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The Nimbus Roxxane Leggera CL reading luminaire.
Cableless is the future of lighting and combines practicality with great design Who has ever struggled with endless cables under the desk? From computers and monitors to desk lamps, every electronic device needs to be plugged in and the cables stored somewhere. So how much more practical is it to reduce the amount of cables through a highly functional wireless desk lamp or a cableless reading light when at home?
build desk, ceiling, wall and reading lamps; not only energy saving and practical, but also well designed. These lightings can be used anywhere without being plugged in and last up to 100 hours without being charged; not only in the office, but also at home, for example as bedside, wall or reading lights.
Even during his time as an architect he often thought that planning light fittings in private residences was more of a compromise than really adapting to present and future needs. “The place sockets or fittings that were installed might prove completely dysfunctional a year later.” Often reading lamps for example are put where a socket is and not where a person really wants them to be, so the light does not follow human needs but the other way around. No matter if it is in one’s own four walls at home or in an office, getting rid of the cables heightens the comfort and creates greater flexibility in space and design.
“The idea of cordless lighting is something that has driven me for many years,” Brennenstuhl recently said in an interview.
At this year’s Light + Building, the world’s leading trade fair for lighting systems, Nimbus presented various new wireless
TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: NIMBUS GROUP / FRANK OCKERT
Wireless lighting is the future, at least that is what Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl is convinced of. Brennenstuhl is the founder and CEO of the Stuttgart-based Nimbus Group. Even ten years ago, when nobody thought this was even possible, Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl had the idea to use electroluminescent diodes for lighting whole buildings and was the first to do so. Now, as a pioneer, he combines energyefficient LED technology with advanced battery technology to design, create and 14 | Issue 42 | September 2016
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