Pulsar Nominated in Lux Awards 2017
Lux Awards We are proud to announce that we have been nominated for a Lux Award, for our work on refurbishing luminaires for Landshut Bridge in Elgin, Scotland. The prestigious Lux Awards take place at the annual Lux Live event in London on the 16th of November. The awards celebrate the very best new products and projects. They also reward innovation and thinking outside the box. Landshut Bridge - Elgin Landshut Bridge is an iconic feature of the town of Elgin. Mark Trainor Hayes of Audio Northwest specified Pulsar fixtures, for the reliability of the iconic ChromaRange. However, the Landshut Bridge was plunged into darkness recently due to a series of “mindless” acts of vandalism. Graffiti and damage to the electrical system and fixtures meant that something had to be done. The local authority, concerned that this may happen again, asked Pulsar to create a custom vandal proof solution. Pulsar identified a protective material for the
Pulsar Launch Luxeos to the World!
Our day in London at the world-renowned Science Museum began early as the team arrived to install the fantastic new Luxeos range of fixtures ready to unveil to the world. With the Luxeos product family consisting of the Luxeos9, Luxeos18 and Luxeos36 flood lights in both variable colour options and variable white options along with the our very latest addition, the Luxeos Linear at 500+ lumens/300mm with a CRI of 90+ available in 300mm, 600mm, 900mm and 1200mm flicker free lengths, there was a lot see. To make the event even more exciting we collaborated with mycoocoon who were kind enough to bring a mycoocoon pod used in conjunction with reflexology and special treatments against tiredness, stress and other things related to modern life. Pharos also demonstrated their award winning intelligent lighting control solution which was associated with the @pulsarlightuk twitter account enabling anyone, anywhere to change the colour of the lighting at the event. The feedback from
Does lighting change our perception of wine?
e-Luminate 2017 saw the return of a fun and unusual experiment which first took place back in 2015. This fun experiment was to prove when it comes to drinking wine, would changing the lighting conditions influence our perception of wine? Guests had the pleasure of indulging in an evening of tasting a range of Greek wines, and sampling the delicious Greek food served by The Olive Grove on Regent Street, Cambridge where this intimate venue was perfect for the event. Matthew Boucher from Thirsty Cambridge, The Wine Store on Chesterton Road, pride themselves on carefully choosing great wines for their customers, with a fun and funky vibe. The remarkable lighting effects were achieved using products supplied by Pulsar Light of Cambridge, Pulsar were very pleased to be apart of this experiment which was part of eLuminate 2017. Find out more The Olive Grove -
The Restless Temple in constant motion
Penny Saunders' 'Restless Temple' is a sculpture designed to be in constant motion. Made up of fourteen hollow cedar columns with cores of tensioned steel, counterweighted by concrete weights and connected by an articulated framework, Restless Temple has been in development for almost fifteen years. In Saunders' own words, Restless is about 'flexibility in the face of the mighty forces of Nature', and sways freely in winds of up to 60mph. Rather than treating Restless Temple as a 'building' and using traditional uplighting on the exterior of the columns, Penny requested that I light the inner space of Restless, to create a sense of depth within the interior. Given its position at the top of a windy hill at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, it was also vital that the lighting was able to withstand the elements. I designed a scheme that lit both the Temple and the mechanism beneath it using 17 watt, 3,000K LED spotlights with a 45 degree beam angle. In the upper section, four
Immerse yourself in mycoocoon – Series 2
Get mycoocoon mini immersion wall - Series 2 The first generation of mycoocoon mini immersion wall has been successfully launched in 2016. Featuring 6 lamps, mycoocoon mini immersion wall is the optimal solution for your house and your work space to connect and relax in an immersive atmosphere. ..The Series 2 is now available for pre-order.. mycoocoon benefits: Great for stress relief Stimulates energy Boost your well-being index Creates a sense of mindfulness Calms your mind, body and spirit Rebalances the energies of the body - mycoocoon colour technology into a portable design - Technical information - mycoocoon immersion mini wall - 65cmX45cmAdvanced controlled LED fixture featuring 6 high power pixels. Bio compatible lamps.WIFI connection. mycoocoon colour institute app including a catalogue of colour immersions. Find out more INSTAGRAM MYCOOCOON
Pulsar Wins Again
PULSAR WINS AGAIN LUXEOS Range Selected for Iconic Building Our Luxeos Range Outshines the Competition Pulsar Luxeos Range has been selected to illuminate one of the world’s newest, and most technologically advanced buildings. This iconic cultural complex is in one of the harshest environments for luminaires (hot, dusty and corrosive) - all conditions Pulsar products are renowned for withstanding. The centre took 10 years of innovative construction to complete, is over 1 million square feet, and required the most up to date Architectural Lighting solution for its unique and beautiful façade. Pulsar is proud to be part of this highly advanced project and integrating advanced communication, controls and system monitoring to illuminate the buildings with the best in Architectural lighting in the world: Luxeos. The Luxeos range is the latest in Pulsar's Architectural range, supplying superior brightness, Variable White and Vivid Colour along with
Campaign for Fair Warranties: The fight continues
Campaign for Fair Warranties: Pulsar's M.D. reading our - No Nonsense Warranty! at Lux Live 2016. In the special panel discussion, manufacturers, customers and the team from Lux’s Campaign for Fair Warranties to assess the state of customer protection in the lighting industry. Speaker(s): Brian Pohl of Pulsar Light, David Mooney of Atkins, Gordon Routledge of Lux, Mark O'Connor of Saturn LED, Michael Schrempp of Munich RE LED manufacturers sometimes make bold lifespan claims about their products and the reliability of these claims often rests on the quality of the luminaire. Warranties should protect consumers from poor product performance, but in the lighting industry warranties are not always fair and can be misleading. In some cases warranties dramatically overstate the likely lifespan of their products. A ten-year warranty, for example, does not take into account the complications of long-term LED operation and wouldn’t be offered by a reliable company. Sometimes
Max Fordham celebrate in style
Max Fordham celebrated their 50th Anniversary with over 550 people in "The Tanks" at Tate Modern, where Max gave a warm speech thanking guests for their contribution to the Practice's success. Pular would like to congratulate Max Fordham on their 50th Anniversary; we were thrilled to be a part of this momentous event by supporting Max Fordham with lighting for their celebrations at the Cambridge branch. More information can be found here on the Max Fordham Website: MAX
Pulsar Celebrate World Record 100,000 Hours Installation
“World Record: LED Installation - Longest Continuous Service” Pulsar celebrated their second World Record 100,000 installation with an event for staff and key customers new and historic. The team at Pulsar, has over 700 years collective experience of product design, manufacturing and long term testing. This would not have been achieved without the great team behind the name – Pulsar. The ChromaStrip, which was designed for external use, have withstood all the elements can throw at them for more than 11 years. Demonstrating our ethos of reliability and longevity, the ChromaStrips have been continuously running ever since they were first switched on in 2004. Andrew Hilbert states: “Whilst the ‘headline’ is the longevity of the LED’s, it is the driver components that keep those LED’s operating. Each ChromaStrip2 has 30 LED’s and more than 40 driver components which have also operated for 100,000 hours. A luminaire is only as reliable as it’s least
4 Signs that it’s time to change your lights!
How many times have you seen a building with failed lights on the outside, or mismatching colours? Chances are that when the lights were first installed, it looked fantastic, but it’s probably long overdue a refit. In this article, we’ll look at 4 different ways to tell that a lighting installation needs updating. Failures Sooner or later, all luminaires will fail. Sometimes, depending on the installation, it won’t be that noticeable if a few fixtures have failed, but often there will be gaps in the lighting scheme or details that are not illuminated. Even worse, with colour mixing LED fixtures, a single channel can fail which means that the luminaire will be on the wrong colour- imagine a situation where red and green channels are being mixed to create amber, but the red channel has failed on one fixture so one of the lights is green instead. Light Output Dropping Over time, all types of lights drop in output; the lifetime of LED fixtures is usually measured to