It's the first day of fall! To celebrate, here's a peek at soon-to-be-available fixtures from our Fall 2016 Collection.
The central event in the lighting industry’s year is the Dallas Market, now called Lightovation. Lighting companies from across the United States and the world bring their latest products and set up booths, forging connections and proudly showing off their newest creations. Production and shipping schedules being what they are, many fixtures premiered to the public there are not available for months to come.
Lightovation occurs twice annually: January and June. Our Here & Now blog series offers a peek at some product we’ve premiered that will become available soon. From our June market showing, we present Cooper, Knowles, Astoria, and Solaris.
Cooper applies soft-triangle shades of blown glass to LED-fitted stems with mid-century verve. Presenting the illusion its arms pierce through the ball at its base and that its shades hover aloft, Cooper combines Japanese influence and European sensibility to form a smart fixture.
C O O P E R
Smooth, minimal, and sophisticated, Knowles is a piece for the dedicated aesthete. Tipping our hat to the Vienna Workshops and the Bauhaus School, metals and glass work together for a fixture that is more than the sum of its parts. Machined metal clasps supporting the white glass shade add subtle textural detail, while LED bulbs deliver phenomenal performance.
K N O W L E S
Delight in simplicity and symmetry in our Astoria family. Bubbles of light balance on and balloon forth from trumpets of cast metal. Opal-etched glass diffusers poise in balanced rows, above and below, along a wheel of light, concealing LED bulbs.
A S T O R I A
A cluster of arms branch out to create harmony, balance, and poise in our Solaris family. Diamond-shaped perforations accentuate the rim of the each conical shade; the implied lines of which continue like interrupted hourglasses. Stepped black bands unify the piece, as well as provide contrast on the mid-century modern shades.
S O L A R I S
A quick technical note about these new fixtures: three of them come fitted with a new LED (light-emitting diode) bulb we're specifying to stay current with the market, conserve energy, and provide extra value for you.
Some earlier LED applications have had a cold blueish-white quality, which is counter to the warm yellowish light from incandescent bulbs to which we're all accustomed in our homes.
These new LED bulbs have a CRI (Color Rendering Index) score of 80 (where 100 equals incandescent and natural daylight) and a CCT (Correlated Color Temperature) of 3000 Kelvins, which puts them on the boundary between Warm White and Bright White on the CCT scale.
The US Department of Energy created a consumer-friendly website, Lighting Facts, which breaks this stuff down if you'd like to learn more.
Which one do you like best?