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Wednesday 26 March 2014

Quadratic, purist, versatile: the Kju family of modular LED luminaires by Selux.

Clear con­tours reduced to the extrem­i­ties in a hov­er­ing, flat body of pure light. The Kju family of lumi­naires by Selux enable this vision of a modern archi­tec­ture-based lumi­naire to be realised. Char­ac­terised by a min­i­mal con­struc­tion height of just 33 mm and its illu­mi­nated sides, the man­i­fold mount­ing and arrange­ment options of Kju are designed to inspire cre­ative light­ing solu­tions via a con­sis­tent aes­thetic. Opti­mum visual com­fort – includ­ing for work­sta­tions — is ensured by pre­mium qual­ity light­ing tech­nol­ogy.

The wealth of vari­ants in the Kju family of lumi­naires results from the com­bi­na­tion of what are in fact light mod­ules, avail­able in four ver­sions with dif­fer­ent mount­ing frames. These enable pen­dant, sur­face-mounted, par­tially or fully recessed lumi­naires whose graph­i­cal bril­liant appear­ance is designed to inspire cre­ative room arrange­ments. A par­tic­u­lar fea­ture of all Kju lumi­naires is how the light emis­sion is con­tin­ued at the luminaire’s ver­ti­cal sur­faces so the hous­ing appears like a float­ing body of light.

Four light mod­ules for a vast array of designs

The basis of the mod­u­lar Kju system are four light mod­ules with stan­dard­ised dimen­sions. The hous­ings, with a sur­face area of 300 mm² and height of just 33 mm, are made from trans­par­ent PMMA mate­r­ial with pre­cisely defined edges. The double wall tech­nol­ogy houses pre­mium-qual­ity light­ing tech­nol­ogy with high-per­for­mance LEDs and a spe­cially devel­oped layer of lenses for homoge­nous 2-dimen­sional dis­tri­b­u­tion of punc­ti­form LED light. Light plan­ners can choose between Kju Ice — whose hous­ing is made entirely from trans­par­ent PMMA, making it rem­i­nis­cent of a block of ice — and Kju Alu which has a white die-cast alu­minium top sur­face. Two dif­fer­ent light­ing tech­nolo­gies are avail­able for both hous­ing vari­ants: with a micro­prism dif­fuser, Kju com­plies with the high anti-glare spec­i­fi­ca­tions required for offices and work­places while the ver­sion with opal dif­fuser ensures effi­cient homoge­nous gen­eral light­ing and an ele­gant appear­ance.

One inge­nious idea – mul­ti­ple vari­a­tions

Based on these light mod­ules, Selux has devel­oped a prod­uct family in Kju that can handle a mul­ti­tude of archi­tec­tural light­ing tasks. Sur­face-mounted and pen­dant vari­ants are avail­able both in direct and direct/​indirect beam­ing ver­sions. In addi­tion recessed and partly recessed ver­sions are avail­able with and with­out edges, on which an attrac­tive light gap arises due to light exit­ing at the side­For mount­ing in 600625 grid ceil­ings a vari­ant with a perime­ter aura made from silver anodised alu­minium is avail­able.

Assem­bly-friendly: plug & light using a system of clips

It’s not just the light­ing tech­nol­ogy and design of the Kju that are highly inno­v­a­tive — for their low con­struc­tion height, the lumi­naires offer high output, with a lumi­nous flux of 2000 lumen. The ultra-flat design negates assem­bly prob­lems due to lack of ceil­ing void space. The assem­bly process itself com­prises two steps: first the attach­ment acces­sories and the con­verter hous­ing are installed, then the light mod­ules can be attached securely and tool­lessly using a system of clips before being put into ser­vice. All elec­tronic com­po­nents are also pro­tected against elec­tro­sta­tic dis­charge. This assem­bly-friendly con­cept by Selux is called Plug & Light and brings eco­nomic ben­e­fits too, both pre-and post instal­la­tion.

The sum of its prop­er­ties makes the Kju family the light system of choice for con­tem­po­rary inte­ri­ors in appli­ca­tion areas such as offices and admin­is­tra­tive build­ings, prac­tices, shops or hotels. Its high-qual­ity mate­ri­als and dis­tinc­tive shape enable it to be inte­grated into all archi­tec­tural styles so that, with Kju, light plan­ners will be plac­ing the empha­sis on design, light qual­ity and max­i­mum energy effi­ciency.

March 2014

Man­u­fac­turer con­tact:
Manuela Schn­abel, Mar­ket­ing Man­ager / Com­mu­ni­ca­tion
Selux AG, Motzener Straße 34, 12277 Berlin, Ger­many
T +49 30 72001 – 246, m.​schnabel@​selux.​de

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