Architectural Products August 2015 Product Briefs: Lighting By Sheila Kim Grapes Used individually or in a cluster, Sonneman's Grapes are a sweet treat for the eyes. Each LED pendant consists of a metal and a glass hemisphere that meet at a wavelike seam. Available in three sizes ranging from 2½' to 3½' in diameter, they come in polished nickel with clear glass or satin nickel with white glass. sonnemanawayoflight.com Hugo A departure from the typical linear suspension fixture, the Slamp luminaire features a water-evoking pattern of sinuous lines that terminate at hexagonal metal end-caps. The tubular diffuser, constructed of the manufacturer's proprietary polycarbonate material, evenly distributes light outward a full 360° and measures 39⅓' long x 2⅓' high. Multiple units can be combined to create dramatic light compositions. The fixture's white LED lamping has a color temperature of 2,700K and an output of 3,000 lumens. slamp.it Find Me Simple, cylindrical forms define this indoor spotlight collection from Flos. It comes in Suspended (right), Single Spot, and Double Spot versions. The latter two feature a 360' rotation and 70' swivel, and the single model can additionally be recessed. Each unit has an output of 560 lumens and comes in a white, black, or chrome finish, though decorative cylinder sleeves are also available in orange and violet. flos.com Luminous Carpets Philips and Tandus Centiva have joined forces to introduce light-transmissive carpet to North America, transforming the floor into a communication medium. Designers and architects can incorporate changeable LED content'from wayfinding signage to messages and alerts'into commercial carpet. philips.com OmniPoint Osram Sylvania has taken lighting control to new heights with the launch of its OmniPoint solution at this year's Lightfair. Capable of replacing multiple fixtures, the ceiling luminaire uses an array of LEDs that can be independently and wirelessly controlled to change beam spread, angle, shape, and intensity for spotlighting areas or producing ambient illumination. The accompanying app is compatible with both iOS and Android. osram-americas.com Cylinder An entire family of fixtures, the Cylinder series is a sleek and sophisticated collection hand-made and -finished in New York by Apparatus. The series includes an uplight, downlight, extended downlight, sconce, swing-arm sconce, and pendant reminiscent of pipe organ tubes. Each is constructed of raw brass that has been patinated, and takes a Type A R16 bulb. apparatusstudio.com Helio Series Niche Modern's Helio injects pops of color and whimsy into spaces by combining a fresh color palette with visually grabbing bulbs. It measures 5' in diameter x 9' high, and is composed of handblown transparent or semitransparent glass in hues ranging from sapphire to tangerine. Lamping options include Baby Plumen CFL, Philips SlimStyle LED, and vintage-style bulbs. nichemodern.com Arceos ARS Ideal for parking garages, walkways, tunnels, and stairwells, this surface-mount fixture by Spaulding Lighting delivers 4,300, 5,750, or 8,596 lumens of uniform LED light. Its die-cast aluminum housing is offered in black, dark bronze, gray, white, platinum, red, or forest green, and can be fitted with occupancy sensors and wireless control modules. For best results, it should be mounted at heights between 8' and 18'. soraa.com Eikon Both industrial and warm in appearance, this pendant by Nordic studio Schneid combines a pleasing conical wood socket with a metal or silicone shade. Available in two different shapes, the shade comes in a range of pastel or neutral colors, as well as a newly introduced reflective gold-tone finish. Meanwhile, the wood can be specified in ash, oak, or bamboo. Additional shades can be purchased and easily swapped, since the socket attaches via magnets. schneid.org MediaGlas Thanks to a partnership between Galaxy Glass & Stone and Traxon Technologies, monolithic and laminated architectural glass can be used as a canvas for customizable LED-produced text, graphics, animations, or seas of color. The backlighting is programmed using Traxon's e:cue suite of control systems and software, while Galaxy works with specifiers to implement optical effects such as diffusion or retraction. The glass is available in ¼' to 2' thicknesses. galaxycustom.com M36 LED My White This crisp, linear fixture from Selux boasts white light that can be adjusted from 2,700K to 6,500K color temperature and dimmed using a DMX or DALI driver. It is constructed from powder-coated extruded low-copper aluminum with an impact-resistant acrylic lens. M36 is offered in 1' increments, and as a recessed, surface-mounted, wall-mounted, or suspended luminaire for direct, indirect, combination, or wall-wash lighting. selux.us Infinite Color+ Delivering more than 1,375 lumens, these USAI engines illuminate interior spaces with white light that can be tuned from 2,000K to 12,000K, enabling a single light source to soothe, stimulate alertness, or follow circadian rhythms. Additionally, it produces a seemingly infinite range of colors for other occasions. Infinite Color+ is paired with recessed square or round downlight, adjustable, or wall-wash fixtures in trim or trimless designs. usailighting.com Nanoleaf Gem As manufacturers continue to develop LED-based alternatives to the incandescent A lamp, some are getting creative with shape. Green-tech startup Nanoleaf unveiled Gem, which has a frosted-glass dodecahedron body that's meant to be exposed. It comes in a 470- or 800-lumen version. nanoleaf.me New York City LED Streetlight The winner of a New York City Department of Transportation competition, this modern streetlight was designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners and OVI, manufactured by Cooper Lighting, and is now installed at select sites. Its 84 LEDs consume only 96W to produce 9,200 lumens. cooperindustries.com Element LED Build-Your-Own Multiples Tech Lighting turns the humble downlight into a major decorative element. Designers attach Element spot modules within a recessed expandable-grid frame, in any desired configuration, and then conceal the open areas with frame blanks and metal plaster plates before mudding the entire system into the ceiling for a seamless appearance. Optional trims are offered in black, white, or satin nickel. techlighting.com August 16, 2015 Share This Story Former RECORD editor Sheila Kim is a Brooklyn-based journalist who writes about commercial and residential architecture, interior design, and products. Post a comment to this article Name* E-mail (will not be displayed)* Subject Comment* Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.