Illuma is a leading lighting manufacturer, specialising in a range of commercial and industrial lighting solutions. Their spotlights and track LED spots can be found in a massive variety of famous and interesting locations, varying from the Tate Edit gift shop to Lord's Cricket Ground to the Boxpark 'pop-up mall' in Shoreditch. Illuma are an entrusted powerhouse in spotlight solutions, providing light to illustrious locations, including sports centres, galleries, churches and car showrooms. Illuma Rotaspot and Gridspot LED - Specifications Looking at Sparks favourites, the Rotaspot are a contemporary range of LED spotlights that expertly mix versatility with flexibility. They have a fantastic degree of rotation, both horizontally and vertically with an impressively strong output of 3000K. They offer a sublime colour rendering amount of 85 CRI which imbues a crisp, precise lighting. What's more, they have a long life of up to 50,000 hours, lower energy costs and a reduced need for maintenance. Gridspot are also a highly popular feature of Illuma's - they offer a high standard output of 4000 lumens and 85 CRI. They are dimmable as standard and available in three different sizes and two finishes. Illuma Rotaspot LED Track Spot in Damien Hirst's 'Other Criteria' 'Other Criteria' was founded by renowned and subversive artist Damien Hirst, who wished to showcase the best in emerging and stimulating art in a range of different mediums. All the artworks © the artists Located in the artistic hotspot of Newport Street, Hirst desired to make modern art 'approachable and attractive', and above all, affordable. He wanted a location for modern art that wouldn't be intimidating to a normal shopper, and so went about setting the shop up in a manner that would emphasise this accessibility. A huge factor in this was always going to be lighting, and the Retail Operations Manager at the time insisted that they were in need of a 'flexible lighting solution that could be constantly be adapted to suit their changing artwork'. And, as it turned out, the Illuma Rotaspot LED track spotlight fit this description of their requirements perfectly. Although the Newport Street store had an existing track system that was still in working order, they knew they needed an LED lighting solution due to the great advancements in LED technology. How Rotaspot LED fit the bill at 'Other Criteria' It was suggested then that Rotaspot and Gridspot right off the bat as the answer for 'Other Criteria' lighting issue. The reason was that the Rotaspot would provide the correct accent of lighting whilst adding texture. Furthermore, it would be powerful enough to accentuate the artwork on the floor, complimenting it from overhead. Another major area where the Rotaspot LED proved to be beneficial was in its versatility; with its excellent range of rotation and light weight, the Rotaspot looked to be the best option. What sealed the deal was the Rotaspot LEDs DALI dimmability function, a universal lighting function, which would enable it to fit easily onto the existing track system in the shop. Rotaspot's role in bringing 'Other Criteria' to life The Illuma Rotaspot LED application in, Damien Hirst's 'Other Criteria'. All the artworks © the artists Other Criteria set a layout with 15 Rotaspot LED's which have unobtrusively populated the store's ceiling, fitting in perfectly with the white decor of the shop. The Rotaspot's are angled in such a way as to highlight particularly noteworthy pieces of work. They use a Warm White colour temperature of 3000K that brightens the room and allows the works to be seen in their full glory. The aesthetic appearance of the white Rotaspot LED was deemed an excellent match for the brand along with its technical performance and DALI dimmable capabilities. Gridspot LED lights the way for LFC's Flagship Store refurbishment Liverpool Football Club is a professional association football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, England and compete in the Premier League, the top-tier of English football, and in 2015 they decided their main retail store was in need of a refurbishment. The brief given to Illuma was to provide a comprehensive lighting proposal that would genuinely compliment the new, high-end feel of the store whilst offering flexibility in what would be an ever-altering retail environment. Illuma also wanted to make a point of increasing the already existing lux levels that were highlighting the merchandise. They felt strong light levels would draw visitors to particular displays and podiums within the store. How the Gridspot LED Spotlights Sport some Excellent Lighting Due to the size of the refurbished store, Illuma incorporated Arc 183 LED, Project 85 LED as well as Gridspot LED spotlights into the lighting system. This aided in focusing the light more solely on the merchandise and helped to create highlights and contrasts within the store. The Gridspot LEDs were used on a flexible, suspended track in order to provide a manoeuvrable solution, primarily in the central area of the store where they could highlight the product tables, and the famous red Liverpool kits. Illuma's Lighting Designer stated that their main objective with the lighting design was to provide 'a low-energy lighting solution with a high output. We kept our focus on lighting the colourful merchandise, till areas and the central podium as this is the main focal point of the store. The end result is a flexible and functional installation that delivers an eye-catching result'. See more of Illuma's case studies and projects (you can also find the LFC project and the Other Criteria there). You can purchase the Illuma Gridspot LED track spotlights and the Rotaspot LED spots on our website.
A little over 1 week ago we had the privilege to be visited by someone at Illuma Lighting, and so we took this opportunity to have him filmed as he is introducing range after range from their fantastic offer. LED spot lights, LED track spotlights, commercial and retail lighting systems, track systems, classical and innovative, you name it: Illuma is a brand everyone who's into track lighting and spotlights has heard of! Without further due, here are the 6 minutes and 45 seconds of the video presentation (see notes below): Introducing Illuma Rotaspot and Other LED Track Spotlights The Lumapar range of spotlights, with adaptor for the single circuit track system: as simple as "click it and flip it in". Great for a cafe or bar lighting, hanging on the ceiling or track system. Consistency of design: 15 years from now you will be able to change the fittings with a similar yet more updated track spotlight or fitting. The Illuma Rocket spotlights: a bit of bezel (T425) with a good lumen output. Great for galleries and museums. It uses the latest LED technology. The high-powered fittings, the Illuma Rotaspot: 2000lm, 3000lm, and 4500lm LED. It's a premium range, the best product Illuma does, both in white and black. Put it on the track, and then rotate it / adjust it at the angle you want: 90 degrees, 180 degrees. It goes around, and it allows you to rotate the head both ways. If you mount it on top of something, you can "hide the fitting" and still get the effective light it shines. The Wing LED: similar to Rotaspot, with Phillips inside, but narrower depth and wider surface: a different design. The Torp LED spotlight: has slightly more mobility, and it locks in at 190, 150, and 90 degrees. The lighting pattern: high-powered LED, you get no "patches" but the light fades out smoothly. Smooth lighting in warm white, bringing out the greens and yellows. If people are involved, it is recommended to have a warm white lighting.Please note: the above LED spots are no longer available; see the Illuma Gridspot 15W, Illuma Rotaspot 31W, Illuma Gridspot Anti-Glare 14.2W, and Illuma Probeam LED 14.1W. All of them can be found via Illuma Track Spotlights. The best people to advise you on the LED spotlights, track systems, and high-power LED lights is, among others, Sparks Electrical Wholesalers. With our apologies for the many background noises - this filming was ad-hoc, not planned - including the phone ringing (it's a "problem" we have daily) and other noises, we hope you enjoy their presentation as much as we do! And, we promise, we've got more to show you! More videos coming soon.
For the second year in a row, we went to visit the annual Lux Live lighting exhibition in Earl Court, and we were not disappointed. As the title says it, everyone was focused on energy saving and LED lighting. And, if possible, the reducing of the costs both for manufacturing the LED lights and for purchasing them. We took a look around, visited some of our old friends :) and made new friends too, and listened to a talk or two, snapped a photo or two, tweeted a bit.... Speaking of pictures, here are some of our Instagrams from this time (in case you missed them or you didn't follow us on twitter): Illuma Lighting at #LuxLive2013 - new LED spotlights for track systems, including some awesome remote-controlled track spotlights for commercial lighting! Danlers - Lots of PIR occupancy switch modules, either ceiling or wall-mounted. Check out their range on our website here. Aurora Lighting, always present at lighting shows, displays some of their latest LED downlights, fire rated recessed LED lights, dimmable lights, etc. Great products, also listed on our site here. Office Lighting Talk at Lux Live 2013 day 1 - energy saving, lighting design, people-focused or rigidly meeting the standards, customizing your lights, task lighting, etc. Just when things got heated up, the session had to end... Powerlite Lighting Solutions at LuxLive, with their well-known track systems, now with LED spotlights and some other cool LED solutions for indoor and outdoor lighting! Check out Microlux and Sign Lights here. Rako Total Lighting Control Systems with their blobs and dimmers and systems for remotely controlling the lights, both switching and dimming them from your iOS device....great guys. You can find them on our site. Name and Shame #LuxLive2013 - the last session we sneak-peaked at, with proof pictures of light fittings installed incorrectly, ON still during the day, energy waste, etc. Today is the second day of #LuxLive2013, and you can visit the many booths of lighting manufacturers, lighting resellers, lighting designers, etc plus listen to the great talks and sessions they have available in more than 3 venues (including the one in the middle of the show!).And a big thank you to all the ones organizing the show and making it possible! :)