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ERCO LED contour spotlights – Bringing art to life

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Lüdenscheid, March 2014. A painting that appears to be self-illuminating is a credit to the artist. Vivid intensity and magnetic appeal, however, also require interaction of colours and the light used to draw attention to the exhibited pictures. With decades of experience in museum lighting, ERCO develops highly precise LED contour spotlights that cast a magical light on artwork with contour-adjusted beams. Based on state-of-the-art LED technology, this latest generation leaves nothing to be desired in terms of visual brilliance.

Contour spotlights are designed to accentuate pictures on the wall in vivid and graphic detail based on the curatorial concept. In order to achieve this effect, the light is projected onto the artwork using a sharp-edged beam that is precisely adjusted to the contours of the object without illuminating the frame or surrounding area. With Optec and Pollux, ERCO offers two ranges of spotlights that are optimally equipped for this and other lighting tasks required in a museum. Through high-contrast accent lighting, uniform illumination of walls or floodlighting of exhibits, they are able to produce striking light effects. Their LED technology ensures high efficiency and meets all the criteria of individual, precise illumination.

New Optec 18W LED contour spotlight delivers first proof of efficiency in the Louvre-Lens
ERCO’s latest development is the exceptionally efficient 18W Optec contour spotlight that delivers 2250lm. Producing a sharp-edged beam and brilliant colours, it leaves all options open for projections even in rooms with high ceilings and in challenging lighting conditions, such as those found in the Louvre-Lens. Suffused with light, the structure, designed by architectural firm SANAA, uses sensor technology to control Optec LED contour spotlights, and, in this way, to complement daylight and accentuate the exhibits. With high lumen packages, the luminaires produce strong brightness contrasts in exhibitions. The projection area can be adjusted individually to any picture size with an intuitive framing attachment – a valuable feature especially for changing exhibits. The optical technology eliminates spill light on the ceiling and ensures excellent visual comfort and magic light.

Spotlights for any dimension

For rooms with lower ceilings, both Optec and Pollux offer a 6W spotlight to illuminate objects with an output of up to 750lm. These versions demonstrate that innovative LED technology enables a magic experience of colours despite reduced energy usage. This makes Pollux and Optec optimal lighting tools for point light effects in galleries and museums, but equally in residential and lifestyle applications.

Technical features of ERCO Optec

ERCO lens system: Spherolit lens, collimator made of optical polymer

Light distributions: Contour spotlight

ERCO LED module: High-power LEDs on metal core PCB, light colours: warm white or neutral white, 3000K – 4000K

Housing and bracket: Cast aluminium, powder-coated: white, black, silver

Control gear: 3-circuit adapter or DALI dimmable

Wattage: 6W – 18W

Technical features of ERCO Pollux

ERCO lens system: Spherolit lens, collimator made of optical polymer

Light distributions: Contour spotlight

ERCO LED module: High-power LEDs on metal core PCB, light colours: warm white or neutral white, 3000K – 4000K

Housing and bracket: Cast aluminium, powder-coated: white, black, silver

Control gear: 3-circuit adapter or DALI dimmable

Wattage: 6W

About ERCO

The ERCO Light Factory in Lüdenscheid is a leading international specialist in architectural lighting using LED technology. The family business, founded in 1934, now operates with over 60 subsidiaries, branches and agencies all around the world. Working closely with architects, lighting designers and engineers, ERCO develops lighting tools for customised lighting solutions in architectural projects for culture and retail, work and hospitality, life and public buildings. ERCO understands light as the fourth dimension of architecture.

If you require any further information on ERCO or image material, please visit us at www.erco.com/presse. We can also provide you with material on projects worldwide for your media coverage.

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About ERCO

The ERCO Light Factory in Lüdenscheid is a leading international specialist in architectural lighting using LED technology. The family business, founded in 1934, now operates as a global player with over 60 subsidiaries, branches and agencies in over 40 countries worldwide. Since 2015 ERCO's portfolio has been 100% LED. Inspired by "light digital" as its leitmotif, ERCO in Lüdenscheid develops, designs and produces digital luminaires with focus on photometrics, electronics and design. Working closely with architects, lighting designers and engineers, ERCO develops lighting tools used primarily for applications in the following fields: Work, Shop, Culture, Community, Hospitality, Living, Public and Contemplation. ERCO understands digital light as the fourth dimension of architecture - providing highly precise and efficient lighting solutions to support creative designers in turning their visions into reality.
If you require any further information on ERCO or image material, please visit us at www.erco.com/presse. We can also provide you with material on projects worldwide for your media coverage.

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