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Galleries // 2020 Spark:Product // Glint Hero Luminaire

Glint Hero Luminaire

Winner - Platinum

Competition: Spark:Product
Designer: Dan Harden - CEO/Founder/Principal Designer
Design Type: Lighting
Company / Organization / School: Whipsaw, Inc
Team Members: Dan Harden, Cole Derby, Carlos Terminel & Yale Shaw of Whipsaw, Inc. for Glint Photonics

Glint Hero is the first luminaire that can point light in any direction without moving the fixture itself. Instead of a conventional single bulb placed inside a reflector cone facing out, Hero has a row of 10 fixed LEDs that shine up into a corresponding row of 10 tiny reflectors that can move. A joystick at the end of the row moves the complete row of reflectors in an X-Y axis. As the row of reflectors moves relative to the fixed row of LEDs below it, the angle of light changes dramatically—without moving the fixture. Since Hero’s fixture never needs to move to aim light, multiple units can be perfectly aligned to one another for a clean contemporary look, instead of a bunch of messy track lights aimed in many directions. Additionally, since the LEDs are pointed up inside the reflector instead of out, there is no glare whatsoever.


Glint Hero Luminaire, Product Design

"Seems to tick all the right boxes."

"Well resolved, end-user considered and fit for purpose."

"Has a joystick at the end of the row of lights that moves the complete row of reflectors in an X-Y axis - allowing multiple luminaires to be aligned and installed in tight spaces."

"Flexible where it counts."