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LIGHTING DAYS: 2019 edition bearing the energy and digital transition standard

October 22nd, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

As France’s benchmark event in the lights, lighting and LED technology market sectors, the coming edition of the Lighting Days exhibition on 13th-15th February, 2019 can already count on almost 50 exhibitors and brands being present out of the hundred or so expected. The sector’s trade organizations are gearing up for the event through partnerships with the likes of lighting syndicate “Syndicat de l’Eclairage”, lighting designers and engineers association “Association desConcepteurs lumière et Eclairagistes” (ACE), and the Smart Lighting Alliance (SLA). All these point to an edition full of promise for this new exhibition formula teaming up with BePOSITIVE, the exhibition on the energy and digital transition in buildings and regions.

With themes like energy savings, IoT, urban planning, smart lighting, smart building, and of course the smart city, it’s natural for these two events to converge given their complementary interests.

Alongside the exhibition, the 10th edition of ForumLED Europe is being held. Its conference schedule, drawn up in
conjunction with a scientific committee, will place LED technology at the core of some high quality debates.

Lights and lighting stakeholders at the gathering

New format, new dates, new venue, the 2019 edition of Lighting Days is set to be a unifying influence. Its 100 exhibitors and brands will be showing off solutions in the fields of Lighting for Cities, Lighting for Buildings and LED Technology. Key players from the sector are among the first to have booked their stands, including Citel, Fonroche, GE Lighting, Kawantech, Qualitron, Ragni, Vestel, and more. (Consult the latest list of confirmed exhibitors)

4,000 professional visitors are expected—lighting and LED professionals, local authorities, specifiers and influencers, electrical contractors, project owners and contractors—not counting all those who will be popping in from BePOSITIVE.


The synergy between the two exhibitions will be an opportunity for attending lighting and building professionals, manufacturers, and local authorities to gain a great overview of the main trends in tomorrow’s towns and buildings:

• Technological new features ranging from electronic components to lighting sources and their applications
• Innovative products and solutions: IoT, Lifi, digital applications
• Smart Lighting: how lighting is revolutionizing towns, office buildings, apartment blocks and houses
• The whole of the LED technology ecosystem


ForumLED Europe: the place of genuine LED expertise

For the congress’s 10th edition, ForumLED Europe is taking place on 13th–14th February, 2019 at Lyon Eurexpo. As a real shop window for innovation across the whole of the LED technology ecosystem, ForumLED Europe has evolved into a standard setter thanks to the quality of its debates, the proficiency of the speakers, and the diversity of participants.

This international symposium brings together LED community experts from laboratories, pioneer companies, and specialist public institutes. An extensive conference programme has been drawn up by an international scientific committee comprising Jean-Yves Duboz, director of CHREA–CNRS, Ivan-Christophe Robin, CTO of the CEA’s Display Division–Aledia, Georges Zissis, deputy manager of LaPlaCe, and Margherita Suss, chairwoman of AIDI.

All topics relating to this market and technology will be covered:

• A stocktake of the situation, market
trends and innovations
• OLED display & microdisplay
• Optical systems
• Technology: new applications
• Standards & labels
• Smart, connected lighting and IoT
• Disruptive technologies (LED, OLED, UV
LED, laser LEDs etc.)
• LED technology and health matters
• Embedded lighting and technology
• Horticulture

A full programme of in-show events

The Lighting Days exhibition will be offering a concrete, forward looking programme enabling lighting professionals to learn about the new technologies and applications and pass them on, discuss them, and generally make good use of them.

3 days of high-level conferences

For the first time, all the conferences will be open to access by attending professionals. The speakers will be tackling both outdoor and indoor lighting, with examples like the following:

• The lighting engineering transition: natural lighting, energy efficiency, management systems, etc.
• Innovation in lighting and new uses: Lifi, shop, office, town lighting, smart lighting, smart cities, smart grids, data, etc.
• Training in lighting: regulations, education, comfort/quality, energy savings, maintenance, light pollution, etc.
• Finance: new business models, light as a service, innovation funding

An area dedicated to cities and light project designers

Alongside the above, Lighting Days will be featuring accounts and feedback from project initiators, cities, and light project designers. At the conferences as well as in a dedicated area geared to making contacts, they will come along and present their lighting up, connected lighting, and architectural lighting projects. Feedback, accounts—an occasion for sharing and exchanging ambitious, innovative project experiences and highlighting the rational use of light in public places.


Lighting Days: a showcase for innovations and start-ups

A dedicated exhibition area is set aside for IoT and smart lighting start-ups. It will be showcasing exhibiting companies’ new products and features and innovative solutions. It’s a way of boosting the offering and the innovation in the lights, lighting, and LED technology sector.


A unifying exhibition with committed partners

The whole of the lighting sector will be represented at Lighting Days. So far, the Syndicat de l’Eclairage, the Association des Concepteurs lumière et Eclairagistes (ACE), and the Smart Lighting Alliance (SLA) have been enrolled as expert voices at the exhibition in creating content, taking the floor at conferences, organizing exhibition highlights, besides getting their networks involved.

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Optimism about the future at UK Construction Week

October 19th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Confirming its position as the largest event for the UK construction industry, a record-breaking 34,000 industry professionals attended this year’s UK Construction Week (UKCW). Built environment professionals from all parts of the industry came for new ideas and innovation, eager to explore new ways of working in a sector that is hungry to embrace the latest technology and products.

The ‘Future of Construction’, this year’s theme, pervaded throughout the nine different shows within UKCW, and was brought to life through an innovation trail, 3D printing, AI, AR, numerous construction site simulators, and robotic technologies such as the Robocop-esque ExoSkeleton.

There were more than 650 exhibitors at UKCW this year, demonstrating and launching over 10,000 products and services. The diversity and innovation on show brought national media attention to UKCW, with live broadcasts each day including BBC Breakfast, Birmingham Live and BBC News channels.

Delegates were also keen to learn from the repercussions of the Hackitt Review and the Grenfell Tower fire. This led to CPDs and seminars covering the big issues all being extremely busy, including sessions on the review of building regulations and fire safety, quality and the consequences of poor building practices, insulation and cladding and other topics concerned with fire.

Other packed-out sessions generated calls for more responsive planning and housing policies, more integration across digital construction and software systems, and more consistency and guidance from the Government, especially in procurement and standards.

Equality, diversity and inclusion was also a major theme, with big debates on the UKCW stage. There was a highly illuminating interview with Barbara Res, the woman who built Trump Tower, plus a presentation by Lord Blunkett discussing the Heathrow Skills Taskforce, and the first award presentation for the UK Construction Week Role Model of the Year. The role models have already acted as inspiration for a new generation of construction professionals. They were invited to attend the event as part of a successful student programme.

Feedback on the show has been phenomenally positive, from exhibitors and visitors alike.

Stuart Gray, senior building services engineer, ROK Construction, said: “You can’t compare looking at the internet and websites to going around and chatting to people who really know what they are talking about. It’s really interesting to see the latest and greatest technology which is coming into the world.”

James Fairclough, European director of marketing, Cemex said: “UKCW is a fantastic place for us to meet both existing and potential new customers, where they can experience our products and materials first hand and have a level of interaction that is not possible through other platforms.

“There is an extremely wide range of people visiting this show, and over the three days we see everyone from major contractors, local government, through to small builders and self-builders. It is great to see the show growing and evolving every year since the start and we are proud to have UKCW as Cemex’s flagship show.”

Ryan Hill, director at P1 Plaster Superstore said: “This is certainly the best show we have ever exhibited at. This year’s UK Construction Week can only be described as incredible. The footfall throughout the show was consistent and of a high quality, and to the point, we made record sales throughout the show. Signing up for 2019 was an easy decision for us to make.”

James Birch, CEO at Solecco Solar said: “Everyone at Solecco always looks forward to exhibiting at UK Construction Week, as the place to showcase our solar tiles to key members of the industry, knowing they will see the best in construction innovation, technology and services. This year was no different and we were once again delighted with the people and connections that were met and made during the event.”

Looking towards next year’s show, Nathan Garnett, UKCW event director said: “There was a tremendous positivity around UKCW this year, with a real feeling that the industry wants to adapt and embrace a new way of building. The success of the Offsite section was testament to this, as was the interest in new technology, electric vehicle infrastructure, renewables, and the IoT Arena. Our exhibitor rebook rate has exceeded our expectations and is 40% higher than last year, so we are really excited about how we can take this all forward in 2019 at UKCW.”

UKCW consists of multiple specialist shows, including the Build Show, headline sponsored by Easy-Trim, Building Tech Live, Timber Expo, Civils Expo, Energy 2019, Plant and Machinery Live, HVAC 2019 and the Surface and Materials Show.

Next year’s UKCW will take place between 8-10 October 2019 at Birmingham’s NEC.

White Light in the Picture for Canon Camera Launch

October 19th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Canon recently held the launch of its new camera the EOS R at Shoreditch Electric Light Station, London. The camera giants invited journalists along to take part in an experiential experience in which they were transported to a utopian land 400 years in the future. The experience was produced by award-winning theatre company Les Enfants Terribles, known for their work on Alice’s Adventures Underground. Having provided the lighting on a range of immersive projects, White Light was called upon to supply the equipment for this particular launch.

The lighting designer for the event was Charlie Morgan Jones, who comments: “Canon wanted to launch their new camera yet do so in a way that was interactive and provided the journalists in attendance with an unforgettable experience. Les Enfants came up with the concept that a Canon ambassador was lost in the future and it was down to the invited journalists to ‘find her’. The set design team created a variety of spaces, including the Lab, Missing Persons Room, Museum of Curiosity, Worker’s Space and the Gym; each of which contained clues and potential pointers as to where the ambassador might be. The finale is that they find her in a space named Utopia and she does a beautiful aerial act which they photograph using the new Canon camera, thus allowing them to try out this latest model and all of its settings”.

Charlie’s own brief was to create a lighting design that not only helped tell the story and add to the immersive experience but was also allow the camera to take the best photos possible. Charlie comments: “I’ve never done an event like this before where the lighting had to be so precise in terms of hitting certain lighting levels whilst at the same time retain my own aesthetic for the live audience. The team from Canon actually came round with a light meter to ensure we were hitting the exact levels and we often had to adjust our lighting brightness accordingly”.

When Charlie first visited the site, it was a complete empty space. Using only the renderings and drawings he had, he approached the WL team and worked closely with Jonathan Haynes and Jim Dewhirst to obtain the exact fixtures he required. He explains: “This was a very unique project in the sense that it was very ‘theatrical’ yet wasn’t taking place in a theatre space as it were. After speaking with WL, I decided to draw on the ETC Source Four Minis which proved invaluable for the smaller spaces where we simply didn’t have the space for a large rig. A lot of the rooms required powerful lighting yet for this to be done discretely and I feel the Minis are the only fixture that are able to achieve this”.

The largest space used in the experience was the Utopia area. It was here where the entire launch would culminate, with an aerial performance from the ambassador. Charlie explains: “The biggest feature in Utopia was the sun, which was a monster to create. It comprised of 19 par cans, 32 pin spots and a lot of LED tape (although I suspect my Chief LX Paul Walmsley and his masterful electrics team secretly loved making it!). The space also utilised 8 x MAC III Performance, 3 x MAC TW1s and a range of Robert Juliat DALIS”. Over the main acting space, 14 x ETC Lustr 2s provided general coverage, acting as a ‘big light’ to ensure the cast could be seen clearly by the camera.

As with a lot of events taking place in bespoke environments, the set up time for the project was extremely tight. Charlie explains: “We had three days to set everything up and we were working alongside the construction team who were simultaneously building the set. Also, due to the fact that there was very little free space in the main areas, we actually had to position the lighting desk in another room, meaning all the programming was blind. That said, the Lighting Programmer, Shane Button, was fantastic and it often involved a lot of trial and error with me speaking down a radio to him, acting as his eyes. I was really lucky to be surrounded by a brilliant team, including my right hand man LX Paul Walmsley as well as Charlie Hayday, Gareth Clough, Clancy Flynn and Paul Salmon who were all equally fantastic!”.

The launch was a huge success, attracting journalists from across the globe. It also marks yet another example of WL working with Charlie. Charlie comments: “This was a fantastic project to work on and unlike anything I’ve ever lit before. I want to say a huge thanks to all the WL team for being so accommodating and for offering guidance from the initial planning stages, all the way through to final delivery”.

Photos courtesy of Charlie Morgan Jones and Canon Ambassadors

Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting

October 19th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Legrand, North & Central America and Lumileds have announced a partnership agreement that will bring to market a simple to integrate and easy-to-install plug and play solution that delivers high quality tunable-white light. Under this agreement, Lumileds will provide intelligent light sources (LUXEON-based solutions) through its award-winning Matrix Platform that are uniquely characterized and programmed to work with Legrand’s Wattstopper® Wattstopper® blanco® tunable-white logic modules within the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) lighting controls solution. Lumileds joins existing Legrand partnerships in tunable-white light engine as the exclusive LED array provider.

“The lighting industry is beginning the transition from providing only static white light to enabling dynamic end user selectable color temperature solutions as a subset of what is becoming possible with intelligent and human centric lighting fixtures and controls,” says Steve Barlow, SVP/GM of Lumileds Illumination Business. “We are very excited about the partnership with Legrand and their capability to advance the adoption of tunable lighting. Our joint commitment is to optimize the customer experience by offering perfect fixture-to-fixture color matching over a wide CCT range through simple, seamless integration of light sources into fixtures that interface with Wattstopper tunable white modules and their lighting controls.”

The partnership, combining expertise in LED light sources, drivers, and controls, along with the blanco intellectual property from Lumenetix, Inc. ensures the development of industry leading, market ready solutions for a range of tunable white applications across commercial, healthcare, hospitality, and education market segments.

Legrand’s Wattstopper Blanco 2 is a two-channel LED light engine providing high-quality light with a tunable range of 3000K-5000K. With a tunable range of 2700K-6500K, Blanco 3 is a three-channel LED light engine that adjusts correlated color temperatures precisely along the blackbody locus to replicate natural daylight.
Blanco logic modules connect to dedicated LED arrays developed by Lumileds award-winning high performance LUXEON LED-based Matrix Platform. The arrays are available in a wide range of Zhaga-compliant linear or custom form factors to meet the requirements of lighting fixture manufacturers. Both Blanco light engines provide high quality white light with a color rendering index (CRI) and TM-30 fidelity index of at least 90. Both solutions also provide flicker-free dimming from 100% to 0.1%.

“Legrand’s collaboration with partners like Lumileds, as a leader in the LED industry, is essential in the adoption of dynamic lighting control,” says Andrew Wale, VP Product Marketing at Legrand. “As high-performance buildings” shift their focus towards a total building performance model, occupant comfort and productivity become paramount. Tunable lighting, as part of this shift and a dynamic lighting control strategy, plays a key role. But its potential is only realized when quality of light can be delivered from an end-to-end solution that integrates lighting source, fixture, and controls with ease of system design, install, commissioning, and first use.”

Zumtobel Group starts light partnership with FC Bayern München

October 18th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

ABOVE: The photo shows a visualisation of the planned effect lighting in the inner roof area.

The inside of the Allianz Arena in Munich will shine in an even more vibrant red in the future. Thanks to the comprehensive lighting expertise of the Zumtobel Group, the prestigious stadium of FC Bayern will receive a new modern lighting solution. Its completion is scheduled for 2019. Since the beginning of the new season 2018/19, the Zumtobel Group has also been the exclusive lighting partner of FC Bayern.

“We are proud to have the opportunity as the lighting partner of FC Bayern to present one of the world’s most modern stadiums in a new way with our lighting solutions in the inside and outside areas. Translating the specifications and ideas of the architect and the light designer into tangible products was a major challenge, which we were able to meet thanks to our expertise in stadium lighting and as a fullrange supplier. We are pleased to see the Allianz Arena shine in a new light,” says Alfred Felder, CEO Zumtobel Group.

The implementation of the complete lighting solution for the Allianz Arena has begun at the start of the season 2018/19. With its all-in service, the Zumtobel Group provides one of the most comprehensive offerings in the entire lighting industry. The turnkey lighting solution for the stadium includes the entire project management and project execution, from recording the roof structure, production, delivery and installation to the commissioning of the systems.

During the first phase, the inner ring of the roof, with an impressive circumference of 370 metres and at an installation height of approximately 50 meters above the lawn, will be equipped seamlessly with coloured LED strips. In addition, the radially arranged joints in the roof area will be fitted with coloured LED lines. All LED strips can light up in the RGB colours and in white – if they shine in bright FC Bayern red, a visual fusion of the spectator stands and the roof area with its new lighting technology is created. The replacement of the lighting in the cascading stairways will follow in the next phase. The initial installation, which consists of lights with fluorescent lamps from the year 2005, will be replaced by a new lighting system with energy-efficient LED lights, Zumtobel SLOTLIGHT infinity IP54.

In the third construction phase, scheduled for 2020, the “balloon lights” on the esplanade in the outside area of the stadium will be replaced. The new, customised lighting solution is currently being developed in close cooperation with all project partners.

“We are delighted to have found a renowned lighting partner in the Zumtobel Group. The Zumtobel Group contributes its comprehensive expertise and decades of experience and, in addition to an outstanding lighting solution, provides us with the full service we are looking for,” says Managing Director Jürgen Muth, Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH.

In the crater-like interior of the Allianz Arena, the new lighting concept of the Zumtobel Group unites harmonically with the design language of the building and accentuates its architecture with effective coloured lighting. The architectural masterpiece was designed by the renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron.

“With around 3.5 million visitors per year, the Allianz Arena has been a football temple and a venue for events since its opening in 2005. The new extensive effect lighting brings an additional emotional component into play for the visitors,” says Andreas Jung, FC Bayern München Executive Board Member.

100% Design 2018 celebrates an outstanding show

October 18th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Founded in 1995, 100% Design was London’s first dedicated stand-alone design show and delivered a then ground-breaking idea of showcasing contemporary design. This year, the show triumphed as visitors experienced a thoughtfully curated exhibition featuring high-calibre exhibitors, exceptional new features and an unrivalled talks programme with some of the world’s leading design talents.

The 24th edition of 100% Design saw more than 400 exhibitors with world class brands and the biggest names in design, covering lighting, interiors, surfaces, hardware, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms and more. Exhibitors included a variety of brands from the UK and internationally, across each of the show areas. Leading brands Established & Sons and Missana exhibited at the show for the first time. This year also saw iconic British design brand Benchmark and award-winning Dare Studio return to the show.

“100% Design was one of the stand out trade shows during London Design Festival and provided us with the perfect opportunity to present our latest products to an international audience of architects and designers. It was our first time exhibiting and we were delighted to meet so many genuine design lovers, which is what it’s all about.” – Established & Sons

Fiona Coyne, Head of Furniture at Benchmark comments, “We were really pleased with the response of our stand. Incorporating live making and craftsmanship at the show helped to generate significant interest in our new designs by Fosters + Partners and Space Copenhagen.  We left on the Saturday feeling positive with some excellent leads. The team were supportive from the moment we signed up, featuring Benchmark on newsletters and across social media – there was a buzz before the show even opened!”

Returning to the show’s roots as the destination to discover new ideas and emerging talents, 100% Design introduced new features for 2018 which included 100% Forward, 100% Futures and Design Fresh.

MISSANA – Design London

Curated by Barbara Chandler, Design Editor of Homes & Property at the London Evening Standard, 100% Forward provided visitors with a vibrant and enticing entrance to the show, spotlighting seven emerging design talents each championed by an established designer who launched his/her career during the first decade of 100% Design.

Barbara Chandler comments, “100% Forward celebrated the pedigree of 100% Design as London’s longest running design show. A brilliant stand design by Justin Southgate allowed the feature to tell our story prominently and very clearly. Thanks to the unbounded enthusiasm of the new designers taking part, we showed design that was innovative and beautifully-crafted, and noticeable was the number of visitors who stopped for a good long look and to read carefully-researched accompanying text. Visitors also loved the little “booths” we created for each designer in which they could hang out and tell the stories of their work. Our designers distributed a huge number of cards and flyers, and got international enquiries from store groups, web shops, interior designers, architects and galleries – as well as personal purchases and commissions.”

Emma Krause from Light Up North, one of the 100% Forward exhibitors says, “Since our time as part of 100% Forward our feet have not touched the floor. Thank you for such a brilliant opportunity. Four days to meet our customers and clients. Four days of inspiration and growth. The whole event was a money can’t buy experience. We would love to be part of it again next year.”

100% Futures, spearheaded by Max Fraser with an expert panel, brought together a selection of enterprising visions for future improvements to city life. The selection of projects celebrated ideas that reduce waste and power consumption, automate construction, lower congestion, increase mobility and aid wellbeing.

Fraser comments, “With 100% Futures, we were looking to explore the wider role of design to help make our cities better places to live, today and in the future. While the world’s problems seem to hang over us like a dark cloud, this feature aimed to celebrate a select number of projects from designers and entrepreneurs that are improving our lives, be they small scale, emotional, practical, infrastructural, digital or more. I hope this marks the start of a continuing dialogue around the future of how we live through intelligent design. This optimistic message carried through the show this year with a renewed energy and an emphasis on new design talent spreading tangibly throughout the hall.”


Design Fresh, also a new feature for 100% Design 2018, provided a platform for 22 breakthrough designers to showcase their works. Each designer was chosen for their explorative ideas and original products ranging from plush interior accessories, intricate ceramics to contemporary furniture and everything in-between.

The inaugural Design Fresh Awards were presented to; Joe Wanham for Product of the Year for his Eris Bar Stools; Gavin Keightley’s Aeolian Processes for Innovation; Atticus Durnell with That’s Caffeine for Business Prospect Award and Freya Whamond & Sam Bolt – Troo Studio for One to Watch.

With architects and designers making up 73% of visitors, the newly launched 100% Build London presented a unique selection of brands showcasing the latest construction materials, innovative glazing technology, exterior surfaces and integrated automation technology. Amongst the exhibitors Riko stood out presenting prefab homes designed by Philippe Starck.

As part of 100% Build London, 100% Design introduced The CPD Hub in partnership with BSI. Over 200 visitors attended a variety of accredited sessions from the likes of CEDIA, BRE and more. Running across the four day event, Talks with 100% Design was attended by more than 1,300 visitors in the main auditorium designed by Projects Office. The line-up of speakers included industry-leading names such as Thomas Heatherwick, Marcel Wanders and Kelly Hoppen MBE.

Other participants included designer Ini Archibong, leading architect Farshid Moussavi, designer Yinka Ilori, lighting designer and artist Flynn Talbot, interior designer Suzy Hoodless and Rabih Hage, the revered designer behind this year’s Press and VIP Library at 100% Design.

Daren Newton, Managing Director of 100% Design, commented “This year was the start of an exciting journey for 100% Design as we see the show develop into what it was best known and loved for when it first started in 1995. There was such an exciting buzz at Olympia London and as we look ahead to the show’s 25th anniversary in 2019 we are excited to continue the success.”

As well as an outstanding year for the show 2018 marked the launch of the brand new West Kensington Design District at the heart of which stood 100% Design. The district was comprised of a stellar line-up of design destinations and cultural institutions which included the newly opened Japan House, Design Museum and V&A Blythe House to name a few.

100% Design returns for its 25th anniversary edition in 2019 and will take place Wednesday 18th – Saturday 21st September 2019.


October 17th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Prestigious ECA awards now open for nominations in 11 categories.
The ECA Industry Awards 2019, which recognise top-performing organisations and individuals throughout the electrotechnical and engineering services industry, are now open to entries. The 2019 Awards are headline-sponsored by LEDVANCE and Electrium.
This year’s awards include a newly-reprised category: the ECA Best Client/Partnership Award, which is open to all ECA member companies, including those involved with electrical, fire and security, datacomms, smart buildings, energy storage, lightning protection or high voltage.
The full list of ECA award categories for 2019 is as follows:
·       Large Contractor of the Year – over £20M Turnover, sponsored by Schneider Electric (2018 winner – NG Bailey)
·       Contractor of the Year – up to £20M Turnover, sponsored by Eaton (2018 winner – W Portsmouth & Co.)
·       Contractor of the Year – up to £5M Turnover [sponsorship opportunities available] (2018 winner – Powercor)
·       Contractor of the Year – up to £1M Turnover, sponsored by Edmundson Electrical (2018 winner – Noble Electrical Contractors)
·       Best Energy Solutions Project, sponsored by ABB (2018 winner – Chalmor)
·       Best Fire & Security Project [sponsorship opportunities available] (2018 winner – Lindum Fire Services)
·       Best Health & Safety Initiative, sponsored by Electrical Safety First (2018 winner – Imtech)
·       Excellence in Training & Development, sponsored by JTL (2018 winner – NG Bailey)
·       Supply Chain Initiative Award [sponsorship opportunities available] (2018 winners – Edmundson Electrical Twickenham and AICO)
·       Major Contribution to the Industry (2018 winner – Paul Hurt)
·       NEW: Best Client/Partnership, sponsored by ECIC
ECA CEO Steve Bratt commented:“We are delighted to launch our 2019 ECA Industry Awards. As ever, we anticipate entries of the highest quality from across the ECA membership and broader industry.”
With many previous winners having highlighted how winning an ECA award has raised their profile, the awards are an ideal opportunity for businesses to showcase their achievements to key clients and other stakeholders.”
The award winners will be announced during ECA’s 2019 Industry Awards DinnerThe dinner is one of the top events on the industry calendar, and more details will be announced shortly.Award winners and other finalists will receive recognition on the evening, and there will be ongoing promotion of winners’ achievements.
The all-important closing date for awards entries for the 2019 awards is 5pm on 15th March 2019. For more details on how to enter the awards, please visit or email

Anglia switches on new solid state lighting suppliers at LuxLive

October 17th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments


Photo caption: Anglia demonstrates solid state lighting suppliers, including LG OLED at LuxLive

Anglia is to unveil a raft of key new lighting suppliers at LuxLive (Excel, London, Nov 14-15 2018, Stand M2). The company has announced new supply partnerships with LG OLED, Samsung ARTIK and EFORE and will be exhibiting a complete portfolio of the components needed to create and deliver a winning solid state lighting solution, including lighting class LEDs, drivers, optics, interconnect, power, control, connectivity and management technologies.
LG OLED, a world leader in OLED light technology, provides a natural and pleasant light with low glare, no UV, low blue content and very little heat emission. Anglia is supporting their range of Luflex LG OLED light panels. They are a thin, lightweight, and sometimes flexible surface light source that provides a uniform surface light reducing the hard edged shadows which can be a source of eye fatigue. Luflex panels emit just 10% of the amount of blue light emitted by LED light with the same colour temperature and luminance.
Anglia is enabling smart lighting & IoT solutions through Samsung ARTIK, a unifying hardware, software, cloud, security and partner ecosystem in a single integrated offering. Samsung ARTIK hides the inherent complexity of IoT behind easy to use, open and enterprise grade APIs, SDKs and tools. It enables any device to interact with a 3rd party device, app or service; for example a lighting control app.
EFORE’s widely recognised Digital Light brand (formerly known as ROAL) of constant current, constant voltage and programmable LED power solutions offer “Smart” choices for today’s highly advanced LED lighting designers. Their extensive selection of high performance LED drivers and power supplies are used today for a variety of applications including retail, hospitality & leisure, healthcare, transport, industrial, large format displays, residential, outdoor and street lighting.
Commenting, Andrew Pockson, Divisional Marketing Manager, Anglia, said “Anglia has partnered with world leading suppliers to bring UK manufacturers, contractors and installers of solid state lighting systems best in class solutions addressing every aspect of a lighting project. Whether you are looking to enhance your existing product designs with additional functionality and efficiency, or design entirely new products, visit the Anglia stand at LuxLive to encounter the latest solutions and to discuss with our specialist how we can help you address the design challenges in a current or future project. We carry an in-depth stock profile on key product lines from market-leading suppliers, so a partnership with us is a winning combination.”
The Anglia website includes a wealth of technical information about the latest products that are transforming the lighting industry landscape. This includes in depth technical articles and white papers as well as the opportunity to order free samples and/or evaluation kits to help designers integrate the latest technologies into existing products, or facilitate innovative new designs.

Ayrton appoints Ampco Flashlight Sales as exclusive distributor for The Netherlands

October 16th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Ayrton is delighted to announce the appointment of Ampco Flashlight Sales as its latest exclusive distributor in its rapidly expanding international sales network. Based in Utrecht, Ampco Flashlight Sales will be responsible for the distribution of the entire portfolio of Ayrton products across The Netherlands, with immediate effect.

With a history that stretches back 30 years, Ampco Flashlight Sales is a distributor, systems integrator and project house for both professional lighting and audio products. The company was responsible for the supply of all lighting, rigging, motion control and video to the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, including over 700 Ayrton fixtures, while its Rental division has recently invested in Ayrton Ghibli and MagicBlade-FX to add to its hire stock.

“To be a distributor for Ayrton is a gift!” says Ampco Flashlight Sales general manager, Peter de Fouw. “We have been looking at Ayrton with interest for a couple of years. Then came the release of the new progressive fixtures which really spurred us to talk to Ayrton and progress things further. Our communications with the team at Ayrton worked really well and proved that we are on the same level.

“The new Ayrton products like Mistral, Ghibli, Merak and now Bora and Khamsin are truly ‘daily bread’ fixtures and strong workhorses for rental houses and venues. For Ampco Flashlight Sales, this is an opportunity to bring to market the most progressive and state of the art range of products which serve our target market exactly.”

“We are happy to welcome Ampco Flashlight Sales to the Ayrton family,” says international sales manager for Ayrton, Jerad Garza. “Ampco Flashlight as an organization proved to be top-notch, especially from our collaboration on Eurovision this year. The reliability and road-worthiness of Ayrton products were more than evident on the show, which was the spark of interest that led us to this point. We agree that Ayrton’s products are an excellent match for Ampco Flashlight’s sales division as well and are excited by what our further collaboration will bring.”

Photo: The Ampco Flashlight Sales team with some of their newly arrived Ayrton Ghibli fixtures.

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