Acuity/Winona Offers Unique OLED Luminaires
At the Lightfair International 2012 Tradeshow and Conference, Acuity Brands, Inc. showcased two new OLED luminaire designs, Canvis and Trilia, which will be offered by Winona Lighting. Both of the new lighting series explore the advanced design and performance capabilities of OLED technology, featuring unique configurations and applications designed to create mood and movement in a space.
Acuity has also launched an OLED microsite: www.AcuityBrandsOLED.com is a resource for lighting professionals to learn more about the cutting edge of OLED lighting. The website serves to excite, inspire and educate the lighting world about OLEDs, and Acuity Brands’ industry leadership in this new modality of lighting. A blog on the site will share updates about the world of OLEDs and OLED technology, as well as insight from industry leaders.
The new Canvis product collection is a series of OLED luminaires featuring luminous surfaces, expressed through multiple shapes. Its angles, curves and movement convey mood while providing serene, volumetric light, offering a wide array of lighting design possibilities. The family includes the Twist, Drape, Screen, and Pose and the design enables new dimensions in luminaire design and application.
The Canvis Twist luminaire can dynamically change shape by interacting with building occupants through gestural control. The Twist takes a traditional static visual environment and allows it to become nuanced, dimensional and customizable.
The Trilia luminaires are a collection of modular units that allow designers to shape single luminaires into unique, organic networks to deliver comfortable and uniform distribution of light. Trilia mounts at less than three-and-one-half inches below the ceiling and is suitable for many spatial heights and geometries. As a system, the luminaire can be applied in a multitude of ways to provide accent or functional lighting that breaks away from rectangular grid layouts, affording greater design freedom in interior spaces.
Merging innovative design and control with high quality illumination and energy efficiency, Canvis and Trilia utilize efficient and high-performing OLED panels with efficacies of 60 lumens per Watt. The new OLED luminaires are designed for indoor, ambient applications in both commercial and residential spaces, including healthcare, education, retail, office, hotels, restaurants, public spaces, and the home.
“Canvis and Trilia realize the promise of solid-state lighting, where designers can transform the lighted environment, increase energy efficiency, and allow us to savor what light can do,” said Peter Ngai, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, Research and Development. “Profound understanding of the user’s experience is an essential underpinning of true design innovation, with technology as an enabler. Our unwavering focus on light’s unique interaction with people drives us to create the best lighting solutions for our customers.”
Canvis and Trilia complement Acuity Brands’ commercially available Revel and Kindred OLED luminaires, now offered through its Winona Lighting unit, a leader in custom luminaire design and manufacturing.
Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. With fiscal year 2011 net sales of $1.8 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The company’s lighting solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting, Holophane, Peerless, Gotham, Mark Architectural Lighting, Winona Lighting, Healthcare Lighting, Hydrel, American Electric Lighting, Carandini, Antique Street Lamps, Tersen, Sunoptics, Sensor Switch, Lighting Control & Design, Synergy Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity, Dark to Light, ROAM, RELOC Wiring Solutions, and Acculamp.