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Showers of light


A new LED pendant family form Nessen “showers” interiors with warm, white light. Stilla, Imber and Tempestas pendants are Latin names for “rain drop,” “rainfall” and “rain storm,” respectively. Each model emits drops of warm-white light to amplify visual interest in any interior space. The very low-watt, very long-life light sources are uniformly advanced, dimmable LED modules, easily replaceable if ever needed.

Design: Mary Helen Pratte. Distinguished graphical, interior, industrial professional designer; teacher; and life-long student of design. Designer of Best of NeoCon, and Architect Product of the Year award-winning product designs.

Manufacturer: Nessen Lighting, founded 1927 by famed New York Society interior and lighting designer Walter von Nessen. Mr. von Nessen is credited with creating the first swing-arm ambient/accent floor light, table light and foldable swing-arm wall light.

Product Applications: Stilla, Imber and Tempestas pendants deliver comfortable non-glare, highly energy-efficient ambient/accent illumination, for a broad range of commercial, institutional, retail, hospitality and residential interiors.

Individual models are well suited for use in statement-making reception areas, conference rooms, executive suites, office corridors, and select corporate or commercial fine-dining installations; physician offices, patient waiting rooms, private healthcare clinics and assisted-living facilities; select hotel, restaurant, resort venues; private clubs; and throughout high-end residential interiors.

Wherever the need for highly energy-conserving low maintenance, non-glare, direct downward linear high-performance lighting coincides with statement-making luminaire design of lasting qualities. Stilla, Imber and Tempestas pendants integrate with contemporary, transitional, even traditional interior architecture and design. Each model provides its ambient/accent illumination with exceptionally long, economical operating life.

Product Descriptions: Stilla comprises a single brass cylinder hung from a solid brass canopy, each of which is available in a range of polished and satin finishes. An interior acrylic cylinder extends two inches from the light opening at bottom. It transmits light from a concealed LED light engine providing even, soft distribution of light. A range of 8-, 10-, 12- or 14-inch brass-cylinder lengths can be specified, with a choice of 1.5- or 2-inch acrylic light-cylinder lengths.

STILLA’s single LED module provides a high 552 lumens of 3000K warm-white light at 85 CRI, using a mere 6 watts, and has a rated life of 50,000 hours.

IMBER consists of seven variable-length solid brass and acrylic light-transmitting cylinders, arranged to hang at asymmetric intervals and lengths to create a distinctive design. Imber’s typical arrangement comprises one 14-, one 12-, three 10-, and two 8-inch light cylinders with either 1.5- or 2-inch acrylic ends. Each cylinder includes its own replaceable, dimmable LED module. Imber’s seven LED modules provide 3864 lumens of 3000K warm-white light at 85 CRI using 42 watts, and have a rated life of 50,000 hours per LED module. Imber light elements hang from a solid brass 12- x 9-inch rectangular canopy, in various lengths ranging from 37 to 48 inches.

TEMPESTAS comprises 17 variable-length solid brass and acrylic light-transmitting cylinders, arranged to hang at intervals and lengths creating unique designs. Tempestas comprises five 14-, five 12-, four 10- and three 8-inch light cylinders, with either 1.5- or 2-inch acrylic ends. Each cylinder includes its own replaceable, dimmable LED module. Tempestas’ seventeen LED modules provide 9384 lumens of 3000K warm-white light at 85 CRI using 102 watts, and have a rated life of 50,000 hours per LED module. Tempestas’ light elements hang from a solid brass 18-inch-diameter canopy, in varying lengths ranging from 24- to 48-inches.

Construction & Finishes

Stilla, Imber and Tempestas metal tubular light components are solid brass. Finishes include: Polished Brass, Brushed Brass, Antique Brass; Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome; Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel. Optional baked-enamel finishes can be specified.

Stilla, Imber and Tempestas pendants are 98 per cent post-consumer-use recyclabled proudly union made in America, in Nessen’s own contemporary plant.

For more info, visit  http://nessenlighting.com/ 


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  1. Pamela says:

    Useful information… thank you giving us this helpful information.





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