Designers and specifiers seek flexible fixtures for cultural, hospitality, and commercial spaces to complement both indoor and outdoor decorative and accent applications. From wall-washing to spotlighting art, these luminaires deliver precise illumination with low glare and pleasing visual impact.
COMPILED BY CARRIE MEADOWS
Topo, RBW Studio & Production
The sleek, elliptical design of Topo wall-mount luminaires utilizes a composite of cement and FSC- and PEFC-certified wood to evoke the patterns and textures of terrazzo, while supporting LEED certification requirements. Two sizes and five color options support multi-luminaire configurations for added visual interest. The medium-sized fitting outputs 414.6 lumens of 2643K illumination at 91.2 CRI.
Axis showcase system, ERCO
Axis offers a family of miniaturized stem, surface-mounted, and semi-recessed LED luminaires for museum, gallery, and architectural showcase applications. The spherical pan-and-tilt LED heads exhibit no UV emissions, deliver up to 97+ CRI, and achieve a low damage factor of 0.140–0.187 mW/lm. Interchangeable optics and flexibility in swivel, pivot, and rotate positions enable uniform illumination without light spill.
SAF1 RGBW, Hydrel
The IP66-rated SAF1 RGBW offers multiple beam angle and distribution options for controlled placement of outdoor architectural and accent illumination. A rugged knuckle, 3G vibration rating, and available IK option ensure durability in exterior accent applications. Quad chip technology delivers uniform color mixing, and DMX control enables dimming. Multiple head and other mounting accessories allow a variety of configurations.
Gesso, Allied Maker
The Gesso sconce’s wide beam — diffused by a frosted glass sheet — highlights architectural features, and can be employed as an art lamp, wall washer, or vanity sconce. The single-piece brass fixture joins to the wall with a spring-tension swivel that enables precise adjustment of beam angle and glare reduction. The integrated LED sconce delivers 900 lumens.
Reed RD2, Lumascape
The Reed RD2 low-glare wall-mount provides over 200 delivered lumens with a medium-narrow beam and BUG rating of B0-U2-G1. Its forward throw distribution (50°×30° beam angle) illuminates wide paths, stairways, and cycling areas for safety. The recessed, vandal-resistant design blends into surfaces, with a preinstallation kit for concrete or drywall installation for interior or exterior applications.
Finch Series, Amerlux
Finch 1-in. cylinders offer a field-replaceable light engine, an adjustable mechanism with 50° aiming, a solite lens, and hexcell louver accessories for maximum functionality. Cylinders of varying lengths can be mixed and matched with trimless and millwork flush options, and reduced or no-canopy designs, for modern visual effects. The luminaires are wet rated and fully sealed to accommodate interior and exterior use.
CARRIE MEADOWS is editor-in-chief of LEDs Magazine, with 20-plus years’ experience in business-to-business publishing across technology markets including solid-state technology manufacturing, fiberoptic communications, machine vision, lasers and photonics, and LEDs and lighting.