Aira: Lightness and Transparency
Built-up urban landscapes often constitute a clash of opposites where sturdy, solid elements collide with random chaotic shapes. Ideally the design of a luminaire should lead to space being created in such environments, providing clarity and relief. The new Aira can be integrated into various heterogeneous environments. The shape of this pole-top luminaire with Tritec lighting module is extremely reduced in size. It creates space within its environment and interacts with the surroundings via reflections on the Tritec module and its moulded body. Alongside Selux Lif and Elo products if forms part of a family of luminaires all using Tritec to provide consistency of design across various functions.
The goal of the Aira is to achieve a design that is both timeless and contemporary. The Tritec module fuses with its surrounding sleeve to form a single unit. Our aim is to combine technology with a certain ease and technology with simplicity. Using a cylinder and sphere as a moulded body, we created a variance of shape using the luminaire’s most transparent, lightest part.
One of the greatest challenges was designing a discreet interface so the luminaire could be opened. Our LED modules are virtually maintenance-free. The detachable connection is invisible from a pole height of four metres while maintaining the idea of complete transparency – the only way to achieve the luminaire’s light, hovering effect. The Aira looks delicate but thanks to its material – impact-resistant PMMA – it is highly robust and weather-proof. Aira complies with all the usual industry requirements with regard to use in residential areas, on side streets, in traffic-calmed areas or parks etc.
Radio waves can pass through its transparent moulded body very effectively. This allows us to invisibly integrate smart functions into the Tritec module (WiFi, Bluetooth, light sensors). So as well as minimalist design it’s also a smart design.
Aira is available with the following standard options:
Cylindrical or spherical PMMA clear housing
3000 or 4000K
76mm or 60mm pole connector
• 2700lm/22W (123lm/W)
• 5400lm/44W (123lm/W)
• 2400lm/21W (114lm/W)
• 4800lm/42W (114lm/W)
Additional performance standards: CRI>80, IP65, IK08, ULR 7.9%