On the 16th March 2012, PhotonStar LED Ltd. reached 5 successful years as innovators in the LED lighting and solutions industry, so to celebrate this milestone we would like to share with you the incredible success the company has enjoyed since 2007.
Over 5 years PhotonStar has developed a respected reputation as designers and manufacturers of innovative, reliable, high performance LED luminaires and light engines - in both general and specialty lighting with many high profile installations and applications globally.
Since its inception, the company has consistently gained recognition and credibility winning industry leading awards including 'Light Source of the Year' on two consecutive occasions at the Lighting Industry Awards against global players such as Osram and Havells Sylvania. PhotonStar has been recognised with many other awards for innovation and technology, business growth, environmental manufacture and product design.
Founded in 2007 by Dr. James Mckenzie and Dr. Majd Zoorob, the company was founded to produce world class LED lighting products for use in commercial, residential and retail environments. When the first award winning product was launched in 2008, the company had just 5 employees. The group has grown rapidly with considerable expertise and a deep understanding of LED technology and its place within the lighting market - 6 PhD members currently work within the core R&D team. With a strong intellectual property and R&D base, there are now 15 patents filed to date and a company workforce of over 100 employees, and is 100% committed to UK manufacture.
PhotonStar launched 'CeilingStar', its first product at the Arc Show 2008 and it was an instant success being highly commended at the Select Awards 2008. It was the first LED downlight to genuinely replace a 50W LV halogen lamp and meet all UK building regulations. This product is now on its 5th generation, each time improving performance, reducing costs and is now 30% more efficient.
CeilingStar - (now a full range of luminaires including colour tuneable ChromaWhite versions) has over 30,000 hours test data, some of the longest in luminaire test data in the industry. Performance has been recognised and proven from independent recent testing carried out by the British Standards Institute, who completed a government program this month to evaluate products eligible for the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme. CeilingStar was proven to meet all of the performance claims including efficiency, colour consistency and power factor. Read more HERE
PhotonStar staff recently celebrated the 5 year milestone by visiting the site of its very first installation, in the penthouse suite of the Star and Garter Towers, Putney. The customer was so happy with the products that he continues to specify and recommend PhotonStar.
"We have a long track record with PhotonStar and have been specifying them since the company started. We know that we can specify their products with the confidence that they will perform and that they will satisfy Building Regulations." Jonathan Ashe (Jonathan Ashe Architects - specifier since 2008)
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PhotonStar has rapidly grown and expanded in size over the past 5 years and now manufacture over 60 different LED luminaires with a variety of light engine options for each, with distributors all over the world. See our full product range HERE
PhotonStar is committed to UK manufacture, providing a more responsive manufacturing provision with high levels of quality control. In 2011 PhotonStar gained recognition as part of the "made by Britain" campaign, supported by the UK government and MPs to highlight the best in UK manufacturing. The latest manufacturing provision opened in January 2012 in Tredegar in South Wales and has already produced over 25,000 luminaires.
Already members of the Lighting Industry Association, with our CEO Dr. James Mckenzie deputy chair of the LED committee, PhotonStar recently became members of Zhaga, a consortium of companies from the international lighting industry committed to setting standards and enabling the interchangeability of LED light sources made by different manufacturers.
PhotonStar™ have developed and patented revolutionary technology first shown on the market in 2009. Advanced proprietary LED colour mixing technology, with on-board colour and thermal sensors linked to microprocessor controllers, delivers colour tuneable high quality lighting that can emulate natural daylight cycles. Integrated sensors constantly monitor and regulate colour quality, light intensity and LED temperature, making ChromaWhite one of the most technically advanced LED products on the market today.
PhotonStar Technology Ltd. part of PhotonStar Group plc, launched the first of its new 2012 'ChromaWhite' high CRI tuneable module range, at the recent Light+Building event - the first luminaires to feature these modules, including downlights and trackspots were on show at the Frankfurt. PhotonStar is now working with selected partners to bring ChromaWhite technology to the market in a range of superior luminaire solutions. For more information see our dedicated website www.photonstartechnology.co.uk