Vode Lighting Announces ZipOne Press Release
Vode Lighting Announces ZipOne LED 707, the Ultra Low-profile LED Linear Lighting System
ZipOne is designed to be an architectural-grade “anywhere” lighting solution that is slim enough to fit in the smallest places.
Sonoma, CA. May 16, 2014. —Vode, the Sonoma-based linear lighting design and manufacturing company, is pleased to announce the debut of it’s ultra low-profile ZipOne LED 707 lighting solution. Vode’s newest product integrates cutting edge LED technology plus minimalistic product design to create an extremely slim lighting system with multiple mounting solutions and common lengths making it ideal for any lighting application. ZipOne delivers both, a very low profile and optimal efficiency. The SO version delivers 450 lumen per foot at 81 lumen per Watt and the new HO version delivers over 1000 lumen per foot at 71 lumen per Watt at 3500k with 80 CRI minimum, 85 average. The SO version uses Vode’s own constant-current Zipper LED boards, and both the SO and HO versions are manufactured with the latest generation LED diodes.
Quote attributable to Scott Yu, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Vode Lighting.
“The ZipOne represents another big leap for Vode in its quest to create the simplest, lowest impact LED lighting solutions that also delivers beautiful high performance light,” said Scott Yu who conceived ZipOne and led the design of the product.
Quotes attributable to Tom Warton, Co-founder and President, Vode Lighting.
“The debut of the remarkably thin ZipOne product is another step up in our quest to provide the lighting community with the highest performance and most responsibly designed, linear architectural-grade lighting products possible.
The ZipOne program was developed in response to the growing number of Vode’s customer requests for smaller scale linear lighting products to satisfy the needs of their envelope-pushing and space-constrained project visions,“ said Tom Warton.
The ZipOne efficiently addresses three of the lighting design industry’s most common challenges: 1) to provide excellent ultra low-profile task, under and over cabinet, cove and accent lighting, 2) to deliver LED lighting performance and quality at the highest available industry levels, and 3) to provide even greater cost and energy efficiency over previous levels of achievement.
The product is Vode’s newest linear and modular LED lighting solution -- whether used with workstations, cabinetry, shelving and stacks for office, educational, institutional or laboratory applications, or for cove, perimeter slot and accent lighting in retail and hospitality applications. It delivers advanced energy-efficient light without compromising light quality or the minimalistic design aesthetic that Vode is known for.
Special characteristics and benefits of the ZipOne product:
Elegant ultra low-profile design and hidability
Featuring extremely slim design and hidability with a minimalistic, elegant form that's designed to be either seen or hidden. It measures just 0.3” (7mm) x 1.14” (30mm) and comes in standard lengths 2’, 3’, 4’ and 6’. Its sleek and robust yet lightweight design makes it appropriate for installation wherever quality and aesthetics matter.
Truly mountable anywhere
The super slim design allows ZipOne to fit in very tight spaces. It mounts with magnet strips, double sided tape or low profile clips and can be positioned in any surface orientation making it ideal for direct or indirect task, shelf and cove applications. It’s so small that ZipOne fits with all architectural styles.
Superior and seamless light quality
ZipOne is an extremely adaptive solution with 2mm end caps allowing the distribution of virtually seamless washes of light when lengths are mounted end-to-end. It’s asymmetric profile reduces task lighting glare and multiple color temperatures are available from 2700k – 4000k. It’s also a high performance solution delivering 81 lumens per Watt and 293 lumens per foot (305mm) at just 3 Watts per foot (305mm). In June 2014 Vode will release versions delivering over 1,000 lumens per foot. Color rendering averages 85 CRI at 3500K. It’s built on Vode’s own constant current Zipper and Button board technologies.
Easy specification and installation
The minimalistic design and modular length options make the ZipOne Vode’s simplest lighting to specify. It ships with a 6’ micro cord including an in-line on/off switch and internationally interchangeable wall plug. Remote driver options will also be available in a number of weeks. The simple product design and high manufacturing quality combined with the simple mounting options makes the ZipOne easy to both, install and maintain.
In 2005, industrial designer Scott Yu yearned to use his design talent to create enduring and environmentally mindful products. He saw an opportunity to apply design thinking to the lighting arena that looked ready for profound changes – as well as growing awareness of environmental impacts of lighting in energy consumption. Scott was so inspired that he began hosting meetings with designers, technology and business thinkers to hatch a plan to create the perfect architectural lighting company. At the same time, Northern California native Tom Warton, a lighting industry entrepreneur, imagined better ways to think about linear lighting and a more principled way to run a lighting company.
In early 2005, Scott invited Tom to attend one of his meetings and ideas sparked. Over the next nine months a plan evolved to create minimalistic and customizable lighting systems that had never before existed. Their research revealed that commercial architectural lighting systems could have the greatest impact. To round out the team, George Mieling, a Boston-based, international business executive in the food pharmaceuticals industry, joined to run finance and sales. So in early 2006, three people of diverse cultures, industries and talents launched a company based on three converging factors: environmental responsibility, design insight and new lighting technology. The goal: to build a linear lighting systems company that substantially contributed, not only the betterment of our blue planet but, to the well-being of all people involved. Visit vode.com for more information
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