Lighting & Controls

Tasty Waves

Surfrider, part of the Point Dume collection, designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks, was inspired by a traditional English look, with tiers of metal curves reminiscent of louvered shutters found in an English country homes. Marks interpreted these details into a modern-minded pendant and sconce grouping that is versatile enough to go anywhere. Oversized hooks, suspended from a simple orb, surround a floating braided metal cable, beautifully marrying form and function for an industrial meets modern-minded point of view. Galvanized finish of neutral silver-gray creates an environment that feels equally soothing and inviting.

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Catered Experience

All eyes were on the opening of Selfridges’ new optical destination, the final part of the store’s Accessories Hall makeover. Working alongside Alex Cochrane Architects, FDA bespoke lighting creator, Nulty, implemented a LED lighting scheme that exudes high-end, to do justice to the specs and sunglasses, and each element of the luxury interior design. To fulfill the brief, Nulty focused on integrating light into joinery, walls, feature display cases, shelving and mirrors. The geometric-shaped display cases feature indirect lighting details that emphasise the features’ forms and draw attention to the glasses. They have a big impact on the space along with the bespoke ci

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Providence River Pedestrian Bridge

Elegant Illumination

Providing safety and night sky-friendly illumination, the Lumenrail integrated railing system can be custom fabricated to meet design goals. The flagship Lumenpod 28 product is available in various optical packages; the stainless steel Lumenpod 16 has a machine-chamfered edge for a flush fit. 

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New Way to Specify

ERCO’s new Eclipse  lighting system comes with many features, including the means to use contour spotlights to crisply illuminate pictures and effectively accentuate artworks. The better news is the company, in the vacuum of lighting shows this spring, has created an informative vlog and mini-website exploring the system’s features, including how designers can use it to  maximize flexible lighting.

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Taking Flight

No other bird is more mystical than the Phoenix; thus the inspiration for Maurice Dery’s newest creation made in concert with Karice. Using the feathers of other birds as models, Dery choose brass as the material of the bird’s wings. And true to its name, its fantastical body is made of acrylic illuminated by a 3000K LED. Like a phoenix, the avian-inspired fixture was photographed on the site of a fire that devastated a forest in British Columbia. The “birds” are suspended from a coaxial cable and are 6-in. diameter and about 1.5-in. deep.

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One Way Out

To access Force Partners’ rooftop parties on the 40th floor of their office on Wacker Drive in Chicago, attendees must climb a flight of stairs. Force suspended curved iLight Plexineon fixtures (Plexineon White CQ 3500) above the stairway add surprise and wow. iLight provided the suspension hardware and canopies to ensure a professional finish. By kitting the hardware, iLight simplified the work for the contractor.

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Low-Profile Emergency Drivers

IOTA offers new 10-watt and 15-watt constant power emergency LED driver solutions featuring advanced low-profile technology. The ILBLP CP10 and ILBLP CP15 emergency drivers deliver emergency illumination for Class 2 LED luminaires while using lithium battery designs to reduce both size and weight by up to 30%. These reduced enclosures simplify the process of incorporating powerful emergency functionality into minimal LED fixtures with limited compartment space. Low-profile models are available in dual flex, no-flex and narrow profile configurations to accommodate individual fixture requirements, and include self-diagnostic capability and high-efficiency energy performance.

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A New Perspective

Scope is a series of contemporary point source pendants from Insight Lighting that utilize state-of-the-art LED technology to deliver a narrow spot of focused illumination. Scope can be configured as a single stem mounting or in linear arrays or clustered configurations. The aluminum housing measures only 1.25 in. in diameter and is available in standard powder paint finishes with different trim pieces that offer accents of brass, brushed aluminum or luminous crystal.

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Plaza Verde—University of California Irvine

Exterior Lighting Aids Net-Zero Effort

Plaza Verde is a housing complex on the University of California Irvine (UCI) campus. KTGY Architecture + Planning was commissioned to design the complex to connect east campus housing with the main institutional buildings.Illuminating the way are Luminis’ Lumistik CL821 columns. “Security—real and perceived—is always a key consideration for undergraduate student housing,” said Benjamin Kasdan, associate principal at KTGY. “The goal is to ensure the resident students feel safe, but also to reassure their parents.”To this end, transparency is an intentional design element, inside the buildings and out. All structures have breezeways on the main floors

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Fabege WAW-Work Away from Work

New Way to Work?

Scandinavia is seen as a pioneer for good work culture, but given the impact of the COVID-19 virus, and the effectiveness of “work away from work,” Fabege, one of Sweden’s largest property companies, set out to develop an office concept beyond most models. Its reservable satellite offices are spatially detached from the main office, a new idea that reveals benefits for the individual and for social coexistence. Three locations, across Stockholm, were created and equipped with flexible downlights for a track. The concept moves away from traditional approaches. “I wanted to avoid carpets of light at all costs,” said Joaquim de Abreu, WAW’s lighting designer.

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