Light + Building 2018


LIGHT + BUILDING 2018 – Nimbus is striking a new revolutionary path in dealing with light!

LIGHT MEETS ACOUSTICS – with the new Lighting Pad, we are displaying our full potential
in terms of merging light and acoustics solutions into one product.

SHAPED LIGHT – the evolution of Modul Q luminaires provides directed light with excellent light quality and a precise lighting effect.

CABLELESS LIGHT – the Gravity CL rounds off the range of cableless luminaires and provides a maximum of flexibility in lighting design.


The Lighting Pad combines two areas of competence of the Nimbus Group – i.e. the two architectural brands, Nimbus (light solutions) and Rossoacoustic (room acoustics) – in a single product: light meets acoustics.

LIGHTING PAD Q 900 - LEDs are integrated in the soft embossing of the acoustic fleece at specified distances.
LIGHTING PAD Q 900 - LEDs are integrated in the soft embossing of the acoustic fleece at specified distances.

The new Lighting Pad immerses specified room zones in a high-quality atmospheric light, whereby the light source remains almost invisible. Only close up the small high-performance LEDs integrated in the pad become visible.

Light-acoustics performance

But the novelty solves another central problem of modern interior architecture, which often utilises hard, sound-reflective surfaces made of glass or concrete; the Lighting Pad has a haptically pleasing fleece surface that is simultaneously an extremely efficient sound absorber. At the same time the material enhances the creation of a warm and cosy room atmosphere.

Workplaces, meeting points, lounges, hotel and catering facilities – the Lighting Pad is used in almost every area where a high-quality light and acoustics solution is demanded. The light-acoustics module is available in various shapes and colours and allows users to react flexibly to spatial specifications and develop tailor-made solutions – alone or arranged in groups or in specific structures. Moreover, the Lighting Pad can be perfectly combined with the sound absorbers of the filigree Rossoacoustic Pad product family or the Nimbus Modul Q/R Project LED luminaires.

Consulting and planning expertise from a single source

Nimbus's in-house planning team provides comprehensive consulting services such as lighting and acoustics planning. As a specialist for room acoustic solutions focusing on shielding and speech intelligibility, Rossoacoustic also provides its own acoustic measurements: more information.


We shape the light!

Excellent light quality, a precise lighting effect and a light source that is practically invisible: the new Q ONE, Q FOUR and Q FOUR TT extend the lighting designer's toolkit and break new ground applying directed light.

The geometric and clear-cut basic shape of the proven Nimbus Modul Q family continues to constitute a characteristic design feature. In this new Generation Q ceiling luminaires, special focus has been placed on optimised glare suppression and a precise, focused lighting effect. The light sources in the modules completely step into the background, the light shines "from behind the scenes".

The design – in the minimalistic Nimbus look & feel

The classical Modul Q which is still available in the Nimbus portfolio is characterised by its significant conical indentations, developed by Nimbus for the purpose of glare suppression. The new Q ONE and Q FOUR display the same form and outer dimensions but differ in their elegant underside appearance with gentle, flowing forms and surfaces which contribute to the optimised and harmonious glare suppression.

Also a novelty: the Q MODULAR surface-mounted housing. Nimbus has designed a surface-mounted housing which can be used for the Cubic and the Modul Q 36 and perfectly blends in with the surrounding interior. The finish is kept in timelessly elegant black or white.


Hovering in space: Gravity CL – light without installation effort!

The cableless, battery-powered Gravity CL was presented as a vision for the future – now the puristic suspended luminaire has reached full maturity and has become the fourth cableless luminaire in the Nimbus Group portfolio. The Gravity CL provides an extremely flexible and unconventional lighting solution, e.g. for people in rented apartments who are looking for high-quality lighting and often change around the interior or move frequently. The Gravity CL will also appeal to those who shy away from a complex subsequent installation but still want optimal lighting. The Gravity CL solves a specific problem: it enables the illumination of dining tables, work surfaces or counters without depending on specific power outlets.

Characteristic design idiom

The most noticeable element is the fold along the light surface, a characteristic design feature with an elemental function: it enables two-sided light emission through a diffuser made of high-quality acrylic glass. Gravity can be rotated horizontally through 360 degrees and tilted vertically a short way by means of a barely perceptible joint – to achieve the most pleasant lighting effect.

The Gravity CL is a suspended luminaire and is mounted to the ceiling by a special suspension bracket, from which it can be easily removed – for example to dock it onto the especially developed Dual Charger, which can hold up to two models at a time.