Linear LED lighting specialist Synergy’s commercial lighting launch of the definitive standard UGR<19 linear led luminaires.


UGR<19 linear luminaires that look great at a good price

Hoddesdon based commercial lighting specialist Synergy today launched, they claim the definitive standard of UGR<19 linear LED luminaires in response to high customer demand for UGR<19 Linear luminaires in the office fit out sector,particularly in London. Synergy have developed a linear LED luminaire that has all the aesthetic appeal of traditional LED linear lighting at a reasonable price.

“The rapid increase in customer demand for UGR<19 linear lead us to expand our research and development team to solve the problem of ugly, low output and expensive UGR<19 linear luminaires” explains Mike Stay, CEO of Synergy.

Gira exhibit at ELEX, 2017 / 2018

Gira exhibit at ELEX, 2017 / 2018

Gira, one of the worlds leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming UK tour of ‘The Electricians Exhibition’, ELEX.
The UK’s dedicated trade show for electrical contractors, ELEX pays tribute to the latest products, innovative technologies and brands that serve the electrical contract sectors.
Gira is set to attend all ELEX Shows throughout the 2017/2018 series, and it will display an array of new and existing intelligent building solutions and technology.

Workplace Lighting

Recent Survey Suggests Indifferent Attitudes Towards Workplace Lighting


Lamp Shop Online has recently carried out research into attitudes towards lighting in the workplace.

Two separate surveys asked 500 people the following questions:

1. Would you know how to replace a fluorescent strip light in the workplace?

2. Have you or a colleague ever changed a fluorescent strip at work?


Wireless lighting can help cut corporate lighting costs by half

Wireles lighting

As much as 20% of building operations costs could be saved simply by reducing the time that lighting is left on when no-one is there.

Lighting accounts for around 40% of building operation costs, and this can be a huge financial drain for companies. 

Data shows that 50% of this lighting is actually wasted due to lights being on when they are not needed or when an area is unoccupied. However, this can be mitigated against through the use of wireless lighting.

Recent developments in wireless lighting technology allow companies to have custom control of the work environment by remotely managing the lighting levels and timings throughout the entire facility. 

Dialight Becomes First Industrial LED Lighting Supplier to Reach 1 Million Installed Fixtures Milestone


Dialight plc (LSE: DIA.L) (“Dialight” or the “Company”), the global leader in industrial LED lighting technology, today announced that over 1 million of its class-leading industrial LED lighting products have been installed worldwide as of December 2016, making it the first manufacturer in the industry to achieve this major milestone.

The ELED-CT series

The ELED-CT series

ELED-CT series a range of 15 watt, 25 watt and 50 watt Constant Current Triac Mains Dimmable LED Drivers are now available from Ecopac Power.
The ELED-CT series are designed to work with Triac Leading Edge Mains Dimmers and are available in 15 watts, 25 watts and 50 watts with a constant current mode output and multiple levels from 150mA up to 1400mA covering 3 volts to 50 volts selectable by a dip switch.

Tamlite Lighting's new xcite range offers British design excellence at an affordable price

Tamlite Lighting's new xcite range offers British design excellence at an affordable price

Tamlite Lighting, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and designers of lighting, has created xcite; a new, affordable range of LED lighting products.
Unlike many other LEDs on the market, the xcite range offers quality, safety, performance and reliability at a competitive price, in keeping with Tamlite’s commitment to product excellence.
xcite: the perfect cross market solution
xcite enables installers and end-users to make simple and quick choices on product selection for a wide range of installations including offices, schools, factories and residential buildings, all backed by the strength and assurance of one of the UK’s largest and most experienced lighting companies.

R&B Star are proud to be involved in the Saatchi & Saatchi HQ project


R&B Star an independent and family run electrical wholesaler based in Kent and London are proud to have been able to supply high quality, environmentally friendly and eye catching lighting solutions for the new Saatchi & Saatchi headquarters in Chancery Lane, London.

The new Saatchi & Saatchi headquarters designed by Jump Studios and fitted out by ISG, has seen the 100,000 sq. ft, seven storey blank canvas transformed in to bespoke and welcoming workspace that evokes the spirit of the company.

We worked closely with ISG on this project from specification through to completion and are proud to have been involved in the buildings transformation.

Vimark Curve | Vimark Evo

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Vimark Heritage

Steeped in over 20 years of history and synonymous with quality, reliability and value, Deta Vimark has carved out an enviable market leading position and remains the wiring accessory range of choice amongst specifiers, wholesalers, contractors and end-users. Renowned for its ease of installation and with a broad range of accessories, Deta Vimark provides the perfect solution for all installations. 


The Next Generation

Evolution turns to Revolution in Fire-Rated Downlight design


The electrical market is no stranger to change. As a dynamic sector, it is constantly shaped by innovation. Occasionally, a new wave of technology transforms a sector fundamentally and triggers a revolution. The impact of LED on the lighting industry is one such development and the effects are comprehensive. Already established as the most energy efficient lightsource, it has swept aside conventional lights. Yet the low cost advantage is only one aspect of the range of benefits that LED can deliver. Lower operating temperatures, smaller formatsand greater longevity are features that will also influence the design of lamps and luminaires into the future. In a recent example, Integral LED have focussed on the re-engineering of afrequently used fitting – the fire-rated downlight.

How lighting affects the productivity of your office

Employee engagement and wellbeing are considered significant factors in workplace productivity, and savvy businesses have made changes to everything from health plans to the office environment to try and unlock further potential.  


However, during 2016 UK workforces were 31% less productive than those in the US and 17% less productive than the rest of the G7 countries, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).


Harvard Technology adds DALI variants to programmable driver range


Harvard Technology, world leader in the design, development and manufacture of wireless control solutions for lighting, has launched its latest innovations in the CoolLED programmable driver range, adding both a 40W and 50W Dali Low Voltage SELV variant in the CLS case platform to what is a growing programmable range. 


The power factor corrected, fully isolated SELV output Dali drivers, are initially available in two variants – 200-700mA and 700-1400mA – delivering up to 40W and 50W of power respectively. 


New recessed LED module set to improve office environments and reduce glare

LED module AXIS 5695

Tamlite Lighting, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and designers of lighting, is launching the AXIS recessed LED module, which provides excellent glare-free illumination for offices.

The energy saving benefit of upgrading office lighting to LED is widely known, but less emphasis has traditionally been placed on the effect modern lighting can have on staff health and wellbeing. The high-performance AXIS LED module has been designed with the key requirements of the office environment in mind, providing high quality, evenly distributed light and reducing the problem of glare by precise optical control of the light distribution.

Why the 2018 halogen ban is brilliant news for everyone

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When halogen bulbs are finally banned across the EU in September 2018, V-TAC – the leading LED lighting company – explains why we should be celebrating the end of unnecessarily high lighting bills, inefficient technology and a massive 15.2 million tonne reduction in Europe’s carbon footprint by 2025.   

Replacing them with more efficient and longer-lasting LED alternatives will cost consumers more than £1 billion* before 1st September, 2018, when the EU halogen ban takes effect.