Fast Track / Light system
The changing patterns of living and communication, combined with wireless technologies have given rise to a less sharp division between home-space and workspace.
Responding to the need for more flexible spaces, and inspired by architectural track light systems, “Fast track” is a proposal for a simple and versatile lamp. It provides the flexibility of fixing lights along a track, but doesn’t require a complex set up.
It is thought for a domestic environment or a small office space, where it can be installed without much effort and provide a hanging light where is more convenient.
How does it work?
A strap with a conductive fabric core is fixed in tension across the room in two points. The net-like structure of the strap allows two small pins in the pegs to get in contact with the electro-conductive inner core on it.
The webbing strap can be adapted to fit the room size by means of a buckle and Velcro. In one side of the strap a cable with a switch is connected to the mains.
Inside the lamp the latest Led’s provide as much light as a fluorescent tube using less energy.
The Fast Track was selected as a finalist of the Design Parade competition by a jury presided by Jasper Morrison and exhibited at the Villa Noailles in Hyères (France) in 2009.
The "Fast Track" lamp was then exhibited a the London Design Festival in September the same year at the Brompton Design District as part of an exhibition called "Three yet One".
Up to three lamps can be added without affecting the light intensity.
The lamp works on low voltage (DC 12v) and has a transformer incorporated on the plug.
If you are a lighting company interested in developing a lamp based on a conductive ribbon instead of a cable, get in touch.