Founded in 1993 by Franco Cassina and Carlo Forcolini in Italy, Nemo was established to recreate the lighting pieces that best represented the "Golden Age" of Italian lighting design of the 1960s and '70s. Nemo acquired ItalianaLuce five years later, offering a line of clean, relaxed modern lighting that provided an informal counterpoint to the vintage mid-century authenticity found in Nemo's modernist line of Franco Albini-designed lighting.
The Vela Ceiling/Wall Combo is available with the following:
- Sand blasted and white painted glass shade
- Brass supports
- Chrome finish
Size: Small, Large
Light Option: Incandescent, Fluorescent
- Large Fluorescent option utilizes two 36 Watt 120 Volt Type 2G10 Fluorescent lamps (not included).
- Large Incandescent option utilizes two 100 Watt 120 Volt Type E26 Incandescent lamps (not included).
- Small Fluorescent option utilizes two 26 Watt 120 Volt Type 2G10 Fluorescent lamps (not included).
- Small Incandescent option utilizes two 100 Watt 120 Volt Type E26 Incandescent lamps (not included).
- Small Option Fixture: Height 4.75", Width 22.25", Length 22.25"
- Large Option Fixture: Height 7", Width 32.5", Length 32.5"
How many lumens do I need?
LumensThe amount of light that comes from a bulb, which has commonly been measured in watts. The more lumens, the brighter the bulb.
WattageA measurement of the power delivered to a component of an electric circuit (allowing a one-ampere current to flow through the component under the pressure of 1 volt.)
Bulb ShapeBulb shapes are denoted with a letter, which describes the shape, and a number, which indicates the size. The number indicates the diameter of the light bulb at its widest part in eighths of an inch.
BaseThe part of the bulb that connects to the fixture and its power supply. Bulb bases are denoted with the letter E, and a number which indicates the diameter of the bulb base at its widest part in millimeters.
VoltageIndicates how much voltage a bulb can accept via the fixture it's installed in.
Light Color TemperatureThe relative color from a light source, measured on the Kelvin temperature scale. Warm light is lower in color temperature (2700-3000 K) and cool, blue light is higher (5000 K).
Average Rated LifeThe average amount time that a bulb is expected to last.
CRICRI = color rendering index. This number, which can go from 0 to 100, measures the ability of a light or bulb accurately renders colors. The higher the number, the better, with most quality bulbs these days measuring at least in the 80s.
Need help with some of our terminology? Check out Lumens' Lighting & Design Glossary.