PANOS was developed in collaboration with Sottsass Assocciati with the skylight of the Pantheon in mind. Natural light as inspiration requires a light source and a reflector that are able to match it. To achieve this, Zumtobel developed a unique combination of LED chip and reflector. The reflector designs are comprised of compound polycarbonate and micro-thin, high-quality sputtered finish, which yields superior, high-performance optical solutions. The choice of this compound material was inspired by space technology, where it has proven itself as a strong yet lightweight solution mostly used for space helmets. Additionally, the material allows the offering of a vast range of reflector finishes.
Four main key advantages are combined in PANOS:
- Up to 125+ Lumens per Watt Efficacy
Highly reflective surfaces in the mixing chamber are supplemented by a diffuser film with an extraordinary degree of emission. This highly efficient light chamber concept provides for mixing-chamber efficiencies close to 100%.
- Efficient and beautiful Reflector Technology
Precision-formed, high-quality compound polycarbonate reflectors ensure optimum light distribution and consistently repeatable efficiency levels due to a patented sputtering technique.
- No Housing Required
The innovative design allows for installation times that are twice as fast as traditional downlights with housings. In addition, the driver module can be installed from below or simply placed into the corner of the ceiling “T”. The lighting module also uses a quick-connect for power and can be installed in a mounting ring without the use of tools.
- Easy to change and maintain in the field
The tool-free concept of PANOS makes this luminaire adaptable to many different application needs. A vast array of reflector finishes is offered as well. In the rare case when maintenance is required, drivers, light engines, and reflectors can be changed with minimal effort.
The propriety high-tech coating technology of sputtering, a unique, high-quality 4-chamber metalizing process in a high pressure vacuum, provides significant benefits to the user. The unique combination of the first two layers ensures perfect glare control and optimal light distribution. An additional nano layer protects against scratches and fingerprints. Fingerprints can now be easily removed after installation, which is not possible with most downlights. Not only does this compound material provide for extremely high efficacy levels, Zumtobel prides itself on this clean process – the sputtered PANOS reflectors are 100% recyclable!
PANOS downlights are powerful and efficient and combine a very broad range of features and functionality while blending perfectly into the architecture. Bulky, costly and over-complex housings are a thing of the past: with PANOS there is no need for a housing at all. As compared to standard downlights that require a large housing, the minimal, compact size of PANOS installs with ease and in half the time.
With a very efficient LED chip, a highly effective passive cooling system and a shallow heat sink, the PANOS downlights are truly sustainable luminaires, in installation, and operation. This market-leading product out of Europe, which is compliant with ANSI/UL product safety standards, is ready to install right out of the box in US ceilings. PANOS stands for unmatched light quality, reduced installation time, and no concern about above-ceiling space.
The strong design concept and innovative technologies make the PANOS family one of the most comprehensive LED downlight ranges. Including round and square versions; diameters in 2.7” (68 mm), 3.9” (100 mm), 5.5” (140 mm), and 5.9” (150 mm); flanged or flangeless trim; reflector surfaces in clear specular, clear semi-specular, matte, white, gold and faceted; color temperatures including 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K; a luminaire efficacy up to 125+ lm/W, and color rendering of Ra 80+ and Ra 90+, the breadth iterations for the PANOS are nearly limitless.
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