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Friday 11 March 2016

Lif – a light column for modern urbanity

By day the new Lif is a reserved, slim cylin­dri­cal stele on the cityscape. As dark­ness falls how­ever, it unveils its true capa­bil­i­ties. This multi-func­tional, mod­u­lar lumi­naire is designed for the light­ing of squares and paths as well as façades or the accent light­ing of objects. Highly ver­sa­tile equip­ment options make the Lif the ideal lumi­naire for the modern city – both now and in the future.

With the Lif, Selux shows what is pos­si­ble with light­ing design when LED tech­nol­ogy is com­bined with sys­tem­atic think­ing. During the day the Lif assumes a place in the back­ground. A slim, cylin­dri­cal stele with a diam­e­ter of just 180 mm, it can be deployed in all areas of the cityscape as a space-defin­ing ele­ment. Its ele­gant, purist design can pro­vide pre­mium-qual­ity light­ing in var­i­ous envi­ron­ments. As a mod­u­lar system, var­i­ous light mod­ules can be used with the Lif, making it suit­able for squares or path­ways, façades, as an accent light or even all of these together, remain­ing a min­i­mal­ist light column at all times. Lif con­tributes to a clearly defined urban envi­ron­ment while at the same time offer­ing plan­ners increased scope for the cre­ation of qual­ity urban spaces for people to expe­ri­ence city life.

One stele – numer­ous optional mod­ules
The Lif system is installed on three basic com­po­nents: Poles of vari­able heights carry mount­ing ele­ments with an oval cut-out that is avail­able in four sizes and on which façade and Twinspot mod­ules can be installed as light mod­ules. For a trans­par­ent, subtle effect, the mount­ing ele­ments can also be used purely as design ele­ment. The Top Ele­ment serves as a ter­mi­na­tion for the light column and for use as a square or path­way light, its Tritec Optic is avail­able with sym­met­ri­cal or asym­met­ri­cal light dis­tri­b­u­tion. The Lif accent ele­ment with a white or coloured light ring can be inserted into the stele as an addi­tional light­ing accent in urban areas. Lif com­po­nents can also be com­bined with one another, enabling cus­tomised indi­vid­ual light­ing solu­tions that are simple to plan, install and main­tain.

Flex­i­ble, detailed qual­ity light­ing
Selux has invested its entire know-how in the area of LED tech­nol­ogy in the four dif­fer­ent Lif light mod­ules, pack­ing them with pre­mium qual­ity details such as gap­less safety glass. The Lif façade module can be installed in the mount­ing ele­ments at var­i­ous posi­tions and the mod­ules are avail­able with 19 dif­fer­ent hor­i­zon­tal and ver­ti­cal light dis­tri­b­u­tions, ensur­ing all façade light­ing require­ments can be flex­i­bly met. Asym­met­ri­cal light dis­tri­b­u­tions enable illu­mi­na­tion in var­i­ous direc­tions for exam­ple, with­out the need to rotate the lumi­naire, ensur­ing the light column has a uni­form appear­ance at all times. The highly effi­cient LED optic enables pre­cise illu­mi­na­tion that is free of scat­ter light while mount­ing ele­ments can be rotated as required between 0° and 360° for direc­tional pur­poses. Using the Twinspot mod­ules, Lif also becomes an accent light, cre­at­ing set­tings for objects or spa­tial zones with light. These too are installed in the mount­ing ele­ments, avail­able with spot or medium light dis­tri­b­u­tions and can be piv­oted by up to 15° in all direc­tions for pre­cise aim.

The Top Ele­ment turns the Lif into a pre­mium qual­ity lumi­naire for squares and path­ways. The Tritec LED Optic, a cone-shaped com­bi­na­tion of prisms and reflec­tors, pro­vides soft, calm­ing sym­met­ri­cal or asym­met­ri­cal light dis­tri­b­u­tion in traf­fic areas. Depend­ing on the desired lumi­nous inten­sity, two or four Tritec rings are installed in the Top Ele­ment, adding an opti­cal attrac­tion due to bril­liance effects on their reflec­tor sur­faces.

Scope for traf­fic con­trol and sig­nalling
Lif also offers addi­tional func­tions that make it a true all-rounder for exte­rior use, going way beyond mere illu­mi­na­tion. The ring-shaped accent module is more than just a dec­o­ra­tive ele­ment. Avail­able in the light colour 3,000 K or blue, it can be used as part of a traf­fic con­trol system or for the mark­ing of impor­tant points in public areas. With a DALI con­troller, dynamic road­way ori­en­ta­tion or status dis­plays are even pos­si­ble. Yet that is not all, for Selux has future proofed Lif, incor­po­rat­ing even more func­tions into it. Emer­gency alarm sys­tems can be installed on the stele, it can serve as a WLAN hotspot or elec­tri­cal charg­ing sta­tion or cam­eras can be mounted on it. All this makes Lif an ideal com­ple­ment for the city of tomor­row – a future-com­pat­i­ble, adapt­able light system for urban areas.

Effi­cient plan­ning, clas­si­cal aes­thet­ics
Its mod­u­lar struc­ture enables simple upgrad­ing of stele lumi­naires where required which means that Lif superbly com­bines secu­rity of plan­ning and invest­ment. Dura­bil­ity is also a ques­tion of mate­ri­als – which is why Selux uses a lay­ered alu­minium extruded pro­file with ter­mi­na­tions made from pre­mium qual­ity, die-cast alu­minium.
To enable plan­ners and users to exploit the full poten­tial of this new system right from the plan­ning phase, Selux offers an online plan­ning tool with which indi­vid­ual con­fig­u­ra­tions can be com­posed quickly and effec­tively.

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