We call it “attractively tough”
On Ground is an extremely robust ground floodlight that can be used in many different types of installations. Now it is also available with LED and we would like to take the opportunity to show it off. Designer duo Joran Olsson and Erik Linder are responsible for On Ground. We asked them to tell us the story behind the product.
“Luminaires are to a light designer what tools are to a carpenter. In the same way that they have their personal favourites among all the hammers, screwdrivers and wrenches in their kit, we have favourites among all the spotlights, floodlights and post top luminaires.
But what do you do when you’re there with a full toolbox, but don’t have the ultimate tool? Most ground floodlights on the market have associated installation, drainage, glare and vandalism problems that often constitute a high cost.
We operate in areas that are seldom or never part of urban development, but where a large proportion of the population lives and works. More often than not, the financial resources required to plan these luminaires, with their associated problems and risks, are not available. The result is a poorer environment where e.g. beautifully lit trees and façades are a scarce resource.
We decided to solve the problem in our own way and design a luminaire that could be the special tool you feel you just have to have in your toolbox. A luminaire designed for even the toughest and most demanding environments that does not stand out in a negative way or at best is not even visible or noticeable. The result was On Ground. An ‘attractively tough’ ground floodlight that sits above the ground. Now our toolbox is even more complete!”
- Olsson & Linder
On Ground is a solid ground luminaire that, much as its name suggests, sits above the ground. This means that all forms of drainage problems can be avoided. The risk of the luminaire being covered by fallen leaves or snow is also minimised.
The luminaire is also very durable. The luminaire housing, which can be tilted for maximum flexibility, is protected and the thick material means that On Ground is equipped to tolerate heavy external influences.