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SLL Lighting Handbook 2018

November 28th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

A major drive has been underway across the lighting profession to update the existing SLL Lighting Handbook. This work has involved over sixty people with some twenty-five chapter editors and nearly forty reviewers and technical auditors. These are mostly Members of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), drawn from over forty companies involved in lighting, including leading manufacturers, consultants and universities from across the country and overseas. Leading the effort has been Paul Ruffles, ex Chair of the SLL Technical and Publications Committee and Honorary Fellow of the Society of Light and Lighting.

Paul was named Lux Person of the Year at the Lux Awards on 15th November 2018 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the lighting industry and for his work on the new edition of the SLL Handbook.

Widely established as a first stop for anyone seeking information on lighting, the previous edition of the SLL Handbook was published in 2009. Chapters on vision and light which were featured have now been removed and will be included within the brand new SLL Code for Lighting, which is due to be published in 2019. Additionally, the section which looked to towards the future have been removed, as time has shown that trends often move faster than predicted. The remaining chapters have been reviewed, updated and rewritten with the addition of 13 brand new chapters and 4 appendices, making the SLL Handbook one of the most comprehensive guides to interior and exterior lighting in the world.

New chapters summarise specific applications of light detailed in the individual SLL Lighting Guides such as LG13: Places of Worship; LG14: Control of Electric Lighting; and LG15: Lighting for Transport Buildings amongst others. Moreover, the Handbook will also look at areas not yet covered including historic buildings, exterior architectural and lighting for extreme environments.

There is also a new chapter on general building areas. Those important, but often neglected common spaces within buildings – corridors, toilets, entrance halls, along with back of house areas such as locker rooms and storage areas.

In order to assist the increasing number of lighting designers coming into the industry from non-engineering backgrounds, there are also chapters focusing on integration with other building services, electrical supplies and the important final commissioning of the lighting systems, in line with Commissioning Code L: Lighting (2018).

The SLL Handbook is aimed at those already working within the lighting industry and those in related fields who would benefit from a better understanding of the application of lighting, including electrical engineers, contractors, facilities managers and many more. The guidance is both practical and accessible to a wide variety of people, providing an overview of the fundamentals, technology and the application of light for different spaces and occupant requirements.

The brand new SLL Lighting Handbook is now available for purchase and download from the SLL website.

For more information about ordering your copy of the SLL Handbook or to find out about joining the Society of Light and Lighting, please contact sll@cibse.org or visit www.sll.org.uk

Signify shines dynamic light on Shanghai’s buildings, bridges and rivers

November 27th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

The Shanghai project is Signify’s largest ever implementation of connected architectural lighting

Signify has given a dramatic lighting facelift to Shanghai, China’s financial and economic center. The project has been implemented for the Shanghai Municipality and involves dynamically lighting the iconic waterfront, three bridges and over 40buildings in the financial and tourist districts. It is the largest, single, architectural lighting project in Signify’s 127-year history and illustrates the company’s leadership in unlocking the potential of connected lighting to transform cities.

“The upgraded lighting system helps demonstrate Shanghai’s cultural heritage in a more vivid way, creating impressive night scenes in an energy efficient way,” said John Wang, President of Greater China, SVP, Signify. “It is an honor for us to illuminate Shanghai’s landscape with our connected lighting which can give municipalities control and real-time information on the performance of individual light points. In the future, this information could be input into smart city dashboards to give planners a 360-degree view of their smart city assets as China transforms its cities to be more efficient and livable.”

Signify is committed to helping Chinese cities to develop more eco-friendly business and tourist landmarks by using connected LED lighting to lower energy use and reduce operating costs. The new lighting is expected to save the city 50-70% of its annual lighting costs when compared to previous areas lit by conventional lighting.

The switch-on of the massive display was witnessed by President Xi Jinping and foreign heads of state attending the opening of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), held for the first time in Shanghai.

Located in the Yangtze River Delta in China, Shanghai is a major financial and transport hub with the world’s busiest container port and has grown to be China’s second largest city by population. As part of the regeneration of the financial and tourist districts of Shanghai, Signify has installed more than 50,000 Philips luminaires. These illuminate buildings along the waterfront as well as the Yangpu, Nanpu and Xupu bridges. Its Interact Landmark system is being used to control and manage lighting on building rooftops and the three bridges.

Interact Landmark provides dynamic lighting where each luminaire can be remotely monitored and controlled individually or in groups to create unique, dynamic night scenes on weekdays, weekends or holidays. Also, a late-night mode can be switched easily to facilitate energy saving and further extend the life of the lights. Furthermore, the Interact Landmark system is used to detect and manage faults, improve asset management and thereby reduce costs.

Image credit: Yangpu Bridge.

 

Image credit: Nanpu Bridge.

 

Image credit: Xupu Bridge.

‘The Springs’ Retail Destination at Thorpe Park in Leeds

November 26th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Over the past few years, Studiotech have collaborated on numerous projects alongside Wakefield based architectural practice, The Harris Partnership.  The practice was responsible for the design of the new retail and leisure destination ‘The Springs’ at Thorpe Park in Leeds.

Their concept included a full feature lighting scheme to the exterior of the buildings and throughout the public realm.

Studiotech took the proposals provided by the architects and designed a deliverable and achievable scheme within budget.  There were a number of areas that Studiotech took responsibility for, the most obvious and eye-catching being the bespoke catenary lighting suspended above the public realm.

The catenary lighting required a specialist solution which Studiotech were more than capable of providing.  Each stainless steel catenary cable was manufactured to an exact length and was fixed to the buildings at positions agreed with the structural engineer.  Studiotech then mounted over 170m of RGBW strip luminaires enclosed within a flexible PVC housing to the suspended catenary system, resulting in a unique and eye-catching display of light and colour throughout the public realm.

As well as the catenary lighting, Studiotech also completed the detailed design, supply and installation of various other architectural lighting features.  This included dynamic colour changing RGBW LED to the mirror cladding, wall wash to the cinema façade, linear under soffit ambient lighting and living wall inground uplighters.

Each element links with one another to allow the entire solution to provide a continuous flow of illumination throughout the retail park, creating a vibrant atmosphere for this award-winning retail and leisure destination and its stakeholders.

ECOLIGHTING’S INDUSTRY-LEADING LED TECHNOLOGY IS BEST FIT FOR STEEL TUBE SPECIALISTS

November 23rd, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Ecolighting UK has recently installed new LED lighting at the Voestalpine Rotec Ltd warehouse facility in Hinckley to upgrade the company’s previous systems to one of Ecolighting’s most popular fittings.

The workshop and production areas have been fitted with Ecolighting’s Pegasus LED lighting, and have replaced the incorrect underperforming LED luminaires that were in place. Following a successful previous project in Voestalpine’s rear warehouse facility, Ecolighting installed 113 high bay fittings with its industry-leading LED technology.

Voestalpine Rotec Ltd, based in Hinckley, Leicester, offers complete tubular solutions to the automotive industry, with products ranging from simple bush tubes to complex assembled parts. Its extensive knowledge of tube processing and manipulation allows the team to support customers from the design and development stage of a project through to high volume production, utilising the latest technology and manufacturing methods.

Ecolighting’s Pegasus uses an Osram driver and top quality Osram LEDs giving 166 lumens per watt and up to 80% energy saving in installations. At Voestalpine, this will also result in an annual saving of more than £4,000 in replacement lamps, climate change levy reductions, maintenance and carbon credits.

Simon Corbett, Financial Director at Voestalpine commented, “As part of some general improvements to the warehouse we decided to switch to LED lighting to reduce our running costs. We chose to work with Ecolighting as they are local to us and have already done a great job in our rear warehouse. We found they were the best solution for our requirements and with their new LED luminaires we are now getting improved light levels at a lower energy usage. We are very pleased with the results.”

Vastly superior to a wholesaler offering, the compact Pegasus luminaire which is 1220mm long x 182mm wide and 92mm deep comes in no less than 22 different LED power outputs from 70W to 280W. Three LED versions of Pegasus, 170W, 190W and 240W DALI dimmable and PIR luminaires were chosen for Voestalpine’s warehouse facility.

All have a colour temperature of 4000K, a colour rendering of RA80 and have an efficiency of 166 lumens per watt. The large number of LED power outputs means that the Pegasus luminaires can be tuned to any high bay application and further versatility is offered in the options of 15, 30, 40 and 120 degree beam angles. Pegasus can also be specified with a programmable photocell and PIR to control lighting according to people in the building, or DALI dimmable which allows programmable integrated daylight harvesting with occupancy sensors for the greatest energy savings.

By using top quality Osram LEDs in Pegasus, Ecolighting ensures high thermal conductivity, minimal light decay, pure light, very stable performance and a 50,000 hour lifespan. As a result, Ecolighting is able to offer an eight-year guarantee for the luminaire and a five-year warranty for the sensor.

Ecolighting has its own team of lighting and electrical installation engineers as well as carrying out the lighting scheme design with Relux software in the early stages of client lighting projects. The company also manufactures its luminaires in the UK and uses UK-sourced Osram control gear and LED chips. All of this means that the company has much better control than many and can present better value for money to clients. The company is also a Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier, assessed to BSEN ISO 9001:2015 and are members of the Lighting Industry Association.

Further information on energy saving LED lighting schemes is available from Ecolighting on 01455 552511, by emailing enquiries@ecolightinguk.com or by visiting the company’s website at www.ecolightinguk.com

KSLD joins EFLA Consulting Engineering

November 21st, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

KSLD is proud to announce that they have joined EFLA Consulting Engineering with effect, 15 November 2018; KSLD becoming the EFLA Lighting Design Division. The two companies have been working together for some time and this merger allows the team to join forces, increasing the scale of practice and market access throughout the Nordic region. This allows KSLD to take their lighting design capability to exciting new levels, uniting remarkably complementary design teams focused on creating leading-edge solutions in lighting design. The increased resources available will allow further expansion into other markets where KSLD is already active, including Europe and the Middle East.

KSLD, a well respected lighting design studio, was established in Edinburgh, Scotland by Kevan Shaw in 1989, and has built a strong reputation in a wide range of areas over the last three decades. KSLD has an extensive portfolio of award-winning lighting design projects, both in Scotland and internationally.

For further information please contact Kevan Shaw at KSLD.

MEGAMAN SECURES HIGHLY COMMENDED AT ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY AWARDS

November 20th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Megaman’s smart lighting system INGENIUM® ZB was highly commended in the Lighting Product of the Year (Controls) category at the Electrical Industry Awards 2018, which was held at London’s Royal Garden Hotel on the 25th October.

Utilising ZigBee® technology, INGENIUM® ZB allows users to gain wireless control over their home or work space by monitoring and scheduling connected lighting and other devices wirelessly at home or on the move. Compatible with a range of popular smart systems, including voice control systems like Amazon Alexa and Google Home, INGENIUM® ZB is operated via a simple app-based interface and can control more than 150 separate devices to varying schedules.

“We are delighted that our innovative INGENIUM® ZB system has been recognised at the Electrical Industry Awards,” commented Glen Krise, Managing Director at Megaman. “As a company we strive to develop products that are intelligent in design and benefit the user, as opposed to just fulfilling a requirement. Smart technology has the capability to revolutionise households, streamlining and simplifying daily tasks as well as increasing the control a user has over their household appliances. INGENIUM® ZB provides a simple, robust solution with limitless compatibility.”

For more information, please visit: www.megamanuk.com/products/ingenium-zb/.

Lux Awards 2018 Winners

November 19th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Some of the best lighting products, projects and companies leading innovation and change were recognised at the 2018 Lux Awards in London last week.

The Awards were presented in front of 800 senior lighting professionals at a gala event at the O2 InterContinental on the final night of the LuxLive 2018 exhibition.

From over 200 nominations, the judges drew up the initial shortlists, tested products and visited projects the length and breadth of the UK to see them in action for themselves.

Hospitality, Leisure and Faith Project of the Year

The most outstanding project in this sector, inc. hotels,
restaurants, sports and places of worship

In association with Lutron

Winner: Mathematics: V&A Members Room, London | PJC Light Studio

Highly Commended: 20 Stories, Manchester | Into Lighting
Highly Commended: Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland | Studio-29
Highly Commended: The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh | Sutton Vane Associates
Highly Commended: Principal Edinburgh Hotel | Susan Lake Lighting Design
Shortlisted: Brooklands Museum Aircraft Factory, Weybridge | Michael Grubb Studio
Shortlisted: Places Leisure Eastleigh | Arup
Shortlisted: Portsoken Pavilion, London | Aecom
Shortlisted: Refectory and Wilkins Terrace, University College London | BDP
Shortlisted: Royal Academy of Music, London | Ulrike Brandi Licht
Shortlisted: Southbank Centre, London | Max Fordham

 

Office, Education and Healthcare Lighting Project of the Year

The most outstanding project in the workplace, education and healthcare sector

In association with Waldmann

Winner: Bloomberg European Headquarters, London | Foster + Partners

Highly Commended: Duke Humfrey’s Library, Oxford University | Urban Jungle Energy and Engineering
Highly Commended: Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber, Edinburgh | Kevan Shaw Lighting Design
Highly Commended: Smythe Library, Tonbridge School | BDP
Commended: The Disney Reef at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London | Studio EG
Shortlisted: 33 Gutter Lane, London | Hoare Lea
Shortlisted: Oracle EMEA Block C, Dublin | ECI Lighting
Shortlisted: RocketSpace, London | fdcreative

 

Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year

The most outstanding project in the outdoor, public realm,
façade and streetlighting sector

In association with Pharos Architectural Controls

Winner: Bottle Alley, Hastings | Hastings Borough Council

Highly Commended: Hull Public Realm | Arup
Highly Commended: Refectory and Wilkins Terrace, University College London | BDP
Commended: The Crowned Stag, Chelmsford | It does Lighting
Commended: Newport Bridge | Stainton Lighting Design Services
Commended: Night of Heritage Light III – Radcliffe Camera, Oxford | dpa lighting consultants
Commended: Phase 1, Arts University Bournemouth | Michael Grubb Studio
Shortlisted: Alexandra Palace Telecommunications Mast, London | Ridge

 

Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year

The most outstanding project in the industrial and transport sector

In association with the LIA

Winner: Volvo, Motherwell | enModus and Carbon Reduction Technology

Highly Commended: Paddington Lawn, London | BDP
Shortlisted: CB Heavy Products, Uttoxeter | Holophane Europe
Shortlisted: Mersey Gateway, Liverpool | CU Phosco Lighting
Shortlisted: Westminster Bridge Road, London | Michael Grubb Studio
Shortlisted: Wincanton Trax Park 2, Doncaster | Thorn Lighting

 

Retail Lighting Project of the Year

The most outstanding lighting project in the retail sector

In association with LuxBox

Winner:  intu Derby Shopping Centre | Advanced Power & Lighting

Highly Commended: Debenhams, Stevenage | Fagerhult Lighting
Commended: Pets at Home roll-out | Luxonic Lighting
Shortlisted: Asics flagship, London | Into Lighting
Shortlisted: Self-Portrait Store, London | Lichtvision Design

 

Interior Luminaire of the Year

The year’s most ground-breaking interior light fitting.

In association with lightspace london

Winner: Concord Pixer | Sylvania

Highly Commended: Tracy | LED iBOND
Commended: Atto     | Precision Lighting
Commended: Why | ES-System
Shortlisted: Amphibia | Zumtobel
Shortlisted: AXiO Airspace | Aurora
Shortlisted: Ventura | Radiant Architectural Lighting
Shortlisted: DRX5 | Remote Controlled Lighting
Shortlisted: Edge UFO HighBay | V-TAC
Shortlisted: EWINDOW 60 | Shenzhen Ewinlight Technology
Shortlisted: Gallery One Fifty | TM Lighting
Shortlisted: Hi-Max | Luxonic Lighting
Shortlisted: MyriaMesh Smart T8 LED Tube | Chess Wise
Shortlisted: ZipThree suspended | Vode Lighting

 

Exterior Luminaire of the Year

The year’s most ground-breaking exterior light fitting.

In association with Osram

Winner: Palladiano | Luce&Light

Highly Commended: Over-all | Simes
Highly Commended: Polesano | Delta Light
Highly Commended: Varoptic | Pudsey Diamond Engineering
Commended: Sephora | DW Windsor
Shortlisted: AIR2 | Indo Lighting
Shortlisted: Aira | Selux
Shortlisted: Blade | acdc
Shortlisted: Brick Light | Simes
Shortlisted: CityMax Large | Holophane Europe
Shortlisted: ID | Ewo
Shortlisted: Ignis 2 C | Orangetek
Shortlisted: Lumenfacade Nano | Lumenpulse
Shortlisted: Moby | Luce&Light
Shortlisted: Ren | DW Windsor

 

Emergency Lighting Product of the Year

The most outstanding innovation in this sector including luminaires,
testing systems and signage

In association with the E5 Group

Winner: CGLine+ Adaptive Evacuation Matrix | Eaton

Commended: LELW UltraSlim emergency lighting module | Luxbox Lighting Technology
Shortlisted: Beta anti-ligature range | P4
Shortlisted: ektor AWAC wireless emergency test system | zencontrol
Shortlisted: HotSpot Plus All-In-One emergency driver | Fulham Lighting Group
Shortlisted: Indulux | ABB

 

Connected Lighting Innovation of the Year

Includes all VLC, IoT, Lifi, IP-based systems, data management
and smart cities technologies.

In association with Tamlite Lighting

Winner: Generation 2 platform | LiteIP

Commended: Smart Connected Lighting | enModus
Shortlisted: smart engine | wtec

 

Property Technology Connected Lighting Concept of the Year

The best use of IP-connected lighting including apps, software or
service

In association with Gooee

Winner:  iRealm | EWO

Commended: Silvair Commissioning  | Silvair
Shortlisted: LightWatch | Rogier van der Heide

 

Enabling Technology of the Year

The most exceptional development in sources, drivers, optics,
thermal products and innovative materials

In association with LEDs magazine

Winner: Sunlike | Seoul Semiconductor

Highly Commended: LensVector | LensVector
Commended: MicroLouvre | Smartlouvre Technology
Commended: Silicone S1 | Carclo Optics
Commended: Tuner4Tronic Field | Osram
Shortlisted: CLi LED driver | Harvard
Shortlisted: Conext | Lumitronix LED-Technik
Shortlisted: LEDixia-mini | Multiload Controls
Shortlisted: Mean Well LED Driver LCM-40MM with MyriaMesh control | Chess Wise
Shortlisted: Microdriver | Seoul Semiconductor
Shortlisted: NanoOptic Precision Delivery Grid | cree
Shortlisted: Optisolis | Nichia Europe
Shortlisted: PerfectWhite COB LEDs | Luminus Devices

 

Controls Product of the Year

The most outstanding innovation in this sector including
control systems, interfaces, ECG and sensors

In association with Property Technology Live

Winner: Go | Prolojik

Commended: RA2 Select | Lutron
Shortlisted: LEDcode BLE | eldoLED
Shortlisted: LDALI-MS2 multi-sensor | Loytec
Shortlisted: PrecizionHALO | Lucy Zodion
Shortlisted: Vive | Lutron

 

Lighting for a Circular Economy Award

For exceptional achievement in the recycling of lamps and luminaires from refurbished projects

In association with Lumicom and Recolight

Winner: Connect Smart White | Carus

Highly Commended: Altech ECO Polycarbonate | Albis
Commended: Travelodge Hotels roll-out | Signify
Shortlisted: Storm | EGG Lighting

 

Sales Team of the Year

The group of representatives who have in excelled with
customer service and sales targets

In association with Hytronik

Winner: CU Phosco

Highly Commended: P4
Shortlisted: Harvard
Shortlisted: Tamlite Lighting

 

Manufacturer of the Year

The lighting equipment maker who has shown exceptional
performance and innovation in 2018

In association with Lux Review

Winner: Tamlite Lighting

Highly Commended: CU Phosco
Shortlisted: Martech

 

Client of the Year

The end user who has most embraced innovation
in lighting in pursuit of its goals

In association with P4 Fastel

Winner: Oxford University

Shortlisted: Hastings Borough Council
Shortlisted: Hull City Council

 

SLL Young Lighter of the Year

This category rewards and recognises young talent.

In association with Society of Light and Lighting

Winner:  Emma Beadle

Shortlisted: Katia Kolovea
Shortlisted: Carla Piatti
Shortlisted: Sunny Sribanditmongkol
Shortlisted: Sanny Yuwono

 

Lux Person of the Year

The person who has made an outstanding
contribution to the lighting industry in 2017

In association with Zumtobel

Winner: Paul Ruffles

Lighting design engineer Paul Ruffles has dedicated a major part of his career to the service of the industry and is, say the judges, an ‘unsung hero’ of the sector. He is currently editor-in-chief of the SLL Lighting Handbook and has completely revised it – with the assistance of various experts –  for 2018.  Due to be published imminently, it has increased in size from 22 chapters to 32.

Paul has been the principal of Lighting Design & Technology since founding the practice in 1992. Throughout his career he has contributed to the organising and administering of his profession both through his work with the Engineering Institutions and through national and international bodies.

These have included the National Illumination Committee, the International Standards Organisation, Lux Europa and the British Standards Organisation. He is a past-president of the Society of Light and Lighting (then called the CIBSE Lighting Division) which represents the interests of most of the senior members of the lighting profession.

His projects included The Holiday Inn, Kensington and a new visitors’ centre for Kew Gardens. He provided lighting support to Buro Happold’s offices in London, Leeds and Saudi Arabia.

Paul has written many lighting related articles in all sections of the professional lighting press. He also makes numerous presentations to technical conferences and to learned society meetings.

 

Festive Lights celebrate rebrand with Northern Lights competition

November 19th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Chorley-based decorative lighting specialist, Festive Lights, has undergone several exciting changes as part of a company rebrand. The award-winning family run company has always had the mission to brighten customers’ moods through the medium of twinkling lights, so the goal was to reinforce this by establishing a brand that reflects this passion for lighting.

A key motivator in the rebranding exercise was to emphasise the emotional connection that lighting brings in people’s homes throughout the year, along with the company’s focus on bringing joy through everything they do. They also wanted to recognise that they, just like the beautiful lights they offer, are not just for Christmas.

It’s not only the company’s ethos that has been revitalised as part of the rebrand, Festive Lights’ head office has also benefited from cosmetic improvements, which were recognised by The Lancashire Best Kept Village Awards in October 2018, in which they received the accolade of Commercial Premises of the Year.

The big celebration

To celebrate the rebrand, and to share the festive folks’ excitement, they’re giving away a trip for two to the Arctic Circle, where the winners will be able to take in the greatest lightshow on earth – the spectacular Northern Lights! To enter, all people have to do is set up their new Festive Lights product, take a picture and post it on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #ShareTheJoy. The competition runs until 16th December 2018.

Stephen Alty, Festive Lights’ general manager said: “The very essence of our brand is joy. It encapsulates everything we do; in a nutshell, we bring customers joy, and we wanted the brand to shout about this.”

“Everything about our massive new warehouse, crammed to the rafters with the latest in all year round decorative lighting, has been designed to make customers smile at every touchpoint, at every part of their journey, including product choice, availability, quality and price.”

“Teamed with a quality product offering, our customers have grown to know and love us for our consistently high levels of customer service, and they can certainly expect that same great service to continue, with a great big smile!”

From its Lancashire headquarters, the online retailer distributes to more than 30 countries globally, with Christmas being an incredibly important and exciting time. During the holiday season last year, the firm picked, packed and delivered over 88,000 parcels, and 2018 looks set to be another record breaking year.

Competition link – https://www.festive-lights.com/blog/featured-inspiration/sharethejoy-competition/

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the luminaire manufacturer NORKA

November 19th, 2018 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Founded in 1948 by Walter Stäcker, the family-owned company – now in its third generation – has now been continuously promoting the development of technically advanced, robust lighting systems for 70 years. People who work in foundries, paint shops or cold storage facilities, who walk through railway stations or wait on platforms, who swim in indoor pools or run a car repair shop need more than just standard lighting. This requires technically advanced lighting solutions with a high protection rating, customised for special environmental conditions and visual tasks. NORKA, the leading manufacturer of special luminaires has been specialising in the production of solutions for such demanding conditions for 70 years. The history of the company reflects the development of innovative lighting technology, from the use of fluorescent and high-pressure lamps to highoutput, energy-efficient luminaires with high-performance LEDs.

NORKA has gained extensive know-how in the field of high-quality processing of polymers, specialising in extrusion and injection moulding. The reflector technology for optimized light control and easy maintainable luminaire mounting rail systems with their accessories, play an important role besides the construction and assembly of luminaire housings.

NORKA currently employs 220 people at two separate locations: Around 60 employees work at the administrative offices in Hamburg, while 160 workers are employed at the plant in Dörverden-Hülsen/Aller, where the company operates a state-of-the art production facility, a well-equipped training centre and extensive lighting technology labs that constantly monitor the quality of the NORKA luminaires. Apart from photometric measurements, the luminaires undergo a range of additional tests. Apart from water and dust tightness tests, luminaires are examined as regards EMC, are tested for durability, vibration and impact strength and undergo extreme low and high temperature tests.

With the founding of NORKA Automation in 2015, the company has evolved from a simple luminaire manufacturer into a solutions provider for lighting projects. “We now also offer the appropriate control system for the luminaires as well as the integration into building services”, explains Martin C.

Stäcker, Managing Director of Norka Automation and grandson of the company founder and continues: “This means that we are able to present holistic solutions that go far beyond simple lighting in terms of functionality and fully
meet the customers’ specifications.” All stages in the development of the control solution in this company are covered on site, from the concept and switch cabinet construction to the control programming and commissioning to ensure a continuous chain of support for the customer from the idea to the realisation.

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