Pico Product Anatomy

Lighting magazine frequently include a Product Anatomy section within their magazine, where a current luminaire is disassembled and explored by external judges before their feedback is published within the article. This is particularly beneficial to specifiers as it enables them to determine an outsider’s thoughts about the product.

Lighting magazine’s June issue saw Precision Lighting’s Pico range disassembled and analysed, and we are thrilled to say the judges were impressed by the Pico range. Ben Cronin, Editor of Lighting Magazine described the Pico as “nothing short of a mini-marvel”. The article compares the aesthetics of the range to that of the brushed aluminium Apple Mac, and the pan and tilt function, to the smoothness of the opening mechanism of a MacBook Pro.

The Pico range is available with various mounting options to offer flexibility during specification. The Pico Plus allows the mini range to hold accessories, while a variable beam version, the Pico Zoom, is also available; offering beam angles between 12º and 30º.

An extract from the article:

"Lighting designers and architects will probably be more concerned with the ‘spec-and-forget’ functionality of the product and the brushed aluminium Apple Mac aesthetic, both of which are borne of the sort of engineering you’d expect to find in something like an exterior luminaire. “Every product we make is machined from aerospace-grade aluminium,” says Baxter. “We do this because the thermal coefficient is better than cast aluminium so you can get more light out of a smaller product. Basically it’s a better heat sink than cast aluminium.

The similarity with the Apple Mac doesn’t end there. In fact, the pan-and-tilt function in the range has a constant torque mechanism that brings to mind the smoothness of the opening mechanism of a MacBook Pro. “Everything follows the same format of lockability in both pan and tilt,” says Baxter. “Each and every luminaire has a ball bearing-aided rotation. So, rather than a conventional rotation device, in which you have two pieces of metal stuck together, almost grinding together as the device rotates, it enables you to have this very smooth rotation.”"

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Some technological developments mean things get bigger and better, but others work on the premise that small is beautiful. Enter Precision Lighting's Pico miniature spotlight - nothing short of a mini marvel.
Ben Cronin, Lighting Magazine