In furniture design light is often the first consideration when additional comfort and functionality are required. Häfele has introduced the 3rd generation of its LED lighting system Loox with
60 new products; half of those are new lights. Loox is an innovative modular system solution marked by quality, flexibility and creative freedom. Easy plug and play installation and convenient operation are additional features. Loox was specifically designed for the furniture industry and can be installed with an expectation of great results.
In the right installation light in furniture and furnishings will strike a soothing balance with the ambient light in the room and create a comfortable and harmonious atmosphere at all times. The properly choreographed balance of its components and the creation of nuances and zones and accents for specific areas conveys a holistic impression. Häfele calls this the “The fourth dimension of furniture”. It can be achieved very easily and economically with the Loox LED lighting system.
Innovative modular LED lights and switches
Amongst others, new highlights for industrial applications are innovative, expandable modular LED lights for customized solutions. The 12 V lights LED 2025, LED 2026 for standard 58 mm drill holes and LED 2040 for 35 mm drill holes consist of a standardized light fixture as a base component with plug-in leads in three different lengths and installation rings or bezels in different shapes. The high illuminance of the LED 2025 is a good choice for work areas while the LED 2026 is better suited to living areas. The LED 2040 is the small compact option in the modular system. All three lights are offered in three different light colours. Customized shapes and colours and materials of the rings/bezels are available.
Modular designed Loox switches can be incorporated in all LED systems and with plug-in leads they are upgradable and easily installed.
New switch possibilities are made possible by a new capacitive switch for concealed installation in wood, glass or stone that makes continuous light adjustment possible. The universal door contact switch is designed for hinged doors or 1-leaf sliding doors. With the new 1-10 V dimmer interface, furniture lighting can also be connected to a common wall dimmer making an easy and intuitive central operation possible.
Strong LED strip lights with high colour consistency
High luminous efficiency, small variances in light colour, aftermarket replacement assurance and availability in four light colours are characteristic for the new LED strip lights in the 12 Volt and 24 Volt range. Häfele has a suitable LED strip light for every application in its product range. In 5 m strip lights up to 600 LEDs (in the 12 V range) ensure even lighting for direct or indirect lighting applications.
The strip lights can be shortened every 25 mm, 33 mm or 50 mm, depending on the version.
In the 24 V range the two-row LED 3028 strip light with 1200 LEDs in a 5 m length is a special highlight. It features a very homogenous and consistent lighting effect.
New converter – Loox driver for multiple applications
With the use of a converter, lights from different systems can be powered by one driver. The new converters that change 12 V to
24 V and the other way around, supplement the existing 350 mA to
12 V converter, allowing the connection of 350mA lights to a 12 V driver. It’s that easy. And those that want to combine light and sound can use the Loox driver to power Häfele sound systems 105 and 420 – it doesn’t get any easier.
High performance drivers are the heart and soul of Loox
The heart and soul of Loox are high performance drivers. They can be used around the world because they are built to manage different voltages and frequencies safely and without problems.
The user-friendly set up of the modular system is reflected in the standardized plug connections with an easy colour coding system. Drivers can be installed easily at the rear wall of the cabinet. The powerful drivers can deliver up to 60 Watt in the 12 V range and up to 75 Watt in the 24 V range. This allows even large installations to be driven by one unit.
In addition to an assortment of different lights and switches, there are additional complimenting components for more flexibility and convenience during installation such as a multi switch box, a multi driver box, a 6-way distributor, a 4-way extension lead etc. International certificates and inspection tags prepare Loox for global deployment.
Controlling more lights
The multi driver box can interconnect 12 Volt, 24 Volt and 350 mA systems without problems, allowing them to be operated via a single switch. With it several lights can be controlled independently regardless of which Loox LED system is being operated.
The multi driver box can also be used to combine systems of the same kind for operating with a single switch. This is always useful if the output of a single driver is insufficient for the planned lighting solution and several drivers of the same type have to be used.
The 6-way distributor and the 4-way extension lead allow for more options to connect several lights to one driver.
The multi switch box - a more economical and convenient option
The multi switch box allows up to three different switches to be connected to any driver of the Loox product range. This is always useful if you wish to switch one Loox lighting system from different positions in the room. Typical applications are for example operating two lights on the left and right sides of the bed in bedrooms, or operating the internal lights of wardrobes with switches on the left and right sides of the cabinet. The use of the multi switch box in these cases is very convenient for the user and a very economical solution for the cabinet maker because he needs one or two fewer drivers.
Engineering expertise for industry and cabinet makers
Häfele’s holistic and user-oriented perspective of furniture is the foundation for its unique engineering expertise.
With the Loox system components multiple applications and customized lighting solutions can be designed for mass manufactured furniture easily and cost effectively. Häfele Engineering, Häfele’s industrial division, has left its mark of expertise on the self developed products in the area of systems knowledge by creating a comprehensive assortment of innovative and economical LED lights and all required components. Their longevity and guaranteed certified quality make a strong case for the product range. In terms of logistics, Häfele manages customer specific set packaging for customer specific orders, and the worldwide availability of its products. Loox products can simply be exported or delivered locally directly to manufacturing facility. In this area Häfele also has the benefit of years of experience.
The latest system expansions of the Loox LED lighting system were introduced during this interzum show. They make the use of light in furniture even easier, more versatile and flexible.
All of the above makes Häfele a desirable partner for joiners/ cabinet makers and industrial clients that seek this level of expertise for a smooth, economical and promising cooperation with one partner.
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