7 high-tech lighting products for commercial, hospitality, and residential spaces

Nov. 1, 2023
These recent releases offer a variety of eye-catching form factors and customization options.

To brighten your indoor or outdoor spaces as the days become shorter, these seven recent releases offer a variety of aesthetic and functional options for lighting designers, architects, and interior designers.

Union 5 Chandelier, Allied Maker

Designed by New York–based design studio Allied Maker, the 20"-square-by-52"-long chandelier brings together seamlessly joined woodblocks and 21 blown-glass globes using Japanese joinery techniques. The handmade, dimmable fixture delivers 9,450 lm and weighs 37.5 lb. A smaller Union pendant and Union 3 Chandelier are also available. alliedmaker.com

Downlights by Certolux, Leviton

Certolux recently introduced three series of sealed luminaires suitable for health care projects, surgical suites, patient rooms, and behavioral health facilities. All are IP rated and IK10 impact rated, certified NSF2, and compliant with ISO3 cleanroom standards. The downlights deliver up to 5,000 lm and have diecast trims with antimicrobial finishes. The MSD surgical lights are MIL-STD 41G certified and offer an optional 97+ CRI to help in the evaluation of skin and tissue. The MDD downlights are glare-free and provide a clean aesthetic for patient rooms. The BDL lights provide patient-safe lighting in behavioral health facilities. viscor.com

ArtMorph, Cecoceco

ArtMorph can create a dynamic ambience in any hospitality or retail space through its combination of advanced lighting and display technologies. The luminous wall panel can generate more than 150 texture collections, as well as accommodate custom displays, through its high-res LED video display of 2,378 pixels per square foot. Its scratch-resistant surface offers a brightness level of 700 nits when covered and the panels are IP54 rated and fire resistant. cecoceco.com

Whisper and Whisper Flex, Creative Systems Lighting

A Los Angeles–based division of Hudson Valley Lighting Group, CSL has launched a new generation of its Whisper Standard recessed downlight with a ½" aperture. CSL’s proprietary Silent Vu optic technology produces glare-free light up to 1,063 lm, which is suitable for general, task, or accent lighting with a footprint smaller than a dime. The adjustable Whisper Flex, with a ¾" aperture, can tilt from zero to 30° and pan 360° while allowing for installation and service from below the ceiling. Both meet California Title 24-JA8 and are rated for Wet Location and Air Tight. csllighting.com

Casper Collection, LightArt

The latest addition to this 3form company’s family is a minimalist, white architectural light fixture that is evenly luminous on all four sides. Modular joints can connect the 12" segments into continuous runs for a full ceiling solution or intricate patterns and shapes. With this launch, LightArt has completely redesigned its Casper family, including its LEDs, drivers, lens, and housing construction, which resulted in a 30% weight reduction across all components. Rated for 70,000 operational hours, though LightArt believes 100,000 hours is possible. Tunable white and color-changing RGB are available. lightart.com

Magic Mushroom, Diesel Living with Lodes

Inspired from the retro blown-glass lamps of the 1960s, this eye-catching table lamp is suitable for hospitality, front-of-house, and residential settings. Combining a naturally irregular glass diffuser with a steel base, Magic Mushroom produces a dimmable light through a 14.9" diameter diffuser that creates a reflected-water effect on the surfaces it illuminates. lodes.com

Nano Linear luminaires, Optique Lighting

This family of customizable, low-profile architectural luminaires represents the intersection between high-quality tape lighting and architectural linear lighting. The Angolo, Trapezio, Rettangolo I, II and III Nano Linear luminaires come in five sizes with a clean look, thanks to hidden mounting hardware, countersunk hardware on its metal end caps, and grommets that prevent light leaks. The Nano Linear luminaires are offered in continuous lengths up to 8 feet and in continuous runs, using multiple fixtures, up to 83-1/4 feet. Available in more than 10 lumen output packages for indoor and outdoor use, as well as in seven color temperatures, from 2200K to 5000K. optique-lighting.com

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About the Author

Wanda Lau

Wanda Lau was the editorial director of Architectural SSL, LEDs Magazine, and Smart Buildings Technology. She was formerly the executive editor of Architect magazine.

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