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SYSTEM X MODULAR LIGHTING by Ross Lovegrove

by , 06/20/07

Ross Lovegrove System X for Yamagiwa, Modular Lighting System, Flexible Flourescent X, High-tech fluorescent lighting system

Ross Lovegrove’s System X, which he designed for Yamagiwa, is a modular lighting system composed of flexible fluorescent X’s that can be linked with other X modules to create a modern and sculptural lighting system for any interior space. Imagine the possibilities, you can link as many or as few X modules you want both horizontally and vertically to cover entire walls, ceilings, even connect the X’s together to form circles of different sizes.


Each X module uses two T4 21W fluorescents and can be connected to an optional dimmer to “create zones of different temperatures of light in collective or singular modules.”

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31 Comments

  1. brycon August 20, 2008 at 12:05 am

    I would like to know where and who I call or email to buy these inovative solar Tree\’s.

  2. Kelly March 25, 2008 at 4:40 am

    Does anyone know the dimensions of a singular ‘X’? I’m using them in a design for uni and need to know the exact dimensions! Also. how do I find out the price? Or if anyone knows it please share!
    Thanks.

  3. sky January 2, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    is this real can i purchise it an how much

  4. David Hancock October 19, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Does anyone know if you have to buy this from yamagiwa direct ?

    dave

  5. Inhabitat » Ross ... October 4, 2007 at 2:15 am

    [...] Lovegrove, who most recently caught our eye with his System X modular lighting, has made his name by merging cutting edge technology with great design to produce everything from [...]

  6. tom September 26, 2007 at 1:10 am

    sweet! where could you buy this? …and for how much?

  7. Atelier Argos August 5, 2007 at 9:02 am

    Fantastic Design, love the work of Lovegrove

  8. Evan Galen August 4, 2007 at 11:28 am

    where are these shown in Manhnattan

  9. award tour » syst... July 11, 2007 at 6:53 pm

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  10. Lim Teck Heng June 25, 2007 at 4:06 am

    This modular lighting is very UNIQUE. We are interested on the modular lighting, do you have the local contact (in Singapore) to follow up.

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  12. Mac112 June 23, 2007 at 6:35 am

    The white plastic you see is just an outer shell, hiding the two bent tubes and electronics. The shell opens for tube replacement. At the end of each “leg” is a solid plastic connector, and different shaped covers are available for covering the joints. At the center of the X is a fitting with a steel wire for hanging.

    (I was given 9 units by a friend from a lighting company – they will be installed once our conference room has been redecorated…)

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    [...] or thousands of dollars I’m always looking for alternative ways to light. Something like this is interesting alternative. You can adjust the color temperature, and customize it to fit whatever [...]

  15. mike June 22, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    re LEDs:

    Actually, some of the highest-end LEDs can now match the best linear fluorescents for lumens/watt, the only problem is that it would be extremely expensive to buy enough of them to match the overall output of even a single cheap fluorescent tube. It’s a waste of money to use high-end LEDs behind a diffuser, it makes more sense to use them for spot-lighting and accent lighting where fluorescent lamps cannot be used.

    This is an interesting system though, I’m glad to see someone producing creative/artistic fluorescent fixtures. The newest fluorescent lamps have come a long way in terms of efficiency, and color/quality of light, but are not likely to succeed because most people still have the image of the crappy old-school flickery cool white bulbs in their head.

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  17. Jumpcuts » Lighting June 22, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    [...] or thousands of dollars I’m always looking for alternative ways to light. Something like this is interesting alternative.  You can adjust the color temperature, and customize it to fit [...]

  18. Cesar Debbas June 22, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Pls visit our website, we are a lighting specialist.
    We would like to have some more info about your new product

    Best regards

    Cesar Debbas

  19. curious george June 22, 2007 at 11:07 am

    This is such a good design…and system. Anyone know where I can purchase them?
    Thanks in advace!

  20. Clipset » Blog Ar... June 22, 2007 at 7:16 am

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  22. david in bali June 21, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    royalestel – apples to oranges, the correct answer is not really as flourscents are TUBE lights! That’s the beauty of this design – form=function and funtion=form

    Clara – just how many Clara’s does it take to change a light bulb – clearly more than one……

    J – the connections are clearly indicated – to can be hidden – what’s a jbox?

  23. royalestel June 21, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Eric, I thought you were joking with your post. Did some research. . . interesting.

    http://www.otherpower.com/otherpower_lighting.html

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  25. J June 21, 2007 at 10:53 am

    it does look really cool though :)

  26. J June 21, 2007 at 10:53 am

    where’s the ballast and jbox? and how exactly do these Xs connect together? the model shown has filleted edges and no sort of indication of connections. also curious how the current would flow through one X to the next…

  27. ivanadesign June 21, 2007 at 9:01 am

    Ross Lovegrove is the best designer I know!! Awesome works

  28. Clara June 21, 2007 at 1:47 am

    So how does one change the fluorescent tube?

  29. Eric June 20, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    Nice way of making fluorescents look more artistic/design-y.

    Yes, you could do this with LEDs, but they aren’t efficient enough yet to compete with tubular fluorescents in terms of light output per watt.

  30. Sebastian June 20, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    This is so coool =)

  31. nevenart June 20, 2007 at 11:29 am

    This is a good Idea…..Would it be possible to something like this with LED’s?

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