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LED free-standing luminaires ATARO and TYCOON

Sustainable illumination for a two-person workplace

Free-Standing Luminaire ATARO LED
Free-Standing Luminaire TYCOON LED
Free-Standing Luminaire TYCOON LED

Villingen-Schwenningen, October 2012: The new free-standing LED luminaires of the ATARO and TYCOON design series from Waldmann represent a giant developmental leap in office lighting with LEDs. They are based on LED light engines designed according to the Zhaga standard and can illuminate a two-person workplace with high light quality and energy efficiency.

"This is a particularly sustainable lighting solution," explains Klaus-Jürgen Hahn, product manager at Waldmann. "A two-person workplace can be illuminated with only one ATARO or TYCOON free-standing LED luminaire. This means that far fewer lamps have to be used for projects." This is made possible by the strong luminous flux of 9,000 lumens.

These luminaires radiate homogeneous, neutral white light at 4,000 Kelvin. While the TYCOON LED is equipped with a CDP diffuser, the ATARO LED has light amplifying AMBIO microprisms in combination with so-called light-forming technology. This transforms the punctiform light characteristics of light-emitting diodes into a homogeneous wide-area light and increases efficiency at the same time.

Both the design and the light quality are such that one hardly notices any difference to luminaires from the same family of lamps with conventional fluorescent technology. But there is one distinguishing feature: the luminaire head is completely enclosed and equipped with a cover. This facilitates cleaning.

"The new free-standing LED luminaires represent a true evolutionary step. Because of the quality of the light, we are now on a par with traditional fluorescent technology, and that at an economical price. And the energy efficiency of the units is very high as well," continues Hahn.

The installed capacity of the free-standing LED luminaires is 105 watts at the most, though the built-in daylight and presence sensor PULSE HFMD can cut the actual power consumption to half that amount. The new LED luminaires are also compatible with PULSE TALK, the EnOcean radio module developed by Waldmann, which significantly enhances convenience and well-being at the workplace. This unique innovation allows lamps to exchange presence information wirelessly and thus create a pleasant lighting atmosphere in the room by means of lamp groups. The presence information can also be used by the building automation system to control heating, ventilation and air conditioning exactly according to defined zones. Through this, the high potential for energy savings in room automation is utilized to the full.

The use of LED light engines according to the Zhaga standard affords a future-proof service concept. Zhaga, which is the name of a consortium in the lighting industry, stands for a standardization of light sources. Until now, every lighting manufacturer developed and produced its own combination of power supply and LED. Due to differences in mechanical, electrical, thermal and optical specifications, the LED light sources from different manufacturers were not interchangeable, as is common with other illuminants. "Thanks to the new standard, the major challenges LED lighting has faced can finally be resolved satisfactorily," emphasizes Hahn.