Concord creates Unity between lighting and design16 July 2014
Concord, the architectural lighting specialist, has introduced Unity. A versatile, modular LED linear system, Unity is designed for creating innovative lighting runs and spatial frameworks in open-plan office spaces, corridors, circulation spaces, receptions, libraries and lecture theatres. Unity boasts clean lines and design-focused aesthetics.
The Unity system can be suspended both horizontally and vertically, to create varied overhead lighting in triangular, square, rectangular and long-length formations. Available in 1.2m, 2.4m and 3.6m lengths, Unity is available in white and silver finishes. Horizontal and vertical couplers are also available to manipulate Unity into precise configurations, perfect for applications where space is limited.
The new mid-power LED technology housed within Unity, has allowed for a compact form factor which is also ultra-efficient (37W at 71lm/W for a 1.2m module). The reduction in dimensions (just 138 x 56mm) compared to traditional lamp sources, such as T5, is very noticeable. Light output is a 70/30 split – with 70% of the light direct and 30% indirect.
Depending on end-user requirements, both micro-prismatic (direct / indirect) and louvre versions of Unity are available, alongside 3000K and 4000K colour temperatures. With a lamp life of 50,000 hours, Unity provides a virtually maintenance-free life to help reduce overheads.
“Unity is a unique addition to the Concord range – the sheer range of mounting and connectivity options means creating a bespoke overhead lighting scheme is very simple,” comments Neil Solanki, SBU Manager Concord, at Havells Sylvania. “As each Unity unit has its own power feed, it can work in almost any combination, its coupler-less design allows additional Unity units to branch off anywhere along a run.”
Various integral sensor options are available for Unity, incorporating energy-saving methods such as daylight harvesting, not to mention occupancy detection via PIR, or Concord’s Organic Response lighting control system. In addition, Unity will be offered with a five-year warranty on parts and labour for worry-free specification.