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O’Blaney Rinker Signs International Leader Reggiani

Established in 1957, Reggiani is an international benchmark in the lighting industry, providing customers with cutting-edge technological solutions with an open, collaborative, and problem-solving approach. Reggiani has long been regarded for its ability to simplify complex technologies, making them easy to use to enhance the built environment.

The comprehensive Mood family of round or square, fixed, adjustable, and wallwash recessed fixtures is the company’s flagship. Mood combines ultra–low-profile apertures in both trim and trimless, for precise illumination in high-end interiors The wide range of fixed Mood comes in five sizes, from 1.5 to 6.75 inches. The opal diffuser softens the beam, and the reflectors change the beamspread, providing flexibility. The adjustable Mood series creates brilliant accent lighting, enhanced by a wide range of optics and accessories. They are available in S, M, L, XL, providing a comprehensive package. Mood Wall Washer completes both the round and square families. Four sizes of minimal recessed wallwashers come in both flush and semi-recessed (drop) apertures. Adjustability allows for fine adjustment and flexibility in placement.
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The Mood family is the company’s flagship


Inspired by the cellular eye structure of a dragonfly, Cells was designed by Speirs+Major to meet the urban aesthetic. Easily installed as single or connected modules, applications expand with the specifier’s imagination: general illumination to directed output, indoors and out. The modules may be surface-mounted on ceilings and walls. Choose a no-frills base model, or from a wide range of colors and finishes for different applications.

Cells is inspired by the cellular eye structure of a dragonfly

 


Exploiting minimalist lens styles, Trybeca suffuses a space with light. Each product is supplied with three spacers for mounting recessed, flush, or exposed – both trimmed and trimless versions. Three geometries – square, rectangular, and circular – come in four modular sizes. The most interesting potential is in multiples. Trybeca can decorate the space in a unique way, with outstanding performance. Look for the new Super Drop version.

Exploiting minimalist lens styles is Trybeca

 


Yori exemplifies Reggiani’s convergence of minimalism, quality, and functionality. Two simple bodies combined by a simple joint allow the optical section to be adjusted. The “base” is configured for mounting on track, in channels, recessed, pendant, surface, and inside architectural niches (thanks to the new version with telescopic boom). This versatility plus elegant design make Yori ideal for accent lighting in business, residential, and exhibition spaces.

The versatility of Yori is ideal for accent lighting in business, residential, and exhibition spaces






ORA is looking forward to bringing these inspiring Reggiani solutions – and more – to specifiers in New York City and Northern New Jersey.

Contact us today at 212.577.2552 for more information or email info@oblaneyrinker.com


O’Blaney Rinker Brings You the Modern Sophistication of Studio Italia Design

Contemporary Italian style meets luxury technical lighting at Studio Italia Design. Exclusively distributed by JB Lighting Collection LLC, Studio Italia Design is based in the province of Venice, Italy. Since 1950, their suspension, wall, ceiling, table, and floor fixtures have displayed the highest levels of modern design and quality. Working with world-renowned architects, engineers and designers, Studio Italia Design continually develops custom-made creations. Only the finest materials, such as hand-blown glass diffusers crafted in Murano, combined with stainless steel, brass and aluminum accents merit the prestigious label, “Made in Italy.”

Studio leader Andrea Tosetto designed the innovative Nautilus for great versatility in a functional wall sconce. Nautilus presents a strong and sophisticated design, using a mirrored design and actual mirrors. See the possibilities in the video and application photos online.

Nautilus Wall Sconce

 

Nautilus Wall Sconce



Laser cutting creates the intriguing effects of light and shade of Kelly and Kelly Cluster. Tosetto’s timeless modern design has been adapted into multiple shapes for lighting effects that change with every installation.

Kelly Applications

Kelly Applications


The work of designer Chia-Ying Lee blends design, art, and technology. Her unconventional Random luminaires combine blown glass with reflective metals and creative detailing. The fixture’s modularity allows an infinite variety of scale and configurations. Demo the site’s configurator tool to imagine it yourself.

Random

Random



ORA is very excited to bring the creativity and luxe sensibility of Studio Italia Design to the New York City and Northern New Jersey specification community.
Contact us today at 212.577.2552 for more information on Studio Italia Design luminaires or email info@oblaneyrinker.com


O’Blaney Rinker is Pleased to Represent Pathway Lighting Products

O’Blaney Rinker is proud to be associated with Pathway Lighting Products, Inc., representing their comprehensive product lines in New York City, Long Island and Westchester county. Based in Old Saybrook, CT, Pathway produces an array of downlights, wallwashers, adjustable accents, decorative pendants, and emergency egress fixtures, focusing on the commercial and institutional markets.

Founded in 1990, Pathway remains independently owned. The mission has always been to provide quality lighting products and services that support the customer’s vision at every stage of the design process.

Pathway’s wide range of products can meet requirements of a single space or an entire project. They have been using advanced product design software, best practices in manufacturing and fabrication, and state-of-the-art testing equipment to ensure that the products meet their customers’ expectations. Pathway Lighting is able to provide responsive technical support, and welcome customers’ requests for fixture modifications and custom products. Their open platform approach to LED product development simplifies specification and gives their customers choice, more time to focus on lighting design, and peace of mind that only a trusted source for quality products can offer.

Cutting-edge products include wet-location downlights, offered in the Bridgelux Vero LED module and driver, and available in 4- and 6-inch open apertures. The innovative WLE Silicone-Sealed Fixture was recognized in the 2017 IES Progress Report. This alternative method for sealing the fixture eliminates the need for a flat lens that tends to accumulate bugs and debris. These recessed LED downlights are appropriate for commercial, retail and institutional applications that require energy saving and long-life LED lamp source. Pathway Lighting Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kent Baker states, “This new open-aperture, wet-location fixture does not require periodic maintenance to stay clean and bright.”

WLE Series



Pathway also produces a complete family of cylinders. The sleek, new C70 Series Performance Cylinders are available in up, down, and up-down distributions. Cylinder lengths range from 6 to 29 inches. Four diameters – 2.5 to 7.1 inches – are all suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. Output options include 390 – 3165 lumens and 0 – 10 V dimming to 1%.   Download the C70 brochure or watch their video on YouTube.

C70 Series Performance Cylinders



The Modular Accents family offers a range of multi-head recessed fixtures. Each head rotates 180 degrees and maintains position with a friction lock device. The 35 degree dual-axis tilt uses a locking knob. StellarGloTM TIR optics provide multiple beamspreads with superb cutoff, keeping the ceiling quiet and the focus on the subject.

Modular Accents





Contact us today at 212.577.2552 for more information on Pathway Lighting Products or email info@oblaneyrinker.com


O’Blaney Rinker Announces Representation for Eklipse Architectural Lighting

With the experience and know-how gained from hundreds of tailor-made projects, Eklipse Architectural Lighting has created a highly adaptable line of standard lighting products. ORA is proud to bring the Eklipse expertise in illuminating displays, cases, niches, and objets d’intérêt to the creative community in New York City.

Eklipse provides lighting and technical assistance, as well as a range of premium products from its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Montreal. The firm has already developed innovative light fixtures for Cooley Monato Studio in New York City, and worked with Tiffany & Co., among other prestigious brands.

Over 15 years, Eklipse developed unique insight into the architectural lighting field, combining aesthetics and technical design. Their constant need to innovate and their desire to exceed expectations have earned numerous awards.

Cooley Monato Studio chose the Horizon linear LED system for the lobby and entry of the Waldorf Astoria Park Avenue in New York City. This project won the IES 2014 Illumination Award of Distinction – the highest level of recognition given in the Illumination Awards – and the IESNYC 2014 Lumen Citation. Suitable for wet locations (IP67), the Horizon Wet and Horizon Mini Wet illuminate the facade of the iconic building and reveal its ornamentation.

Photographer: Michael Weber

Horizon



Compact, yet very effective, Horizon is fabricated from high-grade extruded aluminum with interchangeable optics and lenses to provide incomparable control of light intensity and quantity. A number of covers and mounting systems customize the product for surface grazing with a long throw (up to 20 feet), edge lighting, or suspended fixtures. Horizon can help designers completely reinterpret both public and private spaces.

The new Nixe recessed linear LED luminaire from Eklipse is one of the smallest on the market, measuring only 3/8 inch. Careful linear optics eliminate visible dots, for uniform luminance with controlled beamspreads. It integrates seamlessly, without any apparent trims or edges, diffusing light without interruption. It offers five different light beams, from very narrow to very wide, as well as an asymmetrical distribution. Eklipse Lighting is the only manufacturer on the market to offer a luminaire so small and efficient at the same time.

Nixe



The Adena light (patent pending) is a masterwork in broad distributions of glare-free lighting in tight spaces. Its light floods the entire usable space in a display case, assuring generous coverage even when products are set onto elevating accessories, such as neckforms and risers. Focused point sources significantly enhance sparkle .

Adena



Proxi was designed from the ground up to be the most efficient shelf lighting solution on the market today. Proxi supports retailers’ investments in signage, displays, and shelving, providing accurate, intense lighting without shadowing or glare. Visit proxilighting.com for the full story behind this simple, yet amazing product.

Proxi




Contact us today at 212.577.2552 for more information on Eklipse luminaires or email info@oblaneyrinker.com



New Luminaires from HOLM Enhance Design Flexibility

Holm is proud to introduce new products that give lighting designers more choices, enhance design flexibility, and ensure seamless continuity across any project site.


sCrest-13

Unique inside and out, the sCrest-13’s curvilinear, organic shape reflects its coastal design inspiration. The luminaire’s form begins as an eased square that gently transitions to a circle. Inside, a removable cartridge houses all components for easy access and servicing. Download Spec Sheet >  

QUICK FACTS

  • Die-cast aluminum
  • Two-layer marine-grade anodization and powder coat finish
  • Xicato® LED module
  • ProAim™ adjustability
  • Tamper-resistant features
  • Removable lighting cartridge
  • Dimming: Phase or 0-10V
  • Input voltage: 110-277V
  • IP66



dCrest-9

Another addition to the Crest family, the compact dCrest-9 directional luminaire is especially useful for highlighting facades, signage, and other architectural features without drawing attention to the luminaire itself. Download Spec Sheet >  

QUICK FACTS

  • Die-cast aluminum
  • Two-layer marine-grade anodization and powder coat finish
  • Xicato® LED module
  • Full adjustability
  • Dimming: Phase or 0-10V
  • Input voltage: 110-277V and 12V
  • IP65




aRise-26

Engineered with sharp lines and rounded curves, the aRise-26 is the first bollard luminaire offered by Holm. The luminaire complements traditional, modern, and classical architecture and blends seamlessly into projects of all scopes. Download Spec Sheet >

QUICK FACTS

  • Die-cast/extruded aluminum
  • Xicato® LED module
  • No visible hardware
  • Glare-free illumination on ground surfaces
  • ProAim™ adjustability
  • Tamper-resistant features
  • Removable lighting cartridge
  • Dimming: Phase or 0-10V (60Hz only)
  • Input voltage: 110-277V
  • IP65
  • Two-layer, marine-grade anodization and powder coat finish

 

Line Mount

Finally, the new line mount allows specifiers to install any ½” threaded, ground-mounted fixture into a tamper-resistant mount that permits the use of line voltage with low-voltage luminaires.

 

About Holm

Holm offers a comprehensive and distinctive collection of line-voltage and low-voltage luminaires for the commercial market. Holm is a Hunter Industries company with more than three decades of engineering expertise. Founded in 1981, the family-owned company offers thousands of products in the lighting, irrigation, agricultural, and custom manufacturing sectors.

HOLM invited James for a sneak peak at their facility and manufacturing plant to hear his thoughts on HOLM as a new brand in the commercial lighting channel. Hear his feedback on the HOLM CHANNEL on YouTube >








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O’Blaney Rinker Announces Representation for Brooklyn’s Legion Lighting

 

Legion Lighting has been designing and manufacturing architecturally engineered, energy-efficient lighting – made in Brooklyn – since 1946. Jonas “JB” Bellovin, who designed and manufactured lighting equipment for the armed forces during World War II, founded Legion. After several expansions and three generations, the family-owned company remains committed to JB’s standard of excellence.
 
Today’s Legion Lighting has a solid reputation for state-of-the-art design and fabrication, backed by craftsman assembly. CAD/CAM software expedites prototyping and preparation of drawings. Automated steel fabricators enable quick changes to styles and products, while cutting and mitering aluminum extrusions in-house gives total control over delivery and quality. A member of I.B.E.W. Local #3 hand-wires each fixture, and joints are welded to ensure perfect alignment and rigidity. All steel components are powder-coated on a computer-controlled conveyor for precision electrostatic coating and maximum durability.

Legion produces a broad line of spec-grade commercial lighting fixtures. Designing and manufacturing a complete fixture under one roof maintains Legion’s exceptional quality assurance throughout the process.

Legion’s projects include a lobby in Washington D.C. Building, DKNY window display with custom strips, and Hofstra Cafeteria and Music Studio — to name a few. Visit Legion’s online gallery to view more.
 
When designers and builders seek custom products, “That’s the fun part!” says Michael Bellovin, President. Legion responds to the needs of the specifier, creating mods and custom luminaires – quickly and inexpensively – for commercial, industrial, retail and institutional facilities. “We lead them where they want to go – from the designer’s concept to the right finished product with the right technology,” he said.

The reverse is also true. Designers inform Legion’s standard products on evolving trends and needs. Legion’s healthcare line is a perfect example.
 


Hospital Patient Room Light  ACD Series 762L-Lens

LED Bed Light –  Overbed III Series 621LVX

The Bellovin family has invested in the future of the lighting community, initiating the Jonas Bellovin Scholar Achievement Award. The Nuckolls Fund administers the $5000 award, given annually to an outstanding lighting student from one of six different universities across the US.
 
O’Blaney Rinker Associates is proud to be associated with Legion, and to bring their unique assets of advanced engineering and luminaire quality to the New York Metro area.


 
 


 
 

Contact us today at 212.577.2552 for more information on
 Legion products or email info@oblaneyrinker.com



Award Winning Lighting in 2017

It’s been a great year for some of our manufacturers who contributed to amazing award winning projects and accomplishments. Following are three manufacturers who deserve special recognition.  

Targetti Helps Oculus Meet a Tall Order 

A 2017 Lumen West Award of Excellence, the top lighting design award given by the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Los Angeles Section, went to Oculus Light Studio for the soaring spaces of the Boston Consulting Group in Los Angeles. Targetti’s DuraTape RGB adds a splash of color to the lobby’s oculus, which opens to the 54-ft ceiling. Then leading up from the lobby, white DuraTape tucked under the stair “floats” the steps with a continuous glow.   
   

DuraTape is a flexible, high efficacy, LED luminous light strip for continuous consistent illumination.  Adjustable lengths are available for varied architectural accent, functional and general lighting applications. Available in 2200K-3500K whites, monochromatic colors and RGB+W options. All dimmable to 0% for indoor and outdoor applications. 




The award winning project also features a combination of custom and standard downlights by Targetti. A custom CCT Mini Adjustable Triple Downlight was created specifically for this project to complement the use of the CCT Mini Adjustable Downlights that were featured in other areas throughout the interior space.  

Congratulations to architects Shubin & Donaldson and to Oculus for skillful use of indirect lighting in a complex space.

 


Visit targettiusa.net to view the complete project profile



Forum Sculpts Calatrava’s $4B WTC Transportation Hub

Custom lighting tools developed by Forum Lighting sculpt the “jaw-dropping” architecture of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub. Continuous runs of direct fluorescent and LED luminaires (fixture types FN and FM) present a curved profile as they light the train platforms. While asymmetric indirect luminaires (FAM, FAM3, and FG) tucked into the spines of the main transit hall create a shower of illumination that flows into the east-west corridor. Type FBB symmetric fluorescents, with their diecast shell housings, seem to morph right out of the structural cross members and spine of the corridor. At the terminus, circular luminaires (FD) incorporate vital security cameras and PA speakers.

Forum is incredibly proud of their work with architect Santiago Calatrava and Fisher Marantz Stone, which won the Illumination Award of Distinction, the highest international honor bestowed by the Illuminating Engineering Society. 





Optic Arts VintageDim® Marks Progress

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Progress Committee keeps up to date with all the latest developments in the art and science of lighting. And this year’s Progress Report recognizes VintageDim® for enabling familiar dim-to-warm LED lighting on a 0-10V control circuit.
Optic Arts integrates a universal driver, 0-10V dimming module and Flex STP Variable White strip lighting. The result is a single, high-performance LED solution that emulates the incandescent dimming curve in coves, cabinets, displays – virtually any linear indirect or lensed application. Solutions ship standard with an 1800-2700K dimming curve, but custom transitions can be factory-programmed. Download Spec Sheet 





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Optic Arts NITELIGHT™ Product Line

NITELIGHT™ is a high performance LED fixture suitable for use in closets, under cabinets, and in shelving. With a built-in motion sensor, it activates the light without the need for a wall switch or control system.
 
QUICK SPECS
• Wattage: 1.5 watts/ft; 3.0 watts/ft
• CRI: 90+
• Indoor Only
• Maximum Run Length: 18″ – 13 fixtures; 40″ – 6 fixtures

Download Spec Sheet >






NITELIGHT CLOSET ROD™ provides even illumination of clothing in a closet while serving as a sturdy and attractive clothes hanging solution. It is also sized to the industry standard of 1-5/16″ making it perfect for use with off the shelf accessories or in retrofit situations.

QUICK SPECS
Wattage: 3.0 watts/ft
CRI: 90+
Indoor Only
Maximum Run Length:  6.5′ without junction

Download Spec Sheet >
 
 
 



Optic Arts manufactures low and line voltage LED systems from tape light, channel and drivers to high-output LED fixtures. Fixtures can be customized and easily installed. Designed for closet rod, commercial, cove, display, RGB color changing, tape and rope, and under cabinet.


Contact us at 212.577.2552 for more information on Optic Arts
 or email info@oblaneyrinker.com





V2 Lighting Offers High-Efficiency Optics & Accessories

V2 Lighting Group offers a range of high-efficiency, field changeable optics to deliver and distribute maximum lumens with precise and consistent beam control.

Their snap-on diffuser, linear spread, wall wash and honeycomb louver make it easy to achieve superior lighting results.

Quick Specs

• Precision optics from 10° to 83°   
• Field replaceable without tools
• Range of accessories include:  
Diffuser  |  Honeycomb Louver  |  Reflector Baffle  |  Wall Wash |  Linear Spread Lens
 

 

V2 Lighting Group designs and manufactures, high performance, interior and exterior specification grade pendants, sconces, surface mounts and yokes that are available in many sizes, features and finishes. Their fixtures are built to order and use only the highest quality components such as Xicato LEDs with up to 98 CRI and 1×2 SDCM binning, machined aluminum housings and stainless steel hardware.


Visit v2lightinggroup.com to browse their complete product line.

Contact us today at 212.577.2552 for more information on V2 Lighting Products
or email info@oblaneyrinker.com

What to Look for in Bi-Level Lighting

What to Look for in Bi-Level Lighting by Lamar Lighting

Ultrasonic vs Passive Infrared vs High Frequency

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Bi-level lighting of infrequently used areas is a great way to reduce building operating costs while maintaining a safe environment. Lamar Lighting recently posted a blog intended to help lighting professionals understand the differences between motion sensing technologies.   
 
Which Technology is the Right Choice?
Choosing which technology to employ is somewhat application-specific. Ultrasonic is typically the appropriate choice, but where budgets are an issue and/or where delayed full output lighting is not an impactful consideration, PIR can fit the bill. In stairwells or corridors in open areas or with strong airflow present, HF or PIR may be the better solution. However, in the vast majority of commercial and residential high-rise buildings, ultrasonic offers superior detection.



Make sure you know the difference in operation and cost factors for these motion sensing technologies before you choose bi-level lighting on your next project.

We are all happy to help with any questions you may have!

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