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The Lighting Bible Anniversary Edition by Delta Light

Delta Light celebrates its 30th anniversary with new lighting bible

Dezeen promotion: Delta Light has released The Lighting Bible Anniversary Edition, showcasing its latest designs in celebration of its 30th anniversary.

First published in 1997, The Lighting Bible catalogue combines technical information with "inspiration" for professionals and end-users, alongside an overview of projects by Delta Light.

The anniversary edition of the catalogue features an updated front cover and more than 1,100 pages of new designs, technical innovations and project images.

The Lighting Bible Anniversary Edition by Delta Light
Delta Light's latest lighting bible celebrates the brand's 30th anniversary

"Over the years we have made it our mission to come up with new collections every year," explained Jan Ameloot, managing director of Delta Light.

"We are in an industry that is constantly evolving. New materials and technologies enable us to push the boundaries, while at the same time new expectations and trends in architecture and design challenge us to come up with innovative solutions."

The Lighting Bible Anniversary Edition by Delta Light
The Lass-Oh! lamp is included in The Lighting Bible

Some of Delta Light's new ranges featured in the latest Lighting Bible include Lass-Oh!, Shiftline Matrix, Breess, Fragma, Needle, and Magnetic Curves.

Lass-Oh! is designed to resemble a snake, with a "slim cylindrical contour" that is available in four different shapes, finished in black or metallic gold.

Delta Light has placed LEDs inside its body to ensure low-glare and maximum eye-comfort, and thin suspension cables that "seem to disappear".

The Lighting Bible Anniversary Edition by Delta Light
Fragma is also included in the book

Another new range, the Shiftline Matrix is intended to offer maximum flexibility, comprising a system of magnetic connections that enable users to create their own lighting arrangements within a space.

Like Lass-Oh!, the collection is available in black and gold, and these colours can also be teamed together to create contrasting finishes.

The Lighting Bible Anniversary Edition by Delta Light
The Lighting Bible Anniversary Edition has over 1100 pages and includes new designs

Breess is wall mounted light, designed to resemble the "poetic movement from sheets of paper, twirling in the wind".

It is similar in size to an A4 paper sheet, available as either "portrait or landscape", and has a matt white finish and hidden wall fixtures to look as though it is floating against the wall.

"All-round track" spotlight Fragma is designed by Delta Light for "high-demanding commercial environments", and is designed for visual comfort.

It is characterised by a strong black casing, mounted on a support that enables the fixtures to be rotated and tilted. It is available in three different versions.

The Lighting Bible Anniversary Edition by Delta Light
One of the new featured collections called Breess is designed to look like paper

One of Delta Light's more minimal designs featured in the catalogue is Needle, which takes the form of slim tubes that "carelessly" hang down and "peek around to throw a highlight wherever needed".

Delta Light intends for it to be combined with multiple fixtures to create playful clusters, or for it to be used as a single light.

Finally, the new Magnetic Curves range was developed to adapt to "curvature shapes of modern architecture", and comprises a series of linear and rounded mounts onto which different lighting modules can be magnetically attached.

The Lighting Bible Anniversary Edition by Delta Light
It also features its new Magnetic Curves range designed for modern buildings

Delta Light is international lighting brand, grown from a local family Belgian manufacturing business. It is also headline sponsor for Dezeen Awards for the second year in a row.

Other recent projects by the company include its first Italian showroom in Milan, intended to educate visitors on architectural lighting, as well as its Polesano street lamp designed in collaboration with Dean Skira.

Find out more about the lighting bible on the Delta Light website.