The patented ALED Privacy-Plus technology by the Austrian technology company convinced the jury of the Architizer A+Award and won the award in the category “Building Products – Glazing Systems & Products”. The award was presented on May 11, 2017 during a celebratory gala in New York City.
Great success for Austrian technology company LightGlass. The patented ALED Privacy-Plus technology by the smart glass company was honored with the most renowned American architecture award, the Architizer A+Award. Paul Brettschuh, CEO of LightGlass Technology GmbH: “The Architizer A+Award is confirmation for us that we are moving in the right direction. As a result of all this attention, we have already been able to book several development orders from the automobile, glazing, yacht building, room division and façade industries. We will use this awareness to become even stronger internationally.”
The Architizer A+Award recognizes the best architectural projects and products every year. As the largest award of its kind, it has a worldwide audience of more than 400 million people. The top-class jury, consisting of industry icons like Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig as well as architecture personalities like Tony Hsieh (Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA), evaluated numerous submissions from over 100 countries. The winners include renowned industry greats such as Gluckman Tang, Zaha Hadid Architects, IwamotoScott, Studio Gang Architects, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Alison Brooks Architects, Hiroshi Nakamura + NAP and many more.
Privacy, transparency and daylight quality – what ALED Privacy-Plus offers
Austrian technology company LightGlass convinced with its patented technology ALED Privacy-Plus, the new generation for self-illuminating glass with increased visual protection. Architectural glass with integrated ALED technology offers artificial light in daylight quality at the push of a button even in darkness, which is not only of interest in northern latitudes, but also when it comes to living and working comfortably. ALED Privacy-Plus, the new technology from LightGlass, also offers adjustable visual protection and the unique chance to fulfill both the need for complete transparency and absolute privacy.
LightGlass for the first time at LightFair, the largest annual architecture and lighting trade show in the USA
The world’s largest annual architecture and lighting trade show LightFair will take place in Philadelphia from May 9 to 11, 2017 and the Austrian company will be there to present its smart glass technology to an international audience, along with over 550 other exhibitors. “We have already worked very successfully with different international partners, such as JELD WEN and SWISSPACER from the Saint-Gobain group. The co-operation with AAMSCO is now another strategic collaboration with a US company,” explains Brettschuh. This year, LightGlass will be announcing new industry co-operation partnerships in the automobile, windows & doors, branding & elevator construction areas.
About LightGlass Technology GmbH
The Vienna-based technology company LightGlass Technology GmbH develops and licenses self-illuminating glass in daylight quality as well as glass with integrated technical modules for the international industry.
The patented product technologies with their unique selling points are suitable for use in all architectural glass processing industries and are licensed to companies in the areas of windows and doors, façade and dry construction, elevators, hospital technologies, partition wall systems, retail architecture and smart home applications as well as generalists for architectural glass, light and electronics. Another business segment is contract research for major international companies.
LightGlass technologies have unique selling points and have been recognized for this several times internationally:
Architizer A+Award 2017 – Glazing Systems & Products (US)
Iconic Award 2015 – Building Technologies „Best of Best“ (D)
German Design Award 2016 – Special Mention – Architectural Products (D)
Architizer A+ Awards 2016 – Finalist – Material Glass (US)
Houskapreis 2016 – Awardee – R&D in SME (A)
Glass Magazine Award 2016 – Most Innovative Glass Product (US)
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Special In-Glass LED components
For ALED a fixed white implementation is offered. The fixed white high brilliant version delivers an increased luminous output.
With the ALED DAYLIGHT solution it is possible to change the color temperature between 2700 and 6500 Kelvin.
There is also a color version (RGB) with an additional fixed white led.
All product lines are dimmable and can be controlled via conventional industry building management systems.
LightGlass applications with integrated ALED technology are available starting from 150 mm x 100 mm to the maximum dimension of 3000 mm x 1600 mm. ALED can be produced in different geometric shapes. Special formats and bent shapes are available on request.
The standard installation depth for architecture applications up to one square meter is 32 mm; depending on the application, the glass construction can vary.
ALED is powered by a DC supply between 12 and 48V.
The LEDs used within the ALED technology are designed for 100.000 operating hours (L70/B50). With daily use of 8 hours it’s more than 30 years.
Luminous output* per linear meter:
Fixed White: 2575lm
Fixed White high brilliant: 10300lm
ALED DAYLIGHT: 6300 lm
* depends on format, glass type and color temperature
ALED technology provides temperature regulation and overheating shutdown)
The patented product technologies are suitable for use in all architectural glass processing industries and are licenced to companies in the areas of windows and doors, façades and dry construction, elevators, hospital technologies, partition wall systems, P.O.S. and smart home applications as well as to generalists in the fields of architectural glass, lighting and electronics.