Since launch, in excess of 170,000 Inceptor Omni units have been sold.
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When it was launched in July 2017, Inceptor Omni brought to the market a new and improved fire-rated downlight that combined the existing technology of the original and revolutionary Inceptor downlights with a number of new, cutting edge features – all at a highly competitive price.
Flexibility and ease of installation were the major considerations in the design of the Inceptor Omni, which offers a number of key features including:
• Adjustable colour temperature switch – allowing the selection of colour temperatures to suit the installation
• Interchangeable fixed and adjustable bezels
• Insulation support clip for use when insulation is present
• Part L compliant, it has with a 5 year extended warranty, when registered online.
It is this combination of features that Scolmore believes has positioned Inceptor Omni as unique in the marketplace. Add to this the flexibility and speed of installation it allows, and you can see why Inceptor is so popular with contractors, who are under constant pressure to meet tight deadlines and budgets.
Colour temperature switch – the Omni features a built-in, three position switch which allows for instant change of the colour temperature. In utilising the latest Chip On Board COB LED lighting technology, Scolmore has taken the benefits of an LED light source and using a faceted front lens, has modified the single point of light to give a dichroic effect, resulting in a halogen type illumination. This is generally regarded within the industry to be the most popular type of lighting effect.
Bezel options – with each Inceptor Omni there is the option for either a fixed or adjustable bezel. The Omni comes with the fixed bezel as standard in the desired finish and there are three finishes available – White, Chrome and Satin Chrome. A simple twist and lock feature means the bezel can be quickly and easily replaced as required.
Insulation Support Clip – the removable insulation support clip fixes directly onto the Omni. This means that insulation is lifted away from the unit, maintaining a minimum air space and helping to dissipate any heat generated. The lowering of the temperature around the fitting can extend the life of the unit.
Along with these unique, new attributes, Inceptor Omni retains all the features and benefits that have made the original Inceptor products so popular among specifiers, architects and contractors. It incorporates Scolmore’s award-winning FlameGuard system technology, offering a 30, 60, and 90 minute fire rating, and is acoustic and airflow compliant. Its high powered compact driver allows it to be fitted into a recess depth of just 65mm. It features the Flow Connector, Scolmore’s pre-wired connection system that is designed to speed up installation and to allow even faster removal for testing and replacement of components.
The company’s trademark blue strip of intumescent adds an extra barrier of protection against fire by expanding to fill the gap between the plasterboard and the light fitting.
Inceptor Omni features improved ingress protection ratings with the fixed bezel now IP65-rated and the adjustable bezel with an IP54 rating. This makes it ideal for use in situations where moisture and low pressure water jets are a factor such as kitchen, bathroom and wet room installations.
Inceptor Omni installed at Scolmore’s headquarters
We put the Inceptor Omni product to the test when we decided to expand and totally redesign the visitor centre at our Midlands headquarters. Measuring 180 square metres – with the capacity to accommodate up to 60 guests at any one time – the visitor centre is designed to host a range of events including product launches and demonstrations, training session for customers, as well as corporate and industry events.
One of the key considerations was the lighting and in particular the ability to control the lighting – from an energy efficiency point of view, as well as to offer ease and flexibility of control to reflect the variety of lighting functions and scenes required, depending on the particular event or activity taking place.
To begin with the vast ceiling space was divided up into 9 main sections to allow for banks of lighting to be installed and controlled – with downlights taking up the centre space along the length of the ceiling and also as spotlights around the edges. This means that various areas of the room can be lit as required e.g. the front part with the screen can be dimmed during a presentation with the back area lit for candidates’ comfort.
A total of 40 Inceptor Omni fire-rated, integrated LED downlights were installed for the project. As well as in the ceiling, they were fitted in pairs across the top of the display pods which are used to group the various products ranges together.