Architectural SSL - October 2020

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ARCHITECTURAL SSL • Chronicling the Advancement of LEDs in the Built Environment

DELIGHT OF MY EYES. LED lighting was once viewed as a mere longer-lasting, energy-efficient replacement for street lighting and maybe downlights. The impression that lasts, right now, is one of wow! [PAGE 20]

SSL BUZZ Colored lights still hypnotize, as we sample a number of this year’s IESNYC Lumen Awards, and other projects from around the globe.

SSL PROJECT Philadelphia’s Comcast Center, by Susan Tillotson Assocs., broadcasts office lighting and corporate branding in a new and exciting way.

SSL OBSERVED Lighting for Lululemon’s flagship Chicago outlet, by Hugh Lighting Design, stretches the idea of the traditional retail venue.

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39 Project Profile Atea has redefined the meaning of “smart office” with its office building in Stavanger, Norway, thanks to connected lighting technology.

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PERSPECTIVES

07-08 Lumen Awards

05 LED Insights

Announced earlier this year virtually—like so many things— the IESNYC award winners still deliver with spectacular impact.

With the ongoing impact of COVID-19, delivering encouragement via illumination is more important than ever. By Jim Crockett

10 Color My World 43 Project Profile Lululemon, Chicago reflects significant changes occurring in retail, notably in delivering an "experience."

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Despite gloomy COVID conditions, a number of RGB-heavy projects around the globe, from cruise terminals, to TV studios, to parking garages, offer inspiration.

48 SSL Observed Resembling a cyber-hedgehog, Neuron Pod is an award-winning, nerve cell-inspired art exhibit in London that certainly captures the imagination. By Jim Crockett

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"Designers are mixing together highly patterned surfaces, geometrics—from circular to angular—and everything in between, created by deft handling of materials, and accent lighting that creates stagelike settings."

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Part working skyscraper, research lab, television broadcast studio, luxury hotel, along with a few condos, the tower occupies an entire city downtown block in Philadelphia. by Vilma Barr

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20 Architectural SSL Presents: The Product Innovation Awards 2020 In the vacuum that has been created in the void of no lightingrelated tradeshows, we offer our 10th annual PIA awards in the hope these somewhat-hidden products may rise to your illumination needs. by the Architectural SSL staff

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the past couple years—that of places delivering

Ironically, perhaps prophetically, the headline on the cover of the first issue of the year read: “Emerging from the Darkness.” Alas, it may not have been such an accurate prediction, but overcoming“darkness,” certainly, remains a sincere desire.

an “experience” as part of the visit. Retail, in this depressed and restricted economy, is not exactly a category where we expect to see much construction in the near future. But as our lead writer Vilma Barr has presented countless times, retail and restaurants—the latter, which we profiled last issue—almost always represent the vanguard when it comes to creating truly atmospheric environments. In challenging

Contextually, the referenced headline was not

times, creativity becomes more important than

prognosticating anything, but trying to capture

ever. “The news for the hospitality sector is more

the theme of the issue, which was illumination

on the upbeat side,” says Barr. “Hospitality facili-

at night. But since we, definitively, hover in a

ties are often owned by major companies who

period of great darkness, as far as our future,

are well financed and can keep to a construc-

and the ongoing impact of COVID-19, addressing

tion and completion schedule. In their role as a

darkness, and delivering encouragement, seem

client, they take the aesthetic contribution of

appropriate agenda items.

functional and decorative lighting very seriously.

In the project spotlight this issue we find

Presenting impressive scenarios in public spaces,

ourselves returning to the city of Brotherly

including the dining services, give customers

Love—the last place, we, perhaps, gathered as

mood-setting environments that are unlike their

a community, when Lightfair 2019 convened in

own residential surroundings.”

Philadelphia. The project at the top of the bill is

Designers, she says, are mixing together

the Comcast Tower, which represents an amus-

highly patterned surfaces, geometrics—from

ing coincidence as to how the axiom crowning

circular to angular—and everything in between,

this column, like the Liberty Bell, rings true. You

created by deft handling of materials, and accent

see, coincidentally, I stayed literally across the

lighting that creates stage-like settings.

Bob Fox 917 273 8062 bfox@cbmedia.us.com

Jim Führer 503 227 1381 jfuhrer@cbmedia.us.com

street from our featured project at the show, vignettes inside—that is until I got a close-up

drama to shopping, patronizing favorite and new

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Jim Morrissey 847 274 6482 jmorrissey@cbmedia.us.com

view of the project in helping the IES NYC chap-

dining destinations, and booking vacations in

ter judge its annual Lumen Awards, just prior

handsome surroundings. Creativity will continue

to the exile we’ve all been sentenced to. It was

to be important when the public has regained

definitely my last personal public professional

control over their respective lifestyles,” she says.

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“Lighting for retail and hospitality offers the

yet was clueless about the fabulous lighting

most potential to contribute to bringing back the

act. Indeed, the past months have been a vacuum

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Be patient on the retail side, she urges, as

of interaction; the networking I so look forward

many are sitting on funds reserved for renova-

to every year at the show, is sorely missed, as

tion. An industry desire to promote its sustain-

frankly, are the new products we see at the likes

ability bodes well for energy-efficiency upgrades.

of Lightfair and LEDucation, the latter shutting down just days before its convocation. So, in that spirit, we present our annual Product Innovation Awards to give you a taste of what

So, in these “dark” times, SSL will be doubling down on covering, not ignoring, this important market—mostly because in these blue days we desperately need something to inspire us.•

you’ve perhaps missed in being sequestered. A Publication of Construction Business Media

Also inside, one of our project profiles zooms in on Lululemon’s flagship facility in Chicago—one of a new hybrid of stores that go beyond the

Member:

norm, and represent one of the biggest trends of

Jim Crockett, editorial director

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LUMEN AWARDS AN ILLUMINATED OASIS IN DARK COVID-19 DAYS The Lumen Awards, a signature program of the New York City Section of the IES (IESNYC), were announced earlier this year—virtually, like so many things—yet still delivered spectacular visual impact, not the least its Award of Excellence winners—Cooley Monato Studio for the TWA Hotel and Event Center, in Queens, N.Y.; and the DLR Group for the Chandler History Museum: Infinite Shade, in Chandler, Ariz. Eero Saarinen’s 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK, a landmarked architectural masterpiece, was transformed and expanded into a hotel and event center. Mid-century modern aesthetic ABOVE: Glenstone Museum expansion—daylight and connection to the outdoors were key drivers throughout the design. Each room features individualized lighting conditions tuned to the site-specific artwork installed within.

drove the design of the new two-winged hotel areas and the existing ballroom in the Flight Center. “The unique and risky choices paid off here, creating a well-tailored look that fits the era perfectly,” noted the Lumen Awards jury. At the Chandler History Museum (left), DLR created an outdoor courtyard that connects the new museum and the renovated McCulloughPrice House. It features a work of public art titled “Infinite Shade.” The brushed–stainless canopy provides interest and shade during the heat of the day. At night, architectural lighting of the installation animates the plaza with a dynamic, multi-colored light show. “This project is absolutely stunning in its simplicity,” noted the jury. “Perfect detailing and the artistic use of bounce light proves that sometimes less is more.” Seven Merit Awards were also awarded: The Vessel New York City, by L’Observatoire International; The Well, New York City, by BOLD; Royal Caribbean Terminal at PortMiami, Miami, by Focus Lighting; KOMA, Marina Bay, Singapore, by Focus Lighting; Hudson Yards Financial Services Firm, New York City, by Lighting Workshop; Comcast Technology Center, Philadelphia, Pa., by Tillotson Lighting Assocs.; and the Center for

ABOVE: Feted as much for the elegance of its simplicity, as its impact, lighting and architecture combine at night on the structure of the Chandler History Museum to create an animated show; its daytime job: provide shading. Z

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Health and Well-Being, Winter Park, Fla., by Cline Bettridge. KOMA (right) was inspired by touchstones from Japanese folklore, emphasizing the concept of duality, which translates to the venue’s Japanese name. Light reveals feature elements and architectural statements, while carefully balancing light and shadow, to create stunning contrasts that evoke mystery. “First, I would like to eat here—so mission accomplished in creating a terrific environment,” noted the jury. “I particularly like the entry hallway.” Five Citation Awards were presented: Waterlicht, New York City, by Studio Roosegaarde for Environmental Awareness; Salvage Swings, New York, NY by TM Light for Unexpected Use of Light; Paradise Club at Times Square EDITION, New York City, by Fisher Marantz Stone for Creative Use of Color; Mwabwindo School, Mwabwindo Village, Zambia, Renfro Design Group, for Sustainable

ABOVE: At Koma, whose name relates to the concept of duality, lighting is inspired by Japanese folklore, and reveals feature elements and key architectural statements, while carefully balancing light and shadow, creating stunning contrasts that evoke mystery.

Daylighting; and Glenstone, Potomac, Md., Arup, for Daylighting Design. A Lumen Citation is given in recognition for an art installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, temporary installation or other work. Under the relentless sun of the African savanna, designing a school

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in a remote village with electricity in short supply meant prioritizing comfort for occupants while harnessing the sun to illuminate the building’s interior. With limited resources, the team eschewed traditional solutions and instead relied entirely on architectural interventions to harvest usable, comfortable daylight. “In the context of daylighting only, this is a case study on the elegance of simplicity,” noted the jury. Paradise Club is an inventive, high-production spectacle. The project required total flexibility, so both architectural and theatrical lighting are merged under a single digital control universe. “The bold use of color is so striking it creates an almost otherworldly feel,” noted the jury.•

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ABOVE: The Mwabwindo School, as noted by jurors, not only deliver glare-free daylight, it adds visual delight, and a connectivity to the outside.

ABOVE: The Paradise Club required total flexibility, so both architectural and theatrical lighting are merged under a single digital control universe.

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URBAN ENLIGHTENMENT: MIAMI PARKING STRUCTURE

Parking Re-Envisioned The Museum Garage is not your typical parking garage. Craig Robins, the CEO of Dacra Development, set out to build a parking garage that would be the most interesting structure in Miami. It was to be located in the Design District, a part of the city dedicated to architecture, art and innovation. Five architectural and design firms were hired for the project, each designing a different segment of the of the facility’s exterior. Speirs + Major was retained as the lighting designer. The result was an extremely modern and unique mashup of colors and styles that is anything but the average parking garage. In fact, it is a very successful, award-winning project. The Plexineon White 2X 3500K accent lighting, from iLight, draws attention to laser-cut engravings that were inspired by Japanese anime and designed by French artist Nicholas Buffe. The designer did not want a reflection of pixelated lights and, having used Plexineon before, knew it would emit a uniform distribution of light.• 

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LEFT: UK designers Speirs + Major crossed the pond to create a signature vision for the parking garage in Miami’s Design District.

TECH: DAYLIGHTING CONTROLS AND SENSORS

Getting in Tune At the University of New Mexico, the new Physics & Astronomy Interdisciplinary Science (PAÍS) Facility needed to adhere to strict energy standards. Echoflex Solutions supplied wireless sensors, switches and controllers to help them meet those standards—and the support needed to make it human-friendly. The university’s work toward lumen levels and occupancy was built into Echoflex’s precommissioning process to create a system that was much easier to install.• 

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: AREA LIGHTING

A New Angle Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) teamed up with Italian lighting designer Neri to create a contemporary outdoor lighting collection for city streets, squares and parks. Manufactured in Italy, the series will go into production in July 2020. “Our team of architects, lighting designers and fabricators sought to design a collection of outdoor lights that meet the demands of almost any design brief from a performance and aesthetic perspective,” says Carlos Madrid III, who led the project on behalf of SOM. “While the family of lights appears as a finite system, it is quite malleable, similar to theatrical lighting, where each light source is independent and lights can be added, removed, focused in certain directions or at specific objects.” The lights come in several scales, adding a modern twist to historical settings while blending into contemporary locations. Three primary elements—an illuminating bollard, path light and full-height lighting system—are designed to seamlessly integrate a variety of accessories, from banner holders and planters to power sources. The collection offers a spectrum of colors and finishes, including Neri gray, pure white, jet black and moss green. In a nod to Venetian history and Neri’s home country, the series also comes in a translucent rose.• 

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ABOVE: The Nebula collection continues SOM’s work in product design, which includes collaborations with Italian hardware company Valli & Valli.

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Zumtobel developed a comprehensive lighting

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MUSEUM LIGHTING: RETAIL SPOTLIGHT

Go with the Flow Light is one of the essential design elements in the new Koichi Takada Architects-designed National Museum of Qatar. Comfort was key in the illumination of the gift shops, cafés and restaurants, which were inspired by dunes and a local cave. The angled rooms and complexity of the architecture presented several challenges. “We oriented the light to the interior and worked with a lot of spot light,” said Principal Koichi Takada. Gimbal recessed spotlights from Erco with wide flood (49-degree) and flood (29-degree)

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RESTAURANT DESIGN: THE GRILL

Grill with a View Located in the District Wharf area of Washington D.C. is a new contemporary eatery—The Grill. With riverfront views, it is the latest creation from KNEAD Hospitality + Design, and the awardwinning architecture and design firm //3877. The venue houses 108 seats inside with an additional 82 seats on the enclosable, wrap-around patio, which faces the water. Working with lighting designer Flux Studio, //3877 emphasized the drama of the space through a thoughtful program: the stepped ceiling and cove lighting take full advantage of the high ceilings, enhancing the dramatic views of the Potomac. The cove lighting, accented with a rose gold paint, creates a shimmery, incandescent effect. An illuminated interior trellis—crafted from textured wood and flanked by a decorative wine wall—connects the two seating zones of the restaurant. That ceiling then ascends, providing the guest direction toward the bar, which features a custom, rose gold chandelier from Juniper lighting.•

TRANSPORTATION: CRUISE TERMINALS

Bon Voyage Symbolizing the connection between land and sea under the vision of architect Larry Malcic, the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) is now being enjoyed day and night by passengers and local residents. The PTA is a unique building with its undulating roof, large glass windows and huge interior wooden beams located on the river IJ, just a stroll away from the historic Amsterdam City Center. To extenuate the architecture, it now has a state-of-the-art nighttime lighting system, which included 172 Acclaim Lighting Dyna Drum SO QW fixtures. A high-output, outdoor-rated flood fixture with a wired digital communication network, it features spectrum technology to offer more usable colors. In addition, it has an adjustable yoke, on-board digital display and a 100277VAC internal power supply. The lights in the PTA are controlled by an Obsidian Onyx system, programmed by Tibbe Warnier, to highlight the entry to the world class tourist destination and capital of the Netherlands.• ABOVE: The three-sided bar anchors the space as a focal element, featuring a rose gold chandelier.

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Comcast Technology Center Philadelphia, Pa. Owners: Comcast Corp.; Liberty Property 18th & Arch L.P. Design: Foster + Partners Architect of Record: Kendall/Heaton Assocs. Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti MEP Engineer: BALA Engineers Main Contractor: LF Driscoll Interiors: Daroff Design+DDI Architects; Rottet Studio Landscape: Olin Studio LEED: Atelier Ten Lighting Design: Tillotson Design Assocs. Photos: Nigel Young/Foster + Partners; Jeffrey Totaro; Christian Horan Photography Text: Vilma Barr The Challenge: Comcast searched globally to find the right designer for its new epicenter. Lord Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, was the selection based on his founding principle that buildings interact with their communities. The Solution: The new tower forms an urban corporate campus. Because the site is long and narrow, Foster conceived of the project as two separate pieces, one horizontal, the other vertical. Part working skyscraper,

200,000 people worldwide. Total

the city. The Four Seasons Hotel

research lab, television broadcast

consolidated revenue for 2019 was

Philadelphia occupies the top nine

studio, luxury hotel, along with a

$109 billion.

floors. At night, the tower’s 125-ft.-

few condos to fill out its multi-use

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Comcast Technology Center

high shaft glows bright white, estab-

personality, Philadelphia’s Com-

houses 4,000 staffers in office and

lishing a marker on the skyline that

cast Technology Center occupies

creative spaces that are open and

also functions as the vent stack for

an entire city downtown block.

flexible, while imparting to the

the environmental control system.

At 1,121 ft., it is a corporate show-

users a feeling of ownership where

piece from its tree-filled lobby to

they carry out their daily duties.

Comcast searched globally with

the top of its illuminated mast.

The 60-story, 1.8 million-sq.-ft.

an invited list of proposers. Lord

glass-and-steel structure, paired

Norman Foster, who has spent his

Comcast, founded in 1963 by Ralph

with the close-by 2008 Comcast

career pushing limits and inventing

Roberts, father of the current CEO,

Center, the tower forms a unique

new ways for buildings to interact

Brian Roberts, currently employs

corporate campus in the heart of

with their communities, led his

To create their new epicenter,

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team as the selection of choice.

building’s development. From the

tower forms an urban corporate

Headquarters for Comcast’s media

early stages of the design process,

campus. Because the site is long

and technology empire was created

focus groups and surveys were

and narrow, Foster conceived of the

The Comcast Technology Center achieved

by Foster + Partners. Interiors

conducted to solicit employees’

project as two separate pieces, one

LEED Gold level certification for energy

were designed by Foster, Gensler,

ideas for the space, to ensure it

horizontal, the other vertical. The

efficiency. Floor plans and window struc-

and Daroff Design+ DDI Architects;

would meet their needs. A full-size

horizontal piece—a rectangular-

tures are designed to optimize natural

Kendall Heaton Assocs. were core

model of a section of a single floor

shaped podium—runs the length

light penetration into the core of the

and shell Architects of Record.

of the building was created in a

of the east/west block between

building, reducing energy needed for light-

Lighting was created by Tillotson

Philadelphia suburb and employees

Eighteenth and Nineteenth Streets.

ing. The design also includes “green” roofs

Design Assocs.

were invited to visit and provide

Comcast’s slim new tower rises

feedback. Approximately 3,000

from the middle of this long podi-

employees shared their views.

um, hoisted up on massive columns.

OPTIMIZING EFFICIENCY

to minimize rainwater runoff.

An Urban Corporate Campus Employees from across the company were actively involved in the

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Paired with the close-by Comcast Center, opened in 2008, the new

The diagonal trusses that zigzag up the sides of the tower are a

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kind of exoskeleton, supporting the

wooden scrim and planted with an

Ralph J. Roberts Forum, a 500-seat

structure so it can stand upright.

interior forest of stately twisting

amphitheater used for lectures,

They were necessary because of the

ficus trees, the 70-ft.-high lobby is

movie and television premieres,

tower’s asymmetrical organization,

a cathedral-like way of introducing

book signings and public events.

which places the elevator core off to

visitors to the structure.

the side, rather than in the center.

On the ceiling, a Jenny Holzer

LIFT Labs, an entrepreneurial program for startups and innova-

The tower is faced mainly in glass

digital ticker energizes the space

tion in the fields of technology,

that is detailed with thin metal

with a constant stream of words

connectivity, media and entertain-

bands and the distinctive zigzag-

about Philadelphia, while a mir-

ment that utilizes Comcast-owned

ging pattern.

rored, multifaceted Exploded Para-

NBCUniversal’s network of part-

digm sculpture by Conrad Shaw-

ners, brands and mentors, occupies

employees and visitors enter on

cross grounds of the massive room

space in the center. A 72,000-sq.-ft.

Eighteenth Street through a lattice-

and provides a central visual focus.

restaurant-style cafeteria occupies

like canopy that leads into a soaring

More than 40 pieces produced by

the twenty-seventh and twenty-

atrium called the Winter Garden.

local artists are arrayed throughout

eighth floors. An employee fitness

Fitted out with floor-to-ceiling

the building. Several floors up is the

center occupies a 32,000-sq.-ft.

To access the office floors,

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With floor-to-ceiling wooden scrim and planted with an interior forest of ficus trees, the 70-ft.-high lobby is a cathedral-like way of introducing visitors to the structure.

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AN LED INSTALLATION BY AMERICAN ARTIST JENNY HOLZER SPANS THE LOBBY. THE DIGITAL ART PIECE IS 17HOURS LONG, AND INCLUDES ARCHITECTS, VISIONARIES AND POETS, AS WELL AS PHILADELPHIA-BASED WRITERS AND SCHOOLCHILDREN.

entire floor.

unique interior decoration scheme

rooms, conference rooms, areas for

designed by local artists. Open

private calls, booths for collabora-

the exterior at the corners of

stairways in the atriums provide

tive projects, and three-story loft

the building. Glass elevator cabs

quick inter-floor access and encour-

spaces for socializing or taking

sculpture by Conrad Shawcross grounds

benefit from natural light, and offer

age workers to walk rather than

breaks. More than 300 huddle

the massive room and provides a central

riders panoramic views of the city.

use the elevators.

rooms were created, as were Lan-

Elevator services are built into

Floor plans were created as a result of studies that detailed pat-

carpet and fabric-covered seating

Comcast’s 4,000-plus employees

terns showing how people spend

contributing to noise reduction.

are grouped in three-floor “lofts”

their time in a workplace. “Solu-

on floors six through 44 that cor-

tions responded to the need for

and principal at Gensler who guided

respond with a department or

flexible areas allowing for a range

the center’s inclusive interior

specific function. Each loft features

of activities,” said Karen Buchholz,

program, identified the aim for a

a three-story open atrium meet-

senior vice president of adminis-

“balanced workplace,” a one-to-one

ing and pantry space at the east

tration. Staff members have their

ratio where each assigned desk

end of the building. Each loft has a

choice of huddle rooms, team

has a corresponding seat in an

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ART ABOUNDS

visual focus. More than 40 pieces

tern Lounges on each loft floor, with

Comcast Offices

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A multifaceted Exploded Paradigm

produced by local artists are arrayed throughout the building.

Josh Katz, the studio director

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alternative space, thereby encour-

that you’re on “Main Street,” while

understanding what people’s expe-

aging the free-flowing movement of

tile indicates a hallway area, and

rience in the space would be.”

people resulting in the free flow of

carpet signals a workspace.

their ideas as well. To enhance the

Workspaces are outfitted the

The building utilizes an active chilled beam system which reduces

employee environment, creators

with automated shade controls

the energy loads and creates a

of the building fashion a space that

that are connected to the light-

healthier working environment.

allows teams to be both highly inter-

dimming system, as well as noise

The typical floorplate has been

active and productively nimble.

damping technology to keep

designed to optimize and control

sound levels consistent across the

light levels through efficient glaz-

offers employees a multitude of

three-story lofts. In the building

ing with high light transmittance

time and place to assemble, confer

are more than 800 wireless access

and an automated blind system.

and consider together. To assist the

points and 60 miles of fiber optic

Daylight penetrates into the inte-

Comcast employees who are visu-

cabling.“It’s a very people-centered

rior spaces through triple height

ally impaired, for instance, flooring

space,” Katz reflects, “and while we

sky gardens. Main work spaces

materials pointedly vary: a wood

think it’s a beautiful space, all of

have been left a bit rough to evoke

floor beneath your feet tells you

our design work was done around

Philadelphia’s many repurposed

The Comcast Technology Center

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 HOSPITALITY + DINING

The Four Seasons hotel lobby and restaurant entrance occupy the top floor. Hotel rooms below are served by dedicated elevators. Occupying floors 48 to 57, and touted as the “tallest hotel” in the U.S., the hotel offers 219 hotel rooms, and the restaurant occupies the top floors with a three-story atrium dining room with waterfalls flanking the main stairway entrance, and private dining facilities.

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TO ENHANCE THE EMPLOYEE ENVIRONMENT, CREATORS OF THE BUILDING FASHION A SPACE THAT ALLOWS TEAMS TO BE BOTH HIGHLY INTERACTIVE AND PRODUCTIVELY NIMBLE.

factory lofts. Gensler fills the

Comcast Center and a clear orien-

The Lighting Program

the volume of the exterior illumi-

office and social spaces with wood

tation spine. The building’s façades

Daylighting pours in from all angles

nated blade with a homogeneous

elements—rough-hewn planks,

are animated by panoramic glass

onto the work areas open floor

interior glow. In the lantern atop

smooth midcentury furniture,

elevators and a series of thirteen

plates. Lighting designer Suzan Til-

the tower, the glass transitions to

vintage bookcases—to offset the

three-story sky gardens, which rise

lotson and designers Erin Dreyfus

a solid frit in order to obscure the

building’s slick, machine-age sen-

up to draw a continuous strand of

Scott Baillie-Hinojosa from her firm

interior structure and diffuse verti-

sibility. Rather than painting over

active spaces through the build-

worked closely with the Foster team

cally mounted striplights. Grazers

markings made by contractor LF

ing. The large, open floor plates

and Bala Consulting Engineers, the

with five-degree optics embedded

Driscoll during construction, they

are filled with daylight. There are

project’s electrical engineers. Lines

along the mullions wash the trans-

have been left exposed to empha-

no enclosed offices, nor are there

of direct-indirect pendants are orga-

lucent, dot-fritted glass.

size that even a building this size

telephones: all communication is

nized along the axis of the building.

The lighting/daylighting plan

and complex is the work of human

handled via Internet telephony

Overhead glare detectors increase

helped the Comcast Center achieve

beings.

technology. All desks are designed

of decrease the amount of illumina-

LEED gold level certification for

to switch between sitting and

tion from LED fixtures.

energy efficiency. The design also

The service core of vertical circulation is split, creating a visual axis through the building to the

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standing positions.

At each floor, an interior cove uplights its respective soffit to fill

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T HE 2020 PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARDS

LUMINAIRES 

OUR JUDGES:

• DECORATIVE/PENDANT • AMBIENT • GRAZERS/WALL WASHERS • DOWNLIGHTS • AREA/EXTERIOR • SPECIALTY • TRACK • HIGH BAY/LOW BAY

MANDAR BANKHELE Founder & Principal, Lighting Ergonomics VILMA BARR Chief Projects Writer, Architectural SSL BERNARD BAUER Principal, Integrated Lighting Concepts

COMPONENTS & LIGHT SOURCES 

TIM BUTLER, AIA Technical Director, Associate, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick (MBB) Architects

• MODULES AND LIGHT SOURCES

DAVID CONOVER Principal, Studio Conover DARIN DAGUANNO, AIA, LEED BD+C Principal, Architect, SmithGoup

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder...

JENNIFER ENG, NCIDQ LEED AP ID+C Interior Designer, Nelson Worldwide JOHN FOX Co-founder and President, Fox+Fox Design JEFFREY KAHN, IES Project Manager, The Lighting Practice

A recent marketing piece from

get tedious, particularly for

see the integration of archi-

a controls manufacturer, with

buildings journalists who cover

tectural trends really coming

“Dreaming of Travel” as the

more than lighting. That said,

to the fore in lighting product

subject line, got me musing.

in the total vacuum of shows

innovations—take, for example,

Watching TV recently, that

this year—and a significant

the plethora of acoustics-

reverie was sparked again

void in products regularly

related offerings. The latter

upon seeing a favorite trip

streaming across this editor’s

trend points to yet another—

locale—the Sacre-Coeur Basil-

desk—the relevance of our old

the expansion of families of

ica in Paris—twice in the same

tried, but true, Product Inno-

products that bring great flexi-

week! It cemented the fact

vation Awards, takes on even

bility and versatility to

I’m desperate to escape. Alas,

greater meaning.

the design table.

STEVE NEIMEISTER, LC/MIES Senior Project Manager, tk1sc

First, wow—tons of good stuff

Business travel, and the trade-

DAVID RODSTEIN, IDSA LC Principal, Rodstein Design

COVID-19 has put the kibosh on any such plans.

is coming to bear. It may have

show floor, right now, may be

The pandemic, unfortunately,

taken more than a dozen years

dormant, but creativity and

has also brought to a halt

for LED to find its way, but it

innovation are alive and well.

most business travel—not the

has. On the following pages are

Until we can all kibitz again at

least victim of this malady,

loads of innovations, ranging

the next Lightfair or LEDuca-

the tradeshow. In all honesty,

from technical improvements,

tion, enjoy.

the tradeshow circuit can

to just really striking shapes Z

and forms. It’s also notable to

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SALO LAVINAS Principal, Shinberg.Levinas DEENI LINTON Design Librarian & Materials Resource Specialist; Global Design Strategies, Marriott International JOHN MESENBRINK Contributing Writer, Construction Business Media

CONNIE SAMLA Lighting Specialist, Commercial Education Specialist, Sacramento Municipal Utility District ANITA SIRCAR, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Project Director, DCS Design ANIA SZULC, LEED AP, CPHC Senior Project Designer, Wight & Company GEOFFREY WEISS Contributing Writer, Construction Business Media BRIAN WOLF, CCS, CSI, LEED AP BD+C Vice President, Specifications, Grimm And Parker Architecture, Inc. JOSHUA ZINDER, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB 2020 AIA-NJ President-Elect, Managing Partner, JZA+D

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LUMINAIRES  INTERIOR

T HE 2020 PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARDS

CATEGORY: TRACK

Acuity Brands Juno R620L Adjustable Beam Track Head Ideal for applications that require a range of spot to flood beam patterns or where the desired beam pattern is the fixture’s clover-leaf TIR optic, and a secondary segmented diffusing lens, enables continuous adjustments in the beam distribution from 17° to 53° by a simple rotation of the front bezel while maintaining a high 70+ LPW efficacy.  Visit www.juno.acuitybrands.com or Circle 232. Judges’ Comments: “It solves the fundamental problem confronted by most designers for the flexibility and field adjustability of the beam angle.”

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

CATEGORY: TRACK

THE NUMBER OF DISCREET, ADJUSTABLE AND MODULAR LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES JUST CONTINUES TO PROLIFERATE, MAKING IT SO MUCH EASIER TO ADDRESS CHANGING SPACES.

Targetti OZ 48V Series OZ is Targetti’s new magnetic 48V modular system is versatile, intuitive and easy to install. It allows one to create multiple system configurations using magnet connectors and different profile fixing systems. The power track is the heart of the system, and advanced 6mm thick conductive track that winds through space carrying a 48V current on which light units with different beam openings can be attached. The system can be left visible for surface installation to highlight its lightness and technology or housed inside profiles for surface, suspension or recessed installation. Versatile, intuitive and easy to install, it makes it possible to create free geometries for ceiling, wall or suspension installations.  Visit www.targettiusa.net or Circle 231. Judges’ Comments: “This system reimagines what ‘track lighting’ can be.”

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CATEGORY: TRACK/SPOT

Eureka Lighting Outline Ideal for offices, restaurants or hotels, the luminaire features three different mounting types and a wide variety of head number and arrangement options. With recessed, surface and suspended iterations, it enables a design theme to be carried throughout a project. Recessed version heads rotate on magnetic ball joints that keep the head centered in the housing, preserving symmetry while snapping back to horizontal.  Visit www.eurekalighting.com or Circle 230. Judges’ Comments: “This is really unique and flexible coming from a recessed adjustable fixture; aiming function on the pendant is innovative.”

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SLOT 1

©2020 Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. All rights reserved.

A SIMPLE LINE OF LIG H T

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T HE 2020 PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARDS

LUMINAIRES  EXTERIOR

CATEGORY: EXTERIOR

Meteor Lighting Lance Series The direct/indirect outdoor wall-mounted luminaires is designed for timeless exteriors. The fixture makes a bold after-dark statement with its contemporary design and functionality. Available in 4-in. and 6-in. apertures, it offers uniform shielded light that creates strong visual rhythm within a space.  Visit www.meteorlighting.com or Circle 229. Judges’ Comments: “Color-changing technology, mixed with a vast offering of lumen package options, make this outdoor-rated sconce extremely unique in the market.”

CATEGORY: AREA

Lumenpulse Lumenblade Leveraging a rectilinear light engine to create a continuous line of light, the minimalist design of the fixture blends with both contemporary and heritage architectures, provides a high level of security and is sensitive to the natural environment. The nature the engine’s continuous line of light supports the geometric language of poles and accessories, as well as a multitude of architectures and environments. The sustainable design, which includes easily changeable modules, cuts down on environmental impact and consumption costs without sacrificing safety or quality of light.  Visit www.lumenpulse.com or Circle 228. Judges’ Comments: “It is impressive for a minimalist design to offer such a great range of distribution and features.”

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CATEGORY: COVE/GRAZING

CATEGORY: LOW-BAY

Acclaim Lighting

Hubbell Lighting

Adapt Cove

PGL8 from KIM Lighting

A high efficiency, dimmable LED cove light, onboard switching of multiple color temperatures of white, allows for long linear runs of up to 110 ft. in series. With a compact profile, the fixture can fit into tight spaces. The design also features onboard manual CCT switching for enhanced efficiencies and adaptability.  Visit www.acclaimlighting.com or Circle 227.

Featuring a unique drop lens for enhanced visual comfort, the PGL8 from KIM Lighting is an edge-lit parking garage luminaire. Offering four distribution types, including a Type V square distribution for maximum luminaire spacing and uniformity, the luminaire uniquely delivers 200 lm to 600 lm of uplight with no additional wattage.  Visit www.hubbell.com/kimlighting or Circle 226.

Judges’ Comments: “One module that can service several different CCT needs is a great innovation!”

Judges’ Comments: “It is unique in its category in improving light distribution; Fulfills functional and visual needs in a graceful manner.”

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LUMINAIRES  EXTERIOR

T HE 2020 PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARDS

CATEGORY: EXTERIOR

Landscape Forms Motive Outdoor Lighting The family features area lights, path lights, wallmounted pendants and outdoor floor lamps with a hidden light source. Depending on the fixture, clear or diffused lenses are available in one to three distribution patterns. It can be freestanding or surface mounted; floor lamp does not utilize reflectors, features a clear lens and emits a small beam of light.  Visit www.landscapeforms.com or Circle 225. CATEGORY: EXTERIOR Judges’ Comments: “A nice looking indirect outdoor family is far from the norm. It’s good to see a manufacturer taking visual impact into consideration.”

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

NEW SHAPES AND FORMS—INCLUDING THE ABILITY TO SCALE SINGLE FIXTURES INTO GRANDIOSE, VOLUMEEATING ART CREATIONS—CONTINUE TO IMPRESS.

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

Eureka Lighting Celeste A decorative disc formed from artisanal casted glass, the luminaire features integrated connectors that allow individual heads to be connected vertically, providing the opportunity to create large impactful installations as well as smaller clusters. Available in multiple canopy styles and clear or frosted glass, it can be preconfigured into more than 30 scenarios.  Visit www.eurekalighting.com or Circle 224.

ELEMENTAL LED/Lucetta Lighting CELESTE Encapsulated Flexible Linear Lighting A flexible highly robust linear light engine, CELESTE Encapsulated linear lighting is designed to withstand direct UV exposure, extreme weather conditions and temperature swings. Though rugged, the lighting strip offers an elegant design and is highly customizable for indoor and outdoor environments, including wet and submersible applications. Features: • Fully customizable • Engineered for rugged environments • Lightweight, durable and flexible • Perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications • UL 676—pool and spa certified • NSF Component Approved • Chemical resistant • Sauna rated and deep-cold resistant  Visit www.lucettalighting.com or Circle 222. Judges’ Comments: “‘Tough’ isn’t a word I usually associate with lighting, but this is a tough lighting system. And submersible! Cool!”

Judges’ Comments: “Attractive pendant!”

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T HE 2020 PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARDS

LUMINAIRES  INTERIOR

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHT

Nora Lighting Iolite High Lumen Recessed LED Downlights

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHT

DMF Lighting DCD Series Higher-Lumen Modular Downlight The DCD Series is literally whatever you want it to be, radically simplifying configuration in the field. With just one housing type, it allows for adjustment of beam angles; increased light output; driver service—all without tools. Recognized by Lightfair International as best of category for recessed downlights, the DCD Series is the first downlight to offer modular drivers and optics, allowing the flexibility to change lumen output and distribution in the field. Key to the system are the light modules, which feature field-changeable optics and plug-and-play connections for the perfect combination of performance and utility. Twist and lock drivers make them completely interchangeable, bringing new levels of versatility to an inter-operable downlighting solution. Producing 90+ CRI in four different color temperatures, the modules pair with multiple trim options, making the system simple to order, install and maintain.  Visit www.dmflighting.com or Circle 221. Judges’ Comments: “Finally! A downlight for all applications. A designer’s dream come true. Love the ‘one-stop shopping’ mentality for creating this design sensitive fixture. I really appreciate the flexibility.”

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Small aperture downlights produce up to 2500 lm. Available in 2 in., 4 in. and 4-in. trimless, they feature trimless reflectors and a patented IC Air-Tight rated new construction housing that is a mere 5.625-in. tall. Part of the Iolite series, they include easy, no-tool driver replacement; Cree COB technology, modular die-cast aluminum system. Fixtures are available in 800, 1000, 1500, 2000 and 2500-lm packages.  Visit www.noralighting.com or Circle 220. Judges’ Comments: “I can’t wait to try it in my projects.”

CATEGORY: LINEAR/AMBIENT

CATEGORY: AMBIENT

Fluxwerx

Hubbell Lighting

Rails

Versify from Columbia Lighting

Available in sizes: 2-in. × 2-in., 1-in. × 4-in. and 2-in. × 4-in., the lumainaire’s slim 3.5-in. profile reduces the influence on the ceiling height to the minimum, making it suitable for a wide range of applications and commercial, industrial, retail and healthcare environments. Designed to seamlessly integrate into the built environment, it can be used in drywall or grid ceiling conditions. It also integrates with a wide range of sensors, lighting controls and building management systems.  Visit www.fluxwerx.com or Circle 219.

A high-performance architectural edge-lit luminaire, it sports a sleek look that enhances interiors. The color-tunable luminaire is well suited for commercial and architectural applications. The design goal is to blend seamlessly into any architectural design. Clean lines and elegantly tapered accent edges give the fixture minimalist appeal while the center strip accent provides subtle definition. A matte finish lens ensures the texture aligns with today’s trends.  Visit www.hubbell.com/columbialighting or Circle 218.

Judges’ Comments: “Definitely a winner in the office category and with its unique application of light guides. I’m eager to find an application for this.”

Judges’ Comments: “A good-looking, high-performance LED troffer that utilizes the attributes available with LED designs.”

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STUNNING RECESSED LED LIGHTING. DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR STYLE. No. 8 Lighting offers a family of distinctive recessed LED lighting options to take your project to the next level. Whether it’s accent, wall wash, or general lighting applications, No. 8 Lighting’s precision downlights are easy to install, aim, and adjust. Designed for all ceiling types in a variety of trims and finishes to suit any style.

8LIGHTING.COM LIGHTING DESIGN: ROBERT SINGER & ASSOCIATES • PHOTOGRAPHY: STEVE MUNDINGER

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LUMINAIRES  COMPONENTS, CONTROLS

CATEGORY: CONTROLS

Luminii VintageDim 2 A dim-to-warm and variable white system, it features industry-leading color tuning and intensity control capabilities, enabling custom curves on one 0-10V control circuit, or CCT and intensity control on two 0-10V control circuits. Designers can replicate natural lighting with the Variable White Mode. Or, they can use the system’s Warm Dim Mode to custom build optimal dimming curves for any application.  Visit www.luminii.com or Circle 216. CATEGORY: COMPONENTS/ LIGHT SOURCES

Judges’ Comments: “Customizable dimming curves via an app is a lighting designer’s dream.”

Elemental LED/Diode LED BLAZE MINI 4mm LED Tape Light Smaller than a No. 2 pencil, the BLAZE MINI 4mm LED Tape Light by Diode LED, a division of Elemental LED, may just be the slimmest linear light available. The light tape comes in 12VDC and 24VDC with six color temperatures and two lengths—9.8 ft. and 16.4 ft. The lighting comes with the longest warranty in the industry of 12 years. It is ideal for retail, shelving, display and for other small appliances where space is limited, and uniform and clean lines of light are required. Ideal for hotel, hospitality, convention and retail spaces.  Visit www.diodeled.com or Circle 217. Judges’ Comments: “A 12-year warranty is really long for tape light. The product is pushing limits in every way.”

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

IN SOLID-STATE LIGHTING’S EVOLUTION, IT’S GOOD TO SEE ADVANCES ARE NOT LIMITED TO AESTHETICS. TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS, TOO, KEEPS MAKING ANNUAL STRIDES.

CATEGORY: COMPONENTS/LIGHT SOURCES

Samsung Electronics Samsung LM302N The LM302N is an optimized light source for circadian rhythm synchronization as it directly controls the cyan region of the light spectrum. It is comprised of two types of lighting—DAY for more energetic moments or daytime, and NITE for more relaxing moments or during the night. By increasing intensity of a 480nm wavelength, DAY suppresses melatonin production. NITE, conversely, minimizes the suppression of melatonin production. This advanced LED lighting foundation may improve healthier sleep.  Visit www.samsung.com or Circle 215. Judges’ Comments: “Very exciting to see this new tech being implemented in everyday spaces.”

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DMF Lighting’s award winning DCD Series has been recognized for its lighting performance, flexibility and innovation. The DCD Series downlighting system is flexible enough to illuminate your whole project with a broad range of light and aesthetics options, all with just one housing. Select from either a General or Adjustable module, and pair it with a beautifully finished trim to create exactly the results you’re looking for. The DCD Series makes it all simple with precision-crafted, inter-operable components. Learn more at dmflighting.com Circle 09 05

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LUMINAIRES  INTERIOR

CATEGORY: HIGH BAY/PENDANT

Luminis Hollowcore Rethinking the traditional hi-bay pendant shape, the fixture, with a unique circular LED light engine and open center concept, optimizes light and directs it evenly. It’s available with either a high-efficiency roto-molded diffuser or aluminum reflector. The pendant model features either an elegantly sculpted tripod center stem or clean cable mounting. An independently controlled uplight component is available.  Visit www.luminis.com or Circle 214. Judges’ Comments: “The reimagining of a fixture type considered traditional is both bold and fresh.”

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/PENDANT

Insight Lighting Scope A set of contemporary point-source pendants, made almost entirely of recyclable aluminum, deliver an intimate spot of focused illumination. The sleek and stylish housing measures only 1.25 in. in diameter and is available in standard powder paint finishes with different trim pieces that offer accents of brass, brushed aluminum or luminous crystal gems. A custom suspension cable allows for the safe transfer of the fixtures’ DMX control signals and DC power without the use of an additional power cable.  Visit www.insightlighting.com or Circle 213. Judges’ Comments: “The flexibility in choices of model, finishes and colors, combined with flexibility in arrangement, gives designers the ability to treat the lighting as a sculptural installation.”

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CATEGORY: DECORATIVE/LINEAR

Mark Architectural Lighting SLOT 1 SLOT 1 is a linear lighting solution that delivers outstanding quality of light, exceptional visual comfort, simplified installation and easier emergency planning compared to other linear lighting solutions—all at a 1.5-in. aperture. It allows specifiers to create linear lines of light across ceilings, surfaces and walls, and is available in four forms: recessed, pendant, surface and wall. It contains the Modulus low-voltage distributed power and control solution that allows for specifiers to experience a simplified installation experience and easier emergency planning. Pattern versions are also available to create designs.  Visit www.marklighting.acuitybrands.com or Circle 212. Judges’ Comments: “Flexibility in a small aperture linear format is desired in today’s design; This would be good in public spaces that need high brightness and vandal resistance.”

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Design well Light well Feel well If beauty and performance were soul mates, it would be Aerus. Exceed the WELL Building Standard’s UGR requirements with our signature, super thin indirect/direct linear fixture. Aerus takes anidolic optics to the next level by delivering a wide soothing illumination that meets IES recommended light levels and UGR’s comfort standards. Fewer fixtures required, no power cord, mounts on 12” below the ceiling. Take more control. Virtually eliminate glare and get the ultimate in ergonomics and wellness. Make your workplace more personable. Cast workers under their most productive, award-winning light—without the squint. Get Aerus.

Visit Bestlight.amerlux.com/Aerus or call (973) 310-7787 for a free consultation today. Be seen in the best light. Circle 10

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LUMINAIRES  INTERIOR

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Acuity Brands Aculux Initia Ideal for budget-conscious projects where ceiling brightness and glare control are critical, the Aculux initia 3-in. precision family of luminaires involves a downlight, and an adjustable accent and wall wash for a high level of color consistency and enhanced design flexibility. The 45-degree visual cutoff creates a subtle look and blends into the architecture.  Visit www.acuitybrands.com or Circle 210. CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Lumenpulse

Judges’ Comments: “Now we’re talking! An affordable high-precision, 3-in. downlight option is great for high ceilings with a minimalist look.”

Lumencore Architectural Downlights The Lumencore downlights are an all-new family of universal solutions that embody modular flexibility. The one-piece heat sink helps to expand each Lumencore’s lifetime and enables them to outperform in every application with 225,000 hours (L70), 55,000 hours (L95), and are available with output options from 700 lm to 4000 lm. Designed and assembled on its North American premises with best-in-class outputs, as well as a lifetime and quality of light compared to similarly-sized luminaires, the Lumencore family offers exceptional color rendering, which includes CRI 80+, CRI 90+ and CRI 95+ options.  Visit www.lumenpulse.com or Circle 211. Judges’ Comments: “The downlights provide universal solutions and modular flexibility, as well as durability, suited to this market.”

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

ALSO ENCOURAGING IS THE FACT THAT SSL WAR HORSES—DOWNLIGHTS— CONTINUE, IN MANY WAYS, TO BE AT THE VANGUARD OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS/GRAZER

The Lighting Quotient elliptipar S419 Linear Adjustable Uplight with Downlight Grazer A fully adjustable and lockable asymmetric uplight for illuminating the ceiling evenly and with a grazing downlight optic to illuminate walls, it is available in lengths up to 6 ft. (9 ft. upon request). The S418— remote driver is ADA compliant—less than 4-in. projection from wall.  Visit www.thelightingquotientcom or Circle 209. Judges’ Comments: “Vast array of options for controls, as well as color changing, make this fixture very unique. Performance is exemplary as well!”

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Amerlux Aerus With direct/indirect illumination and stateof-the-art anidolic optics, the thin-profile luminaire minimizes glare while leveraging low voltage, aircraft cable to power the fixture without a visual power feed. Mounting at just 12-in. below the ceiling and up to 12-ft. on center, its secret is anidolic optics that hide the LED source and eliminates their visibility from below. By avoiding off-the-shelf optics, Amerlux engineered the exact distribution required to create the most “comfortable” product, extracting light at high angles that traditional LEDs cannot achieve, while its precision mold design provides near 90% optical efficiency. The result is a 73/27 indirect/direct distribution that maintains a high CRI (90+) and an efficacy up to 126 lm/W.  Visit www.amerlux.com or Circle 208. Judges’ Comments: “What I like about this product is its low-glare optics with a hint of luminous characteristics required for visual interest.”

Designed to create architectural ceiling topography, the fixture delivers design flexibility with seven field-interchangeable regressed and drop lens options in various configurations. Available with a wireless controls option, the luminaires offer soft illumination with architectural aesthetics and modern visual appeal. The mix and match are available as regressed cubes, a regressed curve, drop cubes and a drop curve in different configurations.  Visit www.cooperlighting.com or Circle 207. Judges’ Comments: “Because it can easily drop into an existing ceiling grid, it can transform any space.”

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Bold Lighting Billet HoneyComb Applying a high level of engineering and design, the Billet HoneyComb strikes an optimized balance of efficiency, performance and visual comfort. The linear system features an innovative anti-glare device and a wide variety of optics, which enables the luminaire to be used in a multitude of indoor and outdoor applications including wallgrazing, accent lighting and general lighting. The Honeycomb element has a camber, allowing wider beams to spread efficiently without compromising its visual comfort function. It also enjoys a “shape-shifting” characteristic, allowing it to shed its individual optics in center row cells for a continuous diffusing lens placed under the Honeycomb element allowing a soft and diffuse distribution and glow.  Visit www.boldlighting.us or Circle 206. Judges’ Comments: “Impressively versatile luminaire with a variety of mounting options and environments that it can fit into.”

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ALW MoonDisc/Dish Family A side-emitting ring luminaire with a 1.5 aperture and an optional 0.5-in.-thick acoustic panel with an NRC of 0.85, these stylish luminaires deliver uniform illumination with a modern design. A new twist on the ring trend, it offers a unique, side-emitting profile, creating a glowing aesthetic. The optional acoustic panels are composed of 100% recyclable and fire-rated PET fibers.  Visit www.alwusa.com or Circle 204. CATEGORY: PENDANTS

Judges’ Comments: “The industrial design of this fixture is superb. It’s innovative and unique.”

Focal Point Seem 1 Acoustic Trio Addressing high noise levels and reverberation issues common in many open spaces, the fixture features sound-absorbing PET housing with its unique “Y” shape. The “AirCore” technology help maximize sound absorption and create visual interest, while delivering optimal illumination. Available with direct/indirect, direct-only and indirect-only light distributions, or as an unlit acoustical pendant, it can also be a stand-alone pendant, or clustered as part of an integrated ceiling system. Fixtures come in 4-ft. and 6-ft. diameters, in 8-, 12- and 16-in. heights.  Visit www.focalpointlights.com or Circle 205.

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Judges’ Comments: “All components are existing technologies, but are brought together in an innovative way. As a result, this product is more effective at reducing noise and offers a contemporary aesthetic that can be configured however the designer sees appropriate.”

A sound-absorbing ceiling tile adds dimension and color to interior spaces while providing superior sound-dampening properties, the system is made of 100% polyester composed of up to 50% recycled content with an ASTM E-84 Class A fire rating. The 2-ft. × 2-ft. tile is intended to fit into standard grid ceiling systems or in suspended clouds; it’s available in 30 PET colors.  Visit www.focalpointlights.com or Circle 203. Judges’ Comments: “Simple, clean, clever integration of lighting and acoustics in a cost-effective system. I can see this being used in many locations offices, hospitality, education, transportation; gives the designer a tool to manipulate the ceiling and stretch creativity.”

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NORWEGIAN SMART OFFICE A ‘LIVING LAB’ TO THE FUTURE ATEA Stavanger, Norway

Atea’s living lab in Stavanger: the next generation of smart buildings. Norwegian IT systems integrator Atea has redefined the meaning of “smart office” thanks to connected lighting technology from Signify, and network technology from Cisco. Described as a “living lab,” the office acts as a showcase for integrating the latest in connected technology on a single converged network. Key to smart office capabilities at Atea is Interact Office from Signify—a suite of connected lighting monitoring and management software—and connected sensors and luminaires from Signify. In addition to high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting and insights for businesses into performance and energy usage, the system offers personalization, productivity and bio-adaptive lighting features. Atea staff can:  Use smartphones to change lighting and temperature above their specific desks—creating the perfect working environment.  Use “indoor positioning” tech embedded in the lights to find free workspaces, available meeting rooms, navigate around the floor and even pinpoint the location of colleagues.  Receive a boost in energy levels through bio-adaptive lighting—brighter, bluer lights can energize staff in the mornings, with softer lighting toward the end of day can help staff relax.  Connect to high-speed internet through LiFi.  Analyze how space across the office is used through sensors that show occupancy rates across buildings, floors, or even at desk level. “At Atea, we’re constantly evolving by trying

ABOVE: Atea has redefined the meaning of “smart office” with its office building in Stavanger, Norway, thanks

and testing our own products and our partners’

to connected lighting technology from Signify, and network technology from Cisco. Technologies include a personal control app for the lighting system, a highly accurate indoor location system that uses a combination of LED lighting and Cisco DNA Spaces, and even LiFi for light-based, high-bandwidth wireless connectivity.

Stavanger. “In addition to establishing a living

products,” says Espen Riska, Director at Atea lab, it has been crucial to create an environment great for us to work in, to support the employee’s

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THE CHALLENGE: As a smart office solution showcase, Atea wanted its new building to be able to demonstrate to their customers what they could do with a converged infrastructure and its various “plays.” Atea sales manager, Kjetil Vasbø, notes that the IT industry in Norway is very old-fashioned, and it is a big advantage to be able to demonstrate a more modern approach to building management in a real-world setting. But because the building also houses Atea’s Stavanger workforce, the company was conscientious of employee comfort and productivity. THE SOLUTION: The building uses an Interact connected lighting system from Signify not only to illuminate the working environment but also to collect data on the building’s workspaces and the activities taking place within them. The building currently contains around 700 luminaires—including Philips PowerBalance PoE troffers and Philips CoreLine LED downlights from Signify—which are equipped with multi-sensors for measuring environmental factors such as presence, temperature, daylight levels and humidity.

ABOVE: Employees gather to learn about the new technology: with Cisco and Atea, the company has gone beyond just theory and have implemented a real-world example of the smart office of the future. The use cases that can be enabled from this is where the value for Atea can be driven.

PROJECT CREDITS:

Lighting Design: Signify Photography: Courtesy, Signify PRODUCT CREDITS:

Lighting + Controls: Interact Office from Signify; Philips PowerBalance PoE troffers; Philips CoreLine LED downlights from Signify

individual needs. And, of course, to focus on the

on workspaces and the activities taking place

environmental issues we are all facing—we have

within them. The building currently contains

one single network powering our lighting and

around 700 luminaires—including Philips Power-

our WiFi, getting information from all the sen-

Balance PoE troffers and Philips CoreLine LED

sors. It’s one single converged network.”

downlights from Signify—which are equipped

The connected lighting system is an integral

factors such as presence, temperature, daylight

nected luminaires and their multi-sensors trans-

levels and humidity. “You will always need light,

mit data via the IP network, which is deployed

so why not utilize the ceiling and put in sensors

using Cisco Ethernet switches. Many of the

connected to the same infrastructure?”

building’s luminaires connect to the converged infrastructure using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). As a smart office solution showcase, the build-

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With sensors collecting information from the lit environment on everything from temperature to humidity to occupancy, the building gener-

ing allows Atea to demonstrate to their custom-

ates a large amount of data. The challenge is

ers what they can do. Atea sales manager Kjetil

what kind of data to collect, how often to collect

Vasbø notes that the IT industry in Norway is

it, how to store/remove it and how to analyze

very old-fashioned, and it’s a big advantage to be

it. One approach that has worked well for them

able to demonstrate a more modern approach to

is the digital twin. A three-dimensional model

building management in a real-world setting.

of a space that you can move through in the

The building uses an Interact connected light-

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with multi-sensors for measuring environmental

component of the building’s IoT platform. Con-

same way that you can move through a virtual

ing system from Signify, not only to illuminate

world in a first-person video game, engineers at

the working environment, but also to collect data

Atea, in fact, created their twin by putting the

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ABOVE: Getting the proper light throughout the day is crucial for maintaining the human body’s natural circadian rhythm. Because the HVAC and Cisco capabilities share data over the same converged network, the system can be configured to automatically optimize conditions in meeting rooms based on occupancy and other factors.

ABOVE: Installing systems in their own building also allows engineers, developers and designers to evaluate and test systems in a real-world context that can’t be replicated by a simulation or a prototype.

architect’s 3D building information model (BIM)

sophisticated indoor location system based on

natural circadian rhythm, which governs alert-

into a gaming engine. “You can think of the digital

Cisco and Signify technologies, support indoor

ness and a healthy sleep-wake cycle. To support

twin as a bridge between the physical and digital

navigation and other capabilities.

employee well-being, a glass-roofed atrium in

worlds,” explains system architect Bjelland. “This

For employees, indoor navigation can reduce

pairing of the virtual and physical worlds allows

the amount of time spent searching for available

natural light. The atrium roof also features a bio-

analysis of data and monitoring of systems to

meeting rooms or an open desk. For managers,

adaptive lighting application that uses dynamic

head off problems before they even occur.

space optimization reveals traffic patterns, hot

Color Kinetics ColorGraze MX Powercore LED

spots and underutilized areas within the build-

luminaires from Signify together with Interact

in the digital twin as temperature and humidity

ing, allowing workspace planners to design the

Office software to reinforce employees’ circadian

measurements, while real-time data from the

ultimate floorplan.

health. The lighting slowly changes intensity

Real-time sensor data from sensors appears

building management system shows how much

The indoor location system combines Wi-Fi

the center of the building introduces generous

and color temperature depending on the hour of

power the building is using. Data feeds from

triangulation based on Cisco DNA Spaces with

the day. Employees can personalize the light-

weather and other informational websites show

visible light communication (VLC) from the

ing and other environmental factors such as

conditions outdoors, alongside such information

Signify luminaires and Interact Office software

temperature using the Signify Personal Control

as power generated by solar cells on the roof and

to create a dense positioning grid. VLC technol-

App (PCA), which leverages the building’s indoor

CO2 levels per building floor.

ogy uses the modulation of the LED light itself to

positioning system, multi-sensors and HVAC

transmit a unique identifier that can be detected

integration. “This building has really given us a

by a smartphone camera.

showcase to demonstrate to our customers our

Location Services The headquarters integrates several capabili-

main focus of keeping a green line in all that we

ties to deliver location-based services to both

Bio Lighting

do. In the coming years, we will explore new pos-

the users and the managers of spaces within the

Getting the proper light throughout the day

sibilities within the smart building and the

building. These services, which make use of a

is crucial for maintaining the human body’s

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STRETCH GOALS: LULULEMON VISITORS CAN DO MUCH MORE THAN JUST SHOP LULULEMON ATHLETICA Chicago, Illinois

Activewear brand Lululemon’s new Chicago store is a multi-faceted “experiential” model for its shops that incorporates activities for customers beyond just browsing for gear. It’s one way the company hopes to differentiate itself and successfully compete with e-commerce behemoth Amazon and other retail outlets. Its strategy creates a true community space designed for human interaction and growth. Located in the tony neighborhood of Chicago’s Lincoln Park, the outlet is a two-level 20,000-sq.ft. space—the chain’s largest—is the latest attempt to lure customers with experiences that online shopping simply can’t offer. “We believe everyone has unlimited potential. This space gives our customers the tools to access it,” said CEO Calvin McDonald at the store’s opening. Lululemon started life as a specialty sports apparel manufacturer, becoming a major source for apparel to wear during yoga exercise sessions. As its popularity grew, retail stores were opened across the country, now numbering 445, offering classes and add-on merchandise selections. At the Lincoln Park store, by retail planning and design specialists 555 International along with the Lululemon store innovations team, the spaces take on a resort-like mode, with careful attention paid to textures, materials and colors that flatter the visitor. Comfortably Upscale The overall interiors theme is both sophisticated and casual. Layered wood paneling, reclaimed oak, concrete floors, large expanses of custom

ABOVE: The store has three exercise rooms. For those wanting a break, they can stretch out in the meditation area, where are walls are covered with a textured sound-absorbing material that assures a quiet environment. In the FUEL café, a selection of drinks and the like are available. “We believe we are operating from a position of strength as we invest in creating dynamic opportunities for our communities,” said CEO Calvin McDonald.

millwork and glazing, warm-hued fabrics, lush greenery and large windows form an open environment. Overhead fixtures combine basic geometric shapes in white or black. Hugh Lighting Design

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THE CHALLENGE: Retailing in the U.S. and overseas is undergoing significant changes in the approach to analyze fickle consumer bases as they are affected by social and technological inputs. Close attention to the techniques that have made firms successful in the past and how they can be modified, improved or recast to keep pace with shifting preferences is key to maintaining growth. Lululemon, an established brand for its products for yoga and similar fitness activities, has occupied a leading status in its categories. For its approach to an affluent urban market, their image had to extend beyond its products. THE SOLUTION: For its Lincoln Park Store, Chicago, their image would extend from a logo-embellished freestanding structure at a recognized location near other businesses catering to the same up-scale market, to the interior environment that is both contemporary and welcoming. Connecting to the community was the theme of the design brief. In addition, to the signature Lululemon merchandise collections for men and women, the store offers the chain’s first restaurant, workshops, lounges and informal meeting spaces, and performance events. PROJECT CREDITS:

Lighting Design: Hugh Lighting Design Architect/Interior Design: 555 International Photography: Courtesy, Lululemon

ABOVE: The brand has always emphasized fitness—many of its existing stores offer running clubs and yoga classes. “Lincoln Park focuses on the whole human. It is a physical space expressing the philosophy and practice that Lululemon has lived—for everyone who wants to get more out of life, to get curious, to get fueled, to get connected.”

favored repetition of small-scale circular and

screenings and concerts. These efforts all tie

can fixtures to create a subtle visual rhythm

back to the company’s mission to play a bigger

to unify the illumination patterns of the

role in the communities where it sells,” she said.

interconnected spaces. User-centered benefits include the FUEL café, a cocoon-like meditation space, exercise studios

is devoted to women’s wear; the second floor

and luxurious locker rooms, A variety of seating

houses men’s apparel and accessory sections.

areas occur throughout, for conversations or

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Downstairs, Lululemon has devoted a space

individual relaxing. “These days, most shoppers

to feature local businesses, such as Flowers for

are looking for more than a transaction, when

Dreams, a local flower delivery service.

they seek out retailers,” said Celeste Burgoyne,

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Traditional retail is represented by lively men’s and women’s retail. The bottom floor

By 2023, an estimated 10% of its fleet of stores

executive VP of global guest innovation for the

could mimic its Lincoln Park location, as it

retailer. “Lululemon will be holding additional

directs its efforts toward an experiential model

events at the Lincoln Park store, like movie

for its shops.•

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By Erin Bothwell, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)

Luminaire Level Lighting Controls: Intelligent Lighting Q&A with Steve Mesh, Principal at Lighting Education & Design

more advanced controls and lighting solutions, for many experts, all

savings potential with utility incentives. What do you see as the top reasons for specifying and installing these systems?

signs point to networked lighting controls. And when it comes to truly

Flexibility, flexibility and flexibility. As a designer, I want maximum

intelligent, flexible lighting with non-energy benefits, the future could

flexibility at any time, with anything, on any project. LLLCs give you

be Luminaire Level Lighting Controls (LLLCs). A subset of networked

the most flexibility for a networked lighting control system: if you don’t

lighting controls, LLLCs include integrated sensors and control in each

have LLLCs then you’re always restricted in some way. For example,

fixture. We sat down with lighting experts to discuss the future of

you may be restricted because groups of fixtures are wired to one

the lighting industry, what you need to know about LLLCs and the big

control device and there’s no way to split them apart later. If a designer

potential for cost savings with regional utility incentives. This Q&A is

wants the most flexibility, they should choose LLLCs.

As the commercial lighting industry continues its steady move toward

with Steve Mesh from Lighting Education & Design.

Also, with LLLCs you achieve a greater level of granularity. For both installation and commissioning, you don’t have to make complicated

THE BENEFITS OF INSTALLING AN LLLC SYSTEM FAR OUTWEIGH ANY POSSIBLE DIFFICULTIES. I ORIGINALLY WENT TO ART SCHOOL, AND NOW I’M AN EXPERT IN NETWORKED LIGHTING CONTROLS.

decisions about which components of the system talk to each other because it’s on a per fixture basis—and any decision you do make, you can easily undo.

Can you give us a short summary of who you are and your experience in the lighting industry?

We know that office buildings, schools, hospitals and warehouses represent some of the best use cases for LLLCs because of additional non-energy benefits with many systems (like building system integration). What are your favorite use cases right now for LLLCs?

I have had a 39-year career in the lighting industry, most of which I’ve

To me, saying that LLLCs work better in one building type over another

spent as a lighting designer or consultant. I’ve worked to design light-

seems like an artificial distinction. I could easily make a strong case

ing and improve sales at some pretty amazing companies, and I’ve also

for using these anywhere. I teach a class on behalf of the DesignLights

taught for 35 of those years. I gained a lot of knowledge working on

Consortium, or DLC, and in that class we actually look at a couple of

many different sides of the industry.

different project types for spaces like offices and warehouses. Inevitably, we conclude that it’s easy to make the case for LLLCs in any space,

Where do you see the lighting industry headed?

because the underlying benefits that make LLLCs so valuable are

That’s a tough question. It’s confusing right now because the industry

applicable anywhere.

is in flux. I like to tell my students that a few years ago I thought I’d bulbs—but that knowledge is worthless now. You constantly have to

What advice would you give to designers who are still hesitant about considering an LLLC system in their next project?

learn new things.

I think we should start by talking about the reasons why people are

be able to coast for decades on my knowledge of incandescent light

There are also major changes in who is buying the technology and

hesitant about LLLCs so we can figure out how to overcome them.

what they’re doing it with it. One example is Lighting as a Service,

Cost, for example. Many utilities offer incentives on LLLC systems that

which is a whole new model for how innovative lighting can be

can offset the increased per-fixture cost. And, easier installation can

financed. Due to initial cost, people might avoid buying networked

also offset higher equipment charges by reducing labor costs.

lighting control systems. The idea behind Lighting as a Service is that

Beyond that, some people may be hesitant due to the perceived com-

the end user leases a lighting system, rather than owning it. It’s kind of

plexity of specifying, installing or operating an LLLC system. LLLCs,

like computer software: you pay an annual fee to use it instead of buy-

however, actually streamline installation. Wiring an LLLC fixture is

ing up-front, and then upgrade when a new model comes out.

about the same as wiring any other fixture a contractor might have worked with before. In terms of operation, it’s also similar. Once you

When it comes to the biggest reasons LLLC systems are installed, we hear a lot about non-energy benefits and the growing cost

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