SwissEnergy Lighting Prize
Inhouse design and development
Lukas Niederberger, Gabriel Baltensweiler
David Schäublin, Cyrill Herger
The FEZ standard lamp combines a fundamentally solid structure, incorporating sophisticated mechanical solutions, with the most up-to-date LED-based lighting technology.
The most conspicuous feature of the emphatically rectilinear and minimalist luminaire is a reflector in the shape of a truncated cone, which carries a faint suggestion of the ancient oriental headwear that gives the lamp its name. Entirely made of aluminium, FEZ consists of three elements: a round base with an integrated cable compartment, an upright component anchored peripherally to the base unit and incorporating a telescopic rod system for vertical adjustment, and a lamp head that can be adjusted through 360 degrees and is provided with slits for the purpose.
The lamp has a strong direct light source, along with the optional addition of indirect illumination. Being equipped with two powerful LEDs, it can provide enough light to illuminate a room. While the main switch (which at the same time functions as a dimmer) is located on the upright, the indirect light is operated by a switch on the reflector.
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