Klik Systems is delighted to announce the win of two Awards of Commendation for Luminaire Design at the IES New South Wales Lighting awards, held on Friday 16th November at The Convention Centre at Darling Harbour
At the ceremony attended by over 400 members from the lighting industry, Klik Systems climbed the podium first for it’s Multibeam series of luminaires (in Production) designed by Ben Scotman – a new generation beam fitting designed as a series of four energy-efficient direct/indirect luminaires.
The range has a clean appearance with a full-length diffuser and is flexible enough to accommodate a broad range of lamp and diffuser options.
The second Award of Commendation was given to Klik’s bespoke 65 Beam LED RGB/W DMX Luminaire designed by James Laurendet for Sydney’s famous Luminous interactive façade at Darling Quarter. Lighting Designer Mike Sparrow at Lend Lease won the IES Lighting Design Award of Excellence for Luminous that night too.
Klik’s bespoke 65 Beam LED RGB/W DMX is a complex and ingenious luminaire, which was designed for the western façade of the two curved Darling Quarter buildings, which together create the Luminous digital façade. The smaller windows became one-pixel zones while the large windows contributed two pixels across the overall ‘canvas’.
The brief required each window to have an RGB/W LED linear luminaire placed along the window sill, internally positioned between the glass and the timber louvers, aimed upwards with a spreader lens distributing the light along the length of the window compartment.
Klik Systems needed to create a fitting that would be small enough to meet the design brief but also be able to house the control equipment. During the tender process Klik Systems was the only company that could to meet the required size. The luminaires were created in two sizes measuring 1124mm and 500mm.
The dimming curve generated by the DMX controllers allow for a truly dynamic range of 256 dimming steps available in DMX control. With the lighting project Klik also supplied
The optics within the luminaire and the positioning of the luminaires relative to the internal reflective blinds was crucial to the success of the project.
Nearly all the light shows on the Luminous facade are created using video footage, which is down-converted to the pixels of the LED facade. So that, rather than creating frame-by-frame images for animations, standard video and animation programs such as Flash are used to create moving images – for instance of someone dancing. The DMX lighting software then reads the video via a video input and converts it to DMX to play on the façade.
Klik Systems have been supplying bespoke linear lights to architects and designers for over 30 years. Based in Eastern Creek, with international agents across the globe, their bespoke fixtures can be seen in specialist libraries and other educational buildings across Australia, and are also widely specified for Health Centres, Arts Complexes, Transport Hubs and bridges in the USA, South East Asia and Europe. In 2011 Klik’s LEDPOD rail light won the Australian IES Luminaire Design Award for Excellence.