Speciale (St. John’S Co-Cathedral, Valletta)

Speciale (St. John’S Co-Cathedral, Valletta)

This suspended luminaire has been expressly conceived to light the lateral chapels of St John’s Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. Its shape took inspiration from the incense burners hanging from the chapel’s vaults.
When studying how to design this luminaire, we considered its role: illuminating the paintings in the lunettes, emphasizing the precious decorations on the vault, creating an accent on the altar and lighting the many artworks inside the chapel. A multiprojection suspended luminaire comes to life with a direct, indirect or accent light emission.
This suspended luminaire is made of a main frame, complete with an external closing element (made of a golden machined and anodized aluminium plate) and a suspension rod made of a golden painted steel tube.
The direct emission is obtained through No. 4 extractable projectors that can be adjusted by means of an arm; they are placed in the lower part of the body and are equipped with a QR 111 halogen lamp.
The indirect emission is obtained through No. 4 rectangular and adjustable projectors; they are placed in the upper part of the body and equipped with symmetrical optics and HIT metal halide lamp.
The accent emission is obtained through No. 12 projectors that can be adjusted by means of an arm; they are placed in the upper part of the body and equipped with a QR CBC 51 halogen lamp.
All the projectors are equipped with UV-Block + Heat Reflex filter to control the emission of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared radiation (IRC) in order to contain the harmful radiations transmitted by the source.
Speciale (St. John’S Co-Cathedral, Valletta) Speciale (St. John’S Co-Cathedral, Valletta) Speciale (St. John’S Co-Cathedral, Valletta)