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Trilux win DALI Lighting Award 2021

January 21st, 2022 | Latest News | 0 Comments

German logistic hub project receives DALI Alliance Award

TRILUX Lighting announced today that its Kühne+Nagel Logistics Hubs project has won a DALI Lighting Award in the Industrial Lighting category.

Held by the DALI Alliance on the 19th of January 2022 (virtually), the DALI Lighting Awards 2021 recognise the best use of DALI control applications and solutions in lighting projects from around the globe.

From many excellent DALI-based projects, an international judging panel of renowned professionals chosen the winners for each of the eight categories: Commercial/Professional, Entertainment & Architectural, Healthcare & Education, Industrial, Infrastructure, Outdoor, Residential, and Retail & Hospitality.

The winning project saw the logistics group Kühne+Nagel replace existing conventional, uncontrolled lighting systems with highly efficient, DALI networked LED solutions from TRILUX. The installation was completed in record time and without interrupting operations.

TRILUX was chosen as a one-stop full-service provider. The entire hall lighting and the associated outdoor areas at both locations were retrofitted with customised DALI TRILUX solutions. For maximum efficiency, the luminaires were networked with the LiveLink Outdoor light management system and combined with sensors for presence detection.

The DALI-based LiveLink lighting control system was the project’s backbone. It created an intelligent lighting system controlled via sensors, minimising the logistic centres’ energy consumption. It independently reports maintenance needs and individually interacts with users.

The DALI system connects to the cloud via LiveLink. Each light point sends its operational data to the cloud in real-time. This data enables innovative predictive maintenance, which lowers maintenance costs and reduces the risk of expensive downtime.

IoT sensors are integrated for heat mapping – powerful 3D sensors in the luminaires determine the paths of people and vehicles to find hot spots, danger, and congestion areas, enabling layout changes to avoid the risk of accidents and improve safety.

The combination of DALI luminaires and controls has reduced energy usage for lighting and, therefore, CO2 emissions at both locations – with a 30 percent reduction in electricity requirements at the Altenwerder site.

In addition, the lighting systems offer the freedom to easily add innovative IoT applications in the future, with minimal disruption.

Leighton James, Product & Marketing Director TRILUX UK, comments, “We are proud to win the Industrial DALI Lighting Award 2021 for the Kühne+Nagel project. It shows that DALI is more than just dimming and can be applied with maximum benefits beyond office spaces. There are some fantastic opportunities for factories and warehouses to work more efficiently using the right controls!

To read the full Kühne+Nagel project, please visit: https://www.trilux.com/gb/blog/smart-in-the-fast-lane/

DALI Lighting Awards 2021 winners revealed

January 20th, 2022 | Latest News | 0 Comments

The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organisation for DALI lighting control, has revealed the winners of its prestigious DALI Lighting Awards 2021. Recognising the best use of DALI lighting control applications and solutions across the world, the standard of entries within each of the eight categories was exceptionally high. However, the international judging panel of lighting designers, lighting magazine editors, and representatives from global lighting organisations, eventually came to their decisions.

Victorious in the Commercial/Professional category is Helvar for its work on ‘The Spine’, the new headquarters in the north of England (Liverpool) for the Royal College of Physicians. Here, a fully addressable DALI lighting control system ensures optimal user experience and excellent light quality, including defined light levels for the biophilia aspect of the project. The building seamlessly combines artificial and natural lighting to create a bright and welcoming environment.

The Entertainment & Architectural award is bestowed upon Delmatic for its contribution at Expo 2020 Dubai. Delmatic’s future-proofed DALI systems provide highly sustainable scene-setting control, monitoring, and smart-data sharing throughout the Sustainability and Mobility Pavilions. Comprising some 51,000 DALI assets, the system provides versatility of lighting layouts and scenes, and adaptability to meet the requirements of future tenants.

zencontrol is the winner in the Healthcare & Education category, with its work at the University of Warwick’s new Faculty of Arts in the UK catching the eye of judges. Designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent and maintain high levels of user wellbeing, the facility uses a range of feature lighting alongside functional and way-finding solutions based on DALI-2. The data obtained from the DALI-2 system, which includes emergency lighting testing and monitoring, was seen as a key factor in minimizing the university’s carbon footprint.

Winner in the Industrial category is Trilux for its work in helping international logistics group Kuehne+Nagel on its journey to a carbon-neutral future at two facilities in Hamburg, Germany. The highly efficient, DALI-networked LED solutions feature light management and IoT capability. Notably, the combination of DALI luminaires and controls has cut lighting operating costs and CO2 emissions at both locations.

The Outdoor award is now in the hands of Shanghai Euchips for its overpass lighting scheme in Xi’an, China. DALI-controlled lighting, including over 10,000 LED drivers, enables accurate control of on-off state, brightness, and color according to traffic flow at different times and seasons. The scheme creates a colorful lighting atmosphere and a unique night-time cityscape, while improving driver safety.

Lighting Design International is the winner of the Residential award thanks to its work on the redevelopment of Regent’s Crescent, London, into 76 luxury contemporary residences. DALI is used as a future-proofed modular lighting control system communicating to the KNX building network. Communal lighting makes use of pre-set lighting scenes that are triggered automatically by an astrological time clock with a manual override function for scenes and dimming levels.

In the Retail & Hospitality category, the winner is Inverse Lighting Design for its contribution to The Londoner boutique hotel in the heart of London’s theatre district. The lighting scheme has nods to theatrical lighting, and focuses on various artworks in the hotel. In total, over 17,000 DALI luminaires provide dramatic lighting for all areas of the hotel, which has 8 floors below ground, representing a significant lighting challenge.

Last but not least, Delmatic has cause for a double celebration as the company is also the winner of the Infrastructure category for its Doha Metro project on behalf of the Qatar Railways Company. Here, Delmatic DALI systems provide energy-efficient scene-setting control and device health monitoring across the network of 37 Doha Metro stations. The DALI systems oversee 134,000 DALI assets, contributing to an architectural lighting scheme that reflects Qatar’s heritage.

Entries for the DALI Lighting Awards 2022 will open in September. Keep an eye on the DALI Alliance website (www.dali-alliance.org) for more information.

Build Back Better Awards: Lighting winners announced

December 16th, 2021 | Latest News | 0 Comments

A mosque, an abbey, a remote island and an artwork that responds to plants were all named as winners in autumn 2021 edition of the lighting category of the Build Back Better Awards.

Lighting design practices taking honours included Speirs Major, Michael Grubb Studio, ACTLD, Jason Bruges Studio, Light Concept, Verkis and Light Bureau.

In the product section, judges awarded honours to five innovations. These included a custom LED replacement for incandescent lamps, a luminaire made from corn starch, an outdoor light which dramatically cuts glare, a spotlight series built on modularity and an LED UV-C light which kills the coronavirus.

Just five Build Back Better GREEN ratings were awarded along with three PLATINUMs, and eight GOLDs.

The winners for autumn 2021 are:

PROJECTS

  • Olympic Way, London, UK – Speirs Major: PLATINUM
  • Bath Abbey, UK – Michael Grubb Studio: PLATINUM
  • Cinquantenaire, Belgium – ACTLD: GOLD GREEN
  • Variegation Index, London, UK – Jason Bruges Studio: GOLD
  • The Sharjah Mosque, United Arab Emirates – Light Concept: GOLD
  • Shop-houses in Ægisgarður, Iceland – Verkis: GOLD
  • Jørpelandsholmen Island, Norway – Light Bureau: GREEN

PRODUCTS

  • Source 4WRD – ETC: PLATINUM + GREEN
  • TubeLED Mini HE – Lucent: GOLD + GREEN
  • Parelia – Trilux: GOLD + GREEN
  • Signature – Holophane Europe: GOLD
  • Purifii Aer W – Luminii: GOLD

The expert judging panel in the lighting category for 2021 are:

  • Dean Skira, Skira
  • Peter Fordham, Sainsbury’s
  • Kerem Ali Asfuroglu, Dark Source
  • David Atkinson, DALD
  • Susan Lake, Susan Lake Lighting Design
  • Guy Young, OneSpace
  • Dorit Bagehorn, AECOM
  • Dan Lister, Arup
  • David Mooney, Atkins
  • Gordon Routledge, Efixx
  • Ray Molony, chairman
  • Vasiliki Malakasi, Idea Design
  • Ian Douglas Smith, Kelly Taylor & Associates
  • Nigel Harvey, Recolight
  • Mike Collett, Exalta
  • David Tilley, Lightology
  • Alma Cardzic, ACLD
  • Mary Rushton Beales, Lighting Design House
  • Chris Wright, Powercor
  • Geraldine O’Farrell, heritage lighting specialist
  • Marcus Steffen, MSLD
  • Andrew Bissell, Cundall
  • Aluwaine Manyonga, SLL Young Lighter of the Year 2020
  • Ruth Kelly Waskett, Hoare Lea
  • Chris Barnes, LSBU

TRILUX Lighting wins a Gold and Green Build Back Better Award

December 14th, 2021 | Latest News | 0 Comments

TRILUX Lighting is proud to announce its recent success in the Build Back Better Awards Autumn edition. On the 8th of December, the company’s PLA Parelia prototype was presented (virtually) with both a GOLD and Green Build Back Better Award in the Lighting Product category.

The Build Back Better Awards are an exciting new initiative to champion building innovation, creativity, environmental leadership, and social purpose.

They are designed to celebrate and reward the technologies and initiatives that will help us shape this new (post-pandemic) age and the products that point the way to a better future.

The GOLD award is reserved for products that exhibit true innovation and unique points of difference. In this round, just five Build Back Better GREEN ratings were awarded, and TRILUX is proud to be among the recognised few.

A luminaire’s body is currently constructed from plastic or precious raw resources, so TRILUX decided to learn from other industries and looked for more sustainable, biodegradable materials. The surprising answer came from corn.

Polylactic acid (PLA) is a synthetic polymer based on lactic acid obtained from corn starch in an environmentally friendly way. The biocompatible thermoplastic is suitable for producing the luminaire body using a 3-D printing process. PLA products feature low moisture absorption and low flammability and high UV resistance, colour fastness, and bending strength.

Furthermore, the real advantage of PLA compared to conventional plastics is its biodegradability. Under industrial composting conditions, the material decomposes entirely in just a few months.

With GRAFT Architects, TRILUX took its continuous light line, Parelia LED and constructed the body from PLA. Parelia is ideal for lighting modern offices parallel to the building axis, without reflected glare from the direct component. Thanks to its high-efficiency lighting technology and optics, it generates glare-free light with 80 percent indirect light. The next steps are to analyse the quality and performance of the PLA Parelia under real-world operating conditions.

The Build Back Better Awards judges called it a big step forward in the materials and manufacturing process.

Leighton James, Leighton James, Product & Marketing Director TRILUX UK comments, “This is fantastic recognition of our efforts in moving towards more sustainable lighting. PLA Parelia is just one outcome of our sustainability research. With our SUMATRA consortium, we hope to address many more critical questions about the end of product life by looking for opportunities to improve the resource efficiency of lighting solutions on several different levels.

The 40 under 40 awards are back

September 17th, 2021 | Latest News | 0 Comments

The 40 under 40 website is now live and open for nominations which will close on 12th November for nominators and 19th November for nominees. Are you are a worthy recipient or do you know someone who deserves an opportunity to be recognised for what they have achieved in lighting so far?

This award used to be part of the Lighting Design Awards which is now no longer running. Filix Lighting who used to sponsor the Award have taken it on and with the help of Light Collective and are looking for the class of 2021. The Award has been running for five years with 200 recipients to date. You can hear from all past winners on the website.
Our esteemed judges for 2021 are as follows:

Paul Traynor – Light Bureau – UK
Regina Santos – Light Fusion – UAE
Elias Cisneros – 333 Luxes – Mexico
Aviva Gunzburg – NDY Light – Australia
Randy Reid – Designing Lighting – USA
Christine Sicangco – Christine Sicangco Lighting Design – Philippines

The 40 under 40 is a unique annual competition to select young and outstanding individuals who work in a creative capacity with the application of lighting in architecture. Nominations are accepted from international candidates under 40 and nominators must cite why they are exceptional. Candidates should be passionate about lighting and display outstanding talent and potential, and have demonstrable achievements in the field.

Winners will be announced in an online event on December 15th.

www.40under40.events

www.filixlighting.com

www.lightcollective.net

Robe France Launches Robe Awards 2021 Event

March 4th, 2021 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Robe Lighting France delivered its first Robe Awards event, a new design / programming / operating competition which saw 10 finalists – whittled down from over 160 initial entrants – to battle it out in person at Les Studios de la Montjoie in the La Plaine St Denis area near Paris … where they utilised a full Robe lighting rig.

It all started just ahead of the pandemic and lockdowns, when a succession of conversations took place – first ones were in fact over a year ago and between Sebastien Dendele, president of rental company MursDeLeds (MDL), and well-known TV lighting operator Yannick Duc who have been friends and colleagues for over a decade, both sharing a huge passion for lighting!

It was after MursDeLeds had installed Robe fixtures in a Paris club lighting rig that the two men hit on the idea of organising a lighting competition … and started talking with Robe France account handler Jean Philippe Fouilleul. He started to involve his colleagues Bruno Garros, Elie Battah and Vincent Bouquet, who floated the idea of engaging lighting designers and operators – young and aspiring as well as those with already established careers.

And so, the Robe Awards 2021 (France) was born.

The competition kicked off in December and was open to anyone in France familiar with professional lighting consoles and visualisation software and able to programme / operate a lightshow. The initial three stages were virtual and entered via a dedicated Facebook page.

Entrants had to create a 90 second timecoded lightshow utilizing grandMA 3D, Capture or Depence2 and 133 x Robe virtual moving lights, all working to the same predesignated music track.

Those gaining the most likes went through to the next round and the process was repeated … until three rounds later, the 10 finalists emerged. They ranged from practising lighting professionals to breakthrough designers, programmers, and operators.

The Finale was staged IRL (in real life) at Les Studios de la Montjoie in a fully Covid-safe and socially distanced event environment which was livestreamed via Robe France’s YouTube channel.

The Finale featured a much larger real lighting system comprising of nearly 300 Robe fixtures including the just-launched high-powered FORTE (with self-referencing, data capturing TE™ 1.000W White LED TRANSFERABLE ENGINE), and a physical lighting console that had to be programmed and operated live and in real time to a royalty free music track of the competitor’s choice.

Andreas Monschauer production designed the studio lighting rig used by the finalists for their lightshows, which included a spectacular central feature utilising a combination of 1 x PixelPATT, 12 x PATT 2013s, 36 x OnePATTs and 23 x PicklePATTs.

Andreas is quick to share credit for this WOW factor with the team from MDL, adding that the idea behind it was “to add a strong and unique Robe identity to the overall design” and doing it with this family of very Robe specific fixtures proved the way-to-go.

The PATT centrepiece was flanked by two flown grids of bespoke moving LED panels framed with RGBW pixel dots designed by MDL. These were also available for the finalists to use.

Six groups of two Robe Tetra2 bars were rigged vertically in front of the main LED screen at the back of the space, with five more Tetra2 moving LED battens in a line upstage along the floor. All the other fixtures were distributed between a series of curved floor-mounted trusses, the studio’s roof grid and the deck.

The 10 brand-new Robe FORTEs were joined by 10 x ESPRITES and 8 x SPOTEs – also among Robe’s newest moving luminaires – as well as popular industry-standard Robe products like Spiider and Tarrantula LED wash beams, MegaPointes, LEDBeam 150s and miniPointes.

In addition to the competition rig, a load more Robe fixtures were deployed for general studio lighting like illuminating the judge’s platforms and other areas, with nine T1 Profiles for key lighting, plus more Spiiders, miniPointes and PicklePATTs, ParFect 150s and two RoboSpot remote controlled follow spot systems.

Each finalist had three days to pre-vis their show at home before arriving at the studio with their show-file, and a further 3 hours onsite to upload this and fine-tune, with a choice of grandMA or ChamSys consoles.

The Finale light shows were judged by four leading industry professionals, all present in the studio, although the identity of the show creator remained anonymous throughout the performance and judging!

Two sets of marks were awarded – for the technical and creative elements of each show – by each judge.

The eminent judges were Philippe Cerceau from Paris-based creative design company Clair Obscur, known for his fresh and innovative approach to lighting, a craft finessed over 20 years’ experience working at the cutting edge of fashion and style events and luxury brand activations.

He was joined byFrédéric “Aldo” Fayard,founder and artistic director of Paris-based creative design practice Concept K, who – normally – travels worldwide working on the coolest and most imaginative projects including live shows and installations.

The third judge was Dimitri Vassiliu, one of France’s best-known music, concert touring and show lighting and visual designers and scenographers, famous for his highly original production and concept ideas and perspectives.

“It was truly amazing to get judges of this calibre involved in the project,” commented Robe France CEO Bruno Garros.

The fourth judge was Robe s.r.o.’s global business development manager Bram De Clerck, who stated, “It was fantastic to see these efforts made by Bruno, Elie, Vincent, Jean Philippe and the team from Robe France and their partner companies, all of whom gave their time and resources into making this event happen during one of the toughest lockdowns.

“The quality of the contestants was excellent as was the Finale event! The whole competition has proved a great talking point, generated lots of positivity, engagement and conversions and it’s also been a lot of fun presenting these new challenges to the contestants!”

After some extremely tough judging, Jean-Pierre Cary, a lighting designer and assistant operator, was declared the winner.

The runners up were theatre LD Alexandre Marcadé and lighting technician Matthieu Laurent, while fourth place was decided by public vote via Facebook, going to LD Eve Harpe.

Bruno Garros enthused, “Apart from connecting with so many people across the French lighting community through these Robe Awards, it was a huge honour to work with everyone involved – from the judges to our collaborating technical partners! We all enjoyed the passion, ingenuity, and attention to detail that our entrants put into their shows, and above everything, the finale event was a fantastic chance to show how we can safely stage Covid-safe events.”

He added that it is intended to run the Robe Awards again, probably at the same time of year, because even in ‘normal’ times with no pandemic and the industry buzzing and everyone working, December through early February is a traditional ‘down’ time.

Those all-important technical partners included MDL who provided lighting, video, 3D tracking, teams setup, catering, and more; Plani-Presse who supplied cameras, sound, mics, and editing services; and JBL Sonorisation who delivered the 12 x Robe SilverScans that were also included in the Finale lighting rig together with some of the power / electrical distribution.

The event’s technical director was Florian Thuillier, the lighting technical director was Vincent Bourveau, director of photography for the livestream was Dimitri Gogos and the cameras were directed by Marc Regnaudin.

Yannick Duc was the operator for both lighting and media server during the finale. Media server and XR tracking was looked after by Sebastien Barry with streaming support from Quentin Fayette.

The studio video and lighting equipment, logistics and supply for the Finale was overseen by Sebastien Dendele.

The Awards project manager was Kevin Dalibert, with stage managing in the capable hands of Régis Douvry. A console support group was co-ordinated by Quentin Douriez and Kevin Bellay and the teaser and Robe Awards media creation was looked after by Séléné Grandchamp.

Jean-Philippe Fouilleul, Maxime Jeanjean and Vincent Bouquet from Robe France were on hand with global support throughout the competition including during all the rounds and the Finale.

The Covid protocol and testing manager at Les Studios de la Montjoie for the Finale was Annie Rhino.

Bruno emphasises the central role played by Sébastien Dendele in the whole event and the finale. “Without his passion, enthusiasm and perseverance we would never have been able to stage a project of these dimensions, especially during these extraordinary times,” he concluded.

Please check this link for an English sub-titled version of the Finale broadcast event https://youtu.be/iyIEeT8xgCQ

Photos: Courtesy Robe France.

Helvar chosen as a SmartScore Accredited Professional Partner

November 25th, 2021 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Helvar is proud to announce that they are a WiredScore Accredited Professional partner for SmartScore, among the first in the Nordics. Helvar’s SmartScore accreditation is a powerful indicator to the clients of Helvar’s expertise and leadership in the fields of digital connectivity, intelligent lighting solutions and smart technology.

WiredScore provides internationally recognised certification, assessing, evaluating, and certifying the digital connectivity of buildings. Helvar’s accreditation was announced during The WiredScore Future Forum on Tuesday 23rd November. This virtual event was a unique opportunity to gain industry-leading insights from innovation trailblazers and technology experts from across Europe. Featuring some of the most forward-thinking industry leaders, this WiredScore-hosted event looked at how real estate is changing across Europe and how in-building technology is instrumental in responding to that change.

“This is an exciting opportunity to be recognized as one of the most forward-looking leaders across Europe”, says Adel Hattab, CEO of Helvar. “We can help our clients to understand, improve, benchmark and promote smart technology in their buildings and development projects. By optimising design during the planning and construction of the development, one can avoid future renovation costs. Many buildings were designed and built-in pre-internet times. An astonishing 75% of all non-residential building stock in the EU was built before 1999, which creates urgency to renovate these buildings and now turn them into smart buildings.” SmartScore is the global certification for smart buildings, helping landlords understand, improve, and communicate the user functionality and technological foundations of their buildings.

2021 also marks Helvar’s 100th year in business. The company is continuing to introduce innovative and futureproof technologies to support its mission of Turning Everyday Places into Brighter Spaces. “Our mission reflects spaces that are sustainable, exceptionally well lit and intelligent, and thus support people’s wellbeing, creativity and productivity”, says Hattab. “These innovations and developments have been welcomed and acknowledged in the industry through several prestigious awards, including Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 Europe Company of the Year Award, the Controls Product of the Year at the 2020 Lux Awards, and an award and commendation at the 2020 DALI lighting awards.”

Licht Kunst Licht Publishes Volume 5 of their Work Reports Series

July 1st, 2022 | Latest News | 0 Comments

The office of Licht Kunst Licht has been publishing its completed projects in the form of work reports since 2005. Now the fifth volume “Licht Kunst Licht 5 – Lighting Design for Architecture” has been published – a special milestone in the history of the multi-award-winning, international lighting design office. Founded simultaneously in Bonn and Berlin in 1991 by Andreas Schulz, the multidisciplinary team has grown to 38 employees from the fields of lighting design, architecture, interior design, electrical engineering, scenography and product design. In the meantime, Licht Kunst Licht has a total of four locations with offices in Bonn, Berlin, Barcelona and Bangalore and is active in a wide range of projects.

Licht Kunst Licht 5 is an impressively comprehensive work of 340 pages. It documents the high quality and technical lighting expertise in the designs and at the same time underlines the consistency with which Licht Kunst Licht pursues its design approach. “We understand light as an integral part of architecture and always try to realize our projects with as few elements as possible in order to focus on the overall atmosphere,” says Andreas Schulz, explaining a premise of his office‘s work. The respectful and analytical view of the architectural design or the existing built space forms a solid foundation for aesthetically, functionally, and technically sophisticated lighting concepts. Examples include the Oscar Niemeyer Sphere in Leipzig, the National Museum of Qatar in Doha, and the Baden-Württemberg State Parliament in Stuttgart – three of the 18 selected projects presented in the new work report in text and images, with large-format illustrations and comparisons of day and night views. The complexity and special challenges in the design processes for projects such as the German Ivory Museum or the Underground Bicycle Parking Garage on the Novartis Campus in Basel are vividly illustrated using scaled models, as well as 1:1 mock-ups.

Licht Kunst Licht, however, does not exclusively cater to rational lighting design that is tied to architecture. “Our publication shows the entire spectrum of our work and also documents many projects that are known through other press releases, and above all, through the many international architecture and lighting awards that these projects have won,” says the editor Prof. Andreas Schulz. After all, the variety of projects has grown strongly over the years, and the designs have ranged from almost sculptural, or object-like to even interactive medium facades. Thus, Licht Kunst Licht designs, among other things, ambitious outdoor projects that can be identity-forming for the respective location and leave a lasting mark on the atmosphere of the surroundings by means of the symbolic lighting effect. This is documented in detail in the book in the Water Tower in Luxembourg and the unique ensemble of One Shenzhen Bay in China.

The luminaire development department is also featured in the new work report and presents not only the lighting design competence of Licht Kunst Licht but also its special expertise in product design.

In a separate chapter, for the first time, the office introduces selected projects on which the team is currently working. The informative collages include impressions of the Elbtower in Hamburg, the Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona, and the large-scale Frankfurt Airport Terminal 3 project.

In her introduction “Light – Space – Art”, Dr. Vera Simone Bader, art historian and research associate at the Architectural Museum of the Technical University Munich, addresses the questions of how light functions in space and spaces with light and invites a discourse on the theory and background of design with light. Using examples from history, art, and architecture, she illustrates the different ways in which light can be perceived on an emotional and aesthetic level.

In keeping with tradition, the fifth volume was once again designed in collaboration with the dedicated team from the Cologne-based studio polylog (formerly F1rstdesign) and, like its predecessors, is published by av edition in Stuttgart. Just like in 2016, the release of the book is to be celebrated again this year: A big book release party will take place in late summer in Berlin.

Astera at Prolight + Sound 2022

April 19th, 2022 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Wireless LED lighting specialist Astera is super excited to be back at live exhibitions and especially at Prolight + Sound as a major European entertainment industry hub … where the team will enjoy the vibes and buzz of ‘being back’ and in-person post Covid!

The product focus will be on the amazing new Astera technology launched last year – the award-winning PixelBrick, the AX9 PowerPAR and AX2 PixelBar – plus the ingenious NYX Bulb which is perfect for shows, sets and installations. The massively popular and omnipresent flagship Titan Tube family of products will also be on the stand.

And the incredible new Astera HydraPanel will be previewed. Top secret until the show, this unique ‘pixel panel’ product offers an extensive range of cool and exclusive features not found elsewhere in its small, powerful package, complete with wireless and wired DMX options, plus many beam-shaping modifiers and other reasons to come and check it out!

PixelBrick

This highly flexible luminaire and truly multi-functional light source with the power and finesse of Astera’s famous Titan LED engine coupled with the practicality of its popular AX3 LightDrop product, all in a completely new and fully adaptable housing.

Perfect for concerts, events, filming, or broadcast scenarios, PixelBrick is compact, light (1.1kg) and exceptionally handy as an up-lighter – like an AX3 – or it can be hung anywhere and become a universal light for accenting and texturing buildings or facades. For exterior use, it is IP65 rated and therefore resistant to rain and other elements.

The PixelBrick has 450 Lumens and 1200 Lux at 2 metres – both at 3200K and can also be used like a PAR as a general-purpose fixture complete with a bracket.

It has already won several awards!

AX9 PowerPAR

This is a high-intensity, rock-solid, all-purpose everyday LED lighting fixture with all the advantages of Astera, including battery operation, wireless control, and quality engineering.

AX9 is the ‘big brother’ of Astera’s outstanding AX5 TriplePAR which became an industry-standard LED PAR. AX9 is bigger, brighter and benefits from all Astera’s latest innovations, like the Titan LED engine, an optimised bracket with Airline Track, a Titan-style keypad for fast and easy local control and direct control via the versatile AsteraApp.

Effectively, it is a three-in-one solution, offering a wireless PAR light source that can also be run as a wired PAR for longer-term installations and an elegant up-lighter, with the fixture’s 105-Watt output offering over 3000 Lumens of beautifully homogenised light.

Being wireless, AX9 can be used anywhere – on set, onstage, in the studio or on location – and at short notice, quickly deployed as and when needed.

AX2 PixelBar

The AX2 PixelBar is a quality linear wash fixture with wireless control, onboard battery, individually addressable LEDs, ultra-high colour rendering, fabulous digital colour calibration and a 21-degree beam.

As with all Astera products, the AX2 is fully wirelessly controlled, robustly engineered, stylish … and comes complete with a range of ingenious rigging tools to provide solutions for multiple lighting applications and sectors – from concert touring to live events to TV productions and architectural and installations.

The AX2 PixelBar is a perfect extension of the Astera AX range which includes LightDrops and LED PARs. It is currently available in two versions, a 1 metre fixture with 16 x 10W LEDs and 50cm fixture with 8 x 10W LEDs.

It was developed to meet demand for wall, backdrop or surface washing luminaires offering the same highly practical and quality lighting options as other Astera products and is compatible with the AX and Titan ranges.

NYX Bulb

The name was inspired by NYX, Greek Goddess of the Night, a mysterious figure of exceptional power and beauty, feared even by Zeus himself!

NYX Bulb – the same size as a standard LED bulb – is the first colour-tuneable LED bulb for professional film, stage, and event productions. It comes complete with a CRMX receiver for wireless DMX, plus RF and Bluetooth modules for control via the Astera App on a smartphone or Tablet.

It is lightweight, hugely flexible, and highly controllable, and as always, Astera keeps the standards of quality and innovation top of the agenda.

NYX Bulb is designed for gaffers, DoPs, lighting and set designers, visual artists and anyone needing stunning ‘practicals’ or outstanding feature lighting bulbs … anytime, anywhere. In addition to movie shoots and television studios, it is perfect for theatrical sets and for scenic elements on tour shows and live events.

Sized like a regular LED bulb, NYX Bulb can be powered via an E27 socket (E26 in the US version) or with a standard power bank. Due to its compact form, it is the first Astera light source with external battery options (rather than inbuilt).

Its Titan LED engine delivers precise colours and authentic white tones with an ultra-high CRI and TLCI and it emits an impressive 750 Lumens, comparable to a conventional 60W bulb, yet drawing just 10W of power!

The Astera team is looking forward to meeting exciting contacts and making new ones at the show, catching the excitement as live shows and events re-start after the pandemic.

 

 

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