lighting upgrade. 09 A New Connection: Lighting plays a key part in unifying Berlin's Museum Island.

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Finding forms that can help counteract how good light creates a good life.

Sometimes it makes perfect sense to sit back and let amazing things pass before you. By Jim Crockett

8-11 IALD Awards Snapshots From facades to bridges and pedestrian walkways, great lighting design is on display.

48 SSL Observed London's Hard Rock Hotel evolves into an iconic luminaire worthy of the Rock-n-Roll-inspired venue. By Jim Crockett

Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson's ongoing geometric investigations stem from a desire to find forms that can help interact how good light creates a good life.

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16 Architectural SSL Presents: The Product Innovation Awards 2019

18 LED in Application A swank restaurant; an iconic Middle Eastern Tower, and a jazzy lighting retrofit, make up this year's top projects.

We've come a long way from downlights and street light replacement kits. In reviewing this year's PIA entrants, the quality and uniqueness as a whole was absolutely superior than in year's past. Also, the absolute sophistication of the decorative pendants submitted was especially mind blowing. by the Architectural SSL staff

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In my travels to strange, even foreign cities, I can’t help but gravitate toward projects under construction. One thing I’ve learned, sometimes you have to embrace the unknown, and pray there’s a bus to bail you out when you make a wrong turn.

in our very first ArchLED conference a decade ago—delivered one of the most memorable moments of the event: During a highly charged forum dealing with the pain involved in LED’s early days, the designer became quite emotional as she expressed she felt she was being forced by clients down a technology path she wasn’t comfortable with at the time. Now she’s charging boldly into using color in spaces not

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commonly associated with color, thanks to LED.

struction underway in cities I visit; alas I don’t

The point I’m getting at, is it seems LED has

always have the satisfaction of seeing the end

finally evolved to a place where designers can

result, or even ever knowing what the project

focus on creating terrific lighting environments,

was that I had encountered. Of late, I’ve been

not worrying about how something techni-

luckier. For example, in New York, not so long

cally works or is engineered. That’s a satisfy-

ago, I saw what I can only describe as a funky

ing feeling. Indeed, in reviewing this year’s PIA

steel vortex arising near the Javits Center.

entrants, the quality and uniqueness of the

Turns out it was the “Vessel”—a cool human

entrants as a whole, was absolutely superior

Habitrail, if you will, that I’ve since experienced

than in years past.

in finished form. Similarly, a couple years back,

That said, there are certainly still things

while rumbling down the Strand in London on a

lingering to keep designers worried; namely,

double-decker bus, the route went past a build-

the buzz about smart lighting, Big Data, and

ing under construction covered in bronze-like

IOT, as the impressive technological evolutions

fins—something I had never seen before—at

represent another intimidating learning curve.

least at eye level. Turns out it was Bloomberg’s

But like the reason I was on that bus in London—

new European HQ—which by the way, features

I just had to get off my feet, even though I wasn’t

a one-of-a-kind, IALD award-winning lighting

sure, exactly, where it would take me—it makes

system by Tillotson Design Assocs. (Read about

perfect sense, sometimes, to just sit back and

it in the Nov. ’17 edition of our sister pub, Net

let amazing things pass before you, until you’re

Zero Buildings—www.nzbmagazine.com).

ready, once again, to hit the streets running. I

Meanwhile, across the North Sea from Eng-

just hope my running shoes don’t wear out for

land, in wandering around East Berlin in some

the next decade’s worth of advancements—and I

off time from a conference, once again, I saw

sure hope there’s a bus.•

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the institutions on the city’s famous “Museum Island.” Turns out it was the new James Simon Gallery, also all illuminated with LED (see p. 9). One last observation, which doesn’t involve a project, but does relate to LED, was a session planned for last month’s LightShow West—a

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mentation in Color Controllable Lighting.” In and of itself, it’s not extraordinary; Anne’s a fine designer exploring an exciting frontier. But what hit me was the irony, as Anne—one of the

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GOOD LIGHT EQUALS A GOOD LIFE, NOTES ARTIST IN FIXTURE COLLABORATION Danish/Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson recently collaborated with Louis Poulsen to create a distinct pendant—the OE Quasi Light—which was unveiled at Milan Design Week. Inspired by the relation between mathematical forms, the luminaire uses geometry to shape light. The fixture is composed of two contrasting shapes, nested inside each other. The outer layer is an icosahedron—a form consisting of 20 faces and 12 vertices—while the inner layer is a dodecahedron, a form featuring 12 faces and 20 vertices. The former seemingly floats inside the latter, reflecting light in a spherical distribution. The light’s complex geometric shape is ABOVE: Bright LED lights are embedded at the vertices of the aluminum icosahedron, directing the light toward the lamp’s core: a white, inset pentagonal laminae made of polycarbonate. The light’s complex geometric shape is perceived differently depending on where the observer stands, creating endless interpretations and perspectives.

perceived differently depending on where the observer stands, creating endless interpretations and perspectives. Eliasson was excited to bring his interest in geometry and light to create an actual product. “What distinguishes it from so many lamps is that it shines in toward the core, from which the light is reflected back out onto the surroundings. In one form, the lamp combines precision in design with quality atmospheric lighting,” says Eliasson. Eliasson’s ongoing geometric investigations stem from a desire to find forms that can help counteract how good light creates a good life. An integral element in OE Quasi Light is its sustainability. The aluminum used is 90% recycled, while the other materials are entirely recyclable and reusable. With the design enabling future disassembly to replace and recycle parts, OE Quasi Light was created with longevity in mind. “The OE Quasi Light is an inspirational product. A purposeful design piece that is uplifting to those in its presence,” says Søren Mygind Eskildsen, CEO of Louis Poulsen. “I believe Eliasson’s OE Quasi Light will become

ABOVE: Eliasson’s ongoing geometric investigations stem from a desire to create alternatives to the orthogonal thinking of modern architecture and design, to find forms that helps can counteract “the numbing of our senses.”

a part of the heritage and history of Louis Poulsen, joining the ranks of our other iconic products, and creating good light for all.”•

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IALD AWARDS SNAPSHOT: CENTRO BOTIN

HISTORIC RE-ILLUMINATION: ST. PAUL HOTEL

Free & Light

City Showpiece

The Centro Botín in Santander, Spain by artec3

A St. Paul landmark, new exterior lighting on

Studio, appears in the night like a ship waiting to

the Italian Renaissance Revival architectural

leave its harbor. Illuminated by the lights of the

treasure, is adding new sparkle and warmth to the

shore as it readies itself to drive towards the sea,

Minnesota capital’s skyline. After underwhelming

artec3’s design required multiple components to

results with an inefficient string-type product,

land the motif, and takes full advantage of the

the hotel turned to Mlazgar and Assocs., who in

unique shape of The Pachinko. All major equip-

turn, specified Acclaim Lighting and its AL Dot

ment and cabling for the lighting design lives

AC RGBW system, as the means to maintain the

inside the two main lobes of the building. Judges

building’s European charm, while adding modern

praised the smart use of architectural features.

performance. The team wanted lighting to pro-

The pearlescent surface of the tiled building is

duce a true white color, appropriate brightness,

subtly lit from the ground to give a floating sensa-

and provide the ability to quickly program color

tion. The building itself also has LEDs integrated

changes. The AL Dot AC features an internal DMX

into the edges of the glass on all floors, giving it

driver, 120 degree beam angle, and Acclaim’s

an almost iridescent sheen and glow. With this ef-

Spectrum Technology which allows for dedicated

fect, The Pachinko at night resembles an elegant, but industrial lamp complemented by the ground uplights in the park emphasizing the columns as urban furniture. Within the building, recessed

whites alongside RGB options. Lighting scenes are ABOVE: Designed in 1910 by Reed and Stem, the architects who created New York’s Grand Central Terminal, the property has hosted dignitaries, leaders and colorful characters from presidents and royalty to movie stars.

circular lighting is used in the restaurant and

switched with the touch of a button from a wall switch or phone app. According to hotel’s director of operations, the new illumination reinforces the hotel’s position as a showpiece in the city.•

track lighting is used in most of the exhibition rooms. Interior lighting runs on a DALI control system with dimmable high CRI LED projectors to

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give a full range of needs for different exhibitions.

Family of Bridges Brings Cohesion

Overall, the temperature of the building’s lights leans on the warmer side, offering a comforting experience for visitors.•

What began as an effort at flood protection for the historic town of Riedlingen, turned into a forward-thinking collaboration between city planners, engineers and the team of lighting designers at schlaich bergermann partner. A family of bridges now offers three entry points to the town, each showcasing a combination of landscaping and lighting design that emphasizes, rather than detracts, from the landscape. The bridges act as an ensemble with the lighting design to reflect this hierarchy. The Hochwasserkanalbrücke curves into town with a distinctive arch.•

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Elegance with Simple Styling

Rialta® uses a high performance LED optical system that provides uniform surface brightness and even illumination. Its invisible mounting system gives a seamless appearance that enhances a wide range of landscape applications. The versatile Rialta® family of products showcases different styles of bollards, wall sconces, stem hung and 2-arm mount configurations. MUSEUM LIGHTING: JAMES SIMON GALERIE, BERLIN

A Gateway to a World of Art The new main entrance building for the city’s Museum Island campus, the

Sternberg Lighting, Leading The Way Ahead.

building by David Chipperfield Architects, connects the ensemble of museums on the campus, offering the public an area to stroll and linger. Zumtobel was lighting partner throughout. To make lighting in the auditorium and exhibition areas as flexible as possible, Zumtobel selected luminaires including its CIELUMA and ARCOS fixtures. The former, for ceiling space, are square textile light modules; the latter are spotlights to showcase the exhibits. Zumtobel

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IALD AWARDS SNAPSHOT: STOVNER TOWER, OSLO

An Illuminated Walk “Stovnertårnet” in Norwegian, Oslo’s Stovner Tower by ÅF Lighting, an IALD Award of Merit winner, features globes of light in “nests” that are linked by illuminated walkways, that produce an angular spiral. As the architect envisioned the tower as following the patterns of birds flying in the trees, the lighting designers from ÅF imagined the scheme as a walk among the treetops. The warmth of the lighting is captivating; hidden light sources exist beneath eye level, couched in anti-glare equipment, enabling visitors to view the sights unimpeded by light pollution or the fear of projecting light onto surrounding areas. While the lighting in the nests is a steady warm light, the footbridges offer a neutral white light that varies in intensity. The tower’s motion sensors raise the lights when motion is detected and dim them as motion drops. The footbridges also have gently illuminated handrails via integrated lights. From below, walkers can see the opaque,

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elongated lines of these rails as well as light fix-

Nothing Pedestrian About This Illumination

tures mounted to the bottom of the footbridges, shedding a soft light on the terrain.•

Conceived by UK lighting designers Speirs + Major, and delivered by Mulvey & Banani Lighting, the unusual pedestrian bridge illumination, took home an IALD Award of Merit at LFI. The utilization of light and shadow create a transition between the two buildings, reflecting the uniqueness of the bridge’s twisted design. Using integrated and concealed lighting in custom frosted acrylic cassettes, the designers aimed to make a powerful after-dark impact so that the location serves as a wayfinding tool and a stamp on the cityscape. On the bridge end leading into the Hudson’s Bay store, lighting highlights the bronze panels from the arch-shaped entrance. At the opposite end, entering the shopping center, the panels are smaller with a soft frit on the glass and a line of light toward the deck to encourage gentle movement through the transition. In fact, as one crosses the bridge, the twisting horizontal fins glow at the edges, adding dynamism to the rotation. To give those traveling on the sidewalk ABOVE: Globes of light are linked by illuminated walkways, producing an angular spiral in the landscape.

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below, the exterior overhanging is a backlit soffit, offering enough light to indicate street level building entrances.•

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IALD AWARDS SNAPSHOT: CHICAGO CTA “EL” STOP

All Aboard With LED The first all-LED train station in Chicago, as trains roll into the Washington/Wabash Elevated Train Station, the refraction of daylight and electric light in the canopies remind passengers of the sculptural art that fills the city. Lighting designers from EXP drew inspiration from the platform’s structural form; and instead of using the CTA’s typical approved luminaires, EXP used a semi-custom approach by embedding linear LED fixtures within the central spine of the structure—a particular challenge in that the spines also needed to house drains, data and power conduits—an approach that necessitated

THE ALL-LED STATION POINTS TO A POTENTIAL FUTURE FOR OTHER ELEVATED STATIONS.

a significant amount of collaboration between the city, architects, engineers, contractors and the luminaire manufacturers to ensure that codes were met.•

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Lighting designers now have an LED light source that closely mimics the spectrum of natural sunlight Since the development of artificial light sources, architectural lighting designers have sought to replicate the qualities of natural sunlight for indoor environments. As electric lighting sources evolve to include LED technology, lighting designers are focused on creating a light source that not only provides basic illumination, but also enhances human health and well-being. Part of this effort includes research involving the effects of LED lighting on human circadian rhythms through studies on how the brightness, duration, directionality, and spectral output impacts the way humans interact with light, and the measurement of these effects on them. Many of these studies indicate that properly-specified advanced LED lighting has similar effects on human circadian rhythms as natural sunlight.

Circadian Rhythms and the Effects of Blue Light Human circadian rhythms function as an internal clock that governs the body’s hormone levels and other biological processes, based on a 24-hour cycle. Over the course of evolution, human circadian rhythms have become aligned with the light and dark patterns associated with natural sunlight, typically stimulating activity during daylight, and sleep during darkness. The advent of artificial indoor lighting has disrupted the cycle of natural light by extending the hours of light exposure, and, in turn, has led to an increase in the observable effects that this disruption has on human circadian rhythms.

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To minimize these effects, it is important to ensure that indoor light sources produce natural spectrum light that provides beneficial support for circadian rhythms – a term that is now known as “human-centric lighting.” However, all human-centric light sources are created equal. For example, even if different sources of white light look identical to the naked eye, they may contain different levels of the crucial wavelength in the blue spectrum that triggers the body’s hormonal response. The mechanism for this response is found in the eye’s non-visual photoreceptors, which have been shown to influence human circadian rhythms. These intrinsicallyphotosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) respond to the blue wavelengths of the spectrum, and control hormonal balance, specifically the release of melatonin, serotonin, and cortisol – all of which are hormones responsible for the human “wake/sleep” cycle.

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Thus, a truly human-centric lighting source must not only closely match the spectrum of natural sunlight, but it also must have the correct level of blue-wavelength light for the time of day. Specifically, exposure to bright residential indoor lighting sources with excessively high peaks of blue-wavelength light has been correlated to disruption in circadian rhythms, which can involve shorter sleep times, reduced sleep quality, and excessive drowsiness during daytime hours.

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SunLike Series LEDs Selected for Light Quality in Special Illumination Projects SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs are optimized to the natural light spectra of the sun (CRI-100) with a color rendering index of CRI-97, which is significantly higher than the CRI-80 of conventional LEDs. This provides lighting designers with a light source that delivers vivid color rendering, texture contrast, and a more homogeneous quality of light. Most artificial lights, such as fluorescent lights and conventional LEDs, exhibit light with a different spectrum from natural sunlight. The light output of those devices typically has a higher peak of blue light when compared to sunlight. Even conventional LEDs with a high CRI (Color Rendering Index) of 90 have a significantly lower color quality than natural sunlight. This oversaturation of blue light produces a scattering effect, causing distortion in the color of objects and making it difficult to accurately identify their contrasts.

Effects of different concentrations of blue light on humans Cold light with a high percentage of blue light has a vitalizing effect and promotes the release of serotonin and cortisol, while at the same time reducing melatonin. Physical fitness, mental performance, and vigilance are significantly increased. Warm light with a very low percentage of blue [and a high percentage of red] does not suppress the release of melatonin, thus encouraging relaxation and regeneration. Reference: “Healthy Light - LED Technology for Health and Care Applications,” LED Professional, May 27, 2019

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the ancient city of Pompeii, Italy. Because their light output closely matches natural sunlight, the SunLike Series LEDs convey the colors and textures of the restored murals accurately – as they would appear in natural light – providing a superior sense of depth based on high contrast ratio.

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The lighting of the restored murals was undertaken by the premium lighting company Lumen Center Italia (LCI) technical lighting division, as part of the world heritage site restoration of the Pompeii ruins.

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There has been a significant increase in research activity on the relationship between light and human bio-functions, including a recent scientific study focused on the effects of light spectrum on sleep quality, visual comfort, overall well-being, and daytime alertness; encompassing the interaction of both visual and non-visual light on humans. The relatively new concept of human centric lighting encourages lighting designs that balance visual, emotional, and biological benefits.

SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs have also been adopted for a lighting project to illuminate the restored murals of the Casa dei Vettii in the ruins of

Recent developments in evaluating buildings, such as the WELL Building Standard, assess these non-visual effects of indoor lighting in terms of

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“melanopic stimulus,” which goes beyond conventional visual measurements of photometry and colorimetry. Melanopic stimulus measures the non-visual effects of lighting on the production of melatonin in humans.

Melanopic Stimulus Study Demonstrates the Benefits of SunLike Series LEDs A recent study on non-visual melanopic stimulus of LED light sources conducted by Dr. Octavio Perez, adjunct researcher in Integrative Lighting at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, demonstrated that SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs have beneficial effects on human health and well-being. The study results showed that the SunLike Series LEDs provided up to 21% higher melanopic stimulus than conventional LED lighting at color temperatures of 4000K. These non-visual effects are related to sleep quality, wakefulness, alertness, circadian rhythms, task performance, and mood.

participants exposed to conventional LED lighting. The research study evaluated subjects’ visual comfort, circadian physiology, daytime alertness, overall mood, cognitive performance, and sleep quality after exposure to both conventional LED light and natural spectrum LED light for 49 hours in a laboratory setting. Reference: “Effect of daylight LED on visual comfort, melatonin, mood, waking performance, and sleep,” by Professor Christina Cajochen, et al, The University of Basel, published in the Journal of Lighting & Research Tech, March 24, 2019

Reference: “Become an Expert in Melanopic Stimulus Measurement & Improvement,” presented by Dr. Octavio Perez at Lightfair 2019.

Natural Spectrum LED Study Shows Holistic Beneficial Effects on Human Well-being Based on the results of a comprehensive sleep study conducted by Professor Christian Cajochen and his colleagues at the University of Basel in Switzerland, SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs have been identified as a key light source for promoting human well-being. The study, published in the Journal of Lighting & Research Technology on March 24, 2019, found “evidence that a daylight [natural spectrum] LED solution has beneficial effects on visual comfort, daytime alertness, mood, and sleep intensity in healthy volunteers.” According to Cajochen’s study, LED light sources with the same measured intensity and correlated color temperature (CCT), but different spectral output, can have different effects on human behavior and physiology. Moreover, study participants exposed to LED light sources with a spectral output close to natural sunlight experienced better visual comfort, more alertness, and improved moods in the morning compared to those

SunLike Series natural spectrum LED solutions follow the sunlight spectrum at different times during the day By providing the same spectrum as natural sunlight in the visible light range, the SunLike Series LEDs deliver benefits to human health and well-being, consistent with biological mechanisms that impact both visual and nonvisual aspects of the eyes, including control of circadian rhythms. While the qualities of artificial light sources have previously been characterized primarily in terms of color rendering index and light intensity, SunLike Series LEDs have expanded this characterization to include light spectrum as an important factor in determining overall light quality. Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs will enable a new architectural paradigm for human centric lighting for indoor design, with a light source that delivers the spectrum of natural sunlight to provide beneficial effects for human health and well-being.

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COMPONENTS & LIGHT SOURCES  • MODULES AND LIGHT SOURCES

OUR JUDGES:

LUMINAIRES 

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MANDAR BANKHELE Founder of Lighting Ergonomics VILMA BARR SSL’s chief projects writer BERNARD BAUER Retail specialist, Title 24 expert and Principal of Integrated Lighting Concepts JIM CROCKETT Editorial director of Architectural SSL, Architectural Products and Net Zero Buildings JOHN FOX Co-founder of Fox+Fox Design JEFFREY KAHN, IES Project manager at The Lighting Practice.

Reflecting on all the eye candy

After a couple of good chuckles

enlightened readers from the

that was this year’s entries, I

over the adventure, we got to

early days, would have had a

can’t help but recall a recent

talking about technology—my

major challenge envisioning

visit to the electrical section of

mom recalling her amazement

what was possible.

Home Depot. Being the son of

of the epic sea change in my

an electrician, and a man who

grandparent’s life, transitioning

Be Prepared

thought he could fix anything—

from the horse and buggy, to a

Another observation that

even if he couldn’t—my mom

man on the moon. As she said

stands out, was how technolo-

asked me if I could try to fix

this, I glanced at her new smart

gy, like tape and cove fixtures,

the kaput light switch in her

phone, and in historical context,

have changed the ways to prac-

bathroom. On my way over, I

we were both blown away by

tically, and much more easily,

stopped at the store to get a

this Jetson’s-like device neither

illuminate spaces, particularly

new switch. In pole position

of us could have conceived

tricky spaces. That said, to my

was a cornucopia of “smart”

when we were younger.

shock at seeing that post-WWII

switches, which greatly

STEVE NEIMEISTER Senior project manager at tk1sc, Irvine, Calif. DAVID RODSTEIN Principal of Rodstein Design, Philadelphia CHUCK ROSS Lead lighting products contributor for Architectural SSL and Architectural Products magazines CONNIE SAMLA Lighting specialist with the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District EVAN WILSON The Lighting Practice, Philadelphia

wiring in my mom’s walls, I

tempted me, being the latest

Next Gen

realize this great leap forward

technology and all. I was glad

Reflecting on the magazine’s

also means dragging a some-

I didn’t, because when I pulled

history, I’m equally amazed

times-truculant past with you.

out the faulty component from

where the industry is today.

But as you’ll soon see, I think it’s

wall, the wiring, circa 1948,

We’ve come a long way from

worth a wrestling match.

took me aback. After shorting

downlight and street light re-

things out a couple of times,

placement kits. I was especially

and cutting off power to the

blown away by the absolute

front of the house, several

sophistication of the decorative

prayers later, mom was back

pendants submitted. Indeed, I

in business.

imagine, even most of our most

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Part of a new breed of workspaces where the

an energizing sky blue light; happy hours are

lines between residential and commercial are

set to a warmer tone with rich magenta; and the

USAI Lighting

blurred, the vision for 151 West 42nd St. was to

final setting, lounge, creates a warm, seemingly

Color Select

redesign the space into a 45,600-sq.-ft. artisanal

candlelit ambiance.

food hall, cafe; bar and flexible events space One Five One

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

“Color tuning is clearly the wave of the future, but not all are ready to storm the beachhead. Graceful field applications greatly help.”

To further integrate the iconic Gehry struc-

designed to create community within the build-

tures, the Loop Lighting design team illuminated

ing where its tenants could work, play and thrive

its curves with an indirect strategy. Using Bev-

with a signature experience elevated by the

eLED Mini Color Select LED adjustable down-

subtleties of human-centric lighting and design.

light’s varying beam distributions aimed on the

USAI Color Select tunable white LED tech-

white table top surfaces and the White Ameri-

nology’s ability to mimic the sun’s natural light

can Oak floors, Loop Lighting team was able to

allowed designers to curate highly personalized

introduce a soft uniform and indirect light level

light scenes. Each of the light scenes aimed to

that gently illuminates all of the curves in the

trigger emotional responses that aligned with

irregular form—bringing the structures to life.

the daily activities taking place in the amen-

 Visit www.usailighting.com or Circle 238.

ity space: early morning set up is set to a light orange to emulate the sunrise; lunch is set to

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CATEGORY: MOST IMPACTFUL USE OF SSL SACO Shockwave V-Stick

Burj Khalifa in Dubai

SACO created the tallest media façade on the

residents and hotel guests of the building. In

planet at Burj Khalifa in Dubai using its innova-

order to address this challenge, SACO designed

tive V-Stick technology. Emaar Properties Dubai,

six different carrier angles for its V-Stick. The

the premiere real estate developer in the UAE,

LED screen running down the east side of the

and owner/operator of Burj Khalifa, the tallest

tower extends over 28 km of SACO V-Sticks that

building in the world, created an initiative to

emit 1,139,144 RGB pixels all the way up to 770

light up the east façade of the iconic tower and

meters of the 828-meter structure.

give it high resolution video capability across the entire height of the tower. JUDGES’ COMMENTS

 “Wow.

This project may open a new door as to how architects, owners and lighting designers contemplate the illumination of building exteriors. The uninterruted lines of light are impressive.”

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Emaar tasked SACO to design and create a

This project is part of three Guinness World Records, including largest laser light and sound show on a single building (Burj Khalifa Dubai

system that would seamlessly integrate within

2018), largest LED-illuminated façade (Burj

the architecture of the building. Burj Khalifa has

Khalifa Dubai 2019) and tallest LED-illuminated

a very interesting geometry, and viewing angles

facade (Burj Khalifa Dubai 2019).

needed to be carefully calculated to provide the

 Visit www.saco.com or Circle 237.

best view from around the building, but at the same time needed to not be disruptive to the

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Based in the Georgetown neighborhood of

Graae + Spack, aspired to also retain the historic

Washington D.C., the Duke Ellington School of

nature of the unique facility. MCLA, the architec-

Prescolite/Hubbell Lighting

the Arts is a nationally recognized high school

tural lighting design firm based in Georgetown,

LightFrame (LC6) Downlight

that specializes in arts education. Founded in

was the lead on selecting the lighting to be

1974 by Peggy Cooper Cafritz and Mike Malone,

used on the project in collaboration with One

the school occupies a building originally built

Source Associates. This project was unique and

in 1898 as Western High School. The District

unlike traditional school projects. To support

of Columbia Public Schools recently embarked

the architects’ vision, the lighting design devi-

on a multi-million dollar renovation project to

ates from the standard educational template

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

modernize the facility and expand from 171,000

to address the needs of these students. The

“The lighting in the school is as elegant as I imagine the music being performed. This retrofit really washes away any arguments not to upgrade to LED.”

to 271,000 sq. ft. The project included the ren-

lighting design called for high-quality products

ovation and addition of classrooms, dance and

that would support the intended experience of

art studios, common areas, a media center and

the space, meet precise light levels in certain

a 300-seat performance hall. While the primary

areas, perform as advertised, and contribute to

goal of construction was to add new spaces and

building code compliance.

modernize the entire building the architect, Cox

 Visit www.hubbell.com/prescolite or Circle 236.

At the Duke Ellington School of the Arts

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CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

Architectural Lighting Works (ALW) MOONRING MULTISTAK | 707 The MOONRING MultiSTAK is a striking three-dimensional luminaire with a clean, sleek, modern appearance. Its elegant design eliminates visual clutter and transforms the mounting hardware and cables into an integral, aesthetically pleasing component of the installation.  Visit www.alwusa.com or Circle 235. Judges’ Comments: “Wow—looks like a piece of art, and by the way, provides light!”

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

Peerless/Acuity Brands Venue CATEGORY:DECORATIVE/PENDANT

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

Eureka Lighting

Focal Point

Scout

Skydome Edge and Skydome Edge Acoustic Cloud System

The cylindrical Scout family of luminaires can be wall- or surface-mounted, or suspended, pendant-style. With three lengths, two diameters and six standard colors, along with a range of optical accessories and options for color temperatures, dimming type and output, the fixtures are designed to meet needs across a single room or facility.  Visit www.eurekalighting.com or Circle 234.

The latest version of the Skydome Edge features a sleek, shallow knife-edge profile. The luminaire is available in nominal 2-, 3- or 4-ft. diameters, lumen outputs for direct (2000-14000) and indirect (0-2500) distributions, custom finish options and 2700K-4000K color temperatures.  Visit www.focalpointlights.com or Circle 233.

Judges’ Comments: “I enjoy the colors and sizes.”

Judges’ Comments: “Very good industrial design.”

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Specifically crafted for open ceilings, the Peerless Venue family offers both visual comfort and architectural scale for space definition within the increasingly popular deconstructed ceiling. The sail-like curved forms evoke flow, while the graceful clouds provide unmatched aesthetics to complete the design of a space with high-quality, uniform illumination and unrivaled options. Peerless Venue is available in 3 shapes, 2 sizes and 2 curvatures.  Visit www.peerlesslighting.acuitybrands.com or Circle 232. Judges’ Comments: “It addresses the open office and ceiling plan,helping fill the void of that volume without taking away from the open scheme.”

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CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

Eureka Lighting Verner A performance-decorative suspended luminaire combining high light output with a geometric aesthetic, in the absence of visible hardware, VERNER is ideal for high ceiling applications, open areas or spaces where diminished focus on the ceiling is the aim. With a cone-like shade, this ensures that light is directed downward in a glare-controlling and efficient manner, thereby avoiding indirect light illuminating the ceiling.  Visit www.eurekalighting.com or Circle 231. Judges’ Comments: “Well-designed pendant.”

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

Tech Lighting

Focal Point

Vibia

Belterra Chandelier

ID+ Cylinders

North

Petal-shaped LED light guides create a stylized lotus flower while also delivering 3,540 lumens with the Belterra chandelier. Its metal “stems” are available in a choice of polished nickel, aged brass or matte black finishes. Designers also can choose from diameters of 38 in. and 48 in.  Visit www.techlighting.com or Circle 230.

ID Cylinders aperture sizes can be matched with trimless downlights to create a refined aesthetic and unified look. Available in suspended and surface mount options, the companions feature a single-piece, die-cast reflector, a knife edge and a decorative reveal, adding a subtle sophistication.  Visit www.focalpointlights.com or Circle 229.

Judges’ Comments: “Performance data and certification aspects add confidence of its reliability.”

Judges’ Comments: “Very good photometrics and a handsome industrial design.”

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With North, designer Arik Levy’s lamp fuses a floor lamp and a pendant, recreating a floating effect. A dynamic system of adjustable angles bring light where it is required in an exercise of functional and poetic deconstruction. The sharper angle circumscribes a close and intimate area, a more open angle creates a more social space.  Visit www.vibia.com or Circle 228. Judges’ Comments: “Nice—elegant.”

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Eaton Shaper Sense Acoustic Luminaires Designed with Knoll’s FilzFelt fabric, the luminaires come in 62 wool design felt color choices. The Box and Trapezoid pendants—with a Noise Reduction Coefficient of 2.65 and 2.5 respectively—deliver a lumen output of 4,500. They have 85% transmissivity, and as electric light is needed, they become an illuminous source for ambient and task applications.  Visit www.eaton.com or Circle 227. Judges’ Comments: “A creative solution for dealing with today’s noise issues in the open office. The colors and shapes are fantastic.”

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

A-Light

Fluxwerx

Eureka Lighting

Air

Aperture

Arena

A well-studied diffuser shape and the opening deliver an optimized up-light without adding an extra light source for the Air circular hanging pendant. Featuring a spun aluminum body, this hides the cables and wire connections. A concaved thermoformed diffuser, made of a high-performance acrylic, works to blend the light sources while providing equal and seamless diffusion.  Visit www.alights.com or Circle 226. Judges’ Comments: “The direct-indirect aspect of the fixture is very useful—all in a compact and elegant shape.”

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Featuring a unique open design where a series of cellular voids allows clear views through the luminaire. Its unique ocular Anidolic optic technology provides a precisely controlled batwing distribution with no view of the LED source, integrating with modern industrial design. Wide-angle indirect distribution option allows for greater on-center spacing with a uniform, luminous ceiling plane. It’s vailable in two different graphic, geometric, rhythmic patterns, with two endcap options.  Visit www.fluxwerx.com or Circle 225.

With its innovative magnetic ring, the fixture is designed to easily be manipulated. The Arena has four light sources that can be mixed and matched. Slice is a decorative linear light source with an acrylic diffuser; Aim is a discreet 38mm diameter amiable projector; Beam is a projection offered in three beam angles and a choice of four optical accessories; and Glow is a translucent light source that uses the same 60mm body as the Beam adding a touch of ambient luxury to the Arena profile.  Visit www.eurekalighting.com or Circle 224.

Judges’ Comments: “I really like the advancements happening in what was a stodgy direct/indirect lines—both a performance and aesthetic aspect.”

Judges’ Comments: “The magnetic attachments are innovative, allowing for flexibility.”

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CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

Eureka Lighting Twin Featuring a double-layered shade enclosing two separate sources, the TWIN combines a circular LED module providing soft indirect light between both shades and creating a decorative halo effect; its powerful downlight combines COB technology with a polycarbonate total internal reflection lens for precise beam control. The downlight has a softer edge than a spotlight and offers reduced glare.  Visit www.eurekalighting.com or Circle 223. Judges’ Comments: “I like the dual-intensity aspect, and that the task source is tight.”

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

Insight Lighting Drop Available in three sizes and multiple mounting arrangements, Drop’s crystal gem can be controlled independently to glow with RGB ambient light, while the point light can maintain a white spectrum and project a tight beam angle. DMX-controlled ambient light provides functional white light.  Visit www.insightlighting.com or Circle 222.

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

Meteor Lighting

Finelite

Duo

High Performance HP-4 Circle

Duo is the latest from Meteor Lighting—a 4-inch up-and-down pendant that meets the increasing need for indirect ceiling lighting. DUO is cable-free, powered using a 38 DC Power Suspension System, and is versatile with an uplight lumen output range of 1,500 to 2,400 lm and downlight lumen output range of 1,500 to 4,300 lm. Available in a range of dimming capabilities, including DMX.  Visit www.meteor-lighting.com or Circle 221. Judges’ Comments: “A conventional, but handsome form.”

The High Performance 4 Aperture Circle (HP-4 C) is made with an extruded aluminum body and single-piece seamless diffuser. With its on-grid mounting options and a three-point equidistant vertical suspension system, the HP-4 C can be displayed as a playful arrangement or as singular accent luminaire. The luminaire is available in 2-, 3and 4-ft. diameters in direct pendant, recessed and surface-mount styles.  Visit www.finelite.com or Circle 220. Judges’ Comments: “A very good execution of a familiar product.”

Judges’ Comments: “Control capabilities put this product over the top.”

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SSL PIA 2019

AWARD WINNER

BLAZE X ™

Precision engineered 95+ CRI 12-year warranty 12V and 24V platforms • • •

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NEON BLAZE

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Zero Line Diffusion® technology Saturated color from end to end Max run up to 65 ft. Field cuttable www.DiodeLED.com/neon-blaze.html

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CATEGORY: AREA/EXTERIOR

Architectural Area Lighting/Hubbell Lighting Pursuit An IP66-rated exterior linear luminaire can be connected to form an uninterrupted ribbon of light up to 150 ft. providing seamless internal connections, and a diffuser without breaks. It is available in four distributions in each of direct, indirect or bidirectional optics, each independently illuminated.  Visit www.hubbell.com/architecturalarealighting or Circle 219. Judges’ Comments: “Super versatile and interesting exterior fixture, that’s also durable.”

CATEGORY: AREA/EXTERIOR

Kim Lighting/Hubbell Lighting Altitude 2.0 CATEGORY: AREA/EXTERIOR

CATEGORY: AREA/EXTERIOR

Lumenpulse

Kreon

Lumenquad

Dolma 40

The Lumenquad rectilinear projector offers a durability that has earned IP66 and IK10 ratings, and features a streamlined design, with no visible wiring or hardware. Available optics include options for wall-washing, floodlighting, and both narrow spotlighting and streetlighting.  Visit www.lumenpulse.com or Circle 218.

The Doma 80 can be recessed into vertical surfaces and provides ambient and placement lighting. The LED sources are discreetly concealed behind flat panels. Standard LED lighting elements can be integrated on either one extremity or both or in the middle of the profile for a fading lighting effect.  Visit www.kreon.com or Circle 217.

Judges’ Comments: “Very sharp industrial design.”

Judges’ Comments: “A very nice rendition of a standard product.”

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A range of options allow the Altitude 2.0 area and streetlighting fixture to be used across a campus. The one-piece housing is available in three proportional sizes, with a painted optic bezel that matches the housing finish for a seamless appearance. Similarly, sensors and wireless controls are integrated into the fixture to boost the clean-lined appearance. Strike Optics technology maximizes target-zone illumination, while reducing backlight.  Visit www.kimlighting.com or Circle 216. Judges’ Comments: “If more fixtures like this were being installed on city streets, there’d be a whole lot less complaints about LED.”

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ANP Lighting EQ The EQ Collection by ANP Lighting balances aesthetics with LED and control technology. Three scaled post-top luminaires, a wall mount and a companion bollard all reduce glare and eliminate pixilation, with lumen packages ranging from 3,000 to 15,000, in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K. Fixtures can be provisioned with Zhaga Book 18 street lighting receptacles for versatility and scalability.  Visit www.anplighting.com or Circle 215. Judges’ Comments: “The industrial design is quite nice. It is well proportioned and graceful.”

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

IN PRODUCING THESE AWARDS NOW FOR NEARLY A DECADE, I HAVE TO SAY I CONTINUE TO BE IMPRESSED BY NOT ONLY NEW FORMS, BUT THE REDUCTION IN THE SIZE OF FIXTURES. CATEGORY: AREA/EXTERIOR

Lumenpulse Lumenfacade Nano As a high-efficiency linear LED luminaire, Lumenfacade Nano is a great fit for general urban structures and historical buildings. With a compact form factor, it smoothly integrates with any architecture and delivers a high level of performance of up to 41,352 max candelas for a 4W/ft. fixture in a number of color and color temperatures. The asymmetric wallwash delivers a standout uniformity of 3.7:1 with an average illuminance of 18fc at close range thanks to its unique asymmetric distribution, allowing for generous spacing between fixtures.  Visit www.lumenpulse.com or Circle 214. Judges’ Comments: “A comprehensive product.”

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Lumenpulse Lumenbeam Inground The plug-and-play design makes miswiring a thing of the past. Protecting the system from water infiltration, it features on-site adjustability that allows for 15-degree tilt, and 360-degree rotation without the need to open the optical chamber.  Visit www.lumenpulse.com or Circle 213. Judges’ Comments: “Good job making installation easier, while still ensuring performance integrity.”

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CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

USAI Lighting USAI Incline for Sloped Ceiling The Incline for Sloped Ceiling housing incorporates a patent-pending, built-in leveler and lockable tilt setting to enable parallel-to-ceiling installation in sloped-ceiling applications. Available for the BeveLED Mini and BeveLED 2.2 fixture families, the housing allows for an unobstructed beam spread in angles from 25 degrees to 90 degrees, with both round and square trims available.  Visit www.usailighting.com or Circle 212. Judges’ Comments: “Great idea and well thought out.”

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

IT IS GOOD TO SEE MODULARITY IS NOT DEAD. FUTURE-PROOFING FIXTURES IS A MUST GIVEN THE CONTINUOUS ADVANCEMENT IN TECHNOLOGY. CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

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Luminis

DMF Lighting

Multilux

SquareFrame System LED Downlight

Multilux fixtures are available in five configurations to provide multiple lighting options for high-ceiling applications. Each fixture head is individually controllable, so specifiers can choose different beam angles and optics within the same luminaire. And each head also offers 358-degree rotation capability, with a 30-degree tilt, for precise light positioning. Units can be surface or pendant mounted.  Visit www.luminis.com or Circle 211.

The SquareFrame is the perfect foundation for an interchangeable system of modules and trims that give you endless choice over how your lighting works. The housing is smaller than the competition and fits into the most physically restrictive environments. Precision installation is made faster with a suite of features that work together seamlessly to give you a flawless fit more quickly and with less hassle.  Visit www.dmflighting.com or Circle 210.

Judges’ Comments: “Interesting, and addresses an application not focused on before.”

Judges’ Comments: “A lot of thought went into both design and operating characteristics.”

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Gravity™ 2-inch

Performance Simplified Downlight | Adjustable | Wall Wash | Cylinder

Innovative flat-frame designed for below ceiling installation

Deep cone trims for reduced glare

TIR optics provide precision beam control

In-field selectable collar height

1500

Lumens Delivered

TIR Spot Optic

45°

of Vertical Adjustment

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LUMINAIRES  DOWNLIGHTS

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Insight Lighting Adobe Designed as an homage to Southwestern architectural styles, the Adobe suspended linear pendant features a streamlined, curvilinear profile with no visible hardware. The fixture is available in three lengths and four finishes, with either direct/indirect or direct-only lighting distributions. Available lumen packages offer up to 15 watts per foot, with an optional micro-louver and either brushed brass or aluminum end posts.  Visit www.insightlighting.com or Circle 209. Judges’ Comments: “Very striking.”

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Gotham Lighting/Acuity Brands INCITO and EVO Cylinder Family CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

USAI Lighting

DMF Lighting

BeveLED Block

DRD5S Surface Mount LED Area Light

The BeveLED Block fixture completely encloses surface-mounted junction boxes in concrete ceilings, creating a cleaner-lined option for exposed-ceiling settings. The fixture’s adaptive design allows conduit cutout slots to be customized in the field and is available in both square and round profiles.  Visit www.usailighting.com or Circle 208.

The new, ultra-thin DRD5S 8-in. Round and 18-in. Linear models were designed for 24/7 operation in multifamily installations. Versatile to fit applications with limited plenum space, the DRD5S delivers 1500 lumens of 90 CRI LED light. The edgeless DRD5S sits only 0.6 inches below the ceiling line for a minimal aesthetic, allowing it to blend in.  Visit www.dmflighting.com or Circle 207.

Judges’ Comments: “I like the industrial look.” Judges’ Comments: “Elegant, yet functional.”

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The INCITO and EVO Cylinder family of lighting heeds the call of open ceiling spaces with the ability to scale and mount in different field conditions, featuring varied light distribution, lumen output and multiple shape and finish options. Cleanly-designed, covers conceal unsightly conduit fittings and/or surface-mount junction boxes. The fixtures features a patent-pending suspension cord with an internal steel cable that makes the outer jacket extremely thin for a cleaner appearance.  Visit www.gothamlighting.acuitybrands.com or Circle 206. Judges’ Comments: “Well thought-out thermal management using passive means.”

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Acclaim Lighting Cylinder One HO With light output topping out at 12,000 lumens for a single fixture, the Cylinder One HO lineup is designed with high-ceiling applications in mind. Aiding such installations, the fixtures feature the Aria wireless system, which allows for full control of all networked fixtures with a line-of-sight transmission distance of up to 2,800 ft. A number of lumen packages and color temperature options are available.  Visit www.acclaimlighting.com or Circle 205. Judges’ Comments: “Needed, and executed well.”

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE VARIETY OF CREATIVE NEW SHAPES AND FORMS THAT, LITERALLY, ARE BRING FIXTURES TO THE FORE IN MANY SPACES. CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Gotham Lighting/Acuity Brands Miniature Vandal Resistant Downlight Trims CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS With up to 2,000 lumens, the Miniature Vandal Resistant Downlight Trims pack a big punch. Gotham Lighting’s 2-in. aperture trims are a departure from the typically large, unattractive vandal-resistant downlights, achieving the highest possible IK10 impact rating, protected against 20 joules impact; equivalent to a 11-pound bowling ball dropped from a height of over 15 inches.  Visit www.gothamlighting.acuitybrands.com or Circle 204. Judges’ Comments: “High lumen package from a small form-factor would require good heat management design.”

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ELEMENT/Tech Lighting Next Generation 3-Inch Downlight This second-gen downlight decreases fixture housing volume by 60%, while maintaining tool-free hot aiming and locking, full zero- 40° tilt, 361° rotation and high-low lamp positioning. The ELEMENT 3-in. Downlight is quieter and less visible than its predecessor, with increased efficacy. CCT options and warm dim 1800K to 3000K available.  Visit www.techlighting.com or Circle 203. Judges’ Comments: “Well-designed.”

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Aculux/Acuity Brands Lini Miniature Linear Downlights Delivering the combination of key features that lighting designers have been asking for, the lini combines true 1-inch miniature scale, virtual elimination of perceived aperture brightness and size/aesthetic match across downlight, adjustable accent and wall wash models. Its adjustable accent fixture tilts a full 35-degrees in either direction, making it versatile and easy to apply.  Visit www.aculux.acuitybrands.com or Circle 202. Judges’ Comments: “Linear formatted downlights vs. round or square fixtures is an emerging trend.”

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

MULTI-FUNCTIONALITY, THY NAME IS LED. WHO DOESN’T LIKE GETTING A TWO-FORONE, OR THREE-FOR-ONE BARGAIN?

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Nora Lighting

Eaton

Iolite Multiple Lighting System

Halo HL3 3-inch LED Downlights

Each head within an Iolite Multiple Lighting System fixture can be completely customized, with different reflectors, optics, color temperature and even driver. This allows for the same luminaire to provide spotlighting, wall-washing and general illumination. One-, two- and three-head models are available, and Comfort Dim technology also can be specified to warm the color temperature while dimming.  Visit www.noralighting.com or Circle 201.

Designed for spaces where high efficiency and light control with a low aperture brightness is required, Halo HL3 3-inch aperture LED recessed downlight/ directional luminaires feature field-interchangeable TIR optics. Luminaire provides distribution patterns including spot, narrow flood, flood and wide flood.  Visit www.eaton.com or Circle 200. Judges’ Comments: “Nice adjustability and trim selection.”

Judges’ Comments: “The individual aiming and user options are impressive.”

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CATEGORY: TRACK

Alphabet/LEDRA Brands Dimension DIMENSION is a complete ultra-mini recessed downlight series with a high-quality lens and reflector. Available in combinations of downlight including wall wash, adjustable and retractable spots with optional finishes and CCTs, the product functions as a high-performing wall wash with 2000lm of crisp field and generous spread for remarkable continuity. With a clean, flush appearance, glare is limited.  Visit www.ledrabrands.com or Circle 199. Judges’ Comments: “Elegant, yet super efficient and functional.”

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

IMPROVEMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING MOTORIZATION, MAKE THE OLD TRACK WARHORSE A STILL-RELEVANT SOLUTION. CATEGORY: TRACK

Lucifer Lighting Company

Juno/Acuity Brands

Pendant Track

Remote Control Track Fixture Family

For high-ceiling environments, the pendant track pairs a suspended fixture with track system versatility. Featuring self-leveling micro-swivels that stabilize the track while maintaining full adjustability of the trackheads, the track is suspended with aircraft cable that allows for field-cuttable drops of up to 16 feet and up to 72 ft. of continuous run. CT1 (4.4in) and CT2 (5in) trackheads provide up to 370 degrees rotation and 90 degrees tilt, with 15 degrees to 60 degrees field-changeable optics, and offerings for differing light settings.  Visit www.luciferlighting.com or Circle 198. Judges’ Comments: “Excellent color.”

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Featuring wireless control of tilt, rotation, beam angle, color temperature, dimming and or warm dimming, the Juno Remote Control Track Fixture can be controlled from your smart phone. Available in up to 3,000 lumens, with beam angles that adjust between 16 and 47 degrees, this fixture is ideal for a museum or gallery with rotating art exhibits, retail with seasonal display resets or other configurable spaces where redirecting/changing the lighting is important.  Visit www.juno.acuitybrands.com or Circle 197. Judges’ Comments: “Very advanced approach to track accent lighting with many options and advanced features.”

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Winona/Acuity Brands Winline 500 Series Offering superior optical performance and efficacy in the smallest of profiles, the 500 Series can provide static white, color or dynamic options. With more than a million configurations, it incorporates almost everything in a complete linear solution.  Visit www.winonalighting.acuitybrands.com or Circle 196. Judges’ Comments: “I’ve come to expect high quality from Winona; this is no exception. I will most likely be using this one as well.”

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

LEDS DISCRETE NATURE IS REALLY COMING TO BEAR, NOT ONLY IN SMALLER PRODUCTS, BUT ITS ABILITY TO BE RECESSED OR HIDDEN OUT OF SIGHT.

CATEGORY: GRAZER/WALL WASHER/COVE

CATEGORY: GRAZER/WALL WASHER/COVE

Kreon

Nulite Lighting

Side In-line 40

Regolo1

Efficient, compact floor or ceiling washer, light functions as a soft accent light with a steep bevel of the finishing louver. Faceted reflectors are incorporated into the light and ensure an excellent uniform surface illumination. Available is two lengths, 40x100mm and 40x200mm, the luminaire is offered in 2700k and 3000k.  Visit www.kreon.com or Circle 195.

Regolo1 linear fixture is offered in 1.5- 3- and 4-in. depths, with recessed profiles and various mounting options. Lumen packages include direct, bidirect and indirect distributions, and white or black baffle is available for maximum glare control. Units can be attached using a flexible joining system to create running lengths and angled intersections.  Visit www.nulite-lighting.com or Circle 194.

Judges’ Comments: “A nicely done niche product.”

Judges’ Comments: “Beautiful design.”

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CATEGORY: COMPONENTS/LIGHT SOURCES

Diode LED INFINILINE X 120V LED Strip Light INFINILINE X offers driverless, 120V Linear Lighting with max runs up to 200 ft.. Patented INFINILINE X LED Strip Light is a complete and robust solution for large-scale and commercial applications. INFINILINE X is UL Listed to meet new robust standards specific for flexible lighting, making this LED Strip light one of the safest and most advanced LED lighting products on the market.  Visit www.diodeled.com or Circle 193. Judges’ Comments: “Good to see more AC LED choices.”

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

TRULY FLEXIBLE, CONSISTENT AND RELIABLE TAPE LIGHTS ARE ALLOWING CREATIVE DESIGNERS TO TRANSFORM SPACES IN WAYS NEVER THOUGHT PRACTICAL.

CATEGORY: COMPONENTS/LIGHT SOURCES

CATEGORY: COMPONENTS/LIGHT SOURCES

Diode LED

ELCO Lighting

BLAZE X LED Tape Light

PLY System

BLAZE X boasts a 95 CRI and high R9-R14 values that provides precision color rendering, and are perfect for ambient and task lighting in either tape light form factor or as a custom fixture when integrated into CHROMAPATH Channels; three different lumen outputs and five different color temperature options in both 12V and 24V options.  Visit www.diodeled.com or Circle 192.

Allows for easy connections to line voltage and 0-10V low-voltage wires in the housing after wiring it to the j-box. The system is offered in White, Haze and Chrome. Downlighting and adjustable 0-10V options all standard as 120/277V input voltage.  Visit www.elcolighting.com or Circle 191. Judges’ Comments: “Combining simple concepts is great for design and future maintenance.”

Judges’ Comments: “Strong CRI.”

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CATEGORY: COMPONENTS

Diode LED NEON BLAZE Family Offered in a wide range of CCTs and popular neon colors, the line offers Zero Line Diffusion technology, where color is evenly distributed and saturated from end to end within the light strip. Lighting is UL Listed and available in top-emitting and side-emitting formats, three different lumen outputs, and field cuttable with an IP65 rating for outdoor installation.  Visit www.diodeled.com or Circle 190. Judges’ Comments: “The diffusion element puts it over the top.”

CATEGORY: COMPONENTS/LIGHT SOURCES

CATEGORY: COMPONENTS/LIGHT SOURCES

ELCO Lighting The Koto System A palm-sized LED downlight module, the Koto Module offers complete in-field lens changing options, and allows space for louvers, linear lenses or other accessories. The module is 120V with a driver and LED COB integrated on the module. Outputs range from 750 to 1100 lumens with CCT ranging from 2700K to 4000K with sunset dimming options.  Visit www.elcolighting.com or Circle 189. Judges’ Comments: “Flexible change-outs is a plus.”

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Superior Essex

Diode LED

CAT6+ LSHF Hybrid Data Cable

LO-PRO Mini Junction Box

The Superior Essex Category 6 LSHF CMR cable solution is designed for Power over Ethernet applications requiring a Low Smoke Halogen-free (LSHF) construction for which it meets IEC 62821 requirements for toxicity, acidity and smoke. As a Category 6 cable, it is near the peak of current data transmissions standards and it features an annealed copper conductor and multiple thermoplastic insulation tubes in a flame-retardant jacket which, in the event of fire, will not leak any hazardous chemicals.  Visit www.superioressex.com or Circle 188.

Diode LED recognized a demand for a solution that provided an electrical box that not only secured a power supply, but also certifies the power supply as UL Listed when purchased with the UL Listed electrical box. The LO-PRO Junction Box is a unique, multipurpose electrical enclosure that meets strict electrical code requirements, which provides cost savings and easy installation of LED power supplies. This certified enclosure offers the option to pair with the popular VLM Series Constant Voltage LED Driver for a complete UL Listed solution.  Visit www.diodeled.com or Circle 187.

Judges’ Comments: “Functional and safe.” Judges’ Comments: “Looks like it could prove helpful for installers.”

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Soraa HEALTHY Soraa HEALTHY is the world’s first and only blue-free LED lamp that helps support health and wellbeing. Soraa HEALTHY lamps are designed with a unique Soraa ZEROBLUE technology, which means your body gets the biological benefits of blue-free light in the evening as nature intended. These lamps not only provide circadian-health benefits of no blue content to support better sleep, but they also retain white light quality.  Visit www.soraa.com or Circle 186. Judges’ Comments: “Interesting concept.”

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

EVEN IN MAINTAINING TRADITIONAL FORMS, LED’S CAPABILITIES TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES OF LIGHTING’S FUNCTION CONTINUES TO GROW AND AMAZE. CATEGORY: COMPONENTS/LIGHT SOURCES

Sylvania/LEDVANCE SMART+ Bluetooth Filament Tunable White A19 LED Lamp CATEGORY: COMPONENTS/LIGHT SOURCES The SMART+ Bluetooth Filament Tunable White A19 LED Lamp creates beautiful ambient light and adds an elegant design touch. With adjustable white capabilities ranging from 2300-3000K, this bulb is the next generation of smart LED filament technology. It is compatible with leading voice assistants with Bluetooth Mesh technology that offers improved reliability and extended range.  Visit www.sylvania.com or Circle 185. Judges’ Comments: “Who doesn’t like the Edison-style lamps with a kick!”

Lumileds LUXEON Fusion Combining dim-to-warm and dynamic tuning for human centric lighting, LUXEON Fusion addresses color temperatures from 1,800K to 10,000K with high CRI and high color fidelity. Leverage the LUXEON Fusion platform technology, which unites white color selection, dim-to-warm capability, SKU reduction and dynamically tunable white lighting.  Visit www.lumileds.com or Circle 184. Judges’ Comments: “Hearing the voice of its users.”

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CATEGORY: AMBIENT

A-Light Absorb Combining high-performance lighting with sound-reducing technology, ABSORB reduces sound in open spaces with an inherent material Noise Reduction Coefficient of 0.75. With optical diffusion and a high-performance reflector, the unique product simultaneously delivers illumination and sound management.  Visit www.alights.com or Circle 183. Judges’ Comments: “The fixture is aesthetically pleasing and very slick. The clean design allows it to be used in many applications.”

CATEGORY: AMBIENT

CATEGORY: AMBIENT

Focal Point

Lithonia Lighting/Acuity Brands

Seem 1 Acoustic

SPANL

Designed to deliver optimal illumination while mitigating high noise levels and reverberations, the Seem 1 Acoustic is a linear luminaire and baffle system. Delivering a Noise Reduction Coefficient of 1.05, a unique AirCore technology maximizes sound absorption. Available in 39 material color options, it can be specified with direct, indirect or indirect-direct light distributions, or as an unlit acoustic baffle.  Visit www.focalpointlights.com or Circle 182. Judges’ Comments: “Aesthetically pleasing, bridging the gap between lighting and acoustics.”

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SPANL offers a 3D visual effect on a completely smooth and even lens through a unique and patented process. This assembly is made from premium optical-grade acrylic, providing unmatched light transmission in the marketplace. By introducing next generation 360 degree volumetric distribution, currently in development, the system will evenly illuminate any space from floor to ceiling. This luminaire boasts 80% more lumens than a standard panel while still producing 130 LPW. It meets and exceeds the comfort requirements every lighting designer wants to achieve.  Visit www.lithonia.acuitybrands.com or Circle 181.

Delivers a balance of design and performance that integrates multiple elements of shape and scale. A suite of linear suspended and recessed LED luminaires merge the aesthetics of both lines into a form factor that is minimal in scale, delivering 40 fc in an open office environment with an energy density approaching 0.35 watts per sq. ft.  Visit www.fluxwerx.com or Circle 180.

Judges’ Comments: “A thoughtful design approach.”

Judges’ Comments: “Thoughtful design.”

Fluxwerx Loop

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Insight Lighting Space Space is a radical reimagination of the traditional linear a-type fixture. Splitting the diffuser from the housing creates a unique graphical relationship with equal dimensions in all forms. Uses a patent-pending optical strategy to efficiently transfer light across the open air to illuminate the diffuser. A high performance batwing diffuser provides functional indirect light output, while the fixtures power is transferred through the suspension cables.  Visit www.insightlighting.com or Circle 179. Judges’ Comments: “Sexier linear form factor.”

CATEGORY: AMBIENT

CATEGORY: AMBIENT

A-Light Aerial Turning the fixture into a unique design element, the Aerial’s lens wraps the fixture creating a unique glow effect. The luminaire design features ambient illumination with an optimized direct and indirect distribution. Available in various lengths, the fixtures can be joined to create continuous rows.  Visit www.alights.com or Circle 178.

CATEGORY: AMBIENT

Finelite

Hubbell Lighting

High Performance HPT

Vora from Litecontrol

With its skylight styled aesthetic, the High Performance HPT features a 1.5 inch regressed diffuser that creates a seamless elegant transition from ceiling plane to luminaire. Available in 2 in. x 2 in., 3 in. x 3 in. and 4 in. x 4 in. form factors with a light output of 19,000 lumens, the luminaire delivers uniform illumination with zero shadowing and no direct view of light source  Visit www.finelite.com or Circle 177.

Vora is a very thin 2.2 inch depth recessed troffer featuring edge-lighted light guides for blemish-free uniformity with a center mixing chamber for visual comfort and optimized efficiency. With five sizes it offers outputs from 1000 to 8000 lumens in 100 lm. Increments with efficacies up to 120 lpw. The center mixing chamber reflector allows designers to insert a custom graphic appearance.  Visit www.hubbell.com or Circle 176.

Judges’ Comments: “The square skylight form is nice, and it certainly gets bright!”

Judges’ Comments: “Strong efficacy and a broad portfolio of customization options.”

Judges’ Comments: “Well done! This is definitely a very unique light delivery system.”

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CATEGORY: SPECIALTY

Finelite High Performance HP-4 Wet Location Featuring a high dust, water and impact rating, as well as a liquid-tight cord grip robust diffusers, and a durable double-coated finish, the HP-4 Wet Location luminaire is available as a direct pendant, wall mount, surface mount or as a recessed option in independent section lengths and continuous rows.  Visit www.finelite.com or Circle 175. Judges’ Comments: “Simple, aesthetically pleasing.”

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

NO MATTER THE NICHE OR APPLICATION, LED CONTINUES TO FILL LIGHTING HOLES, BUT WITH A WHOLE LOT MORE ADDED AMENITIES. CATEGORY: SPECIALTY

Vode Lighting ulo It’s not a desk lamp, not a work light, and it surely isn’t a sconce. ulo is every kind of light you might need. ulo has touch-free operation, and its two sensors allow the color temperature and intensity to be adjusted without ever having to touch the fixture. The Light Bar itself may be tilted, rotated or completely removed from its mount. A magnetic ball connects the light bar to an ingenious system of mounts and anchors. One can use it practically anywhere.  Visit www.vode.com or Circle 174. Judges’ Comments: “Very cool design that enables multiple applications with a single fixture.”

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CATEGORY: SPECIALTY

Jasco Products Enbrighten LED Color Changing Landscape Lights Featuring unique lighting modes for dimming, timing, fading and strobe effects, the commercial-grade system includes a weatherproof metal housing. Pre-wired color changing light pucks and a long-range remote are included.  Visit www.byjasco.com or Circle 173. Judges’ Comments: “A great, simple way to add color outdoors.”

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Architectural Lighting Works (ALW) ROUND LIGHTPLANE 1 (3D) A suite of modular light bars and joiners is waiting to be assembled into any form you can imagine. The RLP1/3D enables endless creativity with interchangeable, easy to assemble components. From a simple collection of parts, mix and match lengths, hubs, colors, and light to create your own personalized, fantasy structure. Within the confines of your space, explore thousands of unique designs. The RLP1/3D: Simple parts—limitless combinations.  Visit www.alwusa.com or Circle 172. Judges’ Comments: “An erector set of lighting.”

CATEGORY: SPECIALTY

CATEGORY: SPECIALTY

Eaton LumenSafe Integrated Network Security Camera Doubling as an outdoor LED light source and high-definition camera, the camera requires no wiring beyond the line power to the lighting luminaire. Camera and all of the power/networking gear are integrated in the luminaire housing and pre-wired at the factory. Video quality up to HDTV 1080p.  Visit www.eaton.com or Circle 171.

CATEGORY: HIGH BAY

Visa Lighting

Meteor Lighting

Gig

Whiz 2.0

The first task light designed for behavioral health applications, Gig features a IK10 (100 joules) highabuse impact rating, an impact-resistant polycarbonate lens and anti-ligature construction. This compact task light is designed for patient and caregiver safety. Its minimalist, attractive design and high quality illumination provide visual comfort. It dims with capacitive touch controls, so the patient can exercise control over their environment.  Visit www.visalighting.com or Circle 170.

The Whiz 2.0 is sleeker, compact and more architectural than any other high bay offering of its type in the market. In terms of performance, the Whiz 2.0 is able to deliver up to 35,400 lumens to illuminate spaces with high ceilings from mounting heights of 25 ft., perfect for commercial interiors with high open ceilings, including; atriums, lobbies, etc. With an IP65 weatherproof design, the Whiz 2.0 can also be installed in exterior settings.  Visit www.meteor-lighting.com or Circle 169.

Judges’ Comments: “The fixture is ligature resistant without appearing clinical.”

Judges’ Comments: “I like the much sexier form for a high bay that also delivers the goods.”

Judges’ Comments: “Well-engineered approach.”

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Chandeliers Deliver a Beat All Their Own Bespoke team decided to hang 135 fiber-optic

From a simple homage to a humble drumstick, an idea to illuminate London’s Hard Rock Hotel evolves into an iconic luminaire worthy of the rock ‘n’ roll-inspired venue.

cables from the ceiling and fix handmade ‘drumsticks’ (600-mm long) to the end of each cable. The drumsticks appear to have light emanating from their tip, suggesting the idea that music is escaping from the drum stick itself. Each of the cables is hung at different lengths (1 m at the longest), giving the overall impression that the installation

For London’s new Hard Rock Hotel, management wished to make a statement to guests upon

represents a large sound wave. It took three weeks for a specialist wood turner,

arrival—a greeting by something unique, yet

with over 45 years of specialist craftsmanship

totally apropos the chain’s rock ‘n’ roll brand. The

experience, to hand make all the drumsticks, from

hoteliers reached out to UK-based lighting manu-

maple. The sticks were constructed in halves, in

facturer Nulty Bespoke, who, indeed, delivered

order to drill a hole all the way through and then

a musically inspired accent—in this case, in the

meticulously and seamlessly joined together and

form of creative lighting that would adorn the

turned on a lathe, enabling the fiber optics to be

guests see upon entering the hotel and a cur-

main reception of the hotel in London’s Marble

inserted on site.

tain behind it provides the perfect, dramatic

Arch neighborhood near Hyde Park. The project concept began with the idea

“Marrying our design concept with the more

The lighting feature is one of the first things

backdrop. A projector hidden within the ceiling

traditional skills of the wood turner was incred-

transmits the light through the fibers to provide

of highlighting the humble drumstick; it then

ibly exciting,” explains Céline Gehamy of Nulty

the cool white temperature of the light feature. A

developed into the construction and installation

Bespoke. “We achieved a successful prototype

twinkling effect is achieved via the projector and

of a show-stopping lighting installation above the

and a final piece by challenging and learning from

the glow is emphasized by a small piece of frosted

curved reception desks of the hotel. The Nulty

each other throughout the process.”

acrylic used at the tip of each drumstick.•

ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT LONG The lobby drumstick-inspired fixtures are just part of the overall ambiance. The lounge is made up of brass panels, rods, mirrors, pendants and light sheets that offer guests a blast of sensory stimulation.

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