The Moooi Team is truly sorry to hear of the loss of Raimond Puts.
Raimond will always be remembered by Moooi as 'The man who brought the starry sky into our homes'.
If there is some sort of thread that travels through the life of Raimond Puts (1937 - 2012) then it must be that of technical engineering. The machine designer he later became developed this talent already at a very early age when he played around with his meccano toy box. Technical science has fascinated him since. During his technical education he was trained in the craft of metalwork and owing to this a new world opened up for him.
About thirty years ago he began building models from cheap materials like strip–iron, mosquito nets & paper. He became attracted to the challenges of making geometric shapes & models. Over the years he has experimented with all sorts of shapes & materials. He searches for solutions to the practical problems he encounters with an angel-like patience & determination. Over the years his constructions have become more refined and by making use of the LED-technique, Raimond has found an extremely productive combination. In his work he searched for the ideal integration of beauty & functionality. In his designs he always searched for the essence & creates from minimal means, maximum results.
He was not only interested in the exterior results. His objects stand as models for a world in which everything is connected to everything else. Everything fits perfectly. This conceptual simplicity inspired him to continue searching for newer constructions. In them, he found peace & continous surprises.
In 2010 Raimond Puts won the best Woonproduct of 2010 Award (Sanoma Woon Awards) with the Raimond light.
The intricate spheres of Raimond transport the electrical current. The LED terminals then join these
paths to create an atmospheric ambiance. The transparant lenses are specially detailed to spread
warm white light in every direction.
Wideangle led spot
power consumption 18W
colour temperature (degrees Kelvin, K)
2879K (warm white, comparable to incandescent)
colour rendering index
luminous flux (Lumen, lm)
620lm (≈ 60W incandescent)
Cable length 4M | 13.1ft (transparant) can be shortened down to 30cm | 11.8".
For a fluent dimming behaviour we advice a dimmer that is compatible with the following specs:
Transformer type: Electronic Low Voltage (ELV)
Load type: Capacitive load (C-Type)
Dimmer type: Trailing edge / Reverse phase
Please note the functioning of the dimmer and the power supply combination can never be predicted, it always needs to be tested in practice.
Stainless Steel 304 (indoor use, not resistant to marine conditions)
Stainless steel gets the "stainless" portion of its name from its chromium oxide coating that resists staining, pitting and rusting. But although it holds up better than other metals, stainless steel is not impervious to rust. Time and certain environmental conditions like salt air will slowly erode stainless steel's protective coating. When the chloride in the aerosolized salt in salt air lands on the surface of the stainless steel, it breaks down the chromium oxide.