Cooledge Lighting has initiated a paradigm shift that will transform lighting as we know it—from legacy bulbs and fixtures—to one that functions as a building material. Cooledge has created a range of lighting products that can be measured, cut, sized and integrated into the fabric of any environment in much the same way conventional building materials function today.
The company’s founders recognized that in addition to making lighting more efficient, there was an opportunity to advance architectural lighting by using new technologies in ways that could capitalize on widely ignored characteristics of LEDs: their small size and their high efficiency when under-driven, which results in easily managed operating temperatures. While others adapted LEDs for retrofit into traditional formats, Cooledge challenged convention by discovering new ways to integrate light into space.
Cooledge understands that by changing the physical dimensions of light, creatives will be able to transform the environments they design in new and unexpected ways. New flexibility in where and how you position light allows spaces to be transformed from a design perspective and from a construction perspective. Material light is a sustainable choice that is energy efficient and requires far less raw material to produce. The overall installation process is simpler and projects are more cost effectively built.
The company’s first product was introduced in 2013 and received the Design Excellence Award from LIGHTFAIR International for its innovative approach and for advancing the state of the art in lighting. In the following years, Cooledge continued to evolve its product portfolio. Today, TILE and LINE illuminate walls, ceilings, displays and perimeters in environments around the world.
Cooledge is backed by both venture capital and grants from the Canadian Government through the SDTC program.