Lüdenscheid, February 2014. With the new Skim range of recessed luminaires ERCO presents an efficient lighting tool that combines the highest standards of glare control with an affordable price. Skim offers an elegant solution for the architectural challenge of providing public areas and office premises with creatively ambitious lighting that meets the required standards. To date, homogeneous light tailored to computer workstations has been generated using conventional linear fluorescent and louvred luminaires. Their disadvantage: The linear structure of these products tends to dominate the ceiling appearance.
As its main strong point, Skim features a specially developed lens system that provides efficient and ergonomic light, yet also creates an elegant light effect in the reflector. With wide flood and oval flood as its two characteristics, it aptly meets the stringent requirements of efficient visual comfort. The remarkably linear light emitted by the round downlight of the oval flood version is created by the complex asymmetrically shaped polymer lens with special light distribution. As a new, highly efficient entry-level product, ERCO now offers an economical solution to office and general lighting.
Innovative LED lens technology
Skim owes its powerful light with superior glare control to efficient and innovative photometrics. The lenses made of optical polymer combine with high-quality LED modules to generate an exceptionally uniform light distribution. The precisely matched free-form lens systems are moulded into a convex shape to enable glare control that meets the most stringent standards.
The two lens versions allow Skim to meet different lighting requirements. The wide flood version with its wide-beam light distribution generates a clear light with flood characteristic for applications such as open-plan offices or workstations, foyers or stores. The oval flood lens with its axially symmetrical light distribution, meanwhile, is a low-cost solution for ellipsoid lighting that lends itself to the illumination of corridors, traffic zones or tables.
Unobtrusive design for optimum visual comfort
Skim combines innovative LED lens technology with clarity of style: compactness and a flat design give the recessed luminaire an air of lightness and elegance. In addition, the white plastic anti-glare cone ensures a harmonious, unobtrusive appearance in the ceiling.
With a shallow recess depth of only 110 mm the downlight is easy to install in areas with limited installation space simply by using the folding spring fixture. As a result, Skim integrates discreetly in any interior concept.
Technical features of Skim
ERCO lens system: Optical polymer, light distributions: wide flood or oval flood, 18/28W
ERCO LED module: High-power LEDs on metal core PCB, light colours: warm white or neutral white, 3000 or 4000K
Unified Glare Rating: For workplace lighting from UGR 15.7
Control gear: Switchable or DALI dimmable
Housing: Cast aluminium, designed as heat sink, folding spring fixing for ceiling thickness max. 40mm
“We faced the challenge of developing a downlight that systematically utilises the full potential of the LED for a new type of office lighting: While measuring up to the stringent requirements of workplace lighting, it also needed to be available at a low cost. This may sound like squaring the circle, but we made it possible with a unique lens system for the Skim.”
Dr Markus Görres, Team Leader Photometrics & Approbation
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.
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