Zumtobel - Compose your light using Vivaldi
von Vera Siegmund | Mar 30, 2008

Like plants, humans are attracted to light. Yet there are great differences in light. Each activity or mood calls for a quite particular light, for very special luminaires, and today technical lighting solutions are also expected to be as energy-efficient and eco-friendly as possible.A company that has for some time now sought to strike a balance between all the factors that play a role in the manufacture of light, is Austria's Zumtobel Group. With its so-called "Humanergy Balance" concept, the European market leader for professional lighting systems endeavors to harmonize human, economic and ecological aspects without forgetting aesthetic qualities. Zumtobel specifically introduced its Ergonomic Lightning Indicator ELI in order to consider and measure both the physical and psychological factors behind the impact of light: The ELI takes into account visual capacity, comfort of vision, appearance and individuality and juxtaposes them to the key parameters for energy efficiency. ELI is thus combined with the standard variable LENI, the Lightning Energy Numeric Indicator, which provides information on the annual energy consumption per square meter. The "Humanergy Balance" concept is logically the centerpiece of Zumtobel's trade-fair presence at Light+Building 2008. The stand is a full 638 square meters in size and at its corners, 6m-high cubes present the concept's practical philosophy in four different areas of application. The architectural highlight: the roof above the stand, which seems to float without supports. Moreover, further highlights were presented on the Zumtobel Group stand, including the new Vivaldi visualization software. This is used to optimize dynamic lighting solutions and their visual presentation, and can support the entire planning process. Moreover, in cooperation with the David Chipperfield architectural office, the company has created "Arcos", a complete system of spots and so-called "wall-washers" dedicated for use in museums, galleries and exhibition zones. Needless to say, Zumtobel also showcases new Italian luminaire designs: Matteo Thun's "Scofine" luminaire series, a semi-transparent, chromed reflective body that can be spherical, cylindrical or rectangular, as well as the advanced version of the "Aero" pendant luminaire series developed by Sottsass Associati and featuring LEDs for direct and fluorescent lamps for indirect light. Technologically and energy-efficient innovations as far as the eye can see - from intelligent lighting controls using time/presence sensors through to classic luminaires.Light+Building 2008
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