More than 5 years ago, the Austrian lighting manufacturer, PROLICHT decided to enter the highly regulated office lighting market. A market that was characterized by relatively uniform luminaires, typically in the dimensions 600 x 600 mm, but PROLICHT wanted something different. They wanted to design a luminaire that truly stood out from competition.
“To succeed in developing an innovative design, we initiated a dialogue with the exceptionally talented designer, Hadi Teherani who has designed our unique Hadi luminaire. Our challenge was to find a technical partner who could connect the design and the technical solution,” says Filippo Bettinazoli, Head of Marketing and Product Management at PROLICHT
Product development can be a complex matter and it turned out that Hadi Teherani’s design was several years ahead of what was technically feasible for most suppliers; thus, PROLICHT was unable to proceed with the project before the second half of 2019 where they got in contact with Ingemann Components.
“We chose Ingemann because of their capability in offering us freedom in the shape of ‘the sandwich’. An essential point of our project was to find a unique shape to differentiate our product from the standard rectangular cuts,” says Filippo Bettinazoli.
Ingemann Components has specialized in pushing the boundaries of the light guide technology. In close cooperation with PROLICHT, they managed to find a flexible solution that met PROLICHT’s requirements to energy-efficiency, glare control and homogeneous light distribution.
In the early 2020, the Hadi family of luminaries finally saw the light of the day when it was commercially launched.