Martin Architectural has added a new dimension to its Cyclo range of full color mixing T5 fluorescent fixtures: directional track-mount and surface-mount versions.

Useful for wash lighting and decorative color effects in indoor environments, the Cyclo Directional uses RGB technology to generate both colored and white light of variable temperature. Technically this is achieved by combining dimmable T5 fluorescent lamps in the primary colors red (R), green (G), and blue (B) in a process known as additive color mixing. The patented optical system produces a broad, even wash of ready-mixed color.

Used for providing dynamic or flexible backdrops, the Cyclo Directional has potential in retail, window displays, restaurants, corporate environments, showrooms, lounge areas, and more.

For example, the Cyclo Directional allows the retailer to alter the environment according to season, product, or promotion. This benefits retailers in the form of a more memorable shopping experience, which can translate into brand awareness and increased profitability.

Three 54W T5 tubes create the high output necessary to cut through the high ambient light levels typically found in commercial environments with each T5 tube electronically dimmable from 0-100%.

Aesthetically and functionally compatible with conventional retail fittings, the Cyclo Directional is easy to install. It requires no knowledge of DMX, making it a simple, plug-and-play means to create dynamic and compelling retail environments.

The Cyclo Directional track-mount version clips directly into any standard type 3-phase track and is compatible with all major manufacturers of track. Designed to be aimed, the fixture can be tilted +/- 60°. The surface-mount version features a wall-mounting system that allows for directional illumination of ceilings or walls. Both versions are self-contained with 10 standard programs covering most color spectrums, as well as a master/slave option or full DMX control for larger installations.

A newly developed optical system provides seamless color mixing within the main reflector; the fixture can be positioned close to the illuminated object without causing an unwanted rainbow effect–No glare, no spill light. The Cyclo Directional requires almost zero maintenance thanks to a long-lasting lamp life (20,000 hrs).