An innovative new floor lighting system that made its Middle East debut last month is expected to revolutionise the floor lighting market in the region, according to its Netherlands-based manufacturer.
Eyeleds, the new ‘flat’ LED lighting system for flooring, made its Middle East debut at the recent ‘Focus on the Floor’ expo hosted by Armstrong Floor Products and Al Reyami Group in Dubai for regional specifiers, contractors and end-users.
Developed by Lighting Partner in the Netherlands, Eyeleds are claimed to be unique because of their minimal recess depth, 10-year LED life span, negligible power consumption and the impressive assortment of styles and colours.
“The patented flat LED system is the latest development in architectural and decorative indoor and outdoor lighting,” says Ube Kodde, global sales manager, Eyeleds. “With flat cable installation, no expensive trunking is required, and the 12 V operating system can be installed in-situ with carpet, ceramic, stone, quartz and wood laminate flooring, and also in wall installations and plaster.”
The patented ‘snap-in, snap-out’ design also makes it suitable to temporary installations for use in exhibitions, events and displays. A 40 LED Eyeleds chain (50 m long) can be run from a single 12 V transformer.
“The revolutionary systm is just 6.5 mm in depth, and thus can be installed in all types of flooring with minimal effort and without the need for an electrician,” Kodde explains. “In addition, the Eyeleds LED unit has a lifespan of more than 10 years, offering ease of maintenance and dramatically cutting costs in long use. Power consumption for each LED unit is 0.3 W/hour, 50 times less than a 15 W standard filament bulb, with an annual running cost of less than $1.00 per year.
Accredited by ISO, Eyeleds are the only ‘flat’ LED lighting to receive the German VDE certification, he says. They presently come in three distinct styles; round, square and an “arrowed” guide LED – the latter predominantly being used in emergency and safety lighting to highlight escape routes and exits.
“We opted for a number of different styles to accommodate demand from different market segments,” Kodde continues. “Eyeleds are suited for decorative projects but have a significant use in health and safety projects.”
Eyeleds are both water-resistant and dust proof to IP67 standard.
The manufacturer has also launched the new Eyeled Pro system, which is designed for outdoor use in driveways, pathways, swimming pool surrounds and decking areas. Eyeleds are available with white, blue, and amber LEDs, with brushed steel or brass housings.
Development of the Eyeled technology is rapidly progressing with the launch of a new multi-coloured programmable Eyeled system, that offers stunning light displays, and the new ‘PowerLed’ – a one watt hyper-version of the current Eyeled unit, designed for use in shipping and specific illumination projects, according to Kodde.
Lighting Partner has established a regional office in the UAE to continue with its worldwide expansion, and is appointing wholesalers and stockists to service the expanding Middle East floor lighting market.