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Neozoon Powered by Optisolis Wins Design Plus Award 2022

This year, Neozoon powered by Optisolis wins the Light + Building Design Plus Award in the “Exhibitors” category. Neozoon designed the mobile light according to the cradle-to-cradle principle and integrated NICHIA's Optisolis full-spectrum LEDs as the light source.

The combination of design, technical excellence and sustainability convinced the jury of the Design Plus Awards, which will be presented at this year's Light + Building.

Sustainable design meets LED with natural light

Neozoon is both the name of Lukas Heintschel, Tim Pfeilschifter and Kilian Klepper's company and their portable LED lights, the start-up's first product. It can be attached to smooth surfaces like a suction cup and invites you to playfully interact with light and your own environment. "Our goal was to design a truly mobile lamp that can be produced sustainably, offers high quality of light and brings more play and interactivity into our living spaces," says Neozoon founder Lukas Heintschel, summarizing his team's vision. 

By using NICHIA’s Optisolis as the light source, the Neozoon team has managed to meet these requirements. Thanks to the integration of Optisolis LEDs, the battery-operated lamp provides pleasant light in daylight quality and with a color temperature of 3,000 Kelvin. Industry-wide, the spectrum of Optisolis comes closer to natural sunlight than any other LED.

With Optisolis color rendering index of over 97, Neozoon makes the variety of colors and textures around you appear more vivid, precise, and brilliant than any other LED product. In addition, it reduces unwanted lighting effects such as diffuse reflection and glare. 

Optisolis solves the challenges of luminaire manufacturers

The Neozoon design allows the lamp to be used flexibly as a design highlight in the home or as a practical light source in the camper. Its natural light improves visual comfort and well-being and reduces eye fatigue. A study by the Fraunhofer IBP also confirmed this positive effect of full-spectrum LEDs. The portable Neozoon luminaire equipped with Optisolis shows that manufacturers from the furnishing sector have a flexible option with Optisolis to realize sustainable, creative and innovative lighting ideas.  “The synergy between Neozoon and Optisolis is evident,” says Anna Liza Müller, Business Development Manager at NICHIA: “The design of Neozoon mimics the shape of the sun and Optisolis imitates the sunlight almost to perfection.” 

Neozoon powered by Optisolis at the Design Plus Award

73 companies submitted 113 products for the Design Plus Award, which Messe Frankfurt presents every two years together with the German Design Council. A renowned expert jury honored the products that combine high design quality with innovative technology and sustainability in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering and building and home automation.The winning products can be seen at a special show in the Design Plaza (Hall 3.1, B 60) during the Light + Building Autumn Edition from 2 to 6 October 2022 in Frankfurt. At the NICHIA stand (Hall 8.0, D 60), visitors can also find out about the areas of application and possibilities of Optisolis.


About Neozoon:

In 2020 the world was gripped by a pandemic and just like almost everyone at that time the three students and founders of Neozoon Kilian, Lukas and Tim were forced to spend a lot of time at home. 

Caught in this situation, they had an idea of how our homes could become more interactive and enjoyable, how objects could make our living spaces more fun and give us more creative freedom. That was the start of Neozoon! Today Neozoon is a young, committed and multidisciplinary team from Munich, developing a brand for sustainable and innovative product culture. Neozoon’s goal is to give people a little "Ohh"-moment by making everyday life and our living spaces more fun, more interactive, more changeable and, of course, more beautiful.

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