5 new lighting solutions and updates to classic icons

Sept. 5, 2023
See a reimagination of the Castiglioni brothers' Taccia by Flos, fixtures for the façade, a versatile track lighting solution, and more.
These recently introduced products include customizable lighting solutions and updates to classic luminaire designs.

Quinta recessed spotlights, ERCO

Developed, designed, and manufactured in ERCO’s factory in Lüdenscheid, Germany, Quinta recessed spotlights integrate low brightness lens technology from the company’s Eclipse and Uniscan spotlights into recessed lighting that fits into the system of ERCO downlight sizes. Combining the flexibility of spotlight track systems and the aesthetics of ceiling-integrated lighting, Quinta uses the standard mounting rings of ERCO’s recessed luminaires, allowing for interchangeability. Its symmetrical light distribution and narrow to wide beam adjustability allow for effective accent lighting; the optics can also rotate 360 degrees and tilt 30 degrees. With outputs ranging from 272 lm to 4,035 lm, Quinta is suitable for room heights from 10' to 26'. Available in CCTs of 2700K to 4000K; a tunable white version is forthcoming next year. erco.com

Multiverse system, Juniper

Manufactured in Juniper’s Connecticut factory, this 1.5"-wide-by-0.3"-thick ribbonlike track lighting system has no visible conduits, relying instead on magnetic adapters to mount luminaires. The multiverse system can connect up to 15 miniature spot modules and support most Juniper fixtures, including pendants and ambient lights. The segments and connector cables of the low-voltage power distribution system can accommodate customizable designs spanning as far as 150 linear feet on a single driver. The system boasts 24V high-efficiency dual circuitry, a 95+ CRI, 85 lm/W delivered average, and flicker-free dimming to 0.1%. juniperdesign.com

Taccia in pure matte white, Flos

Originally designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and dubbed by the former as “the Mercedes of lamps,” this Italian classic is now available in a matte white finish. Taccia’s fluted column base and prominent clear bowl reflector have made it a lighting product icon since 1962. The design has been upgraded over the years: In 2010, LEDs became a source option; in 2016, the blown glass bowl reflector was replaced with clear plastic. Taccia (28W) stands 25.4" (645 mm) tall with a diameter of 7.5" (190mm) at its base and 19.5" (495mm) at the widest part of the bowl. The small version of Taccia (16W) stands 19.1" (485mm) tall with a diameter of 5.6" (142mm) at its base and 14.7" (373mm) at the widest part of the bowl. Both have a CCT of 2700K. flos.com

Vapor Echo acoustic pendant 10th anniversary redesign; Luxxbox

Luxxbox has redesigned the Vapor Echo acoustic pendant in recognition of the luminaire’s 10th anniversary. The new design features upgrades to the original’s shape, LED lighting, and sound absorption ability. The enhancements include a high-performance LED panel, an increased lumen output, and improved acoustic performance achieved through joinery techniques that maximize acoustic surface areas. The redesign also features sustainable construction: the shade is made from recycled PET material, and the fixture is fully recyclable. Vapor Echo is available in three sizes: small, which is 14.2" tall by 20" wide; medium, which is 17.7" by 36.2"; and large, 24.4" by 58.3". It comes in a range of colors with an optional upward wash and advanced controls. luxxbox.com

The Sēnik Duo; Prizm by American Lighting

Sēnik Duo Reflekt and Graze Līt, two façade luminaire models from PRIZM by American Lighting, create layers of light for outdoor settings. The flagship luminaire of the duo, the Reflekt, features a wide array of accessories, suited for a variety of applications: floodlighting, spotlighting, wall washing, wall grazing, and more. The Reflekt has a standard optical beam angle of 12 degrees that can be adjusted using different attachable lens accessories. It can be equipped with accessories like a baffled louver, a half glareshield, and various mounting brackets that enable up to three fixtures to be mounted together. Available in RGBW (3000K standard) with an output of 7255 lm per fixture as well as Static White (3000K, 4000K, and custom CCTs) versions with up to 15,044 lm output per fixture, the Reflekt can also be ordered with integrated wireless DMX with a 1000m signal range.

The Graze Līt has a width of under 3" and is available in lengths of 1' and 4'. Despite its small size, this wall grazing and washing fixture has an output of 552 lumens per foot for the RGBW (3000K standard) and an output of up to 1176 lm/ft in the Static White (2700K, 3000K, 4000Km and custom CCTs) versions. With mounting brackets that allow 90-degree rotatability and native 35-degree or asymmetric 40- by 15-degree optics, this fixture can be accessorized with the optional symmetric or asymmetric anti-glare visors. prizmlighting.com

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About the Author

Hayden Beeson

Hayden Beeson is a writer and editor and worked as an associate editor of Architectural SSL and LEDs Magazine. Before joining Endeavor Business Media, he was the managing editor of several machine reliability publications.