CARDAN evolution – a new type of classic cardanic accent lighting

Zumtobel Highlights | Autumn 2017

Modern shopping centres and stores are increasingly becoming spaces that offer genuine retail experiences. Light is now being used more and more to stimulate emotions and create brand identities. With its state-of-the-art LED technology and sophisticated design, the CARDAN evolution architectural downlight from Zumtobel offers a new approach to cardanic accent lighting.

Authenticity, energy efficiency, individualisation, miniaturisation of the luminaires and precise accentuation play a central role when planners look to design effective lighting solutions for retail and presentation applications. The turnable and tiltable CARDAN evolution luminaire from Zumtobel fuses outstanding flexibility with a timelessly simple design, enabling to blend harmoniously into a wide variety of architectural settings. An extensive range of accessories adds even further creative scope by fulfilling a wide range of precise accent-lighting tasks. In this way, CARDAN evolution stands out as a multifunctional lighting tool characterised by excellent colour rendering and a choice of light distributions.

CARDAN evolution cardanic accent lighting
CARDAN evolution cardanic accent lighting

Zumtobel developed the fundamental and functional design concept for CARDAN evolution together with the architecture and design office blocher partners. As a core and yet simultaneously discreet and asymmetrical design feature, the so-called “Lightgroove” is a moulding in the housing that crucially prevents self-exposure – a typical problem with existing cardanic solutions. The fact that the housing does not disturb the light beam makes the luminaire up to eight per cent more efficient.

In combination with dedicated reflector technology, the “Lightgroove” also ensures excellent glare reduction and therefore optimal visual comfort. In addition, the presence of minimal gaps prevents users from seeing directly into the ceiling. This supports a calm appearance and creates a smooth transition from the ceiling to the spotlight.

CARDAN evolution cardanic accent lighting

A modular design approach makes the CARDAN evolution recessed downlight the ideal choice for a series of different applications. The luminaire can call on a wealth of different shapes, sizes, fittings, light colours and accessories to meet the needs of various lighting tasks. For example, flexibility for vertical lighting has been achieved with the addition of two new optics. At the same time, precision reflectors throughout the range deliver precise beam characteristics and thereby guarantee brilliant accent lighting.

CARDAN evolution cardanic accent lighting
CARDAN evolution cardanic accent lighting