ITALIAN luminaire manufacturer Reggiani has teamed up with world leading engineering consultancy Arup to create a family of linear luminaires.
The concept behind the Traceline range was to develop innovative lighting for architectural spaces, including smart offices, circulation spaces, residential, hospitality and commercial spaces.
Reggiani wanted to develop a new linear lighting LED lighting range to complement and illuminate different architectural spaces.
Traceline aims to rethink linear light using the latest technologies to allow maximum flexibility of use, thanks to an exceptional variety of optical options and unique performances.
Arup’s industrial designers began by holding a series of workshops with Arup’s renowned lighting design team to hear their thoughts on light, understand the different lighting effects required to illuminate a range of architectural spaces and to create new opportunities and concepts for a linear product range.
‘We wanted Traceline to be a comprehensive kit of linear lighting products to promote visual integration, high performance light and technical excellence,’ says Stephen Philips, global product design leader at Arup.
The goal was to create a simple yet sophisticated product that would not overpower the environment and that would allow a precise control of the light.
An effective innovation is Reggiani’s Interchangeable Optic System (IOS) for spotlights.
It uses an extensive range of click in or click out interchangeable reflectors that provides more control and adjustment of the light emission.
The idea was to have a similar concept for linear lighting. A range with a high performance backbone, with the option for linear interchangeable optics, gels and glare reduction accessories that allow the precise control of light.
The first phase of Traceline is a range of continuous light lines. ‘They provide graphic direction to a space and can illuminate the horizontal floor and ceiling planes,’ says Philips. ‘Traceline can be specified with combined or individual up/down lighting, integration of Yori spotlights and a range of ceiling mounting options.
‘The continuous deep recessed fitting is an absolutely stunning innovation, creating a continuous illuminated, thin channel in the ceiling.’
Traceline is available in single modules or in a continuous line configuration and, thanks to the corner modules and the structural module system, allows different configurations to meet the different needs and layout of any space.
Thanks to the integration with the Yori Evo Ghostrack family of projectors, Traceline allows the use of wireless solutions with tunable white and indirect light combined with unique accent solutions.