Concord is delighted to announce its UK exterior lighting partner SIMES has been recognised in the Architectural Luminaire – Exterior category at the 2016 Lighting Design Awards, receiving the accolade ‘Highly Commended’ for its new Ghost luminaire. 

Now in its 40thyear, the Lighting Design Awards celebrate the finest products and projects in the architectural lighting sector, with categories including Interior Luminaire of the year, for which Concord is a previous winner. The winners were announced at a glamorous black-tie event on Thursday 5th May at the London Hilton Park Lane, London and attended by over 700 designers, architects and suppliers and hosted by Tom Allen.

“This is a fantastic achievement for SIMES,” comments David Neale, Marketing Manager – UK Fixtures at Concord. “Ghost is directly cast into a concrete wall and the light blade actually comes from a void, creating a rugged lit effect for exterior spaces. There is no visible luminaire structure so when it is off it disappears leaving just a cut in the concrete. It is a great product and we are delighted for the SIMES team and proud to be the UK partner for the company.”

Architectural outdoor lighting specialist SIMES, which is exclusively distributed by Concord in the UK, has created a truly unique product with Ghost Rectangular. The luminaire is a lighting void that is created using a polypropylene housing anchored to two retaining panels before pouring in concrete to make the structure. Once the concrete is dry, the housing is removed and a space is left, it is a natural and sharp cast created in the drying process.  

Ghost is composed of two elements; the housing and the lighting element. The housing has two separate parts, firstly, a jig, which forms the housing, and is extracted together with the retaining panel after completing the casting and removing the anchor screws. Secondly, a housing that remains embedded inside the casting and houses the lighting element when the jig is removed. The housing is supplied with bolts, locking system and stickers to be applied on the outside of the retaining panels to ensure the perfect alignment if installing multiple luminaires.

The lighting element is die cast aluminium and is anchored to the casing through proper screws. It remains completely hidden in the void and is hard wired with a three meter cable. The LED lighting is supplied for a 230V circuit and comes in a 3000K colour temperature with a CRI of 80. Ghost Rectangular has a luminaire luminous flux of up to 360lm.  

The IP65 rated luminaire is ideal for concrete based structures including residential and commercial properties as well as walls and facades. The flexible luminaire can be created in a horizontal or vertical position and can be positioned wherever is required.

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About Concord by Feilo Sylvania

Concord is part of the Feilo Sylvania Group and is one of Europe’s most respected Architectural lighting brands.  With a strong manufacturing base in the UK, Concord is renowned for its strong design ethos, high technical performance and aesthetic form. Concord focuses on bringing lighting solutions to meet the needs of architects and lighting designers.   Concord’s innovative portfolio is one of the most comprehensive on the market, encompassing track and spot, downlights, ambient lighting, recessed and linear solutions for a variety of application segments. The company provides segment specific lighting application advice; and the entire product range is underpinned by in-house technical expertise, from optical system design through to photometric measurement and testing. Concord’s best in class range of LED luminaires have won many prestigious design awards and industry accolades in recent years. During 2013, Concord Glace has won the Best Interior Luminaire at the Lighting Design Awards and been a finalist at the Lux Awards and the FX Awards. Concord Lytelab received a five-star review in Lux magazine’s tests, Concord Beacon Minor was a finalist at the FX Awards and Concord Officelyte incorporating Organic Response has been shortlisted for the 2014 Lighting Design Awards.

Formed in January 2016, Feilo Sylvania is 80% owned by Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co., Ltd, which is principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of lighting equipment. Headquartered in Shanghai, Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co Ltd was founded in 1984 and is China’s first joint-stock company (SH 600651). The company reorganised its M&A on a large scale in 2014 and became a joint enterprise comprising companies including Shanghai Yaming Lighting Co Ltd, Beijing Shen’an Group as well as Shanghai Sunlight Enterprise Co Ltd. With the acquisition of Havells Sylvania, Feilo has gained manufacturing bases, logistics centres, R&D technology centres around the world, as well as market access in 48 countries.