The MESH Club uniquely serves as a shared office space in Rosebank’s trendy Keyes Art Mile in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the lively surroundings, young creatives and established entrepreneurs can work, collaborate, and socialize.
MESH Club founder and CEO Jonathon Meyer wanted lighting that was as brilliant as the company’s approach to providing shared office space in the Johannesburg market. In addition, the lighting had to be flexible enough to illuminate the club for a variety of activities that encourage learning and collaboration as well as socializing.
Soraa LED lamps, which boast superior beam control and excellent color rendering, help MESH promote a healthy work-life balance while enriching the multi-functional space.
“The MESH Club creates an atmosphere that is unlike anything else in South Africa. At MESH, members work and meet to collaborate, and even enjoy the facility’s bar. In designing the club, I wanted flexible, human-centric lighting to support both productivity and social interaction. Soraa lamps accomplish this perfectly,” said Meyer.
Lighting Design Firm SMITH.TAIT Installs Soraa LED Lamps
Meyer contracted the lighting designers at SMITH.TAIT who helped him choose Soraa LED lamps for the project. The goal of the lighting was to accentuate the interior’s textural and color contrasts and showcase the club’s extensive art collection.
The designers installed Soraa’s GU10 10 degree LED lamps with louver and other assorted SNAP filters to highlight and define distinct areas including the MESH bar.
A Digitally Addressable Light Installation (DALI) management system can automatically adjust the brightness of the LED lamps. Plus, responsive tuning and dimming allow for customizable lighting conditions depending on the activity taking place and individual preferences.
“The lighting design solution relied on the ability to differentiate where lighting should be featured in the space, versus where the space should be featured with lighting. To this effect, the interior design outcome was largely influenced by the lighting concept in terms of scale and prominence of fixtures with Soraa’s LED lamps, in relation to the application area,” said Rupert Tait, managing director and founder of architectural lighting design firm SMITH.TAIT.
According to Soraa, its LED lamps including the GU10 emit light in every color of the rainbow.
And Soraa says that the lamps render warm tones beautifully and accurately, especially deep red. Soraa LED lamps utilize the company’s GaN-on-GaN LED technology, and they achieve a color rendering index (CRI) of 95 and deep red (R9) rendering of 95. And unlike blue-based white LEDs without violet emission, the company says its lamps have violet emissions. These violet emissions can properly excite fluorescing brightening agents in natural objects such as teeth.
Additionally, Soraa points out that its spot LED lamps work with its magnetic accessory SNAP System, an attachment that can alter beam shapes and even modify color temperatures.