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.
Newly launched LUX Magazine selected 14 of the market leading LED replacements for halogen downlights, and tested them independently at 42 Partners in Cambridge. Our Laser (now Lorem) Lite with XPG engine was voted "Best Halogen Replacement" and awarded four stars.
This week sees the final of the prestigious Coutts Growing Business Awards in London.
Leading architectural practice PRP will be showcasing three "before" and "after" refurbishments of common UK house structures with mock ups constructed at the BEST show in Birmingham in October. A key part of these schemes will be affordable and reliable energy efficient lighting, in all cases provided by PhotonStar.
PhotonStar awarded contract to develop more energy efficient lighting for homes
The first annual Lighting Industry Awards, co-ordinated by the Lighting Association were presented at a gala dinner on 14th July. Industry peers from government, energy companies and universities examined the entries to decide the final winners.
Amongst high profile finalists were global names such as Osram and Havells Sylvannia, however the biggest winner was the UK based LED luminaire manufacturer PhotonStar LED Ltd. who were finalists in almost all sections, and were the only company to win more than one award.
PhotonStar LED Ltd. welcomes Paul Cox and Adrian Wills to the rapidly expanding team
PhotonStar LED Lighting - the simplest and fastest solution to benefit financially from the CRC scheme
PhotonStar is a finalist in the T-Mobile Fast Growth Business Awards taking place next month in London, as the Green Business of the Year.
The only lighting finalist in the KTN Innovation Future Zone at EcoBuild 2010, SmartNemesis is recognised as one of the most significant new products in sustainable construction.
Help us to see lighting acknowledged as crucial in saving energy in the built environment by supporting us with your vote this week.
It has just been announced that PhotonStar LED Ltd. has been nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Lighting Design Awards. PhotonStar's SmartWhite has been selected as a finalist in the section "Light Sources and Controls".
PhotonStar LED Ltd. to unveil the Nemesis SmartLuminaire at ARC 2010
PhotonStar has started shipping its High CRI (Ra>90 between 3000K and 6500K) colour tuneable 3000-10,000K SmartWhite range of luminaires launched at ARC 09.
Now in production at the new PhotonStar expanded facilities in Hampshire, the >3000 lumen output 55W fully accessorised Nemesis.
PhotonStar commence manufacture of the Lorem - an LED replacement for 50W and 75W halogen MR16 downlighters.
Fenella Frost, Marketing Manager from PhotonStar LED recently met with David Cameron MP to discuss sustainable lighting and other British Technology that will contribute to the low carbon economy.
Lord Davies shortlists UK construction firms for innovation award
Dr James McKenzie, CEO of PhotonStar LED, discusses new adventures in retail lighting.
PhotonStar LED has been awarded the Thames Valley Business Award for Innovation and Technology.
PhotonStar to launch SmartWhite at ARC Show 2009. See us on Stand 21
PhotonStar LED Ltd. has demonstrated a prototype luminaire with high efficiency and high Ra of 96 at 2700K, and a tuneable white colour temperature range of 2500K to 10,000K.
LED lighting designer PhotonStar LED Ltd. of Chilworth Science Park, Southampton, UK and the University of Cambridge have won funding from the UK's Government Technology Strategy Board for a 24 month collaborative R&D program 'LED Lighting for the 21st Century' (LL21C)
Two articles by LEDs Magazine regarding PhotonStar LED Ltd.
PhotonStar LED Ltd. launches the Generation two CeilingStar5 and sets new standards in energy efficiency
PhotonStar introduces its innovative Signature Range with stunning £250,000 gold and diamond LED downlighter
"A recent start-up is growing steadily as it seeks to develop high-quality LED luminaires."
PhotonStar LED Ltd. to make its EcoBuild debut on 26th February 2008
PhotonStar LED Ltd. to make its debut at ARC 2008, 11-13th February
PhotonStar LED Ltd. - 'Say No to Mercury' RoHS Statement
Dr Majd Zoorob joins PhotonStar LED Ltd. as Chief Technical Officer
PhotonStar LED Ltd. founded in March 2007
Our mission is to solve the cost problems and increase the efficiency of current LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) for use in general residential and commercial lighting.
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