Lighting : Lighting December 2016
62 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | December 2016/January 2017 Luminaire description and design statement: The pendant takes the form of a 2m diameter, near cylindrical fish catching “basket” which hangs via a concealed winch, some 6.3m from the first floor ceiling down into the ground level foyer lounge below. This seemingly light-weight luminaire is comprised by a series of rings through and over which the multi-light source wiring is strung to form a cage-like structure. The luminaire is subtle both in its appearance and its interactive nature, as it responds with colour changes of the 164 individual RGB LED units which hang in a dish shaped cluster about its base. The colour of each of the 164 light sources is controlled by as little as 0.2°C changes in temperature, from approximately 18°C through to 30°C, of the moving air in the space in which the units hang. The air movements reflect the entry and exit of patrons through the front doorway and reception, the changing direction of sunlight helping to fill the space by day, and the gathering and movement of people within the lounge. The luminaire provides a delightful and intriguing feature to the space. Judges’ comments: An easily accessible, light weigh, mechanical simple yet sound “electronic” chandelier that was capable of being pre-programmed, preassembled and installed as a single piece and with a single commissioning. The judges were delighted by the novelty and interactive nature of the temperature sensitive control of each of the 164 individual RGB LED light unit pendants which made up the light source, and which hung in a dish shaped cluster about the base of this seemingly Asian fishing village inspired fish catching basket-shaped Award of Commendation Award of Excellence The colour changing Watermark Foyer Lounge Pendant. TO ASH DOWTHWAITE OF TDLD AND JASON BIRD OF LUXXBOX FOR SL BYRON SWAY QUEENSLAND CHAPTER Luminaire description and design statement: Suspended comfortably below the high rolling profile of the ceiling, the luminaire snakes its way from the “Elements” of Byron main entry to the reception desk, after which it splits so as to guide patrons through the open plan space to the vast outdoor pool area and to the cosy “Drift Bar” meeting place. From the bar it takes you on into the restaurant where again it splits to take diners either into the more open family seating or the more personal 2 and 4 seat tables. By day the DALI controlled indirect LED strip lighting which is discretely attached to the top of the 90 m of highly polished copper box sections which form the SL Byron Sway, is set to provide up-lighting to the ceiling space and raise the level of ambient light in the space to match daytime activity and mood and the sunlight that streams into the space through the peripheral glass walls. By night, the system is dimmed to provide a warm and cosy, friendly and intimate mood and ambience to the bar and restaurant. Additional directional LED downlights embedded in the SL Byron Sway, highlight and feature the restaurant front desk and various buffet tables and features as required, while also providing emergency lighting and smoke detection facilities. Much, much more that a luminaire (above) and a brilliant blend of functionality and architectural feature (below). Judges’ comments: This bespoke luminaire is many things; classy, very well finished, a piece of architecture that offers intrigue as you enter and traverse the space, is visually soft yet distinctive, and is energy efficient and low maintenance. This luminaire would no doubt have met and exceeded the expectations of anyone trying to visualise and enhance the purpose of the space. Notably, the design represents in shape, the flow of crashing waves, while the evenness of the light generated follows the roofline “waves”, and by day blends ambient light and shadow perfectly. Luxxbox designers: Dave Anderson and Benjamin Breitenstein 2016 IESANZ LUMINAIRE DESIGN AWARDS TO BENJAMIN BREITENSTEIN OF LUXXBOX FOR FOYER LOUNGE PENDANT USED AT THE WATERMARK HOTEL, SURFERS PARADISE bespoke luminaire. The form of the luminaire was anticipated if not recognised as being capable of drawing attention of this familiar shape to the hotel’s patrons. The judges found intrigue in the luminaire’s subtle response to the movement and activity of the hotel’s patrons as well as the fill of sunlight into the foyer lounge space by day. Luxxbox designers: Dave Anderson and Jason Bird TOKISTAR Exhibitor TOKISTAR LIGHTING Tokistar’s Exhibitor System is a wet location commercial festoon lighting system designed and manufactured in Japan for use in shopping centres, cafes, bars, street decorations, promenades and amusement parks. The system is widely used in Australia, with projects including: z Westfield Shopping Centres (Miranda, Knox Ozone, Warringah Mall) z Google Head Quarters Sydney z Top Ryde Shopping Centre z Pier Street Underpass – Harris Street z Bavarian Bier Cafes z and more This LED festoon lighting is available with a wide selection options that allow the product to be used to suit a variety of themes, settings and ambient light levels. PRODUCT DETAILS Tokistar’s Exhibitor Series is an architectural quality festoon lighting system available in .48w and 1.8w LED with a variety of configurations. The basic festoon system consists of sockets permanently sealed to a flexible cable. Black or white cable is available. The EXC Series houses Exhibitor within an aluminium profile for use in all environments, and fixtures can be wired for single circuit or chasing effects. Custom finishes also available. This Exhibitor Lighting System series is suitable for outdoor festoon lighting. All components have a wet-location use rating, with each globe including two o-rings that provide a secure and weatherproof seal to the socket and components for surface mounting or catenary wire.
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