Date: May 22, 2019
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. … Eaton Lighting announced today its new line of acoustic lighting products, developed through a partnership with FilzFelt, an industry-leading acoustic and naturals materials company. This strategic partnership enables Eaton Lighting to deliver superior LED lighting solutions with the highest performing sound absorption materials to enhance open spaces. Eaton Lighting’s new Shaper Sense acoustic lighting series is the market’s first solution available with FilzFelt, providing aesthetically appealing fixtures with high visual performance and quality acoustic surrounds. These product solutions will be available Summer 2019.
“We are excited to enter into this collaboration which leverages our experience working with natural materials and acoustic solutions for commercial interiors with Eaton’s industrial design and technical expertise to offer a unique product collection that balances exceptional design with high performance,” said Roger Wall, President of Spinneybeck-FilzFelt.
Office designs have gone through a revolution, from high wall cubicles to flexible open office plans that promote collaboration and communication. A byproduct of this design is often unwanted noise, causing disruption and distractions that can lead to lower employee productivity and dissatisfaction of the work environment. In fact, controlling noise level in work environments is expected to help drive the acoustic insulation market to $12 billion annually. By accessing adjacent vertical markets that can also benefit from acoustic solutions, Eaton Lighting is building differentiated designs to meet the needs of these markets.
Eaton Lighting’s new Shaper Sense acoustic LED lighting fixtures are the only products using materials designed with FilzFelt products, creating highly dense and the most effective acoustic surrounds in the industry to help reduce unwanted noise and distractions. Shaper Sense utilizes FilzFelt’s 62 felt color choices, the largest number of color selections available in any acoustic lighting product today, giving designers the flexibility to create different combinations and unique solutions that will fit practically any open space. The fixture is designed to allow for variable color selections within the products, creating thousands of possible options.
“Combining the classic lines and simple shapes of the Shaper Sense family with the broad color palette and industry leading materials from FilzFelt has introduced endless creative possibilities for designers,” said Ryan Rodau, general manager, Architectural Products Group, Eaton Lighting. “This is the first of many lighting solutions we’ve partnered with FilzFelt on, and we look forward to continue delivering the acoustically and aesthetically pleasing solutions that will inspire interior designers, architects, lighting designers and engineers who bring spaces to life.”
FilzFelt’s unique German-milled 100% Wool Design Felt is available in a wide array of colors. The capacity of felt applied to recycled substrate sets them apart from other acoustic material providers. The Shaper Sense family allows designers to customize the fixture, even allowing the ability to select multiple colors on one product. The light engine is a square or round edge-lit acrylic panel that encompasses different shaped acoustic surrounds. These acoustic lighting fixtures allow natural daylight to filter through when off, and use daylight harvesting from wireless control systems to maintain uniform light levels. Shaper Sense is also fully compatible with Eaton’s connected lighting systems, including the LumaWatt Pro Wireless Connected Lighting System and WaveLinx Wireless Connected Lighting System.
To learn more about the Eaton’s architectural lighting products, visit Eaton.com/Shaper.
Eaton Lighting delivers an industry-leading portfolio of innovative lighting solutions for connected buildings, homes and communities, including reliable indoor and outdoor smart lighting and control solutions specifically designed to simplify and personalize lighting for consumers, help solve complex business challenges and leverage data insights to meet customers’ unique needs. Eaton lighting solutions serve a wide range of customers, including architects, engineers, facility managers, municipal leaders, electrical distributors, and contractors in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets. For more information, visit Eaton.com/lighting
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