Oct.11, 2016


Minebea Co., Ltd.

Minebea's new LED lighting fixture "SALIOT CUBE" receives the "2016 Good Design Award"

The cube design type of Minebea's new LED lighting fixture SALIOT (Smart Adjustable Light for the Internet of Things), SALIOT CUBE, recently received the 2016 Good Design Award.

SALIOT CUBE received this Good Design Award because, as the judges said, "It enables remote operation using a smart phone app, including vertical and horizontal orientation, brightness and even light distribution angle, it is also encased in a simple cubic form including the heat sink without cables being exposed, and its functionality, operability, safety and design can be evaluated highly."

Minebea is working on R&D thinking that wireless or wired connectivity, sensors and the IoT are the keywords of the parts industry. In particular, we think that lighting is a product that can occupy an important position connecting devices in daily life in the arriving IoT society. In the future, Minebea will continue to take on the challenge of adding new value to lighting so that participants in the lighting industry can deliver products that will be useful to the lives of end users.


Minebea applied the light guiding panel technology and resin molding technology it cultivated in LED back lights to develop the SALIOT LED lighting fixture, the first in the industry* to allow automatic variation of the light distribution angle. Mass production and sales started from July 2015. By using motors to control the distance between the LED and the lens, SALIOT made it possible to adjust the light radiation area and distribution angle from 10 to 30 degrees. In addition, through the application of wireless technology in the development of our original software, this product allows users to easily control the vertical and horizontal orientation of lighting, the light distribution angle, and brightness with a smartphone or tablet.

Since starting sales, Minebea has expanded the product lineup to cope with more applications, including 47/25W LED Bluetooth Track Light and 5/7 inch Bluetooth Adjustable Down Light. The external appearance of SALIOT CUBE has been brought together in a minimal cubic style, simple and robust, and able to harmonize with the installation space.

* Based on Minebea's research as of July 2015

We are exhibiting at the Good Design Exhibition 2016

SALIOT CUBE will be introduced as the award winning design for this fiscal year at the Tokyo Midtown venue of the Good Design Exhibition 2016 being held at Tokyo Midtown and Shibuya Hikarie from October 28 (Friday), where all of the latest good design products will be gathered.

Good Design Exhibition 2016
Period : October 28 (Friday) - November 3 (Thursday / Public Holiday)
Venue : Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
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What is the Good Design Award?

The Good Design Award is a unique Japanese movement for the comprehensive evaluation and recommendation of designs that started a selection system for products of good design in 1957. This has developed over 60 years so far as a movement that improves Japanese industry and lifestyle culture through design and the number of products that have received awards has risen to more than 45,000. Today, it is now a global design award with many companies and groups from Japan and overseas participating, and the "G Mark," the symbol of the Good Design Award recipients, is known widely as a symbol that indicates excellent design.
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Related Information

Sales inquiries: Lighting Solution Product Sales Management
Phone: +81-(0)3-6758-6293 FAX: +81-(0)3-6758-6741
Mail: saliot@minebea.co.jp
Media inquiries: Corporate Communications Office
Phone: +81-(0)3-6758-6703 FAX: +81-(0)3-6758-6718
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