2017-09-14

Committed to Promote Young Lighting Talents: Zumtobel Joins Forces with the Prestigious Central Saint Martins, UAL, in London

What will the new generation of lighting solutions really look like? This is the intriguing yet complex question that 60 students from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL) have been seeking to answer – in a variety of different ways. They were helped and supported with their discussions and deliberations by representatives of well-known architects and experts from Zumtobel.
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2017-06-20

Zumtobel Group opens showroom in Malmö

On 13 June 2017 the Zumtobel Group opened the first showroom displaying the international lighting group’s entire product range. In collaboration with the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, the Zumtobel Group has created a space over approximately 250 square metres in which light can be experienced in all its diverse areas of application. The display is located in the Swedish city of Malmö, which is already home to Zumtobel Group’s main sales office for the Nordic region. The site is now being extended with the showroom in the same building. 
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2017-06-15

The New Extended Collection from Zumtobel

The latest mini-collection from Zumtobel brings together creative solutions with real technological innovation. Four existing high-quality products have been technologically enhanced to create the editions – extended collection. Available from June 2017, these fittings incorporate a bit of ‘TECHxtra’, demonstrating the courage to blaze a new trail through the design landscape. 
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2017-06-12

Zumtobel's SUPERSYSTEM II – Compact Dimensions Combined with Comprehensive Lighting Competence

SUPERSYSTEM II is a multifunctional LED lighting tool famed for its stringent miniaturisation and virtually limitless usability. The addition of recessed downlights and spotlights in three different sizes and with extremely low installation depths, along with recessed tracks and corresponding accessories, now offers yet more flexibility and enhanced design possibilities.
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2017-05-04

Zumtobel Timeless design of ONDARIA LED recognised with a prestigious “Good Design Award”

Founded in 1950 by the renowned architects Ray and Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen and MoMa curator Edgar Kaufmann Jr., the “Good Design Award” from the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts, has now established itself as an internationally recognised symbol for innovative design. Adding ONDARIA to the elite list of Good Design Award winners therefore represents special acknowledgement of the exceptional work carried out by Zumtobel.
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2016-11-30

Zumtobel and Viennese Start-up Zactrack Light up a Riding School with Dynamic Lighting System

The system was developed by the Viennese start-up company zactrack and its realisation was supported by the Austrian lighting company Zumtobel Group.
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2016-11-11

Transparent Zumtobel VAERO Luminaire Lighting Effect in Office Spaces

The magical light object of VAERO fascinates observers in a room. This LED pendant luminaire seems to embody light in its purest form, as the extremely flat and frameless housing and the transparent appearance let the lit effect take center stage. VAERO offers both pleasant and ergonomic working light - perfectly adapted to meet the requirements of modern office architecture. The following interview examines the way VAERO works and takes a closer look at the visible results in contemporary office spaces.
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2016-10-18

Zumtobel Unveils Minimalist LED Pendant Light

Clear minimalist design and uncompromising lighting quality: two aspects that capture the true ethos of VAERO. Zumtobel has used the development of this LED pendant luminaire to devise an outstanding product that exemplifies high lighting quality and enables seamless integration into contemporary office settings thanks to an unobtrusive design. 
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2016-08-17

Zumtobel Illuminates the Sägerbrücke Bridge in Dornbirn

Zumtobel illuminates the new constructed Sägerbrücke bridge in Dornbirn by using a customised LED outdoor solution. With SUPERSYSTEM outdoor it was possible to achieve a completely uniform illumination of the entire surface and maximum visual comfort for the bridge and the “Do.Helix” installation crafted by the artist Hubert Lampert. The precise light distribution helps avoid unnecessary light pollution, mean that the lighting solutions represents an extremely energy-efficient choice.
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2016-06-28

LED Lighting Solutions from Zumtobel Received Red Dot Awards

Lighting solutions from Zumtobel epitomise sophisticated design that is honed to reflect the specific needs of users. Further multiple red dot awards demonstrate the high solutions competence and innovative strength of the Austrian lighting manufacturer. "The red dot award 2016 recognises our efforts to develop innovative lighting concepts for our customers, which impress through a blend of excellent lighting quality, aesthetic design and significant added value," explains Daniel Lechner, Marketing Director Zumtobel. "With SUPERSYSTEM II we have extended the success story of the product family into the second generation. The high-quality design and adaptability of this light tool offer users enormous freedom when it comes to planning."
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2016-05-25

Zumtobel and Tridonic Jointly Develop Special Car Park Lighting Solution in Qatar

In this blog entry by Donna Dederding from Zumtobel, she explores how Zumtobel and Tridonic were able to develop a car park lighting solution in Qatar.
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2016-05-09

Swedbank's International Headquarters Aglow with acdc LED Luminaires

Swedbank’s new international headquarters by architectural firm 3XN is an innovative interpretation if the core values of the organisation: openness, simplicity and care. These have been translated into a modern architectural space with an emphasis on transparency and the creation of a good social environment. Stretching across an entire block, the building takes the form of a triple V structure – a design concept intended to both break up the volume and make it easier to connect both people and spaces. The largely transparent facades bring in plenty of daylight, highlighting the spectacular semi-public atrium spaces.  Natural wayfinding is another key part of the design, with two spiral staircases providing key orientation points.  Social spaces are placed around a central axis facilitating interaction and good internal communication for employees.
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2016-04-06

Zumtobel's ONICO LED Luminaire Range Creates Presentation Illuminating Experience

The ONICO LED luminaire family provides new scope for the effective visual presentation of a wide range of goods in the Shop and Retail sector. The modular concept enables the optimum LED module to be combined with the appropriate reflector to meet the demands of specific lighting tasks. The clear, consistent design of the luminaire and the integrated converter add further weight to this holistic approach.
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2016-03-18

Zumtobel Unveils Outdoor LED Modular Lights for Nighttime Cityscape Illumination

Modern LED outdoor lighting today takes into account all visual levels in an urban space and is not just limited to a norm-standard level of illuminance to light up those elements of the nocturnal cityscape in focus. Rather, this is about placing emphasis on the needs of people in living spaces at night. It's therefore worth brightening up urban spaces with spherical light components to create centres for human communication, creating visual points of attraction, and improving three-dimensional awareness. Moreover, special architectural features should be highlighted and complex space structures brought to life. This increases recognition value for a region and creates reliable guidance and orientation, even at night. In this way, security and wellbeing are significantly improved by lighting quality – always without wasting resources or increasing light pollution.
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2016-03-17

Zumtobel Launches Multisensor for Detecting Light and Motion

Although rapid technological advances are now allowing highly automated installation processes, the demand for high quality manual work is not decreasing. As a result, industrial workstations at which complex installation tasks are carried out require a high illuminance of up to 700 lx. However, improving the quality of light can often result in higher energy consumption, thus higher costs. In fact, however, this high illuminance is only needed at individual workstations; traffic routes or storage areas often only need 200 lx. The solution to this problem has been developed by Zumtobel with its ATIVO multisensor. The principle is incredibly simple: A task-based, flexibly adaptable zone control system ensures that the light is reduced according to time and activity in places where it isn't required. At workstations that demand a high level of concentration to ensure good productivity, the lighting level is increased. For added safety, the lighting level in general areas and corridors is also increased. The motion sensor recognises when people or vehicles are in the corridors and dims up automatically. The ATIVO DALI IP64 Kit that is already available is specially designed for detecting light and motion in even high-ceiling rooms. The contrast sensor system with its intelligent object detection is, unlike normal PIR and radar sensors, not only much more accurate, but also quicker – and therefore less prone to error. The ATIVO Sensor DALI Kit can be used in a wide variety of situations, including sports and multifunction events halls, industrial, production and assembly facilites, even in high-bay warehouses and logistics centres. In these situations, the sensor can precisely detect motion in rooms with ceilings between 6m and 20m.
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2016-03-15

Zumtobel Launches Smart Commercial LED Luminaire MELLOW LIGHT

The latest generation of the MELLOW LIGHT LED luminaire has reached a milestone in lighting for modern offices: It offers individually adjustable workplace lighting optimally adjusted to personal needs, and recognizes changes in light in the room with the help of sensors. Zumtobel cooperated closely with the Gensler design and architecture firm to develop the luminaire.
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2016-02-04

Zumtobel Lights up Austrian Art and Concert Hall with LEDs

The 1,000 square metres of new space for art, culture and artistic creativity has been built largely underground in Arlberg. The architecture of Jürgen Kitzmüller is very natural and uses a pared-down stylistic idiom. "The rooms only develop their full effect with the right light," explains the architect Jürgen Kitzmüller. With its flexible and modern equipment, the architecture of Europe's highest Contemporary Art & Concert Hall concentrates on the essentials. The wood-panelled concert auditorium has been designed so that the curved walls and cavities behind these produce outstanding acoustics.
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2015-12-11

Minimalism LED Lamp from Zumtobel Provides Glare-free Illumination

The TIGNUM table lamp represents an elegant addition to any officeenvironment. The appearance of the product is dominated by the clean, straight lines of a housing that seems to float centrally over a desk that is carefully illuminated with efficient and glare-free neutral white LED light. The sketches of Graz-based designers  Benjamin und Markus Pernthaler were immediately characterised by rigid lines and an extremely flat design, thanks in no small part to the inclusion of an external mains adapter. The blend of purist design and powder-coated aluminium profile conveys a clear feeling of quality. Both the luminous efficiency of 85 lm/W and the superior functionality of TIGNUM push the established boundaries, whilst the sleek haptic rotary control adds intuitive handling and the option of stepless dimming. The adjustable lighting element, measuring 107 centimetres in length, can also be slid horizontally to achieve the optimum positioning for every workplace.
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2015-06-29

Zumtobel Raises Profit Outlook as Restructuring Pays Off

Austrian lighting company Zumtobel restructures have helped the company turn around the EUR 4.8 million (US $ 5.32 million) losses it incurred in the last fiscal year, reported Austrian media Die Presse.
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2015-04-17

Zumtobel Illuminates Montforthaus with Unique LED Lighting Solution

In close cooperation with the lighting design firm Belzner Holmes / Light Design Engineering, Zumtobel has developed a bespoke LED solution for Montforthaus that meets stringent television requirements by combining seamless dimming between 100 and 0 percent with a colour temperature range from 2700K to 5000K. A feat that had previously proved impossible in the field of architectural lighting.
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2014-08-26

Iran Hospital Brightens Up with Zumtobel Lights

The Razavi Hospital is situated in Mashad-Iran and caters to medical needs on 56,000 square meters . The hospital offers a high quality of medical service s such as Cardiac ward, Cardiac Surgery ward, Plastic Surgery ward, Radiology, Laboratory, IVF and check-ups. 
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2014-07-28

Zumtobel Reports LEDs as Main Growth Driver in 2013-2014

In his management report on 2013/14, CEO Ulrich Schumacher expressed his satisfaction with the development of business: In a year of major changes, the company showed sound development. Schumacher highlighted the dynamic growth in LED revenues, which now represent more than 30 percent of Group revenues, as well as the improved profitability of LED products and the lighting and components businesses.
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2014-06-30

Zumtobel Reports Soaring LED Revenue Growth for 2013

For the Zumtobel Group the 2013/14 financial year was marked by the fundamental redirection of the international lighting group. In a phase of dynamic change, particularly with regard to the technology shift to LEDs, the Group’s new CEO Ulrich Schumacher, who took office on 1 October 2013, has chosen to focus on a consistent multi-brand strategy, intensive collaboration within the Group and flat, efficient organisational structures. The new structures that were implemented on 1 December 2013 support the stronger entrepreneurial management of the Zumtobel Group, the optimal utilisation of production and sales synergies and the strengthening of the Group’s innovative power.
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2014-04-07

Zumtobel Creates Luminous Interactive Wonderland at the Luminale Festival

The Luminale festival is the Biennale of Lighting Culture and will be held already for the seventh time concurrently with light+building, the international architecture show, from 30 March to 4 April 2014 in Frankfurt am Main. This year, even two projects will be presented that create lighting experiences supported by Zumtobel.
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2014-04-03

Zumtobel Axes Jobs to Improve Margins

Zumtobel announced plans of slashing 600 jobs, about 8 percent of its workforce to double operating profit margin by 2016 to 2017 and stay competitive against Asian manufacturers, according to a Reuters report.
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2014-04-02

Zumtobel Highlights Office Lighting Applications at Frankfurt Lighting Show

Renowned Austrian luminaire designer and manufacturer, Zumtobel, focused on everyday office lighting, shop and retail applications at the six-day Light+Building 2014 show, which kicked off at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center in Germany on March 31, 2014.
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2013-03-12

Zumtobel’s Revenue Falls 1.8 %

Zumtobel’s revenue has fallen by 1.8 per cent for the period May 2012 to January 2013 when compared to the same period a year before. The lighting manufacturer’s nine-month report for the 2012/13 financial year, shows a revenue drop of €17.7 million to €946.5 million (£826.1 million), when compared to €964.2 million (£841.5 million) in the previous year. Revenues from LED product sales showed strong growth, rising by 55.4 per cent to €201.1 million (previous year: €129.4 million). As a result, the share of group revenues account...
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2012-07-25

Zumtobel Sets up Lighting Factory in Tianjin, China

Recently, Zumtobel Group has set up a new Thorn factory incorporating research and development facilities for road and tunnel lighting in Tianjin, China, to strengthen its presence in the Asian market. The factory will replace a much smaller lighting factory and will include a production shop and an admininstrative block, as well as a laboratory and testing facilities. The entire plant takes up an area of 19,000 sq m and has been built with the support of the local development company TEDA (Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area). In addition, Zumtobel ...
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2012-05-09

Light+Building 2012 Report IV: Zumtobel

Austrian major lighting company Zumtobel, one of the leading companies in the European lighting industry, has been striving to make inroads into the LED lighting market over the recent years. According to LEDinside, the company’s exhibition area at Light+Building 2012 was mostly located at Hall 2. Aside from the mother company Zumtobel, subsidiary companies TRIDONIC (control system and power module) and LEDON (light source) also exhibited at Hall 2. Zumtobel is a high-end product maker and cooperates with many world-class lighting designers. Unl...
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2012-01-30

Philips, Osram, Nichia, UL, Zumtobel, CORDIS and GE Lighting among those to speak at euroLED 2012

euroLED organisers IntertechPira and Birmingham Science Park Aston are pleased to announce the full agenda for the 9th annual euroLED 2012 conference, bringing together major lighting companies, end users and industry specialists to provide key industry insight, topical case studies and technical market data. Taking place on 13-14 June 2012 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK, euroLED comprises of an exhibition, showcasing all levels of the LED supply chain, a high profile technical conference and a highly popular gala dinner. The complete euroLE...
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Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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