Parscan spotlights from ERCO: Systematic diversity for museums and much more

Parscan spotlights from ERCO: Systematic diversity for museums and much more  [PKM_Objekt]
Lüdenscheid, February 2017. From large-scale sculptures to miniature painting and from scarabs to dinosaurs - museums and exhibitions of any size are the main applications of Parscan, the most extensive and universal range of spotlights in the ERCO program. The product family offers a diversity of versions with various light distributions, construction sizes and lumen packages. Common features are the purist, cylindrical form, an adapter for 2-circuit tracks, high quality of light, exceptional visual comfort and superior design.

Modern museum concepts make use of the dramatic potential of their themes, exhibits and spaces - contrasts between small and large, rest and motion as well as brightness and shadow guide visitors and also astound them. This level of design diversity means that scenographers and lighting designers need correspondingly diverse, flexible and performative lighting systems oriented precisely to the requirements of museum operation. Such applications serve as a benchmark for the Parscan range of spotlights from ERCO. Parscan spotlights, floodlights and wallwashers are flexibly positioned on 2-circuit tracks, and are of course also ideal for accent lighting objects and architectural details in high quality stores, restaurants and prestigious management buildings.

Good design runs in the family
The common element of the Parscan family is in its purist design with a cylindrical, cast aluminum luminaire head that provides optimum thermal conditions for the LED modules and control gear. A further common feature is the special shape of the mounting bracket which blends seamlessly into the overall form if the spotlight is aligned as a downlight directly downwards. The compact pivoting mechanism also means that Parscan remains completely adjustable even when installed in ceiling channels. With four construction sizes and corresponding lumen packages, the Parscan range generates luminous flux levels from 210lm up to a powerful 6600lm, thus also enabling high-impact lighting over larger distances.

Flexible due to interchangeable optics
Parscan is an ideal example of the added value provided by the ERCO luminaire system - the consistent application of patented LED optics with collimator and exchangeable Spherolit lenses gives lighting designers a choice of no less than seven different light distributions with each construction size. With the rotationally symmetrical spotlight characteristics these range from precise narrow spot to extra wide flood, the latter also being suitable for highly efficient, general planar lighting with high visual comfort and economically wide luminaire spacing.

The axially symmetric oval flood light distribution can be freely rotated due to the cylindrical form of the light unit, enabling stepless alignment onto the target object or plane. Asymmetrical wallwash light distribution transforms Parscan into a tool for vertical lighting - indispensable in museums when illuminating picture galleries for example or for the perception-orientated, efficient illumination of architecture.

Dimmable down to 1% for subtle contrasts
Lighting designers and conservationists in museums work with precisely controlled illuminance levels, and for this reason Parscan is available with dimmable control gear. The dimmable control gear can be dimmed down to 1%, either externally via trailing edge, by using the integral potentiometer or combination of both. Selection between warm white (3000K) or neutral white (4000K) light colors provides additional flexibility for creative lighting designs.

Technical features
ERCO lens system: Spherolit lens, collimating lens made of optical polymer
Light distributions: Narrow spot, spot, flood, wide flood, extra wide flood, oval flood, wallwash
ERCO LED module: High-efficiency LEDs on metal core PCBs, light colors: warm white (3000K) or neutral white (4000K)
Housing and bracket: Powder-coated cast aluminum: white, black or silver
Control gear: Phase dimmable and with integrated potentiometer
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About ERCO
The ERCO Light Factory in the German town of Lüdenscheid is a leading international specialist in architectural lighting using LED technology. The family business, founded in 1934, now operates as a global player with independent sales organisations and partners in 55 countries worldwide. Since 2015 ERCO's portfolio has been 100% LED. With this in mind, ERCO in Lüdenscheid develops, designs and produces digital luminaires with focus on photometrics, electronics and design. Working closely with architects, lighting designers and engineers, ERCO develops lighting tools used primarily for applications in the following fields: Work, Shop, Culture, Community, Hospitality, Living, Public and Contemplation. ERCO understands digital light as the fourth dimension of architecture - providing highly precise and efficient lighting solutions to support creative designers in turning their visions into reality.

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The common element of the Parscan family is its minimalist design with a cylindrical, cast aluminum luminaire head.

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Parscan with various light distributions is used in the Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema, Jeju. Lighting design by Arario Creative Design Team.

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