Task. Ambience. Anywhere.
Archdale, North Carolina, USA, April 27, 2017
The opportunity for designers and specifiers to put light practically anywhere and for any purpose has arrived thanks to Häfele America Co., a leader in LED lighting technology, and its Loox LED Lighting system. This innovative solution means brilliant, efficient light can now be had within furniture, shelving, works of lighted art and decorative accents, cabinetry, closets and much more.
“The old ideas about ‘lighting can only go here’ have been replaced by boundless opportunities for placement and use,” said Jeff Ratkus, product manager for Häfele America Co. “Lighting the inside of cabinets and drawers is really just the start of where this technology can and will go as time moves on.”
Key Loox LED highlights for 2017 include:
Flexible Strips & Flexible Silicone
The latest generation of flexible light strips and flexible silicone strips from Häfele’s Loox line offers brighter light while offering even more LEDs per linear foot of ribbon. For ease of installation, these strips now include more and tighter cut points where they can fit into any furniture or cabinet applications – even the smallest of spaces needing light. Additionally, this allows them to be more effortlessly spliced together for longer runs of uninterrupted LED brilliance.
Modular Pucks, Recess & Flush Fixtures
Puck lights from Häfele’s Loox line, typically a mainstay in kitchen, bath and closet applications, are now available in surface mounted or recess mounted styles with a choice of round or square trim rings. These stylish, IP44 rated fixtures are ideally suited to any area prone to condensation, small splashes or moisture. An updated line of finish options complements any décor and includes nickel matt, aluminum matt, black and white trim colors. Another innovation to the Loox line is a new infrared, heat sensitive toe kick LED light which stays on in four minute increments – perfect for safely guiding home and hospitality customers to and from wherever they may need to go regardless of the hour.
New Mounting Extrusions
Häfele’s selection of LED lighting and mounting extrusions have been expanded to include a variety of mounting angles to let LED light be added to almost any area such as 90° for exact, perpendicular lighting coverage and 40° angle extrusions which are great for lighting rear counter areas. New light channel covers allow for diffused, even light in practically any application. Loox now also offers a rounded, low-profile extrusion exclusively for drawer lighting use. Lastly, these new extrusions are able to be cut to within the inch, allowing them to fit anywhere you might seek to bring light.
New Switching Options
Innovation in switching capabilities really sets Loox apart. In addition to the common push button, rocker and door contact switches are now items such as touch free dimmers and door sensor switches. Taking switches to an entirely different level would be using our remote control with which you can simultaneously control and customize multiple light fixtures depending on your needs and mood. Built-in remote functionality allows you the ability to pre-program up to three scenes as well as dim individual light fixtures at will.