The Schwelhalle (carbonisation hall) located in the Frommern district of the German town of Balingen looks back on a long history. The hall was originally built to serve as a site where slate was carbonised in ovens to derive oil. Alongside fuel, heating oil, bitumen, paraffin, synthetic resin, paints and lacquers were produced here until 1949. After that time, the hall served as a production or storage hall for various companies. In 2017, the advertising agency Atelier Türke, based in the Weilstetten district of Balingen, breathed new life into this old brick building. A striking glass cube constructed in the centre of the hall serves as a location for company events, workshops and similar. The hall has an floor space of 1,065 m² and a 17 m ceiling; the glass cube has a floor space of 208 m² and a height of 3.60 m. The black RIDI LINIA LED lighting system is the perfect match for the lacquered-black supports of the glass cube. Its pared-down, sleek design complements the cube’s minimalist architecture and makes it easy to gaze out into the hall from within. A diffuser made of PMMA with a satin finish serves as an optical controller, providing diffuse light distribution with a slight indirect component. Since they are equipped with RIDI Smart Control and a Tunable White function, the luminaires can be controlled via tablet: Users can easily carry out smooth dimming and control the colour temperature (within a range of 2700 to 6500 Kelvin) through an app.
General Cat A fitout in central London designed by Jonathan Hart Associates in Surrey. Client wanted a simple lighting scheme to work with the exposed metal services. Individual 1500mm H-LINE LED luminaires were selected. To give the correct lighting balance, 1500mm LED modules combined with an opal diffuser was used for the direct lighting. The indirect lighting was done with a 1200mm open area lensed module.
Gabler Immobilienverwaltung in Schorndorf provides storage in several large halls for forwarding agencies and other companies. A variety of goods can be stored, managed and processed at a location spanning over 10,000 square metres. Due to the long cooling period of the metal halide lamps, the existing conventional lighting reacted too slowly to meet the demands of the customer in terms of the lamps switching on and off. It is for this reason that a modern and energy-efficient LED solution should be employed. The extremely flat and slim design of the RIDI LINIA FLAT light band with the VLG-FS device carrier makes this an impressive lighting solution. The integrated linear optics and additional prismatic disc provide optimal, anti-glare light distribution. It is in combination with intelligent light guidance and the combination sensors, which detect physical brightness and presence, that light only shines in the halls if someone is present in the area and if daylight does not provide sufficient lighting. An optimal lighting solution can be achieved by retrofitting the LED lighting system in conjunction with a light guidance system in the halls. Such an upgrade will provide energy savings in the range of approx. 75-85%. Planning: INNOBLICK GmbH & Co KG
Ring-Textilservice GmbH is a one-stop-shop for textiles and professional clothing in the areas of industry and trades, healthcare and the hotel and gastronomy sectors with a portfolio ranging from requirements analysis all the way to logistics. The laundry facility in Waiblingen-Hohenacker washes an average of 40 tons of laundry per day. Ensuring optimum illumination in the individual large halls called for a professional lighting solution: RIDI LINIA-FLAT with the VLG-FS equipment carrier. Linear lenses for wide-angled light dispersion and the transverse prismatic disk made of PMMA that reduces glare in the longitudinal direction guarantee optimum lighting conditions at the individual working areas. No additional reflectors are required to control the light, thus enabling an extremely flat and slim configuration. A clear sheet can also be pushed in for easy removal of dirt deposits on the underside. Planning: INNOBLICK GmbH & Co KG
Stammherr in Waiblingen is one of the region's most innovative folding specialists, offering numerous possibilities for processing printed products on a space of 1.100 square metres in total. To provide optimum illumination in the large production hall, the company opted for the flexible RIDI LINIA-FLAT luminous beam system. Linear lenses for wide-angled light dispersion and the transverse prismatic disk made of PMMA that reduces glare in the longitudinal direction guarantee optimum lighting conditions at the individual working areas. No additional reflectors are required to control the light, thus enabling an extremely flat and slim configuration. A clear sheet can also be pushed in for easy removal of dirt deposits on the underside. Planning: INNOBLICK GmbH & Co KG
The new fire station in Eisingen is a highly-modern and future-facing functional building that meets all the requirements of a modern voluntary fire brigade and offers the best structural prerequisites for the fulfilment of its demanding tasks. The numerous rooms, all used for different purposes, called for an optimally matched illumination concept based on the latest LED technology. Luminaire models featuring various fastening options were chosen to create a uniform image. The F-LINE was installed on the ceiling in the control centre, where height is restricted. In the seminar and common rooms, which have high ceilings and slightly sloping roofs, they are used as pendant luminaires with indirect light. The same goes for the RIDI LINIA-FLAT light band: Suspended at optimal height in the vehicle hall, mounted directly on the ceiling in the workroom. The corridor area of the vehicle hall is illuminated by WL damp-proof luminaires with semi-circular cross section. In the changing room and kitchen, the robust, narrow LFN-T16-R damp-proof luminaires are used. With opal diffusors, they provide a pleasant diffused light. The staircase and the long corridor are graced by the transparent Iris (Spectral) ring luminaire as a wall-mounted and pendant solution, which was able to be colour-coordinated using inlaid foils (accessory).
Endress+Hauser is a global leader in the field of measuring devices, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. At the company's headquarters in Gerlingen near Stuttgart, a new building has been constructed to house the production and administration. The ultra low-profile pendant luminaires F-LINE with direct and indirect lighting component have been used in the generously dimensioned offices in order to guarantee pleasant, even illumination of the workplace and to brighten the ceiling. In the labs, RIDI LINIA DECO battens have been installed with mirror reflectors. Variable continuous pendant lighting systems with reflectors to suit the specific requirements were used as a solution for the production halls.