As the holidays approach, people across the country brighten their homes with lights. Diverse and wonderful traditions incorporate illumination as the centerpiece of traditions. Both Hanukkah and Kwanzaa utilize lighting candles as part of their celebrations. Christmas festivities primarily revolve around a lit tree, or, for those channeling their inner Clark Griswold, the entire exterior of the home! Even the simple act of lighting a fire when family and friends gather brings a different lighting effect to homes as celebration fill our days.
However, the importance of lighting design is not relegated to only the holidays. Used appropriately, dynamic lighting is an impactful way to create interest within homes and workspaces. New products in the marketplace can influence the energy of a space in unusual and exciting ways. At Arcturis, our lighting design team is constantly learning and testing new products to share the best and “brightest” with our clients.
One novel product to recently hit the market is the Rubik® light fixture. As one of the first installations of this product in St. Louis area, Arcturis converted an area of open office into a work lounge with a sofa, mobile soft seating, a floor lamp, a marker board, a video screen, and then placed Rubik® fixtures on the ceiling above.
Offering a constantly gradating grid of white and grey, the Rubik®’s consistent movement affords eyes visual variety in an otherwise static environment, not unlike gazing up at clouds in the sky. However, clouds cast shadows on the ground while these fixtures produce consistent light conducive to focused or collaborative work.
Besides the gradating fixtures, the Rubik® offers color accents in a wide range of colors that can be swapped out depending on the season, the company brand, an event, or even as a visual cue for communication. At Arcturis, we programmed our fixture to exhibit brand colors, and, depending on the season or event, we update the color accent to align.
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