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20. April 2018

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

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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. Photo: Frank Ockert <br />The gossamer-thin wire DOES NOT carry current. Its sole purpose is to suspend the luminaire. Photo: Gordon Koelmel  <br /><br />Ideal for illuminating work surfaces, dining tables or counters: the flexible and cableless, battery-powered Gravity CL is used wherever it is needed without a predefined cable outlet. Photo: DesignRaum GmbH<br />The cableless Gravity CL is fastened to the ceiling using a special suspension bracket, from which it can also be easily removed. Photo: Frank Ockert <br />Like all Nimbus cableless luminaires, the Gravity CL is switched on and off, and dimmed, via a sensor for gesture control. They also feature elegant wireless connection: if one luminaire is switched on, all the others follow. Photo: Frank Ockert<br />In contrast to what our normal perception would have us suppose, the Kevlar wire from which the Gravity CL is suspended DOES NOT carry current. The cableless, battery-powered luminaire in detail: ø 260 mm, H 55 mm in total. The housing is made of plastic with textured acrylic glass, and is available in black or white. Photo: Nimbus<br />

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.


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.


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 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.


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.

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Nimbus has belonged to the Häfele Group since 2019. Located in Nagold, the internationally operating specialist for furniture fittings and lighting is indispensable for furniture production and the carpentry trade, while the Stuttgart-based Nimbus Group is held in high regard in the architecture sector. Two target groups, two different worlds. And yet they have come together and boast a broad joint portfolio of lighting systems for rooms and furniture as well as integrated lighting and acoustics solutions. Product development in the fields of light and acoustics is centred in Stuttgart.


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