Anolis Provides LEDs to Light Melbourne's The Red Sticks
SSLDesign News Staff
June 13, 2013...MelBourne's iconic 'Red Sticks' urban sculpture has been illuminated with
Anolis LED lighting. Anolis says it consumes one-fifth as much electricity
compared to the sculpture's previous lights. Anolis also says that its LED
lighting ensures that the installation looks crystal clear to all using
the city’s Tullamarine & Flemington Road Interchange.
Denton Corker Marshall’s Melbourne Gateway (originally completed 1999)
is described as the ‘Mother of all architectural interventions’* on
the city’s freeways! A massive 70-meter yellow steel beam, which is
cantilevered at precarious angles, traverses 8 lanes of freeway and 39 elegant
steel and concrete red sticks measuring 30 meter high running north / south
along either side of the road over 420 meters. The North section contains 21
sticks which are 7 meters apart from one another stretching over a 142-meter
distance, while the South is a section of 18 sticks also 7 meters apart, spread
over a 120-meter area and sitting in an artificial lake.
Transfield Services, the primary Maintenance Contractor for CityLink,
approached Anolis’ Australian partner, The ULA Group to create a lighting
design that improved the color, light qualities and ambience of the original
installation. CityLink wanted the lighting to have a contemporary edge and be
vastly more eco-friendly and more economical to operate.
Before discussions with Transfield Services, Jason Saunders assessed the
projects requirements to find the appropriate product that would deliver the
right results along with the best energy savings. Saunders Project Managed for
ULA, worked in close collaboration with Manny Micallef, Transfield
Services’ Technical Officer Mechanical and Electrical Assets. Based upon
Saunders assessment and calculations, ULA specified the Anolis ArcSource 96 LED
fixtures, for their “Impressive light output, ruggedness and ability
to customize the product lensing and also the casing for
vandal-resistance,” Saunders said.
The ArcSource 96 has consumes a maximum of 100Watts. Whereas the previous
incandescent sources were 1000Watts each. The ArcSource 96s have tough
protective back-plates, Anaconda cable casing, and a special lens array to
ensure that the light reaches the right places.
The Transfield Services electricians removed the old lighting fixtures from
their posts and replaced them with the ArcSource 96s, thus saving time and
money. At the factory the units were customized with the fitting of wireless
receiver cards and special antennas, for data control. This saved the
installers the time and the trouble of running more cables. A total of 78
Anolis ArcSource 96s (two per stick) are utilized to light the Red Sticks which
are clearly visible to all crossing the Melbourne Gateway. Each fixture is
individually and independently controlled.
The control signal from the main transmission hub is sent directly to the
Northern fixtures. At the furthest fixture at the154 meter - point, a repeater
unit beams it to the Southern ArcSource 96s, and that repeated signal then runs
from 148 meters to the most distant unit at 268 metres away. An E:Cue Butler XT
system with automatic triggers controls the lights for seasonal changes and
special occasions. The lights are on for 10 hours each night, year-round.
The Red Sticks’ lighting has a seasonal signature look which benefits
from the ArcSource’s additive color mixing. They turn red in the summer,
blue in the winter, cyan in the spring and yellow for the autumn. The exact
hues were all fine-tuned by the ULA team to ensure that they work best visually
when combined with the art.
Cuono Biviano, Managing director of ULA Group commented, “As a
born and bred Melbournian it was an absolute honor for me and my team at The
ULA Group to have successfully illuminated such an iconic and prominent piece
of modern art, that has millions of viewers and is a major gateway to the
Melbourne CBD … with a totally energy efficient intelligent LED light
solution. It meets both today’s environmental standards and more
importantly, the high standards placed on us by Transfield Services."
He continued, “Anolis LED solutions are built with a design life
to ensure return on investment both through running costs and physical
durability. It was a pleasure to have worked with Manny and his team, and we
look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with him and Transfield
Services in the future."
Philips Lumileds Signs Distribution Agreement with KORE of India
LIGHTimes News Staff
June 12, 2013...Philips has signed a distribution agreement with Key Operation
Electrocomponents (KORE) based in Dehli, India. KORE is part of the Ramakrishna
Electro Components Group, a leading distributor of LED Components in India. The
agreement will give Philips to immediate access to the growing Indian LED
market. Under the agreement, Philips Lumileds, a part of the Dutch company
Philips Electronics, a maker of LED products and solutions, will gain access to
India's market through KORE’s network. Philips Lumileds said in a
statement that all of its LEDs and LED solutions are now available in India
“LED lighting is just beginning to take off in India. But we
expect remarkable growth in this market over the next several years, in both
commercial and off-grid applications,” said Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre,
CEO Philips Lumileds. “KORE personnel will have full access to the
products, services and people at Philips Lumileds, individuals who are
committed to improving the customer experience with lighting.”
“Philips Lumileds has been in the forefront of developing
best-in-class LED lighting solutions including indoor, outdoor, and industrial
market segments and KORE is known for its experienced sales team, outstanding
engineering support and large customer base in India providing innate synergies
for both of us to partner,” said Praveen Mahajan, Director of KORE.
GVA Lighting’s LED Highlighter Brightens Dallas/Fort Worth Airport
SSLDesign News Staff
June 4, 2013...The fourth largest airport in the USA, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport recently completed the first major construction phase of its $1.9 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP). The long-term (7-year) renovation of the airport’s four original terminals began with Terminal A and its three parking garages.
The design of Terminal A called for over 375 feet of GVA Lighting’s color changing Highlighter® HL-DL flexible light tube to be placed horizontally along the parking garages outer wall. The Highlighter® HL-DL, which can be seen from miles around, helps accent the architectural detail of the buildings surface. The next four phases of the TRIP project call for hundreds of feet of Highlighter® HL-DL to be installed across parking garages.
The Highlighter® HL-DL is a modular LED lighting system for large scale installations such as airports, bridges, sky scrapers and shopping malls. Typical applications for the system include architectural delineation. The installation along the parking garage’s outer wall was achieved through GVA Lighting’s proprietary power and control system, INFINITY™, which allows for runs up to 672ft with a single power and data feed. The modules were installed and connected end-to-end to create the long linear stretch of light along the exterior of the airport.
The Highlighter® HL-DL system consists of the Highlighter® module, an aluminum mounting profile, and an acrylic diffuser. The Highlighter™ modules are IP66 rated. Each foot of Highlighter® contains 18 LEDs.
Cree Introduces UR Series LED Upgrade Kit for Replacing Linear Fluorescent Tubes with Quick Payback Lighting
SSLDesign News Staff
June 4, 2013... Cree of Durham, North Carolina USA, has introduced a troffer upgrade kit for
T8/T12 linear fluorescent fixtures. Cree got input from lighting professionals
to find out how they could improve LED-based retrofit systems for fluorescent
lighting. A number of companies produce LED-based retrofit kits to replace
troffers in offices. However, Cree’s input from lighting professionals
found them to be less competitive compared to fluorescent lighting than they
could be in terms of performance, safety, ease of installation, lifetime, and
Cree boasts that its UR Series LED Upgrade Kit can deliver payback in less
than two years (with lamp and ballast equal to 88 system watts) based on
typical commercial usage of 12 hours per day and $0.11 per kWh electric costs.
Cree says that the 102 lumen per watt linear LED upgrade kit saves over 50
percent of the energy, provides better light, and lasts twice as long as the
32W fluorescent lamps it replaces. The upgrade kit is designed to fit into
existing T8/T12 linear fluorescent fixtures .The new UR Series LED upgrade kit
covers both two-feet and four-feet lengths in various lamp configurations. The
system optics give the kits the same beam distribution as the fluorescent tubes
Cree notes that other retrofit kits on the market require bypassing the
ballast, or complex wiring, or potentially unsafe installation of LED-based
replacement tubes that can require higher current than the fixture is certified
to run safely. According to Cree, the UL Certified, Cree UR Series LED Upgrade
Kit has alleviated the safety concerns and made the installation simpler that
other LED-based kits. Instead of bypassing the ballast of the troffers, the kit
replaces the ballast with a lightbar driver that has the same form factor. The
driver that comes with the kit is differs depending upon whether or not the
fixture is a two or three lightbar fixture. Both the two and three lightbar
designs produce the same required light output. Also, both the two and three
lightbar drivers consume the same total system wattage.
Cree contends that the UR Series installs faster than competitive retrofit
LED tubes and complex LED conversion kits due to its unique magnet design,
quick connect technology and form-fitted driver. Designed to be compatible with
existing fluorescent fixtures, the UR Series LED lightbars and driver can fit
into almost any linear fluorescent luminaire without the need to reuse existing
sockets and ballasts.
The LED based lightbars in the kit do not have the plug prongs at each end
that conventional fluorescent tubes have. According to Cree, the plug
connectors can apparently corrode and cause connection problems in
competitors’ LED light bars. The new kits deliver 4500 lumens for a 2x4
fixture and 3600 lumens for a 2x2 fixture. They are designed to last 50,000
hours and come with a seven year warranty.
“The new Cree UR Series LED Upgrade Kit is a real
breakthrough,” said Bruce Curtis, president, Pearl Street LED
Lighting Systems. “The use of magnetic mounting clips on the
lightbars and the simple quick connects from the driver make this the fastest
LED upgrade kit we’ve seen. We tested both lensed and parabolic fixtures
replacing three T8 lamps with the Cree UR2™ upgrade kit and not only
maintained our light levels but saved over 50 percent in energy. This is an LED
retrofit kit that actually works.”
“Fluorescent technology has reached the end of its useful
life,” said Greg Merritt, vice president, lighting at Cree.
“The UR Series is an ideal solution for applications where building
owners prefer to retain existing lighting fixtures, including hospitals where
retrofit construction can negatively impact the environment. Thanks to the
design of the UR Series, our customers now have an LED option that is
cost-effective and easy to install and use when retrofitting their existing
GE Lighting and Cooledge Lighting Collaborate on LED Light Sheets
SSLDesign News Staff
April 24, 2013...GE Lighting of East Cleveland, Ohio USA, has entered a joint-development
agreement with Cooledge Lighting Inc. to develop a customized GE Lightech LED
power-supply driver. The GE Lightech LED power supply driver will serve as a
key component in Cooledge's first full range of LED light sheet solutions for
fixture companies, which debut this week at the LightFair International trade
show in Philadelphia (Cooledge Lighting booth 3712 and GE Lighting booth 2101).
Cooledge is a venture backed startup based in Vancouver, British Columbia
GE Lighting's joint-development agreement with Cooledge Lighting also
includes the development of high performance LED phosphors and LED solutions
targeting a wide range of commercial applications including signage and retail
"Our technology and application teams appreciate the range of
possibilities enabled by this new LED form factor," says Maryrose
Sylvester, president & CEO, GE Lighting. "These Cooledge light sheets
advance the art of light fixture design by combining the application features
of organic light emitting diodes with the cost and performance of LED
Cooledge's flexible LED light sheets are engineered to provide high-quality
lighting utilizing a highly dense pattern of LEDs on a thin plastic substrate.
The unique form factor of Cooledge's LED light sheets allows large panels, long
lengths and the ability to conform to a wide variety of shapes--eliminating
many of the constraints and challenges imposed by traditional LED lighting
options. Luminaire designs using the LED light sheets can be fluid and minimal,
also permitting unique material choices in many cases. Based on Cooledge's
patented technology, this new medium of light requires no additional
heat-sinking or thermal management.
"I know the depth and breadth of GE Lighting's global technology
organization and its commercial channel expertise will accelerate the broader
adoption of Cooledge LED light sheet technology," says C. Wade Sheen, CEO,
Cooledge Lighting. "We're inspired by GE Lighting's vision and support, and
eager to show the lighting design and fixture manufacturing communities what
the future of lighting can be--starting this year."
Samsung Introduces New, High Efficacy Chip on Board LED Packages
LIGHTimes News Staff
April 23, 2013...Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has introduced a new 129lm/W high efficiency, chip-on-board (COB) family of LED packages, LC013/26/40B. The LC013/26/40B series features a compact light emitting surface (LES), designed for use in high performance indoor and outdoor lighting, and ideally suited for spotlight applications.
The series, features a 129lm/W light efficacy at 80 CRI (Color Rendering Index) and 5000K CCT (Correlated Color Temperature) and is available in 2700K, 3000K and 4000K versions. Samsung says that by adopting chip-on-board technology that utilizes metal core PCBs, the new COB family offers outstanding color uniformity and light quality, while achieving a high luminous flux of up to 6000lm in a single LED package.
“Samsung proudly presents its new 13,26, and 40W, 129 lm/W high performance COB package family, based on our world class chip and phosphor technology,” said Jaap Schlejen, senior vice president, LED lighting sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics. “The new COB family, is designed to meet Zhaga specifications, and has a low thermal resistance and superior heat dissipation for high reliability.”
The Samsung COB family will be available in May. Further additions to Samsung’s COB package lineup will be made later this year, to offer even more options for customers.
The Samsung’s COB family will be displayed at LIGHTFAIR International 2013 (Booth #2645) in Philadelphia from April 23rd-25th.
LED Engin Introduces Tunable CRI 90 white LED for Black Body Dimming from 3000K to 1800K
LIGHTimes News Staff
April 23, 2013...LED Engin, Inc., of San Jose, California USA, a announced immediate
availability of LuxiTune, a compact, single emitter light engine that delivers
directional light with halogen-style dimming. LuxiTune reportedly hugs the
black body curve from 3000K down to1800K. Luminous flux is 1100 lumens,
equivalent to a 60W halogen lamp. Luminous efficacy is 63 lumens per Watt hot
and includes the secondary, TIR optic. The company contends that this is far
higher efficacy than that of rival products that utilize multiple emitters and
reflectors. At full intensity, color rendering index (CRI) is 90 and LuxiTune
maintains a CRI average of 85 and R9 red content of 70 as it dims. LuxiTune has
a diameter of 50mm. According to LED Engin, LuxiTune allows lighting designers
to quickly and easily create a compact lighting fixture that works with
standard 0-10V dimmers or via a DMX interface.
The LuxiTune light engine is comprised of a 12-die. The die are matched to
within 3 MacAdam ellipses (SDCM) and dimming tracks the black body curve to
within three SDCM, producing what LED Engin describes as consistent, natural
light across the full dimming and CCT range. LuxiTune employs a multi-layer
ceramic substrate that the company claims minimizes the package thermal
resistance and provides an almost stress-free environment for the chips
providing effective heat dissipation and maximum light emission. LED Engin says
that these features ensure that color point stability is maintained throughout
the product’s long service life. Optics are available in 24°, 32° and 45°
beam angles. Furthermore, the company says that the lenses facilitate
uniformity over angle, maximize lumens in the beam while minimizing glare and
produce a gentle roll-off profile at the beam edges.
President and CEO of LED Engin, David Tahmassebi, commented, “Our
customers in the hospitality and high-end residential sectors have been eager
for an LED-based lighting solution that tunes along the black body as it dims
while leveraging our strengths in lumen density and lux-on-target performance.
We are excited to release LuxiTune, a professional-grade replacement for
halogen downlights where dimming is required. Lighting designers who love the
benefits of LED but also desire the warmer, softer tones of dimmed halogen
light no longer have to compromise.”
Tempo Industries Unveils First Two Linear LED Luminaires
SSLDesign News Staff
April 23, 2013...Tempo Industries, LLC of Irvine, California a company with a 27-year
lighting industry success record, announced commercial availability of the
first in a number of CLIP product lines. The Configurable Lighting Integrated
Platform (CLIP) enables the company’s new C7100 high-performance linear
and C4100 compact linear luminaires. According to Tempo company, both products
extend upon the company’s No Factory in the Field® design promise of
overall quality, simplicity and reliability, while virtually re-mapping the
cost of ownership model for commercial LED lighting systems.
The CLIP C7100 was specifically designed for higher-lumen commercial and
industrial applications typically addressed by surface- or pendant-mounted
linear fluorescent solutions and high-power HIDs. Tempo claims that the CLIP
C7100 effectively revises building-level ease- and cost-of-installation. The
C7100 delivers nearly 1000 lumens per foot and can operate from a single power
feed with run lengths up to 120-feet at 110V or 250-feet at 277V.
Tempos says that with the CLIP system’s rigid design and adjustable
mounting points, the C7100 can be installed in high-ceiling applications
without requiring the addition of costly truss mounting structures. Exceptional
thermal management provides 85+% lumen maintenance over 86,000 operating hours
and is complemented by a full 5-year warranty that includes parts and
“Earlier this month, we announced that our revolutionary CLIP
platform would directly address longstanding lighting industry challenges by
enabling a continuously expanding series of luminaire systems that would not be
outdated, either in look or function, well past the useful life of any of
today’s legacy product solutions,” commented Tempo President
& CEO, Terrence Walsh. “The C7100 and C4100 families set new
standards in highly aesthetic architectural lighting solutions, with a
minimalist design perfect for facilities such as grocery stores and other large
retail spaces, theaters or convention centers, while being cost effective and
robust enough for less elegant high-bay installations, such as manufacturing
facilities, warehouses, and parking structures.”
The C7100 is based on Tempo’s CLIP-7 system with an efficient 3”
wide x 3.2” high profile that provides multiple adjustable installation
options including direct-to-ceiling mounts, suspension point eyelets or
standard-threaded stem mounts. According to Tempo, 12-foot spans can be
supported on as few as two suspension points. Output options for the fully
dimmable luminaires range from 491 to 947 lumens per foot, at minimum spacing,
with efficacies up to 94 lumens per watt. The modular design of the luminaires
consists of the raceway housing, and individual light engines with optional
diffusers and a ¼” microbaffle which shields the emitters from high-angle
viewing. Tempo says that the configurable spacing of the C7100 light engines
allows a wide degree of optimization in lighting levels throughout sections of
a facility without requiring changes to mounting systems or power feeds.
The CLIP C4100 is based on Tempo’s CLIP-4 system platform, with a
lower profile form factor and a mid-lumen output scalable from 84-282 lumens
per foot at up to 97 lumens per watt. The C4100 is designed for both standalone
installations or as a complement to the C7100 and enables layered scaling of
the lit environment in both task and accent-type applications. Boasting a
compact 1.25” wide x .8” high form factor, the C4100 carries over
all the robust features and construction that extend across all CLIP system
platforms. The C4100 is available with high efficiency remote AC and DC low
voltage power supplies. Light engines for the C4100 are standardized in 6-inch
segments, and can be configured for a variety of output ranges and spacing
choices with run lengths up to 45 feet from a single power supply.
Both product families are available in white color temperatures from 2200K
The C4100 additionally includes red, green, and blue single-color
configuration options. All CLIP family external hardware is stainless steel and
the anodized aluminum raceway housings are finished in either a black or satin
oxide coating that supports the architectural minimalist design. All CLIP
system products can be pre-configured for jobsite delivery, in ready-to-install
lengths up to 8 feet, with all necessary hardware included.
The initial portfolio of Tempo’s CLIP-enabled products will be on
display at LIGHTFAIR International in Philadelphia, booth #961.
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