lighting digest issue 45

For all the most up to date news visit Page 22 Zumtobel Zumtobel Tel: 01388 420 042 The design of the 'X Store' concept preserves and enhances existing architectural features in the building, such as glass windows, columns, ceilings and exposed brickwork and works them seamlessly into the new concept. In line with the Geox focus on sustainability the new store concept, which has been unveiled in Geox flagship stores in Rome, Toronto and Kuala Lumpur, uses only green materials. The new concept also features a range of digital touchpoints to offer consumers a multi-sensorial shopping experience. These range from integrated digital screens and interactive displays where customers can learn more about an item, to charging stations in the fitting rooms. Supersystem II is a multifunctional LED lighting tool famed for its stringent miniaturisation and virtually limitless usability. The addition of recessed downlights and spotlights in three different sizes and with extremely low installation depths, along with recessed tracks and corresponding accessories, offers total flexibility and enhanced design possibilities. The mounting options for Supersystem II have been expanded and simplified by enabling all versions of the lighting system to be recessed in a variety of different ceiling types. The luminaires all but disappear in the ceiling, leaving nothing but their lighting effect to catch the eye. The multi-functional Supersystem II lighting tool is ideal for both general and accent lighting, and for wall washing, offering a solid base for lighting solutions to fill a space with uniform styling. The thin rail profile, combined with the highly diversified construction kit for ease of installation, covers the various demands made on lighting not in shops and retail lighting tasks without any sacrifice in light quality. Zumtobel also supplied emergency lighting for the store using fittings that blend in perfectly with the overall design. Geox London 52The result is a lighting installation that emphasises the moods and atmosphere that Geox strove to achieve while creating an exciting and technology-friendly retail space. "This is a brand-new approach to retail. As soon as customers cross the threshold of a Geox store, they breathe, see and absorb the values which inspire our corporate design philosophy and mission day by day, gaining insight into our immense motivation to constantly improve quality and performance," said the company in a statement. Zumtobel Celebrates Three Decades Of Mellow Light Zumtobel’s popular Mellow Light fitting is celebrating its thirtieth year of production this year and this trail blazing luminaire is still in as much demand today as it was back in 1988. Although the Mellow Light range has been modified and extended over the years to adapt to technology and customer demands, it is still the number one choice for lighting designers and architects alike when specifying solutions for office applications. Mellow Light’s initial design included a square recessed fitting with two concave white metal reflectors utilising a compact fluorescent lamp and covered with a perforated plate. The concept of a white luminaire on a white ceiling created a new aesthetic and the well balanced, uniform light output quickly became popular with specifiers. The Mellow Light concept has evolved over the years to provide perfectly dispersed LED points that continue to provide a well-balanced illumination of work space that helps prevent glare and the so-called ‘cave effect’. Today’s Mellow Light supports the human biorhythm, controlling the spectrum of light emitted to mimic the cycle of natural light and help provide the right type of light at the right time of day. The closer artificial light comes to resemble daylight helps to create an environment where workers can feel comfortable, focused and alert. Mellow Light provides dynamic colours of 3000 K to 6000K and the lenticular optic offers glare suppression with up to 3500 lumens, with a homogeneous appearance. With a shielded lumen package of up to 4800 lumens, the crystal optic is ideal for working areas that require more than 500 lux. Today’s Mellow Light range continues to adapt to the latest trends and now includes linear and square luminaires and a selection of optional colours to allow for complete integration into today’s interior architecture.