With New York Design Week upon us, don’t miss the truly ground-breaking new products by Lighting Science ® that will be on display at WantedDesign at the Terminal Building from May 13-16. Lighting Science, the leading LED innovators, are debuting two new products for the Wanted audience, the Series A+™ and the Genesis DynaSpectrum™.
Genesis DynaSpectrum Lamp by Lighting Science (Photo: Business Wire)
The Series A+™ Offers Designers Energy Efficiency and Greater Control Over the Built Environment
The Series A+™ is a high-performance, specification-grade family of lamps designed for discerning lighting clients. In addition to providing superior dimming compatibility and the highest CRI possible, the Series A+™ also boasts low power consumption and long life, surpassing Energy Star and California Energy Commission requirements. From commercial and retail environments to restaurants, hotels and art galleries, the Series A+™ state-of-the-art color rendering will enhance colors in any setting. For lighting designers everywhere, the Series A+™ opens up a new set of tools that give greater control over mastering the built environment.
“Wanted Design is an ideal environment for us to connect top designers and architects with the innovations taking place at Lighting Science,” said Fred Maxik, Lighting Science’s Chief Technology Officer and co-founder. “By utilizing next-generation LEDs, Series A+™ delivers astounding color accuracy and efficiency-surpassing current industry standard, once again reinforcing Lighting Science’s position as a true leader in future of light.”
The Genesis DynaSpectrum™: The First Commercially-Available Luminaire Designed to Enhance Both Sleep and Productivity
Also debuting at Wanted is the Genesis DynaSpectrum™ (Genesis), the world’s first commercially-available luminaire designed to improve the user’s health, sleep and productivity. Unlike traditional incandescent and LED lighting, Genesis emits the appropriate spectrum of light necessary to regulate the body’s natural circadian rhythm 24/7.
“In recent months, there has been increasing awareness that the bright blue light emanating from our digital devices and TVs can cause sleep disruption,” explained Maxik, “but few people realize that the lights all of us have in our offices and homes cause the same problem, tricking our brains into thinking that it is daytime. Delivered at the right time, in the right spectrum, blue light can be very beneficial, increasing productivity, cognitive function and reaction time up to 90 minutes after exposure. Inappropriate light exposure, however, actually suppresses the night-time release of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, making it difficult for people to fall—and stay—asleep.”
With optimal health in mind, Lighting Science developed Genesis, which dynamically changes between Lighting Science’s biological LED spectrums, the GoodDay™ - which enhances your natural energy and focus - and the GoodNight™ - which promotes a healthy and restorative sleep. The technology is derived from Lighting Science’s work with NASA on the International Space Station where light spectrum was used to help regulate circadian rhythms for astronauts who were experiencing 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours. Today, thanks to Genesis, everyone from professional athletes to corporations to individuals can enjoy the many health benefits of appropriate light spectrum. Controlled via easy-to-use app, Genesis can be programmed to deliver the right light spectrum anywhere in the world—or the universe.
As currently designed, Genesis makes an ideal desk or bedside table lamp. Because the lamp’s technology engine is located in its base, however, it provides flexibility for creative new form factors and applications. Lighting Science encourages designers excited about this breakthrough technology to partner them to design and integrate around the DynaSpectrum™ light engine.
Fred Maxik to Lead Science and Design Panel
Those interested in learning more about the future of light won’t want to miss Fred Maxik who will be speaking on the Science & Design panel on Saturday, May 14, from 12-1 p.m. Other panel participants include James Ramsey, RAAD Principal and creator of the Lowline, and David A. Edwards, Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering at Harvard University and founder of Le Laboratoire, an experimental art and design center in Paris. The panel will be moderated by Avinash Rajagopal, Metropolis magazine Senior Editor. More info here.
The Series A+™ and Genesis will be on display in the Grimshaw gallery adjacent to the main terminal hall. A living wall display, designed and produced in collaboration with New York-based John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, will make for a glorious window display where the true color of the living flora and fauna will come to life under the spotlight of the Series A+™ bulb.
Please let us know if you can make the talk at noon on Saturday or if you would like a guided tour of the fascinating new Genesis lamp. High res images available upon request.