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  • 11/2014
    Event

    Zumtobel partners with Amsterdam Light Festival

    Zumtobel supports major lighting projects of the 3rd Amsterdam Light Festival
    Starting on 27. November 2014, the Amsterdam Light Festival will be illuminating the Dutch capital this winter. The boat tour Water Colors opens with artworks by Jacques Rival, Angus Muir, Alaa Minawi and other artists. In addition, from 11. December, a collection of 15 artworks will light up the walking tour “Illuminade” in the Plantage district of the city. A total of 40 installations will transform Amsterdam into a truly spectacular winter festival. Zumtobel is supporting the Amsterdam Light Festival as main sponsor, whilst also helping to realize two major art projects at the event.
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    The jury is made up of a panel of art experts and enthusiasts who judged a varied selection of works. Most pieces have been specially created for the Amsterdam Light Festival and have never previously been exhibited. The city will be awash with light sculptures, projections and installations by contemporary local and international artists. The boat route, “Water Colors”, will take visitors past artworks along the Amstel and the city’s famous network of canals. The walking route, “Illuminade”, winds through the city center. Light will play a central role throughoutthe city during the festival, as museums and institutions organize light-related activities and treat visitors to some of the latest innovations in the world of light art.

    The theme for the festival, ‘A Bright City’, challenges artists to create a tribute to modern Amsterdam. The resulting artworks will present a unique take on contemporary urban life in the Dutch capital. The Austrian lighting solutions partner Zumtobel is acting as a key partner for the realization of central artworks at the Amsterdam Light Festival by providing advice and lighting solutions developed specifically for the event. As well as sponsoring the whole festival, Zumtobel is also helping to realize two major installations: INTREPID, The Paper Boat by Katja Galyuk/City+Light and Re(bi)cycle Dome by Vasili Popov.

    “By partnering with the Amsterdam Light Festival, we are fostering our strong engagement with light and art,” says Stefan von Terzi, Marketing Director at Zumtobel. “We are looking forward to taking part in one of the largest light festivals in Europe, supporting artists and designers both with our lighting solutions and our experience.”

    Zumtobel to open LightLab in Amsterdam
    On 16. January 2015, Zumtobel will officially open a brand new creative design center in the city of Amsterdam. The opening will be accompanied by the first ever exhibition of their renowned Masterpieces Collection, containing unique light sculptures by Zahad Hadid, Olafur Eliasson and Daniel Libeskind. The Masterpieces Collection will be then on show to the public at the well-known Amsterdam Center for Architecture (ARCAM) until the middle of March 2015.

    More information about the Amsterdam Light Festival: » http://www.amsterdamlightfestival.com/

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  • 11/2014
    Company

    New Web app facilitates design of lighting solutions in art and culture

    Based on scientific methods and taking CIE (International Commission on Illumination) standards into account, the Web app facilitates the design of lighting solutions for art applications. It helps designers develop a lighting solution that is gentle on sensitive exhibits and allows visitors to enjoy art in an authentic manner.
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    Environmental factors such as temperature, humidity and also light may have a considerable impact on art objects; they may even lead to permanent changes, depending on the materials used. This app allows evaluation of a variety of light sources with respect to their risk of causing colour changes as a result of radiation time.

    Being a virtually UV and IR-free light source, the LED has established itself as the gentle way of lighting works of art, not only from a conservational point of view. By selecting the colour temperature best suited for illuminating works of art, LED lighting enables visitors to experience art in an authentic and impressive manner; at the same time, the exhibit is protected from damage.

    A study conducted by Zumtobel in collaboration with Darmstadt University has shown that warm LED lighting with colour temperatures ranging between 2700 and 3500 K is considerably more gentle on delicate artworks than conventional halogen technology or cool LED lighting.
    The new Web app helps lighting designers analyse radiation times with respect to potential colour changes. Thus, the risk is reduced to a minimum and the exhibits are protected to optimum effect. The Web app can also be used to calculate to what extent the illuminance level applied to an artwork may be higher than with conventional halogen lamps, without increasing the risk of inflicting more damage to it.

    By calculating optimum radiation times and illuminance levels, Zumtobel's new Web app facilitates design work. The app compares two lighting situations using different light sources with respect to their risk of potential colour changes and also provides useful background information.

    The web app is available in six languages (German, English, French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish) at: » http://www.zumtobel.com/culturewebapp

    » Start web app now

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  • 10/2014
    Lighting Solution

    Several prizes awarded to Siemens headquarters in Abu Dhabi

    The LEED-Platinum-certified Siemens headquarters for the Middle East is situated in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi and has already won several awards.
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    800 people work in the building that needs about half the energy usually required for a comparable conventionally designed building. Daylight sensors and presence detectors in the offices make sure that daylight is supplemented with artificial lighting only when required.

    Zumtobel's » environmental product declarations (EPD) documenting a product's environmental impact, and the » eco+ label indicating Zumtobel products that provide special benefits for people and the environment, were major criteria for the client to choose the SLOTLIGHT II, MELLOW LIGHT V and PANOS product ranges.

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  • 10/2014
    Products

    LIGHT FIELDS evolution tunableWhite

    LIGHT FIELDS evolution featuring tunableWhite technology is Zumtobel's answer to the users' need for adaptive light that can be customised.
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    This technology allows flexible adjustment to any room situation, catering for users' individual needs. At the same time, tunableWhite enables adaptation to changes associated with different times of day and seasons; as required, the luminaire's light colour ranging between 3000 K and 6000 K can be adjusted to the currently prevailing conditions.

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  • 10/2014
    Products

    Zumtobel won German Design Award 2015

    LIGHT FIELDS evolution honoured for outstanding design
    Zumtobel's design competence has been acknowledged once again by the prestigious German Design Award 2015. The renowned German Design Council has honoured even three products by Zumtobel for their outstanding product design and efficient lighting technology: the LIGHT FIELDS evolution range of LED luminaires impressed the jurors on account of their innovative creative power and superior lighting quality. The CRAFT high-bay LED luminaire and the SEQUENCE LED luminaire were awarded a “Special Mention” distinction for special design quality.
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    The German Design Award, the premium prize awarded by the German Design Council, is awarded for the fourth time this year. Awards are granted to high-calibre products and projects as well as their manufacturers and designers, who are pioneers in the German and international design scene. “Being honoured with the German Design Award acknowledges our ambitions to develop products and lighting solutions of superior design quality that provide the user with true added value,” says Stefan von Terzi, Zumtobel Marketing Director. “With LIGHT FIELDS we have managed to develop a product range that combines architectural design and cutting-edge technologies in one lighting solution.” The prizes will be awarded in Frankfurt on 13 February 2015.

    An overview of the award-winning products:

    LIGHT FIELDS evolution: LED luminaire range for sophisticated lighting projects
    The » LIGHT FIELDS evolution LED luminaire range designed by British industrial designer Christopher Redfern from Sottsass Associati combines straightforward design with innovation. Thanks to their uniformly slim-line design, narrow mounting height and high-grade materials, the luminaires blend perfectly into contemporary office interiors. However, LIGHT FIELDS evolution is impressive not only in visual terms but also in terms of technical features: innovative technologies have been incorporated in the various luminaire models. For the recessed and surface-mounted luminaires, Zumtobel has developed the 3Dprotect® reflector. Its 3D structure protects the LED modules during installation, preventing damage from electrostatic discharge. At the same time, the structure's reflection factor ensures an increase in the luminaire efficiency level. The free-standing, wall-mounted and pendant luminaires are fitted with innovative litePrint® waveguide technology, so that the light source remains concealed despite the luminaire's minimum height and delicate frame. This means that the high luminance of the individual LED lighting points is resolved perfectly. Thanks to the highly effective micro-pyramidal optic (MPO+), all LIGHT FIELDS evolution models feature optimum glare control and maximum lighting quality at all times in a variety of working situations.

    CRAFT: efficient and targeted high-bay LED lighting
    The » CRAFT high-bay LED luminaire is the result of a joint development project by Zumtobel and Arup. CRAFT provides high luminous flux levels of up to 28,000 lumens for lighting tasks in industrial areas; innovative lens technology allows for high-precision light control. The luminaire features square and narrow-beam lighting characteristics to perform a variety of lighting tasks; the lighting solution's uniformity and efficiency are significantly improved as the luminous fields do not overlap. A special design feature, the rib structure, ensures cooling and cleaning on account of the airflow, which significantly increases the LED's service life.

    SEQUENCE: adaptive, pinpoint task area lighting
    The » SEQUENCE LED luminaire offers an optimum combination of direct and indirect lighting and boasts modules than can be individually controlled. Thus, the luminaire meets the various requirements of employees with respect to ideal office lighting as well as the need for customisation to the utmost degree. SEQUENCE has been designed as a pendant and surface-mounted luminaire and consists of 8 or 14 module units arranged alongside each other, each with 6 x 3 centrally arranged LED light points. Thanks to an opal cover frame, the 24 outer LEDs provide diffuse ambient light as well as an altogether softer light distribution. Besides this exceptional performance feature, SEQUENCE, thanks to its flat aluminium housing, boasts an especially slim shape that blends perfectly into any interior design. The luminaire's sophisticated design – all its electronic components are almost invisibly enclosed in a slightly raised area on the top of the luminaire unit – ensures a delicate appearance.

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  • 10/2014
    Lighting Solution

    Optimum combination of daylight and artificial lighting

    With a useful area of some 10,000 square meters, the five-storey building of Vorarlberger Illwerke AG in Vandans is one of the world's largest office buildings built in a timber hybrid building technique.
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    The lighting system of the building, which was awarded the ÖGNI Gold environmental certification, essentially consists of customised LED light lines, all of them linked to daylight sensors and presence detectors.

    All workstations are positioned along spacious window surfaces and accordingly ensure an optimum combination of daylight and artificial lighting. The luminaires, which in spite of their flush fitting appearance are surface-mounted, provide for uniform, glare-free light at the workstations.

    » Go to project report

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  • 10/2014
    Company

    New application brochure: Light for offices and communication

    The best light for offices
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    The consistent further development of Zumtobel products is based on user studies investigating the effects of light and perceived lighting quality. Lighting solutions by Zumtobel create working conditions that make people feel good, thus motivating them and helping them concentrate on doing their job.

    By using innovative technologies and control systems, energy and maintenance costs can be reduced. To learn how to do this, please refer to our new application brochure.

    » Go to brochure

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  • 10/2014
    Products

    SEQUENCE pendant and surface-mounted LED luminaire

    SEQUENCE is the answer to individual lighting needs. The pendant and surface-mounted LED luminaire consists of modular units of identical design that are connected in series and accommodated in a flat high-quality aluminium housing. Grouped together in three logical sets, the individual modules and the indirect light component can be controlled individually.
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    SEQUENCE is available in a warm (3000 K) and intermediate (4000 K) colour temperature. The luminaire is supplied in lengths of 1200 mm (8 LED modules) or 2100 mm (14 LED modules). With up to 100 lm/W at a luminous flux of up to 9000 lm, SEQUENCE facilitates economically efficient working in offices.

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  • 10/2014
    Company

    Study on lighting quality perceived in offices

    The aim of the Global User Study on Lighting Quality Perceived in Offices, initiated by Zumtobel in collaboration with Fraunhofer IAO, was to find out how users perceive and evaluate their current lighting and visual situation in their working and office environments. The aim of the Global User Study on Lighting Quality Perceived in Offices, initiated by Zumtobel in collaboration with Fraunhofer IAO, was to find out how users perceive and evaluate their current lighting and visual situation in their working and office environments.
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    Based on the findings of the study, it is possible for the very first time to define lighting quality in offices with a focus on users, beyond conformity with relevant standards. The first analyses of the study show the office employees' preferences and the factors that enhance their sense of well-being.

    » Go to the study

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  • 10/2014
    Company

    Nobel Prize in Physics goes to LED scientists

    On 7 October 2014, the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics were announced in Stockholm. The winners, the three Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, are regarded as the inventors of the blue light-emitting diodes. On the occasion of this announcement, Klaus Vamberszky, Executive Vice President Zumtobel Group Technology, comments on the importance of LED technology at Zumtobel.
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    "We are very pleased about the Nobel Prize Committee's decision. In this way, the importance of semiconductor physics for lighting has been honoured appropriately. Only the blue LED has made LED technology relevant for general lighting, for applications beyond display indicators. All LED applications we see in contemporary lighting industry are based on this invention.

    Today, LEDs are already widely spread in the market. Within the Zumtobel Group, the LED segment meanwhile accounts for 43% of consolidated revenues, at unbridled dynamic growth. At the lab, LEDs are already achieving efficiency levels of up to 200 lumens per watt – which is twice the efficiency of conventional fluorescent lamps. In terms of energy efficiency, the potential of LEDs in many application areas is far from being exhausted. In aesthetic terms, too, the LED provides huge benefits. It is "every architect's dream": compact, configurable in shape and design as required, durable and sturdy, dimmable and controllable, and it allows to create the most varied lighting scenes," explains Klaus Vamberszky, Executive Vice President Zumtobel Group Technology, on the occasion of the announcement of this year's winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics.

    Like every year, the prize awarding ceremony will take place on 10 December. Congratulations from Zumtobel to the winners!

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  • 09/2014
    Company

    Studio Tamassociati wins Zumtobel Group Award 2014 in the Buildings category

    The international expert jury of the Zumtobel Group Award 2014 has chosen projects by Arup Germany, Studio Tamassociati Italy and Elemental Chile to each win the first prize in their category.
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    On 22 September 2014, jury chairman Winy Maas announced the prize-winning projects of the fourth Zumtobel Group Award, which was once again curated by the Berlin Aedes Architecure Forum. The Zumtobel Group had made a call for the Zumtobel Group Award promoting innovation in terms of sustainability and quality of life in the built environment in three categories: Applied Innovations, Buildings, and Urban Developments & Initiatives. From a total of 356 projects submitted, the jury had nominated 15 projects.

    “The decision to select the winner was a very close one for all three categories, since we were able to choose from a large number of heterogeneous high-quality projects. This year, an important criterion for the jury was the “innovation” factor, both in terms of technology and with a view to design and participation processes as well as environmental and social challenges,” says Winy Maas, chairman of the jury.

    “Buildings” category represented by Zumtobel
    In the “Buildings” category sponsored by Zumtobel, the first prize was awarded to the Venice-based architects of Studio Tamassociati, who were chosen from a total of 146 projects submitted. In this category, outstanding building projects completed within the last two years (from 30 November 2011 to 30 November 2013) could be submitted.

    Award goes to children's hospital in Sudan
    On behalf of the Italian “Emergency” relief organisation that provides free medical treatment to victims of war, land mines and poverty, a children's hospital was built in Sudan. The hospital situated in the strategically important city of Port Sudan is one of the few locations where free medical treatment for children is available. In view of the extreme conditions prevailing on site – in particular as regards the hot desert climate and the country's political instability – what was called for was simplicity in design. The architects combined old and new technologies and developed a system that takes cooling, waste air treatment, recycling, redistribution of local materials, landscape design and energy savings into account. In order to clean the hospital's waste water, a public garden was set out. This garden – the only public garden in the neighbourhood – is an important element in the patients' recovery.

    Read more about this project and the award-winning projects in the other categories at  » http://www.zumtobel-group-award.com.

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  • 09/2014
    Event

    Light Art Project – CLASP – Miriam Prantl

    On 27. September 2014, artist Miriam Prantl will turn the façade of the KUB into a piece of light art.
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    Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the clever interplay of light and colour on the façade of the Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB). Space, light and colour are the core components of the works by Miriam Prantl, who brings these together to create lighting installations, architecture, sculptures, mural reliefs and paintings. The Vorarlberg-based artist will now be using the façade of KUB to showcase her “Light Art Project” for Zumtobel.

    Coinciding with the “Light Art Project” in Bregenz, Miriam Prantl will be presenting a distinctive light cube at the Johanniter Church in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg. The lighting installation has been made possible with the support of Zumtobel.

    CLASP KUB Façade Project, Bregenz
    27 | 09 | 2014  –  11 | 01 | 2015

    CLASP at the Johanniter Church, Feldkirch
    20 | 09 | 2014  –  06 | 12 | 2014

    More information: » www.kunsthaus-bregenz.at

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  • 09/2014
    Lighting Solution

    L’Occitane en Provence at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris

    Customers entering the new boutique of L’Occitane en Provence at the Carrousel du Louvre find themselves in a kind of Provençal market, complete with traditional wooden furniture, dark parquet flooring, small-scale ceramic tiles and woven shopping baskets.
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    The flexible lighting solution, suitable for both pleasant ambient lighting and pinpoint accent lighting, incorporates a total of 70 IYON LED spotlights with a uniformly warm white colour temperature. Mounted on tracks, the spotlights were installed inside the display windows, but also below and above the gallery.

    What was decisive for choosing this lighting solution, which also includes 16 recessed PANOS infinity LED downlights, was not only the lighting system's high colour rendering (Ra 90), but also its high energy efficiency.

    » For more details, please read the project report

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  • 09/2014
    Company

    What benefits do I get from Zumtobel Limbic® Lighting?

    Light is an effective marketing tool. It has the ability to address target groups and differentiate brands. The Limbic® Lighting study provides for the first time solid evicence for developing a target group-specific lighting solution. 
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    By changing intensity, contrast, colour, colour temperature, direction and uniformity, the light responds to current trends and emotional needs. A perfect lighting solution stimulates the target group. Prolonged time spent in the shop will increase sales prospects. Once a target group-specific concept has been successfully implemented, it can be multiplied for local or global brand rollout on the basis of design guidelines.

    “Never before has anybody realised that light is the decisive marketing factor, which I perceive as being of huge potential,” says Dr. Hans-Georg Häusel of Gruppe Nymphenburg. Jointly with Nicole Schweitzer, he has recorded six videos providing information about the Limbic® Lighting study conducted by Zumtobel in collaboration with Gruppe Nymphenburg.

    The findings of this study will help to develop lighting concepts for retail, so that the potential mentioned by Häusel can be used for presenting goods to optimum effect and increasing the customers' sense of well-being, thus making them stay in the shop longer.

    » Watch here what experts from Gruppe Nymphenburg have to say on the subject of Limbic® Lighting

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  • 09/2014
    Lighting Solution

    Olafur Eliasson uses CRAFT by Zumtobel in his new exhibition

    In his first solo exhibition, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson dissolves the boundary between nature and man-made art.
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    In his "Riverbed" exhibition, Eliasson forces the power of nature into built environment, turning architecture – in the form of the Louisiana Museum in Denmark – into an arena of the forces of nature: in a huge rock installation, a riverbed runs through the south wing of the museum located at the Öresund.

    Thus, Eliasson overrides the definition of art, nature, indoors and outdoors, taking the elements of water, soil and rock to the inside. This makes people loose the safety provided by built environment. Moreover, the boundaries between day and night are dissolved by "Riverbed", as there is always daytime.

    In this way, the artificial presentation of nature is not subject to the changes of time. For this play with illusion, Olafur Eliasson has used a lighting solution by Zumtobel.

    The » CRAFT high-bay LED luminaire, concealed behind a fixed screen, has been installed like a grid above the phenomenal nature setting. Without creating any shadows, diffuse bright light similar to daylight does away with the temporal dimension of day and night.

    » The "Riverbed" exhibition will be on display until 4 January 2015 at the Louisiana Museum.

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    Photos: Anders Sune Berg, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk

  • 09/2014
    Products

    INTRO modular LED lighting system

    The INTRO modular lighting system combines various types of luminaires that use the very latest LED technology, and offers retailers an efficient lighting solution that can be fully customised to cater for various areas of a store: from shop windows, shelves and recesses through to activity spaces – INTRO can be used in any area.
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    An important component of the system is the innovative liteCarve® reflector technology. This innovation is based on an oval-shaped freeform reflector, which – in contrast to traditional wallwashers – creates well-balanced rectangular light distribution on the wall. This system spotlight has established a completely new product category – the vertical wallwasher.

    » Read more about the modular lighting system, which will be available with effect from November.

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  • 08/2014
    Company

    Centrum Černý Most wins European Shopping Centre Award

    The Centrum Černý Most shopping centre in Prague has won one of the renowned European Shopping Centre Awards in the “Refurbishments and/or Expansions” category.
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    Since 1975, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has presented the European Shopping Centre Awards to honour the best new and refurbished shopping centres in Europe.

    This year, the Centrum Cerný Most shopping centre in Prague has won the renowned award in the “Refurbishment and/or Expansion” category. Centrum Černý Most was opened in 1997 as the first shopping centre in the Czech Republic and has since been extended and modernised several times, culminating in the overall refurbishment completed in March 2013. On a floor space of 82,000 m², the shopping centre offers a broad range of sports products, clothing, entertainment and restaurants.

    In addition to the attractive brand portfolio and superior services available, the jury chaired by Jan Eijkemans (MAB Development) appreciated above all the shopping centre's unique architectural design as well as its lighting design developed by NDY Light.

    Having been involved in the project from an early stage on, Zumtobel impressively demonstrated how to meet the high demands of the Benoy architects' studio in terms of façade lighting. Ever-changing animations are visible on the unique interactive façade to attract new visitors, while the building's outlines are highlighted by HILIO LED light lines.

    For controlling the lighting management throughout the shopping centre, three different protocols (DMX, 1-10 V, DALI) are used. The LUXMATE lighting management system allows control of all luminaires in the entire shopping centre from one central control point, where the lighting scenarios for the interactive façade can be created as well.

    Inside the building, PANOS infinity LED downlights are used, providing optimum lighting quality at maximum efficiency levels. The ONLITE emergency lighting system ensures safety in case of emergencies.

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  • 08/2014
    Event

    4th LED professional Symposium and exhibition in Bregenz

    The 4th LED professional Symposium LpS2014 will be held from Tuesday, 30/09 until Thursday, 02/10/2014 at the Festival House (Werkstattbühne) in Bregenz, and will be organised by Luger Research.
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    Experts from around the globe will meet in Bregenz for three days to discuss the challenges posed by LED technology. The event will include more than 60 presentations and a trade exhibition involving more than 100 companies.

    In addition, it will be possible to discuss the subject with experts in the context of two “tech panels”. Concurrently, workshops and presentations on current technical subjects and developments will be held.

    Zumtobel Group speakers: Martin Pfeiler-Deutschmann, Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH, on the subject of “Experimental Techniques and FEM Simulation for Evaluation of Thermo Mechanical Stress in LED Devices”, and Martin Siegel, Zumtobel Group, on the subject of “OLED Lighting – From the Perspective of a Luminaire Manufacturer”.

    This year, Zumtobel will be among the companies exhibiting products at the event and present the Limbic® Lighting model at stand B1 (Werkstattbühne), illustrating the results of an extensive study on the subject of shop and retail lighting for specific target groups.

    Please follow the link below to find the complete, extensive programme as well as tickets for the LPS2014:
    » www.lps2014.com

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  • 08/2014
    Lighting Solution

    Razavi Hospital benefits from efficient lighting solution

    The Razavi Hospital in Mashad/Iran provides state-of-the-art medical care in a floor space of 56,000 square metres and relies on an equally advanced lighting solution by Zumtobel.
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    SLOTLIGHT II provides orientation and safety in corridors to patients and staff. In total, one kilometre of the highly efficient light line was installed, supplemented by PANOS Q downlights all over the hospital.

    In the rooms for positron emission tomography and computer tomography, SLOTLIGHT LED RGB is used. In combination with the LUXMATE EMOTION lighting control system, various lighting scenarios that have a positive impact on the patients' sense of well-being can be created..

    » Click here for more detailed information on the Razavi Hospital

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  • 08/2014
    Company

    Exciting lighting partnership with BVB

    The Zumtobel Group and Borussia Dortmund set a shining example with their lighting partnership. Zumtobel has already developed an innovative LED lighting concept for BVB's recently opened Fan World, which sets the first division club and its Fan World centre stage in an exciting way. In addition, there are plans to equip BVB's playing and training facilities with high-performance lighting solutions over the next few years.
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    Zumtobel's customers are already benefiting from this close collaboration. This scheme is directed in particular at electricians, wholesalers and other customer groups. The scheme will be backed up by training programmes, project workshops and other sales-supporting measures intended to achieve joint sales figures. Zumtobel, together with BVB, has put together an exclusive training and event package for this purpose.

    "With our  Lighting Solution Partner programme we have built a successful platform to facilitate cooperation with our customers" says Stefan von Terzi, Director Marketing Zumtobel. "We're glad that, through this partnership, cooperation with BVB will add another emotional component to our close collaboration and, at the same time, it will give us the chance to combine knowledge transfer with a unique experience."

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  • 08/2014
    Products

    SINUS flex – How to turn a 2-bed room into a 3-bed room

    In daily hospital routine, capacity bottlenecks occur regularly. For instance, alteration works or an unexpectedly high number of new admissions may require an extra bed to be placed in a 2-bed room.
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    Equipped with flexibly controllable LED modules for reading lights and a continuous LED insert for room lighting, “SINUS flex” effortlessly adjusts the lighting to the changed number of beds.

    » Read more about SINUS

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  • 08/2014
    Products

    LIGHT FIELDS evolution Tunable White

    LIGHT FIELDS evolution with Tunable White technology is the answer to the users' need for adaptive light that can be customised. Tunable White technology allows adjustment of light colours and brightness levels to individual needs or to changes associated with different times of day and seasons.
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    Biologically effective lighting solutions use these and other parameters to compensate for missing daylight. Thanks to the verified effectiveness of wide-are lighting with high luminance levels directly from above, LIGHT FIELDS evolution is ideal for supporting biological functions. The human body clock is stabilised. A positive impact on the desired level of stimulation and well-being was demonstrated above all for diffuse wide-area lighting in lounge areas of care facilities (» St. Katharina study).

    » Click here for more detailed information on the LIGHT FIELDS evolution luminaire range. The Tunable White model will be available from autumn 2014.

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  • 08/2014
    Products

    CLEAN supreme LED clean-room luminaire

    In addition to its high colour rendering index of up to Ra 90, the CLEAN supreme LED clean-room luminaire cannot fail to impress due to extremely low maintenance efforts and hence also reduced service costs.
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    Featuring a choice of two luminous flux levels, this efficient lighting solution with intermediate colour temperature is now available for operating theatres. The micro-pyramidal optic (MPO) of the CLEAN supreme LED luminaire ensures both perfect lighting quality and glare control (UGR<19).

    » Click here for more details on the CLEAN supreme LED clean-room luminaire

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  • 08/2014
    Company

    Zumtobel's largest user study continues

    More than 7000 people have already participated in the study on lighting quality in offices.
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    Based on the findings of the study, it will be possible for the very first time to define lighting quality at the office with a focus on users, beyond conformity with relevant standards. As an office user, you may assess your existing workspace and its lighting quality and define your perfect lighting scene. For each completed questionnaire, Zumtobel will donate € 3 to the Light for the World charity.

    » Click here to take part in the study and make an important contribution to better lighting quality in offices.

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  • 07/2014
    Products

    TECTON LED goes North America

    TECTON LED luminaire launched in North America: Green Good Design Award and UL certification
    Lighting solutions using the TECTON continuous-row lighting system have been very successful in Europe for more than 10 years. Proud of its UL certification as well as a Green Good Design Award, TECTON LED is now also conquering the North American market.
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    TECTON is a veteran globetrotter. Since the product was launched approximately 10 years ago, more than 6,000 miles of trunking have been sold, roughly covering the distance between Vienna and Los Angeles. Having been granted UL certification, TECTON LED is now also available in North America.

    The official North American launch coincided with another milestone in the success story of the product range: TECTON LED won the coveted Green Good Design Award. For the sixth time, the renowned Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design invited manufacturers to submit products for this special award that is granted for particularly sustainable design. The panel of judges reviewed hundreds of entries from all over the world and a vast variety of different sectors, selecting the Zumtobel TECTON LED luminaire as one of the 100 best products.

    TECTON LED features both flexibility and efficiency, two of the most prominent characteristics of the continuous-row lighting system. In practical use, these features provide perfect lighting conditions in a wide variety of projects, from industrial bays to supermarkets. Wolfgang Egger, Executive Vice President of Zumtobel North America, believes that his North American customers will benefit significantly from this added value: “An investment in the future, TECTON LED provides maximum flexibility for the client. Since the LED modules can be positioned variably as required by the specific application, even if initial requirements change, the lighting solution can be adjusted easily. The TECTON LED luminaire is also impressive because of its easy no-tool installation, which means that if even more powerful LED modules are launched in the future, migration to these modules will not pose any difficulties.”

    In North America, TECTON LED is available as a surface-mounted or pendant luminaire, and can be used as an individual luminaire or as a continuous-row lighting system. What makes the luminaire so special is the 7-pole current conducting section built into the trunking, which ensures that various functions such as power supply or lighting control can be integrated directly without additional effort. With this multifunctional basic unit, the lighting modules, light sources and optics may be exchanged or added as necessary to meet specific project requirements. TECTON LED is a  one-stop solution boasting an unobtrusive design that makes the created lighting effect come to the fore in any room. With a service life of 50,000 hours at 80 percent of luminous flux, TECTON LED consumes significantly less energy and requires a minimum of maintenance, thereby increasing the lighting solution’s technical and economical efficiency.

    About the Good Design Award
    The Good Design Award, one of the world’s most renowned design prizes, was established in Chicago in 1950. The purpose of the special Green Good Design award is to focus public attention on outstanding examples of sustainable design, and to honor the commitment of the companies involved that seek to design products that are in harmony with the environment.

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  • 07/2014
    Company

    Integral approach for biologically effective lighting solutions in health and care applications

    Due to milestones in technology such as LEDs and new scientific findings, lighting experts are facing completely new challenges in the 21st century. The biological effects of lighting are a new and future-oriented issue. However, ultimately, the emotional aspects of light play a highly decisive role in care facilities as well.
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    Body and mind are closely interrelated and must be treated as a unit, as doctors and care practitioners know. Responsible implementation of DIN SPEC 67600 04-2013 “Biologically effective illumination – Design guidelines” must be based on an integral approach that takes the visual, emotional and biological effects of lighting on individuals into account.

    Three aspects need to be considered:
    1) Artificial lighting should simulate natural changes over the course of the day as a supplement
         to daylight.

    2) An essential prerequisite of successful lighting solutions is the option of being able to adjust
         lighting conditions individually. In view of the fact that light has an impact on physiological
         functions, individual control options are a must.

    3) The emotional and biological effects of lighting are included in the design approach in a
         well-balanced manner. On the one hand, the right amount of light at the right time, in an intense
         bluish light colour, for example, has a biologically supporting effect. On the other hand, a high
         Kelvin level may be perceived as annoying or unappealing, depending on individual
         preferences, the weather situation or visual/spatial tasks.

    Fundamental principles
    The ganglion cells in the retina which contain the photopigment melanopsin are considered the interface to the non-visual biological effects of light. They are widely spread across the lower part of the retina and very sensitive in the spectral area around 490 nm (bluish green). Therefore, bluish light has meanwhile become synonymous with the biological effects of light in the industry. There is no doubt that many LED spectral distributions allow successful argumentation approaches. However, other influencing parameters are frequently neglected. For instance, vertical illuminance on the eye or wide-area luminance levels emitted directly from above (for other parameters, see table).

    Extract from DIN SPEC 67600:2013-04

    More intense biological effects of light are produced by Less intense biological effects of light are produced by
    Higher level of radiation Lower level of radiation
    Longer duration of exposure Shorter duration of exposure
    Higher level of blue components Lower level of blue components
    Wide-area lighting Pinpoint lighting
    Dynamic changes in lighting Constant lighting
    Lower level of radiation before the light exposure under review*  
    Morning light is most effective for synchronising the body clock Light in the afternoon affects the body clock to a relatively low extent
       
    * Persons who have been adjusted to darkness for an extended period before being exposed to light will be more sensitive to light and show a stronger response

    Lighting solutions for the elderlyLighting solutions for the elderly
    The probability of requiring a hospital stay or having to live in a care facility increases with age. Physical restrictions and the staff's time pressure put a limit to the time spent outdoors. This may have fatal consequences, since above all in old age, extended exposure to light is required due to changes in the circadian system. Lighting solutions boasting melanopic effects improve sleep and hence also enhance people's mental performance and emotional state.
    Age-related clouding of the lens of the eye has a negative impact on the biological effects of lighting, since less light reaches the retina. In particular the spectral component with high melanopic effectiveness in the area of bluish green is affected by the yellowish clouding of the lens, so that the body clock will increasingly get out of balance. The release of hormones, too, such as for instance melatonin, which is produced at night, does no longer work as it does in younger people.

    Dementia becomes more common with old age. It is associated with a high level of desynchronisation and night-time phases of activity related with it. For most family members, their own lack of sleep sooner or later results in giving up home care and deciding in favour of a care facility. More time spent outdoors and sufficient illumination of living spaces may have an extremely positive impact and ensure long-term care in the familiar residential environment.

    Even in case of elderly people in need of care, an integral approach must not be overlooked. The visual system is supported by higher illuminance levels, as vision deteriorates and serious eye diseases become more common with age. An important emotional aspect with dementia patients concerns anxiety. Mental delusions such as alleged persecutors are reduced by avoiding reflections or by softening shadows.

    Application in hospitalsApplication in hospitals
    Primarily, the hospital layout must be designed so as to allow people to follow their natural rhythm of life in an unfamiliar environment. Large windows are essential. Only where an insufficient amount of daylight is available is additional support by artificial lighting solutions required. In the patient rooms, the SINUS supply unit is able to meet the needs of patients and staff. Tunable White (adjustment of light colour and quantity) is the appropriate technological tool for ensuring synchronisation and short-term biological effects influencing activation or resting processes. The lighting management system combines artificial lighting control with changes in daylight and may even simulate sunrise. Thus, the patients are gently awakened by light. Due to this aspect alone, we may anticipate a positive impact on sleep and improvement of the mood (keyword: dawn simulation).

    For emotional reasons, intensely bluish light should be used cautiously only, for natural skin tones will appear pale under this spectrum. This may be a problem especially for sick people and their communication partners.

    Biologically effective lighting solutions support doctors and nurses in their work, above all at night. The health risks of shift working are well-known. The human circadian system with its complex hormonal processes must therefore be treated with utmost sensitivity. Performance can be enhanced by inhibition of the “sleep hormone” melatonin. This process must not become a rigid technological guideline. Rather, optional controls will grant the staff freedom to expose themselves to a biologically effective amount of light or even switch the lights completely off, if required – whether in nurses' rooms, corridors or surgical preparation rooms. Under these conditions, the sleep of the staff working at the Karolinska Hospital in Huddinge (SE) has become more restful; they feel more alert and active during their work.

    Application in care facilitiesApplication in care facilities
    The aspects to be considered when it comes to lighting in sleeping/living rooms or bathrooms are similar to residential lighting. An example: in the evening, exposure should be restricted to low amounts of reddish light with low melanopic effectiveness, so that melatonin production will not be disrupted. By day, biological effects will mainly be provided by natural daylight entering through the windows or during outdoor stays. Poor supply of natural light in a room may be supplemented by additional artificial lighting solutions. Zumtobel's Tunable White product ranges, such as for example ONDARIA or MELLOW LIGHT V, combined with lighting management systems, are ideal for this purpose. Above all in lounge areas including corridors, a highly beneficial impact on care home resident's quality of life was demonstrated. Participation in social activities increases after installation of a biologically effective lighting solution, communication is improved, sleep is enhanced, lower doses of medication are required. All this contributes to improving the residents' quality of life (» St. Katharina study, Vienna).

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  • 07/2014
    Products

    Modular SUPERSYSTEM LED lighting system featuring numerous new features

    Thanks to a number of extensions and consistent implementation of cutting-edge LED technology, the SUPERSYSTEM product range is now able to fulfil complex lighting tasks even more efficiently:
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    •    New warm white colour temperature of 2700 K for pleasant lighting scenes
    •    Mini-downlight available in even more slimline design
    •    Additional type of section allows more space for cabling and thus facilitates addressing of
         several different phases
    •    Seamless LED light lines with direct and indirect light distribution
         (available from October 2014)
    •    Slim continuous row system with sophisticated lens technology ensures a high level of glare
         control (also available from October)
    •    New linear LED wallwasher allows especially uniform illumination of vertical surfaces by
          means of a unique reflector/lens combination, can be ordered with effect from October.

    » Read more about the modular diversity of the SUPERSYTEM product range.

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  • 07/2014
    Products

    Linear wallwasher: ARCOS LED wallwasher

    The ARCOS product range includes the ARCOS LED wallwasher which provides uniform illumination of vertical surfaces in museums and art galleries.
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    Both the standard 620 mm version and the short 320 mm version of this dimmable linear wallwasher ensure uniform illumination of surfaces.

    The luminaire features luminous flux levels of 900 lm or 1800 lm in order to deliver sufficiently high illuminance levels while also meeting relevant conservational requirements in museums and art galleries.

    » Read more about the linear wallwasher that is able to provide a complete solution for museums and art galleries when combined with ARCOS LED spotlights.

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  • 07/2014
    Products

    Masterly precision and clear design: ARCOS Xpert LED spotlight

    The ARCOS xpert LED spotlight meets all the requirements placed on high-precision accent lighting in museums and art galleries and also satisfies exacting conservational requirements.
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    Thanks to the high colour rendering index of Ra 94 and constant colour temperature of the LED technology applied, the works of art are presented in a very natural, gentle manner in a consistently high quality.

    The ARCOS Xpert spotlight solves a variety of lighting tasks, as a toolbox, by using five different replaceable optics, four different lenses and two louvre designs to prevent direct glare. ARCOS Xpert boasts a compact size and a high level of flexibility and offers enormous potential savings due to its power consumption of only 22 W.

    » Read more about the masterly precision of the ARCOS Xpert LED spotlight.

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  • 07/2014
    Company

    4 features that add up to high-grade museum lighting

    LED technology provides numerous benefits for museums and art galleries. We show you what to watch out for when choosing a lighting solution for art and culture.
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    1.) Energy savings and long service life
    Zumtobel scores with a highly efficient LED product portfolio comprising a 5-year guarantee that ensures immediate energy savings and short payback periods, especially when combined with a lighting management system.

    2.) Flexibility and versatility, above all for temporary exhibitions
    Zumtobel's extensive product portfolio makes it possible to design complete and consistent lighting solutions for art galleries and museums. The modular design of our lighting solutions and the extensive range of accessories allow to adjust the lighting system to changed conditions quickly and easily. Dimmable lighting solutions with variable colour temperatures set exhibits centre stage using appropriate illuminance levels and colour temperatures.

    3.) Visual quality: illumination of exhibits
    High glare control, excellent colour rendering, colour stability and light distribution quality are arguments in favour of a high-quality lighting solution by Zumtobel. Varied lighting options, ranging from spotlight-based accent lighting and wallwashers through to showcase lighting, ensure that every exhibit is presented to optimum effect.

    4.) Conservational lighting
    LED light is free from ultraviolet and infrared radiation, thus meeting conservational requirements without the need for extra filters. Lighting design supplemented by an analysis of potential damage also allows to limit this damage to a minimum, thus perfectly protecting the exhibits.

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  • 06/2014
    Company

    Zumtobel invests EUR 18 million in new machinery

    Record-breaking year for Zumtobel plant in Dornbirn
    The Zumtobel plant in Dornbirn reports a positive outcome for the financial year 2013/14: with close to 3.5 million units, the luminaire plant has produced its highest output ever. In FY 2013/14, the plant has also achieved the highest sales volume in its history. The LED share has increased to more than 40 per cent. In order to be well prepared in terms of production for the growing demand in the LED sphere in future, after having built a new factory hall, Zumtobel will invest in new manufacturing facilities for the production of LED products.
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    In the Zumtobel plant at the Schweizerstrasse location, EUR 18 million will be spent on innovative machinery for LED manufacturing, including two lines for the new generation of » TECTON LED and » SLOTLIGHT II LED products, an injection-moulding line for manufacturing LED lenses as well as a punching and bending line for the pre-fabrication facility. 

    The machines will be delivered in the course of the financial year 2014/15. “In the past financial year we were able to report record figures of close to 3.5 million units produced – and the plant's sales volume, too, reached an unprecedented level. The new machinery will help us increase our efficiency even further. Our medium-term goal is to achieve 4 million products per year. For the coming financial year, we expect an LED share of about 50 per cent,” says plant manager Herwig Burtscher.

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  • 05/2014
    Company

    International jury nominates projects for Zumtobel Group Award

    From a total of 356 projects submitted, the international jury has nominated 15 projects in the “Applied Innovations”, “Buildings” and “Urban Developments & Initiatives” categories.
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    The Zumtobel Group Award – Innovations for sustainability and humanity in the built environment – is an architectural award for more quality of life and sustainability in the built environment. The award features a total prize purse of EUR 150,000 and will be awarded this year already for the fourth time.

    For the first time, a public call for projects was made for three instead of two categories, as previously: a new category, “Applied Innovations”, has been added to the previous categories of “Buildings” and “Urban Developments & Initiatives”. Each category is represented by one of the Zumtobel Group's brands.

    Projects nominated in the “Buildings” category
    In the “Buildings” category – represented by the Zumtobel brand – outstanding building projects that were completed within the last two years (from 30 November 2011 to 30 November 2013) could be submitted. The award-winning project should meet the highest aesthetic demands and also involve innovative solutions for optimised use of resources, environmental protection and the improvement of living conditions.

    From 146 projects submitted, the jury including Kunlé Adeyemi, Yung Ho Chang, Brian Cody, Winy Maas, Ulrich Schumacher, Kazuyo Sejima and Rainer Walz nominated the following studios and/or projects (in alphabetical order):

    •    Lacaton & Vassal architectes, Paris (FR), for “House Transformation”, Saint-Nazaire / La Chesnaie (FR) – refurbishment and transformation project in the area of of social housing

    •    RMA Architects, Mumbai (IN), for “Corporate Office for Infrastructure Company” – office building with double-skin façade

    •    Rural Urban Framework, Hong Kong (CN), for “House for all Seasons”, Shija Village (CN) – residential house in rural China

    •    Studio Tamassociati Architects, Venice (IT), for “Port Sudan Paediatric Centre” – children's hospital

    •    Urban-Think Tank, Zurich (CH), for “Vertical Gymnasium Santa Cruz Del Este”, Caracas (VE), sports and community centre for urban renewal

    All details on the projects specified, the award, the jury and the projects nominated in the two other categories can be found at  » www.zumtobel-group-award.com


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  • 05/2014
    Products

    NOW! Light that pays for itself.

    With NOW! you are choosing an attractive complete package: Switching to an advanced lighting solution with efficient LED luminaires and intelligent lighting control will not cost you even one extra euro.
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    You need not take care of the exchange of the luminaires nor of the commissioning or maintenance of the system. Far from it: you can even use part of the electricity costs saved in order to reduce your current operating costs immediately.

    » Click here to obtain all relevant information about NOW!

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  • 04/2014
    Products

    New RESCLITE design tool available in the online product catalogue

    The RESCLITE design tool has been developed especially for electrical installers and electrical consultants to calculate the maximum spacing between two luminaires based on the requirements of the EN 1838 standard.
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    Now the popular RESCLITE design tool has also been integrated directly into the Zumtobel product catalogue at product level. Until now, the RESCLITE design tool was available as an iPhone and iPad app only. Thanks to its integration in the online catalogue, you can now calculate the maximum spacing between two RESCLITE luminaires directly in your browser. Thus, you can use the design tool on all web-enabled terminals equipped with a standard browser. Just click on the “Spacing” tab at the product level of a RESCLITE emergency luminaire in Zumtobel's online product catalogue.

    Specify the mounting height using the slider, and the design tool will immediately display the maximum spacings between the wall and the first luminaire (a1 value) and between two luminaires (a2 value).

    » Click here and subsequently on the “Spacing” tab to test the RESCLITE design tool.


    Two versions of the RESCLITE design tool are now available:

    The RESCLITE design tool in the online product catalogue
    •    Focus on simplicity and user-friendliness
    •    Can be used on every terminal equipped with a browser (laptops, desktop computers, tablets
         and smartphones with various operating systems)
    •    All information at a glance

    The RESCLITE iOS app:
    •    Wizard mode
    •    Optimised for iOS terminals (iPhone, iPad)
    •    Offline mode possible

    » Click here to download the RESCLITE iOS app.

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  • 04/2014
    Event

    Look back at light+building 2014

    Watch our video review to see the best moments of light+building 2014
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    light+building 2014, the world's largest trade fair for lighting and building services technology, was held in Frankfurt from 30 March to 4 April. At light+building 2014, Zumtobel's focus was on one subject in particular: how can we use our application know-how, our lighting solutions and our services to help you and your company achieve your goals?

    Zumtobel's 780 square metre stand presented the subject of light in an architectural setting, introducing a number of impressive innovations.

    The lighting solutions and products on display at our trade-fair stand were highly appreciated by numerous visitors.

    Here you can enjoy a video review of Zumtobel's trade-fair appearance at light+building 2014.

    A collection of impressions and articles on Zumtobel's trade-fair appearance is also available on our lightlive blog (hashtag #lb14):
    » http://www.lightlive.com

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  • 04/2014
    Lighting Solution

    Two projects representing Zumtobel at Luminale 2014

    The Luminale festival is the Biennale of Lighting Culture and will be held already for the seventh time concurrently with light+building, the international architecture show, from 30 March to 4 April 2014 in Frankfurt am Main. This year, even two projects will be presented that create lighting experiences supported by Zumtobel.
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    Cornea Ti – morphing light to space
    Cornea Ti, the lighting installation created by students of the bachelor degree programme in interior design at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, will be located on a container boat near Untermainbrücke. In a world of data encryption and encoding, the installation visualises illusion and reality of a message, creating a bridge into our information age.

    At twilight, 1600 video-compatible Capix LED façade luminaires by Zumtobel turn the installation to life, ensuring an interactive spatial experience for visitors. The secret of Cornea Ti is an anagram – a new word is produced by rearranging its letters. While visitors walk through the installation, the transformed letters will produce a word the real meaning of which has to be deciphered.

    In the process, the LED pixels are individually controlled in real time via a PC and animated as a system responding to movement in the space. In this way, visitors are accompanied by interactive light on their way through a world of letters, creating a personal experience of space. The lighting installation is accompanied by music. Every night, live concerts will be held in collaboration with musicians from HfMDK Frankfurt and Ensemble Modern, indulging visitors in a unique light and sound installation.

    Twinkle Twinkle
    A second installation sponsored by Zumtobel can be found on the square in front of the Deutsche Bank Towers. Consisting of 576 prism poles made of glass, the Twinkle Twinkle installation is a transparent and dynamic structure that reflects daylight and its surroundings, creating an enthralling experience for visitors. Daylight is refracted by the prism poles, which produce lighting-like reflections fanning out into a fascinating colour spectrum.

    In daylight, the sculpture appears scarcely palpable; at night, 18 Elevo RGB DMX façade luminaires set the four-metre concentric structure aglow. The special lighting presentation creates a dramatic effect, which is enhanced by background music.  Twinkle Twinkle is a project by Glasbau-Hahn GmbH, NE-AR Nixdorff Etchegorry – Architecture Research, lichtundsoehne – lighting & visual design, O-S-D – office for structural design and studioheyhey – visual communication.

    At this year's light+building, Zumtobel – as an expert in the field of interior lighting for commercial purposes – will also present an extensive product range for façade & architecture applications. Providing smart, resource-conserving illumination for façades based on cutting-edge LED technology, Zumtobel meets both functional and aesthetic requirements.

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  • 04/2014
    Company

    New DIMLITE design Web app

    In addition to the iPad app already available, the DIMLITE configurator is now also available as a Web app, so that it can be used with all Web-enabled devices.
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    DIMLITE is the ideal first step into the world of intelligent lighting management. The corresponding Zumtobel DIMLITE Web app is a free and easy-to-use design tool for electricians and electrical consultants.

    DIMLITE, a simple lighting control system for individual rooms, was developed to facilitate the first step into lighting management, providing core functions such as dimming, lighting scenes, presence-based and daylight-based lighting management.

    The free Zumtobel DIMLITE Web app quickly provides answers to questions such as:
    •    How do I meet the room user's lighting demands?
    •    Which control unit is appropriate for my purpose?
    •    How do I connect the individual components?

    As a result, the DIMLITE app produces a pdf file that includes the schematic circuit diagram and a parts list. Only a few steps are necessary to obtain this file:

    1. Select the number of lluminaires per group and control signal (DALI or DSI).

    2. Specify whether the component is to be installed in a switch cabinet or recessed into the ceiling (depends on the number of luminaire groups).

    3. Is daylight-based lighting management required?

    The app is available in German, English, French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish. The Web app also includes practical guidelines providing information on the functions and commissioning of DIMLITE, together with examples of how and why to use DIMLITE.

    The Web app can be found at  » http://www.zumtobel.com/dimlitewebapp
    » Test the DIMLITE Web app now!

    » Click here for information on the DIMLITE app available especially for iPads.

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  • 03/2014
    Company

    New lightlife issue with a focus on user-oriented design

    Issue no. 9 of lightlife, the magazine for light and architecture, is dedicated to user-oriented design and is available both as a printed and a digital version, in pdf format and as iOS and Android app.
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    In the new lightlife issue focusing on “User-oriented design” you will find a wealth of answers to the question of how to create noticeable added value by consistent orientation towards the user. In addition, the following topics are presented in Zumtobel's customer magazine lightlife 09:

    • An interview with Phil Libin on the organisation of knowledge: Libin points out how people handle information today, and what technology must be able to accomplish by now in order to provide tangible added value to users.

    • Two Zumtobel studies from the areas of office and retail lighting that provide fascinating insight into user behaviour and preferences. An important basis for new product developments tailor-made to the user.

    • Examples of Zumtobel's fundamental application knowledge based on a number of international projects such as the MINI flagship store, the new L'Occitane boutique in Paris or the new campus of Vienna's University of Economics and Business Administration.

    • Co-operative design processes for trend-setting product developments, taking the new SEQUENCE LED luminaire as an example.

    The digital issue of lightlife is available in German and English as a free iPad and Android app, while the pdf file is available in German, English, French, Italian and Dutch.

    Click here to obtain your issue of lightlife 9
    » as pdf
    » as printed magazine

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  • 03/2014
    Company

    Energy labels now available as pdf in the online product catalogue

    With immediate effect, Zumtobel is making the labels indicating the energy-efficiency classes of the lamps and LED modules to be used for a luminaire in compliance with EU Regulation 874/2012 available for download in the product catalogue. Thus, Zumtobel helps consumers with their buying decisions, as the light source's energy efficiency class and its weighted energy consumption are made transparent even beyond the scope of EU Regulation requirements.
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    With effect from 1 September 2013, the requirements of the new EU Regulation 874/2012 with regard to “energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires” have entered into force. As a consequence, lamp manufacturers and manufacturers of luminaires that are sold to end users have to publish information about the efficiency and annual energy consumption of the lamps and LED modules concerned. The new regulation also applies to luminaires with built-in LED modules.

    What is new, among other things, are the changes in classification of labels and the “label for luminaires”, which provides information about

    •    the luminaire's compatibility with lamps and about built-in LED modules

    •    the range of possible energy efficiency classes (EEC)

    •    the EEC of lamps (and LED modules) supplied with the luminaire

    Please note: the label for luminaires does not include any information on the efficiency of the luminaire itself.

    The label for luminaires is now available for download as pdf in the right marginal column at the product level in Zumtobel's online product catalogue.

    You will, for instance, find the luminaire label for LIGHT FIELDS evolution in the right marginal column at the following link: » http://www.zumtobel.com/42181890

    » Click here for more detailed information on EU Regulation 874/2012.

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  • 03/2014
    Company

    Design competence tripled

    Three LED products by Zumtobel, i.e. LINCOR, the ARCOS wallwasher and ARCOS xpert, have won the coveted “red dot award: product design 2014”.
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    Zumtobel achieved the “red dot award: product design 2014” for no less than three products: the LINCOR pendant LED luminaire and two representatives from the ARCOS range – the ARCOS xpert LED spotlight and the linear ARCOS LED wallwasher – impressed the international jury on account of their superior product design. These innovative products are all exemplary for successful design based on users’ requirements.

    LINCOR pendant LED luminaire
    In line with the spirit of our time, the luminaire is slim and minimalist in design. With a cross-section of 6 x 6 cm, LINCOR forms a perfect axis across the office. Its design enhances architectural structures and blends into almost any environment.
    » http://www.zumtobel.com/lincor

    ARCOS xpert
    In ARCOS, David Chipperfield has created a luminaire range with a purist, unobtrusive stylistic idiom that concentrates on just two tasks: delivering the best lighting for works of art in museums and exhibitions and providing an authentic artistic experience. The ARCOS xpert LED spotlight meets all the requirements placed on contemporary accent lighting in museums and art galleries and also satisfies exacting conservational requirements.

    Design: David Chipperfield
    » http://www.zumtobel.com/arcos

    ARCOS LED wallwasher
    The ARCOS LED wallwasher is ideal for uniform illumination of vertical surfaces in museums and art galleries. Thanks to a sophisticated optical solution and constant colour temperature of individual LEDs, the standard 620 mm version and the short 320 mm version of this dimmable linear wallwasher ensure uniform illumination of surfaces. The luminaire features luminous flux levels of 900 lm or 1,800 lm in order to deliver high illuminance levels while also meeting relevant conservational requirements. In combination with ARCOS LED spotlights, the linear wallwasher provides a perfect lighting solution for museums or art galleries.

    Design: David Chipperfield
    » http://www.zumtobel.com/arcos

    This year, 1.816 manufacturers, designers and architects from 54 countries submitted a total of 4,815 products. The awards will be handed over and celebrated at the red dot gala at the Aalto Theatre in Essen on 7 July 2014, in the presence of international guests, among them designers, business experts, politicians and media representatives.

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  • 03/2014
    Lighting Solution

    LED lighting solution for Levi’s in Brussels

    Excellent lighting quality, impressive energy efficiency and the unobtrusive, contemporary look of the Zumtobel products were the main reasons why Levi's in Brussels opted for an LED lighting solution.
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    VIVO LED spotlights, PANOS Infinity Q LED downlights and the modular SUPERSYSTEM lighting system have been installed in the store. SCONFINE luminaires create accents above the sales counter.

    » Click here for more pictures and information on this lighting solution.

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  • 02/2014
    Company

    Zumtobel Limbic® Lighting at EuroShop 2014

    At EuroShop 2014, which was held in Duesseldorf from 16 to 20 February, Zumtobel presented the findings of a new study which identifies the emotional responses of people to various lighting scenarios in a shop on an empirical basis. The findings of this study carried out by Zumtobel and Gruppe Nymphenburg will lead to the development of retail lighting concepts that provide for perfect presentation of goods and increase the customers' sense of well-being.
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    The question of which lighting parameters, in a retail context, possess the greatest effect, and which lighting scenarios have a positive impact on people's emotional perception had so far not been investigated. The Limbic® Lighting study shows clear differences with respect to lighting preferences. Target groups respond in different ways to even the smallest changes hardly noticeable to the naked eye. Accordingly, adjusting the lighting scenarios to target group-specific needs is explicitly recommended.

    Based on this study, Zumtobel has been able to identify three focuses – with fundamental differences in terms of lighting design and clearly different vistas. The findings obtained clearly show that each individual target group can be addressed to optimum effect.

    » Learn more about the study findings and the study design

    Zumtobel. The Light.

  • 02/2014
    Products

    CRAFT high-bay LED luminaire wins “Design Plus powered by light+building” award

    This award is presented for special achievements in terms of design, environmental compatibility and technology.
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    The CRAFT high-bay LED luminaire has won the “Design Plus powered by light+building” award.

    All products submitted were evaluated by an expert jury according to the following criteria:
    •    Design: quality of design, choice of materials, user-friendliness (universal design)
    •    Environmental aspects: energy efficiency, sustainability (use of resources), service life
    •    Technology: innovation, function, technological quality, capability of integration

    CRAFT – worthy of distinction
    With a luminous flux level of up to 28.000 lumens, CRAFT is a top performer in industrial lighting: thanks to innovative lens technology, CRAFT provides high-precision direction of light for models with square or narrow-beam light distribution. Luminous fields that do not overlap create significant extra uniformity and efficiency for any lighting solution. Thus, a lower number of luminaires are required, and investment costs are significantly reduced.

    Moreover, the luminaire is available in intermediate (4000 K/CRI 80/88 lm/W) or cool white (6500 K/CRI 70/100 lm/W), qualifying it for nearly any challenge – no matter whether in warehouses, manufacturing bays or workshops. Another asset is that CRAFT is DALI-dimmable as standard and requires little maintenance. The high-bay LED luminaire is therefore perfectly prepared for use with lighting management systems, ensuring maximum energy and CO2 savings.

    » Click here to read more about CRAFT

    About the competition
    145 companies and 239 products submitted took part in the “Design Plus powered by light+building” competition, which was tendered by Messe Frankfurt and organised by the German Design Council. A total of 36 products have won an award.

    The “Design Plus powered by light+building” competition represents the innovative content and trend-setting performance of the trade fair exhibitors' products. The award-winning products will be presented at light+building in hall 1.1 stand E51 during the trade fair, i.e. from 30 March to 4 April 2014. The Zumtobel trade fair stand will be located in hall 2.0, stand B30+B31.

    For more information on Zumtobel's trade fair appearance, please visit
    » http://www.zumtobel.com/lightbuilding2014

    Zumtobel. The Light.

  • 02/2014
    Company

    New Zumtobel factory hall increases capacity for LED growth

    After one year and a half of construction, the new building erected at the factory premises of Zumtobel's Dornbirn headquarters has been completed. The company invested EUR 20 million.
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    The new building will allow further growth in the sphere of LED technology as well as optimisation of processes within the factory. A total of 10,000 square metres have been added to the factory, subdivided into 2,000 square metres of office space and 8,000 square metres of production space.

    LED lens manufacture as core competence of the future
    One of the core competencies to be further expanded at the Dornbirn site is the manufacture of LED lenses. To this end, about EUR one million were invested in injection-moulding machines that will be put into operation in the new factory hall this spring. The aim is to strengthen Zumtobel's leadership in the segment of lens manufacture.

    Moreover, the fitting of LED boards, or SMD configurations, will be accommodated in “Hall 7”. Workstations for assembling LED luminaires will also be relocated to the new hall. At present, the share of LED products at the Dornbirn site amounts to 31 percent; this number is to be increased to 40 percent in the next financial year.

    Efficient LED lighting
    The new factory hall is illuminated exclusively by LED luminaires made by Zumtobel. On the ground floor, for instance, CRAFT LED high-bay luminaires have been installed. Zumtobel opted for the TECTON LED continuous-row lighting system to be installed in the basement. Already during planning of the hall, special emphasis was placed on optimum utilisation of natural daylight. “As a lighting group, it is a matter of course for us to provide our staff members with efficient,perfect illumination. At the same time, the factory hall with its lighting solution is a great showroom for customers from all over the world, who visit our site to attend training courses,” says Herwig Burtscher, manager of the plant.

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  • 02/2014
    Lighting Solution

    Video on the world's first uncased timber high-rise building

    The LifeCycle Tower ONE in Dornbirn is the world's first uncased timber high-rise building.
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    In the video, a building developer, an architect and a Zumtobel expert explain how this innovative building came about and what role the lighting solution plays.

    » To the project report and video

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  • 02/2014
    Products

    TECTON LED ready for worldwide use with immediate effect

    TECTON, whose success story has already spanned more than a decade, is being used in more than 50 countries across the globe.
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    TECTON LED has now been certified according to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and China Compulsory Certification (CCC), which means that it can be used in the USA and in China as well with immediate effect. Thus, Zumtobel is able to support its customers across continents, making it possible to implement lighting solutions across the globe using the flexible TECTON LED continuous-row lighting system.

    » Click here to read more about TECTON

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  • 02/2014
    Products

    Zumtobel Masterpieces: Light in its best form. Form in its best light.

    Artists, architects and designers use light as a creative tool. Zumtobel helps them to make their visions become reality. Zumtobel Masterpieces are created in close collaboration with major contemporary protagonists.
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    These Masterpieces, which are both luminaires and works of art, are drivers of innovation at Zumtobel. For this range of products, the best give their best: Olafur Eliasson, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Hani Rashid – and Zumtobel.

    Find out more about these exceptional design items
    » http://www.zumtobel.com/masterpieces

    Zumtobel. The Light.

  • 02/2014
    Products

    Data available for design of automatic cut-outs

    For a majority of products, Zumtobel provides data for the design of automatic cut-outs.
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    These can be found online, directly at the product, under design details, and are available for downloading. The document provides information on the number of luminaires used with each automatic cut-out chosen. Moreover, all automatic cut-outs and switch-on current data are available on a separate data sheet.

    Sicherungsautomaten

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  • 01/2014
    Products

    iF design award goes to five LED products

    Zumtobel's design competence acknowledged again
    The 49-member jury of experts of the iF product design award 2014 has chosen the DIAMO LED downlight, the LIGHT FIELDS evolution LED luminaire range, the LINCOR pendant LED luminaire, the ARCOS Xpert LED spotlight, and the CRAFT high-bay LED luminaires as winners of the award for their trend-setting design.
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    For Zumtobel, intelligent design has to meet both aesthetic and functional requirements. Independently and in close collaboration with internationally renowned designers, the Zumtobel product design team develops products that are outstanding on account of their maximum performance and unobtrusive design. Zumtobel's ambition in this area has been acknowledged once again by the five most recent awards.

    As many as five products by Zumtobel have managed to impress the iF product design award jury and received the award. Since 161, Zumtobel has obtained 76 of these awards, making it the most successful Austrian company.

    ARCOS Xpert LED spotlight
    With ARCOS, David Chipperfield has created a luminaire range with a purist, unobtrusive stylistic idiom that focuses on just two tasks: delivering the best lighting for works of art in museums and exhibitions, and providing an authentic artistic experience. The ARCOS Xpert LED spotlight meets all the requirements placed on contemporary accent lighting in museums and galleries and also satisfies exacting conservational requirements.
    Design: David Chipperfield
    » http://www.zumtobel.com/arcos

    DIAMO LED downlight
    In addition to its excellent performance, DIAMO cannot fail to impress thanks to its minimalist, classy design. DIAMO, which has been developed jointly with Bartenbach GmbH, presents itself as an elegant classic ensuring brilliant lighting quality.
    » http://www.zumtobel.com/diamo

    CRAFT high-bay LED luminaire
    By using only high-quality materials combined with special manufacturing processes (die-cast aluminium), together with a patented design involving a stack effect for improved thermal management, Zumtobel has managed to develop an LED luminaire for industrial use that features a level of quality and durability never achieved before.
    Design: Arup/Stephen Philips
    » http://www.zumtobel.com/craft

    LIGHT FIELDS evolution recessed, surface-mounted, pendant, free-standing and wall-mounted LED luminaire
    A design revolution has been made possible by integrating LEDs  into the frame of the new LIGHT FIELDS evolution. With a height of just 28 mm, this slim-line lighting module accomplishes demanding lighting projects in office environments with effortless ease.
    Design: Sottsass Associati
    » http://www.zumtobel.com/lightfields

    LINCOR pendant LED luminaire
    In line with the spirit of our time, the luminaire is slim and minimalist in design. With a cross-section of 6 x 6 cm, LINCOR forms a perfect axis across the office. Its design enhances architectural structures and blends into almost any environment.
    » http://www.zumtobel.com/lincor

    A total of 2046 participants from 55 countries submitted 4615 entries for the iF design award. The prize award ceremony will take place on 28 February at the BMW World in Munich.

    Zumtobel. The Light.

  • 01/2014
    Products

    Overview of Zumtobel products with increased efficiency

    In the Highlights brochure and on the Zumtobel website, you will find a convenient overview of products whose efficiency has been increased over the past months.
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    For over 60 years, it has been Zumtobel's goal to produce the best light for people and our environment. In the process, the rapid development of LED technology has resulted in quickly increasing the products' efficiency.

    In order to ensure that you are always up to date as regards specific Zumtobel products that have become more efficient over the past months, a relevant table will be included as of now in the Highlights brochure published every six months.

    In addition, you can call up the continuously updated list on our website under “Products” which will help you to keep track of recent efficiency increases.

    » Please click here to see the table showing the most recent efficiency increases.

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