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BEGA Vortex Optics®

JUNE 12, 2019

An innovative optical technology

A luminaire’s light distribution should complement the form of the space that it is illuminating. While the majority of building geometries are rectangular, many luminaires create a circular pattern of light. BEGA’s vortex reflector changes the norm by creating a uniquely square light distribution on the ground plane.
BEGA vortex optics®

Engineered for Optics

There are times when creating a rhythm of scallops on a wall, or pools of light on the floor, is the intended design approach. However, when a designer is looking to achieve uniform light on a plane, our innovative BEGA vortex optics® make this possible. As illustrated below, a typical wide beam downlight will create tall scallops on a wall, while a narrow beam downlight creates bright pools of light on the floor.

BEGA’s vortex downlight avoids creating scallops on the wall, and still achieves excellent uniformity at the ground plane. These optical properties are excellent for canopies and passageways, as well as wide open spaces such as atriums and lobbies.

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Wide downlight distribution

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Narrow downlight distribution

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Vortex downlight distribution

High Efficacy with Superior Optical Control

Rather than a standard parabolic reflector which was initially designed around an omnidirectional lamp, this reflector aims to optimize the flux output from a small, flat LED source. The patent pending vortex technology rotates a parabolic reflector around the vertical axis to form a complex vortex shape.

The geometry of this reflector enables light to make contact with a larger portion of the reflective surface than a traditional parabolic reflector in combination with an LED source.

The depth and details of this reflector are suited perfectly for each diode, blocking direct views of the light source. This ingenious design balances high efficacy with superior optical control, while minimizing glare and eliminating shadows and artifacts in the distribution.

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Omni-directional source
+ parabolic reflector

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LED directional source
+ parabolic reflector

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LED directional source
+ BEGA Vortex reflector

Many Scales & Distributions

BEGA Vortex Optics® are used in multiple of our luminaires including recessed and surface ceiling, as well as in-grades.

BEGA Vortex Optics® are used in multiple of our luminaires including recessed and surface ceiling, as well as in-grades. Various distribution types are available, including symmetric wide, narrow, and asymmetric. Explore all of the ways you can use this impressive new optical technology through the technical documents available on each product page. Luminaires including recessed and surface ceiling, as well as in-grades.

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Narrow Beam

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Wide Beam

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Asymmetric

Explore Products with BEGA Vortex Optics®

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Surface Mounted Square Downlights

For exterior or interior applications where a recessed power source is not ideal. Available in symmetric and asymmetric.

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Square Downlights

For exterior or interior applications when luminaire should be flush with the ceiling. Available in symmetric and asymmetric.

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Square Downlights

Available in white, stainless steel or polished aluminium trim, and both symmetric and asymmetric. For interior applications only.

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In-grade Luminaire

Designed to manage visual comfort while maximizing efficacy for the illumination of building facades, signage, sculptures, and architectural features.

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Surface Mounted Linear Downlights

For exterior or interior applications where a recessed power source is not ideal. Available in symmetric and asymmetric.

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Linear Downlights

For exterior or interior applications when luminaire should be flush with the ceiling. Available in symmetric and asymmetric.