The lighting module of Keha3’s Branch lamp consists of an aluminium profile, which includes LED elements with optics.
The cooling characteristics for LED lighting systems are highly relevant when manufacturers select materials. But aluminium provides other valuable properties, too.
The Estonian company Keha3 designs and manufactures outdoor lightings, and furniture and accessories for the urban environment. Aluminium has grown into the company’s material of choice.
In fact, Keha3 is pretty much impressed by all things aluminium.
“Its volume weight, the extensive spectrum of technological methods for processing and production of this metal, its corrosion resistance and its appealing finishing look – especially on anode surfaces – all are important for what we do,” says Margus Triibmann, designer and CEO of Keha3.
“These characteristics enable the creation of aesthetic, durable, high-quality and reasonable price-range outdoor lightings. And once the life-cycle of those urban designs is over, the material can still be used for various forms and reused for different functions.”
“Taking into account the ratio of quality and price, aluminium has proven to be a reliable, and thus far, the best material of choice.”
Production methods and local production
Evaluating materials includes more than just comparing material properties. Triibmann says manufacturers must also consider production methods and technology, the form of the product and its final function.
Another aspect, at least to Keha3, is local support. “We want to use material suppliers in the Estonian market, since it lessens unnecessary transportation costs and also boosts the home market,” he says.