Light fittings are getting smaller. Much smaller. In fact, you could probably fit this whole list in your pocket.
Driving this miniaturisation is, of course, the LED. New chip-on-board and flip-chip LEDs are seriously small and are allowing luminaire designers to take things down a notch or two. Combined with modern optics, these micro wonders often outperform their chunky cousins. Here’s our list of the latest little wonders…
Just 18mm in diameter, this IP67-rated micro uplight is engineered from milled grade-5 titanium for durability and weather resistance. It’s aimed at the luxury superyacht market.
Part owned by Ikea, Scottish firm Design LED invented a flexible LED light sheets with embedded optics, which it has now integrated into a 6mm-thick luminaire.
5. Palco LV Framer
Framing projectors – which match the light to a picture – don’t come much smaller than the tiny Palco, which at a diameter of 19mm is iGuzzini’s smallest spotlight.
Just 4mm wide, this recessed linear LED luminaire delivers 1,655 lumens per metre at 120 lm/W and magnetically attaches to a T-grid.
9. EM Ready2apply
Incredibly, this complete emergency light fits through a 40mm hole and within a ceiling void of 80mm. It combines lots of clever tech, including an LiFePO4 battery pack.
- This year's Lighting Fixture Design Conference takes place on 20 and 21 June 2018 . Organised by Lux and LEDs magazine, the event takes place at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London. For more information and to reserve you place, click HERE.