SIMES Successful At The Lighting Design Awards
- Published: Tuesday, 17 May 2016 13:59
Concord is delighted to announce its UK exterior lighting partner SIMES has been recognised in the Architectural Luminaire – Exterior category at the 2016 Lighting Design Awards, receiving the accolade ‘Highly Commended’ for its new Ghost luminaire.
Now in its 40thyear, the Lighting Design Awards celebrate the finest products and projects in the architectural lighting sector, with categories including Interior Luminaire of the year, for which Concord is a previous winner. The winners were announced at a glamorous black-tie event on Thursday 5th May at the London Hilton Park Lane, London and attended by over 700 designers, architects and suppliers and hosted by Tom Allen.
“This is a fantastic achievement for SIMES,” comments David Neale, Marketing Manager – UK Fixtures at Concord. “Ghost is directly cast into a concrete wall and the light blade actually comes from a void, creating a rugged lit effect for exterior spaces. There is no visible luminaire structure so when it is off it disappears leaving just a cut in the concrete. It is a great product and we are delighted for the SIMES team and proud to be the UK partner for the company.”
Architectural outdoor lighting specialist SIMES, which is exclusively distributed by Concord in the UK, has created a truly unique product with Ghost Rectangular. The luminaire is a lighting void that is created using a polypropylene housing anchored to two retaining panels before pouring in concrete to make the structure. Once the concrete is dry, the housing is removed and a space is left, it is a natural and sharp cast created in the drying process.
Ghost is composed of two elements; the housing and the lighting element. The housing has two separate parts, firstly, a jig, which forms the housing, and is extracted together with the retaining panel after completing the casting and removing the anchor screws. Secondly, a housing that remains embedded inside the casting and houses the lighting element when the jig is removed. The housing is supplied with bolts, locking system and stickers to be applied on the outside of the retaining panels to ensure the perfect alignment if installing multiple luminaires.
The lighting element is die cast aluminium and is anchored to the casing through proper screws. It remains completely hidden in the void and is hard wired with a three meter cable. The LED lighting is supplied for a 230V circuit and comes in a 3000K colour temperature with a CRI of 80. Ghost Rectangular has a luminaire luminous flux of up to 360lm.
The IP65 rated luminaire is ideal for concrete based structures including residential and commercial properties as well as walls and facades. The flexible luminaire can be created in a horizontal or vertical position and can be positioned wherever is required.