Lighting : Lighting December 2014 - Vol 34 Issue 6
December 2014/January 2015 | LIGHTING MAGAZINE 55 54 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | December 2014/January 2015 The NSW Chapter had four submissions and two were awarded commendations. The judging panel comprised Vessi Ivanova (Lighting solution Manger, Philips), Lisa Cameron Pulvin, Mark Perozzi (Director, Webb Australia) and Peter McCallum (Tridonic). The judges’ selection was made on criteria for originality, sustainability, safety, lighting performance efficiency, advanced technology and point of difference. New South Wales Chapter South Australia Chapter The Ledpod XL 50. Charge – neuron lattice, magnified as suspended light artwork. Award of Commendation to Klik Systems for Ledpod XL with Pathfinder technology Principal Designer James Lauredent, Klik Systems The concept The Ledpod XL and Pathfinder system is an intelligent lighting system designed to fit into various architectural and engineering profiles. The system includes sensors to detect people and react to their location and movement. It is designed for areas such as pathways, cycle ways and bus stops. It dims down when unoccupied and it brings the illumination up to 100% when people are detected. In the case of pathways and cycle ways, multiple sensors communicate with each other and the light literally follows the moving pedestrian/cyclist. Dynamic light shows can also be played through the Pathfinder system to bathe an area in interactive, ever-changing lighting patterns. The Ledpod XL is designed to be a discrete illumination source which hides itself and its wiring/control gear within existing structural elements. Judges’ comments Luminaire designed for dedicated stairs lighting with difference, based on interactive technology. It can be used where stair lighting can be challenge. It can be discretely mounted within the structure and with its small size, various and precise optics and dimming capabilities through sophisticated controls, this luminaire is a successful showcase of the directions in which luminaire design is heading. Award of Commendation to Charge – light artwork Artists Milne & Stonehouse Lighting Designer Mirjam Roos, Steensen Varming. Art curator Guppy &Associates The concept The piece is a bespoke artwork, conceived for the Graythwaite Rehabilitation Hospital in Ryde. This artwork explores neuron activity in the brain as part of the body’s rehabilitation process. The piece not only conceptually responds to its environment but is directly interacting with it through dynamic lighting. Sensor activated, the sculpture emulates the electric charge transmitted through the nervous system, represented through various colour sequences. The materials are blown glass, plastic and metal. All lighting components are placed within the metal spheres, ensuring ease of installation and accessibility. The glass connections are lit from either side through RGB LED luminaires placed within the spheres, achieving a ‘fading out’ effect to visually connect the spheres and ensuring that no lighting elements are placed inside the fragile and thin glass elements. The piece has been locally developed, engineered and fabricated. Judges’ comments Inspired from the body’s nervous system this luminaire is designed specifically to reflect on the rehabilitation process of our body. The judges were presented with a beautiful concept for the connection of the luminaire and the environment where it is located. The luminaire is not only seen as artwork which is simulating the nervous system but also as a very successful utilisation of the LED RGB technology, wiring and lighting control to achieve the stunning effect of magnified neuron lattice. Award of Commendation to Port Road Colour Candle Lights – Retrofit Luminaire The Port Road Candle Lights in one of their colour phases. Designer Ray Earle, ATS The concept ATS presented a report to Council considering various proposals. Options included various pole replacement alternatives however they were unable to source a proprietary replica luminaire offering the desired tall vertical luminous element with coloured LED light sources. ATS suggested a retrofit luminaire in the existing columns with integration of an energy efficient, modern colour changing LED system. The suggestion was accepted. Judges’ comments This was an existing installation that had fallen into poor repair, costing the Council good money to maintain. ATS gave saving the basic idea a lot of positive thought, and came up with a rescue solution that has incorporated the existing locations and supply, but brought the new installation into the 21st Century using “State of the Art” colour change technology and LED light sources. Award of Commendation to Bestec Consulting Engineers for The Bunyip bespoke luminaire The Bunyip suspended at Bestec. The concept The objective of this luminaire is to provide a unique statement incorporating light, shape and form to the refurbished Bestec reception and entry foyer. A curved, suspended, free-form, linear, extruded LED luminaire was designed by Bestec for its office. During the design phase the luminaire was referred to as The Bunyip by several employees. Judges’ comments This is a stylistic, energy efficient and innovative luminaire. It’s unique concept and interesting design compliments the area that it lights. It has been designed and constructed to achieve visual impact. Go to http://lightingonline.rala.com.au to view this video showing how the sensors detect people walking up and down a set of stairs and how the Pathfinder system reacts to their movement dimming and illuminating the stairs in reaction to their location.
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