As a director who observes the scene from a point of view, the designer can choose to brush with light the elements of the landscape. Trees and tree masses, with their shape, coloring and development become the actors of the scene. Visual connections and perspectives become the tool through which to transmit precise keys of reading the surrounding environment. Luminaires must be designed to accommodate the changing and complex nature of the natural elements. They must become flexible and easily adjustable tools. They must blend into the landscape and blend into the context through slender and light shapes and natural colors.
Pivot, here represented in the burnished bronze color, is a family of versatile projectors totally adjustable on three axes. It allows you to direct the beam at any point of the space and has a thin and linear shape to minimize its visual impact with respect to the subject to be illuminated.
The peculiarity of Pivot is the extreme flexibility of the light beam. Thanks to the easy interchangeability of a filter interposed between the glass and the source, it is possible to easily switch from a Flood beam of 34° to a Spot of 10°, to a Wide Flood of 60°, up to an elliptical beam of 10° x 60° . This means being able to change on site the shape and opening of the beam in relation to the trend and the width of the crown to be illuminated and its evolution over time.
Pivot is particularly suitable from sculptural elements and foliage to trees with important heights that require adequate power and aiming even at a distance.
To illuminate a garden it may be interesting to highlight bushes or herbaceous essences of medium height by creating scattered and punctual light spots.
The Spillo Bollard family, conceived in two versions (vertical stem or tilted with a 90° angle), was conceived for this purpose and with its vertical and extremely thin stem, simulates the shape of the herbaceous allowing you to direct the beam in the desired direction in a simple way, fast and flexible. The portion that integrates the light source can in fact rotate on its axis for an easier pointing.
Together with Spillo and with the clear intention of achieving total integration with the landscape, comes Flower, a miniaturized and adjustable projector designed for lighting small bushes and shrubs. Flower is able to create punctual and scenic light accents with an extremely compact design and performing lighting effect. Used in the green coloring, it is able to disappear totally in the vegetation. Usable on the ground or with stake, with arm or on pole version, Flower is a very versatile product perfect for illuminating small tree details even in the case of green terraces and potted plants.
The inground recessed product with light emission from the bottom upwards remains one of the most used solutions to enhance the crown or the verticality of the stems.
During the day, being installed in the ground, it remains completely hidden from view. At night hours, thanks to the new comfort optics and the source in the rearward position, it is possible to assure comfort light and create different scenographies in relation to their position with respect to the green element and the beam used.
The Zip Comfort family has been engineered precisely for this purpose and is available with different types of beam: from a soft and diffused light effect with etched glass, to the narrow or asymmetric beam obtained through modular optical systems of single lenses, to the wide beam of the rear optics with COB LEDs.
Another innovative solution to illuminate a tree along its circumference is definitely Miniround, a recessed curved light fitting. This luminaire can be used individually or consecutively to obtain a perfect circumference.
With Miniround it is possible to draw suggestive luminous frames, emphasizing green trunks and foliage, colonnades, sculptures together with not straight paths.
Bollard for gardens are another extremely useful solution in all those cases where it is necessary to prop up a path or a walkway with light in the absence of walls, boundary walls or other supporting surfaces. The stake becomes a stand-alone element that defines a sequence and a direction within the outer space.
Bollards with tiltable head and filiform stem like Apply and more decorative bollards like Bell with its characteristic bell-shaped shape, emerge discreetly from the tree mass to project the beam in the desired direction.
Bollards with a light and minimal presence like Kube or Cool square, leave to their voids the function of lightening their impact on the landscape. Their shape is in fact designed to allow the eye to look through the lighting body and see beyond.
Bollards with a more 'urban' and massive presence like Moai, Concrete bollard or Tomorrow, become "milestones" that mark the path more explicitly because they themselves become objects of the urbans that draws the space.
The arguments in this article do not treat entirely the theme of garden lighting, which is a very wide-ranging subject.
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