Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

August 14, 2020

EIN knit 400Eureka announced the release of its Knit pendant. Knit provides high-quality lighting while helping to reduce noise levels.

Knit features a thermoformed shade made from sound-absorbing recycled PET felt that increases acoustic comfort in a space. It is intended for areas where noise is a concern, including high or unfinished ceilings, open offices or corridors with a hard floor finish.

Offered in charcoal or silver gray, the Knit shade is 13.39” high and 20.45” in diameter. The lip of the shade is an aesthetic and structural detail, giving it additional strength to ensure it keeps its shape over time.

Suspended by three aircraft cables for easy installation and on-site adjustment, the luminaire’s design also integrates a distinctive power cord that extends from the fixture's upper side for a truly unique look. The cord is black for the charcoal shade and white for the silver gray.

The pendant’s delivers generous, diffused light. Specifiers can choose regular output (2228 delivered lumens) or high output (3414 delivered lumens) for direct illumination.  The luminaire is also offered with an optional uplight. A second COB LED that can be controlled independently for dual dimming, offers excellent uplight performance through the top plate opening. With the additional uplight, total output increases up to 5299 delivered lumens.

Any combination of outputs for the downlight and uplight is possible, creating multiple design possibilities. Extra attention to design detail ensures that the power cable casts no shadow when the uplight option is specified.

“With its curvy lines and textured shade, Knit conveys warmth and softness with a unique contemporary feel,” said Louis Thomas-Bérubé, director of design at Eureka. “There is an organic vibe to it.”

Knit's sound-absorbing quality, shape, material, and lighting options make this pendant a comfort factor in a space.

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