A clear line for high quality office lighting concepts: ERCO Compar luminaires for track

Aug. 9, 2019

Lüdenscheid, August 2019. Flexibility is a top priority today, even in prestigious offices and administrative buildings. Track as the infrastructure, combined with luminaires such as the new Compar track luminaires, are the ideal solution for standard-compliant, flexible office lighting. Compar not only impresses with quality of light and energy efficiency, but also with a particularly concise, linear design.

The architecture of offices is an important image factor for modern companies and employers. Both today’s and tomorrow’s human resources are committed and flexible—but the spatial conditions must be ideal, ergonomically as well as in terms of appearance. This is why architects and office designers look for new design approaches beyond standards such as grid ceilings and linear luminaires, especially for demanding clients. Whether it's an energy-efficient new building with concrete ceilings or an industrial loft in keeping with heritage requirements: In such creative and individual office concepts, flexible, track-based lighting systems such as the new Compar luminaires for track from ERCO demonstrate their full potential. They offer standard-compliant and ergonomic light with high visual comfort for office work, a wide selection of characteristics for distributing light in a nuanced way in the room, and various combinations of housing and reflector colors to match the atmosphere.

A new layout and new light

When the office layout changes, lighting systems with Compar track luminaires simply change with it: The luminaires can be realigned, moved or added to at any time without the need of tools.

With Compar for track, the lighting technology and control gear necessary for this are accommodated in a compact and flat rectangular housing. Its clean lines and elegant proportions make Compar a high-quality technical detail in any space. Each luminaire contains two three-cell linear light inserts as used in Compar recessed luminaires: this means that even lighting concepts with different mounting methods can be equipped with the Compar range in a technically consistent manner.

A complete photometric kit

A typical feature of Compar and ERCO is the systematic approach which generates a large number of lighting tools from one basic shape. Compar for track, with one size, offers a choice between oval flood (40° x 85°), oval wide flood (90° x 55°), wide flood (60°), and extra wide flood (80°) light distributions. In particular, the oval wide flood and wide flood characteristics with a UGR value of <19 fulfill the requirements of standard-compliant lighting for office workplaces. The wattage and light distribution of the highly efficient LED optics allow economical luminaire spacing. The oval flood and oval wide flood light distributions can be flexibly aligned to the office layout because the luminaires mounted on the track adapter can be rotated 360°. Regardless of the characteristic, the anti-dazzle louver with 40° cut-off ensures extremely high visual comfort.

One design, many options

With Compar for track, lighting designers and users can also select between the three housing colors of black, white and silver, and either highly specular silver or matte black anti-dazzle louvers. 10,000 further housing colors as well as special colors for the anti-dazzle louver, such as copper, are available on request via the "ERCO individual" service. The luminaire is phase dimmable and the brightness can also be adjusted via a potentiometer on the housing. In addition to 3000K CRI 92 and 4000K CRI 82, four further light colors are available on request: 2700K CRI 92, 3000K CRI 95, 3500K CRI 92 and 4000K CRI 92. This range of variations, made possible by the ERCO luminaire system, makes Compar for track one of the most versatile and flexible instruments for lighting offices.

Technical features

ERCO lens system: Spherolit lens, collimating optic made of optical polymer

Light distributions: Oval flood (40° x 85°), Oval wide flood (90° x 55°), Wide flood (60°), Extra wide flood (80°)

ERCO LED module: High-power LEDs on metal-core PCB, light colors: 3000K CRI 92 and 4000K CRI 82, and on request: 2700K CRI≥92, 3000K CRI≥95, 3500K CRI≥92 and 4000K CRI≥92

Anti-dazzle louver: Polymer, silver or black

Housing: Aluminum, colors: white, black, silver

Installation: Turning adapter for ERCO 2-circuit track control gear: Phase dimmable with potentiometer

Image: Compar luminaires for track are the flexible and versatile solution from ERCO for high quality office lighting concepts.

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About ERCO

The ERCO Light Factory in the German town of Lüdenscheid is a leading international specialist in architectural lighting using LED technology. The family business, founded in 1934, now operates as a global player with independent sales organizations and partners in 55 countries worldwide. Since 2015 ERCO’s portfolio has been 100% LED. With this in mind, ERCO in Lüdenscheid develops, designs and produces digital luminaires with focus on photometrics, electronics and design. Working closely with architects, lighting designers and engineers, ERCO develops lighting tools used primarily for applications in the following fields: Work, Shop, Culture, Community, Hospitality, Living, Public and Contemplation. ERCO understands digital light as the fourth dimension of architecture—providing highly precise and efficient lighting solutions to support creative designers in turning their visions into reality.


Nicole Sparacio - ERCO Lighting Inc.

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