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Nora Systems Inc. of Salem, N.H., introduces Norament Satura, its latest high-performance floor covering for busy working environments, like hospitals, universities and community-driven houses of worship.
Created by designer Ramón Esteve, the Link is a collection that reportedly goes beyond traditional shapes. The energy efficient, functional work of art allows you to add a new dimension to modern commercial or institutional interiors, such as modern house of worship spaces.
The Link, a smaller version of Vibia’s Link XXL, is a series of preconfigured geometric patterns that can be arranged across the canvas of a wall or ceiling. The combinations of different rectangular shapes create surface fixtures of different sizes, creating architectural interest.
Dido Jr. from Aurora Multimedia, based in Morganville, N.J., is a video wall processor and video image rotation engine designed to allow integrators to design video walls with up to 64 monitors, even mounted in portrait position if desired. The unit’s image quality is visibly superior to more expensive video wall processors, according to the company, and it gives integrators the ability to produce a top quality video wall in the church setting.
On-screen display menus are designed to make the Dido Jr. easy to set up, and input and output resolutions are customizable to match displays’ optimal resolutions. User presets allow for simple manipulation of the video wall, the company says. The unit can be set up to run with a single large image shown across all monitors to unique images on several groups of monitor.
With up to 12 programmable scenes of 512 channels, and simple interconnectivity using CAT5/CAT6 cable and RJ-45 connectors, Leprecon’s APC Series is designed to integrate architectural and theatrical lighting control into a single DMX-based system. All components are reportedly easy to install, wire, and configure. When used with Leprecon APC wall panels, the hub is created to provide power and all necessary connections to an APC panel system. The company says that the clean, low profile design of aluminum finished with an off-white enamel helps Leprecon’s APC system seamlessly blend into church and community center environments.
Acuity Brands Inc. was honored with seven lighting industry awards including a “Best in Class” from the Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Solid State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition. Distinctions were awarded to Peerless and Lithonia Lighting luminaires during the 2013 LEDucation 7 Conference held on March 20, 2013. The judges were reportedly comprised of industry peers who were instructed to evaluate and select the lighting industry’s most innovative indoor lighting products.
The Lithonia Lighting W Series LED Wall Bracket was chosen “Best in Class” for excellence in quality, energy efficiency, dimmability, and aesthetic appearance and style, among other attributes. W Series LED luminaires feature integrated controls that maximize energy savings in low-traffic or low-occupancy areas such as corridors, stairwells and restrooms. The luminaires automatically turn on or off as occupants move in and out of the areas.
According to the NGL, the idea behind its organization is to make it easier for lighting designers and specifiers to find LED lighting products that are worthy of specification. The goal is to recognize products that are not only attractive, but that are also energy-efficient and deliver good lighting quality.
NGL judges also distinguished Acuity Brands with six “Recognized” awards granted for the following innovative LED luminaires: Round LED luminaire by Peerless; Peerless Mino LED luminaire; Origami LED luminaire by Peerless; I-BEAM LED high bay luminaire by Lithonia Lighting; IBH LED industrial low bay luminaire by Lithonia Lighting; and Proteon SL linear pendant luminaire by Lithonia Lighting.
The D-Series LED Floodlight, Sizes 1 and 3 from Lithonia Lighting received a Recognized award for excellence at the outdoor NGL SSL Design Competition announced last month.
“The NGL SSL Design Competition is known for its competitive judging criteria, and we are honored the W Series LED Wall Bracket came out on top,” says Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President David Grimm. “With a total of eight awards for our company, Acuity Brands continues to be recognized by industry-leading organizations for producing the highest-quality, high-performance LED luminaries.”
The NGL SSL Design Competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). The contest seeks to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for commercial, industrial, and institutional lighting applications.
Photo: Lithonia Lighting W Series LED Wall Bracket with the Next Generation Luminaires logo.
SheerWeave by Phifer fabrics are sunscreen shade materials made in the U.S. from a variety of weaves and color designs. They are reportedly designed to diffuse light, control heat gain, reduce glare, and provide UV protection.
All Phifer SheerWeave fabrics are ISO-certified and meet or exceed flame retardancy and bacteria/fungal resistant requirements, the company reports. In addition, the fabrics are easy to maintain and can cleaned using mild detergent.
Fabrics are available in a variety of colors and openness factors, or the amount of light and heat allowed to enter through the weave or mesh.
The company’s SheerWeave Style 2000 (5%), 2100 (10%), fabrics are full basketweave sunscreen shades made from vinyl-coated fiberglass yarns that are GreenGuard certified.
Learn more at www.phifer.com/SheerWeave.aspx
Mogg reports that its stainless steel railing is designed to help enhance architectural projects by providing an “unobstructed view, clean lines and symmetry.” The company’s ZeX System, shown here, features a double flat bar system for a contemporary appearance in churches and community centers. In addition, the floor flange can be vertically mounted.
Other models include the single flat-bar ZeTera Classic and ZeTera Light systems, as well as a ZeTera single flat bar system and a ZeMer double flat bar system.
See the options at www.mogg.com/ca
Kirei's new recycled millwork panel collection illustrates the phrase, "One man's trash is another man’s treasure." The Pacific Coastal Collection of redwood and blue pine millwork panels are built using falloff from flooring or casework manufacture and waste wood from beetle-killed pine trees from across the western U.S. The result is a set of design materials that turn industrial waste components into new eco-friendly interior design looks.
The company’s Pacific Coastal Collection blue pine panels reportedly recover beauty from a different source. The pine forests of Western North America are being devastated by the bark beetle, which is now surviving warmer winters where colder seasons used to keep their populations under control. The beetle-affected trees ultimately become a sea of dead trees and waste. Large stands of beetle-affected trees are felled, and the clear pine desired for most millwork is harvested. What's not used is the wood that has been turned blue by the action of the beetle. This material is a striking grayish-blue shade not typically associated with wood, and when cut exhibits the wormlike borings of the beetles as they do their work.
Kirei's Pacific Coastal Collection panels are bonded with Ecobind Zero-VOC resin technology, and are manufactured in Southern California. The panels are well suited for wall paneling, casework, tables, retail fixtures, and other church design. Due to the unique nature of the wood, all panels will vary slightly in natural design.
Find out more at www.kireiusa.com.
Moz Designs’ removable aluminum room partitions are a creative way to define office, entry, or meeting space in a modern church setting. Delivered ready to install, each standard kit comes with three panels in heights of either five or eight feet. With over 600 design possibilities from the standard line alone, Moz reports that the product is a stylish approach to dividing space.
Crossville, Tenn.’s Laminam by Crossville line announces the Filo collection, a textured, metallic-finish line of large format porcelain panels for skinning interior vertical surfaces.
Filo comes in eight colors—Brina, Mercurio, Pece, Rame, Oro, Argento, Ghisa and Bronzo—each featuring metallic effects and a texturized surface that reportedly adds dimension and subtle sparkle.
Dimensions of all Laminam by Crossville panel sizes are 1m x 3m (nominal size 3’4”x10’) with 3mm thickness. The generous outer dimensions coupled with the lean profile make these panels versatile for an array of uses and light enough for ease of installation, the company reports. The durable porcelain body reinforced with a fiberglass mesh backing creates a surface skin that can be installed over most structurally sound substrates, including existing tile or painted walls.