Lighting is complicated — make no bones about it.
Rambusch offers the widest choice of architectural lighting solutions in the industry. Many manufacturers base a reputation on one type of fixture or sheer size of operation. We, on the other hand, provide light where needed, never detracting from or adversely affecting the architectural environment. This aim has held steady through four generations of the firm’s management.
Over the past sixty years the firm has developed a selection of luminaires that provide a uniquely varied array of lighting distributions. Well-engineered fixtures distribute their light in a highly controlled manner, and an entire system of such hardware makes much better use of the light and the room together. In this way, we can achieve design objectives while making the most of the available lumens. We keep efficiency in mind while prioritizing the best placements for every project. To do this, it’s simply more effective to install a variety of fixtures in combination when lighting a complete architectural space. The point is to deliver light from multiple locations, in different distributions, and at various intensities. This is engineered lighting. As an integrated family, Rambusch engineered fixtures work in combination to achieve what one single fixture type cannot.
To light spaces and help designers best use our tools in creating uplifting environments, Rambusch provides far more than hardware. In addition to building fixtures, our business is built on communication, collaboration and shared knowledge. While there are other approaches, ours has served Rambusch clients well for over a century.
Downlighting provides a visually, and numerically smooth spread of light from many possible overhead locations. Fixtures are typically placed far outside the normal field of view, and can provide general illumination without detracting from the aesthetics of the space. Downlight provides people with enough light to read, perform tasks, interact, and people-watch.
Interior architectural uplighting is available in a wide variety of indirect beam patterns. Fixtures are mounted to locate the lamp above sight lines; thus, the luminaires unobtrusively enhance a space while maintaining glare-free visual comfort. Varied beam patterns are available to address different architectural spaces.
Accent lighting highlights areas and objects to separate them from their background. Fixtures are mounted on either track or platforms. They are most often employed in multiples to properly render subjects for display and theatrical effects, cross-lighting to reduce shadowing.
Architects and engineers often adapt standard engineered products to accomplish their objectives. We can accommodate nearly any customized solution for any size project. Modifications to our basic platforms may involve any aspect of the lighting fixture including baffles, housings, mounting brackets, wall plates, special finishes, reflector arrangements and much more.
Wallwashers comprise a flexible family of optics, and are designed specifically to deliver visually smooth, controlled light patterns over wide areas. These fixtures are highly versatile, finding a myriad of uses in museums and gallery spaces.
Purdue University saved significant installation costs by retrofitting an existing system with Rambusch LED downlights using existing Rambusch trims. Ambiance and user comfort has increased, with an expected energy savings of 70% and a 4-year payback.
We designed, manufactured, and installed an integrated, expandable lighting system of Rambusch fixtures controlled by a Lutron multi-scene dimmer to serve all the various liturgies and lighting needs.
Rambusch designed, manufactured, and installed a new lighting system that dramatically reduced power consumption, saves maintenance costs, and, most importantly, modulates light via dimming programs that effectively support the various liturgies and events that take place in the Cathedral.
Rambusch designed and shaped a new liturgical environment — altar, ambo, reredos, cathedra and the new Blessed Stanley Rother Oratory — all viewed under a flexible Rambusch lighting system.