Global lighting design consultancy SMITH.TAIT has selected Soraa’s VIVID lamps to illuminate the new City of Johannesburg Council Chambers building in South Africa.
The organic shape building features a rotunda of curved glass panes, gold glass fins and clean architectural lines.
Soraa’s VIVID AR111 and GU10 lamps with the louver and Soraa’s 25° beam spreader SNAPs were selected by SMITH.TAIT to create the required effects, while giving the designers flexibility to nuance and adjust the lighting design on site.
SMITH.TAIT principal Rupert Tait said: “The architect’s vision for this project could only be achieved using Soraa’s lamps.
“Soraa’s lamps in combination with their snap accessories meant we could deliver a design well below budget, but still maintain the integrity of the architect’s vision.”
Universally compatible with all Soraa directional lamps and fixtures, the Soraa Snap System gives total control to colour and sculpt the perfect light.
The Snaps can be used in combination with other snaps creating numerous design possibilities.
The municipal building is claimed to be certified under the Green Star SA Public and Education Buildings (PEB) tool and the Green Star SA Socio-Economic Category (SEC) rating.
Soraa’s full spectrum lamps have colour rendering and beam characteristics. The company was founded in 2008 and manufactures its LEDs in California.