Cooledge Lighting Enables New Generation of Fixture-free Luminous Exteriors
May 9, 2017
Vancouver, B.C. – Cooledge Lighting Inc. will alter the course of decades-old façade lighting with the launch of TILE Exterior, an LED system that frees light from the constraints of fixtures to illuminate any architectural geometry, scale with ease, and give designers entirely new ways to accentuate buildings without “spill light” within evening cityscapes. Designed as a complete system, TILE Exterior uniquely combines all of the critical elements required for large-scale luminous exteriors – from rigorously-tested water resistance to modularity for configuration around virtually any building structure.
“Exterior lighting has long been limited to standard wash, flood or grazing applications. Even with the potential that LEDs brought to the industry, there hasn’t been a simple, effective way to make illumination integral to architecture. With TILE Exterior, we are creating the opportunity to build with luminous surfaces rather than simply accessorize with fixtures,” said William J. Sims, interim CEO of Cooledge. “In direct response to market demand, we now have a full range of offerings to make luminous architecture easy to conceive and bring to life, both indoors and out.”
When paired with wide-ranging diffusion materials, such as glass, acrylic and translucent stone, TILE Exterior creates luminous surfaces for façades, canopies, entrances (including arches and columns) and large-scale printed graphics. As a result, traditional and often obtrusive exterior fixtures can be eliminated in favor of clean building fronts that are uniformly illuminated from within.
Author: Cooledge Lighting
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