The design of the EcoStar LED downlights has proved to be extremely reliable over the past 6 years since we launched it. In fact, a variant of the Eco600 downlight that we manufacture for a leading housebuilder has a failure rate of less than 100 in a quantity of 85,000 supplied during the past 4 years.
PhotonStarTM CEO, Dr. James McKenzie, is presenting at IBM Interconnect 2017 on how halcyonTM cloudBMSTM Delivers IoT-Based Building Management-as-a-Service with IBM Watson IoT Platform.
PhotonStar CEO, Dr. James McKenzie, has been elected the Vice President, Business of the Institute of Physics Council.
PhotonStar's presentation at the IoT Design 2016 conference has been covered in Electronics Weekly Magazine.
The LIA Academy is set to open in September 2016 featuring PhotonStar LED lighting.
LEDs Magazine - UK smart lighting and LED specialist PhotonStar said it has completed a circadian lighting installation at a dementia ward in London where the dynamically changing light levels are expected to improve patient health.
PhotonStar LED Group Plc (AIM: PSL, "PhotonStar" or "the Group"), the British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions, has received notice from the UK Intellectual Property Office that its application titled Wireless Nodes with Security Key has been granted.
Breaking news: PhotonStar previews major halcyon expansion for retrofit IoT solutions for intelligent buildings with IBM, at IBM Interconnect in Las Vegas today.
PhotonStar LED delivered a presentation on the Internet of Things and its wireless lighting system, Halcyon, at the 2015 IoT Forum exhibition.
PhotonStar LED Ltd will be presenting on the Internet of Things at the LIA Technical Forum on Thursday 11th February 2016.
PhotonStar LED Group Plc, (AIM: PSL, "PhotonStar" or "the Group"), the British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions, teams with IBM to further build on its partnership with IBM around IBM’s cloud platform, Bluemix, announced in January 2015.
LuxLoop Sunpipe has been commended at the Lux Awards 2015 in the Interior Luminaire of the Year category.
LuxLoop Sunpipe has been shortlisted in the Energy Efficient Lighting Product of the Year category of the 2015 Energy Awards.
LuxLoop Sunpipe has been shortlisted in the Interior Luminaire of the Year category of the 2015 Lux Awards.
Halcyon wireless lighting control and energy monitoring system has been shortlisted in the IET Innovation 2015 Awards.
LuxLoop Sunpipe has been shortlisted in the 2015 FX Design Awards in the Lighting Product category.
LuxLoop Sunpipe has been shortlisted in the Sustainability Product Innovation (Energy Efficiency) category of the 2015 Sustainability Leaders Awards.
Halcyon wireless lighting control system has been shortlisted in the Innovative Product category of the Buildings & Energy Efficiency Awards 2015.
Halcyon wireless controls and PhotonStar LED luminaires have been installed in a large 3 storey multi tenant office. The halcyon control system and over 500 nodes were retrofitted into the office to deliver maximum energy savings and improve the lighting features for the three tenants.
PhotonStar LED Lighting Designer, Ryan Grout, has been named as one of the runners up for the 2014 LIA Outstanding Student of the Year Award.
Halcyon has been awarded 3.75 out of 5 in the Smart SSL Technology category of the 2015 Sapphire Awards.
PhotonStar LED Group plc (AIM: PSL, "PhotonStar" or “the Group”), the British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions, has been awarded a grant by Innovate UK, the renamed Technology Strategy Board, for up to £123,400 against eligible costs of £205,700.
halcyonPro has been shortlisted for the Innovation Award for Environmental Technology in the 2015 Environment and Energy Awards.
halcyonPRO™ has been selected to take part in an independent research project conducted by the Energy Saving Trust and researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London.
HalcyonPro™ earned a 'yes' from all four Dragons at the Dragon's Den session at this year's Lux Live. The session, mimicking the popular BBC television programme, had an audience of around 150 people whilst four entrepeneurs presented their product.
PhotonStar's HalcyonPro™ was commended in the Innovation Controls of the Year category at the 2014 Lux Awards.
"Design lighting for the body, not just the eyes" was the key message to come out of PhotonStar's presentation at this year's Lux Live.
PhotonStar's HalcyonPro™ has been shortlisted in the Lighting Design Awards 2015 in the Lighting Controls category.
PhotonStar LED Group plc (AIM: PSL, "PhotonStar" or “the Group”), the British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions, has commenced shipping of its new professional version of the Halcyon intelligent wireless lighting system, HalcyonPro.
PhotonStar's Halcyon has been listed in the top ten must-see innovations at this year's Lux Live.
PhotonStar's Halcyon has been shortlisted in the Controls Innovation of the Year category of the Lux Awards 2014.
PhotonStar's LuxLoop has been shortlisted in the Lighting Product of the Year category of the FX Awards 2014.
PhotonStar’s Marketing and Business Development Director, Fenella Frost, has been invited to speak at the annual Good Homes Alliance conference.
PhotonStar LED Ltd, British designer and manufacturer of intelligent LED lighting solutions, has been invited to become a member of the Good Homes Alliance.
PhotonStar’s Halcyon technology has been shortlisted in the Energy Efficient Technology of the Year category of the Energy Awards 2014.
DECC Chief Scientific Adviser David MacKay visited PhotonStar’s head office in Hampshire last week following the commencement of shipping of the Halcyon BETA systems.
PhotonStar LED Group plc (AIM: PSL, "PhotonStar" or “the Group”), the British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions, has commenced shipping of its Halcyon™ next generation retrofit home lighting system.
PhotonStar’s Marketing Director, Fenella Frost, has been invited by the Lighting Industry Association to become an active member of their Building Regs Committee.
PhotonStar's 'Halcyon' smart bulb has been shortlisted in the retrofit product category of the Greenbuild Awards 2014.
This is the second consecutive year that PhotonStar have been shortlisted in the Greenbuild Awards; last year going on to win an award for their successful project, the Arcola theatre.
Following the BRE retail lighting Conference on the 12 February, a two-part webcast has been released which covers the key points of the event.
Have you ever wondered what body clocks and circadian rhythms actually are?
PhotonStar have been listed as one of the London Stock Exchange's 1000 companies that inspire Britain.
The list, which was published for the first time earlier this month, acts as a league table of Britain's most vibrant and exciting small and medium sized businesses.
PhotonStar LED Group plc has announced a partnership with amBX UK Ltd, the developers of immersive experience control solutions, in order to enhance storytelling and gaming experiences.
PhotonStar LED Ltd formally announced a collaboration with controls specialists Lutron at Lux Live 2013 in order to enable ‘seamless compatibility’ between products.
PhotonStar LED Group plc have launched ‘Halcyon’, the first true multi user, whole home, wireless, circadian lighting solution, on the global crowd funding site ‘Kickstarter’.
PhotonStar LED Group plc. will be previewing their first retrofit smart light bulb ‘Halcyon’; the first true multi user, whole home, retrofit wireless lighting solution that is better for people; at this year’s Gadget Show Live @ Christmas.
PhotonStar have been nominated for the Manufacturer of the Year and Interior Luminaire of the year in the prestigious Lighting Design Awards.
PhotonStar’s Chief Executive Officer Dr James McKenzie has been shortlisted for the Individual Achievement Award in the 2013 Energy Institute Awards.
PhotonStar has achieved an Award Nominee status in the Energy category of the 2013 World Technology Awards.
Brighter lighting improves quality of life for the elderly and can reduce the number of falls, according to a study commissioned the Thomas Pocklington Trust, a charity for blind and partially sighted people.
PhotonStar LED Group plc has appointed Philip Marshall as a non-executive director with immediate effect.
PhotonStar’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr James McKenzie, has been asked to sit on a key discussion panel at the industry’s unparalleled event, the Lighting Fixture Design Conference.
PhotonStar’s most sustainable project, the Arcola Theatre in Hackney, has been awarded the Leisure Retrofit award in the 2013 Greenbuild Awards.
PhotonStar have been listed in the ‘power list’ of the top 25 companies to watch in 2013 by industry leading publication Lux Magazine. Made up of the 25 most exciting lighting companies in the UK right now, the list shows the manufacturers who are growing, innovating and pushing the industry forward in tough times. It also identifies the green standard bearers and the solid-state experts who are helping their clients get to grips with new technology.
PhotonStar™ has appointed Russell Banks as Group Finance Director with effect from 2nd April 2013. David Holloway, the current finance director is stepping down and will leave the Group.
PhotonStar’s most sustainable project, The Arcola Theatre in Hackney, has been shortlisted for the Leisure Retrofit award in the 2013 Greenbuild Awards.
Aiming to celebrate true sustainability, the awards recognise buildings in use that focus on actual measured performance rather than design intent or performance specifications.
PhotonStar's ChromaWhite is a color tunable LED light source controlled through a mobile module for applications in medical, art, and retail. Built with an ARM Cortex-M3.
PhotonStar LED Ltd. has raised approximately £1.57m through a placing with institutional investors to finance the next stage of its growth and specifically to fund a new wireless circadian lighting product range using the Group’s ChromaWhite technology.
Photonstar LED Group PLC were nominated for the 'Emerging Star' Award in the 2012 techMARK awards.
PhotonStar LED Group plc (AIM: PSL, "PhotonStar" or “the Group”), the British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions, has been invited by ARM Holdings PLC to provide a demonstration of LED lighting with embedded microprocessors as part of a future markets showcase at the ARM TechCon in Santa Clara, California, on 30 October 2012.
PhotonStar LED Group plc has been shortlisted in the Energy Efficient Product of the Year category for this years awards.
A new Energy Department report finds that LED lamps have a significantly lower environmental impact than incandescent lighting and a slight environmental edge over compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
PhotonStars new technology for the ChromaWhite VCCT module has been filmed so you can see the colour tunabilty from 2700K to 6500K.
PhotonStar LED products featured in three of the projects that won awards at the recent RIBA event.
The British Standards Institute completed a government program this month to evaluate products eligible for the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme.
PhotonStar's CeilingStar and Nemesis products were proven to meet all of the performance claims including efficiency, colour consistency and power factor.
PhotonStar had a very successful stand at this year's Arc Show, celebrating our commitment to UK manufacture. Our visitors agreed that UK design and manufacture contributes to a high level of quality - whether that be LED luminaires or in fact our delicious Cornish pasties!
PhotonStar's Marketing Communications Director, Fenella Frost, has been invited to speak at the EuroLEDs LED Focus and Market Analytics event at Birmingham Science Park Aston on Wednesday 22nd February 2012
PhotonStar's Biodynamic Lighting, Architectural LED luminaires and EcoStar LED luminaires were filmed for brand new Channel 4 series, Home of the Future, which starts February 12th, 7.00pm on Channel 4.
For more information on the lighting solution installed please go HERE
PhotonStar have been shortlisted for the forthcoming Arc Innovation Awards with our new ChromaWhite Tungsten+ Compact LED module.
This will be featured at the Arc Show Innovation Centre, which takes place between 29th February and 1st March and will be voted for by a judging panel and the visitors to the show.
Mark Kinver, Environment reporter for BBC News, discusses the exciting future for the LED industry, following a field trial of LED light fittings in social housing showing that the new technology can deliver huge energy savings, reduce costs and make residents feel safer.
Read the full report here
ChromaWhite™ is currently being exhibited at a 'Made By Britain' Electronics showcase of UK Manufacturers. The showcase runs from 5 - 16th December at the Westminster Conference Centre, Victoria Street, London.
Hertford MP Mark Prisk will be meeting Fenella Frost, Marketing Communications Director on Wednesday 14th December for a talk on PhotonStar's ChromaWhite™ technology.
PhotonStar have been shortlisted twice for the Lighting Design Awards 2012 following a presentation of our product entries to an expert judging panel:
PhotonStar LED Ltd. have been nominated in the Lighting Controls category: LEDsmart Controls
PhotonStar Technology have been nominated in the Light Sources category: ChromaWhite SLLE module
China have unveiled a three-step plan to phase out energy-guzzling incandescents, due to begin October 2012
A Chinese plan to phase out incandescent light bulbs is boosting companies that make energy-efficient replacements.
PhotonStar Technology Ltd., to launch "ChromaWhite" range of high CRI white colour tuneable LED modules at Lux Live, Earl's Court, London 9th November 2011.
LUX reader doubts that PhotonStar's CeilingStar LED Downlight has an output equivalent to that of a 50W MR16 lamp.
Fenella Frost from PhotonStar responds...
The Growing Business Awards 2011 shortlist has been announced following a record number of nominations.
See PhotonStar's nomination HERE
IMS research has published a report "The World Market for Lamps & Luminaires in General & Exterior Lighting - 2011 Edition"
"The lighting world is evolving at an exciting pace. Changing government standards, improvements in LED efficiency and decreases in prices are leading to a race where early market entrants are expecting to see big gains."
A new Channel 4 documentary series is set to transform an average family house into a home of the future.
Made by Two Four Productions for Channel 4, with co-funding from E.ON, one of the UK's leading energy suppliers, Future Family will see an average family home refitted with the latest technology - including EcoStar (PhotonStar's LED wholesale range) and SmartWhite (PhotonStar's innovative colour change LED luminaires).
PhotonStar's SmartWhite Tungsten+ light engine, utilising ChromaWhite™ colour mix technology is a finalist in the category "Controls and Light Source of the Year".
This particular award - listed as "The outstanding innovation of the year in controls and lamps" is a highly contested award, requiring products to be evaluated by a panel of industry experts before being selected. Other finalists include the Philips MasterLED.
1. Ban on 60W incandescent luminaires
From Thursday 1 September the manufacturing and importing of 60W incandescent luminaires has been given an EU-wide ban
The ban means customers will be forced into looking for alternatives. Request the full report HERE
Southampton MP Caroline Nokes visited the Romsey site on Tuesday 2nd August.
Caroline spent two hours at the site and following her visit has given PhotonStar her vote for the 'Made By Britain' campaign.
View our nomination here
"PhotonStar LED Group" has been shortlisted in the Category "Environmental Manufacturer of the Year" of the LUX Awards 2011 on behalf of the Lighting Industry Federation and LUX Magazine.
PhotonStar LED Group plc announce consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010
UK company PhotonStarTechnology Ltd. win Lighting Industry Award for second consecutive year, launching innovative new product range.
For the second consecutive year, Southampton based PhotonStar Technology Ltd., part of PhotonStar LED Group plc, have been recognised amongst global competition for “Light Source Product of the Year”.
Read more about PhotonStar Technology's award win here
PhotonStar have again successfully made more than one shortlist in the prestigious Lighting Association Awards
PhotonStar LED Group PLC, has acquired Camtronics Vale Limited.
PhotonStar have launched the new EcoStar LED luminaire range which will be available through selected electrical wholesalers. The range offers a simple to fit, high quality solution for electrical contractors and electricians for both domestic and commercial projects.
PhotonStar are one of the first LED lighting manufacturers to launch a catalogue specifically designed to comply with the LILG "Guide to Specifying LED lighting"
PhotonStar have a new exhibition stand at the Building Centre, London
Going Live on the 10th April
PhotonStar nominated in the Low Carbon Section for the Cathay Pacific business class lounge at Heathrow.
PhotonStar presented their biggest exhibit to date at the ARC show, and were also invited by the Lighting Association to design and supply a three zone controls exhibit to demonstrated the latest in LED controls.
Two energy saving products from PhotonStar have been nominated for the prestigious CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2011. SmartNemesis and EcoStar are two of the six finalists for the Energy Using Product section. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in London on 9th February. Both products have previously won a number of awards for sustainability and innovation.
2010 has been an outstanding year for PhotonStar, culminating in the reverse takeover of Enfis plc, and raising £2m to fund growth as the new enlarged PhotonStar LED Group plc
Energy Management & Innovation in Lighting
Kings College London, in collaboration with EcovertFM have recently opened their new reception and cafeteria area at the Guy's Hospital site. PhotonStar installed a fully LED lit solution operated with PhotonStar's new innovative LEDsmart controls. The ultra efficient LED project offered an 80% energy saving through source efficacy and its dedicated LED control system.
Depression in Residential Care - an interesting article from our Human Centric Lighting Specialist Nathan Lamey ow.ly/bAv330bo0yV
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