Lighting & Controls

A Whole New Way to Hook New Horns

The 2017 renovation of the University of Texas (UT) locker rooms, as envisioned by Gensler, started with a cathartic dismantling of the existing facility. For Coach Tom Herman, the project was about creating the right environment for success. “From recruiting, to player comfort and motivation, to game day intensity, the lighting controls help set the right tone at the right time,” says Herman.Every aspect of the renovation was designed to make UT facilities reflect the university’s commitment to continued excellence. Lighting plays a major role throughout the space. In a design unique to the Longhorn program, each locker glows orange. Cove lighting throughout the space is f

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Going Off the Grid in the Rockies

Lighting fixtures match mountain complex’ power and aesthetic needs. Identify energy-efficient lighting fixtures that would suit the plans of officials at the Headwaters Center in Winter Park, Colo., to get off the grid. The center, a “first of its kind” facility, is a nonprofit hub for mountain entertainment, events, higher education and water education. Peter and Lucy Van Dusen of Peter Van Dusen Project Management and Design provided the architectural creativity behind the highly innovative project.Sustainability was their main focus, as they wished to use materials from the past and incorporate an energy system of the future. For example, since it was to be an “of

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Modern Delight

Delicately floating, the Papillons collection combine whimsical shapes, the colors of Mondrian and Miró, and LED technology for a very artful form. Available in several configurations, these light sculptures offer scale to modern primitive environments that playfully allow the activity of movement within its space. Papillons is offered in single, 4-light, 9-light, 13-light, and 24-light versions, with a combination of black, white, red and yellow shades.

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Eco Redesign

New Zealand designer David Trubridge has reintroduced his iconic Cloud fixture with a more eco-friendly composition. The new Cloud eschews plastic components for 95% natural materials and feature new shapes, colors and sizes. The result is a fixture that pushes the boundaries of lighting design in terms of biophilia, sustainability and organic design. It will be available July 1, 2020.

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Sophisticated Silhouette

Bridging architectural and decorative lighting, STELLR is a bold entry in the decorative/architectural market, offering an elegant, organic shape that complements a wide range of design styles and settings. Available as a surface mount or pendant, the fixture includes a directional downlight concealed within the body of the fixture. It is also constructed of a unique polymer with circulating LED sources, which creates a glowing, near-opaque wave guide when turned on, and transparent surface when turned off.

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Color Tuning Made Easy

A simple, flexible, all-in-one color-tuning solution, Athena, from Lutron, maximizes the company’s acquisition of Ketra, to elevates everyday experiences with light. The system marries best-in-class control with simple app-based setup, in a solution that works equally for new construction or retrofits. Key features include native Ketra integration; a right-sized processor for architectural spaces small and large, like intimate restaurants, art galleries & museums, and hotel public areas; Integrated shades; and a simple-to-use iOS app for real time programming and personalization.

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On the Dot

DOT Series microcylinder fixtures take minimalism to new levels, with 1.5-in., 2.5-in. and 3.5-in. aperture housings. Additionally, specifiers have two new mounting options with these products, includinga proprietary power-line system and a surface adjustable mount. Lumen output ranges from 800 lm to 2000 lm, depending on aperture size.

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Monumental Appeal

The Tess family of exterior/interior sconces can be specified in lengths up to 60 in. to provide direct/indirect grazing illumination. Their industrial-grade finish makes them suitable for marine environments—and, with their IP66 rating, they also can be power washed at high pressure. The Tess Slotted fixture is shown here.

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Retro Russian

With a spiky Firenze crystal center that recalls the Soviet-era Sputnik spacecraft, the 14-in. diameter Angelo Mini Pendant will certainly shine in any setting. A single jeweled band circles the fixture, with metalwork available in a choice of polished silver or two-tone matte black and polished silver finishes.

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Seeing the Light—Sort of

It’s not uncommon for high-density spaces, such as hospitals and high schools, to be constituted of many windowless areas—places, clearly, where shortages of natural light don’t facilitate the sense of well-being many institutions wish to enact. To address this issue, CoeLux, a company that offers technology that artificially mimics daylight, has experimented with the tech in a number of healthcare spaces, and is reporting some early feedback.At La Tour Hospital in Geneva, several CoeLux systems have been installed throughout the ward, including a CoeLux 60 HC in the waiting room, and nine CoeLux ST Ibla, in one of the “bunker” rooms where patients undergo treat

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