November 21st 2021 saw Ayrton celebrate its 20th anniversary and what a journey it has been for the company which has dedicated itself entirely to developing innovative LED lighting products.
“When Ayrton was created, we didn’t know at the time, but we were going to revolutionize the world of lighting with a totally disruptive concept, Digital Lighting,” says Ayrton founder, Yvan Péard. “Over the past 20 years we have created more than 70 extraordinary digital luminaires that are as innovative as they are effective. We are very proud of our achievements and the way we continue to lead the way, pushing technology and design to the limits. This year we are celebrating 20 years of passion, creation and design; 20 years of working with the world’s greatest lighting designers, who have placed their trust in us to make the tools they want to use; 20 years of innovation to bring the wildest projects to life.”
Péard first brought Ayrton to life in 2001, naming his company after the outstanding Brazilian racing driver, Ayrton Senna, whom he admired for his brilliance, ingenuity and drive in the pursuit of perfection – qualities which Péard and the team at Ayrton have maintained to this day.
From technical innovations and original ideas in creative effects lighting, to classical lighting fixtures, through to the company’s first IP65 rated fixtures, Ayrton has gained a reputation for innovation, power, precision, versatility, and unbeatable durability and reliability.
“We are excited to be entering our 20th year!” states CEO, Chris Ferrante. “Ayrton has been the industry leader in Digital Lighting since our inception. Yvan’s vision all those years ago has led to the success we have achieved today. Our best-in-class products, characterized by innovation with purpose, creativity and quality, are designed with our users, the lighting designers and creatives, in mind. These people, along with our distributors and the team at Ayrton, are as important as our products and we look forward to celebrating with them over the next 12 months.
“However, we are never content with sitting still and have some unbelievable new technology and ideas planned for the near future which will continue to enhance the global shows and events we are fortunate to be a part of.
“We cannot wait for the next 20 years!”
To mark the 20th anniversary, Ayrton has released a video (click here to view) and a new logo (see attached) and is as determined to continue to lead and innovate as it has been from the start.
As Péard says: “The future has only just begun!”