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Ozone Lighting Solutions awarded Accredited Supplier status with the Carbon Trust

April 20th, 2017 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Ozone Lighting Solutions is delighted to announce that their application to become an accredited supplier for The Carbon Trust has been successful.

The information provided in Ozone’s application form and case studies, combined with positive feedback received from client reference sites and interviews, demonstrated Ozone’s significant track record in the design and delivery of successful, high quality lighting solutions.

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund offers a capital contribution of 30% of a project cost, to small and medium sized businesses, who could benefit from financial support to help them become a greener business. Only accredited suppliers of the Carbon Trust can deliver projects funded through the Green Business Fund.

Ozone is committed to helping businesses achieve their energy saving targets and will happily visit site to discuss exact requirements prior to offering a free no obligation quotation, detailing potential energy savings.

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April 19th, 2017 | Latest News | 0 Comments

The latest edition of the DANLERS product catalogue has been released and is available for anyone from wholesalers, contractors, specifiers, energy management professionals, original equipment manufacturers and lighting companies through to serious DIYers.

The new catalogue includes all the tried and trusted range for which DANLERS holds an enviable reputation for reliability and service. Additionally, there are many new innovative energy saving products including three significant product ranges.


– Ceiling flush mounted versions
– Ceiling surface mounted versions
– Dimming versions for either DALI or 1-10VDC ballasts
– Standard ceiling mount and high bay options
– 100m signal range via Bluetooth (Android Only)
– Versions with real time scheduling (ControlZAPP) for changes of state or function


– 3 lens variants
– Narrow, spot or wide detection patterns
– Manually adjusted or remotely programmable versions
– Switching only versions
– Dimming versions for DALI, DSI or 1-10VDC ballasts


– New run-on timer for timed or permanent low light level function

– Versions for DALI, DSI or 1-10VDC ballasts.

Customers can order their copy in either the A4 size or the compact DL version by telephone: 01249 443377, email: ,  fax 01249 443388 or by filling in the form on our weblink


Osram is the official lighting partner for the Eurovision Song Contest for the third time in a row

April 13th, 2017 | Latest News | 0 Comments

The Munich-based high-tech lighting specialist provides a unique combination of spectacular lighting effects, music and emotions

As the official lighting partner for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), Osram had already given excellent support to the mega show business event in 2015 in Vienna and in 2016 in Stockholm. As a powerful company for state-of-the-art digital lighting technology Osram will continue the successful collaboration this year in Kyiv (resp. Kiev). “The past few years have been an impressive example of how lighting design can play an essential role in showcasing the songs. Effective illumination is crucial for the impact of the songs. That’s why we’re very happy to be the partner for the ESC once again,” says Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram. 

The capital of the Ukraine is staging the competition for the second time, having done so back in 2005. This year’s ESC slogan will be “Celebrate Diversity” and will run through all aspects of the event. It builds on last year’s slogan of “Come Together” and focuses on diversity as an essential part of the Eurovision set of values. Organizers consider it important once again this year to highlight the things all the participating countries have in common, and at the same time celebrate their special differences with fantastic music. The aim is to turn the show into a unique combination of culture, technology and creativity. True to the slogan of “Staging Emotion”, Osram will help create a spectacular stage for the participants from 43 countries during the semi-finals and the final. Hosting the show will be the Ukrainian trio of Timur Miroshnychenko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk and Oleksandr Skichko.

With more than 200 million viewers, the Eurovision Song Contest is the world’s largest TV entertainment event. The audience, whether live or watching on TV, can once again look forward to another show with advanced technology and emotive lighting effects – a unique celebration full of colors, shapes and dimensions. For many years the Eurovision Song Contest has been illuminated with innovative products from Claypaky. Osram’s renowned entertainment brand has made a major contribution to the success of the show in previous years. The highlight of the extraordinary lighting display will be more than 150 Claypaky Scenius Unico moving heads with a particularly large variety of effects. At the heart of the display is a special development from Osram – a 1,400 watt discharge lamp with a color temperature of 6,500 K. Among lighting designers the Eurovision Song Contest is regarded as the Holy Grail. “I really love to work with Scenius Unico because it allows me to create magnificent effects with matchless quality of light and gives me different lighting design opportunities such as spot, beam, wash and profile – all with one product”, says German lighting designer Jerry Appelt who received the honorable task this year to stage the lighting shows for all songs.

Besides the official Eurovision Song Contest voting Osram will provide a light voting of a different kind for the audience at home. While the artists perform their songs in the semifinals and in the big final, fans can vote for their favorites using an interactive application for the first time from within the official Eurovision Song Contest app. Each number of points from 1 to 12 stands for a particular color. Depending on how many points a song gets in the Osram vote, the Kyiv City Administration Building and the Taras-Shevchenko Opera House in Kyiv will be illuminated in the relevant color. The results will be immediately visible in the city and via webcams throughout the world. The Osram LEDambient CONNECT family adds color to your car. The products can be controlled from an app via Bluetooth, lighting up vehicles in different colors – and even to the beat of the music playing in the car.

From May 9 to 13, 2017, 43 countries will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest in the Ukrainian capital, presenting their songs at the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv. The first semi-final will take place on May 9, the second on May 11. The finalists will take the stage on May 13.

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Picture: Osram©Ralph Larmann

The Future of Lighting Controls

April 12th, 2017 | Latest News | 0 Comments

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is presenting an event about the future of lighting controls. The presenter is Sophie Parry of the Zumtobel group.

I’m writing to you about this event in my role as Publicity Officer – IET London Region. I’m hoping that you will find it to be of interest and relevance to A1 Lighting Magazine’s readers, and could perhaps publish some details to publicise it. If you or a colleague would like to attend, do let me know, and I will tell the organisers to expect you.

If you would prefer not to receive details of future IET events, please let me know and I will remove you from our mailing list.

About the event

Lighting controls have been in existence for many years now, and can comprise anything from a manually operated one way switch to an external sensor array that monitors the position of the sun; adjusting internal lighting to mimic its colour temperature and harness natural light levels. Artificial light output is reduced to ‘blend’ both components to meet the lighting performance objective.

Electric lighting control will, in the next few years, change profoundly as new technologies and concepts such as the Internet of Things, Li-Fi and PoE lighting appear.

So, as designers and specifiers, we must be aware of the current thinking for the specification and validation of lighting controls, readying us to understand and assess the next generation of lighting control technologies that are just over the horizon.

This talk is designed to benchmark current thinking and best practice as a foundation and then to look at the future and what that might bring in the form of new lighting control technology.

About the speaker

Sophie Parry is a qualified electrical engineer and after initially working in general building services, specialised in low voltage/ digital control systems, smoke/fire detection and emergency lighting for many years before re-visiting lighting in 2010, just as the LED lighting revolution started to gain momentum.

She is a member of the Society of Light & Lighting and also a member of the SLL technical & publications committee.

She is a published author on the subject of lighting control and speaks on lighting and lighting controls at regional, national and international events.

Sophie works for the Zumtobel group and develops specifications for lighting schemes that typically require an integrated approach to lighting solutions, including luminaires, controls and interfacing to other services.

Programme details:

Date:                     Wednesday, 7th June 2017

Time:                     19:15 Arrival and registration

19:30 Start

Location:             The Adelaide pub, Park Road, Teddington, TW11 0AU

Registration information

Please visit this link to register online and reserve your free place.


April 11th, 2017 | Latest News | 0 Comments

KNX UK revealed the winners of its 2017 awards at its recent AGM, held at Hanbury Hall, London on Thursday 30th March.

The 2017 awards celebrated the very best in the design and implementation of KNX technology across commercial and residential projects in the UK, as well as acknowledging the finest individuals, integrators and products in the KNX community.

The hotly contested category of KNX Residential Installation of the year saw Sagar Smart Homes triumph for the second year in a row. 102 Jermyn Street is home to Beau House, a stunning collection of 8 luxury apartments in the heart of St. James, London. KNX technology provided a fully scalable, holistic control platform to manage features expected from the end users. Union Systems was highly commended for its Chronicle Tower project, which demonstrated exemplar design and integration of a KNX system.

The prestigious KNX Commercial Installation of the year was awarded to Entech, continuing its success from the 2016 awards. City View is a redevelopment of Phoenix House into student accommodation. Entech designed and delivered a bespoke system to eliminate wasted energy and judges commended the project for having a demonstrable payback.

Schneider Electric was awarded KNX Product of the year for its Multitouch Pro. Heralded as a new generation of KNX user interfaces, the KNX Multitouch Pro combines the functional versatility of a thermostat and a multifunction push-button with the operability of a smartphone.

Hughes Electra Ltd collected the KNX Integrator of the year award. The judges referenced work completed in the commercial sector as award-worthy, particularly in the larger multi-dwelling projects completed in the last 12 months.

A returning category for 2017 was KNX Champion of the year. Recognising an individual’s achievements in the KNX community, Mark Warburton of Ivory Egg was commended for his dedication to the industry, as well as his breadth of KNX knowledge influencing seminars, conferences and training sessions.

“We are delighted with the success of this year’s awards programme. Award entries grew significantly again for 2017, a trend that has continued over the last few years. The outstanding quality of work and projects carried out by our members continues to drive the KNX standard forward,” commented Iain Gordon, President of KNX UK.

Out of the Dark: The History of Lighting Video

April 11th, 2017 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Indoor, outdoor and decorative lighting specialist, Festive Lights, has created an informative video showing the progress of lighting through time.

Starting at the very beginning, with the sun and fire as necessities to light our way through the day time and dark nights, the video tracks the history of mankind’s journey Out of the Dark, away from functional lighting towards lighting as decorative.

The video is informative and educational, with facts including a timeline of functional light from the sun at the dawn of time through fire in circa 125,000 BC to terracotta oil lamps, using dried grass or wood and animal fat by the Ancient Greeks around 4500 BC, and candles as created by the Romans in 500 BC. The development of more modern light is tracked from Humphry Davy’s 1802 Carbon Arc Lamp and gas streetlights in 1802, replaced by Thomas Edison’s electric light bulb and electric street lighting in 1878.

The switch from functional to decorative is evident by a change in pace, featuring Georges Claude’s 1902 neon lamp and the invention of light emitting diodes (LEDs), set in motion by Henry Joseph Round’s 1907 discovery of volts applied to carborundum crystal emitting a yellowish light. From there on it spirals into usable LEDs in various colours with multiple functions, including the World’s Largest Christmas light display in Canberra in 2014 using 1.2 million LED lights on 75 miles of cable.

Speaking of the video, Stephen Alty, General Manager at Festive Lights, said:

“Lights are not just a necessity for us, but a passion, so we’d love for more people to know how decorative lighting like our fairy lights came to be from something that was once simply functional. We hope people enjoy our brief look at the history of how lighting came to be today as much as we enjoyed putting it together.”


See the video here

CP Electronics responds to market demand with improved green-i energy controls

April 10th, 2017 | Latest News | 0 Comments

For the first time, CP Electronics has released an easy to fit green-i infrared programmable presence detector and infrared handset, together with a presence/absence detector for the electrical wholesaler market. This is the latest development in ongoing advances to the popular green-i range of energy controls.

Following continual investment into research and development at its London manufacturing facility, CP has developed a highly functional, infrared handset for its GEFL-IR presence detector, which is sold as part of its green-i range. Futhermore the new GEFL-PB-ABS detector delivers both presence and absence detection to the range for the first time, with easy push button set up, a streamlined design, and simple set-up for lux level.

The company sees these new additions as a natural progression for its green-i range, which continues to evolve in line with market demand. John Mercer, Product Manager at CP Electronics explained: “This is the first time we have added infrared control to our GEFL range, for the electrical wholesaler market, and as customers continue to demand presence/absence detection, we have developed the range to provide this functionalilty. This is a progression from the typical method used to add control to the GEFL range, which was to pull a detector out of the ceiling and configure it manually.

As LED lamps continue to grow in popularity, CP Electronics is consistently meeting market demand for more intelligent ways to control LED lighting with its green-i-products. The off-the-shelf range offers connection to products including lighting, heating and ventilation, detecting absence or presence depending on whether an area is occupied.

As lighting control becomes more important to electrical contractors, CP’s own team of dedicated R&D engineers, are continuing to improve the green-i range with fast installation and energy efficieny front-of-mind.

John Mercer explains how this is possible: “While many lighting control manufacturers are being forced to continually re-engineer their products on the shopfloor in order to pass on enhancements to customers, we are uniquely positioned to execute a continuous programme of R&D so that we can remain fully responsive to market demand. By manufacturing our products in-house, and in the UK, we can continue to fully support our British customer base.”

Recolight collects lighting industry data for Defra

April 6th, 2017 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Recolight is inviting household luminaire producers to provide information that will help determine how the WEEE regulations might affect the lighting industry in 2019.

In 2019 the WEEE Regulations move to what is termed “Open scope”.  This means that certain products, such as household luminaires, will come into scope of the regulations.  The Government is now considering how best to do this.

Producers have been asked to provide data for the total sales tonnage of:

  • Luminaires with an external dimension greater than 50cm
  • Luminaires with no external dimension greater than 50cm

Using this information, the Government will decide if they would like to stay with the current 14 WEEE categories, or to move to 6 new categories.  They have indicated that they are currently minded to retain the 14 category system.

Commenting on the announcement, Recolight CEO Nigel Harvey said “To get the best outcome for the lighting industry we need to hear as many views as possible.  We particularly need the total weight of household luminaires currently sold in the UK.  The change will not take effect until 2019, but now is the time to get our data submitted.  That means the Government will have time to change the regulations, if necessary.”

All LED and gas discharge lamps are reported in their own category, so lamps are not impacted by the change.

Defra is currently seeking industry views, and asked the WEEE Scheme forum, of which Recolight is an active member, to provide them with the data they need.


Elation Lighting Fixtures to Feature on 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

April 4th, 2017 | Latest News | 0 Comments


Elation Professional is pleased to announce that over 800 of the company’s lighting products will feature in the lighting rig at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest to take place in Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine from May 9-13. As an official technical event supplier to the 2017 show, Elation lighting will be utilized by Lighting Designer Jerry Appelt and Eurovision Song Contest Head of Production Ola Melzig in what is certain to be a spectacular lighting design.

“Being a part of the Eurovision Song Contest is a tremendous opportunity for Elation, not only for us in Europe but around the world,” stated Elation Director of Sales & Marketing Eric Loader. “Our team is very excited to be involved in this year’s production and honored to be selected by the world-class design team which is certain to dazzle audiences around the globe and help us show how well Elation products can perform on one of the world’s largest stages.”

Ola Melzig was key in the decision to go with Elation, having expressed interest in using the company’s products on Eurovision after the 2016 PLASA show. He commented, “We’re thrilled to have Elation as one of our Technical Suppliers this year on Eurovision. Their product range is a great fit for this show, and believe me, we absolutely must have hard core lighting like this to stand up to the challenge!”

Marc Librecht, Sales and Marketing Manager at Elation Europe, commented, “From the time we started working with Ola and Jerry on this, we’ve been keenly aware of the opportunity that this presents for us. We are ecstatic they liked what they saw in both our personnel and our products and are extremely satisfied that they have shown us this confidence. Eurovision will be the most high-profile event Elation Europe has ever been a major part of and presents a milestone in our continued progress in the European market.”

A large portion of the intelligent lighting package at Eurovision 2017 will be made up of Elation lighting fixtures. On their way to Kyiv for it’s global debut is Elation’s new full-color Paladin™ strobe/wash/blinder effect light. Melzig and Appelt will also be using Elation’s brightest LED wash light, the new Platinum 1200 Wash™, along with the Platinum Seven™ LED wash light, and SixBar 1000™ LED batten along with the company’s award-winning Platinum FLX™ hybrid moving head. All of the Elation lighting fixtures that will feature on Eurovision will be on display at Elation Stand F60/61 at the Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt.

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be held at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Semi-Finals will take place on Tuesday 9th May and Thursday 11th May, with the Grand Final to be held on Saturday 13th May. The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and then casts votes for the other countries’ songs to determine the most popular song in the competition. The Contest has been broadcast every year since its inauguration in 1956 and is one of the longest-running television programs in the world. It is also the most-watched non-sporting event in the world, with 2016 audience figures exceeding 200 million.

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