“HOUSE WITHOUT A BULB” was built in Poland. It is one of the first such buildings in the world. Its interior and outdoor are lit exclusively with LEDs.
KlusDesign Company is the innovator, creator and the executor of the project. The company has been on the market for over 30 years. We are the industry leader specializing in the manufacture of linear fixtures for LEDs.
“HOUSE WITHOUT A BULB” is equipped with the innovative lighting system based entirely on the LED technology. The house is open for architects, journalists and anyone interested in the new idea. The building was designed, built and equipped with the LED lighting system entirely by KlusDesign Company.
The groundbreaking for the “HOUSE WITHOUT A BULB” took place in 2008. Construction work ended in 2009. Currently the house is fully equipped and open to everyone who is interested in practical applications of the LED technology.
- The concept of the newly opened “HOUSE WITHOUT A BULB” is also to promote green living and eco-friendly products. LEDs are highly energy efficient. They consume only a quarter of the energy that is needed for a bulb to reach a comparable level of lighting effectiveness.
Illuminations and lighting ideas applied in the “HOUSE WITHOUT A BULB” present a great number of possibilities of the LED technology applications. Compact size of the LEDs contributes to entirely new quality of light usage in the furniture industry and expands design possibilities.
Various LED fixture applications, used as fully functional source of lighting in the exhibited “HOUSE WITHOUT A BULB”, illustrates number of design possibilities and ecological advantages of this modern lighting system. KlusDesign LED fixtures are aimed to light and illuminate various areas in the house, such as: rooms, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, driveway, work stations, trees in the garden, communication routes etc. The LED light in the building is fully functional after dark or during the day. It is not just a gadget anymore.
- In KlusDesign we have been designing and manufacturing for over 30 years. Few years ago my field of interests has changed to lighting industry. The reason for that is the LED technology has emerged. It’s is extremely fascinating especially for the designer. That could be compared to a painter who was given new means of expression, sculptor who was introduced to a new material, or a musician who was offered unique, unknown instrument.
- In our opinion LEDs are one of these technologies that introduce new quality into design. Their lighting capabilities and compact size give number of new architectural and design solutions. LEDs can be used to create interior and outdoor lamps, furniture with integrated lighting, stair illumination etc. LEDs can be applied everywhere where the light is needed.
Sylwester Klus – founder and owner of Klus
KLUS Company – pioneer in developing LED profiles system – introduces to the market new lighting solutions. Innovative LED lighting system is designed for lighting and illuminations. New LED products, profiles, are in demand because they are highly energy efficient and versatile.
KLUS Company continuously develops and improves products for the LED technology. The new lighting system facilitated and popularized number of applications that require compact lighting solutions.
KLUS is a production and design enterprise. It manufactures LED profiles designed to be mounted into elements applied in: interior design, architecture, furniture, scenography, advertisement, industrial design, exhibits (shop displays, museum exhibits etc.)
KLUS Company also offers innovative LED lighting system designed for illumination or lighting of gardens, parking lots, driveways. The new exterior LED lighting solution is based on the company’s latest product – HR – LINE profile.
Main idea of KLUS new LED lighting solutions (now available for sale) is to make design, applications and mounting of the LED lighting easy.
KLUS LED fixtures (profiles) are made of MDF material or aluminum. MDF fixtures cannot be exposed to intense humidity. Their advantage is that they can be produced in small - series and in wide range of colors. They are also very easy to assembly and machine, cut to size, cut at certain angle.
Aluminum profiles are humidity resistant. In addition, models such as HR-LINE or HR-ALU meet IP 67 waterproof level. HR-LINE is designed to be applied in surfaces designated for vehicles (driveways, parking lots etc.). The profile’s construction makes it durable and sturdy and resistant to standard loads.
KLUS profiles are designed for LEDs so that LED strips can be mounted in the profile. LEDs are offered for sale separately as electrical elements. Craftsman, producer or any other contractor would find it difficult to frame and mount LED strips (row LEDs). Trying to do so may give the opposite outcome than desired such as poor LED lighting effect or design. Profiles were designed to solve and avoid obstacles related to LEDs mounting. Profiles standardized the mounting techniques of the LEDs and enable the use of this source of lighting in any desired aeries.
New fixture system consists of various profile shapes that are suitable for different applications such as: shelves, furniture compartments, glass elements, walls, exhibitor stands, grooves, stair railways, stair steps etc.
The system also includes such profile shapes that cover the LED source of light and direct it towards the exposed object so that the light does not irritate the eyes of potential user.
Each profile consists of a main body and a cover that lets the light in. Profiles sections include elements that enable mounting, gluing, easy assembly and disassembly, and immobilization of LED strips.
LEDs are energy efficient. In average they consume 30% less power than the incandescent bulbs. The key strength of profiles is their compact size. Halogen fixtures became very popular in the furniture industry because of their small dimensions. As LEDs are even smaller it bodes well for their glowing vision of the future. Their compact size contributes to entirely new quality of light usage in the furniture industry and expands design possibilities.
The way of how profiles are mounted depends on the application and a designated mounting spot for the fixture. They can be mounted with the use of small screws with cone shaped tops faced with the profile surface or double sided mounting tapes, or mounting glues.
LEDs can be applied to almost all types of furniture. They can emit both decorative and fully functional light. Compact size of the LEDs enables them to be mounted to spaces unreachable before such as slim design and thin furniture pieces.
Advantages of LED lighting make profiles with the inserted LEDs highly popular. The demand for them constantly increases because they can be applied to wide range of furnishing applications, starting with these where the light is an essential element ( exhibitor stands, kitchen cabinets etc.) and these where light is just an accent and is used to create atmosphere ( closets, bedrooms etc.)
KLUS product offer for the fixture lighting system consists of 13 profiles. The company continuously works on the profiles new shapes and solutions to meet the needs of various industries.
New fixtures designed for furnishing and interior architecture applications will be soon introduced to the market.
KLUS Company designs its products for the LED technology based on years of experience working in the furniture industry.
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