Discover some of the latest products available in the lighting industry….



Ovia fire-rated downlights guarantee compliance in all ceiling types

Ovia Lighting’s full range of INCEPTOR and FLAMEGUARD fire-rated downlights have always been subject to the strictest test measures to ensure they offer full compliance and have the corresponding test certification to meet the very latest regulations. As such, the INCEPTOR OMNI adjustable CTA dimmable LED downlight, INCEPTOR NANO compact fire-rated LED downlight, INCEPTOR PICO FG fire-rated fixed integrated LED downlight, and the FLAMEGUARD GU10 downlights, have all been tested for fire resistance compliance with all ceiling types – solid timber, I-joists and metal web joists.

With the increasing use of I-joists as part of floor construction, the National Housebuilding Council (NHBC) has updated its technical guidance on recessed light fittings in ceilings to intermediate floors in houses. As a result, the NHBC now requires test evidence showing that recessed downlights are suitable for a similar I-joist and plasterboard combination.

Ovia Lighting can confirm that it has successfully completed further fire resistance testing to demonstrate that its fire-rated downlights satisfy the new guidelines issued by the NHBC. The testing was carried out by Efectis – a major player in fire science, covering all fire safety expertise in testing and modelling, certification and inspection around the world.  The new test consisted of a 30 minute I-joist construction – 220mm I-Joist; 15mm Type A Plasterboard and 22mm Floor Deck (which Ovia believes to be the most common construction types now used within the industry).  All fire-rated downlights from the Ovia INCEPTOR and FLAMEGUARD ranges formed part of the test.

To help you understand the issues around testing, Ovia has produced a CPD training module – ‘Downlights and Testing for Fire Rating’, and this is available for delivery on request. Contact Ovia on 01827 300640, or visit



Clean Air Series: UVC lighting that actively reduces the bacterial and viral charge

humanlumen, the lighting brand with a uniquely human-centric approach, introduces the Clean Air Series, a range of UVC Air Sterilisation Units, providing a safe, reliable and sustainable solution for a safe ‘Return to Work’ for many employers and employees.

The Clean Air Series is a range of efficient UVC lighting devices that actively reduce the bacterial and viral charge of the air in closed environments.

The powerful UVC radiation is totally isolated inside the Air Filtration System (AFS) as exposure of UV light, of any type, in high dosage to the naked eye will cause potential long-term health issues.

The system draws in contaminated air and removes all bacteria through a series of integral filters and then delivers clean air back into the space. Each unit cleanses up to 3000 cubic square metres of open office space and is a simple plug and play system with no integration into the existing mechanical systems.

The clean air units work like an air purifier, but instead of filters it uses the UVC technology to eliminate the viruses. The fan located in the bottom of the fitting sucks in the air of the room and channels it through a series of UVC light canals that have the UVC lights. The UVC kills the viruses and the clean air is released in the room through a carbon filter.



Zumtobel Photographic Competition 2019 winners announced

Originally designed around the use of a disposable camera, the Zumtobel Photographic Competition now permits the use of the latest digital based technology. Entrants can photograph anything interesting, this can be of the built environment, featuring internal or external architectural details, shots of people or purely abstract scenes – the key focus is the use of light captured in the image.

The 2019 winners are:

Winner: Jarrell Goh, Studio Egret, London

2nd Place: Peter Sebes, Stockwool, London

3rd Place: Andrew Brown of AHR Architects, Manchester

Highly Commended: Ben Arnold, Stride Treglown, Plymouth

Stuart Anderson, Harley Haddow, Edinburgh

Jamie Guest, AFL Architects, Manchester

Now in its 25th year, over ten thousand architects have entered the Zumtobel Photographic Competition, capturing truly great images. The competition is a ‘must do’ in the architectural calendar.

This app based competition – ZumtobelPhoto – gives architects the chance to enjoy the same qualities of a disposable camera competition in digital form. It keeps the same level playing field and creativity that architects desire while engaging a fresh take on what remains a simple and classic competition. Keeping the simple, witty and arty approach, no special filters or effects, just a camera and a creative eye.

Top image: 1st place, Jarrell Goh, Studio Egret, London

Bottom image: 2nd Place,Peter Sebes, Stockwool, London


Concord by Sylvania

Create a Timeless Design with TubiXx

Concord, architectural lighting by Sylvania, has launched TubiXx, a luminaire that is as stylish as it is functional. Whether it is in a modern or traditional setting, the sleek and clean design of TubiXx can make a stylish statement and become a focal point within the space.

The TubiXx is perfect for residential and hospitality environments and comes in a choice of colour finishes, colour temperatures in a pendant or surface mounted design. Hoteliers and homeowners can choose from a Black body with Gold reflector, a White body with White reflector and a White Body with Black reflector. It is a truly versatile luminaire that will suit a variety of interior decors.

“Concord’s TubiXx is a design-led, flexible solution, that produces a stunning lit effect,” comments David Neale, Marketing Manager at Sylvania UK. “With a timeless design combined with the most up-to-date LED technology, this lighting solution is ideal for a variety of applications and can be tailored to suit the interior design. It will transform the space with its high-quality aesthetics and impressive performance.”

Available in 2700K, 3000K and 4000K colour temperatures, Concord TubiXx can achieve 1361lm at 14W and has a lumen efficacy of up to 97lm/W. The luminaires have a long lifetime of up to 50,000 hours at 70% of original output, featuring guaranteed LED colour consistency and exceptional glare control for the very best in comfort and wellbeing.


Emergency Lighting Products (ELP)

The SurePath DALI test system goes wireless

The SurePath DALI test panel from Emergency Lighting Products Limited has proven to be an easy to use, yet very detailed method of monitoring emergency lighting installations. Now to make it suitable for even more projects, ELP have developed a wireless version using the power of Bluetooth Low Energy mesh technology.

The attractive panel can be mounted discreetly in any working area and via two BLE mesh networks, communicates wirelessly with up to 128 devices. For larger projects, up to fifty SurePath panels can be networked using the SureLink networking software. Commissioning is made simple using the ELP SurePath Android App.

In all other ways the SurePathBLE panels remain true to the original design. The panel uses standard DALI protocols to monitor each DALI emergency lighting luminaire via a Bluetooth/DALI Gateway module. While all is well, the screen will simply show a green tick. However, if a fault occurs or an emergency luminaire fails a scheduled automatic test, the screen will change to an exclamation mark (and if selected) a warning buzzer will sound.

The SurePath system can automatically notify maintenance engineers of any fault and ‘drill down’ menus will provide full details of exactly what and where the failures are.


Ophir Spiricon Europe GmbH (MKS Instruments) – Measuring Uniformity of LED Luminaires in Seconds

The Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 compact measurement system for LED luminaires features four additional color sensors evenly arranged in the bottom of the device delivering further x,y, and CCT data as well as the illuminance. Within seconds the user gets an overview of the color and overall uniformity of the measured light.

This allows:

  • direct evaluation of LED chips or optical assemblies used for color mixing and beam shaping within the design process.
  • easy usage in end-of-line LED luminaire production applications to instantly detect issues, ensuring high quality product standards are met.

The Ophir FluxGage measurement system also measures total luminous flux, color parameters and flicker.

“Historically, it has been challenging to measure the color uniformity of LED luminaires as measurement devices like goniometers deliver a detailed analysis but are large, relatively slow, and expensive. Ophir FluxGage 604 measurement system revolutionizes the testing of LED luminaires as the compact system only needs a space the size of the luminaire being tested, which makes handling easy. In addition, measurements can be performed in less than two seconds and literally in any environment”, explains Dr. Simon Rankel, Business Development Manager LED for the Ophir brand.




Three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of ‘Light so Good’.

Three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of ‘Light so Good’. Using proprietary technologies and expertise in developing blue emitters and high-quality phosphors, Nichia’s trio of complementary lighting technologies – Vitasolis, Optisolis and the 2-in-1 series of LEDs – is set to raise the bar in delivering light quality without sacrificing energy efficiency.

Vitasolis™ technology incorporates a new LED family that enables users to benefit from the energy savings of LED and the advantages of human-centric lighting (HCL). Vitasolis uses a special blend of phosphors to provide a strong cyan component in their spectrum without a cost in terms of luminous efficacy.

Optisolis™ is the world’s first series of packaged LEDs and chip-on-board (COB) solutions that accurately mimic natural light sources without producing any harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. Optisolis not only shows objects in a more vivid and impactful way, it also preserves them at their best.

Furthermore, Nichia has now rolled out its 2-in-1 tunable white, a series of single light-emitting surface (LES), mid-power 3030 LEDs. The solution enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, open up creative design possibilities and potentially improve operational SKU management.



A World of Options With Ludospot

Sylvania is giving premises owners, building specifiers and interior designers greater flexibility over their lighting choices with its new Ludospot integrated LED accent downlights. Ludospot is modular system that allows users to select the LED module required and then choose the right housing style. Ideal for hospitality, retail and commercial applications, Ludospot allows people to get more creative with their downlights.

“Historically, to achieve the right lit effect, it has often been necessary to compromise on the design of the fitting or vice versa,” comments David Neale, Marketing Manager at Sylvania. “However, Ludospot can change this with its flexible and versatile approach to product selection. By basically mixing and matching the lighting module with the housing, it provides you with greater control over the design of the space.”

With Ludospot, choose the module you need and mount on the desired die casting aluminium housing to get the right ambience for your application. A wide range of housing options allows direct replacement of most recessed halogen spotlights’ installations on the market, whatever the diameter and the circular, square or rectangular shape.

The Ludospot 50 Module and 111 Module have a high colour rendering index CRI90, with SDCM <3 light colour consistency. The 50 modules are available with 15°, 28° or 40° light beam angle option whilst the 111 modules are available 24W or 38W with 38° light beam angle. Users can select Ludospot in either warm 3000K and neutral 4000K colour temperatures.



Architectural lighting with an unlimited range of projectors

The WE-EF FLC200 projector series is specially designed to meet the particular requirements for the exterior lighting of architecture and urban spaces. With qualities such as their functional design, the precise and efficient IOS® Innovative Optical Systems, LED optics as well as durable housing materials and surfaces, the projectors immediately impressed the experts at the launch of the series at Light and Building 2018. With this next step, WE-EF is carrying out the announced expansion into one of the most comprehensive projector systems on the market, with no less than six sizes and an extremely wide range of light output from 530 lm to 15,780 lm and wattages from 4 W to 155 W.

The extension focuses on the low wattages for the sizes FLC201, FLC210 and FLC220. The round housings, made of corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium, have external diameters of 75 mm, 150 mm and 190 mm, respectively. CAD-optimised optics offer five different light distributions. Like their “big sisters” in the system, the new sizes are not only available with colour temperatures 2700 K, 3000 K and 4000 K, but also with Colour Boost or Tunable White Technology. Profile projector versions are also available that provide sharp cut-off projection of round or polygonal surfaces as well as gobos.


Zumtobel Lighting

MICROS II from Zumtobel Lighting

The new compact LED downlight from Zumtobel that represents an efficient alternative for a wide range of functional and decorative applications. An impressive combination of flexibility and individuality, MICROS II allows individual design requirements to be implemented thanks to a tilting luminaire head, varied colour combinations and two different size options, all with excellent glare suppression that significantly improves the level of visual comfort. MICROS II offers a huge amount of scope for creative design and also allows for the one-to-one replacement of existing, older small downlights.

This highly adaptable downlight delivers lumen packages of up to 1700 lm, with sizes 68 mm and 100 mm, each of which offers four different beam angles. Thanks to its modern reflector technology and IP44 protection (with accessory), MICROS II can meet most everyday lighting challenges. In addition to a switchable driver, users can also choose between DALI control, BasicDIM Wireless and trailing edge dimming.

To provide maximum freedom of design and customisation, the different coloured luminaire heads are available in brushed white, black and aluminium and can be individually combined with deco reflectors in white, black, copper and bronze. MICROS II offers simple, flexible installation options and is guaranteed to make a big impact in ancillary areas in retail, the leisure and hotel sectors and healthcare establishments.



Bluetooth Network Controls

DANLERS’ range of “Casambi-enabled” occupancy detectors use Bluetooth Low Energy communication to control lighting without the need for any wiring between the controls and the luminaires.

Any number of Casambi-enabled luminaires and controls in a building will automatically form a mesh network, and the Casambi app can be used to quickly and simply set up any required control system.

This has major advantages in cost, ease of installation and flexibility.

Casambi networks are both reliable and secure, and devices can be added or taken away at any time. They can also be integrated with existing DALI or 1-10VDC systems.

Please be assured we are open and trading: DANLERS Covid-19 Update



Unify LED Linear (Continuous Row Lighting System)

The Goodlight Unify Linear LED Trunking System (Track) is a versatile, continuous-row, modular LED lighting system suitable for any lighting task, from linear light lines to emergency lighting. The Unify frame can be configured to provide seamless, uninterrupted lighting lines, which can continue around corners, or cross over one another, to cover the entirety of your layout. You can position luminaires flexibly around the system, delivering different lighting effects or re-positioning lighting types to suit your space. With a high lumen output of 160Lm/W, it is available in Daylight (5,000K) and Natural (4,000K) colour temperatures. Suitable for retail, supermarkets, offices and commercial, industrial, warehouse and distribution. 

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MID Lighting

MID Lighting have recently had the good fortune to work on the Grade II listed building The Maltings, Princes Street, Ipswich.

MID worked in conjunction with Mark Pertwee, Pertwee Estates, Roberto Esposito, Esposito Architecture Limited, and Steve Attle and the team from Ceetech Ltd, to create a lighting design that complements the historic character of this unique 1820’s building, but with a 20th century feel.
This project provided difficult challenges which were overcome by our experienced design team incorporating up to 22 different types of luminaires to ensure we enhanced each of the buildings unique 23,000 sq ft of new office spaces.

The project was led by Donna Snell, Sales Executive, Eliot Stevens, Lighting Designer and Manny Stone, Technical Manager.



Centralise • Optimise • Economise

The Ethernet-based iDrive® centralised LED driver range provides the optimum power solution for the increasingly smart, connected world.  iDrive® centralised LED drivers drastically simplify maintenance and are designed for installation in 19” 1U server racks in maintenance rooms, enabling easy access when required.

The centralised drivers are capable of driving up to 36 individual luminaires from a single driver, up to a distance of 300m away, which is particularly advantageous for installations involving high ceilings. Remote installation of the LED driver well away from the luminaires also reduces disruption caused by maintenance downtime.

The range includes constant current and constant voltage variants, with each driver supporting multiple protocols, including DALI, DMX, RDM, Ethernet, sACN & Art-Net3 and Art-Osc.


Zumtobel Lighting

LIGHT FIELDS III from Zumtobel Lighting

LIGHT FIELDS III is a slim, discreet and minimalist frameless luminaire with the latest lighting technology (MPO+), ensuring rooms are exceptionally well lit, but with optimal glare control, making this fitting ideal for offices, healthcare, educational establishments, and flexible room layouts. 

Available in various mounting options; surface, recessed, pendant and free standing, each option includes Zumtobel’s unique micropyramdial optic (MPO+). The MPO+ refracts the light in a defined way creating perfectly controlled light beams, resulting in the perfect balance between diffused and directional light. 

The recessed version can be used in clusters to create islands of light in meeting areas, entrances and open-plan offices, flooding the rooms with light thanks to the extraordinarily high luminous efficiency, whilst creating an ideal working environment.

To avoid a cave effect in low-ceilinged rooms, the surface-mounted option with its circumferential indirect share produces a floating effect. Superbly manufactured invisible perforations also ensure homogeneous illumination of the surface.

The separately controllable direct and indirect illumination of the pendant LIGHT FIELDS III allows greater freedom and options in the light planning for a building. The wide-angle, continuous bat-wing light distribution brightens ceilings uniformly, even with short pendant lengths. 

In addition, the emergency lighting function can be integrated to create a uniform ceiling appearance, therefore separate additional emergency luminaires are no longer required.


Simpson Springs

Simpson Springs & Pressing Ltd specialise in the manufacture of springs, pressings and wireforms for the Lighting industry.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in the industry over the last 40 years, providing them with bespoke solutions to their needs, they have a level of expertise that is second to none.

We welcome all enquiries from both Designers and Manufacturers.



Active Lighting Manager Supervises DALI lighting installations 

Calon’s Active Lighting Manager (ALM) is an advanced glass colour touch screen that works out of the box to supervise and manage up to 30 DALI lighting channels.

Active Lighting Manager works together with Calon’s SmartBridge lighting controllers, continuously monitoring for system, lamp and sensor faults and providing the capability to schedule emergency lighting tests on any of 8 emergency test groups.  

Faults, alarms and test results can be viewed on-screen or via a remote web browser, or notified automatically via e-mail to specified personnel. Apart from setting up the e-mail address for fault notification, no other setup is required.   _____________________________________________________________


A WEEE Compliance Scheme for Lighting

More lighting products are now included in the WEEE Regulations. Producers, importers, and own-branders must join a WEEE Compliance Scheme.

Recolight will manage all your WEEE obligations. We have a team of WEEE experts to guide you. And with Recolight, there are no hidden costs.

Set up by the lighting industry, and operating as a non-profit organisation, recolight understand WEEE and works to get the regulations right for lighting.

To date Recolight has recycled more WEEE lighting than all UK WEEE Compliances schemes combined.


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