DOT is the latest product designed by Foster + Partners for Italian lighting manufacturer Lumina. The practice’s industrial design team has worked closely with Lumina’s engineers over the past two years to create a pendant light that is visually simple and discreet, yet technically advanced.
The light comprises two main elements: a suspended disc below a circular reflector. The lower disc contains an array of LEDs behind an optimised lens, which focuses light on the reflector to create even, glare-free illumination. A custom-designed heat pipe carries electrical power to the LED array and efficiently draws heat away to the reflector above, which in turn acts as a heat sink. The DOT pendant light has a variety of applications, from the home to the office, and will be available initially in three diameters: 600mm, 800mm and 1200mm.