4 Things to Understand About LED Optics
Optics are one of the most important elements of an LED luminaire. They shape, focus and mix the light created by the LED light sources into a shape, whether it’s a wide flood light, a narrow spot, or an elliptical wall grazer. Well-designed optics are also critical for getting the most efficient performance from a luminaire, and for mixing colours effectively.1. Luminaires often have more than one type of optics Many LED fixtures use both a primary and secondary optic. The primary optic is built in to the LED itself, and usually takes the form of a small dome on top of the device. This is designed to maximise the useful light output of the LED, and provides the basic beam shape of the fixture. Secondary optics, such as TIR lenses or reflectors, are then used to shape the light, typically making the beam narrower. Secondary optics are crucial for colour mixing luminaires, because they determine how well the colours mix. On Pulsar’s Luxeos range of products, a third optic is
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 -
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
Pulsar were proud to support a local village community, who transformed a corner of the woods and an old railway hut into Santa's Grotto, providing something to remember for all who attended. “It’s magical!” said a little girl (unprompted) as she gazed up at me with shining eyes and a happy smile. And indeed it was magical. The night was dry (and not too cold), as families and friends arrived from all directions to await Santa’s arrival, heralded by the switching on of the lights. The Glow Trail stretched invitingly through the woodland. The Christmas Tree with its hundreds of twinkling bright white lights contrasted with a backdrop of trees in ever changing colours. Peace doves fluttered in the trees. Gifts on a stall glittered brightly in the lights. Log fires glowed in the darkness. And at the centre, Santa’s Grotto, lit with a warm. welcoming glow, while inside, beautiful Christmassy decorations decked the walls. A queue of excited children quickly formed to visit
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
Colour your City with Light
“Colour Your City with Light” For the fourth year running Pulsar Light is proud to be a part of e-Luminate Festival Cambridge 2016. Last year’s event saw Pulsar illuminating the Fitzwilliam Museum with great effect. This year, Pulsar's very own Snowy Johnson in collaboration with lighting designer Susie Olczak had the task of illuminating the Senate House and the adjacent Old Schools with the installation being handled by Hawthorn. Susie’s brief was to create a light experience, which the public could interact with whilst viewing the impressive Senate House. This was achieved by creating environment chases and linking them to a control panel which allowed passers by to engage in the spectacle and feel even more a part of the festival of light. Susie created a low energy interactive light installation using Pulsar equipment to illuminate the façade of Senate House. This interactive installation used complementary colours while challenging the audience to make choices
Pulsar Fixtures Illuminate Defining Features – Warsaw, Poland
Cosmopolitan Twarda 4 is Warsaw’s premiere residential skyscraper (160 meters high, 44 storeys), in central Warsaw, Poland. It has 236 apartments, each with floor-to-ceiling windows which provide panoramic views of Warsaw. The building also has a commercial level at ground level, three floors of offices, and a recreation area at level 4 for residents. The tower was designed by architect Helmut Jahn, and developed by Tacit Investment. “To me, urban space is essential to architecture. All my buildings respond to the existing urban space, while creating it with their arrangement and rhythm” says Helmut Jahn. As part of his design, the tower has a red ceiling above level 4, providing a key visual element from street level and for residents enjoying the recreation area. Pulsar provided a well designed lighting scheme for the red ceiling which took into account desired effect, viewing angles (pedestrians and residents), operating costs and maintenance costs. The solution was 8
e-Luminate Festival 2016
e-Luminate Cambridge Festival returns 12th February – 17th February 2016 Pulsar are proud to support and sponsor e-Luminate Festival of Cambridge for the 4th year running. During six exceptional evenings, the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival, will offer the public a unique spectacle creating ephemeral light art installations in the richness and diversity of the urban landscape, and completely transforming the city. From all over the city, the region and around the world, visitors are invited to discover Cambridge in a new light. e-Luminate Cambridge is the city’s most innovative arts festival showcasing breathtaking light installations created by artists, designers and technologists. The great thing about light is that it is a medium accessible to all, no prior knowledge of the arts or sciences is needed to enjoy this amazing event! Information links below: e-Luminate Cambridge @eluminatefest 2015Gallery #lovelight2016