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Mediainformation  NIMBUS GROUP

20. April 2018

IN THIN AIR

Nimbus rounds off its range of cableless luminaires with the smartlooking Gravity CL – and provides maximum flexibility in lighting design.


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Nimbus is forging ahead with the development of cableless light – with great fervour and great success. Following on from the award winning Winglet CL, Roxxane Leggera CL and Roxxane Fly CL luminaires, the Gravity CL is now the fourth cableless, batterypowered luminaire in the Stuttgart-based enterprise's portfolio. The smart suspended luminaire has a high-performance rechargeable battery and gives up 100 hours of soft, pleasantly glare-free and homogeneous light.

The cableless, battery-powered Gravity CL was presented as a vision for the future – now the puristic suspended luminaire has reached full maturity and become the fourth cableless luminaire in the Nimbus Group portfolio. The Gravity CL provides an extremely flexible and unconventional lighting solution, e.g. for people in rented apartments who are looking for high-quality lighting and often change around the interior or move frequently. The Gravity CL will also appeal to those who shy away from a complex subsequent installation but still want optimal lighting.

HOVERING IN SPACE
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The Gravity CL seems to hover in space on an elegant wire. "It's bound to take a while until people understand that the gossamer-thin wire DOES NOT carry current and that its sole purpose is to suspend the luminaire," chuckles inventor and company founder Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl, who, together with the designer Rupert Kopp, developed the Gravity to the point of marketability. Breaking away from dependence on fixed power outlets was the major factor in the company's desire to advance the "cableless" cause – with great fervour and also with great success: “For the first time ever, people are free to choose where they place and how to position the lighting in their home," says Brennenstuhl.

THE GRAVITY CL TOO SOLVES A SPECIFIC PROBLEM
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Just like the previously launched, multi-design-award winning models Winglet CL, Roxxane Leggera CL and Roxxane Fly CL – the Gravity CL solves a specific problem: it enables the illumination of dining tables, work surfaces or counters without depending on specific power outlets – the discreet suspended luminaire allows much more freedom in designing lighting in rented apartments and existing buildings, for example.

THE CABLELESS LUMINAIRES HAVE A CHARACTERISTIC DESIGN IDIOM
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The Gravity CL was designed by Rupert Kopp, who has been involved in the cableless luminaire enterprise right from the very beginning. Kopp based his design on the smart-looking, slender construction of tablet PCs, smartphones and e-book readers. The most noticeable element is the fold along the light surface, a characteristic design feature with an elemental function: it enables two-sided light emission through a diffuser made of high-quality acrylic glass. Gravity can be rotated horizontally through 360 degrees and tilted vertically a short way by means of a barely perceptible joint – to achieve the most pleasant lighting effect.

CHARGING – A PROCEDURE WITH CHARM – ONE CLICK IS ALL IT TAKES
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The Gravity CL is a suspended luminaire and is fastened to the ceiling by a special suspension bracket, from which it can be easily removed – for example to dock it onto the especially developed dual charger, which can hold up to two models at a time. "The result is interaction with light that is completely different from anything we have known before," says Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl.

ABOUT NIMBUS GROUP
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ABOUT NIMBUS GROUP

With its Nimbus Lighting and Rossoacoustic brands, the Nimbus Group belongs to the Häfele Group under the management of Sibylle Thierer, Jörg Schmid and Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl. The Nimbus Group's focus is on design innovation, room and furniture lighting, and integrated light-acoustics solutions. The Nimbus Group is located in Stuttgart and employs a staff of 111.
www.nimbus-group.com

ABOUT HÄFELE

Häfele is an internationally operating company headquartered in Nagold, Germany. The family firm was founded in 1923 and today provides furniture fittings, architectural hardware, electronic access control systems and LED light to the furniture industry, architects, planners, carpenters, cabinet makers and dealers in over 150 countries around the world. Häfele develops and manufactures in Germany and Hungary. With its 8,100 employees,38 subsidiaries and numerous dealerships, the Häfele Group achieved a turnover of 1.5 billion euros worldwide in fiscal year 2019 with exports accounting for 80% of sales.
https://www.haefele.de