Excellent light quality, a precise lighting effect and a light source that is practically invisible: the new Modul Q One, Modul Q Four and Modul Q Four TT round off the lighting designer's toolkit and open up new areas for using directed light. Nimbus CEO Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl describes the devel... More
Excellent light quality, a precise lighting effect and a light source that is practically invisible: the new Modul Q One, Modul Q Four and Modul Q Four TT round off the lighting designer's toolkit and open up new areas for using directed light. Nimbus CEO Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl describes the development of Q One and Q Four as "evolutionary". The clear-cut, geometric basic shape of the proven Nimbus Modul Q family continues to constitute a characteristic design feature. In the new Generation Q ceiling luminaires, special focus has been placed on optimised glare suppression and a precise, focused lighting effect. As light sources, the modules retreat completely into the background, the light shines "from behind the scenes".
Modul Q – almost every architect and lighting designer is familiar with the minimalistic LED luminaires with which their inventor and Nimbus founder Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl caused such upheaval in the sector. It was 12 years ago that Nimbus presented its first marketable family of LED luminaires at Light + Building, which soon shone in the first projects and many homes, including such notable buildings as the "house-within-a-house" of the International Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg.
Nimbus is now presenting Q ONE, Q FOUR and Q FOUR TT – an evolution of Modul Q ceiling luminaires featuring a spot. The focused light enables the realisation of defined lighting zones and the accentuation of surfaces and spaces. According to Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl, the new products complete the "Nimbus toolkit for lighting designers" and signify an important step in the evolution of the existing Modul Q and its variants. The compact modules integrate Bartenbach lenses with either one or four high-performance LEDs. Nimbus has placed special focus on optimised and harmonious glare suppression.
THE LIGHT SOURCE RETREATS INTO THE BACKGROUND
In contrast to the existing Q modules, which emit a uniform, widearea light, Modul Q ONE, Q FOUR and Q FOUR TT provide precise accentuating light and are also used as directed light. As light sources, they retreat completely into the background, with their full lighting performance coming to the fore at the illumination level. The term "shaped light" originated in connection with this lighting effect.
"Shaped light" – at Nimbus this statement stands for a different, more subtle way of using light. The Lighting Pad light-acoustics module premiered at Light + Building 2018 also implements the concept of placing the light source discreetly in the background.
THE DESIGN – IN THE MINIMALISTIC NIMBUS LOOK & FEEL
The classical Modul Q, which is still available in the Nimbus portfolio, is characterised by its significant conical indentations, developed by Nimbus at the time for the purpose of glare suppression. The new Q ONE and Q FOUR display the same form and outer dimensions but differ in their elegant underside view with gentle, flowing forms and surfaces, which contribute to the optimised and harmonious glare suppression.
Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl characterises the lighting effect thus: "The light emitted is of extraordinary brilliance. The intensity and power with which it strikes surfaces and objects come as something of a surprise – while at the same time it also radiates an impressive warmth and cosiness." The minimalism so typical of Nimbus design is also featured in the new Q ONE, Q FOUR and MODULAR versions, which blend in with the surrounding interior and are kept in timelessly elegant black or white.