Latest News 2017

  • 02/2017
    Products

    SUPERSYSTEM outdoor – multi-zone lighting for effective design of outdoor areas

    With the LED outdoor luminaire SUPERSYSTEM, Zumtobel conveys a whole new approach to the task-specific illumination of pavements, squares, streets and façades.
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    Multiple light tubes create a uniquely refined luminaire. The modular lighting elements with different spotlight characteristics allow outside areas to be illuminated in a targeted way to create distinctive spaces.

    » Read more about SUPERSYSTEM outdoor

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  • 02/2017
    Products

    Do you know about these two fantastic products?

    Enough TECTON luminaires have been sold around the world that, if strung together, they would cover 14,000 km.
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    That is greater than the straight-line distance from Zumtobel’s headquarters in Dornbirn to our sales office in Landsdale near Perth in Australia.

    » Learn more about TECTON

    If you stacked all CRAFT high-bay luminaires sold to date, they would build a tower six times higher than the world’s highest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

    » Read more about CRAFT

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  • 02/2017
    Products

    SUPERSYSTEM II – The solution for demanding lighting

    SUPERSYSTEM II is characterised by its delicate design, refined materiality, clean miniaturisation and flexibility, making it possible to create high-quality LED lighting solutions.
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    Whether general lighting or accentuation, direct or indirect beam, small or large objects, short or long distances, The multifunctional LED lighting system SUPERSYSTEM II covers all challenging lighting tasks with its wide range of easy-to-install lighting inserts – and does so with excellent light quality. Consequently, SUPERSYSTEM II provides lighting solutions across several rooms in a consistent style.

    » Learn more about SUPERSYSTEM II

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  • 02/2017
    Company

    Zumtobel at EuroShop in Düsseldorf

    The world’s leading retail fair, EuroShop, will take place from 5 to 9 March in Düsseldorf and we will show you how to increase your sales with Limbic® lighting solutions.
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    The Zumtobel Group will also be representing the brands Thorn and Zumtobel Group Services so that you will find a complete solution for your retail needs at one fair stand.

    We are looking forward to your visit in hall 09/stand C56!

    » All information about EuroShop is available on the fair’s website

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  • 01/2017
    Lighting Solution

    Zumtobel develops a cultured lighting solution for the Elbphilharmonie

    Zumtobel accentuates the magical atmosphere of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg, incorporating a tailored lighting solution that uniquely brings the heart of this spectacular concert hall to life.
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    The building, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, stands directly next to the River Elbe on more than 1000 reinforced concrete posts. The architectural concept blends old and new, with a spectacular marquee-like glass structure mounted on top of a former warehouse with a brick-facade. The building houses a philharmonic orchestra, a hotel, dining facilities, apartments and the Plaza viewing platform. As a key member of the project team involved in the construction of the Elbphilharmonie, Zumtobel has helped to realise a series of lighting solutions within the building.

    The customised lighting solution for general illumination in the concert hall is particularly impressive. Zumtobel has referenced the architectural philosophy of combining old and new by working closely with Herzog & de Meuron, lighting design firm Ulrike Brandi Licht and the glass designer Detlef Tanz from Wegberg to carefully craft 1200 hand-blown glass ball luminaires. Paying homage to the nearby River Elbe, the fittings appear like light-filled water bubbles emerging from the undulating acoustic ceiling, in which the luminaire housings are discretely concealed from view. The combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern LED technology made the development of this lighting solution a special challenge for Zumtobel. The result is a custom-made luminaire with an especially attractive appearance, which uses a colour temperature of 2700 K to create an emotive atmosphere in the room. The ball fittings are seamlessly dimmable via DMX controls and fully compatible with HDTV, meaning that video recordings made in the concert hall are completely flicker-free. A third of the luminaires are also integrated into the emergency lighting system.

    The Plaza features a further 870 machine-made plastic ball luminaires. These LED solutions are grouped in diamond shapes and provide pleasant warm-white general illumination with a colour temperature of 3000 K. Some of the fittings are linked to the emergency lighting network and the whole installation can be seamlessly dimmed with DALI controls.

    Zumtobel developed another customised luminaire specifically for the foyer and the cloakroom in front of the concert hall. This hybrid product incorporates a hand-crafted fluorescent fitting with an RGB LED module, which can be separately controlled using a DALI interface. While the conventional fluorescent lamp is used for general lighting, the RGB LED module can be regulated to deliver the right colour for the right mood. Depending on the particular event, this means that the 750 luminaires can be individually adjusted to create poignant effect lighting. A proportion of the fluorescent lamps additionally perform an emergency lighting function.

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  • 01/2017
    Company

    These were the five most popular newsletter articles of 2016

    For this year's annual review we’ve compiled the most-read Zumtobel newsletter articles in 2016. Now you can be certain that you’ve read or seen the five most important articles from last year. Recall which products, projects and events were particular favourites.
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    Please see below for the five most-read articles:

    5th place: A workplace concept for Industry 4.0
    There’s a lot of talk about the keyword Industry 4.0 and the networking of people, machines and systems in the industrial production process. A video that introduces a workplace concept developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) in collaboration with Zumtobel, sparked a great deal of interest.

    » Watch the video here and find out more about the concept that provides the right light at the right time in the right place.

    4th place: Three factors for well-being at the office
    The "best light for offices" is determined by three factors: The right light at the right time, the right light for certain tasks and the right light personalised just for you. The article, which examines this topic in detail, ranks in fourth place in our best-of-the-year list.

    » Read the article here and find out everything there is to know about the best light in offices.

    3rd place: Activity-based lighting in the office
    See in our video how the intelligent ATIVO multi-zone sensor combined with the LITECOM infinity intelligent lighting management system recognises room usage and automatically selects the appropriate lighting scene from luminaires, such as MELLOW LIGHT infinity. The video was a winner amongst many of our newsletter readers.

    » Watch the video here!

    2nd place: The product highlights of Autumn 2016
    The luminaires introduced in October 2016, like MELLOW LIGHT, the pendant luminaire VAERO or PANOS, the elaborate assembly unit for architectural lighting; all implement "Active Light" ideas where artificial light adapts to daylight. This approach met with a great deal of interest.

    » See all the product highlights here once more that were presented in autumn 2016! 

    1st place: Light + Building 2016
    From March 13 - 18 2016, Zumtobel met thousands of visitors at the 340 m2 Zumtobel Group Stand in the Festhalle at Messe Frankfurt. The brands Thorn, Tridonic, acdc and Reiss were also housed over a total area of 1,280 m2. It was the first time that all the brands of the Zumtobel Group shared a presentation space. The trade fair review video was the most-clicked article of 2016.

    » Watch the video here!

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