Trends | Zumtobel | Mar 15, 2024

Zumtobel at Light + Building 2024: Guinness World Record and Partnership with Design Studio Pininfarina

Zumtobel presented integrated user-centric lighting solutions at Light + Building 2024. In addition to a number of new products, the lighting specialist also has something very special in store for visitors this year – an installation of its CIELUMA illuminated ceiling, which has been awarded the first Guinness World Record in the trade fair’s history.

CIELUMA: a world record-holding illuminated ceiling for unforgettable installations

Zumtobel and its manufacturing partner Typico have set a Guinness World Record for the largest continuously illuminated ceiling in the world at Light + Building 2024 with a 202.76-square-metre CIELUMA illuminated ceiling above the trade fair stand. Its size (45.029 metres long and 4.503 metres wide) and unique textile finish are not CIELUMA’s only interesting attributes – the illuminated ceiling also brings the natural dynamics of daylight to enclosed spaces. The positive impact of lighting that imitates natural light on well-being and concentration has already been extensively researched. Together with sound-absorbing material and air-conditioning functions, CIELUMA works with light, acoustics and space to bring the versatility of natural light to interior spaces. And with sustainability in mind, the illuminated ceiling will be reused for further projects after the trade fair. 

Partnership with Pininfarina: Austrian lighting expertise meets Italian design excellence 

Zumtobel is pleased to introduce Italian design firm Pininfarina as a new partner at Light + Building 2024. Pininfarina brings its experience in the industrial design sector to the collaboration, while the companies have a common vision for the lighting of the future: sophisticated, timeless and discreet. Both partners will use their combined expertise and shared values in innovation, quality and design requirements to further develop the next generation of Zumtobel’s continuous-row lighting system, TECTON, while also aiming to meet customer requirements for flexibility, user-friendliness, convenient installation, individual adaptation and modern design.

AGILIO: exhibits in the spotlight 

Zumtobel’s movable LED spotlight AGILIO meets the special lighting requirements for exhibition spaces. With its precise optical system, AGILIO presents exhibits perfectly, offers excellent colour rendering and prevents disruptive light scatter. The spotlights can be easily controlled and positioned via app, tablet or the professional DMX protocol – particularly practical for rooms with high ceilings. AGILIO is flexible enough to accommodate the dynamics of changing exhibition layouts while ensuring the exhibits are always presented in their best light. The energy-efficient spotlight is available in various light colours.

TECTON DC: a sustainable direct-current continuous-row lighting system

Zumtobel’s TECTON DC is one of the first direct-current continuous-row lighting systems of its kind. It integrates seamlessly into direct-current systems, allowing companies in energy-intensive sectors to use the sustainable energy fed into local DC grids for their lighting without any losses. This helps them not only to meet their climate targets, but also to ensure security of supply. And in another win for sustainability, TECTON DC’s power consumption is up to four per cent lower than that of the alternating-current model – for reduced CO2 emissions. 

PANOS III: an all-rounder for the office with improved features 

PANOS III combines all the familiar features of Zumtobel’s award-winning downlight family: excellent light quality, flexibility, energy efficiency and ease of installation. Thanks to their modular design, these luminaires are particularly suitable for offices and educational or cultural institutions. Available in a variety of sizes, shapes, beam characteristics and even an acoustic option, there are no limits to architectural creativity with PANOS III. Not only can these downlights be effortlessly incorporated into any room, but they also connect seamlessly with the digital ecosystem of a building thanks to integrated daylight controls and presence sensors, while their durability and low reduction in luminous flux make them even more sustainable.

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