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DETAILS 022 Editorial Comment Illuminating a River... 024 Headlines The latest architectural lighting industry news. 026 Books A review of four lighting-related titles. 028 Eye Opener Light Particles, Singapore 030 Drawing Board Illuminated River shortlist and winner. 032 Spotlight The latest projects with the wow factor from around the world. 040 Briefing Bob Bohannon, Lux Populi UK. 042 Snapshot We feature Hamrah Ghashghaei. 044 Lighting Interview Stephen Gough, PLD. 052 Architect Profile Henrietta Lynch profiles Sauerbruch Hutton. 162 Inspirations EFLA Consulting Engineers
ART & DESIGN 086 Dark Source Stories The latest instalment in Kerem Asfuroglu’s dark vision of light. 088 Lights in Alingsås We reflect on the light event’s installations found on the 2016 light trail. 092 Dutch Design Week We take a look at some of the lighting related events at this year’s Eindhoven event. 094 Canterbury Cathedral A look at Bernardi Roig’s Sleepless Light Exercises exhibition, with illumination from Thorn. 096 darc awards/decorative The first darc awards/decorative event is now open for entries. 098 IALD Chase The Dark Through the power of social media and a global appreciation for the beauty of light, lighting enthusiasts from more than 60 cities took on the fourth annual IALD Chase the Dark.
TECHNOLOGY 100 IALD Enlighten An overeview of the Americas and Europe conferences. 102 Case Studies A selection of international projects. 126 David Morgan A look at luminaire design trends in 2016. 128 Kevin Grant A comment about 2016 lighting trends. 130 Geoff Archenhold Geoff Archenhold takes a look back at 2016 and offers his industry predictions for 2017. 134 Annual Product Guide We take a look at some of 2016’s product launch highlights. 152 Light Middle East Product highlights from the Dubai show. 154 MATELEC A selection of product highlights from the ePower&Building hall of the Madrid show. 156 Codega Prize We take a look at the winners of this year’s awards at the Venice ceremony. 160 Expo Diary
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[editorial] Paul James, editor, writes: We deliberately went to press late on this issue, waiting until December 8th so we could publish the winner of the Illuminated River International Design Competition in London (see pages 30-31). As it was announced by the Mayor of London that the winning project was Current by a team led by the internationally acclaimed American light artist Leo Villareal and renowned British architects and urban planners Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, the controversy about the quality of the shortlisted projects has raged on. Some of the criticism has been very vociferous indeed and does the lighting design profession no favours. Some extremely talented lighting designers were part of the shortlisted teams - L’Observatoire International, SEAM Design and Les Éclairagistes Associés and to belittle the competition is an insult to them. It is true that the competition brief covered ‘architectural lighting’ and had two aspects. Firstly, a design masterplan for all seventeen main road, rail and pedestrian bridges between Albert Bridge and Tower Bridge (including the proposed Nine Elms Bridge and Garden Bridge). Secondly, a ‘concept design lighting scheme’ addressing four individual bridges: Westminster, Waterloo, London and Chelsea and celebrating their unique qualities. However, the competition’s unique design challenge was to “create an elegant and charismatic light art installation of world-class quality for London’s most celebrated bridges”. This was clearly stated in the competition rules and the fact that the jury consisted of artists (including James Turrell) and patrons should have been a clue about what the Illuminated River Foundation was after. As if to give reassurance to lighting designers, Mark Major, Principal of Speirs + Major, was also on the Supporting Panel. The boundaries between lighting design and light art are often blurred and this is just one of those occasions. We should be happy that light, even if it is only in its artistic form, is taking centre stage in such a high profile initiative.
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[books] We pick four of the best lighting design books of 2016 to put on your Christmas present list.
Professional Lighting Lexicon by Sophie Caclin Light Zoom Lumiere €16.00 ISBN: 978-2-36925-016-6
SuperLux: Smart Light Art, Design and Architecture for Cities edited by Davina Jackson Thames and Hudson £32.00 ISBN: 978-0500343043
Licht Kunst Licht 4 - Lighting Design for Architecture by Andreas Schulz avedition €78.00 ISBN: 978-3-89986-249-2
See The Light by Svante Pettersson Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing €42.00 ISBN: 978-91-87543-24-1
Light related words are not easy to translate in French and also when it comes to the English language from French terms. So just how do you talk about lighting in English and French? Lighting design, lighting technology, architecture, town-planning, design, production, marketing, sales and the environment are all tackled in this lexicon of lighting language. At 160 pages and 1,400 words about light and projects, the lexicon lists all of the words and expressions, in French and English, used by professionals. The lighting project is reviewed: lights, materials used, systems and components, implementation and management of installations. From permanent to event, an overview of all types of lighting is provided. The book is targeted at architects, lighting designers, manufacturers, installers, laboratories and universities, public and private contracting authorities. This two-in-one practical guide is intended for all English and French speaking professionals throughout the world. www.lightzoomlumiere.fr
SuperLux: Smart Light Art, Design and Architecture for Cities, edited by Davina Jackson, is the world’s first comprehensive monograph surveying recent milestones and triumphs using digital systems for lighting urban environments. The book’s three main pictorial sections focus on projects that use light to animate architecture and media screens, new forms of lighting in industrial zones and public areas, and interactive installations in urban spaces. Its 272 pages include more than 400 images of post-2008 examples of energy-effective light installations – illuminated buildings, bridges, streets, parks, plazas, media walls, public interiors, water systems and gallery spaces, including interactions and augmented reality games using mobile devices. The images and editorial texts are punctuated by guest essays from leading European scholars and light art designers, including Professor Peter Weibel (founderdirector of the ZKM Media Arts Center), Professor Mary-Anne Kyriakou (founder of the first three Smart Light festivals), Dr Vesna Petresin (multimedia artist), Dr Thomas Schielke (curator and writer), and Professor Peter Droege (Chair of the World Renewable Energy Council). www.superlux.org
Since 2005 the lighting design practice Licht Kunst Licht has published its realised projects in the form of work reports. In time for its 25th anniversary the multiple laureate of design awards has published its fourth volume Licht Kunst Licht 4 – Lighting Design for Architecture – a particular milestone in the office’s history. Simultaneously founded in Bonn and Berlin by Andreas Schulz in 1991, Licht Kunst Licht has grown into a 26-headed team of lighting designers, architects, designers and electrical engineers. Licht Kunst Licht 4 represents an impressively extensive compendium of 324 pages. It documents the immense quality and lighting competence of the designs and simultaneously shows the great consequence with which Licht Kunst Licht pursues its design approach. “With our lighting designs we unconditionally put ourselves at the service of the architecture and the architect’s design intent,” Andreas Schulz explains the office’s work premise. A respectful and analytical regard for architectural planning or the existing built environment is a sound foundation for aesthetically, functionally and technically ambitious lighting concepts. www.lichtkunstlicht.com
“In order to create lighting, that people really appreciate as human beings, I believe in starting to understand your own visual background with its natural light and lighting culture. Get to know your own sight sense and its reactions in different situations and the emotions they cause to you. Only then can you start to understand how other people react in various rooms and what type of light they prefer.” - Svante Pettersson See the Light is an inspirational book about Nordic light and light design. Generous image material makes lighting easy to understand, and even complex concepts like visual perception and light factors become lively and engaging. This book illustrates everything from spectacular outdoor lighting to original interior solutions, as well as comparative images that teach us to see the difference between various lighting designs. Author Svante Pettersson, a lighting designer highly acclaimed both in his native Sweden and internationally, writes personally about his philosophy of lighting, addressing everyone from architects to students and DIY enthusiasts. www.svantepettersson.com
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eye opener Light Particles Singapore When Philips’ Singapore headquarters launched its new Lighting Application Center, it commissioned Claudia Paz Lighting Studio to deliver an art piece in which visitors can explore emotions through light, sound and interaction. Light Particles is an awe-inspiring experience of light, sound, speed and generative content that is directly related to one’s own body movements. It acts like a mirror of your emotions, as visitors can move their hands as if directors of a light pixel orchestra, or turns themselves into a light artist with a palette of liquid light. Eight scenarios have being created, some related to natural phenomena, some to magic, while others are auto-generated organic content that allow visitors to feel the echo of their own body movements. The installation features Philips Color Kinetics fixtures, specifically 96 RGB strings with 50 nodes each, all of which are individually addressable. The nodes create a video matrix with a 48 pixel (2.4-metre) height and 96 pixels (five-metre) width, and a pitch of five cm in both directions. Each node is controlled by a VSE (Video System Engine) that receives the video input from the interactive server. The server uses a 3D camera as a tracking device that translates the user’s movements in front of the screen and transforms them into sound and light effects using a particle and sound generator. It is also possible to interact with the screen using a touch panel that is connected directly to the server. Paz found a perfect team with Cesar Castro, Chris Plant and Neil Spragg, who together created BCP Affinity, Pixel Flow, Light Garden, and now Light Particles. She believes that engaging people through light, sound and interaction can make spaces full of life, create social environments and allow freedom of expression. www.claudiapaz.com Pic: Cesar Castro
[drawing board] The six shortlisted design proposals from London’s Illuminated River competition.
THE MIGHTY THAMES Proposals by six international teams, representing seventy-three artists, architects, designers, planners and engineers from Asia, Europe, North America and South America were unveiled on 9 November in the Illuminated River Exhibition, a free exhibition that ran for three weeks at the Royal Festival Hall (RFH) until 29 November. The Illuminated River is a design commission on an unprecedented scale: a scheme conceived to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames. The Illuminated River International Design Competition, organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants, with a brief for designs that include new technologies and display outstanding aesthetic quality, attracted entries from 105 teams working in the fields of art, technology and design from all over the world. The shortlist of six teams has been selected by an independent panel. Initially, the jury was void of any lighting design professionals (aside from Artist James Turrell), which was expressed as a cause for concern by lighting specialists. Subsequently, in response to the criticism, the organisers of the contest announced that a supporting panel would be set up to assist the jury. Representing lighting designers, the supporting panel featured Mark Major, principal at Speirs + Major. On 8 December, the proposal entitled Current from American light artist Leo Villareal and British architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands was announced as the winner of the competition. With the first phase of the fundraising campaign already underway, it was announced that £10 million has been pledged towards the Illuminated River
project: £5 million by Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing through the Arcadia Fund, and a further £5 million is being donated by the Rothschild Foundation. Speaking at the launch of the Illuminated River Exhibition, Hannah Rothschild, Chair of the Illuminated River Foundation, said: “Since the founding of London, the mighty Thames has been the city’s main artery, linking north and south, east and west, encouraging business, activity and recreation. But at night, the river becomes a ribbon of darkness, a place that few enjoy and at odds with the ambition to make London a 24-hour city. This project will bring light, energy, beauty and recreation to the river and at the flick of a switch, transform the city at night.” The shortlisted proposals are: 1. Blurring Boundaries Adjaye Associates with Cai Guo-Qiang, Chris Ofili, Larry Bell, Jeremy Deller, Philippe Parreno, Richard Woods, Mariko Mori, Lorna Simpson, Teresita Fernández, Joana Vasconcelos, Angela Bulloch, Thukral & Tagra, Katharina Grosse, Glenn Ligon, Doug Aitken, Tomás Saraceno, onedotzero digital consultants, Plan A Consultants, DHA, Hurley Palmer Flatt, AKT II, AECOM, Arup, Sir Robert McAlpine, Tavernor Consultancy, DP9, Four Communications, Hayes Davidson digital visualisers, Bosch and iGuzzini. 2. The Eternal Story of the River Thames AL_A, Asif Kapadia, Simon Stephens, SEAM Design, Arup, GROSS. MAX., Mark Filip, Soundings and DP9. 3. Synchronizing the City: Its Natural and Urban Rhythms Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Oliver Beer, Arup, Copper Consultancy, L’Observatoire International, Penoyre & Prasad, Jennifer Tipton and Transsolar.
4. Current Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Future\Pace, Atelier Ten, Beckett Rankine, Bradley Hemmings, Core Five, Futurecity, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, MBNA Thames Clippers, Montagu Evans, Pentagram, Price & Myers. 5. A River Ain’t Too Much To Light Les Éclairagistes Associés (L.E.A.), ecqi ltd. and Federico Pietrella in association with GVA Lighting Europe Limited and ewo srl. 6. Thames Nocturne Sam Jacob Studio and Simon Heijdens with Studio Dekka, Daisy Froud, Elliott Wood, Jackson Coles and Professor John Tyrer. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, concluded: “I am delighted that the Illuminated River Foundation has put these ideas on show. We believe that the Illuminated River will not only be a wonderful celebration of the River Thames, London’s vital artery, but will make a major contribution to the growing importance of London’s nighttime economy, underlining London as a world class city, and a centre for creative industries.” www.illuminatedriver.london
All images © Malcolm Reading Consultants/ individual teams: 1. (c) Malcolm Reading Consultants and Adjaye Associates 2. (c) Malcolm Reading Consultants and AL_A 3. (c) Malcolm Reading Consultants and Diller Scofidio + Renfro 4. (c) Malcolm Reading Consultants and Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands 5. (c) Malcolm Reading Consultants and Les Éclairagistes Associés 6. (c) Malcolm Reading Consultants and Sam Jacob Studio and Simon Heijdens
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[spotlight] The latest projects with the wow factor from around the world.
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VISUAL MASTERPLAN For more than a century, massive grain elevators have dominated the canal side of Buffalo, New York. Today, these structures have taken on a new life that celebrates the city’s industrial tradition as well as its bright future. This is thanks to The KALEIDOSCOPE, a dynamic light art project by Ambiances Design Productions and FoitAlbert Associates. A 360° kinetic installation, The KALEIDOSCOPE is a contemplative artwork that interprets the seasons as seen through the lens of a kaleidoscope. Every season is represented in sequences that evolve with colour changes, movements and texture projections icons that change in intensity and optical distortions. The colourful, fully automated display runs throughout the year from sunset to 11pm and changes to reflect each season on a daily basis.
A total of 554 luminaires distributed in five different types were used. Almost all of the fixtures (545) have LED technology. Included in this group are 197 RGBW Ilumipod 54g2 IP fixtures from the ILUMINARC division of Chauvet. The Ilumipods are positioned on the top and bottom of each silo in the grain elevator. “The Ilumipod fixtures were approved for their light output and dimming curve quality,” said Martin Gagnon, creative director of Ambiances Design Productions. “We were confident in the product and brand reliability of ILUMINARC from our past experience working with the line on our Aurora Borealis project in Quebec City.” Officially launched on 4 November 2015, The KALEIDOSCOPE is part of a master plan developed in 2012 to enhance and illuminate the industrial heritage of
Buffalo’s grain silos. Ambiances Design Productions and Foit-Albert Associates have been developing the project since 2013. The project was initiated by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation and funded by the New York Power Authority (NYPA). Under the artistic direction led by Ambiances Design Productions, Foit-Albert Associates acted as the architect and lead consultant for the design team. “We were thrilled to present this first Buffalo artistic enlightenment project,” said Gagnon. “Our team was very honoured and proud to be part of the revitalisation era that occurs in Buffalo, using art, and to contribute in our own way through our creative vision for public urban revitalisation.’’ www.ambiancesdesign.com www.iluminarc.com
SWITCH OF FOCUS On March 1 2016 two large-scale artworks titled The Beacon and Code Wall lit up Orlando, Florida’s skies with high definition video projections. Conceptualised by international public artist, JEFRË, the permanent installations are located in Lake Nona, an eleven-square-mile masterdesigned community in Orlando that offers residential and commercial facilities. In collaboration with digital artists from New York City’s 3-Legged Dog, Floridabased JEFRË has transformed Lake Nona town centre’s parking garage into two giant multimedia installations that were inspired by his battle with heart disease. The Beacon envelops one corner of the garage where a staircase is located. With its shape inspired by the world’s first stethoscope, it is hollow inside and its outer layer is composed of aluminum panels with
scalloped edges that are a reference to the artist’s EKG line. Cinematic high definition video concepts created by 3-Legged Dog wrap around the 60ft sculptural steel enclosure, bringing the structure to life each night. Enclosing the parking garage is Code Wall, a 264ft-long wall that is punctured with binary code. In this work, JEFRË refers to the language of technology, which incorporates the theme of science that is inspired by the very site of the artwork that is located in Lake Nona’s Medical City. Both artworks reference the crucial roles that the advancements of technology and medicine have played in his life. Born Jefre Manuel Figueras, JEFRË was a landscape architect and designer when he had a sudden heart attack at the early age of 35 and had to undergo a triple
bypass surgery. The experience caused him to switch his focus from landscape architecture and design to public art and giving back to the community. The physical sites of the artworks have a large role to play in the conceptual development, and moreover, the artist is careful to involve the surrounding community in various ways that benefit the area. “Eighty percent of my materials are locally sourced and I always enlist the help of the local community to build and install the works. I ensure that the funding received for the project goes back to the community in some way,” he explained. Artworks like The Beacon and Code Wall demonstrate this fact. Twitter: @JEFRE_Miami
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MULTIMEDIA SPECTACLE In July 2016, OCT Shanghai and ECA2 revealed Lake of Illusions - a bold new architectural landmark that transforms into a multimedia spectacle by night. Built at the heart of the Happy Valley amusement park in Shanghai, China, this new 32-metrehigh attraction is a symbol of modernity and an icon of contemporary culture. The show’s producer, Jean-Christophe Canizares, Chairman and CEO of ECA2 commented: “To match the grand scale of its context in Happy Valley, Lake of Illusions was conceived to stand out in every dimension. It’s a true 360° icon that dominates its setting and intrigues the park’s visitors.” Rising from the tranquil stillness of the central lake, it towers above the surrounding scenery, leaning skyward at a dramatic angle, and can be admired from great distances in every direction. At night, spectators will see the tower seemingly
grow wings, with impressive water screens and video effects weaving their magic. Controlled by cutting edge technology, the effects change and merge through time and space in every dimension: reaching higher, wider and deeper through different planes. As the audience watches, a story unfolds. Suddenly, the tower becomes a place between Heaven and Earth where anything is possible. The laws of physics no longer apply; time and space enter an abstract realm. Even the firmly grounded tower becomes weightless and dances to an uplifting original soundtrack. Through a magical interaction between technology, architecture and storytelling, the audience witnesses a fantastic new reality. It’s a poetic tale inspired by China’s storytelling traditions, playfully reworked to enthrall new generations of audiences. To make Lake of Illusions, ECA2 spent one year in R&D to develop a unique new effect
called Spiro screen. This innovative system uses rotating water jets to produce a giant spectral surface where video, light and laser images can be viewed in a unique way. After overcoming countless challenges, in designing this multimedia tower, but also in mastering a unique new combination of techniques, the result is spell-binding. Pixel mapping machines installed in the icon help create a sense of movement, along with moving water jets, moving lights, mist, flames, lasers, and video projection. Eleven sources of sound strategically placed around the site complete the immersive experience. Like a big lantern, the tower is lit from within – yet far beyond emitting a stunning light show, it emits a captivating story, movement and emotion. www.eca2.com
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ART AND THE INTERNET Updated from its previous work Nirvana, teamLab is now exhibiting an interactive artwork, United, Fragmented, Repeated and Impermanent World as a part of the TAKAHASHI COLLECTION 2016 at The Museum of Art in Kochi, Japan. In this artwork, an interactive element has been added to allow the viewers to interact and mix with the world comprised of finely drawn grid paintings and abstract square tiles. The exhibition started Thursday November 3, 2016 and lasts until Sunday January 22, 2017. The installation looks at how the internet
has altered the relationship between the viewers and artworks; people have become participants of the work and united with it. In this newly updated installation, the square tiles are backlit and treated like pixel art; while the visual space continues to move, the fixed squares inside become more abstract and create an animation with new visual effects. The viewersâ€™ presence causes the two different worlds to merge and mix - the world of delicate square painting and the world of abstraction made by grid tiles. www.teamlab.net
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LIGHT, BOTTLED Located at Compton Verney Park, Warwickshire, visual artist Laurent Louyer from Creatmosphere, a cross-genre studio specialising in the interplay of light as art between architecture and space, was commissioned to create a light spectacle using Plessey LEDs and Consol Solar Jars. This new interactive light commission entitled IN LIGHT: Illuminating Capability Brown’s Landscape, launched on 29 October and ran until 13 November to commemorate the 300th anniversary of renowned Landscape Architect Lancelot Brown.
Plessey, a manufacturer of lighting and sensing products and components, used its LEDs to illuminate the installation by positioning them inside 1,000 Consol Solar Jars, which are manufactured by Suntoy, a South African based company. This is one of the first times globally that wireless DMX technology has been used to activate so many solar powered lanterns in an art exhibition of this magnitude. The technological challenge was made easier in collaboration with UJ (University of Johannesburg) and their research facility
RC (Resolution circle). Plessey LED Sales Director Giuliano Cassataro said: “By using 1,000 Consol Solar Jars, Laurent has filled an entire field with pinpoints of light to map the rich and diverse history of green spaces in a creative and captivating way. Three centuries later, Brown’s work is still celebrated and lives on. We are thrilled to be playing a small part in this creative initiative through supplying our LEDs.” www.creatmosphere.com
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[briefing] Lux Populi, the Mexico City based design practice that has been quietly building a name for itself across the world, is now expanding its reach with a new UK team headed by Bob Bohannon. First established by Thomas Paterson over a decade ago, the award-winning practice has now grown to a team of nineteen. Can you tell us your background in the lighting industry? I started my lighting career nearly 30 years ago, and was priviledged to undertake the MSc course at UCL alongside industry greats-to-be like Dominic Meyrick, Gary Campbell, Des O’Donovan and Jonathan Howard – there must have been something in the coffee that year. I was equally fortunate to spend two years with BDP, Barrie Wilde’s mentoring will always be valued and appreciated. In 1997 I moved across to the manufacturing side of the industry at Sill. In the naughties we were dominant in the knowledge and application of optics and were leading the industry on the use of computer modeling. We provided a huge amount of support to the teams behind projects such as Heathrow T5 and Kings Cross Station. The end of Sill was a hugely sad and painful experience, but I came away with lessons learnt on leadership and a great working knowledge of the type of major infrastructure projects such as rail or air terminals that extends Lux Populi’s skill set.
lifecycle operations is something that drew me in to Lux Populi.
What’s your favourite experience in the industry so far? That is easy - St Pancras Station. My involvement lasted 7 years, so much so that my then young son called it ‘Daddy’s railway station’. The key people who delivered it, Alistair Lansley and Peter Lawrence were a joy to work with. Ten years later it is still one of London’s most loved buildings.
What do you feel you can bring to the UK venture? I bring new areas of experience (large infra/public domain), especially on major rail and air termini that add to the practice’s huge strengths in residential, retail, leisure and identity. Part of my brief is to be a technical guru to the team and to ensure best practice on environmental and social responsibility. I already ‘give back’ to the industry by way of being on the Vice Presidential team at the Society of Light and Lighting, but I will also focus on ensuring our schemes use the least embodied, life cycle and in-use energy possible.
What is the history of Lux Populi? Thomas Paterson founded the practice in Mexico City ten years ago. That office has grown to seventeen, from backgrounds in architecture, engineering, interior design and indeed lighting. It’s a first principles practice focused on serving client needs with excellence, informed by architecture, joy, identity, behaviour, context and function. What are Lux Populi’s major projects? We’ve been working around the world in everything from high end residences to infrastructure. We’re passionate about every project, it’s hard to name one or two. We voted in the office - our favorites are Juvia (restaurant in Miami), Marc Chagall’s America Windows and The Lakeside Retreat, a home in upstate New York. Most recently we’ve won awards for Sushi Garage and Nos restaurants in Miami and Lima. Thomas would tell you that his longest and most challenging project was a 48,000 square foot home for a client of Tadao Ando’s, but that his greatest joy was the Art Institute of Chicago. I’m hugely impressed with a new project, still under wraps, that defines the entrance to a global city with fun but timeless, technically smart interventions. It’s a multibillion-dollar infrastructure project. It’s discipline of understanding everything from brand and aesthetics through to delivery, engineering and
Why was it decided to set up Lux Populi in the UK? Our existing team already works on projects in the Americas, Europe the Middle East, Africa, India and Australasia. Working at great distances is part of our DNA - demanding great communication a rigor in documentation, but with the UK office we’re happy to reduce travel distances and time zone differences. There are a lot of highly skilled designers in the UK, but few practices really make the right platform for them to learn, develop, teach and create. It also gives us a real base to be trans-atlantic, working into the States and Latin America has been tough for European design practices, few have a strong flow across the Atlantic. Having teams on both sides who live the design and construction cultures of each side, we’re going to be brilliantly positioned to support European architects working in the Americas, and visa versa.
Who else is part of the UK team? The team will be led by myself, with Thomas Paterson making regular trips over. The other key person will be Oriana Romero who has been a senior member of the Mexico City team for several years. As well as her lighting design skills she will be ensuring that the unique and incredibly positive Lux Populi Mexico City psyche will be brought to the UK. She has led projects from the Costanera Center in Santiago de Chile through to historic refurbishments in Mexico City and private homes around the world. We are actively recruiting and we are excited that so many talented people are reaching out to us. How do you see lighting design developing in the future? I think the industry is heading down some blind alleys or prematurely jumping into new trends without enough solid research. For us, the fundamentals of lit environments remain key, the craft of light, of user functions, of identity, of social activation, and of social responsibility. We could talk IoT or Human Centric Lighting, both of which are part of the future, but neither changes the ‘why’ our clients hire us, nor the focus on going back to first principles on EVERY project. How can we benefit our clients? How can we actively create something positive for all the stakeholders?
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[snapshot] Hamrah Ghashghaei is an independent lighting designer with more than ten years’ experience as a senior lighting designer across various projects in Iran and abroad, from commercial complexes, residential, landscape and gardens to hotels, historical buildings and tunnels.
NAMAZI MEMORIAL MOSQUE SHIRAZ, IRAN The mosque was named after a benevolent person in Shiraz city. The architecture of the mosque has a corridor with a special volume and texture between the outdoor area (hospital side) and indoor area. The key to the lighting design of this corridor was creating a welcoming atmosphere for the people inside the mosque. By using linear LEDs near the partition in combination with two window wall lights (up and downlight), the space has been filled with indirect and relaxing light. The entrance of the mosque is filled with indirect wall wash and wall lights to attract the people inside. The chosen warm white light with CCT 3,000k was inspired by earth and ground colours and the blue light at the edges by sky colour that carries spiritual philosophy in Iran. The linear LEDs with narrow beam angle are used to avoid any glare and light pollution on the façade. Using blue cool light between the warm white light emphasises the façades edges, inviting visitors to look up at the sky.
PERSIAN GULF COMMERCIAL COMPLEX SHIRAZ, IRAN Located in Shiraz City, the Persian Gulf commercial complex has a 500,000sqm area including more than 2,500 commercial units, Carrefour hypermarket, indoor and outdoor entertainment parks, cinemas, salons, restaurants, various coffee shops and an indoor parking area. Over two years, several concepts and ideas were reviewed for the façade of this project such as video mapping, floodlighting, and wall washing the whole façade with different single or coloured lights. But because of the budget limitations, Hamrah Ghashghaei aimed to show the architecture’s simplicity and grace by emphasising the façade elements - its columns and their capitals - creating a harmony between architecture and lighting. The DMX controlling system selected for this project offers a variety of options. The key for this system is that each of the columns has a separate and unique physical address so Ghashghaei could define many scenes that are capable of syncing with music. The challenge for this system was the long length of the site (about 700-metres at each side and 1,400-metres in total), which affected the controlling signal power. RGBW linear light sources offer various hues, with different scenes available for a variety of events.
SANA COMMERCIAL COMPLEX SHIRAZ, IRAN This project is located in one of the special commercial districts in Shiraz City in Southern Iran. One of the challenges Ghashghaei faced with was the façade, which is set back from adjacent buildings. To solve this issue he needed to highlight the façade to make it more prominent within its context. The lighting has been designed to grab the attention of passers by, both near and far. LED strips have been attached into the negative volume section of the façade curves by using customised aluminum U-shaped supports that are hidden from onlookers. When making the connections inside the panels, in order to distribute
constant current from them and into the LED strips, Ghashghaei was determined to follow electrical installation codes and standards in lighting and electrical components installation. To bring a warm and luxurious atmosphere to the project a 2,700K CCT has been selected for LEDS. Also, to emphasise the building’s façade and make it stand out amongst adjacent buildings, the scheme plays with light and shadow as one tool in this design. By Using LED light sources as the only source and utilising his specialist electrical and maintenance solutions, Ghashghaei has managed to minimise the project budget.
ZANDIEH HOTEL SHIRAZ, IRAN Located in the old urban area of Shiraz near the Arge-Karimkhan, this newly constructed five star hotel boasts six floors of classical Iranian architecture. The courtyard of the hotel has a collection of water fountains and flower boxes with a variety of plants. To create special scenes, Ghashghaei used recessed luminaires in the ground beneath the floating water fountain’s walls. The fountain is also illuminated from inside creating other light moods. The use of bollards with glare proof downlight distribution helps to illuminate seasonal flowers in the boxes, which are situated beside spike lights that illuminate the trees as vertical objects. Within the hotel lobby, a collection of concealed, indirect, directional and fixed downlights have been used. All light sources have a CRI of more than 80, because of many art works on the ceiling and other parts of the hotel. Having LED light sources with a central controller helped to improve energy efficiency and the overall cost. By combining light effects and shadows, Ghashghaei has created beautiful scenery and highlights the hotel’s architecture.
HAMRAH GHASHGHAEI LIGHTING DESIGN Ghashghaei graduated in electrical engineering and was educated as a lighting designer by participating in lighting design workshops, training courses and seminars around the world. His knowledge of electrical engineering and control system design strengthens his knowledge of lighting design, allowing him to offer a combination of artistic and technical parts of lighting design, allowing for a more innovative and functional approach to customised lighting design, luminaire design, installation detail and its
controlling system for each project. Ghashghaei is a member of Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), Professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and a main member of Illuminating Engineering Society of Iran (IESI). By participating in different activities in various committees and international societies, he has sought to increase and upgrade his knowledge in this field. www.hamrahghashghaei.com
A GAME OF TWO HALVES Often recognised for his former footballing talents, Stephen Gough is a lighting designer who grabbed the industry by the horns. From working two jobs at once to Director of Project Lighting Design, his story is one of inspirational perseverance and global recognition. Robert Such caught up with Gough to talk light and career progression.
Back in the 1980’s, when Stephen Gough would-be lighting designer and director of Project Lighting Design (PLD) - used to turn up for meetings, people would recognise him, and ask: Aren’t you the footballer? “Yeah, but this is my other job,” he would reply. At that time, his ‘other job’ was with Hong Kong-based lighting firm Ricardo Lighting. In his early twenties, Gough had been assigned to Ricardo Lighting’s special projects department. He had been given the job of promoting Japanese firm Yamada Shomei Lighting’s products to foreign architects working in Hong Kong. “It was perfect,” says Gough, “I got to the office at 10am, worked till 4pm, and then went back to football training. The Yamada Shomei Lighting engineers visited us regularly and they taught me a lot about their products and how to calculate light levels and the basic principles of good lighting. I went to Japan a few times to see their factory and completed projects and
learn more about their equipment.” Working with engineers, studying lighting diagrams and architectural drawings was not altogether alien to Gough. “I left school at fifteen,” he says, “and my first job was as an apprentice at the local engineering company. They built steel bridges and dockside cranes. I suppose it was a good foundation for me. I learned to draw and read drawings, and it was a no-nonsense kind of environment.” At the same time as he was doing his engineering apprenticeship, he was also playing football in his home town of Annan in south-west Scotland. When a football scout spotted him playing, and asked if he wanted to play football professionally in Hong Kong, Gough, a centre forward, jumped at the chance to play football and travel. But even though he enjoyed the game, he always had it in the back of his mind that “if the football didn’t work out, what was I going to do?” he says. “That’s what drove
me to look for a job.” He eventually saw, and replied to, a newspaper advert for the Ricardo Lighting job. “Hong Kong was, and still is, a fantastic lighting spectacle,” he adds. When a new lighting scheme was completed, he would “rush round to look at it and try to analyse the lighting”. Then, in 1985, Gough suffered a bad knee injury—repaired years later through Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery—that put the brake on any footballing career plans. During his time working at Ricardo Lighting, Gough met Tony Corbett of Anthony Corbett Associates. Gough considers Corbett to be his lighting mentor. Corbett had moved to Singapore in the early 1980’s to set up his architectural lighting practice, and in late 1985 he approached Gough to help him set up in Hong Kong. “Tony really inspired me,” says Gough. “When he presented to our clients he would just roll out the drawings and so eloquently
describe his concept. I suppose I did my university in light with Tony. He was a very demanding boss to work for for long hours in the office, but we also had great fun. He liked to party and we would visit the best new restaurants and clubs to check out the latest design trends.” Despite being “brilliant”, says Gough, Corbett “was a tough cookie to work for.” And so, wanting to be in charge of his own projects, Gough decided to move on and to open his own firm in Hong Kong, which he did in late 1989. PLD’s first projects were small restaurants, bars—like the Joe Bananas pub in the Wan Chai District of Hong Kong—and some private residence work. Through these the
firm gained recognition, and soon Gough was able to pitch for bigger projects, such as the retail mall at the top of the Peak Tram in Hong Kong. In 1991 Gough set up a small office in Singapore. “We had been appointed on a couple of hotel projects here,” he says, “and I found that there was a vibrant design scene. We still had the Hong Kong operation and I used to commute back and forward.” To date some of PLD’s standout works include the Singapore Flyer, a 150-metre diameter Ferris wheel, and the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, which includes the lotus flower-shaped ArtScience Museum. “It was such a privilege to work with Moshe Safdie (the architect that designed
Top Left and Right One of PLD’s standout works, the Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel decorates the city’s skyline with a blue glow. Above Left The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Singapore is shown from above, which included illumination of 2,600 hotel rooms, public areas, guest rooms and suites, F and B outlets, the convention and exhibition facilities, the casino and gaming areas, the retail mall, and the arts and the science museum by PLD. Above Right An intricate sculpture hangs in the MBS’ golden hotel lobby, which has been delicately lit by the PLD team.
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the Marina Bay Sands complex), Aedas Architects and the MBS team,” says Gough. “Our scope covered 2,600 hotel rooms, public areas, guest rooms and suites, F and B outlets, the convention and exhibition facilities, the casino and gaming areas, the retail mall, and the arts and the science museum.” After that, developers came knocking on his door, literally, wanting to speak to the person who had designed the MBS lighting. Although well-known for lighting high-end hotels, PLD has also illuminated large retail developments, like The Dubai Mall and the Shanghai IFC Mall. Currently the firm has 25 projects underway, managed by its offices in Bangkok, Shanghai, Dubai, and more recently London, since 2015. In Dubai and London, the offices go by the name of Light Touch PLD, and in total the firm has some 50 staff spread across all of its offices. “Having this presence across Europe, the Middle East and Asia gives us exposure to a vast client base,” says Gough. The Dubai and London offices are working on lighting the glass and steel sphere for the 2017 Kazakhstan Expo, retail malls in Egypt and other projects in the UAE and Africa, while the Bangkok office is working on lighting buildings in Bangkok, Sri Lanka, Bali and Korea. PLD’s Singapore office is working on projects in China, such
as the Bulgari Hotel in Shanghai, and on commissions in Singapore, the Maldives, Indonesia and India. Although Gough has a core team of staff that know what’s required when designing the lighting for an exterior or an interior, whether it’s for a high-end hotel, a house or a retail complex, Gough gets involved at all stages. “Good lighting is like anything else, you have to work at how it’s detailed, how it’s constructed, how it’s installed. You have to be heavily involved in how it’s put together,” he concludes. After some 30 years, Gough is still busy, still travelling - just not to play football. www.pld.com.sg
HIGHLIGHTS Projects you admire: In recent years, Kaoru Mende has completed a number of heritage buildings in Singapore, and the National Theatre and new National Gallery are well considered and tastefully done. Projects you dislike: Any buildings that are wasteful in their use of light. In China there are many examples of buildings just covered in miles of LED. Notable projects: Fullerton Hotel Singapore (2000), Dubai Mall (2006), IFC Mall Shanghai (2007), Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (2008), Park Hyatt Hotel Dubai (2007), Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi (2010), Marina Bay Sands Singapore (2010), BSK at MBS Singapore. Lighting hero: Architects and interior designers who appreciate what light can achieve and create spaces that we are privileged to light, and my team who inspire me everyday. Most Memorable Project: Marina Bay Sands - a huge development with diverse and complex spaces. The design and construction programme was tight and we worked hard to deliver.
Previous Page Although renowned for its work in high-end hotels, the Shanghai IFC Mall showcases PLD’s skills in illuminating large retail developments. This Page A digitial render depicts the Dubai and London office’s designs for lighting the glass and steel sphere that will be brought into fruition at the 2017 Kazakhstan Expo.
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FAMILY FEELING At the latest iGuzzini LightOn lecture Louisa Hutton described Sauerbruch Huttonâ€™s functional approach to architecture and its teamwork philosophy regarding the firm as a family. Henrietta Lynch profiles the international architectural practice and its use of daylight and colour in its projects.
Matthias Sauerbruch, Louisa Hutton and Juan Lucas Young - Partners of Sauerbruch Hutton. Pic: Claire Laude
GSW headquarters in Berlin. The red and pink hues of the west façade give an unmistakable identity to the tower and reflects the ecological concept of the double façade that enables natural ventilation and exterior shading. Pic: © Annette Kisling / Sauerbruch Hutton
“Light is an integral component of a building’s design.” David Wegener, Associate
On November 24th Louisa Hutton, founding member of Sauerbruch Hutton, held a lecture at the iGuzzini Headquarters in Recanati as part of the LightOn series. She described the vision of her team, highlighting the links between shape, soft technology and light describing their philosophy as a sort of ‘family feeling’. Every building is characterised by a functional approach to architecture, employing fluid curvilinear shapes. Soft Technological innovation and environmental sustainability are founding concepts of Sauerbruch Hutton’s work as well. Hutton underlined that by the end of the ‘80s, she and her team re-introduced a missing element of architecture: colour. Dynamic Polichromy means a new usage of colour, she said: it gives volume to the structure, shades vary according to the perspective we take to observe it. This adds a ‘subjectivity’ in the observation. Hutton also highlighted how important teamwork is, even in a worldwide renown and active firm like Sauerbruch Hutton, and how contamination of ideas plays a major role in the development of the creative process.
Sauerbruch Hutton’s office, located in central Berlin not far away from Hauptbahnhof, originally developed as a German/British partnership between Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton in London in 1989. The firm now includes a third Partner, the Argentinian Juan Lucas Young, four associate directors and a mixed discipline workforce of about 100 staff in total. This is an international office with over 25 different nationalities employed and English spoken as one of the main languages. They admit to enjoying the dialogue that this diversity brings to their design culture. Their projects, like the office, are also diverse and located across Europe and range from bank headquarters and government buildings to arts, religious and cultural developments and private residencies. Sauerbruch Hutton is well known for its skilled use of light and colour as an integral part of the façade and overall design of many of its buildings. Landmark projects such as the KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) building in Frankfurt am Main, is distinguished with its use of different colour schemes for each aspect of the building exterior. Likewise the GSW (Gemeinnützige Siedlungs
und Wohnungsbau Gesellschaft mbH) headquarters building in Berlin, which was completed in 1999, made an innovative statement and challenged the planning status quo in the city during the immediate post wall or post ‘Mauer’ redevelopment years, with its modernist inspired form, progressive environmental design criteria and striking coloured west façade. David Wegener, one of the associates at Sauerbruch Hutton, explained that working with light forms a main part of their design palette, helping to produce an architecture that is both functional and beautiful. This is apparent in the sublime roof-lit spaces on the top floor of their own offices. The practice works with light as a design medium to help create sophisticated façade interfaces that often employ several layers of colour, shading, glass design and patterns to manipulate the building’s internal and external environments. Desired design results are achieved through the production of studies that generally include an examination of the building’s direct physical context and surroundings. These studies can, for example, review local weather patterns, the existing cityscape, local planting and vegetation, historic references and works of art to inform final
design decisions. Taking all these elements into consideration can create a degree of complexity that may require designs to be tailored towards more simple and robust final solutions which can accommodate all these varied inputs. Understanding the local context and weather conditions for a building design helps to direct design choices that affect the way a building operates, but also the way in which it is perceived. Working with colour creates a special design element that will slightly change in response to different light qualities and conditions throughout the seasons. In the case of the KfW building in Frankfurt, the blue part of the façade is inspired by the neighbouring 1960’s office building. The red colour of the façade draws references from stone and brick used within the traditional built infrastructure in the city of Frankfurt, and the green colour forms a discrete backdrop to the adjacent Palmgarten Park. Wegener describes the use of colour in the façade design as being like dressing a house. “The colour becomes a material acting simultaneously as image and sculpture, ornament and text, allowing the complex technical reality of a building
The Umweltbundesamt (Federal Environment Agency) in Dessau is a case study in sustainable building. Active and passive strategies for the reduction of energy consumption and carbon dioxide production are contained in an architecture that combines spatial and material economy with the deliberate stimulation of the senses. Pic: © bitterbredt.de / Sauerbruch Hutton
to disappear behind a powerful aesthetic experience.” Sauerbruch Hutton do not however consider the use of façade colour as a company ID. Instead, they see it as a tool that can be employed as one part of the design concept bringing additional meaning to the architecture. This meaning may be extended via the use of subtle and intricate patterning used as part of the glazing design for specific projects. This can function to control daylight and solar transmission levels and provide contextual reference, according to the individual choice of patterns used. Controlled glazing design can also provide a considered passive or active link to the ever changing external environment. It forms part of a building’s overall lighting strategy, working with and filtering changing light levels throughout the day and year. Two projects that Wegener thinks have been particularly successful but challenging with their natural lighting designs are the Brandhorst Museum in Munich and the Immanuel Church in Cologne. For the Brandhorst Museum Sauerbruch Hutton wanted to maximise the use of natural daylight inside while meeting the highest demands of conservation to protect the objects on display. Specific technologies such as prismatic mirrors and soffit membranes were developed to re-direct
and filter the light in the galleries. The church is lit by two main sources of indirect daylight from opposite directions – a skylight above the altar, and a large translucent window at the rear of the gallery – both subtly illuminating the central nave in a subtle if not spiritual manner. Wegener comments: “I see designing with light as working with a number of different components of both natural and artificial light with the aim of achieving equilibrium between functional light level requirements, aesthetics, a building’s energy demands and budgetary constraints.” Despite all these factors being juggled according to the nature of each project, Wegener thinks that budget is particularly important and should be understood at the outset of the design process, since it will dictate the overall choice of building systems and the materials that can viably be used. Understanding and working through all the different component parts that make up an architectural design is seen by Sauerbruch Hutton as being a process that should ideally be undertaken methodically and with care making sure all building design elements are adequately considered and addressed, and allowing for appropriate quality control. Sauerbruch Hutton work with a number
of different in-house skills, including model makers, façade specialists, product designers and cost surveyors which they believe enables them to deliver more fluid and developed designs. They also work with many external consultants including lighting designers and engineers. The choice of lighting designers that they like to work with depends upon the nature of a project, since Wegener thinks that different consultant offices are able to offer different types and levels of expertise. More often than not, Sauerbruch Hutton chose to work with lighting design partners that they know and have trusted in the past. Wegener names Licht Kunst Licht (such as in the Hager Forum in Obernai) and Arup Lighting (such as in the Brandhorst Museum) as example practices. “Working with many varied consultants can help to produce interesting and high quality designs,” he states, “but can sometimes lead to problems or gaps in delivery at the interface between the remit of different design disciplines. This can be especially problematic where professional or contractual boundaries are not fully understood. And it tends to increase with more complex projects or fractured design teams.” During the design production and once a building is complete, Sauerbruch Hutton like to undertake occupant consultation and
“I see designing with light as working with a number of different components of both natural and artificial light with the aim of achieving equilibrium between functional light level requirements, aesthetics, a building’s energy demands and budgetary constraints.” David Wegener, Associate
The Brandhorst Museum in Munich, with lighting design by Arup, includes approximately 3,200sqm of exhibition space, focusing on the use of daylight to illuminate spaces and artworks. The ground floor has seven galleries illuminated by a unique and innovative system that brings daylight in through side windows in the façade and directs it to appear as if coming from directly above. This is accomplished through an external light-redirection panel, a curved reflective ceiling and a system of internal translucent membranes that diffuse the daylight. Pic: Annette Kisling / © Cy Twombly Foundation
Immanuel Church in Cologne with lighting design by Studio Dinnebier. The churchâ€™s evocative character owes much to its treatment of natural light. Pic: ÂŠ Margot Gottschling
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feedback exercises which can help to inform the design processes and overall designs as they progress. These can eventually enable a building to be better managed but also allow for architectural projects to be better conceived. As far as is possible, Sauerbruch Hutton like to allow for these processes to be included within the initial design contracts so as to ensure that there is enough cost to cover them during all phases of a project’s development, right up until and beyond completion. Experience tells that they can otherwise often be forgotten or neglected. As Wegener relays: “Light is an integral component of a building’s design and can be translated into even the smallest details such as light fittings, fixtures and luminaires.” Sauerbruch Hutton often enjoy working with industrial, lighting and product designers to help create these types of details to fit their own brand of architecture. Wegener explains that they see opportunities with the commercial production of such items and would hope for some of these specific lighting products to be brought to market,
with the aim of them being separately retailed for other designers, architects and individuals to enjoy. Importantly, Sauerbruch Hutton understand light as forming part of a palette that can be manipulated to help achieve low energy and environmentally sensitive designs. Over the years, the office has worked to try and push the boundaries of their architecture to make their buildings as ‘green’ as possible. While they admit that this has not always been an easy task, they have often received positive industry and client acclaim for doing so, and would like to continue to develop their expertise in this area in the future. As a European and International office, Sauerbruch Hutton hope that they will continue to work across different national boundaries and with the high skill levels and cosmopolitan nature of design teams and clients that they have worked with to date. It is their belief that such collaborative working has the potential to achieve exciting results and very special projects. www.sauerbruchhutton.de
Above Hager Forum in Obernai, with lighting design by Licht Kunst Licht, was conceived as a forum in the best sense of the word: a place for communication where ideas, information, innovation and skills come together - a physical as well as virtual centre. Below David Wegener, Associate at Sauerbruch Hutton.
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ROOT AND BRANCH LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture), along with lighting designers Beersnielsen, has created a unique gathering space in the atrium of the Philips Lighting headquarters in Eindhoven. mondo*arc editor Paul James paid a visit to bask in the light.
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Standing outside the unassuming, modernist building named HTC48 - the Philips Lighting headquarters at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven - you would be hard pushed to imagine what lies inside. But when you walk in, the sight before you takes your breath away. The spacious atrium contains a magnificent lighting sculpture that appears to be an organic mass, flickering and communicating in an apparently random manner. In close cooperation with Philips Lighting, LAVA (along with partners INBO and JHK) and Beersnielsen were responsible for creating and lighting the spatial sculpture
called the Light Tree, a parametrically designed sculpture containing 1,500 ‘leaves’, hanging panels that cover the whole atrium. The aim was to design a space that both embraces the innovation and core values of the brand. The design features an inspiring and healthy work environment for the Philips employees. Asked why Philips Lighting decided to create the atrium space and sculpture, Guillaume Galloy, Design Consultancy Director of Philips Lighting, comments, “The lighting industry is going through a huge transformation due to the digital revolution. As a company, this requires us to completely
change the way we work. But at the heart of it all remains human communication. This is what the atrium fosters - the fact that people from different departments will unexpectedly meet and talk to each other.” It might be said that the Light Tree signifies the root and branch of the Philips Lighting organisation and its philosophy. For this reason LAVA conceived a network of ‘attractors’ throughout the building, where people need to go for specific uses. These spaces were designed to encourage informal ‘accidental’ interactions, known to be a key enhancer of success in R&D businesses. “We use light for information, emotion and
The parametrically designed Light Tree containing 1,500 hanging panels covering the whole atrium demonstrates the behavior of light, both natural and artificial. A pyramid shaped reflector on the back of each panel creates a play of light and shadow while 500 Philips Ecophon Soundlight Comfort light emitting panels provide light scenarios that change across the day. 50 Philips Selecon RAMA LED fixtures placed in the centre of the space shine on the back of the panels creating the ‘Golden Light’, the enchanting feeling we experience with sunlight when enjoying light sparkles on water for example or the dramatic play of colour, light and shadow at dusk and dawn.
activation,” states Nuno Galvao, senior architect at LAVA. “It’s a different approach than just looking at luminaires. It’s a search for the original meaning and natural understanding of light.” The giant tree demonstrates the behaviour of light, both natural and artificial. During the day 500 Philips Ecophon Soundlight Comfort light emitting panels (an integral product that consists of comfortable LED lighting with sound absorption in an integrated light and acoustic ceiling system) provide changing light scenarios, supplemented with 50 Philips Selecon RAMA LED fixtures placed in the centre of the
sculpture which create the ‘Golden Light’. The idea of sunlight, light sparkles on water, or the dramatic play of colour, light and shadow at dusk and dawn. Juliette Nielsen of Beersnielsen explains, “We tried to capture the different moments of daylight into the building like the sunlight that falls through the trees, for example. We created reflective cones that sit behind the panels and scatter the light creating beautiful patterns of light and shadow.” A reflective surface on the back of each panel creates a play of light and shadow. It also filters and reflects natural light from
the atrium side windows and skylights. Because of this giant tree the light in the atrium transforms automatically, totally random from alluring light to refreshing or even energising light. To enhance the quality of the Light Tree, LAVA developed a light control application that allows individual control over each of the 500 panels and LED fixtures. It uses low-level artificial intelligence to derive daily light scenarios in an organic and non-repetitive way. Scenarios respond to the seasons, times of the day and architectural layout of the atrium space. The combination of natural light, physical representation
and intelligent light control creates an innovative space-light office ecosystem. “The atrium, originally the central courtyard of the 1950s building, was designed as a place of welcome, way finding, branding and staff interaction, and therefore had to be strong spatially,” says LAVA director Alexander Rieck. The atrium also brings people together by congregating core activities such as exhibitions, meeting rooms, coffee bar, public talks and staff meetings, and is also the entrance to the new Philips Lighting Application Centre. Covering the whole atrium ceiling the sculpture demonstrates the behaviour of light, both natural and artificial: reflection, diffusion and emission. “Light was obviously the main driver but LAVA’s design goes beyond just showcasing technical solutions – it explores a deeper understanding of the nature of light. Light is only visible to the human eye when it reflects on something, so the sculpture gives shape and visibility to light,” adds Rieck. Rieck explains, “The sun gives our sense of time. Working in an office means people miss the subtle light changes during the day. So LAVA programmed the panels using low-level artificial intelligence to create daily light scenarios in an organic and nonrepetitive way for the whole calendar year.
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LAVA created lighting control software inspired by the natural phenomenon of flocking like birds or fish. Aesthetics derived out of it was translated into organic and non-repetitive light scenes. These respond to different seasons, times of the day, and architectural layout of the atrium space, and are used to activate or relax the users throughout the day. The various scenes act like a minor ecosystem, with light effects turning golden, for example, as an energy boost in the morning.
The patterns are never the same. Scenarios respond to different seasons, times of the day and the architectural layout of the atrium space and are used to activate or relax the users throughout the day. “It’s a bit like an ecosystem, with light effects turning golden, for example, as an energy boost in the morning. “We know from Fraunhofer Institute research that generating different lighting effects is a cost effective way to bring variety and productivity to the lives of workers who quickly become oblivious to their surroundings, no matter how attractive.” “The iconic design not only gives visitors an amazing experience and a transition from the entrance to ofﬁces and the Lighting Application Center, but also reﬂects this innovative and forward-thinking company,” he adds. The ofﬁces were designed to foster creativity with a more ﬂexible and efﬁcient use of space. Spaces were designed
to encourage informal ‘accidental’ interactions, known to be a key enhancer of success in R&D businesses. Special environments were created for different work situations – from concentration to communication, activation to relaxation. Other factors such as variable visual ﬁelds, perceived security, acoustics, smell, lighting, materials and textures contribute to an effective and harmonious work environment, which meets the highest standards of the innovative workspace layout WPI (work place innovation). The design was developed using the latest workspace research and Philips experience with recent ﬁt-out experiments plus an intensive cycle of interviews and design meetings involving the end users and building management. www.l-a-v-a.net www.beersnielsen.nl www.lighting.philips.com
PROJECT DETAILS Philips Lighting Headquarters, High Tech Campus (HTC48), Eindhoven, Netherlands Client: Philips Lighting Architects: LAVA with JHK and INBO Lighting Design: Beersnielsen / LAVA
LIGHTING SPECIFIED Philips Ecophon Soundlight Comfort 4000K (DMX driver) Philips RAMA LED zoom 90W, 3000K Philips eW cove MX powercore 4.000K with a 120° beam & PyraLed Diffuser
RUSSIAN HERITAGE Working in close collaboration with Moscow-based engineering practice Spectrum, BDP has provided a lighting scheme that is respectful to the St. Nickolas building's Russian heritage, while still endowing it with an impressive presence at night.
A late example of Russian imperial style architecture, St. Nickolas is a unique apartment building built in 1900 and located on Nikolskaya Street - one of the oldest streets in Moscow - a few steps from the Kremlin. The building was purchased by Vesper with the intention to convert it into luxury residential apartments. International design group BDP has designed a lighting system to accentuate the strong architectural lines of the building as well as highlighting the more subtle baroque and classical details, endowing the prestigious development with an impressive presence at night. This included 130-metres of primary façade lighting, interior public areas and lobbies, circulation routes and stairs. The project came to BDP through Spectrum,
who were the multi-disciplinary engineering practice working on the job. Based in Moscow and looking for a lighting consultant to assist them with their project, BDP was recommended by another architect. “We developed a very good working relationship with Spectrum and we navigated many design challenges, including the language barrier, to deliver a successful project,’’ said Tom Niven, Lighting Designer, BDP. ‘‘Spectrum was pivotal to the project and without them, it wouldn't have been possible to get the end result we have.’’ The discrete size and inherent energy efficiency of LED technology was used exclusively throughout due to their minimal intervention with the fabric of the historic façade. The interior lighting was designed to
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Leading on to Moscow's Red Square and the Kremlin, the St Nickolas building sits at the east end of Nikolskaya Street, using iGuzzini Linealuce exterior fixtures to illuminate the pedestrianised walkway.
respect the heritage of the spaces. BDP worked closely with the architect and the Spectrum design team to integrate discrete, minimal luminaires that softly illuminate the space with low impact on the listed interiors. Continuous recessed lines in the walls and soffits, combined with cove details to provide ambient illumination and decorative fittings, were kept to a minimum so as not to compete with the ornate interior architecture. During the design process, the project posed many challenges for the lighting scheme, with numerous key hurdles to overcome. Firstly, the St. Nickolas building is listed with Russian Heritage to the equivalent of UK Grade 2 making the façade works
particularly sensitive. Therefore all cabling had to be concealed from view on the reveals so, in conjunction with the team’s Russian engineering colleagues, BDP had to define a cable route for each luminaire. All luminaires and the horizontal containment were RAL matched to the render finish and taken up vertically from each level at a single point. No penetrations through the building were allowed, so all power and data went back to one point in the roof, with the cabling carefully concealed behind the rainwater pipes. Cable runs were meticulously calculated to ensure, even on the longest runs, there was no voltage or data drop. The second challenge the team had to face was digital light modelling.
‘‘Our preferred methodology is to be ‘hands-on’ with light but due to the distance between the site and ourselves, mock-ups were not deemed necessary by the client,’’ explained Niven. ‘‘Instead he called for digital light modelling and supplied us with a highly detailed 3D laser survey model. Using Studio Max, luminaires were constructed and joined with their IES webs to create a realistic interpretation of the lit effect the client could expect.’’ Relying solely on digital modelling in this way is an approach BDP wouldn’t usually take, but the accuracy of the results are plain to see from the comparison shots. The final key potential problem area for the BDP team was contextual sensitivity. As a residential building, the risk of glare
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and spill light to residents was significant. The relatively thick window reveals were used to hide fittings from view but custom anti-glare louvres were also designed for most of the luminaires where there was any potential risk of glare. Careful focusing was also used to ensure correct light distribution. ‘‘Given the distance of the building from London, site visits were limited throughout the project,’’ added Niven. “Extremely detailed focusing information was supplied to the installation contractor to allow for aiming. A fully addressable DALI control system allowed for tuning of light levels throughout the night as well as special scenes for Russian celebration days.’’ Although the St Nickolas project posed challenges for BDP, the resulting lighting scheme is one of great precision and sensitivity to the building's heritage status. “For me personally, this project posed significant challenges on many levels but is ultimately a testament to international collaboration. Working closely with our Russian counterparts Spectrum, we were able to overcome many technical issues and create a beautiful building that I am immensely proud of,” concluded Niven. www.bdp.com
PROJECT DETAILS St Nickolas Building, Moscow, Russia Client: Vesper Lighting Design: BDP Design Partners: Spectrum Consulting Russia
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SACRED LIGHT HALL Enhancing the visitor experience for both tourists and worshippers, and to draw closer attention to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple's intricate detailing, Aurecon's lighting scheme brings the Singapore landmark to life in a culturally-senstive manner.
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum is one of the most striking landmarks in Singapore’s Chinatown district, and a place where Buddhists attend a range of daily services. Opened in May 2007, and consecrated in 2008 as a Chinese Buddhist temple, the Tang-styled temple has particular importance to Buddhists as it is home to a religious relic - a Tooth of the Buddha. This artefact is the centrepiece of the building and sits in the Sacred Light Hall on the temple’s fourth storey. Global engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Aurecon was appointed by the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum, to provide specialist lighting consultancy services for a significant upgrade of its lighting system. The work was carried out
to better enhance the visitor experience for both tourists and worshippers, and to draw closer attention to the temple’s intricate design and detailing. This included a full overhaul of the temple’s interior and exterior lighting sources. Aurecon’s Principal Lighting Designer, Angela Woo-Scott, thought the potential for creating a transformative lighting set-up was immediately apparent on arriving at the venue. “It was clear to us on our first visit to the temple that we had to strike an important balance between maintaining the serenity expected of a place of worship while also creating a system that would best highlight the incredibly detailed design of the building along with its array of culturally-
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significant artefacts. Lighting can play an important role in defining how people will behave within a given space and this project was an opportunity to use that to maximum effect,” said Woo-Scott. Aurecon proposed a new lighting system for all the public interior and exterior areas. In particular, emphasis was placed on improving the exterior lighting of the temple’s façade and landscape, as well as its lighting control systems, which were suffering functionality issues caused by wear and tear. The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is instantly recognisable in its neighbourhood, but much of its beauty lies in the detail, so the lack
of adequate exterior lighting meant visitors and passers-by were not able to fully appreciate the intricacy of the building. For the team at Aurecon, this was one area of work where immediate improvement could be made. The client’s initial request was to perform simple re-lamping or replacement of faulty exterior light bulbs. There were also no plans to change the halogen light sources that lit the temple’s interior. However, following a full site inspection, Aurecon discussed a proposed new lighting system, to be installed in both public interior and exterior areas (excluding the temple’s museum).
Rather than simply update what was in place, Aurecon was able to show the client how a new lighting system would improve the ambiance and overall experience for worshippers, visitors and staff. The aim was to enhance the immersive experience within these spaces to create better overall appreciation of the building. Aurecon supplied detailed plans, drawings and more to demonstrate how the new lighting system would improve the experience for those attending the temple. Working in a culturally sensitive manner, Aurecon’s project team approached the execution phase with sensitivity, given that the facility would be operational during
Previous Page The inner hall's ceiling features intricate ceiling lights, which highlight the brilliant golden interior; including: Endo RS Series downlights, Luce&Light Probus 1.0 spotlights for stage, ERCO Pollux spotlights for side walls and Soraa MR16 Vivid Series lamps in downlights for side walls. Left Hand Page Before and after images show the difference in exterior façade uplighting from mezzanine to the fourth floor, which uses approximately 160 surface-mounted Philips EW Graze MX Powercore IP66 linear wall grazer luminaires, 60W per 1,200mm module. A mix of 300mm, 900mm, and 1,200mm modules were used to suit the mounting details. There were also 3W and 19W LED surface-mounted Meyer Ecospot spotlights to uplight the columns and highlight signages. Above A view of the temple's main hall from the mezzanine shows the intricate detail of its design, highlighted by carefully positioned spotlights. Left a traditional style custom wall light illuminates one of the temple's staircases.
the upgrading work and out of respect for the religious landmark. In particular, the Chief Monk was initially unsure about upgrading the interior lights, having grown accustomed to the existing set-up within the building that is both his place of worship and his place of residence. Constant dialogue with the temple’s facilities management team was equally important, so Aurecon ensured a consistent flow of information as the project team reviewed and assessed the management team’s diverse responses while they adapted to new controls and multiple light programming. By ensuring clear and frequent dialogue, adjustments could be
more easily and accurately tailored to accommodate preferences and to improve the system further. Taking into account that the temple was a finished structure, lighting replacement required extra careful handling to ensure no damage was caused to the building’s polished surfaces. Special attention was paid to work that needed to be done close to temple finishes, which could not be altered to match lighting fixtures. Running new electrical cables in many areas proved impossible. In response, Aurecon’s project team showcased their creative versatility by developing bespoke, onsite solutions to adjust the output and beam
angles from light fittings to suit each space. Throughout the project, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple remained fully operational from morning to night, and also on many nights when religious ceremonies were taking place – sometimes up to midnight. Work in the temple’s public spaces had to be conducted in the early hours, when the building was closed. Tasks such as light testing, commissioning and turning were also performed then. Rope access could be used at these times too, to facilitate façade lighting replacement work. Commenting on the project’s success, WooScott, added: “Visitors and worshippers at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum
now have a better experience overall and are able to enjoy the facility’s beauty in an environment that pays respect to the importance of the temple while still showcasing its wonder. Overall, the client was happy with the new lighting; many spaces in the temple are brighter and lighted correctly with the proper tuning and adjustment of light levels and aiming. The façade lighting has helped the temple display its magnificence at night as a significant landmark. Maintenance requirements have also been reduced; it is now easy to control lighting in all spaces.’’ Following a final site inspection with the Chief Monk, he expressed his enthusiasm for the new lighting systsem, as the temple’s fine and intricate details are now highlighted better than they have ever been before. Additionally, through the use of LED technology, the electricity consumption of the temple has also decreased, making it more energy efficient, offering an important contribution to the sustainable and responsible use of resources. www.aurecongroup.com
PROJECT DETAILS Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum, Singapore Client: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum Lighting Design: Aurecon
LIGHTING SPECIFIED Bega 6976 LED compact downlights Endo RS Series downlights ERCO Parscan spotlights ERCO Pollux spotlights ERCO Trion uplights iGuzzini iPro KKDC Timi cove lighting KKDC SEN 050 uplighting Luce&Light Probus 1.0 spotlights Luce&Light Spot 1.0 spotlights Luce&Light Siri 3.0 uplights Luci LED Disk Lumascape LS363 Lutron Quantum Centralised Lighting Control Philips EW Graze MX Powercore grazing fixtures Meyer Ecospot LED floodlights Million Lighting custom fixtures Soraa MR16 Vivid Series lamps in wall washers / downlights XAL Mira Square
Top The mezzanine area celebrates the intricacies of the ancient building with well-considered lighting. ERCO Trion uplighting and ERCO Pollux display lighting frame the space, while KKDC Timi fixtures provide low level lighting and cove illumination. Above The Main Hall is steeped in gold and red, with luminaires used to increase the vibrancy of its regal colours. This includes: Endo RS Series downlights, ERCO Parscan spotlights for the stage, KKDC Timi cove lighting, KKDC SEN 050 uplighting to the stage backdrop, Soraa MR16 Vivid Series lamps in wall washers and Luci LED Disk fixtures used to bathe the Buddha Wall in an even glow.
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1. A Time to Reflect - Team Gilmore, Global Goal No. 16 - Peace and justice. Its aim is to promote peaceful and inclusive communities and encourage sustainable development. With the local church acting as a site, visitors are offered a chance to reflect. 2. The Red Button - Team Valero, Global Goal No. 13 - Climate action, No. 14 - Life below water, No. 15 - Life on land. The installation alongside the bridge, the edges of the path and in the water is designed to increase our understanding of how wonderful this earthly paradise is, but also how weak and vulnerable. 3. The Abandoned House - Team Basler, Global Goal No. 10 - Reduced inequalities. Its goal is to reduce inequalities within and between countries. In her creation of the deserted little house with its large barn, Jytte wanted to illustrate the contrasts of modern society and show that not everyone can be part of the idyll we take for granted. 4. Out of Sight, Out of Mind - Team Brockway, Global Goal No. 1 - No poverty. In a green room, C.J highlights how people in extreme poverty are displaced and become invisible in today's society. 5. Gender Equality - Team De Schutter, Global Goal No. 5 - Gender Equality. Along the path to the church, passing several key points, the focus is on women's rights and opportunities in all aspects of today's society.
ALONG THE WHITE TRAIL With this year's installations attracting approximately 70,000 people, Lights in Alingsås brought the small Swedish town just outside Gothenburg to the forefront of lighting design for the seventeenth time.
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Following last issue's workshop coverage, the 2016 Lights in Alingsås festival has now been and gone for another year. As previously mentioned, this year, the Light Trail was made up of light installations from seven teams. These seven teams were led by eight lighting designers from Sweden, Italy, USA, England, Spain, Germany and Belgium, and made up of 58 lighting students from across the whole world. Keen to learn, these students travelled from Israel, France, Iran, Turkey, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Australia, India,
Greece, Chile, Norway, Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Indonesia, Argentina, South Africa, Ecuador, Albania and Egypt to take part. Also, nineteen student electricians from Alströmer Senior High School participated to form well-rounded teams and gain valuable experience. Now in its seventeenth year, approximately 70,000 people went round this year’s Light Trail. The trail was roughly two and a half kilometers long and 2016 was only the second time in the history of Lights in Alingsås that there was snow on the trail,
with the last time being 2002. Every year a device is placed to register everyone who walks the Light Trail in the evenings. This year it was placed in Brunnsparken. With the data collected, it became apparent that the Light Trail guided tour took around 90 minutes and approximately 5% of those who walked the the route chose to go with a guide. This year saw 22 active guides lead some 190 tours, walking a total of 475km during the five weeks of the festival.
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New for this year, five ‘lighting conductors’ drove a small train called the Light Express around the installations on a total of 72 trips. The product of the team's hard work throughout workshop week - the light installations that made up the trail - had the job of highlighting the UN's goals for sustainable development. In total, seven goals were represented on the trail this year: 1, 5, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 16. Alongside the main installations, additional highlights decorated the trail. Specifically, children from Alingsås pre-schools and schools created their own installations that showed their own interpretation of this year's theme. Located at Galleria Storken, and in collaboration with Sparbanken Alingsås, Estrad, Komtek and Galleria
Storken, their exhibition showcased a younger person's view of the UN's global goals. After decorating the small Swedish town for another five-week stint, the Lights in Alingsås festival has once again showed the spirit of community and the power of collective effort. Visitors came from far and wide to experience the thought-provoking installations and to learn more about the importance of protecting our environment with a little help from light. As a media partner, mondo*arc was lucky enough to experience the hard work firsthand and the festival's important message - big problems can be solved from small beginnings. www.lightsinalingsas.se www.globalgoals.org
6. Nature Calling - Team Carucci & Hagström, Global Goal No. 13 - Climate action. Nature is calling. The installation's designers wanted us to get involved in environmental issues through education and active participation, and by appealing to our consciences. 7. Life Below Water - Team Trylski, Global Goal No. 14 - Life below water. In its panoramic view the design presents us with an insight into the precarious state of water, but also the hope that by working together we can change the situation for the better.
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Top to bottom Lightfall by Paul Thursfield and Simon Rycroft of Philips Lighting Design using Philips Color Kinetics iColor Flex; Light Forest by BCXSY using the Philips Luminous Patterns product system; Vapour light by Studio Thier & van Daalen
DUTCH COURAGE The fifteenth edition of Dutch Design Week took place in Eindhoven on 21st - 29th October and was a catalyst for a host of creative and daring installations including some where light was the focal point. Eindhoven manifested itself as the centre of design and the future showcasing work of 2,500 designers during the nine days of Dutch Design Week (DDW) held in October. Their ideas and solutions gave visitors a new perspective on current topics and issues, as well as making DDW an event with global impact. Due to the comprehensive programme of talks, debates and live music, visitors were able to reminisce long after the closing of the exhibitions. The event attracted an estimated record number of 295,000 visitors. Under the banner of the theme ‘The making of’, this year’s edition focused on the making process and the makers. The event showed a lot of work from renowned designers, but also, like every year, allowed young talent and the experimental to thrive. This took place in more than 430 curated exhibitions and presentations spread across 100 locations in the city. Fittingly Philips Lighting, based in Eindhoven, presented two creative LED lighting installations as part of the festival. Both lighting installations are part of the ESCAPE – embracing the freedom of beauty exhibition at Kazerne gallery and creative hub in Eindhoven on display until February 2017. Light Forest combines sculptural lighting effects directly into a uniquely detailed wall surface. Designed by Amsterdambased design firm BCXSY using the Philips Luminous Patterns product system, the
lighting installation explores how we will free ourselves of the traditional concepts of ‘light fixtures’ and instead embed lighting directly into the walls and ceilings that surround us. The dynamic programming of the light patterns replicates the soothing experience of cascading patterns of light in a forest. Lightfall is the latest in a series of lighting installations created by Paul Thursfield, Head of Service Design at Philips Lighting Design and Simon Rycroft, Senior Strategic Designer at Philips Lighting that explore generative and interactive light and sound as part of their research into new light experiences. Lightfall is a cascade of light triggered by people who dip their hands into the pool of light at the centre of the pavilion. The unique light and sound signature is generated based on the parameters programmed by the artist and sensor inputs from people in the pavilion. The pavilion is constructed from a circular curtain of Philips Color Kinetics LED lights. “LED technology allows us to radically rethink the way we construct and interact with architectural lighting. We’re thrilled to exhibit two pieces as part of Dutch Design Week that explore the beautiful possibilities of using light in new and innovative ways,’’ said Pierre-Yves Panis, Head of Design for Philips Lighting. Also on display at Kazerne but just for the duration of DDW was Vapour light by Studio Thier & van Daalen, a series of lighting
elements as waving luminous vapour that can vary in shape, colour and intensity. The irregular shape found its origin by the artists’ fascination for movement of structures in nature and the contrast between straight and organic shapes - the way a flower blooms, how beautifully vapour disperses in the air or the hypnotising effect of rolling water. These movements were translated into a series of light objects, that take on a surprising appearance. Gracefully, it may take different forms and curves by pulling or twisting the flexible outer shell. By doing this, the shape can be manipulated. The subtle emission of light appears on the pattern of the luminous bar. The flexible outer shell absorbs the light and glows out on its surrounding as a decorative lighting solution. The initial series consists of two colours and two sizes, both in a horizontal and vertical version. The transparent shell has a soft appearance like vapour, whereas the black version has a more graphical identity. LED light is implemented in an in-house developed light fixture. It is possible to change the intensity of light with the use of a dimmer. The colour temperature can be changed into warmer or colder light on request. www.ddw.nl www.lighting.philips.com www.thiervandaalen.com
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ARTIFICIAL LIGHT, DIVINE CLARITY Creating additional dramatic impact amidst Bernardi Roig's ‘Sleepless Light Exercises’ exhibition at this year's Canterbury Festival, Thorn Lighting has provided a powerful fluorescent illumination that offers a stark contrast to the installation's surrounding Gothic setting.
Thorn Lighting is helping to sponsor the Sleepless Light Exercises exhibition at The Canterbury Festival this year by supplying PopPack T26 Batten luminaires for use on a sculpture. The annual event, which is taking place at the Chaper House in Canterbury Cathedral, is one of the most important cultural and contemporary art events to be held in the South East of England. The exhibition by international artist Bernardi Roig, working with the University of Creative Arts (Canterbury), uses life size sculptures made from polyester resin leaning against a wall and covered in 200 of Thorn’s PopPack 58W Battens. The stark white of the sculpture, combined with the powerful illumination from the fluorescent lamps, creates a dramatic contrast within
the surrounding Gothic stained glass window space. Riog has been active in the international art scene for the past 25 years. His work has been recently shown in solo exhibitions at Sala Alcala 31 (Madrid), MUNTREF Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Buenos Aires), The Phillips Collection (Washington), and Residenzgalerie Museum (Salzburg). His drawings, sculptures and installations are part of private and public collections in Spain, Italy, Cuba, Slovenia. Venezuela, Belgium and Japan. Roig’s work explores themes such as human isolation, loneliness, the limits of knowledge and the body’s deterioration. The artist has created a tense relationship between figure and background, between rational comprehension and spiritual
understanding, between artificial light and divine clarity. Emma Braso, Cultural Programme Curator at University for the Creative Arts, commented: “We are delighted that Thorn has supported this event, the fluorescent lighting is a perfect choice of illumination for this exhibition as it creates a dramatic impact.” Thorn’s PopPack Batten incorporates a Tridonic PC T8 Pro ballast contained in a white stoved enamel outer to provide a colour rendering index of 80 and luminaire efficacy of 90lm/w. The 1,500mm luminaire is suitable for a wide range of applications, including unique exhibition displays such as the Sleepless Light Exercises. www.thornlighting.co.uk
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DARC AWARDS GOES DECORATIVE Last year the innovative peer-to-peer voting concept of the darc awards took the lighting design industry by storm. The unique format combined architectural and decorative lighting entries that were voted on by the international lighting design community to discover what were the best projects and products of 2015/16. The darc awards is a novel concept utilising darc and sister title mondo*arc magazinesâ€™ reputation as being the most widely read and respected lighting design publications in the world. With our database of over 6,000 international lighting design practices, interior designers and architects and, in collaboration with creative consultants Light Collective, we have created a unique opportunity to get every practice involved
in the awards process. This year the darc awards has been split into two distinct elements - darc awards / architectural for the architectural lighting industry and darc awards / decorative targeting, you guessed it, the decorative lighting industry. darc awards / architectural, launched earlier in the year, has been yet another incredible success with the awards event, darc night, taking place at MC Motors in London on September 15th. There were over 400 entries and 6,000 votes for this yearâ€™s architectural awards, which resulted in over 500 designers attending the darc night event. darc awards / decorative was launched at this yearâ€™s London Design Festival with its own decorative darc night taking place
in May 2017 in London. The awards will showcase the best in decorative lighting, with projects and products being voted on by lighting designers, interior designers and architects. This will result in the winners receiving the highest accolade of being voted on by their peers and all the kudos that that brings. The categories for the awards will reflect the diverse range of decorative projects and products we cover in darc magazine ranging from residential, workplace, hotel, retail and bar/restaurant schemes to a complete range of product categories from pendants and chandeliers right down to the lamps that power them (see the table right for full category listing). As with darc awards / architectural, the sponsorship package for the decorative
Following the successful inauguration of the darc awards last year, the concept has been split into architectural and decorative elements with the decorative awards now open for entries and displaying them online.
awards allows manufacturers to get more actively involved in the awards event by displaying their products during darc night. All of the pictures above show the installations by lighting designers using the manufacturer partnersâ€™ products. It is an excellent opportunity for sponsors to get their products in front of specifiers instead of just having a logo and a free table at a traditional awards. In fact, there are no tables at the darc awards. The atmosphere is very informal and relaxed with a free bar and street food all night so that attendees can explore the venue and the installations inside. But the best bit about darc night is that all independent lighting designers, architects and interior designers that vote are eligible for a free ticket to the awards ceremony
(non-sponsor manufacturers must pay a fee) so that junior designers and smaller practices have as much a chance of attending as the usual larger practices. The website (www.darcawards.com) features both the architectural and decorative components with the decorative awards now open for entries and displaying submitted projects and products. The architectural awards will be open for entries in 2017. Any decorative lighting manufacturer that is interested in becoming a sponsor for the darc awards / decorative should contact the awards director and darc / mondo*arc editor-in-chief Paul James (email@example.com). www.darcawards.com
DARC AWARDS / DECORATIVE THE CATEGORIES PROJECTS LIVE - the best residential project WORK - the best workplace project REST - the best hotel project PLAY - the best leisure project SHOP - the best retail project
PRODUCTS BESPOKE - the best bespoke fixture CEILING - the best pendant / chandelier WALL - the best wall fixture FLOOR - the best floor standing fixture TABLE - the best table standing fixture EXTERIOR - the best exterior fixture SOURCE - the best lamp
ART & DESIGN
FOLLOW THE LIGHT Through the power of social media and a global appreciation for the beauty of light, lighting enthusiasts from more than 60 cities took on the fourth annual IALD Chase the Dark.
Hundreds of people took to social media and to the streets of their cities on 3 November 2016 to take part in the IALD Chase the Dark global movement, a onenight celebration of light that begins in Australia and makes its way westward across the globe. Open to anyone for participation, this year’s edition of Chase the Dark - “Light Where You Live!” - challenged participants to capture their surroundings by taking a photo and sharing it on social media using the hashtag #IALDChaseDark. Participants were free to use shadow, direct light, indirect light, reflection, refraction, landmarks, the sun, the moon, rainbows, and anything in between to connect others to the place where they call home. Enormous participation came from the IALD regions: Australia / New Zealand; Canada; Europe; Greater China; Japan; India; Mexico; Southeast Asia; and the United Kingdom which joined in on the social media movement by organising a gathering in its local areas. An outpouring of support also came in from solo participants in Santiago, Chile; Medellin, Colombia; Helsinki, Finland; Dublin, Ireland; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Munka-Ljungby, Sweden which contributed to the collage of amazing
photos throughout the world. As the sun set westward across the globe from Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, light enthusiasts watched as their wave of tweets, re-tweets, posts and comments brightened the globe one time zone at a time. By the time the sun had set on the West Coast of the United States and Canada, the hashtag #IALDChaseDark had become a worldwide trending topic on many social media platforms. On Twitter, more than 700 images were shared and more than 2,200 tweets were sent, and on Instagram over 500 posts were made, resulting in over 2.2 million impressions on social media timelines across the globe. This annual global event serves as a means of bringing the lighting community together and keeping them connected. Chase the Dark revels in the IALD's members’ cultural differences and distinct design approaches while engaging everyone in an identical activity that celebrates the power of light. This year's complete photo story can be found at: iald.me/chasedark_2016 And you can download all of IALD's favourite photos here: iald.me/dropbox_ chasedark-2016 www.iald.org
Pic Selection: 1. @Lumenpulse - Twitter (London, UK) 2. @alexquella - Twitter (Chicago, USA) 3. @a.little.f8th - Instagram (San Francisco, USA) 4. @anna_zanni_1978 - Instagram (London, UK) 5. @booker_27 - Instagram (Mexico) 6. @36higashi - Twitter (Tokyo, Japan) 7. @doedoe_t - Instagram (Huntington Beach, CA) 8. @figmentoflight - Instagram (Toronto, Canada) 9. @rafaelgallego - Instragram (Madrid, Spain) 10. @David_Mercado61 - Twitter (Northern Ireland) 11. @iald_gcr - Twitter (Shanghai, China) 12. @BetaTestRich - St. Louis, MO 13. @JDlight2000 - Twitter (NYC, USA) 14. @CMKlingLighting - Twitter (Washington, DC) 15. @Denardo915 - Twitter (Europe) 16. @luciinriviera - Twitter (Venezia, Italy) 17. @luminolighting - Twitter (UK) 18. @iald_gcr - Twitter (Taipei, Taiwan) 19. @RobCorradiniLD - Twitter (Venice, Italy) 20. @nikibowling - Twitter 21. @PulsarLightUK - Twitter (Cambridge, UK) 22. @v_dimas - Twitter (Athens, Greece)
ENLIGHTEN THE WORLD The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) hosted Enlighten Americas and Enlighten Europe in consecutive months recently. Both were a resounding success with high quality content and an intimate atmosphere.
ENLIGHTEN AMERICAS The IALD hosted its 16th Enlighten Americas conference on 13-15 October 2016 at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort + Convention Center in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, México. Danielle Feinberg, Director of Photography at Pixar Animation Studios, delivered the Opening Keynote, taking attendees behind the scenes of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Brave, and WALL-E to discover how she and Pixar interweave art and science to create fantastic worlds with light. During this time IALD President Victor Palacio, IALD, also held a short program to formally induct two members of the IALD to the IALD College of Fellows. Both Nancy Clanton, founder and president of Clanton and Associates and Ken Douglas, principal and founder of Illumination Arts were recognised for their valuable contribution to the art and science of lighting design and for their continued service to the IALD. At the annual Lighting Industry Resource Council (LIRC) Business Meeting IALD Education Trust President Andrea Hartranft, IALD, took the stage to thank longtime LIRC member Lucifer Lighting Group for their generous matching grant challenge, which pledges to match all donations to the IALD Education Trust, dollar-for-dollar, up to $75,000 USD for the rest of the year. At her urging to rise up to the challenge, an incredible outpouring of support from manufacturers and attendees resulted in over $19,000 USD in donations/pledges towards the matching grant and will be designated to the Lucifer Lighting Company Endowment in Honor of Chip Israel, FIALD. Major contributions came from: Lighting Services Inc; Associated Lighting Representatives (ALR) Oakland; KSA Lighting and Controls Chicago; Architectural Lighting Alliance (ALA) Dallas; and Vode Lighting. For the sixth year, the LIRC hosted the Emerging Lighting Designers Reception in honor of 32 emerging professionals, who the Emerging Lighting Design Professionals Initiative financially supported to attend the conference. Launched in 2011, the program assists design firms in providing professional development for junior staff by financially supporting designers within their first five
years of on-the-job practice to attend IALD Enlighten conferences around the world. To date, the program has made it possible for more than 242 emerging professionals to attend the IALD conferences. At the end of each day’s sessions and events, three generous sponsors hosted evening networking events for conference attendees. The official kick-off event for the conference began with the President’s Opening Reception sponsored by Eaton at the Sheraton Buganvilias’ open-air restaurant and garden. Guests enjoyed show stopping entertainment Puerto Vallarta style with an abundance of food, handcrafted cocktails, live mariachi bands, and folkloric dancing to end the night. Friday’s evening event was hosted by Acuity Brands at the Vista Grill Restaurant & Bar, a hidden gem in the hills of Puerto Vallarta. Guests savored Mexican delicacies and cocktails with unparalleled views of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay, making it the perfect setting to unwind from a busy day. The Philips sponsored Saturday Closing Reception was all about letting loose and enjoying an evening under the stars. The event was held at El Dorando Restaurant, Bar and Beach Club located in the worldfamous Los Muertos Beach, where a spectacular sunset made the perfect backdrop to an evening of networking and dancing in the sand. A delightful wrap-up to an exciting conference. ENLIGHTEN EUROPE The IALD hosted its largest Enlighten Europe conference to date on 13-15 November 2016 at the Prague Marriott Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. A record 326 lighting professionals from 41 countries, attended the conference. Sakchin Bessette, co-founder and executive director of Moment Factory, delivered the Opening Keynote with an immersive visual presentation of the firm’s more than 350 multimedia installations, environments and events around the world. Since co-founding the studio in 2001, Sakchin has turned his passions for visual art, storytelling, technology, and interactive entertainment into a perpetual quest to amaze, inspire
emotion, and bring people together to share meaningful experiences in the public realm. Some of his most famous work includes the multimedia spectacle of the façade of Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the interactive new media installation at LAX Airport and Jean Paul Gaultier’s touring exhibition. The LIRC also hosted a Meet and Greet for 10 Emerging Lighting Designers, who the Emerging Lighting Design Professionals Initiative financially supported to attend the conference. Launched in 2011, the program assists design firms in providing professional development for junior staff by financially supporting designers within their first five years of on-the-job practice to attend IALD Enlighten conferences around the world. To date, the program has made it possible for more than 253 emerging professionals to attend the IALD conferences. Closing Keynote Patrick Woodroffe of Woodroffe Bassett Design, closed the conference’s formal programming sharing snapshots and experiences of his extraordinary work, which includes a string of superstar clients and some of the highest profile events and installations. For the past forty years, he has lit and directed live shows for ABBA, Adele, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, and the Rolling Stones; as well as created lighting schemes for the Millennium Dome (O2) in London; the Highgrove House for The Prince of Wales; and the historic Prague Castle for President Vaclav Havel – an ancient symbol of the Czech lands and one of his showpieces that conference attendees had the pleasure to visit. A spectacular closing party in medieval surroundings at Saint Agnes Convent, organised by the IALD and Carla Kissler, sealed an incredible conference. www.iald.org • IALD Enlighten Asia 2017 will be held on 7-9 March in Tokyo, Japan (coinciding with Lighting Fair Japan). • IALD Enlighten Americas 2017 will be held on October 12-14 in Denver, USA.
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AT THE CITY'S EDGE Forming part of Perth's new Elizabeth Quay development, artist Stuart Green's ‘The Artist’s Edge’ installation uses over 3,000 Anolis ArcDot LED fixtures to help reconnect the Swan River with the city.
Located in Perth, Australia, over 3,000 Anolis ArcDot LED fixtures have been used in an eye-catching light sculpture The Artist’s Edge by artist Stuart Green for the new landmark Elizabeth Quay development that reconnects the Swan River with the city, creating a new entertainment and leisure precinct. The design specification and realisation of the work - which traces the outline of the actual water around the centre of the new Quay area - was undertaken and co-ordinated by David Sparrow of Perthbased architectural and creative lighting specialist, Light Application. Green has a penchant for imagining bold and interesting public art works, many of them involving light, and The Artist’s Edge is no different with a border of animated light around this inlet, using over a kilometre of double-sided acrylic track. Inside which the ArcDots - a Cree MC-E RGBW multichip based high powered multicoloured LED pixel fixture - are mounted. The work was commissioned by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA), a government entity charged with redeveloping major sections of the city, who also asked Light Application to specify and deliver lighting for the entire area. The idea of using fully addressable light sources was originated by Sparrow, Green and project architects ARM. All agreed that it would be ideal to be able to feed the source with video content that would produce
beautifully organic effects. It also enables guest artists to produce content that can be featured, and the installation can be coloured for special events like breast cancer awareness. From there, Sparrow specified the Anolis ArcDot for its reliability and quality engineering, and knew that he would receive back up and support from Anolis’ Australian distributor, The ULA Group. Another reason was brightness as it needed to be visible from afar and especially from the view of downtown and Elizabeth Quay from Kings Park on the mount opposite. The ArcDots are fixed to a plate under both edges of the double-sided acrylic cover of the tubes and the two sides are independently controlled for additional dynamics. The ArcDot power supplies are in eight different locations spread around the Quay, all linked via a fibre network back to the e:Cue Light Engine controller which is integrated to the site wide system lighting controller, allowing the work to change colour together with lighting on the trees, foliage, bridge, walkways and street lights. There are currently over 4,000 sources in the complete lighting scheme. The Artist’s Edge switches on at seven minutes after sunset and runs until 5am. An anemometer is also linked into the control, triggering different shows created by the artist, which are played to match or contrast the weather based on wind speed and wave
activity. The Artist’s Edge leads these sitewide colour changing effects in all other fixtures. Cuono Biviano, Managing Director of ULA Group commented: “We are extremely proud of being involved in this major redevelopment in Perth. As someone who has had a long history and passion for Perth, it has been a real honour to have our technology as the key visual centrepiece to Elizabeth Quay.’’ “Working together with our trusted partner David and his team at Light Application is always a pleasure,” added Biviano. “Their ability to implement the latest visual technologies into modern city structures is commendable. The Anolis ArcDots are the ideal fit for this project, offering total flexibility to create visual art and atmosphere.” The public reaction has been positive with The Artist’s Edge also serving as a beacon to attract people to the area in which the first retail outlets, restaurants and bars are already open and trading. “I’m delighted with the ArcDots,” conluded Sparrow, “They are extremely bright, rich in colour and evenly spread for a smooth effect. The amount of intelligent control in this project has opened up new possibilities for multi-level lighting control here in Perth and elsewhere”. www.anolis.eu www.ulagroup.com
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GREENER PASTURES As well as installing LEDs to improve its energy efficiency, TRILUX has upgraded the Agriculture House office atmosphere by adding some of its luminaires to a new comfortable working environment at the National Farmers Union's Stoneleigh Park headqaurters in Warwickshire.
Today, the National Farmers Union (NFU) is the most successful representation body for agriculture and horticulture with members covering two-thirds of the agricultural land in England and Wales. It employs a team of 500 staff to support the needs of its members locally, nationally and internationally. It prides itself on its network of local offices and advisers, which means NFU members are never far from a representative. These branches are co-ordinated from the NFU's purpose-built headquarters at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, which opened in 2005.
The Agriculture House at the Stoneleigh Park headquarters recently underwent a refurbishment program with the aim of providing a better working environment for all office users, and the lighting played a fundamental role in this challenge. TRILUX Lighting was selected to meet the challenges set by the NFU. A major part of the project consisted of designing, prototyping and installing replacement LED lighting cassettes within existing chilled beam ceiling units with both emergency lighting and controls. LED was chosen to replace all existing fluorescent and compact fluorescent luminaires throughout
the building and Live Link controls were utilised, particularly in the boardrooms for flexible meeting configurations. In addition to the customised refurbishment, a variety of products from the TRILUX portfolio including Polaron IQ, Siella, Arimo Slim, Ambiella, Luceo, 74 Q and Lateralo Ring have been used to create a distinctive light signature in reception areas, open plan offices and meeting rooms. By switching to LED lighting, NFU not only improved its office atmosphere and working conditions but also reduced its energy usage and carbon foot print. Christopher Jones, Managing Director of
Border Consultancy Chartered Surveyors, commented: “We chose to work with TRILUX, because they offer the best product on the market and the staff and service are excellent. The finished product was complemented by the lighting design, supporting products and installation. We were pleasantly surprised by the change from warm light to cool, whilst it took a while to get used to, it has proved to be a revelation to staff, having a really positive impact on well-being.” Richard Simpson, Director, Planned Office Interiors, added: “We have worked with TRILUX products on many projects in
the past and have found their quality to be second to none. In this case the NFU building particularly lends itself to the TRILUX style and quality and the outcome is very pleasing.” Following an extensive refurbishment program, the Agriculture House at NFU's Stoneleigh Park headquarters is now a place for its staff to enjoy; thanks to a comprehensive LED lighting upgrade and a number of distinctive luminaires from the TRILUX portfolio. www.trilux.com
CAMPUS LIFE Making the most of its own inventions, Dyson's campus headquarters expansion features comfortable working conditions and lighting that helps to create productivity and wellbeing. Dyson has unveiled a £250m expansion to its technology campus and global headquarters in Malmesbury, UK. The site now extends to 56 acres and houses more than 3,000 people – many of them engineers and scientists realising Dyson’s £1.5bn investment in future technology. Maintaining consistency with the existing development, the expansion has been completed by WilkinsonEyre architects – led by Chris Wilkinson, working closely with James Dyson. The centrepiece of the expansion is D9, a research and development centre that provides 8,000m² of flexible working space for up to 450 engineers. Within this space, which has been designed with collaboration and creation in mind, the Dyson for Business portfolio of products is put to good use, including products from the Dyson Lighting range. Installed in D9 is the Cu-Beam duo light, which is set to join the existing range in 2017. Providing both up and down light –
essentially combining two high performance lights in one fixture. An intelligent driver allows for complete control over the split and strength of the up and downlight, giving the flexibility to personalise and transform spaces. And by combining indirect lighting with task lighting in a single product, it’s possible to light a space with fewer fixtures – while meeting lighting regulations, and helping to create ideal lighting for productivity and wellbeing. Within D9, Dyson wanted to avoid the uniform and imprecise ‘blanket’ of light which can be found in some commercial environments, and instead offer flexible, customisable lighting that can be optimised for the activity at hand. It was also important for the lighting to complement the flexible, collaborative style of working, as D9’s occupants are not ‘desk bound’ but instead use multiple spaces in different ways throughout the day. In the open office areas of D9, an even split
of up and downlight provides comfortable conditions for computer work, with the flexibility to adjust for additional down lighting if a particular bank of desks is being used for intricate work, such as sketching. Meeting rooms and breakout areas can be similarly adjusted, for example reducing down light during presentations to avoid competing with the projector, or increasing down light during a brainstorming session to promote productivity. During out-of-hours maintenance, the CuBeam duo lights can be switched to 100% up light, to create uniform lighting across the space, while areas that are being used to trial prototype machines can be similarly lit. The CSYS task lights from Dyson are also used through D9 on the desks, providing a cooler, ‘bluer’ light compared to the original CSYS task light, making it wellsuited for environments where focus and productivity are the priority. www.dyson.co.uk
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LOUNGING IN LUXURY Luxury womenswear brand Escada's new Düsseldorf shop has received an intimate yet inviting interior design, accompanied by warm and cosy lighting from Prolicht's luminaires.
In May 2016, Escada, one of the world’s leading luxury womenswear brands, launched its new shop design concept in Düsseldorf, Germany. When developing its lighting plan, the Henn-PlanungsWerkstatt in Bruchsal incorporated lighting systems from Tyrolean manufacturer Prolicht. The 230m2 shop in Düsseldorf’s Königsallee is reminiscent of a stylish, private sitting room with a lounge feeling - intimate and yet inviting. The two-storey retail space is divided into various sections, such as ready-to-wear, accessories or evening wear. Each of the interconnected rooms has an unmistakeable decor style, in which antiques are combined with contemporary pieces. Selected works of art and carefully staged details such as glass chandeliers, mirrors or a marble fireplace draw the gaze. The peaceful, neutral palette of cream, beige and warm white forms the ideal background for the exclusive colours and prints of the Escada collection. The heart of the lighting design is the dramatic staging of the goods with almost invisible lighting technology, to allow the interior design to work its charms uninterrupted. “The new Imagine system from Prolicht was very helpful here,” said lighting planner Johannes Henn. The high performance, delicate spotlight heads are slimline and integrate individually into the 2Look4Light channel system with a simple twist lock. The whole system is housed in the lighting channel. The five-way adjustable articulated arm makes it possible
to adjust the rotation, angle and height of the spots. This means that the LED spots can be set up precisely and with accurately determined beam angles - from wide floods to the 10° narrow beam Super Spot. This allows the individual lighting areas within the shop to be planned and implemented with precision. Furthermore, the trimless, wide-beam Invader downlights provide illumination for individual objects such as chairs or tables, and displays of goods positioned centrally in the room. The sleek, trimless 4DI and Cave spots, integrated flush into the ceiling have recessed light sources to boost the illumination in the depths of the room. “The spots are very unobtrusive and barely noticeable as luminaires, so they’re not in competition with other objects such as the goods on display or feature lighting,” explained Henn. An impressive lighting effect is created through the use of a dynamically controllable white light. Bright ceilings and backlit walls with illuminated joins adapt to daylight levels, from 6,500K daylight white to 2,700K warm white. “The artificially generated daylight has the effect of extending the room outwards and works very well with the Prolicht spots,” added Henn. Overall shop lighting is set at 3,000K with a CRI of at least 90. This creates a warm and cosy atmosphere, reflecting the intimate character of the new shop design concept. www.prolicht.at
Paris Professional Lighting Design Convention 1. - 4. November, 2017
Save the Date: PLDC 2017 Warm-up in London/UK
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A mini-conference on occasion of Round III of the speaker competition The Challenge will take place from 9. - 10. February, 2017
up to 90 paper presentations / more than 1500 attendees expected / latest know-how and research findings / 6 renowned Keynote Speakers / exhibition of leading manufacturers / gala dinner and PLD Recognition Award / marketplace for the PLD community / excursions / pre-convention meetings / Citiesâ€™ Forum / experience rooms / social events / The Challenge: Round IV / self-running poster presentations / PLD community lounge / moderated discussions
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PIAZZA SAN PIETRO The Vatican has once again placed its trust in Osram's lighting expertise with the illumination of the impressive columnar architecture of St Peter's Square in Rome using modern outdoor LED luminaires, achieving an energy saving of approximately 70%.
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Following extensive refurbishment work that began in 2011, Osram has provided St. Peter's Square in Rome, Italy with a new sense of radiance using modern and energy-efficient outdoor LED luminaires, which was inaugurated October 2016. The project concept by Direzione dei Servizi Tecnici del Governatorato dello Stato della Città del Vaticano was realised with support from Osram, the reference partner for global lighting expertise. Cooperation with Servizi Tecnici del Governatorato was also fundamental for the success of the important Sistine Chapel project, carried out in 2014. The new lighting system for
the Sistine Chapel featured higher lumenoutput and artwork-conserving LED lighting to protect and enhance Michelangelo's renowned frescoes. It also served as a benchmark with regard to artistic, historical and preservative aspects. ‘‘We have gained recognition worldwide since October 2014 for our state-of-the-art LED lighting of the Sistine Chapel, and we're exceedingly pleased once again to have demonstrated in Rome our strengths as a provider of complex lighting solutions with the illumination of St. Peter's Square,’’ said Olaf Berlien, CEO of Osram. As with the Sistine Chapel project, the
lighting solution for St Peter's Square was planned and put into operation in close cooperation between Osram and the Direzione dei Servizi Tecnici del Governatorato SCV. ‘‘In addition to perfect lighting results the task also included visual aspects such as the discreet integration of luminaires into the architectural setting and incorporating a simple, unobtrusive electrical installation. Saving energy and ecological sustainability was also important," stated Eladia Pulido, CEO of the Osram Lighting Solutions (LS) business unit. The Vatican specified an illuminance level of up to 120 lux at night to provide safety
for visitors and to enable reading on the square during events and celebrations. 132 LED floodlights were installed, providing sufficient brightness and homogeneous illumination for the square. The new lighting lends the existing architecture a visual upgrade – the light underlines the impressive columnar architecture and emphasises the innate colour of the marble. Ecological sustainability is simultaneously addressed, and for this reason the lighting concept focused on cutting power consumption and avoiding unwanted light immission. ‘‘Thanks to modern LED technology in combination with a DALI light
management system we achieved energy savings of around 70%," added Carlo Bogani, Executive Project Director at Osram Italy. The 132 LED luminaires installed are a customer-specific version of the Floodlight 20 LED with through-wiring and special plug connections that enable simple installation and easy interwiring of the luminaires. The luminaires are equipped with a DALI Professional control system and feature a 4,000K light colour (neutral white). www.osram.com
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SAY THE WORD Thanks to an impressive modern lighting solution from Hacel Lighting, The Word: National Centre for the Written Word is a hub of creative and inspirational spaces for people of all ages, forming the centrepiece to a regeneration masterplan for South Tyneside.
Located in South Shields, UK, South Tyneside Council's new state of the art cultural venue The Word: National Centre for the Written Word has opened, featuring extensive and creative lighting solutions by Hacel Lighting. The innovative building is brimming with new experiences and forms the centrepiece of a regeneration masterplan for South Tyneside. The Word is a hub of creative and inspirational spaces for people of all ages to enjoy; from a digital media wall and FabLab to an immersive storytelling experience and interactive touch tables. A continued celebration of the written word in all its forms will be showcased through a rolling program of events, exhibitions and workshops. Developed by award winning North East architects FaulknerBrowns, the concept characterises a cutting edge circular design (influenced by fanning of pages in a book), with a fifteen-metre diameter atrium space at its core; complete with a commanding sweeping staircase spanning three floors. Collaborating with Consultant Engineers Desco, an impressive lighting specification with a modern influence was essential to reflect the ideology and encompassing arrangement of the structure.
With its refined and sleek design, utilising Infinitas LED by Hacel for the focal area of the project was a desired choice. Offering continuous lines of uninterrupted uniform LED lighting, Infinitas correlated succinctly with the architectural rhythm anticipated from FaulknerBrowns. Hacel delivered artistic luminaires, equipped aesthetically and technically. Suspended Infinitas modules present superior photometric performance and exceptional lumen outputs alongside maximum energy efficient functionality. Not only delivering optimal LED luminaires for The Word, Hacel designed fully integrated bespoke DALI controls to enhance the core values and expectations of a contemporary building at the forefront of regeneration. The Word's design is truly transformational in every sense. Luminaires designed and manufactured in the UK by Hacel, contributed and supported the outstanding, architecturally creative building which has been constructed. The desired outcome has been achieved above and beyond expectations and The National Centre for the Written Word looks set to become another iconic structure in the North East. www.hacel.co.uk
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RELAXATION BY THE RIVER Formerly an industrial port, Frankfurt's Hafeninsel district is undergoing rehabilitation, including the new and functional illumination of a road bridge, footbridge, riverbanks and an esplanade designed for relaxation, using LEC Lyon's luminaires.
Just ten kilometres from the centre of Frankfurt, on the banks of the River Main, the city's former industrial port is undergoing thorough rehabilitation. Dubbed ‘Hafeninsel’ (German for ‘Harbour Island’), this new district sited on an actual island, is slated to become a modern living district. LEC Lyon has been a major contributor to defining the lighting of the new district Offenbach-am-Mein. Functional and aesthetic, the new lights illuminate a road bridge, a footbridge, the riverbanks, and an esplanade designed for relaxation. The LEC devices, specially customised for this project, fit discreetly into their environment and meet both the city's and the lighting architect’s requirements. A Lyon-based company, LEC has worked on many illumination and marker-lighting projects in Germany in the past. LEC's 40 years’ experience of LEDs offers designers innovative and adaptable solutions. Positioned 500-metres apart, the handraillit road bridge and footbridge, connect the new district to the ‘historic’ city. LEC LED striplights (5630 Beval, hot white 3,000K, with custom-made lenses) are incorporated every three metres in the handrails. These linear LEDs follow the curves of the architecture and cast a uniform light along the path without dazzling users. The system complies with the German S3 standard and, as the contracting authority wanted, discreetly replaces the old lamposts that were obtrusive during the day. Altogether, it contributes to highlighting the architectural lines of the two bridges while adding user comfort and technical efficiency. Set up at the end of the marina, illuminated relaxation areas dot the new esplanade, which has been imagined as a wave, featuring curved benches. A novel and
daring urban concept that makes sense next to the river. As the only furniture in the esplanade, the benches stand out by their red colour and their contours highlighted by curved LEC LED light strips (5629 Brunei with 20° raked lenses) embedded in their sides. Set into the concrete, the lights have been tailor-made to match the curves and lengths. This concealment provides timely lighting when night falls while discreetly preserving the aesthetics of the benches during the day. The banks on the Hafen side are illuminated by surface-mounted LEC LED spotlights (5633 Arches, neutral white) along the sloping sides of the path. Surface mounted under frosted glass, they cast a uniform light without dazzling strollers ambling along its banks. The many stairs offering easy access to the banks enjoy discreet uniform lighting thanks to LEC striplights (5620 Brunei) incorporated into their wooden handrails. For its new district, the city of Offenbach wanted modern lighting that met the latest technical criteria. LEDs are efficient, suit a variety of uses, and turn any space into a unique place. The city councillors and planners, and the landscape architects, also specified LED lighting. Harald Hofmann, Communications Director, EVO - the power supplier for Offenbach amMain and its region, and is in charge of lighting for the Hafeninsel project - added: ‘‘We have been working with LEC on the Hafeninsel project for three years now and we are very satisfied. LEC's specialists are highly flexible. They have won us over with their exceptional commitment, expertise and know-how. LEC is also one of the few manufacturers that offer super-watertight products. This aspect was very important.’’ www.lec-lyon.com
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IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR Panzeri architectural lighting elements are used to create bright lighting that cuts through the lobby of Hotel Hesperia in Jesolo, Italy.
Hotel Hesperia located a few steps away from the historical area of Jesolo, Italy was recently completely restructured by bringing two buildings together, one of which was the previous Hotel Hesperia, only two floors high and reconstructed after being demolished. Owned by the Coppe family, after one of the two Coppe brothers came to Jesolo to work as an employee of the former Hesperia hotel, the project was curated by architects Giovanni Ligorio and Luiza Paste from
lpARCH Ligorio Paste Architects, while the interior design has been handled by Ligorio Paste Architetti studio. The design is focused on and inspired by the owners' history, particularly in the lobby. The two pillars dominating the centre of the hall recall the vital role of the two Coppe brothers in establishing this place. The pillars were interpreted as two trees representing the source of life, namely the sap, depicted by light strips stemming from the branches to evoke the ancient
meaning of the word Hesperia and its artistic references (the Hesperides garden is depicted in Botticelli’s ‘Spring’ painting). Unique crossed and angular Brooklyn profiles by Panzeri, creating light beams with LED micro-module strip lights to illuminate this evocative setting. The bright light cuts through the ceiling in parallel to the dark marble floor tiles and merges with it down the walls in the fascinating setting of the Hesperia Hall. www.panzeri.it
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A PLACE FOR THE PEOPLE Awarded first prize in this year's City.People.Light award, Aalborg's House of Music Area project intertwines lighting, music and community to deliver an area that offers a contribution to resident's quality of life by enhancing their security and the beauty of the city itself.
To make an urban area more attractive and improve quality of life, the city of Aalborg in Denmark initiated the Musikkens Hus Arealer (House of Music Area) project. The final results have been recognised by the citizens, visitors and surrounding cities and also by an independent urban lighting competition. For making an ‘outstanding contribution’ to residents’ quality of life by enhancing their sense of security and the beauty of the city itself, the House of Music Area project was awarded first prize in this year’s City.People.Light award organised by Philips Lighting and the LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International) Association. The House of Music, designed by architect’s Coop Himmelb(l)au, forms part of a large renovation project to transform Aalborg waterfront from an industrial area into a vibrant University City and cultural centre. World-class concert acoustics attract worldclass artists, making the House of Music a focus both for musical and cultural life in Northern Jutland. It has become a national and international rendezvous bringing together visitors, students and musicians. The lighting brief was to tie together the area’s musical theme with the surrounding open areas, creating an inviting and innovative urban space that reflects the character of the users, the local culture, and the activities in the area. The area around the House of Music is a key part of the city’s unique look, and greatly valued by its residents, students and visitors. Research amongst these groups brought a request that the lighting should create an attractive and inviting urban space to stimulate activities and evening life. The lighting also needed to incorporate musical elements to reflect its identity, and adapt to the temporary urban areas required by the various users of the space.
Lighting design and planning was carried out by ÅF Lighting, who created a coherent lighting scheme connecting the various spaces and activities, while highlighting the area’s special qualities and character. The dynamic, adaptive design changes throughout the week, and reflects the themes of the various events and exhibitions that are held year-round. The holistic lighting design gives the area a unique identity after nightfall: a threedimensional landscape combining function, aesthetics and local identity. ÅF Lighting translated the underlying musical theme into creative light settings such as the ‘forest of visual soundscapes’. The lighting concept strongly reflects the site’s character and combines the House of Music with the nearby Royal Academy of Music. The adopted theme was a classical orchestra with a large instrumental ensemble. It expressed the tone and tempo of the various scenes with different colours, frequencies and shapes. As music is made by people for people, the lighting project has a firm focus on the users’ needs in order to create a human-centric urban space with light. The lighting is tailored to the different functions and characteristics of the urban areas, which each contribute their own lighting scene to the overall lighting symphony. A major challenge was to link the contrasting designs of the House of Music with the revitalised waterfront that was once a thoroughfare for Viking longboats. Combining these differences into a coherent whole, ÅF Lighting designed decorative, piano black ‘violin-bow’ poles with a luminous LED line that set the tone for the colourful illuminated trees of the ‘forest of visual soundscapes’. The poles are
placed irregularly to harmonise with the landscape formed by circular green areas and randomly planted trees. The lit trees and LED lines create visual depth and an appealing atmosphere. ÅF Lighting also linked together the roads encircling the area using spotlighting, which has become a signature for Aalborg harbour front. The pole heights vary according to level and location of the road. The whole design combined different types of lighting, and used a variety of functional and atmospheric lighting effects. These suggest the various orchestral instruments, and on a practical level represent the municipality’s aims to promote the benefits of multiplicity and diversity. Another focus of the municipality is safety and security for residents and visitors. The combination of professional functional lighting with spatial and scenographic light settings aimed at attracting locals and passers-by to stay long after it gets dark. The decision was made not to dim or turn off the lighting at night, so that the areas would be perceived as safe urban spaces around the clock. The residents of the student dorms connected to the University have expressed their appreciation for the safe and well-lit environment, which has persuaded people to stay outside longer. Traffic safety was also a priority, so the configuration and optics of the projectors are adapted to the road profiles to ensure high quality lighting with good visual comfort and no disturbing glare. ÅF Lighting’s project was awarded first place by a jury of independent lighting professionals and city representatives. www.af-lighting.com www.lighting.philips.com www.luciassociation.org
The Music Park lighting has LED projectors mounted on 12-metre high poles with LED lines at the top creating the characteristic â€˜violin bowâ€™ with illuminated trees and fibre lighting in the water basin. The tree lighting displays various lighting schemes throughout the week to match events and festivals. The project focused on good visual comfort, adjusted colour temperatures and balanced lighting compositions to create a human-centric visual environment, with a coherent design for Aalborg harbour front to enhance the unique characteristics and qualities of the different urban spaces.
FROM A MOVIE SCENE Paying tribute to Michael Jackson's Billie Jean music video dance floor, Acclaim lighting has provided internet radio provider Pandora with an LED light panel that illuminates footprints using infrared sensors.
Pandora, a personalised internet radio provider, has taken its mission to reward the musically curious to a new level with the replication of Michael Jackon's ‘Billie Jean’ dance floor at its One Prudential Center sales office in Chicago. To create the floor, the company turned to Chicago-based Eastlake Studio, which focuses on designing great workplace environments. Prior to Pandora’s new project, Eastlake Studio first assisted the company with its office in the Chicago Tribune Tower. When Pandora approached Eastlake Studio to design its new office, leadership provided the design firm with a budget and timeline. Eastlake took the parameters and led Pandora to the concept of paying homage to the music of the 1980s, incorporating sophisticated lighting controls and colour-changing LEDs in key areas. “We produced a strong design concept that the team could anchor to - the music of the ’80s,” said Kevin Kamien, principal at Eastlake Studio. “With this approach, the lighting and design elements were based on characteristics and themes from that era. The most evident element is the light-up dance floor.” Pandora wanted the ‘Billie Jean’ walkway to cover the 10ft x 40ft hallway, connecting
meeting rooms, its IT lab and storage area. Eastlake worked with Illinois-based lighting expert PG enlighten on the project, who specified Catwalk Light Panels from Acclaim Lighting in Los Angeles. “A main goal for the project was to be able to show the footprint and then have it disappear in a timely manner,” said Patti Geier, principal at PG enlighten. “Based on our objectives, we had to develop inherent controls so that we could coordinate the background and trace colours with a timedelay function. The colours had to be bright enough and be able to quickly revert back to the original background colours.” Acclaim’s Catwalk Light Panel is an RGB LED pixel display. Its nominal eight-inch x eight-inch version is designed to adhere to the back side of translucent surfaces with an easy-peel stick attachment. The fixture also features infrared sensors that register touch on the surface material, resulting in a colour-change effect in the RGB pixels that’s activated by the inductive touch technology. The panel is built with programming capability to provide standing colour selection, activated colour selection and reaction delay time setting. The fixture can also be set up for DMX control. This
control configuration enables pixel control and mapping of the fixture array, with the outside DMX programming acting as the standing colour selection. In creating and installing the floor, Eastlake developed a custom acrylic panel solution, which would accept the Acclaim light panels and cater for future installations or maintenance by lifting the floor pieces and adding panels. According to Carl Cindric, control specialist for PG enlighten, nine light panels have been installed in each of the sixteen, twofoot x two-foot acrylic floor tiles. These panels are wired to two switch legs per tile and each leg switch is powered with an independent transformer. When the light panels arrived, the contractors were able to simply lift the floor panels, wire and install the light panels, and snap them back down into place. “The collaboration allowed us to achieve the functionality and the look in the video within the budget parameters to create enjoyment and amazement for Pandora’s guests,” Geier said. “Now, dancing is not only allowed, but it is encouraged on the eighth floor.” www.acclaimlighting.com
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RUSSIAN RAINBOW Designed to bring art forms closer to the citizens of Surgut, Russia, the Neftyanik Cultural Centre showcases a dynamic, resilient and colourful exterior lighting scheme using Griven's luminaires.
Sponsored by Russian oil and gas company Surgutneftegas, Neftyanik Cultural Centre represents a milestone in the development of the culture and leisure industry for the whole country. Housing an exhibition and event space, opera and concert halls, and more, this venue is designed to bring different art forms close to Surgut citizens. An exterior lighting system was required to enhance the night view of the centre, which had to comply with parameters and pre-requisites, such as: lighting technology, lighting design, flexibility, energetic consumption, ease of installation, functionality of the control system and versatility of the lighting equipment. Light engineering company MT Electro, Russia was chosen to design, develop and install a colour changing LED lighting system, which uses Griven products. The lighting scheme considered the building as a canvas, whose many separate parts, although lit by differently organised lighting systems, should stand out due to a blend of dynamic lights and colours. The glass façade located on the entire width of the main entrance is clear in the daylight, however in the dark it turns into a huge multimedia screen, capable of displaying colour transitions, graphics and full-motion video. The rest of the building is enhanced by a combination of flood lighting, accent lighting and backlighting, matching in colour and motion with the images displayed on the mega screen. During initial development, a software was
used to recreate a 3D model of the building used as a base for lighting calculations. It made luminaire placement easier, taking into account the building's architectural features and its technical limits based on the structural issues of the surrounding area. The programme also allowed choice of illumination levels and to calculate the desired uniformity or contrast in terms of illumination, brightness and colour changing scenes. Owing to the specific demands of the project, Griven's fixtures had to comply with many different technical requirements. To achieve the required level of colour brightness, intensity and uniformity on the façades presenting different textures and colours, a six-colour mixing system was chosen. The fixtures were therefore equipped with red, blue, green, warm white, natural white, and cool white LEDs. MT Electro developed a special fastening system capable of ensuring the aiming and targeting precision of the fixtures as well as the necessary steadiness under intensive wind and vibration loads. Also, all lighting fixtures have been fitted with high performance cables and an IP rating of IP66-IP68 and the product shells painted in a finishing colour to camouflage with walls. In line with technical requirements, all lights are equipped with an integrated RDM module. This protocol simplifies and supports the organisation and configuration of the management system. Remote feedback and the ability to track the status
of each of the projectors in real time allows performance monitoring, so that users can react to changes within given parameters. As the lighting fixtures must also operate in long winters typical of Surgut, the majority of devices were delivered in the Polar Edition. This involves the use of an integrated automatic system to remove snow and ice from the front glass and housing, the use of connecting cables from special materials (usually polyurethane) and electrical connectors with a degree of protection no less than IP65. Parade S-RGBW fixtures with elliptical or wide optics, fitted with 20, 40 or 60 RGBW LEDs, were installed head-down on the cornices of the roofs at different heights from the ground. While Powershine MK2 S units in RGBW colour configuration and wide optics were installed on poles in front of the corners of the building. Other Powershine MK2 S units in RGBW but with medium optics were used to evenly light the rear of the building. Also, Jade 16 RGBW with spot optics were used to create accent lighting effects on the side walls of the complex, while Diamond and Zaphir units, alternatively with RGBW or DW colour configuration and medium, wide or elliptical optics, were used to light the lower part of the raised upper roof. The final result boasts dynamic colour fading and colours of the rainbow, lit differently by everyday and festive mode, set up in many scenes and patterns. www.griven.com
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TRADITION MEETS INNOVATION Developed by zactrack and supported by Zumtobel Group, the new tracking lighting system at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School is both dynamic and accurate, all the while with great consideration for the horses’ sensitivity.
On 26 November, The Spanish Riding School in Vienna presented its lighting system for the first time in a world premiere show to 300 guests. Thanks to a special tracking system, the dynamic lights are angled in a way that ensured that the horses are always at the centre of the light, regardless of where they are in the arena. The system was developed by the Viennese start-up company zactrack and its realisation was supported by the Austrian lighting company Zumtobel Group. The school had been looking for a lighting system to precisely stage its shows. The new lighting solution employs small radio transmitters that are attached to the front and the back of each saddle. Ten aerials that are mounted on the hall wall receive the transmitted radio signals and make it possible to accurately locate each horse. The positions of the horses are then transmitted to the lighting system via a network. After that, a specially developed
software automatically controls the twenty LED movable spotlights installed on the upper gallery. An essential part of this process is that the software is required to calculate the direction in which the animal will be moving in advance so that the horse does not have to walk into the dark. “We are out to ensure that our precision performances are displayed to even better effect through this stage lighting system,” said Elisabeth Gürtler, Managing Director of the Spanish Riding School. Georg Ebner, Head of Sales Austria, Zumtobel Group added: ‘‘As the future lighting partner of the Spanish Riding School, we are proud to have been asked to support the installation of this unique lighting system. We maintain an open technology partnership with zactrack and are developing new fields of application in the area of dynamic lighting within the scope of this cooperation. As a lighting company, we are focusing
extensively on the possibilities in the area of smart and connected lighting. Solutions that allow the customer to adapt the lighting flexibly to different requirements are clearly will clearly shape the future.’’ ‘‘Since 2009, zactrack has supplied automatic tracking systems for participants at sports events, shows and on theatre stages. This radio-controlled tracking technology is unique and particularly suitable for the current occasion. Horses are extremely sensitive and easily distressed by external influences. They don’t notice the zactrack system, however, its mathematic calculation provides just enough light in front of them to ensure that they don't have to walk into the dark,’’ concluded Werner Petricek, zactrack's CEO. The first public show of the new lighting system will take place on New Year's Eve. www.zumtobelgroup.com www.zkoor.com
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With 2016 as David Morgan’s 40th anniversary as a luminaire designer, he looks at the lighting technology and design trends that came to the fore this year.
TIME WILL TELL 2016 is the 40th anniversary of my career as a luminaire designer and looking back over this period it is interesting to consider what’s changed and what hasn’t in the lighting industry in those four decades. Increasing lighting energy efficiency became a key issue in the mid-1970’s due to the rise in energy prices following the first oil price shock. A wave of new, more efficient light sources were introduced to replace incandescent lamps and most of these required new luminaire designs. So this proved to be a great time for us young luminaire designers and we have been busy ever since, developing lighting systems that incorporate all the exciting new light sources. While higher energy efficiency is nothing new, one aspect of the lighting industry that did appear to change with the LED revolution was the underlying structure of the sector. Some companies bought up whole chunks of the market to become vertically integrated while others started from their LED chip-manufacturing base and moved downstream in an attempt to dominate the luminaire market. For various reasons, these moves did not follow through quite according to plan and the lighting industry seems to work best having a few high-tech specialist light source suppliers, a rather larger number of medium-tech control gear suppliers and an almost unlimited number of no-tech to medium tech luminaire suppliers. We seem to like it this way and, although some of the brand names and many of the companies have changed, the underlying structure is not so different to that when I started. Most of our luminaire design work is now in response to requests from lighting designers for customised solutions for particular projects. Over the past year, the requests have been in four main areas: glare control and LED dot reduction; serviceability; wireless dimming; and dynamic colour temperature control. Now that LEDs have become so efficient, the emphasis with luminaire design is changing from maximising light output to
improving glare control and making sure that direct view of LEDs is restricted even if that reduces the system efficiency. We have added a wide variety of traditional types of glare control accessories to many of our lighting systems including snoots, cross blade louvres, honeycomb louvres and micro louvres, which is another reference to earlier luminaire designs we developed in the pre-LED era. In addition to reducing or eliminating glare from LED sources, scheme designers are also asking for dot-free distributions from linear lines of high power LEDs. Fortunately, the recently developed micro-prismatic light control materials can be quite effective in eliminating LED dots. This is definitely one type of component that was not available off the shelf 40 years ago. Lighting specifiers and end users are now considering what happens at the end of the five or ten year warranty period for LED equipment. How do we upgrade and replace the light engines and drivers? The mechanical and wiring structure of luminaires should last for at least 30 years which would imply a number of changes of LED light source and control gear. This seems to bring us back to the idea of easily replaceable lamps and gear rather than the fully integrated construction, which most LED luminaire manufacturers offer at the moment. Unfortunately there are still only a limited number of industry standard LED light engines and modules available and noone can say what equipment or brands will be available in five or ten years’ time when replacement will be required. There are only 136 book 3 LED modules on the Zhaga Certified Products Database and these from a rather small set of familiar manufacturers. Xicato and Soraa have developed wonderful LED light sources but they are specific to these companies and the lit effect is not based on industry standards which is of course their great attraction. Perhaps LED technology is immature and it is too early to create useful industry standards. I think this area of sustainability will
be an increasingly important area for luminaire design from now on. It seems fairly pointless saving energy with a new light source if the embedded energy in the production of the luminaire has to be recycled or thrown away prematurely. Another change is wireless lighting control. This is now becoming mainstream and we are being asked to incorporate this technology on an increasing number of retrofit projects. Casambi has captured a considerable amount of attention, and an increasing number of drivers and light engines from various manufacturers are now available incorporating their clever technology. I am still waiting for a UK standard grid dimmer based on Casambi and hopefully someone reading this will come up with the goods. Colour changing and colour temperature adjustable light engines are, like wireless control, also fairly recent innovations in the lighting market and would not be easily achievable without LEDs. We have received more enquiries this year for unusual combinations of colours for architectural projects instead of traditional RGB/W mixes. We have also been working on projects involving combinations of different white colour temperature LEDs with strong individual colours for hospitality and residential applications. Successful luminaire design will always depend on technical innovation from component and material suppliers combined with a good understanding of lighting applications, so I am looking forward to seeing what new and not-so-new ideas will shape the lighting world in the next decade or two. 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. Email: email@example.com Web: www.dmadesign.co.uk Tel: +44 ( 0) 20 8340 4009 © David Morgan Associates 2016
TECHNOLOGY TRENDS Director of Light Alliance Kevin Grant shares some predictions for lighting design technology trends in 2017 and what they might mean for the future of the industry.
There are many challenges and opportunites that could have a direct effect on the future direction of lighting. A changing climate and global economy continue to inspire more effcient products in terms of energy and cost. New suppliers, brands and collaborations are coming online and often bringing knowledge from non-lighting backgrounds. The management of power consumption, lifespan, reliability and light quality of light sources is continuing to improve and the costs are reducing as the uptake of this technology increases. We anticipate a better level of interaction and controllability becoming the norm, allowing us to personalise spaces, making them adaptable and flexible. I hope the wider focus shifts from the present quantitative based approach, to consider the quality of our spaces and places a bit more – where we consider how light improves the experience of the space and can provide information rather than focusing so much on lighting levels, uniformity or the direction of light. Often decisions seem to be made based on ‘making energy savings’ or ‘minor cost savings’ at the expense of making a better quality user experience. By making sure our client’s buildings and spaces not only look beautiful and function well, we can be more efficient, effective and improve the overall user experience. By spending a bit more on better design we can make tangible savings and add real value to the construction process by building smarter buildings – and that doesn’t always have to involve high technology solutions. That said, a lot of the current advances to the architectural lighting toolbox are technology driven. LIGHTING DESIGN TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 2016/2017 SMART LIGHTING There is a move toward providing luminaires and light sources with integrated features, allowing users to vary colour/ colour temperature/intensity of light,
switching times, or engage scheduling and automation. VARIABLE LIGHTING The ability to change the colour/colour temperature, intensity or direction of light is becoming easier, smaller and more cost effective. To improve the flexibility and experience of a space is to increase the value to our clients. (New variable lighting product developments are now available from iGuzzini, XAL, FLOS, Martin, Philips, OSRAM, Helvar, Fulham) INTEGRATION/INTERACTIVE/INTELLIGENT Variable lighting is becoming more mainstream, with increased options to have control elements integrated within luminaires – so lighting can respond to movement, occupancy or proximity without the need for expensive control systems. We anticipated this becoming a standard offer in external lighting products also, with several key players now beginning to offer this along with some elegant options to incorporate other non-lighting elements (wifi/speakers/cctv/charging points/ signage). (New integrated- interactive product developments from BEGA, Hess, Selux, Philips) MINIATURISATION/MINIMALIST/MODULAR AND INTEGRATION OPPORTUNITIES Miniaturisation of lighting equipment means that luminaires and lighting components can be discrete and easily concealed from view – so the focus can be on objects and surfaces being lit and not on the luminaires. SMALLER DIMENSIONS With lower heat emitted within light beams, extended maintenance periods and less need for regular access, we can get closer to a wider range of materials. This inspires a move towards integrated products that become part of the built environment, allowing us to transform the appearance of a space or object when these components
are switched on/off/or varied. The flexible form factor means that lighting can be incorporated with fluid form and organic shapes. - SELF-LEARNING CONTROL SYSTEMS Devices with in-built intelligence, to respond to different triggers and patterns, learning its own optimised settings for each space to self-commission learning how a space is being used over time and automatically adapt to suit – to switch lights on/off/vary lighting levels to react to an event/engaging sequences/considering time/ambient lighting levels and physical commands, allowing manual override of course. (Developments from Helvar, Charismac, Fulham, Lutron) - OPTICS The advance of optical systems means we can create very specific light distributions or dramatic effects and often using less energy or fewer luminaires than with previous technologies. Optics can now be tailored to suit specific shapes, forms or light distributions. We can even print optics using 3D printing, meaning that tailored solutions can be produced much quicker and be more cost effective. (Developments from Luxexcel, LEDiL) - NEW BRANDS/COLLABORATIONS The changing markets have attracted new partners into the industry including ‘homegrown’ manufacturers and international global brands, including non-architectural lighting players to the world of architectural lighting, designer-led tailored brands and collaborations with firms from non-lighting backgrounds. - NEW MATERIALS Many manufactures are now offering a wider palette of standard colours for visible lighting components including textured finishes and metallic finishes, attachments and accessories. www.lightalliance.com
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With major western brands going through divestment, and Asian brands starting acquisition of global market share, can the lighting industry still be relevant in a highly commoditised sector? Dr Geoff Archenhold investigates.
2017 - FURTHER STRUCTURAL CHANGES ARE COMING In 2016 the majority of western lighting brands confirmed that between 50 and 80% of their lighting portfolios had already converted from traditional light sources to LED based artificial lighting sources – a major achievement considering my first article eleven years ago had LED penetration at less than 0.1% of the market. The rapid pace of R&D and those early LED pioneers have transformed the lighting sector within a decade, yet the majority of products being shipped at a luminaire level are virtually the same formats as traditional light source equivalents, which suggests further design revolutions could be on the horizon. The rush to deliver the energy efficiency gains of LED luminaires has resulted in an unprecedented level of cost reduction that will make it difficult for companies to continue the pace of R&D and product launches moving forward – so what next? FURTHER MARKET CONSOLIDATION In 2016 we have seen more divestments or division/plant closures from the large players such as Philips, OSRAM and GE and the rise of Asian acquisitions such as Havells and Bridgelux. As prices fall, the LED supply chain (as with other industries) are a prime target for large scale consolidation, especially from Asia where acquiring brands and new routes to global markets make strategic sense whilst low cost money is still readily available. From the failed acquisition of Lumileds to Grand Chips Investment’s proposed acquisition of Aixtron and the purchase of Sharp by Foxconn, we will see a significant increase in acquisitions over 2017. Indeed, within the next two to three years we may see the big two or three lighting companies acquired but only once their senior management teams have divested the non-profitable parts of their business, cleaned up their balance sheets and found an acquirer willing to pay to access the European and US marketplaces. At the other end of the spectrum we will see an increase in smaller transactions where the larger players acquire start-
ups that have developed interesting technologies covering: • Intelligent Building Control Systems • Data analytics and Governance • Artificial Intelligence and Self-Learning Systems • Smart Sensors • Secure Building Solutions and Services • VLC and Lifi covering indoor GPS, Marketing and data communications • Power and Ethernet based solutions Despite the fact 2016 hasn’t seen any standout new technologies come to market, the fact that there is a lull suggests the next two to three years is going to be highly interesting and may be even more turbulent for incumbent organisations than the transition from conventional to LED sources. I expect large controls companies will look to consolidate their place in the market by acquiring smaller competitors or risk starting to lose their own market positions over the next few years as their product portfolio’s become expensive and outdated compared to nimbler and newer start-up organisations who better understand the intelligent building agenda. LIGHT + BUILDING In March, the global lighting industry congregated to show each other their latest technology with the majority of industry players exclaiming how the launch of their new smart lighting system will revolutionise the industry. However, the majority of systems were unproven and had no largescale real-world deployment. The stand-out issues for me included: • Lack of understanding of the issues of RF based control systems. • Lack of security principles and skill sets related to intelligent building solutions. • Very little new technologies on show with exception of Lifi and a select few PoE solutions. • Disregard for the term Flicker-Free which was used by virtually everyone yet the majority of systems still used low frequency PWM solutions. • Little presence of tangible light as a
Service (LaaS) technologies. I expect Light + Building 2018 to have a significant number of new technologies on show compared to this year and I would be surprised if VLC and Lifi doesn’t take a leading role amongst companies as well as a transition of the majority of lighting control solutions over to Ethernet-based IP back-bone technology launches. There may even be glimpses of laser lighting solutions in certain applications and low cost sensing solutions. ETHERNET-BASED LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS In May I outlined how the industry would make the transition to a digital lighting market and this year Cisco has certainly ramped up its marketing efforts with end users interested in the digital ceiling concepts. Cisco has created an interesting collection of digital lighting partners such as Philips, Cree and Eaton, however the adoption of low voltage lighting solutions have been slow due to: • Huge capital costs compared to traditional control solutions, which are driven by: - Proprietary PoE solutions with limiting volume and scalability. - Lack of competition so no prices down pressures. • A limited number of technical solutions in the market place with limited choice of luminaire designs. • A lack of knowledge on such systems with architects, specifies, M+E consultants and lighting designers, resulting in traditional solutions still being specified. • A limited number of qualified low voltage lighting installers. • The 802.3bt high powered PoE standard hasn’t been ratified, holding back R&D supply chain development of high powered PoE solutions. The essential key to PoE adoption will be based on cost effective pricing of PoE switches and end-points and this won’t occur until mid-2018 due to the 802.3bt standard not being ratified until the end
of 2017. Once the standard is ratified it will take six months for the semiconductor companies to develop compliant chipsets, followed by another six to twelve months for technology companies to develop PoE drivers and sensor solutions for the market. Once the standard is ratified, the industry will be able to predict pricing of PoE solutions, which should drop rapidly below £50 per point by 2020 if not beforehand. At these prices, PoE becomes comparable to traditional control solutions yet offer significantly more intelligence. As mentioned previously, deploying low voltage digital lighting solutions offers significant advantages for intelligent building designs, including: • Installation Phase Savings: - Quick set up and programming compared to DALI. Some systems offer 500x speed improvement for commissioning. - Reduced commissioning costs - no need for programming engineers. - Simple low voltage wiring required – no need for specialised electricians as mains voltages not prevalent in the system. - Reduces the need for skilled labour during installation as well as ongoing programming and maintenance. - Reduces the need for large mains distribution boards within confined riser cupboards. - Significantly fewer issues with inrush currents and RCD trip currents compared to standard LED driver solutions. - Philips and Cisco have both evidenced a 50% reduction in installation costs for Ethernet-based connected lighting systems compared with conventional AC-powered systems • Maintenance Phase Savings: - Centralised driver maintenance has no access issues. - Saves overtime/out of hours labour costs – can access drivers easily without disrupting retail spaces, school, hospital and commercial spaces. - Less client disruption results in improved customer satisfaction. - Easy to change lighting configuration as systems are DC based and can use simple RJ45 plug-and-play connections. - Simple to add, remove or replace fixtures/drivers as recommissioning is done simply without expensive engineers. The question is: does the lighting industry have the leadership capabilities to forge a new industry based on digital technologies and services or if it delegates this to technology companies such as Cisco, Google, Apple, Microsoft or Facebook?
CYBER SECURITY AND INTELLIGENT LIGHTING Three years ago I was invited to talk on a panel at a smart lighting conference where I highlighted my concern regarding the lack of security systems knowledge in the lighting industry and the majority of the ‘experts’ felt that security wasn’t necessary or most smart systems were already secure. Today, I still feel that security of lighting control systems is not high on the supply chains agenda and this is a major concern that needs to be addressed. As IoT and smart lighting networks grow, the industry will face a huge problem - just looking in the media in the last few months – security vunerabilities are the tip of a growing iceburg. In September a massive internet outage occurred after hackers flooded Dyn, a major internet gatekeeper for sites like Facebook, Spotify and Netflix, with false bandwidth requests (DDoS) from an ocean of unsecured internet-connected devices. Just read the article ‘How hackable are your smart home gadgets?’ by Cnet. As lighting systems offer more features and incorporate complex devices, the software developers and companies generally recycle libraries and don’t have the resources to continually test for vulnerabilities only focussing on feature issues instead. Moving forward, systems will have to become either very simple (so security testing can be undertaken) or system costs will naturally become higher for control systems that offer a higher degree of security. WHAT IS COMMON CRITERIA (CC)? Common Criteria is an international standard (which led to the formation of ISO/IEC 15408) for computer security certification and is accepted internationally. It provides a framework in which computer system users can specify security functional and assurance requirements (SFRs and SARs) through the use of Protection Profiles (PPs), vendors can then implement and/or make claims about the security attributes of their products, and testing laboratories can evaluate the products. In other words, CC provides assurance that the process of specification, implementation and evaluation of a computer security product has been conducted in a rigorous, standard and repeatable manner that is commensurate with the target environment for use. CONCLUSIONS There is still work to be done within the intelligent building market and as lighting is a key component for most buildings, the industry has a key role to play if it can sort out how to capitalise on the fact lights are everywhere.
There are several areas which need the lighting industry to take a leadership role such as: • Creating the DALI equivalent of a new Ethernet-based lighting control protocol that can be adopted freely by the lighting community. • Security of smart lighting systems and training a new wave of installers and integrators that is familiar with low voltage Ethernet-based lighting solutions. • Training and disseminating best practice for human centric lighting designs. • Further R&D of low voltage lighting systems to take advantage of renewable DC energy sources such as Solar PV, Wind and Hydroelectric. • Focus on world-leading intelligent building and converge data IT services. HOW DID MY 2015 PREDICTIONS DO? • Centralised LED driver solutions will gain further acceptance on prestige installations creating the beginning of Power over Ethernet based products. With projects like the Edge in Holland, the Dubai opera house and the ceiling of light at the Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds, the role of low voltage lighting has become a solution of choice for many architects and designers. PoE based solutions have been slowed down due to cost and the last of an international high-power standard but solutions are on the horizon. • Increased M&A activity will be seen throughout all areas of lighting. There has been key M&A activity across the supply chain during 2016 and this will continue to accelerate over the next few years due to Asian brands wanting to gain further access to Western markets as well as restructuring changes in China. • The reality of the IoT wireless hype will begin to be recognised as installations are deployed with integrators preferring copper wire solutions supported by RF where necessary. I’ve had conversations with installers that have had issues with wireless technologies such as security and door entry systems and the lack of discussion with lighting may be down to few RF deployments in the field or those systems that have been installed are small systems of ~ 100 lights or so. • ‘Lighting as a service’ will start to accelerate offsetting drastic reductions in Average Selling Prices of LED fixtures. Services based around Li-FI and indoor location systems will start to be adopted across many sectors. 2016 is where initial quality VLC based indoor lighting systems began to be deployed, with Target announcing 100 store roll out in the US as well as retailers in the
middle east and the Paris Metro system suggesting it will consider deploying a VLC based product throughout the network. When I first highlighted VLC and Lifi in mondo*arc six years ago, I envisioned it being more widespread by now but the main barriers are still access to low cost VLC LED drivers with open source control protocols. 2017 will be the year that VLC will see large scale deployment as LED driver manufacturers launch VLC systems based around open protocols. • LED flicker will become closely monitored in systems due to further health concerns. The launch of the IEEE flicker guidance helped put flicker on the map, however the majority of manufacturers still utilise lower frequency PWM systems or combinations of Amplitude dimming and then PWM dimming at lower intensities. The debate on how effective such solutions are will stay until ripple current frequencies are high in the 30kHz range and above. I see 2017 as a similar year to 2016 in respect of incremental improvements in LED technology so my predictions will be similar to last year: • Low voltage lighting systems will gain acceptance within the lighting design and M+E community. The new 802.3bt PoE standard will be ratified, setting up low voltage PoE cost effective solutions from 2018 onwards. New levels of centralised power density will be achieved due to increased LED driver efficiencies. There may be trials of low voltage lighting DC grid systems which don’t use any AC/DC power conversion and instead use renewable energy and banks of battery systems to power lighting across 24 hours. • Increased M&A activity and at least one £500m+ European lighting acquisition. • Security of IoT systems will become increasingly scrutinised and high profile security issues will be highlighted. This will cause the adoption of CC for computer security certification for lighting applications. • ‘Lighting as a Service’ based around low cost VLC platforms will be adopted across many sectors from retail to healthcare. • Several well-known brands will disappear from markets as they fail or need to restructure overheads in the new world. 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
A display of understated elegance, InfinitasÂŽ by Hacel is a refined LED system. Sleek and slender in its design, the system is precision extruded and offers continuous lines of uninterrupted uniform lighting. Available in Surface, Suspended or Recessed, in both Bezel and Bezel Free formats, the flexibility is further enhanced by uplighting variations and completely illuminated corners.
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A YEAR IN LIGHTING We take a look back at some of 2016’s product launch highlights.
SOURCES TILE Cooledge 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
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
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
LED light engines Forge Europa Forge Europa has recently introduced the select and exclusive ranges for LED light engines - offering value and efficiency. Additions include a 380mm tile, 315mm roundel and 560mm x 24mm linear strip. The exclusive 560mm x 24mm strip is ideal for T8 replacements. With luminous flux of 1961 lumens at 350mA, and efficacy of up to 163lm/W, this 4,000K 48 LED linear strip is an efficient and effective solution. www.forge-europa.co.uk
Carus Connect Smart White Casambi The Carus Connect Smart White is a 8W E27 lamp with a long life up to 25,000 hours and a tunable white feature between 4,500K and 2,200K. The lamp supports all Casambi functionalities like grouping, controlling lighting directly from a photograph, scenes, animations, schedules with astronomical clock, smart switching from traditional wall switches and even remote access. It is also fully compatible with all other Casambi-ready devices www.casambi.com
Lumiblade Brite 2 OLED Works OLED Works’ latest product offers light quality in a considerably thin profile and improved efficacy at > 60 lm/W. Lumiblade Brite 2 FL300 is available in 3,000K and 4,000K and delivers a high level of brightness for applications from task lamps to custom installations. This OLED lighting product is backed by OLEDWorks commitment to quality. www.oledworks.com
2nd Gen Natural Toning ZENIGATA COB LEDs Sharp Sharp’s second generation Natural Toning ZENIGATA COB LEDs offer an expanded CCT range and enhanced energy efficiency. Available in the popular Mini ZENIGATA footprint, Natural Toning technology automatically tunes colour temperature from 3,000K to 1,900K. The COBs require no special control electronics; a standard amplitudedimming driver is all that’s required, making them easy to integrate and simple to operate. The LEDs also provide typical CRIs ranging between 92 and 94 across the dimming range. www.sharpsde.com
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
15° and 50° Orion LED modules Plessey Plessey has extended its range of ultraslim Orion LED modules based on its Stellar beam forming technology. Orion LED Beam Forming Modules deliver a compact 3,000 lumen beam from a module which can be as little as 5.6mm thick, less than one-tenth the thickness of standard alternatives. The recently launched PLWS3000 25° FWHM beam angle module has now been joined by modules with 15° and 50° beam angles www.plesseysemiconductors.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
Hybrid Reflector LEDs Megaman 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
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
Ai Cove Acclaim Lighting Acclaim Lighting’s Ai Cove is a dim to warm interior cove fixture, which produces an accurate 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 3,000K to 1,800K on a standard TRIAC dimmer. 0-10V or DMX control are available via Acclaim’s UDM control converter. www.acclaimlighting.com
Starshot Waveguide Lighting C95 family Glamox Luxo Glamox C95 is a family of high quality interior luminaires. The family is characterised by a clean, minimalistic design and fully illuminated surfaces. The edge lit technology allows for a slim profile, which reduces the influence on the ceiling height to a minimum. With the C95 family users also get excellent visual performance. www.glamox.com
The Starshot luminaire is available with IP40 sealing for internal use and in IP65 versions for external installation. Measuring a 400 x 400mm and suitable for surface mount, recessed or chain fitting, four standard outputs are available. Starshot has power consumptions of 43 to 107W, giving light outputs ranging from 5,156 to 12,958 lumens at a colour temperature of 5,700K with a CRI of 75. Waveguide’s patented end lit rod technology ensures that the LEDs are hidden from direct view, reducing glare. The width, shape and angle of the light beam is controlled using a reflector. www.waveguidelighting.co.uk
3” Round and Square Kurt Versen Kurt Versen’s 3” Round and Square discrete 3” round and square apertures provide the aesthetic appeal of deeply shielded recessed products with all the LED benefits. It was designed with new and existing ceilings in mind where an architectural grade luminaire is desired. It features a patent-pending Universal Installation Plate that accommodates all fixture functions, ensures there will be no disturbance in the ceiling when it is installed and provides the flexibility to go back and service as needed. www.kurtversen.com
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Kyra LED is an elegant, yet energyefficient lighting solution for modern open-office spaces, meeting rooms and similar ambiences. Thanks to its low UGR<16 and colour temperature range from 2,700K to 5,000K, it achieves uniform light distribution and provides a comfortable and stimulating working environment. It is available in direct/indirect or only direct light version, pendant or ceiling mounted, with tunable white option and in different lengths of all-aluminium profile: 1,200mm, 1,500mm, 2,400mm and 3,000mm. 100% made in Europe. www.ledluks.com
The PANOS infinity family has four new variants: a choice of round and square designs, frameless or with a mounting frame, with diameters of 68mm, 100mm and now also with a diameter or edge length of 200mm. These ‘building blocks’ invite architects, lighting designers and electric planners to devise optimal taskspecific lighting solutions for every room. The new additions introduce the possibility of warm dimming and an excellent colour rendering index of CRI> 90, along with colour temperatures of 2,700K, 3,000K and 4,000K. www.zumtobel.com
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Sapphire Retail and Food CLS The Sapphire is a fixture ideally suited to replace 35, 50 and 70W CDMT track mounted fixtures in retail and food environments. It features special LED modules for optimal colour rendering of clothing, furniture, kitchens, jewelry, shoes, bread, meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. The LED modules boast a high CRI and are available in extra warm white (2,700K), warm white (3,000K) and neutral white (4,000K). It also features an easily interchangeable reflector: Spot, Medium flood, Wide flood and extra wide flood, and beam angles of 18º, 30º, 54º and 90º. With a light output LED module up to 4,000 lumen, the fixture housing is available in grey, white or black. www.cls-led.com
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
ArcSource 140 COB Anolis 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
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
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
CELLS Reggiani The CELLS luminaire has a new version for ceiling-mounted recessed installations at a depth of only 10cm. Available in two versions: with flush and drop diffuser, the LED sources are placed in recessed position to maximise visual comfort (UGR < 19 for version with narrow, medium, rectangular and asymmetric beam). With a protection rating of IP66 / IK10, it features a bezel in stainless steel or finished in white, grey or graphite. Working across control systems: On/Off, Dali, Dim1-10V, Phasecut, and DALI + Bluetooth, the product has remote driver enclosure (IP66) and is available with coloured plastic plates. www.reggiani.net
MOODY Lamp Lighting
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
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
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
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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
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
Oktalight IN.EVO Trilux 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
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The City of Dreams façade lighting treatment is another step in the development of Macau’s nightscape. Our decade of experience with built-in design lighting helped us in bringing the ‘dream’ concept to life. We greatly simplified the luminaire, the way we do with all of our high resistant ‘Gulf Spec’ luminaires. We call this ‘IP Double Graze Linear’. The installation of 1500 IP Double Graze Linear luminaires was completed as an integrated task within the façade build program. To find out more about this project, visit illuminationphysics.com/City-of-Dreams
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CL LED range Concept Light The new range of high power CL65W to CL480W LED projectors offers performance, economy, efficiency and durability. Unique on the market, the CL LED range, made in France by Concept Light, is the subject of various patents. Following a specific Research and Development program in its design office, the range concentrates on the technology required for architectural lighting applications, sports areas, parking and town squares. www.conceptlight.fr
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Discreet, the 4440-Lumikub small square-shaped LED projector is fitted with six or twelve high power LEDs. Its key features include: adjustable along two axes, light weight, bespoke choice of optics for various beam spreads, wide choice of colours, and dimmable. The luminaire is particularly suitable for vertical illumination of façades, and comes with a built-in connecting box. It is IP67-IK10 and offers options for wall and ceiling applications. www.lec-lyon.com
MoLED GRAPHIC 20 and 40 are digital experience in-ground LED profiles, which can enable an endless layout of patterns and graphics displays. More modules can be set up for single pixel colour chase rainbow effects or for uniform motionless colour strokes. Featuring a compact size and a lightweight manageability, MoLED GRAPHIC is the ideal solution for pathways, driveways, parks and gardens. Self-addressing software, remote firmware update, and an integrated electronic driver are further evidences for a product packed with technology and attention to sustainability and efficiency. www.griven.com
Dirigo Linea Light Dirigo’s profile section makes the fixture compact and solid, ideal for integration in outdoor contexts. The internal LED source gradient was studied for the best lighting distribution, along the pathways. Dirigo is available as a single module, sealed and equipped with lighting source, end caps and integrated driver, or prepared for continuous line installation up to 5/10m, with on measure cutting profiles, mechanical connection joints and remote driver. It is also available in brushed stainless steel AISI 316L or anodised extruded aluminum with polyester powder precoating anti-oxide treatment. www.linealight.com
CivitTEQ Thorn Lightvault 8 RGBW KIM Lighting KIM Lighting’s new Lightvault 8 RGBW is a Bluetooth-controlled in-grade luminaire, which now has RGBW colour changing. Bluetooth wireless connectivity is built directly into the unit, and the option for users to control by an advanced hard wired DMX 512 system is also available. www.kimlighting.com
CiviTEQ is an LED road lantern range that provides a value for money lighting solution for urban installations. It features versatile installation possibilities as well as a comprehensive range of controls that contribute to an easy and effective handling. The compact and lightweight lantern is fitted with an Optibloc double IP66 sealing system for the gear compartment and optic. This ensures longevity and performance throughout its lifetime of > 100 000 hours as well as low maintenance requirements. Available in two sizes with twelve light distributions and an output of up to 17klm, It is suitable for post-top and side-entry mounting. www.thornlighting.com
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Athlon Unilamp A functional mini floodlight, the slim and clean design of Athlon allows a hidden installation and it is streamlined for a time effective installation. Featuring Miro reflectors that are designed by Photopia lighting software, Athlon is available with asymmetric and bisymmetric distribution and a range of accessories such as a ground spike, tree strap, colour filters and glare shield hood, making it a dynamic floodlight choice. The calibrated aiming unit provides accuracy of the light distribution. www.unilamp.co.th
Dogo Family Heper Dogo wall fixture, with Heper’s latest DYNO Module, has a unique light distribution thanks to its multifaceted reflector. Forward throw distribution allows throwing of light 1x distance in a horizontal position and 6x distances in a vertical position - a wall washing effect with uniformity, no spot effect and no glare. The Dogo product family has two types, Dogo and Dogo Side. Dogo has two CCT options, 3,000K and 4,000K, and it can be used on walls or ceilings in different positions as a surface fixture. www.heper.eu
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
NoLimit Insta 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
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
KKLN-01 KKDC 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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Media Dot illumination Physics Illumination Physics have commercialised a ‘Media Dot’ specifically for the architectural market. This product is designed to be all but indestructible and extremely reliable. Intended to provide more than a decade of maintenance free operation when integrated into a modern building envelope,the body is die cast aluminium and the lens is solid UV resistant PMMA. A single high powered RGBW LED is the prime option. Because remote drivers are used, the Media Dot is highly resistant to heat. www.illuminationphysics.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
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
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
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OSRAM’s new generation of the Street Light Control system (SLC RF) 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. www.osram.com
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 180° onto pathways or, alternatively, a full 360° 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
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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
STICK-CU4 Nicolaudie The STICK-CU4 from Nicolaudie is a programmable 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 software. Up to 36 scenes can then be stored within the controller and directly recalled via six touch sensitive scene buttons. www.nicolaudie.com
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
Wi-Light 2016 Chromateq 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
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 – 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
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
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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
UE18LCP1-SPA 18W indoor LED driver with wide input voltage and interchangeable AC plugs, meets Energy Star Level VI and CoC Ver 5 tier 2, 4KV surge immunity IEC/ENG610004-5, low leakage current ≤ 100μA and carries CB, CE, cULus, TUV-GS, TUV-PSE, TUV-RH and RCM marks. www.fuhua-cn.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
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Hunter Intra Lighting Modern retail shops cannot afford to be uniform. To provoke the desired response of buyers, sections with high sales potential have to be enhanced in the right way. Hunter spot is designed to make products stand out and it helps to create a desirable overall brand experience. With various application options, it is suitable for different architecture requirements, considering high and low ceilings. www.intra-lighting.com
AGA-LED A10 Agabekov by Swiss LED AGA-LED A10 is a new LED solution with unlimited possibilities for lighting design and creation. It is composed of Nichia LED sources, AGA Anti-Glare (AGC), Performance dimming, B-light conductor and a low power light source (1,2W per unit). The system uses two B-Light conductors, superposed in parallel (each up to 16mm), allowing to increase the number of AGA-LED A10 units up to 1,000W. The product has been conceived to provide an appropriate LED solution for specific requirements in varied installation contexts. www.swiss-led.com
Designed to sit on windowsills, Eklipse is an LED graphic light shaper that highlights the inner frames or the outer edges of windows or balconies, while creating optical effects on building façades. Its compact and minimal body houses four high power LEDs and in-built electronics. Its capability of producing accent lighting effects and colour scenes makes it ideal for lighting designers. Available in RGBW, cold, warm and dynamic white, Eklipse features functional efficiency and dynamic lighting performance assured by an external DMX512 controller. www.griven.com
Streetlight 20 LED OSRAM/Siteco Streetlight 20 LED, from the OSRAM subsidiary Siteco, is based on efficient lens technology and provides an economic way of illuminating roads, paths and railway infrastructures in compliance with current standards. The range is available with various control options for optimum energy efficiency, including simple switching and dimming functions, integration into networked light management and monitoring systems via Powerline, and wireless radio communication in a network based on the future-capable IPV6 network standard. An interface for light sensors or RF (radio frequency) antennae means the luminaires are smart city-capable. www.osram.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
U060 Lightway Vice Lighting The U060 Lightway inground luminaire is optically engineered to perform optimal vertical grazing capabilities. It offers a tool for designers to emphasise textured surfaces while providing scallop-free lighting from zero start point of vertical planes. Aluminum optics provide complete glare control from both the longitudinal and transversal sides of the profile (shielding angles: transversal 76°, longitudinal 45°), achieving a powerful effect ideal for surfaces of great height. Its very low surface luminance makes it disappear in its installed environment. www.vicelighting.com
Micro Lucent At 40mm diameter, Micro is Lucent’s smallest downlight to date. Designed to work seamlessly alongside Lucent’s existing programme of fixed and adjustable downlights, Micro is available in square and round, trim or trimless options. With two colour temperatures and various beam angles including elliptical, a choice of black and white finishes or custom RAL upon request, with IP44 as standard - Micro is available worldwide, Q1/2017. www.lucent-lighting.com
3D LED Flex 40 System Radiant Lighting Yori with Zoom+Lightshaper Reggiani Zoom+Lightshaper combines high performance and flexibility. Thanks to the five lenses positioned in the aluminium body, the light beam (Zoom), the dimension of the shapes (Diaphragm) and their sharpness (Focus) are all easily adjustable. Reggiani has designed Zoom+Lightshaper to integrate with the Yori projector, and offer both square and round light frames. Optional accessories include: coloured filters, elliptical lens and gobo (on request). www.reggiani.net
Linear Profile Swiss LED Swiss LED Linear Profile ceilingmounted, wall-mounted or recessed is a complete indoor lighting solution. Made of high-tech performance PCB with LED diodes or LED strips, the specific light optic systems guarantee a high degree of visual comfort. Luminous flux can be oriented downwards, upwards, or in both directions. Available in white and black, its body and LED bracket are made of die-cast, aluminium alloy. Its diffuser is Opal or Micro-prismatic and it is available in lengths from 30 to 600cm. Dimming can be achieved with remote control device, Touch-dim or with DALI control units. www.swiss-led.com
The new version of the Radiant 3D LED Flex 40 system was developed for an installation by light artists GNI at the 2016 darc awards. Each 100mm module is fitted with four red Luxeon Z LEDs and focused with an ultra-narrow Gaggione lens combined with a deep anti glare snoot. Each module incorporates an individual DMX driver, allowing complex curved patterns of high power projected light to be created and controlled via DMX. Radiant has now completed an IP65 version of this version for a new installation by GNI. www.radiantlights.co.uk
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Sleek Dots Grupo MCI Sleek Dots is a modular linear lighting system that provides high luminous efficiency, 115lm/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
SAG-DTCD is a set of multi-functional digital interfaces, designed to provide full control and data tracking of the light fixtures installed in a project, in terms of voltage, current, temperature and light output. Between the main specs, these interfaces support the standard common protocols (DALI, DMX, KNX, 0/1-10V) under RS485 communication bus, include digital and analogic ports as well as NTC sensor, allow scenes set up thanks to the featured clock and calendar and can be totally managed remotely. www.sagitariolighting.com
A round-up of some of the products on display at MATELEC in Spain.
LED Highbay V-TAC V-TAC’s showed its range of A++ LED Highbays – 100W (12,000 Lumens) and 150W (18,000 Lumens) – with a modern ‘UFO’ design. V-TAC’s new high power SMD Highbays are so efficient that, with typical use, they will pay for themselves and start saving money within a year. What’s more, they come with a fiveyear warranty. The new Highbays also have the advantage of a 120° beam width – significantly wider than most other comparable products. V-TAC also showed their original 100W (8,000 Lumens) LED Highbay. www.vtacexports.com
MR16 LED lamps LEDVANCE Ledvance, a fully-owned subsidiary of OSRAM, showed a range of PAR16 and MR16 LED lamps among other products with casings made completely of glass, and most models are optionally dimmable. In many cases these products can simply replace those halogen lamps that are no longer permitted to be put into circulation in the EU from 1 September 2016. Thanks to glass casings they look deceptively similar to their traditional role models. The LED spots, with up to 575 lumens, are manufactured in Germany. www.ledvance.de
SKYLED has been created with an innovative design that confers high decorative potential due to a transparent surface with up/down light emission up to 100lm/W based on the latest technology of prismatic polycarbonate on top, guarantee a pleasant, homogeneous and indirect light effect. Two dedicated steel cords enable easy suspension of the luminaire, thanks to the transparent supply cable and the new trim less suspension kit can opt for a very clean and minimalistic ceiling suspension, making it ideal for spaces where elegance prevails. www.artesolar.com
PD4-M-DAA4G LUXOMAT B.E.G.’s LUXOMAT PD4-M-DAA4G is a compact DALI lighting management system tailored for training rooms and classrooms, offering uniform lighting conditions. Contained in a single case are: a highly-sensitive occupancy detector, a DALI controller which can group DALI electronic ballasts, a DALI power supply and a push button control for up to 3 lighting zones. Up to 64 DALI units can be connected, and an integrated relay offers yet more options for individual setup according to local requirements e.g. for HVAC or another lighting zone. www.luxomat.com
EBS series Inventronix RGB Projector Vestel Generating up to 256 levels of colour, the Vestel RGB projector is designed to illuminate logos, icons and branded spaces. The luminaire enables businesses to preschedule colourchanging lighting displays thanks to its compatibility with DALI-DMX and other smart controls. Offering a higher Lumen output of 7000 lm, it maximises efficiency, ensuring a longer lifetime operation of up to 50,000 hours. www.vestelled.com.tr
Inventronics’ new EBS series are an intelligent programmable constantcurrent family of drivers available at 40W, 80 and 160W; and output currents from 450mA to 1050mA. Designed for robust Class I or Class II environments they provide market leading protection against common mode surge; the most frequent cause of failure in outdoor lighting. An always-on 12V/200mA auxiliary channel provides power for sensors and wireless controllers, and programming options including output lumen compensation (OLC), DALI, AC dimming, and intelligent timing provide flexibility. www.inventronics-co.com
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A GUIDING LIGHT The fourth edition of the Codega Prize, the international awards for LED solutions and lighting design excellence, was successfully attended by over 110 people from the academic and professional world.
The winners and runners-up of the Codega Prize. Winners were Massimo Iarussi for Museum of Florence and Linealight for Moonflower.
The codega escorted guests to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice for the Codega Prize ceremony.
The Codega Prize jury including mondo*arc editorin-chief Paul James (far left) and head of the jury Francesco Iannone stood next to him.
The ‘codega’ was a real, but also mythical, figure in Venice during the fifteenth century, linked to the darkness: a bringer of light and indispensable guide for anyone who wanted to set off during the night in the intricate maze of narrow streets and squares. Now in its fourth year, the Codega Prize is an international award for lighting professionals specifically targeted at the transformation of LED technologies into new ideas. Promoted by Assodel (Italian Federation of Electronics Clusters) in partnership with IDEA (International Distribution of Electronics Association), under the patronage of APIL (Italian Association of Lighting Professionals), the Prize aims at disseminating the importance of the quality and versatility of LED lighting and of an ‘intelligent’ and integrated use of light. The Codega Prize is held during Illuminotronica – the Italian fair of LED lighting and smart solutions taking place in Padua from the 6th to the 8th of October. In the wonderful setting of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice on Friday 7th of October, over 100 people from the world of lighting design gathered together. The jury (consisting of Domenico Caserta – president of Assodel; Stefano Catucci – director of Lighting Design Master at La Sapienza University of Roma; Paul James – mondo*arc editor in chief; Gary Kibblewhite – past president of IDEA; Francesco Iannone – lighting designer principal of Consuline; Massimo Malaguti – past director
of Univeneto; Fabio Peron – teacher at IUAV University of Venice; Maurizio Rossi – principal of Maurizio Rossi Lighting Design and director of LED Technology Master at Politecnico of Milan; and Paola Urbano – lighting designer principal of Urbano Lighting and co-founder of APIL) were delighted with the quality of projects entered by design practices from all over the world. First prize in the Lighting Design category went to the Museum of the Duomo of Florence by Massimo Iarussi Studio. “In the museum, the light is used to engage visitors rather than just to highlight the exhibits,” commented the judges. “It is a highly technical and well executed project showing the best elements present in the exhibition with the best technical solution and taking care of maintenance.” Second place for the Bolon Eyewear project realised in Shanghai by Gerd Pfarrè - Pfarrè Lighting (“A simple yet stunning solution for retail display. Interesting integration of lighting in new materials and furniture and the use of the light to create a complex wall for exhibiting the products. Lighting seems to be on the glasses. Materials and lighting interplay cared.”) and third place went to Dreamy SPA by Simone Micheli Architectural Hero (“An emotional lighting system, thought to involve visitors, which is very well executed and perfectly integrated in the environment. The light is used to highlight the various elements of the SPA and to create relaxing and comfortable
atmospheres. Light and water melt together creating a uniquely beautiful and elegant environment.”). A special mention went to the Avila Nightscape realised by Rafael Gallego of Aureolighting (“An incredibly wide project which, for its technical details and its relation to Avila’s urban landscape, is something unique, which is difficult to compare to other projects. Everything has been studied in the detail, with the purpose of emphasising the cultural heritage aspects of the city.”). Other entrants of a high standard came from James Poore Lighting Design (UK), Brian Orter LD (USA), Licht 01 (Germany), Molindris + Associates (Greece), Michael Grubb (UK) and Italian studios Simone Micheli Architectural Hero, Romano Baratta Lighting Studio and Pasetti Lighting. The first prize in the Light Solutions category went to Moonflower by Linea Light (“A very innovative solution with an appealing design, thanks to the use of RGB LEDs. Moonflower can create different scenarios with selectable programs. A dynamic decorating wall which can influence mood and emotions.”). A special mention went to Acqua by Cini&Nils (“Lightness and elegance make this design product a special piece of furniture. With different configurations, it is a versatile and functional solution, based on a masterly use of LEDs.”). www.premiocodega.it www.illuminotronica.it
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Account Managers, Technical Manager, Project Managers Architainment Lighting Ltd. is a specialist lighting solutions partner that operates in the architectural lighting sector on projects across the UK. We work with leading lighting designers, specifiers and architects to illuminate and transform architectural features, spaces and environments providing complete solutions. Using only premium quality white light and RGB lighting fixtures and control solutions, Architainment provides clients a full service from conception, through specification to supply, integration, programming and system commissioning. Our brand partners include
Key Account Manager x 2 Specification sales, London/South East Remuneration: Competitive salary + company car + benefits + high open-ended bonus scheme As a Key Account Manager, you will work with a team of dedicated staff to expand and develop the Company’s presence in the market place through new and existing client relationships in this exciting environment. The successful candidate will have a number of years’ experience in the architectural lighting sector working with the major lighting designers, architects, interior designers and/or specifiers. You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record, coupled with a clear and defined understanding of the specification process.
Philips, Color Kinetics, LED Linear, EcoSense, Lumascape, Alto, Ketra, Pharos Controls and Philips Dynalite. Our qualified and experienced team are on hand to provide site surveys, mock ups, CAD technical drawings, custom builds, wiring schedules, programming, commissioning and training. Due to our ongoing expansion and restructuring, we have a number of vacancies open to high calibre individuals. Account Managers, Technical Manager, Project Managers
Technical Services Manager High Wycombe Remuneration: Competitive salary + company car/ car allowance + benefits The Technical Services Manager will manage the technical department on a day to day basis, scheduling engineers work, overseeing the workshop and assembly departments and developing the technical services side of the business. Additional responsibilities include Health & Safety, Risk Assessment and Method Statements and Service Level Agreements and Maintenance Contracts.
All applicants must have at least 2 year’s relevant industry experience in a small or medium sized business and will be self-motivated, responsible and organised with a minimum 5 GCSE’s including Math’s and English and be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. You will be a good communicator, with the ability to understand technical issues, and hold a clean driving licence. Full training will be provided and excellent opportunities for progression offered. Please send your c.v. along with details of your current package to email@example.com No Agencies please.
Project Manager x 2 High Wycombe; Remuneration: Competitive salary + benefits + excellent prospects This newly formed position will sit in the centre of the project process here. The Project Manager will work with the sales team and liaise with the other internal teams (Technical, CAD and Administration), plus the client, contractors and other related parties, taking ownership of the project through to completion.
Euroluce 9-14 April 2017 Milan, Italy www.fieramilano.it
LightExpo Africa 20-22 April 2017 Nairobi, Kenya
Lightfair International 7-11 May 2017 Philadelphia, USA www.lightfair.com
Guangzhou Intâ€™l Lighting Exhibition 9-12 June 2017 Guangzhou, China
Lighting Fair 7-10 March Tokyo, Japan www.messe.nikkei.co.jp/en/lf/
IALD Enlighten Asia 7-10 March Tokyo, Japan www.iald.org
Light 22 - 24 March 2017 Warsaw, Poland www.lightfair.pl
LEDucation 28-29 March 2017 New York, USA www.leducation.org
Future Landscape & Public Realm 6-7 February 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE www.futurelandscapeuae.com
Integrated Systems Europe 7-10 February 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands www.iseurope.org
Strategies In Light 28 February - 2 March Anaheim, USA www.strategiesinlight.com
Expo Lighting America 28 February - 2 March Mexico City, Mexico www.expolightingamerica.com
IALD Enlighten Americas 12-14 October Denver, USA www.iald.org
London Design Festival 16-24 September London, UK www.londondesignfestival.com
darc room 21-23 September London, UK www.darcawards.com
darc night 14 September London, UK www.darcawards.com
InterLumi 29 June - 1 July 2017 Panama City, Panama www.inter-lumi.com
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CELEBRATING THE BEST IN LIGHTING DESIGN
Smart Lighting 30-31 May Hamburg, Germany www.smartlighting.org
Euroshop 5-9 March 2017 Dusseldorf, Germany www.euroshop-tradefair.com
Japan Lighting Expo 14-16 December Tokyo, Japan www.lightingjapan.jp
INSPIRATIONS / #40 EFLA CONSULTING ENGINEERS
For this issue, Light Collective invited EFLA Consulting Engineers of Iceland to create the back page for us. Not only did their project, ‘Into the Glacier’, win the Low Budget SPACES category (Best Landscape Lighting Scheme) at the 2016 darc awards / architectural, it also scooped the ‘darc award’ (Best of the Best), receiving the most votes out of all the winning projects. We love their approach to the back page challenge and hope it makes you smile too… www.efla.is/lighting