Why Kitchen Designers Opt For Undercabinet Lighting

Why Kitchen Designers Opt For Undercabinet Lighting

Step into any kitchen showroom and you’re likely to see an abundance of lighting dotted around the area. Over the kitchen island, you might see pendant lighting. For the ceiling, you may see spotlights. However, a new trend in kitchen lighting has risen to prominence recently and that is undercabinet lighting. Here’s everything you need to know about undercabinet lighting, and why it is so popular in kitchen showrooms.


Types of Undercabinet Lighting

Energys delivers heating & lighting efficiencies for London’s BSix Sixth Form College

Energys delivers heating & lighting efficiencies for London’s BSix Sixth Form College

The implementation of LED lighting and dynamic boiler control technology at the East London college is expected to deliver annual energy savings of around £25,000
LONDON, UK: Located in the East London borough of Hackney, the BSix Sixth Form College has consistently won approval locally and nationally for its educational excellence and emphasis on skills development. It has also maintained a focus on innovation and the quality of its facilities, and it was in this context that the college recently undertook a multi-project initiative to overhaul its lighting and boiler optimisation provision.

Harvard Technology to deliver ground-breaking controls system at EMEX 2017

controls system

Harvard Technology, a pioneer in the design, development and manufacture of smart lighting solutions, will be showcasing its ground-breaking wireless lighting controls system EyeNut on stand E5 at The Energy Managers Exhibition (EMEX) at the ExCeL Centre in London on November 22-23.


Building on an award-winning system, which has already delivered substantial monetary and energy savings for many leading blue-chip clients across the world, the latest evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) enabled wireless control and management solution adds new pioneering features, including Building Energy Management System (BeMS) integration and emergency testing functionality.


New mid range PIR offers increased detection range for up to 15m


CP Electronics, the leading manufacturer of lighting controls, has developed a new range of ceiling-mounted, mid-range passive infrared (PIR) detectors that allow presence detection for ranges up to 15m.


Drawing on the success of CP’s acclaimed series of ceiling mounted PIR presence detectors, the company’s EBDMR features a domed lens which allows for greater detection. This design feature is particularly effective when the product is installed within large open plan spaces. 


Neil Salt appointed Managing Director at Gooee

Neil Salt appointed Managing Director at Gooee

 Gooee, the award-winning Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem that provides space and occupancy analytics, wireless lighting control and beacon networking for the smart building industry, has appointed Neil Salt as Managing Director. This announcement is in advance of Gooee’s official European launch at LuxLive 2017, Nov 15-16, Excel London.

In 2014, alongside Andrew Johnson and Simon Coombes, Neil co-founded Gooee, drawing on his extensive experience within the lighting and building industry as a founding director and CMO of the Aurora Lighting Group.

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.

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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. 


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