Before light and beyond – an aspiration to quality that feno is completely committed to – is demonstrated once again by the fe spot luminaire. The fe spot’s successful design concept together with the innovative strength of feno, the manufacturer of the shining example of outstanding design, impressed the 37 strong expert jury of the 2013 red dot product design award. Convincing them means being allowed to present the product internationally with the “red dot”. After all, feno’s fe spot proved itself amongst 4,662 product submissions in 19 different categories.
The fe spot is characterised by a completely-thought-out concept. As a result, it fits in a conventional MR16 light sockets without the need for tools and replaces the widely used 50 mm halogen lamps with efficient, high power LEDs. The spot impresses not only with its clever function, but also with its sophisticated, cool design thanks to the black anodised aluminium heat-sink milled from solid aluminium. The refined surface shows the lamp’s high technical and design standards.
Most innovative of all, the heat-sink’s side-mounted fins allow the fe spot to remain flat and be built into low-hung ceilings. In addition, the aluminium collar – available in a range of anodised colours – concentrates the light perfectly while the lamp’s diffuser lens emits light in three selectable directions. Last, but not least, the intelligent design is continued in the assembly of the lamp: thanks to sophisticated load distribution, only four M3 screws are needed for mounting all the components. As a result, plug and adhesive connectors are redundant. And although it was conceived as a recessed lamp, the fe spot is also being used as a stand-alone lamp – perhaps the greatest proof of its excellent design. Because the fe spot shines on all sides.
Following the prize-giving – part of the traditional red dot gala in the Aalto Theatre in Essen on the 1st of July 2013 – the fe spot will be on show for four weeks at a special exhibition at the Essen red dot design museum. And, soon after perhaps, in living rooms around the world.
By the way, feno was awarded twice at the 2013 red dot product design awards. The fe s.soft lt1 8 lamp was awarded an “honourable mention”.