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ART & DESIGN 083 UK Lighting Design Awards The winners from London’s lighting awards. 086 IALD 100W Challenge Five practices, six rooms, 100 watts... 090 Fluid Light Joss Newbury’s self funded exhibition at Londonewcastle’s Shoreditch Project Space. 092 Dark Source Stories The latest installment in Kerem Asfuroglu’s dark vision of light.
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[editorial] Paul James, editor, writes: ‘If you wanna be the best, so much better than the rest, integration’s what you need!’ To paraphrase the famous (if you’re British) theme tune of Record Breakers by Roy Castle, that is what seemed to be on everyone’s lips at this year’s Light + Building exhibition and indeed forms a central part of our 50-page review in this issue. Initially it was refreshing not to constantly hear the ‘LED’ word, particularly when it related to how many more lumens per watt you could squeeze out of a light engine. But after a while, I began to yearn for such tedious talk of yesteryear when I realised that all this ‘connected light’ talk may not be too relevant to what the professional lighting designer has in store. At best, the ‘Internet of Light’ wave that crashed over Light + Building seemed to be dedicated to the systems integrator or facilities manager. At worst it was purely aimed at the consumer, destined to be another commoditised item, like an iPad or XBox. I know the aim of technical revolutions are to wipe away traditional practices with new features at a lower price. But I have concerns. In the last month, my wife and I have twice been victims of internet banking fraud. (I thought something was odd when I was charged £2500 for buying a caravan in Australia.) The breaching of internet security systems is becoming increasingly rampant. Lighting is critical to physical security and, as smart lighting begins to be installed across current and new residential and corporate constructions, the ability of a network intruder to remotely shut off lighting in locations such as hospitals and other public venues could result in serious consequences. With more data being held and transported across Wi-Fi channels, the potential for security breaches increase. Paranoid? Maybe so, but nobody can say that there isn’t increased danger as more and more lighting systems go ‘online’. Oh no! I’ve just realised I haven’t once talked about lighting design in this piece! How depressing.
Pete Brewis, deputy editor, writes: As April slipped into May, it was time to climb back aboard the travellatortrail for another round of Light + Building. The show’s gravitational pull has long distorted the natural flow of manufacturers’ development cycles, with products either held back or rushed out early in prototype form, allowing brands to maximise their innovation wow factor. Visitors too are drawn in to orbit, an army of 210,000 light-lovers, circulating the vast messegelände like man-sized sushi, soaking up the musak power-ballads and exchanging tales of flight-based woe - jumping off occassionally to hunt for the Next Big Thing In Lighting. In past editions, the narrative has been fairly clear-cut – and largely focused on the buckaroo ride of LED development. From the emergence of solid state as a viable light source to its wall-to-wall adoption in every kind of luminaire imaginable, via ever-spiraling lumens and evershrinking form factors, the headlines have, more often than not, written themselves. This year, however, things seemed to have settled down and those looking for ground-breaking changes came away disappointed. The lighting world wasn’t spun on its head; there was no gestalt shift, but rather a deepening of understanding and a strengthening of ability. Aside from the focus on super-smart control technologies, the talk was of luminaires and sources that could deliver quality light, fit for purpose, delivering on their promises. So, while the industry may not have taken any sharp turns this year, the direction of travel remains good and the conversations on route bode well for the future.
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eye opener The Sun, London, UK The Sun by Dale Chihuly is a 5.5m high installation consisting of more than 1,573 hand-blown glass elements, a fiery sculpture in Mayfair’s elegant Berkeley Square. The radiant globe of colour is illuminated every night, creating a colourful scene that brings a touch of otherworldly magic to a square renowned for its romantic atmosphere. Organised by Halcyon galleries, the lighting of the artwork was developed by Simon Marks from DHA Designs. DHA worked closely with Chihuly Studios, tackling the challenge that lighting glass poses, avoiding the deadening and flattening of the sculpture that could have been caused. This has been done by using a criss-cross light to skim the edges of The Sun. Light has been used to accentuate the sculpture’s shape and form, giving The Sun shadow and depth without flattening its appearance. “What makes The Sun work for me,” commented Dale Chihuly, “is the massing of colour. If you take a thousand hand-blown pieces of a colour, put them together and then shoot light through them, it’s going to be something to look at.” www.dhadesigns.com www.chihuly.com
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THE RIGHT FORMULA LDP International (LDPI) are working closely with UHA, London on the Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower, Gurgaon in India, which has been designed to emulate the aerodynamic modeling of a racing car. Wrapped in a metallic ribbon reminiscent of the curves and chicanes of a race track, this is a signature project for UHA. It was important that the façade lighting solution was intrinsic with the seamless nature of the architecture. Lawrie Nisbet and Kay Flounders of LDPI have created a lighting scheme that ensures
the night time composition is respectful of the unusual architecture. Inspiration was taken from light and speed trails. Strong graphic lines and the signature ‘S’ emphasise the flow throughout the site in a strong white dynamic light encouraging circulation. Surface mounted beacon fixtures then disperse across the Towers’ floor edges expressing the movement reminiscent of light trails. LDPI has avoided typically lighting the capping piece in this tower project feeling it would detract from the undulating curves
on the buildings’ vertical surface. The base of the Helipad viewed from the sky lounge deck is draped in light whilst also offering a canvas to create projection. Throughout the landscape linear sources are integrated within the paving pattern aiding the organic ebb and flow established from the race track aesthetic. www.ldpinternational.com
ACTION HERO ACT Lighting Design are creating the lighting masterplan for Xixi National Wetland Park in Hangzhou, a rare urban wetland with rich ecological resources. It is the first and only Wetland Park in China combining urban life, farming and culture, which aims at becoming the number one natural leisure and tourist destination in China. This was as much a darkness design masterplan as it was a lighting design masterplan, where ACT carefully examined what should be lit and what should stay dark with the focus on the landscape, the architecture and the leisure areas.
Three main requirements – the creation of harmony, identity and attractiveness – were answered after delving into each area’s specificities. By applying a modern ecological approach binding genuine lighting poetry and technical solutions, ACT are providing a lasting experience for the visitors in view of the long-term development of the Xixi site. ACT are enhancing the rooftops, façades, bridges, businesses and their signage will use custom-made lanterns all along the site. To make Xixi NWP more attractive to visitors, ACT are creating interactive light
art installations from optic fibre and will produce a light night show at the Pagoda. A lighting control system, which varies according to the number of visitors and a widespread use of LED’s systems, will help to protect fauna and flora of the wetlands and ensured a low level of electrical consumption. These sustainable solutions will enhance the lighting of the architecture, minimize the carbon footprint and create a welcoming and safe environment. www.actlightingdesign.com
HORSE PLAY The Kelpies is the newest, largest and most dazzling art installation in Scotland, and was unveiled to the public for the first time on Easter Monday. Weighing in at 300 tonnes each and towering 30 metres over the Forth & Clyde canal, the two horse head sculptures are a stunning sight at any time of day. Yet it’s after dark when they are illuminated that they show off their true colours. Sited at Helix Park in Falkirk, these remarkable structures are the work of celebrated Glasgow artist Andy Scott. Spectacular lighting features in several of Andy’s earlier pieces, and the two companies that lit up his iconic Arria in Cumbernauld have once again come together to bring the artist’s vision to life. Lightfolio, based in Penicuik in Midlothian, were the lighting consultants on The Kelpies project. ElektoLED, based in Latchingdon in Essex, were suppliers and commissioning engineers. The stunning visual effects are created
by 28 individual 72 x 3W red, green, blue and white LED spotlights which generate 150,000 lumens. The entire system is managed via wireless DMX technology which enables precise control of the system without the need for unsightly cables. The Kelpies is part of The Helix project which is transforming 350 hectares of land into a rejuvenated environment where people can enjoy the leisure facilities and diverse natural habitats. The aim of The Kelpies is to enhance and enrich the visitor experience, and from the reaction of the opening day audience, that goal has certainly been achieved. Reg Gove, Design Director at Lightfolio says, “We’ve been overwhelmed by the reaction of people who’ve come to view The Kelpies. Reading their comments on Facebook and just listening to the audience, you can see they’re blown away by the experience.” www.lightfolio.co.uk www.elektoled.com
MAIDEN VOYAGE Breathless Maiden Lane by artist Grimanesa Amorós explores and reveals the atrium’s architecture of 125 Maiden Lane, a glass, marble and granite space in New York’s Financial District. This is Amorós’ latest sculpture from her newest body of work utilising LED lights in combination with diffusive material and her signature ‘bubble’ sculptures. Amorós suspended Breathless Maiden Lane in the middle of the atrium, hovering above the ground as if weightless. Although the work appears to defy gravity, a structural grid, designed to echo the building’s monumental windows, stands against the back wall of the atrium. This structure serves as the work’s spine, supporting the bubble sculptures and graceful LED lines. The lines stretch from the bubbles and structure to explore the architecture of the atrium in undulating loops. Some lines touch the window panes as if grasping for the street. The result is a marvelous tangle of coils, swirls and arcs. A dynamic pattern activates the LEDs, in four shades of white and a golden yellow, giving the work an ethereal quality. At night, reflections from Breathless Maiden Lane bounce off the high shine marble walls, stainless steel ceiling and windows to create an immersive environment of reflections on an endless feedback loop. www.grimanesaamoros.com
X FACTOR Heavy Petal, a collaboration between Vinny Smith and Andrew Gibson of lighting manufacturers and suppliers Tyson Lighting, created a remarkable light sculpture for SPIN London, the urban bike show held on 28th-30th March in the Old Truman Brewery, Spitalfields. The piece, based on the ‘X-Wing’ starfighter from the Star Wars movies, was made in response to a feature piece request for SPIN. “We decided to use the tie in with the news that a new Star Wars film is about to start
filming, and used the frames of the original Raleigh Grifter as the wings,” commented Gibson. “The Raleigh Grifter was launched about the same time as the first Star Wars film - A New Hope so it was a perfect fit.” Encapsulite fluorescent tubes are used to represent the ship’s engines in red and the guns in light blue. The piece later featured at May Design Series in London ExCeL on May 18th-20th. www.tysonlighting.com
PLAYHOUSE PARTY On May 2, 2014, the Playhouse Square Foundation unveiled the GE Chandelier hanging at the corner of 14th & Euclid in Playhouse Square, Cleveland. Playhouse Square is transforming the theatre district with a nod to its past when it was one of America’s premier Main Streets. At 20ft tall and 17ft in diameter, weighing 6000 lbs and with over 4200 impact-modified acrylic crystals, the chandelier, the largest structure of its kind in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records, will be an iconic representation of the district. The chandelier was conceived by Playhouse Square and Barnycz Group, with lighting design by JK Design Group and Lumid (who also fabricated the chandelier). The LED lighting fixtures were supplied by Targetti and powered by GE light engines. www.jkdesigngroup.com www.lumid.com
DOUBLE O HEAVEN Paul Cocksedge Studio has launched its second innovative design on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. Following on from the success of The Vamp portable Bluetooth speaker, Cocksedge has this time turned his attention to bike lights, creating a product that “will revolutionise the market and provide an intuitive and practical solution for cycling enthusiasts and leisure users alike”. Cycle safety was a crucial element in the design and the resulting product is a simple, safe and secure light for everyday cycling. The Double O LED light is magnetic, lockable to your bike and rechargeable. Paul Cocksedge says: “As with so many people, cycling is an essential part of my life, and cycling safety is crucial. I’ve used many bike lights but I feel some things could really be improved. I wanted to design a bike light and the inspiration for Double O comes directly from the shape of the bicycle. I wanted something that almost looked like the bike had designed it itself.” www.double-o-light.com
SPECTACULAR SOCHI A number of lighting projects were designed for the Sochi Winter Olympics / Paralympics held in February. MegaFaces is a cross platform pavilion designed by British architect Asif Khan for MegaFon, one of the largest Russian telecommunications companies and a general partner of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. The pavilion is essentially the world’s first three dimensionally actuated large-scale LED screen. Each of the 11,000 actuators carries at its tip a translucent sphere that contains an RGB-LED light. The actuators are connected in a bidirectional system which makes it possible to control each of them individually, but at the same time also report back its exact position to the system. Each actuator acts as one pixel within the entire façade and can be extended by up to two metres as part of a three-dimensional shape or change colour as part of an image or video that is simultaneously displayed on the façade. The kinetic façade of the MegaFaces pavilion is able to transform in three dimensions to recreate the faces of visitors to the building. www.asif-khan.com
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Shaped like a fairy tale castle, the imposing Olympic Park hotel complex required an impressive number of LED lighting fixtures to achieve a breathtaking colour changing lighting scheme during the Games. 838 units of Griven Jade in RGB or warm white colour temperature, were chosen by lighting designers and installers Svetoservis-Kuban to highlight the architectural features of this fabulous mansion. 105 units of Griven Zaphir in both RGBW and warm white, along with 345 units of Micro-Clip MK2 WW and four Imperial 4000 searchlights, completed the massive dynamic lighting scheme supplied by Griven’s Russian distributors DSL. www.griven.com The lighting design of the Sochi Winter Paralympic Ceremonies (produced by Balich Worldwide Shows) was by Durham Marenghi. The lighting system was adapted from the Winter Olympic Ceremony design by Al Gurdon and was supplied by PRG including VL3500 Washes, Falcon searchlights, PRG Best Boys and Bad Boys, Robe Robin 1200, Atomic 3k Strobes, Chroma Q Color Blocks, CK Color Blast, Clay Paky Alpha 1500 Profiles, Sharpy Washes, Aleda K10 LED washes and over 300 Clay Paky Sharpys. The lighting had to co-exist with the field of play projections supplied by E/T/C and designed by Patrice Bouqueniaux. www.durhamld.com
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CLIENT: SHTEINBACH IRIT & ERAN ARCHITECT: BARANOWITS KRONENBERG ARCHITECTS Mendeli Street Hotel is a 66-room boutique hotel in the heart of Tel Aviv. The hotel’s design boasts a contemporary, fresh style, with a Mediterranean twist expressed in the selection of materials and furniture as well as the unique design motif taken from the Jewish scribes’ tradition of writing (‘Ktav Stam’). The large laser cut letters on the lobby walls are reminiscent of the local ‘Mashrabiya’ windows, which allow natural light and breeze into the room. The challenge was how to express a polychromatic lighting concept with artificial light. The tonality of the light was expressed in the hotel via its functionality, from the lounge area, to the restaurant, where wall mounted decorative light fixtures project a soft light towards the tables, creating an intimate feel. The long hallways are illuminated with linear LED fixtures and wall fixtures were transformed into ceiling fixtures, creating four different typologies that envelop and embrace guests. Some of the bespoke lighting fixtures combine the ‘Ktav Stam’ motif, with a soft and diffuse illumination, combining lighting and a mirror on one side of the fixture and an ambiance fixture on the other.
TOPOLOPOMPO RESTAURANT CLIENT: CHEF AVI KONFORTI ARCHITECT: BARANOWITS KRONENBERG ARCHITECTS The restaurant’s lighting design concept was inspired by the idea of a fire-breathing dragon, the fire breathed from the dragon’s mouth expressed in the narrow angles of warm light used, evoking an atmosphere of static flame in motion. The lighting design matches the unique space of the restaurant, with thought given to efficiency and convenience of maintenance. Energy reduction has been tackled by integrating a smart control mechanism that adjusts itself using various scenarios to the restaurant’s peak hours. The most appropriate light sources to suit the location’s style, materials and conceptual colour were chosen. By selecting low temperature fixtures, the lighting interacts with the guests and the food served to the tables with a halogen expression, narrow angles and high colour rendering. The kitchen was given 3000K LED lighting with diffuse lighting fixtures requiring only minimal maintenance thanks to smart command systems able to control the strength and duration of the artificial illumination according to natural light hours.
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PRIVATE VILLA – CAESAREA CLIENT: PRIVATE ARCHITECT: DUNSKY GINDI ARCHITECTS This private villa is used as a holiday home, situated in the prestigious village of Caesarea on the Israeli Mediterranean coast. The villa is characterised by asymmetrical, rounded features and the dominant visible material is exposed concrete. This presented a challenge to the lighting design team as most of the preparatory work for the installation of the lighting fixtures had to be done while the exposed concrete casting forms were being prepared, allowing no room for error. The linear LED lighting combined with vertical architectural lines creates a game of connections between walls, ceiling and floor, while maintaining the exposed concrete form. The lighting inside the villa, in both public and private spaces, was kept out of view, with the focus being on the light itself, not on the fixtures (except, of course, in cases of decorative fixtures). The outside lighting was designed to emphasise contours and interactions between the various materials, thereby creating an illusion of zero gravity.
BANK HAPOALIM DEALING ROOM CLIENT: BANK HAPOALIM, STOCK BUSINESS AREA ARCHITECTURE: MP-ARCHITECTURE The dealing room project lighting concept was streamlined with rounded lines and Barrisol stretched ceilings forming light screens in the peripheral areas of the room. Workstations received indirect 3000K illumination, with a Dali system controlling the entire lighting array. Some of the dealing room passageways were illuminated using LED dark light fixtures at a temperature of 3000K. A clear hierarchy was maintained between the various rooms in the selection of fixture styles, from senior staff rooms emphasising the decorative aspect, to junior staff open spaces where only technical fixtures were used. The materials and clean design characteristic of the entire project were incorporated into the lighting design by selecting a clear conceptual line that emphasises and intensifies this concept.
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“Lighting is one of the most important elements in creating a space. For us lighting is the emotional side of architecture and perception of space. Emotion is a feeling, and with good lighting of a space, we try to provide the ultimate feeling to the observer.”
[lighting talk] This issue we talk to Japanese architect Moriyuki Ochiai. COULD YOU TELL ME... ... what made you become an architect? I believe that the architecture is an expression of aesthetic sense, generated from the culture and lifestyle which unite and actualise various complex elements. I remember being fascinated by the pictures of ancient tombs and thinking that it is amazing to be able learn the past from them. I hope to leave the footsteps of our present culture to the future generation by my work because I believe that the architecture, space and art generated from peopleâ€™s lives obtain the power to make the world a better place. ... how important is lighting to your designs? Lighting to me is an important design element that I believe is linked directly to human emotions. For example, the light is the main element for ARKHE beauty salon . Furnished with aluminum sheets, the ceiling itself is the lighting device and illuminates the space with delicate lighting waves. My inspiration for this lighting method is the soft and dim lighting found in Japanese temples and this is my way of expressing the Japanese culture and my identity. I have used this device for my latest project, Light Cave , a restaurant/bar in Tokyo. ... why is spending time thinking about and working with light important to you? Lighting has a way of uniting the various elements of my design work. For Dream dairy farm store , the illumination placed in the space unites the whole atmosphere. This illumination resembles milk, which is the major ingredient of their products and it flows out of the illumination in the form of light into the store. Similarly, the illumination of the flower unites the space for the Aluminum Flower Garden . I believe that lighting gives a poetic enhancement to my spacial expressions.
... how do you approach lighting a building through architecture? I organise physical lighting requirements first then move on to spending excessive time on the lighting effects that create poetic expressions. After designing the perfect lighting scheme, I would use that as the centrepiece to design the overall space. For Forest of Business Cards , an exhibition in Tokyo, the picture and the lighting changed as business cards were removed from the display. ... what role do you think lighting plays in the life of a city? How do you contribute to that? Again, I believe that the light speaks directly to the human emotions and it can leave enduring images to our heart by casting poetic characteristics to our surroundings. I hope that the beautiful scenery illuminated by my designs will influence people. PIXY HALL kindergarten  in Kanagawa can be equally enjoyed by children and their parents who see and use their surroundings according to different scales of perception. ... whatâ€™s the best and worst illuminated spaces you have visited? I like seeing ancient tombs lit up at night. For example, the colosseum in Rome at night is staged magnificently. The aged surfaces of the stones are lit up strikingly in the way that it unites us with the time past. ... how important is shadow and the balance of darkness and light in your work? Shadows are an important source that gives an essence of time to shapes and the appearance of shadows changes the impression of shapes significantly. I hope to give all of my projects the delicately astonishing power of nature, therefore, it is important for me to incorporate shadows that I believe corresponds to the design of flowing time. www.moriyukiochiai.com
EQUATION SOLVING Pennie Varvarides talks to IALD immediate past president Kevin Theobald about juggling, travelling and getting lighting designers on projects from the get-go.
Ampersand boutique hotel in South Kensington, Central London. GIA Equation’s scope of work included all common areas, lighting to the rooms, the Apero restaurant, patisserie lounge, gym, meeting rooms and building exterior. The project was completed at the end of 2012.
“It was always a pride thing,” explains former IALD president Kevin Theobald about his presidency. “I’d already been on the board of directors for four years and spent a year as president elect; so I already had an idea of the job. Though, I couldn’t have predicted quite how much time it was going to take out of my life.” Theobald spent two years as president of the International Association of Lighting Designers – an organisation set up in 1969 to help promote and advance independent lighting designers around the world. Balancing presidential tasks, his full time job as associate director at GIA Equation, and real life was a struggle: “I didn’t have a lot of real life,” he jokes. “Lots of late night phone calls, lots of conference calls after work. Lots of travel.” One of his main tasks was the association’s global expansion plan. The head office is in America but as an international organisation it’s important to serve members globally. “What they want to do in Australia or Japan or Europe might be different,” he explains. “So we’ve set up a regional chapter structure.” So far they’ve formally set up IALD Japan, Australia, Mexico and UK, Dubai and Greater China with IALD Europe on the way. These IALD regional groups run local events and interact with local organisations or government bodies, giving a localised voice to professionals in the area. The other big project Theobald oversaw, which is still ongoing, was the certified lighting designer programme. The IALD has spent the last four years working on creating a credentialing system for professional
lighting designers that defines the architectural lighting design profession by identifying core competencies and domains of practice. The programme aims to establish a validated method for assessing the competency of designers, raising the visibility and standing of the profession. Theobald says “there are various things that vaguely acknowledge lighting designers” out there; but nothing like this. “The idea is to have an international recognition, where people will submit a portfolio based on a number of set criteria that must be fulfilled to prove your competence.” Having something like this is really important, particularly to those lighting designers in the early stages of their careers. Theobald reckons his generation probably won’t bother because they’re already established. “But I think this will be very important to the new generation,” he adds. “The people in their 20s now, who really have to prove themselves.” Theobald has some friendly advice for future presidents: “You need to have a very understanding partner, a very understanding employer and very understanding clients. “I don’t want to put anyone off. That’s probably why they didn’t give me the whole truth. Everybody said it would be hard work, but you don’t realise quite how much time it’s going to take out of your life. I think I was crossing the Atlantic at least once a month. Not so good for the carbon footprint, I must say. I shall be planting a few trees!” So now it’s somebody else’s turn. Theobald is still on the board, with the new title of
‘immediate past president’ up until December, when he’ll roll off the board – unless he chooses to run for another position, that is. “That’s very unlikely,” he jokes. “I think I’ve done my time.” Now he’s concentrating back on the real work of being a lighting designer. There are lots of exciting things happening at GIA Equation. “I’ve got a great team here,” he says. “We’re working on the Russian Impressionism Museum in Moscow, which is a really interesting project. It’s an oligarch who owns his own collection, so he’s actually building a building to house all the paintings, which will be open to the public.” Theobald got started in lighting at the tender age of eleven doing fit-ups and getouts at the local theatre. “I think it was insidious,” he explains. “It gets into you. It’s fun. I met lots of nice people and the local theatre had a very good chief electrician, who was also a lighting designer; he mentored me.” When Theobald finished school it was a toss up between college or joining the theatre full time. “It’s interesting,” he says, “the discussion people have now about the academic way into the profession before you start learning about light. I started the other way around: I learnt about light first. I learnt what light did, then I learnt the academic side of it.” By seventeen or eighteen he was working at the theatre full time, which soon lead to him doing trade shows and working on temporary lighting schemes. From there moving into museum lighting seemed a natural progression. “My first architectural lighting
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Top GIA Equation was appointed to design the lighting for the refurbishment of the Hilton London Metropole Hotel’s ground floor east wing public areas which include the lobby, reception, lobby lounge, bar, lift feature wall and exterior lighting associated with entrances. Bottom GIA Equation provided façade lighting design to visually unify the entire Knightsbridge Estate in London at night. There are three listed Grade II heritage buildings on the site and most of the estate dates back to the early 19th century. The total length of the lit façade is over 500 metres (see in-depth article in mondo*arc issue 78).
HIGHLIGHTS Projects that you would like to change: Any historical façades which are overlit and use large visible fixtures. St Paul’s Cathedral is a prime example although I gather the City of London have future plans to improve this. We now have the tools to revisit projects and to reveal the architecture in a subtle and controlled manner. Projects you admire: Stadel Museum Berlin by LKL. The combined use of daylight and electric lighting with integrated mounting locations for spotlighting make this a beautiful and flexible gallery space. Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which demonstrates how far LED technology has developed. All of the colours in the paintings are rendered beautifully. Projects you dislike: Any projects that use coloured light indiscriminately. Guangzhou in Southern China was particularly bad until the Asian Games took place. The local authority saw how good well-designed and controlled lighting can be and outlawed some of the worst culprits of colour misuse. As designers we have a responsibility to ensure that buildings are displayed to their best, whilst acknowledging branding and commercial pressures.
job was on the National Theatre back in 1996/7. I was the project designer.” He loved the on-site problem solving. “No matter how well drawn out and planned a project is, there are always things you can’t predict once you get on site. Learning to resolve those in a good way and keep the integrity of the design is important.” He’s been at GIA Equation for almost two years now, and rates his team highly. He reckons each director and senior designer must look after between six to ten projects each a year. “They’re all at different stages – you’d hope. Just occasionally things sync up. It’s quite hard trying to finish lots of projects at the same time.” They’re just finishing off a project in Knightsbridge, which they’ve been working on for a while. “We’ve done the façade between Harvey Nicks and Harrods,” he says. “It looks really cool! I wasn’t involved in the beginning, so I can’t claim the design; but I’ve been looking after it. We commissioned most of it before Christmas, but there are two listed buildings we’ve been waiting for. “Dealing with listed buildings is quite tricky. You need to work out what planners will accept, and to try and keep things as discrete as possible. You have to provide
an incredible amount of detail. They want to know where every nut, bolt and cable will go. And they want to see pictures. See visualisations, see drawings; everything. It’s so complicated.” Theobald credits advances in technology, such as the slimline nature of LEDs, for helping in such situations. Small packages make it easier to hide sources. And hiding sources is always ideal. Theobald says it was tough to convince people to even put a lighting designer on a project in the early days of his career. “I’m not saying it’s easy now,” he adds. “But people are starting to accept designers.” He reckons people are more aware of what good lighting can do for them nowadays, and it’s getting better all the time. “The profession has been slowly growing up. It takes a while. There weren’t really lighting designers before the 1980s; it’s still a very new profession.” This is where the IALD credentialing programme will come in. Theobald goes as far as to say that “as time goes on, [lighting designers] will eventually be up there with architects” and be employed right from the start of the project. www.giaequation.co.uk www.iald.org
Lighting Hero: Kaoru Mende. His lighting schemes are some of the most attractive in the world. He also spends a lot of his time educating the future leaders of our profession as well as providing an Asian perspective to the IALD board. Notable projects: Burj al Arab. In addition to design of some of the guest suites, I was fortunate enough to be responsible for lighting design of Al Mahara ‘underwater’ restaurant and Al Muntaha restaurant at the top of the tower which features some of the best views in Dubai. Finsbury Avenue Square. I was proud to be part of the team on this IALD Award winning project which has stood the test of time and is as impressive today as when it was installed. Most memorable project: National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Being involved in the construction of a new museum was really exciting. The project had so many different facets from a traditional museum gallery, to a ‘daylit’ gallery featuring real boats suspended from the ceiling to an interactive multimedia experience telling the stories of some of the boats and people associated with them. Designing for flexibility of future exhibitions was a particular challenge. Current projects: Russian Impressionism Museum (new purpose built gallery to house privately owned art collection), South Bank Tower (repurposing of existing office tower into residential and mixed use development), Battersea Power Station Phase 1 (initial development of 840 luxury apartments and associated public realm), Embassy Gardens (major residential development adjacent to the new American Embassy in Nine Elms).
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FOCUS / LIGHTING FOR AVIATION Heathrow Terminal 5 / Pic: James Newton
ARRIVALS The arrival journey from the plane, through the concourses, baggage reclaim and toward transportation links is the first impression of an airport and by extension, the city or country. The quality of the transit experience and the careful way travellers are welcomed should not be underestimated. Although the speed of movement is often prompt and functional, soft diffuse (often indirect) light will help arriving passengers transit the airport at all hours: late at night and early in the morning.
Understanding and designing out the issues of airport lighting design by Keith Bradshaw, Principal at Speirs + Major. oped, considerate of both budget and aesthetics. An airport is often compared to being a city in its own right, due to the layers of activity and spaces that weave together, allowing the airport to function. In some cases the large scale of the buildings and number of users are directly comparable to the scale and population of a small town. Comparison to the city offers us a way to develop a lighting design approach. By separating and zoning out spaces, experience and functions, we can provide proposals that serve the operation and enhance the image of the
airport. Our experience of working on macro scale light master plans and strategic projects provide a strong working method for ordering design principles and ideas on large and complex projects. A similar working method when applied to aviation projects has allowed us to treat the numerous areas of the airport, inside and out, within the framework of one cohesive composition of light. By embracing and guiding retail and ancillary airport function spaces, such as transport links and car parks, we are able to develop a holistic composition that is harmonious and balanced...
Heathrow Terminal 5 / Pic: James Newton
Shenzhen Airport is the most recently completed of a series of aviation projects for which Speirs + Major has been a key part of the design team. From our first large scale commission at Terminal 5 Heathrow to ongoing projects in Oslo, Geneva and Bergen, we have developed a sophisticated understanding of all day, every day, airport environments and their relationship with natural and artificial light. By considering both the operation and image of the airport in equal measure, we have formulated a balanced series of design principles that allow detailed proposals to be devel-
THE ENTRANCE The moment that one enters an airport building the journey begins. The sense of arrival, the expectation of the experience ahead and the legibility of the next step are all in play. As such, the light must support the variety of activities than are happening in parallel, each of which need to be properly defined and clearly understood. Whilst revealing the shape of the check-in zone, the light should orientate visitors towards information zones and security gates.
Gibraltar International Airport / Pic: Hufton + Crow
Madrid-Barajas Airport / Pic: Speirs + Major
BRAND, EXPERIENCE & FUNCTION
Heathrow Terminal 5 / Pic: James Newton
OUTDOOR The break out spaces in front of or between airport buildings are often populated by people waiting. These environments have a slightly more relaxed atmosphere than the main terminal. In these pause areas the light has a much less complicated task, with the function solely to provide comfortable and well integrated light to reveal the forms of the landscape spaces.
As well as solving transport infrastructure issues, a new or renovated aviation project is often part of a regional and national branding drive. The airport terminal itself represents a significant part of the civic image of a place, and its smooth operation communicates a great deal about the character of a place. A successful project operates well in both natural light and artificial lighting conditions. Lighting design is an all-day activity rather than one fixed moment of the night. Good lighting design calls upon a broad range of skills and a nuanced understanding of the real brief for the light at airports, a blend of function and image, of commercial success and passenger comfort, and an understanding of the architectural form and performance of the building. The passengerâ€™s experience starts at the doors of the plane and continues through to leaving the airport and vice versa from drop off to air-bridge. Each space is consequential, and understanding the lit experiences of a passengerâ€™s transition from one to another is extremely important. An airport is at once a sophisticated transport machine and an ambassador for its city or country; and as such it must function and inspire in equal measure. These demands present a vibrant challenge for us as designers, to balance the pragmatic with the experiential roles of light. With Shenzhen, the sheer exuberance of the feature roof and wrapper offered the perfect setting for lit passenger experiences. Careful wayfinding light is set against the light levels demanded of a 21st Century airport, and the eager appeal of retail and commercial lighting. The departures and arrivals concourses share connected visual moments and need to appeal to the arriving and departing passenger, each with their own separate mindsets. Light helps support a comfortable environment for the rested and the jaded, the fond farewell or the welcome home. The back-of-house staff areas, sometimes viewed from the public areas, must be of a sufficiently high quality to support the activity and day-to-day experience for those involved in the operational or ancillary activities of the airport, such as retail or food and beverage. It is their place of work; the light needs to fulfill their every day demands alongside those of the passengers whose experience of the airport is by definition temporary.
FOCUS / LIGHTING FOR AVIATION
DEPARTURES & SUPER-ROOF In many airport environments the roof structure is the single unifying architectural element, the wrapper of the internal space, the setting for all internal activity. Depending on the shape and texture of the roof the lighting is tailored to suit. At Beijing Airport, backlight enhances the painted structure behind the suspended ceiling; at Barajas Airport Madrid, light to the undulating timber roof accentuates the form and integrated mirror panels reflect functional light back toward the concourse below. At Shenzhen Airport, the internally lit double skin roof form also conceals the functional downlighting. The effect is that the self-illuminated roof gives light to the concourses below.
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The spectacular suspended ceiling at Beijing Capital International Airport thrust it in the spotlight during the 2008 Olympics.
CONCLUSIONS LONG TERM DESIGN SOLUTIONS There is no value in developing ideas that cannot easily be maintained and serviced by the in-house crew. Having spent many hours working with the maintenance teams of several international airports we have come to understand the full extent of servicing lights in a fully operational ‘allday’ working environment. Additionally, as airports develop and spaces evolve due to new spatial or commercial requirements then so must the lighting system. Designs need to consider the likely expansion and changes within the space configuration of the airport. Access equipment, which was tailored to the airport on opening, can be obsolete within a few years, concourse can become retail space, and gate zones are reorganised. In each case the suitability of the lighting solution and its flexibility need to be reconsidered as does access for cleaning and servicing lighting equipment. The fewer lamp types and tools needed the better yet still ensuring the overall look is not compromised by non-maintainable proposals in the short and long term.
Speirs + Major’s proposed interiors scheme for Gardermoen Airport in Oslo, Norway, which is due to open in 2017.
The design approach that we take considers the airport as a passenger experience, showing empathy towards what it feels like to move through an airport, and an understanding of the opportunities, needs and expectations of each lit environment. As tighter regulations and energy codes demand more and more pragmatism from designs, the stronger the challenge becomes to create unique passenger experiences in light – ones that are also tailored to meet the expectations and local demands of the city. Ingenuity with simple and local light solutions is a method we have developed to create a unique blend of practical and striking lit experiences in airport environments, large and small, all around the world. www.speirsandmajor.com
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PROJECT / TERMINAL 3, SHENZHEN BAO’AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, CHINA
PAPER LANTERN Alongside architects Studio Fuksas, Speirs + Major developed the lighting concept to transform the roof of Shenzhen’s new airport terminal into a three dimensional lantern with functional light concealed from view. Shenzhen is the fastest growing city in one of the fastest growing countries in the world. In need of a new terminal to cope with increasing demand at its airport, a design competition was held. In October 2008, winners Studio Fuksas were tasked with the challenge of creating a new 24-hour travel hub that would handle the projected 45 million passengers per year. Speirs + Major, backed by an ever-growing pedigree in lighting for aviation projects, were approached to design the light for the public areas. Their focus lay in creating the right balance between the pragmatic – light that aids the passenger journey to and from road to air – and the spectacular - revealing the form and enhancing the image of the iconic design. Following a remarkably rapid three year construction phase, the stunning new terminal opened in November 2013. Appearing to hover in its lagoon setting, the building
features a unique undulating double skin roof wrapped around the 1.5km long building, punctuated by thousands of hexagonal shaped skylights. These skylights allow for natural daylight to filter through into the entire terminal, creating a myriad of patterns of light and shadow that animate the interior surfaces. The honeycomb motif used in the roof is repeated internally on surfaces, with the lighting effect enhanced by a largely white and reflective stainless steel palette. The lighting design of the interior is as carefully considered as the exterior is innovative, reflecting a deep understanding of the journey that travelers make coming to and from the airport. The balance of movement and pause, speedy processing times, minimal walking distances and clear orientation are all essential elements to a successful and enjoyable passenger experience. With the airport constantly in operation, the
design of the lighting required consideration of all these elements over a complete 24-hour cycle, balancing the natural and artificial lighting conditions to best effect. Throughout the project, Speirs + Major maintained close coordination with the design architect and local delivery teams to develop the details. It is this level of attention that has resulted in lighting that is so fully integrated into the architecture it appears to be effortless. Most importantly, there is no triumph of style over substance here – for while it certainly ticks the box marked spectacular, the lighting also fully fulfils its functional brief to support the passenger experience. Keith Bradshaw, Principal, explains: “The remote delivery of a 500,000sqm high quality project will always present a challenge – for which skill, determination and strong design principles and process are pre-requisites. In approaching the project, we made
PROJECT / TERMINAL 3, SHENZHEN BAO’AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, CHINA
The terminal features a unique undulating double skin roof punctuated by thousands of hexagonal shaped skylights. These skylights allow for natural daylight to filter through into the entire terminal, creating a myriad of patterns of light and shadow that animate the interior surfaces.
the conscious decision to rationalise our ideas into five key principles that would guide the development of the design and simplify its execution. Details were deliberately kept pragmatic to allow for local market re-specification without impacting on the design.” PAPER LANTERN EFFECT As well as housing the lighting fixtures for the concourse the void between the two skins of the roof has been made a feature in its own right. The void is internally lit creating a ‘paper lantern effect’ that both lifts and frames the space at night.
JAPANESE 2008年10月、 スタジオ・フクサスは、 年に4500万 人の利用者が行き交う新しい24時間空港を創 造する任務を担いました。 空港プロジェクトの照 明ではお墨付きのスペリス・アンド・メジャーが 公共エリアの照明設計を行いました。 彼らは、 照 明は利用者が道路から空中へ旅立つ際の助け となるものであるという実用的な観点と、形状を はっきりとさせ象徴的な設計イメージを向上さ せるという景観的観点の間で絶妙のバランスを 取るということに集中しました。 ３年という非常に 短い建設期間の後、 目を見張るような新しいタ ーミナルが2013年11月にオープンしました。 ラグ ーンに停泊するかのように、 波状のダブルスキン 構造の屋根が1.5kmの建物を覆うというユニー クな形状となっており、何千もの六角形の天窓
VARIABLE LIGHTING TO CONCOURSE The beauty of the variable light levels created on the concourse by the natural light from the skylights has been deliberately echoed in the design of the artificial lighting, smoothing the day to night transition. Break up light is created from fixtures concealed in the roof void in line with the undulations in the form. Extra care was taken that the lighting would not create any unwanted distracting effects. As Bradshaw elaborates, “It was really important to us to understand how passengers would perceive the light, and to that end we made several studies to assess the effects of light
が機能しています。 これらの天窓により自然光が ターミナル全体に差し込み、光と影の無数の模 様を作り出し、 内装の表面に命を吹き込んでい ます。 屋根に使用されたハニカムモチーフが表面 内部に繰り返され、広大な白の部分と反射する ステンレススチールパレットにより照明効果がよ り高まっています。
CHINESE 2008 年 10 月，Studio Fuksas 事务所接受了 一个具有挑战性的任务 — 建设一个全新的 24 小时服务的旅游中心，该中心预计每年可接 待 4500 万旅客。凭借航空建筑照明系统样式 的增多，Speirs + Major 事务所着手设计适用 于公共区域的照明系统，其重点在于达到实 用性和美观性的平衡，就是既保证乘客在候 机及乘机过程中有足够的照明，又达到设计 形式和形象上的美观。
distraction and uniformity. The lighting is deliberately tailed off at the windows and glass walls to preserve views out.” FLOATING LAGOON The iconic nature of the building demanded lighting that would contribute to a strong identity after dark. Building on the ‘Manta Ray’ analogy that Studio Fuksas employed in their concept design, Speirs + Major proposed a saturated wash of pale cyan light at apron level and under the building to create the sensation that the building was floating on a lagoon. The cyan wash is also used on the air bridges, to form a homoge-
经过 3 年的快速建设，这一令人惊叹的新航 站楼于 2013 年 11 月投入使用。该建筑看起 来像盘旋在其所在的环礁湖区域内，具有独 特的双层起伏状屋顶环绕着该 1.5 千米长的建 筑，其间还有数千个六边形天窗加以点缀。 这些天窗能够让自然光线渗入到整个航站楼 内部，带来千奇百怪的光影变化，让整个内 部表面熠熠生辉。内面表面重复采用了屋顶 中的蜂巢式样的设计，而白色的反光性不锈 钢面板也提升了整体的采光效果。
FRANÇAIS En octobre 2008, le Studio Fuksas fut chargé de créer une nouvelle plaque tournante du voyage ouverte 24 heures par jour et qui servirait les quelque 45 millions de passagers attendus chaque année. On demanda à Speirs & Major, riche d’un pedigree toujours croissant en projets d’éclairage en milieu aérien de concevoir l’éclairage des
espaces publics. L’entreprise concentra ses efforts sur le juste équilibre entre le pragmatisme ; un éclairage qui facilite le voyage des passagers vers et depuis la route, et vers l’air, et le spectaculaire ; révélant la forme et améliorant l’image de la conception iconique. Après une phase de construction remarquablement rapide de 3 ans, la superbe nouvelle terminale ouvra ses portes en novembre 2013. Le bâtiment, semblant flotter dans la lagune, présente un toit à double peau ondulante unique qui contourne les 1,5 km du bâtiment, ponctué de milliers de puits de lumière hexagonaux. Ces puits de lumière permettent à la lumière du jour d’illuminer tout le terminal, créant ainsi une multitude de motifs de lumière et d’ombre qui animent les surfaces intérieures. Le motif en nid d’abeille utilisé pour le toit est répété sur les surfaces intérieures ; l’effet lumineux étant donc accru par une palette de blancs et une surface en acier inoxydable réfléchissante.
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PROJECT / TERMINAL 3, SHENZHEN BAO’AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, CHINA
PROJECT DETAILS Terminal 3, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, China Client: Shenzhen Airport (Group) Architect: Studio Fuksas Architect of Record: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design Lighting Design: Speirs + Major
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neous visual a link between the plane and the terminal. HIGHLIGHT TO ‘PAUSE’ AND ‘ORIENTATION’ FEATURES In order to aid wayfinding and improve legibility of the space, key orientation features, and places where people make stops on their journeys such as the gates, furniture, and gate signage are highlighted with intensities of light. These clear and well-defined zones allow passengers to understand quickly how such a large space works and how it relates to their individual journey plans. Softer lighting treatments are used at waiting zones, and a luxury experience in the WCs adds comfort to the passenger experience and creates calm spaces to rest on the journey through the airport. The amount of light on the perimeter faces of
DEUTSCH Im Oktober 2008 wurde Studio Fuksas beauftragt, einen neuen 24-Stunden-Travel-Hub zu schaffen, der für die geplanten 45 Millionen Passagiere pro Jahr geeignet ist. Speirs + Major wurde aufgrund ihres stetig wachsenden exzellenten Rufs im Bereich Beleuchtung von Luftverkehrsprojekten gebeten, die Beleuchtung für die öffentlichen Bereiche zu entwerfen. Ihr Schwerpunkt liegt auf Ausgewogenheit zwischen dem pragmatischen Licht, das die Personenbeförderung zwischen Straße und Luft unterstützt, und dem spektakulären, das die Form aufdeckt und das Image des ikonischen Designs betont. Nach einer bemerkenswert schnellen Bauphase von nur 3 Jahren wurde der erstaunliche neue Terminal im November 2013 eröffnet. Es scheint, als ob das Gebäude in seiner Lagunen-Umgebung schwebt. Es weist ein einzigartiges Dach mit doppelter wellenförmiger Schicht auf, das um das 1,5 km lange Gebäude gehüllt ist, unterbrochen durch Tausende von sechseckig geformten Oberlichtern. Diese Oberlichter
the concourse was studied to improve views out to the apron level beyond, thereby increasing the visual connection between the airport interior and exterior zones. LIGHTING CONTROLS The lighting ‘looks’ associated with an allday lighting experience are very important. At the earliest stages of the lighting design process the impression created by natural and artificial lighting was carefully considered, balancing the image and energy use at all times of the day. The latitude of Shenzhen means that the natural light circle is quite consistent throughout the year, but the quality of the light changes with the humidity of the seasons. In this case daylight sensors override timed programs to select the most suitable lighting ‘look’. There is no doubting the extraordinary na-
ermöglichen die Filterung des natürlichen Tageslichts im gesamten Terminal und kreieren eine Unzahl an Licht- und Schattenmustern, die die Innenflächen animieren. Das im Dach verwendete Bienenwabenmotiv wird intern auf den Flächen wiederholt, der Lichteffekt wird durch eine vorwiegend weiße und verspiegelte Edelstahlpalette unterstrichen.
ITALIANO Nell’ottobre 2008, Studio Fuksas ha accettato la sfida di creare un nuovo centro di viaggi, aperto 24 ore su 24, che avrebbe gestito i 45 milioni di passeggeri previsti all’anno. Per progettare il sistema luci delle aree pubbliche ci si è rivolti a Speirs + Major, che si sono sempre più occupati di illuminazione per progetti nel settore dell’aviazione. Il loro obiettivo consisteva nel creare il giusto equilibrio tra l’aspetto pragmatico della luce, che aiutasse il percorso dei passeggeri da e per la strada che porta all’aereo e quello più “ spettacolare “ che rivelasse la forma e migliorasse l’ immagine del design iconico.
ture of the building’s shape and form. The bold confident architecture symbolises the ambitions of Shenzhen better than any other civic building in the city. The lit image and function of the building is equally extraordinary, bold and confident. Concealed architectural light balanced with human scale light interventions create a visually exceptional but extremely functional lit environment. The lit image does not dominate function, but neither is the opposite the case - as can be found in many world-class airports. The careful use of energy, the selective use of architectural lighting and the determination to deliver elegant yet simple lighting details creates a very successful lit project worthy of the building and ambition of the City of Shenzhen. www.speirsandmajor.com
A seguito di una notevole rapida fase di costruzione durata 3 anni, il nuovo splendido terminal è stato inaugurato nel novembre 2013. Anche se sembra librarsi nel suo ambiente lagunare, l’edificio dispone di un tetto, unico nel suo genere, ondulato a doppia pelle avvolto intorno al lungo edificio di 1,5 chilometri e costellato da migliaia di lucernari dalle forme esagonali. Questi lucernari consentono di filtrare la luce del giorno in tutto il terminal, creando una miriade di modelli di luci ed ombre che animano le superfici interne. Il motivo a nido d’ape utilizzato per il tetto è ripetuto sulle superfici interne con l’ effetto di illuminazione che viene esaltato da una palette in acciaio inox in gran parte bianca e riflettente.
ESPAÑOL En Octubre de 2008, se le encomendó a Studio Fuksas el desafío de crear un aeropuerto central con actividad las 24 horas que pudiera manejar un proyectado de 45 millones de pasajeros al año. A Speirs + Major, respaldados por un pedigrí en constante crecimiento en iluminación para proyectos
de aviación, se les solicitó que diseñaran la iluminación para las áreas públicas. Su foco recayó en crear el correcto equilibrio entre lo pragmático - la iluminación que asiste al viaje del pasajero hacia y desde su camino al aire - y lo espectacular revelando la forma y resaltando la imagen del diseño icónico. Luego de una notablemente rápida fase de construcción de 3 años, la imponente terminal nueva se inauguró en Noviembre de 2013. Al parecer estar sobrevolando la laguna, el edificio presenta un techo ondulante único de doble revestimiento envuelto alrededor del edificio de 1,5 Km de largo, enfatizado por miles de tragaluces hexagonales. Estos tragaluces permiten que la luz natural se filtre a través de toda la terminal, creando una infinidad de patrones de luces y sombras que animan las superficies del interior. El motivo apanalado utilizado en el techo se repite en el interior sobre las superficies, con el efecto de iluminación resaltado por una gama, en gran parte de blanco y de reflectante acero inoxidable.
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PROJECT / HEATHROW AIRPORT, TERMINAL 2, LONDON, UK
Photographs: James Newton
Departures and arrivals: the scale of the terminal is evident here with the huge super-roof painted with a dynamic RGB lighting system at night. During the day, natural light floods through the glazed façade.
In a mondo*arc exclusive, we take a look at studioFRACTAL’s dynamic lighting scheme in Heathrow’s new Queens Terminal.
Opened on June 4th, Heathrow’s new £2.5 billion Terminal 2 / the Queens Terminal, is home to 22 Star Alliance airlines and will accommodate 20 million passengers a year. Six years in the making, the new state-ofthe art terminal will offer an exemplary quality of environment for passengers, airlines and retailers and means Heathrow, along with the award winning Terminal 5, will now boast two world class terminals. The new Terminal 2 is characterised by a bold, undulating roof that emphasises the main parts of the passenger journey; Check-in; Security and Lounge / Boarding. The north facing orientation and continuous rooflights ensure a consistent level of high quality natural light throughout all interiors – and the clerestory roof design provides surprisingly generous sky views throughout. Following a masterplan and outline concepts by Foster & Partners, Luis Vidal + Architects (LVA) was appointed by Heathrow as the Concept and Lead architects, collaborating with Pascall & Watson as fitout Architects and Aedas for the multi-story
PROJECT / HEATHROW AIRPORT, TERMINAL 2, LONDON, UK
carpark and central court which houses Europe’s largest permanent sculpture by artist Richard Wilson. With light being a key ingredient in the overall terminal design, the architects planned an integrated roof lighting system to complement and enhance the generous natural light. studioFRACTAL was appointed as the lighting experts tasked with delivering consistently high quality lighting environments throughout all public areas of the terminal. This appointment followed studioFRACTAL’s success at transforming Heathrow’s Terminal 4 as well as a long history of other transport lighting projects. With construction work already starting on site, studioFRACTAL needed to work on both a strategic level and detailed design at the same time. A detailed Lighting Strategy was created, linking the original Architectural concepts with various different work packages and design teams. Functional and aesthetic lighting was co-ordinated with materials and finishes palettes; signage and wayfinding; retail zones and Terminal operations. A cross linked schedule of lighting
equipment and associated lighting related details was created to simplify procurement and construction – and to ensure continuity of lighting through all areas. studioFRACTAL worked closely with LVA to test and verify the natural and artificial lighting concepts; revisiting the initial design proposals and developing a Lighting Strategy that complemented Heathrow’s original brief. Developing further the ground breaking coloured lighting strategy completed on Heathrow Terminal 4, studioFRACTAL developed a lighting strategy that linked the roof lighting to external sky conditions. Controlled via automatic timeclocks and photocells, the RGB LED roof lighting will subtly change colour during terminal opening hours to provide a subtle but reassuring link to the outside world. Operational only when external daylight conditions at dawn and dusk fall low enough, the terminal roof is transformed into rolling waves of soft colour, creating a unique backdrop for the entire departures level. Designed to provide a back illuminated effect within the roof voids, the roof lighting
Created by internationally renowned British artist Richard Wilson, Slipstream is an ambitious artwork inspired by the world of aviation and combines precision engineering and specialised UK craftsmanship. The result is a flowing, twisting aluminium form; an imagined flight path of a Zivko Edge 540 stunt plane. Working with Richard Wilson, studioFRACTAL designed small amounts of light to be concentrated on the more ‘active’ areas of the sculpture, enhancing the sinuous motion and materiality of the piece. By day, the undulating rooflights above bathe the sculpture in strong daylight, conveying speed, strength and solidity. As night falls, the subtly changing roof colours create a truly atmospheric setting, complementing the sinuous rolling forms and lending the sculpture a softer, more graceful appearance.
PROJECT / HEATHROW AIRPORT, TERMINAL 2, LONDON, UK
A bespoke control programme, created by studioFRACTAL to operate the natural and artificial roof lighting, produces a stimulating airport terminal experience, transforming the roof into rolling waves of soft colour, creating a unique backdrop for the entire departures level.
reduces contrast from daylight and also provides a night-time roof lighting effect that emphasised the undulating roof profile. The combined effects from natural and artificial lighting creates a uniquely memorable airport terminal experience. The lighting equipment and associated bracket and diffuser assembly had to be positioned within the roof void directly under the rooflights – but also had to be concealed such that only the overall lighting effect was visible. All elements needed to provide sufficient adjustability to accommodate the undulating curvature of the roof – but also provided access for maintenance and
removal if required. Given the undulating roof geometry, the roof lighting also had to be aimed to suit each roof bay. studioFRACTAL created a series of bespoke, adjustable mounting brackets and diffuser assemblies that would carry the RGB lighting systems within the roof voids – but also allow the fittings to be pulled up out of the roof void for maintenance. A number of design options were tested in the full size roof bay constructed off site – and the final design required precision manufacture, assembly and installation of some 1,856 bespoke sliding brackets and associated ‘shelf’ diffusers. studioFRACTAL created a bespoke
control programme to operate the roof lighting – and by significantly under-running the LED lighting components a life span in excess of 30 years is expected. With Pascall & Watson, studioFRACTAL reviewed the initial lighting proposals across the entire terminal interior. A lighting strategy was created that complemented the roof feature, delivering consistency in appearance to all the internal building elements and ensuring the most efficient installation was co-ordinated with a wide variety of architectural, structural and associated building services. All designs were tested and measured against Heathrow’s
PROJECT / HEATHROW AIRPORT, TERMINAL 2, LONDON, UK
EMERGENCY LANDING ‘Emergence’, designed and produced by Cinimod Studio, is taking central stage at Caviar House in T2. The ‘Emergence’ lighting sculpture is heralding in its arrival in the heart of the new Heathrow Terminal 2’s International Departures Lounge. Dominic Harris and his London-based design team, Cinimod Studio, undertook the ambitious brief to create a truly unique and innovative eye-catching landmark. With playful relevance to Caviar House, the sculpture captures the re-imagined movement of a school of fish moving underwater. It is a sculptural expression of the fascinating light patterns and shimmers that emerge across the collective bodies of fish as they move in harmony within water whilst reflecting the natural sun light. This is physically manifested as a kinetic moment frozen in space and time, and re-animated through cutting-edge interactive digital lighting. The audacious structure is comprised of LED arcs spiralling thirteen metres up to the ceiling and utilises a transfer of technologies from other industries, borrowing heavily from the engineered carbon fibre composites as found in the newest airplanes. In an expression of sensational form underpinned by exquisite engineering, the sculpture is unique for its form and is a triumph of British design, engineering and production.
PROJECT DETAILS Concept, Design & Production: Cinimod Studio Client: Caviar House & Prunier Structural Engineering: Tall Engineers Electrical Engineering: White Wing Logic Carbon Fibre Production: Polar Manufacturing Main Contractor: Powells Group Caviar House Architect: Design Square
sustainability requirements to maximise energy reduction and long term reliability. The relationship between lighting and the materials palette was carefully mapped throughout the terminal – and construction quality lighting details were produced for the entire lighting installation to ensure consistency in installation and lighting effects. Throughout the terminal interiors, specially selected lighting was utilised to support intuitive passenger wayfinding as can be seen in the stunning Baggage Reclaim Hall. studioFRACTAL also worked with The Design Solution to create a passenger focused
central feature within the Departures Lounge (scheduled for installation later this year), incorporating a unique art piece by Benedict Radcliffe. With Aedas, studioFRACTAL developed the lighting for the multi story car parks and central covered court – home to the spectacular Slipstream sculpture by renowned artist Richard Wilson. Although delivered through a separate design and construction contract, studioFRACTAL was able to design and co-ordinate the carpark and central court lighting as part of the overall Terminal 2 lighting strategy allowing arriving and departing passengers and staff to experi-
ence a consistent terminal environment. The covered court is a major terminal feature, greeting departing and arriving passengers with a jaw dropping space – within which, and hanging impossibly within the space, is Europe’s largest permanent sculpture. Longer than an A380 plane and constructed from riveted aluminium on a wooden frame, Slipstream, as described by the artist, is “a metaphor for travel. It’s about velocity, acceleration and deceleration, which follow it at every undulation of its form.” Working with Richard Wilson, studioFRACTAL designed small amounts of light to be
PROJECT / HEATHROW AIRPORT, TERMINAL 2, LONDON, UK
Specially selected lighting was utilised to support intuitive passenger wayfinding such as in the Baggage Reclaim Hall.
concentrated on the more ‘active’ areas of the sculpture, enhancing the sinuous motion and materiality of the piece. By day, the undulating rooflights above bathe the sculpture in strong daylight, conveying speed, strength and solidity. As night falls, the subtly changing roof colours create a truly atmospheric setting, complementing the sinuous rolling forms and lending the sculpture a softer, more graceful appearance. The covered court area presented a major
新しい第２ターミナルの特徴は、 チェックイン、 セ キュリティチェック、 ラウンジ、搭乗口などの利用 者の旅のハイライトを際立たせるかのような、大 胆な波状の屋根です。 北向きの構造と天窓が連続的に並んでいるた め、一定量の上質な自然光がビル内に降り注ぎ ます。 そして高窓天井の設計は、空の光景をおし みなく見せてくれます。 ヒースロー空港は次の基本計画と概要をフォス ター・アンド・パートナーズ、 ルイス・ビダル+アー キテクツ （LVA） に依頼しており、 造作建築家のパ スカル・アンド・ワトソンと立体駐車場およびアー ティスト、 リチャード・ウィルソンによるヨーロッパ 最大の彫刻を収容するセントラルコートの設計 担当アエダスとの共同作業になります。 ターミナ ルの設計全体の要となる照明を軸に、建築家た ちは自然光を補い活かす屋根一体型照明システ ムを計画しました。 スタジオ・フラクタル・ライティ ング・デザイナーが照明専門家として任命され、
lighting challenge for studioFRACTAL. Given the importance of the sculptural centrepiece, looking up into overhead lighting would have been a distraction. Instead, the lighting design team devised an LED lighting system built into the balustrade supports, incorporating varying optics to satisfy a variety of lighting requirements under normal and emergency lighting conditions. Working with electrical contractors Crown House, studioFRACTAL created a detailed lighting equipment schedule for all terminal
ターミナルの公共部分すべてを照らしだす上質 な照明が常に届けられるよう取り組みました。 ス タジオ・フラクタルの起用は、 ヒースロー空港の 第４ターミナルでの成功と他の輸送施設での照 明プロジェクトの長きにわたる数々の実績による ものです。
CHINESE 全新 2 号航站楼的特色是大胆采用了起伏式 屋顶，乘客可以一路体验到这种改变，从办 理登机到安检及候机/正式登机。北立面向和 连续采光屋顶的设计确保了室内一直会有足 够的自然光线进入，此外，天窗屋顶的设计 也让人全程可以欣赏到美丽的天空景色。 以福斯特建筑事务所 (Foster & Partners) 的规 划蓝图和轮廓理念为依据，希恩罗机场聘请 Luis Vidal + Architects (LVA) 为理念规划和首 席建筑公司，并与 Pascall & Watson 设计公司 合作，Pascall& Watson 为 Architects 提供支 持，而 Aedas 则负责多层停车场和中央广场 的设计，中央广场矗立着由艺术家理查德·
areas. A wide range of lighting samples were viewed and tested to meet a strict quality and efficacy agenda from suppliers including Glamox; Architainment (EcoSense, LED Linear, Philips Color Kinetics); Sill Lighting; Kemps Lighting; iGuzzini; Mike Stoane Lighting; Selux and WE-EF. studioFRACTAL worked closely with all manufacturers to reduce the range of products used, improve optical performance and efficacies and develop long-term maintenance support. With sustainability as a guiding principle
威尔森设计的欧洲最大的永久性雕塑。 建筑师将光线作为航站楼总体设计的关键性 要素，因此设计了综合性屋顶采光系统来弥 补和改善一般性的自然采光。Studio FRACTAL 的采光设计师被任命为采光专家，负责 确保在航站楼的所有公共区域内一直有高质 量的采光环境。这次聘请 Studio FRACTAL， 是因为其成功改造了希恩罗机场 4 号航站楼 并且在其他的交通运输系统采光项目方面有 悠久的历史。
Le nouveau Terminal 2 se distingue par sa toiture ondulée assez étonnante qui met l’accent sur les principaux aspects d’un voyage ; l’enregistrement, la sécurité et le lounge ou l’espace d’embarquement. La toiture à lucarne orientée nord est éclairée en permanence et assure l’entrée d’une lumière naturelle uniforme de haute qualité dans l’édifice ; la conception du toit à clairevoie fournit elle, une vue étonnamment dégagée du ciel. Suivant un schéma et une ligne conceptuelle établie
par Foster & Partners, Luis Vidal + Architectes (LVA) a été nommé architecte principal par l’aéroport de Heathrow. L’entreprise collabore avec le cabinet Pascall & Watson nommé architecte d’aménagement et Aedas chargé du parking à plusieurs niveaux et de la cour centrale abritant la plus grande sculpture permanente d’Europe créée par l’artiste Richard Wilson. L’éclairage étant un élément clé de la conception d’ensemble du terminal, les architectes ont prévu un système de toit à éclairage intégré afin de compléter et d’améliorer une lumière naturelle déjà très généreuse. Les éclairagistes de StudioFRACTAL ont été nommés experts en éclairage chargés de fournir des environnements à éclairage ambiant de haute qualité dans toutes les parties communes de l’aérogare. Cette nomination récompense StudioFRACTAL de sa capacité à transformer le Terminal 4 de l’aéroport de Heathrow, mais aussi de son historique professionnel où d’autres projets d’éclairage d’établissement de transport ont été très bien réussis.
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PROJECT / HEATHROW AIRPORT, TERMINAL 2, LONDON, UK
The relationship between lighting and the materials palette was carefully mapped throughout the terminal – and construction quality lighting details were produced for the entire lighting installation to ensure consistency in installation and lighting effects.
PROJECT DETAILS Terminal 2, Heathrow Airport, London, UK Client: Heathrow Airport Client Advisor: Speirs + Major Lighting Design: StudioFRACTAL Terminal 2A / Queens Terminal Masterplan Architect: Foster & Partners Concept & Lead Architect: Luis Vidal & Architects Fitout Architect: Pascall & Watson MEP Engineer (inc daylight planning & back of house lighting): Hoare Lea MSCP Carpark & Covered Court Lead Architect: AEDAS MEP Engineer: Buro Happold ‘Slipstream’ Artist: Richard Wilson
of its design and construction, The Queens Terminal will be one of the world’s most efficient air travel facilities. It will produce 40% less carbon dioxide emissions; achieved through extensive natural lighting, LED technology, and energy generation technology including photovoltaic cells and a new biomass fuel Energy Centre. Hosting a wide range of advanced, innovative technologies and an intelligent, architecturally integrated lighting solution that puts passenger comfort at its core, the Queens Terminal is a fitting monument to architectural light. Barry Weekes, Heathrow’s Head of Design
DEUTSCH Der neue Terminal 2 zeichnet sich durch ein kühnes, wellenförmiges Dach aus, das die Hauptbereiche der Personenbeförderung, Check-in, Security und Lounge / Boarding betont. Die Ausrichtung gen Norden und die durchgängigen Dachlichtbänder gewährleisten ein zufriedenstellendes Niveau an qualitativ hochwertigem, natürlichem Licht im gesamten Innenbereich – und das Design des Obergaden-Dachs verschafft überall einen großzügigen Ausblick auf den Himmel. Gemäß dem Masterplan und den Konzeptvorschlägen von Foster & Partners wurden Luis Vidal + Architects (LVA) durch Heathrow als leitende und Konzeptarchitekten in Zusammenarbeit mit Pascall & Watson als Ausstattungs-Architekten und Aedas für das mehrgeschossige Parkhaus und den zentralen Innenhof mit der größten permanenten Skulptur Europas des Künstlers Richard Wilson ernannt. Licht spielte eine entscheidende Rolle bei dem Gesamtkonzept des Terminals, deshalb haben die Architekten ein integriertes Dachbeleuchtsungssystem als Ergänzung
Development, said, “The Queens Terminal - has been designed with the passenger at its heart and the design of the lighting has been an integral part in the delivery of a truly world class passenger experience. Heathrow is passionate around the contribution specialist lighting design can make to our terminals and studioFRACTAL has once again developed for us an innovative and sustainable lighting solution that has helped Terminal 2 deliver amazing spaces for our passengers, airlines, retailers and staff to enjoy.” www.studioFRACTAL.co.uk
und Unterstützung des großzügigen natürlichen Lichts eingeplant. StudioFRACTAL Lighting Designers wurden als Beleuchtungsexperten ernannt und beauftragt, beständig qualitativ hochwertige Beleuchtungsumgebungen in allen öffentlichen Bereichen des Terminals zu schaffen. Dieser Ernennung folgte der Erfolg von StudioFRACTAL bei der Verwandlung des Heathrows Terminal 4 sowie eine lange Geschichte anderer Transport-Beleuchtungsprojekte.
Il nuovo Terminal 2 è caratterizzato da un audace tetto ondulato che enfatizza le parti principali del percorso del passeggero: il check-in, la sicurezza e la sala d’attesa / imbarco. L’ esposizione a nord ed i lucernari continui garantiscono un livello costante di luce naturale di alta qualità in tutti gli interni e il tetto con lucernari offre sorprendenti e ampie vedute del cielo dappertutto. A seguito di un masterplan e di una bozza fatta da Foster & Partners, Luis Vidal + Architects ( LVA ) sono stati nominati da Heathrow come capiprogetto, collaborando con Pascall & Watson come arredatori e con Aedas per il parcheggio a più piani e la corte centrale che ospita
Main Terminal Sill 021 metal halide high level projectors to main departures LED Linear VARIOLED & Phobos low level LED skirt lighting details to feature elements (supplied by Architainment) Philips Color Kinetics ColorGraze lighting to fabric soffit and other coloured accents (supplied by Architainment) iGuzzini iN30 low level lighting to internal stairs and task lighting Glamox C50 range compact fluorescent and metal halide downlights for general ambient Mike Stoane Lighting FXD/CP downlights and custom desk mounted task light Kemps K-Light Master 55 and K-Light Profile LED wallwash MSCP & Central Court iGuzzini T2 Projector LED column mounted projectors to passenger drop off area WE-EF Rail 66 with metal halide projectors for artwork Selux M125 linear wall wash lighting Glamox surface mounted compact fluorescent and metal halide downlights for general ambient Ecosense Linear HP EXT Wallwash low level LED lighting to base of granite seating (supplied by Architainment) Kemps K-Light Wayfinder LED balustrade lighting to external central court
la più grande scultura permanente in Europa dall’artista Richard Wilson. Essendo la luce un ingrediente chiave nella progettazione generale del terminal, gli architetti hanno previsto un sistema di illuminazione del tetto integrato per complementare ed esaltare la generosa luce del giorno. I designer luci della StudioFRACTAL stati nominati esperti di illuminazione con il compito di fornire costantemente ambienti di illuminazione di alta qualità in tutte le aree pubbliche del terminal. Grazie a questa nomina il successo di StudioFRACTAL è continuato con la trasformazione del terminal 4 di Heathrow, nonché con una lunga serie di altri progetti di illuminazione nel settore dei trasporti.
La nueva Terminal 2 se caracteriza por tener un llamativo techo ondulante que enfatiza las principales partes del viaje del pasajero; Check-in; Seguridad y Sala de Viajeros / Embarque. La orientación norte y los continuos tragaluces aseguran un consistente nivel de luz natural de alta calidad a lo largo de todos los interiores - y el diseño del claristorio proporciona sorprendentemente, generosas
vistas del cielo de punta a punta. Luego de un plan maestro y los conceptos descriptivos por parte de Foster & Partners, Heathrow designó a Luis Vidal + Architects (LVA) como los Arquitectos del Concepto y a Cargo, en colaboración con Pascall & Watson como Arquitectos para el equipamiento y con Aedas para el estacionamiento de varias plantas y el jardín que alberga la escultura permanente más grande de Europa del artista Richard Wilson. Siendo que la luz era un ingrediente clave en el diseño general de la terminal, los arquitectos planificaron un sistema de luces de techo integrado para complementar y destacar la generosa luz natural. StudioFRACTAL Lighting Designers fueron seleccionados como expertos en iluminación encargados de generar entornos de iluminación consistentemente de alta calidad a lo largo de todas las áreas públicas de la terminal. A dicha designación le siguió el éxito de StudioFRACTAL al transformar la Terminal 4 de Heathrow así como a una larga historia de otros proyectos de iluminación para Transporte.
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PROJECT / CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, MUMBAI, INDIA
PERFECTING THE MUMBAI FLYING CLUB Images courtesty of SOM, Robert Polidori and Mumbai International Airport
Mumbai has a long history of infatuation with aviation from the derring-do of the Bombay Flying Club in the early years of the twentieth century to the recent construction of the stunning Terminal 2 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. With architectural flourishes from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and a relaxed lighting scheme by Brandston Partnership Inc (BPi), the terminal presents a sophisticated vision of a rapidly changing nation, without losing touch with Indiaâ€™s rich cultural heritage.
PROJECT / CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, MUMBAI, INDIA
The departure hall offers a stunning goodbye to a stunning city. Check-in and gate agent task lighting was provided by Selux, while the terminal is floodlit at night using fixtures from Bega. In the day the terminal is reliant on daylighting with skylights and a glass wall playing a major role in the daytime scheme.
Mumbai is a city that sits at the centre of India’s aviation history. In the days of the British Raj the area, then named Bombay, boasted only one commercial airfield, Juhu Aerodrome, the home of the Bombay Flying Club, its intrepid members zipping about in de Havilland Leopard Moths. The Flying Club was responsible for launching the first flight to London that you could catch, in a rickety biplane, getting you back to Northolt Aerodrome in Uxbridge in time to catch Mr Flotsam and Mr Jetsam at the London Palladium. Times have very much-changed in Mumbai, India’s financial centre, and Indian aviation now helps to project the nation’s economic might around the globe. The latest step was the opening of the impressive new Terminal 2 at the city’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Chhatrapati Shivaji International is the second busiest airport in India and the 48th busiest in the world, the new terminal adding a further 4.4 million square feet of space to the airport site. The completion of the new structure means that the airport
is now capable of dealing with 40 million passengers a year, operating 24 hours a day, making it the true gateway to twenty-first century India. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and with a lighting scheme provided by Brandston Partnership Inc (BPi), the new terminal was conceived to be a ‘monument to the beautiful spirit of Mumbai and its people,’ and the architecture acts to mirror the grandeur of the traditional Indian style, while articulating a convincing vision of India’s future as a bourgeoning economic powerhouse. The architectural appearance of the building is based upon the traditional Indian style and the impressive columns and vaulted ceilings are reminiscent of the Persian influenced buildings created in India during the Middle Ages. The terminal aims to offer a modern interpretation of the past with its articulated headhouse columns and intricate window screens that filter dappled natural light into the concourses. Comprised of four stories, the building avoids the compartmentalizing of the
terminal’s many functions, creating an open space, the symmetrical concourses radiating outwards, from a central processing core, making it easier for passengers to transfer between the domestic and international sections of the terminal, while reducing walking times. “We designed an airport that is intimately connected to its surroundings,” explains Roger Duffy, FAIA, Design Partner at SOM. “By subtly incorporating regional patterns and textures at all scales, Terminal 2 resonates with a sense of place and serves as a spectacular symbol for India and Mumbai.” Passengers enter the building on the fourth floor after traveling towards the terminal on an elevated and dramatically sweeping road. The concourse in front of the terminal provides ample space for traditional Indian departure ceremonies at the wide kerb-side drop of points and the drop-off area itself is completely covered offering protection from the heat and unpredictable monsoon weather. The first view arriving passengers receive of the departure hall is through a 50-foot-tall
glass cable-stayed wall, the longest in the world and an impressive kiss-off from India to those leaving the country. The glass wall was also installed for sentimental reasons, family, well wishers and those not traveling are not allowed to enter the terminal building in India, so the glass partition allows relatives to wave their loved ones off. The interior of the departure hall is warm and light filled, radiating a sense of sophistication and style, two old principles of air-travel that looked out-dated and dead with the rise of budget airlines at the turn of the twenty-first century, but are now being reclaimed in the form of a spate of cutting edge airport terminals springing up across the world. 30 mushrooming multi-storey columns form the architectural centrepieces of the interior, supporting the long-span roof while bringing to mind the airy pavilions and interior courtyards of palaces and temples found in some of the quainter corners of the Indian countryside. To add something of a mystical effect small disks of colourful glass recessed within the canopy coffers speckle the hall below with light, the constellation of colours bringing to mind a peacock, the national bird of India and the airportâ€™s official symbol. Large skylights have been installed over 28 of the feature columns, ensuring the terminal building is bathed in natural light. 244 smaller skylights have also been fitted to distribute natural light between the columns, together comprising nearly 30,000 square metres of skylight glass, helping the building to achieve daylight autonomy for the majority of the year. The roof itself is one of the largest in the world without an expansion joint and the long span of the steel truss structure allows for the spacing of the thirty 130 foot columns to be far enough apart to create a feeling of openness, while allowing for flexibility in the arrangement of the ticket counters. Floodlights from Bega have been installed to light the terminal at night while recessed downlights from Lucent also help with this task. After check-in passengers proceed to the retail area of the airport, which gives passengers ample opportunity to shop and eat, all while watching the aircraft arrive and take off through expansive floor to ceiling windows, which also act to bathe the terminal in natural light. The commercial area, located at a junction between the terminal core and the surrounding concourses, provides a focus point for activity in close proximity to the departure gates, meaning passengers can
One of the exterior columns that help to lend the airport a distinctive look. Sill provided exterior uplight floodlights for the project.
PROJECT / CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, MUMBAI, INDIA
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shop and eat, without the fear of having a long walk to the aircraft doors. Within the commercial areas a great deal of attention has been placed upon creating fittings that reflect the area’s traditions and rich culture, ensuring that passengers are not enveloped in an identikit space void of any reference to the country they are still within. So custom chandeliers have been designed by BPi and manufactured by Preciosa, inspired in shape by the lotus flower, while traditional mirrored mosaic work has been created and installed by local artists in order to remind passengers of the
JAPANESE チャットラパティー・シヴァージー国際空港 の利用者数は、 インド第２位です。 スキッドモ ア・オーウィングズ・アンド・メリル（SOM）が 設計を手掛けた第２ターミナルには、 ムンバイ と地域の人々の美しいスピリットへのモニュ メントとなるブランドソン・パートナーシップ社 （BPI）の照明設計が取り入れられ、 その建 物は伝統的なインド様式の華麗さを投影して います。出発ホールのインテリアは暖かで風 通しがよく、大きな天窓を28以上の内装が施 された円柱が支え、 ターミナル棟は自然光に 包まれています。光を取り入れるために、 さら に244の小さな天窓が円柱間に設けられてお り、 これらが合わせて約３万平方メートルの 天窓グラスを構成し、一年の大半を自然光の みで建物照明をまかなえるようになっていま
bustling life beyond the sparkling terminal concourse. Regional artwork and artefacts have also been displayed forming part of an ‘art wall’, with skylights being utilized to highlight the craftsmanship of the articles in question. BPi’s use of warm colours and elegant accents from Lucent, We-ef and Selux to light the terminal helps to create a setting that goes out of its way to avoid feeling like a traditional airport and the apprehensive feelings they can, at their worst, encourage. The creative use of natural light in the
す。特別仕様のシャンデリアの形状は、 ハスの 花をイメージしたもので、 そこには光溢れるタ ーミナルコンコース越しの慌ただしい日々を利 用者に思い起こさせるかのような、 地元のアー ティストたちによる伝統的なミラーモザイクワ ークが施されています。
CHINESE 贾特拉帕蒂·希瓦吉国际机场是印度第二 大繁忙的机场。全新的 2 号航站楼由美国 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) 建筑设 计事务所设计，并由 Brandston Partnership Inc. Lighting Design (BPI) 建筑照明设计公 司提供照明方案，是对印度传统的宏伟壮 丽风格的诠释，因此被称为“孟买及其人 民美丽灵魂的丰碑”。该航站楼候机厅内 部温度舒适、通风良好，并在 28 根内部特 色立柱上配置了大型天窗以保证该航站楼
terminal also adds to the relaxed atmosphere. Although the building is four stories tall, interconnecting light slots and multi-story light wells ensure that light penetrates into the lower floors of the building. Of course the light in India is of a completely different quality and nature than anywhere else in the world and when the sunsets and the deep honey golden rays seep into the building the terminal glows like a sculpted chandelier. Energy efficiency was placed at the centre of the project. India, with its massive
能随时沐浴在自然光照下，立柱间还均匀 分布了 244 扇小型天窗，共采用近 3 万平 方米的玻璃，保证了航站楼能够常年自然 地沐浴日光。候车厅顶部装置了具有民俗 特色的枝状大吊灯，其设计灵感来自于荷 花的造型。体现传统文化特征的如镜子般 明亮的马赛克图案由当地艺术家设计，提 醒乘客们在星光熠熠的航站楼候机厅外有 着热闹非凡的生活。
FRANÇAIS L’aéroport international Chhatrapati Shivaji est le deuxième aéroport le plus fréquenté en Inde. Conçu par Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), le nouveau Terminal 2 offre un système d’éclairage de chez Brandston Partnership Inc. (BPI) ; aussi conçu pour devenir un « monument visant à démontrer le bel esprit de Mumbai et de sa population », l’architec-
ture a cherché à refléter la grandeur du style traditionnel indien. L’intérieur du hall de départ est chaleureux et aéré avec de grandes lucarnes installées au-dessus de plus de 28 colonnes intérieures, assurant ainsi un bain de lumière naturelle permanent dans l’aérogare. Quelque 244 puits de lumière ont également été installés afin de distribuer la lumière entre les colonnes, formant ainsi près de 30 000 mètres carrés de lucarnes en verre, garantissant une autonomie en terme de lumière du jour presque toute l’année. Les lustres faits sur mesure ont été inspirés de la fleur de lotus, tandis que le travail traditionnel de mosaïque de miroirs a aussi été imaginé par des artistes locaux afin de rappeler aux passagers la vie trépidante se déroulant derrière l’étincelant hall d’aérogare.
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Skylights provide an added effect to the impressive columns that are a halmark of the project. The feather shaped indented surfaces and gracefully sweeping concrete that mark out the columns were designed to bring to mind a strutting peacock, the national bird of India and the official symbol of the airport.
PROJECT DETAILS Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India Client: GVK Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Lighting Design: BPI - Brandston Partnership Inc
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population, can have a real and significant effect on energy conservation world wide, if the nation starts to consider these issues now, as the country continues its economic spurt. Terminal 2 uses a high performance glazing system with a custom frit pattern to achieve optimal thermal performance and mitigate glare. Perforated metal panels on the terminal’s curtain wall act to filter western and eastern sun angles, creating a comfortable day-lit space for passengers. Responsive daylight controls balance outdoor and indoor light levels ensuring optimal energy savings, while strategically placed skylights throughout the terminal
DEUTSCH Chhatrapati Shivaji International ist der zweitgrößte Flughafen Indiens. Der neue Terminal 2, der von Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) mit einem Beleuchtungskonzept von Brandston Partnership Inc. Lighting Design (BPI) entworfen wurde, wurde so ersinnt, dass er ein ‘Monument des schönen Geistes der Stadt Mumbai und ihrer Menschen’ darstellt und die Architekur agiert als Spiegel der Größe des traditionellen indischen Stils. Der Innenbereich der Abflughalle ist warm und luftig und große Oberlichter wurden über 28 Säulen im Innenraum installiert, um zu gewährleisten, dass das Terminal-Gebäude von natürlichem Licht durchflutet wird. 244 kleinere Oberlichter wurden ebenfalls befestigt, um Licht zwischen den Säulen zu verteilen. Insgesamt umfassen sie rund 30.000 Quadratmeter Oberlichtglas, dank dem
reduce the building’s energy usage by 23%. India’s first female aviator was Rabia Futehally, becoming, five decades ago, the first woman in the country to gain a private pilot’s licence, courtesy of that intrepid organisation, the Bombay Flying Club. She was a true feminist spurred on to learn to fly after seeing her brothers in action, piloting their Piper PA-18s at Juhu. Today there are more female pilots in India than in any other country in the world, a fine testament to a nation that is not only in love with aviation, but is also intent on progress, no matter what the obstacles. Terminal 2 of Chhatrapati International
das Gebäude den größten Teil des Jahres über eine Tageslichtautonomie erzielt. Kundenspezifische Kronleuchter wurden kreiert, ihre Form durch Lotosblüten inspiriert, während traditionelle gespiegelte Mosaikarbeit durch lokale Künstler entwickelt wurde, um die Passagiere an das quirlige Leben hinter der glitzernden Terminalhalle zu erinnern.
ITALIANO Il Chhatrapati Shivaji International è il secondo aeroporto più trafficato dell’ India. Il nuovo Terminal 2, è stato progettato da Skidmore e Owings & Merrill ( SOM ), con un sistema di illuminazione fornita dalla Brandston Partnership Inc. Il design di illuminazione ( BPI ) è stato concepito per essere un “ monumento alla bellazza dello spirito di Mumbai e della sua gente “ e l’architettura agisce per rispecchiare la grandezza dello stile tradizionale indiano. L’interno della sala partenze
Airport offers a similar statement. Not only is it a temple dedicated to flight, it is also a structure where modern materials, innovative design and technology have been used to powerful architectural effect. And yet despite the modern and sustainable nature of the design, the building does not lose touch with the city it serves, acting as much as a showpiece of the history and traditions of India as a technological achievement. www.som.com www.brandston.com
è caldo e arioso, grazie a dei grandi lucernari che sono stati installati e ad oltre 28 colonne che caratterizzano gli interni garantendo all’edificio del terminal di essere immerso nella luce naturale. I 244 lucernari minori sono stati montati per distribuire la luce tra le colonne e tutti insieme comprendono intorno ai 30.000 m² di vetro, aiutando l’edificio ad ottenere l’autonomia di luce per la maggior parte dell’anno. Sono stati inoltre creati dei lampadari personalizzati e la loro forma è ispirata al fiore di loto, mentre il lavoro per il tradizionale mosaico a specchio è stato sviluppato anche da artisti locali, al fine di ricordare ai passeggeri la vita movimentata al di là del frizzante atrio del terminal.
ESPAÑOL Chhatrapati Shivaji International es el segundo aeropuerto más transitado de la India. La nueva Terminal 2, diseñada por Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) con
un proyecto de iluminación provisto por Brandston Partnership Inc. Lighting Design (BPI), fue concebida para ser un monumento al hermoso espíritu de Mumbai y su gente; y la arquitectura actúa para reflejar la grandeza del tradicional estilo Indio. El interior del hall de partidas es cálido y aireado. Se han instalado grandes tragaluces sobre 28 columnas interiores, asegurando que el edificio de la terminal esté bañado en luz natural. Además, se colocaron también 244 tragaluces más pequeños para distribuir la luz entre las columnas, todo ello componiendo aproximadamente 30.000 metros cuadrados de vidrio de tragaluces, ayudando a que el edificio logre autonomía de la luz natural la mayor parte del año. Se fabricaron arañas a medida, cuyas formas fueron inspiradas en la flor de loto, a la vez que el tradicional trabajo de mosaicos espejados también fue desarrollado por artistas locales para recordarles a los pasajeros acerca de la animada vida más allá del radiante vestíbulo de la terminal.
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PROJECT / KUTAISI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, GEORGIA
IN THE GEORGIAN STYLE As part of a bid to reinvigourate the economic fortunes of Kutaisi in Georgia, UNStudio designed the new Kutaisi International Airport, with lighting design by Primo Exposures. After the cessation of heavy industry exports to Russia, the city of Kutaisi in central Georgia experienced a prolonged period of economic difficulty. In response, the government instigated a series of radical regeneration projects, including the relocation of the country’s seat of parliament to the city and the construction of a new international airport. The King David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport was conceived as a way of opening up the region to the growing numbers of tourists who have recently been discovering this young state in the Caucasus. The government also wanted to reduce the cost of flights to the region, thereby not only making the city more accessible for tourists, but also for the large student population attending Kutaisi University. Architectural practice UNStudio was asked to design a new airport that could serve domestic and international flights for use by tourists, students, national politicians and international diplomats. Their remit covered the entire airport development, including a revision of the runway, the master plan for the surrounding landscape, the terminal building, offices, a meteorological station and the air traffic control tower. Regulations for the airport were strict and comprised of a mix of European and Georgian standards, including earthquake zoning 8 requirements. The design for the new airport incorporates both the country’s historic landscape and its architectural traditions. In Georgia, public buildings and private houses employ their entrance lobbies as showcases for their individual identities. In the design for the new
airport, UNStudio embraces this architectural concept in order to manifest Georgia’s young and dynamic democracy, along with its rapid development as a main crossing point in the region. Georgia is located on a crossroads of rich cultures, with a history of travellers passing through the Caucasus or arriving from the Black Sea. The airport is therefore designed to act as a foyer for the city; an open and welcoming architectural gesture. Specific attention was paid to the experience of the traveller. In many airports, the passengers’ pre-flight ‘conveyor belt’ experience pays little regard to the joy of travelling, to the social and experiential component of travel. With Kutaisi International Airport, the architects aimed to replace this sense of mechanisation by reintroducing of a sense of joy, as architect Ben van Berkel explains: “The design for the new airport embraces the traveller by embodying the circumstances of the site. Moments of both leaving and returning are celebrated by the large span, open spaces and high ceilings of the terminal structure - reflecting the ways in which such gestures were employed in the great railways stations of the past.” UNStudio worked with fellow Dutch practice Primo Exposures to create and implement a coherent lighting scheme for the site, one that would enhance this sense of place and add elements of wonder and delight to the journeys of those passing through the airport. Since 2005, Primo Exposures have worked on the lighting design of many major projects in Georgia, including the Presidential Palace, Ministry of Internal Affairs, TV Tower, Bridge of Peace and the
Pic: Nakaniamasakhlisi, Tbilisi
Pic: Nakaniamasakhlisi, Tbilisi
Pic: Nakaniamasakhlisi, Tbilisi
Pic: Nakaniamasakhlisi, Tbilisi
Pic: Nakaniamasakhlisi, Tbilisi
PROJECT / KUTAISI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, GEORGIA
An ‘umbrella’ sits at the centre of the terminal building, creating a central external courtyard. The eight ‘leaves’ of the umbrella are constructed from polygonal cells that reach down from ceiling. 650m of special XAL recessed lighting are embedded in selected corners this cell pattern and continue across the terminal ceiling and out beyond the glazed façade (see diagram, right). Below right The glazed façade creates layers of reflected and transmitted light. Looking out, the angles of the recessed XAL lighting appear to soar like flocks of birds in the mountain skies.
Tbilisi Mall; first-hand experience that proved useful during the construction of Kutaisi Airport. The architecture of the terminal refers to a gateway, in which a clear structural layout creates an all-encompassing and protective volume. There are two key architectural details around which the airport functions are organised: the red-clad, cut-away corner detail on the building’s exterior and the ‘umbrella’ structure that sits at the centre of the terminal and provides a ‘roundabout’ for the smooth flow of passengers as they arrive and depart. The umbrella is formed from a cell structure of polygonal shapes that dip down from the ceiling in ever deepening shades of yellow. A selection of these cells are emphasised by circumflex-shaped strips of recessed lighting, tucked against the occasional corner. These XAL fixtures, provided by Dutch distributor Industrielicht, continue onto the ceiling of the terminal building and out beyond the glazed façade onto the concrete overhang. The glazed exterior walls along both sides of the building help create layers of reflected and direct light when looking both into and out from the building. Thus, in views out towards the Imereti Foothills, these angles of light become flocks of arrows circling in the mountain sky. XAL also provided additional CDM downlights for the terminal, though approximately 80 percent of the lighting was from Philips, part of a total lighting package, supplied with support from Philips’ Moscow, Kiev and Eindhoven offices. Pic: Nakaniamasakhlisi, Tbilisi
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER The 55m high air traffic control tower and its supporting office/operational building is designed to complement the design of the terminal. The tower’s strong appearance makes it a beacon for the airport and surrounding area. The traffic control cabin on the top level forms the focal point of the tower, with a 360 degrees view of the surrounding landscape. A spacious and comfort-
Pic: Nakaniamasakhlisi, Tbilisi
Pic: Nakaniamasakhlisi, Tbilisi
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The tower at night changes in aspect where the side and most elaborated geometry is emitting light in colored variation. Color variation is related to wind speed. All large seam elements are LED lines of white color.
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able interior ensures a workspace for 4-8 operators with optimal concentration. The exterior of the tower is clad with a perforated skin on a concrete core that uses the passing wind to ventilate the building. Approximately 130 metres of colour changing LED lighting from Rena Electronics sit in-between the skin and the core. After dusk these translate fluctuation in wind speed into changing patterns of colour, thus enhancing the tower’s ‘beacon’ effect. Colour changes are triggered by a wind speed meter that feeds data to a Pharos Controls system, programmed by the Pharos team. The Rena LEDline fixtures shift from darker colours during low winds to brighter tones
JAPANESE ロシアへの産業輸出が停滞し、 クタイシ市が 経済において困難な時期がありました。 このためグルジア政府は街の再生のために次 のことを行いました。議会の開催地を変更し、 国際空港を建設し、観光業を振興し、市内に 学生と政治家を増やすことです。 建築会社UNスタジオが空港全体の開発を受 託しました。 これには新しいターミナルビル、 オ フィス、 管制塔が含まれます。 UNスタジオはプ リモ・エクスポージャと共同で建築照明設計 を行いました。 天井と中央「アンブレラ」 ルーフに弓状に湾曲 した形状を描き出すために、 ターミナルの内装 には650メートル以上のくぼみのあるXAL線 状照明が施されており、到着と出発の人々の
as the wind speed picks up. Further Rena fixtures, 440 metres of Led2grid white luminaires, were used to edgelight the tower’s unconventional geometry. Rena and Philips fixtures were also used inside the tower’s offices, with the notable addition of Hoffmeister adjustable, low-glare LED downlights that illuminate the desk areas in the air traffic control room. Up to 40 flights per week operate through the airport and, with direct flights from Western Europe recently added to the schedule, an estimated one million travellers are expected to use the terminal in the 2014-15 period.
流れのロータリーとなっています。 55mの高さの航空交通管制塔の外装は、空 調として機能する穴あきスキンで覆われていま す。 レナ・エレクトロニクス社のLED照明がス キンと中心部の間に設けられています。 風速が 変化するたび、 これらの色が変わります。
CHINESE 库塔伊西在停止向俄国出口重工业后经历 了一段经济困难时期。格鲁吉亚政府因此 决定实行全面性复苏该城的计划，重点是 打算迁移该国议会地点并修建新的国际性 机场来刺激旅游业的发展，并更好地服务 于该城不断增长的学生和政治性人口。 UNStudio 建筑师事务所被委托负责机场的 全面开发，包括修建新的航站楼、办公区
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Above left Diagrams showing the design for the air traffic control tower. As the wind speed increases, a Pharos control system adapts the Rena LED façade lighting so that it displays brighter colours. Top The tower has a porous metal cladding that is used to help ventilate the building. Rena LEDline fixtures were placed between this and the tower’s concrete core. Above 440 metres of Rena white Led2grid luminaires backlight the broken mosaic of shapes that form edgelighting around the tower’s unusual geometry.
和空中交通管制塔台。他们与 Primo Exposures 合作设计建筑采光系统。 航站楼的内部特色是来自 XAL 公司的 650 米长的嵌入式线性灯光设施，在天花板和 中央的“伞式”屋顶处形成回旋形状，为 入境和出境的人流提供了迂回通道。 机场 55 米高的空中交通管制塔台表层设计 为多孔状，便于空气流通。来自 Rena Electronics 的LED 灯光系统位于建筑表层及中 心架构之间，只要风速发生变化，它们的 颜色也会随之改变。
FRANÇAIS Après l’arrêt des exportations de l’industrie lourde vers la Russie, la ville de Koutaïssi a connu une période économique difficile. Le gouvernement géorgien a donc décidé d’entreprendre une vaste régénération urbaine en déménageant le siège du Parlement national et en
construisant un nouvel aéroport international afin d’encourager le tourisme et servir la population croissante d’étudiants et de politiciens de la ville. Le cabinet Architects UNStudio a été choisi pour dessiner le projet d’aéroport, y compris une nouvelle aérogare, des bureaux et une tour de contrôle du trafic aérien. L’entreprise a travaillé avec l’entreprise Primo Exposures qui fournit le système d’éclairage architectural. L’intérieur du terminal offre plus de 650 mètres d’éclairage linéaire encastré XAL, utilisé pour tracer des formes circonflexes au plafond et sur le toit « parapluie » central, qui dessine un rond-point gérant les arrivées et les départs des voyageurs. L’extérieur de la tour de contrôle aérien haute de 55 m est revêtu d’une « peau » perforée facilitant la ventilation d’air. La société Rena Electronics a installé un éclairage DEL entre cette enveloppe et sa structure, qui change de couleur lorsqu’il y a une fluctuation de vitesse du vent.
PROJECT / KUTAISI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, GEORGIA
PROJECT DETAILS Kutaisi ‘King David the Builder’ International Airport, Georgia Client (terminal): United Airports of Georgia LLC Client (control tower): Sakaeronavigatsia Ltd Architect: UNStudio Lighting Design: Primo Exposures
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Air Navigation Offices 22 x Philips Fugato Compact FBS261 downlight; 96 x Philips EFix TCS260 TL5; 3 x Philips EFix TCS680 TL5; 41 x Philips BBG46225 downlight; 6 x Philips Pacific Performer WT360C TL5 2 x Philips Celino TWS680 TL5; 23x Hansa LED desk luminaire 10 x XAL Frame 120, 28W; 1 x Modular SL Mini Naked TL5; 2 x Proliad Recessed spotlight LED; 18 x Prisma SPEEDLINE 154 2 x Prisma SPEEDLINE 139; 4 x Prisma SPEEDLINE 144-24; 14 x Prisma Power supply Terminal Offices: 5 x Hoffmeister DL 200, IP65 downlight; 6 x Philips BBG510 downlight; 49 x Philips Fugato FBS261 downlight; 45 x Philips TaskFlex FS400D task light; 25 x Philips SmartForm TBS417 TL5; 54 x Philips EFix TCS260 TL5; 20 x Prisma SPEEDLINE 139; 22 x Prisma SPEEDLINE 154; 20 x Prisma Power supply ; 16 x Rena LEDline30cm; 1 x Modular SL Mini Naked TL5 system; 4 x Modular 300 Nude PAR30 pendant; 34 x Philips EFix TCS260 TL5 Terminal 650m XAL special light line in ceiling; 2 x Siemens Dali Controller; 2 x Siemens Button Panel Station; 2 x Siemens Multi Sensor
Pic: Nakaniamasakhlisi, Tbilisi
Approximately 80 percent of the fixtures in the terminal building was part of a Philips package. Further Philips luminaires were used in the surrounding landscape, including the CitySpirits on the airport approach road.
The airport is designed to accommodate expansion of up to double its current size and capacity, should this prove necessary in the future. Completed under the lead consultancy of UNStudio, the project was designed and constructed in just two years, with the airport becoming operational in September 2012. Both design and construction saw the involvement of numerous local and international companies, with openness and knowledge sharing proving essential to fulfilling the tight schedule. As Primo Expo-
DEUTSCH Nachdem die Exporte der Schwerindustrie nach Russland eingestellt wurden, erlebte die Stadt Kutaissi eine wirtschaftlich schwierige Phase. Die Regierung Georgiens hat aus diesem Grund ein umfassendes Sanierungsprogramm der Stadt beschlossen, nicht zuletzt durch die Umlagerung des Parlamentssitzes der Stadt und durch den Bau eines neuen internationalen Flughafens für die Förderung des Tourismus und zur Unterstützung der wachsenden Zahl an Studenten und Politikern in der Stadt. Architects UNStudio wurde beauftragt, die komplette Entwicklung des Flughafens zu übernehmen, einschließlich eines neuen Terminal-Gebäudes, Büroräume und des Flughafenkontrollturms. Sie arbeiteten mit Primo Exposures für das architektonische Beleuchtungskonzept zusammen. Die Innenausstattung des Terminals weist mehr als 650 Meter eingebaute lineare XAL-Beleuchtung auf, die Zirkumflex-Formen in der Decke und im zentralen Schirm-
sures’ Marco de Boer notes: “Once again we had a great, and very memorable, Georgian Experience: building an airport in nine months, from scratch, with an international team of designers, workers and suppliers from Holland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Israel, Belgium and, above all, Georgia. Together we were able to meet this project’s extreme deadlines.” www.unstudio.com www.primo.nl
dach bilden sollen, das einen Kreisel für den Fluss der ankommenden und abfliegenden Gäste formt. Der Außenbereich des 55 m hohen Flughafenkontrollturms wurde mit einer perforierten Schicht verkleidet, die die Belüftung unterstützt. LED-Beleuchtung von Rena Electronics wurde zwischen der Schale und dem Kern angebracht. Sie wechselt bei Schwankungen der Windgeschwindigkeit die Farbe.
ITALIANO Dopo la cessazione delle esportazioni dell’industria pesante verso la Russia, la città di Kutaisi visse un periodo economico difficile. Il governo della Georgia, quindi, decise di intraprendere una vasta rigenerazione della città anche attraverso lo spostamento della seduta del parlamento della nazione e la costruzione di un nuovo aeroporto internazionale, per incentivare il turismo e servire la crescente popolazione studentesca e politica della città. Sono stati commissionati gli architetti di UNStudio per intraprendere lo sviluppo dell’intero aeroporto, compreso
Landscape / Apron 45 x Rena LEDline 30cm; 63 x Philips CitySpirit CDS470; 63 x Oostendorp 5m pole; 38 x Oostendorp 6m pole; 20 x Philips DecoScene DBP523 uplighter; 38 x Philips Selenium SGP340 road lighting; 15 x Philips Optivision asymmetrical downlighting; 15 x Philips VSA ballast; 3 x Philips FWC121 security lighting Control Tower Interior: 160 x PIL PL1501117 T5 54W/830; 20 x PIL Torque cable; 27 x PIL PL1501117 T5; 18 x Philips Pacific Performer WT360CTL5; 15 x Philips Fugato FBS261 downlight; 18 x Rena LEDline (60cm/90cm/120cm); 4 x Rena Control box; 6 x Philips Ambient lighting; 10 x Hoffmeister Complx.150, DALI LED 1800lm; 4 x Hoffmeister Complx.150,D 200lm Control Tower Exterior: Edgelighting (total length 438.7m): 19 x Rena Led2grid 10; 194 x Rena led2grid 30; 202 x Rena led2grid 60; 6 Rena led2grid 90; 210 Rena Led2grid 120 Illuminating core (total length 126.1m): 50 x Rena PSU HLG240-20; 18 x Rena LEDline 306mm; 1 x Rena LEDline 606mm; 10 x Rena LEDline 906mm; 92 x Rena LEDline 1206mm; 9 Rena Powerbox; 1 x Pharos Touch Panel Controller; 1 x Pharos Button Panel Station; 1 x Pharos Lighting Playback Controller; 1 x Pharos Wind speed detector
un nuovo terminal, gli uffici e la torre di controllo del traffico aereo. Essi hanno lavorato con Primo Exposures per fornire il sistema di illuminazione architettonico. Tra le caratteristiche interne del terminal ci sono oltre 650 metri di lampade lineari ad incasso XAL, utilizzate per creare forme circonflesse nel soffitto e nel tetto centrale ad ‘ ombrello ‘ che forma una rotatoria per il flusso di coloro che arrivano e coloro che partono. L’esterno della torre di controllo aerea, alta 55m, è rivestito con una pelle traforata che aiuta la ventilazione. L’illuminazione a LED della Rena Electronics è posizionata tra la pelle ed il centro. Questi led cambiano colore ogni volta che c’è una variazione della velocità del vento.
ESPAÑOL Luego del cese de exportaciones de industrias pesadas a Rusia, la ciudad de Kutaisi experimentó un difícil período económico. El gobierno de Georgia, por lo tanto, decidió emprender una amplia recuperación de la ciudad, ni más ni menos que trasladando al parlamento del país
y construyendo un nuevo aeropuerto internacional para alentar al turismo y servir a la población estudiantil y política de la ciudad en pleno crecimiento. Se les encomendó a los Arquitectos UNStudio emprender el desarrollo completo del aeropuerto, incluyendo un nuevo edificio de terminal, oficinas y la torre de control de tráfico aéreo. Trabajaron con Primo Exposures para proveer el proyecto arquitectónico de iluminación. El interior de la terminal presenta más de 650 metros de luces lineales empotradas XAL, utilizadas para formar figuras circunflejas en el cielorraso y en el techo central, que forma un distribuidor de tránsito para el flujo de aquellos que llegan y se van. El exterior de la Torre de Control de Tráfico Aéreo de 55 metros de altura está cubierto por un revestimiento perforado que ayuda a la ventilación. La iluminación LED de Rena Electronics se encuentra entre el revestimiento y el centro. Ésta cambia de color cada vez que cambia la velocidad del viento.
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TECHNOLOGY / UK LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS, LONDON
1. Exterior Lighting - Snow Hill, Birmingham by MBLD; 2. Heritage - Guildhall London Crypts by dpa; 3. Hotel and Restaurant - Hutong, The Shard, London by Into Lighting + David Yeo; 4. International Project (Exteriors) - In Lumine Tuo, Utrecht, The Netherlands by Speirs + Major; 5. International Project (Interiors) - Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan by MBLD; 6. Small Retail - Durham Cathedral Shop by Sutton Vane Associates; 7. Workplace & Low Carbon Lighting Western Transit Shed, London by Hoare Lea Lighting; 8. Public Buildings - Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth by DHA Designs; 9. Daylight - Tate Britain Millbank Project, Phase 1, London by Max Fordham.
GREAT BRITS Over 800 of the country’s leading lighting designers, manufacturers and architects joined together to celebrate the outstanding achievements in the UK lighting industry at the Lighting Design Awards 2013 held at London Hilton, Park Lane. The big winners of the UK Lighting Design Awards were BDP who took three awards home, including the coveted Lighting Designer of the Year award for Mark Ridler. The judges said: “Mark’s work consistently excels year-in, year-out. His guiding hand has driven the success of some outstanding BDP projects this year. He preaches a common-sense approach to lighting in the numerous presentations he has delivered at industry events and his contributions to some significant guidance documents in 2013 are also worth acknowledging. Lastly, his work with the Institute of Lighting Professionals has really helped bring the industry together.”
Mark Ridler commented: “It was a great night for BDP and a big thank you to our clients for giving us great projects and to the team for delivering great design.” BDP also won ‘Lighting For Leisure’ with Edinburgh International Conference Centre, and ‘Large Retail’ with Trinity Leeds. Hoare Lea Lighting and Maurice Brill Lighting Design were hot on BDP’s heels, taking away two trophies each. Hoare Lea Lighting was rewarded twice for the Western Transit Shed project - for ‘Workplace Lighting’ and ‘Low Carbon’ categories. Dominic Meyrick, Partner and Head of Hoare Lea Lighting commented: “Winning both the
‘Workplace Lighting’ and the ‘Low Carbon’ awards is an excellent result. It shows that a good visual impression can also tick all the energy targets demanded of a modern working environment – a message which we are proud to have embodied in our own workplace.” MBLD’s work on the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, Baku picked up the ‘Best Project in International Interiors’ whilst the Snowhill Living Wall, Birmingham was the winner in the ‘Exterior Project’ catagory. Into Lighting had the most nominations with six projects announced as finalists with Hutong, the restaurant at level 33 of The Shard in London, winning the ‘Hotel &
TECHNOLOGY / UK LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS, LONDON
1. Large Retail - Trinity Leeds by BDP; 2. Special Projects - Lost Light, Arts by the Sea Festival, Bournemouth by Michael Grubb Studio; 3. Manufacturer of the Year Cree; 4. Lighting for Leisure - Edinburgh International Conference Centre by BDP; 5. External Luminaires - Metronomis LED by Philips; 6. Interior Luminaires - OLED Moon Chandelier by Cinimod Studio; 7. Lighting Designer of the Year - Mark Ridler of BDP; 8. Light Sources - LuxiTune dimmable and colour tunable LED light engine by LED Engin; 9. Light Controls - Concord Officelyte LED incorporating Organic Response by Havells Sylvania.
Restaurant’ category. ‘Lost Light’ by Michael Grubb Studio was named winning project in the ‘Special Projects’ category. The judges said, “The project really succeeded in making people take an interest in lighting. Kids loved it, and there was great interaction making it both fun and educational.” dpa won the ‘Heritage’ category for its work on the Grade II listed Guildhall London Crypts. The judges commented that the project was “really beautiful and so well executed”. They were impressed with the predominant use of LED and said the colour consistency was perfect. DHA Designs’ lighting scheme for the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth picked up the award for Public Buildings. The judges said, “The design made the best use of lighting and shadow to illuminate the artefacts. Your eyes were drawn to the display cabinets, and not the lights.” Max Fordham won the award for Daylighting at Tate Britain Millbank Project - Phase 1. The judges praised the integration with the
artificial lighting as excellent and added that the daylight “brings a lovely flat finish”. Sutton Vane Associates won the Small Retail category for the Durham Cathedral Shop. The judges praised this project calling it consistent with a clear strategy. They particularly loved the warm colour temperature used to light the original building and said the crisp white temperature works incredibly well. In Lumine Tuo by Speirs + Major was announced the winner of the International Projects (Exteriors) category with the judges praising the unique approach taken to illuminating the Church, Tower and Square in the heart of Utrecht. In the product section, Concord Officelyte incorporating Organic Response won the ‘Best Lighting Controls’ category. Christian Schraft, President, Havells Sylvania Europe, said “It is extremely gratifying that the lighting industry has recognised our partnership with Organic Response, one of the most innovative lighting control
companies in the world to date. This is just one example in a long line of innovative collaborations for Havells Sylvania, all aimed at delivering sustainable, realistic and performance-driven lighting solutions for any application.” Cinimod Studio won the ‘Best Luminaire’ award for their OLED Moon Chandelier. The judges described it as “absolute genius” and ”beautifully engineered”, observing “this is the first time a significant lens has been used to control OLED”. LED Engin’s tunable white light engine LuxiTune picked up the prize for ‘Best Light Source’ and Philips won the ‘Best External Luminaire’ category for its Metronomis streetlight family. Cree Europe picked up ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ for its work pushing the boundaries and helping to change the way people experience light and consume energy. The focus on research and development impressed the judges, as well as the organisation’s clear, vertically integrated strategy. www.lightingawards.com
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ART & DESIGN / 100W CHALLENGE
Five UK practices took up the IALD’s challenge of creating a six-room scheme with just 100 watts.
For a second year, IALD UK threw down the 100W Challenge to five top lighting design practices, inviting them to create a series of creatively illuminated scenes on a chosen theme, while using a maximum of 100W in total. Running from 2-7 March, the challenge took place in The House Next Door, a five floor Victorian house-turned-event-space in Stoke Newington, London. Each practice was given a day to transform six of the
BDP BDP transformed the house into a grisly display of the seven deadly sins, man’s worst attributes, utilising the medium of light. Pride, greed, envy, gluttony, lust, sloth and wrath were all represented using gels to colour the LED strips and numerous props to enhance the effect. In the case of ‘gluttony’, 20 boxes of Quality Street sweets became both set dressing and lighting tool, their wrappers acting as filters. www.bdp.com
WATTS USED: 100W Photos: Alex Trylski
building’s rooms using 17m of LED tape. Such is the efficiency of the tape, that this length required just 100W, a level of power that was, until relatively recently, used by a single light ‘bulb’ to illuminate a single room in a house. The 100W Challenge demonstrates how far lighting technology has developed in recent decades, and proves an interesting exercise in combing energy efficiency with design knowledge to create intriguing results.
BDP, dpa, Light Bureau, GIA Equation and Paul Nulty Lighting Design all fielded teams for the event, which was this year organised by IALD UK Projects Manager Emma Cogswell, Associate IALD; Stuart Knox of Architectural FX; and Simon Thorp of LAPD. Invaluable support was provided by series of sponsors and their technicians: Architainment, Architectural FX, EldoLED, LED Linear Germany, and LED Linear UK. www.iald.org
DPA Using computer games as their inspiration, the team from dpa created ‘Half Light’, an apocalyptic house with rooms transformed into information centres, chill-out spaces and a mission control. Complete with masked accomplices, the house was on lock down. www.dpalighting.com
WATTS USED: 97.44W Photos: Alex Trylski
LIGHT BUREAU Taking a more literal approach to fulfilling a client brief, Light Bureau drew from some of lighting’s design classics and gave them a new twist, providing light to complete some of the domestic tasks associated with home. The agility of the light tape meant that Light Bureau were able to recreate one of the most popular floor lamps ever made, Achille Castiglioni’s Arco Lamp, along with other instantly recognisable designs. These style icons provided functional light to read and plenty of ambient light within the space whilst also enhancing the texture on the walls. Other design classics included echoes of Dan Flavin’s Empire State. www.lightbureau.com
WATTS USED: 91.64W Photos: Alex Trylski
ART & DESIGN / 100W CHALLENGE
GIA EQUATION Taking inspiration from nature, GIA worked the seasons using the colour and texture of the building to create emotion. At the centre of their narrative was a young ballerina, daydreaming about the cycle of life while she dances to Vivaldiâ€™s Four Seasons. The house exists only in her dreams and so anything becomes possible. As a consequence the spaces had surreal quality. The upper room represented autumn, and the rooms directly below took on summer and spring identities. On the stairs, time was excelerated and kept changing, while the dining room provided a timeless space. The room below the dining room respresented a cold winter scene. www.giaequation.co.uk
WATTS USED: 88.45W Photos: Tom Niven
PAUL NULTY LIGHTING DESIGN Reflecting on the heyday of the silver screen, Paul Nultyâ€™s studio relished in the historical nature of the building and built a story around the journey through the house. Each room was lit dramatically, providing clues and creating a sinister mystery around what would happen next. At the top of the house, the end result was unexpected. www.paulnulty.co.uk
WATTS USED: 93.75W Photos: Tom Niven
ART & DESIGN / EXHIBITION
SHAPING LIQUID LIGHT
Stirred by a revolutionary temperament harboured since his days as a student at the Royal College of Arts, Joss Newberry has trained his sights on a perceived lack of creativity in the lighting industry. His self funded exhibition Fluid Light aimed to be anything but predictable, bringing his own unique style to Londonewcastle’s Shoreditch Project Space.
Above right: The work features fabric forms with graceful three dimensional surfaces. Above left: The exhibition at Londonewcastle’s Shoreditch Project Space filled a number of different gallery spaces, the work exploring tensile structures.
“If you find a way to achieve your dream you are compelled to do it,” explains Joss Newberry when describing the tipping point of his journey towards Fluid Light, a solo exhibition of lighting sculptures. Newberry is a lighting designer with a history of creating engaging light sculpture for clients, bringing an innovative, freewheeling, style to the industry. After one of Newberry’s large pendant sculptures received a positive reaction and a commission from Londonewcastle, the luxury London property developers, Newberry declared his intent to continue building a collection of fixtures. His ultimate aim was to launch an exhibition at Londonewcastle’s own Project Space – a full-time gallery in the heart of Shoreditch, dedicated to emerging artists. Newberry has always been in the process of learning more about light, in the months proceeding his Shoreditch exhibition his
mind was occupied with LED ray files, driving LEDs and designing backlight modules. “One consequence of spending a lot of time ‘playing around’ with LEDs, diffusers and reflectors,” Newberry comments, “was a deeper understanding of the behaviour of light and its interaction with various materials that proved invaluable inspiration for what would become the Fluid Light collection.” Studying industrial design on the back of an Engineering degree, Newberry developed his passion for lighting, exercised through the design of his own projects, private commissions and a sponsorship with Concord Lighting. Designing luminaires and lit environments for aircraft, offices, public areas and residential developments is his bread and butter. Confronted with the question of defining the purpose behind his exhibition, Newberry shrugs and appears to be choosing from a
number of possible answers. “Well, my wife thought it was hugely self-indulgent and perhaps ill-advised financially,” Newberry comments, “and to a degree she was right. I was in need of a breather from many years’ professional design work and I wanted to re-live my student experience at the Royal College of Art. To loosen the chains and fly again.” Many entrepreneurial and artistic ventures are born out of frustration and this was, the case with Newberry. “For me it was about the lack of creativity in the LED lighting industry,” he comments, “it is all so predictable, the same forms, the same materials, the same solutions and this was such a strong contrast with my time at the RCA, which coincided with the growth of tungsten halogen. In those days creativity was celebrated, innovation was everywhere, designers became famous, lighting companies became household names and Euroluce
ART & DESIGN / EXHIBITION
Left top The creative focus of the exhibition concerned exploring newly discovered lighting effects, such as edge lighting and the use of TIR optics. Right top The work should not only be viewed as art, as it also has a functional value, as the fixtures could be used in interior design. Right below Epic was one of Newberry’s favourite pieces and was derived from a sample of holographic light diffuser discovered at the ARC show in 2012.
was like a massive toy shop for a kid. Part of me wanted to kick down a few doors and so part of my mission was to demonstrate the force of creativity.” When pressed to define the difference between art and design Newberry hesitates in offering a distinction admitting to existential worries that, over time, led to a conviction that lighting sculpture is truly a powerful art form. Yet, like product design, it cannot only be viewed as a pure art form since it also has functional value. “Obviously putting three-dimensional forms into a gallery presupposes an artistic intent,” Newberry says, “but it is really up to the viewers to decide. Ultimately, value will be determined by the customer.” The four-room gallery was a daunting space and Newberry was initially concerned that he would not be able to fill it. Once started though his work grew quickly and Newberry explored tensile structures to create fabric
forms with interesting three-dimensional surfaces. These sculptural pieces defined the content of galleries two and three. “The creative focus then turned to exploring discovered lighting effects, such as edge-lighting an acrylic tube and extracting light with surface decoration and using TIR optics to project a ring of light”. The inspiration for what was labelled as the ‘magic’ series in galleries one and four was comprised simply of things that Newberry found interesting whilst ‘playing’ with light and different materials. “One of my favourite pieces that featured in the exhibition was Epic,” Newberry coments, “partly because it is so difficult to fathom how it works yet is really very simple. It derived from a sample of holographic light diffuser, picked up at the ARC exhibition in 2012, that displays a ring of light on the surface when held over a point light source. With tape LED you get a string
of point light sources and so a string of rings is observed and this gets really interesting if you vary the distance of the LED behind to alter the size of circle. It is then a short step to be able to write in italic-style script, moderating the thickness of line. In fact I had settled on ‘glow’ as the word but was persuaded by my 11 year-old daughter to change it to ‘Epic’.” The resulting effect is spellbinding, both at a distance and close-up and, like the whole collection, is truly original. Newberry is now looking to the next opportunity to innovate, both in the commercial lighting sector and art installations. This unusual and courageous exhibition achieved its purpose in producing a powerful, coherent essay on creativity. The exhibition dared to be different and in the process displayed a noteworthy originality. www.opiusdesign.co.uk
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TECHNOLOGY / LIGHT + BUILDING
LIGHT + BUILDING 2014 Our comprehensive 50 page report on the technological advances, product launches and industry developments unveiled in Frankfurt.
The return of the biennial Light + Building exhibition, running from March 30th to April 4th, once again drew a sizeable chunk of the lighting industry to the Frankfurt Messe in search of information, innovations and inspiration. The show is of such a scale that even those who visit struggle to see everything on offer. To this end, we’ve compiled a comprehensive roundup of product launches and expert opinion,
AROUND LIGHT + BUILDING
PETER EARLE : DESIGNER’S VIEW
DESIGN PLUS AWARDS
DAVID MORGAN’S TOP TEN
Stand-out stands and stand-up events at the Messe
A personal perspective of the technology trends on show
Dr Archenhold’s round-up of light source developments The winners of Light + Building’s awards event
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Our round-up of the latest lighting innovations A selection of creations from Frankfurt’s light festival
IGUZZINI iGuzzini invited visitors to enter its Lighting Experience, an enclosed room packed with lighting technology, to demonstrate the variety of effects that can be achieved. Among the luminaires used were new additions to the Trick, Underscore, Palco and Linealuce ranges. A new app allows designers to take a virtual tour of these and other iGuzzini launches. www.iguzzini.com
PHILIPS Once again taking over the Messe’s Forum building, Philips demonstrated its lighting for a fully digital world. For homes, it unveiled Hue lux, a bright white-only version of Hue, which is fully controllable from a smart phone or tablet. For offices it introduced the world’s first complete Power over Ethernet connected lighting system, giving workers smartphone control of their office lighting. And on the city-scale, Philips launched CityTouch light wave, a new remote lighting management system that allows streetlights to be instantly connected to a remote lighting management system over wireless GPRS networks instead of local Radio Frequency (RF) networks. Philips also unveiled a new light emitting office ceiling that supports the human body’s biorhythms and a clear 40W equivalent LED bulbthat combines the iconic beauty of the classic clear incandescent bulb updated with 21st Century technology, and offers 85% energy savings over traditional bulbs. www.lighting.philips.com
ACDC acdc’s stand was designed to coax visitors inside. An outer façade of white fins surrounded the cylindrical inner core, containing a more intimate lounge-bar setting. Among the more than 500 products displayed on the stand were 23 families of acdc LED luminaires, including three new product ranges: Fusion, a range of intelligent, highly efficient, IP66 architectural LED floodlights delivering in excess of 5000 lumens and 8000 lumens in single colour, with colour change or dynamic white options available; Orelle, a range of compact 24V linear luminaires with plug and socket interconnection delivering 1200 lumens & 3000 lumens per metre; and an innovative range of downlight engines utilising the latest XPG2 generation LED offering efficacies in excess of 70 lumens per watt www.acdclighting.co.uk
OCCHIO Light + Building’s connecting ‘plus’ sign provided the inspiration for this year’s Occhio stand. It proved an appropriate fit for the German manufacturer’s approach to technological change: using it to generate added value for the user. While one half of the 400sqm stand had an open plan, alfresco bar feel, the other featured oversized ‘plusses’ serving as a presentation area for forthcoming Occhio products, including the extended Occhio 3d family. Three luminaire series based on basic geometric shapes, which use the patent-pending Occhio 3d kinematics for three-dimensional movability – all in LED: io, lui und lei. The new LED version of the Sento was also presented, promising the highest efficiency, exceptional quality of light and unique features, including touchless handling and unique, power-compensated ‘up/ down fading’. www.occhio.de
ZUMTOBEL Exhibiting under the motto ‘Your light in a world of change’, Zumtobel presented two new studies into the use of lighting in office and retail environments. In the first, the Austrian manufacturer worked with Gruppe Nymphenburg to empirically capture a sample group’s subconscious reactions to a variety of lighting scenarios. The lighting preferences of seven different groups of customers were analysed using a neuropsychological target group model. Using this information, the Zumtobel Limbic® Lighting was created to help retailers not only presents goods to optimal effect, but the light is also adjusted to match their target customers’ preferences. Zumbobel also presented their collaboration with Fraunhofer IAO in obtaining valuable insights into the lighting quality perceived in offices. The interim analysis of the long-term study already shows that focusing on the user affords new findings that will necessarily lead to a rethinking of lighting design and lighting management in office environments. www.zumtobel.com
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ERCO The booth architecture was styled to symbolise an oversized LED circuit board with its complex interconnections that were mirrored in the booth’s layout and its graphic design. As an interactive and open place, the booth created an environment that inspired dialogue and idea swapping. A total of thirteen new product ranges served as a source of inspiration together with realistic application scenarios in the “Light Box”. Discussions with visitors at the booth also revolved around the central question of what inspired them in their work. The answers were shared in a personal dialogue, but also anonymously on countless post-it notes. Throughout the trade fair, ERCO kept visitors up to date with comments on light and architecture posted on the social web. As a result, ERCO’s booth grew consistently into a dynamic place of inspiration with a formidable wealth of topics and suggestions. www.erco.com
LAMP Spanish manufacturer LAMP turned its stand into a Bunker of Ideas, inviting visitors to flex their creative muscles and add to an ever growing chandelier of light-related thinking. Under the guidance of light artists Travesías de Luz, they were encouraged to plunder a well-stocked table of coloured paper pens and other craftsware and make real their illuminating concepts. Each design was then vacuum-sealed and hung from the bunker ceiling to create a forest of ideas. The finished chandelier will be put on display in the 2015 edition of the LAMP Lighting Solutions Awards. www.lamp.es
XICATO In recent years, the Xicato stand has developed a reputation as one of the most colourful and creative at Light + Building. Their 2014 ‘Shack on the Square’ (as it has come to be known) continued this trend. Situated at the centre of the Messe’s sun-soaked Agora Plaza, their marquee space was transformed into a light laboratory. As its centrepiece, the space featured a six metre chandelier created by Mike Stone Lighting that featured three rows of illuminated, liquid filled flasks which replicate the spectral power distribution of the company’s Artist, Vibrant and Standard lights. Guided by a team of lab-coated experts, visitors were invited to take part in a series of mini experiments and demonstrations that showed the importance of good quality light. Events included a ‘Spot the Change’ study, showing how perception of colour alters under different white lights, and a series of colour science seminars, helping participants understand spectral power distribution, gamut area, MacAdam ellipses, color spaces, color rendering and much more. www.xicato.com
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LED lighting pioneer Pete Earle MSLL sees the beginnings of connected light and LED luminaires reaching its potential.
REAPING REWARDS Same old Frankfurt, same old route from the backstreet hotel to the Messe, familiar iron man with hammer and the walk up the steps to the City Entrance. Same old trade show smell in the air, same old queueing to exchange my entrance voucher behind someone who has some infinitely complex issue with his entrance ticket that it takes ten minutes of discussion and phone calls from the lady behind the counter to fix it and let him in. It is the same old introductory paragraph I used for my 2012 review for mondo*arc. But again, I knew it wouldn’t be the same old stuff inside the Messe. And this time I wasn’t wearing my Salomons, they’ve worn out since and been binned after trekking miles over Dorset cliffs and beaches, this time I’d got on my new Etnies… Last time my thoughts were about the technology coming of age, growing up, being relevant, becoming standardised. These things are of course still happening. But this time around I found myself thinking a bit differently. I love great design and great technology, but I do like it to be ultimately useful, rather than design technology for design technology’s sake in a self-serving narcissistic kind of way. I was a tad apprehensive, not a natural state in which to find myself. I’m generally reasonably pragmatic yet open-minded in a laid-back kind of way. But I was thinking, will I find any real things that give useful light making the world a better place or will it be all 3D printed networked gadgets that I can’t afford and that have forgotten about the principles of good lighting design? Or will it be both? Is the change that I had hoped for happened, or is it happening? Are we thinking about lighting in a different way, not just the technology inside, but what light can do for us? Well, let’s see what the show... showed. As I said last time, I don’t intend to review anything I saw at a technical or even product level, there are plenty of L + B reviewers doing that already who are much more qualified than me. I wanted to take the pulse, get a gut feel, listen and learn about what was going on. Just as a single click when repeated faster and faster eventually turns into an unbroken musical tone (metaphor credit, Douglas Adams), I wanted to hear what the industry
was saying and come away with a good feeling for the future of lighting. Beforehand I had heard a lot about lighting now being connected, part of the Internet of things. And what I had heard was true. Lots of people were talking about lighting being connected. What does it mean, this connected thing? Does it mean a DALI driver that can be dimmed? Or does it mean lots of DALI drivers connected together that can be dimmed? Does it mean I can measure my burning hours and temperature and humidity of my LED module or fixture, or that I have to use Bluetooth, Zigbee or some other WEP-enabled 802.1x Wi-Fi protocol? Does it mean I have to link up my lighting to a mesh network with a Building Management and Comfort System? I think it might mean all of these things at the moment. Of course measuring temperature and burning hours of an LED module or luminaire has been around for years, just look at the Finsbury Park Square Art-Net installation of RGB inground luminaires that Artistic Licence did back in 2004. It’s still going strong last time I looked. What’s changed these days is that the lighting industry players have finally cottoned on and see it as a way to differentiate or be a thought leader. Great, finally. Is it useful today? Will it be sold to and bought in mass volumes by building owners and end user brands? Not yet, I think. But let’s keep talking about it, let’s keep investing in it, let’s see where it takes us. It’s a big part of our future, without a doubt. OK, what else was there? LED has come of age, quietly. Lots of great luminaire brands with fantastic portfolios in LED, across all application segments. The manufacturers who had the vision and invested in digital
five or ten years ago are reaping the benefits, with great in-house skills in designing and marketing LED luminaires. Some who didn’t are in catch-up mode. Thankfully most players have stopped banging on about lumens per watt and are talking about quality of light, the right light for the right application. I am delighted to witness this change, it’s been a long time coming and I have been banging on about that for a while too. I saw quite a few partnerships between complementary technologies. Chip companies and module holder/connector companies getting together. Module makers and driver manufacturers teaming up. There were a lot of really good OLEDs being shown. OLED is at a point where the technology is starting to look for its place in the lighting world, a real-life application, used for general illumination. If you ask me, it’s on the right path. Having sensibly not booked my flight with an airline that was on strike, I managed to leave Frankfurt uneventfully. I have been selling LED technology for ten years now and every year since about 2007 I have been hoping ‘this is gonna be the year for digital lighting’. This year at Light + Building I was contented with what I had seen and felt that as an industry we are finally getting to grips with the digital evolution in lighting. Can’t wait for L + B 2016... Peter Earle MSLL founded his own LED lighting company a decade ago before merging it with a US manufacturer in 2007. Peter now works for Philips Lighting OEM, supporting UK luminaire manufacturers with their light source technology choices.
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Our lighting technology expert, Dr Geoff Archenhold, finds true innovation hard to come by at this year’s show despite a wealth of newly launched networked lighting solutions.
SMART LIGHTING? Light + Building (or perhaps Frankfurt) has started to build up a jinxed reputation after the previous volcanic disruption and this year saw the untimely strike of Lufthansa causing travel chaos to the world’s largest lighting fair. Despite the travel issues a record 210,000 visitors made their way around the event. However it took me a good four days to finally track down interesting lighting innovation as the majority of products on show were in essence “me too” products. The lack of stand-out innovation was rather disappointing considering what is happening elsewhere in the technology world and I believe the lighting industry really needs to invest further in developing innovative ideas based around the digital technologies offered by LEDs and OLEDs. Despite my pessimistic tone, seams of innovation gold could be found, but one had to look hard. If you missed attending Light + Building, this issue’s article should help understand the general trends including: • LED lamps are everywhere and are being subsidised somehow; • Lighting is becoming connected - LED lamps are first to adopt networking; • LEDs are getting boringly more efficient (>200 lm/W at package level); • OLEDs are rapidly becoming an accepted lighting technology; • Lighting hasn’t grasped innovation so there are great opportunities for new players to enter the market. CONNECTED LIGHT The first major trend was the large proportion of top tier manufacturers such as Philips, Samsung, LG, Osram etc all launching integrated lighting control solutions within fixtures or lamps. Of course, this is more evolution than revolution as many of you will have read my previous articles on controls (and more interestingly security) of connected lighting systems. Obviously, industry leaders have woken up to the fact that by adding a few more electronic components to a lighting fixture it is possible to add full lighting control and connect fixtures directly to mobile devices. Thus, it’s possible for manufacturers to
concurrently reduce cost of ownership to end users whilst providing increased flexibility, functionality and appeal by deploying integrated controls. One must start to feel a little sadness as the fixture manufacturers’ gain will no doubt mean, over the next decade, someone will inevitably lose out and I believe one will start to see established control manufacturing based businesses decline as controls become further integrated into LED and OLED fixtures. However, it is clear that the industry is at the nexus point for integrated controls and I will now discuss a selection of the best implementations. XICATO Xicato, well-known amongst the lighting design community, as proponents of Quality of Light modules launched their integrated control LED module called XIM (Xicato Intelligent Module). The XIM unit integrates communications, controls, sensors, software and a light source into one compact light engine. Xicato claims that by bringing the critical electronics together makes the system more reliable, easier to integrate and provides a foundation for exploring new business models based on lighting. Speaking with the senior team at Xicato they believe the XIM module will solve a great deal of the anxiety that fixture manufacturers have had over the years with sub-standard LED drivers, dimming issues and controller complexities and I believe that these issues have certainly caused a great deal of frustration for everyone. Integrating the control system, sensors and a DC to DC driver into the light source certainly has many advantages and two notable ones are increased flexibility and choice of constant voltage ballasts. The modules on show offered integrated DALI communications and the ability to measure the LED voltage and current in real time. The module has also been designed to include the possibility of a circular antenna for wireless sensing and communications. Thermal management has been taken care of with the new chip-on-board LED engine which is bonded to the main metal inner core of the module and the electronics
boards are mounted around, rather than connected to, the core to improve lifetime. Overall, I was very impressed with the concept presented by Xicato but a few issues will need to be addressed to make the industry happy including: • What is the price point (as this was not available at the show)? • How resilient are the modules in practice? • How will on-board software be updated (because DALI is a control protocol standard not practiced correctly and so the module may operate correctly with one controller but not with another)? An example of where the Xicato XIM module could be implemented was shown on the Projection Lighting stand that integrated the XIM module with Lumentalk’s control system that delivered control information to each individual luminaire by superimposing control data onto the AC mains. The Power Line Control alphaLED fixtures eliminates the need to install control wires necessary for DALI or 1-10V control. Such costs of retrofitting control cable alone deter many retrofit lighting applications from being modified to utilise the advantages of modern control systems especially as there are those who are nervous about the robustness and security of Wireless RF as a control method. AURORA The AONE control module provides individually controllable luminaires and is designed to be integrated with a wide range of third-party lighting control and smart home systems. The module provides in-line, two-way communication directly to each light source, received over wireless protocols and PLC (Power Line Communication) from the module to Aurora’s hybrid IC technology which is found inside the latest range of Aurora luminaires. Aurora seem to have cottoned on to the fact that proprietary protocols are not the way to go and their goal is to create interoperable luminaires that are not constrained to closed systems where consumers are forced to use product X with control Y. Obviously, by choosing Zigbee there are
Xicato’s XIM module.
Aurora AOne control module.
Havells new LIFX based LED lamp.
potential security and maximum number of lighting point issues. However by developing PLC and other protocols this should increase their chance of success.
More interestingly for the professional market, INGENIUM RF is suitable for large-scale installations with 20 metres of coverage for indoor settings, 35 metres for outdoor settings, or controllable remotely from anywhere in the world using a smart device app. Employing Radio Frequency technology, the INGENIUM RF solution allows you to have integrated lighting control of up to 288 LEDs and 48 modules through a handheld or smart device by connecting Megaman LED lamps to the Gateway and Dimming Module with a broadband Wi-Fi router.
PHILIPS Philips Lighting made the largest announcement on connected lighting systems and proclaimed they are building a world where lighting systems connect people,
places and devices through new connected solutions for homes, businesses and cities. Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting enthused, “Through connected LED Lighting, we foresee a future where lighting innovations connect seamlessly with smart controls, networks, devices and apps to positively benefit and improve lives and drive new business value.” It definitely seemed like Philips had much more of a strategic intent about delivering connectivity than any other lighting company at the show as they focused clearly on: • Home: Expanding the Hue personal wireless lighting system by unveiling Hue lux, a bright white-only version of Hue. • Office: Philips launched its first complete Power over Ethernet connected lighting system for offices that gives workers smartphone control of their office lighting and building managers new insights into building usage. • Cities: Philips launched CityTouch light wave. It is a new remote lighting management system that allows streetlights to be instantly connected to a remote lighting management system over wireless GPRS networks instead of local Radio Frequency (RF) networks. The PoE solution for offices is interesting and has been attempted previously by companies such as Redwood System in the US. However if pricing can be brought down there is definitely good sense in standardising control protocols based on IP technologies. The PoE based office lighting fixtures, when fitted with sensors, are able
Osram’s Lightify control system connected to LED Lamps.
Philips Power over Ethernet connected light system.
HAVELLS SYLVANIA Havells Sylvania Europe launched a connected lighting platform in partnership with Kickstarter-funded LIFX at the show. They integrated the LIFX platform into a Wi-Fi enabled, multi-colour, energy efficient LED lamp that can be controlled with either an Apple or Google Android smartphone. Using a free App in iOS and Android versions, users can control the colour, brightness and dimming levels of their LIFX lamps as well as create scenes. New features of the app are being added all the time, the new Music Visualiser enables the lights to interact with music being played and soon the LIFX app will enable a host of features including alarm linked automatic control and using LIFX Cloud, the LIFX lamos will be controllable from anywhere in the world. MEGAMAN Megaman launched two versions of their INGENIUM Smart Lighting Solutions at the show - a Bluetooth controlled LED retrofit for areas up to 10sqm, while for larger installations there is a scalable RF-based dimming solution. INGENIUM BLU is the easiest and most economical solution for those looking to introduce smart lighting technology to their house or commercial space. It offers plug-and-play installation with the compatible Megaman LED PAR16, LED Classic and LED Integrated Downlight.
Megaman’s INGENIUM RF solution is for use in larger commercial spaces.
OSRAM OSRAM launched Lightify, a lighting system, which enables users to exploit a wide range of lighting possibilities using an app on a smartphone or tablet. Lightify can be simply integrated into the existing WLAN network and Lightify components interconnect automatically. Installed lighting systems and products from other manufacturers that support the common ZigBee Light Link standard or Home Automation standard can be simply integrated into the system. In addition, the Lightify system offers an interface for the so called DALI standard. The system was demonstrated by controlling LED lamp based products one with an RGBW LED mix and the other with a tuneable white LED lamp.
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to capture anonymous data on room occupancy, temperature and humidity. They connect to the IT network and interface with other building systems such as heating, ventilation and IT services. This benefits the facility manager who has a single system showing real time and historical views of building utilisation. In addition, if the fixtures are fitted with wireless communications devices they can form a dense indoor positioning grid, like an indoor GPS, that support a range of location-based services, such as wayfinding. Philips highlighted that a connected and integrated lighting network could potentially save on a building’s operational costs in a significant way, given that heating, cooling and lighting together account for 70% of a building’s energy usage. Philips also introduced CityTouch light point, an asset management system that enables cities to easily access information about the street lighting network and receive real-time updates about lighting maintenance requirements. Amidst other features, the system provides map-based data visualisations of a city’s lighting infrastructure, enabling a city to allocate budget for street lighting upgrades to those areas where it is most needed. It is clear that Philips are being the thought innovators in how lighting fixtures can be connected seamlessly to help improve energy management and lighting control and the industry is sure to follow over the next few years. LED LAMPS One further trend present included the proliferation of LED based lamps and the speed of price erosion within the sub-sector. Indeed, my presentation at the IALD Light Forum referred to how low the price of an LED bulb could go and posed the question why on earth anyone would even want to enter the LED light bulb market with negligible margins and high chances of recalls! It just doesn’t make great commercial sense in my view but there are just so many lighting companies chasing the billion unit dream. PHILIPS Philips launched a new clear 40 watt equivalent LED bulb (Lifetime: 25,000 hours, Colour Temperature: 2700K [warm white light] and 470 Lumens) which brings back the shape and instant bright, warm light of a traditional light bulb. The bulb uses an innovative lens system to deliver light in all directions and is ideal for the living room and all other places where light matters. The clear LED 40W replacement bulb is available from July 2014 for RSP of EUR 8.99.
The new Philips 40W clear LED lamp and Hue Lux light bulb.
Samsung Bluetooth enabled Smart Bulb.
Philips also announced the Hue lux, a bright white-only version of Hue, controllable using a smart phone or tablet and fully compatible with the range of Hue apps and hardware. As with all Hue devices it’s possible to use the intuitive app, to lower the setting from bright, warm white light for practical tasks to dimmed light, all from the convenience of your smart device, even when you’re away from home. Available for £89.99 in a starter kit containing two Hue lux bulbs and a Hue bridge it is possible to control up to 50 bulbs on one system. A user can simply screw in the bulbs, plug the bridge into a home WiFi router and download the app or just add Hue lux to an existing Hue bridge.
of fixtures and helps reduce installation costs thanks to their ECG/CCG compatibility. Specifications of the L-tube series are impressive with luminous efficacy up to 120 lm/W for 5000K models and up to 3200 lumens from a 1500mm length.
SAMSUNG Samsung announced the launch of a range of LED lamp solutions which include a lighter and more efficient PAR-series, lamps with a swivel-head PAR, a decorative classic design LED lamp, and an L-tube series with ECG and CCG compatibility. Hee-Chong Yoon, Vice President of LED Lamp Marketing at Samsung Electronics stated that. “Our ultimate goal is to connect the digital dots in our customer’s lives and Samsung is well positioned to deliver LED solutions for the Smart Homes of the future.” Unlike traditional Wi-Fi controllable LED lighting, the Samsung Smart Bulb shown utilises Bluetooth technology which eliminates the need for a bridge and wireless AP, enabling the user to connect and control it directly from a smartphone or tablet PC. The Smart Bulb can be dimmed down to 10% brightness and is CCT tuneable from 2700K (warm white) to 6500K (cool white) whilst offering a lifetime of 15,000 hours so users will receive approximately ten years (based on four hours per day) of highly-efficient lighting. Samsung announced updated versions of the L-tube lamps, which are direct replacements for T5 or T8 type fluorescent tubes. Samsung claim compatibility with conventional ballasts so is well-suited for internal areas and can be easily installed without re-wiring
LEDZWORLD Ledzworld launched a colour temperature adjustable MR16 lamp that perfectly emulates the colour tones of halogen light bulbs when dimmed allowing users to create the right colour temperature ambiance through dimming while enjoying the energy-efficient and long-lasting benefits of LED lighting. Utilising a second generation of the company’s patented and award-winning ‘Colour Temperature Adjusted’ (CTA) dimming technology, Ledzworld’s new CTA 2.0 LED MR16 lamp not only adjusts the light output strength while being dimmed, but also gradually transform from a bright soft tone colour temperature at the highest level, to a warm flame colour at the lowest dimming level. The CCT on the new lamp will range down from 2700K to 1600K depending on the dimming level and can reach a CRI of 95. OSRAM Another goliath of the light bulb era is OSRAM and they explained they are the first major manufacturer to design, develop and manufacture a selection of their LED lamps in Europe. The ‘Superstar Classic A40’ for end customers and the ‘Parathom Pro Classic A40’ for professional users, in contrast to previous LED lamps, have a size identical to standard light bulbs. I was hugely impressed by OSRAM’s commitment to manufacture high volume products within Europe and, although a huge risk commercially, one has to admire that perhaps long term their strategy may actually
Ledzworld’s new colour tuneable MR16 unit.
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OSRAM A40 LED lamps.
Soraa Gen3 Gan on Gan LED engines.
Output spectrum of Verbatim’s candle lamp.
pay dividends. For example, it is well known that there are too many direct and indirect subsidies entering the Asian LED market which, at some point in the future, will need to be reversed/unwind and at that point there will be significant supply chain volatilities which could cause issues for the general lighting market so producing products within Europe would provide leverage against such volatility. In addition, shipping logistics, shipping costs and quality issues are mitigated by producing products in Europe but I doubt many other lighting companies have the foresight or bravery to create a European manufacturing base – hats off to the Osram senior management team. OSRAM also demonstrated its technical leadership by announcing its research team has succeeded in constructing the most efficient LED lamp in the world. The lamp in tubular form consumes only half the power of currently common fluorescent and LED tubes, and achieves significantly superior colour rendering. The lamp achieved an efficacy level of 215 lumens per watt and, in contrast to previous research demonstrations, the lamp with a length of 1.2m (identical length to traditional fluorescent lamps). The peak efficiency is achieved with both warm and cool white light. The record is based on a combination of high-efficiency red LED chips and green-whitish Osram LEDs containing a self-developed phosphor that is approaching production maturity. Materials with maximum reflection factors are also used as well as an innovative, integrated optic for minimizing absorption. The lamp is operated with a specifically developed control unit featuring efficiency of 95% and emits 3,900 lumens of warm white light (3000K) with a CRI 90. The new forms of technology developed will be integrated step-by-step into OSRAM products and the company is expecting a series of products with the R&D in from 2015 allowing LEDs to significantly reduce the return on investment times compared to T5.
Rendering LED lamps based on their GaN on GaN Gen3 LED technology. Soraa’s third generation (Gen3) GaN on GaN LED achieves world-record setting wall-plug-efficiency, outperforming the nearest competitor by 20% at normal operating conditions. The company’s Gen3 LED runs at 75% wall-plug-efficiency at a current density of 35A/cm2 (or 350mA) and a junction temperature of 85°C, efficiency levels that are out of reach for other LED manufacturers. Soraa’s Gen3 LED emits full-visible-spectrum light (all the colours of the rainbow, including violet), which excites optical brightening agents and perfectly renders whiteness as well as colours. The PAR30L lamp leads the market not only in light output, but also in colour and whiteness rendering; at CRI-95 and R995 it will achieve centre-beam intensity (CBCP) of 28,250cd at a beam angle of 8°.
peared back on my radar as a potentially viable lighting source and this year it became evident that OLEDs certainly have a place in the lighting sector over coming years. Despite the fact that LED emitters are still improving rapidly and some mid-power manufacturers have already achieved LEDs with 200 lm/W and others offering CRI values >90, the reality is that when such LEDs are placed within systems the total efficacy drops down to the 100 lm/W mark.
SORAA Soraa showed its new range of Full-Visible-Spectrum Colour and Whiteness
OLEDS It was exactly two years ago at the last Light + Building when OLEDs suddenly ap-
VERTBATIM Verbatim launched a range of LED lamps at the show including the development of a range of true-colour flame candle lamps utilising their VxRGB technology that, similarly to Soraa, incorporates violet LEDs (rather than blue) and a tri-phosphor to achieve excellent colour quality spectrum. The VxRGB Natural Vision Flame Candle LED lamp allows users to experience the warmth and ambience of real candlelight by delivering a colour temperature of 1900K which closely resembles the warm colour of a real candle flame. This LED candle is joined by Rich Flame Candle, an even warmer white LED Classic B lamp tuned to 1650K; Flicker Flame Candle, a 1900K LED Classic B that also simulates the gentle fluctuation of a burning candle; and Tunable Flame Candle that replicates incandescent lamps by providing a warmer light as it dims from 2400K to 1900K. Although the models provide an excellent colour quality they definitely lag the industry on efficacy and come in at around 20 lm/W.
LG CHEM Two years ago LG Chem announced availability of a range of OLED panels and, speaking with their senior technical and marketing team, they have ramped up availability and specifications of their OLED offering this time around. LG Chem offers eight different OLED models in three different colour temperatures (3000K/3500K/4000K), which deliver high colour rendering levels (CRI>90) as well as achieving high luminance, high efficacy and long lifespan. LG Chem has now increased their OLED lifetimes up to 40,000 hours (LT70) when usually OLED manufacturers use LT50 to quote lifetimes and often at lower forward currents. Currently, the majority of LG Chem’s OLED panels offer 60lm/W efficacy which are still the most efficient mass-produced OLED panels but the roadmap means you can expect panels to reach 100lm/W by the end of 2014 which will equal the performance of the top quartile of LED based panels! However, LG has set the goal of 140lm/W and 60,000 hours lifetime by 2016, which is pretty impressive from a technology standpoint. The standard luminance of the current panels is 3000 cd/m² but the panels can be driven harder albeit shortening lifetimes up to 5000 or even 8000 cd/m². LG Chem is approaching the market from a lighting perspective and quality of light through OLEDs is their top priority and each OLED panel is manufactured to ensure there is a high degree of light uniformity >85%. LG Chem revealed the world`s largest OLED light panel N6SD30 (320 x 320mm) with an efficacy of 60lm/W at 3000K,
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The world’s largest OLED panel from LG Chem.
Flexible OLED panels from Philips Lumiblade.
OSRAM OLED luminaire by Werner Aisslinger.
a high CRI (>90) and just 1mm (yes, one millimetre) thick. This single panel is capable of a maximum 1,000lm output and a 40,000 hour lifetime. Interestingly, LG Chem has continued to develop flexible OLED based light sources and in order to reduce pricing they have focused on adding plastic substrates based versions which will become commercially available in 2015. These new plastic based flexible OLEDs will be super-thin at only 0.3mm thick, lightweight <5g, bendable, twistable and at the same time infrangible. Although I wonder exactly what mass produced lighting will need such flexible OLEDs, they certainly will allow lighting designers to stretch their imagination as to the potential uses of such light sources. LG Chem highlighted how OLED flexibility could be used for task lighting and light art. The LG OLED task light can also be controlled by smartphone using iOS and Google Android Apps. I know you will be saying that OLEDs may meet the technical specifications required for lighting but the costs are excessively prohibitive. LG did state the costs of OLED panel would drop significantly now that they have reached technically acceptable levels and I believe costs will drop by 50 to 80% over the next few years allowing a rapid penetration in certain market segments just as LEDs did in their early evolution. I wouldn’t put it past LG Chem to deliver a 140lm/W 600mm x 600mm OLED panel by Light + Building 2016!
rooms, where lighting is used as a design statement to create an exclusive ambience.
so that Acuity are expanding their commercial OLED team to take advantage of the expanding market which points to a realisation the OLED technology is becoming acceptable for general lighting markets.
PHILIPS Philips launched its new OLED Lumiblade Panel Brite FL300 which is a highly flexible OLED panel ideal for customised designs. This new panel offers 300 lumens output over a 12cm2 area with an increased efficacy of 50 lumens/W and will be available by the end of 2014 in two colour temperatures of 3,000 Kelvin and 4,000 Kelvin. The Lumiblade panel brite FL300 is rated to last 10,000 hours at full brightness and is designed for environments such as high-end shops and hotels, as well as office spaces such as executive board
OSRAM OSRAM showed an OLED concept suspended luminaire designed by Werner Aisslinger equipped with 16 square SDW-058 OLED panels based on the latest generation of the ‘Orbeos’ OLED panel. The new Orbeos OLED panel is already more efficient than energy-saving lamps and the performance improvement compared to the previous generation is +50-75% on lm/W, lifetime and lux output. These latest OLED panels can achieve 600 lux and 65lm/W with a lifetime of 15,000 hours, which is just ahead of Philips latest devices but behind those exhibited by LG Chem. ACUITY One of the largest pure play lighting companies, Acuity Brands has been focusing on OLEDs for several years and they showcased its latest generation of OLED luminaires. Three commercially available OLED luminaires – Trilia, Revel and Canvis - used the LG Chem OLED panels to unlock functional but artistic possibilities to enhance human relationships with lighting. The OLED luminaires can be used in a variety of spaces such as office, retail, hospitality and restaurants. They are offered in three colour temperatures - 3000K, 3500K and 4000K – with a CRI of 85 to 90. The Canvis OLED luminaires allow freedom to sculpt and define the shape of a space and provides substantial lighting. The Trilia OLED luminaires are modular units that allow designers to shape single or expansive networks of OLED lighting and create an exquisite interplay of symmetry and asymmetry. Speaking with Pete Shannin, Acuity Brands Lighting General Manager and Vice President, OLED Business Group he confirmed how focused Acuity are on their OLED business and stated that the three luminaires shown demonstrate that OLED lighting has made significant advancements and is now commercially viable. So much
KONICA MINOLTA Konica Minolta has been making R&D progress on commercialisation of OLED lighting, as it utilises the company’s unique core phosphorescent emitter materials. Konica Minolta has developed the world’s most efficient OLED lighting panel - achieving 131 lm/W over an emitting area being 15cm2. Konica Minolta presented the pioneering R&D results including the announcement of the OLED lighting panels with the world’s first colour tuneable function within an exhibition entitled ‘The cradle of life’. The Irodori display demonstrated an OLED lighting panels that rotated slowly and dynamically changed colours. The Ibuki display contained the world’s thinnest flexible type OLED at only 70-microns thick (or 30% thinner than a human hair). The OLED panel is so thin and light that it was shown floating in the air fanned by wind. Konica Minolta also invested in a new Japanese OLED production facility focusing on high-productivity roll-to-roll manufacturing methods. The facility will be able to manufacture up to 1 million panels per month and is set to deliver the new Symfos OLED panel range. One of the perceived advantages of rollto-roll manufacturing of OLED devices is the large reducing in production costs and
Canvis OLED luminaire from Acuity.
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Symfos OLED panels from Konica Minolta.
Sumitomo Chemical’s OLED Cosmos.
the Konica Minolta developments could be a very exciting breakthrough. The colour tuneable features are also a novel and an exciting development but less so for the general white light volume market.
phor material technology within their LEDs which virtually eliminates the trade-off between high CRI and flux losses. This remarkable achievement reduces the typical 20 to 25% flux losses for CRI’s above 90, to less than 5%, thus creating an exceptional value for LED lighting customers seeking to accelerate adoption in the market. The phosphor improvement is immense and it is impressive to see CRI of 90 being only 6% less than 80 CRI LEDs by the end of the year.
SUMITOMO CHEMICAL Sumitomo Chemical exhibited its dual-colour emission polymer OLED lighting by inviting the Japanese lighting designer Motoko Ishii to create an exhibit called OLED Cosmos from bright OLED colours of light. Its design indicates unlimited possibilities of polymer OLED ever expanding into the future. According to Sumitomo Chemical, it is the first in the world to have developed technology to mass-produce dual-color emission OLED lighting panels where a single panel can be printed in two distinct colours based on the company’s highly advanced printing method. COMPONENTS There was of course a large number of LED based emitters launched from all the main manufacturers and the clear trends included efficacies reaching 200lm/W for mid-power emitter and minimum CRI’s of 90. However, there was little innovation and only a few products caught my eye. LG INNOTEK One of the interesting new LED emitter developments included the new 3030 mid-power series from LG Innotek especially the 3030 IOL emitter. The 3030 IOL emitter has been developed with a novel optic to allow a very wide beam angle that decentralised the light concentration from each LED which in turn is ideal for back-lit LED panels. The innovative LED optics reduce the number of LEDs used within an LED back-lit panel substantially by saving up to 39% on LED and PCB placement costs in comparable systems. In addition to reduced numbers of LEDs the depth between the LED emitters and the diffusers can be cut by 50% helping to reduce material costs and make slimmer fixtures. LG announced the use of advanced phos-
achievement as it will be the first time the efficacies meet current production LED levels with the added benefit of reduced costs. The next innovation showed a new NanoLED based concept that contained multiple numbers of very small LED emitters within a single LED die package. This concept has been shown previously and used for microdisplays. However Samsung demonstrated how different red, green and blue emitters could combine to create a white LED output without the need to use a phosphor. There were several other market available products on Samsung’s stand all of which showed that Samsung LED is delivering high efficiency LEDs up to 200 lm/W in a wide variety of form factors. With such commercial weight behind Samsung they certainly have become a force within the LED market and if they achieve the GaN-on-Silicon breakthrough they will be a tough act to follow.
SAMSUNG Samsung launched high efficient mid-power LED emitters pushing 200 lm/W. However the innovations stand column highlighted new R&D concepts to the LED mass market. The first innovation on display was the GaN-on-Silicon LED technology that Samsung research teams have developed. Most LEDs (>95%) are made with GaN-on-Sapphire technology. However GaN-on-Silicon offers several potential advantages because Silicon substrate technology is used to create microprocessors and the equipment costs along with production times are smaller and shorter thus providing big cost gains for LED manufacturers. Unfortunately, getting the technology to work reliably, as well as achieving LED efficiencies similar to GaN-on-Sapphire, has proved very difficult to do. However, Samsung claim they have cracked the technology barriers and will be introducing a new range of GaN-on-Silicon based LEDs by the end of 2014 which they state will match or even exceed current LED efficacies. This is a potentially exciting
TOSHIBA Toshiba acquired the Bridgelux GaN-on-Silicon technology and subsequently launched their ultra-small Chip Scale Package White LEDs for lighting applications. The new TL1WK series LEDs have been designed as light sources for general lighting, including straight tube lights, light bulbs and ceiling lights. The emitters utilise the gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) process technology and a new process technology that fabricates the elements of a packaged LED on an 8-inch silicon wafer. The LEDs are the industry’s smallest in subwatt class (0.25 to 0.5W) white LEDs, with a package size of just 0.65 x 0.65mm, but they achieve a luminous efficacy of 130lm/W and superior heat dissipation. Forward current is up to 180mA (max.). The new white LEDs make it possible to achieve a narrow beam in small-size lighting equipment and can contribute to innovation in lighting design. The first device has a colour temperature of 5000K and a colour rendering index Ra of 80, other colour temperature variations including 4000K, 3000K
LG Innotek 3030 IOL.
Samsung Nano LED phosphorless emitter.
Toshiba’s GaN-on-Silicon ultra small LED emitters
CoB Soleriq P9 from Osram.
Sharp’s tuneable white mid-power LED device.
and 2700K are also under development.
the CCT, between 2100K and 4300K, and light intensity (flux). Tracking along the same tune curve, the existing halogen style dimming mode allows users to dim from 3000K to 1800K. In both modes of operation, the tune curves have been precisely designed to stay a short distance below the black body locus throughout the tuning range, resulting in more vibrant colours. Additionally, LuxiTune 2.0 has newly added DMX control functions, such as switching in between halogen dim and CCT tune modes. Providing high lumen density and Luxon-Target performance, LuxiTune has a luminous flux of 1100 lumens, equivalent to a 60W halogen lamp. Luminous efficacy is 63 lm/W at temperature including the secondary optic, far higher than that of rival products. At full intensity, CRI is 90 and LuxiTune maintains a CRI average of 85 as it dims. LED Engin showcased Gallery White, the world’s most compact emitter for directional lighting boasting an exceptional CRI of 98. Designed for high-end applications, including retail outlets, galleries and museums where accurate colour representation is vital, Gallery White offers high colour fidelity in warm white light (3000K) and achieves impressive individual R values (R1-R15) to
enhance the contrast of retail merchandise, artwork and skin tones. Available in a range of package sizes for different power ratings from 10W to 80W, the emitters deliver between 480 and 3450 lumens output.
OSRAM Osram launched its first chip-on-board LED, the Soleriq P9, which is suitable for compact powerful spotlights such as the ones used in retail outlets and museums. The P9 has a light emitting surface with a diameter of only 9mm (64 mm²) but produces an impressive 2000 lm and has a luminous efficacy of 100 lm/W (at a temperature of 85 °C and 3000 K). The light emitting surface is therefore around 50 percent smaller than that of the existing Soleriq S13 versions but at 2000lm the LED delivers twice as much light with the same efficiency. The P9 is available in colour temperatures of 2700K to 5000K at CRI 80 and 2700K to 4000K at a CRI 90. The package dimensions are 15mm x 15mm and the beam angle is 120 degrees. SHARP Sharp Devices in Europe showed off their colour tuning LEDs by entirely lighting their stand with the technology. Their stand was bathed in all white colours between 2,700K (warm) and 5,700K (cold), a sequence made possible by an automatic program controlling all the tuneable white LED devices. Besides the COB-based Tiger ZENIGATA already released by Sharp, the booth also featured prototype versions of Sharp’s new tuneable white mid-power LED device based on SMD technology. This mid-power device’s dimensions – 4.2 x 3.0 x 0.9mm – and its unique design with two integrated CCTs will make it easy to incorporate into any luminaire. Besides, any CCT combination can be customised to a lighting designer’s wishes. LED ENGIN Following on in a similar theme of colour tuning, LED Engin unveiled its generation 2.0 LuxiTune LED emitter module with added tuneability and connectivity. The new version of LuxiTune offers many additional features including a Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT) tuning function that enables users to separately adjust
PHILIPS LUMILEDS Philips Lumileds announced an efficacy upgrade to the Luxeon Z ES emitter of 18% over previous 2013 models. The Luxeon Z ES is 75% smaller than a standard 3535 package and measures only 1.6 x 2.0mm in size featuring an undomed design enabling close packing density of the LEDs in space-constrained applications. In addition to upgraded performance across the existing portfolio, Philips Lumileds has introduced new 4000K and 5700K emitters in the 90 CRI range to address needs in stadium and museum lighting whilst colour consistency of the LUXEON Z ES is ensured by the emitters’ 5-, 3- and first-ever 1-step MacAdam Ellipse binning options. COOLEDGE A relatively new US company, Cooledge launched its range of light sheets which is a new light source medium that combines the mechanical, electrical and LED source together into a flexible sheet of
LED Engin Gallery White spectral output showing high CRI achieved.
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The new LED light sheets from Cooledge.
The Glare free Q-blade from Quarkstar.
The new Lextar white chip LED emitter for high density applications.
light while eliminating many of the constraints and challenges that existing LED systems impose. Luminaire designs using light sheet can be fluid, thin and minimal in both design and material choices. The light sheet utilises a highly dense pattern of LEDs on a thin plastic substrate, delivering on the promise of OLEDs with the reliability and performance of LEDs. These products can certainly be used for a range of lighting applications such as shelf lighting, backlighting within panels and a variety of other applications. The lighting sheets are highly flexible and offers a similar flexibility to OLEDs but at a more affordable price.
and operating costs of LED lighting systems. One of the first fixtures developed using the Quarkstar ‘Glare Free’ technology is the Q-blade, a suspended linear unit, which offers over 110 lm/W total system efficacy equivalent to the best fluorescent lamps. Indeed, Quarkstar has shown that their novel optics allows the technology to be scaled up to 14,000 lumens (for industrial applications) without significant glare or compromising efficacy which is a major achievement. The R&D team also demonstrated pendant, LED panel, garage and industrial fixtures based on the technology proving it is scalable to many application requirements.
QUARKSTAR Quarkstar, a US based lighting company present at the show, demonstrated a very interesting ‘Glare-Free Filament’ optic that virtually illuminates glare from lighting fixtures. As we know, glare is a major issue often ignored or overlooked by many so it is refreshing that Quarkstar has developed a range of lighting products that significantly reduces glare by using specially designed optical components that redirect light to maintain high efficiency of the fixture. QuarkStar has over 120 patent applications to date for multiple technologies and is one of the world’s most unconventional LED lighting hardware start-ups, staffed by world-renowned technologists and LED pioneers with more than 500 years of collective LED and lighting industry experience. The Glare-Free Filament increases LED lighting efficiency through improved light extraction and allow light mixing from multiple coloured LED sources. The QuarkStar technology solves many major challenges of LED lighting, including: • Extracting the light emitted by the LEDs efficiently; • Mixing the light evenly from multiple LED sources; • Distributing the light in a controlled manner and eliminating glare to maximise visual comfort; • Reducing the initial fixture, installation,
LEXSTAR A new entrant to the LED emitter market, Lextar launched a new White Chip technology involves substrate-free flip chip and phosphor moulding process which can be fabricated by current SMT equipment to simplify the manufacturing process significantly. Lextar’s White Chip is a chip scale die without cumbersome packaging, featuring high lumen densities, high lumen output, wide beam angle, and can be packaged closer together to simplify optical lens design. The Lextar White Chip can achieve high lumen output and high lumen intensity, reaching up to 2500cd at 25 degree with high CRI 90 performance, making it a perfect replacement for 50-watt halogen lamp.
‘What will happen by the next Light + Building...’ • ‘T5s will be completely replaced by LEDs in terms of new fixtures as well as high efficacy retrofits.’ Not quite achieved but penetration of T5’s market certainly underway. • ‘LED prices will have decreased by over 50% and maybe as high as 70% compared to this time meaning the return on investment compared to traditional light sources for most applications will be between one and two years.’ This has been achieved, especially with Chip on Board solutions. • ‘OLEDs will be a serious player in the general lighting market and costs will have tumbled from today.’ OLEDs are now technical capable for use but costly. OLEDs will be seen more in 2016. • ‘LED fixtures will actually be able to dim properly (most the products on show were very poor with either poor dimming range and/or flickering of the LEDs at low intensities).’ Dimming has been significantly improved but not perfect. • ‘Samsung, LG and the major Japanese electronics companies will be significant players in Europe as they use innovation, improved products and competitive pricing to break down barriers unlike in the last two to three decades.’ Certainly Samsung and LG have made big inroads in all vertical segments of the LED market but all Asian players are struggling to break the route to markets held by traditional players. • ‘Standard white PC LED efficacies will reach 180 lm/W in production.’ This has easily been achieved. • ‘Variable CCT products will be prevalent, low cost and Internet enabled.’ Colour tuneable products were still a niche area but growing strongly. firstname.lastname@example.org
CONCLUSIONS The show was obviously a success for many manufacturers and the prevalence of the connected lighting system era is upon us. I still have major concerns about the security of Internet connected lighting systems as it seems the majority of players are not building secure systems from the ground up so I expect that by 2016 this will become a major trend. I looked back at my previous Light + Building review and I made several predictions in 2012 as to what we would see in 2014 so I thought it would be great to see how I did!
Geoff Archenhold is an active investor in LED driver and fixture manufacturers and a lighting energy consultant. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of mondo*arc.
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To be used for mixing and diffusing LED light in edge-lit lighting, solving uniformity constraints by improving brightness and enabling it at an increased LED spacing of 20+mm. This new level of efficiency can amount to a 50% reduction in LED counts. A simple adhesive tape on one side with a micro-replicated optical pattern on the other side, it can be easily applied to the light injection edges of a Light Guide Plate. The product’s unique micro-structured surface acts to reduces dark zones, while improving brightness uniformity. www.3m.com
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optoFLEXLIGHT LUCIDE Optoled The optoFLEXLIGHT LUCIDE WW-WDL LED-strip offers ‘tunable white’ at the highest level. From 2,700K to 6,500K, colour temperature are infinitely variable; lighting solutions ranging from 3,000K to 5,000K or from 4,000K to 6,500K are also possible. With luminosity of up to 4,000 lumens per meter, this LED-strip offers daylight dependent solutions for general lighting and schemes that increase well-being in modern working day atmospheres. The product is binned according to MacAdam Step 3 and has a colour rendition value of greater than 85. www.optoled.de
Premium Package Led Family b,a,g b,a,g’s ‘Premium Package’ represents the ultimate in human-centric lighting, offering both tuneable white and RGB light from a single source. The luminous colour variation to simulate natural daylight exactly follows the Planckian curve from 2500K to 7000K with high efficiency of 110lm/W at CRI 90. The biodynamic activation factor is 0.3 @ 3000K and 0.85 @ 7000K. The precise calibration of LEDs ensures extreme accuracy and stability of colour temperature and CRI. Various control options are available, including DALI, DMX, 1-10V and wireless using ZigBee. HMI interfaces include both Android and iOS Apps. www.bagelectronics.com
MJT2525 Seoul Semiconductor The MJT2525 series offers great performance and lumen density in the mid-power class. The 2525 series boasts a compact package with dimensions of 2.5x2.5mm and wide beam angles making it ideal for applications that require uniform illumination. At the heart of this new package is the state-of-theart chip technology and optimised light extraction, resulting in high luminous efficacies. This package became the basis for the launch of four completely new products: MJT2525, 2525 Blue Pump, mid-power 2525 and high-power 2525. www.seoulsemicon.com
TALEXXengine STARK SLE Tridonic TALEXXengine STARK SLE for LED downlights and spotlights in new output classes were showcased by Tridonic. The new classes make the perfectly matched system comprising LED module and converter even more efficient and cost-effective. A module efficiency of up to 145 lm/W at a CRI of 80 can now be achieved under real conditions (Hot Lumen). The brilliant white of the TALEXXengine STARK SLE fashion is the result of special spectrums which combine warm and saturated colours with pure and cool white. www.tridonic.com
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Barthelme LEDlight flex flexible LED stripes meet the highest demands of complex lighting solutions. Sophisticated thermal management and the latest generation of LEDs result in perfect heat dissipation and a long LED lifetime. A unique colour fidelity is offered due to selective binning, high quality due to the quality management as well as customised products and service. This easyto-handle plug system is now available, for an easy and solderless connection of LED stripes. www.barthelme.de
Mirageball Verbatim Verbatim showcased a number of LED lamp innovations from Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. A cost-effective, energy-efficient, dichroic-effect 4W MR16 LED lamp, the product delivers excellent optical control with minimal spill and a crisp 30 degree beam angle focusing light where it’s needed. Advanced omnidirectional ‘Mirageball’ optics for Classic A lamps (pictured) are perfect for floor lighting or wall sconces where a very even and wide angled light is necessary. A range of true-colour flame candle lamps utilise VxRGB technology has also been developed. www.verbatim-europe.co.uk
Xoominescent LED Linear LED Linear offers infinite lumen power with up to 140,000 lumens on one reel and a T5 equivalent. The product is cuttable every 280 mm, saving up to four intermodule connections in a 1.5m fixture, reducing assembly costs. Up to 134 lm/W safety low voltage is offered, with reflective white surface and self-adhesive 3M tape on the back. TjAway technology for optimised heat management is also included. www.led-linear.com
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10 OF THE BEST 7792 BOLLARD BEGA As usual Bega were showing their extensive range of well-designed exterior lighting. Over the many years that I have been designing luminaires and commenting on luminaire designs Bega is an outstanding example of a company sticking to a simple pure geometric design theme to create a harmonious brand identity. The new 7792 27 Watt LED bollard caught my eye at the show as the Bega design team have stretched their design envelope slightly and have incorporated a conical base and soft profile head. The LEDs are mounted on the top casting with a textured contoured reflector providing a glare free distribution. With excellent attention to detail combined with very high quality castings and glass, this new bollard fits well into the Bega range while projecting its own quiet personality. www.bega.com
FLEXIBLE OLED LG LG Chem was showing a number of OLED developments including the largest OLED panel I have seen so far at 320 mm x 320 mm and the production version of their bendable OLED glass panels. A variety of prototype luminaire designs were on display incorporating these bendable OLED panels illustrating potential uses in different decorative applications. LG launched their bendable panels as standard products although production capacity seems to be limited. With 60 lumens per watt efficiency and an expected life of 20,000 hours to L70 these panels can now be considered for use in live projects not only prototype demonstrations. Apparently there isnâ€™t a launch date for the LED flexible plastic OLED panels so perhaps LG are facing similar technical problems producing plastic OLED panels that have prevented a number of other companies from actually launching them. www.lglightingus.com
XIM CONSTANT VOLTAGE MODULE WITH INBUILT DIMMING XICATO Xicato launched their new XIM module which incorporates a 48 volt input DC to DC driver, a DALI dimming interface, thermal sensors as well as their remote phosphor LED light engine. The form factor is slightly different from previous Xicato XLM modules and the efficiency for these new modules is claimed to be over 100 lumens per watt which brings them into line with rest of the industry. Costs for some of the Xicato modules are understood to be lower than previous generations. Integrating a dimmable LV driver into the Xicato module will make the development of new luminaires easier and faster and potentially expand their market. www.xicato.com
LINE VOLTAGE INPUT LED LIGHT ENGINES MACKWELL Mackwell has licensed and developed a very small ASIC driver design with no electrolytic components that will enable 230 VAC input single board light engines to be produced. By integrating the miniature ic driver with the LED board, much smaller form factor luminaires can be developed. The technology sounds similar to the Seoul Semiconductor Acrich 2 system. Mackwell is planning to introduce a series of standard driver incorporated light engines and showed a few possible configurations at the show, including a 2D replacement board. Mackwell will also supply custom light engines based on this technology depending on minimum quantities. LED flicker can be a problem with this driver approach when the LEDs are arranged in a linear configuration so initially I would expect that they will be used for exterior applications where flicker is not so much of an issue and if the LEDs are mounted closely together for down lights and spotlights. www.mackwell.com
TRICK IGUZZINI The Trick range designed by Dean Skira seems to be one of the most mentioned new luminaire ranges at Light + Building 2014. This comprehensive range of IP-rated LED, button-shaped luminaires is available in three sizes ranging from 45mm diameter up to 160mm diameter and can produce a wide variety of optical distributions including wall washing, blades of light and radial surface washing. The patented optical design developed for the blade of light version produces a very clean output with an almost 360 degree distribution from the LED source. Apparently the lens also acts as part of the heat sink. www.iguzzini.com
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MICRO DMX CONTROLLED FIBRE OPTIC MUSEUM LIGHTING SYSTEM LUXAM The US based fibre optic lighting museum specialists Luxam was showing their Hybrid 24 channel DMX controlled LED illuminator on their German distributor’s stand. This system has been developed for use in museum display cabinets and each of the 24 LEDs can be individually dimmed under DMX control to create dynamic scenes. The illuminator is designed to work with the Luxam range of fibre and miniature lensed luminaires. The high power LEDs incorporated in the illuminator are mounted on a removable board so that, as higher efficiency LEDs become available, the illuminator can be easily upgraded. www.luxam.com
SIMILED PENDANT LUXUNI Luxuni is a fairly new German lighting company that has developed a series of ultra slim luminaires. The outstanding products were the SimiLED pendant and the SimiLED Art pendant. These disk pendants are only 7.8 mm thick with a diameter of 600mm. The LEDs are located around the edge of the pendant and a light guide system transfers light evenly across the diffuser surface. In the Art version of the product the light guide dots are arranged in various patterns that become visible when the LEDs are turned off. The light output of the SimiLED pendant is approximately 3,000 lumens with 45 Watts power consumption. www.luxuni.com
The Dutch venture capital backed optical component company which has pioneered the use of 3D printed optics announced the construction of a new 1,000 sq mtr 3D printing production facility to produce lenses and other refractors. Their idea is that lighting manufacturers will be able to incorporate custom made optical elements into their luminaires without incurring high tooling costs, long lead times and high minimum production quantities normally associated with injection moulded optics. The Luxexcel CAD-to-Optic 3D printing process produces optical components that are printed optically smooth and do not require post processing. Although the vast number of existing off the shelf lenses suitable for most lighting applications is likely to limit the use of 3D printed optics to niche areas it will certainly be very useful to be able to produce usable optics direct from 3D CAD data for prototypes and short runs. www.luxexcel.com
AFTER 8 MOLTOLUCE Moltoluce always seem to come up with miniature well detailed luminaires and lighting systems and this year was no exception. The After 8 LED pendant - an elegant, minimal, ultra-thin up and down suspended pendant - is a good example of their in-house design capability The After 8 is just 5mm thin with tight spacing of miniature medium power LEDs which, combined with a linear lens, gave a line of light without visible LED dots combining 30% uplight and 70% downlight in one slim housing, The pendant is 1.22mtrs long and gives 1,590 lumens while consuming 28 watts. www.moltoluce.com
AR 111 SORAA Soraa introduced a new range of AR 111 and PAR 30 retrofit LED lamps incorporating their GaN on GaN™ LED technology. These larger lamps supplement their existing MR 16 and GU10 based retrofit lamps. With a very high CRI and narrow beam optics these are the closest LED retrofit lamps that I have seen to mimic halogen. The range of beam angle for the new larger lamps includes 8°, 25°, 36°, and 60° 95-CRI, and 95-R9. The full-visiblespectrum 8° AR111 LED lamp, with CRI of 95 and R9 of 95 has a peak luminous intensity of 27,500 Cd and light output of 980 lumens. My company Radiant Architectural Lighting presented a new Micro track spotlight developed to work with the Soraa Snap MR 16 retrofit LED lamp which had a very David Morgan runs David Morgan Associates, good reaction from lighting designers. a London-based international design It is understood that the Snap system consultancy specialising in luminaire design will also be applied to the AR 111 lamps. and development and is also MD of Radiant Dimming Soraa lamps smoothly does Architectural Lighting. firstname.lastname@example.org need the right combination of LV power www.dmadesign.co.uk supply and dimmer however. +44 ( 0) 20 8340 4009 www.soraa.com © David Morgan Associates 2014
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+ + + + An expert jury selected the products that most impressed them at the show.
BEST OF DESIGN+
Tweeter Delta Light
BEST OF DESIGN+
BEST OF DESIGN+
Berker W.1 Berker
Berker W.1 is a water-protected range that can be used both surface-mounted and, combined with an adapter frame, flush-mounted. A wide range of inserts for switching and dimming, aerial and network technology, and sockets can be installed so that they are water-protected (IP55) and boast a high shock resistance level (IK07). Thanks to its great depth, Berker W.1 is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. The frame can easily be mounted in a matter of seconds with a quarter-turn of a screwdriver. The insert clicks into place in the housing. It is easy to attach and remove with just one hand. It is made of sturdy plastic and is available in grey and polar white. The standard version features a light grey ring around the switch. This is also available as a light ring in blue or white. www.berker.com
Exploring geometries in two or three dimensions, Arik Levy designed the pendant lighting fixture Wireflow as an ‘authentic light sculpture in space’. Wireflow reinterprets classic suspended luminaires from a contemporary and original point of view, and thanks to geometrical configurations is able to integrate with other compositions and create a light installation with a unique character. Formed by thin rods and LED terminals (3W), its structure produces a visual continuity of lines and light spots, giving the immaterial a notable figurative character. According to Levy, Wireflow represents presence and absence, transparency and luminosity, light and fluidity. It uses LED 3.7W 350mA. Wireflow is ideal for use in a wide range of places, from high hotel foyers to more intimate home settings. www.vibia.com
The Jury said...
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The Tweeter luminaire is impressive on account of its clear, reduced design. In particular the jury praised the double-shell, and as such its sealed design, which makes the luminaires look good in any position.
The water-protected Berker W.1 range won the jury over not only on account of its high level of functionality, but also its appealing, state-of-the-art look. As such, Berker W.1 is a real highlight in the IP segment.
The idea of using the cable (merely by means of a wire frame) as a design element enables a variety of geometrical shapes. The jury was of the unanimous opinion that this is a graphic, and at the same time highly poetic solution, which inspires creativity.
Delta Light has introduced the Excentric Rotation System (ERS) to the Tweeter range. Both ceiling-suspended and mounted versions are characterised by an asymmetrical hinge joint, combining extreme rotation and tilting abilities, all in one swift whirling motion. The double-shell design prevents ceiling exposure, while the flexible inner shell can be tailored to any lighting need. The Tweeter On strikes a balance between lighting quality and energy efficiency, adding value to its environment’s design statement. Available with a single or double spotlight, Tweeter On comes with Delta Light’s unique Reo LED array technology, 50W equivalent halogen bulbs that actually consume less than 12W but deliver a powerful, warm light. The shells of both the recessed and the surface-mounted versions are designed to provide optimal cooling, ensuring an extended lifespan. www.deltalight.com
Edgar DARK Designed for DARK by MaDe, Edgar is a high quality technical luminaire with a 1000 lumen 12W module, making it an energy efficient lighting option. The range comes in round or square versions, the latter with smooth, rounded-corners. Both are available as suspended, surfaced-mounted or recessed ceiling luminaires. With its irregular rim depth, finished in black, white or gold, Edgar offers a stylish aesthetic touch to an interior. www.dark.be
Objective Artemide The form of Objective – a tube containing different sets of optics – is reminiscent of a movie camera lens, its three different segments housing three different light sources. Ambient light comes from the semiopal methacrylate segment, with its prismatic internal surface and smooth exterior. A spotlight can be focused, from the first head, onto reading matter or a work surface, while a floodlight points upwards from the the second head. www.artemide.com
Bell+ Darø Bell+ challenges our perception of a lamp as something static. The piece has a simple suspension system: a single chord attached to a short bar (made of either aluminium or oak) on which the shade hangs. Two circumflex cuts allow the shade to tilt and produce an interesting side-spill effect. www.daroe.dk
+ + Sonic XAL
GRAFT Zumtobel The inner workings and appearance of Zumtobel’s first high-bay LED luminaire have been designed from scratch, in collaboration with ARUP’s Stephen Philips. With a power input of 280W, a luminous flux of 28,000lm is produced. To achieve high-precision light direction, each LED has been assigned a separate lens, which means that long shelves can now be illuminated as efficiently as spacious bays. The round lighting cone has been transformed into a lighting pyramid with a square light exit area. Luminous fields that do not overlap create significant extra uniformity and efficiency in any lighting solution. www.zumtobel.com
Sonic’s conical head has a patented external sound proof element. It is covered with sound-absorbing single-piece knitwear in two colours. Its housing comes in white or dark grey powder coating. The pedestal is positionable in the centre or at the side. Sonic delivers a direct/indirect light distribution with energy-efficient LEDs and high CRI. Versions are available with Touch-DIM, movement sensor and daylight adjustment. It has a 3 metre connection cable with standard plug. www.xal.com
Diabolo Eden Design Two hemispheres - a couple, or perhaps twins - combine to form Diabolo. This Design Plus winner has an LED source concealed within the upper section, which can rotate 190° / 360° on its axis. The piece is available as a table-lamp, wall lamp or ceiling lamp and in several colours. www.edendesign.be
TECHNOLOGY / LIGHT + BUILDING
Gira G1 Gira Giersiepen
L-industry 115/230 LEDEL
The new Gira G1 is the intelligent central control unit for operating technology throughout an entire building, with all functions conveniently operated by touching or gesturing on the system’s multi-touch display. In connection with the DCS-IP-gateway, the Gira G1 can also be used as a home station. The Gira G1 can be utilised as the central control unit for a KNX system, as well as for the new radio system eNet in combination with the eNet Server. It is equally suitable for modernisation, retrofitting, and new constructions. www.gira.de
L-industry 115 is a universal industrial LED-light fixture, designed for the illumination of industrial sites/venues, warehouses and logistic complexes. The cast body of the lamp is made of aluminium alloy. Its vertical heat sink allows it to be two and a half time smaller than others of its kind. The unique optic system used in the fixture allows the light distribution to be chosen on-site. There are four variants: 15°, 30°, 60° and D. The optical system combines multilens and protective glass, which eliminates light loss in the secondary optics, and provides optical efficiency over 93%. www.ledel.ru
BIG EDISON Light-Tech
Skim ERCO With a light output ratio of up to 0.83, Skim’s compact lens system is notable for its high efficiency. The special geometry ensures excellent glare control for a low UGR value (Unified Glare Rating) providing ergonomic lighting even for workstations. It’s shallow recess depth provides excellent light quality in areas with limited installation space. www.erco.com
Illumini Molto Luce
BIG EDISON elegantly combines the historic industrial glass bulb shape (and original bulb-holder designed by Thomas Edison) with modern LED technology. The mouth blown glass bulb contains a handmade diffusion shade that conceals a 4W LED. With a colour temperature of 2600K, the lamp delivers a traditional warm white light. www.light-tech.at
Measuring just 3.5 x 3.5mm in cross section, Illumini is one of the most graceful showcase luminaires available and almost invisible. The dimmable LED profile, available in two power levels, can be rotated 360° and has a generous beam angle of 110°. Illumini can be used as a stand alone piece for direct lighting in display cases or as an integrated, indirect lighting solution. Made of brass, it is available in black, chrome and pearl chrome finishes. www.moltoluce.com
Tilt Nyta Tilt emanates an open and soft light, and directs it exactly where it is needed. Easy, intuitive handling allows the shade to swivel in every direction along its oblong opening. It works like a cupped reflector that can be freely moved around the light source, thus directing it as required. www.nyta.eu
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TECHNOLOGY / LIGHT + BUILDING
Più sospeso Occhio
LED Dimmable PAR38 Samsung
Next generation LEDs are used for the 26W uplight and 18W downlight that are combined in the Più sospeso LED lamp part of the Occhio Specials range. This suspended luminaire has a separate uplight / downlight function. Dimming is via a trailing edge phase cut dimmer, push button or DALI, depending on the driver. Suitable for fitting onto a hollow ceiling box, it has a cable length of 6 metres, (height adjustable during fitting). Constructed from aluminium and steel, it has a max weight of 2400g. www.occhio.de
Adding a Design Plus nod to the iF Design award it recieved in February, Samsung’s PAR 38 delivers quality lighting without straining existing fixtures thanks to its lightweight structure. With a high CRI of 95 the PAR-series is suited for professional interior and colour-critical applications, particularly for jewelry and/or textiles. www.samsung.com
ConStela TRILUX The ConStela LED brings individuality and aesthetics to urban outdoor lighting. Planners and architects can rapidly and simply assemble the column with its modular design using the TRILUX configurator. Selections can be made from a variety of luminaire heads, spots as intermediate elements and supporting columns of various heights. The result is a custom-designed column for individual lighting solutions. TRILUX also offers further options for customisation. www.trilux.com
+ + FlatLED Doxis Lighting Factory
SLIDE Ragni Design This trapezoidal-shaped luminaire runs parallel rather than perpendicular to the road. The streamlined appearance of the Slide comes from its clean, effective design. Its grooves convey its technical sophistication, while the black screenprinted glass around the LED module adds depth. Providing powerful and precise asymmetrical lighting, the Slide and its variations have an optimised light distribution allowing large distances between the luminaires. The luminaire was entirely designed by the Ragni IC team. www.ragni.com
The FlatLED uses a high powerd Citizen LED source (Ra 80+). IP20 rated, it is available with a dimmable driver or non-dimmable driver. FlatLED comes in three choices of finish (matt grey, white or black), with beam angles of 24º, 30º, 38º, delivering 3000K white light in 13.2W/1400lm or 8.8W/890lm versions. www.doxis.be
Duelis OMS Duelis is a suspended LED system providing direct-indirect lighting (direct flux 75% / indirect flux 25%). Suitable for meeting rooms, corridors, halls, receptions, showrooms and restaurants, the Duelis has a low profile aluminium housing and low glare level, delivering a uniform light thanks to its diamond microprismatic PMMA diffuser. www.omslighting.com
Plus more... • Artemide - Scopas • Artemide - Demetra • DARK - Big Bubble • Davide Groppi - N-Euro • Delta Light - Supernova XS • ERCO - Parscan • Luxuni - SimiLED Art • Mennekes Elektrotechnik - Wallbox • Molto Luce - Illumini • Ragni - Slide • Schüco International - DCS • Serien - Twin LED • Stiebel Eltron - WPC • TRILUX - LateraloPlus LED • TRILUX - Coriflex • XAL - Helios
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TECHNOLOGY / LIGHT + BUILDING
DOIN’ THE MESSE ROUND
Light+Building proved once again to be a hotbed of lighting innovation. Here are some highlights from six days at the Messe.
Panelyte Acolyte LED
reflect+A Almeco Group
The Panelyte is a high-brightness, ceiling-mounted LED panel light that fits into standard dropped ceiling configurations and is available in a 2’X2’ model or a 2’X4’ model. The fixture is ultra thin with a width of only 0.43 inches. Six different colour temperatures of white are offered, with other variants available. Featuring seamless joint coverage, there is no light leak at the corners of the fixture and the light spread is uniform. The plug and play driver design and universal tool free mounting system make it easy to use and install. This product is perfect for replacing old fluorescent ceiling fixtures. www.acolyteled.com
The gradual spread of LED sources and their rapid development has prompted the Almeco Group to make a catalog of aluminium customisable segmented reflectors. These ready-made solutions are available for Zhaga LED modules and AAG Stucchi, Arditi, BJB, TE holders. Coloured reflectors are proposed for food lighting or architectural luminaries. Furthermore, customisation is always possible. www.almecogroup.com
Factor Zumtobel Factor combines reduced complexity with high lighting quality. Available in either a conical or cylindrical housing. Installation is effected via a 3-phase track or through Metrum, Zumtobel’s simple continuous-row lighting system, thus allowing an easy redesign/repositioning in retail store applications. Available in 3000K or 4000K colour temperature and as a TGRfood model. www.zumtobel.com
INTERIOR MonoRail Feelux Feelux’s MonoRail is powered by a power supply track (Rail) without connecting power cables to the LED profile. MonoRail can be moved on the power track freely and it is possible to connect it to the LED profile. MonoRail won the 2014 Reddot award. The product is available in differing lengths, 95mm, 286mm, 572mm and in differing colour temperatures, 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K, 6000K. www.feelux.com
ArcCove Anolis The ArcCove cleverly combines both high light output intensity with cost and energy efficient LED technology to achieve a lighting product that offers a genuine alternative to traditional linear incandescent or fluorescent cove lighting systems. ArcCove has a streamlined profile and various mounting options meaning greater flexibility for a wider variety of applications. The latest LED chip technology combined with a plug and play set up process ensures that impressive effects are simple to create. www.anolis.eu
The Edge Astro Astro has earned the distinction of having two new products featured in the prestigious Trend Forum at Light+Building. Featured here is The Edge which synthesizes contemporary design, advanced materials and the latest mid-power LEDs. It is formed from layers of laser-cut acrylic, with an etched finish to the edges through which the light from the body of the product diffuses. www.astrolighting.co.uk
Pride Series Lamp 83 Pride Series has been designed to perform at the highest performance levels for the long term offering up to 4900 lm output with minimum energy consumption. The product also features 30004000K, 12-18-25-30-44W dimmable and a minimum of 50,000 hours of LED life, a stylish design, four different beam angles, adjustability and eleven different body trim and colour options. There are also seven different body versions such as spot, recessed spot, fixed recessed and single, dual and triple adjustable recessed options. www.lamp83.com
Beacon Major Havells Sylvania
Pantrac ERCO Optimum illumination of the walls adds depth to rooms, as ceiling washlighting gives the impression of height. With the new Pantrac spotlight range ERCO now offers the ideal lighting tool to achieve superbly uniform, easy and efficient wallwashing and ceiling washlighting. Pantrac stands for highly efficient LED packages that enable homogeneous floodlighting of walls and ceilings using only a small number of luminaires. With its archetypal cubic design, the luminaire integrates itself inconspicuously into its surroundings and becomes a minimalist architectural feature. www.erco.com
This new spotlight offers an impressive fixture lumen output of up to 1551lm and does not require a separate LED driver to operate. This innovation saves on installation time and cost when compared to halogen or metal halide solutions. Without the hindrance of an external drive, the Beacon Major has a direct connection to mains voltage and 50,000 hours of life. The Beacon Major can replace existing mains halogen fittings and reduces the compatibility risk of retrofitting LED as previously, in certain combinations, LED retrofit lamps and drivers were not compatible. www.havells-sylvania.com
Half Castaldi Lighting
Half enhances space and approaches lighting in a creative and imaginative fashion. The fruit of a collaboration between Castaldi Lighting and the 5+1AA Studio, Half continues along the path opened up by Bubble and Bubble UP. Simple and with a strong personality, just one Half fixture is enough to generate enough inspiration to create many different lighting compositions. Half is able to bring any space, any environment and any architectural setting to life. Available in two sizes, Half 500 and Half 800. www.castaldilighting.me.uk
Luxer is an innovative LED modular system with up to 130,000 hours of useful life. It is available with up to four adjustable modules achieving up to 216W. Other options include surface or suspend mounting, different light colours, optical apertures or an IP degree. It incorporates the patented optical system Xquare Optics with a unique range of optical distributions (spot, square, rectangular), offering great performance in lighting, excellent uniformity, maximum light utilisation factor, low glare and great visual comfort. www.luxintec.com
Catherina Square Futuro Lighting Catherina Square prompts light to follow you around a room and it is therefore on in the place where you really need it. This reduces not only power consumption, but also gives the impression of interactivity. Moreover, during the night the lighting provides accent decorative illumination. All major parameters are remotely adjustable and the installation is controlled by a remote controller which is able to identify day and night. During the day, when there is sufficient ambient light, the fixtures are disconnected from the electrical supply. www.futurolighting.eu
TECHNOLOGY / LIGHT + BUILDING
Izar collection (Izar B Max) Lucis
Hydralux LED Linear Offering new design freedom, depending on step measurement, this luminaire can be cut to the desired length and then easily assembled by adhesive bonding. This new generation of flexible LED linear luminaires, with a protection class up to IP67, is available in six different light intensities. Protected through polyurethane casting against water and UV radiation, the luminaire is available in lengths of up to 7.5m and two luminaires can be joined without light gap. www.led-linear.com
The geometric shape of the acrylic Izar collection has been extended to provide complex lighting solutions for architects and designers. Originally made up of Izar I, Izar II, Izar III, the range now features Izar R, Izar B and Izar C and is available in a variety of designs (suspension, ceiling, and wall), shapes (circular, square, rectangle) and sizes (from 150mm up to 1250mm). Choice of colour temperature is LED 3000K or 4000K, in white, black, blue or red. Offering a high output the collection is ideal for use in offices, public buildings, shopping and exhibition centers and residential interiors. www.lucis.eu
MP78 Modular Lighting Instruments MP78 makes the most of the design options offered by LEDs and is one of the thinnest (37 mm) profiles on the market. In combination with LED strips, LED spotlights or the new directional LED spotlight Rektor, the MP78 is an ideal ally for any project in which both basic and accent lighting with a single fixture is required. The MP78 can be either surface mounted or suspended. www.supermodular.com
EDDI Microlights EDDI, Microlights’ new mini spot, combines groundbreaking optical design and optimised passive cooling to create a compact fitting with a powerful output. It features the Hot Spot within a TIR (total internal reflection) LEDChroic lens and interchangeable lenses that don’t require a tool. A small head enables it to go into track and recess-mounted one, two and three way fittings. Available in 1000, 2000 or 3000 luminaire lumen packages, it is L70 at 50,000 hours with a five year warranty. www.microlights.com
These highly efficient, IP66 architectural LED floodlights deliver >5000 lumens and 8000 lumens in a single colour, with colour change or dynamic white options available. Fusion’s crisp, clean, unobtrusive design enables it to blend seamlessly into architecture, ensuring the primary focus of attention is on the luminaires’ lit effect. The technical intelligence incorporated within the design includes a logarithmic dimming curve which ensures consistent smooth dimming down to 0%; and an on board thermal management system which automatically dims the product when temperatures exceed 50°C. www.acdclighting.co.uk
StreamLine Optolum StreamLine is a small scale linear LED light fixture designed with one thing in mind: to provide lighting designers with ‘Just Light’. StreamLine has all the benefits of traditional LED lighting but succeeds in eliminating any visible LEDs and the pixilation they create. Streamline provides smooth, radiant light in a versatile, highly efficient package. StreamLine is small enough to fit anywhere and available in a variety of colour temperatures which makes it great for any application. www.optolum.com
Siri 2.0. L&L Luce&Light
SoundLight Philips/Ecophon This is the first commercial light-emitting acoustic ceiling for offices that supports the body’s natural biorhythm. The product incorporates programmable lighting controls that change the brightness and warmth of office lighting throughout the working day. This supports employees’ energy levels, which can be diminished by spending too much time indoors. SoundLight Comfort Ceiling Tunable White helps to reverse this by simulating ‘daylight inside’, helping to maintain the body’s natural connection to the sun. www.lighting.philips.co.uk
ROFY Range Roxo ROFY was designed for use in offices, receptions, waiting rooms, meeting rooms and public areas. More than illumination, its elegance, style, colour, attractiveness and comfort, make this an ideal lighting solution to increase wellbeing. ROFY is available in five different sizes, seven colours and three types of applications, surface, suspended and recessed. These features make ROFY suitable for any application, between T5, compact fluorescent. Now also available in LED. www.roxolighting.com
Halo Planlicht Designed for Planlicht by Nina Mair, this LED ring luminaire with lamp housing is a compact design made of seamlessly welded, powder-coated aluminium, for pendant mounting. It features a seamless diffusor of 8mm for lateral light emission, has a ring height of 64mm and a width of 54mm. It is available in 760mm, 1040mm, 1220mm and 1360mm diameters. www.planlicht.com
A projector for indoor and outdoor applications, with outstanding design, Siri 2.0. has a scaled and adjustable bracket that allows multiple installations on the ceiling, wall and floor. Siri comes in different sizes (2, 4 ,9 Power LED), with recessed optics, both in white and RGB versions and the product features NTC temperature control onboard. Anti-glare accessories are also available, such as as a honeycomb louver and hood. The product features an IP66 rating and is available in white: 2700K, 3000K, 4000K and 5000K. www.lucelight.it
Poirot Eden Resembling a curly moustache, this fixture has been named ‘Poirot’ in honour of Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective, famous for his pencil thin whiskers. Available as a hanging lamp or as two types of wall lamp, the fixture is available in several colours. With a lumen output of over 2500lm for the wall version and over 7000lm for the hanging version, the Poirot is perfect for situations where a lot of light is required. The fixture was designed by Bart Lens. www.edendesign.be
My favourite three Light + Building products were: • iGuzzini Trick- a really good idea of how to get lines on walls, with a relatively small fitting. • Soraa snap system lamp with magnetic attachments - all kinds of fun, especially for museums with ever-changing exhibits. • Xicato Lighting 2.0 - surely the technological breakthough of the show (although not available for some time, so they say). All those sensors. You’ve got to love it. Overall I thought the show was good, although every year I always wonder how so many companies around the world can make such near-identical products. Very few are daring to be different. It also amazes me how many stands (always in the same place every two years) look the same. Not many redesign their stands.
PETER VEALE FIREFLY LIGHTING DESIGN
TECHNOLOGY / LIGHT + BUILDING
IGNS S DE CU FO
MAURICI GINÉS Maurici Ginés has collaborated with Spanish manufacturer LAMP to create TRACE, fully integrated wall luminaires that were launched at Light + Building. Maurici Ginés has been a lighting professional since 1994, when he developed his first lighting design project for the Science Museum in Barcelona. In 1998 he founded the lighting design practice Artecluminotecnia, later renamed artec3 Lighting Design, to introduce and promote the independent lighting design profession in Spain. Today he is the President of the Spanish Association of Professional Lighting Designers (APDI), and a professional IALD member. After being approached by LAMP, initially to design a floor wallwasher for interiors, he came up with TRACE, a built-in wall luminaire which is fully integrated, giving
prominence to the space to be lit. It consists of four models for indoor lighting, all with a warm white LED light source. TRACE can be installed on walls with a thickness of 3 to 25mm or even concrete walls. “I was always interested in light’s capacity to reveal spaces,” comments Ginés, “its ability to communicate, change our perception of the space and produce emotions.” “Initially the idea was to design a rectangular luminaire with a black dot in the centre where light would flow from behind, producing a nice effect reminiscent of dusk,” he continues. “Then the dot
became a line, a ‘stroke of light’.” It is made of galvanised iron sheet with asymmetrical optics in matt white with protective screen-serigraphed glass. Its recessing box, which is mandatory for installation, is sold as an accessory. With a minimalist and timeless design, this range of luminaires is very suitable for flooding walkways, stairs or rooms and premises that require comfortable lighting. The variety of designs makes it possible to create countless different patterns on the wall. www.artec3.com www.lamp.es
Deep Series Arlight Deep series features an industrial looking design, with a combination of different colour options creating a softer aesthetic. The open structure is a clear reference to the industrial side of Deep and the differing ‘hat’ options, flat and level, provide choice and means that Deep can be used in different settings, including restaurants, cafés, stores and supermarkets. It provides significant reduction in maintenance cost thanks to the long life of LED. It also has the advantage of using a PAR38 LED bulb which has an integrated control gear. www.arlight.net
A gentle finger movement and TOUCH changes its lighting effect – from radiantly bright to dimmed; from warm, living light to cool working light, from direct light shining down to indirect light pointing up. The glass touch panel changes the light at your fingertips’ command. Two lighting configurations can be saved for use later. Recipient of a Red Dot Design Award, the senses TOUCH is available in two lengths, and with three different surfaces to choose from: deep matt black, powdered aluminium and hand-finished chrome. www.spirit-of-senses.ch
Top Diffuse liniLED
T3 Aldabra The T3 is one of Aldabra’s newest products. It is a linear system for lighting signal in indoor, outdoor and underwater environments, with lengths up to two meters. T3 has an acrylic PMMA impact resistor, so it is suitable to be driven over and has been tested for resistance to loads up to 5000kg. The material, opal in colour, returns a continuous and homogeneous emission beam, devoid of bright spots and without shadows. T3 has an IP68 rating. www.aldabra.co.uk
The liniLED Top Diffuse Power Short Pitch (PSP) LED strip is a high-quality, flexible LED strip, which can be applied to both indoor and outdoor applications as decorative lighting. The unique co-extrusion technology with built-in reflection, guarantees an optimal, diffuse light output. The liniLED Top Diffuse PSP is available as a complete set, which includes a liniLED IP68 Connector and liniLED End Cap for instant waterproof (IP68) usage. Available in various colours and in lengths up to six metres. www.liniLED.com
This year’s Light + Building had fewer innovative products across the board than the last, but the best in show were quite strong: • XAL Recover Medical Care Lighting System - an impressive human driven lighting system from a typically design driven company. The system incorporates direct and indirect lighting for rest, recovery and examination. Circadian rhythm is balanced via dynamic white lighting from 2200-11000K • Xicato XIM Module - in addition to the great colour and consistency it has become known for, Xicato is now integrating communications, controls, sensors and software into a compact 48V DC package. This opens up the possibility for what else lighting can do in a building. • vosLED A Lamp - makes a compelling case for LED in the familiar A lamp form. The LEDs create a recognisable filament structure in both clear and frosted glass envelopes – perfect in any decorative fixture where lamp shape or visibility is an important part of the overall look and feel.
SEAN O’CONNOR SEAN O’CONNOR LIGHTING
Selador Desire XTI LED ETC
The Selador Desire XTI LED fixture is a full colour or all-white wash light with an IP66 rating for outdoor use in all weathers. The fixture’s patented system of up to seven different low energy long life lamp colours can fade smoothly and is perfect for all kinds of uses – from bringing out details of a building’s façades, to lighting outdoor theatres. Intended for fixed installations, it can also, of course, be used indoors if desired. www.etcconnect.com
TECHNOLOGY / LIGHT + BUILDING
FlatBoxLED Mawa This new, track-mounted, surface-mounted and recessed spotlight has no visible connections. Normally, air would be let in or out of the housing to ensure cooling for LEDs, in FlatBoxLED, the cooling surface is maximized through the force-locked connection of the heat sink with the exterior housing, making cooling fins unnecessary. Milled and folded from a single piece, the rectanglular block organises the LEDs in a linear fashion, ensuring light output is rotationally symmetric. This folding technique is a patented, technical Mawa innovation. With a CRI>85, 17W, and a very fine colour binning Z7, the 3000k lamp achieves 1400lm. Beam angle: spot 12°, medium 30° or flood 45°. www.mawa-design.de
This table or desk luminaire, for ambience illumination, uses OLED technology, and has been designed for residential and public spaces such as hotels and libraries. Inspired by origami art, the design of this luminaire includes a simple form of broken lines, perfect for daily use. The luminaire is made of steel sheeting, with perforated lateral sides at the base, providing a pleasant soft light on desks or tables. www.buck.rs
Semplice Lucifero’s This professional 230V track and base-mounted spotlight for 17W-50W LED, 35W-70W 230V HIT-CE metal halide and max, 60W 12V QR-LP halogen lamps. Diameters: 90, 120 and 150mm. The product is able to adopt three different lighting positions thanks to the rod-sliding mechanism that is built into the fixture. This is a functional and straightforward design. www.luciferos.it/eng/
Play LEDS C4
Tino LED LUG In commercial spaces not only are the technical details very important but so is the design of the spotlight. Tino LED is available in two versions, 2000 and 3000 lm, each of them with two available beam angles: 20˚ and 40˚. Available in white and black colour versions, the product also features a passive cooling system, ensuring the correct air circulation improves heat dissipation, prolonging the lifespan of the LED module. Tino LED is perfect for retail applications. www.luglightfactory.com
This new inset ceiling light with a dichroic bulb, reinvents the old porthole concept. This downlight is available in two versions: 7W with 50W dichroic light, and 13W with a 100W dichroic light. Play requires no tools to install and can be customised with different decorative frames: round, square, white, grey, 65, 90, or 78 in diameter. These accessories let you set and orientate the light more accurately. Versatile and functional, Play responds to the current market needs and can be adapted to any environment thanks to its high technical quality, which allows maximum energy savings. www.leds-c4.com
Goniophotometer System Instrument Systems Instrument Systems presented its largest goniophotometer system LGS 1000 for high accuracy, angle resolved photometric and colorimetric analysis. As a new feature of this system, the luminous flux integrator offers the possibility to quickly determine the characteristics of lamps and luminaires in their required burning position within a compact setup. www.instrumentsystems.com
Mid Power Array Carclo Optics
With Carclo Optics’ expertise in designing and manufacturing technically difficult optical solutions, they have now created an exclusive 84 freeform Mid Power Array. This is the first of many Mid Power Array solutions planned. If you have specific requirements, contact Carclo Optics for a bespoke custom design or put input into the design of their standard Mid Power Arrays. The in-house design team are currently working on internal area lighting with glare control, high bay and shelf lighting. www.carclo-optics.com
The lamp series STR is a popular classic within the ALS product range. Now the range has been extended with this revolutionary LED T111 module. The module combines COB, cooling, reflector and glare control in a lightweight and compact unit. Through a plug-in connection between the LED T111 module and ballast, the T111 can be replaced easily. With guaranteed sustainable plant utilisation and proven functionality. www.als.de
Splyt Reggiani Created in collaboration with lighting designers LAPD, Splyt is a system of interior projectors with high performance wall washer optics, very narrow beams (<6°) and an optic compartment thickness of only 40 mm. The system allows the installation of the luminaires to be adapted to specific design needs by offering semi-recessed, track-mounted, surface-mounted and wall-mounted systems. Splyt is availbe in two sizes: 120x120mm or 150x150mm, with lumens from 1600lm to 2880lm, powers from 18 to 32 Watt and CRI 80/90. www.reggiani.net
Bebow Wever & Ducré This versatile product can be used either mounted on the ceiling or as a suspended version, according to which design is prefered. Besides the standard light (T5) there are cool lighting mutations that can be used to set special lighting accents. Bebow impresses through modern, geometric shapes and a minimalistic and architectural character, making the fixture an eye-catcher. The product uses the latest LED technology, helping to enhance energy efficiency. www.wever-ducre.com
Vector V36I Lumino Lumino’s new IPX8 in-ground profile allows lighting designers the opportunity to achieve a continuous edge-to-edge line of light. The innovative ‘invisible’ under-glass end cap design allows seamless long lengths in as many metres as required. The OPX glass diffuser, a seamless design, is tuned to provide consistent linear optical diffusion without the imaging of individual LEDs. Available in power ratings from 7W per metre to 40W per metre and white spectrum CCTs from 2600K to 5000K. www.lumino.co.uk
My favorite five products were: •iGuzzini Laser Blade Wallwasher that was presented at the beautiful Light Experience Tunnel • iGuzzini Trick by Dean Skira • CoeLux • LED Engin’s Luxitune Module, which has halogen-style dimming • Tucco Light Actually I wasn’t amazed as I have been at previous fairs. The reason is I think most of the manufacturers are focused on technical aspects like consistency, efficiency, dynamic white solutions etc rather than the aesthetic, perceptional and architectural aspects. Product design wise, again most of the manufacturers have approached it from the same perspective: minimalism, simplicity and scale. This time I have seen so many similar products from the high-end manufacturer community. As usual the most spectacular, enjoyable and inspirational moments that I experienced throughout the fair period were the Luminale nights in Frankfurt. ALI BERKMAN ON OFF LIGHTING DESIGN
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Bright Esse-Ci An innovative collection of architectural luminaires featuring a sleek, minimal profile. Users benefit from CRI>90 LED technology and technical optics for an impressive performance. Outputs from 2000 to >4000 lumens per metre are offered in a choice of colour temperatures, including dynamic tuneable white (3000K to 6000K). Bright is at home in applications including retail, commercial, healthcare and educational projects. The profile can be mounted direct, suspended, or recessed into ceilings or walls. Continuous mounting and integrated spotlights are also possible. www.esse-ci.com/en/
Ness Design LED Products Ness is the world’s first double-sided, ultra-thin, flexible backlighting system optimised to provide exceptionally bright output. It offers an efficacy of up to 130lm/W in combination with smart control options and high quality uniformity. The multi-cutting and connection options enable one stock item to be the solution for many different sizes of backlight or signage. www.designledproducts.com
Flott Intra Lighting Flott is a recessed LED downlight with a dynamic back-light. Available in two sizes, it reaches LEF of up to 104lm/W. Its back-light offers soft RGB dynamic ceiling illumination or a pleasant night light with low energy consumption. This innovative design resolves most of the usual difficulties with trimless installations, integrating perfectly into the architecture. Suitable for entrance halls, corridors, meeting rooms and shopping malls. Flott was awarded an IF Design Award. www.intra-lighting.com
Shallow Rovasi These recessed ceiling mounted downlights with symmetrical light distribution are circular fixtures available in four sizes of diameter. They have a very low height of 50mm (up to 2020lm) or 100mm (up to 5300lm) and offer high performance and high efficiency lighting control. The luminaires feature a high-purity sandblasted anodised aluminium reflector, powder painted die-cast aluminium trim, passive temperature management via heatpipes or heatsink diffusers. The product is available with a range of accessories for additional decorative elements or enhanced IP protection (IP54 and IP65). www.rovasi.com
One-LED SOLO One-LUX
TANA-SP KKDC This simple and elegant shelf lighting solution uses concealed mounting clips and snap-in cover options, to offer a compact (16mmx16mm) solution with a fully homogenous diffuser. Available across the full suite of KKDC high CRI colour temperatures, ranging from 2300K to 5000K. www.kkdc.co.uk
Designed and assembled at their UK head office, One-LED Solo, an emergency lighting lamp kit features a low profile SELV hinged driver and battery enclosure. The easily installed lamp head, incorporating a wide angle 3W OSLON 150 LED, provides efficient lighting of an emergency escape route. One-LED SOLO slots through a 42mm diameter ceiling cut out with ease and features an innovative manual ‘push to test’ facility. www.one-lux.com
Cylinder CYL1 Luminaire Lucifer Lighting Measuring under 15cm in height and made of precision engineered die- cast aluminum, Lucifer Lighting has introduced the smallest LED surface mount luminaire on the market for the amount of light delivered with an LED. The CYL1 accommodates up to 1300lm/ 80CRI and 1000lm/ 95CRI, utilizing Xicato. Offering good flexibility in a range of finishes, for interior or exterior applications, this innovative fitting aims 45° with a patented hinge, and adjusts in rotation 361°. www.luciferlighting.com
Angelette-Was delivers a uniformity of illumination from floor to ceiling. The luminaire utilises the efficiency of Chip on Board LEDs in a wall washer, providing a previously unseen uniformity and light pattern quality. www.ledil.com
Lateralo Plus LED RSL This innovative product is ideal for office space, even when switched off, the extremely flat suspended luminaire with a transparent cover blends stylishly into all interiors. But the Lateralo Plus LED’s real strength is in operation, it supplies maximum visual comfort and an almost shadow-free, wide-area light. The innovative light control with an especially wide distributing indirect light component makes this possible. It also simplifies lighting and interior design because the uniformly wide light distribution enables variable distances to the ceiling. www.rsl.de
Slim Cove INT Ecosense The new Slim Cove INT is Ecosense’s smallest line-voltage linear fixture delivering a powerful performance. At 240 lm/LF and an efficacy of 60 lm/w, this ultra slim linear is efficient measuring in at .9” (23mm) diameter. The Slim Cove INT links together tightly, eliminating dark socket shadows between fixtures for a seamless design. This is a non-dimming, easy-to-install solution that is ideal for indoor uses, such as small coves, toe kicks, under cabinet, displays and accent lighting. www.ecosenselighting.com
Breaking away from the traditional rectangular shape of profiles, Slimgot’s spirited angles, graceful refinement and bevels give the model Slimgot a unique and exclusive form. Its truncated pyramid geometry optimises light output and gives the fitting a minimalist look and compact size. Slimgot has a unique diffuser, a sheet of refractive micro-textured methacrylate providing a singular optical effect of three-dimensional waves. This fitting demonstrates how the change from fluorescent tube to LED, is capable of creating an authentic conceptual revolution. www.arkoslight.com
D900+ LED downlights Brightgreen Brightgreen’s D900+ downlight combines energy efficiency, superb brightness and an interchangeable fascia system to give designers the freedom to express theirselves through their lighting choices without refitting lights or compromising light quality. The D900+ is compatible with a range of coloured and beam-shaping fascias, allowing designers to create a variety of lighting effects. Brightgreen’s seven year warranty, 70,000 hour product lifetime and Tru-Colour 95CRI technology all come as standard, bringing interiors to life like never before. www.brightgreen.com
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DEAN SKIRA A lighting designer with over twenty years of experience in designing innovative lighting solutions, Dean Skira has teamed up with iGuzzini once again to create two hits at the show Trick and Underscore.
“During the lighting design process, occasionally we have difficulties finding the right lighting tool for a desired effect in the given space. I started designing luminaires out of necessity for a desired lighting effect. Lun-up was the result of a precise demand that couldn’t be solved by any of the existing products on the market. So I started to think primarily about the function and the form of the light emitted by the luminaire. This process simply came as a logical extension to my project design.” So says Dean Skira, the award winning lighting and product designer from Croatia who created Lun-up with iGuzzini in 2012. Lun-up was a huge success, winning The ARC Show Innovation award for the most innovative product at the
show; the UK Lighting Design Award for the best external luminaire in 2012 and the iF product design award in 2013. Now he has collaborated with iGuzzini once more to develop additional products for their Graphic Lighting series resulting in Trick and Underscore, launched at this year’s show. Both products were met with equally enthusiastic plaudits. Underscore perfectly defines the geometrical structure of spaces perfectly, in three versions: 6, 15 and 18 mm versions. Miraculously, these few millimetres of light create simple, yet highly dynamic shapes, and the luminous lines become one with the architecture. Trick really wowed the crowds at Light + Building with many lighting designers choosing it among their Top 3 products
of the show (including David Morgan’s Top 10 on page 114). The secret of this aluminium device lies in its toroidal lens with its microprismatic surface that disperses heat correctly. “For the last twenty years I’ve been using iGuzzini products in my projects because they manufacture high-quality luminaires and I really appreciate their lighting tools and instruments in our lighting design and engineering,” Skira concludes. Now, with Trick and Underscore, he has added to the pantheon of iGuzzini product innovation that will be talked about, and specified, for years to come. www.skira.hr www.iguzzini.com
Palla Forma Lighting The incorporation of sophisticated mechanisms in the Palla spotlight range allows several different applications: track mounted, ceiling recessed or recessed retractable both single and double, pendant, multi-retractable and surface and ceiling mounted. The advanced technology behind the Palla lamps embraces high power LED with up to 3500 lumens. The full range is available in three sizes and various colours to allow maximum flexibility for architectural interior design. www.formalighting.com
High Lite Grupo MCI High Lite is a modular LED fixture for suspension or ceiling applications. An extra flat modern luminaire for large areas, which provides energy-saving, long lifespan and reduced maintenance costs. High Lite is the perfect solution for the replacement of traditional light sources in any work area with high ceilings, providing efficient high brightness lighting. It’s available in four models and two beam angles. This lamp stands out for its easy installation, due to a clipping system that provides an easy adjustment height. www.grupo-mci.org
Designed with a glass front to create a ‘touch panel’ aesthetic, Eli recessed spots provide a high-end finish to an interior. Where retrofits are not bright enough, these 10W or 2x10W light fittings are the perfect solution. The rigid LED module is set back over a black ring funnel to avoid glare. Available in white or black, in either round or square shaped single spot versions, the Eli is a versatile design element. www.comparlux.com
FLOU HALLA A table lamp with state-of-the-art OLED light source technology, designed to evenly illuminate an entire work space. The luminaire can be free-standing or mounted on the desktop. It features user friendly and intuitive touch controls and the light panel and the whole lamp can be rotated. The shape resembles the roots of a plant and has been designed to make a friendly impression. All the technical design elements are clearly visible, which gives the lamp its distinctive look. The FLOU lamp is available in several colours and was designed by Martina Doležalová. www.halla.eu/flou
Industry Flower ES-System Designed with energy saving in mind, the Industry Flower stands out due to its exceptional shape and elaborate construction details. Available in three pendant versions and two, three and four petal-like segments with the power of 210, 315 and 420W respectively. Featuring a luminous flux ranging from 19,200 to 49,000 lumens and service life of 50,000 hours. Die-cast and extruded aluminum housing ensures proper heat dissipation. Arrangement options provided by adjustable optical segments suit numerous lighting applications, such as standard and high-storage warehouses, industrial facilities and others. www.essystem.pl
Sigma FSL INGE This modern free-standing luminaire is perfect for direct and indirect illumination of offices, studios and other formal areas. The fluorescent version is offered in 2x55W, 2x80W or 4x55W and can be equipped with a dimmable control gear, a light sensor and presence detector. It is also available as an LED version with maximum output of 3500 lm down and 1900 lm up for comfortable illumination of workspaces. All functions can be conveniently controlled by a switch placed on the stand and the large metal base provides perfect stability on any surface. www.inge.cz
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Infinity Nexia The Spanish manufacturing of architectural lighting launches its new series Infinity, along with Infinity System and Infinity Plus. This new series is focused on decorating spaces such as offices, halls or private villas. #LoveLighting #MadeInBarcelona www.nexia.es
With its lightness, Cielo sublimely floats in the air. The reserved and random texture in convex acryl glass shows its surprisingly strong lightning effects only in its near spatial environment. The luminous threads create a soft and homogeneously glare-free lighting atmosphere. Cielo is lit by wioFLEX SLIM. Designed, manufactured in Germany and featring an LED-technique created in Germany. www.optoled.de/en
Kelveen Oligo The unobtrusively pleasing shape allows Kelveen to discreetly adjust to every style, and fully persuade via its stunning lighting effect. The distinctive feature of the luminaire is the high quality lens with emission angles of 40 and 90°, providing a technically impressive lighting solution for the home environment as well as the commercial sector. No tools are needed to replace the lens, so that the correct beam angle can be easily determined and adjusted. Avilable as a ceiling luminaire in three variants (recessed, partly recessed and top-mount), and as a spotlight. www.oligo.de
Nano Line Luci
ringO series ONOK This family of recessed downlights with an attractive and innovative soft design, provides great visual comfort. Equipped with the latest LED technology, this product is the ideal high quality LED solution for shops, museums, hotels, restaurants and offices. This range offers many options, giving clients the possibility to adapt the product to the real needs of their project. 3 different beam reflectors, 25º / 36º / 60º, can be combined with different regulation systems, 1-10V/PUSH or DALI. A changeable diffusor with three options is available: prismatic, ice or clear. The colour temperature also varies. www.onok.es
Due to be released in the summer of 2014, this ultra slim line light can accentuate the surrounding space and at 6mm, is Luci’s slimmest fixed light. Suitable for stair lighting, pendant display lighting and building and store façade design line lighting, this direct lighting fixture is recommended for indoor use only. The product can also act as a guidance booster and be installed in handrails, helping the visually impaired. www.luci-lighting.com
CoeLux 35 / 40 / 60 CoeLux CoeLux is an optical device that reproduces the experience of the sun and sky. Through an artificial skylight, “sun rays” enter a room casting blue-tinged shadows, which are coloured by the diffused light from the “sky”. Nano-particles reproduce the phenomenon of atmospheric Rayleigh scattering, while LED illuminators with complex optics mimic the sun and create the sensation of infinite space. www.coelux.com
SL740XL LED Spittler This floor lamp is suitable for modern working environments. Its light flux of 15600 lm gives the SL740XL LED one of the highest light levels available. High value optics in connection with very effective LEDs provide high efficiency while a strong indirect share of light is provided for a comfortable brightening of the ceiling and the general illumination of the office. The lamp is part of a wide-ranging family of pendant, surface mounted, wall and floor lamps. www.performanceinlighting.com
Lunis 2 Track Osram
This room luminaire boasts warm white or daylight white LEDs and a high indirect light component, creating a friendly light for corridors, entryways and rest areas. ViVAA is optionally equipped with the award-winning light management system Visual Timing Light. It gently supports the natural rhythm of people by changing light colour and intensity and naturally stimulates rest and activity phases. One can choose between a hanging or a mounted version, two different diameters as well as various colour and pattern variations are available. www.waldmannlighting.com
This flexible track spotlight is ideal for targeted accenting and display of goods in the shop and retail sectors as well as for illumination tasks in public buildings and museums. This LED spot features high efficiency, precise optics and highly flexible uses. The Lunis 2 Track has the classic benefits of LED technology such as high energy efficiency, long life and control options. The fact that LED generates almost no infrared radiation and therefore emits no heat towards illuminated objects is a major advantage where museum and retail lighting is concerned. www.osram.com
Luce Verde Sattler Sattlerâ€™s Luce Verde series introduces nature and a sense of well-being into a space by integrating luscious green moss surfaces into their delicate LED ring luminaires. The Anello Verde draws the eye both through its homogeneous illumination and the large-scale green areas set within the inner part of the ring. The piece has been created to deliver an individual flair to any environment, be it a shop, a lobby or a reception. www.sattler-gmbh.com
Oviso Ribag Oviso is the worldâ€™s first range of OLED lights to combine high light quality with an exclusive standard of design, it also enables completely new lighting concepts. Oviso offers light in the most beautiful shape and is ideal for residential as well as for architectural uses. It is available as a horizontal pendant lamp, a vertical pendant lamp, a wall lamp and in other versions. www.ribag.com
Led Strip Megaman This 4W Led Strip has a built-in diffuser to deliver bright yet diffused uniform light for linear illumination applications. Covered with a diffuser film, the product can eliminate glare by turning hot spots into a smooth diffused light output. Additionally, the LED Strip provides uniform light distribution and colour temperature. Available in 100mm increments, from 310mm (minimum) to 1810mm (maximum), providing flexibility to suit a variety of applications. Its ultra-slim design, at only 8mm in width also makes the strip perfect for use in narrow areas, or applications with limited space. www.megamanlighting.com
With its charismatic yet smoothly rounded triangle shape Victory will adapt harmoniously to any room and can create totally different light effects depending on angle and rotation. These features make this the perfect choice for offices and waiting rooms. Victory can be recessed, suspended or surface mounted and is available with 3000K as well as 4000K. Available standard sizes: 800mm, 1100mm and 1400mm. www.prolicht.at
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Falcon Spelia Range A&O Technology With an operating life of up to 50,000 hours and up to 165 lm/W, Spelia is currently one of the most energy-efficient lamps on the market. Suitable for a wide range of locations, including architectural installations, greenhouses, streets, places of entertainment, factories, offices and even residential buildings. The range is comprised of Spelia Arc, Spelia Green and Spelia Shot. Arc was specially conceived for outdoor architectural lighting while Green was developed for use in greenhouses. Shot has been designed with the film industry in mind. www.ao-technology.com
Altair Havells Sylvania This versatile and dynamic lighting system is available in three versions. Altair comes in wall mounted, adjustable spot/flood light or can be mounted onto a pole to provide light in every direction. The product is mechanical and thermal shock resistant and features a lumen output between and 875 - 3545lm, as well as 73lm/W. www.havells-sylvania.com
Lightscan lends a new flair to outdoor lighting and is effective indoors when applications call for a higher protection mode. High levels of luminous flux enable the illumination of buildings, walls or objects even where these are exceptionally tall or offer few options to position the projectors. A wide range of light distribution ensures that the light is projected only where itâ€™s needed. Lightscan is exceptionally weatherresistant, as its slim silhouette blends harmoniously with the surroundings. Its glass cover as a contributing factor looks the part, elegantly providing reliable protection. www.erco.com
EXTERIOR OMNIstar Schreder OMNIstar provides an unrivalled combination of performance and flexibility for lighting areas where high lumen packages are needed (from 30 to 120.000lm) while offering maximum energy savings. It sets a new standard by offering a real alternative to high-power HID floodlights (1,000 - 2,000W) with very narrow to wide light beams. This modular luminaire can be installed on a bracket of one, two or three luminaires. It provides exceptional light quality with a high visual comfort, excellent uniformity and optimum colour rendition. On-site adjustment guarantees the perfect lighting. www.schreder.com
Tellus Bion Technologies Ruby MC Griven Ideal for spot lighting and wall grazing, Ruby MC is a newly engineered, rounded spotlight which houses six high power RGBW full colour, cold or dynamic white LEDs, as well as in-built electronics and a power supply unit. The colour changer configuration is based on an efficient combination of strikingly powerful RGBW full colour LEDs, while the cold and dynamic white set-ups feature an unprecedented white light output and a stunning visual rendering of warm tones, natural hues and cool shades. www.griven.com
This is a versatile, high output, colour dynamic ground recessed fixture for architectural lighting applications. Featuring 4-in-1 RGBW chip technology, a particular highlight is the technical realization with light composition achieved within the fixture. This ensures the light transition surfaces show the same light colour as the beamed-at surface. Users will see the fully mixed light colour instead of the individual RGBW-LEDs. If required, 4976 lm will succesfully flood surfaces. www.biontechnologies.com
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Founded in 1999 by Axel Meise, Occhio started out with a simple yet revolutionary concept: of creating a multifunctional lighting system with universal design and shape, which offers the optimal solution for every spatial requirement. Since then Occhio has continuously developed further and today is synonymous with combining highest quality of light, unique design and efficiency thanks to the use of innovative LED technologies. With its ‘smart source’ concept and the choice of halogen and LED technology, the company offers the optimal light source for any application. The ‘plus’ sign was the central symbol of Occhio’s fair presentation at Light + Building 2014. On one side of the 400 square metre stand the oversized ‘plusses’ serve as presentation areas for Occhio’s forthcoming new products; eight ‘plus’ signs were arranged around a central plaza with a product bar, producing two impressive corridors with three product areas each. On the second half of the stand, the communication platform, a green ‘plus’ above an illuminated pool of water staged the brand claim ‘light is evolution’. A highlight of the show was the presentation of the extended Occhio 3d
family: three luminaire series based on basic geometric shapes, which use the patent-pending Occhio 3d kinematics for three-dimensional movability – all in LED with a CRI of up to 95. In io (Italian ‘I’), the sphere already presented in 2012, the new ‘gold’ edition with its elegant, velvety surface was enthusiastically received. Technically the ‘touchless’ gesture control has been completely revised and was now presented with an infrared sensor. Copper and gold are making a brilliant comeback in interior design. Far from the opulence of past ‘golden’ eras the metallic surfaces today communicate a warm atmosphere and set emotional accents in modern interior decoration. Two new characteristic heads will expand the 3d family in future: The cylindrical lu (Italian ‘he’), unites radical design and unique lighting technology. Interchangeable lenses familiar from photo technology are the special feature here. The zoom lens can be used to widen the sphere of light from 20 to 60 degrees. A collimator lens with diverse inserts creates a predefined sphere of light. The components which are available in different surfaces enable a variety of color combinations – absolutely exceptional for a technical spotlight!
Axel Meise has been designing products for his company Occhio since 1999. This year’s Light + Building saw him turn heads with his 3d family of flexible, and functional, luminaires.
With its spherical form lei (Italian ‘she’) is at first glance reminiscent of a classic shade luminaire. But it too has a sophisticated technical detail: thanks to an iris the light can be either bundled to radiate – or used to light up the translucent head from inside, creating an exceptional atmosphere. www.occhio.de
Highlighter Series GVA Lighting The Highlighter product family is a long run modular LED lighting system designed for large-scale installations. Typical applications include architectural cove lighting with the Highlighter HL-COVE and delineation with the Highlighter HL-DL for long run lighting applications including architectural delineation of skyscrapers, bridges, airports and shopping malls. The Highlighter family uses the proprietary power and control system, Infinity, allowing it to be installed in exceptionally long runs up to 200 meters at 1,500lm/m with a single power and data feed. www.gvalighting.com
Allegro Traxon This discreet, yet revealing fixture offers a brilliant radiance. Traxon Allegro is an ultra slim linear lighting solution which reveals and illuminates key architectural features, bringing them into focus. Its extra slim design enables installation in confined spaces, ensuring the structureâ€™s shape and outline remain uncompromised. Simple cabling makes installation quick and easy, while its energy efficient design keeps running costs low, leading to captivating illumination that goes hand in hand with true simplicity. www.traxontechnologies.com
Persea Aura Light
WL Series Studio Due This long distance, robust, floodlight range, features super narrow lenses of four degrees and the new IP67 range makes the product suitable for monochromatic applications. Offering different colour temperatures, including white LEDs (warm, neutral and cool) or red, green, blue LEDs, the product is ideal for use on skyscrapers, bridges, fountains and historical sites. With a beam that can reach 200 meters, the product is compatibile with applications where a very long distance light output is required. Utilizing high brightness LEDs and a highly efficient optic system for a rectangular projection. www.studiodue.com
Aura Persea is a replacement for the 400 W high pressure sodium and metal halide light sources, with high output. Supplied with a high efficiency optical grade polycarbonate integrated cover (used in construction, signage, rail, automotive and lighting optics) as standard and the highest light transmission on the market with high resilience to impact damage. The sliding cover permits easy and safe access to the lamps. The easy to remove covers allows access to all serviceable components. www.aura-light.co.uk
IP68 profiles Alurays Alurays profiles can be recessed or surface mounted, horizontally or vertically. For interiors, a polycarbonate diffuser provides IP40 protection. but the fully encapsulated version provides IP68 for outdoor use. www.alurays.de
Handrail LiniLED This inventive stainless steel liniLED Handrail can be wall mounted or post mounted. It provides constant, functional lighting for a safe environment. The integrated high quality and flexible liniLED Top LED strips are energy efficient, dimmable and are available in various colours and luminous intensities (with an expected lifetime of more than 50,000 hours).The liniLED Handrail is ideal for indoor/ outdoor projects e.g. airports, train stations, shopping centres, theatres, etc. Available in maximum lengths of six metres. www.liniLED.com
Miro Cube Rosco Following last yearâ€™s introduction of the Miro Cube family of LED luminaires, Rosco introduced an updated architectural configuration for the Miro Cube 4C and Miro Cube WNC models. Designed to streamline architectural installations, the Miro Cube ARC features a direct-wire power cable and recessed RJ45 connectors for data input. Featuring an elegant visual profile, as these modifications eliminate the bulky connectors commonly used in entertainment and themed environments. Electrical contractors that are more familiar with pulling hardwire connections and data lines will find these options beneficial as they simplify distribution of power and control cable runs. www.rosco.com/mirocube
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FLD100 WE-EF Featuring IP66 protection, this is a durable outdoor projector. The projector also features corrosion-resistant aluminium casting, the 5CE corrosion protection system, weather-resistant and durable sealing technology as well as effective thermal management for the LEDs, ensuring a long service life. The projectors can either be mounted on brackets or with the WE-EF RAIL66 mounting system. Precision lighting effects can be achieved with a wide variety of optical accessories such as a diffusing lenses, glare shield or snoot. www.we-ef.com
IntiSTARK RGBW30W50 Intiled Featuring LEDs in five colours, namely red, green, blue, cold white and warm white, allowing for the use of a single floodlight for moderate daily lighting and festive dynamic illumination. High-quality colour mixing is made possible due to special placement of light-emitting diodes. A high class of protection from external influences (IP66) and a wide temperature range from -40 to +45°С make IntiSTARK luminaires perfectly suitable for outdoor installation. The product is fully integrated with new Architectural Light Studio software. www.intiled.ru/en/
By combining an in-depth knowledge of stone craft traditions with an empathy for the material and a concern for its lighting function, Raga is a product of high-object integrity. It’s a distinguished lighting object with simple functional honesty that connects with a visual purity and a strong stylistic authenticity in its materialisation making each product unique. The sensitive handling of the natural material and the promotion of the basic forms make Raga a defining feature of Kreon’s newly designed outdoor luminaires. www.kreon.com
Ivylight Series IP44 Eight years after launching its specially developed IvyLight technology, IP44.de is now fitting the cap, como, intro, lumen and quant luminaire families with the lighting innovation. By enlarging the range of possible lamps in this way, outside lights now achieve a higher efficiency factor with constantly lower energy consumption, together with a life expectancy of at least 50,000 operating hours and minimum maintenance. www.IP44.de
Quad Arcluce Quad is high efficient recessed wall-mounted fitting, comprising a modular system fitting covered by an elegant stainless steel frame. Available in a wide range of optics, such as narrow, medium, large, elliptical and asymmetric, it can be easily integrate in ambient like monumental attraction, walkways and parks. Its glass screen guarantees a high protection degree (IP67) and a very good resistant to thermal-shock. www.arcluce.it
Lyss L&L Luce&Light This outdoor projector was designed for installation on windowsills and to be surface mounted. Thanks to very narrow, semicircular optics, the inner perimeter of windows is highlighted. The product boasts small dimensions (128x90x53mm), the option for multiple cable entry (side or bottom) and an adjusting plate, in case the windowsill is not horizontal. The product is driver integrated, IP65 rated, has a power consumption of 7W and is available in LED colours, white, 2700K, 3000K, 4000K and 1/4 ANSI BIN), blue. www.lucelight.it
LEDioc FL400 / LEDioc FL200 EYE Lighting The rugged and robust 380W LEDioc FL400 and the 190W LEDioc FL200 from EYE Lighting are high-output LED floodlights designed for large outdoor floodlighting applications. Producing a crisp 5000K light of up to 36000lm (LEDioc FL400, medium beam) the product is available in a choice of three beam angles. LEDioc FL400 and LEDioc FL200 offer solutions for a variety of installations and applications. The longevity of their output is also ensured thanks to L85 lumen maintenance rated at 40,000 hours. www.eyelighting.co.uk
Custom IP Linear LED Electron SA Electron SA has introduced a new series of waterproof custom LED linear fittings. Rated IP65, IP66, or IP67, they are ideal for inground, concealed, general lighting for outdoor installations. Fixtures use Nichia LEDs and are made according to customer requirements for CCT, CRI and lumen output. www.electron.gr
Quasar Chrome Prisma This complete series of wall mounted LED luminairescan be used in indoor and outdoor applications. Quasar 20 and Quasar 30 are suitable for every architectural and economical context accordingly to the latest light pollution regulations. www.performanceinlighting.com
Keplero Targetti Keplero is an outdoor inground fixture available in two versions Zoom and Gimbal. The Zoom version allows users to play with four different beams just by moving the optical chamber inside, while a high performance gimbal version provides defined beams, super spot or flood even in rectangular sections. Keplero is able to comply with all IP66, IP67 and IP68 protection requirements. www.targetti.com
Linear lighting 4.1010 Wibre The new Wibre line lights offer continuous, luminous lines, installed flush with the floor. Perfect for incorporating into the surrounding landscape and the architecture, the fixtures provide accenting and orientation lighting or wall and facade illumination. They are completely encapsulated IP67, V4A stainless steel pieces with LEDs in cold white, neutral white or warm white. Fitted with hardened slip resistant safety glass they are available in 250mm or 1000mm lengths. www.wibre.de
LLM0545A Stanley Electric Shape Simes Using only LED, Shape can be easily adjusted according to different slopes of windowsills, while keeping its capacity to create attractive light scenes. Shape is able to enlighten even wide openings with minimum energy consumption and a high functionality level. The product won the Red Dot Award 2014. www.simes.com
Stanley Electricâ€™s innovative LED projector floodlight comes with an original, cutting edge lens design, which creates an ultra-narrow three degree distribution angle to achieve previously unattainable results when illuminating objects from long distances, even as far as 500m, or for pinpoint illumination of a specific target. The unit consumes less than 22 watts while producing 436,000cd, and at only 47mm thickness, while weighing only 4.3kg. The LLM0545A module offers breath-taking performance with a compact design allowing great flexibility in various applications and installations. www.stanley-ledlighting.com/e/
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Combining a die-cast aluminium head housing an LED unit with an extrusion aluminium pipe, the bollard is designed to light pathways, landscapes and open spaces. The unit comes with five different options of heads depending on how much light is required and into what direction: with one head, two adjacent heads, two opposite heads, three heads, or four heads. The head and pipe are connected by a hidden screw within the pipe. One head contains 20 medium-power LEDs consuming 6W and providing over 500lm light output. www.emfa.com.tr
Kirium LED DW Windsor This LED road lantern delivers class-leading uniformity and performance, plus optimal energy efficiency through its ability to tailor LED and drive current specifications to suit the application. Within the same attractively proportioned body, 1, 2 or 3 light engine options achieve P, M and C lighting classes. Featuring a thermal barrier between the LED modules and the temperature sensitive electronics Kirumâ€™s modular design will facilitate upgradability as technology evolves. Lifetimes range from 75,000 hours (L70: Kirium 3 at 700mA) to 93,000 hours (L70: Kirium 1 at 700mA). www.dwwindsor.com
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Italian designed, engineered and manufactured, Italo is a compact and contemporary series of luminaries, designed for functional urban lighting. They feature, a high quality of light, high performance optics and optimum energy efficiency. 84,000 Italo luminaires will be installed in the city of Milan in advance of the World Expo 2015. www.aecilluminazione.com
Archilede Special Neri Archilede Special is an LED lighting system for street lighting and roadways, created by Neri in collaboration with Enel Sole. With an attractive design, good efficiency and advanced technology, the fixture is complemented by a stately but sinuous appearance, breaking the traditional, often poor and hardly harmonious, appearance of street lighting, allowing the fixture to blend in with the surrounding environment. This LED system reduces energy consumption by up to 70%, ensuring a uniform light without dispersion while acting to reduce light pollution. www.neri.biz
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CT U OD US R P OC F DIALux helps lighting designers to calculate illuminance, but the latest incarnations of the tool shown at Light + Building offer much more than that. In the past the walls of a room defined the limits of the program, where as now DIALux is breaking into the realms of visual reality.
Lighting calculation is simple: Illuminance is the ratio of incident luminous flux per unit of the receiving surface. Using a simplified procedure such as the lumen method, it is easy to define the number of luminaires required to achieve a standard level of illuminance. Lighting calculation can be done on a pocket calculator or with pencil and paper. Nevertheless, for many years lighting designers have been using lighting calculation programs such as DIALux which enables visualisation together with a high degree of accuracy. Lighting design is, after all, more than just a fulfilment of visual tasks; it is an integral part of architecture and architecture is more than just a room defined by its length, width and height. The aim of lighting calculation programmes is not only to provide evidence of fulfilling norms, but also to transmit a feeling for light and architecture. With DIALux evo, displayed at this year’s Light + Building, the company remains true to this approach. Where previously the walls of the room defined the limits of the software, DIAL has moved towards visual reality. Several floors and even whole buildings and their surroundings can now be simulated. Transparent and reflective materials play an ever increasing role in modern architecture and to ignore them leads to totally false results. In the pursuit of this approach, lighting calculation software is faced with completely new questions and tasks: How do I design floors and buildings? How do
I move around in virtual rooms? How do I keep the time and effort needed for the design process at an acceptable level? How do I calculate complex scenes within a reasonable period of time? How do I deal with different lighting scenes? How do I deal with the huge number of results available? This new and expandable operating concept allows the integration of new functions without overloading the user interface, meaning that the tools which are required at any specific stage of the planning process are provided. The new design and construction options, combined with a completely new calculation kernel and photorealistic visualisation, make use of the possibilities provided by modern computers without the need for special hardware components. DIALux evo is a tool for calculating, designing, visualising and documenting light, developed by designers, for designers. The next step in the development of DIALux evo is the DIALux evo 3, which is now available as a download. This latest version for lighting design offers some exciting innovations including the “DIALux Easy” and street planning and energy assessment. Currently DIALux evo is being used by more than 100,000 users all over the world and they are able to upload new renderings on a daily basis and post requests and suggestions for improvement via DIALux’s Facebook page. Since July of 2013 there has also been a “Project of the Month” on the DIALux Facebook page. Here users can present
their best project for a chance to win The company has termed this community activity ‘DIALux easy’ and aims to make it as easy as possible for anyone to be involved in the design process and it is now possible to start ‘DIALux easy’ in DIALux evo 3. The choice of tools available has been reduced to basic functions. Fast and simple generation of rectangular space, automatic luminaire arrangement, calculation, summary and documentation is now possible. Another new function in DIALux evo is ‘Street’. With the latest version it is now possible to carry out street calculations and the option “Street” has been added to the GUI. Normative evidence, Street Scheme Editor, street lighting arrangement and valuation fields are all new tools now available to the user. In DIALux evo users can now carry out energy assessments very easily. The results are provided in kwh/a, kwh/a/ m² (Leni) together with an overview of the total costs. The energy assessments can relate either to a single room or to a whole project. In order to improve the performance for more complex projects the 64-bit version has been optimised. DIALux evo 3 now has more storage space (RAM) so there is increased performance. At the same time the visualisation of material properties has been improved. Plastic and metal surfaces can be visualised at once. With DIALux evo 3 now released DIAL has revealed the next version is on the way. www.dial.de
Troms Unilamp Built with versatility in mind Troms is a dual-purpose low-level bollard. Robust aluminum construction means Troms can be used in areas of high vandalism. Not withstanding its build quality, it is a stylish compliment to any exterior application, being both low glare and contemporary. Illumination is via Tridonic LED modules and suitable drivers, utilising 3000K and 4000K options and a CRI of >80. Finished with a solid granito ceramic top, this is a versatile and rugged product. www.unilamp.co.th
Engineered for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, PowerMission is a versatile high performance street lighting solution. Easily retrofited onto existing mounting systems, PowerMission incorporates scalable light modules designed to be an aesthetic and economic alternative to high pressure sodium or metal halide street lanterns. Excellent optic product technology delivers industry leading optimised target illumination performance. PowerMission is available type II, III, IV and type ME optic which provides a broad spread light distribution. Dark sky compliant. www.ligmanlighting.com
Glamox i85 is a robust and versatile LED luminaire designed for car parks, canopies and other demanding applications including environments predisposed to saline concentrations. The extreme wide beam reflector (XWB) is especially designed to fulfil the lighting requirements for car parks. Available with several suspension options for easy mounting in different ceiling systems and ceiling heights. www.glamoxluxo.co.uk
Astro LED Pole Selux The heart of all Astro family pole-top luminaires is the optics unit comprising LEDs, reflectors, assembly unit and the surrounding passe-partout. This highly efficient module, which is shaped like a discus, offers a high degree of visual comfort due to its excellent anti-dazzle properties. Three directional characteristics are available for various applications: symmetrical light distribution, asymmetrical light distribution for squares and asymmetrical street light distribution. Astro is also available in 3000K and 4500K light colours. www.selux.com
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Flut Lamp Specially designed for lighting facades and vaulted ceilings, Flut’s main characteristic is its robustness. Manufactured in aluminium injection and lacquered in a texturised grey colour with serigraphed tempered glass, the product also features a ball joint that allows the light to swivel between 90º and -30º. Models are available with symmetric, asymmetric and street optics, for luminous flux of 5,000, 8,000 and 12,000 lm with warm and neutral white LED. There is a RGBW model available with luminous flux of 4,800. The Flut family is the ideal solution for lighting facades, vaulted ceilings, walls, monuments, walkways and pedestrian ways. www.lamp.es/en
Technilum’s first collaboration with the designer Marc Aurel, the product’s ceramic structures work like lamp shades, covering the LED light sources. The product is available in different variations from arm mounted to lateral mounted with a swivelling ball joint to direct lateral mounting. Ceramic is a material recognised for its high mechanical strength, low density and insensitivity to external stresses, it also greatly facilitates maintenance, and is self cleaning when glazed. www.technilum.com
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Hepergroup manufactures Moonlight, Heper and Alcopole and is based in Ankara. The company has launched a new bollard named Bamboo. Bamboo is efficiency monochromatic and features RGB power LEDs.The product is available in various heights and has been handed an IP65 rating. Suitable for parks and hotel entrances the product was received positively at Light+Building. www.heper.eu
This completely new product family gives landscape architects and lighting designers maximum freedom when designing urban spaces. A unique design idiom, feel and workmanship distinguish the VAREDO products and offer numerous combination options. The VAREDO product family comprises: outdoor lighting, illuminating and barrier bollards, a bench in diverse variants, and waste receptacles. www.hess.eu
Mini Apollo Paletto Civic Thanks to the new bollard ‘Mini Apollo Paletto’ the ‘Apollo’ family has grown to fit in all kinds of outdoor surface installations. It has been developed in 200mm or 500mm height but it can also be customised as all Civic products can. Two kinds of optical devices allow users to focus the light beam in one direction or to split it for a double emission. www.civic.it
The Slide is the latest contemporary luminaire to be designed by Ragni. An innovative LED luminaire featuring an aerodynamic shape and optimisation that mark it out among contemporary street lighting fixtures. Restoring a specific asymmetric lighting sense, Slide is ideal for street lighting at medium height. Its optimized light distribution allows greater spacing between the sets of lights on the street. It also meets low energy requirements, offers no light pollution and generates very low wind resistance thanks to its thin nature. The product is available in four versions. www.ragni.com
The first of its kind, Soluxio incorporates innovative solar panel technology within an aluminium frame, offering economic and sustainable benefits. The light pole works exclusively through solar power, storing generated energy - acquired through several integrated solar modules containing high-yield solar cells - in built-in battery packs housed within the pole. Soluxio can be customised, making it compatible with a broad range of luminaries for different applications. www.sapagroup.com
Spillo/Spillo Mini Prisma Architectural This complete series of pole-top luminairess was entirely conceived for LED lighting sources from 11W to 45W in order to meet all the standards required by S roads. A high degree of lighting performance is achieved through the use of the latest LED technology, as well as by the unique design of its lenses. These contemporary energy efficient fittings are completely homologate to the latest strict norms regarding zero upward light pollution. Perfect for use in public and private parks, gardens, pathways, pedestrian and cycling areas, commercial complexes and so forth. www.performanceinlighting.com
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Wireless Dimming & Control System Crestron CLWI is specifically IS suitable for both new and retrofit installations, using infiNET EX wireless technology to deliver reliable and cost-effective two-way dimming. In addition, CLWI dimmers and switchers provide compatibility with Crestron products for controlling audio, video, HVAC, and security systems, as part of a whole home or building control solution. Engravable buttons can be swapped out in the field for project-by-project customisation. In addition, each CLWI is shipped with a full assortment of blank buttons for future use should the interior scheme change. www.crestron.com
IzoT in a Box Echelon Echelon Corp. showed its ‘IzoT in a Box’ FT 6000 Evaluation and Development Kit. The EVK speeds development of building automation devices using Echelon’s FT 6050 system on chip, which supports both LonWorks and BACnet protocols over IP. The EVK contains essentials for creating, testing and deploying devices and control applications for the IIoT. Echelon also demonstrated convergence of networking, building automation and lighting technologies based on Xicato’s XIM intelligent Internet of Lights platform. www.echelon.com
LPSA-WIFI Stand Alone interface Chromateq LPSA-WIFI Stand Alone interface is the ideal for fixed installation and architectural projects. A complete ethernet compatible Wifi (802.11 b/g/n) to DMX interface was created that can communicate on any standard local network. It also includes a powerful Stand Alone mode to playback scenes without a computer and trigger scenes scheduled by time or calendar. The interface is Windows and Mac Os X systems conpatable and has FCC and CE certification. It can be commanded by the Wi-Light application for all Android and iOS phones and tablets easily (scene trigger + speed, dimmer, colour, pause controls). www.chromateq.com
LITECOM Zumtobel LITECOM reduces control processes to a minimum and enables convenient user prompting and intuitive operation by using apps. The linking of controller, touch panel and software in an open system is one new feature. This makes it possible to create, control and monitor fully customised lighting solutions – from any PC, smartphone or tablet. www.zumtobel.com
The award-winning EyeNut solution is revolutionising the indoor lighting market by allowing users to completely configure, control and monitor their own lighting. Developed by world leader in the design, development and manufacture of lighting controls Harvard Engineering, EyeNut allows retailers to implement various control strategies, including ambient and accent control, aisle dimming, scene selection by zone depending on footfall and occupancy levels, and daylight harvesting. www.harvardeng.com
EcoSystem Lutron EcoSystem is a commercial lighting control system that is comprised of digitally addressable dimming ballasts, controls, and environmental sensors. These components provide businesses with energy savings from 40 to 70%, while increasing space flexibility, improving occupant comfort and productivity, and reducing maintenance costs. The range is now available as a 50W LED driver that dims down to 5% for linear, pendant and recessed 600x600mm fixtures, cove lighting and LED strips. In addition a 25W LED driver is also available that dims to 1% for architectural applications. www.lutron.com
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LED Drivers Roal These programmable constant current LED drivers have been designed for fast and reliable configuration. Threewattage ranges (Meso 25W, Ozone70W, Ozone 150W) create hundreds of configurations utilising Roal’s digital programming interface tools. This versatility reduces design time, lead time and inventory risk. The product also features AC or DC Input Variations (MESO only), an output voltage of 12 – 56Vdc, an output current of 250-1000mA and a field programmable output current set point. The product is also DALI or PWM ready. www.roallivingenergy.com
Eikon has expanded with the addition of the Tactil, Evo, Chrome and Total. Designed to deliver a technological, chic, sophisticated control, the new products have different designs, finishes and features, but all sharing a common goal of aiding energy management. The systems promise intuitive simplicity and supporting energy efficiency. www.vimar.com
Lite-Trap Molex Lite-Trap is a SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System, with an easy-to-use push-button latch that allows simple field assembly and removal. The product features an overall compact size that meets the needs of thin LED lighting-module applications. www.molex.com/link/litetrap.html
Li-Fi Lucibel For the first time, Lucibel has combined Li-Fi technology with LED lighting. This technology transforms Lucibel’s LED lighting elements into “Li-Fi emitters” that can then remotely transmit multimedia content (sound, video, geolocation, etc.) to a tablet or smartphone. Designed for use in museums, galleries or showrooms, geolocation application, gallery visitors can view the content corresponding to the painting that they want to view displayed on a tablet, and thus directly and automatically access an interactive description. This specific virtual guide gives traditional gallery visits a whole new dimension. www.lucibel.com
Green Mouse Teleco Automation Green Mouse automatically adjusts the light intensity according to the variation of the natural light in a room, keeping the pre-set level constant. The product features a wireless transmitter with integrated light sensor, table and wall application, to control the brightness in a room. www.telecoautomation.com
My favourites at Artimede were the Inverted Shadows range, the Eggboard Acoustic pendant and I was strangely drawn to Meteorite too. They all force you to be tactile! Then, in hall 5.1, absolutely everything from QisDesign. After I visited two years ago I found their distributor back in Dubai and bought four different table and desk lights. They had me hooked again this year with their Crystal… I fear it might be expensive… Regarding the exterior stuff - which is more relevant to my work - I liked WE-EF’s simple, pared down VFL range, Schreders’ increasing range of clean urban furniture with thoughtout integrated lighting and the Pagoda bollard/seat from Louis Poulsen (but I’m not sure if it’s new, or just the first time I had seen it). My comment on the show: I know all I seemed to hear were people bemoaning that there was nothing new or ground breaking, but I don’t see that at all and am perfectly content with seeing the evolution of many ranges rather than striving to look for something dramatic. If I can achieve the same or better in future using smaller, simpler and/or less fixtures then I am very happy. I spent much of the time on the component stands looking at a massive improvement in control and gear technology, but primarily LED sources as far as variations, light quality improvement and performance to know what I can expect to find or have specified in the future. Saying that, the things that really caught my eye were pretty dramatic. I had a great time at the show. I do though have to stop cooing over desk lamps and pendants when I am supposed to be looking at things more relevant to public realm and architecture in Abu Dhabi!
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Despite originating as a fringe event to Light + Building, Luminale has become an increasingly popular event in its own right. Attracting up to 140,000 visitors into the centre of Frankfurt, the event transforms the dour and business-like features of Germany’s financial centre into a playground of engaging light art, the installations cast catawampus-style across the city. The festival, featuring over a 150 pieces of light art, appears to abandon any attempt at curation in favour of a scattergun approach, the city acting as an
As always this year’s Light + Building was complimented by Luminale, a super-sized festival of light that floods Frankfurt’s streets with illumination.
experimental testing ground for a whole host of artists. The festival attracts an interesting mixture of people, the experts fresh from Messe Frankfurt, lanyards still swinging from their necks, marvelling at the achievements of their own industry, are a predominant breed. But as ever with events of this nature the festival brought the city’s own inhabitants out onto the street to take in the artwork, discovering new nooks and crannies of their city in the process. What other kind of event could prompt a besuited
businessman, fresh from the stock exchange at Börsenplatz, to look up and consider a shadow puppet rabbit haring across the façade of the NEXTOWER in a vaudeville style spotlight. That was of course >bunny sw< by Sounds of Silence, just one of many highlights presented at this year’s festival, another being Paul Göschel’s salute to the light bulb at the Palm House in the Palmengarten (pictured above), just two of a number of noteworthy highlights. www.luminale.de
CORNEA TI SUDENTS OF THE MAINZ UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES Sponsored by Zumtobel the installation was located on a container boat near Untermainbrücke. The work attempted to recreate the reality of a message, creating a bridge into our information age. Comprised of letters that transform and morph into each other, revealing the secrets of the installation’s name, the project was brought to life by 1600 video-compatible Capix LED façade luminaires from Zumtobel bringing the installation to life, creating an interactive spatial experience. LED pixels reacted to movement in the space and the transformation was accompanied by sound. www.zumtobel.com
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FLASHLINES DANIELA AND PASCAL KULCSAR Flashlines is an app for projection mapping, which allows anyone to create stunning projection mappings within seconds. All that was needed to achieve the enthralling displays on the façade of the Goethe House (the former home of Johann Wolfgang von of Faust fame) was a projector, a VGA adapter and a tablet with the app installed on it. The app generates templates of the façade being used, which can then be used to plan out and adapt the light patterns that will be projected, creating fascinating visuals with little effort. It doesn’t matter onto what the projection is aimed, the elements can be as small as a dice or as big as a house. The user prepares the light areas directly, simply highlighting certain areas of the architecture on the mock-up on the tablet screen, the speed, and the colour of the animation being individually adjusted at will. The designs projected onto the Goethe House were snapshots collected by the apps creators Daniela and Pasccal Kulcsar during their travels through Europe and were composed of coloured shapes and light motifs, together creating a mystical nighttime moment. The prototype was made possible through Crowdfunding and the app became available in the AppStore at the end of May. www.flashlines.net
ORKHSTRA STÄDELSCHULE ARCHITECTURE CLASS The aim of this installation was to test the boundaries of computational architecture, bringing together a playful interaction of state-of-the-art design expertise and interaction technology. Installed at the central Rossmarkt and developed by the Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC, Frankfurt) teaming up with the Media Architecture Institute (Vienna/Sydney), Ludwig Maximillian University (Munich) and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, the work is a celebration of the relationship between human curiosity and material forms. The installation consisted of polypropylene skin that enfolds and unfolds in numerous, scaled perforations. The skin was able to interact with passersby due to the use of an ODL interactive lighting system, which was triggered into life by camera flashes, the finished product resembling a glowing otherworldly object. www.unsw.edu.au
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MESSIER OBJECTS BRIGITTA WEIMER Whereas most sculptures and installations by German artist Birgitta Weimer are based on monumentalised earthly biological forms, the Messier Objects track an alternative route and instead are a consideration of our universe. The artwork is based upon the star charts of the 18th century French astronomer Charles Messier, a comet hunter, who compiled a list of objects in the sky that definitely were not comets, so he wouldn’t need to waste time tracking them. Called the ‘Messier objects’ the list contains a whole host of planetary nebulae, open clusters, globular clusters and galaxies. Weimer took Messier’s star charts and translated them onto black capsules, which she placed on the floor of the gallery. Each capsule has tiny holes printed on the black surface mirroring Messier’s charts, the capsule also contains one focussed light source, so that every hole raises a point of light on the surrounding walls. This creates a universe of light dots, in which the viewer acts as a reflective surface, your jumper dripping with Messier’s stars as you walk around the gallery. As a counterpoint to this dazzling sensory experience, the Messier space plates are accompanied with information about the Messier Object in question, revealing the conceptual background behind the installation. The position, brightness, age, distance and diameter of each individual Messier object make us realize our tiny toe-hold in the unimaginable dimensions of space and time. www.birgitta-weimer.com
ARKATA REALITIES:UNITED STUDIO ArKata involved the transformation of an industrial robot into an artistic sculpture. Several preset choreographies enabled the robot to act with tools it could seize and switch between including a luminaire and a wall-like shelter, representing the two halves of Light+Building. The robot appears, to the audience, only to conduct solely useful and rational tasks, it uses the shelter to protect itself from adverse weather conditions and the luminaire to illuminate itself and the square. Only when observed for longer periods of time do the slow and unrelenting ritual-like movements reveal themselves as ‘Kata’ repeated far eastern martial arts exercises, striking motions which are performed without a partner. ArKata is a further development of the Installation ‘Sender 1’, which was realised in the context of Urban Lights Ruhr 2 for Urbane Künste Ruhr in Bergkamen in 2013. www.realities-united.de
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TECHNOLOGY / LIGHT + BUILDING
THE SOUND OF LIGHT ARUP The Sound of Light was the title of the interactive installation at the German Architecture Museum where the international engineering firm Arup, usually known for large-scale projects, created a light and sound experiment. Bringing together a group of designers and engineers from Arup‘s lighting design and acoustic teams. The aim was to explore one of the most fascinating phenomena of light: the colour spectrum. The installation invited visitors to orchestrate groups of light sources. The associated colour spectrum was abstractly presented, while the colour spectrum curve produced a soundscape via a script programmed for the purpose. www.arup.com
TWINKLE TWINKLE NE—AR ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ is an installation that stands for transparency and communication, considering glass and light as a traditional transmitter of information. ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ vertically divides into six sections. The load-bearing components of the triangulated structure float on laminated glass rods. It appears fragile, transparent, with colorful light effects utilising spectral light dispersion and the refraction and reflection of its surroundings. Due to its set-up, it plays with the notion of scale, thus creating a changing experience for the observer, dissolving from a total shape to discrete elements when the installation was approched. www.ne-ar.com
HAUPTBAHNHOF IGUZZINI The renovated façade of the impressive main railway station in the centre of Frankfurt was creatively illuminated by iGuzzini especially for Luminale. Accentuations of architectural details such as allegories, towers and arches highlighted the stunning Neo-Renaissance features of the station which is the busiest in Germany and the second busiest in the whole of Europe. Light and shade were effectively used to create depth and a high contrast effect, using new and sustainable LED technology. Dynamic, coloured light combined with static, monochromatic light brought a touch of magic to bustling section of the city. www.iguzzini.co.uk
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TECHNOLOGY / CASE STUDY
KING OF THE THE CASTLE LITE Ltd, Philips Certified Value Added Partner, used mains borne signalling to transform Edinburgh Castle. It is the first installation of its type on the UK mainland. One of Scotland’s favourite buildings has new lighting. Edinburgh Castle is located high on an ancient, extinct volcano and can be seen from almost all parts of the city. Not only is it a major visitor attraction, with events such as the Edinburgh Tattoo, it also houses an operational military barracks and is a Scheduled Monument. For most of the year, the volcanic sandstone walls are illuminated with a warm white light. On holidays, such as St Andrew’s day, the Castle is floodlit in blue. Other colours can be used for special events. To achieve this, the previous lighting scheme used over 100 floodlights, the majority of which were 150W – 400W metal halide. The client, Historic Scotland decided that these MH floodlights consumed too much energy and were costly to relamp and maintain. There was an additional problem in that when coloured lighting was required
for special events, teams of abseilers had to be used to mount the gel filters onto the floodlights. This process took days to accomplish and cost thousands of pounds. A conventional solution would have been to design a completely new lighting scheme. However, this would have entailed new floodlight locations and rerouting the wiring to new positions. However, due to the Castle’s heritage and the need to preserve the fabric of the building in its original condition, Historic Scotland specified that the existing floodlight positions (and preferably, the same mounting brackets) must be used. Therefore, the new floodlights would have to have the same, or better, light distribution. Although colour changing LEDs were specified by the client, a further constraint was that no extra cabling for signalling would be allowed. Any scene setting and colour
changing had to be achieved using remote control. The contract was tendered in Summer 2013 and awarded to systems providers and installers, LITE Ltd in partnership with Philips Lighting. Achieving the correct beam spread was relatively simple due to the wide variety of lens options available in the ColorReach, ColorReach Compact, ColorBlast and ColorBurst range. An indirect benefit is that the tighter beam control of the LEDs means that there is less spill light. Similarly, the correct degree of warm white light required for the sandstone walls involved several trials with very many interested parties such as Historic Scotland and various Heritage groups. The major challenge was how to control the scene setting and colour changing of the LEDs remotely. Wireless control had already
For most of the year, the volcanic sandstone walls of the Castle are illuminated with a warm white light. On holidays, such as St Andrew’s day, it is floodlit in blue. Other colours can be used for special events. Philips Color Kinetics LED fixtures are controlled through its IntelliPower mains borne signalling system enabling data to be carried on the same conductors that are used for transmitting the electrical power. This meant that no extra wiring was required to be added to the existing 230V mains supply.
been rejected due to physical constraints such as the metre thick stone walls blocking the signal and the complex undulating contours of the site meant that line-of-site control was impractical. The key to the project was the Philips Color Kinetics IntelliPower mains borne signalling system. This uses proven power line carrier technology, PLC, and enables data to be carried on the same conductors that are used for transmitting the electrical power. Therefore, no extra wiring was required to be added to the existing 230V mains supply to the floodlights. The colour changing was programmed on a Pharos control system and the signals sent to the IntelliPower network. Because the signal is sent down the mains cable, it meant that during the whole three month installation period, the Castle was fully illuminated at all times.
Weather conditions in winter can be harsh at the top of the Castle, but the whole system has worked faultlessly both during and since its installation. “Quite simply, the job couldn’t have been done without IntelliPower,” says LITE’s Sales Director, Andrew Milestone. “We believe it’s the first installation of its type on the UK mainland.” The power consumption has been reduced from 26kW to 8kW, making a saving in electrical energy alone of £2,400 per year. There are further savings in that rather than needing days to apply coloured filter gels to the floodlights, the appearance of the Castle can be altered simply by the press of a button. www.philips.com/LITE
TECHNOLOGY / CASE STUDIES
COOPER’S CONVERSION Eaton’s LED solutions improve lighting performance and efficiency at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, saving approximately $1.2 million per year. Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division’s McGrawEdison Valet and Ventus LED luminaires have replaced 6,050 existing parking garage fixtures at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) to improve efficiencies and optical lighting performance. The conversion will result in a 66 percent reduction in power consumption with an anticipated overall energy and maintenance savings of approximately $1.2 million annually. “This project is improving the lighting performance in our parking facilities, reducing energy consumption, saving on maintenance costs and shrinking our carbon footprint,” said Tom Naughton, chief executive officer, Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA). “Our team invested a
significant amount of time field testing twelve different lighting fixtures and visiting local municipalities that completed parking garage lighting upgrades to take into account their lessons learned and implement best practices for a resultsdriven end product.” Consuming only 60 watts, the McGrawEdison Valet LED fixtures are replacing 1,200 existing 210-watt, metal halide fixtures in the Blue Deck parking garage and 4,800 fixtures in McNamara Terminal Parking Structure. The Ventus LED polemounted fixtures are being installed on the upper open decks. The fixtures are estimated to reduce annual energy consumption by more than 7,345,000
kilowatt hours. “Replacing inefficient parking garage lighting with LED fixtures is one of the most practical, energy-efficient upgrades a city or business can make to save energy, reduce costs and lower carbon dioxide emissions,” said Mark Eubanks, president, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division. “This project is a great example of how to increase overall efficiencies and performance to provide a safe and well-lit environment, all while helping save the airport energy and maintenance costs.” In addition, the LED products incorporate the Lighting division’s LumaWatt Outdoor Wireless Control and Monitoring System, which manages the lighting levels according to pedestrian and traffic safety needs. Since the lighting runs 24 hours a day, the products are able to reduce light levels during low usage hours, increase the lighting on demand with occupancy sensors and harvest daylight, reducing power to the fixtures when needed to gain additional energy savings. www.eaton.com
INSTANT HIT! Insta handrailsystem implemented on bridge in Motala, Sweden. In 2009, the Swedish Road Administration established cooperation with Scandinavia’s biggest construction and property group NCC. Together, they planned the reconstruction of 27 bridges in total stretching about 2800m between the Swedish cities of Mjölby and Motala. Part of this project was, among others, the illumination of the new bridge parapets along two roundabouts that are situated on bridges. The new filigree parapets have been developed by Birstaverken AB, a company that specialises in the development, production and installation of road rails and bridge parapets. For the light planning, Birsta contacted the well-experienced light planners of Kungsbacka Lighting who have been representing Insta in Sweden for years. As a result, Insta delivered 430m of neutral white (4000K) LEDLUX LH light lines (connectable directly with 230V) which were installed in the hand rails of the new bridge parapets. Each roundabout was
equipped with 78 luminaires. The light lines create both a modern decorative illumination and highlight the safety nets, integrated in the bays of the parapets, at the same time. Furthermore, the parapets, limiting the pedestrian and cycle road, were illuminated as well. The neutral white luminaires have been
installed in a right angle to the road surface. Thus, an optimal light output with minimal dazzling for the pedestrians was achieved. In autumn 2013, the project was finished and inaugurated by Carl XVI Gustaf, the Swedish King. www.lightment.insta.de
REMOTE CONTROLLED LIGHTING
As simple as it sounds
Introducing the new Director® DR8 MK2 LED, the next generation of remote controlled luminaire from RCL. Individually adjustable in pan, tilt and dim level using a simple handheld controller, the Director® DR8 MK2 is ideal for double height spaces due to its
high output and precision floor level adjustability. Bold styling and high versatility set this spotlight apart, while its compact design allows for seamless integration into troughs just 200mm wide. Available in a choice of beamwidths including a very narrow 8° with a peak intensity of 51,000cd and a colour rendering of CRI 92 as standard.
TECHNOLOGY / CASE STUDIES
MONKEY BUSINESS Kinetic façade receives elegant new LED lighting design from Magic Monkey using Pulsar fixtures. The new ‘t Walletje business complex in Delft, Netherlands now stands out with an innovative and dynamic lighting design by Brussels-based urban communications experts Magic Monkey. Featuring a unique kinetic panel façade that follows the sun’s
daytime movements, the scheme utilises 132 specially customised Pulsar ChromaStrip X3 linear LED fixtures to illuminate each panel and meet the stringent technical requirements of the project tender. Magic Monkey developed a scheme that would uplight and graze the perforated bronze metal panels when in their night positions. Marc Largent, Managing Director of Magic Monkey explained his concept for the project: “When night falls, the building comes alive with a warm glowing light of the same amber colour of the bronze anodised aluminium metal panels. The perforated panes will appear as shadow patterns in front of the warm amber light grazing the surface of the wall behind each panel. By individually controlling each fixture, spectacular animated effects can be achieved on all four façades.” Once the design was defined, it was clear the technical requirements for the job would be complex due to the mechanism of the kinetic panels. Offering a highly reliable solution which impressed Largent, Pulsar was also able to match the tender specification exactly and provide not
just specialist amber LEDs but also a gold powder-coat finish and specially designed snoot to conceal both fixture and light source. The high quality lighting fixtures, their additional features, and the available technical support from regional distributor NetherLED and their installer Verstraete won the contract. Largent was extremely happy with the outcome, commenting, “Magic Monkey was impressed by the quality of the Pulsar equipment proposed and delighted by the customisation flexibility offered. The Pulsar equipment was excellent as was the quality of service – true professionals across the board. Pulsar, their system integrator NetherLED, and installer Verstraete won the job from several other installers and manufacturers and did a great job! All parties involved – the developer, architects, and lighting designers – are fully satisfied by the quality and flexibility of the Pulsar lighting equipment and greatly impressed by the professionalism and availability of integrators and installers. All in all, a success story.” www.pulsarlight.com
NEW FOR OLD Concord and Lumiance lights up Old Palace at Hatfield House. The Old Palace at Hatfield House, one of England’s most historic country houses, now boasts modern lighting to enhance its magnificent Grade One listed features. Designed by the award winning Gardiner Design Associates, the new lighting scheme features Limburg pendants from the Concord product portfolio and Lumistrip Linear LED strips from Lumiance, both part of the Havells Sylvania family. Built in 1485, the Old Palace is one of the foremost examples of medieval brickwork in the country. King Henry VIII acquired the building in 1538 and used it as a nursery for his three children. The young Elizabeth I learnt she was to become Queen while sitting under an oak tree in the grounds. Now Hatfield House and the Old Palace are a fascinating visitor attraction and filming location and a unique venue for conferences, events and weddings. The new lighting scheme reflects the Old Palace’s current usage and is sympathetic to the building’s rich architecture and design. The new scheme was conceived when the
emergency lighting in the Old Palace was upgraded in line with the latest regulations. Gardiner Design Associates has taken the opportunity to introduce modern luminaires into the traditional setting with the addition of the pendants and wall lights, and the LED strip. Andrew Gardiner says, “Our challenge was to update the lighting in the Old Palace
without being intrusive,” he comments. “With their contemporary elegance the pendants and wall lights effortlessly achieve this aim and additionally, the 3000k Lumistrip adds a touch of occasion to the location.” www.havells-sylvania.com
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SENIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER – LONDON OFFICE
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Interlight Moscow November 11-14 Moscow, Russia www.interlight.messefrankfurt.ru
Strategies In Light Europe October 21-23 Munich, Germany www.sileurope.com Hong Kong International Lighting Fair October 27-30 Hong Kong www.hktdc.com
LED & Lighting September 25-28 Istanbul, Turkey www.ledfuari.com LpS September 30 - October 2 Bregenz, Austria www.led-professional-symposium.com
Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) September 2-4 Leicester, UK www.dmu.ac.uk
Shanghai International Lighting Fair September 3-5 Shanghai, China www.building.messefrankfurt.com.cn
Media Architecture Biennale November 19-22 Aarhus, Denmark www.mab14.mediaarchitecture.org
IALD Enlighten Europe November 9-11 Berlin, Germany www.iald.org
IALD Enlighten Americas October 16-18 San Diego, USA www.iald.org
Light India September 18-21 New Delhi, India www.light-india.in
Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition
June 9-12 Guangzhou, China www.light.messefrankfurt.com.cn
Light Middle East November 3-5 Dubai, UAE www.lightme.net
Illuminotronica October 9-11 Padova, Italy www.illuminotronica.it
The LED Show September 16-18 Los Angeles, USA www.theledshow.com
Lightfair International June 3-5 Las Vegas, USA www.lightfair.com
INSPIRATIONS / #25 #24 CHIARA CLAUDIACARUCCI KAPPL . CLL.CONCEPT LIGHTING LAB
We like to think that Light Collective is always in the habit of looking out for interesting and special people who will put their own spin on the back page and what inspiration means to them. So who is Chiara Carucci we hear you ask? First off she works with Susanna Antico at Antico Lighting Design Studio in Milan, she is the hander outer of the ‘I heart lighting design’ badges, she is a founder member of the Italian Lighting Designers Group and most importantly the originator and powerhouse behind the #LightUp2015 campaign - an attempt to get all the worldwide lighting associations to work together in order to boost industry recognition as part of the UNESCO International Year of Light. So of course, she is one to watch...
Published on Jun 2, 2014
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