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ZAHA HADID TRIBUTE
ZAHA HADID 1950 - 2016
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[apr/may] Front cover pic: Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku (Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects; Lighting Design: MBLD) - Iwan Baan
046 Zaha Hadid mondo*arc revisits some of Hadid’s most prolific work and speaks to those who worked with her.
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DETAILS 022 Editorial Comment We reflect on the work of Zaha Hadid and the recent Light+Building. 024 Headlines The latest architectural lighting industry news. 026 Eye Opener Windlicht from Studio Roosegaarde shows us the beauty of green energy. 028 Drawing Board Our preview of proposed projects. 034 Spotlight A selection of brand new projects from around the world. 042 Briefing We speak to Johan Hjertonsson of Fagerhult on its recent acquisition of LED Linear. 044 Snapshot Presenting Sean O’Connor Lighting. 046 Architect Profile Following Zaha Hadid’s untimely death we look back at some of her most influential projects. 054 Lighting Interview Vilma Barr gets behind the narrative of Office of Visual Interaction in the US. 210 Inspirations London-based industrial and architectural designer Luke Smith-Wightman.
ART & DESIGN 110 e-Luminate Support grows for Cambridge’s light festival - from both the general public and lighting industry. 112 Panorama of the Skies Hrvgie Benko and Maja Petric collaborate to transform a conference room at Microsoft 99. 114 Green Light Olafur Eliasson’s latest project challenges the current state of uncertainty amongst refugees and the European societies that welcome them. 116 Anno Tropico A marriage between light, sculpture and movement from Amsterdam-based design duo Formafantasma. 120 Dark Source Stories The latest installment in Kerem Asfuroglu’s dark vision of light.
TECHNOLOGY 122 IALD Column Helen Diemer and Sara Lappano discuss some of the key areas you should be looking at when taking on a new employee. 124 Light + Building 2016 Review A comprehensive look at this year’s Light+Building and connected events. 132 David Morgan David Morgan talks us through his tradeshow highlights from this year’s Light+Building. 134 Geoff Archenhold Geoff Archenhold gives us his thoughts on some of the latest technology advancements announced during this year’s show. 144 Design+ Awards All the winners from this year’s awards. 148 New Product Releases A comprehensive guide to the product launches at Light+Building. 196 Luminale Festival A round-up of some of the festival’s highlights. 204 Case Studies A selection of innovative lighting projects from suppliers. 208 Expo Diary Our calendar of worldwide tradeshows and events for the lighting industry.
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PROJECTS 070 Suntec Singapore Bo Steiber Lighting Design took on the mammoth task of lighting Suntec Singapore as part of bigger redevelopment plans, creating an impressive, stand out design.
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096 Dalia Energy Plant, Israel Dalia Energy plant enlisted the help of Studio Twilight to develop a scheme that would create a landmark with minimum damage to nature and maximum visibility from surrounding areas. 104
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080 Lit Brothers, USA Paying respect to its Victorian architecture The Lighting Practice’s illumination of the Lit Brothers building in Philadelphia bathes the grand façade in a variety of vibrant hues.
104 West Keira Centre, Australia Working with architects HDR Rice Daubney, Electrolight’s lighting scheme utilises strategically placed luminaires to illiuminate form and enhance volume.
[editorial] Paul James, editor, writes: The last time I had felt such numbness at the passing of a true industry great was when Jonathan Speirs finally lost his battle to cancer. Then we knew it was coming, but it was Jonathan’s young age (54) and the knowledge that he had so much more to give that was the real sickener. And I considered him my friend. The news that Zaha Hadid has suddenly died of a heart attack at the age of 65 came as a complete shock. I was not her friend, I had only met her once, but the feeling that we had genuinely lost a design genius who would have gone on to create reams of magnificent work was once again prevalent. In my opinion there is not another architect who did more to promote creative lighting design, both in terms of her encouragement of lighting design as a profession and as a result of her flowing architecture. We were actually working on a profile of her to publish later in the year. With this very sad news we have pushed this forward to come up with a tribute to her with input from some of the lighting designers that worked with her. We’ve also dedicated the front cover to her work. I hope you find it inspirational. • This month we officially launched the 2016 darc awards. The major change in the format is that we are splitting the awards into architectural (with the event taking place in London on September 15th) and decorative (with the event taking place in London in May 2017). So please go to www.darcawards.com and follow the architectural site to enter your architectural lighting projects and products. If you have any decorative projects and products that you are desperate to enter then you’ll just have to wait a little longer before the decorative section is opened. Like last year, the awards will be decided on by the independent architectural lighting design community to avoid any bias and, although I have noted that parts of our awards have already been copied, I am confident in the claim that both the awards process and event is the most original out there. Get entering and best of luck!
Helen Fletcher, deputy editor, writes: This issue, Light+Building is still firmly on our minds. As my first time attending, it was an all-round great experience. Having the opportunity to meet with people I have (up until this point) only ever talked to by email was very beneficial and it was great to learn about all the projects some of you are currently involved in - so to everyone who made the time to meet with me, thank you! It was also great to see real enthusiasm for what we’re trying to achieve here at mondo*arc. You’ll notice that this issue follows on from our Light+Building preview in issue 89, with a full report on the tradeshow: product launches, stand events, designer profiles, the Design+ Awards and more! Our technology contributor Geoff Archenhold also gives us his thoughts on the show; unfortunately this year he found the experience “underwhelming, with a lack of true innovation on display”. There was much talk about ‘smart lighting’ over the course of the week, with solutions on display everywhere. However, as Geoff notes, in the rush to launch smart lighting systems there hasn’t been many real installations of notable scale, thus leaving end-users in the precarious position of being ‘Guinea pigs’. You can read more on this from page 134 onwards. One area that was still quite prevalent at Light+Building and continues to impress is OLED technology, with exhibitors demonstrating why there is still a need for OLED lighting. Fusing design and technology, unique, stylish and functional lighting fixtures can be produced. Elsewhere in our show review, David Morgan talks us through his ‘best of show’, which can be found on page 124.
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Dame Zaha Hadid dies (UK) – Iraqi-born architect, whose works include MAXXI: Italian National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome (2009) and London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, passes after suffering sudden heart attack in Miami hospital. Read the full story online...
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(Canada) - Japanese LED technology specialist and Canadian solid-state lighting solution provider reach new distribution agreement covering Americas and Europe. Read the full story online... 1
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Philips Lighting welcomes iGuzzini as licensee to EnabLED Licensing Program (Netherlands) - License provides iGuzzini with worldwide access to wide range of basic LED control and system-level technologies. Read the full story online...
Norka luminaires added to RIDI Lighting portfolio (UK) – RIDI Lighting signs deal to exclusively distribute Norka products in UK. Read the full story online...
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Fagerhult acquires LED Linear (Sweden) – In €40m deal, Swedish lighting manufacturer purchases 100% of LED Linear shares to strengthen position and add complementary product ranges.
(China) – Finnish wireless technologies specialist and Feilo Sylvania partner to provide luminaires with fully integrated wireless control and built-in bluetooth beacons. Read the full story online...
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Cundall Light4 expands (UK) – Following success of UK department, Cundall Light4 appoints Oscar Lee to lead new lighting design discipline in Asia. Read the full story online... 7 In pictures
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1 Dame Zaha Hadid dies aged 65 2 Both companies have also agreed to dismiss all outstanding litigations related to patents offered under Philips’ EnabLED Licensing Program
for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs. 3 Nichia Corporation announces new distribution agreement covering Americas and Europe. 4 Bastiaan de Groot, Director Smart Lighting and Controls at Feilo Sylvania and Gerhard Romen, SVP Sales Marketing at Casambi 5 Renowned for industrial railway and commercial applications, Norka luminaires complement RIDI’s range 6 Fagerhult has strategically acquired 100% of Germany-based LED Linear shares for an initial payment of €40m 7 Oscar Lee.
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eye opener Windlicht, Kinderdijk, Netherlands Windlicht (Windlight), the latest work of Studio Roosegaarde, is a dance of bright lines between the windmills of Dutch village Kinderdijk. Special software and tracking technology detects the windmill blades rotating at 280km/hour. At the same time, green lines of light connect the blades, creating a dynamic play of light and movement. Daan Roosegaarde, Founder of Studio Roosegaarde explained: â€œWindlicht creates the missing link between the Dutch and the beauty of our new landscape.â€? Inspired by Kinderdijk, Roosegaarde sees these windmills - dating back to 1740 - as a perfect example of Dutch innovation. Additionally, he is driven by the reconnection with the landscape and creation of a positive image around green energy. Developed together with a team of designers and engineers, Windlicht is supported by ICT services specialist KPN, who became climate neutral this year and has been exclusively using green energy generated in the Netherlands since 2011. Visitors can tune into radio channel Windlicht FM 105.3 FM to hear the stories behind the artwork. www.studioroosegaarde.net Pic: Studio Roosegaarde
[drawing board] The latest exciting works in progress from the world’s most imaginative designers. UNZIPPED WALL For the Serpentine Pavilion 2016, Bjarke Ingels and his team at BIG Architects has attempted to design a structure that embodies multiple aspects that are often perceived as opposites: a structure that is free-form yet rigorous; modular yet sculptural; both transparent and opaque; both solid box and blob. They decided to work with one of the most basic elements of architecture: the brick wall. Rather than clay bricks or stone blocks, however, the wall is erected from extruded fibreglass frames stacked on top of each other. The wall is then pulled apart to form a cavity within it, to house the events of the Pavilion’s programme. This unzipping of the wall turns the line into a surface, transforming the wall into a space. A complex three-dimensional environment is created that can be explored and experienced in a variety of ways, inside and out. At the top, the wall appears like a straight line, while the bottom of it forms a sheltered valley at the entrance of the Pavilion and an undulating hillside towards the park. The unzipped wall creates a cave-like canyon lit through the fibreglass frames and the gaps between the shifted boxes, as well as through the translucent resin of the fiberglass. As a result, the shifting overlaps as well as the movement and presence of people outside create a lively play of light and shadow on the cave walls within. The materials include wooden floors and extruded Fiberline profiles providing every surface with a warm glow and linear texture – from the mesh of woven glass fibres to the undulating lines of the grain of the wood. This simple manipulation of the archetypal space-defining garden wall creates a presence in the park that changes as you move around it and as you move through it. The North-South elevation of the Pavilion is a perfect rectangle. The EastWest elevation is an undulating sculptural silhouette. Towards the East-West, the Pavilion is completely opaque and material. Towards the North-South, it is entirely transparent and practically immaterial. As a result, presence becomes absence, orthogonal becomes curvilinear, structure becomes gesture, and box becomes blob. www.big.dk
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[drawing board] BEAUTY OF NATURE Nature’s diverse beauty has been an inspiration for artists through the ages. Opening this summer, Colour and Vision, sponsored by LG OLED TV, will take a journey through the eyes of nature at the new Natural History Museum in London, UK. The exhibition will also include Our Spectral Vision - an immersive new light installation, by British light and sculpture artist Liz West, inspired by Isaac Newton’s seven-fold colour spectrum and blue morpho butterflies, Morpho sp, in the Museum’s collection. Rays of light from every colour of the rainbow will beam through seven prisms made from special colour filter glass, creating an atmospheric illusion that will stimulate your visual perception of colour. Liz West explained: “The iridescent patterns and colourings present on the birds, insects and animals in the Natural History Museum collection have inspired the amazing selection and arrangement of colours in this artwork. The science behind the natural processes of colour researched here at the Museum has provided the backbone for my work.” The exhibition will span from when animals first started seeing images millions of years ago through to today’s visual culture with colour’s pivotal role art, design, and technology. Bold-hued plumage, metallicwinged beetles and iridescent butterflies will illustrate how natural pigments are used for paints and dyes. Dr Suzanne Williams, colour evolution researcher at the Museum said: “Our research is helping to uncover exciting new evidence demonstrating that colour and pattern evolve over time, affecting the survival of species. Pigments and structural colour together create the enormous diversity of iridescence and bold colours that contribute to the incredible beauty of our world, inspiring artists and scientists alike.” Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature is open from 15 July – 6 November 2016 and will be complemented by a range of evening events. www.nhm.ac.uk/colourandvision www.liz-west.com
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THREE, TWO, ONE... LIFT OFF Focus Lighting is currently developing an architectural lighting design for the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center in Los Angeles. The project’s centrepiece is the iconic Space Shuttle Endeavour, which was awarded to the California Science Center Foundation by NASA in 2011. Endeavour will be displayed vertically, mounted to an external tank (which held propellants for the three main engines) and two solid rocket boosters, in a configuration referred to as the shuttle stack. It will tower over visitors at 185ft. The lighting design process began with an
in-depth study of the primary viewpoints from which Endeavour will be viewed. The team focused on the first view a guest will get of Endeavour, aiming to make the shuttle’s first impression a powerful one. Focus Lighting next built a detailed physical scale model of Endeavour and set it up in their light lab. The team experimented with multiple lighting angles and techniques to determine the best way to light the shuttle stack. After analysing many iterations, it was decided to light the Endeavour much like a photographer might use light in a portrait studio. The lighting design includes a
combination of high intensity key lights and contrasting fill lights to reveal Endeavour’s curves, texture and form. The lighting will let visitors appreciate Endeavour’s overall scale and grandeur while also allowing them to see the details of her intricate machinery and textures. Ultimately the design team’s goal is to leave visitors with a lasting impression of the complexity, strength, and beauty of one of the most iconic artifacts in the history of human space exploration. www.focuslighting.com
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SELF-PORTRAIT The digital camera is a technological revolution that has led to a radical shift in how we express ourselves, share our life and communicate with others. Platforms such as Instagram, Flickr, Photobucket, Tumblr and Picasa have changed the way we write our biographies and have heralded the death of the traditional family photo album. The recent rise of the selfie has engendered a new generation of photography that straddles the self-portrait and conversational photography; today, images are photographic messages or visual stories. The (SELFI) exhibition by Spanish-Mexican artist Darya von Berner, produced for the
old cold storage room at the former Madrid Municipal slaughterhouse, is a perspective on the perception, attention, ecology and the selfie culture. There are two key figures in this art project: the Abierto x Obras gallery and its active visitors. Thanks to the organic and creative lighting, the visitors can enjoy the site in its totality for the first time. The architectural space itself has been doubled, implying a selfie of itself, an imaginary and magnificent self-portrait. Only by paying close attention to the work is a new image revealed to its visitors through observing themselves and by being observed by others.
In relation to the project, SELFI: a Spanish adaptation of the English term selfie, has been chosen as the word of the year by FUNDEU (Fundaci贸n del Espa帽ol Urgente). Von Berner studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and completed her education alongside artists Antonio L贸pez, Tony Crag and Jannis Kounellis. She is currently a resident artist in Luxembourg working on the project BeHave/Public Art Experience. In 2015 she created installations at the Amsterdam Light Festival, the Tschumipaviljoen (Groningen, Netherlands) and Paisagem de luz (Bahia, Brazil). www.daryavonberner.net
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A LIGHT’S TALE Based in Newcastle, UK, Seven Stories is home to the National Centre for Children’s Books. In line with the centre’s theme, lighting design practice Michael Grubb Studio (MGS) designed an immersive lighting experience for its visitors. Working in partnership with ADP Architects, the team created a magical backdrop that supported the narrative of each individual space. As a cost effective approach was imperative, MGS developed a bespoke lighting control system, using DMX output from a Apple Minimac computer, connected to the internet at reception. All feature lighting is then controlled via an iPad and a specially designed app created specifically
for the project. Positioned within the entrance of the centre, the main feature is the ‘flying books’. Each suspended book varies in size and represents one of the ‘seven basic plots’ that all books are based on. These are: Overcoming a Monster, Rag to Riches, The Quest, Voyage and Return, Comedy, Tragedy and Rebirth. Along with a variation in size, they incorporate back-lit text that is activated by colour-controlled DMX lighting. The flying books are supported by gobo projections and colour mixing, which provides a theme and animates the space depending on time of day and use. www.michaelgrubbstudio.com
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OUT OF THIS WORLD Constructing site-specific installations, Brisbane-based artist Meagan Streader draws visual cues from futuristic and natural atmospheres and systems to engulf the viewer in a sensory experience. Integrating geometric line and light, Streader’s W-inter is an interplay between light, geometric line and architecture in an immersive, futuristic form of cyberspace. Featuring a field of illuminated linear structures, this large-scale light installation responds to the gallery site and extends the architecture of the space through line. Through the replication of interconnected linear masts, the work exists as a hypnotic landscape within the gallery. W-inter creates an immersive experience for viewers, reflecting a minimal, otherworldly space derived from the architecture of the historic building and gallery – considering the site in its past, present and future states. Streader’s recent explorations push the limits of light within sculpture and installation through reinterpretations and extensions of surrounding spaces. Employing the repetition and replication of light, form, and textiles en masse, her works are realised through the construction of installations, sculpture, video, and soundscapes. Streader has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy - an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. www.meaganstreader.com
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WELL-ROILED MACHINE New York-based architectural lighting designer and light artist Christine Sciulli’s project ROIL, is a geometry based sitespecific light projection installation. ROIL, an eight-channel video projection installation onto nylon mesh which measures 35ft high x 55ft long x 28ft wide, was installed at Brooklyn’s Smack Mellon gallery this past winter. Circles of light expand and collapse through Smack Mellon’s cavernous raw space in a frenzy, which harkons back to the roiling steam issued from it’s ten boilers to power the surrounding paper factories of industrialist Robert Gair. ROIL was created by projecting circles that fall away into 2,000 yards of hand pinned translucent netting. Extending out from eight video projectors mounted at various angles, the cylinders are viewed off axis as they are caught and mapped through the fabric’s threads to a height of 35ft, seeming to be arbitrary squiggles. www.soundandvision.cc
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BACK TO THE FUTURE Best known for projection-mapped ferris wheels and a minimalist flair, Brusselsbased French new media artist Romain Tardy recently unveiled Future Ruins. The Lausanne, Switzerland-based multimedia installation revisited the Musée de l’Elysée’s renaissance garden, enhancing the classic space with new technologies. The result provided an audience with an immersive audiovisual experience, powered by impressive projection mappings and twelve geometric, ground-located LED structures. Taking advantage of the historically bourgeois backyard’s specificities, Tardy’s projections turn the neoclassical environment into a canvas for experimental light art. “The inspiration first came from the architecture of the museum’s building, which was built in 1780, where I got the ideas from to design the LED structures,’’ said Tardy. “But the core idea of the installation, which is to imagine what could be the remnants of the world we’re living in today, also reminds of the fascination of the artists from the neoclassical period for ancient civilisations such as ancient Greece or ancient Rome.” Tardy’s creative process behind Future Ruins was quite different compared to previous projects. The original commission from the Elysée museum was about an architectural projection, but Tardy felt
that something was missing - to create a piece that would strongly relate to this place. This is how the idea of creating the LED structures in the shape of some architectural details of the museum’s façade arrived. Strengthening the first idea with new concepts, he submitted a second proposal to an enthusiastic museum board that allowed him to launch the creative process with the help of a designer to build the structures, two software developers to drive all the LEDs, and from his longtime producer and partner, Squeaky Lobster. “On the technical side, I really wanted to get out of my comfort zone by using not only image projection but custom systems as well, which took the shape of the twelve aluminium LED structures - all driven by a custom software,’’ he explains. “As we were a pretty small team, I really had to learn a lot of things about how LED works, spend hours soldering wires, and to work very closely with each member of the team to be sure I have a global vision of how the project is developing at any time during the process.” Future Ruins is a project commissioned by La Nuit des Images 2015 x Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland. www.romaintardy.com www.elysee.ch www.nuitdesimages.ch
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[brieﬁng] Following the announcement at Light+Building that Fagerhult had made its tenth acquisition - LED Linear - as part of its continued eﬀorts to stengthen its position in the professional lighting market and add complementary product ranges to its portfolio, Johan Hjertonsson explains more.
What is your role at Fagerhult and how have you got there? I’m CEO of the Fagerhult Group. How I got there? I don’t really know. I love the lighting industry and I think we are doing a great job as a team at Fagerhult. I would say my number one role, above all else, is to be the team leader and the coach. To coach our organisation forward and continue the successful path we’re on. I see myself as more of a coach and team leader to make that happen, rather than the ‘CEO’. I joined Fagerhult as the CEO. Before this, I worked for a long time in the Electrolux Group, a White Goods company. I also worked as a CEO for a design furniture company for offices and so on. What was the strategic decision behind the acquisition of LED Linear? We wanted to increase our LED knowledge and have a much deeper competence around LED LED Linear fulfilled this to the full extent. When and how did talks begin? At the end of last year and things moved pretty quickly from there. We heard that LED Linear was ‘available’ so we got in contact. What do you admire about LED Linear? I really admire the brand, product and especially the people working in the LED Linear organisation. I think they have some absolutely stellar products and a great brand that they have built throughout the years. Will the structure and strategy of LED Linear change at all? No, not at all, the structure and strategy that LED Linear has will remain. I am very much behind it. I think it is a great strategy and structure and we will continue to support that. With regards to distribution, of course LED Linear will now have access to the full Fagerhult Group distribution channels and any other opportunities that come up.
This is now Fagerhult’s tenth major acquisition, what is the reasoning behind this strategy? We have a strategy of both growing organically by ourselves and also to grow via acquisitions to find really competitive companies that complement our product range and the international market. It is a strategy we intend to continue. What are the future plans for the Fagerhult Group? More acquisitions? Yes, more acquisitions on the way, it is a fundamental part of our strategy, continuing to acquire great lighting companies and great brands. That being said, it is also very important for us to continue to grow organically and launch our own products and enter new markets as well. Do you have any specific plans for the Fagerhult brands? It’s more of a multi-brand strategy. We love all our brands individually and we want each brand to grow and flourish within the Fagerhult Group. What do you like to do outside lighting? Outside lighting, I love to hang out with family and friends like most people. I also love to go trekking in the mountains in the north of Sweden. I do also enjoy playing tennis quite a lot. www.fagerhult.com www.led-linear.com
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[snapshot] Founded in 1997 Sean O’Connor Lighting is dedicated to the design of environments that are a synthesis of light and space. Its work is distinguished by light and its absence, and by an understanding that light is an integral part of the architectural experience. The practice’s signature approach defines space through light, creating visual destinations. COACH RODEO DRIVE FLAGSHIP LOS ANGELES, USA
As part of Coach’s redesign of its retail environments, the Rodeo Drive flagship was the first to implement the new Modern Luxury concept. The client brief, based on early 20th Century modernist design, mandated the feel of a luxury residence while maintaining proper merchandise lighting. As a result, a detailed lighting concept demanding high levels of coordination amongst design disciplines was developed. Minimal maintenance and an LPD well below California’s Title24 were achieved through using nearly all LED sources assuring this concept can be used in almost any domestic energy code.
IRENE NEUWIRTH LOS ANGELES, USA
The first free-standing retail location for famed jewellery designer Irene Neuwirth required a presence worthy of the line’s reputation and its location on iconic Melrose Place. The owner and interior designers working with a fast-paced schedule and lean budget sought the feel of a luxury residence for the shop. With this non-typical design brief for a jewellery store, the lighting designers allowed decorative lighting and internally illuminated cases using concealed linear and directional LED sources to create the visual identity of the store’s lighting.
EDGAR N. PUTMAN PAVILION AT JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM DOYLESTON, USA
The addition of the Edgar Putman Pavilion at the James A. Michener Art Museum is an exercise in minimalist detailing. The 2,500sqft space is intended to house a multitude of functions requiring a simple and adaptive lighting solution. Taking a cue from the surrounding architecture, the lighting design incorporates linear slots to conceal not only lighting but all other building systems, resulting in clean ceiling planes that echo the twenty foot high curtain wall outside. Given the straightforward fixture palate, lighting equipment costs were kept to a minimum allowing additional project dollars to be utilised toward coordinating the project across all disciplines resulting in this visually stunning architectural jewel box.
VENTURE CAPITAL OFFICE DOYLESTON, USA
Lean, green and technology savvy was the brief for the design and construction of this two level Silicon Valley Venture Capital office building. Built from prefabricated modules of wood, steel, terrazzo and glass, the highly coordinated and detailed lighting design consists exclusively of LED luminaires. Only three fixture types were used for the interior – two of which were
custom developed specifically for this project. Through the use of bleeding edge LED technology, software-based lighting controls with daylight harvesting and a building management system, a lighting design that is intelligent, responsive and comfortable with an interior connected load of only 0.62w/sf was easily accomplished.
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· PRINCIPAL: Sean O’Connor · ESTABLISHED: 1997 · HEAD OFFICE: Los Angeles, USA · EMPLOYEES: 14 CURRENT PROJECTS: Sephora stores, multiple locations; Waldorf-Astoria, Beverly Hills, CA; Mission Bay Arena, San Francisco, CA; Netflix Corporate HQ, Los Angeles, CA; Carolina Herrera, Beverly Hills, CA; Fred Segal, Los Angeles, CA; Red Bull TV, Santa Monica, CA. www.seanoconnorlighting.com
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ARCHITECTURAL POWERHOUSE On 31 March, Zaha Hadid Architects confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE had died following a heart attack. She had contracted bronchitis earlier in the week and was, at the time, being treated in a Miami hospital in the US. Having covered a considerable amount of her projects over the years, mondo*arc celebrates the accomplishments of the “greatest female architect in the world”. Zaha Hadid 1950 - 2016
Zaha Hadid was widely regarded to be the greatest female architect in the world today. Born in Baghdad in 1950, she studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut before starting her architectural journey in 1972 at the Architectural Association in London. By 1979 she had established her own practice in London - Zaha Hadid Architects - garnering a reputation across the world for her groundbreaking theoretical works including The Peak in Hong Kong (1983), the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin (1986) and the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales (1994). Working with office partner Patrik Schumacher, her interest was in the interface between architecture, landscape, and geology, which her practice integrates with the use of innovative technologies often resulting in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms. Hadid’s first major built commission, one that affirmed her international recognition, was the Vitra Fire Station in Weil Am Rhein, Germany (1993); subsequent notable projects including the MAXXI: Italian National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome (2009), the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games (2011) and the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku (2013), which
saw Maurice Brill Lighting Design work on the lighting scheme, illustrate her quest for complex, fluid space. Buildings such as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati (2003) and the Guangzhou Opera House in China (2010) have also been hailed as architecture that transforms our ideas of the future with visionary spatial concepts defined by advanced design, material and construction processes. Covered in mondo*arc issue 63 (Oct / Nov 2011) the Guangzhou Opera House was Hadid’s first project in mainland China and was another extraordinary building lending itself to innovative lighting design by Beijing Light & View. Like pebbles in a stream smoothed by erosion, the building’s unique twin-boulder design enhances the city by opening it to the Pearl River, unifying the adjacent cultural buildings with the towers of international finance in Guangzhou’s Zhujiang new town. The design evolved from the twin concepts of natural landscape and the fascinating interplay between architecture and nature; engaging with the principles of erosion, geology and topography. Fold lines in the landscape define territories
and zones within the Opera House, cutting dramatic interior and exterior canyons for circulation, lobbies and cafes, and allowing natural light to penetrate deep into the building. Smooth transitions between disparate elements and different levels continue the landscape analogy. An example of a new type of structure at the time called ‘spatial folded plate triangular lattice’, the complexity of the building’s shape meant significant challenges for the lighting designers and in particular Project Lighting Designer Xiaojie An, who worked very closely with Hadid on the three-year design and one-year engineering process. “From the perspective of lighting, the architectural complexity of Guangzhou Opera House does not lie in its structure,” Rongxing Yan, Beijing Light & View’s Chief Engineer, told mondo*arc at the time of publishing, “but in its space form and architectural shape, which is different to our familiar conventional style. There are no straight lines at all. From the interior space to the architectural shape or even the landscaping on the plaza, almost all are interlinked by undulating curved surfaces beyond your imagination.” In 2004, Hadid became the first woman
The MAXXI Museum in Rome, Italy was conceived with GIA Equation lighting practice. The lighting had to reinforce the sinuous nature of the building, and accentuate the building lines and geometrics. Pic: Iwan Baan
“I’ll be honest, it’s very difficult explaining things to men. It’s virtually impossible. The older generation in my office think they know everything better than anyone. The younger generation are much more flexible and adaptable.” - Zaha Hadid in conversation with Alain Elkann, 2015
to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She also twice won the UK’s most prestigious architecture award, the RIBA Stirling Prize: in 2010 for the Evelyn Grace Academy, a unique design, expertly inserted into an extremely tight site, that shows the students, staff and local residents they are valued and celebrates the school’s specialism throughout its fabric, with views of student participation at every turn; and the MAXXI Museum in Rome, a building for the staging of 21st Century art, the distillation of years of experimentation, a mature piece of architecture conveying a calmness that belies the complexities of its form and organisation. Featured in mondo*arc issue 59 (Feb / Mar 2011), much has been written and spoken about the shape and form of the MAXXI building, its derivation and whether the inherent architectural style of the architect is, in fact, too present in the final result. The simple fact is, that it owes much of its dynamic expression and fluidity because of a simple response to the urban grain and fabric of its particular location in Rome. For GIA Equation, the lighting design practice fortunate enough to conceive a lighting approach for MAXXI, the natural starting point was one that supported the primary architectural and functional philosophies being developed for the project. The development of a clear architectural response within the lighting presentation to reinforce the sinuous nature of the building, to accentuate the building lines and geometrics, was solidly founded in the initial principle that was developed by Zaha Hadid Architects.
An obvious expression in this respect is the high level linear lighting treatment that was developed as part of the daylight and roof light design. Not only did this treatment provide artificial light in a manner that was cognizant of the character of the daylight performance, it immediately created the benefit of accentuating building lines and forms. It is thus a direct expression of the urban response of the building. Another major benefit of this element is that it provided an integrated, primary platform within the lighting installation. This was another important principle from GIA Equation’s approach - to simplify the lighting presentation and pare it back to core functions and applications across the scheme. The basis of this ‘stripped back’ approach was again about allowing the building to clearly express itself, but it was also related to the development of a lighting response within MAXXI that would aid and communicate circulation. This indeed, became one of the primary thrusts of the lighting concept. Hadid’s other awards included the Republic of France’s Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Japan’s Praemium Imperiale and in 2012, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire; she is also Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture. The London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games (2011) covered as part of a special mondo*arc Olympic Games supplement, which again, won her great
acclaim, uses technologies and techniques that allowed the venue to serve the practical needs of games themselves while making provision for long-term, ‘legacy mode’ use. The building was inspired by the fluid geometries of water in motion – a nod to both the venue’s riverside location and the activities taking place within and sees an undulating roof sweep up from the ground as a single unified wave that accommodates the different height requirements of the main swimming pool and diving pools. Zaha Hadid Architects worked alongside Arup to complete the lighting scheme for the project, which had to respect ZHA’s vision, creating minimal disruption to the venue’s fluid lines, while also presenting the interior with the drama it deserved. The significantly different requiremenets of the venue while in games time and in legacy mode meant effectively creating two lighting designs that would work within the same space. Arup associate Giulio Antonutto headed the team trying to balance these needs and told mondo*arc at the time: “The main challenges were to respond with a design in keeping with the architectural intent. It was not an easy task. We had several design ideas and we considered all the traditional means of providing light to a swimming pool, but realised that the fluid form of the roof deserved something special. Something new.” A break from traditional pool lighting, the team approached the project as if lighting a high-end retail space, introducing light where needed while ensuring minimal glare.
“When you entered the Fire Station at Vitra, you were conscious of being inside one of those early drawings.” - Sir Peter Cook
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Commenting on her death, Antonutto said: “I remember going to Weil am Rhein in 1995 to see the Vitra fire station. It was not a journey, it was an architectural pilgrimage. We once met at the Venice Biennale, and after a conference, I asked her for a photograph together... She was my hero. “At the opening of the Aquatic Centre I had tears in my eyes and now it is all just a set of memories. She was the best and we will miss her terribly.” Also offering their condolences, Jean Sundin and Enrique Peiniger, Founders of Office for Visual Interaction: “Our work with Zaha Hadid and her team has spanned nearly 20 years, beginning with her first project in the USA (The Rosenthal Center) to today with several projects currently under construction in NYC, Riyadh and Morocco. Our collaboration was reinforced early on, after winning three competitions
together in a row (Innsbruck Ski Jump, Phaeno Science Center, and Salerno Ferry Station). Having worked on countless projects with them all over the world, we have developed a lighting language together including ‘swarm’ patterns, ‘school of fish’, a ‘whoosh’ of light, etc. “What we have appreciated most about working with Zaha Hadid is the openness to inventive ideas, determination to push the limits of technology (while also complying artistically) and the fact that lighting has always been a truly integral part of her designs, and not an afterthought. There is no doubt her loyal team will continue the dynamic work.” Hadid also held various academic roles including the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois, School of Architecture. Hadid
also taught studios at Columbia University, Yale University and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and when not designing buildings worked with a number of brands on product design - specifically Zumtobel, Slamp and Wonderglass in the world of lighting. Recently awarded the RIBA 2016 Royal Gold Medal, the first woman to be awarded the prestigious honour in her own right. Sir Peter Cook wrote the following citation in response, which sums up perfectly Hadid’s influence on the industry: “In our current culture of ticking every box, surely Zaha Hadid succeeds, since (to quote the Royal Gold Medal criteria) she is someone who has made a significant contribution to the theory or practice of architecture…. for a substantial body of work rather than for work which is currently fashionable.” Indeed her work, though full of form, style
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Pic: Helene Binet Left The Vitra Fire Station in Weil Am Rhein, Germany was Hadid’s first major built commission, one that affirmed her international recognition. Centre London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, lighting design by Arup. Right The Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku , lighting design by MBLD.
and unstoppable mannerism, possesses a quality that some of us might refer to as an impeccable ‘eye’: which we would claim is a fundamental in the consideration of special architecture and is rarely satisfied by mere ‘fashion’. “And surely her work is special,” continued Cook. “For three decades now, she has ventured where few would dare: if Paul Klee took a line for a walk, then Zaha took the surfaces that were driven by that line out for a virtual dance and then deftly folded them over and then took them out for a journey into space. “In her earlier, ‘spiky’ period there was already a sense of vigour that she shared with her admired Russian Suprematists and Constructivists – attempting with them to capture that elusive dynamic of movement at the end of the machine age.” Necessarily having to disperse effort
“I remember going to Weil am Rhein in 1995 to see the Vitra fire station. It was not a journey, it was an architectural pilgrimage... She was my hero.” - Giulio Antonutto, Arup
“What we appreciated most is the openness to inventive ideas, determination to push the limits of technology and the fact that lighting has always been a truly integral part of her designs.” - Jean Sundin & Enrique Peiniger, Office for Visual Interaction
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Above Left Zaha Hadid was awarded the RIBA 2016 Royal Gold Medal, the first woman to be awarded the prestigious honour in her own right. Left The Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, USA (2003) Above The Guangzhou Opera House in China (2010), Hadid’s first major project in mainland China.
through a studio production, rather than being a lone artist, Cook goes on to describe how Zadid cottoned–on to the potential of the computer to turn space upon itself, saying: “Indeed there is an Urban Myth that suggests that the very early Apple Mac ‘boxes’ were still crude enough to plot the mathematically unlikely – and so Zaha with her mathematics background seized upon this and made those flying machine projections of the Hong Kong Peak project and the like. “Meanwhile, with paintings and special small drawings Zaha continued to lead from the front. She has also been smart enough to pull in some formidable computational talent without being phased by its ways. “Thus the evolution of the ‘flowing’ rather than spikey architecture crept up upon us in stages, as did the scale of her commissions, but in most cases, they remained clear in identity and control. When you entered the
Fire Station at Vitra, you were conscious of being inside one of those early drawings and yes, it could be done. Yet at perhaps its highest, those of us lucky enough to see the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku in the flesh, can surely never have been in such a dreamlike space, with its totality, its enormous internal ramp and dart-like lights seeming to have come from a vocabulary that lies so far beyond the normal architecture that we assess or rationalise. “The history of the Gold Medal must surely include many major figures who commanded a big ship and one ponders upon the operation involved that gets such strong concepts as the MAXXI in Rome – in which the power of organisation is so clear - or the Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck where dynamic is at last captured – or the Aquatics Centre for the London Olympics where the lines diving boards were as fluid as the motion of the divers - made into
reality. And she has done it time and time again in Vienna, Marseilles, Beijing and Guangzhou. Never has she been so prolific, so consistent. “We realise that Kenzo Tange and Frank Lloyd Wright could not have drawn every line or checked every joint, yet Zaha shares with them the precious role of towering, distinctive and relentless influence upon all around her that sets the results apart from the norm. Such self-confidence is easily accepted in filmmakers and football managers, but causes some architects to feel uncomfortable, maybe they’re secretly jealous of her unquestionable talent. Let’s face it, we might have awarded the medal to a worthy, comfortable character. We didn’t, we awarded it to Zaha: larger than life, bold as brass and certainly on the case.” www.zaha-hadid.com
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THE STORYTELLERS Office of Visual Interaction principals Jean Sundin and Enrique Peiniger use lighting to tell the story of architecture. Vilma Barr caught up with them in their NYC office to get behind the narrative.
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Jean Sundin and Enrique Peiniger may be lighting designers by trade, but they are storytellers at heart. Like a team of dedicated journalists, the principals of Office for Visual Interaction (OVI) approach their projects with an investigative line of inquiry, asking questions whose answers reveal the project’s underlying narrative. They then use their novelist-like powers of creative expression to flesh out the story with the details of their design. The team even creates what they call “lighting workbooks” or visual narratives, that capture their exploratory process research, idea creation, development and testing - for each project. “This process allows us to explore highly integrated design solutions,” Peiniger explains. “Our philosophy is to set up a dialogue early on with the architect that enables us to understand the project and then create a lighting program tailored to their specific project needs.” Sundin adds: “The inspiration for our solutions comes from the project itself… the architecture, cultural context and the excitement it is meant to create. The final results should look like a natural extension of the architectural story already being told, as if the architect did the lighting design themselves.”
Fittingly, Peiniger and Sundin relate the story of OVI, the New York City firm that they founded in 1997, as a joint narrative written by both and then explained orally in a smooth outflow of thought. They met when both worked in a lighting design studio in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Sundin had been a designer for Claude and Danielle Engle after earning her degree in interior design from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was involved in the planning and design of their domestic and international projects. Peiniger completed his studies in architectural engineering and social sciences at the Technical University, Berlin. After developing custom luminaires for a German manufacturer, he joined the US lighting design office where he met Sundin. During their work together, they came to the joint conclusion that lighting needed to be brought in earlier in the planning process to establish more holistic lighting design solutions. “We wanted to do something special and find another way to bring lighting into the overall design equation,” Peiniger relates. They launched their own lighting design practice as Office for Visual Interaction, nineteen years ago. “We felt that a namebased firm wasn’t a fit for us,” Sundin says.
Left A Daylight-Rotation sketch from The Scottish Parliament. Above The New York Times Building & Times Center (Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop with FXFOWLE). Nighttime lighting reinforces the New York Times Building’s elegance through a precise gradation of light: brightest at the base of the tower and tapering to a soft glow at its summit.
“Design is a team effort, so we decided to give our studio a name that resonated with both of us: the way light interacts with surfaces and materials. In any project, you can’t have one without the other. The name is holistic and leaves us open to create lighting for all types of projects and demonstrates the diverse thinking process of our practice.” The studio-sized office allows the personal attention of principals on every project. OVI specialises in significant one-of-a kind projects for which they create individually tailored lighting solutions using their characteristic approach to design. Though the final design for each project is totally unique, most begin the same way: a conversation with the architect that gives the designers an understanding of the project’s scope and challenges. This dialogue-based methodology makes OVI well suited to dynamic, challenging projects like the United States Air Force Memorial
The lighting design of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Architect: Morphosis) reinforces the overall themes of the project - the dynamic juxtaposition between the natural and manmade environments and the exploration of unexpected spatial relationships. From outside, a dramatic contrast of colour temperature gives visual punch to the distinctive structure, while inside, interactive lighting systems demonstrate technology and inspire visitors to playfully engage with the building.
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in Arlington, Virginia, the New York Times Building, or the Scottish and Canadian Parliaments. It’s also allowed the firm to build strong relationships with its clients, who represent some of today’s best-known names in international architecture: Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, Foster + Partners, Smith+Gill, Bjarke Ingels, Grimshaw and Morphosis, among others. OVI’s dedication to establishing a dialogue between architect and lighting designer is ever present… even when the architect is not. “When we designed the exterior lighting for The Rookery in Chicago, which was built in 1888, we had to envision the dialogue with Burnham and Root and what they would have told us about how they would like to see their building in the evening. We hope they would be pleased with the result,” Sundin says. By having such early input in the design process, OVI is often able to impact how lighting is integrated with architecture in a way that most lighting design firms can’t. When direct sunlight from the large windows at the Scottish Parliament threatened to interfere with televising the parliamentary sessions, OVI intervened. “At the master planning stage, we took a look at the big picture and all buildings were rotated to provide ideal daylighting conditions in the Chamber,” says Sundin. “The result is a very sustainable solution that utilises the surrounding buildings to shield the Chamber from direct sunlight
without the need for shading devices.” Early communication with the architect also enables OVI to get a head start on analysing and testing concepts that often involve complex, dynamic lighting strategies and ever-changing technologies. The firm’s recent work on another Parliament complex - the West Block of Canada’s Parliament Hill in Ottowa - is one example. “The design of the new Chamber of Commons needed to respond to a variety of uses, from public visits to HDTV broadcasts of parliamentary sessions,” explains Peiniger. “At an early stage, we conducted exploratory lighting studies to define the precise locations and aiming angles necessary for TV broadcast lighting. Working from these setting out points, we coordinated strategic positioning of the branching columns with structural requirements to optimise the tilt angles needed and avoid the use of the traditional, suspended gantry system. The result is that the TV lighting is fully integrated into the columns. “We also researched and tested different optical materials and identified a diffuse, white material that blocks the LED light source from view, like white lenses, but does not reduce the efficiency of the light beam as they do. We’re now working closely with lighting manufacturers to developing luminaires that will be powerful enough to meet the light levels required for TV broadcasting and compact enough to be integrated within the architectural and
Clockwise from Top Left The Rookery, Chicago (Architects: Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn Root). The façades were lit for the first time since its completion in 1888 thanks to OVI. The exterior lighting softly highlights the structure’s distinctive red colour and intricate masonry, giving the structure an elegant nighttime presence and distinguishing it from its neighbours. To fulfill the Chicago Landmarks Commission requirements, custom miniature LED luminaires are concealed from pedestrian view, using field-adjustable mounting arms that minimise contact with the historic façade. Special micro-optics create a flattened cone of illumination three stories high, eliminating glare for tenants and without spilling light into the night sky. New York City Streetlight (Architects: Thomas Phifer and Partners). Starting from an early choice of LED light sources, the sleek form of the New York streetlight is specifically derived from the requirements and possibilities of the lighting technology. The tiny light source does not require a hefty decorative enclosure, so the streetlight takes a slim, elongated profile. The thin arc of the luminaire itself provides the necessary surface area for housing and cooling the LEDs. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Architects: Grimshaw with Davis Brody Bond). From the street, the wooden hull of RPI’s new concert hall glows behind an elegant glass façade. A satin finish was applied to the wood, rather than the typical gloss finish, to minimise reflected glare of light sources. Large-scale mockups and material samples were used to verify its colour and sheen under the proposed illumination. The dramatically lit structure is the centrepiece of a 20,439sqm complex of performance venues, studios and creative labs. Right Lighting plays a critical role in establishing the nighttime identity of the United States Air Force Memorial, which overlooks the Pentagon and monumental Washington D.C. from the crest of high-visibility promontory. Illumination appears to emanate from within the monument itself, reinforcing the architectural agility of the structure and bursting into the night sky.
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OVI’s 2009 solo lighting exhibition, Lighting Powers of 10, inspired by Charles and Ray Eames, at the prestigious Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin presented OVI’s approach to creating illumination for the built and natural environments through a close examination of their projects. On display were a mix of photos, working drawings and full-scale models that traced the development of each project through various scales of the design process.
interior design elements.” The Canadian Parliament isn’t the firm’s first time working with manufacturers to customise LED technology for its projects. As early adopters of solid-state technology, OVI won a worldwide competition over ten years ago to design a new streetlight for the City of New York, which is now being installed in the five boroughs, and the light source they proposed was LED. “LEDs are now commonplace, but ten years ago we had to explain this technology and we needed independent labs to test the brightness and intensity,” Sundin observes. “There was no data available to base our calculations. Now the data provided by manufacturers is far more available and reliable.” Their concept was vertical application of applying daytime automobile running lights as an industry crossover to the streetlights. “We adopted this technology since we understood the auto industry has the same challenges as street lighting - heat, vibration, needing a long throw of light and minimising glare,” she says. “Conceptually, there was only one big difference between these applications: vertical and horizontal. The use of LEDs made sense for many other reasons including size, better colour rendition compared to traditional light sources, and a more even and controlled distribution of light.”
Even as early and enthusiastic adopters of solid-state technology, OVI avoids using them as a one-size-fits-all solution. “As designers of illuminated environments, our concern is how and where LEDs are best used, and for us to select and edit the use of LED as an applied technology that enhances the beauty of the architecture or the landscape,” Peiniger says. Indeed, OVI rejects the idea of a one-sizefits-all solution on principle. “We don’t recycle designs,” continues Peiniger. “No two OVI designs are the same because they are always based on changing factors like the architecture and the context.” It’s an attitude that has resulted in designs as varied as the formal, elegant and stately lighting of the United States Air Force Memorial and the asymmetrical, avantgarde illumination for the forthcoming King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) by Zaha Hadid currently under construction in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which Sundin describes as “a series of interlocking, cellular structures— dune-like forms rising from the desert landscape.” The lighting tells the story of the architecture by using the same geometric vocabulary. “It has an array of adaptation and variations, including compact, adjustable track luminaires that are cleanly detailed around the perimeter of the skylights, with additional
lighting strategically concealed within the handrails, coves and reception desks to provide ambient illumination and intuitive wayfinding,” she adds. Not surprisingly, OVI prefers to showcase its projects through narrative, both of the visual and verbal varieties. In 2009, the firm was the first to have a solo lighting exhibition at the prestigious Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin. Their show entitled Lighting Powers of 10, inspired by Charles and Ray Eames, was the first time the ‘powers of 10’ were applied in a logic relating to lighting, architecture and interiors. The exhibit presented OVI’s approach to creating illumination for the built and natural environments through a close examination of four of their projects: The New York Times Building; New York City’s LED streetlight; the Scottish Parliament complex and grounds; and illumination of the United States Air Force Memorial. On display were a mix of photos, working drawings and full-scale models that traced the development of each project through various scales of the design process. OVI organised the exhibit to explain the creative and technical aspects of a lighting design in a way that could be comprehended by both a design practitioner and an interested layperson. The design and content of the exhibition (and show
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Top left to right Works in progress: The National Marine Ecological Museum and Oceanwide Center (Foster + Partners); King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and 520W 28th Street Condo, New York City (both Zaha Hadid Architects). Left Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh (Architects: Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue with RMJM).
HIGHLIGHTS Projects that you’d like to change: Empire State Building. The lighting was recently ‘updated’ to LED with an elaborated programming capability. It is now pulsing in all kinds of rhythm and colours – the iconic nighttime appearance of the architecture is lost.
catalogue) was done by OVI in their unique way, to communicate how a project passes through a range of scales - from regional considerations spanning hundreds of miles (master plans and city blocks) to interior surfaces, detailing and nano-scale wavelength manipulations. “For the opening, over 200 people attended. Everyone seemed fascinated to see the scale and range that is involved with the lighting design process that emerges as a finished project,” says Peiniger. Then in 2013, OVI released Lighting Design & Process, a monograph of their work published by Jovis Verlag. The 200-pluspage title offers an in-depth look at the firm’s design process and philosophy through more than 400 images, sketches, illustrations and graphics. “The book communicates our process of lighting design and tells the stories of how some of our most seminal projects came about,” says Sundin. “It was important to us that it was more than a glossy picture book. We wanted it to demonstrate the craft of lighting and show how it is a parallel process to architecture. It reveals the behind-the-scenes details that have shaped our projects.” Beyond developing design narratives, Sundin and Peiniger are also pragmatic believers in on-the-ground education and professional development. Both principals are active
in professional lighting organisations, frequent lecturers and invited jurors for awards competitions. Both are among the first to achieve Certified Lighting Designer status and are members of the Illuminating Engineering Society, International Association of Lighting Designers and the U.S. Green Building Council. Sundin also teaches lighting at the New York School of Interior Design and Peiniger is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects. Both are also committed to advancing lighting, both in their individual practice and the profession at large, which they note is still in its infancy compared with architecture. “In reality, we are just heading into the fourth generation of being recognised as lighting design professionals,” says Peiniger. “Designers with the talents of Richard Kelly, Edison Price and Claude Engle broke the ice to gain acceptance of the lighting designer as a valuable member of the design and construction team,” he points out. “Now, with intelligent lighting being integrated with other communications devices, there’s no reason why the process of awareness, comfort and usage won’t be advanced, step by step. We are all working towards that. It’s a matter of time.” www.oviinc.com
Projects you admire: Three projects come to mind immediately: Tower of Winds, Yokohama, Japan – it is a very simple project with extraordinary transformative qualities, which makes it so smashing. Purely based on the position of lighting and its relation to screen material the structure is transformed from solid to transparent. Another project has to be the glass pyramid of the Grand Louvre, Paris, France. How do you light an empty volume of glass? This project was in the ‘pre-LED’ era, proving that good lighting solutions do not require LED technology. Lastly, but not least, is Stansted Airport, UK. A wonderful example of lighting and architectural integration, which completely avoids the use of any downlights in this airport. Project you dislike: Longaberger Home Office, Newark, OH. They sell baskets… and this building looks like an over-sized, handmade, wooden basket! Do we need to say more? Lighting Heroes: Richard Kelly, Edison Price and Shuji Nakamura. These designers and engineers represent a cross section of our profession, and each of them made significant contributions to lighting and broke the mould in their time. Notable projects: The Canadian Parliament, The New York Times, KAPSARC, The Rookery. Most memorable project: The NYC Streetlight. This project is a bit unusual since it is not a building. However, the design had to work in the context of all the eclectic neighbourhoods and architectural styles of New York (Uptown, Midtown and Downtown). Current projects: National Marine Ecological Museum and Oceanwide Center (Foster + Partners); Grand Theatre Rabat and 520 W28th Street Condo (Zaha Hadid); Canadian Parliament (Architecture 49); Chengdu Center (Smith+Gill) and Grove at Grand Bay (Bjarke Ingels Group - BIG).
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NEW WAYS OF SEEING LIGHT M. Hank Haeusler of the Media Architecture Institute examines the latest developments in media architecture and digital placemaking ahead of MAB16 (Media Architecture Biennale) in Sydney, Australia.
Participation +, Sydney 2016. Pic: Luke Hespanhol
Every day we flick a switch. In the morning the bathroom light allows us to shave or make up a face with precision. In the evening the warm light of a bedside lamp soothes us into sleep. Yet light as we know it is really so much more than a means to providing clearer vision for our day-to-day activities. The thoughtful use of light and lighting design, has transformed a multitude of industries in architecture, engineering and construction. The Media Architecture Institute has discussed and encouraged the use of light as an actual architectural building material in many of our previous publications.  In the foreword of our last book New Media Facades – A global survey, Ben van Berkel (Co-founder and Principal Architect of UN Studio) wrote: “Fast paced progress in technology now means we can appropriate the media façade into the architect’s palette and work with gradients of colour, light and shadows to affect an architectural visual language which can surpass traditional advertising imagery and create a homogeneous cultural effect.”  With a focus on light and its relationship to architecture, the publications of the Media Architecture Institute presented a survey of media façades as early protagonists of media architecture. The first focusing on history, technology and content , then on a global survey that identified trends and common patterns of media façades across
the globe.  As digital light technologies become more pervasive and more versatile, new opportunities are arising for light and media to change more and more industries. The next wave of media architecture is not now limited to an individual building. Instead, it will encompass the space beyond: the neighbourhood, the precinct, the city. The most important aspect of this development is that it is citizen-centric. The next generation of media architecture is about people and bringing communities together. The evolution of a citizen-centric vision is where we find parallels to placemaking, and new opportunities for using light and media to shape our experiences in cities. The idea of placemaking has grown out of the discipline of urban design and dates back to the early 1960’s when Jane Jacobs and William W. Whyte emphasised the “social and cultural importance of lively neighbourhoods and inviting public spaces” within the context of their work.  The core principles of placemaking are of course all about people, citizens and communities. The key fundamentals that define placemaking are: designing cities for people and including citizens in the decision making process when designing public spaces. The aim of placemaking initiatives is to create a sense of “place”, which is regarded in urban design as a “human need, essential for well being and feelings
of safety, security and orientation, and a remedy against feelings of alienation and estrangement”.  It is this sense of place that is experienced and sometimes transformed by citizens and passers-by. The “place” in placemaking becomes critical for those people and communities who “dwell in the urban”.  Digital and social media are opening up new doors for placemakers to engage with local communities  and to devise solutions that employ digital technologies in unprecedented ways to address aspects of social wellbeing and a sense of community. This idea of engaging digital tools to facilitate citizen-focused placemaking is known as ‘digital placemaking’. Digital placemaking has traditionally used digital tools to involve citizens in urban development decisions. More recently, we have seen developments in this area that incorporate light and media to create situated experiences. How and when light can be used was a topic of discussion at the Media Architecture Biennale in Aarhus in 2014 and will feature heavily on the agenda for the forthcoming Media Architecture Biennale 2016 in Sydney. How does light unfold as part of media architecture? Mostly, it can be seen in the context of festivals or exhibitions, or through more permanent installations, such as the Crown Fountain, at Millennium Park, Chicago, which activates a park landscape through an urban screen displaying
Orkhestra, Frankfurt 2014. Pic: Wolfgang Leeb
Orkhestra, Frankfurt 2014. Pic: Wolfgang Leeb
video portraits of members from local communities. In Sydney, Australia, the annual festival of light and ideas, Vivid Sydney, includes a light walk featuring light sculptures and façade projections around Sydney Harbour and across the city. In 2015, Vivid Sydney attracted 1.7 million people over a period of eighteen days. Similar festivals are held across the globe. Beyond boosting winter tourism and the local economy, such festivals offer temporary experiences by altering the dynamics of public space.  Members of the Media Architecture Institute were involved in a number of light installations displayed during Vivid Sydney in which we explored different ways of using light and media to activate urban spaces. Solstice LAMP was an interactive light installation shown on the façade of a skyscraper and the courtyard in front of the AMP building at Sydney’s Circular Quay.  People were able to step into the interactive space and to compose musical tunes, which then travelled up the skyscraper turning into origami cranes. This setup provided passers-by with a sense of empowerment, as they were able to draw digital media artefacts onto the façade of an iconic building at Sydney’s harbour front,
but the interactive space led to a number of social encounters between friends, families and strangers alike. In another installation, Chromapollination, the use of light sculptures taking the shape of dandelions to activate a dark passageway.  Through this activation, the space was transformed from a thoroughfare to a destination, lighting up people’s daily walk to and from the train station – not just through light but also by creating connections with the space and with each other. In 2014, in Frankfurt, Germany, a similar installation exploring different ways of using light and media to activate urban spaces was created - Orkhēstra. This installation pushed the boundaries of what a screen can be and enabled the display of content on a complex curved 3D object. Here, the audience could participate with the installation through their cameras, as the installation responded to flash lights the content created a light wave moving away from the flash light along the LEDs on the installation. This year the Media Architecture Institute will present an installation that is completely designed by a computer for Vivid, Sydney. Participation + has been designed through a software mechanism
that takes input information including cable lengths and DMX protocols and uses this information to generate a design. This degree of innovation using light and media align with the idea of creative placemaking, which describes an approach that “animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired”.  The technology and the knowledge for how to design light that activates and responds to urban spaces is within our reach. As we move from building-scale to city-scale thinking, we need to identify strategies for designing experiences that respond to the needs and desires of citizens. Digital placemaking can provide the framework and principles to ensure that these experiences meaningfully connect citizens with the spaces in which they live, work, and play. www.mediaarchitecture.org
mondo*arc is a media partner of the Media Architecture Biennale 2016, taking place at the Concourse in Sydney, from June 1st to 4th. www.mab16.org
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Left Lighting and media systems are synchronised to achieve a maximum visual effect at the convention centre’s main entrance lobby. Below Left At night, the convention centre glows like a jewel box and exudes a sophisticated presence. Below Right At the heart of the plaza, Fountain of Wealth has been upgraded with synchronised water and light shows and serves as the focal point of the evening scenario.
SUBLIME SURROUNDINGS Bo Steiber Lighting Design took on the mammoth task of lighting Suntec Singapore as part of bigger redevelopment plans, creating an impressive, stand out design.
Suntec Singapore - a renowned institution in meetings, incentives, convention and exhibition (MICE) and retail industries – recently revitalised its brand by embarking on a five-year redevelopment of its property starting in 2010. Having gone through a series of partial openings in the last couple of years, Suntec finally completed the last phase of renovations in October last year and fully opened its doors once again - revealing more than 200,000sqm of ultramodern MICE facilities and fresh, up-to-date retail premises. Along with a major revamp in architecture and interior design, lighting design was an integral part in breathing new life in to the Suntec development. Bo Steiber Lighting Design (BSLD) - an international lighting design consultancy based in Singapore - was commissioned to undertake the overall lighting design for the US$290m redevelopment project. Suntec’s building façade and external spaces, originally designed by US architect I. M. Pei and Partners, underwent a dose of facelifts from architects Aedas, starting off with the acclaimed ‘cube’ structure - shelter to Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre - all the way to the familiar roundabout plaza - foreground to the company’s retail arm, Suntec City, and
address to the world’s largest fountain, Fountain of Wealth. To inject a formidable nighttime presence to the convention centre, the lighting designers focused on common façade elements – the existing roof and the new vertical glass fins – to form a ‘solid’ coordinated lighting scheme through the varied façade planes. The roof sails were dramatically uplit with ‘wash’ projectors and the roof pediments accentuated with continuous linear uplights maximising the overall roof lighting effect. Continuous vertical covelights were integrated into the nine-metre glass fins creating a rather striking and consistent nighttime feature across the façades. The convention centre’s western façade called for a much-needed lighting intervention to camouflage the unsightly views seeping through the perforated wall panels at night - generated by the multilevel loading bays and staging areas located directly behind the façade. This presented a good opportunity to introduce an array of LED nodes - capable of animated effects and low-resolution media displays - to the perforated walls onto effectively disguise the back-of-house views. Once a lacklustre outdoor space, Suntec’s expansive roundabout plaza went through
Left Suntec’s retail development saw the addition of the new Sky Garden, an intimate outdoor food and beverage destination occupying the retail roof deck. Suntec’s façade and external lighting installation predominantly used LED luminaires capable of colour-changing and animated effects.
a major lighting design revamp to give it a livelier and more coordinated visual impact. At the heart of the plaza, Fountain of Wealth was upgraded with synchronised water and light shows and served as the focal point of the nighttime scenario. Overlooking the grand water feature, the Fountain Terrace at Level One was rendered with a complementary yet unobtrusive ambiance focusing on wash lighting of key surfaces such as railings, seating and foliage. On the other side of the roundabout, the old nondescript street light poles were replaced with signature pieces adding a touch of exclusivity to the streets. The grand canopy fronting the new multi-level shopfronts was made even more impressive with dynamic uplights integrated into its column details. New food and beverage outlets abutting the retail entrance promenades injected their own interesting variations and added to the overall nighttime appeal. Suntec’s retail development also saw the addition of the new Sky Garden, an intimate outdoor food and beverage destination occupying the retail roof deck and directly accessible from the roundabout plaza via a pair of three-storey-span outdoor escalators. Housing a collection of restaurants and bars amidst the landscaped environment, Sky Garden was designed to project an elegant lighting ambience prioritising the enhancement of the natural settings and the appreciation of surrounding views. Suntec’s façade and external lighting installation predominantly used LED luminaires capable of colour-changing and animated effects. A central lighting control system was incorporated into the design for
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full programming and synchronisation of the entire lighting installation. This gives the development the ability to create endless nighttime transformations that would keep it visually interesting and adaptable to various occasions and seasons. The Lighting design for MICE facilities is in itself a big challenge due to the highly technical requirements that come with lighting multi-functional and specialised event spaces. In Suntecâ€™s case, this was
paired with yet another set of lighting design considerations - the cutting-edge interior design and the clientsâ€™ wish for maximum design flexibility and advanced technology integration. Lighting for triple-volume lobby spaces â€“ the entrance lobby in Level 1 and the concourse lobby in Level Three - were designed to cater to different lighting moods and varied lighting levels that could either stand on their own or be adapted
to the requirements of major events being held in the exhibition and meeting halls. Architectural lighting, effects lighting, video walls and other multimedia amenities were synchronised to achieve maximum visual impact within the lobby spaces. Level Three was dedicated to meeting room facilities that posed some major lighting design challenges: first, the movable partitioning of the meeting rooms; second, a generally low ceiling height across the
interior spaces; and last, the use of very dark colour palette throughout the interior design. Level Three’s partitioned spaces were designed to be fully configurable and needed lighting control that would address that kind of flexibility. A lighting control system with a partitioning feature integrated - enabling all lighting circuits to be grouped, dimmed and controlled based on the required configurations of the
meeting rooms. Diffused linear downlight extrusions were chosen for general lighting of most interior spaces not only for their contemporary look that perfectly matched Level Three’s interior design intent; but for the main reason that diffused linear lights would typically have much better direct glare control – most crucial for low ceiling heights - as opposed to most point-source downlights. Covelight features were also
introduced to various ceiling planes to give them a softer appearance and to camouflage their low height. To mitigate the perception of dark interior ambiance, the lighting designers introduced ‘wallwash’ lighting techniques to all major wall surfaces in the meeting rooms and within the circulation areas as well. Exhibition halls in Level Four were refurbished to become state-of-the-art venues for a vast variety of functions - from
travel fairs to professional exhibitions; from weddings to boxing events. The halls required extremely varied spatial transformations to be executed in a matter of hours in order to maximize the potential returns from the spaces. All eyes were on lighting design to provide the quickest yet highly effective solutions in altering the general ambiance of the spaces according to the requirements of events. Bo Steiber, Founder and Design Director at BSLD, recalls: “Our team had to make sure that the lighting design would not fall short of the expectations for each and every event – that a wedding celebration would be given the same romantic ambiance as that of a grand hotel ballroom; that a company D&D would get the exciting vibe of a top disco venue; that a product launch would be provided with the maximum attention that it required; and so on. Since walls, ceilings and other interior design elements could only remain relatively static, it was mostly up to lighting to wave a magic wand.”
The lighting design solution for the exhibition halls involved several layers of lighting elements – new LED high-bay lights to replaceme the old high-bay lights using conventional lamps - were introduced to address the high illuminance requirement for exhibition, tradeshow and similar setups. For big-volume seminars, lectures and similar events, LED cylinder downlights with wide-beam distribution were provided to render pleasant uniform illumination. Trackmounted LED wallwashers complemented the lighting scenario by increasing the perceived brightness within the spaces. For social events such as weddings and parties, track-mounted narrow-beam LED spotlights were used to focus on tables adding drama and visual contrast in the spaces. These spotlights were specified for individual remote control - via integrated IR receivers - for quick individual aiming and focussing of the luminaires without the need for any scaffolding or boom lift.
The main lighting feature of the exhibition halls came in the form of a blanket of stars - made up of more than 48,000 LED nodes spanning across the entire ceiling space. Every LED node was painstakingly integrated with clear acrylic casing to optimise the sparkling effect of the entire installation. With the use of a sophisticated lighting control system, the individually-addressable LED nodes produced fantastic compositions of dynamic lighting effects ranging from sophisticated starry-sky effect to vivid displays of colourful graphic patterns. With reference to the retail spaces, the clients’ brief was made very clear right from design inception – the tenant spaces would be the focal point of the shopping experience and everything else in the design should complement this objective. In response to this, the lighting designers prioritised visual comfort and pleasant ambiance - setting aside over-the-top technology - in the lighting design of the mall interiors. As Josephine Dimalibot,
Left Level Six of the convention centre with its highly-improved lighting ambiance, which makes good use of Philips' GentleSpace gen 2 LED luminaires among other lighting fixtures. Below Meeting room facilities in Level Three of the convention centre maintain visual comfort and perceived brightness despite the low ceiling height and very dark colour pallette.
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Team Leader for the project and Director at BSLD, puts it: “While it was rather easy for us to inject colour-changing ceilings and maximum effects as widely seen in retail lighting nowadays, this was not the case for Suntec City.” General downlights for mall corridors were carefully selected to ensure optimum glare control and minimum interference to the tenants’ shopfronts. Linear light extrusions were also introduced as contemporary yet unobtrusive accentuation to the trellislike ceiling design of the corridors. Ceiling covelights were used to emphasise the graceful lines of the atrium spaces and interior design features. Lighting levels for corridors and other
interior common areas were purposely designed to the minimum lux value allowed by the local authority in order to provide differentiation from typically much brighter tenant spaces. In terms of sustainability, the lighting designers pushed for energy efficiency and sustainable design within the practical bounds of the project. The selection of light fittings, lighting components, lamp types and lighting control systems were taken into account throughout the design process so as to meet optimum energy efficiency. Lighting design and layouts were thoroughly reviewed and coordinated with stringent power load requirements. The redevelopment project garnered
Singapore Building & Construction Authority’s Green Mark GoldPlus award for its sustainable design on various trades lighting design included. As a result BSLD has created a carefully considered and flexible lighting design that enables Suntec Singapore to make the most of the various spaces. www.bsld.com.sg
Below Visual comfort and pleasant ambiance are the primary considerations on the lighting design of the retail interiors.
PROJECT DETAILS Suntec Convention Center, Singapore Client: Suntec Singapore Architect: Aedas Lighting Design: Bo Steiber Lighting Design
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THE HUES BROTHERS Paying respect to its Victorian architecture and contributing to the revitalisation of the city, The Lighting Practice's illumination of the Lit Brothers building in Philadelphia, USA uses the latest in LED technology to bathe the grand faĂ§ade in a variety of vibrant hues. Pics: ÂŠ Jeffrey Totaro, 2015
Low profile adjustable brackets, strategically placed beneath each sill with additional LED uplights from Philips Color Kinetics mounted to existing brackets, create vertical columns of light along the façade.
Composed of approximately 33 buildings, the Lit Brothers building is the only complete block of commercial Victorian architecture in Philadelphia, USA and as a consequence was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Philadelphia-based lighting design studio The Lighting Practice (TLP) was tasked with highlighting the façade and other historical features, specifically the classical arch windows. TLP’s design embraces the elegance of the architecture and uses an LED lighting system with colour-changing capability to highlight the fine details in the façade. “Approximately four years ago we were approached by the architect, an existing client of ours, who was leading the digital media and public improvement design
effort, to photograph the building and assist in the development of façade lighting renderings,’’ said Michael Barber, Principal, TLP. “That work never happened. For nearly two years we were left wondering what had come of the project before we were we asked to interview with the owner in 2014. We were competing for the project this time around, and after waiting all this time, were determined to win the commission. Our drive and passion to light the Lits Building was evident to the owner and we were awarded the project.’’ Following an approval process conducted by the City of Philadelphia’s Historical Commission, TLP's design incorporates low profile adjustable brackets, strategically placed beneath each sill with additional
LED uplights mounted to existing brackets, creating vertical columns of light along the façade. Leading the re-birth of the East Market corridor, Brickstone Realty sought to enliven the building’s glorious renaissance revival style façade. Barber added: “While the building appears to be one cohesive mass it’s actually a number of buildings, constructed of various materials, stitched together. The seemingly repetitious details have subtle differences that required acute attention; this was further complicated as there was limited documentation available.’’ In total, 504 window openings are illuminated with linear RGBW LED luminaires mounted at each sill, painting the façade canvas in light. Custom enclosures painted to match the building
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façade shield the fixtures from view and allow them to appear as part of the window sills. Each window and pilaster is individually addressed through controls that are provided by a Pharos LPC DMX control system with secure remote access from anywhere in the world. This allows the client to adjust the lighting at a moment's notice for holidays as well as major events. For example, after the attacks in Paris, the building was able to quickly display the French Tricolour to show support and solidarity with Paris. During the design process, a full-scale mockup was performed to study beam angles, intensity, fixture lengths and locations. In addition, TLP worked in close cooperation with the City’s Historic
Left A selection of the 504 window openings show how Philips Color Kinetics Graze MX4 Linear RGBW luminaires illuminate the building's grand façade. Above The Lit Brothers building displays its adaptable illumination, changing hues to put on a show to suit specific days of interest or client's needs.
Committee, ensuring the building’s fabric remained true. With this in mind, power feed penetrations through the building were only allowed at the second level windows, so cables needed to run along the outside of the building. Furthermore, custom white cables were used and runs were coordinated extensively with the project architect and reviewed by the Historic Committee during construction. As the façade materials between each building consist of cast iron, stone, sheet metal, and wood, the project required unique mounting hardware and installation techniques. Taking this into account, select pilasters along the façade, illuminated with an RGBW accent luminaire painted to match the supporting bracket arm, add a layer of dimension and balance the illumination.
Also, new 3,000K LED lanterns replaced the existing bracket-mounted luminaires. With proportion, scale and style being studied at length to reinforce the human element at the base of the building, lens materials and finishes were reviewed with the selected manufacturer to ensure even diffusion of the LED source. While envisioned in incandescent white, the RGBW system provides a myriad of colours and hues. Therefore, the dynamic nature of the specified luminaires supports the client’s vision and potential retail clients’ branding and marketing needs. Catering for potential marketing needs and with the implementation of the new rooftop signage, attention was drawn away from the building’s ornate façade. TLP addressed this so that, “the new lighting wasn’t just vital
in helping balance the building, it was vital in creating a resurgence in the surrounding neighbourhood,’’ explained Emad Hasan, Associate, TLP. “The East Market Street area was once a thriving part of Philadelphia but eventually went out of style. Only in the past year has the city seen development proposals come to fruition. The Lit Brothers Building is the first of many projects that are helping to create a resurgence in the area.’’ Throughout the project, TLP's intent was to provide a lighting solution that would balance the building with the signage, accentuate architectural features, and become a beacon of the neighborhood, all while respecting the historic fabric of the building. “I know this might sound cliché, but to achieve this we worked closely with the design team and owner to think through each nuance of the design, and kept the
Philadelphia Historic Commission updated as the design developed,’’ commented Hasan. “The Historic Commission was invited to attend mockups and review the construction so that we could address any concerns they had. This collaborative approach allowed us to achieve the design intent.’’ Working to incorporate lighting into such a historically significant building was a significant challenge for the TLP team. They worked closely with the design and construction team to develop details for mounting luminaires to the various window sill materials. Additionally, due to the fact that it was only possible to have power penetrations through the second level, the luminaire manufacturer was able to provide custom cabling, which was then mounted along architectural features. “This method allowed the cabling to appear as shadow lines in the daytime and
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become virtually non-existent,’’ continued Hasan. “Lastly, we needed to ensure that the exterior illumination did not impact the tenants. Through mock ups, we were able to determine the appropriate beam angles and fixture aiming to ensure there was minimal spill light into the occupied spaces.’’ Having completed this project during a time in which LEDs are so prevalent, TLP has provided a solution that is both flexible and technologically advanced. When asked if he would have approached the project in a different way, Hasan responded: “I walked by this building for years on my commute to work and often wondered how to light it. Maybe, if we could have used tiny luminaires powered wirelessly we would have gone that route, but unfortunately that’s just a dream. In the end, we are extremely pleased, as is our client. You can’t ask for more than that.’’ Barber concluded: “Our client was truly remarkable; his support of the design vision was unwavering. He was engaged in all aspects of the project from design, participating in meetings with the Historic Commission, through construction, climbing
scaffolding to review paint finishes and cable runs. It was a real pleasure working with him and his team. Our office looks down on the Lits Building, so when you can experience your work every day and know that it enlivens the urban experience and contributes to the revitalisation of the city, it’s a great feeling.’’ TLP has provided a considerate and inspiring solution for the historic Lit Brothers building, highlights the beauty of Victorian archictecture. www.thelightingpractice.com
PROJECT DETAILS Lit Brothers Building, Philadelphia, USA Client: Mark Merlini, The Brickstone Companies Architects: Stantec Lighting Design: The Lighting Practice
LIGHTING SPECIFIED Philips Color Kinetics Graze MX4 Linear RGBW Philips Color Kinetics Blast Gen4 Spot Lights RGBW Cyclone Lighting Decorative Lanterns Pharos LPC DMX Control System
Exemplifying the flexibility of the system, this image illustrates the luminaire's ability to blend colours as opposed to previous images that portray strictly vertical or horizontal separate colour applications.
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LUMENS PER GALLON Forming part of a vibrant rebrand, Aureolighting's scheme for the new CEPSA petrol station in Adanero, ﾃ」ila, Spain balances natural and artificial light to maximise customer experience, while reflecting the brand through strong visual impact.
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With a view to form a point of connection between itself and society, the design of the new CEPSA petrol station Adanero, Ávila, Spain, looks to communicate the following objectives: improve customer service experience; reduce the cost of maintenance using the latest technology; and create strong visual impact, representing CEPSA in a vanguard, technological and ecological manner. In late 2013, CEPSA commissioned Saffron Brand Consultants within the program of redefining its brand, including an exercise in strategy, design and brand experience and redesign of its petrol stations. Tasked with this role, concept creators
Saffron selected a prestigious professional team. This was made up of strategic design consultants Tangerine, who redefined the experience of refueling; Malka + Portús Architects, who realised the architectural design of the new station; and Rafael Gallego - Principal of architectural lighting design practice Aureolighting - who designed the lighting. “Malka + Portús Architects are my neighbours – we share a studio,’’ explained Gallego. “They hired me after being tasked with CEPSA's new petrol station design. This is how we entered into the project.’’ The architects and Aureolighting share a large office space, which allowed the
As day turns to night, daylight passing through the transparent marquee and artificial light from Philips eW y eColor Graze MX Powercore grazing fixtures is balanced to create an enjoyable customer experience.
collaborative design process to develop in real time. “This project was different - I was working in real time because it was done with neighbours and colleagues in a real moment,’’ continued Gallego. “When the architects were drawing the structure, I was close to them. When they had problems, I would move from my table to their table and we solved it in the moment.’’ Light played an important role in the project, placed at the forefront of design decisions, with all parts of the structure and the architectural aspects paying attention to how lighting can be incorporated or adapted to suit.
In order to transmit the values of the company through the architecture of the new station, the choice of materials and shapes became essential, as well as the core idea of creating a light, nearly invisible structure that would come alive at night, and use it to signal the station’s presence. The use of a new material similar to ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (EFTE) - a fluorine-based plastic - on the canopy over the forecourt helped to convey the idea of lightness, and to accomplish one of the main objectives of the canopy - to allow the passage of natural light through. “In this case, natural light can penetrate directly to the customer and cars while
Above The use of artificial lighting is minimised during the day, resulting in a significant reduction in energy consumption, given that sunlight is spread over more than ten hours a day in Spain during half of the year. Left Sub-canopies with integrated lighting from Philips, located over the pumps islands, provide the required illumination level in the area, creating a more localised experience for the customer and reducing energy consumption as no light floods the space.
Top Sakma Comet 45 asymmetric linear LED luminaires provide white light, bathing the red skin of the station shop from above. Left Philips linear LED grazing fixtures - integrated into the structure - bathe the EFTE canopy in CEPSA's signature red.
pumping petrol. This is something that is completely new, even in Spain where there is a lot of sunlight. It is a much better experience to be in a station that is illuminated with natural light,â€™â€™ said Gallego. This allowed the use of artificial lighting during the day to be minimised. Resulting in a significant reduction in energy consumption, given that sunlight is spread over more than ten hours a day in Spain during half of the year, thus rendering the
use of artificial light unnecessary before 22:00hrs in the summer. The ETFE-like material permitted a very light steel structure with a profile of 40cm instead of 100cm standard canopies, turning the marquee into a line in the landscape. The rounded corners on the canopy directly relate to the design used in the logo and brand signage, while lending a technological aspect and greater lightness to the structure. Finally, the Y shape columns elegantly
support the entire canopy, maintaining the same engineering design used on the marquee. Efficiency and sustainability are everpresent in the lighting design values: all luminaires used are LEDs with very low energy consumption and maintenance, high visual effect and full integration into the metal structure. The lighting has been regarded as one of the canopy's main components, which illuminates itself at night with the
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Above The canopy's 80% transparency level allows daylight to penetrate and artificial light to be absorbed by small silver dots printed within the material. Left The rounded corners of the canopy directly relate to the design used in the logo and brand signage, while lending a technological aspect and greater lightness to the structure.
company's corporate red colour, allowing the station to create a strong visual impact in its environment. Using a sample of the marquee material, Aureolighting worked with mock ups to find the correct balance point between transparency and non-transparency. After a challenging process, the optimum level was set at around 80%. The difference in transparency is achieved through varying numbers of small silver dots that are printed within the material, which absorb the red colour, giving the sensation that the material is completely lit. “We carried out a lot of tests to find the right proportion, trialing different percentages of transparency in relation to the number of dots,’’ explained Gallego. Lines of white LEDs integrated in the structure, provide functional lighting to the
entire area, which is complemented by subcanopies with integrated lighting, located over the pumps islands. These provide the required illumination level in the area, creating a more localised experience for the customer and reducing energy consumption as no light floods the space. Furthermore, sensors identify when the station is absent of customers and reduce the luminous flux accordingly. Becoming a new beacon itself, the C-store building signals the presence of the station by its red polycarbonate skin, shining bright both day and night. Aureolighting's scheme is both unique and thoughtful, using an innovative material that maximises daylight penetration as well as artificial light absorption to great effect. www.aureolighting.com
PROJECT DETAILS CEPSA Concept Station, Ávila, Spain Client: CEPSA Architect: Malka + Portús Architects Concept Creators: Saffron Strategic Design Consultants: Tangerine Lighting Design: Rafael Gallego, Aureolighting
LIGHTING SPECIFIED Philips eW y eColor Graze MX Powercore L1219 grazing fixtures Philips eW y eColor Graze MX Powercore L609 grazing fixtures Philips eW y eColor Graze EC Powercore L1219 grazing fixtures Sakma Comet 45 wall washers
Linic NX - Free Lines for Individualists Light should follow the architecture and functionality requirements. The new Linic NX provides diﬀerent light modules for a variety of geometries: selectable lengths, 90° angles, cross and T-ﬁgures and transitions from ceiling to wall. The result is a variety of combination, allowing quick and safe planning with the WILA web-based conﬁgurator. More details can be found during the light+building on our homepage www.wila.com @WILA_lighting #TrustWILA
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D-led d-wash 36 LED wall washers illuminate the energy plant's PWR stuck area, while IBV Batten luminaires, with turnable oval protective tubes and mirror reflectors provide facility lighting.
INDUSTRIAL IDENTITY The first of its kind in Israel to employ the services of an architectural lighting design studio, Dalia Energy plant enlisted the help of Studio Twilight to develop a scheme that would create a landmark with minimum damage to nature and maximum visibility from surrounding areas.
Constructed by French multinational Alstom at an overall cost of NIS3.5 billion, Dalia Energy is Israel’s first independent power station. The station runs on natural gas and generates 900MW of electricity through two turbines, each producing 450MW. It uses integrated recycling technology, which enables energy efficiency of 58% - the highest available in Israel’s power market. Unlike other power stations, the Dalia Energy management sees the station as integral to the landscape and environment in which it was constructed. Sustainability, environmental quality, and aesthetics were therefore matters in which major resources were invested and, directly following that approach, in the sphere of lighting too. In 2013, Ailon Gavish, founder and CEO of architectural lighting design Studio
Twilight, who was teaching at the time in several academic design schools, organised the first Guerrilla Lighting in Israel - a collaboration between the studio, the students and Tel Aviv city hall. One of the locations was right next to the residence of Eitan Meir – CEO of the Dalia power plant. After he saw the light show in action, he contacted the studio and enlisted its help with lighting the power plant. Twilight has been involved in various and varied projects, from private to hospitality, public and commercial spaces, urban master plans and landscape. “The Dalia power plant is the most technical mega project we have participated in,’’ said Gavish. “It's amazing how an industrial, functional structure in such a technical project is so detailed and
that the lighting concept is being treated with serious consideration like you would expect in a hotel or urban master plan project. In fact, it’s the first power plant in Israel that has employed the services of an architectural lighting design studio. We feel privileged to be part of this project for many reasons but mainly because we can actually envision how it would have looked and felt without lighting design as an integral part of the plan like in all other power plants in Israel where lighting design wasn't a planned part of the project, light pollution abounds with no regard to the surroundings.’’ Working in close collaboration with architects Carlos Prus, Avner Drori and Uri Shitrit, the project’s planning began in the preliminary stages, and engaged with every
Courtesy of Studio Twilight, design sketches show how light highlights the different areas of the architecture. Specifically, the contrast between the warmer decorative linear LED perimeter wall lighting and the cooler, more functional illumination of the plant's PWR stuck, Acc and turbine hall areas. These sketches provide an example of how lighting design can be transformed from an idea into reality and, in doing so, creating a building's identity.
Left The PWR stuck area glows at night under the power of D-led d-wash 36 LED wall washers. Top Cannon 480 power projectors from Unilamp provide overall illumination to the turbine hall area Top and Above Two angles of the Acc area show the effectiveness of D-led Resist linear LEDs, providing a cool 6,300-7,000K colour temperature to the industrial structure.
part of the station: safety and security lighting, road lighting, operational lighting in various areas, landscape lighting, office lighting, and general lighting of the entire facility – chimneys, turbines, and other parts of the station. The brief was very clear: create a landmark and monochromatic hue with minimum damage to nature and maximum visibility from specific areas within a radius of 3km. The planning and design choices were derived from management’s approach to energy efficiency and respecting the environment, allied with the desire to create branding for the station. With this in mind, Twilight placed a strong
emphasis on the themes of reducing light pollution, energy efficiency and choosing top-quality fixtures. “We don't work in every project with clients who are aware of the environmental aspect, or lighting’s role in branding and defining the site; here, though, there was a harmonious combination of those two aspects,’’ said Gavish. “And since the project concerned a power station – an industrial, functional structure where usually only the operational aspect of lighting is considered – this adds to a highly successful result.’’ To enhance energy efficiency and cut light pollution, the facility’s lighting is operated
by sensors and switches that turn on only when needed. When choosing fixtures for the project, Twilight took into account precise photometric qualities – full cutoff, tilting fixtures, light sources with high light efficiency, use of LED technology, and specifying fixtures with advanced photometric lenses. “Our lighting concept was informed by several aspects; one was to differentiate the Dalia power station from the station adjacent to it, which produces high levels of light pollution and light sources – sodium lamps - that are not environmentally friendly,’’ continued Gavish. Since Dalia Energy produces electricity
Left The surrounding wall is decorated by a warm glow from LED Linear Kalypso HYDRA HD15 linear LEDs and street and security lighting from Thorn Isaro LED road luminaires. Below IBV Batten luminaires provide facility lighting between two PWR stuck areas. Bottom An alternative angle shows D-led Resist linear LEDs illuminating the Acc area.
from natural gas, the studio tried to imbue in it the subtle blue colour of burning gas, and used W.W.B.W. LED technology - that produces a high colour temperature as well as uniform wash and fade – lighting that grows weaker as the distance from the light source grows. In order to create a landmark, the vitality of the lighting was cardinal to both the customer and to Twilight. “It was important to create a unified language between the power station, the context of the natural environment and light performance,’’ said Gavish. Light temperature and intensity were carefully selected according to the distance
from which the studio intended people to view the project, taking into consideration two vital viewing points. One from the nearby forest and the second from the urban area west of the project, both approximately 3km away. In order to achieve these results, the studio made a large number of mockups, where each time it circled the power plant at a different radius. At various remote viewing points Twilight checked that the light performance was consistent with the specifications of the brief, emphasising reduction of light pollution and glare. As a unique project with a specific brief,
Highlighting the outer wall's stone work, LED Linear's Kalypso HYDRA HD15 linear LEDs add a decorative touch to the industrial location.
Twilight faced many challenges during the process. For example, installing the lighting fixtures for mock-ups and in the final stages of the project, working at extreme heights (30-60-metres), using a combination of several crane lifts and a skilled labour force. “We think, in architectural lighting design, there is a dimension that is invisible to the eye but definitely felt: the dimension of time. In another time, perhaps another client, possibly other requirements and a different worldview, all would lead us to a completely different design perception of light. If we had to change something in this
project, we would give greater expression to random safety and security lighting as well as operational lighting in various areas, to maximise it and create hidden depths and layers of light that would reveal themselves from different spots around the power plant,’’ concluded Gavish. Twilight has carefully selected and positioned luminaires to impressive effect. In doing so, it has provided an industrial project with a strong identity defined by light that is both sensitive to its environment, while remaining true to its function. www.studiotwilight.com
PROJECT DETAILS Dalia Energy Plant, Tel Tzafit, Israel Client: Dalia Energies Architects: Carlos Prus, Avner Drori and Uri Shitrit Lighting Design: Studio Twilight
LIGHTING SPECIFIED D-led Resist linear LEDs D-led d-wash 36 wall washers Unilamp Cannon 480 power projectors Thorn Isaro LED road luminaires LED Linear Kalypso HYDRA HD15 linear LEDs IBV Batten luminaires with turnable oval protective tube with mirror reflector
AV VEN I The AVVENI is a modular lighting system that adapts easily into every layout plan and architectural situation. This setup allows it to be anything between a single spot and a complex pendant structure with multiple lighting heads which rotate around all axes by means of an innovative magnetic hinge system.
LIGHT IN NEW DIMENSIONS www.sattler-lighting.com
ORGANIC EXPERIENCE Working in close collaboration with architects HDR Rice Daubney, Electrolight's lighting scheme utilises strategically placed luminaires within architectural details to illiuminate form and enhance volume at the West Keira shopping centre at Wollongong Central, Australia.
Pics: Rohan Venn Photography and Brett Boardman
Left Dux Lighting Button D220 LEDs mounted within Illume Opal resin hexagons provide feature lighting to garden areas either side of the centre's south stair entry. Middle Darkon Mr T direct/indirect LED profile luminaires light up the gap between wall and staircase. Bottom Prolicht Oiko-up downlights are recessed into colander light fittings on the hexagonal ceiling of My Mother's Kitchen and Prolicht Invader downlights illuminate the rolling pin columns of the same eating area.
After being awarded the AIA 2015 IALD Lighting Prize for best architectural lighting NSW and the IES Lighting Design Award of Excellence 2015 NSW Chapter, GPT Groupâ€™s Wollongong Central West Keira project in Wollongong, Australia has gained international recognition. Its interpretive architecture combined with integrated lighting to create an immersive shopping experience. Each element of the project is unique and bespoke, drawing strong parallels to the surrounding landscape that make the local region distinctive. The lighting design looked to enhance the architectural form of the new-age shopping centre in a timeless and integrated fashion, providing a base for the retail tenants to connect themselves organically. With a budget half that of similar projects, the Electrolight design team worked in close collaboration with the architects HDR Rice Daubney to achieve the desired result. This concept was achieved by minimising a reliance on conventional downlighting, and strategically selecting and locating luminaires within architectural details to illuminate form and enhance volume. The success of this strategy is owing to a collective vision, attention to detail and meticulous co-ordination with the HDR Rice Daubney architectural team throughout the entire design process. The architecture evolved into a vibrant and colourful interior space encompassing a diverse range of visual experiences. This presented the challenge of illuminating each area to enhance these themes, whilst still maintaining a consistent language throughout without appearing as a patchquilt of lighting applications. The lighting scheme looks to nurture the form and materials of the architecture, providing a natural rhythmic flow of light and relief.
Left Hand Page West Keira shopping complex's epicentre - a multi-storey void - has been illuminated by Reggiani Roll Ios track-mounted spotlights, which highlight the space's organic timber feature found at the top of the void. In addition, Tecton linear LEDs by Zumtobel illuminate the walkways. This Page Lighting perspective renders of the void.
Electrolight took an organic approach to the lighting strategy, working from within the identity of the architecture. The theory that luminance creates illuminance where light appears to flow inherently with a deepseated connection to the built form. This approach would prove to rely heavily on balanced intensities and strategic direction of light to bring every part of the built fabric to life. Lighting is seamlessly integrated amongst the sculptured architectural elements, demonstrating the potential of modern lighting tools to successfully force light where it is wanted, and to restrict light where it isn't necessary. By day, sunlight pours in through the central mall void and perimeter glazing.
With this in mind, artificial light has been thoughtfully placed to fill the remaining pockets, strengthening a natural flow of luminance. Moving to the exterior, the striking façade, dotted with sparks of light, creates a fresh and iconic vista for Wollongong that emulates the native flame trees of the Illawarra region. These luminous cavities perforate through the precast concrete paneling in an organic pattern, in contrast to the facetted, monolithic structure. Over 2,200 customised 0.5W LED sources have been strategically placed to provide just the right balance of intensity, but remain hidden from view. In the larger cavities, two 0.5W LED are used to balance
the effect. The initial costing design was based on a compact fluorescent and metal halide downlighting solution. Due to these budget restrictions, luminaire selection and controls required a strategic approach. Thoughtful switching arrangements controlled by daylight sensors were determined to maximise the use of natural light. Select luminaires provide low-level security lighting triggered by motion sensors after hours. “One of the significant concerns for the client was the ongoing operation and maintenance costs for the centre,’’ said Donn Salisbury, Director, Electrolight. “Conducting a thorough analysis into ongoing costs versus capital investment to
utilise LED sources throughout, we were able to determine a clear comparison, allowing the client to make an informed decision. We were also able to negotiate extended warranties with suppliers as an added incentive for the client to minimise ongoing expenditure.” GPT Group agreed the payback period for the initial outlay of costs was beneficial, resulting in the positive outcome of a 100% LED lighting solution. The project utilises 100% LED sources, all selected specifically for their technical performance to enable a successful result within integrated details. Custom modifications were made to many luminaires without compromising the manufacturers warranty requirements. Achieved through particular luminaire selection and in perfect harmony with architect HDR Rice Daubney's interpretive design, Electrolight's integrated lighting scheme creates an organic experience for shoppers, allowing them to connect with the retail environment. www.electrolight.com
PROJECT DETAILS West Keira at Wollongong Central, Wollongong, Australia Client: GPT Group Architect and Interior Designer: HDR Rice Daubney Lighting Design: Electrolight – Donn Salisbury and Catriona Simmons
LIGHTING SPECIFIED Lighting Suppliers: Euroluce, Nocturnal, Light Project IBL, JSB, Eagle Lighting, Aurora Lighting, LiteSource, Light Culture, 3S Lighting
Talexx Chain Crystal LEDs, integrated in GRC perforations on the building's façade, decorate the exterior of Wollongong Central at night. Bega 3581 LED column luminaires provide illumination for the façade's concrete column grooves.
acdc Magna recessed uplights acdc Artemis uplights Bega 2663 LED square wall-mounted luminaires Bega 3136 LED square wall-mounted luminaires Bega 2470 LED Round surface-mounted luminaires Bega 3581 LED outdoor wall-mounted luminaires Bega 6979 LED surface-mounted downlights Bega 2432 LED wall-mounted luminaires Bega 2439 LED wall-mounted luminaires Bega 3581 LED column lights BETA IP-T-HO linear surface-mounted LEDs Darkon Mr T direct/indirect profile LEDs Darkon Mrs T direct profile continuous LEDs Darkon Slim H linear LEDs Dux Lighting Button D220 LEDs mounted within Illume Opal resin hexagons Endo ERD2361S recessed downlights Fagerhult Notor LED 2639X linear surface-mounted luminaires Fagerhult Notor Opal flush 2262X recessed linear LEDs Filix Step Deco SDF-0920-3K-E-HO uplights Filix Step Deco SDF-0620-3K-E-HO uplights Klik Systems LED POD integrated balustrade lighting Nocturnal integrated colander LED light fittings Prolicht Invader 1 LED column downlights Prolicht Oiko-Up 130 and 100 recessed downlights Reggiani Unimosa recessed downlights Reggiani Roll los track-mounted spotlights Reggiani Yori semi-recessed spotlights Zumtobel Tecton LED 42181166 linear lights Tridonic Talexx Chain Crystal Select - LEDV P550-SEL WW we-ef FLC131 focal floodlights
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LIGHT SENSATION FOR CAMBRIDGE Now in its fourth year, the e-Luminate Cambridge festival in the UK was once again met with enthusiasm by the general public and the lighting world, with contributions from key players in the industry.
An internationally recognised multi-arts event that animates the city of Cambridge each year in February, e-Luminate is supported by some heavy weights in the sector and consists of six days and nights of displays, talks and workshops all around light. Stunning architectural lighting projects bathed famous Cambridge buildings and provided great entertainment for the thousands of visitors in the cold February nights. This year's gold sponsors included returning sponsors Pulsar and Philips, which worked respectively on the Senate House and the University Library buildings. The latter was commissioned to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the University Library during the acclaimed festival. SGM was involved as Silver sponsor for the third time running creating beautiful choreography for both the inside and outside of Great St Mary's Church; along with two new sponsors, who joined at top tier level: Lumenpulse, as Gold sponsor, and Paviom, as Bronze Sponsor. The team at Lumenpulse collaborated with artist Gabby Shawcross to create a beautiful pastel coloured moving light installation on the Fitzwilliam Museum also celebrating an important anniversary this year - its 200th. For this piece the artist selected and sampled 200 colours from objects in the museum to create the colour palette for the lighting. Eve Gaut from Lumenpulse commented: “e-Luminate offered Lumenpulse a wonderful platform in which to engage with the lighting community
and beyond. We were delighted to be gold sponsors and support the festival by hosting various events around the city and lighting the impressive Fitzwilliam façade. We are already looking forward to supporting e-luminate 2017!” Paviom put its expert team led by Simon White to work on a lighting scheme for the Cambridge Judge Business School, which at the same time, housed art work using The Technology Partnership’s Mirage display technology. Created by Zero Kb and Visual Poke, the sculptural artwork exploited the unique ability of a Mirage display to appear transparent while able to display a static or video image. Comprising 23 small-scale Mirage display panels, suspended as rotating pieces of glass form the multiple facets of the sculpture, each Mirage display showed specially created images. Over at the historic Guildhall, a richly coloured lighting display was created with a collection of Iluminarc fixtures from Chauvet. A Victorian style, natural stone building located in the centre of historic Cambridge and owned by the city, it provided an ideal backdrop for the interplay of vivid hues produced by the Colorist Pod 7Qa and Colorist Panel 8Q. Strategically positioned on the building’s balcony by lighting designer Simon Cox, the RGBA fixtures accented the distinctive architectural features of the popular Cambridge landmark. To illuminate the window bays across the façade, Cox placed a further six Colorist Panel 8Qa fixtures on the first floor balcony to work in unison with
the Colorist Panel 7Qa fixtures. The organisers were thrilled by the positive response received with Alessandra Caggiano, Festival Director and Curator, commenting: "It is great to see that so many people in lighting have taken an interest in showcasing their products and designs on the e-Luminate Cambridge platform. The festival is growing from strength to strength and we are already looking for more companies to join us in 2017." Simon Fisher, Vice President of SLL, joined the organisation's Advisory Board for this year’s event and commented: "It has been a pleasure to work with the e-Luminate team to deliver the festival in its fourth year. Cambridge offers an amazing backdrop of history and architecture to showcase lighting, light art and lighting design. The buzz on social media this year compared to previous years definitely highlighted the continued and growing interest in the festival and it was great that a regional event could attract national and international interest. Something that we hope to increase next year.” www.e-luminatefestivals.co.uk
1.Senate House - pic credit David Johnson at Cambridge News. 2. University Library - pic credit Martin Bond Photography, A Cambridge Diary. 3. Great St Mary's Church - pic credit David Johnson at Cambridge News. 4. Fitzwilliam Museum - pic credit Martin Bond Photography, A Cambridge Diary. 5. Cambridge Judge Business School - pic credit Martin Bond Photography, A Cambridge Diary 6.‘The Guildhall - pic credit Martin Bond Photography 2016
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Pics Arturi Ortiz
PANORAMIC PERSUASION Through collaboration with Hrvoje Benko, a human-computer interaction researcher at Microsoft, artist Maja Petric has transformed a standard, every day conference room at the Microsoft 99 Building in the US, into a truly interactive audiovisual installation aimed at creating a truly emotional experience.
A normal conference room at Microsoft Research Building is transformed into a place where sun rises, until the lighting strikes and the storm takes over. Then comes the calm after the storm, in the purpose of complete immersion of a viewer into an elevated emotional space.
A Panorama of the Skies is an interactive audiovisual installation created in collaboration between artist Maja Petric and Hrvoje Benko, a human-computer interaction researcher at Microsoft Research. Maha Petric is an artist working at the interface of science, technology and art. She holds the Docorate in Digital Art and Experimental Media from the University of Washington and a Masters degree in new media art from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Together, the duo have been researching the possibilities of immersive technologies through which a space can be experienced emotionally. Their focus has been on the innovative application of audiovisual experience that engages perception, emotion and imagination and morphs experience of space. For this project, the duo transformed the experience of an otherwise normal conference room at Microsoftâ€™s Building 99, through the use of audiovisual content, with a multi-projector and multi-depth-camera framework called RoomAlive Toolkit. The
system uses five projectors and eight Kinect cameras to acquire a detailed map of the room, register the projectors and cameras into a single coordinate system, and enable real-time projection mapping in the immersive scene. The sound was created by Daniel Peterson, a doctoral student at the University of Washingtonâ€™s Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media with an emphasis on composition, spatial sound, ambisonics and spectral analysis. www.majapetric.com
ART & DESIGN
Pic: María del Pilar García Ayensa / Studio Olafur Eliasson
GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT Consisting of a workshop and learning platform surrounding the making of lamp modules, Olafur Eliasson's Green light endeavour combines light, art and community to challenge the current state of uncertainty amongst refugees and the European societies that welcome them.
Following the success of the exhibition OLAFUR ELIASSON: BAROQUE BAROQUE, organised by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) and the Belvedere at the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy in Vienna, TBA21 announced Green light - a new socially conscious endeavor by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson at TBA21–Augarten in Vienna, Austria, running from 12 March - 15 June 2016. Conceived by Eliasson as a metaphorical green light for refugees and migrants in Austria and beyond, the project testifies to the agency of contemporary art and its potential to initiate processes of civic transformation. Green light consists of an artistic workshop and learning platform surrounding the making of lamp modules designed by Eliasson. The lamps are assembled on-site from materials and components that are made available at TBA21–Augarten. In addition to Augarten’s regular audience, young refugees, migrants, and university students were invited to take part in this process of collaborative artistic practice and learning, giving rise to a space of exchange and encounter for contributors from a range of linguistic, social, geographic, and educational backgrounds. The Green light project responds to a situation of great uncertainty, both for refugees, who are often caught up in legal and political limbo, and for the European societies that welcome them. Through its communal fabrication, Green light constitutes a dynamic space that elicits various forms of participation to migrate to other locations and contexts to initiate different specific engagements. By collapsing the categories of production and reception, performer and audience, art and social action, the project aims to open up the contested terrain between art and society, probing the question of what constitutes the 'public' and negotiating a field of difference and similarity.
Eliasson commented: “It is my hope that Green light will shine light on some of the challenges and responsibilities arising from the current refugee crisis in Europe and throughout the world. The project is an act of welcoming, addressed both to those who have fled hardship and instability in their home countries and to the residents of Vienna. It invites them to take part in the construction of something of value through a playful, creative process. Working together in an artistic context, in dialogue with the regular visitors of the Augarten, participants build both a modular light and a communal environment, in which difference is not only accepted but embraced. Green light attempts to question the values of similarity and otherness in our society and to help shape our feelings of identity and togetherness.” The crystalline Green light lamps are polyhedral units fitted with small, greentinted light fixtures. Made predominantly from recycled and sustainable materials and designed to be stackable, the modules can function either as single objects or be assembled into a variety of architectural configurations. At TBA21–Augarten, the lamps form a steadily expanding environment in the exhibition space that carries the narratives of its making. The Green light lamps are for sale on-site at Augarten, online, and through selected partners, allowing everyone to shine a light of inclusion and openness at home. Proceeds from the sales support the Green light project, TBA21’s partner organisations Red Cross Vienna, Caritas, and Georg Danzer Haus, as well as other initiatives helping refugees in Austria. Over the course of the three-month Green light project, the participants and students will partake in a multifaceted curriculum of shared learning initiated by TBA21. An evolving sculptural environment made from hundreds of modular Green light lamps will accommodate a multidirectional
weekly program. Within the framework of this program, artists, thinkers, students, refugees, migrants, and collaborating organisations are invited to host and to be part of a series of workshops, seminars, performances, screenings, lectures, and artistic interventions responding to socio- and geopolitical, cultural, and personal issues and narratives of migration and arrival through collaborative creative activities and critical discourse. This participatory platform engages with practitioners from diverse educational and professional backgrounds and tests ways in which artists and organisations can be deeply invested in political and social models of transformation, and thus the production of kinship, civic engagement, and sharing. Creating a space of exchange and encounter, this integral part of Green light tackles issues that matter to each of us. The weekly program at Augarten is composed of a variety of initiatives and activities within a flexible educational structure that fosters engagement from all participants, those enrolled in the program, university students from Vienna, as well as visitors. The program features films by artists such as Marine Hugonnier, Omer Fast, Walid Raad, Christof Schlingensief, Sean Snyder and many others. Workshops, interventions, and lectures by Olafur Eliasson and Displaced (the project of Department of Social Design of University of Applied Arts Vienna with Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Technical University Vienna), Johannes Porsch, David Rych, Mario García-Torres, as well as lectures and discussion rounds with Matti Bunzl, Raimund Haindorfer, Oliver Rathkolb, and many others. www.olafureliasson.net www.tba21.org/greenlight
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TASTE OF THE TROPICS A marriage between light, sculpture and movement, the Anno Tropico exhibition at Peep-Hole Contemporary Art Centre in Milan, Italy, by Amsterdam-based design duo Formafantasma, transformed the functioning of the exhibition space.
Pics: ©2016 Laura Fantacuzzi – Maxime Galati-Fourcade
On view from 17 February to 19 March 2016, Peep-Hole Contemporary Art Centre in Milan, Italy presented Anno Tropico - the first solo show of Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin - a duo of Italian designers based in Amsterdam, collectively known as Formafantasma - in an Italian institution. The duo's work reflects on the historical, political and social implications of design, and a critical approach to materials and their use in production. Their research represents a fusion between two schools of design with strong identities: Italian, connected to an idea of craftsmanship and tradition, and Dutch, viewing design as an artistic discipline based on research and innovation. The exhibition reflects the designers’ interest in the functional and expressive qualities of light, presenting a series of works made with different techniques and materials, together with a sitespecific installation that shifts their
experimentation onto an architectural scale. The project is inserted in an environment, which, through the construction of walldiaphragms corresponding to several windows, screens and modulates the intensity of daylight. The nature of this work transforms not just the architecture but also the functioning of the exhibition space, in which the opening hours vary depending on seasonal changes of the lighting. Seen as a material, light is at the centre of a research process that investigates the relationship between natural and artificial illumination, shifting from reference to traditional unplugged systems to contemporary innovations in LED lighting and optics. The exhibition is organised on different levels. Drawings, models and a video establish a dialogue with a selection of finished objects, all created over the last
year. These objects mark an important passage in the designers’ practice, now closer to the industrial sphere than to crafts. The models narrate the path that comes prior to the invention of the finished objects: dichroic glass, optical lenses and a parabolic mirror, assembled with industrial materials like bricks and iron rods, shape the light, generating reflections and shadows in the space. On the walls, 3D renderings printed on millimetre paper reproduce details of the objects on display, superimposed on graphics and numerical data drawn with a pencil. The details of the lamps are isolated and described from close vantage points, while the lines that define their forms seem to extend, becoming hypothetical axes of diagrams that allude to an exponential consumption of energy. Certainly in their results, if not in their intention, the exhibition's objects hover
1. Helmet, 2016, Delta collection, LED, brass, electrical materials Courtesy Galleria Giustini Stagetti, Rome 2. Eclipse, 2016 LED, brass, travertine Courtesy Galleria Giustini Stagetti, Rome 3. Colour - Test 3 and 7, 2016 LED, dichroic glasses, concrete, polycarbonate lens, electrical materials, rubber, pencil Courtesy Formafantasma 4. Biconvex Lenses - Test 1, detail of the lens, 2016 LED, iron, concrete, polycarbonate lens, electrical materials, rubber, pencil Courtesy Formafantasma 5. Reflection - Test 2, 2016 LED, brass, iron, electrical materials Courtesy Formafantasma 6. Colour - Test 7, detail of the colour effect, 2016 LED, dichroic glasses, concrete, polycarbonate lens, electrical materials, rubber, pencil Courtesy Formafantasma 7. Anno Tropico, Room 2 and 3, 2016 Installation view 8. Colour - Test 1, detail, 2016 LED, dichroic glasses, concrete, polycarbonate lens, electrical materials, rubber, pencil Courtesy Formafantasma 9. Arco, 2016 and Renders, 2016 LED, iron, digital prints on graph paper Courtesy Galleria Giustini Stagetti, Rome, Formafantasma
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in a liminal dimension between work and object. To the extent that they come to grips with the specificities of sculptural language: the abstraction and geometry of absolute forms, with a nod to such works as those of Romanian artist Brancusi, who was an advocate of one of the most traditional materials of sculpture – bronze – applied for its intrinsic characteristics of weight and reflection. In formal terms, most of the objects have been designed starting with circles and circular structures, reminiscent of astronomical rings and the armillary sphere used in the past to monitor the transformations of the cosmos. This relates to the accompanying video, installed at the end of the exhibition route, conveying its theoretical premises. In Anno Tropico, abstract lights and shadows alternate with the presence of more familiar elements, like the gesture of a hand moving objects. The experiments conducted in the designer's studio, to become acquainted with this new material, are accompanied by an off-screen voice that describes luminous phenomena on a cosmological level. The soundtrack, based on a text written together with Edoardo Tescari, an astronomer at the University of Melbourne, shifts the subject matter onto a more philosophical, existential plane. Formafantasma's works have been shown and published at an international level and are part of prestigious public collections like those of MoMA New York, Stedelijk Museum’s-Hertogenbosch, Metropolitan Museum New York, MAK Museum Vienna, Victoria and Albert Museum London, MUDAC Lausanne, Mint Museum of Craft and Design in North Carolina, Chicago Art Institute, and the Textiel Museum in Tilburg. Formafantasma teach in the “Man and Well-Being” department at Design Academy Eindhoven. www.formafantasma.com www.peep-hole.org www.giustini-stagetti.com
Magnifier, 2016, Delta collection, LED, brass, crystal glass, electrical materials. Courtesy Galleria Giustini Stagetti, Rome
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DESIGNING THE PERFECT HIRE Helen Diemer of The Lighting Practice and Sara Lappano of design and architectural practice SmithGroupJJR, discuss some of the key areas you should be looking at when taking on a new employee - ensuring you get it right, first time.
Helen Diemer, FIALD is based in Philadelphia and runs The Lighting Practice with 20 technical staff and three admin. The firm has been in business for 25 years and Diemer has over 30 years of experience working as an architectural lighting designer. Sara Lappano, practices in Washington DC with the SmithGroupJJR, a 160-yearold combination design and architectural practice with more than 950 employees. Through their shared knowledge, they collaborated on ‘Designing the Perfect Hire’ – featuring tips and advice on finding that perfect employee, given in Baltimore at the 2016 IALD Enlighten Americas conference. When Paul Beale wrote in last issue’s column about how to craft a CV, the emphasis was very much on how to impress an employer. But what if you are the employer? You know that finding the right staff is critical to a firm’s viability and long-
term success – and that it’s important to invest time looking for the right fit for your business. But do you know what you are looking for, or where to start your search? INTERNAL REFERRALS Hearing from your current employees is often the best way to find a new hire. Your team already knows the culture of the office and may be able to intuit who could fit the firm’s needs. Team members feel empowered by sharing their opinions – give them this chance to feel valued. Some practices even introduce a bonus, or other rewards, for successful referrals from employees. EXTERNAL REFERRALS + NETWORKING Sometimes, internal tips aren’t enough. How do you begin looking outside your existing contacts? External referrals come from a range of sources: sales reps,
professors and lecturers at schools and universities, former employees, clients, or other project team members. Don’t forget to reach out to past candidates you may have previously interviewed - remember to keep CVs on file with your detailed interview notes. Building your social network is crucial to any business, as it makes you feel part of a community and enables you to share ideas and resources. Going on trips organised by your industry and manufacturer contacts, participating in professional association meetings, and even attending social gatherings if you work in a big firm will introduce you to new people. STAY INFORMED + OPEN MINDED If you are looking for beginners, don’t discount making contact with educators who interface with students. Offering internships or scholarships may give you an opportunity to test out a candidate for future full-time employment, and a good experience for the student may move you to the top of their list of opportunities in the future. Our industry has skills that are transferable internationally so have an open mind when thinking about who your next employee could be. Take time to read publications, newsletters and blogs, and yes, social media. Every now and again you will notice the same name popping up. Maybe someone is winning awards, getting promotions, earning credentials, or just doing something outstanding – isn’t that the person you need in your team? OUTSOURCING THE PROCESS Often in smaller practices, you might not have the time or inclination to scourer the world looking for recruits. Whatever your reason, consider a staffing agency. Agencies or professional recruiters may be an option
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for finding you the person you need. However, we suggest that you proceed with caution when working with agencies. A lot of what makes a successful hire is finding a person who fits well with your firm’s culture. It is difficult for an outsider to grasp your culture unless they are very diligent. Be clear about your needs and do not feel pressured to interview or offer a position to an applicant who does not meet your criteria. Remember that agencies will charge you a finder’s fee so make sure they earn their money! THE INTERVIEW Once you have a short list of candidates, how do you select the ones you want to meet in person? Your check list should include: · Recommendations from employees/ friends/colleagues · Relevant project/work experience, if they are a student or recent graduate what grade did they attain and what activities did they participate in? What other interests do they have that might suggest a good fit with your team? What school/program and past work or internship experience? · If sent through a recruitment agency, is the candidate impressive enough to be worth the agency fee? Not only do you want to hire the best, but your candidates want to work for the best firm, so you are on display, too. Think about how many interviews you are going to need, and who will be conducting them. If the applicant is going to work with a specific member of the team, should they be in the interview too? Interviewers are often the first impression the candidate gets of a company, so what is the image you wish to portray? Attending a meeting in a suit when everyone else is in jeans is always uncomfortable. Have you made it clear what your company ethos is and how you
wish to communicate it to the world? Consider inviting a range of employees from your existing staff to meet the candidate. During the meeting, you can get a different opinion when you ask questions, as well as afterwards when you discuss how the conversation went. Depending on the level of engagement you want with your applicant, you may need to entertain them. If someone has come from out of town or overseas, show them your city or take them out to dinner, coffee, or a drink, whatever feels appropriate. You will be able to gain a lot of personal information outside of the formal interview setting. During the interview, don’t ask closed questions with yes/no answers. Allow your candidates to explain scenarios. Make sure you have prepared a list of questions and think about what impresses you from an employee. I FOUND THE ONE! It’s time to make them an offer. There is a lot of competition for well‐ qualified candidates. When you construct your offer letter, be clear on the monetary details: · Salary · Bonus structure and health insurance · Any additional support for professional development, including memberships to associations and attending activities · Transportation benefits, if you give them You may also want to include non‐monetary benefits in your letter. To illustrate the selling points of your practice. Be honest with your list! · Project, design and business experience · Any scheduled possibility of upward mobility · Any flexibility you offer or have negotiated with the candidate with regard to work schedules, remote time, or a certain kind of work environment · Days of holiday, vacation time, or PTO
· Overtime status · The intangibles: a great location, a cool office space All of these factors can determine an applicants’ desire to work with you. When you’re ready to hire, work out the details verbally for a mutually acceptable agreement, especially a start date. From there, draw up a contract which lists all the employment details, including start date and code of conduct. This paperwork should also include information about induction and basic office rules, for example when the working day begins and ends. Remuneration is also included, along with information about bonus structures, if you are offering one, continued professional development, annual review dates, transportation benefits, sick pay and holiday leave. If you have legal counsel available to you, it’s a good idea to have them review these basic documents – and a basic template for an offer letter – before you begin using them. These documents can be binding, depending on the laws and rules where you live, so it’s worth the investment to find someone who fully understands your rights. WELL DONE - YOU HAVE YOUR PERFECT HIRE! Now it’s time to announce their arrival. Make sure your existing staff know they are coming and to make them welcome. Having a buddy system can help with integration. And don’t forget to tell the rest of the world that your new employee has arrived! Your business is only as strong as the people you have in it, so celebrate your success with your peers and see your business grow. www.thelightingpractice.com www.smithgroupjjr.com www.iald.org
LIGHT+BUILDING 13-18 March, 2016 Frankfurt, Germany
AROUND LIGHT + BUILDING
Stand-out stands and stand-up events at the Messe
KEVIN GRANT : DESIGNER’S VIEW
A personal perspective of the technology trends on show
DAVID MORGAN’S HIT LIST Products that impressed
GEOFF ARCHENHOLD Dr Archenhold’s round-up of light source developments
DESIGN PLUS AWARDS The winners of Light + Building’s awards event
NEW PRODUCTS Our round-up of the latest lighting innovations
A selection of creations from Frankfurt’s light festival
Pics: Paul Ott
XAL Austrian lighting manufacturer XAL showed what technical lighting can deliver today: rooms were staged according to respective user needs in a smart, networked, miniaturised, and flexible way. The almost 800m2 XAL stand was a striking, seven-metre high monolith of matt black Alucobond. Some 428 circular openings served as a showcase and allowed glimpses into the future of lighting. Oversized, almost surreal entrance doors made from oak signalled openness and hospitality, and at the same timerecalled the Austrian roots of the company. “We wanted to create a space in which innovations and their potential can be felt. This calls for areas where you can interact with these innovations,” said Michael Engel, manager at XAL, about the design of the stand. www.xal.com
Light + Building once again confirmed its position as the leading tradeshow for lighting technology, setting new records in the number of visitors, exhibitors and area occupied. 2,589 exhibitors from 55 countries launched new products and a total of 216,000 trade visitors from 160 countries, attended the event. International presence also rose in comparison with the previous event with 67% of exhibitors and 49% of visitors coming from outside Germany. The best-represented visitor nations after Germany were Italy, The Netherlands, France, UK and China. Considerable growth was also noted in visitors from Spain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, India, Morocco and Iran. www.light-building.messefrankfurt.com
TARGETTI Color Wheels is a light art installation designed by lighting designers, Aleksandra Stratimirovic and Athanassios Danilof. Created entirely in the Targetti lab using LED strips of its brand Duralamp, Color Wheels draws inspiration from the various attempts through history to visually organise and make sense of colour. Artists, scientists and scholars have developed different theories
and approaches to understand and categorise colour. An emblematic form of this process has been the colour wheel and its many interpretations. Starting from the premise that we need to continue to investigate the sensory and perceptive aspect of colour, the two lighting designers wanted to revisit this research process using the latest lighting technol-
ogy available with Targetti and Duralamp technical support. Represented by three wheels, each one programmed with different lighting scenarios, Color Wheels is not only a tribute to the history of the theory of colours but also aspires to become a real point of sensory investigation into themes connected to light and colour. www.targetti.com
ERCO The ERCO booth centred around LED technology and its breakthrough in architectural lighting. Adopting a linear black and white aesthetic, it reflected the polarity between technology and design. A floor graphic of an LED PCB made up of binary code created a visual link between the sections. The latest generation of ERCO lighting solutions was presented on display tables, while a replica mock-up room gave visitors the chance to see the brilliance, precision and efficiency of ERCO LED solutions for themselves. Outside of the booth ERCO ran a tongue-in-cheek survey asking trade visitors about their personal project preferences. More than 35,000 people responded, voting for segments including work, culture, shop and community. www.erco.com
PROLICHT To illustrate the fact that Prolicht is a true master of bespoke lighting solutions it decided to give every visitor the chance to experience what individualised production in record time actually means. Visitors configured the ALBERT fair-bag, designed in collaboration with design-studio GLĂœXWERK,
live at the booth and could then follow the actual manufacturing process. To Prolicht, personal relationships with business partners truly matter. To ensure the best possible experience for its guests the booth covered a public space as well as an exclusive area for registered guests.
In alpineâ€“chic atmosphere, guests were indulged in typical Tyrolean hospitality. The experience was topped-off with detailed technical presentation of our most recently developed products. www.prolicht.at
COOLEDGE ‘Materialising light’ was the topic at Cooledge roundtable that included ten architects and designers from North America and Europe, along with mondo*arc editor Paul James. Led by architect and designer Jean Koeppel, the conversation brought forward different ideas about what might be possible if light were more like a fabric and what that might mean for the industry. Sophia Klees from jackbenimble noted that “Architects don’t want to see any luminaires.” Florence Lam and Rohit Manudhane, both of Arup, followed Klees’ insight with a description of a recently completed shop in New York City that has no lumi-
naires. Instead, Cooledge TILE embedded in the walls provides all the necessary illumination for the space. Though it’s clear from the discussion that designers have different perspectives on how a more fabric-like light might be integrated with architecture, there was universal excitement at the prospect of working with light in a different form and the ideas that could be realised. According to Koeppel: “Thinking about a new modality of light and the freedom of form that a more material-like light gives creatives, stands to fundamentally change the lighting industry.” www.cooledgelighting.com
ty of lighting designers and building meaningful relationships to foster the visible success of our members.” This carefully and intelligently crafted participation included an exhibition stand in the high transit foyer of Hall 4.1, the Designers Lounge, the only non-commercial
space in the exhibition prepared to welcome colleagues under an inspiring atmosphere and next door to that a conference room where the IALD Lighting Perspectives program took place; with twelve international speakers imparting their knowledge. The IALD Designer’s Lounge took an important role as the place for members and non-members to gather and spend time under a unique luminous atmosphere. Designers stopped to take moments of relaxation; members of allied organisations conducted meetings there; a couple of parties where held with greater than expected turnout on both days; while the visual stimulus was delivered by Light Artist Liz West. She used complementary colours on the two opposing walls allowing the light to blend midway. The piece was named Complimentary Saturation. Exenia Lumenpluse supported the Conference and Designers Lounge and two drinks receptions in the space. www.iald.org
IALD DESIGNERS LOUNGE Victor Palacio current president of IALD reflects on the role that IALD is playing in the lighting industry after his visit to Light+Building 2016, Frankfurt, Germany. “IALD has delivered a clear and relevant message about raising the profile of the profession, developing the global communi-
XICATO Xicato used a superhero theme as a fun way to drive home its educational message. Xicato products are weapons developed by Xicato Man and Xicato Woman to defeat the Light Destroyers, who represent specific aspects of bad lighting: The Changeling (poor colour consistency), The Gray Lady (poor colour rendering), Dr Flicker (bad dimming) etc. An informative comic book told the story. The booth, designed in collaboration with Light Collective, was from reused shipping containers, was Xicato Man’s headquarters – filled with fun graphics, but deep content. Visitors could see and manipulate lighting and its effects. It also made use of Factorylux red enamel pendants, cage pendants and bulkheads. Industry experts taught seminars on TM-30, Bluetooth control, museum lighting, and more. www.xicato.com
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LAMP LIGHTING #DEARLIGHT When Lamp Lighting asked creative consultants Light Collective to come up with a communal activity to take place on their stand every afternoon, they imagined it would be a sedate and relaxing affair. Little did Sharon Stammers and Martin Lupton know that this Spanish company and their designer friends really like to party. Initially Light Collective struggled to find an idea that would work and enable visitors to the stand to participate in something that would grow over the course of five days but after taking inspiration from the ‘Hold to Light’ cards dating from the 1900’s, they had a plan. Stammers and Lupton asked each visitor
to the Lamp Lighting stand to help them create a communal love letter to the very thing that unites us all in this industry - Light. Stammers explained: “We know that everybody who has a relationship with light understands that it is a medium that creates passion, inspires dedication and forges a life long commitment. We therefore invited 250 lighting designers to share the reason that they love light with us and with their colleagues from around the world. #DearLight also provided participants with a chance to tell Light itself what it meant to them.” Each phase was then cut from card using cutting machines and the phrases were
displayed together on the main wall of the Lamp Lighting stand. The cards were illuminated with an adjustable gooseneck LED and the cut out created a gobo effect on the wall. Lupton commented: “The answers were surprisingly funny, beautiful and moving. The combined result at the end of Light+Building 2016 was a collective industry answer to the question ‘#DearLight, I love you because...’ with each response being part of a collaborative love letter to light.” www.lamp.es
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BRIGHT MOMENTS Kevin Grant of lighting design practice Light Alliance gives his round up of Light+Building highlights.
The iGuzzini light experience was a great opportunity to see what the equipment can actually do rather than just checking out the physical appearance / features / integrity of luminaires on the stand. There was some really nice wall washing from ceiling mounted tuneable white downlights LB WW and Light Up Earth inground uplights, with clever reflector technology to reduce glare and provide a very even light distribution. As well as this, a much wider range of downlights was introduced, including laser options with some really small apertures and features such as dim-to-warm control and the new Reflex downlight providing RGB colour mixing and useful amounts of tuneable white light. Flos displayed some neat and unique products such as the Tracking Magnet / Power Minimalist low voltage or three-phase track with only 15mm visible aperture and a range of useful, magnetically attached attachments available. Its Smart control spotlight was very cool to see - a motorised spotlight, magnetically attached, which can glide silently along the track, adjusted and focused - all by using a smartphone app. Another fairly unique offering
is Infrastructure, a modular tubular system based on 28mm diameter tubes, which can be provided with an integral track, uplight or downlight. The Uplight component could be an especially discrete way of lighting a space from an invisible source. XAL had some clever new equipment on display - LENO is a diffuse panel, which is only 10mm thick so can be flush-fitted and fully contained within the thickness of plasterboard ceilings / walls - it can be provided in lengths up to 2.4m (and up to 2,800lm/m). The very discrete Move It luminaires contain on-board controls with XTALK wireless lighting control from an intuitive free-to-use smartphone app, to vary the colour temperature or intensity of light without the need for an external lighting control system. I loved the new display case lighting as well, especially Nano, Pico and Pico Support, which can offer discrete ways of illuminating objects without any noticeable source. The latest TILE and LINE light sheets from CoolEdge can provide high quality diffuse illumination with luminous efficacies up to 140lm/W. The light sheets contain a highly
dense pattern of LEDs, so evenly backlit surfaces can be achieved and often with a very small offset. New versions include a tuneable white option and variants, which can be selfcut to different size and shapes. Another cool feature is the very easy installation, as the sheets simply stud together with a push fit connection. Universal Fibre Optics showcased the new Sirius Fibre Optic Engine with versions rated up to 90W LED source (roughly equivalent to 150W CDM) featuring 3,000K / 4,000K / 5,300K / 5,500K colour temperature options; colour / twinkle wheel; dimmable with DMX, 0-10V and also manual control. Simes was promoting concrete, wood and aluminium materials. The most unique offering was Ghost described as a â€œlighting voidâ€? that is obtained from a polypropylene housing anchored to the retaining panels before pouring the concrete. Ghost is composed of two elements: the housing and a separate lighting element, which can be installed (and replaced) afterwards. The end result is fairly slick, providing a fully integrated light source within a concrete aperture with no visible
Left iGuzzini. Centre Prolicht. Right Cooledge. Below Simes. Bottom SGM.
fixings. Prolicht was promising ‘Endless Possibilities To Make A Difference’ - promoting flexibility, customisation and also bespoke offerings. Its INVADER range can be provided in many different versions; fixed / adjustable / wallwash / low-glare / 40mm / 75mm / 85mm and 150mm apertures; a range of different source colour temperatures; recessed / surface or pendant mounting AND with options to customise finishes (with a coloured insert, body or suspension wires; and a palette of 25 standard colours). The front cones for example, can be easily replaced after installation to coordinate with or complement other finishes. Prolicht’s Super G linear profiles can now be provided as recessed or surface and are available in straight sections, standard curves or bespoke radius bends to adapt to specific forms. They can also be provided in the range of 25 standard colours noted above and can also be etched or customised to suit different applications. Waterproof moving-heads are fairly unique, without the need for additional protective enclosures. The new Permanent Outdoor
Installation range from SGM products (G-spot POI, G Profile POI, G-Wash POI, G-1 Beam POI) are based on their standard moving-head fixtures with the same optical performance, but are now engineered to endure extreme weather conditions. This eliminates the need to physically shield off the fixtures to protect them from the elements! The POI fixtures will be available in white and black, as well as an array of custom RAL colours. Finally – I can’t not mention the opportunity to #meetdimple, which was on display at the ByBeau / Climar stand. An interactive experience involving motion control, music and beautifully sculptured light points. “By taking a moment of stillness amongst the chaos ‘Dimple’ will interact with you – and the longer you stay motionless the more it will reveal.” It seems impossible to take a bad photo of Dimple and the dynamic sequences were expertly synchronised with a complementary soundtrack and truly sublime pastel colours – a really nice piece and perfectly executed, well done to Beau and the team! www.lightalliance.com
David Morgan selects his top ten discoveries among the products on show at this yearâ€™s Light + Building.
10 OF THE BEST XPRESS CASAMBI Casambi introduced its new wireless wall controller Xpress as a further development of its Bluetooth low energy based lighting control system that I reviewed in the last issue of mondo*arc. The wall controller functions are configured via the Casmabi app to allow a wide range of dimming, colour change and switching options. The range is up to 60-metres and it has a magnetic fixing to a steel wall plate so it can be moved around as required. The only component now missing (for the UK) is a Casambi enabled grid dimmer â€“ hopefully that will be included in the list of new developments for Light+Building 2018. www.casambi.com
OLED LIGHTING PANELS LG DISPLAY LG Display showed off a variety of its flexible and rigid OLED lighting panels. The technology has been developed and used in TV and smartphone applications but definitely has uses in lighting as well. The stand presented a variety of OLED applications many integrated into furniture or surfaces. A 300mm x 300mm flexible panel was the most interesting product and was the that was shown in an attractive pendant display. It is understood that this size is still at the prototype stage and the only sizes in production are 200mm x 50mm and 406mm x 50mm. LG Display seem to be one of the few companies who have actually put thin flexible OLED lighting panels into production. www.lgdisplay.com
MINIATURE WALL WASH REFLECTOR BARTENBACH The R&D division of Bartenbach, the highly innovative Austrian lighting design and lighting technology company, showed a new miniature wall wash reflector. The lit effect was very even and smooth with minimal intrusion into the space from the tiny vacuum metalised moulded reflectors. Bartenbach has an interesting business model whereby it designs and develops high performance lighting components including lenses and reflectors but does not make or sell luminaires or lighting components. These optics designs are licensed to manufacturing partners who produce and sell them to luminaire manufacturers for incorporation into their designs. www.bartenbach.com
TUA O/M I was directed towards the O / M stand by Daniel Blaker, creative director of Nulty+. This Portuguese manufacturer was exhibiting for the first time at Light+Building and showed a number of luminaires with innovative optics, some developed by Bartenbach. The most interesting product on show was the Tua LED bollard luminaire designed with architect Eduardo Souto de Moura for the Tua dam project in Portugal. Tua produces a very wide and even distribution via a custom designed asymmetric reflector optic. A series of post heights are available to light areas of different sizes. The optic creates almost no glare despite its wide area of illumination. www.om-light.com
TRI R LED BRAND TOSHIBA MATERIALS Toshiba Materials introduced their new LED array brand, TRI R, at the show. The arrays are based on a purple pump LED with tri phosphor coating to produce a full spectrum white light. This approach produces a more continuous spectrum than most white light LEDs that use a blue LED with a bi colour phosphor with resulting strong peaks and troughs in the spectral output. The quality of light is certainly very attractive and natural and I am sure there will be many applications in museum, gallery and perhaps medical lighting where these LED light sources will be very useful. www.trir-pj.com
LYS RANGE BALTENSWEILER
This 60 year old Swiss lighting company that manufactures its own mechanical parts in house produces delightfully individual designs for architectural interior applications. This year was no exception and the LYS range was the stand out design. The range includes pendants, wall mounts, floor lights and desk lights incorporating single or multiple light engines. The light engine is mounted on an aluminium heat sink perforated to increase surface area with a random drilled hole pattern reminiscent of a lotus seed head that gives the range it’s identity. The LED optics combine a narrow beam lens with an outer opal diffusing layer giving both a gently glowing element and useful task lighting output. www.baltensweiler.ch
KONA ERCO The vast Erco stand was, as always, both impressive and somewhat daunting in scale. The new ERCO Kona exterior range is a beautifully detailed series of LED projectors, flood lights and wall washers. With three sizes in the range, a wide range of light distributions and power consumption from 18W up to 96W this range can illuminate almost any size of project. The sleek inverted cone profile and neatly tucked away knuckle joint combined with almost no visible screw fixings all helped to project the sophisticated ERCO brand values very effectively. www.erco.com
G SPOT POI SGM SGM, the Danish manufacturer of moving head lights, introduced a new range of IP 66 rated luminaires for permanent installation in extreme outdoor conditions. The display at the show was quite compelling with the luminaires going through their routines under sprays of water. The range includes a variety of profile spots, projectors, wash lights and floods. The IP 66 rating and integrated thermal and humidity control system allows the use of entertainment lighting equipment for permanent use in exterior architectural projects. www.sgmlight.com
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LIF MODULAR RANGE SELUX The new Selux LIF modular range is a cylindrical modular system where a wide variety of light engines, optical controllers and other elements can be put together in multiple combinations for exterior amenity lighting. The lighting applications include façade lighting, accent lighting and general area lighting. The range includes various post heights and also decorative coloured light details. www.selux.com
VS showcased a concept presentation of laser powered lighting as a possible new light source. The demonstration appeared to show a blue laser coupled with a remote phosphor producing a very narrow, high intensity beam of white light. This high power beam of light would then need to be transmitted to multiple end points via fibre optics taking us back to similar ideas such as the Sulphur lamp in the early 1990’s. Possible uses illustrated were based on the traditional fibre optic lighting applications including swimming pool lighting, tunnel lighting, heavy industrial applications and centralised building lighting with a single light source in the basement like a central heating boiler. VS also showed a video projector powered by the laser light source. This produced high light levels with very long light source life and high resolution thus opening up all kinds of architectural lighting applications for video projectors. www.vossloh-schwabe.com
David Morgan runs David Morgan Associates, a London-based international design consultancy specialising in luminaire design and development and is also MD of Radiant Architectural Lighting. firstname.lastname@example.org www.dmadesign.co.uk +44 ( 0) 20 8340 4009 © David Morgan Associates 2014
Technology expert Dr Geoff Archenhold found this year’s Light+Building to be one of disappointment with very few ideas on offer and a major industry shakeout guaranteed to occur within the next two years.
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Light+Building was one of the most disappointing for many years with an underwhelming lack of true innovation on display. Every two years the show usually provides a window on new technologies, innovative fixture designs and unique lighting solutions. However, this time around the event proved rather flat with very few areas of interest to stimulate the old brain cells. Indeed, I was encouraged to visit Halls 8 and 9 through one of those random meetings one has with an automation engineer where I was asking him his view about smart lighting. Having never had need to visit Halls 8 or 9 in previous years I was certainly intrigued to take a look especially after I was quite robustly told by the automation engineer that lighting companies have no idea what smart ‘anything’ is, especially lighting and that what he had seen so far from the lighting industry is already being done for several years by the big automation companies that already offers a completely compatible ecosystem. More later on this!
FLICKER-FREE LED DRIVING – A CAR CRASH WAITING TO HAPPEN! One trend this year is the claim that LED fixtures can now be dimmed in a flickerfree way (including from a number of LED companies such as Bridgelux, LED Engin, Soraa and Xicato to name a few). Having spent nearly ten years looking for the perfect dimming technology I was amazed that nearly everyone had suddenly invented a new way to dim LEDs without using a pulsed technology, especially as flicker has become such a large focus for regulatory players and health experts. It was such a disappointment to then quickly unravel the marketing ‘BS’ from fact to find that everyone seemed to use a common method of dimming whereby the higher LED currents are dimmed using analogue CCR and the lower LED currents ranges still use pulse current methods such as Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) techniques. The claim of ‘flicker-free’ dimming comes from the fact that at higher intensities there is no pulsing of current through the LEDs
unlike with pure PWM based systems. For intensity levels between I1 and 255 the LEDs are dimmed without pulsing however from intensity levels between 0 and I1 the dimming is usually achieved using pulsing and therefore is not flicker free. You will be aware from my previous articles that the amount of flicker seen can be defined by the amplitude of the LED pulses and the frequency of those LED pulses. Recently, the IEEE published its IEEE 1789-2015 Recommended Practice for Modulating Current in High-Brightness LEDs for Mitigating Health Risks to Viewers, however this document does highlight specific conditions for which any equations cited to calculate safe flicker areas do NOT hold but at least offers some guidance. In my view the industry needs to show leadership and provide full and truthful information in the absence of any mandatory standardisation of labelling for “Flicker” free LED drivers. In the absence of common labelling I would suggest the following
especially when I hear from several manufacturers that TM-30 is flawed and doesn’t allow for easy differentiation from good and bad LED emitters.
Flicker region in ‘flicker free’ drivers.
information is provided with products: • Analogue dimming characteristics: - Dimming range (100% to x% where x is the minimum dimming range). - Maximum flicker dimming amplitude as a %. - Lowest flicker dimming frequency as Hz. • Digital dimming characteristics - Dimming range (0% to x% where x is the maximum dimming range). - Maximum flicker dimming amplitude as a %. - Lowest flicker dimming frequency as Hz For example, a typical mixed dimming method would have the following criteria: Feature
100% to 20%
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Lowest flicker dimming frequency
Ideally, the digital dimming range would need to be introduced as low as possible within the dimming curve but this is dependent on several factors such as the ratio of system input voltage to LED output voltage, amount of acceptable ripple current and power component values. The majority of manufacturers seem to have a switch over point of approximately 20% and a PWM frequency between 600 Hz to 2000 Hz looking at the output from my camera phone so I will leave this up to you to decide if this is good enough to be justified as “flicker free”. My definition of “flicker free” would be that
any digital pulsing should not occur until the intensity is below 2% as one can guarantee no issues in use and the pulsing frequency should be > 30,000 Hz as stipulated with the old fluorescent tube electronic ballasts. Once the industry achieves this gold standard then we can truly call ourselves healthy lighting protagonists! As the majority of these systems use PWM during the digital dimming phase then be aware the IP based around this dimming technique is still enforceable and indeed the IP position may be more complex due to other analogue dimming patents so if this is a concern check with the supplier or a patent attorney! QUALITY OF LIGHT – TUNEABLE SPECTRUMS The one area that is exceptionally positive is that quality of light discussions have not only disappeared but indeed the LED industry has responded with high quality tuneable emission spectrums suited for a variety of LED applications. The quality of LED lighting spectra is now unequalled with many LED emitter manufacturers offering colour tuned spectrums either dynamically or statically for specific retail applications just not possible with any other light source. There is still a big debate over whether CRI, TM-30 or some other colour quality metric should be used in helping designers and users to determine a metric of colour quality but this debate is going to run and run for many years to come,
Nichia The worldwide LED emitter leader demonstrated a range of LED emitters specifically designed for retail applications including Meat (M2), Produce (M3) and White Fabrics (M7). Nichia, known for inventing white LEDs, was originally the leader in Phosphor technology and has combined it position in both to enable high quality emission spectra. The M2 emission spectra provides a high quality of light specifically on red wavelengths and adjusting the white spectrum colour coordinates to prevent a ‘yellow’ white appearance that can make meat look less vibrant and appealing. The M3 LED emitter emphasises the primary Red, Green and Blue parts of the emission spectrum to achieve the highest quality of colour under general illumination and is ideal for colour applications such as illuminating fruits, vegetables, flowers and produce. The M7 LED emitters emphasize the white by adjusting the colour and spectrum to produce vivid whites without the need to use near UV like others achieving the effect using a novel phosphor mix only. Citizen
Citizen’s CoB LED colour v ariation options.
Citizen launched its latest generation 5 of CoB technologies that improves the thermal resistance figures by up to 35% compared to generation 4 enabling an increase in luminous flux outputs, reducing Tj values and allowing improved lifetime characteristics. The top of the range CLU058 CoB offers a thermal resistance of
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Luminus COB Colour Quality Typical Metrics.
0.10 C/W with a typical luminous efficacy around 147lm/W at a Tj=85C for a CCT of 4000K, CRI>80 and a typical luminous flux of 59,573 lumens from a LES of 32.8mm. Again, Citizen have tailored their Vivid range to meet specific emission spectra for retail applications with four colour variations of White, Warm, Warm Plus and Warm Plus 2. Luminus Luminus, through its generation 3 CoB LED arrays, demonstrated a leadership in terms of efficacy for demanding retail spot lighting applications by delivering 150 lumens per watt at junction temperatures of 85C. The range comes in various package sizes covering lumen packages from 1000 lumens to over 20,000 lumens in CCTs ranges from 2700K to 6500K and CRI’s of 80 or 90 min. One key area of focus was to ensure tight colour binning of 3-SDCM or less along with AccuWhite high CRI products for multicolour merchandise and Sensus that creates a purer white light making white objects look cleaner and jewellery sparkle. The above table shows the various colour measurements for the CoB based products. Luminus also demonstrated how their large colour die technology can be employed within consumer products to help digitise objects in 3D. This technology is still unequalled in terms of raw luminous flux and has recently been used as a beacon on the new Freedom Towers in New York. Lextar Lextar is a relatively new name in the LED industry despite the fact that as a separate entity it is over eight years old and one of
a few fully integrated LED manufacturers. A part of AU Optronics the leading TFT-LCD and solar PV manufacturer with an annual turnover in excess of USD 22 billion Lextar offers a leading range of LEDs, modules and fixtures rarely seen in the marketplace. From an LED emitter perspective they offer standard surface mount technology all certified to LM-80 and with efficacies over 150 lm/W. One of the key technologies I saw on the stand was their new generation of CSP (Chip Scale Packaging) devices that offer up to 210 lm/W at 0.2W and 5000K. The CSP devices offer leading efficacy because of two areas: 1) They utilise lateral chips rather than flip-chip technology. 2) They use a special resin transfer moulding process allowing the phosphor to remain dispersed allowing 3-SDCM colour binning which is unusual for CSP products. As the CSP based devices will become highly important for the future profitability of the LED emitter industry then extracting both colour quality consistency and performance is vital. In terms of CoB technology then Lextar offer a Generation 4 version which similar to Luminous achieve 150 lm/W efficacies at 85C Tj with a CRI min of 80 and CRI versions of >90 with R9>50. More impressively is the 1919 CSP package which achieves 2 SDCM so no requirements to bin LEDs whilst achieving 1300 lm at 6.2W at 5000K which is ideal for LED tube lighting. Through combining high efficient LED packages and top quality design principles Lextar is able to deliver ultra-energy efficient LEAFIA LED fixtures with over 150 lm/W efficacy delivering 3400 lumens
at 4000K in less than 22W with a UGR <19 all within a slim 8mm thick panel. In a break from the traditional high bay design Lextar also designed the LEAFIA – High Bay product which delivers over 8000 lumens at 4000K within 80W in a 1200x300mm side emitting panel and offering a UGR <22 due to the incorporation of special light shaping optical diffusers. Finally, Lextar launched a smart locationbased service utilising in-built Bluetooth beacon sensors within LED fixtures to create a wireless network that connects to mobile devices. The three main advantages of such a system include: • Route guidance • Messaging provision • User behaviour analysis The smart LBS system is especially suitable for use in large indoor space such as exhibition venues, shopping malls, museums and airports.
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Toshiba Materials A new entrant into the CoB market is Toshiba Materials partnering with Tol Studios, which has introduced its patented TRI-R technology that creates a similar light to that of the solar spectrum, specifically by reducing the blue component of the light source. Tri-R produces natural, glarefree light that does not alter colours and gives sharpness to details and textures. With the development of TRI-R, Toshiba Materials has managed to recreate sunlight, which is the most suitable light for human wellbeing, aware of its influence on the metabolism and on physical and psychological wellbeing. The Tri-R technology uses a violet LED instead of the traditional blue LED with a three part phosphor to achieve the high quality spectrum. Lumileds Lumileds have focused on bolstering their mid-power LED range with a variety of package options and efficacies. For example, the LUXEON 3535L HE Plus satisfies the need for efficacy approaching 200 lm/W at the LED level and 160 lm/W or greater at the luminaire level. The LM-80 data for the LUXEON 3535L at 85˚C and 200 mA after 10,000 hours indicates the LEDs will maintain 90% of lumen output after seven years of continuous operation (projection using TM-21). Typical performance of the LUXEON 3535L HE Plus at 4000K and 80 CRI is 52 lumens at 100 mA drive current and 186 lm/W or 34 lumens at 65 mA drive current and 194 lm/W. The 3V parts are initially available in colour temperatures of 2700K, 4000K and 6500K and 80 CRI. They are tested at 100 mA and are 1/7th ANSI colour binned. In addition to standard white CCT values Lumileds is unique in offering mid-power coloured versions of the 3535 format allowing colour tuneable LED fixtures to be designed and manufactured. The Lumileds team also launched the
Luxeon stylish series of LEDs which have specifically designed phosphors for the food and retail industry. The FreshFocus technology helps to accentuate the colours of food by modifying the emission spectrum of the LEDs enabling bread, fish and marbled meat to look natural and fresh. OLEDS STILL IN PLAY LG Display Light+Building didn’t quite give up on OLED technology and, although the OLED leaders have changed their name to LG Display following the acquisition of LG Chem’s OLED unit, the technology is certainly no less impressive. LG Display’s stand demonstrated why there is still a need for OLED lighting by showing how design and technology can be fused to provide unique, stylish and functional lighting fixtures. LG is currently providing 100lm/W OLED engineering samples with a CRI 90 however the really big news is that LG will invest in a new 5th Generation OLED light panel manufacturing facility that will be capable of producing OLED panels of 1000mm by 1200mm. This new 5th Gen production facility will be able to create up to 15,000 glass substrate OLED panels per month and should enable drastic reductions in price whilst enabling bigger panels such as 600mm x 600mm units. OLEDs offer several unique options such as the ability to create shelf lighting with no wiring by using transparent conductors. The OLED market is predicted to grow significantly over the next five years to achieve USD 1.6 billion by 2020 and I am sure there will be a place for well-designed and innovative OLED fixtures within general lighting.
Transparent connections allow unique retail displays.
Luxeon 3535 colour options.
Sumitomo Chemical Sumitomo chemical displayed their printable OLED technology within the OLED Jardin that was visually stunning and designed by Motoko Ishii (as shown opposite). The polymer OLED technology is created using modified ink-jet printing technology
allowing ultra-thin and flexible light emitter technology in a cost effective production process. The polymer ink-jet OLED technology offers unique colour combinations not easily possible with other types of OLED technology. SMART LIGHTING As expected, Smart Lighting solutions were on display everywhere. However it became obvious that in the rush to launch smart lighting systems there hasn’t been many real installations of notable scale thus leaving end-users in the precarious position of being “Guinea pigs”. Another minefield for end users and lighting designers is the myriad of different technologies being used for smart lighting and the fact that many of the systems on display use proprietary control protocols even though they are based on standards based technologies such as Zigbee or Bluetooth Low Energy standards. This means that customers of early control systems will be locked into the technology and providers. The key issue here is that much of the technology is unproven and RF based systems are notorious for not being able to scale cost-effectively especially in Europe where buildings are not exactly RF friendly. Of course RF based systems do offer advantages in certain applications where new wiring is just not possible such as protected monuments however the new technology seems to come at significant additional hardware and software costs compared to traditional lighting solutions. It is going to be really interesting to see how these additional costs will be reduced moving forward considering the smart lighting market is going to be overcrowded with competitors vying for the market. One area of concern that needs to be resolved will be who owns the data being generated by all the sensors within a smart lighting installation. Currently, it is unclear who owns the data, where the data resides in the cloud and how easily can the data be changed from one system to another. Is the information owner the lighting company that installs the system, the company that provides the technology platform or the end user. Such questions are going to be really important for the industry to figure out as what happens if the end user wants to change the control system after ten years and need to access the data from the old system how will the data be access and converted eg; the database used previously may be incompatible with the new system. Despite these issues it is going to be clear that smart lighting is going to be common over the next decade and as such there is
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MOTOKO ISHII Sumitomo Chemical
Japanese lighting designer Motoko Ishii, with some help from her daughter Lisa, was charged with designing three stands at Light+Building - Sumitomo Chemical, Stanley Electric and Iwasaki Electric. Leading Japanese lighting designer Motoko Ishii has continued her work with the Japanese polymer OLED manufacturer Sumitomo Chemical at this year’s Light+Building after collaborating at previous shows. This year, however, she also designed the stands of fellow Japanese companies Stanley Electric and Iwasaki Electric. Motoko Ishii Lighting Design was established in Tokyo in 1968 and ever since then Ishii has been creating architectural lighting projects all over the world as well as her native Japan. Sumitomo Chemical’s exhibit, OLED JARDIN installation (symbolising a ‘Garden in the Sky’ formed from polymer OLED
lighting panels) is now a regular sight at Light+Building following Ishii’s designs creating an approachable space of a vast expanse with a taste of Japanese grace added. In addition to OLED JARDIN, Sumitomo Chemical exhibited its newly-designed OLED panels, improved for brightness and luminance efficiency from those displayed at the previous trade fair. The new polymer OLED panels, available in a range of colours, shapes and sizes, provide a greater degree of flexibility in the design for various spaces and applications. One of Japan’s biggest automotive lighting companies, Stanley Electric has expanded into the architectural lighting
market and was present at Light+Building with a new range LED fittings as well as displaying an interactive chandelier designed by Ishii. Iwasaki Electric, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has been manufacturing innovative indoor and outdoor lighting products as well as industrial systems for more than 70 years worldwide. Iwasaki exhibited its LED lighting series, LEDioc, which covers outdoor lighting, and Ishii was responsible for its display. www.motoko-ishii.co.jp www.icon-lighting.com www.sumitomocorp.co.jp www.stanley.co.jp www.eye.co.jp
going to be an awful lot for the industry to learn in a short space of time. Several of the potential leading players in smart lighting solutions are start-ups such as Casambi and Gooee as well as established players such as Samsung and Philips who are utilising a variety of different technology platforms and control protocols. Gooee The team at Gooee have developed a platform of products to allow lighting companies to deliver smart lighting solutions with the main focus on creating a cloud-based platform for data analysis and information sharing. The unique aspect of the Gooee offering is the sensor detector that provides two sensors in a small package. The first sensor is designed to face downward into the room and offers the following features: • Low density pixel array (visible spectrum) • On board processor for small packet data output • Optional Algorithms (motion+direction, door counting, low level shape identity, etc) • Third Party Sensor support at the ASIC level (i.e. PIR, air humidity, etc) • Fully adjustable (auto-exposure and averaging to handle frequency and ripple effects of light source, beam angle reduction via pixel density sampling, scale and parameter adjustments, etc) • Ambient Light Sensing (numerical range with dynamic room adjustment) • Colour identification (RGB) • Temperature sensor The upward facing sensor is used to provide information on the light fixture output and can measure: • Lux intensity (with dynamically adjustable scale) • CCT (based on our proprietary and patent pending RGB analytics) • Adjustable exposure area and timing (including averaging to handle frequency and ripple effects of light source) The sensor module works in harmony with the Gooee IoT cloud platform to deliver real time lumen depreciation and colour shift over time curves as well as the reporting structure for luminaire health and what is happening in the room. In order to maximise energy saving, create a predictive maintenance schedule and allow extended warranty / added value from the luminaire manufacturer to their customer. In addition to the rather neat sensor solution there are additional modules that can be combined with traditional LED drivers that can convert a system into a wireless connected smart lighting system.
Tridonic’s overview of common protocols currently used for lighting and building management systems with a number of protocols.
Casambi Casambi was showing its latest iteration of Bluetooth low energy systems at the show and the key aspect of their system is that it uses the Mesh topology within Bluetooth to offer a smart lighting system that does not need a specific gateway unlike systems based on Zigbee. Casambi has also introduced iBeacon technologies within their modules to enable their partners to introduce fully integrated location based services within their fixtures. The Bluetooth based implementation allows not only full control of the luminaires including dimming, colour temperature and full RGB settings but also the mesh network enabling them to act together to form more complex scenes and offer new services. Casambi stated that across all of their partners at the show their technology was working across some 2000 fixtures which was one of the largest. Tridonic Tridonic is obviously known for being one of the leading traditional lighting controls companies and it was great to see they are moving quickly to transition itself in the IoT world. Tridonic launched their Net4more toolbox solution which aims to reduce the hugely complex IoT solutions by integrating occupancy sensors and ibeacon technology to help manage not just the lighting but heating and ventilation in building management systems. Sensibly Tridonic will trial the technology from autumn of 2016 by introducing the net4more system within pilot projects – for example in office buildings. For this purpose a partner network will be set up and partners will be able to link their own hardware, such as sensors and communication elements, and their own application software with net4more. The crucial benefits that distinguish
the net4more system from competitor products is its open platform, flexibility and scalability. net4more has apparently been designed right from the start for interoperability and open hardware and software interfaces. For example, the software architecture is based on the open standard of the IPv6 Internet Protocol, wireless communication uses a low-power version with IPv6 which operates like a low-energy version of wifi with networking capability, and the application and communication layers also use the usual open standards. What’s more, net4more is the first system that enables both wired and wireless communication – and it is also scalable for any size of building or area. If the system is truly open then this should result in a breakthrough system as it will enable third party companies to adopt the net4more software and help create an interoperable solution for end users giving them security and peace of mind but I think we need to wait and see how open the system will become when it is fully launched next year. It is clear that smart lighting is very much embryonic, However the competition will most likely come from the non-lighting community such as KNX and Bacnet providers. It is definitely going to be interesting to see how the lighting community fits in with the smart building community over the next two years and understand which control protocol becomes the primary standard for smart buildings. 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. email@example.com
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FRANKFURT FINDS As always, Light + Building was bigger and busier than ever this year. With so many product launches to explore and not enough time, we did the leg work and rounded up a selection.
Beauty Series Xicato Xicato Beauty Series puts people in the spotlight. Developed in collaboration with lighting designers and leading cosmetology professionals and backed by independent research, Xicato Beauty Series is engineered to deliver high fidelity that improves foundation colour matching at cosmetics counters. Beauty Series carries Xicato’s warranty on both lumen and colour maintenance. It is available in Xicato’s XTM LED module with 19mm light emitting surface, in 1,300 and 2,000 lumen options. www.xicato.com
ALLUXIA Lextar ALLUXIA is a human-centric LED panel light that was displayed at L+B. With a remote control program and specially formulated mixed colour temperature LEDs, Lextar products can simulate the colour temperature change from dawn to dusk to create a lighting environment that meets the natural circadian rhythm. www.lextar.com
TILE Cooledge Cooledge introduced colour tunable TILE products at Light+Building, expanding design flexibility for designers. Colour temperature control – from 2,700K to 5,700K – allows architects and designers to make light feel more natural and to create drama in retail, hospitality, entertainment, and corporate environments. Interior ‘skylights’ can be programmed to change through the day, replicating the behavior of sunlight. Walls and ceilings too can be tuned to create an emotional response, support branding, and establish a unique appearance in a space. www.cooledgelighting.com
Flicker Free MR16 Soraa Featuring the company’s signature elements of full visible spectrum light, Soraa’s new Flicker Free MR16 LED lamp eliminates the problem of stroboscopic effect, or ‘invisible flicker’. The new MR16 LED lamps have expanded compatibility with transformers and dimmers; and they regulate temperature to maintain lifetime, colour quality and efficiency across a range of applications. www.soraa.com
LuxiTune Generation 3.0 LED Engin LED Engin’s LuxiTune Generation 3.0 1,100lm emitters now comes in a 2,200lm sample as well. Both feature programmable dimming curves with smooth halogen-style dimming from 1,600K to 3,000K and Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT) tuning between 2,100K and 4,300K. Tuning tracks the black body curve closely, brightness is adjustable from 100% to <0.5% and a CRI of 90 is maintained throughout the tuning range. Samples of linear modules with the same features are also now available. www.ledengin.com
1616 XNOVA Cube Luminus The 1616 XNOVA Cube is a 1W LED with a 170° viewing angle, which improves system efficacy, reduces cost, and simplifies optical design in panel lights and omnidirectional bulbs. Unlike traditional mid-power LEDs, which were originally designed for LCD backlighting, the XNOVA cube is engineered specifically for illumination applications with high quality of light, one of the widest viewing angles, and a compact 1.6 by 1.6mm SMD package. www.luminus.com
optoFLEXLIGHT RGB Optoled Optoled presented a prototype of the optoFLEXLIGHT RGB+Tunable White LED solution at the fair. It offers variety in lighting technology to completion. The flexible LED strip or printed circuit board combines the RGB colour change and white light with a controllable colour temperature range on a powerful level up to 1,200 lm/m. This enables an almost endless amount of colour combinations – or just white illumination, which is adjustable from 2,700 to 6,500K. www.optoled.de
LUXEON C Color Line Lumileds The LUXEON C Color Line delivers high quality of light, consistent focal length and uniform radiation patterns across its comprehensive portfolio of colour and white emitters. Industry-leading centre beam power and flawless colour mixing results in lighting brilliance without sacrificing directional precision. www.lumileds.com
Acrich MJT 5630 LED Seoul Semiconductor Acrich MJT 5630D package, applicable to incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps, and other lamps, have reached a luminous efficiency of 210 lm/W, which is of considerable luminous efficiency for a single LED package. Acrich MJT plans to reach the luminous efficiency of 220lm/W for its LED package within a year, which is the goal of the US Department of Energy to be reached by 2020. www.seoulsemicon.com
PI-LED LINEAR SYSTEM M - ZHAGA Lumitech Between three and eight PI-LED modules can be connected in series to cover 90cm – 240cm without impairment of light quality. This arrangement achieves an efficiency of 110 lm/W and at CRI>90 and its colour rendering is excellent. It has a very low colour temperature tolerance of MacAdam 3. The LINEAR SYSTEM M – ZHAGA can be operated by NeoLink wireless controls or DALI DT8 cable controls: all colour temperatures between 2,500K and 7,000K can be set precisely to any value on the Planckian locus. RGB colours and brightness can also be controlled. www.lumitech.at
OLED Light Panels LG Display LG Display offers OLED light panels in a variety of shapes and sizes. Eleven different models are available with different colour temperatures. Including: square type, rectangular type, circular type, and flexible type OLED light panels. www.lgdisplay.com
Hybrid Reflector LEDs Megaman Offering enhanced beam control and efficacy, Megaman Hybrid Reflector LEDs combine the best features of its facetted reflector range with the total internal reflection of its optical reflector to provide a solution that performs. Avoiding the ‘showerhead’ look of the common multiple lens solutions, Hybrid Reflector LEDs keep the advantage of precise beam control of the parabolic reflector approach while minimising spill light, reducing glare and eliminating the visual noise of multiple lens arrays. www.megaman.cc
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BEST OF DESIGN+
BEST OF DESIGN+
Wink Modular Lighting Instruments
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Unterlinden is a suspension lamp designed by Herzog & De Meuron for museum lighting, combining the aesthetic charm of an old-time object with high technology and engineering. The lamp body is manufactured in diecast aluminium or bronze, while the ceiling rose is made of a technopolymer and ceiling fixing plate in steel. The light source is made up of a COB LED, ensuring maximum luminous efficiency. The light beam is also controlled by a high efficiency optic polymeric lens especially designed to collimate light. The main lamp body has a dual function: Firstly, to dissipate the heat produced by the LED source and secondly, to direct the luminous flow downwards. www.artemide.com
Designed by Flemish duo Couvreur. Devos with a bit of wink-wink humour and a straightforward approach, the detailed finish and sleek design resulted in a light fixture that is semi-recessed in the ceiling, while just peeking out over the edge. Produced with a high level finish, the seamless integration into the ceiling provides a sleek design that is simple yet striking. Wink creates a symmetric downlight effect, while in spite of an identical design, Asy Wink, has an asymmetric reflector, creating an asymmetric beam angle. This effect allows you to accentuate objects on walls. The Asy Wink, which is fitted with a spreadlens, will illuminate the wall evenly, with a horizontal and wide light beam. This product is ideal for residential and hospitality applications. www.supermodular.com
The CFT500 series incorporates the WE-EF OLC One LED Concept lens technology with the multi-layer principle. The cumulative effect of all layers working together results in even lighting, creating homogeneous light distribution coupled with a high level of visual comfort. The efficiency of these luminaires is further enhanced with WE-EFâ€™s RFC Reflection Free Contour technology. A conventional flat luminaire cover is replaced by a clear, UV-stabilised panel with a contoured surface that matches the shape of the lenses. As a result, the proportion of internal reflection is reduced to an absolute minimum. The ring-shaped luminaire body of the CFT500 has led to the development of new, arc-shaped LED boards, opening up additional design possibilities. www.weef.de
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In the case of this pendant luminaire, the unique handling of the materials and the stark, honest clarity of the design especially impressed the jury. An extremely attractive product that convinces at a high standard, both formally and functionally.
The ceiling light is reminiscent of a delicate flutter of an eyelid and evokes positive associations. Despite its comparatively small dimensions, it provides a maximum in light quality and variation possibilities. At the same time, it is not only elegantly designed, but is also developed precisely and cleanly.
The post-mounted luminaire not only impressed with its purist and timelessly appealing design language, but also particularly captivates through an attentive finish that is made precisely and with state-of-the-art technology.
STRAPLED Advanced KIRRON light components STRAPLED Advanced is based on the idea of creating a lighting fixture that flies trough space like a light beam. A transparent plastic composite band, housing an LED stripe represents the light beam. To be tight and strong, mechanical fixtures split the forces on a variable fixing set on a steel cable. The transition of round to elongated shape is achieved by reducing the radius and increasing elements up to the band. The electrical connection is integrated in longitudinal direction between the fixtures. Due to narrow conctruction, sand-blasted aluminum is used for the cover. www.kirronlightcomponents.com
The ERCO range of Quintessence recessed luminaires covers all light distributions for differentiated lighting concepts. Downlights, lens wallwashers, directional luminaires as well as recessed spotlights, floodlights and wallwashers ensure large luminaire spacing, very good uniformity and efficient visual comfort. www.erco.com
Lunexo LED Trilux Adaptable to individual situations and employee requirements, Lunexo LED is ideal for the office of the future. The smooth light emission surface ensures glare-free light and the surface-mounted and suspended versions illuminate VDU screens according to standards, creating a pleasant light effect for meetings – light colour, intensity and the indirect light component can be separately controlled for this purpose. The integrated LiveLink light management system provides light according to requirements at the push of a button and also optimises energy efficiency. www.trilux.com
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ONYXX AIR Grimmeisen Licht After a two-year design and development phase, Gerhard Grimmeisen and his team have created Onyxx AIR - an ultra-slim luminaire with 14mm high aluminum body with luminous display. Transparent in sleep mode and fulfilled in the on state homogeneous to light, the LED light is laterally invisible. Combined with innovative optics, specially developed gesture control and variable colour temperature for biologically active light, Onyxx AIR utilises pioneering solutions. It combines unique design with intelligent lighting and control technology as well as a trend-based operating concept. www.grimmeisen-licht.de
An LED wall washer that stands out for its simple geometry and pure lines, Flap is suitable for group compositions where its essential design harmoniously fits in with both rational and random settings. Formally designed as a sectioned disk, it is eye-catching because of its flatness and thinness. Compact and minimum volume, it delivers perfectly homogeneous light dispersion. Flap was awarded the IF Product Design 2016 as well as the Design Plus Award 2016. www.arkoslight.com
EKLEIPSIS Cariboni Ekleipsis is an indirect light luminaire for ceiling, surface, recess, bollard and pole installation. Available in three different sizes, it is a complete indoor and outdoor lighting system, equipped with high efficiency and long-lasting LED light sources. Available in the following colours: white RAL 9003, grey RAL 9006 and Sablé 100 Noir, the soft light’s simple geometry can easily adapt to spaces characterised by elegance and purity. www.caribonigroup.com
Einbaugehäuse ThermoX LED Kaiser
Quadra Comelit Group
Developed for the airtight installation of rigid and pivoting built-in luminaires in different ceiling constructions, ThermoX LED housing protects the surrounding material (vapour barrier foil, insulation etc) against the high operating temperatures and the LED luminaires themselves from contamination, creating an airtight separation. In combination with the thermal separation between luminaire and operating device, a maximum operating lifetime is obtained. www.kaiser-elektro.de
Quadra series wall-mounted external video entry unit has a die-cast aluminium faceplate, wide-angle colour camera and a single LED for nighttime lighting. Capacitive buttons with the possibility to set from one to four call buttons using dip switches. Indicator LED for call sent, lock-release activated, audio activated and system busy. Adjustment of speaker volume and audio balance is possible, with power supply from bus line. External unit dimensions: 95x195x23mm. www.comelitgroup.com
Made from the high quality handblown glass, Dimple is a modular chandelier system with a unique two-way mirrorcoated finish. Dimple is available in a chrome and bronze finish, unveiling the extra interior glass ball when it’s on. As shown at the darc awards Light+Building launch, every drop of the chandelier can be configured with a RGBW LED chip, with a combination of natural whites or a single warm white LED. Each drop can be individually controlled via DMX to offer a variety of possibilities. www.bybeau.com
Gooee IoT ecosystem Gooee
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FLX Stix NDP (DIVA3) Feelux
Gooee has designed and engineered an enterprise scale IoT lighting ecosystem, built for commercial, retail, hospitality and industrial applications. Using Light + Building for the European preview of the world’s first ‘full-stack’ lighting ecosystem, Gooee provides sensing, control and communication components that integrate with an enterprise scale cloud platform, this offers a service-driven, scalable framework for lighting manufacturers to deliver value beyond illumination. www.gooee.com
An energy-efficient wall luminaire, App’s customisable front surface, with its optical depth and sculptural quality, opens up creative scope, making it a potential information carrier, guidance system and design element. Two replaceable LED plates provide powerful and sustainable light, which is dispersed symmetrically upwards and downwards. As the light hits the walls, ceiling and floor, it is reflected throughout the space. Sideways, it emits softly diffused, glare-free light. An efficient cooling body on the back of the luminaire guarantees heat dissipation while adding to the overall design aesthetic. www.serien.com
FLX Stix NDPro(Diva3) is a seamless linear LED luminaire for cabinets and small architectural details without any LED chip dark spots. It can clip together to provide uninterrupted illumination. All connections are plug and play, and two fixing methods are provided - metal brackets and metal piece with adhesive tape for magnet fixing. It can be attached under the metal shelves with the backside magnet. www.feelux.de
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The Vode ZipTwoTM micro-profile LED is, at 9mm thick, barely a line in space. Thin as it is, it delivers 2,600 lm/m and mounts in a snap. For contractors and designers, consider it a peace offering.
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Ai Cove Acclaim Lighting Acclaim Lighting introduces the Ai Cove, a unique, dim to warm interior cove fixture, which produces a near perfect representation of incandescent dimming. The fixture features Ai Dim (Acclaim Intelligent Dimming) technology that combines a finely tuned dimming curve with a specific grouping of LEDs. This technology enables the fixture to dim from 3000K to 1800K on a standard TRIAC dimmer. 0-10V or DMX control are available via Acclaim’s UDM control converter. www.acclaimlighting.com
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Sleek Dots Grupo MCI Sleek Dots is a modular linear lighting system that provides high luminous efficiency, 115 lm/W, due to its 50° and 70°microfacade reflectors, designed by Bartenbach, which offers 93% efficiency. This type of fitting is ideal for office lighting due to its UGR<19 and high efficiency, controlled by DMX, DALI and 1-10V. Available in different colour temperatures, 2,700K, 3,000K, 4,000K and Dynamic White, its sleek design fits into any modern space with easy power and data connection. www.grupo-mci.com
xcene m is a spotlight with a compact shape, especially designed for lighting commercial areas or museums. It offers two technologies: COB LED with reflector and high power LED with XQUARE optics, a patented optical system by LUXINTEC, which offers higher uniformity, less glare and a range of spot, square and rectangular beam angles. It is available with different light tonalities and CRI (also with specific colours for food applications), finishes and mounting (three-phase track or surface). www.luxintec.com
INTERIOR TTX2.50 / .70 LV Mike Stoane Lighting
OPTIO Lamp83 Featuring efficient LEDs and special lenses, OPTIO is available in recessed, surface mounted, pendant and lamellas versions. While built-in body length starts from 51mm in the recessed version and up to 2,000mm in the pendant version, it’s possible to have LED power between two and 40W. The OPTIO series offers the combination of functionality, elegant design, high performance and visual comfort to create exceptional environments. www.lamp83.com
CRD60 Filix CRD60 is a brand new product with a minimalistic and modern design that provides maximum lighting output. As a down lighter it can accent any required details. With two possible finish colours, white structure and anthracite grey and an IP67 rating, it’s an ideal detail for outdoor and indoor surfaces. CRD60, or the square version CSD 60, combines great design and outstanding output for maximum pleasure and beauty. www.filixlighting.com
With a Eutrac LEDtrac system, the TTX2.50.LV and TTX2.70.LV are fully lockable, dimmable, Xicato-based, museum and gallery spec track fittings with a complete range of accessories. Beams can be as tight as 11º with optics or 9.7º with the Zoom lens option. With XIM modules soon to offer BLE control and the pairing of BLE sensors, these fittings offer comprehensive technical possibilities in a compact size. www.mikestoanelighting.com
TASK Free Standing and Wall are available with the Bio-Pulse Intelligence (BPI) option. This smart control ensures optimum workplace lighting conditions by simulating daylight over the course of the day. XAL uses BPI for indirect light to boost efficiency of biodynamic light on the ceiling. The light colour varies from 1,800K to 6,500K and provides even lighting for open-plan offices.
Regiolux presented capio, a new suspended luminaire with OLED technology. Similar to a light installation, the OLED luminaire opens up new possibilities for illumination with wide-area and glarefree light. With its thin luminaire enclosure of 13mm, the capio OLED achieves a high light quality suitable for office lighting. The design was developed in collaboration with Professor Peter Raab and students of the Coburg University. www.regiolux.de
New X-TALK Technology makes it possible to control indirect light centrally from smart devices for groups or individually. www.xal.com
IDOO.pendant Waldmann Designed by Burkhard Schlee, Munich, the suspended luminaire IDOO.pendant, which is part of the IDOO light family, boasts a simple, floating look. Despite a height of only 20mm, all operating devices can be integrated into the luminaire, which makes it considerably easier to install. Thanks to state-of-theart edge-light technology, the direct light component provides particularly uniform light. In addition to single luminaires, linked luminaires to build light lines and variants for biodynamic light are also available. www.waldmann.com
VOLTA Martini Light Light gets free of conventional shapes and becomes a flexuous modular band moving in the space. VOLTA designs the architecture with creativity in harmony with the contemporary design. Three different bows of 450mm ray can be bounded with magnets to linear components of different lengths for unlimited combination possibilities. Available in version NW (Neural White, 4000K) and WW (Warm White, 3000K), CRI>80, standard On/Off, dimmable 1-10V and DALI. www.martinilight.com
Beacon Tune Concord The latest member of the Beacon family of spotlights, the Beacon Tune, is designed specifically for museums and galleries. The tuneable LED spotlight incorporates the latest in LED technology to offer dimming from 0-100% and a tuneable white colour range from warm 2,100K to cool 4,300K. Beacon Tune allows the colour temperature and lumen output to be adjusted, meeting the precise atmospheric requirements of a particular exhibition or display. The luminaire provides complete flexibility, which is particularly useful in temporary exhibition spaces. www.concord-lighting.com
Bell Pendant Onok Lighting Onok Lightingâ€™s Bell is a colourful profile family, designed to inspire and excite but also to be efficient and useful. The Bell collection consists of pendant linear luminaries with a special antiglare form and streamlined shape. It is available in different sizes and colour combinations such as white and gold or black and orange, which can offer high outputs with low consumption. With Bellâ€™s design, Onok played with colour and form as every form is a base for colour and every colour is an attribute of a form. www.onoklighting.com
Edge 55 multiline Developed for direct/indirect lighting, Edge 55 is defined by a sleek main profile and lower sides that can be equipped with two bevelled or straight finishing profiles, which can be provided in another colour than the main profile to create a decorative accent. This light fixture is suitable as a suspended, surface mounted, recessed or wall luminaire, available in a standard or custom-made version. Edge 55 can be delivered in an anodised finish or power coated in every desired RAL colour and can be integrated in public projects as well as in private buildings. www.multiline.be
Like the sticks of the Mikado game, the luminous elements of Shanghai by Aldabra can be composed in endless shapes, allowing the lighting designer to work three-dimensionally into the space in full freedom thanks to a patented connection system. Shanghai is an innovative indoor LED system able to grant precise lighting scenarios with its a selection of lenses for direct, indirect or accent emission. It consists of light bars available in lengths of 100, 150 and 200cm and is designed using high efficiency LEDs. www.aldabra.it
Sapphire Zoom CLS The Sapphire Zoom is an ideal solution to illuminate collections in museums and galleries. The luminaire can also be used in high-end retail environments, featuring an effective zoom reach from 8° up to 50° and a high amount of light output. Zhaga compatible, the luminaire comes with the choice of Xicato Artist or Citizen LED modules. Sapphire Zoom also displays quality colour rendition, CRI up to 98 and with high CQS LED modules available. It also features DMX 512, DALI, phase cutting or analog potentiometer dimming. www.cls-led.com
EOS LED Circular LED Luks
Eggy Buzzi & Buzzi Made from AirCorak, a material created and patented by Buzzi & Buzzi, Eggy is a recessed luminaire able to fully disappear into its surroundings. Environmentallyfriendly, Eggy includes anti-bacterial, photo-catalytic and anti-pollution properties and integration inside any architecture is easy. Eggy is equipped with a high-performance COB, giving multiple advantages: longlasting performance, high efficiency, clean light, spot lighting flexible installation, low CO2 emissions and Kw use, as well as better comfort with high-quality lighting performances. www.buzzi-buzzi.it
EOS LED Circular is characterised by a slim frame around a transparent panel, which makes the luminaire elegant and an unobtrusive element in any room. When switched on, the luminaire changes its form and creates a perception of pleasant circular light, hanging in the air. Emitting light both up to the ceiling and down to the workspace, it diminishes glares and delivers high visual comfort. The luminaire is available in different colours and dimensions: 470, 560, 650, 740, 825mm. www.ledluks.com
QI esse-ci Carefully built in the Eurostandard Track, QI provides general lighting to retail. Its unique design pushes the track’s flexible use in new areas and applications. The installation follows the EUtrack mounting availability: suspended, ceiling and recessed. Two emissions are available: perfect symmetric and diffused emission for general lighting or wall-washer for asymmetric lighting as an alternative to the spotlight. Also, multiple lengths and powers are availble to match the customer’s needs. www.esse-ci.com
The Vode RaceRailTM suspended LED is remarkably adaptive. With rails that rotate infinitely and lock at any angle, and drivers that can be placed 30 meters away and dim to 1%, itâ€™s more than OK.
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Designed by Speirs + Major and manufactured by Reggiani, Cells was officially presented by studio Principal Mark Major and Senior Designer Benz Roos at the show.
The idea for Cells was born from a desire to improve the quality of light for urban areas by offering a solution that was highly adaptable in terms of the lit effect, while remaining affordable. “The working title of this project was ‘Social Light’,” explains Mark Major, “a term that describes its origins as a re-thinking of the way that we illuminate tough urban spaces. We wanted to explore how developments in technology might allow us to bring about a better quality of light for people who inhabit such spaces, without creating a cost barrier.” Inspired by the cellular eye structure of a dragonfly, the product can be installed as a single module or connected in
multiples. The user can choose from a general lighting solution or a bespoke distribution, created by an array of powerful efficient LEDs combined with different selections of clip-on collimating reflectors. This ensures that the potential for both light pollution and light trespass can be minimised, while visual comfort is maximised. The product construction is robust, and is offered in a range of colours and finishes. Whilst providing good shock resistance (IK10), the crystalline diffuser allows a high level of light transmission for the best possible performance. Cells can be mounted on ceilings of walls, indoor and out, and is available in surface and recessed versions.
Rooz commented: “We are thrilled that the resulting contemporary industrial aesthetic of the finished form makes this fitting not only ideal for exterior and amenity lighting but also interior and architectural applications and buildings ranging from social housing to schools, nurseries, doctor’s surgeries, hospitals and even studio based workplace environments. The grid of high output LEDs can be dressed with a wide variety of metallic or coloured finished thermoplastic covers to enable simple, low cost customisation of the identity of the fixture.” www.speirsandmajor.com www.reggiani.net
ZipTwo Vode ZipTwo is a micro-profile interior luminaire for direct lighting in open office, wall wash and wall graze applications. The ultra low profile design 0.36-inches (9mm) x 1.38-inches (35mm) features beam control at 120°, 60°, 40° and 85° asymmetric. ZipTwo has a standard output up to 89 lm/W, 619 lm/ft (2,030 lm/m) and 85 CRI. Outputs of up to 1,102 lm/ft (3615 lm/m) are available. With quick and simple mounting, it is designed for acoustical and drywall ceilings and has clip-in hardware for most acoustical ceiling types. www.vode.com
Place Rovasi Place is the pendant version of the new downlights collection by Rovasi. In order to create a harmonious atmosphere, they are available as surface-mounted and recessed versions too. The fixtures are available in diameters from 500mm to 1,100mm and they are equipped with high energy efficiency printed circuit board in 3,000K or 4,000K. It is an attractive and interesting option for shopping malls, hotel lobbies, offices, large atriums, airports, meeting rooms, showrooms and similar installations. www.rovasi.com
Spotled COB Sagitario This adjustable mini projector maintains the main features of its predecessor (surface mounted, IP67, made of aluminum with an anodised matte silver finish, adjustable and with 24VDC with integrated PWM control), but it also stands out for offering more light output (950lm) and being more efficient (112lm/W) due to the LED COB technology incorporated. It provides a typical CRI of 80, with a choice of 90 or higher, and is available in a wide range of colour temperatures. This product is suitable for indoor or outdoor projects. www.sagitariolighting.com
Io, designed by Arkoslight’s Head of Design, Rubén Saldaña, is an LED spotlight miniaturised in a fixture that fits on the palm of your hand. Designed for accent lighting applications, its small dimensions mean it can be fitted in display cabinets, shop windows and small places without generating an invasive presence. Created to be placed individually on the surface or a track, it offers all the features of concentrated LED spotlights with a minimalist and hyper-reduced design. www.arkoslight.com
PRIMA S WW /S BUCK Premiered at Light+Building 2016, this luminaire combines ease of installation with excellent cut off effect. Its innovative optics make it ideal for receptions and office spaces. Ease of maintenance is enabled with PC protector, preventing dust deposition on the sophisticated optics. Two adjacent desks can therefore be illuminated independently, both glare-free. www.buck.rs
My favourites from L+B are: 1. Flos Infra-Structure designed by Vincent Van Duysen. Bauhaus inspired ‘kit of parts’ lighting system that allows designers and architects to create unique lighting systems using direct, indirect, accent and decorative lighting elements. 2. Cooledge ‘Tile’ in tuneable white. Easy to use, simple to install backlighting system with unique power distribution system – now in tuneable white to match a number of looks and moods. 3. Bega – unnamed pole with integral flood lights. Integrated flood lights concealed in pole keep daytime appearance clean with no additional branches or berries or shadows. SEAN O’CONNOR SEAN O’CONNOR LIGHTING
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ArcSource 140 COB Anolis ArcSource 140 COB is a high performance downlighter designed to deliver high performance from a traditional downlighter footprint. A custom optical system, combining both a concave reflector and highly efficient collimator, is combined with the latest 140W COB technology, which allows the luminaire to deliver an output level in excess of 8,000 lmss at 6,000K. Also available in a 2,700K version, it offers the ideal solution when high light output is required in architectural, retail and leisure applications. As with all Anolis products, a five year warranty applies. www.anolis.eu
ewo presented its new R-System product line for large area illumination. The modular construction R-System floodlight family consists of individual panels that are grouped in a corresponding arrangement (R1–R6) depending upon the output that is required. Every panel can be tilted and consists of 128 high-performance LEDs. The glass cover of the panels offers additional protection for the lens optics and makes simplified cleaning possible. www.ewo.com
Edge Reader Astro The Edge Reader from Astro for bedside lighting was launched at Light + Building 2016. Existing solutions are either to use the bedside light and reader separately or add the reader to the bedside light as an attachment. Edge Reader is a new approach where the minimal white plane on which the LED reader is mounted creates atmosphere at night, appearing to float on the light it emits from its edges. Both functions can be individually switched and LED lamps ensure minimal running costs. www.astrolighting.co.uk
Hide-out Eden Design Hide-out is a 24V DC recessed track system that offers a great flexibility in terms of moving around the LED lighting fixtures ‘nook’ and ‘tag’ since they don’t have a power cable. This means that any person can move the lighting fixtures since there is no need of connecting wires. The lighting fixtures have a hinge system that allows them to be hidden inside the ceiling or pulled out. Optionally available with indirect ambient lighting, hide-out is available in black and white, with LED in 2,700K, 3,000K, 3,500K, 4,000K. www.edendesign.be
Designed by Matúš Opálka, INLIO is a luminaire for office premises with direct-indirect emanation. It uses the latest LED, the edge lifting technology and tunable white.The luminaires are in two variants – with a central cup with control electronics in the middle of the luminaire and a luminaire with a large luminous area with no central distribution with the control unit located in the recessed ceiling cup. Rounded edges and wavy structure give the luminaire the characteristic features and significant differentiation. www.halla.eu
MOTO-POLARIS Forma Lighting Designed by Franco Mirenzi, POLARIS linear downlight, offers precision oriented, advanced lighting technology. The track mounted, motorised remotecontrolled version MOTO-POLARIS’ pan and tilt, of up to 200° horizontal and 350° vertical axis rotation, are adjusted via hand-held remote to laser select the fixture, re-orient and dim the light. Reflecting LED energy-saving, CRI 95 luminance onto its diamond angled facets, MOTO-POLARIS is ideal for retail, galleries, museums and hospitality applications, offering visual comfort in architecture boasting high ceilings. www.formalighting.com
The Vode DoubleBoxTM suspended LED provides both direct and indirect light for open office, conference room and classroom applications. It’s 6,000 lm/m at its most efficient. What’s not to love?
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SETI LAMP LIGHTING
Antoni Arola has collaborated with Spanish manufacturer Lamp Lighting to create SETI, a range of LED bollards specifically for residential and hotel applications. The SETI family of LED bollards has been designed by Barcelona-based Estudi Antoni Arola for Lamp Lighting to light private areas and hotels. Due to its minimalist design, it blends in perfectly in any outdoor space in residential neighbourhoods. Antoni Arola is mostly known as an industrial designer and had no issues in working with Lamp Lighting to create an outdoor luminaire, especially as he had already worked with the Spanish luminaire manufacturer on the VERITAS eco supermarket and he was part of the jury for the Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards 2013: “I am interested in everything that is related to light, the field is not important,” he said. “Outdoor is always very interesting
because it means having to illuminate the darkness of the night.” SETI is available in three versions according to the bollard’s height and the type of lighting: SOFT or SPOT, with a colour temperature of 3,000K. The SOFT model is furnished with a grille for signaling, and the SPOT model is designed to direct the light flow toward the ground with a marked beam of light. Depending on customer needs, light toward either one or two sides may be chosen. The entire family has an IP65 degree of protection and is made with aluminum profile extrusion with two outer finishes, texturised white and anthracite grey, and a texturised black or white inner finish.
So what attracts Arola to light? “In my career I have designed many different things like interior design, furniture, luminaires, objects, containers, etc. But light increasingly has been seducing me: light for me is the most subtle ‘matter’, the most beautiful. With light, aside from designing a product, you are designing an ‘atmosphere’, a ‘climate’ and this goes directly related to the senses and to feelings: this is the part that interests me more. In addition, light and luminaires have a symbolic aspect that perhaps the other furniture items have not.” www.estudiantoniarola.com www.lamp.es
ID Series BÄRO The centrepiece of BÄRO’s exhibits was the ID luminaire series with its spotlights, recessed and suspended luminaires. Striking design, state-of-theart technology, highlighting and product quality are the central features of this new series, which are positioned as the top models in the BÄRO range. Pictured is the Pendiro ID suspended luminaire. www.baero.com
DLADL LED System dedolight Originally developed by Dedo Weigert for digital and film, the DLADL LED fittings are ideal for museum, gallery and heritage applications to illuminate all objects with unparalleled precision. They offer wide spectrum light from tungsten to daylight with perfect colour rendition and an evenness with no centre hotspots fall or off at the edges. The DLADL system can produce an infinite variety of shapes with every edging gradation from soft focus to laser sharp edging. www.dlad.de
MOVE Lucifero’s MOVE merges two distinct functions in one fixture: the traditional cardanic downlighter, adjustable on the horizontal and on the vertical axis and the recessed projector, not only adjustable but also extractable. The two functions are incorporated within two different optical groups, but both can be installed, according to the desired function, onto the same fixture’s body, thanks to a tool-free Click&Play magnetic lock-unlock system. The fixture’s body can host one or two optical groups, of the same type of mixed, and is available with frame or trimless. www.luciferos.it
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Splitbox Deltalight Splitbox is a trimless integrated lighting system, with the flexibility of surface-mounted lighting. The black minimalistic cove of 80mm wide and 225mm or 315mm long can be equipped with one, two or three highly flexible spot modules. These Spy modules can remain in the ceiling, or emerge in its entirety and be tilted 90° and rotate 355°, allowing focused illumination in one swift move. The black background creates an illusion of infinity around the light spots, enforcing the fully integrated concept. The outside of the Spy modules is available in black or white, which can be combined with exchangeable inserts in black, white, matte gold or a new silver grey finish. www.deltalight.com
Recognised by the iF product design award, the new VASARI range by ELR utilises its highly modularised approach resulting in a range of downlights with the possibility of a high degree of customisation for more discerning applications. The range consists of a variety of frame shapes and sizes, with and without surface trims, reflectors and accessory slots designed to operate with ELR’s patented LED engines and drivers, offering a choice of LED performance, CCT’s and beam widths without disturbing the luminaire fixture within the ceiling. This saves time and protects ceilings from maintenance damage. www.elr-group.com
Margo Factorylux Factorylux Margo. Innovative architectural spotlight. Designed and made in the UK. Shown here in RAL 3002 Carmine Red and configurable in four other vibrant and durable vitreous enamel colours. Choose from Xicato XTM or XIM modules, including artist and beauty series. 400 to 3,000 lumen. Range of beam angles down to 7º. Flicker free eldoLED drivers with super smooth dimming. Efficient specifier support and super quick lead time. www.factorylux.com
Zircon Range LEE Filters
LEE Filters has introduced Zircon – a new range of LED lighting filter that is designed to offer quality, consistency and, above all, durability. It’s no secret that conventional lighting filter struggles with fade times when used in conjunction with LED lighting set-ups. Zircon filters are able to circumvent this problem, thanks to a new technology that gives them an increased lifespan of up to 200 times longer than standard lighting filters. Available as warming and diffusion filters, Zircon filters are study and long lasting and set a new standard in LED lighting filters. www.leefilters.com
The Ellipse, takes the circle to its final step. Sattler decided to close the circle with the development of the elliptical form. This shape, already found on the Circolo series is now available in the soft, filigree and elegant profiles of the Slim and Doppio. These are offered in three sizes up to a maximum of 275cm in length, which are ideally suitable for reception rooms, foyers and conference areas. www.sattler-lighting.com
Straitline LTS Easy to install, Straitline is a new economical solution for spaces requiring flush-mounted or hanging in-line lighting. It’s available as a standardised, pre-mounted LED module with fixed length in 60mm x 80mm. The individual profile elements are connected via mechanical eccentrics, while the electrical connection requires no more than the mating of two plug connectors. Straitline utilises foils in lengths of up to 30m, which are drawn into the profile in one piece. As a result, it can be used in any length without visible joints. StraitLine is available as a ceilingmounted or hanging lights solution. www.lts-light.eu
Handrail liniLED Winner of the Red Dot Award, Handrail creates a safe and luxurious environment with its stainless steel (AISI 316) finish. This LED-based handrail system (IP65) has the same light benefits as a LED fixture: energy efficient with an expected lifetime of more than 50,000 hours. The continuous light line is available in several luminous intensities and light colours. With an outer diameter of 42.4mm and 48.3mm, the liniLED Handrail can be wall or post mounted. Ideal for various indoor and outdoor projects. www.liniLED.com
MAGIQ Prolicht The new MAGIQ Wallwash with Vertical Boost is a module with five integrated spots and illuminates walls extraordinarily evenly and completely without dazzling. Vertical Boost concept: five multifaceted reflectors are mounted at different angles in one module. MAGIQ is a module available with either four or eight spotlights that can be fitted as trim less or recessed. These modules can also be integrated into a trim less channel system: 2LOOK4LIGHT system. Each MAGIQ Spot can be fitted with coloured Korona Cones in 25 Prolicht colours. www.prolicht.at
This year was my first time attending Light + Building. Aside from the abundance of espresso, food, and wine, three areas that stood out to me were optics, controllability, and decorative luminaires. The manufacturers that stood out the most demonstrated their ability to better control optics and glare of high powered LED point sources. Companies like Erco, Zumtobel, Kreon, iGuzzini, and acdc were doing nice things with small aperture recessed and track luminaires. Zumtobel and Erco impressed me by supporting the idea that light should be part of everyday lifestyles and control should be easy at home and in work environments. Lastly, I enjoyed seeing large scale decorative contemporary luminaires from companies like Sattler, Exenia, and Prolicht. I also liked seeing unique applications of standard fixtures. Companies like LED Linear and iGuzzini displayed interesting ways to use simple things like flexible linear LED products as decorative pieces. EMAD HASAN THE LIGHTING PRACTICE
Dino Fagerhult Designed by PetterssonRudberg, Dino is an energy-efficient LED light engine available in two sizes and light outputs: Dino Ø180 with 3,000/6,000 lm, and Dino Ø90 with 750/1,500 lm. Users can choose from a range of reflectors and screens – or create their own unique design. Dino Ø180 is available with a large number of shades - two different domes can be used, with a prismatic or opal louvre. The series also includes two lacquered steel shades – one with an industrial feel and one with a retro look. Dino Ø90 can be fitted with two decorative glass accessories – cylindrical or teardrop-shaped – with a function similar to traditional glass shades. www.fagerhult.com
A profile for ceiling or suspension applications, Q39 features high efficiency and various finish options including: bronze, lead, corten, gold, copper, wood, leather and others upon request. Profiles can be provided ready to use with custom lengths, wired and complete with external power supply and any accessories needed for installation. The product is suitable for different light configurations with single or modular options available, granting uniformity without dark gaps. Internal reflector available for increased performance and UGR correction in office application. www.antrox.net
Delivering more than 80 llm/W, the downlight range provide a low energy alternative to traditional fittings. Options include fixed, adjustable and wallwash formats delivering 600, 1,000 and 2,000lm with Xicato, Warm Zero and Dynamic White options. The new range comprises a technical architectural downlight, Novus (pictured); soft edge architectural downlight, Air; and deep recessed pinhole, Darc Pro. All offer high light quality and great flexibility. Novus downlight is available in small (79mm cut out) and large (98mm cut out) sizes. Also fixed, adjustable and wallwash versions, all with trim and trimless options www.acdclighting.co.uk
CAVEAU Icone Luce Designed by Marco Pagnoncelli, CAVEAU combines the prerogatives of a spotlight and the size of a wall lamp with a brand new fully retracting system. Opening and closing is fully automated, consisting of a round element hinged to the wall. When closed it merges with the wall, without any protrusion. While opening, the disc is positioned at an angle chosen according to brightness requirements. Part of an automated disc, CAVEAU includes an LED circuit of 24V. The electronic control unit, compatible with most home automation systems and the power supply unit, are incorporated in the recessed section. www.iconeluce.com
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View iGuzzini View is a compact aluminium floodlight with a fluid, minimalist design. The luminaire offers advanced lighting performance and a sleek design thanks to its die-cast aluminium body that uses Optilinear technology, an anodized, super-pure aluminium reflector and wide flood or wall washer optics. Available in two different sizes, View offers the original spot version and a wall or ceiling-mounted alternative with an upward beam offering comfortable, indirect lighting. View can be pendantmounted on a three-phase track or ceiling-mounted using a special base. www.iguzzini.com
Designed by Lamp Lighting, MOODY creates the story of a tool created for the interior designer to play with. A family in which the concept “do it yourself” prevails over any other. Experiment with light and play with the product, changing its parts and finding all the different roles that the luminaire can play in the same space. www.lamp.es
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Featuring a wide family range including Hunter RI, RV, RIO / RVO, T, C and S, this luminaire is ideal for modern retail shops. To provoke the desired response of buyers, sections with high sales potential have to be enhanced in the right way. Available with 800-3,500lm output, Hunter is designed to make products stand out and help create a desirable brand experience. The product has a high CRI, Vivid COB option and optics ranging from 10°-46°. www.intra-lighting.com
Made of PPMA, a transparent material that turns solid white when switched on, this suspension lamp is versatile and suitable for various environments and styles, from offices to contemporary houses. With a thickness of 8mm, it’s capable of producing up to 12,000lm. Excellent colour rendering (CRI ≥80) is combined with low glare (UGR <19); energetic efficiency (120lm/W) and the possibility of different installatons, to make Eiffel ideal for visual display units. The central aluminium profile is available with an on-board or remote driver and in white, black and grey. www.plexiform.it
Exzite Pendant Aura Light The new Exzite pendant LED luminaire offers a variety of design and colour options, making it a natural part of the interior design concept, whilst still offering exceptional light performance and energy savings. Available from 36W to 65W, the Exzite luminaire provides low energy lighting for a range of commercial applications, with the stylish aesthetics making it particularly suitable for modern office environments. www.aura-light.co.uk
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ProSpex TubeLED Lucent Available in Mini (60mm diam. 750lm) and Midi (75mm diam. 1570lm), TubeLED comes with a number of optional coloured baffle inserts: copper, bronze, satin nickel, chrome and satin gold Available in finishes of black, white and silver, the luminaire is a trackmounted tubular LED spotlight fixture with integral driver. Mounting options include: track, surface monopoint, recessed monopoint and trimless monopoint.TubeLED is available with phase, 1-10v and DALI dimming options when specified with the appropriate track type and adaptor. Product shown: TubeLED Midi, black with copper insert www.lucent-lighting.com
Whether it is in a restaurant, at home, in office spaces, corridors, meeting rooms or over the reception desk, ARVA lighting fixtures offer up to CRI 95 in a minimalist lamp housing, which is available in different sizes (D = 140, 270, 440mm). ARVA mounted lights Ø 270 / Ø 440, features a synthetic glass diffuser and comes in colours: white satin matt RAL 9003, black satin matt RAL 9005 and metallic grey RAL 9006. The product provides a direct direction of light and has normal or dimmable DALI. www.ribag.com
O1 Family (1 inch diameter) ALTO O1 Family offers stylish ceiling design with its minimised size, performing powerful wattage. O1 family with NGR (Non Glare Reflector)technology includes: recessed downlight, adjustable, and wallwasher, with different wattage of 2W to 8.5W (220~1170lm), narrow angle to wide angle, and also 0-10 dimming available. Fixture hole size is only 30Ø with maximum of 110lm/W. The product is designed to make O1’s driver fit into a one-inch hole, along with ALTO’s wireless Wifi and Bluetooth control system. www.alto.co.kr
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Liquid Line Lightnet Liquid line provides continuous seamless lines of light. Its modular system of different forms, curves and connectors helps meet a range of demands. It offers many possibilities in terms of forms, such as a loop, circle or wave. It is available in a wide spectrum of colour temperatures (2,700K-6,500K), special surface colours and designs. All modules are autonomous linear and curved luminaires are available in a great variety of different radii and lengths. For offices it’s available with direct/indirect light distribution and microprismatic screens. www.lightnet-group.com
AKON Molto Luce Akon is a contemporary design with state-of-the-art technology. Made of anodised aluminium with black or white powder coated surface, the luminaires are equipped with asymmetric micro-faceted free form reflector by Bartenbach, which ensures a uniformed light distribution with optimum longitudinal glare. Available in single, double or quad format, Akon is also offered as a track spot version for the Molto Luce Volare System, which offers a flexible solution for correct positional light The head of spotlights has 350° swivel and 90° tilt. www.moltoluce.com
The IN.EVO track spotlight brings good aesthetics into any store. The spherical luminaire head has a floating appearance, and whether it is used for accent lighting or window illumination, its compact design provides complete power and flexibility – the light colour, reflectors and mounting type are variable. Conveniently controlled by a light management system such as LiveLink, the IN.EVO is optionally available with a Zigbee module to enable control commands to be transmitted via radio signal. www.trilux.com
Vivoxy Graze Indoor Luci Lighting With a compact size and high brightness, making a beautiful grazing light effect, the luminaire achieves 3,000lm/m with a 700mA constant current driver. Lumen output can be adjusted using 700mA to 350mA driver and dimming. The size is only 27mmW × 24mmH, 300mmL as shortest length that can be installed in limited space. Vivoxy Graze is available in 2,700K, 3,000K and 4,000K, with an optional adjustable bracket, black colour body paint and optional glare-cut louvre. www.luci-lighting.com
BeveLED ReFIT USAI Lighting Already a resource for an impressive array of retrofit products, USAI Lighting released BeveLED ReFIT. The product is designed to switch out and upgrade existing halogen, incandescent, and CFL bulbs using the pre-existing, installed light fixture trays—saving customers time, money and energy in the midst of the CFL transition. It’s a new idea that minimises construction and optimises efficiency and sustainability. www.usailighting.com
vitaLED 2.0 Brumberg vitaLED 2.0 provides light for supporting the productivity curve in harmony with human biorhythms. It looks to prove that artificial light doesn’t just make a room bright, but it can also positively influence human hormone regulation. Brumberg developed vitaLED according to the guiding principle ‘Light is life’. vitaLED 2.0 can not only display the full RGB colour spectrum, but also the entire range of white light can be controlled from 2,000 to 10,000K. www.brumberg.com
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NIGHTSIGHT ZUMTOBEL Designed by Ben van Berkel / UNStudio for Zumtobel, Nightsight is a versatile new lighting system which aims to improve the quality, accessibility, usability and security of public spaces after dark. Aimed at improving the quality and safety of exterior spaces after dark, Nightsight is a modular system designed by Ben van Berkel of UNStudio to create environments for social activity, mobility and walkability and to reclaim the night within the public realm through variety in lighting scenarios and intensities. Unnecessary light pollution is controlled through glare reduction and reduced light spill, while active spaces enjoy carefully considered and composed directional lighting. Van Berkel commented: “Nightsight is inspired by the many variations possible in theatre lighting. The system enables spatial choreography through light and is primarily aimed at facilitating activity, enjoyment, engagement and social interaction in the public realm.” The compact family of components that together comprise the Nightsight toolbox
improve upon standard exterior lighting solutions by enabling variable qualities of light: from dynamic to soft, with variable intensities, glare reduction, reduced light spill and directional lighting. In conjunction with sensor technology the luminaires can respond to both daylight reduction and movement, creating a smart, interactive lighting system that activates both spaces and the buildings that surround them. The design of the the modular Nightsight LED outdoor lighting system was carried out in close collaboration with the Zumtobel team. Peter J. Keill of Zumtobel stated: “Nightsight is a uniquely adaptable ‘toolbox of light’ that fuses the newest technology (such as our patented ‘Composite Beam’ optics) with consistent and integrative design quality. This enables very precise, multi-layered light solutions, which adapt
to a given space and its changing context at different times of night - enriching the experience of those spaces.” Nightsight comprises a number of differently sized sets of LED luminaries which can be placed on street furnitures or buildings, while the similarity in appearance of the units ensures unity in design. In the near future the range will be extended to include a variety of additional luminaire formats covering even broader application variety. “By enabling tailored lighting scenarios,” concludes Van Berkel, “Nightsight can create environments for social activity, mobility and walkability and provide new opportunities for task-specific illumination of paths, squares, roads and façades.” www.unstudio.com www.zumtobelgroup.com
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Omega Lumen Center Italia A basic aluminum arc, the new edition of a table lamp designed in 1983 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Lumen Center Italia. Omega was born in the early ‘80s when it was equipped with a halogen light source with low voltage. Today it has been re-innovated to incorporate LED luum light sources. luum is a new generation of human friendly LED light which, in addition to energy saving, offers a light source that is close to the spectrum of natural light, conscious that it has many influences on metabolism and on our wellness. www.lumencenteritalia.com
Kanon Modular Lighting Instruments Designed by Couvreur&Devos, Kanon is an energy-efficient LED light fixture. It comes in two models: the Kanon 110, a heavy-duty spotlight that can deliver up to 3,400 lms, and its big brother Kanon 138, with a capacity of 6,000 lms, making it the most powerful spotlight in the entire Modular catalogue. This lighting cannon is an ideal solution for showrooms or commercial spaces with high ceilings. www.supermodular.com
Holon 80 is a product range of directional spotlights and downlights. Equipped with LED or LED retrofit light sources, various options in colour temperature, beam angles, lenses and drivers are available to optimise the desired light effect. Holon 80 directional rotates 360° and tilts up to 90°. In addition to the directional spotlight, this product range comes with a second variety: Holon 80 fixed. www.kreon.com
LOT Artemide LOT combines a projector and a software application to allow realtime choice of lighting conditions. The universal projector is capable of changing the aperture angles of emissions and flows. Each projector has four different types of optical units: a central one for the narrower beam and six identical ones in pairs to define the other apertures. The refractive version – LoT – works with lenses and combines a dynamic white light in the beams’ intensities and apertures with a RGBW coloured light. Excellent illuminance is ensured up to a 5m installation height. The reflective version’s – Lot Reflector – dissipating body ensures illuminance up to a 12m installation height. www.artemide.com
Super Line FLOS Super Line is a suspension luminaire designed to combine unobtrusive visual appearance with performance. The aluminium body conceals three separate LED lines and specialised optics in a direct/indirect arrangement. An efficient multi-layer optic controls the downlight emission to achieve UGR<19, thanks to a combination of two glare control films on top of a clear protective screen. In addition, a powerful indirect output provides the up-light needed for a bright ceiling — essential for a healthy and productive workplace environment. Up&Down version boasts 3,000K - CRI 80 with Up: 37W - 5050lm and Down: 30.5W 4,200lm. The Up version: 3,000K - CRI 80 - 37W - 5050lm. www.flos.com
LLM0854A Stanley Electric Stanley Electric introduced the latest addition to its ultra narrow 3° beam angle LED projector floodlight range, the LLM0854A. This single LED sister to its LLM0545A 9 LED unit is available in 3,000, 4,000 and 5,000K, as well as individual colours coming soon. IP65 rated, it is ideal for both architectural applications as well as indoor / spotlight use in retail, museum and commercial locations. www.stanley-ledlighting.com
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Glamox A90-P is a decorative and tough luminaire with a design that satisfies the requirements posed to an industrial luminaire and the high demands made by architects and light designers when it comes to aestheticism and functionality. Based on extensive requirements, the designers have developed a luminaire suitable for a wide range of applications, including social areas, receptions and canteens and A90-P2 for applications like production premises, warehouses, entrance halls and atriums with mounting heights up to ten to twelve-metres. Glamox A90-P has been designed with focus on energy efficiency and long lifetime. www.glamox.com
The next evolution of the minimalist Fraxion downlight is a new full family of recessed fittings available for a true trimless install or with a micro flange bezel. Proprietary beam optics 13°60° utilising reflection, refraction and TIR allow for easy field change outs. Hot-aimable and lockable in tilt and rotation, offering perfect centre beam maintenance to 40º tilt utilising a sliding pivot point. 900lm (8w) - 1400lm (13w). Patents pending. www.luciferlighting.com
io Occhio Thanks to the virtually invisible separation of the two sphere halves, the io giro surface-mounted spotlight can be freely rotated and pivoted by up to 45° from vertical without changing its form. In doing so, characteristic Occhio lenses offer various lighting effects in high quality. Recessed spotlight io piano takes the design and lighting effects of io and integrates them in the ceiling, thus completing the range of applications. A movable and a fixed version as a pure downlight are available. Round, square or seamless recessed options may be selected. www.occhio.de
mPro Aurora Designed with versatility, safety and performance in mind, the mPro’s features include IP65 in fixed and adjustable, and a detachable design for shallow ceiling voids. The mPro is the latest member of the mSeries, with a range topping output of up to 640lm and an efficacy of up to 91lm/W. The mPro’s LED chroic lens delivers halogenlike light distribution, maximising energy output while minimising energy consumption. Its NanoDrive technology features a miniaturised integrated driver which is detachable from the light source to allow for better heat dissipation leading to longevity, even under loose fill insulation material. www.auroralighting.com
WIRO Wever & Ducré Designed by architect and designer Bernd Steinhuber, WIRO is Wever & Ducré’s answer to the phrase “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. Looking like a sketch drawn in the air, the luminaires can be hung individually or as an ensemble – available in different sizes and in rust and black finishes. Users can pick a favourite shape and combine away, giving the imagination free rein with diamond, globe, and industry versions available. These luminaires are an ideal and flexible solution for creating light ambiance. www.weverducre.com
This L+B was mainly too many copies and improvements in existing products! But my three favourite are: 1. PALCO Family from iGuzzini, especially the new ones - the framers designed by Artec3. Very technical, flexible and complete family product to solve almost all lighting needs, with a clean and simple aesthetic. 2. CELLS from Reggiani, designed by Speirs+Major. Offers a wide range of lighting possibilities and finishings, and is easy to customise. A new application and aesthetic for an LED exterior product. 3. Infra-Structure from FLOS, designed by vincent van duysen. A flexible system with different elements provided by easy magnetic track fixation. Different fixtures are available to compose the final solution. RAFAEL GALLEGO AUREOLIGHTING
Pin Light Studio Due Pin Light is Studio Due’s new compact ultra narrow LED spot designed to create dramatic lighting effects on façades and architectural surfaces. It’s equipped with a coupled ultranarrow 1.5° optic for accurate and detailed projection on surfaces to create effects of great impact. Suitable for outdoor installations thanks to the IP65 rating protection, it is available with one monochromatic LED (warm white, neutral white, cool white, red, green, blue or amber). On/off or dimmable function are also available options. www.studiodue.com
Graph-i-line 20 / 40 Griven Graph-i-Line 20 and 40 are versatile and powerful architectural LED fixtures that enable an endless layout of patterns and graphics display with an optimal pixel resolution. Mounted on large surfaces, these high impact waterproof LED bars are capable of reproducing almost any visual concept, screening video-footage or displaying a boundless layout of graphic patterns. The independent control of each LED is enhanced by a choice of a clear or an opaline diffuser for a direct view optical selection that can meet a variety of lighting design prerequisites. www.griven.com
EXTERIOR ATHLON Unilamp ATHLON is a series of mini floodlights with wide beam asymmetrical and bi-symmetrical light distribution. It operates with a high-power LED module, which is attached on an aluminium body as a heat sink. The Alanod Miro reflectors used in this luminaire are designed by Photopia engineering software. The calibrated aiming unit provides accuracy of the light distribution on the illuminated surface. The range of accessories such as ground mount spike, tree strap and pole clamp makes it a dynamic floodlight choice. www.unilamp.co.th
SPELIA arc A&O Technology Developed for outdoor XXL architectural lighting (IP65), the DMX-controlled SPELIA arc combines cost-effectiveness with environmentally friendly qualities and versatility. As one of the most energy-efficient lamps on the market its light output is equivalent to 3,000W xenon. The high frequency plasma (HFP) light engine SPELIA has an operating life of up to 50,000 hours and up to 165lm/W. Low operating costs, extremely long service life, continuous light spectrum and a CRI >80 are the virtues of this economical, highpowered washer. www.ao-technology.com
5655-Lignon LEC Lyon The 5655-Lignon is an LED linear wallprojector that offers a wide number of lighting uses: ceiling (or cove lighting), canopy lighting, pathway lighting with handrails, etc. Its key feature is that it is made in UV-free organic polymer glass, which makes it very flexible. This linear offers a bespoke length going from 9cm to two-metres and is equipped with 120 one-colour LEDs per metre or 70 three-colour LEDs per metre. Easy-to-fix, it can be supplied either with an adhesive system or can be installed on tilting fixing brackets. www.lec-lyon.com
The KKLN-01 linear lens is an innovative ‘two position’ co-extruded design offering multiple applications especially suited for interior/exterior façade lighting. Currently available as an accessory for TiMi and MoMo housings, KKLN-01 is compatible with a range of LED strips and colours. With efficient 90% LOR, it offers excellent narrow beam performance with a choice of 14°/36°, with beam angle determined by selecting one of the two mounting positions for KKDC TiMi LED strip. www.kkdc.lighting
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FL100 GVA Lighting The triangular aluminum body of the new FL100 is houses three 100W versions. The monochromatic version is capable of an ultra-narrow 4.7° beam angle or 9,000lms in the 6° beam angle version. The RGBW1 offers colour mixing within a single optic, best suited for close wall-washing and wall-grazing applications with the colour matched to STR9 RGBW linear luminaire. The RGBW4 version uses a traditional approach with a single colour LED per optic and colour mixing outside of the lens for greater light output and tighter beam. www.gvalighting.com
PowerLug LED LUG Light Factory VLED IDT Range Venture Lighting Europe Venture Lighting Europe has introduced a range of LED luminaires with enhanced longevity and reliability with their latest VLED Integrated Driver Technology (IDT) system. This latest system is operated directly from the mains supply without the requirement of a separate driver. This helps to increase the life of the luminaire as there is no driver to fail before the 50,000 hour LED life. Comprised of individual 30W VLED modules, the IDT luminaires are available from 30W to 180W. www.venturelightingeurope.com
DALIS Robert Juliat DALIS is an asymmetrical 300W LED cyclorama light, with 48 LED sources arranged in a double row. Each LED works with a mini asymmetric reflector, or ‘spoon’, to deliver a smooth spread of light across any surface. DALIS mixes eight LED colours to create a huge variety of pastel and saturated colours. Silent, fanless operation makes DALIS ideal for any application. www.robertjuliat.com
NoLimit is a linear LED system allowing architects and consultants to plan and realise their lighting tasks autonomously. NoLimit is a modular linear system consisting of a variety of different modules: profiles, light inserts, integral control gear etc. All parts are engineered to one another and designed for an easy and trouble-free configuration. www.insta.de
PowerLug LED, winner of this year’s iF Design Award, is a modern floodlight designed to illuminate architectural objects and open as well as closed spaces such as sports facilities or car parks. The use of dedicated optics systems and lighting control systems allows for adjusting the product to the needs of particular applications. The luminaire features high technical parameters, convenient mounting and servicing, exceptional aerodynamics and award-winning design. www.lug.com.pl
LYRA LED Linear Elegant and reduced design combined with precise optics: the round, elegant aluminum profile of LYRA has a diameter of only 20mm. Endless applications open up through the use of three different round covers for soft light lines and three linear optics with 10°, 30° and 60° for precise light control. LYRA can almost be swiveled in 360° and finds its place in both architectural and cove lighting, as well as an individual luminaire in the range of product displays in the retail sector. www.led-linear.com
Transformer Series StrongLED The Transformer series consists of eleven configurations (square, rectangular and linear) and power output from 40W ~ 400W to meet wide ranges of floodlighting, wall wash and graze applications. Available in ranges of whites and RGBW Cree or Lumileds LEDs and narrow to mid beam angles, It is made of high thermal efficient die-cast aluminium housing with unique anti-glare cover over deep-seated light emitters. Stainless steel mounting frame and tilt adjustable up to 1,800, it has an AC110V~220V input, DMX control and is IP66 rated. www.strongled.com
Nemo Ligman A compact surface mounted underwater projector for façades, columns, bridges mounuments, swimming pools, synthetic pools, pools and water pools for public or private areas. With a replaceable LED module, Nemo offers colour temperatures of 2,700K, 3,000K and 4,000K, LED CRI >80 and a life-time of 50,000 Hours. The underwater luminaire has a stainless steel grade 316 body, stainless steel fasteners in grade 316 and a choice of wattage from 14W, 20W and 27W (1,300lm, 1,800lm, and 2,900lm). www.ligman.com
DART’s compact design fits easily into any environment and offers a versatile array of luminous flux and output in both small and medium versions. DART is the ideal solution for lighting design – precise and efficient, yet extremely versatile. It is available with a range of powerful optics, which includes the new hybrid optics equipped with die-cast aluminum reflector and a lens system of optical glass. A series of aesthetically coordinated accessories make DART the ideal solution to illuminate both large areas or provide accent lighting. www.targetti.com
Vector V36 Optic Lumino The new V36 Optic from Lumino creates drama with three new precision optical effects. Textures can be thrown into sharp relief, highlighting features with deep shadow and contrast using the wall grazer optic with 18 x 45° beam. Sculpt surfaces with acute lighting effects using the narrow 18° beam or flood space with light using the 37° beam. The product is 36mm wide and available from 305mm (1ft) in continuous lengths as a surface, suspension, recessed or in-ground linear profile with indoor or exterior, wet location (up to IP68) versions. V36 Optic provides up to 3,000lm/metre (900lm/ ft) of precision controlled light. www.lumino.lighting
IntiBEAM IntiLED IntiBEAM is intended for flood or accent lighting. Its main feature is the narrow 4-6° optics depending on the diodes used. Due to high power it is ideal for lighting sites from a large distance (such as domes and monuments), as well as narrow and high interfenestral spaces. It features original Nichia (Japan) and Cree (USA) LEDs with primary optics, which are optimised for architectural application and feature high quality of light. Its narrow 5° secondary optics are carefully selected to fit the LED series used in a narrow uniform light beam. www.intiled.ru
Ghost Simes Designed by Marc Sadler, Ghost is a light blade that comes from the concrete. When it’s off, it disappears - no artifice, just a cut in the concrete. Actually a technical prodigy, directly casted into the concrete, the product fuses architecture and light in a natural way. The luminaire is available in horizontal, vertical and square versions with two housings in polypropilene, with locking system and a lighting element with white LED - 3,000K, CRI80 and 880lm. It also has a rated luminous flux of 305lm and a rated input power flux of 9W 230V with computer-simulated photometrics www.simes.com
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Lighting designers Ingo Kalecinski and Tommaso Gimigliano presented their range of self-illumination jewellery, LightStones, at Light+Building in conjunction with Mike Stoane Lighting. LightStones, a new collection of self-illuminating pieces of jewellery, by London-based designers Ingo Kalecinski and Tommaso Gimigliano, both of dpa lighting consultants, is a symbiosis of engineering and hand crafting, each piece is naturally unique within a selected range of designs including rings, earrings and necklaces. The original concept for LightStones was conceived by the pair in response to a competition set by Mike Stoane Lighting (MSL) in 2015. Consequently they were invited by MSL to create a limited edition of 100 rings to mark the companyâ€™s return to Light+Building this year.
The line of designs includes gold plated, natural brass and silver aluminium finishes with a range of decorative toppings such as glass beads and crystals, hand carved acrylics, perforated metals and, in homage to lighting technology today, a range of selected optical lenses. Their first creations represent a metaphor for a wearable aura of light, able to instil wellbeing and define the boundaries of a personal micro-cosmos of warmth and comfort. Stylistically this exercise concentrates on enhancing the beautiful minimalism and complexity of the lenses used in the lighting industry to collimate
the light beam of the LED light sources. The lenses become gigantic precious stones mounted on an essential ring-like brass structure housing the battery and the light source as well. Together with these first pieces both playful and serious styles have been combined, together with different colours of light in order to evoke many different feelings associated with the perception of the light and its empathic and metaphysical allegories of the frame of mind of people wearing them. www.lightstones.uk www.mikestoanelighting.com
Solaris Flare IP Range TMB New from TMB is the Solaris Flare IP range of ultra-bright, colour-changing, outdoor LED RGBW wash fixtures. The 34,000-lumen Flare IP exhibited impressive performance illuminating the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof throughout L+B. Featuring beautiful colours and smooth dimming, the Flare IP High Definition (HD) single head is available with three beam width options. The narrow-beam High Reach (HR) singleand dual-head models are ideal for high, long-distance throw. www.tmb.com
Stra L&L Luce & Light Stra is available in four versions that differ in the way the optics are adjusted: manually, with a motor or fixed. Motorised adjustment allows users to position the light beam ±10°, using an infrared remote control. The versions with one or two independent optical groups, are adjusted manually; each is tiltable through ±15° (x- axis) and ±30° (y-axis). These can be fitted with two optics with different beams. The version with fixed optics is available with a white light (2,700K, 3,000K and 4,000K) and RGBW. It can be fitted with an elliptical magnetic filter so that the beam can be adjusted externally without having to remove the device from its installation. www.lucelight.it
EK3-4 Emeride EK3-4 is a walk-over linear system for signal lighting ideal for indoor, outdoor and underwater applications thanks to its IP67/68 protection degree. Made of aluminium and special resins, this fixture is available in lengths from 50cm - two-metres. It is on-off or dimmable and is available monochromatic (3,000K, 4,000K and 5,500K), RGB and RGB MOVE. It can be installed in anodized aluminium housing boxes with or without border. Powered at 24Vdc, it uses a mid Power LED light source with an output ranging between 140 and 180lm/W. It’s delivered with transparent or opal diffuser. www.emeride.com
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IRIS 67 Linea Light An outdoor directional spotlight with varying optics, IRIS 67 is available in three different sizes. The product provides an ideal solution for illuminating garden plants - the adjustable light follows the plant growth whereas the adjustable focus illuminates only the desired area. Available with varying optics, beam widths range from a minimum of 8°to a maximum of 50° by means of an adjustable front ring nut.Its directional casing allows 220° rotation on the horizontal axis. www.linealight.com
Integrated into the 1.50m long ERFURT reflector tube luminaires, Industrial LEDs and drivers provide a luminous flux of up to 13,000lm in the single lamp version and up to 26,000lm in the twin version. The long service life means the omission of regular lamp changes lowers maintenance costs. Highly tolerant when it comes to ambient temperature, it can be permanently operated in a range from -40 °C to +40 °C. The luminaires are equipped with a transient protection up to 4kV against overvoltage and the housing with protection rating IP65 (IP67 on request) prevents the ingress of dust and spray water. www.norka.de
Esdium Pro LED SECOM Esdium Pro LED is an efficient and functional luminaire that is suitable for a wide range of applications in the projection field. It is versatile, with arm and rotary modules available in several powers and opening degrees. Made of cast aluminum and having a transparent methacrylate closure (PMMA) of high luminous flux, makes it a fixture of strength and endurance. The module and bracket are made of thermo painted injected aluminum. LED modules include 100º, 50º, 41º, 32º, 21º and asymmetric two sides optics. Driver with IP67 included for all models. www.secom.es
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Zerox Family Heper HYC Series Furukawa Electric HYC Series uses the heat pipe technology and cooling expertise that Furukawa Electric has developed. Without degrading heat dissipation performance, the HYC Series is less than half the weight of conventional die-cast aluminium and extruded heat sinks, using the original crimped fin technology. This is ideal for cooling high power LED modules that are mainly used in high bay lighting for warehouses, factories, and gymnasiums, as well as outdoor floodlights for tennis courts, athletic fields and stadiums. www.furukawa.co.jp
Zerox product family is Heper’s new recessed uplight series. It has IP67 protection and is made completely of stainless steel to ensure durability. With Zerox HY using Hybrid technology, users can have absolute control over light beam (with narrow and wide beam angle options), perfect glare control and high efficiency, all combined in one system. With Zerox F using Flexo module, users can have narrow beam angle with a special anti-glare lens on top. Zerox product family has a lumen package starting from 900lm up to 3,000lm with CCT options as 3,000K, 4,000K or RGB white. www.heper.eu
Available from 7.5W-37.5W, the series includes five standard lengths, from 328mm to 1,528mm, with customised lengths available in 100mm increments on request. The luminaires can be tilted up to 180°, enabling the light direction to be adapted. A variable suspension technique allows post-installation, finetuning adjustments to be made on-site to ensure precision light distribution. The VLR100 series is available in [LB] wide; [LM] medium; [LE] narrow; [LEE] very narrow symmetric beam distributions and an asymmetric version [LA10]. The shorter version is fitted with a separate driver while longer versions have an integrated driver. www.weef.de
POI Range SGM
With the A-4 RM ArtNet to DMX converter, the POI fixtures are remotely accessible, allowing users to program shows from a remote location, upload it and schedule it on site. If connected to the internet, it works as a remote monitoring device to notify the service provider of any problems within the fixtures. Customisation is part of the POI philosophy, so fixtures are available in white and black, as well as an array of custom RAL colours. All fixtures in the POI range are corrosion protected and saltwater resistant (IP65 rating), maintenance-free and have a patented dehumidification processor. www.sgmlight.com
The Ambium Flexline is a flexible and robust LED string similar to the look of a Neon tube. Available in different shades of white, red, green, blue colours or RGB, this optically diffused, rigid Flexline is a 24V flexible LED strip made with Triple-A branded LEDs. Available in lengths of 1,000mm and 4,000mm (other lengths upon request), Flexline uses integrated constant current sources on its circuit board. Therefore, a lifetime up to 50,000 (LM80) will be guaranteed. Flexline can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, using special mounting clips for installation. www.koledo.eu
The three things that I found most interesting were: 1. G-Spot moving head from SGM because of its IP65 rating. 2. Side Sparkle Fiber Optic from Fiber Lite for its UV resistant capability. 3. LED Graphic Point Light IP68 from YD ILLUMINATION for its high resistance against the boil water and UV Sun ray. HASAN BAHADORI RGE LIGHTING DESIGN
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DAVID MORGAN David Morgan Associates celebrates 35 years of product design this year and chose Light+Building to launch a raft of new products.
2016: RADIANT 3D LED FLEX 40 RGBW
2016: RADIANT MICRO SPOT IP 65
2016: RADIANT EUCLID 20 BALL JOINT
Award winning product designer David Morgan, the founder and Director of the luminaire design consultancy David Morgan Associates (DMA), which this year celebrates its 35th anniversary, shows no sign of letting up in adding to his product portfolio. This year's Light+Building saw the official launch of five new products from his own Radiant stable as well as numerous products from other manufacturers including Ligman's Lightzone LED bollard and Lighting Technology's Fregat LED streetlight. With a first degree in Physics from London University and a Masters in Industrial Design from the Royal College of Art, Morgan’s interest in lighting began when he landed his first job as a Designer at Thorn Lighting. He established DMA in 1981 and has gone on to work for hundreds of global clients, operating from offices in London and China, including Louis Poulsen, ETC, Designplan, Holophane and Beta Calco. In 2007, Morgan founded Radiant Architectural Lighting, for which installations include important public buildings as well as iconic and fashionable buildings housing super-premium brands, amongst them: Armani Hotels, Harrods, Kensington Palace, British Land’s Regent’s Place Hereford Cathedral, Gatwick Airport and Banana Republic. Radiant’s 3D LED Flex linear system is prized by lighting designers and architects
as offering a unique lighting solution. The auditorium lighting by MBLD for the Zaha Hadid designed Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2012 proved to be a game changer. Radiant designed and produced 280-metres of the 3D LED Flex 100 system specifically for the project as a custom design and from that one project they developed the whole range. The auditorium and foyer of the Hammersmith Apollo London in 2014 (lighting design by Jim Morse) is now the largest Radiant RGBW project to date. Three new versions of the linear system were launched at Light+Building. The 3D LED Flex 100 Z3 Xicato incorporates the latest generation of Xicato LED modules. This system combines mechanical flexibility in three dimensions with the Xicato remote phosphor technology ensuring excellent colour consistency between LED arrays and high colour point stability over time. Several versions were presented at the show, including wide beam indirect and reflector types for accent lighting and wall grazing. First developed for use in Harrods’ Dior showroom, the Radiant 3D LED Flex 40 anti-glare snoot has been enthusiastically received by lighting designers for use in other prestigious projects around the world. The Radiant 3D LED Flex 25 IP 68 is a new addition to the 3D LED Flex range.
The Radiant 3D LED Flex 25 IP 68 is an innovative underwater three dimensionally flexible LED linear lighting system produced in 316 L stainless steel which is a world first and was developed for use in the refurbishment of the swimming pool at the iconic Ritz hotel in Paris. Away from the 3D Flex system, Radiant also launched a new range of Micro LED pendants that incorporates the same optics and miniature LV DC to DC dimmable drivers as used in the Radiant Micro Track spotlight range so they can be used together in the same projects. Designed by his son Jonathan to be used in a wide variety of hospitality and residential applications where the quality and control of light is of high importance, dim to warm and very low colour temperature LED options are available. The Euclid 60 LED linear system was originally developed as a custom design to illuminate buildings on a large private estate in the UK. The system has now been developed into a standard Radiant system and has already been specified for use on major projects in the UK and overseas. It is ideal for use in exterior linear architectural lighting applications including wall grazing and wall washing. www.dmadesign.co.uk www.radiantlights.co.uk
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2016: LIGMAN LIGHTZONE LED BOLLARD
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Urba Deco Thorn Urba Deco is a decorative LED lantern with a unique shape to provide ambience and high quality lighting. Mounted either as post-top, suspended, wall and catenary, Urba Deco is available with an efficient clear or comfortable prismatic diffuser, symmetrical or asymmetrical optics and more than 20 light distributions. This creates the right light for the application with an appealing design. www.thornlighting.co.uk
Ephesus LED Street Lights Vestel With an efficacy level of up to 145lm/W, Vestel Ephesus LED Street Lights are 30% more efficient than their standard equivalents. Compatible with numerous smart control devices, Vestelâ€™s Ephesus design is made to offer further costsaving potential, allowing for the possibility of timed and seasonal illumination that can also be used to monitor footfall and traffic. Delivering consistent, uniform lighting to cover much wider areas, Ephesus ensures brighter, longer lasting illumination that can withstand the sound and vibration of heavy traffic. www.vestel.co.uk
Bollards Arcluce Arcluce bollards comply with the highest safety standards and provide a solution for residential and architectural applications. Gothic 110, Gothic 180 and Kubix 180 are decorative and create a dynamic combination of light-shadow contrasts. The fragile elements of the optic (source, reflector, diffuser) are entirely covered inside the die-cast aluminum body, making the bollards ideal for installation in public areas such as gardens, car parks, pathways and entrances. www.arcluce.it
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Agathos Cariboni A lantern specifically designed to house the LED technology, its traditional shape makes the fitting ideal for the lighting of urban areas with particular historical, architectural or natural interest. The high quality of its optical systems increases perfomance significantly for the replacement of old light sources. Agathos can be installed on post-top, on arm to be fixed on pole or wall, both up and downwards. The fixing methods are compatible with the most common post top, wall-mounted or pendant-mounted systems. www.caribonigroup.com
Castor ERCO Castor is the first pure LED bollard luminaire in the ERCO portfolio. Two light distributions and two sizes enable differentiated lighting design using a single range of luminaires. An innovative optical system with a ring-shaped lens spreads the light 180Â° onto pathways or, alternatively, a full 360Â° for open areas. The luminaires can be spaced up to 10m apart, producing highly precise and uniform light without compromising on the glare control. The ERCO Dark Sky technology prevents light from being emitted above the horizontal plane. www.erco.com
Shiraz K Nano is an efficient, modular, decorative, contemporary but timeless lamp post. Shiraz K Nano is a variation of Shiraz K, Technilumâ€™s functional lighting best-seller. Both models benefit from the City Module technology, a patented concept of poles made of extruded aluminum. Equipped with LEDs, they contribute to reduce environmental footprint thanks to extended life-span, reduced energy consumption and easy maintenance. www.technilum.com
ARINI is a new lighting system that combines light and multifunctionality with a design inspired by the organic form of a parrot and has the diversity and impressions of nature as its model. ARINI opens up new design and application possibilities for urban structures – and is as varied, as intelligent and as colourful as a parrot. In addition to the organic form, the rear part of the luminary head can be equipped with RGBW lighting. The ARINIs are – just as the models that inspired them – available in almost all desired colours. Whether “tone on tone” or with deliberate contrast colouring. www.hess.eu
SLC RF Osram Lighting Solutions Osram Lighting Solutions showed a new generation of the Street Light Control system (SLC RF) that connects luminaires in a network wirelessly via radio, based on the new, open IPv6 internet standard. An intelligent radio component in the outdoor luminaire and an integrated antenna make the luminaires smart-city-ready. In a first step, the Streetlight 10, Streetlight 20 (pictured) and DL 50 LED outdoor luminaires will be equipped with the new wireless system. Efficient parking space management becomes possible for example by integrating specific sensors. 15:28 www.lightingsolutions.osram.com
Ideal for lighting roads, walkways, and paths, T4 is a range of lighting products combining practicality and solidity within a clear and linear design. The LED technology combines energy efficiency and durability without sacrificing aesthetics and performance capabilities. The four lighting posts include: a 1,200mm high bollard, to the 2,200mm practical lighting posts, and poles of 3,000mm and 3,600mm. The absence of visible screws, hidden diffuser in transparent antiglare PMMA and its inspection door with terminal box and integrated electrical protection fuses make it ideal for outdoor application. www.platek.eu
Shuffle Schréder Shuffle goes beyond professional lighting, integrating features such as: loudspeakers, CCTV, night vision, wireless internet, electric vehicle charging and visual guidance. The three Owlet controls allow the units to be managed independently or as part of an interoperable network, enabling luminaires to communicate with one another to provide dynamic profile dimming and advanced management schemes. Combining state-of-the art LED lighting technology, the Shuffle provides a wide range of photometries from intensive to extensive, symmetrical and asymmetrical, with or without a back light control system. www.schreder.com
Essentials Collection Benito Essentials is a project by Ramón Úbeda and Otto Canalda for the street lighting sector. Functional lighting that is easy to assemble, install and maintain, with a smart design and the best possible price. Essentials is a family that offers distinct styles and types – Deco, Globus, Nordic, Classic and Minim – with different mounting brackets – Horizon, Lira, Suspended, Catenary and Industrial – and which now all share the same light engine, especially developed for the occasion using state-of-the-art LED technology. www.benito.com
Hydrocity LED PUK Italia Debuting at Light+Building 2016, Hydrocity LED is a pole-top round fixture that will be available in two main versions: Hydrocity 01 with single arm, cycle-pedestrian or street optics and Hydrocity 02 with double arm and a rotosymmetric optic. Available from 18W up to 72W, the range features a high-power LED chip by CREE. Its main application areas are public parks, parking lots, city squares, pedestrian paths, sidewalks and low-traffic roads. www.puk.it
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net4more Tridonic The net4more toolbox, consisting of LED drivers, communication modules, sensors, routers, software and apps, was featured in the luminaire Zumtobel MIREL 600 x 600 wireless â€“ prototype. net4more provides access to data without the need for an additional gateway and is therefore a platform for developing services that go beyond light, such as indoor navigation. The benefits of the net4more concept are its open platform - based on the open standard of the IPv6 internet protocol -, flexibility and scalability. www.tridonic.com
ILLUSTRIS Helvar ILLUSTRIS provides a versatile solution for applications where a seamless fit within the interior design scheme is a key requirement. The clean, fresh finish of ILLUSTRIS are complemented by a choice of different fascia graphic layouts, including a scene control panel, an RGB colour control panel with colour wheel, and a tuneable white layout, complete with colour temperature and intensity controls, and pre-set scenes. Out of box functionality and the ability to edit and store scenes from the ILLUSTRIS panel or from the app makes controlling DALI Type 8 devices simple, with minimal set-up. www.helvar.com
Pyng configures and controls wholehome audio systems, lighting, shades, thermostats, door locks, and security systems. The home automation app can be used to set up these devices with custom presets on an Apple iPad and control them from iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. A Crestron touchscreen, connected to the Pyng system, automatically adds the system, providing instant connectivity and control. Pyng is designed to integrate with every Crestron system. Adding a Pyng control hub to every 3-Series control system and set up the audio, lights, shades, thermostats, and locks in minutes. www.crestron.com
Connect App & Bridge Lutron
DIALux evo 6 DIAL DIALux evo 6 focuses on Daylight systems. In cooperation with the Frauenhofer Institute and manufacturers of faĂ§ade systems, DIALux searched for a solution for the calculation and visualisation of steering systems and window shade systems which take daylight into consideration. DIALux evo 6 includes further numerous optimisations. A completely revised user interface is now available which makes it even easier to implement plans. At the same time the design guideline EN 132015:2015 parts 2, 3 and 5 has been integrated. www.dial.de
Residential solutions give consumers the ability to transform their homes into smart and connected ones, providing more convenience, greater energy savings and a better overall experience. Lutronâ€™s latest solution is Lutron Connect app and Lutron Connect Bridge (pictured). As cloud-based hardware compatible with the HomeWorks QS and GRAFIK RA2 systems, these provide convenient home control from any iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, offering remote access, geofencing, widget support and more. www.lutron.com
origin Mackwell Electronics Mackwell Electronics showcased a new technology platform at Light+Building called origin. origin is a combination of software and hardware integrated into Mackwell products to enable a series of features and upgrades. The new platform will be fully software configurable and programmable in addition to including features such as Retinal Response, extensive battery protection, diagnostics, wireless communications via Bluetooth and/ or VLC and the ability to sync data with the Mackwell Cloud. origin shows the next innovative progression for emergency lighting. www.mackwell.com
NEW THIS YEAR SAN DIEGO, CA USA
San Diego Convention Center PRE-CONFERENCE
April 24 – 25, 2016
TRADE SHOW & CONFERENCE
April 26 – 28, 2016
LIGHT AND TECHNOLOGY IN A NEW LANGUAGE.
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Wi-Light 2016 Chromateq
3025 KNX Switch Eelectron
This application is a digital remote control available for free on both Google Play and Apple Store. It offers more control options to users: three zones management, optimisation of the communication frames for an efficient flux of information between the different users (up to ten) and better reconnection to WiFi interfaces. Wi-Light can command the LED Player software and Chromateq’s LPSA-WIFI interface in Stand Alone. Wi-Light 2016 is compatible with firmware 184.108.40.206 or higher of LPSA-WIFI interfaces. www.chromateq.com
The 3025 is a four-gang switch with temperature sensor. Its minimal shape leaves space for noble material surfaces, and one LED bar easily displays status (as comfort, economy, heating, etc), levels (dimming percentage, setpoint, temperature setting) and scenarios, with colour and intensity variation. The product is available in different finishings and materials including five different woods, black - white and brushed aluminum and plastic. 3025 is suitable in the two module boxes and fits in 55mm systems with direct connection to the KNX bus. www.eelectron.com
ATIVO Zumtobel ATIVO can be used as a DALI master system to autonomously actuate luminaires. Integrated into LITECOM, it supports lighting management functions, such as daylight control and can automatically select the right lighting scene to suit a room’s use. It differentiates between people or vehicles, such as fork lift trucks, or adapting the lighting level due to the intensity of room use. Designed for energy efficient applications, its Plug&Play technology means it’s simple to assemble and install. An industry version comes with a rugged housing that meets protection class IP64. www.zumtobel.com
Xitanium Drivers Philips
HotSpot Plus Fulham
DMX PEN Control Box Dalcnet
Fulham’s HotSpot Plus all-in-one emergency solution combines LED driver, self-test emergency driver and replaceable battery in one simple, easyto-install compact unit, eliminating the separate components. The integrated battery provides 5W-10W emergency output for up to three hours, with just twelve hours recharge and guaranteed for three years. Its integrated dimmable 40W driver uses Fulham’s SmartSet programming to set the output current from 250mA to 1400mA, enabling its use with many luminaires. HotSpot Plus is guaranteed for five years. www.fulham.com
DMX PEN Control Box records a DMX512 or ArtNet signal from any source and stores it on an on-board removable micro SD card. On this model, the playback control can be made through digital or analog I/O line or serial communication port as RS232, RS485 or Ethernet as well, allowing a good interface with any domotics or automation systems. Thanks to its merge function, it can receive an ArtNet signal and transform it into DMX512. This kind of product is ideal for the lighting control of museums, theaters, and conference rooms. www.dalcnet.com
The Philips Xitanium sensor ready drivers enable OEMs to design light fixtures as wireless nodes in connected lighting systems for indoor and outdoor applications. These LED drivers have additional integrated functions that eliminate the need for auxiliary components. This makes designing and installing wireless-controlled light fixtures less complex and therefore more cost-efficient. The SR driver platform was successfully launched in 2014 for indoor commercial office lighting and will be introduced for outdoor applications during 2016. www.lighting.philips.com
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Nimbus.Connect Nimbus Whether a user is working with ceiling or floorstanding luminaires: almost all Nimbus luminaires can be equipped with WIQ (wireless iq) and incorporated in a smart light network. The lighting scenarios and groups are set up and controlled using a web application. After an instruction, users are able to carry out the configuration themselves. Combined with Nimbus LED luminaires, the Nimbus.Connect solution results in convenient light management, particularly when the luminaires are equipped with sensor and are configured in custom-designed groups and scenarios. www.nimbus-lighting.com
DLC Teleco Automation The new 230 Vac wireless dimmer has built-in radio receiver for the control of resistive, inductive, capacitive loads and LED up to 250W (VA). Compact for installation anywhere, DLC is installable even in restricted spaces, like wall shunt boxes of 55mm diameter. Its compatible with any device on the market and if controlled by a sevenchannel transmitter, it is possible to pre-set four light scenes. Featuring a pushbutton input for manual controls, itâ€™s 100% protected against short circuits and has a light memory function and the possibility to memorise up to sixteen transmitters. www.telecoautomation.com
Nedap Luxon Nedap Developed to accelerate savings, Nedap Luxon offers intuitive light management software that enables combined control strategies, such as time scheduling, daylight harvesting and occupancy sensing. This avoids an unnecessary waste of energy. Additional modules make it possible to manage lighting maintenance and energy efficiency initiatives. Connecting luminaires with Nedap Luxon make them more costeffective and sustainable. New in the Luxon controls product portfolio is the Luxon DALI Activator (DALI 1&2). The Activator provides wireless control of any DALI compatible luminaire, regardless of brand. www.nedap.com
Organic Response Feilo Sylvania Organic Response enabled luminaires were on display at the Feilo Sylvania booth at Light+Building. It uses distributed intelligence to deliver a highly responsive, flexible and energy efficient lighting control system. Requiring no low-voltage wiring or commissioning and ready-incorporated within Concord luminaires from Feilo Sylvania, installers will be able to benefit from significant savings in time, complexity and cost for their projects. The control system can reduce energy costs by up to 68% when compared with using no control system. www.feilosylvania.com
STICK-CU4 Nicolaudie The STICK-CU4 is a new 512-channel DMX lighting controller, designed around a touch sensitive colour wheel allowing for control of RGB and RGBW lighting in addition to brightness and colour temperature control. The controller is USB programmable from a PC or Mac using the ESA2 effect software. Up to 36 scenes can then be stored within the controller and recalled via six touch sensitive scene buttons. The product is aimed at architectural lighting installations requiring an advanced level of programming (colour changing effects, specific colours etc). www.nicolaudie.com
RUBI KNX Vivo RUBI is a KNX S-mode device for loads on/off switching, light fittings dimming, control of motorised actuators and other programmable switching and control functions. Equipped with a bus communication module, itâ€™s designed for wall installation on flush-mounting box. Each channel can be configured independently to perform one or two bus functions and is provided with programmable LED (red/white). The device is powered by the KNX bus line with 30 Vdc SELV voltage and does not require auxiliary power supply. www.vivoknx.com
DAS LICHT Luminale has become an internationally renowned event, supported and enabled by the Frankfurt urban society. Based on an initiative by Messe Frankfurt, held at the same time as Light + Building, it involves various spheres all using light as a medium. Here, we showcase just a handful of highlights from this year.
Pics: All courtesy of Luminale /Oliver Blum unless stated
CENTRAL LUMINALE VENUE
The Naxoshalle, Frankfurt's most famous testimony to industrial culture acted as the central venue for Luminale 2016. Around 20 installations, performances, interactive space light art works and light objects could be found in the hall. Other installations and activities such as the first Guerrilla Lighting in Frankfurt started from the Naxoshalle. It was hosted by the Theater Willy Praml, which put its venue and studio stage at the disposal of the international Luminale artists.
A light installation in the monastery garden; tender light forms colonise the monastery garden, forming a space within a space. They regroup, change colour, appear to move, to be alive. Cheeky and headstrong, they change the structure and form new, individual, atmospheric spaces. Created with the support of LichtRaumFunktion and Artemide.
An installation from Jueli Kanuma, Lilian Rihl and Nina Weilb채cher, Pulchra Traiecta is a huge kaleidoscope that takes visitors out of the dreariness of everyday life to a colourful, vibrant world and lets them forget about their stresses, even if just for a moment.
GRID is a large format audio-visual live performance combining animated kinetic lights with live electronic music. The music connects directly to light animations and triggers spatial movements and animations of the light elements. A work by visual artist Christopher Bauder and musician and composer Robert Henke.
In the listed Chemag building Merlin Baum presented his kinetic light interface, which reacts to the surrounding wind and the draft made by visitors, thus creating an interactive field of light. The installations by Niklas Rieners examined the interfaces between the elements: time, light, space and sculpture. The thread wave machine develops a spatial dimension from movement and light. The fan laser segments architectural space.
THE FUTURE OF LIGHT IN THE MAIN STATION
In the foyer of the main hall the future architectural lighting of Frankfurt's main railway station was shown, exemplified by the already implemented facade illumination. A collaboration between lighting designer Christian Uitz of RAUMLABOR, the DB Station & Service and iGuzzini illuminazione, using LED technology, a sustainable, energy-efficient facade and ceiling illumination was created with a static, monochrome light.
Considering natural science, our universe came into being 14 billion years ago with the big bang; since then it has continued to expand. It is a place in which new stars are constantly arising and elapsing via supernova. The Star spectacle was staged by Munich light artist Sigi BuĂ&#x;inger in collaboration with Osram, on the Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage.
MANY, MANY MOONS
2015 was the 'Year of Light'; in response the Dutch Institute of Lighting Design (iLo) announced the 'Year of Dark'. The ultimate awareness of the effect of light is by the cast of shadows; we need light. This show consisted of light installations from Roos van Haaften, Maarten Warmerdam, Lidy Six, Carla Monchen, I.M.B.T., Domenico Casillo, Anita Doornhein, Marc Breed, Katinka Marac and Blauwe Uur, as well as research presentations and a public program of artist talks and wokshops.
This media light sculpture with its musical interventions transformed the Alte Nikolaikirche at the Romer into a Luminale highlight. The sculpture was a communal project by the Hochschule fur Gestaltung Offenbach. Set and Costumes, Professor Rosalie and the Institut fur Material-design, and Professor Dr Markus Holzbach realised the project together.
THE MAN ON THE MOON
A unique opportunity: pick up the receiver and have a chat... with a seemingly old acquaintance and good friend. Thanks to Voss+Fischer's concept, from the only 'Man on the Moon Telephone Box' Luminale visitors young and old, were able to ring the dream switchboard directly and make contact with the brightest luminary of the night - 384,400km from earth it rings out La-Le-Lu and only the man on the moon is listening to you.
HEART FILLING STATION
Valerie Schaller realised a multimedia light installation in the interior of the KunstKultureKirche Allerheiligen. Large-scale projections on the walls were accompanied by a sound collage by Adam Weismann. Literally a 'heart filling station'.
Pic: Valerie Schaller
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‘Colonies’ for Luminale 2016 by musson+retallick and Applelec. Photography Kate Miller
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RIVERSIDE LOUNGE OF LIGHT
The roof terrace of the Chicago Meat Packers Riverside restaurant was the widely viewable location for the light and cloth installation Riverside Lounge of Light by Ali Heshmati, Lars Meeß-Olsohn, Rainer Wronka and Torsten zu Klampen. Here a playful handling of various facets of 'light' could be found: as an originally lit open flame, as a more technical lighting of sail surfaces, but also as a video jockey's abstract moving image projection.
In its interplay of signs and symbols, the building façade of the Roßmarket branch of the Deutsche Bank was transformed in the apparent light of the projection. Past bills became form-changing imagery. Realised by Tom Groll, the detail, the moment and the process increased their relevance by gradually becoming perceptible over time.
BAUHAUS GOES MONDRIAN
Inspiration for the Lichtplan project by Robin Uber, came from the Bauhaus architectural style of the 1930s building. This language of form is characterised by the structured, modular approach of the construction. This can also be found in the contemporary painting style - de Stijl, e.g. by Piet Mondrian. By means of modern LED light technique both are combined visually.
SYMBOLS OF EUROPE
The European Central Bank particpated in Luminale with two buildings - its main building in Frankfurt's Ostend and the Eurotower in the city centre, where ECB Banking Supervision will be located. The theme of the illuminations were the European symbols and the official motto of the European Union 'united in diversity'. The starting point for both light installations was the European anthem performed simulatenously, as a symphony of lights, on both the Eurotower's west façade and the main building's south façade. The latter projection was visible from a good distance and incorporated the euro symbol.
musson+retallick collaborated with Applelec on the Colonies light sculpture at Nizza Park, which sits adjacent to the river Main in Frankfurt. Two colonies at different developmental stages exist within sight of each other but their relationship is intentionally unclear. Their identity is also ambiguous and the viewer experiences them both from a distance and at close range. The viewer is invited to move amongst the lit elements leading to discussions about the nature of the colony.
Pic: Kate Miller
Through light projections a flowing architecture is created. The St Katharinenkirche at the Hauptwache marks the centre of Frankfurt. Artist duo Detlef Hartung and Georg Trenz are known for their typographical light projections which bring places, lighting, meanings and visitors into dialogue. Here they created an immersive space that aims to remain in our memory for a long time.
LUMINALEO - LIGHTS AND YOU
The ING-DiBa LEO building invited visitors to interact with light and architecture and thereby become a part of a unique light event. MAASS-Licht used an array of Griven Powershine MK2 S RGBW fixtures to wall-wash the building with an impressive wave of light. Provisionally installed at the base of the building, the units created a uniform light distribution capable of surprising onlookers with bright and lively colours.
WITNESS OF THE TIME
Professor Ariel Auslender, in cooperation with DB Station & Service and Zumtobel, created Witness of the Time for this year's Luminale. Our everyday life is shaped and defined by the time although time itself is something entirely abstract. It passes unassisted, suddenly it is already dark, how time flies... Seldom do we feel the moment, are fully aware of it, appreciate the finite resource time. "It is not too little time we have, but it's too much time we do not use." - Seneca.
ERCO GmbH www.erco.com pics: Sebastian Mayer
FASHION FORWARD ERCO has provided a lighting solution that meets the needs of Le Silla's fashion forward workforce.
Based in Le Marche, central Italy, luxury women's footwear label Le Silla is nestled between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine Mountains, in a region that is known for its long tradition in leather craftsmanship and shoe manufacture – a heritage that the company, founded in 1994 by designer Enio Silla and his partner Monica Ciabattini, proudly and successfully continues. As a growing business, today’s range is sold through a retail network that includes boutiques in Milan, Florence, Moscow, Baku and Dubai. Last year, Le Silla moved into new premises in Porto Sant’Elpidio, Italy. The complex, designed by architect Ivan Palmini, provides space for the creation and production of the shoe collections as well as the administration offices and the brand outlet store. In contrast to the glamorous style of shoes, the architecture of the head office is defined by a linear design that reflects classical modernism. The offices, which are largely separated by glass walls, as well as the adjoining design studio are illuminated during the day with natural light entering through large windows that extend up to the ceiling, offering an expansive view of the surroundings, giving the interior an airy, modern and tidy feel. The requirements for technical lighting in the offices – including the connected meeting rooms and Enio Silla’s design studio
– were exacting. Palmini, who had already designed the Le Silla flagship stores in Milan and Florence, strives for clearly defined spaces - nothing should distract from the architectural structure other than carefully selected and deliberately placed furniture and equipment. For this reason, he opted for a discreet and unobtrusive lighting solution, with almost invisible luminaires. Further criteria for the selection of lighting tools included glare control, energy efficiency, low maintenance costs and a practical lighting control system. In the design studio, where materials and colours need to be carefully considered, additional qualitative specifications, such as brilliant colour rendering and the delivery of consistent colour temperature were added to the equation. ERCO proposed a lighting solution based on Quintessence recessed lighting tools as a single range of luminaires. This fulfilled all the criteria, and thanks to ERCO’s proprietary LED technology, combining uniform light with excellent luminous efficacy and glare control, it also complied with the European standards required for office workspace (EN 12464), requiring just a few luminaires. Quintessence is the all-round star among the ERCO recessed luminaires. Its modular system design facilitates a flexible lighting concept as a unified whole.
Downlights, in combination with directional luminaires and wallwashers, meet the requirements of a perception-orientated concept for ambient and accent lighting. Downlights, with flood and wide flood distributions, illuminate the horizontal surfaces, particularly the workstation and conference areas, with optimum uniformity. In contrast, the walls and shelving are illuminated using wallwashers, giving the room a light and spacious impression. For optimised synergy with the building’s architecture and to achieve a harmonious, low-key ceiling design, Le Silla opted for the square version of the luminaire. The result is a coherent and discreet illumination with precise, linear intersecting beams, without compromising on light quality. Due to the large windows and resulting natural light in the Le Silla offices, particular focus was given to the precise coordination of daylight and artificial light. ERCO provided the ideal solution with its efficient lighting technology, which allows continuous dimming of light down to 1%. The warm white light (3,000K) creates a natural ambience with amazing brilliance, whilst meeting the highest standards of natural colour rendering, providing ideal conditions for the type of creative work in which Enio Silla and his team are engaged every day. www.erco.com
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH OHM Light collaborated with Aion LED to produce luxurious, atmospheric lighting for Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, Texas.
The Hotel Van Zandt is a new Kimpton Hotel in Austin, Texas, located in the unique ex-residential area, Rainey Street District. Years ago, the houses slowly turned into bars and restaurants and it would now be considered a commercial street, but it still feels rather quaint and local. It was important for the Hotel van Zandt to blend in and be harmonious with the neighbourhood vibe, even though it is a sixteen-story building. Lighting designers OHM Light decided one way to accomplish this was to keep the lighting at street level very soft and warm, using a lot of indirect lighting so the source was not visible, making for a dramatic, theatrical mood. The lighting specification of choice for much of the exterior was Aion LED WR Type IP67 linear flex - in 2,150K, emulating candle light tones. On the exterior façade, Aion LED WR Type fixtures were used to surround the entrance canopy, accentuating both the steel material as well as back-lighting the Hotel Van Zandt sign letters; the monumental steel entrance feature of the restaurant was also accentuated. Phoenix Day Company fabricated four custom bronze wall sconces that flank the entrance doors, here Aion LED’s 2150K was used as the indirect light source to accentuate the vertical, minimalistic design. Twelve custom light bollards for the front of the hotel were also fabricated
from solid stock aluminum square tubes and powder coated in bronze. The interior of the hotel, as well as the restaurant and cafe, were designed by Mark Zeff from NYC. It is a very detailed look with a progressive statement that is right at home in Austin. A variety of light sources were used to add dimension to the various social spaces of the hotel. To maintain the warm environment, Amerlux 3.5 Hornet fixtures with a 2,460K dichroic polycarbonate filter for the recessed adjustable downlights, were employed. Hevi Lite in-grade fixtures with Soraa LED lamps were used to up-light the two story brick columns that created the large entrance vestibule. The guest room entries in each corridor feature their own niche leading to the door. Within that niche area, stylised textured wallpaper flanks the door. Above the niche is a recessed slot where Aion LED 2,700K 8000 Series with their AT-802 A-Track aluminum extrusion, featuring a frosted lens and a custom white powder coat finish to match the ceiling, were incorporated. Aion also provided custom power lead backfeeds to hide the wiring. This combination makes for a very discreet and dramatic guest corridor experience. Perimeter light coves over the reception pods and in the living room areas define the spaces and highlight the ceiling materials. Aion LED 4000 Series in the 2,150K candle
light tone were used here to create a warm ambiance. The fourth level of the hotel is a social hot spot featuring a restaurant with interior and exterior seating, an interior and exterior bar, an entertainment stage, outdoor swimming pool, cabanas and a large patio lounge area. Aion LED 2,150K indirect lighting is incorporated at the bar die wall millwork in both the interior and exterior locations and as back-lighting for the liquor bottle displays. The open restaurant ceiling boasts arched wood beams. Zeff designed a simple bronze pipe fixture, which accommodates seven medium based sockets for seven clear filament lamps. With the 45 fixtures and the 315 dimly lit bulbs glowing, this combination makes the ceiling look like a sea of stars. Commenting on the project, Terry Ohm said: “Aion LED has been a great collaborating partner helping Ohm Light to achieve our design intent and statements. Aion LED originally designed their candle light colour in conjunction with Ohm Light hospitality projects including Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants and now the collection includes the additions of 2,350K and 2,550K. All three warm colour temperatures feature 93-97CRI LEDs with 2 Step Mac Adam ellipse consistencies.” www.ohmlight.com www.aionled.com
TITLE : REGIONAL SALES MANAGER | POSITION TYPE : PERMANENT | DEPARTMENT : SALES | LOCATION : LONDON AND MANCHESTER, UK Lumenpulse AlphaLED is a leading specification-grade LED lighting solutions manufacturer. With a long track record of high-profile projects around the world, the company has earned numerous awards and recognitions, including several Product Innovation Awards (PIA), three Next Generation Luminaires Design Awards, a Red Dot Product Design Award, a Lightfair Innovation Award, and the Queens Award for Enterprise and International Trade. In October 2015, Lumenpulse AlphaLED CEO Francois-Xavier Souvay was named the 2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ for Quebec. The company has 500 employees worldwide, with corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada, and offices in Québec City, Boston, Paris, London and Manchester. Benefits Package: Salary + attractive commission, car or allowance, private healthcare. Why join the Lumen family? • Creative and dynamic environment • Extensive opportunities for careers worldwide
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“Right Light, Right Place, Right Time” TM dpa has created an international lighting consultancy Practice, which puts “design excellence” as its main focus. We are working on a wide range of exciting projects throughout the world. Our work includes lighting for all aspects of the built environment. With offices in Dubai, London, Japan and Oxfordshire we currently have the following vacancies for suitably talented lighting design professionals:
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Creating Adventures in Light for 30 years Passionate about light, creative at heart, a stickler for detail, thrives in a dynamic team environment – does this sound like you? We are looking for two ambitious lighting designers to join our growing team. If you’re looking for a new challenge with the opportunity of working on a range of prestigious projects around the world, we would love to hear from you. Excellent written and spoken English is essential and if you have another language to add to our multi-national studio, then all the better.
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We are recruiting a Project Manager lighting designer SENIOR on permanent contract for our agency based in Paris - France. VOYONS VOIR is a lighting design office with 16 years of experience in various fields of lighting application: hotel, retail, residential, office, yachts and automotive sector. The project manager will have to lead the lighting design projects from conception to site achievement. His role will be transversal on the whole project: he will be in contact with the architectural project management team, the contracting team and the lighting suppliers and he will manage the lighting team involved on the project in coordination with the office’s management. Your profile: • Engineer, designer, interior architect or industrial designer profile, applied to lighting design • Minimum 5 years’ experience • Great determination and investment to complete the project successfully • Synthesis and analysis skills, reactivity and ability to judge, decision-making skills to ensure the good management of the projects • Experience of follow-up and on-site lighting adjustment is required • Lighting physics, photometric knowledge and lighting calculation software knowledge (Dialux) • Drawing and graphic software’s knowledge (AUTOCAD, Revit, Adobe suite) • Office suite knowledge • Internationally-oriented open minded personality • Good knowledge of French and English, both written and spoken Requested skills: • Coordination capacity with the team in order to achieve the best project • Synthesis skills allowing the management of several projects in parallel • Sense of responsibility and great determination to take up a key position in the agency • Sense of teamwork is essential / management skills / organizational autonomy • Management, judgement and decision-making skills allowing to handle arbitrations with clients and/or enterprises Contact Christophe Tummino at email@example.com for more details
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Media Architecture Biennale 1-4 June Sydney, Australia www.mab16.org
Guangzhou Intl Lighting Exhibition 9-12 June Guangzhou, China
LED Expo 19-22 April Bangkok, Thailand www.ledexpothailand.com
Lightfair international 26-28 April San Diego, USA www.lightfair.com
darc night 15 September London, UK www.darcawards.com
London Design Festival 17-25 September London, UK www.londondesignfestival.com
INALIGHT Indonesia 18-20 May Jakarta, Indonesia www.inalight-exhibition.net
Index 23-26 May Dubai, UAE www.indexexhibition.com
MATELEC 25-28 October Madrid, Spain www.ifema.es/matelec_06
Light Middle East 31 October - 2 November Dubai, UAE www.lightme.net
Interlight Moscow 8-11 November Moscow, Russia www.interlight-moscow.ru.messefrankfurt.com
IALD Enlighten Europe 13-15 November Prague, Czech Republic www.iald.org
Illuminotronica 6-8 October Padua, Italy www.illuminotronica.it
Codega Prize 7 October Venice, Italy www.premiocodega.it
Rethink the Night! 10-14 October Kea Island, Greece www.rethinkthenight.com
IALD Enlighten Americas 13-15 October Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MĂŠxico www.iald.org
Light Symposium 12-14 October Wismar, Germany www.lightsymposium.de
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INSPIRATIONS / #36 LUKE SMITH-WIGHTMAN
This back page is courtesy of London-based Luke Smith-Wightman - who works in the fields of industrial design and architectural lighting design. He applies similar principles to each, and the image here is a symbol of his desire to keep things simple. Light Collective have been lucky enough to work with Luke on three wildly different projects and can vouch for his approach. From balloons in Madrid to Tyvek lanterns and furniture in Frankfurt, we know that Luke pares things down to their very essence and in doing so creates a beautiful and uncomplicated end result. lukesmith-wightman.com
The industrial designer Dieter Rams (who designed this Mach 2 lighter for Braun in 1971) is known for saying â€˜less but better.â€™ Whether planning a lighting scheme, designing a luminaire, laptop or lighter: less is usually better.
LIGHT SKETCH by Aronson Lighting Design A spectacular installation with 31 VarioLEDâ„˘ Flex VENUS luminaires at Broadcom offices in Yakum, Israel. Every luminaire is unique custom made by Aronson Lighting Design due to the bending process and the hanging technique. | Photo: Eran Aronson / Aronson Lighting Design | www.led-linear.com