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T H E I N T E R N AT I O N A L M AG A Z I N E F O R D E S I G N E R S W I T H L I G H T #90 2016
ZAHA HADID TRIBUTE

ZAHA HADID
1950 - 2016
issue 90 * April/May 2016

LIGHT+BUILDING REVIEW - THE TECHNOLOGY... THE DESIGN... THE DISAPPOINTMENT?


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Front cover pic: Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku (Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects; Lighting Design: MBLD) - Iwan Baan

046 Zaha Hadid


mondo*arc revisits some
of Hadids most prolific
work and speaks to those
who worked with her.

Pic: Mary McCartney

DETAILS ART & DESIGN TECHNOLOGY


022 Editorial Comment 110 e-Luminate 122 IALD Column
We reflect on the work of Zaha Hadid and Support grows for Cambridges light festival Helen Diemer and Sara Lappano discuss some
the recent Light+Building. - from both the general public and lighting of the key areas you should be looking at when
024 Headlines industry. taking on a new employee.
The latest architectural lighting industry 112 Panorama of the Skies 124 Light + Building 2016 Review
news. Hrvgie Benko and Maja Petric collaborate to A comprehensive look at this years
026 Eye Opener transform a conference room at Microsoft 99. Light+Building and connected events.
Windlicht from Studio Roosegaarde shows us 114 Green Light 132 David Morgan
the beauty of green energy. Olafur Eliassons latest project challenges the David Morgan talks us through his tradeshow
028 Drawing Board
current state of uncertainty amongst refugees highlights from this years Light+Building.
Our preview of proposed projects.
and the European societies that welcome them. 134 Geoff Archenhold
034 Spotlight
116 Anno Tropico Geoff Archenhold gives us his thoughts on
A selection of brand new projects from
A marriage between light, sculpture and some of the latest technology advancements
around the world.
movement from Amsterdam-based design duo announced during this years show.
042 Briefing
Formafantasma. 144 Design+ Awards
We speak to Johan Hjertonsson of Fagerhult
120 Dark Source Stories All the winners from this years awards.
on its recent acquisition of LED Linear.
044 Snapshot The latest installment in Kerem Asfuroglus 148 New Product Releases
Presenting Sean OConnor Lighting. dark vision of light. A comprehensive guide to the product
046 Architect Profile launches at Light+Building.
Following Zaha Hadids untimely death we look
114 196 Luminale Festival
back at some of her most influential projects. A round-up of some of the festivals highlights.
054 Lighting Interview 204 Case Studies
Vilma Barr gets behind the narrative of A selection of innovative lighting projects from
Office of Visual Interaction in the US. suppliers.
210 Inspirations 208 Expo Diary
London-based industrial and architectural
Our calendar of worldwide tradeshows and
designer Luke Smith-Wightman.
events for the lighting industry.
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PROJECTS PROJECTS PROJECTS


070 Suntec Singapore 096 Dalia Energy Plant, Israel
096 Pic: Omri Amsalem
Bo Steiber Lighting Design took on the Dalia Energy plant enlisted the help of Studio
mammoth task of lighting Suntec Singapore as Twilight to develop a scheme that would create
part of bigger redevelopment plans, creating a landmark with minimum damage to nature
an impressive, stand out design. and maximum visibility from surrounding areas.

070 104

080 Pic: Jeffrey Totaro, 2015

Pic: Rohan Venn Photography and Brett Boardman

080 Lit Brothers, USA 104 West Keira Centre, Australia


Paying respect to its Victorian architecture Working with architects HDR Rice Daubney,
The Lighting Practices illumination of the Lit Electrolights lighting scheme utilises
Brothers building in Philadelphia bathes the strategically placed luminaires to illiuminate
grand faade in a variety of vibrant hues. form and enhance volume.
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[editorial]
Paul James, editor, writes: The last time I had felt such numbness at the passing of a true industry great was
when Jonathan Speirs finally lost his battle to cancer. Then we knew it was coming, but it was Jonathans young
age (54) and the knowledge that he had so much more to give that was the real sickener. And I considered him
my friend. The news that Zaha Hadid has suddenly died of a heart attack at the age of 65 came as a complete
shock. I was not her friend, I had only met her once, but the feeling that we had genuinely lost a design genius
who would have gone on to create reams of magnificent work was once again prevalent. In my opinion there is
not another architect who did more to promote creative lighting design, both in terms of her encouragement of lighting design as a
profession and as a result of her flowing architecture. We were actually working on a profile of her to publish later in the year. With this
very sad news we have pushed this forward to come up with a tribute to her with input from some of the lighting designers that worked with
her. Weve also dedicated the front cover to her work. I hope you find it inspirational.
This month we officially launched the 2016 darc awards. The major change in the format is that we are splitting the awards into
architectural (with the event taking place in London on September 15th) and decorative (with the event taking place in London in May
2017). So please go to www.darcawards.com and follow the architectural site to enter your architectural lighting projects and products.
If you have any decorative projects and products that you are desperate to enter then youll just have to wait a little longer before the
decorative section is opened. Like last year, the awards will be decided on by the independent architectural lighting design community
to avoid any bias and, although I have noted that parts of our awards have already been copied, I am confident in the claim that both the
awards process and event is the most original out there. Get entering and best of luck!

Helen Fletcher, deputy editor, writes: This issue, Light+Building is still firmly on our minds. As my first time
attending, it was an all-round great experience. Having the opportunity to meet with people I have (up until
this point) only ever talked to by email was very beneficial and it was great to learn about all the projects some
of you are currently involved in - so to everyone who made the time to meet with me, thank you! It was also
great to see real enthusiasm for what were trying to achieve here at mondo*arc.
Youll notice that this issue follows on from our Light+Building preview in issue 89, with a full report on the
tradeshow: product launches, stand events, designer profiles, the Design+ Awards and more! Our technology contributor Geoff
Archenhold also gives us his thoughts on the show; unfortunately this year he found the experience underwhelming, with a lack
of true innovation on display. There was much talk about smart lighting over the course of the week, with solutions on display
everywhere. However, as Geoff notes, in the rush to launch smart lighting systems there hasnt been many real installations of
notable scale, thus leaving end-users in the precarious position of being Guinea pigs. You can read more on this from page 134
onwards. One area that was still quite prevalent at Light+Building and continues to impress is OLED technology, with exhibitors
demonstrating why there is still a need for OLED lighting. Fusing design and technology, unique, stylish and functional lighting
fixtures can be produced. Elsewhere in our show review, David Morgan talks us through his best of show, which can be found on
page 124.

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online: www.mondoarc.com

Dame Zaha Hadid dies Nichia Corporation and Future


Lighting Solutions partner
(UK) Iraqi-born architect, whose works
include MAXXI: Italian National Museum (Canada) - Japanese LED technology
of 21st Century Arts in Rome (2009) and specialist and Canadian solid-state lighting
London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 solution provider reach new distribution
Olympic Games, passes after suffering agreement covering Americas and Europe.
sudden heart attack in Miami hospital. Read the full story online...
Read the full story online... Pic: Sophie Mutevelian
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Philips Lighting welcomes


iGuzzini as licensee to EnabLED
Licensing Program
(Netherlands) - License provides iGuzzini
with worldwide access to wide range
of basic LED control and
system-level technologies.
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Norka luminaires added to RIDI


Lighting portfolio
(UK) RIDI Lighting signs deal to exclusively
distribute Norka products in UK.
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Casambi and Feilo Sylvania


collaborate Fagerhult acquires LED Linear
(China) Finnish wireless technologies (Sweden) In 40m deal, Swedish lighting
specialist and Feilo Sylvania partner to manufacturer purchases 100% of LED
provide luminaires with fully integrated Linear shares to strengthen position and
wireless control and built-in bluetooth add complementary product ranges.
beacons. Read the full story online...
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(UK) Following success of UK


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In pictures 1 Dame Zaha Hadid dies aged 65 2 Both companies have also agreed to dismiss all outstanding litigations related to patents offered under Philips EnabLED Licensing Program

for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs. 3 Nichia Corporation announces new distribution agreement covering Americas and Europe. 4 Bastiaan de Groot, Director Smart Lighting and Controls at
Feilo Sylvania and Gerhard Romen, SVP Sales Marketing at Casambi 5 Renowned for industrial railway and commercial applications, Norka luminaires complement RIDIs range 6 Fagerhult has
strategically acquired 100% of Germany-based LED Linear shares for an initial payment of 40m 7 Oscar Lee.
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eye opener
Windlicht, Kinderdijk, Netherlands
Windlicht (Windlight), the latest work of Studio Roosegaarde, is a dance of bright lines between the windmills of Dutch
village Kinderdijk. Special software and tracking technology detects the windmill blades rotating at 280km/hour. At the same
time, green lines of light connect the blades, creating a dynamic play of light and movement. Daan Roosegaarde, Founder of
Studio Roosegaarde explained: Windlicht creates the missing link between the Dutch and the beauty of our new landscape.
Inspired by Kinderdijk, Roosegaarde sees these windmills - dating back to 1740 - as a perfect example of Dutch innovation.
Additionally, he is driven by the reconnection with the landscape and creation of a positive image around green energy.
Developed together with a team of designers and engineers, Windlicht is supported by ICT services specialist KPN, who
became climate neutral this year and has been exclusively using green energy generated in the Netherlands since 2011.
Visitors can tune into radio channel Windlicht FM 105.3 FM to hear the stories behind the artwork.
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Pic: Studio Roosegaarde
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The latest exciting works in progress from the worlds most imaginative designers.

UNZIPPED WALL
For the Serpentine Pavilion 2016, Bjarke
Ingels and his team at BIG Architects has
attempted to design a structure that
embodies multiple aspects that are often
perceived as opposites: a structure that
is free-form yet rigorous; modular yet
sculptural; both transparent and opaque;
both solid box and blob.
They decided to work with one of the
most basic elements of architecture: the
brick wall. Rather than clay bricks or stone
blocks, however, the wall is erected from
extruded fibreglass frames stacked on top
of each other. The wall is then pulled apart
to form a cavity within it, to house the
events of the Pavilions programme. This
unzipping of the wall turns the line into a
surface, transforming the wall into a space.
A complex three-dimensional environment
is created that can be explored and
experienced in a variety of ways, inside
and out. At the top, the wall appears like a
straight line, while the bottom of it forms
a sheltered valley at the entrance of the
Pavilion and an undulating hillside towards
the park.
The unzipped wall creates a cave-like
canyon lit through the fibreglass frames
and the gaps between the shifted boxes, as
well as through the translucent resin of the
fiberglass. As a result, the shifting overlaps
as well as the movement and presence of
people outside create a lively play of light
and shadow on the cave walls within.
The materials include wooden floors and
extruded Fiberline profiles providing every
surface with a warm glow and linear texture
from the mesh of woven glass fibres to the
undulating lines of the grain of the wood.
This simple manipulation of the archetypal
space-defining garden wall creates a
presence in the park that changes as you
move around it and as you move through
it. The North-South elevation of the
Pavilion is a perfect rectangle. The East-
West elevation is an undulating sculptural
silhouette. Towards the East-West, the
Pavilion is completely opaque and material.
Towards the North-South, it is entirely
transparent and practically immaterial.
As a result, presence becomes absence,
orthogonal becomes curvilinear, structure
becomes gesture, and box becomes blob.
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BEAUTY OF NATURE
Natures diverse beauty has been an
inspiration for artists through the ages.
Opening this summer, Colour and Vision,
sponsored by LG OLED TV, will take a
journey through the eyes of nature at the
new Natural History Museum in London, UK.
The exhibition will also include Our Spectral
Vision - an immersive new light installation,
by British light and sculpture artist Liz West,
inspired by Isaac Newtons seven-fold colour
spectrum and blue morpho butterflies,
Morpho sp, in the Museums collection.
Rays of light from every colour of the
rainbow will beam through seven prisms
made from special colour filter glass,
creating an atmospheric illusion that will
stimulate your visual perception of colour.
Liz West explained: The iridescent
patterns and colourings present on the
birds, insects and animals in the Natural
History Museum collection have inspired
the amazing selection and arrangement of
colours in this artwork. The science behind
the natural processes of colour researched
here at the Museum has provided the
backbone for my work.
The exhibition will span from when animals
first started seeing images millions of
years ago through to todays visual culture
with colours pivotal role art, design, and
technology. Bold-hued plumage, metallic-
winged beetles and iridescent butterflies
will illustrate how natural pigments are
used for paints and dyes.
Dr Suzanne Williams, colour evolution
researcher at the Museum said: Our
research is helping to uncover exciting new
evidence demonstrating that colour and
pattern evolve over time, affecting the
survival of species. Pigments and structural
colour together create the enormous
diversity of iridescence and bold colours
that contribute to the incredible beauty of
our world, inspiring artists and scientists
alike.
Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of
Nature is open from 15 July 6 November
2016 and will be complemented by a range
of evening events.
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Pic: Courtesy of Liz West


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THREE, TWO, ONE... LIFT OFF


Focus Lighting is currently developing in-depth study of the primary viewpoints combination of high intensity key lights and
an architectural lighting design for the from which Endeavour will be viewed. The contrasting fill lights to reveal Endeavours
California Science Centers Samuel Oschin team focused on the first view a guest curves, texture and form.
Air and Space Center in Los Angeles. The will get of Endeavour, aiming to make the The lighting will let visitors appreciate
projects centrepiece is the iconic Space shuttles first impression a powerful one. Endeavours overall scale and grandeur
Shuttle Endeavour, which was awarded to Focus Lighting next built a detailed physical while also allowing them to see the details
the California Science Center Foundation by scale model of Endeavour and set it up in of her intricate machinery and textures.
NASA in 2011. their light lab. The team experimented with Ultimately the design teams goal is to
Endeavour will be displayed vertically, multiple lighting angles and techniques to leave visitors with a lasting impression of
mounted to an external tank (which held determine the best way to light the shuttle the complexity, strength, and beauty of one
propellants for the three main engines) and stack. of the most iconic artifacts in the history of
two solid rocket boosters, in a configuration After analysing many iterations, it was human space exploration.
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[spotlight]
The latest projects with the wow factor from around the world.

Pics: Paco Gmez

SELF-PORTRAIT
The digital camera is a technological old cold storage room at the former Madrid In relation to the project, SELFI: a Spanish
revolution that has led to a radical shift in Municipal slaughterhouse, is a perspective adaptation of the English term selfie, has
how we express ourselves, share our life on the perception, attention, ecology and been chosen as the word of the year by
and communicate with others. Platforms the selfie culture. FUNDEU (Fundacin del Espaol Urgente).
such as Instagram, Flickr, Photobucket, There are two key figures in this art Von Berner studied at the School of Visual
Tumblr and Picasa have changed the project: the Abierto x Obras gallery and its Arts in New York and completed her
way we write our biographies and have active visitors. Thanks to the organic and education alongside artists Antonio Lpez,
heralded the death of the traditional creative lighting, the visitors can enjoy the Tony Crag and Jannis Kounellis. She is
family photo album. The recent rise of the site in its totality for the first time. The currently a resident artist in Luxembourg
selfie has engendered a new generation of architectural space itself has been doubled, working on the project BeHave/Public
photography that straddles the self-portrait implying a selfie of itself, an imaginary and Art Experience. In 2015 she created
and conversational photography; today, magnificent self-portrait. Only by paying installations at the Amsterdam Light
images are photographic messages or visual close attention to the work is a new image Festival, the Tschumipaviljoen (Groningen,
stories. revealed to its visitors through observing Netherlands) and Paisagem de luz (Bahia,
The (SELFI) exhibition by Spanish-Mexican themselves and by being observed by Brazil).
artist Darya von Berner, produced for the others. www.daryavonberner.net
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Pics: James Newton

A LIGHTS TALE
Based in Newcastle, UK, Seven Stories is for the project.
home to the National Centre for Childrens Positioned within the entrance of the
Books. In line with the centres theme, centre, the main feature is the flying
lighting design practiceMichael Grubb books. Each suspended book varies in size
Studio (MGS) designed an immersive lighting and represents one of the seven basic
experience for its visitors. Working in plots that all books are based on. These
partnership with ADP Architects, the team are: Overcoming a Monster, Rag to Riches,
created a magical backdrop that supported The Quest, Voyage and Return, Comedy,
the narrative of each individual space. Tragedy and Rebirth. Along with a variation
As a cost effective approach was in size, they incorporate back-lit text
imperative, MGS developed a bespoke that is activated by colour-controlled DMX
lighting control system, using DMX output lighting. The flying books are supported by
from a Apple Minimac computer, connected gobo projections and colour mixing, which
to the internet at reception. All feature provides a theme and animates the space
lighting is then controlled via an iPad and a depending on time of day and use.
specially designed app created specifically www.michaelgrubbstudio.com
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[spotlight]

Pics: Louis Lim

OUT OF THIS WORLD


Constructing site-specific installations,
Brisbane-based artist Meagan Streader
draws visual cues from futuristic and
natural atmospheres and systems to engulf
the viewer in a sensory experience.
Integrating geometric line and light,
Streaders W-inter is an interplay between
light, geometric line and architecture in an
immersive, futuristic form of cyberspace.
Featuring a field of illuminated linear
structures, this large-scale light installation
responds to the gallery site and extends the
architecture of the space through line.
Through the replication of interconnected
linear masts, the work exists as a hypnotic
landscape within the gallery. W-inter
creates an immersive experience for
viewers, reflecting a minimal, otherworldly
space derived from the architecture of the
historic building and gallery considering
the site in its past, present and future
states.
Streaders recent explorations push
the limits of light within sculpture and
installation through reinterpretations
and extensions of surrounding spaces.
Employing the repetition and replication
of light, form, and textiles en masse, her
works are realised through the construction
of installations, sculpture, video, and
soundscapes.
Streader has received financial assistance
from the Queensland Government through
the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy - an
initiative of the Australian, state and
territory governments.
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Pics: Paul Warchol

WELL-ROILED MACHINE

New York-based architectural lighting


designer and light artist Christine Sciullis
project ROIL, is a geometry based site-
specific light projection installation.
ROIL, an eight-channel video projection
installation onto nylon mesh which
measures 35ft high x 55ft long x 28ft wide,
was installed at Brooklyns Smack Mellon
gallery this past winter.
Circles of light expand and collapse through
Smack Mellons cavernous raw space in a
frenzy, which harkons back to the roiling
steam issued from its ten boilers to
power the surrounding paper factories of
industrialist Robert Gair.
ROIL was created by projecting circles that
fall away into 2,000 yards of hand pinned
translucent netting. Extending out from
eight video projectors mounted at various
angles, the cylinders are viewed off axis as
they are caught and mapped through the
fabrics threads to a height of 35ft, seeming
to be arbitrary squiggles.
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BACK TO THE FUTURE

Best known forprojection-mapped ferris that something was missing - to create a


wheelsanda minimalist flair, Brussels- piece that would strongly relate to this
based French new media artistRomain place. This is how the idea of creating
Tardyrecently unveiled Future Ruins. The the LED structures in the shape of some
Lausanne, Switzerland-based multimedia architectural details of the museums
installation revisited the Muse de lElyses faade arrived.
renaissance garden, enhancing the classic Strengthening the first idea with new
space with new technologies. The result concepts, he submitted a second proposal
provided an audience with an immersive to an enthusiastic museum board that
audiovisual experience, powered by allowed him to launch the creative process
impressive projection mappings and twelve with the help of a designer to build the
geometric, ground-located LED structures. structures, two software developers to
Taking advantage of the historically drive all the LEDs, and from his longtime
bourgeois backyards specificities, producer and partner, Squeaky Lobster.
Tardys projections turn the neoclassical On the technical side, I really wanted to
environment into a canvas for experimental get out of my comfort zone by using not
light art. only image projection but custom systems
The inspiration first came from the as well, which took the shape of the twelve
architecture of the museums building, aluminium LED structures - all driven by
which was built in 1780, where I got the a custom software, he explains. As we
ideas from to design the LED structures, were a pretty small team, I really had to
said Tardy. But the core idea of the learn a lot of things about how LED works,
installation, which is to imagine what could spend hours soldering wires, and to work
be the remnants of the world were living very closely with each member of the team
in today, also reminds of the fascination of to be sure I have a global vision of how the
the artists from the neoclassical period for project is developing at any time during the
ancient civilisations such as ancient Greece process.
or ancient Rome. Future Ruins is a project commissioned
Tardys creative process behind Future by La Nuit des Images 2015 x Muse de
Ruinswas quite different compared to lElyse, Lausanne, Switzerland.
previous projects. The original commission www.romaintardy.com
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Following the announcement at Light+Building that Fagerhult had made its tenth acquisition - LED
Linear - as part of its continued eorts to stengthen its position in the professional lighting market and add
complementary product ranges to its portfolio, Johan Hjertonsson explains more.

What is your role at Fagerhult and how have you got there? This is now Fagerhults tenth major acquisition, what is the reasoning
Im CEO of the Fagerhult Group. How I got there? I dont really know. I behind this strategy?
love the lighting industry and I think we are doing a great job as a team We have a strategy of both growing organically by ourselves and also
at Fagerhult. I would say my number one role, above all else, is to be to grow via acquisitions to find really competitive companies that
the team leader and the coach. To coach our organisation forward and complement our product range and the international market. It is a
continue the successful path were on. I see myself as more of a coach strategy we intend to continue.
and team leader to make that happen, rather than the CEO. I joined
Fagerhult as the CEO. Before this, I worked for a long time in the What are the future plans for the Fagerhult Group?
Electrolux Group, a White Goods company. I also worked as a More acquisitions?
CEO for a design furniture company for offices and so on. Yes, more acquisitions on the way, it is
a fundamental part of our strategy,
What was the strategic decision behind the continuing to acquire great lighting
acquisition of LED Linear? companies and great brands. That
We wanted to increase our LED knowledge and being said, it is also very important
have a much deeper competence around LED - for us to continue to grow
LED Linear fulfilled this to the full extent. organically and launch our own
products and enter new markets
When and how did talks begin? as well.
At the end of last year and things moved pretty
quickly from there. We heard that LED Linear Do you have any specific plans
was available so we got in contact. for the Fagerhult brands?
Its more of a multi-brand strategy.
What do you admire about LED Linear? We love all our brands individually
I really admire the brand, product and and we want each brand to grow and
especially the people working in the LED Linear flourish within the Fagerhult Group.
organisation. I think they have some absolutely
stellar products and a great brand that they have What do you like to do outside
built throughout the years. lighting?
Outside lighting, I love to hang out
Will the structure and strategy of LED Linear change with family and friends like most
at all? people. I also love to go trekking in the
No, not at all, the structure and strategy that LED mountains in the north of Sweden. I do
Linear has will remain. I am very much behind it. also enjoy playing tennis quite a lot.
I think it is a great strategy and structure and www.fagerhult.com
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Founded in 1997 Sean OConnor Lighting is dedicated to the design of environments that are
a synthesis of light and space. Its work is distinguished by light and its absence, and by an
understanding that light is an integral part of the architectural experience. The practices
signature approach defines space through light, creating visual destinations.

COACH RODEO DRIVE FLAGSHIP


LOS ANGELES, USA
As part of Coachs redesign of its retail environments, the Rodeo Drive
flagship was the first to implement the new Modern Luxury concept. The
client brief, based on early 20th Century modernist design, mandated
the feel of a luxury residence while maintaining proper merchandise
lighting. As a result, a detailed lighting concept demanding high levels
of coordination amongst design disciplines was developed. Minimal
maintenance and an LPD well below Californias Title24 were achieved
through using nearly all LED sources assuring this concept can be used in
almost any domestic energy code.

IRENE NEUWIRTH
LOS ANGELES, USA
The first free-standing retail location for
famed jewellery designer Irene Neuwirth
required a presence worthy of the lines
reputation and its location on iconic Melrose
Place. The owner and interior designers
working with a fast-paced schedule and lean
budget sought the feel of a luxury residence
for the shop. With this non-typical design
brief for a jewellery store, the lighting
designers allowed decorative lighting and
internally illuminated cases using concealed
linear and directional LED sources to create
the visual identity of the stores lighting.
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foot high curtain wall outside. Given the
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equipment costs were kept to a minimum
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Corporate HQ, Los Angeles, CA; Carolina Herrera, Beverly Hills, CA; Fred Segal, Los
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ARCHITECTURAL
POWERHOUSE
On 31 March, Zaha Hadid Architects confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE had died following a
heart attack. She had contracted bronchitis earlier in the week and was, at the time, being treated
in a Miami hospital in the US. Having covered a considerable amount of her projects over the years,
mondo*arc celebrates the accomplishments of the greatest female architect in the world.
Zaha Hadid 1950 - 2016

Zaha Hadid was widely regarded to be the saw Maurice Brill Lighting Design work on and zones within the Opera House, cutting
greatest female architect in the world the lighting scheme, illustrate her quest for dramatic interior and exterior canyons for
today. Born in Baghdad in 1950, she studied complex, fluid space. circulation, lobbies and cafes, and allowing
mathematics at the American University Buildings such as the Rosenthal Center natural light to penetrate deep into the
of Beirut before starting her architectural for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati (2003) building. Smooth transitions between
journey in 1972 at the Architectural and the Guangzhou Opera House in China disparate elements and different levels
Association in London. (2010) have also been hailed as architecture continue the landscape analogy.
By 1979 she had established her own that transforms our ideas of the future An example of a new type of structure
practice in London - Zaha Hadid Architects with visionary spatial concepts defined by at the time called spatial folded plate
- garnering a reputation across the world advanced design, material and construction triangular lattice, the complexity of
for her groundbreaking theoretical works processes. the buildings shape meant significant
including The Peak in Hong Kong (1983), the Covered in mondo*arc issue 63 (Oct / Nov challenges for the lighting designers and in
Kurfrstendamm in Berlin (1986) and the 2011) the Guangzhou Opera House was particular Project Lighting Designer Xiaojie
Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales (1994). Hadids first project in mainland China and An, who worked very closely with Hadid
Working with office partner Patrik was another extraordinary building lending on the three-year design and one-year
Schumacher, her interest was in the itself to innovative lighting design by Beijing engineering process.
interface between architecture, landscape, Light & View. From the perspective of lighting, the
and geology, which her practice integrates Like pebbles in a stream smoothed by architectural complexity of Guangzhou
with the use of innovative technologies - erosion, the buildings unique twin-boulder Opera House does not lie in its structure,
often resulting in unexpected and dynamic design enhances the city by opening it Rongxing Yan, Beijing Light & Views Chief
architectural forms. to the Pearl River, unifying the adjacent Engineer, told mondo*arc at the time
Hadids first major built commission, one cultural buildings with the towers of of publishing, but in its space form and
that affirmed her international recognition, international finance in Guangzhous architectural shape, which is different to
was the Vitra Fire Station in Weil Am Rhein, Zhujiang new town. our familiar conventional style. There are
Germany (1993); subsequent notable The design evolved from the twin concepts no straight lines at all. From the interior
projects including the MAXXI: Italian of natural landscape and the fascinating space to the architectural shape or even
National Museum of 21st Century Arts in interplay between architecture and the landscaping on the plaza, almost all are
Rome (2009), the London Aquatics Centre nature; engaging with the principles of interlinked by undulating curved surfaces
for the 2012 Olympic Games (2011) and the erosion, geology and topography. Fold beyond your imagination.
Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku (2013), which lines in the landscape define territories In 2004, Hadid became the first woman
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The MAXXI Museum in Rome, Italy was conceived


with GIA Equation lighting practice. The lighting
had to reinforce the sinuous nature of the building,
and accentuate the building lines and geometrics.
Pic: Iwan Baan
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Ill be honest, its very difficult explaining things to men.


Its virtually impossible. The older generation in my office
think they know everything better than anyone. The younger
generation are much more flexible and adaptable.
- Zaha Hadid in conversation with Alain Elkann, 2015

to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture An obvious expression in this respect is the acclaim, uses technologies and techniques
Prize. She also twice won the UKs most high level linear lighting treatment that was that allowed the venue to serve the
prestigious architecture award, the RIBA developed as part of the daylight and roof practical needs of games themselves while
Stirling Prize: in 2010 for the Evelyn Grace light design. Not only did this treatment making provision for long-term, legacy
Academy, a unique design, expertly inserted provide artificial light in a manner that was mode use. The building was inspired by
into an extremely tight site, that shows cognizant of the character of the daylight the fluid geometries of water in motion a
the students, staff and local residents they performance, it immediately created the nod to both the venues riverside location
are valued and celebrates the schools benefit of accentuating building lines and the activities taking place within
specialism throughout its fabric, with views and forms. It is thus a direct expression and sees an undulating roof sweep up
of student participation at every turn; and of the urban response of the building. from the ground as a single unified wave
the MAXXI Museum in Rome, a building Another major benefit of this element is that accommodates the different height
for the staging of 21st Century art, the that it provided an integrated, primary requirements of the main swimming pool
distillation of years of experimentation, a platform within the lighting installation. and diving pools.
mature piece of architecture conveying a This was another important principle from Zaha Hadid Architects worked alongside
calmness that belies the complexities of its GIA Equations approach - to simplify the Arup to complete the lighting scheme for
form and organisation. lighting presentation and pare it back to the project, which had to respect ZHAs
Featured in mondo*arc issue 59 (Feb / Mar core functions and applications across the vision, creating minimal disruption to the
2011), much has been written and spoken scheme. venues fluid lines, while also presenting
about the shape and form of the MAXXI The basis of this stripped back approach the interior with the drama it deserved.
building, its derivation and whether the was again about allowing the building The significantly different requiremenets
inherent architectural style of the architect to clearly express itself, but it was also of the venue while in games time and in
is, in fact, too present in the final result. related to the development of a lighting legacy mode meant effectively creating two
The simple fact is, that it owes much of its response within MAXXI that would aid and lighting designs that would work within the
dynamic expression and fluidity because of communicate circulation. This indeed, same space.
a simple response to the urban grain and became one of the primary thrusts of the Arup associate Giulio Antonutto headed the
fabric of its particular location in Rome. lighting concept. team trying to balance these needs and
For GIA Equation, the lighting design Hadids other awards included the Republic told mondo*arc at the time: The main
practice fortunate enough to conceive a of Frances Commandeur de lOrdre des Arts challenges were to respond with a design
lighting approach for MAXXI, the natural et des Lettres, Japans Praemium Imperiale in keeping with the architectural intent. It
starting point was one that supported and in 2012, she was made a Dame was not an easy task. We had several design
the primary architectural and functional Commander of the Order of the British ideas and we considered all the traditional
philosophies being developed for the Empire; she is also Honorary Member of means of providing light to a swimming
project. The development of a clear the American Academy of Arts and Letters pool, but realised that the fluid form of the
architectural response within the lighting and Fellow of the American Institute of roof deserved something special. Something
presentation to reinforce the sinuous nature Architecture. new.
of the building, to accentuate the building The London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 A break from traditional pool lighting, the
lines and geometrics, was solidly founded in Olympic Games (2011) covered as part team approached the project as if lighting
the initial principle that was developed by of a special mondo*arc Olympic Games a high-end retail space, introducing light
Zaha Hadid Architects. supplement, which again, won her great where needed while ensuring minimal glare.
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When you entered the Fire Station


at Vitra, you were conscious of being
inside one of those early drawings.
- Sir Peter Cook

Pic: Christian Richter

Commenting on her death, Antonutto said: together in a row (Innsbruck Ski Jump, also taught studios at Columbia University,
I remember going to Weil am Rhein in 1995 Phaeno Science Center, and Salerno Ferry Yale University and the University of Applied
to see the Vitra fire station. It was not a Station). Having worked on countless Arts in Vienna, and when not designing
journey, it was an architectural pilgrimage. projects with them all over the world, buildings worked with a number of brands
We once met at the Venice Biennale, we have developed a lighting language on product design - specifically Zumtobel,
and after a conference, I asked her for a together including swarm patterns, Slamp and Wonderglass in the world of
photograph together... She was my hero. school of fish, a whoosh of light, etc. lighting.
At the opening of the Aquatic Centre I had What we have appreciated most about Recently awarded the RIBA 2016 Royal Gold
tears in my eyes and now it is all just a set working with Zaha Hadid is the openness to Medal, the first woman to be awarded the
of memories. She was the best and we will inventive ideas, determination to push the prestigious honour in her own right. Sir
miss her terribly. limits of technology (while also complying Peter Cook wrote the following citation in
Also offering their condolences, Jean artistically) and the fact that lighting has response, which sums up perfectly Hadids
Sundin and Enrique Peiniger, Founders of always been a truly integral part of her influence on the industry: In our current
Office for Visual Interaction: Our work designs, and not an afterthought. There is culture of ticking every box, surely Zaha
with Zaha Hadid and her team has spanned no doubt her loyal team will continue the Hadid succeeds, since (to quote the Royal
nearly 20 years, beginning with her first dynamic work. Gold Medal criteria) she is someone who
project in the USA (The Rosenthal Center) Hadid also held various academic roles has made a significant contribution to the
to today with several projects currently including the Kenzo Tange Chair at the theory or practice of architecture. for
under construction in NYC, Riyadh and Graduate School of Design, Harvard a substantial body of work rather than
Morocco. Our collaboration was reinforced University; Sullivan Chair at the University for work which is currently fashionable.
early on, after winning three competitions of Illinois, School of Architecture. Hadid Indeed her work, though full of form, style
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Left The Vitra Fire Station in Weil Am Rhein, Germany was


Hadids first major built commission, one that affirmed her
international recognition. Centre London Aquatics Centre for
the 2012 Olympic Games, lighting design by Arup. Right The
Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku , lighting design by MBLD.

and unstoppable mannerism, possesses a


quality that some of us might refer to as an
impeccable eye: which we would claim
is a fundamental in the consideration of
I remember going to Weil am Rhein in 1995 to
special architecture and is rarely satisfied see the Vitra fire station. It was not a journey,
by mere fashion.
it was an architectural pilgrimage...
And surely her work is special, continued
Cook. For three decades now, she has She was my hero.
ventured where few would dare: if Paul
- Giulio Antonutto, Arup
Klee took a line for a walk, then Zaha took
the surfaces that were driven by that line
out for a virtual dance and then deftly
folded them over and then took them out What we appreciated most is the openness to
for a journey into space.
In her earlier, spiky period there was
inventive ideas, determination to push the limits
already a sense of vigour that she shared of technology and the fact that lighting has always
with her admired Russian Suprematists and
Constructivists attempting with them to
been a truly integral part of her designs.
capture that elusive dynamic of movement - Jean Sundin & Enrique Peiniger, Office for Visual Interaction
at the end of the machine age.
Necessarily having to disperse effort
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Pic: Roland Halbe

Above Left Zaha Hadid was awarded the RIBA 2016 Royal Gold Medal, the first woman to be awarded the
prestigious honour in her own right. Left The Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, USA
(2003) Above The Guangzhou Opera House in China (2010), Hadids first major project in mainland China.

through a studio production, rather than Fire Station at Vitra, you were conscious reality. And she has done it time and time
being a lone artist, Cook goes on to describe of being inside one of those early drawings again in Vienna, Marseilles, Beijing and
how Zadid cottonedon to the potential of and yes, it could be done. Yet at perhaps its Guangzhou. Never has she been so prolific,
the computer to turn space upon itself, highest, those of us lucky enough to see the so consistent. We realise that Kenzo Tange
saying: Indeed there is an Urban Myth Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku in the flesh, and Frank Lloyd Wright could not have
that suggests that the very early Apple Mac can surely never have been in such a dream- drawn every line or checked every joint,
boxes were still crude enough to plot like space, with its totality, its enormous yet Zaha shares with them the precious
the mathematically unlikely and so Zaha internal ramp and dart-like lights seeming role of towering, distinctive and relentless
with her mathematics background seized to have come from a vocabulary that lies so influence upon all around her that sets
upon this and made those flying machine far beyond the normal architecture that we the results apart from the norm. Such
projections of the Hong Kong Peak project assess or rationalise. self-confidence is easily accepted in film-
and the like. The history of the Gold Medal must makers and football managers, but causes
Meanwhile, with paintings and special surely include many major figures who some architects to feel uncomfortable,
small drawings Zaha continued to lead from commanded a big ship and one ponders maybe theyre secretly jealous of her
the front. She has also been smart enough upon the operation involved that gets such unquestionable talent. Lets face it, we
to pull in some formidable computational strong concepts as the MAXXI in Rome in might have awarded the medal to a worthy,
talent without being phased by its ways. which the power of organisation is so clear comfortable character. We didnt, we
Thus the evolution of the flowing rather - or the Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck awarded it to Zaha: larger than life, bold as
than spikey architecture crept up upon us in where dynamic is at last captured or the brass and certainly on the case.
stages, as did the scale of her commissions, Aquatics Centre for the London Olympics www.zaha-hadid.com
but in most cases, they remained clear in where the lines diving boards were as fluid
identity and control. When you entered the as the motion of the divers - made into
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THE STORYTELLERS
Office of Visual Interaction principals Jean Sundin and Enrique Peiniger use
lighting to tell the story of architecture. Vilma Barr caught up with them in their
NYC office to get behind the narrative.
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Pic: Frieder Blickle

Jean Sundin and Enrique Peiniger may Fittingly, Peiniger and Sundin relate the Left A Daylight-Rotation sketch from The Scottish
be lighting designers by trade, but they story of OVI, the New York City firm that Parliament.
Above The New York Times Building & Times
are storytellers at heart. Like a team of they founded in 1997, as a joint narrative Center (Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
dedicated journalists, the principals of written by both and then explained orally with FXFOWLE). Nighttime lighting reinforces the
Office for Visual Interaction (OVI) approach in a smooth outflow of thought. They met New York Times Buildings elegance through a
precise gradation of light: brightest at the base of
their projects with an investigative line of when both worked in a lighting design the tower and tapering to a soft glow at its summit.
inquiry, asking questions whose answers studio in Washington, D.C. Prior to that,
reveal the projects underlying narrative. Sundin had been a designer for Claude and
They then use their novelist-like powers Danielle Engle after earning her degree in Design is a team effort, so we decided
of creative expression to flesh out the interior design from Virginia Commonwealth to give our studio a name that resonated
story with the details of their design. University. She was involved in the with both of us: the way light interacts
The team even creates what they call planning and design of their domestic and with surfaces and materials. In any project,
lighting workbooks or visual narratives, international projects. you cant have one without the other.
that capture their exploratory process - Peiniger completed his studies in The name is holistic and leaves us open to
research, idea creation, development and architectural engineering and social create lighting for all types of projects and
testing - for each project. sciences at the Technical University, Berlin. demonstrates the diverse thinking process
This process allows us to explore highly After developing custom luminaires for a of our practice.
integrated design solutions, Peiniger German manufacturer, he joined the US The studio-sized office allows the personal
explains. Our philosophy is to set up a lighting design office where he met Sundin. attention of principals on every project.
dialogue early on with the architect that During their work together, they came to OVI specialises in significant one-of-a kind
enables us to understand the project and the joint conclusion that lighting needed to projects for which they create individually
then create a lighting program tailored to be brought in earlier in the planning process tailored lighting solutions using their
their specific project needs. to establish more holistic lighting design characteristic approach to design. Though
Sundin adds: The inspiration for our solutions. We wanted to do something the final design for each project is totally
solutions comes from the project itself special and find another way to bring unique, most begin the same way: a
the architecture, cultural context and the lighting into the overall design equation, conversation with the architect that gives
excitement it is meant to create. The final Peiniger relates. the designers an understanding of the
results should look like a natural extension They launched their own lighting design projects scope and challenges.
of the architectural story already being practice as Office for Visual Interaction, This dialogue-based methodology makes OVI
told, as if the architect did the lighting nineteen years ago. We felt that a name- well suited to dynamic, challenging projects
design themselves. based firm wasnt a fit for us, Sundin says. like the United States Air Force Memorial
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The lighting design of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science


(Architect: Morphosis) reinforces the overall themes of the
project - the dynamic juxtaposition between the natural and
manmade environments and the exploration of unexpected
spatial relationships. From outside, a dramatic contrast of colour
temperature gives visual punch to the distinctive structure, while
inside, interactive lighting systems demonstrate technology and
inspire visitors to playfully engage with the building.
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Pic: Adam Daniels Pic: Frieder Blickle

Pic: Paul Rivera

in Arlington, Virginia, the New York Times without the need for shading devices.
Building, or the Scottish and Canadian Early communication with the architect Clockwise from Top Left The Rookery, Chicago
Parliaments. Its also allowed the firm to also enables OVI to get a head start on (Architects: Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn
Root). The faades were lit for the first time
build strong relationships with its clients, analysing and testing concepts that often since its completion in 1888 thanks to OVI. The
who represent some of todays best-known involve complex, dynamic lighting strategies exterior lighting softly highlights the structures
names in international architecture: Zaha and ever-changing technologies. The firms distinctive red colour and intricate masonry, giving
the structure an elegant nighttime presence and
Hadid, Renzo Piano, Foster + Partners, recent work on another Parliament complex distinguishing it from its neighbours. To fulfill the
Smith+Gill, Bjarke Ingels, Grimshaw and - the West Block of Canadas Parliament Hill Chicago Landmarks Commission requirements,
Morphosis, among others. OVIs dedication in Ottowa - is one example. The design of custom miniature LED luminaires are concealed
from pedestrian view, using field-adjustable
to establishing a dialogue between architect the new Chamber of Commons needed to mounting arms that minimise contact with the
and lighting designer is ever present even respond to a variety of uses, from public historic faade. Special micro-optics create a
when the architect is not. visits to HDTV broadcasts of parliamentary flattened cone of illumination three stories high,
eliminating glare for tenants and without spilling
When we designed the exterior lighting for sessions, explains Peiniger. At an early light into the night sky.
The Rookery in Chicago, which was built in stage, we conducted exploratory lighting New York City Streetlight (Architects: Thomas
1888, we had to envision the dialogue with studies to define the precise locations and Phifer and Partners). Starting from an early choice
of LED light sources, the sleek form of the New
Burnham and Root and what they would aiming angles necessary for TV broadcast York streetlight is specifically derived from the
have told us about how they would like to lighting. Working from these setting out requirements and possibilities of the lighting
see their building in the evening. We hope points, we coordinated strategic positioning technology. The tiny light source does not require
a hefty decorative enclosure, so the streetlight
they would be pleased with the result, of the branching columns with structural takes a slim, elongated profile. The thin arc of the
Sundin says. requirements to optimise the tilt angles luminaire itself provides the necessary surface area
By having such early input in the design needed and avoid the use of the traditional, for housing and cooling the LEDs.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Architects:
process, OVI is often able to impact how suspended gantry system. The result is that Grimshaw with Davis Brody Bond). From the street,
lighting is integrated with architecture the TV lighting is fully integrated into the the wooden hull of RPIs new concert hall glows
in a way that most lighting design firms columns. behind an elegant glass faade. A satin finish was
applied to the wood, rather than the typical gloss
cant. When direct sunlight from the We also researched and tested different finish, to minimise reflected glare of light sources.
large windows at the Scottish Parliament optical materials and identified a diffuse, Large-scale mockups and material samples were
threatened to interfere with televising the white material that blocks the LED light used to verify its colour and sheen under the
proposed illumination. The dramatically lit structure
parliamentary sessions, OVI intervened. source from view, like white lenses, but is the centrepiece of a 20,439sqm complex of
At the master planning stage, we took does not reduce the efficiency of the light performance venues, studios and creative labs.
a look at the big picture and all buildings beam as they do. Were now working closely Right Lighting plays a critical role in establishing
the nighttime identity of the United States Air
were rotated to provide ideal daylighting with lighting manufacturers to developing Force Memorial, which overlooks the Pentagon
conditions in the Chamber, says Sundin. luminaires that will be powerful enough and monumental Washington D.C. from the crest
The result is a very sustainable solution to meet the light levels required for TV of high-visibility promontory. Illumination appears
to emanate from within the monument itself,
that utilises the surrounding buildings to broadcasting and compact enough to be reinforcing the architectural agility of the structure
shield the Chamber from direct sunlight integrated within the architectural and and bursting into the night sky.
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OVIs 2009 solo lighting exhibition, Lighting Powers of 10, inspired


by Charles and Ray Eames, at the prestigious Aedes Architecture
Forum in Berlin presented OVIs approach to creating illumination
for the built and natural environments through a close examination
of their projects. On display were a mix of photos, working drawings
and full-scale models that traced the development of each project
through various scales of the design process.

interior design elements. Even as early and enthusiastic adopters lighting strategically concealed within the
The Canadian Parliament isnt the firms of solid-state technology, OVI avoids using handrails, coves and reception desks to
first time working with manufacturers to them as a one-size-fits-all solution. As provide ambient illumination and intuitive
customise LED technology for its projects. designers of illuminated environments, our wayfinding, she adds.
As early adopters of solid-state technology, concern is how and where LEDs are best Not surprisingly, OVI prefers to showcase
OVI won a worldwide competition over ten used, and for us to select and edit the its projects through narrative, both of
years ago to design a new streetlight for use of LED as an applied technology that the visual and verbal varieties. In 2009,
the City of New York, which is now being enhances the beauty of the architecture or the firm was the first to have a solo
installed in the five boroughs, and the light the landscape, Peiniger says. lighting exhibition at the prestigious Aedes
source they proposed was LED. Indeed, OVI rejects the idea of a one-size- Architecture Forum in Berlin. Their show
LEDs are now commonplace, but ten years fits-all solution on principle. We dont entitled Lighting Powers of 10, inspired
ago we had to explain this technology and recycle designs, continues Peiniger. No by Charles and Ray Eames, was the first
we needed independent labs to test the two OVI designs are the same because they time the powers of 10 were applied in
brightness and intensity, Sundin observes. are always based on changing factors like a logic relating to lighting, architecture
There was no data available to base our the architecture and the context. Its an and interiors. The exhibit presented OVIs
calculations. Now the data provided by attitude that has resulted in designs as approach to creating illumination for the
manufacturers is far more available and varied as the formal, elegant and stately built and natural environments through
reliable. lighting of the United States Air Force a close examination of four of their
Their concept was vertical application of Memorial and the asymmetrical, avant- projects: The New York Times Building; New
applying daytime automobile running lights garde illumination for the forthcoming York Citys LED streetlight; the Scottish
as an industry crossover to the streetlights. King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Parliament complex and grounds; and
We adopted this technology since we Research Center (KAPSARC) by Zaha Hadid illumination of the United States Air Force
understood the auto industry has the currently under construction in Riyadh, Memorial.
same challenges as street lighting - heat, Saudi Arabia, which Sundin describes as a On display were a mix of photos, working
vibration, needing a long throw of light and series of interlocking, cellular structures drawings and full-scale models that traced
minimising glare, she says. Conceptually, dune-like forms rising from the desert the development of each project through
there was only one big difference between landscape. The lighting tells the story various scales of the design process.
these applications: vertical and horizontal. of the architecture by using the same OVI organised the exhibit to explain
The use of LEDs made sense for many geometric vocabulary. It has an array the creative and technical aspects of a
other reasons including size, better colour of adaptation and variations, including lighting design in a way that could be
rendition compared to traditional light compact, adjustable track luminaires comprehended by both a design practitioner
sources, and a more even and controlled that are cleanly detailed around the and an interested layperson. The design
distribution of light. perimeter of the skylights, with additional and content of the exhibition (and show
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Image: OVI Image: Zaha Hadid Architects

Pic: Ralph Richter


Top left to right Works in progress: The National
Marine Ecological Museum and Oceanwide Center
(Foster + Partners); King Abdullah Petroleum
Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia and 520W 28th Street Condo, New
York City (both Zaha Hadid Architects).
Left Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh (Architects:
Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue with RMJM).

HIGHLIGHTS

Projects that youd like to change:


Empire State Building. The lighting was recently
updated to LED with an elaborated programming
capability. It is now pulsing in all kinds of rhythm
and colours the iconic nighttime appearance of the
architecture is lost.

Projects you admire:


Three projects come to mind immediately: Tower of
Winds, Yokohama, Japan it is a very simple project
with extraordinary transformative qualities, which
makes it so smashing. Purely based on the position of
lighting and its relation to screen material the structure
is transformed from solid to transparent.
catalogue) was done by OVI in their unique in professional lighting organisations, Another project has to be the glass pyramid of the
way, to communicate how a project passes frequent lecturers and invited jurors for Grand Louvre, Paris, France. How do you light an empty
through a range of scales - from regional awards competitions. Both are among the volume of glass? This project was in the pre-LED era,
proving that good lighting solutions do not require LED
considerations spanning hundreds of miles first to achieve Certified Lighting Designer technology.
(master plans and city blocks) to interior status and are members of the Illuminating Lastly, but not least, is Stansted Airport, UK. A
surfaces, detailing and nano-scale wave- Engineering Society, International wonderful example of lighting and architectural
length manipulations. For the opening, Association of Lighting Designers and the integration, which completely avoids the use of any
downlights in this airport.
over 200 people attended. Everyone seemed U.S. Green Building Council. Sundin also
fascinated to see the scale and range that teaches lighting at the New York School of Project you dislike:
is involved with the lighting design process Interior Design and Peiniger is an associate Longaberger Home Office, Newark, OH. They sell
baskets and this building looks like an over-sized,
that emerges as a finished project, says member of the American Institute of
handmade, wooden basket! Do we need to say more?
Peiniger. Architects.
Then in 2013, OVI released Lighting Design Both are also committed to advancing Lighting Heroes:
& Process, a monograph of their work lighting, both in their individual practice Richard Kelly, Edison Price and Shuji Nakamura. These
designers and engineers represent a cross section of
published by Jovis Verlag. The 200-plus- and the profession at large, which they
our profession, and each of them made significant
page title offers an in-depth look at the note is still in its infancy compared with contributions to lighting and broke the mould in their
firms design process and philosophy architecture. In reality, we are just time.
through more than 400 images, sketches, heading into the fourth generation of being
Notable projects:
illustrations and graphics. The book recognised as lighting design professionals, The Canadian Parliament, The New York Times,
communicates our process of lighting says Peiniger. Designers with the talents KAPSARC, The Rookery.
design and tells the stories of how some of of Richard Kelly, Edison Price and Claude
our most seminal projects came about, Engle broke the ice to gain acceptance of Most memorable project:
The NYC Streetlight. This project is a bit unusual since
says Sundin. It was important to us that the lighting designer as a valuable member it is not a building. However, the design had to work
it was more than a glossy picture book. of the design and construction team, he in the context of all the eclectic neighbourhoods and
We wanted it to demonstrate the craft points out. Now, with intelligent lighting architectural styles of New York (Uptown, Midtown and
Downtown).
of lighting and show how it is a parallel being integrated with other communications
process to architecture. It reveals the devices, theres no reason why the process Current projects:
behind-the-scenes details that have shaped of awareness, comfort and usage wont be National Marine Ecological Museum and Oceanwide
our projects. advanced, step by step. We are all working Center (Foster + Partners); Grand Theatre Rabat and
520 W28th Street Condo (Zaha Hadid); Canadian
Beyond developing design narratives, Sundin towards that. Its a matter of time.
Parliament (Architecture 49); Chengdu Center
and Peiniger are also pragmatic believers in www.oviinc.com (Smith+Gill) and Grove at Grand Bay (Bjarke Ingels
on-the-ground education and professional Group - BIG).
development. Both principals are active
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NEW WAYS OF
SEEING LIGHT
M. Hank Haeusler of the Media Architecture Institute examines the latest
developments in media architecture and digital placemaking ahead of MAB16
(Media Architecture Biennale) in Sydney, Australia.
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Participation +, Sydney 2016. Pic: Luke Hespanhol

Every day we flick a switch. In the morning the globe. [2] of safety, security and orientation, and a
the bathroom light allows us to shave As digital light technologies become remedy against feelings of alienation and
or make up a face with precision. In the more pervasive and more versatile, new estrangement. [4]
evening the warm light of a bedside lamp opportunities are arising for light and media It is this sense of place that is experienced
soothes us into sleep. to change more and more industries. The and sometimes transformed by citizens and
Yet light as we know it is really so much next wave of media architecture is not now passers-by. The place in placemaking
more than a means to providing clearer limited to an individual building. Instead, becomes critical for those people and
vision for our day-to-day activities. it will encompass the space beyond: the communities who dwell in the urban. [5]
The thoughtful use of light and lighting neighbourhood, the precinct, the city. The Digital and social media are opening up
design, has transformed a multitude of most important aspect of this development new doors for placemakers to engage
industries in architecture, engineering is that it is citizen-centric. The next with local communities [6][7] and to devise
and construction. The Media Architecture generation of media architecture is about solutions that employ digital technologies in
Institute has discussed and encouraged people and bringing communities together. unprecedented ways to address aspects of
the use of light as an actual architectural The evolution of a citizen-centric vision is social wellbeing and a sense of community.
building material in many of our previous where we find parallels to placemaking, and This idea of engaging digital tools to
publications. [1][2] new opportunities for using light and media facilitate citizen-focused placemaking is
In the foreword of our last book New Media to shape our experiences in cities. known as digital placemaking.
Facades A global survey, Ben van Berkel The idea of placemaking has grown out Digital placemaking has traditionally used
(Co-founder and Principal Architect of UN of the discipline of urban design and digital tools to involve citizens in urban
Studio) wrote: Fast paced progress in dates back to the early 1960s when Jane development decisions. More recently,
technology now means we can appropriate Jacobs and William W. Whyte emphasised we have seen developments in this area
the media faade into the architects the social and cultural importance of that incorporate light and media to create
palette and work with gradients of colour, lively neighbourhoods and inviting public situated experiences.
light and shadows to affect an architectural spaces within the context of their work. How and when light can be used was a topic
visual language which can surpass [3]
The core principles of placemaking are of discussion at the Media Architecture
traditional advertising imagery and create a of course all about people, citizens and Biennale in Aarhus in 2014 and will feature
homogeneous cultural effect. [2] communities. The key fundamentals that heavily on the agenda for the forthcoming
With a focus on light and its relationship to define placemaking are: designing cities for Media Architecture Biennale 2016 in Sydney.
architecture, the publications of the Media people and including citizens in the decision How does light unfold as part of media
Architecture Institute presented a survey making process when designing public architecture? Mostly, it can be seen in
of media faades as early protagonists of spaces. the context of festivals or exhibitions, or
media architecture. The first focusing on The aim of placemaking initiatives is through more permanent installations, such
history, technology and content [1], then on to create a sense of place, which is as the Crown Fountain, at Millennium Park,
a global survey that identified trends and regarded in urban design as a human Chicago, which activates a park landscape
common patterns of media faades across need, essential for well being and feelings through an urban screen displaying
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Orkhestra, Frankfurt 2014. Pic: Wolfgang Leeb

video portraits of members from local but the interactive space led to a number of that takes input information including cable
communities. social encounters between friends, families lengths and DMX protocols and uses this
In Sydney, Australia, the annual festival and strangers alike. information to generate a design.
of light and ideas, Vivid Sydney, includes In another installation, Chromapollination, This degree of innovation using light and
a light walk featuring light sculptures and the use of light sculptures taking the media align with the idea of creative
faade projections around Sydney Harbour shape of dandelions to activate a dark placemaking, which describes an approach
and across the city. In 2015, Vivid Sydney passageway. [9] Through this activation, the that animates public and private spaces,
attracted 1.7 million people over a period space was transformed from a thoroughfare rejuvenates structures and streetscapes,
of eighteen days. Similar festivals are to a destination, lighting up peoples daily improves local business viability and public
held across the globe. Beyond boosting walk to and from the train station not safety, and brings diverse people together
winter tourism and the local economy, such just through light but also by creating to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired. [10]
festivals offer temporary experiences by connections with the space and with each The technology and the knowledge for how
altering the dynamics of public space. [7] other. to design light that activates and responds
Members of the Media Architecture In 2014, in Frankfurt, Germany, a similar to urban spaces is within our reach. As
Institute were involved in a number of light installation exploring different ways of we move from building-scale to city-scale
installations displayed during Vivid Sydney using light and media to activate urban thinking, we need to identify strategies
in which we explored different ways of spaces was created - Orkhstra. This for designing experiences that respond to
using light and media to activate urban installation pushed the boundaries of what the needs and desires of citizens. Digital
spaces. a screen can be and enabled the display of placemaking can provide the framework and
Solstice LAMP was an interactive light content on a complex curved 3D object. principles to ensure that these experiences
installation shown on the faade of a Here, the audience could participate with meaningfully connect citizens with the
skyscraper and the courtyard in front the installation through their cameras, as spaces in which they live, work, and play.
of the AMP building at Sydneys Circular the installation responded to flash lights the www.mediaarchitecture.org
Quay. [8] People were able to step into content created a light wave moving away
the interactive space and to compose from the flash light along the LEDs on the
musical tunes, which then travelled up the installation. mondo*arc is a media partner of the Media
skyscraper turning into origami cranes. This This year the Media Architecture Institute Architecture Biennale 2016, taking place
setup provided passers-by with a sense of will present an installation that is at the Concourse in Sydney, from June 1st
empowerment, as they were able to draw completely designed by a computer for to 4th.
digital media artefacts onto the faade of Vivid, Sydney. Participation + has been www.mab16.org
an iconic building at Sydneys harbour front, designed through a software mechanism

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Projects for Public Spaces, accessed March 31, 2016, http://www.pps.org/reference/what_is_placemaking/; 4. Aravot, I. (2002). Back to Phenomenological Placemaking. Journal of Urban Design 7, 2, 201212; 5. Friedmann, J. (2010).
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Left Lighting and media systems are synchronised


to achieve a maximum visual effect at the
convention centres main entrance lobby.
Below Left At night, the convention centre glows
like a jewel box and exudes a sophisticated
presence. Below Right At the heart of the plaza,
Fountain of Wealth has been upgraded with
synchronised water and light shows and serves as
the focal point of the evening scenario.

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Suntec Singapore as part of bigger redevelopment plans, creating an
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Suntec Singapore - a renowned institution address to the worlds largest fountain,


in meetings, incentives, convention and Fountain of Wealth.
exhibition (MICE) and retail industries To inject a formidable nighttime presence
recently revitalised its brand by embarking to the convention centre, the lighting
on a five-year redevelopment of its property designers focused on common faade
starting in 2010. Having gone through a elements the existing roof and the
series of partial openings in the last couple new vertical glass fins to form a solid
of years, Suntec finally completed the coordinated lighting scheme through the
last phase of renovations in October last varied faade planes. The roof sails were
year and fully opened its doors once again dramatically uplit with wash projectors
- revealing more than 200,000sqm of ultra- and the roof pediments accentuated with
modern MICE facilities and fresh, up-to-date continuous linear uplights maximising the
retail premises. overall roof lighting effect. Continuous
Along with a major revamp in architecture vertical covelights were integrated into
and interior design, lighting design was an the nine-metre glass fins creating a rather
integral part in breathing new life in to the striking and consistent nighttime feature
Suntec development. Bo Steiber Lighting across the faades.
Design (BSLD) - an international lighting The convention centres western faade
design consultancy based in Singapore called for a much-needed lighting
- was commissioned to undertake the intervention to camouflage the unsightly
overall lighting design for the US$290m views seeping through the perforated wall
redevelopment project. panels at night - generated by the multi-
Suntecs building faade and external level loading bays and staging areas located
spaces, originally designed by US architect directly behind the faade. This presented
I. M. Pei and Partners, underwent a dose a good opportunity to introduce an array
of facelifts from architects Aedas, starting of LED nodes - capable of animated effects
off with the acclaimed cube structure and low-resolution media displays - to the
- shelter to Suntec Singapore Convention perforated walls onto effectively disguise
and Exhibition Centre - all the way to the the back-of-house views.
familiar roundabout plaza - foreground to Once a lacklustre outdoor space, Suntecs
the companys retail arm, Suntec City, and expansive roundabout plaza went through
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Left Suntecs retail development saw the addition


of the new Sky Garden, an intimate outdoor food
and beverage destination occupying the retail
roof deck. Suntecs faade and external lighting
installation predominantly used LED luminaires
capable of colour-changing and animated effects.

a major lighting design revamp to give it a


livelier and more coordinated visual impact.
At the heart of the plaza, Fountain of
Wealth was upgraded with synchronised
water and light shows and served as the
focal point of the nighttime scenario.
Overlooking the grand water feature, the
Fountain Terrace at Level One was rendered
with a complementary yet unobtrusive
ambiance focusing on wash lighting of
key surfaces such as railings, seating and
foliage.
On the other side of the roundabout, the
old nondescript street light poles were
replaced with signature pieces adding a
touch of exclusivity to the streets. The
grand canopy fronting the new multi-level
shopfronts was made even more impressive
with dynamic uplights integrated into its
column details. New food and beverage
outlets abutting the retail entrance
promenades injected their own interesting
variations and added to the overall
nighttime appeal.
Suntecs retail development also saw
the addition of the new Sky Garden,
an intimate outdoor food and beverage
destination occupying the retail roof deck
and directly accessible from the roundabout
plaza via a pair of three-storey-span
outdoor escalators. Housing a collection of
restaurants and bars amidst the landscaped
environment, Sky Garden was designed
to project an elegant lighting ambience
prioritising the enhancement of the natural
settings and the appreciation of surrounding
views.
Suntecs faade and external lighting
installation predominantly used LED
luminaires capable of colour-changing and
animated effects. A central lighting control
system was incorporated into the design for
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full programming and synchronisation of the paired with yet another set of lighting to the requirements of major events being
entire lighting installation. This gives the design considerations - the cutting-edge held in the exhibition and meeting halls.
development the ability to create endless interior design and the clients wish for Architectural lighting, effects lighting,
nighttime transformations that would keep maximum design flexibility and advanced video walls and other multimedia amenities
it visually interesting and adaptable to technology integration. were synchronised to achieve maximum
various occasions and seasons. Lighting for triple-volume lobby spaces visual impact within the lobby spaces.
The Lighting design for MICE facilities is the entrance lobby in Level 1 and the Level Three was dedicated to meeting room
in itself a big challenge due to the highly concourse lobby in Level Three - were facilities that posed some major lighting
technical requirements that come with designed to cater to different lighting design challenges: first, the movable
lighting multi-functional and specialised moods and varied lighting levels that could partitioning of the meeting rooms; second,
event spaces. In Suntecs case, this was either stand on their own or be adapted a generally low ceiling height across the
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interior spaces; and last, the use of very meeting rooms. introduced to various ceiling planes to
dark colour palette throughout the interior Diffused linear downlight extrusions were give them a softer appearance and to
design. chosen for general lighting of most interior camouflage their low height. To mitigate
Level Threes partitioned spaces were spaces not only for their contemporary the perception of dark interior ambiance,
designed to be fully configurable and look that perfectly matched Level Threes the lighting designers introduced wallwash
needed lighting control that would interior design intent; but for the main lighting techniques to all major wall
address that kind of flexibility. A lighting reason that diffused linear lights would surfaces in the meeting rooms and within
control system with a partitioning feature typically have much better direct glare the circulation areas as well.
integrated - enabling all lighting circuits control most crucial for low ceiling Exhibition halls in Level Four were
to be grouped, dimmed and controlled heights - as opposed to most point-source refurbished to become state-of-the-art
based on the required configurations of the downlights. Covelight features were also venues for a vast variety of functions - from
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travel fairs to professional exhibitions; The lighting design solution for the The main lighting feature of the exhibition
from weddings to boxing events. The exhibition halls involved several layers of halls came in the form of a blanket of stars
halls required extremely varied spatial lighting elements new LED high-bay lights - made up of more than 48,000 LED nodes
transformations to be executed in a matter to replaceme the old high-bay lights using spanning across the entire ceiling space.
of hours in order to maximize the potential conventional lamps - were introduced to Every LED node was painstakingly integrated
returns from the spaces. All eyes were on address the high illuminance requirement with clear acrylic casing to optimise the
lighting design to provide the quickest yet for exhibition, tradeshow and similar set- sparkling effect of the entire installation.
highly effective solutions in altering the ups. With the use of a sophisticated lighting
general ambiance of the spaces according For big-volume seminars, lectures and control system, the individually-addressable
to the requirements of events. similar events, LED cylinder downlights with LED nodes produced fantastic compositions
Bo Steiber, Founder and Design Director at wide-beam distribution were provided to of dynamic lighting effects ranging from
BSLD, recalls: Our team had to make sure render pleasant uniform illumination. Track- sophisticated starry-sky effect to vivid
that the lighting design would not fall short mounted LED wallwashers complemented displays of colourful graphic patterns.
of the expectations for each and every the lighting scenario by increasing the With reference to the retail spaces, the
event that a wedding celebration would be perceived brightness within the spaces. clients brief was made very clear right
given the same romantic ambiance as that For social events such as weddings and from design inception the tenant spaces
of a grand hotel ballroom; that a company parties, track-mounted narrow-beam LED would be the focal point of the shopping
D&D would get the exciting vibe of a top spotlights were used to focus on tables experience and everything else in the
disco venue; that a product launch would be adding drama and visual contrast in the design should complement this objective.
provided with the maximum attention that spaces. These spotlights were specified for In response to this, the lighting designers
it required; and so on. Since walls, ceilings individual remote control - via integrated prioritised visual comfort and pleasant
and other interior design elements could IR receivers - for quick individual aiming ambiance - setting aside over-the-top
only remain relatively static, it was mostly and focussing of the luminaires without the technology - in the lighting design of the
up to lighting to wave a magic wand. need for any scaffolding or boom lift. mall interiors. As Josephine Dimalibot,

Left Level Six of the convention centre with its


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Below Meeting room facilities in Level Three of
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Team Leader for the project and Director interior common areas were purposely Singapore Building & Construction
at BSLD, puts it: While it was rather easy designed to the minimum lux value allowed Authoritys Green Mark GoldPlus award for
for us to inject colour-changing ceilings and by the local authority in order to provide its sustainable design on various trades -
maximum effects as widely seen in retail differentiation from typically much brighter lighting design included.
lighting nowadays, this was not the case for tenant spaces. As a result BSLD has created a carefully
Suntec City. In terms of sustainability, the lighting considered and flexible lighting design that
General downlights for mall corridors were designers pushed for energy efficiency and enables Suntec Singapore to make the most
carefully selected to ensure optimum glare sustainable design within the practical of the various spaces.
control and minimum interference to the bounds of the project. The selection of light www.bsld.com.sg
tenants shopfronts. Linear light extrusions fittings, lighting components, lamp types
were also introduced as contemporary yet and lighting control systems were taken
unobtrusive accentuation to the trellis- into account throughout the design process
like ceiling design of the corridors. Ceiling so as to meet optimum energy efficiency.
covelights were used to emphasise the Lighting design and layouts were thoroughly
graceful lines of the atrium spaces and reviewed and coordinated with stringent
Below Visual comfort and pleasant ambiance are
interior design features. power load requirements. the primary considerations on the lighting design
Lighting levels for corridors and other The redevelopment project garnered of the retail interiors.

PROJECT DETAILS

Suntec Convention Center, Singapore


Client: Suntec Singapore
Architect: Aedas
Lighting Design: Bo Steiber Lighting Design

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Bega 8465 & 8462 recessed ceiling luminaires
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iGuzzini Reflex Professional Series
LED Linear VarioLED RGB S IP67 linear LED luminaires
Lumenpulse Lumenbeam large RGB fixtures
Lumascape Centria Series outdoor spotlight luminaires
Martini Light Fratto Q bollards
Simes Loft Round & Loft Ceiling
Schreder Tage Inclined Poles
traxon & e:cue wall washer XB
traxon & e:cue Mini Dot String lighting fixtures
we-ef FLB440 floodlights
we-ef ETC120 inground luminaires
we-ef STG259 recessed wall luminaires

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Endo Glare fixed downlights
Flos Compass Box recessed fixtures
Flos Light Soldier recessed fixtures
Flos Pure Spot Track spotlights
iGuzzini Deep Series
iGuzzini Reflex Easy Series
LED Linear VarioLED Flex Aton strip
Martin VC-Dot 1 RGB lights dots
Martin MAC Viper Profiles
Martin MAC-401 Dual fixtures
Osram LED Touch Battens
Philips Gentle Space gen2 fixtures
Regent Channel
RCL DR2 spotlights
Simes Zip downlight series
Traxon & e:cue Cove Light AC Dim fixtures

Shopping Mall Interior


Aldabra VIX fixtures
Aldabra MAX fixtures
Flos Light Sniper fixtures
Flos Cell Reflector fixtures
KKDC Timi linear fixtures
Martin MAC III Profile
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081

THE HUES BROTHERS


Paying respect to its Victorian architecture and contributing to the revitalisation of the city, The Lighting
Practice's illumination of the Lit Brothers building in Philadelphia, USA uses the latest in LED technology to
bathe the grand faade in a variety of vibrant hues.
Pics: Jeffrey Totaro, 2015
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Low profile adjustable brackets, strategically


placed beneath each sill with additional LED
uplights from Philips Color Kinetics mounted to
existing brackets, create vertical columns of light
along the faade.

Composed of approximately 33 buildings, effort, to photograph the building and LED uplights mounted to existing brackets,
the Lit Brothers building is the only assist in the development of faade lighting creating vertical columns of light along the
complete block of commercial Victorian renderings, said Michael Barber, Principal, faade. Leading the re-birth of the East
architecture in Philadelphia, USA and as TLP. Market corridor, Brickstone Realty sought to
a consequence was added to the National That work never happened. For nearly enliven the buildings glorious renaissance
Register of Historic Places in 1979. two years we were left wondering what revival style faade.
Philadelphia-based lighting design studio had come of the project before we were Barber added: While the building appears
The Lighting Practice (TLP) was tasked with we asked to interview with the owner in to be one cohesive mass its actually a
highlighting the faade and other historical 2014. We were competing for the project number of buildings, constructed of various
features, specifically the classical arch this time around, and after waiting all materials, stitched together. The seemingly
windows. this time, were determined to win the repetitious details have subtle differences
TLPs design embraces the elegance of commission. Our drive and passion to light that required acute attention; this was
the architecture and uses an LED lighting the Lits Building was evident to the owner further complicated as there was limited
system with colour-changing capability to and we were awarded the project. documentation available.
highlight the fine details in the faade. Following an approval process conducted In total, 504 window openings are
Approximately four years ago we were by the City of Philadelphias Historical illuminated with linear RGBW LED
approached by the architect, an existing Commission, TLP's design incorporates low luminaires mounted at each sill, painting
client of ours, who was leading the digital profile adjustable brackets, strategically the faade canvas in light. Custom
media and public improvement design placed beneath each sill with additional enclosures painted to match the building
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Left A selection of the 504 window openings show how Philips Color Kinetics Graze
MX4 Linear RGBW luminaires illuminate the building's grand faade. Above The Lit
Pic:Jered Widmer for The Lighting Practice Brothers building displays its adaptable illumination, changing hues to put on a show
to suit specific days of interest or client's needs.

faade shield the fixtures from view and Committee, ensuring the buildings fabric Also, new 3,000K LED lanterns replaced the
allow them to appear as part of the window remained true. With this in mind, power existing bracket-mounted luminaires.
sills. feed penetrations through the building were With proportion, scale and style being
Each window and pilaster is individually only allowed at the second level windows, studied at length to reinforce the human
addressed through controls that are so cables needed to run along the outside element at the base of the building, lens
provided by a Pharos LPC DMX control of the building. Furthermore, custom white materials and finishes were reviewed with
system with secure remote access from cables were used and runs were coordinated the selected manufacturer to ensure even
anywhere in the world. This allows the extensively with the project architect and diffusion of the LED source.
client to adjust the lighting at a moment's reviewed by the Historic Committee during While envisioned in incandescent white, the
notice for holidays as well as major events. construction. RGBW system provides a myriad of colours
For example, after the attacks in Paris, As the faade materials between each and hues. Therefore, the dynamic nature
the building was able to quickly display building consist of cast iron, stone, sheet of the specified luminaires supports the
the French Tricolour to show support and metal, and wood, the project required clients vision and potential retail clients
solidarity with Paris. unique mounting hardware and installation branding and marketing needs.
During the design process, a full-scale techniques. Taking this into account, select Catering for potential marketing needs and
mockup was performed to study beam pilasters along the faade, illuminated with with the implementation of the new rooftop
angles, intensity, fixture lengths and an RGBW accent luminaire painted to match signage, attention was drawn away from the
locations. In addition, TLP worked in the supporting bracket arm, add a layer of buildings ornate faade. TLP addressed this
close cooperation with the Citys Historic dimension and balance the illumination. so that, the new lighting wasnt just vital
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in helping balance the building, it was vital Philadelphia Historic Commission updated as In keeping with the architecture's heritage,
in creating a resurgence in the surrounding the design developed, commented Hasan. decorative lanterns from Cyclone Lighting are hung
from the building's lower floors, bathing the street
neighbourhood, explained Emad Hasan, The Historic Commission was invited to below in warm, ambient light.
Associate, TLP. attend mockups and review the construction
The East Market Street area was once a so that we could address any concerns they
thriving part of Philadelphia but eventually had. This collaborative approach allowed us
went out of style. Only in the past year has to achieve the design intent.
the city seen development proposals come Working to incorporate lighting into such
to fruition. The Lit Brothers Building is the a historically significant building was a
first of many projects that are helping to significant challenge for the TLP team.
create a resurgence in the area. They worked closely with the design and
Throughout the project, TLP's intent was construction team to develop details for
to provide a lighting solution that would mounting luminaires to the various window
balance the building with the signage, sill materials. Additionally, due to the fact
accentuate architectural features, and that it was only possible to have power
become a beacon of the neighborhood, all penetrations through the second level, the
while respecting the historic fabric of the luminaire manufacturer was able to provide
building. I know this might sound clich, custom cabling, which was then mounted
but to achieve this we worked closely with along architectural features.
the design team and owner to think through This method allowed the cabling to
each nuance of the design, and kept the appear as shadow lines in the daytime and
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become virtually non-existent, continued scaffolding to review paint finishes and Exemplifying the flexibility of the system, this
Hasan. Lastly, we needed to ensure that cable runs. It was a real pleasure working image illustrates the luminaire's ability to blend
colours as opposed to previous images that portray
the exterior illumination did not impact with him and his team. Our office looks strictly vertical or horizontal separate colour
the tenants. Through mock ups, we were down on the Lits Building, so when you can applications.
able to determine the appropriate beam experience your work every day and know
angles and fixture aiming to ensure there that it enlivens the urban experience and
was minimal spill light into the occupied contributes to the revitalisation of the city,
spaces. its a great feeling.
Having completed this project during a time TLP has provided a considerate and inspiring
in which LEDs are so prevalent, TLP has solution for the historic Lit Brothers
provided a solution that is both flexible and building, highlights the beauty of
technologically advanced. When asked if Victorian archictecture.
he would have approached the project in a www.thelightingpractice.com
different way, Hasan responded: I walked
by this building for years on my commute
to work and often wondered how to light
it. Maybe, if we could have used tiny PROJECT DETAILS
luminaires powered wirelessly we would
Lit Brothers Building, Philadelphia, USA
have gone that route, but unfortunately Client: Mark Merlini, The Brickstone Companies
thats just a dream. In the end, we are Architects: Stantec
Lighting Design: The Lighting Practice
extremely pleased, as is our client. You
cant ask for more than that.
Barber concluded: Our client was truly
remarkable; his support of the design LIGHTING SPECIFIED
vision was unwavering. He was engaged
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in all aspects of the project from design, Philips Color Kinetics Blast Gen4 Spot Lights RGBW
participating in meetings with the Historic Cyclone Lighting Decorative Lanterns
Pharos LPC DMX Control System
Commission, through construction, climbing
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LUMENS PER
GALLON
Forming part of a vibrant rebrand, Aureolighting's scheme for the new
CEPSA petrol station in Adanero, vila, Spain balances natural and
artificial light to maximise customer experience, while reflecting the
brand through strong visual impact.

Pics: Montse Zamorano


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090 PROJECT

With a view to form a point of connection Saffron selected a prestigious professional As day turns to night, daylight passing through the
between itself and society, the design of the team. This was made up of strategic design transparent marquee and artificial light from Philips
eW y eColor Graze MX Powercore grazing fixtures
new CEPSA petrol station Adanero, vila, consultants Tangerine, who redefined the is balanced to create an enjoyable customer
Spain, looks to communicate the following experience of refueling; Malka + Ports experience.
objectives: improve customer service Architects, who realised the architectural
experience; reduce the cost of maintenance design of the new station; and Rafael
using the latest technology; and create Gallego - Principal of architectural lighting
strong visual impact, representing CEPSA design practice Aureolighting - who
in a vanguard, technological and ecological designed the lighting.
manner. Malka + Ports Architects are my
In late 2013, CEPSA commissioned Saffron neighbours we share a studio, explained
Brand Consultants within the program of Gallego. They hired me after being tasked
redefining its brand, including an exercise in with CEPSA's new petrol station design. This
strategy, design and brand experience and is how we entered into the project.
redesign of its petrol stations. The architects and Aureolighting share
Tasked with this role, concept creators a large office space, which allowed the
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collaborative design process to develop in In order to transmit the values of the Above The use of artificial lighting is minimised
real time. company through the architecture of the during the day, resulting in a significant reduction
in energy consumption, given that sunlight is
This project was different - I was new station, the choice of materials and spread over more than ten hours a day in Spain
working in real time because it was done shapes became essential, as well as the during half of the year.
Left Sub-canopies with integrated lighting from
with neighbours and colleagues in a real core idea of creating a light, nearly invisible
Philips, located over the pumps islands, provide
moment, continued Gallego. When the structure that would come alive at night, the required illumination level in the area, creating
architects were drawing the structure, I was and use it to signal the stations presence. a more localised experience for the customer and
reducing energy consumption as no light floods the
close to them. When they had problems, I The use of a new material similar to space.
would move from my table to their table ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (EFTE) - a
and we solved it in the moment. fluorine-based plastic - on the canopy over
Light played an important role in the the forecourt helped to convey the idea
project, placed at the forefront of design of lightness, and to accomplish one of the
decisions, with all parts of the structure and main objectives of the canopy - to allow the
the architectural aspects paying attention passage of natural light through.
to how lighting can be incorporated or In this case, natural light can penetrate
adapted to suit. directly to the customer and cars while
092 PROJECT

Top Sakma Comet 45 asymmetric linear LED


luminaires provide white light, bathing the red skin
of the station shop from above. Left Philips linear
LED grazing fixtures - integrated into the structure
- bathe the EFTE canopy in CEPSA's signature red.

pumping petrol. This is something that use of artificial light unnecessary before support the entire canopy, maintaining
is completely new, even in Spain where 22:00hrs in the summer. The ETFE-like the same engineering design used on the
there is a lot of sunlight. It is a much material permitted a very light steel marquee.
better experience to be in a station that structure with a profile of 40cm instead Efficiency and sustainability are ever-
is illuminated with natural light, said of 100cm standard canopies, turning the present in the lighting design values: all
Gallego. marquee into a line in the landscape. luminaires used are LEDs with very low
This allowed the use of artificial lighting The rounded corners on the canopy directly energy consumption and maintenance, high
during the day to be minimised. Resulting relate to the design used in the logo and visual effect and full integration into the
in a significant reduction in energy brand signage, while lending a technological metal structure.
consumption, given that sunlight is spread aspect and greater lightness to the The lighting has been regarded as one
over more than ten hours a day in Spain structure. of the canopy's main components, which
during half of the year, thus rendering the Finally, the Y shape columns elegantly illuminates itself at night with the
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094 PROJECT

Above The canopy's 80% transparency level allows


daylight to penetrate and artificial light to be
absorbed by small silver dots printed within the
material. Left The rounded corners of the canopy
directly relate to the design used in the logo and
brand signage, while lending a technological aspect
and greater lightness to the structure.

company's corporate red colour, allowing entire area, which is complemented by sub-
the station to create a strong visual impact canopies with integrated lighting, located PROJECT DETAILS
in its environment. over the pumps islands. These provide the
CEPSA Concept Station, vila, Spain
Using a sample of the marquee material, required illumination level in the area, Client: CEPSA
Aureolighting worked with mock ups to creating a more localised experience for the Architect: Malka + Ports Architects
find the correct balance point between customer and reducing energy consumption Concept Creators: Saffron
Strategic Design Consultants: Tangerine
transparency and non-transparency. After as no light floods the space. Furthermore, Lighting Design: Rafael Gallego, Aureolighting
a challenging process, the optimum level sensors identify when the station is absent
was set at around 80%. The difference in of customers and reduce the luminous flux
transparency is achieved through varying accordingly.
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numbers of small silver dots that are Becoming a new beacon itself, the C-store
printed within the material, which absorb building signals the presence of the station Philips eW y eColor Graze MX Powercore L1219 grazing fixtures
the red colour, giving the sensation that the by its red polycarbonate skin, shining bright Philips eW y eColor Graze MX Powercore L609 grazing fixtures
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material is completely lit. both day and night.
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We carried out a lot of tests to find Aureolighting's scheme is both unique and
the right proportion, trialing different thoughtful, using an innovative material
percentages of transparency in relation to that maximises daylight penetration as well
the number of dots, explained Gallego. as artificial light absorption to great effect.
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Pics: Omri Amsalem


097

D-led d-wash 36 LED wall washers illuminate the


energy plant's PWR stuck area, while IBV Batten
luminaires, with turnable oval protective tubes and
mirror reflectors provide facility lighting.

INDUSTRIAL IDENTITY
The first of its kind in Israel to employ the services of an architectural lighting design studio, Dalia Energy
plant enlisted the help of Studio Twilight to develop a scheme that would create a landmark with minimum
damage to nature and maximum visibility from surrounding areas.

Constructed by French multinational Alstom Twilight, who was teaching at the time in that the lighting concept is being treated
at an overall cost of NIS3.5 billion, Dalia several academic design schools, organised with serious consideration like you would
Energy is Israels first independent power the first Guerrilla Lighting in Israel - a expect in a hotel or urban master plan
station. The station runs on natural gas and collaboration between the studio, the project. In fact, its the first powerplantin
generates 900MW of electricity through two students and Tel Aviv city hall. One of the Israel that hasemployedtheservices of
turbines, each producing 450MW. It uses locationswasrightnext to the residence anarchitectural lighting design studio. We
integrated recycling technology, which of Eitan Meir CEO oftheDalia power feel privileged to be part of this project
enables energy efficiency of 58% - the plant.After he saw the lightshow in for many reasons but mainly because we
highest available in Israels power market. action,he contacted the studio and enlisted can actually envision how it would have
Unlike other power stations, the Dalia its help with lighting the power plant. looked and felt without lighting design as
Energy management sees the station as Twilight has been involved invarious and an integral part of the plan like in all other
integral to the landscape and environment variedprojects, fromprivateto hospitality, power plants in Israel where lighting design
in which it was constructed. Sustainability, public and commercial spaces, urban wasn't a planned part of the project, light
environmental quality, and aesthetics were master plans and landscape. pollution abounds with no regard to the
therefore matters in which major resources TheDalia power plant is the most surroundings.
were invested and, directly following that technical mega project we have Working in close collaboration with
approach, in the sphere of lighting too. participated in, said Gavish. It's amazing architects Carlos Prus, Avner Drori and Uri
In 2013,Ailon Gavish, founder and CEO how an industrial, functional structure in Shitrit, the projects planning began in the
of architectural lighting design Studio such a technical project is so detailed and preliminary stages, and engaged with every
098 PROJECT

Courtesy of Studio Twilight, design sketches show how light highlights the different areas of the architecture. Specifically, the contrast between the warmer
decorative linear LED perimeter wall lighting and the cooler, more functional illumination of the plant's PWR stuck, Acc and turbine hall areas. These sketches
provide an example of how lighting design can be transformed from an idea into reality and, in doing so, creating a building's identity.
0994

Left The PWR stuck area glows at night under


the power of D-led d-wash 36 LED wall washers.
Top Cannon 480 power projectors from Unilamp
provide overall illumination to the turbine hall
area Top and Above Two angles of the Acc area
show the effectiveness of D-led Resist linear LEDs,
providing a cool 6,300-7,000K colour temperature
to the industrial structure.

part of the station: safety and security emphasis on the themes of reducing light by sensors and switches that turn on only
lighting, road lighting, operational lighting pollution, energy efficiency and choosing when needed. When choosing fixtures for
in various areas, landscape lighting, office top-quality fixtures. the project, Twilight took into account
lighting, and general lighting of the entire We don't work in every project with precise photometric qualities full cut-
facility chimneys, turbines, and other clients who are aware of the environmental off, tilting fixtures, light sources with high
parts of the station. aspect, or lightings role in branding and light efficiency, use of LED technology,
The brief was very clear: create a landmark defining the site; here, though, there was and specifying fixtures with advanced
and monochromatic hue with minimum a harmonious combination of those two photometric lenses.
damage to nature and maximum visibility aspects, said Gavish. And since the Our lighting concept was informed by
from specific areas within a radius of 3km. project concerned a power station an several aspects; one was to differentiate
The planning and design choices were industrial, functional structure where the Dalia power station from the station
derived from managements approach usually only the operational aspect of adjacent to it, which produces high levels
to energy efficiency and respecting the lighting is considered this adds to a highly of light pollution and light sources sodium
environment, allied with the desire to successful result. lamps - that are not environmentally
create branding for the station. To enhance energy efficiency and cut light friendly, continued Gavish.
With this in mind, Twilight placed a strong pollution, the facilitys lighting is operated Since Dalia Energy produces electricity
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Left The surrounding wall is decorated by a warm


glow from LED Linear Kalypso HYDRA HD15
linear LEDs and street and security lighting from
Thorn Isaro LED road luminaires. Below IBV Batten
luminaires provide facility lighting between two
PWR stuck areas. Bottom An alternative angle
shows D-led Resist linear LEDs illuminating the Acc
area.

from natural gas, the studio tried to imbue from which the studio intended people to
in it the subtle blue colour of burning gas, view the project, taking into consideration
and used W.W.B.W. LED technology - that two vital viewing points. One from the
produces a high colour temperature as well nearby forest and the second from the
as uniform wash and fade lighting that urban area west of the project, both
grows weaker as the distance from the light approximately 3km away.
source grows. In order to achieve these results, the
In order to create a landmark, the vitality studio made a large number of mock-
of the lighting was cardinal to both the ups, where each time it circled the
customer and to Twilight. power plant at a different radius. At
It was important to create a unified various remote viewing points Twilight
language between the power station, the checked that the light performance
context of the natural environment and was consistent with the specifications of
light performance, said Gavish. the brief, emphasising reduction of light
Light temperature and intensity were pollution and glare.
carefully selected according to the distance As a unique project with a specific brief,
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Highlighting the outer wall's stone work, LED


Linear's Kalypso HYDRA HD15 linear LEDs add a
decorative touch to the industrial location.

Twilight faced many challenges during the project, we would give greater expression
process. For example, installing the lighting to random safety and security lighting PROJECT DETAILS
fixtures for mock-ups and in the final as well as operational lighting in various
Dalia Energy Plant, Tel Tzafit, Israel
stages of the project, working at extreme areas, to maximise it and create hidden Client: Dalia Energies
heights (30-60-metres), using a combination depths and layers of light that would reveal Architects: Carlos Prus, Avner Drori and Uri Shitrit
of several crane lifts and a skilled labour themselves from different spots around the Lighting Design: Studio Twilight

force. power plant, concluded Gavish.


We think, in architectural lighting Twilight has carefully selected and
design, there is a dimension that is invisible positioned luminaires to impressive LIGHTING SPECIFIED
to the eye but definitely felt: the dimension effect. In doing so, it has provided an
D-led Resist linear LEDs
of time. In another time, perhaps another industrial project with a strong identity D-led d-wash 36 wall washers
client, possibly other requirements and a defined by light that is both sensitive to its Unilamp Cannon 480 power projectors
Thorn Isaro LED road luminaires
different worldview, all would lead us to a environment, while remaining true to
LED Linear Kalypso HYDRA HD15 linear LEDs
completely different design perception of its function. IBV Batten luminaires with turnable oval protective tube with
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ORGANIC EXPERIENCE
Working in close collaboration with architects HDR Rice Daubney, Electrolight's lighting scheme utilises
strategically placed luminaires within architectural details to illiuminate form and enhance volume at the
West Keira shopping centre at Wollongong Central, Australia.

Pics: Rohan Venn Photography and Brett Boardman


105

Left Dux Lighting Button D220 LEDs mounted


within Illume Opal resin hexagons provide feature
lighting to garden areas either side of the centre's
south stair entry.
Middle Darkon Mr T direct/indirect LED profile
luminaires light up the gap between wall and
staircase.
Bottom Prolicht Oiko-up downlights are recessed
into colander light fittings on the hexagonal ceiling
of My Mother's Kitchen and Prolicht Invader
downlights illuminate the rolling pin columns of the
same eating area.

After being awarded the AIA 2015 IALD


Lighting Prize for best architectural lighting
NSW and the IES Lighting Design Award
of Excellence 2015 NSW Chapter, GPT
Groups Wollongong Central West Keira
project in Wollongong, Australia has gained
international recognition.
Its interpretive architecture combined with
integrated lighting to create an immersive
shopping experience. Each element
of the project is unique and bespoke,
drawing strong parallels to the surrounding
landscape that make the local region
distinctive.
The lighting design looked to enhance the
architectural form of the new-age shopping
centre in a timeless and integrated fashion,
providing a base for the retail tenants to
connect themselves organically.
With a budget half that of similar projects,
the Electrolight design team worked in close
collaboration with the architects HDR Rice
Daubney to achieve the desired result.
This concept was achieved by minimising
a reliance on conventional downlighting,
and strategically selecting and locating
luminaires within architectural details to
illuminate form and enhance volume.
The success of this strategy is owing to a
collective vision, attention to detail and
meticulous co-ordination with the HDR Rice
Daubney architectural team throughout the
entire design process.
The architecture evolved into a vibrant
and colourful interior space encompassing
a diverse range of visual experiences. This
presented the challenge of illuminating
each area to enhance these themes, whilst
still maintaining a consistent language
throughout without appearing as a
patchquilt of lighting applications.
The lighting scheme looks to nurture the
form and materials of the architecture,
providing a natural rhythmic flow of light
and relief.
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107

Left Hand Page West Keira shopping complex's epicentre - a multi-storey void
- has been illuminated by Reggiani Roll Ios track-mounted spotlights, which
highlight the space's organic timber feature found at the top of the void. In
addition, Tecton linear LEDs by Zumtobel illuminate the walkways.
This Page Lighting perspective renders of the void.

Electrolight took an organic approach to With this in mind, artificial light has been the effect.
the lighting strategy, working from within thoughtfully placed to fill the remaining The initial costing design was based on
the identity of the architecture. The theory pockets, strengthening a natural flow of a compact fluorescent and metal halide
that luminance creates illuminance where luminance. downlighting solution. Due to these budget
light appears to flow inherently with a Moving to the exterior, the striking faade, restrictions, luminaire selection and
deepseated connection to the built form. dotted with sparks of light, creates a controls required a strategic approach.
This approach would prove to rely heavily fresh and iconic vista for Wollongong that Thoughtful switching arrangements
on balanced intensities and strategic emulates the native flame trees of the controlled by daylight sensors were
direction of light to bring every part of the Illawarra region. determined to maximise the use of natural
built fabric to life. These luminous cavities perforate through light. Select luminaires provide low-level
Lighting is seamlessly integrated amongst the precast concrete paneling in an organic security lighting triggered by motion sensors
the sculptured architectural elements, pattern, in contrast to the facetted, after hours.
demonstrating the potential of modern monolithic structure. One of the significant concerns for the
lighting tools to successfully force light Over 2,200 customised 0.5W LED sources client was the ongoing operation and
where it is wanted, and to restrict light have been strategically placed to provide maintenance costs for the centre, said
where it isn't necessary. just the right balance of intensity, but Donn Salisbury, Director, Electrolight.
By day, sunlight pours in through the remain hidden from view. In the larger Conducting a thorough analysis into
central mall void and perimeter glazing. cavities, two 0.5W LED are used to balance ongoing costs versus capital investment to
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utilise LED sources throughout, we were


able to determine a clear comparison,
allowing the client to make an informed
decision. We were also able to negotiate
extended warranties with suppliers as an
added incentive for the client to minimise
ongoing expenditure.
GPT Group agreed the payback period for
the initial outlay of costs was beneficial,
resulting in the positive outcome of a 100%
LED lighting solution.
The project utilises 100% LED sources, all
selected specifically for their technical
performance to enable a successful
result within integrated details. Custom
modifications were made to many
luminaires without compromising the
manufacturers warranty requirements.
Achieved through particular luminaire
selection and in perfect harmony with
architect HDR Rice Daubney's interpretive
design, Electrolight's integrated lighting
scheme creates an organic experience for
shoppers, allowing them to connect with
the retail environment.
www.electrolight.com

PROJECT DETAILS

West Keira at Wollongong Central, Wollongong, Australia


Client: GPT Group
Architect and Interior Designer: HDR Rice Daubney
Lighting Design: Electrolight Donn Salisbury and Catriona
Simmons

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LIGHT SENSATION
FOR CAMBRIDGE
Now in its fourth year, the e-Luminate Cambridge festival in the UK was once again met with enthusiasm by the
general public and the lighting world, with contributions from key players in the industry.

An internationally recognised multi-arts and beyond. We were delighted to be gold the Colorist Panel 7Qa fixtures.
event that animates the city of Cambridge sponsors and support the festival by hosting The organisers were thrilled by the
each year in February, e-Luminate is various events around the city and lighting positive response received with Alessandra
supported by some heavy weights in the the impressive Fitzwilliam faade. We Caggiano, Festival Director and Curator,
sector and consists of six days and nights are already looking forward to supporting commenting: "It is great to see that so many
of displays, talks and workshops all around e-luminate 2017! people in lighting have taken an interest in
light. Paviom put its expert team led by Simon showcasing their products and designs on
Stunning architectural lighting projects White to work on a lighting scheme for the the e-Luminate Cambridge platform. The
bathed famous Cambridge buildings and Cambridge Judge Business School, which at festival is growing from strength to strength
provided great entertainment for the the same time, housed art work using The and we are already looking for more
thousands of visitors in the cold February Technology Partnerships Mirage display companies to join us in 2017."
nights. This year's gold sponsors included technology. Created by Zero Kb and Visual Simon Fisher, Vice President of SLL, joined
returning sponsors Pulsar and Philips, which Poke, the sculptural artwork exploited the the organisation's Advisory Board for this
worked respectively on the Senate House unique ability of a Mirage display to appear years event and commented: "It has been
and the University Library buildings. The transparent while able to display a static a pleasure to work with the e-Luminate
latter was commissioned to celebrate the or video image. Comprising 23 small-scale team to deliver the festival in its fourth
600th anniversary of the University Library Mirage display panels, suspended as rotating year. Cambridge offers an amazing backdrop
during the acclaimed festival. pieces of glass form the multiple facets of of history and architecture to showcase
SGM was involved as Silver sponsor for the sculpture, each Mirage display showed lighting, light art and lighting design. The
the third time running creating beautiful specially created images. buzz on social media this year compared
choreography for both the inside and Over at the historic Guildhall, a richly to previous years definitely highlighted
outside of Great St Mary's Church; along coloured lighting display was created the continued and growing interest
with two new sponsors, who joined at top with a collection of Iluminarc fixtures in the festival and it was great that a
tier level: Lumenpulse, as Gold sponsor, and from Chauvet. A Victorian style, natural regional event could attract national and
Paviom, as Bronze Sponsor. stone building located in the centre of international interest. Something that we
The team at Lumenpulse collaborated with historic Cambridge and owned by the hope to increase next year.
artist Gabby Shawcross to create a beautiful city, it provided an ideal backdrop for the www.e-luminatefestivals.co.uk
pastel coloured moving light installation interplay of vivid hues produced by the
on the Fitzwilliam Museum also celebrating Colorist Pod 7Qa and Colorist Panel 8Q.
an important anniversary this year - its Strategically positioned on the buildings
1.Senate House - pic credit David Johnson at
200th. For this piece the artist selected balcony by lighting designer Simon Cox, Cambridge News. 2. University Library - pic credit
and sampled 200 colours from objects in the RGBA fixtures accented the distinctive Martin Bond Photography, A Cambridge Diary. 3.
Great St Mary's Church - pic credit David Johnson
the museum to create the colour palette architectural features of the popular
at Cambridge News. 4. Fitzwilliam Museum - pic
for the lighting. Eve Gaut from Lumenpulse Cambridge landmark. To illuminate the credit Martin Bond Photography, A Cambridge
commented: e-Luminate offered window bays across the faade, Cox placed Diary. 5. Cambridge Judge Business School - pic
credit Martin Bond Photography, A Cambridge
Lumenpulse a wonderful platform in which a further six Colorist Panel 8Qa fixtures on Diary 6.The Guildhall - pic credit Martin Bond
to engage with the lighting community the first floor balcony to work in unison with Photography 2016
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5. 6.
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Pics Arturi Ortiz

PANORAMIC
PERSUASION
Through collaboration with Hrvoje Benko, a human-computer interaction researcher at Microsoft, artist Maja
Petric has transformed a standard, every day conference room at the Microsoft 99 Building in the US, into a truly
interactive audiovisual installation aimed at creating a truly emotional experience.
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A normal conference room at Microsoft Research Building is transformed into a place


where sun rises, until the lighting strikes and the storm takes over. Then comes the calm
after the storm, in the purpose of complete immersion of a viewer into an elevated
emotional space.

A Panorama of the Skies is an interactive Together, the duo have been researching system uses five projectors and eight Kinect
audiovisual installation created in the possibilities of immersive technologies cameras to acquire a detailed map of the
collaboration between artist Maja Petric through which a space can be experienced room, register the projectors and cameras
and Hrvoje Benko, a human-computer emotionally. Their focus has been on into a single coordinate system, and
interaction researcher at Microsoft the innovative application of audiovisual enable real-time projection mapping in the
Research. experience that engages perception, immersive scene.
Maha Petric is an artist working at the emotion and imagination and morphs The sound was created by Daniel Peterson,
interface of science, technology and art. experience of space. a doctoral student at the University of
She holds the Docorate in Digital Art and For this project, the duo transformed Washingtons Center for Digital Art and
Experimental Media from the University the experience of an otherwise normal Experimental Media with an emphasis on
of Washington and a Masters degree in conference room at Microsofts Building 99, composition, spatial sound, ambisonics and
new media art from New York University, through the use of audiovisual content, with spectral analysis.
Tisch School of the Arts, Interactive a multi-projector and multi-depth-camera www.majapetric.com
Telecommunications Program. framework called RoomAlive Toolkit. The
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Pic: Mara del Pilar Garca Ayensa / Studio Olafur Eliasson


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GIVEN THE
GREEN LIGHT
Consisting of a workshop and learning platform surrounding the making of lamp modules, Olafur Eliasson's Green
light endeavour combines light, art and community to challenge the current state of uncertainty amongst refugees
and the European societies that welcome them.

Following the success of the exhibition Eliasson commented: It is my hope that weekly program. Within the framework of
OLAFUR ELIASSON: BAROQUE BAROQUE, Green light will shine light on some of the this program, artists, thinkers, students,
organised by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art challenges and responsibilities arising from refugees, migrants, and collaborating
Contemporary (TBA21) and the Belvedere the current refugee crisis in Europe and organisations are invited to host and to
at the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of throughout the world. The project is an be part of a series of workshops, seminars,
Savoy in Vienna, TBA21 announced Green act of welcoming, addressed both to those performances, screenings, lectures,
light - a new socially conscious endeavor who have fled hardship and instability in and artistic interventions responding to
by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson at their home countries and to the residents socio- and geopolitical, cultural, and
TBA21Augarten in Vienna, Austria, running of Vienna. It invites them to take part in personal issues and narratives of migration
from 12 March - 15 June 2016. the construction of something of value and arrival through collaborative
Conceived by Eliasson as a metaphorical through a playful, creative process. creative activities and critical discourse.
green light for refugees and migrants in Working together in an artistic context, in This participatory platform engages with
Austria and beyond, the project testifies to dialogue with the regular visitors of the practitioners from diverse educational
the agency of contemporary art and its Augarten, participants build both a modular and professional backgrounds and tests
potential to initiate processes of civic light and a communal environment, in ways in which artists and organisations
transformation. Green light consists of an which difference is not only accepted but can be deeply invested in political and
artistic workshop and learning platform embraced. Green light attempts to question social models of transformation, and
surrounding the making of lamp modules the values of similarity and otherness in our thus the production of kinship, civic
designed by Eliasson. The lamps are society and to help shape our feelings of engagement, and sharing. Creating a space
assembled on-site from materials and identity and togetherness. of exchange and encounter, this integral
components that are made available at The crystalline Green light lamps are part of Green light tackles issues that
TBA21Augarten. In addition to Augartens polyhedral units fitted with small, green- matter to each of us.
regular audience, young refugees, migrants, tinted light fixtures. Made predominantly The weekly program at Augarten is
and university students were invited to from recycled and sustainable materials and composed of a variety of initiatives and
take part in this process of collaborative designed to be stackable, the modules can activities within a flexible educational
artistic practice and learning, giving rise function either as single objects or structure that fosters engagement from
to a space of exchange and encounter for be assembled into a variety of architectural all participants, those enrolled in the
contributors from a range of linguistic, configurations. At TBA21Augarten, program, university students from Vienna,
social, geographic, and educational the lamps form a steadily expanding as well as visitors.
backgrounds. environment in the exhibition space that The program features films by artists such
The Green light project responds to a carries the narratives of its making. as Marine Hugonnier, Omer Fast, Walid
situation of great uncertainty, both for The Green light lamps are for sale on-site Raad, Christof Schlingensief, Sean Snyder
refugees, who are often caught up in at Augarten, online, and through selected and many others. Workshops, interventions,
legal and political limbo, and for the partners, allowing everyone to shine a and lectures by Olafur Eliasson and
European societies that welcome them. light of inclusion and openness at home. Displaced (the project of Department of
Through its communal fabrication, Green Proceeds from the sales support the Green Social Design of University of Applied Arts
light constitutes a dynamic space that light project, TBA21s partner organisations Vienna with Department of Architecture
elicits various forms of participation to Red Cross Vienna, Caritas, and Georg Danzer and Urban Planning of Technical University
migrate to other locations and contexts to Haus, as well as other initiatives helping Vienna), Johannes Porsch, David Rych,
initiate different specific engagements. By refugees in Austria. Mario Garca-Torres, as well as lectures and
collapsing the categories of production and Over the course of the three-month Green discussion rounds with Matti Bunzl, Raimund
reception, performer and audience, art and light project, the participants and students Haindorfer, Oliver Rathkolb, and many
social action, the project aims to open up will partake in a multifaceted curriculum of others.
the contested terrain between art and shared learning initiated by TBA21. www.olafureliasson.net
society, probing the question of what An evolving sculptural environment made www.tba21.org/greenlight
constitutes the 'public' and negotiating a from hundreds of modular Green light lamps
field of difference and similarity. will accommodate a multidirectional
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TASTE OF THE
TROPICS
A marriage between light, sculpture and movement, the Anno Tropico exhibition at Peep-Hole Contemporary
Art Centre in Milan, Italy, by Amsterdam-based design duo Formafantasma, transformed the functioning of the
exhibition space.

1. Pics: 2016 Laura Fantacuzzi Maxime Galati-Fourcade

On view from 17 February to 19 March 2016, experimentation onto an architectural year. These objects mark an important
Peep-Hole Contemporary Art Centre in scale. passage in the designers practice, now
Milan, Italy presented Anno Tropico - the The project is inserted in an environment, closer to the industrial sphere than to
first solo show of Andrea Trimarchi and which, through the construction of wall- crafts.
Simone Farresin - a duo of Italian designers diaphragms corresponding to several The models narrate the path that comes
based in Amsterdam, collectively known as windows, screens and modulates the prior to the invention of the finished
Formafantasma - in an Italian institution. intensity of daylight. The nature of this objects: dichroic glass, optical lenses and a
The duo's work reflects on the historical, work transforms not just the architecture parabolic mirror, assembled with industrial
political and social implications of design, but also the functioning of the exhibition materials like bricks and iron rods, shape
and a critical approach to materials and space, in which the opening hours vary the light, generating reflections and
their use in production. depending on seasonal changes of the shadows in the space.
Their research represents a fusion lighting. On the walls, 3D renderings printed on
between two schools of design with strong Seen as a material, light is at the centre millimetre paper reproduce details of the
identities: Italian, connected to an idea of of a research process that investigates the objects on display, superimposed on
craftsmanship and tradition, and Dutch, relationship between natural and artificial graphics and numerical data drawn with a
viewing design as an artistic discipline illumination, shifting from reference pencil. The details of the lamps are isolated
based on research and innovation. to traditional unplugged systems to and described from close vantage points,
The exhibition reflects the designers contemporary innovations in LED lighting while the lines that define their forms seem
interest in the functional and expressive and optics. to extend, becoming hypothetical axes
qualities of light, presenting a series of The exhibition is organised on different of diagrams that allude to an exponential
works made with different techniques levels. Drawings, models and a video consumption of energy.
and materials, together with a site- establish a dialogue with a selection of Certainly in their results, if not in their
specific installation that shifts their finished objects, all created over the last intention, the exhibition's objects hover
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3.

4.

2.

5. 6.

8. 9.
7.

1. Helmet, 2016, Delta collection,


LED, brass, electrical materials
Courtesy Galleria Giustini Stagetti, Rome
2. Eclipse, 2016
LED, brass, travertine
Courtesy Galleria Giustini Stagetti, Rome
3. Colour - Test 3 and 7, 2016
LED, dichroic glasses, concrete, polycarbonate lens,
electrical materials, rubber, pencil
Courtesy Formafantasma
4. Biconvex Lenses - Test 1, detail of the lens, 2016
LED, iron, concrete, polycarbonate lens, electrical
materials, rubber, pencil
Courtesy Formafantasma
5. Reflection - Test 2, 2016
LED, brass, iron, electrical materials
Courtesy Formafantasma
6. Colour - Test 7, detail of the colour effect, 2016
LED, dichroic glasses, concrete, polycarbonate lens,
electrical materials, rubber, pencil
Courtesy Formafantasma
7. Anno Tropico, Room 2 and 3, 2016
Installation view
8. Colour - Test 1, detail, 2016
LED, dichroic glasses, concrete, polycarbonate lens,
electrical materials, rubber, pencil
Courtesy Formafantasma
9. Arco, 2016 and Renders, 2016
LED, iron, digital prints on graph paper
Courtesy Galleria Giustini Stagetti, Rome,
Formafantasma
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in a liminal dimension between work and


object. To the extent that they come to
grips with the specificities of sculptural
language: the abstraction and geometry of
absolute forms, with a nod to such works as
those of Romanian artist Brancusi, who was
an advocate of one of the most traditional
materials of sculpture bronze applied for
its intrinsic characteristics of weight and
reflection.
In formal terms, most of the objects have
been designed starting with circles and
circular structures, reminiscent of
astronomical rings and the armillary sphere
used in the past to monitor the
transformations of the cosmos. This relates
to the accompanying video, installed at the
end of the exhibition route, conveying its
theoretical premises.
In Anno Tropico, abstract lights and
shadows alternate with the presence of
more familiar elements, like the gesture of
a hand moving objects. The experiments
conducted in the designer's studio, to
become acquainted with this new material,
are accompanied by an off-screen voice
that describes luminous phenomena on a
cosmological level. The soundtrack, based
on a text written together with Edoardo
Tescari, an astronomer at the University of
Melbourne, shifts the subject matter onto a
more philosophical, existential plane.
Formafantasma's works have been shown
and published at an international level and
are part of prestigious public collections
like those of MoMA New York, Stedelijk
Museums-Hertogenbosch, Metropolitan
Museum New York, MAK Museum Vienna,
Victoria and Albert Museum London,
MUDAC Lausanne, Mint Museum of Craft
and Design in North Carolina, Chicago Art
Institute, and the Textiel Museum in Tilburg.
Formafantasma teach in the Man and
Well-Being department at Design Academy
Eindhoven.
www.formafantasma.com
www.peep-hole.org
Magnifier, 2016, Delta collection, LED, brass, crystal glass, electrical materials. Courtesy Galleria Giustini Stagetti, Rome
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122 IALD COLUMN

DESIGNING THE
PERFECT HIRE
Helen Diemer of The Lighting Practice and Sara Lappano of design and architectural practice
SmithGroupJJR, discuss some of the key areas you should be looking at when taking on a new
employee - ensuring you get it right, first time.

Helen Diemer, FIALD is based in Philadelphia term success and that its important to professors and lecturers at schools and
and runs The Lighting Practice with 20 invest time looking for the right fit for your universities, former employees, clients, or
technical staff and three admin. The firm business. But do you know what you are other project team members. Dont forget
has been in business for 25 years and looking for, or where to start your search? to reach out to past candidates you may
Diemer has over 30 years of experience have previously interviewed - remember
working as an architectural lighting INTERNAL REFERRALS to keep CVs on file with your detailed
designer. Hearing from your current employees is interview notes.
Sara Lappano, practices in Washington often the best way to find a new hire. Building your social network is crucial to
DC with the SmithGroupJJR, a 160-year- Your team already knows the culture of any business, as it makes you feel part of a
old combination design and architectural the office and may be able to intuit who community and enables you to share ideas
practice with more than 950 employees. could fit the firms needs. Team members and resources. Going on trips organised by
Through their shared knowledge, they feel empowered by sharing their opinions your industry and manufacturer contacts,
collaborated on Designing the Perfect Hire give them this chance to feel valued. participating in professional association
featuring tips and advice on finding that Some practices even introduce a bonus, or meetings, and even attending social
perfect employee, given in Baltimore at the other rewards, for successful referrals from gatherings if you work in a big firm will
2016 IALD Enlighten Americas conference. employees. introduce you to new people.
When Paul Beale wrote in last issues
column about how to craft a CV, the EXTERNAL REFERRALS + NETWORKING STAY INFORMED + OPEN MINDED
emphasis was very much on how to impress Sometimes, internal tips arent enough. If you are looking for beginners, dont
an employer. But what if you are the How do you begin looking outside your discount making contact with educators
employer? You know that finding the right existing contacts? External referrals who interface with students. Offering
staff is critical to a firms viability and long- come from a range of sources: sales reps, internships or scholarships may give you
an opportunity to test out a candidate for
future full-time employment, and a good
experience for the student may move you
SmithGroupJJR offices. to the top of their list of opportunities in
the future. Our industry has skills that are
transferable internationally so have an open
mind when thinking about who your next
employee could be.
Take time to read publications, newsletters
and blogs, and yes, social media. Every
now and again you will notice the same
name popping up. Maybe someone is
winning awards, getting promotions,
earning credentials, or just doing something
outstanding isnt that the person you need
in your team?

OUTSOURCING THE PROCESS


Often in smaller practices, you might not
have the time or inclination to scourer the
world looking for recruits. Whatever your
reason, consider a staffing agency. Agencies
or professional recruiters may be an option
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The Lighting Practice office.

for finding you the person you need. wish to communicate it to the world? Overtime status
However, we suggest that you proceed Consider inviting a range of employees from The intangibles: a great location, a cool
with caution when working with agencies. your existing staff to meet the candidate. office space
A lot of what makes a successful hire is During the meeting, you can get a different All of these factors can determine an
finding a person who fits well with your opinion when you ask questions, as well applicants desire to work with you.
firms culture. It is difficult for an outsider as afterwards when you discuss how the When youre ready to hire, work out the
to grasp your culture unless they are very conversation went. Depending on the details verbally for a mutually acceptable
diligent. Be clear about your needs and do level of engagement you want with your agreement, especially a start date. From
not feel pressured to interview or offer a applicant, you may need to entertain them. there, draw up a contract which lists all
position to an applicant who does not meet If someone has come from out of town or the employment details, including start
your criteria. Remember that agencies will overseas, show them your city or take them date and code of conduct. This paperwork
charge you a finders fee so make sure they out to dinner, coffee, or a drink, whatever should also include information about
earn their money! feels appropriate. You will be able to gain induction and basic office rules, for
a lot of personal information outside of example when the working day begins and
THE INTERVIEW the formal interview setting. During the ends. Remuneration is also included, along
Once you have a short list of candidates, interview, dont ask closed questions with with information about bonus structures,
how do you select the ones you want to yes/no answers. Allow your candidates if you are offering one, continued
meet in person? to explain scenarios. Make sure you have professional development, annual review
Your check list should include: prepared a list of questions and think about dates, transportation benefits, sick pay and
Recommendations from employees/ what impresses you from an employee. holiday leave.
friends/colleagues If you have legal counsel available to you,
Relevant project/work experience, if I FOUND THE ONE! its a good idea to have them review these
they are a student or recent graduate what Its time to make them an offer. basic documents and a basic template
grade did they attain and what activities There is a lot of competition for well for an offer letter before you begin using
did they participate in? What other interests qualified candidates. When you construct them. These documents can be binding,
do they have that might suggest a good fit your offer letter, be clear on the monetary depending on the laws and rules where you
with your team? What school/program and details: live, so its worth the investment to find
past work or internship experience? Salary someone who fully understands your rights.
If sent through a recruitment agency, is Bonus structure and health insurance
the candidate impressive enough to be Any additional support for professional WELL DONE - YOU HAVE YOUR PERFECT
worth the agency fee? development, including memberships to HIRE!
Not only do you want to hire the best, but associations and attending activities Now its time to announce their arrival.
your candidates want to work for the best Transportation benefits, if you give them Make sure your existing staff know they are
firm, so you are on display, too. Think about You may also want to include nonmonetary coming and to make them welcome. Having
how many interviews you are going to need, benefits in your letter. To illustrate the a buddy system can help with integration.
and who will be conducting them. If the selling points of your practice. Be honest And dont forget to tell the rest of the
applicant is going to work with a specific with your list! world that your new employee has arrived!
member of the team, should they be in Project, design and business experience Your business is only as strong as the people
the interview too? Interviewers are often Any scheduled possibility of upward you have in it, so celebrate your success
the first impression the candidate gets of mobility with your peers and see your business grow.
a company, so what is the image you wish Any flexibility you offer or have negotiated www.thelightingpractice.com
to portray? Attending a meeting in a suit with the candidate with regard to work www.smithgroupjjr.com
when everyone else is in jeans is always schedules, remote time, or a certain kind of www.iald.org
uncomfortable. Have you made it clear work environment
what your company ethos is and how you Days of holiday, vacation time, or PTO
124 TECHNOLOGY

LIGHT+BUILDING
13-18 March, 2016 Frankfurt, Germany

Light + Building once again confirmed its


position as the leading tradeshow for lighting
AROUND LIGHT + BUILDING
Stand-out stands and stand-up events at the Messe ... 124 technology, setting new records in the number
of visitors, exhibitors and area occupied. 2,589
KEVIN GRANT : DESIGNERS VIEW
A personal perspective of the technology trends on show ... 130 exhibitors from 55 countries launched new
products and a total of 216,000 trade visitors
DAVID MORGANS HIT LIST
... 132 from 160 countries, attended the event.
Products that impressed
International presence also rose in comparison
GEOFF ARCHENHOLD
... 134 with the previous event with 67% of exhibitors
Dr Archenholds round-up of light source developments
and 49% of visitors coming from outside
DESIGN PLUS AWARDS
... 146 Germany. The best-represented visitor nations
The winners of Light + Buildings awards event
after Germany were Italy, The Netherlands,
NEW PRODUCTS
... 150 France, UK and China. Considerable growth
Our round-up of the latest lighting innovations
was also noted in visitors from Spain, Poland,
LUMINALE
... 198 the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Turkey,
A selection of creations from Frankfurts light festival
India, Morocco and Iran.
www.light-building.messefrankfurt.com

Pics: Paul Ott

XAL
Austrian lighting manufacturer XAL showed what technical lighting can
deliver today: rooms were staged according to respective user needs in a
smart, networked, miniaturised, and flexible way. The almost 800m2 XAL
stand was a striking, seven-metre high monolith of matt black Alucobond.
Some 428 circular openings served as a showcase and allowed glimpses into
the future of lighting. Oversized, almost surreal entrance doors made from
oak signalled openness and hospitality, and at the same timerecalled the
Austrian roots of the company.
We wanted to create a space in which innovations and their potential can
be felt. This calls for areas where you can interact with these innovations,
said Michael Engel, manager at XAL, about the design of the stand.
www.xal.com
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TARGETTI
Color Wheels is a light art installation and approaches to understand and cate- ogy available with Targetti and Duralamp
designed by lighting designers, Aleksandra gorise colour. An emblematic form of this technical support. Represented by three
Stratimirovic and Athanassios Danilof. Cre- process has been the colour wheel and its wheels, each one programmed with differ-
ated entirely in the Targetti lab using LED many interpretations. ent lighting scenarios, Color Wheels is not
strips of its brand Duralamp, Color Wheels Starting from the premise that we need only a tribute to the history of the theory
draws inspiration from the various attempts to continue to investigate the sensory and of colours but also aspires to become a real
through history to visually organise and perceptive aspect of colour, the two lighting point of sensory investigation into themes
make sense of colour. Artists, scientists and designers wanted to revisit this research connected to light and colour.
scholars have developed different theories process using the latest lighting technol- www.targetti.com

ERCO
The ERCO booth centred around LED technology and its
breakthrough in architectural lighting. Adopting a linear
black and white aesthetic, it reflected the polarity between
technology and design. A floor graphic of an LED PCB made
up of binary code created a visual link between the sec-
tions. The latest generation of ERCO lighting solutions was
presented on display tables, while a replica mock-up room
gave visitors the chance to see the brilliance, precision and
efficiency of ERCO LED solutions for themselves. Outside of
the booth ERCO ran a tongue-in-cheek survey asking trade
visitors about their personal project preferences. More than
35,000 people responded, voting for segments including
work, culture, shop and community.
www.erco.com

PROLICHT
To illustrate the fact that Prolicht is a true live at the booth and could then follow the In alpinechic atmosphere, guests were
master of bespoke lighting solutions it actual manufacturing process. indulged in typical Tyrolean hospitality. The
decided to give every visitor the chance to To Prolicht, personal relationships with experience was topped-off with detailed
experience what individualised production business partners truly matter. To ensure technical presentation of our most recently
in record time actually means. Visitors the best possible experience for its guests developed products.
configured the ALBERT fair-bag, designed in the booth covered a public space as well www.prolicht.at
collaboration with design-studio GLXWERK, as an exclusive area for registered guests.
126 TECHNOLOGY

COOLEDGE
Materialising light was the topic at naires. Instead, Cooledge TILE embedded in
Cooledge roundtable that included ten ar- the walls provides all the necessary illumi-
chitects and designers from North America nation for the space. Though its clear from
and Europe, along with mondo*arc editor the discussion that designers have different
Paul James. Led by architect and designer perspectives on how a more fabric-like
Jean Koeppel, the conversation brought for- light might be integrated with architec-
ward different ideas about what might be ture, there was universal excitement at the
possible if light were more like a fabric and prospect of working with light in a different
what that might mean for the industry. form and the ideas that could be realised.
Sophia Klees from jackbenimble noted that According to Koeppel: Thinking about a
Architects dont want to see any lumi- new modality of light and the freedom of
naires. Florence Lam and Rohit Manud- form that a more material-like light gives
hane, both of Arup, followed Klees insight creatives, stands to fundamentally change
with a description of a recently completed the lighting industry.
shop in New York City that has no lumi- www.cooledgelighting.com

space in the exhibition prepared to wel-


come colleagues under an inspiring atmo-
sphere and next door to that a conference
room where the IALD Lighting Perspectives
program took place; with twelve interna-
tional speakers imparting their knowledge.
The IALD Designers Lounge took an im-
portant role as the place for members and
non-members to gather and spend time un-
der a unique luminous atmosphere. Design-
ers stopped to take moments of relaxation;
members of allied organisations conducted
meetings there; a couple of parties where
held with greater than expected turnout
on both days; while the visual stimulus was
IALD DESIGNERS LOUNGE delivered by Light Artist Liz West. She used
Victor Palacio current president of IALD ty of lighting designers and building mean- complementary colours on the two opposing
reflects on the role that IALD is playing ingful relationships to foster the visible walls allowing the light to blend midway.
in the lighting industry after his visit to success of our members. The piece was named Complimentary Sat-
Light+Building 2016, Frankfurt, Germany. This carefully and intelligently crafted uration. Exenia Lumenpluse supported the
IALD has delivered a clear and relevant participation included an exhibition stand Conference and Designers Lounge and two
message about raising the profile of the in the high transit foyer of Hall 4.1, the drinks receptions in the space.
profession, developing the global communi- Designers Lounge, the only non-commercial www.iald.org

XICATO
Xicato used a superhero theme as a fun way to drive
home its educational message. Xicato products are
weapons developed by Xicato Man and Xicato Woman
to defeat the Light Destroyers, who represent spe-
cific aspects of bad lighting: The Changeling (poor
colour consistency), The Gray Lady (poor colour ren-
dering), Dr Flicker (bad dimming) etc. An informative
comic book told the story.
The booth, designed in collaboration with Light
Collective, was from reused shipping containers, was
Xicato Mans headquarters filled with fun graphics,
but deep content. Visitors could see and manip-
ulate lighting and its effects. It also made use of
Factorylux red enamel pendants, cage pendants and
bulkheads.
Industry experts taught seminars on TM-30, Blue-
tooth control, museum lighting, and more.
www.xicato.com
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128 TECHNOLOGY

LAMP LIGHTING #DEARLIGHT


When Lamp Lighting asked creative to the Lamp Lighting stand to help them displayed together on the main wall of
consultants Light Collective to come up create a communal love letter to the very the Lamp Lighting stand. The cards were
with a communal activity to take place on thing that unites us all in this industry illuminated with an adjustable gooseneck
their stand every afternoon, they imagined - Light. Stammers explained: We know LED and the cut out created a gobo effect
it would be a sedate and relaxing affair. that everybody who has a relationship on the wall.
Little did Sharon Stammers and Martin with light understands that it is a medium Lupton commented: The answers
Lupton know that this Spanish company and that creates passion, inspires dedication were surprisingly funny, beautiful
their designer friends really like to party. and forges a life long commitment. We and moving. The combined result at
Initially Light Collective struggled to find an therefore invited 250 lighting designers to the end of Light+Building 2016 was a
idea that would work and enable visitors to share the reason that they love light with us collective industry answer to the question
the stand to participate in something that and with their colleagues from around the #DearLight, I love you because... with
would grow over the course of five days but world. #DearLight also provided participants each response being part of a collaborative
after taking inspiration from the Hold to with a chance to tell Light itself what it love letter to light.
Light cards dating from the 1900s, they meant to them. www.lamp.es
had a plan. Each phase was then cut from card using
Stammers and Lupton asked each visitor cutting machines and the phrases were
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130 TECHNOLOGY

BRIGHT MOMENTS
Kevin Grant of lighting design practice Light Alliance gives his round up of
Light+Building highlights.

The iGuzzini light experience was a great is Infrastructure, a modular tubular system dense pattern of LEDs, so evenly backlit
opportunity to see what the equipment can based on 28mm diameter tubes, which can surfaces can be achieved and often with a very
actually do rather than just checking out the be provided with an integral track, uplight or small offset. New versions include a tuneable
physical appearance / features / integrity downlight. The Uplight component could be an white option and variants, which can be self-
of luminaires on the stand. There was some especially discrete way of lighting a space from cut to different size and shapes. Another cool
really nice wall washing from ceiling mounted an invisible source. feature is the very easy installation, as the
tuneable white downlights LB WW and Light Up XAL had some clever new equipment on sheets simply stud together with a push fit
Earth inground uplights, with clever reflector display - LENO is a diffuse panel, which is only connection.
technology to reduce glare and provide a very 10mm thick so can be flush-fitted and fully Universal Fibre Optics showcased the new
even light distribution. As well as this, a much contained within the thickness of plasterboard Sirius Fibre Optic Engine with versions rated
wider range of downlights was introduced, ceilings / walls - it can be provided in lengths up to 90W LED source (roughly equivalent to
including laser options with some really small up to 2.4m (and up to 2,800lm/m). The very 150W CDM) featuring 3,000K / 4,000K / 5,300K
apertures and features such as dim-to-warm discrete Move It luminaires contain on-board / 5,500K colour temperature options; colour /
control and the new Reflex downlight providing controls with XTALK wireless lighting control twinkle wheel; dimmable with DMX, 0-10V and
RGB colour mixing and useful amounts of from an intuitive free-to-use smartphone app, also manual control.
tuneable white light. to vary the colour temperature or intensity of Simes was promoting concrete, wood and
Flos displayed some neat and unique products light without the need for an external lighting aluminium materials. The most unique offering
such as the Tracking Magnet / Power Minimalist control system. I loved the new display case was Ghost described as a lighting void that
low voltage or three-phase track with only lighting as well, especially Nano, Pico and is obtained from a polypropylene housing
15mm visible aperture and a range of useful, Pico Support, which can offer discrete ways anchored to the retaining panels before
magnetically attached attachments available. of illuminating objects without any noticeable pouring the concrete. Ghost is composed of
Its Smart control spotlight was very cool to source. two elements: the housing and a separate
see - a motorised spotlight, magnetically The latest TILE and LINE light sheets from lighting element, which can be installed (and
attached, which can glide silently along the CoolEdge can provide high quality diffuse replaced) afterwards. The end result is fairly
track, adjusted and focused - all by using a illumination with luminous efficacies up to slick, providing a fully integrated light source
smartphone app. Another fairly unique offering 140lm/W. The light sheets contain a highly within a concrete aperture with no visible
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Left iGuzzini. Centre Prolicht. Right Cooledge.


Below Simes. Bottom SGM.

fixings. Installation range from SGM products (G-spot


Prolicht was promising Endless Possibilities POI, G Profile POI, G-Wash POI, G-1 Beam
To Make A Difference - promoting flexibility, POI) are based on their standard moving-head
customisation and also bespoke offerings. fixtures with the same optical performance,
Its INVADER range can be provided in many but are now engineered to endure extreme
different versions; fixed / adjustable / wall- weather conditions. This eliminates the need
wash / low-glare / 40mm / 75mm / 85mm to physically shield off the fixtures to protect
and 150mm apertures; a range of different them from the elements! The POI fixtures will
source colour temperatures; recessed / surface be available in white and black, as well as an
or pendant mounting AND with options to array of custom RAL colours.
customise finishes (with a coloured insert, Finally I cant not mention the opportunity
body or suspension wires; and a palette of 25 to #meetdimple, which was on display at
standard colours). The front cones for example, the ByBeau / Climar stand. An interactive
can be easily replaced after installation to experience involving motion control, music and
coordinate with or complement other finishes. beautifully sculptured light points.
Prolichts Super G linear profiles can now By taking a moment of stillness amongst the
be provided as recessed or surface and are chaos Dimple will interact with you and
available in straight sections, standard curves the longer you stay motionless the more it will
or bespoke radius bends to adapt to specific reveal.
forms. They can also be provided in the range It seems impossible to take a bad photo of
of 25 standard colours noted above and can Dimple and the dynamic sequences were
also be etched or customised to suit different expertly synchronised with a complementary
applications. soundtrack and truly sublime pastel colours a
Waterproof moving-heads are fairly unique, really nice piece and perfectly executed, well
without the need for additional protective done to Beau and the team!
enclosures. The new Permanent Outdoor www.lightalliance.com
132 TECHNOLOGY

David Morgan selects his top ten discoveries among


the products on show at this years Light + Building.

10 OF THE BEST TUA


O/M
I was directed towards the O / M stand
by Daniel Blaker, creative director of
Nulty+. This Portuguese manufacturer
XPRESS was exhibiting for the first time at
CASAMBI Light+Building and showed a number
Casambi introduced its new wireless of luminaires with innovative optics,
wall controller Xpress as a further some developed by Bartenbach. The
development of its Bluetooth low most interesting product on show was
energy based lighting control system the Tua LED bollard luminaire designed
that I reviewed in the last issue of with architect Eduardo Souto de Moura
OLED LIGHTING PANELS for the Tua dam project in Portugal.
mondo*arc. The wall controller functions
LG DISPLAY
are configured via the Casmabi app to Tua produces a very wide and even
LG Display showed off a variety of its
allow a wide range of dimming, colour distribution via a custom designed
flexible and rigid OLED lighting panels.
change and switching options. The range asymmetric reflector optic. A series of
The technology has been developed and
is up to 60-metres and it has a magnetic post heights are available to light areas
used in TV and smartphone applications
fixing to a steel wall plate so it can be of different sizes. The optic creates
but definitely has uses in lighting as
moved around as required. The only almost no glare despite its wide area of
well. The stand presented a variety
component now missing (for the UK) is a illumination.
of OLED applications many integrated
Casambi enabled grid dimmer hopefully www.om-light.com
into furniture or surfaces. A 300mm
that will be included in the list of new
x 300mm flexible panel was the most
developments for Light+Building 2018.
interesting product and was the that was
www.casambi.com
shown in an attractive pendant display.
It is understood that this size is still at
the prototype stage and the only sizes
in production are 200mm x 50mm and
406mm x 50mm. LG Display seem to
be one of the few companies who have
actually put thin flexible OLED lighting
panels into production.
www.lgdisplay.com
TRI R LED BRAND
TOSHIBA MATERIALS
Toshiba Materials introduced their new
LED array brand, TRI R, at the show. The
MINIATURE WALL WASH REFLECTOR arrays are based on a purple pump LED
BARTENBACH with tri phosphor coating to produce a
The R&D division of Bartenbach, the full spectrum white light. This approach
highly innovative Austrian lighting design produces a more continuous spectrum
and lighting technology company, showed than most white light LEDs that use a
a new miniature wall wash reflector. blue LED with a bi colour phosphor with
The lit effect was very even and resulting strong peaks and troughs in the
smooth with minimal intrusion into the spectral output. The quality of light is
space from the tiny vacuum metalised certainly very attractive and natural and
moulded reflectors. Bartenbach has an interesting business model whereby it designs and I am sure there will be many applications
develops high performance lighting components including lenses and reflectors but does in museum, gallery and perhaps medical
not make or sell luminaires or lighting components. These optics designs are licensed lighting where these LED light sources will
to manufacturing partners who produce and sell them to luminaire manufacturers for be very useful.
incorporation into their designs. www.bartenbach.com www.trir-pj.com
133

LYS RANGE G SPOT POI


BALTENSWEILER SGM
This 60 year old Swiss lighting company SGM, the Danish manufacturer of moving
that manufactures its own mechanical head lights, introduced a new range of
parts in house produces delightfully IP 66 rated luminaires for permanent
individual designs for architectural installation in extreme outdoor
interior applications. This year was no conditions. The display at the show was
exception and the LYS range was the quite compelling with the luminaires
stand out design. The range includes going through their routines under sprays
pendants, wall mounts, floor lights of water. The range includes a variety of
and desk lights incorporating single or profile spots, projectors, wash lights and
multiple light engines. The light engine floods. The IP 66 rating and integrated
is mounted on an aluminium heat sink thermal and humidity control system
perforated to increase surface area with allows the use of entertainment lighting
a random drilled hole pattern reminiscent equipment for permanent use in exterior
of a lotus seed head that gives the range architectural projects.
its identity. The LED optics combine a www.sgmlight.com
narrow beam lens with an outer opal
diffusing layer giving both a gently
glowing element and useful task lighting
output.
www.baltensweiler.ch LASER POWERED LIGHTING
VOSSLOH SCHWABE (VS)
VS showcased a concept presentation
of laser powered lighting as a possible
new light source. The demonstration
appeared to show a blue laser coupled
with a remote phosphor producing a
very narrow, high intensity beam of
white light. This high power beam of
light would then need to be transmitted
to multiple end points via fibre optics
taking us back to similar ideas such as the
LIF MODULAR RANGE Sulphur lamp in the early 1990s. Possible
SELUX uses illustrated were based on the
KONA
ERCO The new Selux LIF modular range is a traditional fibre optic lighting applications
cylindrical modular system where a including swimming pool lighting, tunnel
The vast Erco stand was, as always,
wide variety of light engines, optical lighting, heavy industrial applications
both impressive and somewhat daunting
controllers and other elements can be and centralised building lighting with a
in scale. The new ERCO Kona exterior
put together in multiple combinations for single light source in the basement like
range is a beautifully detailed series of
exterior amenity lighting. The lighting a central heating boiler. VS also showed
LED projectors, flood lights and wall
applications include faade lighting, a video projector powered by the laser
washers. With three sizes in the range,
accent lighting and general area lighting. light source. This produced high light
a wide range of light distributions and
The range includes various post heights levels with very long light source life and
power consumption from 18W up to 96W
and also decorative coloured light details. high resolution thus opening up all kinds
this range can illuminate almost any
www.selux.com of architectural lighting applications for
size of project. The sleek inverted cone
video projectors.
profile and neatly tucked away knuckle
www.vossloh-schwabe.com
joint combined with almost no visible
screw fixings all helped to project the
sophisticated ERCO brand values very
effectively. David Morgan runs David Morgan Associates,
www.erco.com a London-based international design
consultancy specialising in luminaire design
and development and is also MD of Radiant
Architectural Lighting.
david@dmadesign.co.uk
www.dmadesign.co.uk
+44 ( 0) 20 8340 4009
David Morgan Associates 2014
134 TECHNOLOGY

Technology expert Dr Geoff Archenhold found this years Light+Building to be one of


disappointment with very few ideas on offer and a major industry shakeout guaranteed
to occur within the next two years.

SPECULATE TO INNOVATE

Light+Building was one of the most FLICKER-FREE LED DRIVING A CAR unlike with pure PWM based systems. For
disappointing for many years with an CRASH WAITING TO HAPPEN! intensity levels between I1 and 255 the
underwhelming lack of true innovation on One trend this year is the claim that LED LEDs are dimmed without pulsing however
display. Every two years the show usually fixtures can now be dimmed in a flicker- from intensity levels between 0 and I1
provides a window on new technologies, free way (including from a number of the dimming is usually achieved using
innovative fixture designs and unique LED companies such as Bridgelux, LED pulsing and therefore is not flicker free.
lighting solutions. However, this time Engin, Soraa and Xicato to name a few). You will be aware from my previous
around the event proved rather flat with Having spent nearly ten years looking for articles that the amount of flicker seen
very few areas of interest to stimulate the the perfect dimming technology I was can be defined by the amplitude of the
old brain cells. Indeed, I was encouraged amazed that nearly everyone had suddenly LED pulses and the frequency of those
to visit Halls 8 and 9 through one of invented a new way to dim LEDs without LED pulses. Recently, the IEEE published
those random meetings one has with an using a pulsed technology, especially as its IEEE 1789-2015 Recommended Practice
automation engineer where I was asking flicker has become such a large focus for for Modulating Current in High-Brightness
him his view about smart lighting. regulatory players and health experts. LEDs for Mitigating Health Risks to Viewers,
Having never had need to visit Halls 8 or 9 It was such a disappointment to then quickly however this document does highlight
in previous years I was certainly intrigued unravel the marketing BS from fact to find specific conditions for which any equations
to take a look especially after I was quite that everyone seemed to use a common cited to calculate safe flicker areas do NOT
robustly told by the automation engineer method of dimming whereby the higher hold but at least offers some guidance.
that lighting companies have no idea what LED currents are dimmed using analogue In my view the industry needs to
smart anything is, especially lighting CCR and the lower LED currents ranges still show leadership and provide full and
and that what he had seen so far from use pulse current methods such as Pulse truthful information in the absence
the lighting industry is already being done Width Modulation (PWM) techniques. The of any mandatory standardisation
for several years by the big automation claim of flicker-free dimming comes from of labelling for Flicker free LED
companies that already offers a completely the fact that at higher intensities there drivers. In the absence of common
compatible ecosystem. More later on this! is no pulsing of current through the LEDs labelling I would suggest the following
135

especially when I hear from several


manufacturers that TM-30 is flawed and
doesnt allow for easy differentiation
from good and bad LED emitters.

Nichia
The worldwide LED emitter leader
demonstrated a range of LED emitters
specifically designed for retail applications
including Meat (M2), Produce (M3) and
White Fabrics (M7). Nichia, known for
inventing white LEDs, was originally
the leader in Phosphor technology and
has combined it position in both to
enable high quality emission spectra.
Flicker region in flicker free drivers.
The M2 emission spectra provides a
high quality of light specifically on red
information is provided with products: any digital pulsing should not occur until the wavelengths and adjusting the white
Analogue dimming characteristics: intensity is below 2% as one can guarantee spectrum colour coordinates to prevent a
- Dimming range (100% to x% where x no issues in use and the pulsing frequency yellow white appearance that can make
is the minimum dimming range). should be > 30,000 Hz as stipulated meat look less vibrant and appealing.
- Maximum flicker dimming with the old fluorescent tube electronic The M3 LED emitter emphasises the
amplitude as a %. ballasts. Once the industry achieves primary Red, Green and Blue parts of
- Lowest flicker dimming frequency as Hz. this gold standard then we can truly call the emission spectrum to achieve the
Digital dimming characteristics ourselves healthy lighting protagonists! highest quality of colour under general
- Dimming range (0% to x% where x As the majority of these systems use illumination and is ideal for colour
is the maximum dimming range). PWM during the digital dimming phase applications such as illuminating fruits,
- Maximum flicker dimming then be aware the IP based around this vegetables, flowers and produce.
amplitude as a %. dimming technique is still enforceable The M7 LED emitters emphasize the white
- Lowest flicker dimming frequency as Hz and indeed the IP position may be more by adjusting the colour and spectrum to
For example, a typical mixed dimming complex due to other analogue dimming produce vivid whites without the need
method would have the following criteria: patents so if this is a concern check with to use near UV like others achieving the
the supplier or a patent attorney! effect using a novel phosphor mix only.
Feature Analogue Dimming Digital Dimming
Dimming range 100% to 20% 19.9% to 0%
QUALITY OF LIGHT Citizen
TUNEABLE SPECTRUMS
Maximum flicker 30% 100%
dimming amplitude

Lowest flicker dimming


frequency
30,000 Hz 1200 Hz The one area that is exceptionally positive
is that quality of light discussions have
Ideally, the digital dimming range would not only disappeared but indeed the LED
need to be introduced as low as possible industry has responded with high quality
within the dimming curve but this is tuneable emission spectrums suited for a
dependent on several factors such as the variety of LED applications. The quality of
ratio of system input voltage to LED output LED lighting spectra is now unequalled with Citizens CoB LED colour v
voltage, amount of acceptable ripple many LED emitter manufacturers offering ariation options.

current and power component values. colour tuned spectrums either dynamically
The majority of manufacturers seem to or statically for specific retail applications Citizen launched its latest generation 5
have a switch over point of approximately just not possible with any other light source. of CoB technologies that improves the
20% and a PWM frequency between 600 There is still a big debate over whether thermal resistance figures by up to 35%
Hz to 2000 Hz looking at the output CRI, TM-30 or some other colour quality compared to generation 4 enabling an
from my camera phone so I will leave metric should be used in helping designers increase in luminous flux outputs, reducing
this up to you to decide if this is good and users to determine a metric of Tj values and allowing improved lifetime
enough to be justified as flicker free. colour quality but this debate is going characteristics. The top of the range
My definition of flicker free would be that to run and run for many years to come, CLU058 CoB offers a thermal resistance of
136 TECHNOLOGY

CCT ON or BELOW BBL CRI R9 CQS GAI_BB3 GAI_BBL3 GAI_EES TM-30-15 Rf GTM-30-15 Rg

2700K On 81 8 82 90 97 44 82 94

2700K On 92 60 92 101 104 50 90 101

2700K On 97 92 97 105 108 52 95 101

3000K On 82 12 82 99 103 59 82 97

3000K Below 80 12 82 106 110 64 80 98

3000K Below 92 70 90 116 118 70 88 103

3000K On 92 65 91 101 104 59 90 101

3000K On 97 92 96 106 108 61 94 102

3500K On 81 10 81 92 97 64 81 95

3500K On 92 70 92 101 104 69 90 100

3500K Below 92 69 89 108 111 73 88 101

3500K On 97 89 96 97 100 67 94 100

4000K On 81 10 81 92 56 72 81 95

4000K On 91 60 90 98 101 77 88 99 SensusTM

4000K On 95 87 94 98 101 78 92 99
AccuWhiteTM
5000K On 82 12 80 94 97 84 80 95

5000K On 92 60 90 97 100 87 89 98 90CRI

Luminus COB Colour Quality Typical Metrics.

0.10 C/W with a typical luminous efficacy a few fully integrated LED manufacturers. at 4000K in less than 22W with a UGR
around 147lm/W at a Tj=85C for a CCT of A part of AU Optronics the leading TFT-LCD <19 all within a slim 8mm thick panel.
4000K, CRI>80 and a typical luminous flux and solar PV manufacturer with an annual In a break from the traditional high bay
of 59,573 lumens from a LES of 32.8mm. turnover in excess of USD 22 billion Lextar design Lextar also designed the LEAFIA
Again, Citizen have tailored their offers a leading range of LEDs, modules and High Bay product which delivers over
Vivid range to meet specific emission fixtures rarely seen in the marketplace. 8000 lumens at 4000K within 80W in a
spectra for retail applications with From an LED emitter perspective they 1200x300mm side emitting panel and
four colour variations of White, Warm, offer standard surface mount technology offering a UGR <22 due to the incorporation
Warm Plus and Warm Plus 2. all certified to LM-80 and with efficacies of special light shaping optical diffusers.
over 150 lm/W. One of the key technologies Finally, Lextar launched a smart location-
Luminus I saw on the stand was their new based service utilising in-built Bluetooth
Luminus, through its generation 3 CoB LED generation of CSP (Chip Scale Packaging) beacon sensors within LED fixtures to
arrays, demonstrated a leadership in terms devices that offer up to 210 lm/W at create a wireless network that connects
of efficacy for demanding retail spot lighting 0.2W and 5000K. The CSP devices offer to mobile devices. The three main
applications by delivering 150 lumens per leading efficacy because of two areas: advantages of such a system include:
watt at junction temperatures of 85C. 1) They utilise lateral chips rather Route guidance
The range comes in various package sizes than flip-chip technology. Messaging provision
covering lumen packages from 1000 lumens 2) They use a special resin transfer User behaviour analysis
to over 20,000 lumens in CCTs ranges from moulding process allowing the phosphor to The smart LBS system is especially
2700K to 6500K and CRIs of 80 or 90 min. remain dispersed allowing 3-SDCM colour suitable for use in large indoor space
One key area of focus was to ensure tight binning which is unusual for CSP products. such as exhibition venues, shopping
colour binning of 3-SDCM or less along with As the CSP based devices will become malls, museums and airports.
AccuWhite high CRI products for multi- highly important for the future
colour merchandise and Sensus that creates profitability of the LED emitter industry
a purer white light making white objects then extracting both colour quality
look cleaner and jewellery sparkle. consistency and performance is vital.
The above table shows the various colour In terms of CoB technology then Lextar
measurements for the CoB based products. offer a Generation 4 version which similar
Luminus also demonstrated how their large to Luminous achieve 150 lm/W efficacies at
colour die technology can be employed 85C Tj with a CRI min of 80 and CRI versions
within consumer products to help digitise of >90 with R9>50. More impressively is
objects in 3D. This technology is still the 1919 CSP package which achieves
unequalled in terms of raw luminous flux 2 SDCM so no requirements to bin LEDs
and has recently been used as a beacon whilst achieving 1300 lm at 6.2W at 5000K
on the new Freedom Towers in New York. which is ideal for LED tube lighting.
Through combining high efficient LED
Breakdown of the side emitting panel solutions
Lextar packages and top quality design principles from Lextar.
Lextar is a relatively new name in the LED Lextar is able to deliver ultra-energy
industry despite the fact that as a separate efficient LEAFIA LED fixtures with over
entity it is over eight years old and one of 150 lm/W efficacy delivering 3400 lumens
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Toshiba Materials Luxeon stylish series of LEDs which have allowing ultra-thin and flexible light
A new entrant into the CoB market is specifically designed phosphors for the emitter technology in a cost effective
Toshiba Materials partnering with Tol food and retail industry. The FreshFocus production process. The polymer ink-jet
Studios, which has introduced its patented technology helps to accentuate the colours OLED technology offers unique colour
TRI-R technology that creates a similar light of food by modifying the emission spectrum combinations not easily possible with
to that of the solar spectrum, specifically of the LEDs enabling bread, fish and other types of OLED technology.
by reducing the blue component of the marbled meat to look natural and fresh.
light source. Tri-R produces natural, glare- SMART LIGHTING
free light that does not alter colours and OLEDS STILL IN PLAY As expected, Smart Lighting solutions
gives sharpness to details and textures. LG Display were on display everywhere. However it
With the development of TRI-R, Toshiba Light+Building didnt quite give up on OLED became obvious that in the rush to launch
Materials has managed to recreate technology and, although the OLED leaders smart lighting systems there hasnt been
sunlight, which is the most suitable have changed their name to LG Display many real installations of notable scale
light for human wellbeing, aware of its following the acquisition of LG Chems thus leaving end-users in the precarious
influence on the metabolism and on OLED unit, the technology is certainly position of being Guinea pigs.
physical and psychological wellbeing. no less impressive. LG Displays stand Another minefield for end users and
The Tri-R technology uses a violet demonstrated why there is still a need for lighting designers is the myriad of different
LED instead of the traditional blue OLED lighting by showing how design and technologies being used for smart lighting
LED with a three part phosphor to technology can be fused to provide unique, and the fact that many of the systems on
achieve the high quality spectrum. stylish and functional lighting fixtures. display use proprietary control protocols
LG is currently providing 100lm/W OLED even though they are based on standards
Lumileds engineering samples with a CRI 90 based technologies such as Zigbee or
Lumileds have focused on bolstering however the really big news is that LG Bluetooth Low Energy standards. This means
their mid-power LED range with a variety will invest in a new 5th Generation OLED that customers of early control systems
of package options and efficacies. For light panel manufacturing facility that will will be locked into the technology and
example, the LUXEON 3535L HE Plus be capable of producing OLED panels of providers. The key issue here is that much
satisfies the need for efficacy approaching 1000mm by 1200mm. This new 5th Gen of the technology is unproven and RF based
200 lm/W at the LED level and 160 lm/W production facility will be able to create systems are notorious for not being able to
or greater at the luminaire level. The up to 15,000 glass substrate OLED panels scale cost-effectively especially in Europe
LM-80 data for the LUXEON 3535L at 85C per month and should enable drastic where buildings are not exactly RF friendly.
and 200 mA after 10,000 hours indicates reductions in price whilst enabling bigger Of course RF based systems do offer
the LEDs will maintain 90% of lumen panels such as 600mm x 600mm units. advantages in certain applications where
output after seven years of continuous OLEDs offer several unique options such as new wiring is just not possible such as
operation (projection using TM-21). the ability to create shelf lighting with no protected monuments however the new
Typical performance of the LUXEON 3535L wiring by using transparent conductors. technology seems to come at significant
HE Plus at 4000K and 80 CRI is 52 lumens The OLED market is predicted to grow additional hardware and software costs
at 100 mA drive current and 186 lm/W or significantly over the next five years compared to traditional lighting solutions.
34 lumens at 65 mA drive current and 194 to achieve USD 1.6 billion by 2020 and It is going to be really interesting to see
lm/W. The 3V parts are initially available I am sure there will be a place for how these additional costs will be reduced
in colour temperatures of 2700K, 4000K well-designed and innovative OLED moving forward considering the smart
and 6500K and 80 CRI. They are tested at fixtures within general lighting. lighting market is going to be overcrowded
100 mA and are 1/7th ANSI colour binned. with competitors vying for the market.
In addition to standard white CCT values One area of concern that needs to be
Lumileds is unique in offering mid-power resolved will be who owns the data being
coloured versions of the 3535 format generated by all the sensors within a smart
allowing colour tuneable LED fixtures lighting installation. Currently, it is unclear
to be designed and manufactured. who owns the data, where the data resides
The Lumileds team also launched the in the cloud and how easily can the data
be changed from one system to another. Is
the information owner the lighting company
that installs the system, the company that
provides the technology platform or the
end user. Such questions are going to be
Transparent connections allow unique retail
displays. really important for the industry to figure
out as what happens if the end user wants
to change the control system after ten years
Sumitomo Chemical and need to access the data from the old
Sumitomo chemical displayed their printable system how will the data be access and
OLED technology within the OLED Jardin converted eg; the database used previously
that was visually stunning and designed may be incompatible with the new system.
Luxeon 3535 colour options. by Motoko Ishii (as shown opposite). Despite these issues it is going to be clear
The polymer OLED technology is created that smart lighting is going to be common
using modified ink-jet printing technology over the next decade and as such there is
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Sumitomo Chemical

Japanese lighting designer Motoko Ishii, with some help from her daughter Lisa, was charged with
designing three stands at Light+Building - Sumitomo Chemical, Stanley Electric and Iwasaki Electric.

Leading Japanese lighting designer lighting panels) is now a regular sight at market and was present at Light+Build-
Motoko Ishii has continued her work with Light+Building following Ishiis designs ing with a new range LED fittings as well
the Japanese polymer OLED manufac- creating an approachable space of a vast as displaying an interactive chandelier
turer Sumitomo Chemical at this years expanse with a taste of Japanese grace designed by Ishii.
Light+Building after collaborating at pre- added. Iwasaki Electric, headquartered in Tokyo,
vious shows. This year, however, she also In addition to OLED JARDIN, Sumitomo Japan, has been manufacturing innovative
designed the stands of fellow Japanese Chemical exhibited its newly-designed indoor and outdoor lighting products as
companies Stanley Electric and Iwasaki OLED panels, improved for brightness and well as industrial systems for more than
Electric. luminance efficiency from those dis- 70 years worldwide. Iwasaki exhibited its
Motoko Ishii Lighting Design was estab- played at the previous trade fair. The new LED lighting series, LEDioc, which covers
lished in Tokyo in 1968 and ever since polymer OLED panels, available in a range outdoor lighting, and Ishii was responsible
then Ishii has been creating architectural of colours, shapes and sizes, provide a for its display.
lighting projects all over the world as greater degree of flexibility in the design www.motoko-ishii.co.jp
well as her native Japan. for various spaces and applications. www.icon-lighting.com
Sumitomo Chemicals exhibit, OLED JAR- One of Japans biggest automotive www.sumitomocorp.co.jp
DIN installation (symbolising a Garden lighting companies, Stanley Electric has www.stanley.co.jp
in the Sky formed from polymer OLED expanded into the architectural lighting www.eye.co.jp

Stanley Electric Iwasaki


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going to be an awful lot for the industry


to learn in a short space of time.
Several of the potential leading players in
smart lighting solutions are start-ups such as
Casambi and Gooee as well as established
players such as Samsung and Philips who are
utilising a variety of different technology
platforms and control protocols.

Gooee
The team at Gooee have developed a
platform of products to allow lighting
companies to deliver smart lighting
solutions with the main focus on
creating a cloud-based platform for Tridonics overview of common protocols currently used for lighting and building
management systems with a number of protocols.
data analysis and information sharing.
The unique aspect of the Gooee offering
is the sensor detector that provides two Casambi the net4more system from competitor
sensors in a small package. The first sensor Casambi was showing its latest iteration products is its open platform, flexibility
is designed to face downward into the of Bluetooth low energy systems at the and scalability. net4more has apparently
room and offers the following features: show and the key aspect of their system been designed right from the start for
Low density pixel array (visible spectrum) is that it uses the Mesh topology within interoperability and open hardware and
On board processor for small Bluetooth to offer a smart lighting system software interfaces. For example, the
packet data output that does not need a specific gateway software architecture is based on the open
Optional Algorithms (motion+direction, unlike systems based on Zigbee. standard of the IPv6 Internet Protocol,
door counting, low level shape identity, etc) Casambi has also introduced iBeacon wireless communication uses a low-power
Third Party Sensor support at the technologies within their modules to version with IPv6 which operates like a
ASIC level (i.e. PIR, air humidity, etc) enable their partners to introduce low-energy version of wifi with networking
Fully adjustable (auto-exposure and fully integrated location based capability, and the application and
averaging to handle frequency and ripple services within their fixtures. communication layers also use the usual
effects of light source, beam angle The Bluetooth based implementation allows open standards. Whats more, net4more is
reduction via pixel density sampling, not only full control of the luminaires the first system that enables both wired
scale and parameter adjustments, etc) including dimming, colour temperature and and wireless communication and it is also
Ambient Light Sensing (numerical full RGB settings but also the mesh network scalable for any size of building or area.
range with dynamic room adjustment) enabling them to act together to form more If the system is truly open then this
Colour identification (RGB) complex scenes and offer new services. should result in a breakthrough system
Temperature sensor Casambi stated that across all of their as it will enable third party companies to
The upward facing sensor is used partners at the show their technology adopt the net4more software and help
to provide information on the light was working across some 2000 fixtures create an interoperable solution for end
fixture output and can measure: which was one of the largest. users giving them security and peace
Lux intensity (with dynamically of mind but I think we need to wait and
adjustable scale) Tridonic see how open the system will become
CCT (based on our proprietary and Tridonic is obviously known for being when it is fully launched next year.
patent pending RGB analytics) one of the leading traditional lighting
Adjustable exposure area and timing controls companies and it was great It is clear that smart lighting is very
(including averaging to handle frequency to see they are moving quickly to much embryonic, However the
and ripple effects of light source) transition itself in the IoT world. competition will most likely come
The sensor module works in harmony with Tridonic launched their Net4more from the non-lighting community such
the Gooee IoT cloud platform to deliver toolbox solution which aims to reduce as KNX and Bacnet providers.
real time lumen depreciation and colour the hugely complex IoT solutions by It is definitely going to be interesting
shift over time curves as well as the integrating occupancy sensors and ibeacon to see how the lighting community fits
reporting structure for luminaire health technology to help manage not just in with the smart building community
and what is happening in the room. In the lighting but heating and ventilation over the next two years and understand
order to maximise energy saving, create a in building management systems. which control protocol becomes the
predictive maintenance schedule and allow Sensibly Tridonic will trial the technology primary standard for smart buildings.
extended warranty / added value from the from autumn of 2016 by introducing the
luminaire manufacturer to their customer. net4more system within pilot projects Geoff Archenhold is an active investor in
In addition to the rather neat sensor for example in office buildings. For LED driver and fixture manufacturers and
solution there are additional modules that this purpose a partner network will be a lighting energy consultant. The views
can be combined with traditional LED set up and partners will be able to link expressed in this article are those of the
drivers that can convert a system into a their own hardware, such as sensors and author and do not necessarily represent the
wireless connected smart lighting system. communication elements, and their own views of mondo*arc.
application software with net4more. g.archenhold@mondiale.co.uk
The crucial benefits that distinguish
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FRANKFURT FINDS
As always, Light + Building was bigger and busier than ever this year. With so many product launches to
explore and not enough time, we did the leg work and rounded up a selection.

TILE
Beauty Series Cooledge LuxiTune Generation 3.0
Xicato
Cooledge introduced colour tunable LED Engin
TILE products at Light+Building,
LED Engins LuxiTune Generation 3.0
Xicato Beauty Series puts people expanding design flexibility for
1,100lm emitters now comes in a
in the spotlight. Developed in designers. Colour temperature control
2,200lm sample as well. Both feature
collaboration with lighting designers from 2,700K to 5,700K allows
programmable dimming curves with
and leading cosmetology professionals architects and designers to make light
smooth halogen-style dimming from
and backed by independent research, feel more natural and to create drama
1,600K to 3,000K and Correlated Colour
Xicato Beauty Series is engineered in retail, hospitality, entertainment,
Temperature (CCT) tuning between
to deliver high fidelity that improves and corporate environments. Interior
2,100K and 4,300K. Tuning tracks the
foundation colour matching at skylights can be programmed to
black body curve closely, brightness is
cosmetics counters. Beauty Series change through the day, replicating
adjustable from 100% to <0.5% and a
carries Xicatos warranty on both the behavior of sunlight. Walls and
CRI of 90 is maintained throughout the
lumen and colour maintenance. It is ceilings too can be tuned to create an
tuning range. Samples of linear modules
available in Xicatos XTM LED module emotional response, support branding,
with the same features are also now
with 19mm light emitting surface, in and establish a unique appearance in
available.
1,300 and 2,000 lumen options. a space.
www.ledengin.com
www.xicato.com www.cooledgelighting.com

1616 XNOVA Cube


Flicker Free MR16 Luminus
ALLUXIA Soraa The 1616 XNOVA Cube is a 1W LED
with a 170 viewing angle, which
Lextar Featuring the companys signature
elements of full visible spectrum improves system efficacy, reduces
ALLUXIA is a human-centric LED panel light, Soraas new Flicker Free MR16 cost, and simplifies optical design in
light that was displayed at L+B. With a LED lamp eliminates the problem panel lights and omnidirectional bulbs.
remote control program and specially of stroboscopic effect, or invisible Unlike traditional mid-power LEDs,
formulated mixed colour temperature flicker. The new MR16 LED lamps which were originally designed for
LEDs, Lextar products can simulate have expanded compatibility with LCD backlighting, the XNOVA cube is
the colour temperature change from transformers and dimmers; and they engineered specifically for illumination
dawn to dusk to create a lighting regulate temperature to maintain applications with high quality of light,
environment that meets the natural lifetime, colour quality and efficiency one of the widest viewing angles, and a
circadian rhythm. across a range of applications. compact 1.6 by 1.6mm SMD package.
www.lextar.com www.soraa.com www.luminus.com
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optoFLEXLIGHT RGB
Optoled
Optoled presented a prototype of Acrich MJT 5630 LED
the optoFLEXLIGHT RGB+Tunable
White LED solution at the fair. It
Seoul Semiconductor
offers variety in lighting technology LUXEON C Color Line Acrich MJT 5630D package, applicable to
to completion. The flexible LED strip Lumileds incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps,
or printed circuit board combines and other lamps, have reached a
the RGB colour change and white The LUXEON C Color Line delivers luminous efficiency of 210 lm/W, which
light with a controllable colour high quality of light, consistent is of considerable luminous efficiency
temperature range on a powerful focal length and uniform radiation for a single LED package. Acrich MJT
level up to 1,200 lm/m. This enables patterns across its comprehensive plans to reach the luminous efficiency
an almost endless amount of portfolio of colour and white emitters. of 220lm/W for its LED package within
colour combinations or just white Industry-leading centre beam power a year, which is the goal of the US
illumination, which is adjustable from and flawless colour mixing results in Department of Energy to be reached by
2,700 to 6,500K. lighting brilliance without sacrificing 2020.
www.optoled.de directional precision. www.seoulsemicon.com
www.lumileds.com

PI-LED LINEAR SYSTEM


M - ZHAGA
Lumitech
Between three and eight PI-LED
modules can be connected in series Hybrid Reflector LEDs
to cover 90cm 240cm without
Megaman
impairment of light quality. This
arrangement achieves an efficiency of OLED Light Panels Offering enhanced beam control and
110 lm/W and at CRI>90 and its colour
LG Display efficacy, Megaman Hybrid Reflector
rendering is excellent. It has a very LEDs combine the best features of
low colour temperature tolerance of LG Display offers OLED light panels its facetted reflector range with the
MacAdam 3. The LINEAR SYSTEM M in a variety of shapes and sizes. total internal reflection of its optical
ZHAGA can be operated by NeoLink Eleven different models are available reflector to provide a solution that
wireless controls or DALI DT8 cable with different colour temperatures. performs. Avoiding the showerhead
controls: all colour temperatures Including: square type, rectangular look of the common multiple lens
between 2,500K and 7,000K can be type, circular type, and flexible type solutions, Hybrid Reflector LEDs keep
set precisely to any value on the OLED light panels. the advantage of precise beam control
Planckian locus. RGB colours and www.lgdisplay.com of the parabolic reflector approach
brightness can also be controlled. while minimising spill light, reducing
www.lumitech.at glare and eliminating the visual noise
of multiple lens arrays.
www.megaman.cc
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DESIGN+ AWARDS

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An expert jury selected the products that most impressed them at the show.

BEST OF DESIGN+ BEST OF DESIGN+ BEST OF DESIGN+

Wink
CFT500
Modular Lighting
WE-EF
Unterlinden Instruments
The CFT500 series incorporates the
Artemide Designed by Flemish duo Couvreur. WE-EF OLC One LED Concept lens
Devos with a bit of wink-wink humour technology with the multi-layer
Unterlinden is a suspension lamp and a straightforward approach, the principle. The cumulative effect of all
designed by Herzog & De Meuron detailed finish and sleek design resulted layers working together results in even
for museum lighting, combining the in a light fixture that is semi-recessed lighting, creating homogeneous light
aesthetic charm of an old-time object in the ceiling, while just peeking out distribution coupled with a high level
with high technology and engineering. over the edge. Produced with a high of visual comfort. The efficiency of
The lamp body is manufactured in die- level finish, the seamless integration these luminaires is further enhanced
cast aluminium or bronze, while the into the ceiling provides a sleek design with WE-EFs RFC Reflection Free
ceiling rose is made of a technopolymer that is simple yet striking. Wink creates Contour technology. A conventional flat
and ceiling fixing plate in steel. The a symmetric downlight effect, while in luminaire cover is replaced by a clear,
light source is made up of a COB LED, spite of an identical design, Asy Wink, UV-stabilised panel with a contoured
ensuring maximum luminous efficiency. has an asymmetric reflector, creating surface that matches the shape of the
The light beam is also controlled by an asymmetric beam angle. This effect lenses. As a result, the proportion of
a high efficiency optic polymeric lens allows you to accentuate objects on internal reflection is reduced to an
especially designed to collimate light. walls. The Asy Wink, which is fitted absolute minimum. The ring-shaped
The main lamp body has a dual function: with a spreadlens, will illuminate the luminaire body of the CFT500 has led
Firstly, to dissipate the heat produced wall evenly, with a horizontal and wide to the development of new, arc-shaped
by the LED source and secondly, to light beam. This product is ideal for LED boards, opening up additional
direct the luminous flow downwards. residential and hospitality applications. design possibilities.
www.artemide.com www.supermodular.com www.weef.de

The Jury said... The Jury said... The Jury said...


In the case of this pendant luminaire, The ceiling light is reminiscent of The post-mounted luminaire not only
the unique handling of the materials a delicate flutter of an eyelid and impressed with its purist and timelessly
and the stark, honest clarity of the evokes positive associations. Despite appealing design language, but also
design especially impressed the jury. its comparatively small dimensions, it particularly captivates through an
An extremely attractive product that provides a maximum in light quality and attentive finish that is made precisely
convinces at a high standard, both variation possibilities. At the same time, and with state-of-the-art technology.
formally and functionally. it is not only elegantly designed, but is
also developed precisely and cleanly.
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Quintessence
ERCO
The ERCO range of Quintessence
recessed luminaires covers all light
distributions for differentiated lighting
concepts. Downlights, lens wallwashers,
directional luminaires as well as
recessed spotlights, floodlights and

STRAPLED Advanced
wallwashers ensure large luminaire
spacing, very good uniformity and
Lunexo LED
KIRRON light components efficient visual comfort. Trilux
www.erco.com Adaptable to individual situations
STRAPLED Advanced is based on the
idea of creating a lighting fixture that and employee requirements, Lunexo
flies trough space like a light beam. LED is ideal for the office of the
A transparent plastic composite band, future. The smooth light emission
housing an LED stripe represents the surface ensures glare-free light and
light beam. To be tight and strong, the surface-mounted and suspended
mechanical fixtures split the forces on a versions illuminate VDU screens
variable fixing set on a steel cable. The according to standards, creating a
transition of round to elongated shape pleasant light effect for meetings light
is achieved by reducing the radius and colour, intensity and the indirect light
increasing elements up to the band. component can be separately controlled

+ +
The electrical connection is integrated for this purpose. The integrated LiveLink
in longitudinal direction between the light management system provides light
fixtures. Due to narrow conctruction, according to requirements at the push
sand-blasted aluminum is used for the of a button and also optimises energy
cover. efficiency.
www.kirronlightcomponents.com www.trilux.com

Flap
Arkoslight
An LED wall washer that stands out for
its simple geometry and pure lines, Flap
is suitable for group compositions where
its essential design harmoniously fits in
with both rational and random settings.

ONYXX AIR
Formally designed as a sectioned
disk, it is eye-catching because of its
Grimmeisen Licht flatness and thinness. Compact and
minimum volume, it delivers perfectly
After a two-year design and
homogeneous light dispersion. Flap was
development phase, Gerhard
awarded the IF Product Design 2016 as
Grimmeisen and his team have created
well as the Design Plus Award 2016. EKLEIPSIS
Onyxx AIR - an ultra-slim luminaire
Cariboni
www.arkoslight.com
with 14mm high aluminum body with
luminous display. Transparent in sleep
mode and fulfilled in the on state Ekleipsis is an indirect light luminaire
homogeneous to light, the LED light for ceiling, surface, recess, bollard and
is laterally invisible. Combined with pole installation. Available in three
innovative optics, specially developed different sizes, it is a complete indoor
gesture control and variable colour and outdoor lighting system, equipped
temperature for biologically active with high efficiency and long-lasting LED
light, Onyxx AIR utilises pioneering light sources. Available in the following
solutions. It combines unique design colours: white RAL 9003, grey RAL 9006
with intelligent lighting and control and Sabl 100 Noir, the soft lights sim-
technology as well as a trend-based ple geometry can easily adapt to spaces
operating concept. characterised by elegance and purity.
www.grimmeisen-licht.de www.caribonigroup.com
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Einbaugehuse ThermoX
LED
Kaiser
Developed for the airtight installation of
rigid and pivoting built-in luminaires in
different ceiling constructions, ThermoX
LED housing protects the surrounding
material (vapour barrier foil, insulation
etc) against the high operating
temperatures and the LED luminaires

Dimple themselves from contamination,


Quadra creating an airtight separation.
ByBeau In combination with the thermal
Comelit Group Made from the high quality handblown separation between luminaire and
Quadra series wall-mounted external glass, Dimple is a modular chandelier operating device, a maximum operating
video entry unit has a die-cast system with a unique two-way mirror- lifetime is obtained.
aluminium faceplate, wide-angle coated finish. Dimple is available in a www.kaiser-elektro.de
colour camera and a single LED for chrome and bronze finish, unveiling
nighttime lighting. Capacitive buttons the extra interior glass ball when
with the possibility to set from one to its on. As shown at the darc awards
four call buttons using dip switches. Light+Building launch, every drop of
Indicator LED for call sent, lock-release the chandelier can be configured with a

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activated, audio activated and system RGBW LED chip, with a combination of
busy. Adjustment of speaker volume and natural whites or a single warm white
audio balance is possible, with power LED. Each drop can be individually
supply from bus line. External unit controlled via DMX to offer a variety of
dimensions: 95x195x23mm. possibilities.
www.comelitgroup.com www.bybeau.com

Gooee IoT ecosystem App FLX Stix NDP (DIVA3)


Gooee serien Raumleuchten Feelux
Gooee has designed and engineered an An energy-efficient wall luminaire, FLX Stix NDPro(Diva3) is a seamless
enterprise scale IoT lighting ecosystem, Apps customisable front surface, with linear LED luminaire for cabinets and
built for commercial, retail, hospitality its optical depth and sculptural quality, small architectural details without any
and industrial applications. Using Light opens up creative scope, making LED chip dark spots. It can clip together
+ Building for the European preview of it a potential information carrier, to provide uninterrupted illumination.
the worlds first full-stack lighting eco- guidance system and design element. All connections are plug and play, and
system, Gooee provides sensing, control Two replaceable LED plates provide two fixing methods are provided - metal
and communication components that powerful and sustainable light, which brackets and metal piece with adhesive
integrate with an enterprise scale cloud is dispersed symmetrically upwards tape for magnet fixing. It can be
platform, this offers a service-driven, and downwards. As the light hits the attached under the metal shelves with
scalable framework for lighting man- walls, ceiling and floor, it is reflected the backside magnet.
ufacturers to deliver value beyond throughout the space. Sideways, it www.feelux.de
illumination. emits softly diffused, glare-free light.
www.gooee.com An efficient cooling body on the back
of the luminaire guarantees heat
dissipation while adding to the overall
design aesthetic.
www.serien.com

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Ai Cove
xcene m
Acclaim Lighting
LUXINTEC
Acclaim Lighting introduces the Ai
xcene m is a spotlight with a compact
Cove, a unique, dim to warm interior
shape, especially designed for lighting
cove fixture, which produces a near
commercial areas or museums. It
perfect representation of incandescent
offers two technologies: COB LED with
dimming.The fixture features Ai
Dim (Acclaim Intelligent Dimming) Sleek Dots reflector and high power LED with
XQUARE optics, a patented optical
technology that combines a finely tuned
Grupo MCI system by LUXINTEC, which offers
dimming curve with a specific grouping
Sleek Dots is a modular linear lighting higher uniformity, less glare and a range
of LEDs. This technology enables the
system that provides high luminous of spot, square and rectangular beam
fixture to dim from 3000K to 1800K on
efficiency, 115 lm/W, due to its 50 and angles. It is available with different
a standard TRIAC dimmer. 0-10V or DMX
70microfacade reflectors, designed by light tonalities and CRI (also with
control are available via Acclaims UDM
Bartenbach, which offers 93% efficiency. specific colours for food applications),
control converter.
This type of fitting is ideal for office finishes and mounting (three-phase
www.acclaimlighting.com
lighting due to its UGR<19 and high track or surface).
efficiency, controlled by DMX, DALI www.luxintec.com
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

INTERIOR
TTX2.50 / .70 LV
OPTIO
Mike Stoane Lighting
Lamp83
With a Eutrac LEDtrac system, the
Featuring efficient LEDs and special
TTX2.50.LV and TTX2.70.LV are fully
lenses, OPTIO is available in recessed,
lockable, dimmable, Xicato-based,
surface mounted, pendant and lamellas
museum and gallery spec track fittings
versions. While built-in body length
with a complete range of accessories.
starts from 51mm in the recessed
Beams can be as tight as 11 with optics
version and up to 2,000mm in the
or 9.7 with the Zoom lens option. With
pendant version, its possible to have
XIM modules soon to offer BLE control
LED power between two and 40W.
The OPTIO series offers the combination CRD60 and the pairing of BLE sensors, these
fittings offer comprehensive technical
of functionality, elegant design, high
Filix possibilities in a compact size.
performance and visual comfort to
CRD60 is a brand new product with a www.mikestoanelighting.com
create exceptional environments.
www.lamp83.com 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,
its 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
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TASK capio
XAL Regiolux
TASK Free Standing and Wall are Regiolux presented capio, a new sus-
available with the Bio-Pulse Intelligence pended luminaire with OLED technology.
(BPI) option. This smart control ensures Similar to a light installation, the OLED
optimum workplace lighting conditions luminaire opens up new possibilities for
by simulating daylight over the course illumination with wide-area and glare-
of the day. XAL uses BPI for indirect free light. With its thin luminaire enclo-
light to boost efficiency of biodynamic
light on the ceiling. The light colour IDOO.pendant sure of 13mm, the capio OLED achieves
a high light quality suitable for office
varies from 1,800K to 6,500K and Waldmann lighting. The design was developed in
provides even lighting for open-plan collaboration with Professor Peter Raab
offices. Designed by Burkhard Schlee, Munich,
and students of the Coburg University.
the suspended luminaire IDOO.pendant,
New X-TALK www.regiolux.de
which is part of the IDOO light family,
Technology
boasts a simple, floating look. Despite
makes it
a height of only 20mm, all operating
possible to
devices can be integrated into the
control indirect
luminaire, which makes it considerably
light centrally
easier to install. Thanks to state-of-the-
from smart
art edge-light technology, the direct
devices for
light component provides particularly
groups or
uniform light. In addition to single
individually.
luminaires, linked luminaires to build
www.xal.com
light lines and variants for biodynamic
light are also available.
www.waldmann.com

VOLTA
Martini Light
Light gets free of conventional shapes
and becomes a flexuous modular band
moving in the space. VOLTA designs the
architecture with creativity in harmony
with the contemporary design. Three

Beacon Tune
different bows of 450mm ray can be
bounded with magnets to linear compo-
nents of different lengths for unlimited Concord
combination possibilities. Bell Pendant
The latest member of the Beacon
Available in version NW (Neural White,
family of spotlights, the Beacon Tune, Onok Lighting
4000K) and WW (Warm White, 3000K),
is designed specifically for museums Onok Lightings Bell is a colourful profile
CRI>80, standard On/Off, dimmable
and galleries. The tuneable LED family, designed to inspire and excite
1-10V and DALI.
spotlight incorporates the latest in but also to be efficient and useful.
www.martinilight.com
LED technology to offer dimming from The Bell collection consists of pendant
0-100% and a tuneable white colour linear luminaries with a special anti-
range from warm 2,100K to cool 4,300K. glare form and streamlined shape. It is
Beacon Tune allows the colour available in different sizes and colour
temperature and lumen output to combinations such as white and gold or
be adjusted, meeting the precise black and orange, which can offer high
atmospheric requirements of a outputs with low consumption. With
particular exhibition or display. The Bells design, Onok played with colour
luminaire provides complete flexibility, and form as every form is a base for
which is particularly useful in temporary colour and every colour is an attribute
exhibition spaces. of a form.
www.concord-lighting.com www.onoklighting.com
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Shanghai
Aldabra
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
Edge 55 connection system. Shanghai is an
multiline innovative indoor LED system able to
grant precise lighting scenarios with its Sapphire Zoom
Developed for direct/indirect lighting,
Edge 55 is defined by a sleek main
a selection of lenses for direct, indirect
CLS
or accent emission. It consists of light
profile and lower sides that can be bars available in lengths of 100, 150 The Sapphire Zoom is an ideal solution
equipped with two bevelled or straight and 200cm and is designed using high to illuminate collections in museums
finishing profiles, which can be provided efficiency LEDs. and galleries. The luminaire can also be
in another colour than the main profile www.aldabra.it used in high-end retail environments,
to create a decorative accent. This featuring an effective zoom reach from
light fixture is suitable as a suspended, 8 up to 50 and a high amount of light
surface mounted, recessed or wall output. Zhaga compatible, the lumi-
luminaire, available in a standard or naire comes with the choice of Xicato
custom-made version. Edge 55 can be Artist or Citizen LED modules. Sapphire
delivered in an anodised finish or power Zoom also displays quality colour ren-
coated in every desired RAL colour and dition, CRI up to 98 and with high CQS
can be integrated in public projects as LED modules available. It also features
well as in private buildings. DMX 512, DALI, phase cutting or analog
www.multiline.be potentiometer dimming.
www.cls-led.com

EOS LED Circular


LED Luks
EOS LED Circular is characterised by
a slim frame around a transparent
panel, which makes the luminaire
elegant and an unobtrusive element
in any room. When switched on, the
Eggy luminaire changes its form and creates
a perception of pleasant circular QI
Buzzi & Buzzi light, hanging in the air. Emitting light
both up to the ceiling and down to
esse-ci
Made from AirCorak, a material
created and patented by Buzzi & the workspace, it diminishes glares Carefully built in the Eurostandard
Buzzi, Eggy is a recessed luminaire and delivers high visual comfort. The Track, QI provides general lighting to
able to fully disappear into its luminaire is available in different retail. Its unique design pushes the
surroundings. Environmentally- colours and dimensions: 470, 560, 650, tracks flexible use in new areas and
friendly, Eggy includes anti-bacterial, 740, 825mm. applications. The installation follows
photo-catalytic and anti-pollution www.ledluks.com the EUtrack mounting availability:
properties and integration inside any suspended, ceiling and recessed.
architecture is easy. Eggy is equipped Two emissionsare available: perfect
with a high-performance COB, symmetric and diffused emission for
giving multiple advantages: long- general lighting orwall-washerfor
lasting performance, high efficiency, asymmetric lighting as an alternative
clean light, spot lighting flexible to the spotlight.Also, multiple lengths
installation, low CO2 emissions and and powers are availble to match the
Kw use, as well as better comfort with customersneeds.
high-quality lighting performances. www.esse-ci.com
www.buzzi-buzzi.it
The Vode RaceRailTM suspended LED
is remarkably adaptive. With rails that
rotate infinitely and lock at any angle,
and drivers that can be placed 30 meters
away and dim to 1%, its more than OK.

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Designed by Speirs + Major and manufactured by Reggiani, Cells was officially presented by studio
Principal Mark Major and Senior Designer Benz Roos at the show.

The idea for Cells was born from a desire multiples. The user can choose from a Rooz commented: We are thrilled that
to improve the quality of light for urban general lighting solution or a bespoke the resulting contemporary industrial
areas by offering a solution that was distribution, created by an array of aesthetic of the finished form makes this
highly adaptable in terms of the lit ef- powerful efficient LEDs combined with fitting not only ideal for exterior and
fect, while remaining affordable. different selections of clip-on collimat- amenity lighting but also interior and
The working title of this project was ing reflectors. This ensures that the architectural applications and buildings
Social Light, explains Mark Major, potential for both light pollution and ranging from social housing to schools,
a term that describes its origins as a light trespass can be minimised, while nurseries, doctors surgeries, hospitals
re-thinking of the way that we illumi- visual comfort is maximised. The product and even studio based workplace environ-
nate tough urban spaces. We wanted to construction is robust, and is offered in ments. The grid of high output LEDs can
explore how developments in technology a range of colours and finishes. Whilst be dressed with a wide variety of me-
might allow us to bring about a better providing good shock resistance (IK10), tallic or coloured finished thermoplastic
quality of light for people who inhabit the crystalline diffuser allows a high level covers to enable simple, low cost custom-
such spaces, without creating a cost of light transmission for the best possible isation of the identity of the fixture.
barrier. performance. www.speirsandmajor.com
Inspired by the cellular eye structure of Cells can be mounted on ceilings of www.reggiani.net
a dragonfly, the product can be installed walls, indoor and out, and is available in
as a single module or connected in surface and recessed versions.
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ZipTwo
Vode
ZipTwo is a micro-profile interior
Io
luminaire for direct lighting in open ArkosLight
office, wall wash and wall graze
Io, designed by Arkoslights Head
applications. The ultra low profile
of Design, Rubn Saldaa, is an LED
design 0.36-inches (9mm) x 1.38-inches
spotlight miniaturised in a fixture that
(35mm) features beam control at 120,
fits on the palm of your hand. Designed
60, 40 and 85 asymmetric. ZipTwo
for accent lighting applications, its
has a standard output up to 89 lm/W,
small dimensions mean it can be fitted
619 lm/ft (2,030 lm/m) and 85 CRI.
in display cabinets, shop windows and
Outputs of up to 1,102 lm/ft (3615
Place
small places without generating an
lm/m) are available. With quick and
invasive presence. Created to be placed
simple mounting, it is designed for
Rovasi individually on the surface or a track, it
acoustical and drywall ceilings and has
Place is the pendant version of the new offers all the features of concentrated
clip-in hardware for most acoustical
downlights collection by Rovasi. In order LED spotlights with a minimalist and
ceiling types.
to create a harmonious atmosphere, hyper-reduced design.
www.vode.com
they are available as surface-mounted www.arkoslight.com
and recessed versions too. The fixtures
are available in diameters from 500mm
to 1,100mm and they are equipped
with high energy efficiency printed
circuit board in 3,000K or 4,000K. It is
an attractive and interesting option for
shopping malls, hotel lobbies, offices,
large atriums, airports, meeting rooms,
showrooms and similar installations.


www.rovasi.com

Spotled COB
Sagitario
This adjustable mini projector maintains
the main features of its predecessor
(surface mounted, IP67, made of Professional Opinion
aluminum with an anodised matte My favourites from L+B are:
silver finish, adjustable and with 24VDC 1. Flos Infra-Structure designed by
with integrated PWM control), but Vincent Van Duysen. Bauhaus inspired
it also stands out for offering more kit of parts lighting system that
light output (950lm) and being more allows designers and architects to
efficient (112lm/W) due to the LED COB create unique lighting systems using
technology incorporated. It provides a direct, indirect, accent and decorative
typical CRI of 80, with a choice of 90 or lighting elements.
higher, and is available in a wide range
PRIMA S WW /S 2. Cooledge Tile in tuneable white.
of colour temperatures. This product is Easy to use, simple to install
suitable for indoor or outdoor projects. BUCK backlighting system with unique power
www.sagitariolighting.com distribution system now in tuneable
Premiered at Light+Building 2016, this
luminaire combines ease of installation white to match a number of looks and
with excellent cut off effect. Its moods.
innovative optics make it ideal for 3. Bega unnamed pole with integral
receptions and office spaces. Ease flood lights. Integrated flood lights
of maintenance is enabled with PC concealed in pole keep daytime
protector, preventing dust deposition on appearance clean with no additional
the sophisticated optics. Two adjacent branches or berries or shadows.
desks can therefore be illuminated SEAN OCONNOR
independently, both glare-free. SEAN OCONNOR LIGHTING
www.buck.rs
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R-System Family
ewo
ewo presented its new R-System
product line for large area illumination.
The modular construction R-System
floodlight family consists of individual
panels that are grouped in a
corresponding arrangement (R1R6)

ArcSource 140 COB


depending upon the output that is
required. Every panel can be tilted and Edge Reader
Anolis consists of 128 high-performance LEDs.
The glass cover of the panels offers Astro
ArcSource 140 COB is a high additional protection for the lens optics
performance downlighter designed and makes simplified cleaning possible. The Edge Reader from Astro for bedside
to deliver high performance from a www.ewo.com lighting was launched at Light + Building
traditional downlighter footprint. A 2016. Existing solutions are either to use
custom optical system, combining both the bedside light and reader separately
a concave reflector and highly efficient or add the reader to the bedside light
collimator, is combined with the latest as an attachment. Edge Reader is a
140W COB technology, which allows the new approach where the minimal
luminaire to deliver an output level in white plane on which the LED reader is
excess of 8,000 lmss at 6,000K. Also mounted creates atmosphere at night,
available in a 2,700K version, it offers appearing to float on the light it emits
the ideal solution when high light output from its edges. Both functions can be
is required in architectural, retail and individually switched and LED lamps
leisure applications. As with all Anolis ensure minimal running costs.
products, a five year warranty applies. www.astrolighting.co.uk
www.anolis.eu

INLIO
Halla
Designed by Mat Oplka, INLIO is
a luminaire for office premises with
direct-indirect emanation. It uses the
latest LED, the edge lifting technology
and tunable white.The luminaires are
in two variants with a central cup
with control electronics in the middle
of the luminaire and a luminaire with MOTO-POLARIS
Hide-out
a large luminous area with no central
Forma Lighting
distribution with the control unit
Eden Design located in the recessed ceiling cup. Designedby Franco Mirenzi,POLARIS
Rounded edges and wavy structure give linear downlight,offers precision
Hide-out is a 24V DC recessed track
the luminaire the characteristic features oriented, advanced lighting technology.
system that offers a great flexibility in
and significant differentiation. Thetrack mounted, motorised remote-
terms of moving around the LED lighting
www.halla.eu controlled versionMOTO-POLARIS pan
fixtures nook and tag since they
dont have a power cable. This means and tilt, of up to 200 horizontal and
that any person can move the lighting 350 vertical axis rotation, are adjusted
fixtures since there is no need of via hand-held remote to laser select
connecting wires. The lighting fixtures the fixture, re-orient and dim the light.
have a hinge system that allows them Reflecting LED energy-saving, CRI 95
to be hidden inside the ceiling or pulled luminance onto its diamond angled
out. Optionally available with indirect facets, MOTO-POLARIS is ideal for retail,
ambient lighting, hide-out is available galleries, museums and hospitality
in black and white, with LED in 2,700K, applications, offering visual comfort in
3,000K, 3,500K, 4,000K. architecture boasting high ceilings.
www.edendesign.be www.formalighting.com
The Vode DoubleBoxTM suspended LED
provides both direct and indirect light
for open office, conference room and
classroom applications. Its 6,000 lm/m
at its most efficient. Whats not to love?

SLEEK DOTS
UGR <19

Modular linear lighting system


Microfacade reflector: 50 and 70 (By Bartenbach GmbH)
Easy power and data connection
Luminaire efficiency 115 lm/W

Sleek Dots Monocolor Sleek Dots Dynamic White

1000 1000 2000 2000 1000 2000

Version Version
Versin Versin

2500lm 3750lm 5000lm 7500lm 5000lm 10000lm


20W 30W 40W 60W 40W 80W
(LO) (HO) (LO) (HO) (VHO) (VHO)

On/Off DMX 1-10V DALI VWW WW NW DW

Control Light colour


Control Color luz

2700K 3000K 4000K 2700K-5000K


(CRI>80) (CRI>80) (CRI>80) (CRI>80)

Finish
Acabado

Silver Black White


anodized anodized

Gav Barcelona
(+34) 93 630 28 00
info@grupo-mci.com
grupo-mci.com

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Antoni Arola has collaborated with Spanish manufacturer Lamp Lighting to create SETI, a range of
LED bollards specifically for residential and hotel applications.

The SETI family of LED bollards has been because it means having to illuminate the So what attracts Arola to light? In my
designed by Barcelona-based Estudi Anto- darkness of the night. career I have designed many different
ni Arola for Lamp Lighting to light private SETI is available in three versions accord- things like interior design, furniture,
areas and hotels. Due to its minimalist ing to the bollards height and the type of luminaires, objects, containers, etc. But
design, it blends in perfectly in any out- lighting: SOFT or SPOT, with a colour light increasingly has been seducing me:
door space in residential neighbourhoods. temperature of 3,000K. The SOFT model light for me is the most subtle matter,
Antoni Arola is mostly known as an indus- is furnished with a grille for signaling, and the most beautiful. With light, aside from
trial designer and had no issues in working the SPOT model is designed to direct designing a product, you are designing
with Lamp Lighting to create an outdoor the light flow toward the ground with a an atmosphere, a climate and this
luminaire, especially as he had already marked beam of light. Depending on goes directly related to the senses and to
worked with the Spanish luminaire manu- customer needs, light toward either one feelings: this is the part that interests me
facturer on the VERITAS eco supermarket or two sides may be chosen. more. In addition, light and luminaires
and he was part of the jury for the Lamp The entire family has an IP65 degree have a symbolic aspect that perhaps the
Lighting Solutions Awards 2013: I am of protection and is made with aluminum other furniture items have not.
interested in everything that is related profile extrusion with two outer finishes, www.estudiantoniarola.com
to light, the field is not important, he texturised white and anthracite grey, and www.lamp.es
said. Outdoor is always very interesting a texturised black or white inner finish.
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ID Series
BRO
The centrepiece of BROs exhibits
was the ID luminaire series with its
spotlights, recessed and suspended
luminaires. Striking design, state-of-the-
art technology, highlighting and product
quality are the central features of this
new series, which are positioned as the
top models in the BRO range. Pictured MOVE
is the Pendiro ID suspended luminaire. Luciferos
www.baero.com DLADL LED System
MOVE merges two distinct functions in
dedolight one fixture: the traditional cardanic
Originally developed by Dedo Weigert downlighter, adjustable on the
for digital and film, the DLADL horizontal and on the vertical axis
LED fittings are ideal for museum, and the recessed projector, not only
gallery and heritage applications to adjustable but also extractable. The
illuminate all objectswith unparalleled two functions are incorporated within
precision.They offerwide spectrum two different optical groups, but
light from tungsten to daylight with both can be installed, according to
perfect colour rendition and an the desired function, onto the same
evenness with no centre hotspots fall fixtures body, thanks to a tool-free
or off at the edges. The DLADLsystem Click&Play magnetic lock-unlock
can produce an infinite variety of system. The fixtures body can host one
shapes with every edging gradation or two optical groups, of the same
from soft focus to laser sharp edging. type of mixed, and is available with
www.dlad.de frame or trimless.
www.luciferos.it

VASARI Range
ELR
Recognised by the iF product design
award, the new VASARI range by ELR
utilises its highly modularised approach
resulting in a range of downlights
with the possibility of a high degree
Splitbox of customisation for more discerning
Deltalight applications. The range consists of a
variety of frame shapes and sizes, with
Splitbox is a trimless integrated
and without surface trims, reflectors
lighting system, with the flexibility of
and accessory slots designed to operate
surface-mounted lighting. The black
with ELRs patented LED engines Margo
minimalistic cove of 80mm wide and
225mm or 315mm long can be equipped
and drivers, offering a choice of LED Factorylux
performance, CCTs and beam widths
with one, two or three highly flexible Factorylux Margo. Innovative
without disturbing the luminaire fixture
spot modules. These Spy modules can architectural spotlight. Designed and
within the ceiling. This saves time and
remain in the ceiling, or emerge in its made in the UK. Shown here in RAL
protects ceilings from maintenance
entirety and be tilted 90 and rotate 3002 Carmine Red and configurable in
damage.
355, allowing focused illumination in four other vibrant and durable vitreous
www.elr-group.com
one swift move. The black background enamel colours. Choose from Xicato
creates an illusion of infinity around XTM or XIM modules, including artist
the light spots, enforcing the fully and beauty series. 400 to 3,000 lumen.
integrated concept. The outside of Range of beam angles down to 7.
the Spy modules is available in black Flicker free eldoLED drivers with super
or white, which can be combined with smooth dimming. Efficient specifier
exchangeable inserts in black, white, support and super quick lead time.
matte gold or a new silver grey finish. www.factorylux.com
www.deltalight.com
158 TECHNOLOGY

Zircon Range Ellipse


LEE Filters Sattler
LEE Filters has introduced Zircon a The Ellipse, takes the circle to its final
new range of LED lighting filter that is step. Sattler decided to close the circle
designed to offer quality, consistency with the development of the elliptical
and, above all, durability. Its no form. This shape, already found on the
secret that conventional lighting filter Circolo series is now available in the
struggles with fade times when used in soft, filigree and elegant profiles of the
conjunction with LED lighting set-ups. Straitline Slim and Doppio. These are offered in
Zircon filters are able to circumvent this LTS three sizes up to a maximum of 275cm
problem, thanks to a new technology in length, which are ideally suitable for
Easy to install, Straitline is a new
that gives them an increased lifespan reception rooms, foyers and conference
economical solution for spaces requiring
of up to 200 times longer than standard areas.
flush-mounted or hanging in-line
lighting filters. www.sattler-lighting.com
lighting. Its available as a standardised,
Available as warming and diffusion
pre-mounted LED module with fixed
filters, Zircon filters are study and long
length in 60mm x 80mm. The individual
lasting and set a new standard in LED
profile elements are connected via
lighting filters.
mechanical eccentrics, while the
www.leefilters.com
electrical connection requires no more
than the mating of two plug connectors.


Straitline utilises foils in lengths of up to
30m, which are drawn into the profile
in one piece. As a result, it can be used
in any length without visible joints.
StraitLine is available as a ceiling-
mounted or hanging lights solution.
www.lts-light.eu

Professional Opinion

This year was my first time attending


Handrail Light + Building. Aside from the
liniLED abundance of espresso, food, and wine,
three areas that stood out to me were
Winner of the Red Dot Award,
optics, controllability, and decorative
Handrail creates a safe and luxurious
luminaires.
environment with its stainless steel
The manufacturers that stood out the
(AISI 316) finish. This LED-based
most demonstrated their ability to
handrail system (IP65) has the same
better control optics and glare of high
light benefits as a LED fixture: energy
efficient with an expected lifetime of MAGIQ powered LED point sources.Companies
like Erco, Zumtobel, Kreon, iGuzzini,
more than 50,000 hours. The continuous
Prolicht and acdc were doing nice things
light line is available in several luminous
The new MAGIQ Wallwash with with small aperture recessed and
intensities and light colours. With an
Vertical Boost is a module with five track luminaires.Zumtobel and Erco
outer diameter of 42.4mm and 48.3mm,
integrated spots and illuminates walls impressed me by supporting the idea
the liniLED Handrail can be wall or post
extraordinarily evenly and completely that light should be part of everyday
mounted. Ideal for various indoor and
without dazzling. Vertical Boost lifestyles and control should be easy at
outdoor projects.
concept: five multifaceted reflectors home and in work environments.
www.liniLED.com
are mounted at different angles in one Lastly, I enjoyed seeing large scale
module. MAGIQ is a module available decorative contemporary luminaires
with either four or eight spotlights that from companies like Sattler, Exenia,
can be fitted as trim less or recessed. and Prolicht.I also liked seeing unique
These modules can also be integrated applications of standard fixtures.
into a trim less channel system: Companies like LED Linear and iGuzzini
2LOOK4LIGHT system. Each MAGIQ Spot displayed interesting ways to use simple
can be fitted with coloured Korona things like flexible linear LED products
Cones in 25 Prolicht colours. as decorative pieces.
www.prolicht.at
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Dino
Fagerhult
Designed by PetterssonRudberg, Dino
is an energy-efficient LED light engine
available in two sizes and light outputs:
Dino 180 with 3,000/6,000 lm, and
Dino 90 with 750/1,500 lm. Users can
choose from a range of reflectors and
screens or create their own unique
design. Dino 180 is available with a
large number of shades - two different Q39 Novus
domes can be used, with a prismatic
Antrox acdc
or opal louvre. The series also includes
A profile for ceiling or suspension ap- Delivering more than 80 llm/W, the
two lacquered steel shades one with
plications, Q39 features high efficiency downlight range provide a low energy
an industrial feel and one with a retro
and various finish options including: alternative to traditional fittings.
look.Dino 90 can be fitted with two
bronze, lead, corten, gold, copper, Options include fixed, adjustable and
decorative glass accessories cylindrical
wood, leather and others upon request. wallwash formats delivering 600, 1,000
or teardrop-shaped with a function
Profiles can be provided ready to use and 2,000lm with Xicato, Warm Zero and
similar to traditional glass shades.
with custom lengths, wired and com- Dynamic White options. The new range
www.fagerhult.com
plete with external power supply and comprises a technical architectural
any accessories needed for installation. downlight, Novus (pictured); soft edge
The product is suitable for different architectural downlight, Air; and deep
light configurations with single or modu- recessed pinhole, Darc Pro. All offer
lar options available, granting uniformi- high light quality and great flexibility.
ty without dark gaps. Internal reflector Novus downlight is available in small
available for increased performance and (79mm cut out) and large (98mm cut
UGR correction in office application. out) sizes. Also fixed, adjustable and
www.antrox.net wallwash versions, all with trim and
trimless options
www.acdclighting.co.uk

CAVEAU
Icone Luce
Designed by Marco Pagnoncelli, CAVEAU
MOODY
combines the prerogatives of a spotlight Lamp Lighting
and the size of a wall lamp with a Designed by Lamp Lighting, MOODY
brand new fully retracting system. creates the story of a tool created
Opening and closing is fully automated, for the interior designer to play with.
consisting of a round element hinged to A family in which the concept do
the wall. When closed it merges with
the wall, without any protrusion. While
View it yourself prevails over any other.
Experiment with light and play with the
opening, the disc is positioned at an iGuzzini product, changing its parts and finding
angle chosen according to brightness all the different roles that the luminaire
View is a compact aluminium floodlight
requirements. Part of an automated can play in the same space.
with a fluid, minimalist design.
disc, CAVEAU includes an LED circuit www.lamp.es
The luminaire offers advanced lighting
of 24V. The electronic control unit,
performance and a sleek design thanks
compatible with most home automation
to its die-cast aluminium body that uses
systems and the power supply unit, are
Optilinear technology, an anodized,
incorporated in the recessed section.
super-pure aluminium reflector and
www.iconeluce.com
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 pendant-
mounted on a three-phase track or
ceiling-mounted using a special base.
www.iguzzini.com
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Hunter Family Eiffel


Intra Lighting Plexiform
Featuring a wide family range including Made of PPMA, a transparent material
Hunter RI, RV, RIO / RVO, T, C and S, that turns solid white when switched
this luminaire is ideal for modern retail on, this suspension lamp is versatile and
shops. To provoke the desired response suitable for various environments and
of buyers, sections with high sales styles, from offices to contemporary
potential have to be enhanced in the houses. With a thickness of 8mm, its
right way. Available with 800-3,500lm capable of producing up to 12,000lm.
output, Hunter is designed to make Excellent colour rendering (CRI 80) is
products stand out and help create combined with low glare (UGR <19);
a desirable brand experience. The energetic efficiency (120lm/W) and
product has a high CRI, Vivid COB option the possibility of different installatons, Exzite Pendant
Aura Light
and optics ranging from 10-46. to make Eiffel ideal for visual display
www.intra-lighting.com units. The central aluminium profile is
available with an on-board or remote The new Exzite pendant LED luminaire
driver and in white, black and grey. offers a variety of design and colour
www.plexiform.it options, making it a natural part of
the interior design concept, whilst still
offering exceptional light performance
and energy savings. Available from
36W to 65W, the Exzite luminaire
provides low energy lighting for a
range of commercial applications,
with the stylish aesthetics making it
particularly suitable for modern office
environments.
www.aura-light.co.uk

ARVA Range
Ribag
Whether it is in a restaurant, at home,
in office spaces, corridors, meeting
rooms or over the reception desk, ARVA
lighting fixtures offer up to CRI 95 in
a minimalist lamp housing, which is
available in different sizes (D = 140, O1 Family (1 inch diameter)
ProSpex TubeLED 270, 440mm). ARVA mounted lights
ALTO
Lucent
270 / 440, features a synthetic glass
diffuser and comes in colours: white O1 Family offers stylish ceiling design
Available in Mini (60mm diam. 750lm) satin matt RAL 9003, black satin matt with its minimised size, performing
and Midi (75mm diam. 1570lm), TubeLED RAL 9005 and metallic grey RAL 9006. powerful wattage. O1 family with
comes with a number of optional The product provides a direct direction NGR (Non Glare Reflector)technology
coloured baffle inserts: copper, bronze, of light and has normal or dimmable includes: recessed downlight,
satin nickel, chrome and satin gold DALI. adjustable, and wallwasher, with
Available in finishes of black, white www.ribag.com different wattage of 2W to 8.5W
and silver, the luminaire is a track-
(220~1170lm), narrow angle to wide
mounted tubular LED spotlight fixture
angle, and also 0-10 dimming available.
with integral driver. Mounting options
Fixture hole size is only 30 with
include: track, surface monopoint,
maximum of 110lm/W. The product is
recessed monopoint and trimless
designed to make O1s driver fit into
monopoint.TubeLED is available with
a one-inch hole, along with ALTOs
phase, 1-10v and DALI dimming options
wireless Wifi and Bluetooth control
when specified with the appropriate
system.
track type and adaptor. Product shown:
www.alto.co.kr
TubeLED Midi, black with copper insert
www.lucent-lighting.com
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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,

Liquid Line
reflectors and mounting type are
variable. Conveniently controlled
Lightnet by a light management system such
as LiveLink, the IN.EVO is optionally
Liquid line provides continuous seamless
lines of light. Its modular system of
available with a Zigbee module to BeveLED ReFIT
enable control commands to be
different forms, curves and connectors
transmitted via radio signal. USAI Lighting
helps meet a range of demands. It
www.trilux.com Already a resource for an impressive
offers many possibilities in terms of
forms, such as a loop, circle or wave. array of retrofit products, USAI Lighting
It is available in a wide spectrum of released BeveLED ReFIT. The product
colour temperatures (2,700K-6,500K), is designed to switch out and upgrade
special surface colours and designs. existing halogen, incandescent,
All modules are autonomous linear andCFLbulbsusing the pre-existing,
and curved luminaires are available in installed light fixture trayssaving
a great variety of different radii and customers time, money and energy in
lengths. For offices its available with the midst of the CFL transition. Its a
direct/indirect light distribution and new idea that minimises construction
microprismatic screens. Vivoxy Graze Indoor and optimises efficiency and
www.lightnet-group.com Luci Lighting sustainability.
www.usailighting.com
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
AKON optional glare-cut louvre.
www.luci-lighting.com vitaLED 2.0
Molto Luce
Brumberg
Akon is a contemporary design with
vitaLED 2.0 provides light for supporting
state-of-the-art technology. Made of
the productivity curve in harmony with
anodised aluminium with black or white
human biorhythms. It looks to prove
powder coated surface, the luminaires
that artificial light doesnt just make a
are equipped with asymmetric
room bright, but it can also positively
micro-faceted free form reflector by
influence human hormone regulation.
Bartenbach, which ensures a uniformed
Brumberg developed vitaLED according
light distribution with optimum
to the guiding principle Light is life.
longitudinal glare. Available in single,
vitaLED 2.0 can not only display the
double or quad format, Akon is also
full RGB colour spectrum, but also
offered as a track spot version for the
the entire range of white light can be
Molto Luce Volare System, which offers
controlled from 2,000 to 10,000K.
a flexible solution for correct positional
www.brumberg.com
light The head of spotlights has 350
swivel and 90 tilt.
www.moltoluce.com
www.reggiani.net #theilluminationcollective

Cells
Design by: Speirs + Major

Bringing quality light


to urban contexts
with a brand new
modular solution
inspired by nature.
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NIGHTSIGHT
ZUMTOBEL
Designed by Ben van Berkel / UNStudio for
Zumtobel, Nightsight is a versatile new lighting
system which aims to improve the quality,
accessibility, usability and security of public spaces
after dark.

Aimed at improving the quality and improve upon standard exterior lighting to a given space and its changing context
safety of exterior spaces after dark, solutions by enabling variable qualities of at different times of night - enriching the
Nightsight is a modular system designed light: from dynamic to soft, with variable experience of those spaces.
by Ben van Berkel of UNStudio to create intensities, glare reduction, reduced Nightsight comprises a number of differ-
environments for social activity, mobility light spill and directional lighting. In ently sized sets of LED luminaries which
and walkability and to reclaim the night conjunction with sensor technology the can be placed on street furnitures or
within the public realm through variety luminaires can respond to both daylight buildings, while the similarity in appear-
in lighting scenarios and intensities. reduction and movement, creating a ance of the units ensures unity in design.
Unnecessary light pollution is controlled smart, interactive lighting system that In the near future the range will be ex-
through glare reduction and reduced light activates both spaces and the buildings tended to include a variety of additional
spill, while active spaces enjoy carefully that surround them. luminaire formats covering even broader
considered and composed directional The design of the the modular Nightsight application variety.
lighting. LED outdoor lighting system was carried By enabling tailored lighting scenarios,
Van Berkel commented: Nightsight is out in close collaboration with the Zum- concludes Van Berkel, Nightsight can
inspired by the many variations possible tobel team. create environments for social activity,
in theatre lighting. The system enables Peter J. Keill of Zumtobel stated: Night- mobility and walkability and provide
spatial choreography through light and is sight is a uniquely adaptable toolbox of new opportunities for task-specific
primarily aimed at facilitating activity, light that fuses the newest technology illumination of paths, squares, roads and
enjoyment, engagement and social inter- (such as our patented Composite Beam faades.
action in the public realm. optics) with consistent and integrative www.unstudio.com
The compact family of components that design quality. This enables very precise, www.zumtobelgroup.com
together comprise the Nightsight toolbox multi-layered light solutions, which adapt
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Holon 80
Kreon
Holon 80 is a product range of
directional spotlights and downlights.
Equipped with LED or LED retrofit
light sources, various options in colour
temperature, beam angles, lenses
Omega and drivers are available to optimise
Lumen Center Italia the desired light effect. Holon 80

A basic aluminum arc, the new edition


directional rotates 360 and tilts up LOT
to 90. In addition to the directional
of a table lamp designed in 1983 to
spotlight, this product range comes with Artemide
celebrate the 40th anniversary of
a second variety: Holon 80 fixed. LOT combines a projector and a
Lumen Center Italia. Omega was born
www.kreon.com software application to allow real-
in the early 80s when it was equipped
with a halogen light source with low time choice of lighting conditions.
voltage. Today it has been re-innovated The universal projector is capable
to incorporate LED luum light sources. of changing the aperture angles of
luum is a new generation of human emissions and flows. Each projector has
friendly LED light which, in addition to four different types of optical units: a
energy saving, offers a light source that central one for the narrower beam and
is close to the spectrum of natural light, six identical ones in pairs to define the
conscious that it has many influences on other apertures. The refractive version
metabolism and on our wellness. LoT works with lenses and combines
www.lumencenteritalia.com a dynamic white light in the beams
intensities and apertures with a RGBW
coloured light. Excellent illuminance is
ensured up to a 5m installation height.
The reflective versions Lot Reflector
dissipating body ensures illuminance up
to a 12m installation height.
www.artemide.com

Super Line
Kanon FLOS
Modular Lighting Super Line is a suspension luminaire
Instruments designed to combine unobtrusive
visual appearance with performance.
Designed by Couvreur&Devos, Kanon is The aluminium body conceals three
an energy-efficient LED light fixture. It separate LED lines and specialised
comes in two models: the Kanon 110, a
heavy-duty spotlight that can deliver up
optics in a direct/indirect arrangement. LLM0854A
An efficient multi-layer optic controls
to 3,400 lms, and its big brother Kanon the downlight emission to achieve Stanley Electric
138, with a capacity of 6,000 lms, UGR<19, thanks to a combination of Stanley Electric introduced the latest
making it the most powerful spotlight two glare control films on top of a addition to its ultra narrow 3 beam
in the entire Modular catalogue. This clear protective screen. In addition, a angle LED projector floodlight range,
lighting cannon is an ideal solution for powerful indirect output provides the the LLM0854A. This single LED sister
showrooms or commercial spaces with up-light needed for a bright ceiling to its LLM0545A 9 LED unit is available
high ceilings. essential for a healthy and productive in 3,000, 4,000 and 5,000K, as well as
www.supermodular.com workplace environment. Up&Down individual colours coming soon. IP65
version boasts 3,000K - CRI 80 with rated, it is ideal for both architectural
Up: 37W - 5050lm and Down: 30.5W - applications as well as indoor / spotlight
4,200lm. The Up version: 3,000K - CRI use in retail, museum and commercial
80 - 37W - 5050lm. locations.
www.flos.com www.stanley-ledlighting.com
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io
Occhio
A90-P Fraxion Family Thanks to the virtually invisible

Glamox Lucifer Lighting separation of the two sphere halves, the


io giro surface-mounted spotlight can
Glamox A90-P is a decorative and tough The next evolution of the minimalist be freely rotated and pivoted by up to
luminaire with a design that satisfies Fraxion downlight is a new full family 45 from vertical without changing its
the requirements posed to an industrial of recessed fittings available for a true form. In doing so, characteristic Occhio
luminaire and the high demands made trimless install or with a micro flange lenses offer various lighting effects
by architects and light designers when it bezel. Proprietary beam optics 13- in high quality. Recessed spotlight io
comes to aestheticism and functionality. 60 utilising reflection, refraction and piano takes the design and lighting
Based on extensive requirements, TIR allow for easy field change outs. effects of io and integrates them in
the designers have developed a Hot-aimable and lockable in tilt and the ceiling, thus completing the range
luminaire suitable for a wide range of rotation, offering perfect centre beam of applications. A movable and a
applications, including social areas, maintenance to 40 tilt utilising a sliding fixed version as a pure downlight are


receptions and canteens and A90-P2 for pivot point. 900lm (8w) - 1400lm (13w). available. Round, square or seamless
applications like production premises, Patents pending. recessed options may be selected.
warehouses, entrance halls and atriums www.luciferlighting.com www.occhio.de
with mounting heights up to ten to
twelve-metres. Glamox A90-P has been
designed with focus on energy efficiency
and long lifetime.
www.glamox.com

Professional Opinion
This L+B was mainly too many
copies and improvements in existing
products! But my three favourite are:
1. PALCO Family from iGuzzini,
especially the new ones - the framers
designed by Artec3. Very technical,
flexible and complete family product
to solve almost all lighting needs, with

mPro WIRO
a clean and simple aesthetic.
2. CELLS from Reggiani, designed by
Aurora Wever & Ducr Speirs+Major. Offers a wide range of
Designed with versatility, safety and lighting possibilities and finishings, and
Designed by architect and designer
performance in mind, the mPros is easy to customise. A new application
Bernd Steinhuber, WIRO is Wever &
features include IP65 in fixed and and aesthetic for an LED exterior
Ducrs answer to the phrase diamonds
adjustable, and a detachable design product.
are a girls best friend. Looking like a
for shallow ceiling voids. The mPro is 3. Infra-Structure from FLOS,
sketch drawn in the air, the luminaires
the latest member of the mSeries, with designed by vincent van duysen.
can be hung individually or as an
a range topping output of up to 640lm A flexible system with different
ensemble available in different sizes
and an efficacy of up to 91lm/W. The elements provided by easy magnetic
and in rust and black finishes. Users
mPros LED chroic lens delivers halogen- track fixation. Different fixtures
can pick a favourite shape and combine
like light distribution, maximising are available to compose the final
away, giving the imagination free rein
energy output while minimising energy solution.
with diamond, globe, and industry
consumption. Its NanoDrive technology versions available. These luminaires RAFAEL GALLEGO
features a miniaturised integrated are an ideal and flexible solution for AUREOLIGHTING
driver which is detachable from the creating light ambiance.
light source to allow for better heat www.weverducre.com
dissipation leading to longevity, even
under loose fill insulation material.
www.auroralighting.com
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Pin Light
Studio Due Graph-i-line 20 / 40
Pin Light is Studio Dues new compact
Griven
ultra narrow LED spot designed to
create dramatic lighting effects on Graph-i-Line 20 and 40 are versatile and
faades and architectural surfaces. powerful architectural LED fixtures that
Its equippedwith a coupled ultra- enable an endless layout of patterns and
narrow 1.5 optic for accurate and graphics display with an optimal pixel
detailed projection on surfaces to resolution. Mounted on large surfaces,
create effects of great impact. Suitable these high impact waterproof LED bars
for outdoor installations thanks to the are capable of reproducing almost any
IP65 rating protection, it is available visual concept, screening video-footage
with one monochromatic LED (warm or displaying a boundless layout of SPELIA arc
white, neutral white, cool white, graphic patterns. The independent A&O Technology
red, green, blue or amber). On/off or control of each LED is enhanced by a
dimmable function are also available choice of a clear or an opaline diffuser Developed for outdoor XXL architectural
options. for a direct view optical selection that lighting (IP65), the DMX-controlled
www.studiodue.com can meet a variety of lighting design SPELIA arc combines cost-effectiveness
prerequisites. with environmentally friendly qualities
www.griven.com and versatility. As one of the most
energy-efficient lamps on the market
its light output is equivalent to 3,000W
xenon. The high frequency plasma
(HFP) light engine SPELIA has an
operating life of up to 50,000 hours and
up to 165lm/W. Low operating costs,
extremely long service life, continuous

EXTERIOR light spectrum and a CRI >80 are


the virtues of this economical, high-
powered washer.
www.ao-technology.com

ATHLON
Unilamp
ATHLON is a series of mini floodlights KKLN-01
with wide beam asymmetrical and
bi-symmetrical light distribution. It
KKDC
operates with a high-power LED module, The KKLN-01 linear lens is an innovative
which is attached on an aluminium two position co-extruded design
body as a heat sink. The Alanod Miro offering multiple applications especially
reflectors used in this luminaire are 5655-Lignon suited for interior/exterior faade

LEC Lyon
designed by Photopia engineering lighting. Currently available as an
software. The calibrated aiming accessory for TiMi and MoMo housings,
unit provides accuracy of the light The 5655-Lignon is an LED linear wall- KKLN-01 is compatible with a range of
distribution on the illuminated surface. projector that offers a wide number of LED strips and colours. With efficient
The range of accessories such as ground lighting uses: ceiling (or cove lighting), 90% LOR, it offers excellent narrow
mount spike, tree strap and pole clamp canopy lighting, pathway lighting with beam performance with a choice of
makes it a dynamic floodlight choice. handrails, etc. Its key feature is that 14/36, with beam angle determined
www.unilamp.co.th it is made in UV-free organic polymer by selecting one of the two mounting
glass, which makes it very flexible. positions for KKDC TiMi LED strip.
This linear offers a bespoke length www.kkdc.lighting
going from 9cm to two-metres and is
equipped with 120 one-colour LEDs
per metre or 70 three-colour LEDs per
metre. Easy-to-fix, it can be supplied
either with an adhesive system or can
be installed on tilting fixing brackets.
www.lec-lyon.com
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FL100
GVA Lighting
The triangular aluminum body of
the new FL100 is houses three 100W
versions. The monochromatic version is
capable of an ultra-narrow 4.7 beam
angle or 9,000lms in the 6 beam angle
version. The RGBW1 offers colour mixing
within a single optic, best suited for
close wall-washing and wall-grazing PowerLug LED
LUG Light Factory
applications with the colour matched
to STR9 RGBW linear luminaire. The
RGBW4 version uses a traditional PowerLug LED, winner of this years iF
approach with a single colour LED per Design Award, is a modern floodlight
optic and colour mixing outside of the VLED IDT Range designed to illuminate architectural ob-
jects and open as well as closed spaces
Venture Lighting Europe
lens for greater light output and tighter
beam. such as sports facilities or car parks.
www.gvalighting.com Venture Lighting Europe has introduced The use of dedicated optics systems
a range of LED luminaires with enhanced and lighting control systems allows for
longevity and reliability with their latest adjusting the product to the needs of
VLED Integrated Driver Technology (IDT) particular applications. The luminaire
system. This latest system is operated features high technical parameters,
directly from the mains supply without convenient mounting and servicing, ex-
the requirement of a separate driver. ceptional aerodynamics and award-win-
This helps to increase the life of the ning design.
luminaire as there is no driver to fail www.lug.com.pl
before the 50,000 hour LED life.
Comprised of individual 30W VLED
modules, the IDT luminaires are
available from 30W to 180W.
www.venturelightingeurope.com 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
NoLimit up through the use of three different
Insta round covers for soft light lines and
three linear optics with 10, 30 and
NoLimit is a linear LED system 60 for precise light control. LYRA can
allowing architects and consultants almost be swiveled in 360 and finds
to plan and realise their lighting tasks its place in both architectural and
autonomously. NoLimit is a modular cove lighting, as well as an individual
DALIS
linear system consisting of a variety luminaire in the range of product
of different modules: profiles, light displays in the retail sector.
Robert Juliat inserts, integral control gear etc. All www.led-linear.com
DALIS is an asymmetrical 300W LED parts are engineered to one another and
cyclorama light, with 48 LED sources designed for an easy and trouble-free
arranged in a double row. Each LED configuration.
works with a mini asymmetric reflector, www.insta.de
or spoon, to deliver a smooth spread
of light across any surface. DALIS mixes
eight LED colours to create a huge
variety of pastel and saturated colours.
Silent, fanless operation makes DALIS
ideal for any application.
www.robertjuliat.com
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DART
Targetti
DARTs 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

IntiBEAM
hybrid optics equipped with die-cast
Transformer Series aluminum reflector and a lens system

StrongLED
of optical glass. A series of aesthetically IntiLED
coordinated accessories make DART the
IntiBEAM is intended for flood or accent
The Transformer series consists ideal solution to illuminate both large
lighting. Its main feature is the narrow
of eleven configurations (square, areas or provide accent lighting.
4-6 optics depending on the diodes
rectangular and linear) and power www.targetti.com
used. Due to high power it is ideal for
output from 40W ~ 400W to meet wide
lighting sites from a large distance (such
ranges of floodlighting, wall wash and
as domes and monuments), as well as
graze applications. Available in ranges
narrow and high interfenestral spaces.
of whites and RGBW Cree or Lumileds
It features original Nichia (Japan) and
LEDs and narrow to mid beam angles,
Cree (USA) LEDs with primary optics,
It is made of high thermal efficient
which are optimised for architectural
die-cast aluminium housing with unique
application and feature high quality of
anti-glare cover over deep-seated light
light. Its narrow 5 secondary optics are
emitters. Stainless steel mounting frame
carefully selected to fit the LED series
and tilt adjustable up to 1,800, it has an
used in a narrow uniform light beam.
AC110V~220V input, DMX control and is
www.intiled.ru
IP66 rated.
www.strongled.com

Ghost
Vector V36 Optic
Simes
Nemo Lumino
Designed by Marc Sadler, Ghost is a light
Ligman The new V36 Optic from Lumino creates blade that comes from the concrete.
drama with three new precision optical When its off, it disappears - no artifice,
A compact surface mounted underwater effects.Textures can be thrown into just a cut in the concrete. Actually
projector for faades, columns, bridges sharp relief, highlighting features a technical prodigy, directly casted
mounuments, swimming pools, synthetic with deep shadow and contrast using into the concrete, the product fuses
pools, pools and water pools for public the wall grazer optic with 18 x 45 architecture and light in a natural way.
or private areas. With a replaceable beam. Sculpt surfaces with acute The luminaire is available in horizontal,
LED module, Nemo offers colour lighting effects using the narrow 18 vertical and square versions with two
temperatures of 2,700K, 3,000K and beam or flood space with light using housings in polypropilene, with locking
4,000K, LED CRI >80 and a life-time of the 37 beam.The product is 36mm system and a lighting element with
50,000 Hours. The underwater luminaire wide and available from 305mm (1ft) white LED - 3,000K, CRI80 and 880lm. It
has a stainless steel grade 316 body, in continuous lengths as a surface, also has a rated luminous flux of 305lm
stainless steel fasteners in grade 316 suspension, recessed or in-ground linear and a rated input power flux of 9W 230V
and a choice of wattage from 14W, profile with indoor or exterior, wet with computer-simulated photometrics
20W and 27W (1,300lm, 1,800lm, and location (up to IP68) versions.V36 Optic www.simes.com
2,900lm). provides up to 3,000lm/metre (900lm/
www.ligman.com ft) of precision controlled light.
www.lumino.lighting
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Lighting designers Ingo Kalecinski and Tommaso Gimigliano presented their range of self-illumination
jewellery, LightStones, at Light+Building in conjunction with Mike Stoane Lighting.
LightStones, a new collection of self-illu- The line of designs includes gold plated, the light beam of the LED light sources.
minating pieces of jewellery, by Lon- natural brass and silver aluminium fin- The lenses become gigantic precious
don-based designers Ingo Kalecinski and ishes with a range of decorative toppings stones mounted on an essential ring-like
Tommaso Gimigliano, both of dpa lighting such as glass beads and crystals, hand brass structure housing the battery and
consultants, is a symbiosis of engineering carved acrylics, perforated metals and, the light source as well.
and hand crafting, each piece is naturally in homage to lighting technology today, a Together with these first pieces both
unique within a selected range of designs range of selected optical lenses. playful and serious styles have been com-
including rings, earrings and necklaces. Their first creations represent a meta- bined, together with different colours
The original concept for LightStones was phor for a wearable aura of light, able to of light in order to evoke many different
conceived by the pair in response to a instil wellbeing and define the boundar- feelings associated with the perception
competition set by Mike Stoane Lighting ies of a personal micro-cosmos of warmth of the light and its empathic and meta-
(MSL) in 2015. Consequently they were and comfort. Stylistically this exercise physical allegories of the frame of mind
invited by MSL to create a limited edition concentrates on enhancing the beautiful of people wearing them.
of 100 rings to mark the companys return minimalism and complexity of the lenses www.lightstones.uk
to Light+Building this year. used in the lighting industry to collimate www.mikestoanelighting.com
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Stra
L&L Luce & Light
Solaris Flare IP Range
TMB
Stra is available in four versions
that differ in the way the optics are
New from TMB is the Solaris Flare IP adjusted: manually, with a motor or
range of ultra-bright, colour-changing, fixed. Motorised adjustment allows
outdoor LED RGBW wash fixtures. users to position the light beam 10,
The 34,000-lumen Flare IP exhibited using an infrared remote control. The
impressive performance illuminating the versions with one or two independent EK3-4
optical groups, are adjusted manually;
Grandhotel Hessischer Hof throughout
each is tiltable through 15 (x- axis)
Emeride
L+B. Featuring beautiful colours and
and 30 (y-axis). These can be EK3-4 is a walk-over linear system
smooth dimming, the Flare IP High
fitted with two optics with different for signal lighting ideal for indoor,
Definition (HD) single head is available
beams. The version with fixed optics outdoor and underwater applications
with three beam width options. The
is available with a white light (2,700K, thanks to its IP67/68 protection
narrow-beam High Reach (HR) single-
3,000K and 4,000K) and RGBW. It can degree. Made of aluminium and special
and dual-head models are ideal for high,
be fitted with an elliptical magnetic resins, this fixture is available in
long-distance throw.
filter so that the beam can be adjusted lengths from 50cm - two-metres. It is
www.tmb.com
externally without having to remove on-off or dimmable and is available
the device from its installation. monochromatic (3,000K, 4,000K and
www.lucelight.it 5,500K), RGB and RGB MOVE. It can
be installed in anodized aluminium
housing boxes with or without border.
Powered at 24Vdc, it uses a mid
Power LED light source with an output
ranging between 140 and 180lm/W.
Its delivered with transparent or opal
diffuser.
www.emeride.com

ERFURT LED HO
NORKA
Integrated into the 1.50m long ERFURT
reflector tube luminaires, Industrial
LEDs and drivers provide a luminous
flux of up to 13,000lm in the single
lamp version and up to 26,000lm in
the twin version. The long service
life means the omission of regular Esdium Pro LED
IRIS 67 lamp changes lowers maintenance
SECOM
costs. Highly tolerant when it comes
Linea Light to ambient temperature, it can be Esdium Pro LED is an efficient and
An outdoor directional spotlight permanently operated in a range from functional luminaire that is suitable
with varying optics, IRIS 67 is -40 C to +40 C. The luminaires are for a wide range of applications in the
available in three different sizes. The equipped with a transient protection projection field. It is versatile, with
product provides an ideal solution up to 4kV against overvoltage and the arm and rotary modules available in
for illuminating garden plants - the housing with protection rating IP65 several powers and opening degrees.
adjustable light follows the plant (IP67 on request) prevents the ingress Made of cast aluminum and having
growth whereas the adjustable focus of dust and spray water. a transparent methacrylate closure
illuminates only the desired area. www.norka.de (PMMA) of high luminous flux, makes it
Available with varying optics, beam a fixture of strength and endurance.
widths range from a minimum of 8to The module and bracket are made of
a maximum of 50 by means of an thermo painted injected aluminum.
adjustable front ring nut.Its directional LED modules include 100, 50, 41,
casing allows 220 rotation on the 32, 21 and asymmetric two sides
horizontal axis. optics. Driver with IP67 included for all
www.linealight.com models.
www.secom.es
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VLR100 Series
we-ef
Available from 7.5W-37.5W, the series
includes five standard lengths, from
328mm to 1,528mm, with customised
lengths available in 100mm increments
on request. The luminaires can be tilted
Zerox Family up to 180, enabling the light direction

Heper to be adapted. A variable suspension


technique allows post-installation, fine-
Zerox product family is Hepers new tuning adjustments to be made on-site
recessed uplight series. It has IP67 to ensure precision light distribution.
protection and is made completely of
HYC Series stainless steel to ensure durability.
The VLR100 series is available in [LB]
wide; [LM] medium; [LE] narrow;
Furukawa Electric With Zerox HY using Hybrid technology, [LEE] very narrow symmetric beam
users can have absolute control over distributions and an asymmetric version
HYC Series uses the heat pipe
light beam (with narrow and wide beam [LA10]. The shorter version is fitted with
technology and cooling expertise that
angle options), perfect glare control a separate driver while longer versions
Furukawa Electric has developed.
and high efficiency, all combined in have an integrated driver.
Without degrading heat dissipation
one system. With Zerox F using Flexo www.weef.de
performance, the HYC Series is less than
module, users can have narrow beam
half the weight of conventional die-cast
angle with a special anti-glare lens on
aluminium and extruded heat sinks,
top. Zerox product family has a lumen
using the original crimped fin
package starting from 900lm up to
technology. This is ideal for cooling high
3,000lm with CCT options as 3,000K,
power LED modules that are mainly used
4,000K or RGB white.
in high bay lighting for warehouses,
www.heper.eu
factories, and gymnasiums, as well as
outdoor floodlights for tennis courts,
athletic fields and stadiums.
www.furukawa.co.jp

POI Range
SGM
With the A-4 RM ArtNet to DMX
converter, the POI fixtures are remotely
accessible, allowing users to program
Flexline
Koledo
The Ambium Flexline is a flexible and
robust LED string similar to the look of a
Neon tube. Available in different shades
Professional Opinion
The three things that I found most
interesting were:
1. G-Spot moving head from SGM
because of its IP65 rating.
2.Side Sparkle Fiber Optic from Fiber
Lite for its UV resistant capability.


3. LED Graphic Point Light IP68
shows from a remote location, upload of white, red, green, blue colours from YD ILLUMINATION for its high
it and schedule it on site. If connected or RGB, this optically diffused, rigid resistance against the boil water and
to the internet, it works as a remote Flexline is a 24V flexible LED strip made UV Sun ray.
monitoring device to notify the service with Triple-A branded LEDs. Available in
HASAN BAHADORI
provider of any problems within the lengths of 1,000mm and 4,000mm (other
RGE LIGHTING DESIGN
fixtures. Customisation is part of the lengths upon request), Flexline uses
POI philosophy, so fixtures are available integrated constant current sources on
in white and black, as well as an array its circuit board. Therefore, a lifetime
of custom RAL colours. All fixtures in up to 50,000 (LM80) will be guaranteed.
the POI range are corrosion protected Flexline can be mounted to a wall or
and saltwater resistant (IP65 rating), ceiling, using special mounting clips for
maintenance-free and have a patented installation.
dehumidification processor. www.koledo.eu
www.sgmlight.com
PROLED DOWNLIGHT PERI 25
20003300 Lumen
neutral white 4000 K + warm white 3000 K
CRI 80
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David Morgan Associates celebrates 35 years of product design this year
and chose Light+Building to launch a raft of new products.

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2016: RADIANT 3D LED FLEX 40 RGBW 2016: RADIANT MICRO SPOT IP 65 2016: RADIANT EUCLID 20 BALL JOINT

Award winning product designer David as offering a unique lighting solution. The Radiant 3D LED Flex 25 IP 68 is an
Morgan, the founder and Director of the The auditorium lighting by MBLD for the innovative underwater three dimensionally
luminaire design consultancy David Morgan Zaha Hadid designed Heydar Aliyev Cen- flexible LED linear lighting system produced
Associates (DMA), which this year celebrates ter in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2012 proved to in 316 L stainless steel which is a world first
its 35th anniversary, shows no sign of letting be a game changer. Radiant designed and and was developed for use in the refurbish-
up in adding to his product portfolio. This produced 280-metres of the 3D LED Flex ment of the swimming pool at the iconic
year's Light+Building saw the official launch 100 system specifically for the project as Ritz hotel in Paris.
of five new products from his own Radiant a custom design and from that one project Away from the 3D Flex system, Radiant also
stable as well as numerous products from they developed the whole range. launched a new range of Micro LED pen-
other manufacturers including Ligman's The auditorium and foyer of the Hammer- dants that incorporates the same optics and
Lightzone LED bollard and Lighting Technol- smith Apollo London in 2014 (lighting design miniature LV DC to DC dimmable drivers as
ogy's Fregat LED streetlight. by Jim Morse) is now the largest Radiant used in the Radiant Micro Track spotlight
With a first degree in Physics from London RGBW project to date. range so they can be used together in the
University and a Masters in Industrial Design Three new versions of the linear system same projects.
from the Royal College of Art, Morgans were launched at Light+Building. The 3D Designed by his son Jonathan to be used in
interest in lighting began when he landed LED Flex 100 Z3 Xicato incorporates the a wide variety of hospitality and residential
his first job as a Designer at Thorn Lighting. latest generation of Xicato LED modules. applications where the quality and control
He established DMA in 1981 and has gone This system combines mechanical flexibility of light is of high importance, dim to warm
on to work for hundreds of global clients, in three dimensions with the Xicato remote and very low colour temperature LED op-
operating from offices in London and China, phosphor technology ensuring excellent tions are available.
including Louis Poulsen, ETC, Designplan, colour consistency between LED arrays and The Euclid 60 LED linear system was
Holophane and Beta Calco. high colour point stability over time. Sev- originally developed as a custom design
In 2007, Morgan founded Radiant Archi- eral versions were presented at the show, to illuminate buildings on a large private
tectural Lighting, for which installations including wide beam indirect and reflector estate in the UK. The system has now been
include important public buildings as well as types for accent lighting and wall grazing. developed into a standard Radiant system
iconic and fashionable buildings housing su- First developed for use in Harrods Dior and has already been specified for use on
per-premium brands, amongst them: Armani showroom, the Radiant 3D LED Flex 40 major projects in the UK and overseas. It is
Hotels, Harrods, Kensington Palace, British anti-glare snoot has been enthusiastically ideal for use in exterior linear architectural
Lands Regents Place Hereford Cathedral, received by lighting designers for use in oth- lighting applications including wall grazing
Gatwick Airport and Banana Republic. er prestigious projects around the world. and wall washing.
Radiants 3D LED Flex linear system is The Radiant 3D LED Flex 25 IP 68 is a new www.dmadesign.co.uk
prized by lighting designers and architects addition to the 3D LED Flex range. www.radiantlights.co.uk

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STREET Ephesus LED Street Lights


Vestel
LIGHTING With an efficacy level of up to 145lm/W,
Vestel Ephesus LED Street Lights are
30% more efficient than their standard
equivalents. Compatible with numerous
smart control devices, Vestels Ephesus
design is made to offer further cost-
saving potential, allowing for the
possibility of timed and seasonal Bollards
illumination that can also be used to Arcluce
monitor footfall and traffic. Delivering
Arcluce bollards comply with the
Urba Deco consistent, uniform lighting to cover
much wider areas, Ephesus ensures
highest safety standards and provide a
solution for residential and architectural
Thorn brighter, longer lasting illumination that
applications. Gothic 110, Gothic 180 and
Urba Deco is a decorative LED can withstand the sound and vibration
Kubix 180 are decorative and create a
lantern with a unique shape to of heavy traffic.
dynamic combination of light-shadow
provide ambience and high quality www.vestel.co.uk
contrasts. The fragile elements of the
lighting. Mounted either as post-top, optic (source, reflector, diffuser) are
suspended, wall and catenary, Urba entirely covered inside the die-cast
Deco is available with an efficient aluminum body, making the bollards
clear or comfortable prismatic diffuser, ideal for installation in public areas such
symmetrical or asymmetrical optics as gardens, car parks, pathways and
and more than 20 light distributions. entrances.
This creates the right light for the www.arcluce.it
application with an appealing design.
www.thornlighting.co.uk
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Agathos Shiraz K Nano


Cariboni Technilum
A lantern specifically designed to house Shiraz K Nano is an efficient, modular,
the LED technology, its traditional shape decorative, contemporary but timeless
makes the fitting ideal for the lighting lamp post. Shiraz K Nano is a variation
of urban areas with particular historical, of Shiraz K, Technilums functional
architectural or natural interest. The lighting best-seller. Both models benefit
high quality of its optical systems from the City Module technology, a
increases perfomance significantly for patented concept of poles made of
the replacement of old light sources. extruded aluminum. Equipped with
Agathos can be installed on post-top, on Castor LEDs, they contribute to reduce
arm to be fixed on pole or wall, both up environmental footprint thanks to
and downwards. The fixing methods are ERCO extended life-span, reduced energy
compatible with the most common post Castor is the first pure LED bollard consumption and easy maintenance.
top, wall-mounted or pendant-mounted luminaire in the ERCO portfolio. Two www.technilum.com
systems. light distributions and two sizes enable
www.caribonigroup.com 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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ARINI T4
Hess Platek
ARINI is a new lighting system that Ideal for lighting roads, walkways, and
combines light and multifunctionality paths, T4 is a range of lighting products
with a design inspired by the organic combining practicality and solidity
form of a parrot and has the diversity within a clear and linear design.
and impressions of nature as its model. The LED technology combines energy
ARINI opens up new design and efficiency and durability without
application possibilities for urban sacrificing aesthetics and performance
structures and is as varied, as capabilities. The four lighting posts
intelligent and as colourful as a parrot. SLC RF include: a 1,200mm high bollard, to
In addition to the organic form, the Osram Lighting Solutions the 2,200mm practical lighting posts,
rear part of the luminary head can and poles of 3,000mm and 3,600mm.
Osram Lighting Solutions showed a
be equipped with RGBW lighting. The The absence of visible screws, hidden
new generation of the Street Light
ARINIs are just as the models that diffuser in transparent antiglare PMMA
Control system (SLC RF) that connects
inspired them available in almost and its inspection door with terminal
luminaires in a network wirelessly via
all desired colours. Whether tone box and integrated electrical protection
radio, based on the new, open IPv6
on tone or with deliberate contrast fuses make it ideal for outdoor
internet standard. An intelligent radio
colouring. application.
component in the outdoor luminaire
www.hess.eu www.platek.eu
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.
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Shuffle
Schrder
Shuffle goes beyond professional
lighting, integrating features such
as: loudspeakers, CCTV, night vision,
wireless internet, electric vehicle
charging and visual guidance. The three
Essentials Collection
Owlet controls allow the units to be
managed independently or as part of Benito
an interoperable network, enabling Essentials is a project by Ramn beda
luminaires to communicate with one and Otto Canalda for the street lighting
another to provide dynamic profile sector. Functional lighting that is easy
dimming and advanced management to assemble, install and maintain, with Hydrocity LED
PUK Italia
schemes. Combining state-of-the art a smart design and the best possible
LED lighting technology, the Shuffle price. Essentials is a family that offers
provides a wide range of photometries Debuting at Light+Building 2016,
distinct styles and types Deco, Globus,
from intensive to extensive, Hydrocity LED is a pole-top round
Nordic, Classic and Minim with
symmetrical and asymmetrical, with or fixture that will be available in two
different mounting brackets Horizon,
without a back light control system. main versions: Hydrocity 01 with single
Lira, Suspended, Catenary and Industrial
www.schreder.com arm, cycle-pedestrian or street optics
and which now all share the same
and Hydrocity 02 with double arm and
light engine, especially developed for
a rotosymmetric optic. Available from
the occasion using state-of-the-art LED
18W up to 72W, the range features a
technology.
high-power LED chip by CREE. Its main
www.benito.com
application areas are public parks,
parking lots, city squares, pedestrian
paths, sidewalks and low-traffic roads.
www.puk.it

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CONTROL ILLUSTRIS
Pyng
Crestron
Helvar Pyng configures and controls whole-
home audio systems, lighting, shades,
ILLUSTRIS provides a versatile solution
thermostats, door locks, and security
for applications where a seamless fit
systems. The home automation app
within the interior design scheme is
can be used to set up these devices
a key requirement. The clean, fresh
with custom presets on an Apple
finish of ILLUSTRIS are complemented
iPad and control them from iPad,
by a choice of different fascia graphic
iPhone, and iPod touch. A Crestron
layouts, including a scene control panel,
touchscreen, connected to the Pyng
net4more an RGB colour control panel with colour
system, automatically adds the system,
wheel, and a tuneable white layout,
Tridonic complete with colour temperature and
providing instant connectivity and
control. Pyng is designed to integrate
The net4more toolbox, consisting of intensity controls, and pre-set scenes.
with every Crestron system. Adding
LED drivers, communication modules, Out of box functionality and the ability
a Pyng control hub to every 3-Series
sensors, routers, software and apps, to edit and store scenes from the
control system and set up the audio,
was featured in the luminaire Zumtobel ILLUSTRIS panel or from the app makes
lights, shades, thermostats, and locks in
MIREL 600 x 600 wireless prototype. controlling DALI Type 8 devices simple,
minutes.
net4more provides access to data with minimal set-up.
www.crestron.com
without the need for an additional www.helvar.com
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
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Connect App & Bridge


Lutron
Residential solutions give consumers the
ability to transform their homes into
smart and connected ones, providing
more convenience, greater energy
savings and a better overall experience.
Lutrons latest solution is Lutron
DIALux evo 6 Connect app and Lutron Connect Bridge origin
DIAL
(pictured). As cloud-based hardware
Mackwell Electronics
compatible with the HomeWorks QS
DIALux evo 6 focuses on Daylight Mackwell Electronics showcased a new
and GRAFIK RA2 systems, these provide
systems. In cooperation with the technology platform at Light+Building
convenient home control from any
Frauenhofer Institute and manufacturers called origin. origin is a combination
iOS or Android smartphone or tablet,
of faade systems, DIALux searched of software and hardware integrated
offering remote access, geofencing,
for a solution for the calculation and into Mackwell products to enable a
widget support and more.
visualisation of steering systems and series of features and upgrades. The
www.lutron.com
window shade systems which take new platform will be fully software
daylight into consideration. DIALux configurable and programmable in
evo 6 includes further numerous addition to including features such as
optimisations. A completely revised user Retinal Response, extensive battery
interface is now available which makes protection, diagnostics, wireless
it even easier to implement plans. At communications via Bluetooth and/
the same time the design guideline EN or VLC and the ability to sync data
132015:2015 parts 2, 3 and 5 has been with the Mackwell Cloud. origin shows
integrated. the next innovative progression for
www.dial.de emergency lighting.
www.mackwell.com
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Wi-Light 2016 3025 KNX Switch


Chromateq Eelectron
This application is a digital remote The 3025 is a four-gang switch with
control available for free on both temperature sensor. Its minimal
Google Play and Apple Store. It offers shape leaves space for noble material
more control options to users: three surfaces, and one LED bar easily
zones management, optimisation of displays status (as comfort, economy,
the communication frames for an ATIVO heating, etc), levels (dimming
efficient flux of information between
the different users (up to ten) and
Zumtobel percentage, setpoint, temperature
setting) and scenarios, with colour
better reconnection to WiFi interfaces. ATIVO can be used as a DALI master
and intensity variation. The product
Wi-Light can command the LED Player system to autonomously actuate
is available in different finishings
software and Chromateqs LPSA-WIFI luminaires. Integrated into LITECOM,
and materials including five different
interface in Stand Alone. Wi-Light 2016 it supports lighting management
woods, black - white and brushed
is compatible with firmware 1.1.3.3 or functions, such as daylight control
aluminum and plastic. 3025 is suitable
higher of LPSA-WIFI interfaces. and can automatically select the
in the two module boxes and fits in
www.chromateq.com right lighting scene to suit a rooms
55mm systems with direct connection
use. It differentiates between people
to the KNX bus.
or vehicles, such as fork lift trucks,
www.eelectron.com
or adapting the lighting level due to
the intensity of room use. Designed
for energy efficient applications, its
Plug&Play technology means its simple
to assemble and install. An industry
version comes with a rugged housing
that meets protection class IP64.
www.zumtobel.com

Xitanium Drivers
Philips
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
HotSpot Plus DMX PEN Control Box components. This makes designing
Fulham Dalcnet and installing wireless-controlled light
fixtures less complex and therefore
Fulhams HotSpot Plus all-in-one DMX PEN Control Box records a DMX512
more cost-efficient. The SR driver
emergency solution combines LED or ArtNet signal from any source and
platform was successfully launched
driver, self-test emergency driver and stores it on an on-board removable
in 2014 for indoor commercial office
replaceable battery in one simple, easy- micro SD card. On this model, the
lighting and will be introduced for
to-install compact unit, eliminating the playback control can be made
outdoor applications during 2016.
separate components. The integrated through digital or analog I/O line or
www.lighting.philips.com
battery provides 5W-10W emergency serial communication port as RS232,
output for up to three hours, with just RS485 or Ethernet as well, allowing
twelve hours recharge and guaranteed a good interface with any domotics
for three years. Its integrated dimmable or automation systems. Thanks to its
40W driver uses Fulhams SmartSet merge function, it can receive an ArtNet
programming to set the output current signal and transform it into DMX512.
from 250mA to 1400mA, enabling its use This kind of product is ideal for the
with many luminaires. HotSpot Plus is lighting control of museums, theaters,
guaranteed for five years. and conference rooms.
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Nimbus.Connect
Nimbus
Whether a user is working with ceiling
or floorstanding luminaires: almost all
Nimbus luminaires can be equipped
with WIQ (wireless iq) and incorporated
in a smart light network. The lighting
scenarios and groups are set up and Nedap Luxon STICK-CU4
controlled using a web application.
After an instruction, users are able to Nedap Nicolaudie
carry out the configuration themselves. Developed to accelerate savings, Nedap The STICK-CU4 is a new 512-channel
Combined with Nimbus LED luminaires, Luxon offers intuitive light management DMX lighting controller, designed around
the Nimbus.Connect solution results software that enables combined control a touch sensitive colour wheel allowing
in convenient light management, strategies, such as time scheduling, for control of RGB and RGBW lighting
particularly when the luminaires daylight harvesting and occupancy in addition to brightness and colour
are equipped with sensor and are sensing. This avoids an unnecessary temperature control. The controller is
configured in custom-designed groups waste of energy. Additional modules USB programmable from a PC or Mac
and scenarios. make it possible to manage lighting using the ESA2 effect software. Up to
www.nimbus-lighting.com maintenance and energy efficiency 36 scenes can then be stored within the
initiatives. Connecting luminaires with controller and recalled via six touch
Nedap Luxon make them more cost- sensitive scene buttons. The product
effective and sustainable. New in the is aimed at architectural lighting
Luxon controls product portfolio is the installations requiring an advanced
Luxon DALI Activator (DALI 1&2). The level of programming (colour changing
Activator provides wireless control effects, specific colours etc).
of any DALI compatible luminaire, www.nicolaudie.com
regardless of brand.
www.nedap.com

RUBI KNX
DLC Organic Response Vivo
Teleco Automation Feilo Sylvania
RUBI is a KNX S-mode device for loads
on/off switching, light fittings dimming,
The new 230 Vac wireless dimmer has
Organic Response enabled luminaires control of motorised actuators and
built-in radio receiver for the control
were on display at the Feilo Sylvania other programmable switching and
of resistive, inductive, capacitive loads
booth at Light+Building. It uses control functions. Equipped with a bus
and LED up to 250W (VA). Compact for
distributed intelligence to deliver a communication module, its designed
installation anywhere, DLC is installable
highly responsive, flexible and energy for wall installation on flush-mounting
even in restricted spaces, like wall
efficient lighting control system. box. Each channel can be configured
shunt boxes of 55mm diameter.
Requiring no low-voltage wiring or independently to perform one or two
Its compatible with any device on the
commissioning and ready-incorporated bus functions and is provided with
market and if controlled by a seven-
within Concord luminaires from Feilo programmable LED (red/white). The
channel transmitter, it is possible to
Sylvania, installers will be able to device is powered by the KNX bus line
pre-set four light scenes. Featuring a
benefit from significant savings in time, with 30 Vdc SELV voltage and does not
pushbutton input for manual controls,
complexity and cost for their projects. require auxiliary power supply.
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DAS LICHT
Luminale has become an internationally renowned event, supported and enabled by the Frankfurt urban
society. Based on an initiative by Messe Frankfurt, held at the same time as Light + Building, it involves
various spheres all using light as a medium. Here, we showcase just a handful of highlights from this year.

Pics: All courtesy of Luminale /Oliver Blum unless stated

CENTRAL LUMINALE VENUE


The Naxoshalle, Frankfurt's most famous testimony to industrial culture acted as the central venue for Luminale 2016. Around 20
installations, performances, interactive space light art works and light objects could be found in the hall. Other installations and activities
such as the first Guerrilla Lighting in Frankfurt started from the Naxoshalle. It was hosted by the Theater Willy Praml, which put its venue
and studio stage at the disposal of the international Luminale artists.

INTERIORLIGHT ARCHITECTURE PULCHRA TRAIECTA


A light installation in the monastery garden; tender light forms colonise the An installation from Jueli Kanuma, Lilian Rihl and Nina
monastery garden, forming a space within a space. They regroup, change Weilbcher, Pulchra Traiecta is a huge kaleidoscope that
colour, appear to move, to be alive. Cheeky and headstrong, they change the takes visitors out of the dreariness of everyday life to
structure and form new, individual, atmospheric spaces. Created with the a colourful, vibrant world and lets them forget about
support of LichtRaumFunktion and Artemide. their stresses, even if just for a moment.
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GRID
GRID is a large format audio-visual live performance
combining animated kinetic lights with live electronic music.
The music connects directly to light animations and triggers
spatial movements and animations of the light elements. A
work by visual artist Christopher Bauder and musician and
composer Robert Henke.

OBJETS TROUVS
In the listed Chemag building Merlin Baum presented his kinetic light
interface, which reacts to the surrounding wind and the draft made by
visitors, thus creating an interactive field of light. The installations by
Niklas Rieners examined the interfaces between the elements: time,
light, space and sculpture. The thread wave machine develops a spatial
dimension from movement and light. The fan laser segments architectural
space.

THE FUTURE OF LIGHT IN THE MAIN STATION


In the foyer of the main hall the future architectural lighting
of Frankfurt's main railway station was shown, exemplified by
the already implemented facade illumination. A collaboration
between lighting designer Christian Uitz of RAUMLABOR, the
DB Station & Service and iGuzzini illuminazione, using LED
technology, a sustainable, energy-efficient facade and ceiling
illumination was created with a static, monochrome light.

STAR
Considering natural science, our universe came into being 14 billion years
ago with the big bang; since then it has continued to expand. It is a place
in which new stars are constantly arising and elapsing via supernova.
The Star spectacle was staged by Munich light artist Sigi Buinger in
collaboration with Osram, on the Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage.
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MANY, MANY MOONS


2015 was the 'Year of Light'; in response the Dutch Institute
of Lighting Design (iLo) announced the 'Year of Dark'. The
ultimate awareness of the effect of light is by the cast
of shadows; we need light. This show consisted of light
installations from Roos van Haaften, Maarten Warmerdam,
Lidy Six, Carla Monchen, I.M.B.T., Domenico Casillo, Anita
Doornhein, Marc Breed, Katinka Marac and Blauwe Uur,
as well as research presentations and a public program of
artist talks and wokshops.

DREAM ROOM
This media light sculpture with its musical interventions transformed the
Alte Nikolaikirche at the Romer into a Luminale highlight. The sculpture
was a communal project by the Hochschule fur Gestaltung Offenbach. Set
and Costumes, Professor Rosalie and the Institut fur Material-design, and
Professor Dr Markus Holzbach realised the project together.

THE MAN ON THE MOON


A unique opportunity: pick up the receiver and have a chat...
with a seemingly old acquaintance and good friend. Thanks
to Voss+Fischer's concept, from the only 'Man on the Moon
Telephone Box' Luminale visitors young and old, were able
to ring the dream switchboard directly and make contact
with the brightest luminary of the night - 384,400km from
earth it rings out La-Le-Lu and only the man on the moon is
listening to you.

HEART FILLING STATION


Valerie Schaller realised a multimedia light installation in the interior
of the KunstKultureKirche Allerheiligen. Large-scale projections on
the walls were accompanied by a sound collage by Adam Weismann.
Literally a 'heart filling station'. Pic: Valerie Schaller
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RIVERSIDE LOUNGE OF LIGHT


The roof terrace of the Chicago Meat Packers Riverside
restaurant was the widely viewable location for the light and
cloth installation Riverside Lounge of Light by Ali Heshmati,
Lars Mee-Olsohn, Rainer Wronka and Torsten zu Klampen.
Here a playful handling of various facets of 'light' could be
found: as an originally lit open flame, as a more technical
lighting of sail surfaces, but also as a video jockey's abstract
moving image projection.

SCHEINBARES
In its interplay of signs and symbols, the building faade of the Romarket
branch of the Deutsche Bank was transformed in the apparent light of the
projection. Past bills became form-changing imagery. Realised by Tom
Groll, the detail, the moment and the process increased their relevance by
gradually becoming perceptible over time.

BAUHAUS GOES MONDRIAN


Inspiration for the Lichtplan project by Robin Uber, came
from the Bauhaus architectural style of the 1930s building.
This language of form is characterised by the structured,
modular approach of the construction. This can also be
found in the contemporary painting style - de Stijl, e.g. by
Piet Mondrian. By means of modern LED light technique both
are combined visually.

SYMBOLS OF EUROPE
The European Central Bank particpated in Luminale with two buildings
- its main building in Frankfurt's Ostend and the Eurotower in the city
centre, where ECB Banking Supervision will be located. The theme of
the illuminations were the European symbols and the official motto of
the European Union 'united in diversity'. The starting point for both light
installations was the European anthem performed simulatenously, as a
symphony of lights, on both the Eurotower's west faade and the main
building's south faade. The latter projection was visible from a good
distance and incorporated the euro symbol.
202 TECHNOLOGY

COLONIES
musson+retallick collaborated with Applelec on the Colonies
light sculpture at Nizza Park, which sits adjacent to the river
Main in Frankfurt. Two colonies at different developmental
stages exist within sight of each other but their relationship
is intentionally unclear. Their identity is also ambiguous
and the viewer experiences them both from a distance and
at close range. The viewer is invited to move amongst the
lit elements leading to discussions about the nature of the
colony.

Pic: Kate Miller

LIGHT DIFFRACTION
Through light projections a flowing architecture is created. The St
Katharinenkirche at the Hauptwache marks the centre of Frankfurt. Artist
duo Detlef Hartung and Georg Trenz are known for their typographical
light projections which bring places, lighting, meanings and visitors into
dialogue. Here they created an immersive space that aims to remain in our
memory for a long time.

LUMINALEO - LIGHTS AND YOU


The ING-DiBa LEO building invited visitors to interact with
light and architecture and thereby become a part of a unique
light event. MAASS-Licht used an array of Griven Powershine
MK2 S RGBW fixtures to wall-wash the building with an
impressive wave of light. Provisionally installed at the base
of the building, the units created a uniform light distribution
capable of surprising onlookers with bright and lively colours.

WITNESS OF THE TIME


Professor Ariel Auslender, in cooperation with DB Station & Service
and Zumtobel, created Witness of the Time for this year's Luminale.
Our everyday life is shaped and defined by the time although time itself
is something entirely abstract. It passes unassisted, suddenly it is already
dark, how time flies... Seldom do we feel the moment, are fully aware of
it, appreciate the finite resource time. "It is not too little time we have,
but it's too much time we do not use." - Seneca.
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ERCO GmbH www.erco.com pics: Sebastian Mayer

FASHION
FORWARD
ERCO has provided a lighting solution that meets
the needs of Le Silla's fashion forward workforce.

Based in Le Marche, central Italy, luxury were exacting. Palmini, who had already Downlights, in combination with directional
women's footwear label Le Silla is nestled designed the Le Silla flagship stores in Milan luminaires and wallwashers, meet the
between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine and Florence, strives for clearly defined requirements of a perception-orientated
Mountains, in a region that is known for spaces - nothing should distract from the concept for ambient and accent lighting.
its long tradition in leather craftsmanship architectural structure other than carefully Downlights, with flood and wide flood
and shoe manufacture a heritage that selected and deliberately placed furniture distributions, illuminate the horizontal
the company, founded in 1994 by designer and equipment. For this reason, he opted surfaces, particularly the workstation and
Enio Silla and his partner Monica Ciabattini, for a discreet and unobtrusive lighting conference areas, with optimum uniformity.
proudly and successfully continues. As a solution, with almost invisible luminaires. In contrast, the walls and shelving are
growing business, todays range is sold Further criteria for the selection of lighting illuminated using wallwashers, giving the
through a retail network that includes tools included glare control, energy room a light and spacious impression.
boutiques in Milan, Florence, Moscow, Baku efficiency, low maintenance costs and a For optimised synergy with the buildings
and Dubai. practical lighting control system. architecture and to achieve a harmonious,
Last year, Le Silla moved into new premises In the design studio, where materials and low-key ceiling design, Le Silla opted for the
in Porto SantElpidio, Italy. The complex, colours need to be carefully considered, square version of the luminaire. The result
designed by architect Ivan Palmini, provides additional qualitative specifications, such as is a coherent and discreet illumination with
space for the creation and production brilliant colour rendering and the delivery precise, linear intersecting beams, without
of the shoe collections as well as the of consistent colour temperature were compromising on light quality.
administration offices and the brand outlet added to the equation. Due to the large windows and resulting
store. In contrast to the glamorous style of ERCO proposed a lighting solution based natural light in the Le Silla offices,
shoes, the architecture of the head office on Quintessence recessed lighting tools as particular focus was given to the precise
is defined by a linear design that reflects a single range of luminaires. This fulfilled coordination of daylight and artificial light.
classical modernism. The offices, which are all the criteria, and thanks to ERCOs ERCO provided the ideal solution with its
largely separated by glass walls, as well as proprietary LED technology, combining efficient lighting technology, which allows
the adjoining design studio are illuminated uniform light with excellent luminous continuous dimming of light down to 1%.
during the day with natural light entering efficacy and glare control, it also complied The warm white light (3,000K) creates a
through large windows that extend up to with the European standards required for natural ambience with amazing brilliance,
the ceiling, offering an expansive view of office workspace (EN 12464), requiring just whilst meeting the highest standards of
the surroundings, giving the interior an airy, a few luminaires. natural colour rendering, providing ideal
modern and tidy feel. Quintessence is the all-round star among conditions for the type of creative work in
The requirements for technical lighting in the ERCO recessed luminaires. Its modular which Enio Silla and his team are engaged
the offices including the connected system design facilitates a flexible lighting every day.
meeting rooms and Enio Sillas design studio concept as a unified whole. www.erco.com
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NEIGHBOURHOOD
WATCH
OHM Light collaborated with Aion LED to produce luxurious, atmospheric
lighting for Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, Texas.

The Hotel Van Zandt is a new Kimpton Hotel from solid stock aluminum square tubes and light tone were used here to create a warm
in Austin, Texas, located in the unique powder coated in bronze. ambiance. The fourth level of the hotel is a
ex-residential area, Rainey Street District. The interior of the hotel, as well as the social hot spot featuring a restaurant with
Years ago, the houses slowly turned into restaurant and cafe, were designed by interior and exterior seating, an interior
bars and restaurants and it would now Mark Zeff from NYC. It is a very detailed and exterior bar, an entertainment stage,
be considered a commercial street, but look with a progressive statement that is outdoor swimming pool, cabanas and a large
it still feels rather quaint and local. It right at home in Austin. A variety of light patio lounge area. Aion LED 2,150K indirect
was important for the Hotel van Zandt sources were used to add dimension to lighting is incorporated at the bar die wall
to blend in and be harmonious with the the various social spaces of the hotel. To millwork in both the interior and exterior
neighbourhood vibe, even though it is a maintain the warm environment, Amerlux locations and as back-lighting for the liquor
sixteen-story building. Lighting designers 3.5 Hornet fixtures with a 2,460K dichroic bottle displays.
OHM Light decided one way to accomplish polycarbonate filter for the recessed The open restaurant ceiling boasts arched
this was to keep the lighting at street level adjustable downlights, were employed. Hevi wood beams. Zeff designed a simple
very soft and warm, using a lot of indirect Lite in-grade fixtures with Soraa LED lamps bronze pipe fixture, which accommodates
lighting so the source was not visible, were used to up-light the two story brick seven medium based sockets for seven
making for a dramatic, theatrical mood. columns that created the large entrance clear filament lamps. With the 45 fixtures
The lighting specification of choice for much vestibule. The guest room entries in each and the 315 dimly lit bulbs glowing, this
of the exterior was Aion LED WR Type IP67 corridor feature their own niche leading to combination makes the ceiling look like a
linear flex - in 2,150K, emulating candle the door. Within that niche area, stylised sea of stars.
light tones. On the exterior faade, Aion textured wallpaper flanks the door. Above Commenting on the project, Terry
LED WR Type fixtures were used to surround the niche is a recessed slot where Aion LED Ohm said: Aion LED has been a great
the entrance canopy, accentuating both 2,700K 8000 Series with their AT-802 A-Track collaborating partner helping Ohm Light to
the steel material as well as back-lighting aluminum extrusion, featuring a frosted achieve our design intent and statements.
the Hotel Van Zandt sign letters; the lens and a custom white powder coat finish Aion LED originally designed their candle
monumental steel entrance feature of the to match the ceiling, were incorporated. light colour in conjunction with Ohm
restaurant was also accentuated. Aion also provided custom power lead back- Light hospitality projects including
Phoenix Day Company fabricated four feeds to hide the wiring. This combination Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants and now
custom bronze wall sconces that flank the makes for a very discreet and dramatic the collection includes the additions of
entrance doors, here Aion LEDs 2150K guest corridor experience. 2,350K and 2,550K. All three warm colour
was used as the indirect light source to Perimeter light coves over the reception temperatures feature 93-97CRI LEDs with 2
accentuate the vertical, minimalistic pods and in the living room areas define the Step Mac Adam ellipse consistencies.
design. Twelve custom light bollards for spaces and highlight the ceiling materials. www.ohmlight.com
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EVENT CALENDAR
China Lighting Expo Smart Lighting LpS Light Symposium
14-16 April 24-26 May 20-22 September 12-14 October
Beijing, China Milan, Italy Bregenz, Austria Wismar, Germany
www.chinalightingexpo.com www.smartlighting.org www.led-professional-symposium.com www.lightsymposium.de

LED Expo Media Architecture Biennale ALAN 2016 IALD Enlighten Americas
19-22 April 1-4 June 26-28 September 13-15 October
Bangkok, Thailand Sydney, Australia Cluj-Napoca, Romania Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mxico
www.ledexpothailand.com www.mab16.org www.artificiallightatnight.org www.iald.org

Lightfair international Guangzhou Intl Lighting Exhibition Light India MATELEC


26-28 April 9-12 June 5-7 October 25-28 October
San Diego, USA Guangzhou, China New Delhi, India Madrid, Spain
www.lightfair.com www.guangzhou-international-lighting-exhibition. www.light-india.in.messefrankfurt.com www.ifema.es/matelec_06
hk.messefrankfurt.com

Myanmar Lighting InterLumi Illuminotronica Light Middle East


12-15 May 6-8 July 6-8 October 31 October - 2 November
Yangon, Myanmar Panama City, Panama Padua, Italy Dubai, UAE
www.myanmar-expo.com www.inter-lumi.com www.illuminotronica.it www.lightme.net

INALIGHT Indonesia darc night Codega Prize Interlight Moscow


18-20 May 15 September 7 October 8-11 November
Jakarta, Indonesia London, UK Venice, Italy Moscow, Russia
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Index London Design Festival Rethink the Night! IALD Enlighten Europe
23-26 May 17-25 September 10-14 October 13-15 November
Dubai, UAE London, UK Kea Island, Greece Prague, Czech Republic
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CELEBRATING THE BEST IN LIGHTING DESIGN


W WW. D A RC W A R DS. C O M
210 INSPIRATIONS / #36 LUKE SMITH-WIGHTMAN CURATED BY

This back page is courtesy of London-based Luke Smith-Wightman - who works in the fields of industrial design and architectural lighting design.
He applies similar principles to each, and the image here is a symbol of his desire to keep things simple. Light Collective have been lucky enough
to work with Luke on three wildly different projects and can vouch for his approach. From balloons in Madrid to Tyvek lanterns and furniture in
Frankfurt, we know that Luke pares things down to their very essence and in doing so creates a beautiful and uncomplicated end result.
lukesmith-wightman.com

The industrial designer Dieter Rams (who


designed this Mach 2 lighter for Braun in 1971)
is known for saying less but better.
Whether planning a lighting scheme, designing
a luminaire, laptop or lighter: less is usually
better.
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LIGHT SKETCH by Aronson Lighting Design
A spectacular installation with 31 VarioLED Flex VENUS luminaires at Broadcom offices in Yakum, Israel. Every luminaire is unique custom made by
Aronson Lighting Design due to the bending process and the hanging technique. | Photo: Eran Aronson / Aronson Lighting Design | www.led-linear.com