ERCO Compar surface-mounted luminaires for modern working environments

Erco Compar Compar Surface Mounted 003

Lüdenscheid, August 2019. Now even more choices in the Compar range from ERCO: the new linear surface-mounted luminaires combine the quality and versatility of the innovative Compar lighting technology within a slender, elegant housing that can be efficiently mounted directly onto all types of ceilings. Ideal for illuminating new or existing administrative buildings—nuanced and standard-compliant, particularly in combination with other luminaires from the extensive Compar range.

How can the work of architects and lighting designers with challenging lighting concepts be made easier—especially for large office and administrative projects? With a system of luminaires that suits any room situation or application with a wide range of mounting options, light distributions and wattages. And in addition, with a consistent design and uniform technical parameters to enable lighting designs from a single range. ERCO has created such a system in the form of the Compar family, and has now expanded the existing recessed luminaires and downlights for track with an additional surface-mounted linear design version.

Slender and elegant

New buildings with exposed, thermally active concrete ceilings, and also renovated, redesigned and converted existing buildings are just a few of the many applications  in which surface-mounted luminaires offer an aesthetic and simultaneously economical solution. Linear Compar surface-mounted luminaires with their minimalist design are ideal for architectural lighting in public buildings and sophisticated offices. Accommodated in a slender aluminum profile with a length of 1200mm, each luminaire has two direct distribution modules with 6 LEDs per module. Installation uses concealed fixing elements for fitting to a ceiling fixture, leaving a slim shadow gap between the ceiling and luminaire.

Practical Compar lighting technology

The highly efficient lighting technology of the Compar range has already proven itself many times over. It features high levels of visual comfort as well as light distributions geared to typical applications: Two of these, i.e. oval wide flood distribution (beam angle approx. 60°) and axially symmetrical oval wide flood distribution (beam angle approx. 90° x 55°) meet the stipulations of standard-compliant workplace lighting thanks to appropriate UGR values.

Diversity through systematics

The extra wide flood distribution with an 85° beam angle allows the especially efficient illumination of ancillary areas and circulation areas with economically wide luminaire spacing. Thanks to their 30° cut-off, the Compar optics offer a high level of visual comfort, and anti-dazzle louvers are available in black and highly specular silver as well as other color variants (e.g. copper) via the "ERCO individual" service.

Further variants result from the two wattages of the LED modules and from the control gear: either switchable, or with a 0-10V interface. ERCO powder-coats the aluminum housing profile in its system colors of black, white or silver, as well as up to 10,000 further special colors on request. With this intelligently structured variety, the new Compar surface-mounted luminaires are a rigorous extension to the ERCO luminaire system and an ideal palette of tools for lighting designers active in the field of office and administration buildings.

Technical features

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

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

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 profile 1-1/2” (38mm)x2-15/16” (72mm), length 47-1/4”(1200mm)

Installation: Ceiling surface-mounting, with ceiling mounting plate

Control gear: Switchable, 0-10V dimmable

Colors: White

Image: The "ERCO individual" service offers extensive options for individualizing Compar linear, including additional light colors and housing colors.


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.


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