ewo’s iRealm concept wins prestigious LUX Award

ewo is pleased to announce that iRealm, the company’s concept for the future design of public spaces, won a prestigious LUX Award at London’s Intercontinental O2, within the category of Property Technology: Connected Lighting Concept of the Year.

The award-winning iRealm concept involves four layers of lighting design for public spaces:

  • traditional lighting design focusing on lux level, form and function,
  • a connected layer, ensuring uninterrupted wifi internet connectivity through interior routed systems
  • a mesh layer, using Bluetooth low energy mesh to connect IoT nodes and sensors (potentially forming part of a smart city network)
  • a beacon layer enabling app-driven interaction between users on the network from light fittings to mobile devices, delivering limitless of applications like check-ins, timetables, menus, wayfinding, history of space, vouchers, targeted marketing and much more.

ewo’s recognition as a conceptual pioneer in connected lighting, as well as its nomination in the category of Exterior Luminaire of the Year, cements the company’s position as a global player in this immensely competitive sector.

Hannes Wohlgemuth, Head of Marketing & Sales at ewo, said:

“We are thrilled to have won an award, as part the wider recognition our work has received from two major category nominations at these prestigious awards.

“Our ongoing research into the field of Smart City technology puts us in a great position to expand and deliver on these fantastic concepts for future projects.”

Lee Purvis, ewo UK and Ireland General Manager and concept leader for iRealm, said:

“It’s great to see iRealm so well received as a concept within the sector, really showing the desire for connectivity in the spaces we use every day.
With this solid foundation, we hope to start putting a lot of the theory to the test and working to an exciting, efficient, better-connected future for all of our clients investing in public space lighting.”

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ewo to focus on modularity at Light + Building 2018 in Frankfurt

A wide range of requirements demands a wide range of solutions, and ewo the South Tyrol has found a clear answer: LED systems with a consistent focus on modularity. “Our modular system enables us to use lenses with all products,” explains Hannes Wohlgemuth, Head of Marketing and Sales at ewo. “From our perspective, it makes no difference whether we are installing a spot or a street light distribution. We are even able to mix lens optics within a single product. This is music to the ears of lighting system engineers, as it opens up so many new possibilities.”

The unveiling of the ewo A-Series during Light + Building will also represent the debut of the third generation of the modular LED tool kit. High-efficiency LED technology combined with a comprehensive assortment of newly calculated high-performance optics makes it possible to tap into a vast performance range, from large-scale lighting of outdoor areas to finely dosed, miniaturised architectural lighting. “We have rethought the LED tool kit entirely rather than just iterating. Massive miniaturisation and a high performance Industry 4.0 process that captures the entire spectrum form planning to installation open up completely new potential. Both on a design level as well as in terms of efficiency and footprint“, explains founder and CTO of ewo, Ernst Wohlgemuth.

The centrepiece of the presentation in Frankfurt is ewoPhotometric Engine, an object designed by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram that looks as though it has just beamed down from the future. “ewoPhotometricEngine is a large optomechanical device that is essentially a giant lens. A tangible human interface device able to simulate 1,799,766,996 configurations of ewo’s new A-Series LED system: a new miniaturised high efficiency photonic technology that can light anything from a handrail to an airfield”, clarifies Designer Clemens Weisshaar.

Further additions to the product portfolio include the light systems IN and ID in the outdoor lighting segment. These solutions for street and walkway lighting are suitable for flush-mounted installation without any visible screws, thereby ensuring full freedom for architects and lighting system engineers in designing outdoor areas without bringing the lights themselves into the foreground.

Finally, ewo will also be presenting its new magazine at Light + Building. Running to 150 pages, this not only covers the entire product range but also provides a textual and pictorial account of every aspect of ewo’s concepts and activities in relation to light.

ewo at Light + Building, Frankfurt, 18-23 March 2018, hall 5.0, stand B30.

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ewo – Successful Throughout the World with Highly-Efficient LED Technology

ewo is presenting itself at Light + Building 2016 in Frankfurt with a new, expanded product portfolio. It ranges from architectural lighting to the illumination of large spaces, and it distinguishes itself through increased efficiency and the extremely varied possibilities for configuration.

With its unique array of products, ewo creates top-quality, technologically advanced solutions for the most varied of contexts. Since every single project poses specific demands, we have developed a product system which we can adapt down to the last detail. We are thus the forerunner in the realization of the potential of the LED. The modular, highly-variable LED lighting unit is the fundamental building block for systems of any dimension.

Within the framework of the tradeshow appearance, we would like to present:
– R-System: newly developed for large-area illumination
– F-System: the tried and true F-System L for large areas has been supplemented by
   two sizes, S + M, for roads, junction areas, traffic circles/roundabouts, and parking lots
– GO system luminaire: newly developed for residential streets and parks
– if bollard light: a new addition for situations close to buildings and green areas

ewo at Light + Building 2016, 13.–18.03.2016 Frankfurt am Main; Hall 5.0, Stand B30

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A new date with the ewoTALKS

Art and business: challenges and opportunities for collaboration.

This is the last in this year’s series of ewoTALKs, the events devoted to the relationship between art, design, business and technology conceived by Museion in collaboration with ewo. The ewoTALKS are an important element of an interdisciplinary collaboration between two key players in the local area - the cultural institution Museion and the technology company ewo, which has decided to reach out to the world of art and culture. The events were launched in 2015, International Year of Light, and are scheduled to continue into 2016. The next talk, on Thursday 19th November(8 p.m.) explores the opportunities for collaboration between the worlds of art and business. This is the subject up for discussion between Matthias Mühling, Director of the Lenbachhaus in Munich, Hannes Wohlgemuth (Marketing and Sales, ewo) and Mark Möllenbruck of the internationally renowned design studio Meiré und Meiré, Cologne. The discussion will be moderated by Susanne Barta (ewo) and recorded by RAI Südtirol.

According to the experts the future is all about open systems. Living and working in open systems calls for special skills: autonomy, profile, positioning, and the ability to act with flexibility and creativity, attentive to a constantly changing scenario. Thinking and acting innovatively are typical characteristics of the world of art. But how much does the business world need art, and, conversely, how much does the art world need business? How can artists interface with the world of business, and how can business people make a commitment to culture? How to implement fruitful processes of collaboration between all parties? These are the key issues that will be tackled in the debate.

19/11/15 8 p.m.
Museion Passage, Piazza Piero Siena 1, Bolzano

In German
Admission free

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Linda Jasmin Mayer for ewoLAB

ewo presents in Copenhagen the new ewoLAB project „Lightways“. ewoLAB initiates projects with artists, designers and architects and in doing so deals with the subject of light on various levels. Young South Tyrolean artist Linda Jasmin Mayer, who currently lives in Copenhagen, is addressing the topic of light control for ewoLAB.

A lightbeam installation for Refshaleøen
Refshaleøen, Copenhagen

Light attracts, deflects and guides the perception. Our gaze and our footsteps are led by light. In the installation at Refshaleøen, in an alternative path of light, the unexpected is lit up. The light path is meant to call into question the usual way in which light acts as an automatic “guide” for us through the city.

Some elements of the former shipyard of Refshaleøen will be illuminated, and thus lifted out of darkness by the light for a few moments. The installation’s various points of light illuminate objects from the past that still exist on the island, yet in some cases no longer have a function.

Opening 13.11.2015 5-8 p.m., Aperitif 6.30 p.m.
The Aperitif will be served in the Transformator Station of the former shipyard of Refshaleøen, Refshalevej 167, 1432 Copenhagen, Denmark.

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