Winner: Pico Zoom by Peter McClelland for Precision Lighting
Pico Zoom is believed to be one of the smallest variable beam LED product currently available on the market. Discreet, unobtrusive and without compromise, the Pico Zoom offers flexibility and performance in a product that is incredibly small but still perfectly formed. Bringing variable beam technology to the Pico range, the Zoom optic can be adjusted between 12 degrees and 30 degrees. Achieved through a linear slide mechanism, it has been engineered to include a finely tuned friction level which ensures that it is comfortable to use when focusing but presents no risk of sagging or movement over time. The Pico Zoom is machined, not cast, from aerospace-grade AL6063-T6 aluminium. Selected for its high thermal performance, this method of production ensures that precision lighting's exacting high standards are always achieved. Bearing-assisted rotation and a constant-torque tilt mechanism provide a smooth, constant movement for superior adjustability, enabling precise control. The onboard proprietary 24V driver built into the Pico Zoom provides a number of benefits to the client, including parallel connection and the ability to replace luminaires without shutting off the power supply. The driver, which is not polarity sensitive, also provides onboard filtering, which prevents any conducted noise from affecting the light output. As the current is controlled locally, the same power supply can be used across a whole range of products.
The judges said:
'A miniature fitting offering maximum control'
'Every functional detail has been meticulously thought through'