Chris Redfern, Sottsass Associati | Milano
Well-equipped offices are characterised by high-quality lighting. If the workstations are flexible and electronic media are used, the requirements placed on the luminaires are even higher. Innovative systems such as AERO II – installed either as individual luminaires or in continuous rows – offer a well-balanced solution especially suited for screen-based work. Thanks to the combination of waveguide technology and micro-pyramidal optic, desk positions no longer depend on the luminaires installed. Not only does the luminaire have a lightweight appearance, it is also easy to use.
AERO II LED is one of the first 100% LED luminaires using indirect and direct light components, setting a milestone in general office lighting. Thanks to the possibility of controlling the indirect and direct light components separately, just one luminaire is enough to create a variety of lighting scenes. Thus, AERO II LED can provide the appropriate lighting ambience for every activity.
AERO II Hybrid combines the benefits of T16 and LED in one luminaire. It is highly efficient and allows individual lighting scenes. LEDs are responsible for active lighting using the direct light component, while T16 fluorescent lamps with high luminous flux packages provide indirect ambient lighting. Thanks to the combination of T16 and LED, very calm and balanced light is produced that upgrades any workstation.
Even as a T16-only version AERO II cannot fail to impress due to its extremely flat design. Only 28 mm are visible both at the front and on the sides. The luminaire‘s lightweight design has been reduced to two slim lines and the seamless MPO+ optic. Both direct and indirect light is produced by T16 fluorescent lamps. Thanks to high-precision direction of light, this model is highly efficient as well.
For AERO II LED, highly efficient HighPower LEDs are used for direct and indirect lighting. Light source, reflector and optics are arranged in such a way that the light emitted from the luminaire is not only as efficient but also as uniform as possible. Depending on the length of the luminaire, the installed load is between 96 W and 120 W.