Innovation - light meets acoustics

Interzum Award 2021 for the smart Lighting Pad Lounge

With the Lighting Pad Lounge, Häfele and its subsidiary Nimbus are presenting an elegant, integral light-acoustic solution that enriches sophisticated interiors with fine woods and can now also be controlled smartly via an app. Nimbus managing director Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl described this innovative lighting solution as the highlight of the Nimbus Group's product development. Light meets acoustics - emotional, cozy and smart. After receiving the international design award Baden-Württemberg “Focus Open Silver” last year, this combination now also convinced the jury of the Interzum Award 2021, who also put the Lighting Pad Lounge on the podium.

The Lighting Pad Lounge creates a pleasant, acoustic environment and emits brilliant, warm light. Since the high-performance LEDs are integrated almost invisibly as a light source into the acoustic fleece on the underside of the lamp, it creates a magical effect in the form of a light column.

The Lighting Pad Lounge, consisting of a sound-absorbing acoustic element and brilliant LED lighting, was presented by the Nimbus Group for the first time at Light + Building 2018. Apostrophized as "acoustic light", this innovative product kills two birds with one stone. Here, two product worlds merge, so to speak. This opens up completely new design options and areas of application to planners and interior designers.

Workplaces, meeting points, lounges, hotel and catering areas - these are the places where people work, communicate and eat together. Concentration and relaxation are close together, work mixes with informal moments and becomes private. Light and acoustics play an important role in accompanying different moods and, in the best case, ensure well-being. The new Lighting Pad Lounge can make a significant contribution to this.

Lighting Pad Lounge - light, acoustics and furniture in harmony
The new Lighting Pad Lounge from Häfele and its premium lighting manufacturer Nimbus shines with innovative technology and trendy, warm and emotionally appealing surfaces made of high-quality molded wood. The smart hybrid of luminaire and acoustic panel can be controlled via a sensor and a smartphone app. With its homely, fine appearance, the Lighting Pad Lounge is predestined for foyers, restaurants and hotels and upscale retail. But it also convinces and inspires in representative offices and of course in upscale living areas.

Häfele Smart competence gives new impulses
A great deal of care has gone into every detail of this light-acoustic solution. This applies in particular to the smart technical solutions that are being developed in the new Häfele Light Competence Center in Stuttgart. Häfele expertise in smart LED lighting solutions in furniture and Nimbus expertise and experience in room lighting complement each other perfectly. This leaves a lot of imagination for future innovations in the field of light and acoustics and for a future-oriented, holistic view of furniture and room lighting under one roof.

Individual lighting mood via smartphone or sensor
The handling of the Lighting Pad Lounge should above all be fun: It can - as an optional function - be steplessly moved up or down manually on filigree steep ropes and controlled intuitively via a gesture sensor. Operation via remote control is via Bluetooth with the smart Häfele Connect Mesh app.

The Lighting Pad Lounge is dimmable and has a variable color temperature from 2700 to 4000 Kelvin. With a direct light component of 1700 lm and an indirect light component of up to 1800 lm, there are an infinite number of settings for individually suitable lighting. The developers at Häfele and Nimbus should be delighted with the Interzum “High Product Quality” award in 2021 and encourage further innovations.