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To highlight the beauty of Maibom’s innovative textiles in its new space in Hamminkeln, Germany, architecture and lighting design firm Thomas Kolbe Design needed lighting that would accurately and beautifully accentuate the company’s innovative fabrics, rather than wash out colours and effectively flatten fabric textures. The lighting design also had to enhance the Innovation Center’s industrial aesthetic while properly and comfortably illuminating workspaces and collaboration areas.
The design firm chose Soraa VIVID LED MR16-GU10 lamps with Violet-Emission 3-Phosphor (VP₃) technology to capture the Innovation Center’s industrial design and modern architecture and neutrally illuminate colours and whiteness of Maibom’s fabrics. Utilising every colour in the rainbow, especially deep red emission, Soraa’s VP₃ VIVID COLOR™ technology renders warm tones beautifully and accurately, and achieves a colour-rendering index (CRI) of 95 and deep red (R9) rendering of 95. And unlike blue-based white LEDs without any violet emission, the company’s VP₃ NATURAL WHITETM technology utilizes the violet emission to properly excite fluorescing brightening agents in manufactured white materials such as textiles, paper and plastics.
“Creativity is the driving force behind our passion and the Maibom Innovation Center reflects this. Soraa’s lighting in our Innovation Center is very important for the visual presentation of our fabrics and to create an atmosphere in which our customers feel comfortable and we feel inspired,” said Faiban Maibom, Founder of Maibom.
Soraa’s unique GaN on GaNTM LED technology allows its LEDs to operate at currents that are more than five times higher than LEDs built on other materials. This means a lot of light comes from a very small source, resulting in a narrow beam of light from one source. This elegant LED design provides crisp object definition with a single shadow for the Maibom textiles showcased in stairwell displays.
Furthermore, Soraa’s LED lighting is as efficient as it is beautiful. The installed MR16 GU10 LED lamps are 85% more energy efficient than halogen lamps and are rated to last 35,000 hours.
Photo Credit: Alexander Schwarz │ www.schwarzlichtfotografie.de
Thomas Kolbe Design