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PLDC Steering Committee Chair
Mr. Joachim Ritter
Marienfelder Str. 18
Phone: +49 5241 307 26 0
Selux is based in Berlin and has a global network and staff of 500 in Europe, North America and Australia. Today the company generates over 80 per cent of its revenue outside Germany. At Selux “staying true to ourselves means staying in the flow of things – the constancy of evolution: 60 years in Germany and Europe, 25 years in the USA, 20 years in France. Success over so many decades does not come from ad-hoc decisions, but from careful planning and sophisticated ideas that reflect our company's high standards in every detail”.
XAL produces lighting systems for shops, offices, hotels and housings. XAL has become a global company with about 700 employees, its own research, production and distribution premises at 9 international locations and a network of partners in more than fifty countries. The fact that we can be found in so many regions and cultures has made us skilled in dealing with diverse perceptions, demands and needs regarding light and its utilisation. We use this enormous diversity potential to the advantage of our customers: we are there where we are needed, in person and always reachable for an optimal consulting and the fastest support, we optimise delivery times and pay attention to the environment thanks to shortened transport routes, as well. We have acquired such an extensive competence portfolio and therefore we are able to find and implement the best lighting solution – always and everywhere.
iGuzzini, established in 1959, makes indoor lighting and outdoor lighting luminaires, and is now the leading Italian company in the lighting design sector and one of the leaders in Europe. Its headquarters are in Recanati, in Italy’s Marches region, and extend over 150,000 square metres.
It belongs to the Finanziaria Mariano Guzzini (Fimag) holding company, owned by the Guzzini families, heirs of Mariano Guzzini, who are in charge of the companies: F.lli Guzzini, iGuzzini, Teuco.
Production is split into indoor lighting and outdoor lighting luminaires. Since the early years, products were designed in collaboration with leading architects and designers, such as: Giò Ponti, Rodolfo Bonetto, Bruno Gecchelin, Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, Gae Aulenti, Piero Castiglioni, Jean Michel Wilmotte, to name just a few.
The company operates on the international market with branches and exclusive dealers which offer sales and technical assistance.
LED Linear develops and manufactures high quality linear lighting systems based on LED for technically sophisticated interior and exterior lighting. Main products are linear and scalable lighting modules and systems based on LED and with an ingress protection from IP00 up to IP68. The product portfolio consists of various lighting systems, which have been nominated and granted prestigious international design awards. On the basis of the modular LED tool kit more than 2,5 million lighting fixtures can be build. Thus specific and individual custom solutions can be generated. LED Linear lighting systems are used in applications varying from mood lighting to general lighting in office spaces, from under cabinet lighting up to façade lighting in 300 meter heights. The use of high quality and long living components warranty energy saving and sustainable lighting solutions with a long life time of over 50.000hrs. LED Linear products are lead free soldered and RoHS compliant. VarioLED™, xoolum™, xoolux™, xoolight™ and TjAway™ are LED Linear trade marks. LED Linear products are sold at many locations worldwide, such as USA, Canada, Singapore, France, UK and in the Middle East.
Martin Professional offers a contemporary approach to architectural illumination through dynamic light. The company is a global leader in the creation of dynamic visual solutions used to enhance a wide range of indoor and outdoor architectural and commercial settings and has worked in partnership with some of the world’s leading architects and lighting designers across a range of challenging projects. Their involvement with entertainment lighting has taught them that designing with light is not just a question of lux and lumens but contains a dynamic and magical quality capable of creating luminous drama. Martin applies this equally to the architectural stage. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin operates a highly capable distributor and service network worldwide. They are constantly on the outlook to find new and interesting ways of doing business. One way is widening their proven network of collaboration partners. These are people who want to be involved with Martin and execute great projects in collaboration. If you are one of them (designer, architect, media specialist, end-user…), contact Martin anytime, or meet them at PLDC 2013 in Copenhagen.
Meyer’s range of exterior luminaires is outstanding in precision optics, quality and design. Exterior lighting products are permanently installed in all sorts of architectural environments. That is why we strive to make our product design timeless and neutral. Our products work with precision and reliably behind the scenes – night after night. An extensive network of local representatives ensures excellent service worldwide.
Osram is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world and a high-tech company in the lighting sector with 70 percent of its turnover coming from energy-efficient products. The company, which is very much internationally oriented, has around 41,000 employees worldwide, supplying customers in 150 countries worldwide from its 44 production sites in 16 countries. OSRAM is a leading player across the entire lighting value chain. This holds true both for classic lighting as well as new technologies. With LED-based products making up a share of about 25 percent of the total turnover, the company is setting the trend with regard to technological changes in the lighting market. The expenditure for research and development is at approximately 5.5% of turnover (Status: 30.09.2011).
Projects & Solutions
OSRAM Projects & Solutions (PJS) implements complete lighting projects. In cooperation with our customers, we are developing light solutions of the highest technical and design quality. This allows our customers and cooperation partners to benefit from our versatile and interdisciplinary technical expertise, more than 100 years of experience and pioneering role in all aspects of lighting.
Philips focuses in three sectors, consumer lifestyle, healthcare and lighting. As the lighting technology leader our promise is to simply enhance life with light by bringing meaningful, innovative solutions. Close collaboration with independent lighting designers is the key. Therefore supporting PLDC is one of the ways we demonstrate this commitment.
Thorn Lighting has a long history in the lighting industry and has continually adapted professionally to the changing market. Thorn is a globally trusted supplier of both outdoor and indoor luminaires and integrated controls. Their mission is to provide products and services which help improve the quality of life by lighting people and places in professional lighting applications, and make it easier for customers to specify, install and maintain good quality, energy efficient lighting. A key factor in this goal is their commitment to excellence in optical performance. Performance, Efficiency, Comfort (PEC) are the to three core values all Thorn products are designed to adhere to.
Through the Thorn Lighting Academy in Spennymoor in the north of England, and through key committed people in the company, Thorn also reaches out to practising professionals and universities teaching Lighting Design and provides educational input and support.
ALANOD® is the world’s leading producer of multi-layer enhanced reflector surfaces. Marketed under ALANOD`s MIRO® brand name, MIRO and MIRO-SILVER® have 95% and 98% TR. ALANOD utilises a unique proprietary process to apply reflectivity-enhancing coatings to pretreated aluminium coil. These highly reflective surfaces now allow the luminaire manufacturer to achieve a 10 - 30 % increase in illumination efficiency, ideal for the use in LED, HID, Daylighting and fluorescent fixtures.
Aldabra is an Italian company always proposing new lighting solutions using the most innovative technologies and state of the art materials. The products are worldwide recognized for their high performance and innovative design solutions. The product portfolio includes a wide range of solutions for hospitality, retail and architectural applications, indoor and outdoor. Aldabra has projects throughout the world and is well respected by the international lighting design community. Aldabra’s design and production is Made in Italy.
Arcluce offers a wide range of skilfully designed lighting fittings for indoor and outdoor application.
Our R&D department works to meet market requirements in full compliance with EU directives. The fact that our company is UNI EN ISO 9001 certified bears witness to the care we take to attain superior quality throughout all stages of manufacture. Thanks to the above, and to continual improvement in our production processes, Arcluce is now a dynamic and steadily growing company. Our approach means sometimes surpassing company boundaries, but we have created an extensive network of business relationships, and lend substantial added value to company partnerships.
Arlight, founded in 1991, is an upcoming young company from Turkey with the aim of becoming established as a global lighting firm.
Arlight’s vision is to serve designers and clients in both domestic and export markets with a wide range of innovative products, and implementing new approaches using the latest technologies.
The company is dedicated to continually improving their products and service, their approach focussing on customers’ needs within advanced projects.
Within the company they pride themselves on good communication and raising the level of employees’ know-how and skills through targeted educational measures. This is all part of their continuing efforts to fulfil all aspects of quality management.
ATEX (Advanced Technology Expert) are based in Fukuoka/J and specialise in the production of innovative LED products, including flexible LED tape and ultra-thin light film. The products are designed and manufactured in Japan to deliver the kind of quality that meets the highest standards set by professional lighting designers. ATEX LED products can be integrated into architecture, allowing the purposeful illumination of the structure, the space, or the landscape, and helping to create masterfully lit environments.
Incorporated in 1987 by business manager and designer Paul Ameloot, today Delta Light® has developed to become a market leader and trendsetter in architectural lightings solutions. Presenting innovative lighting designs, the company is recognised throughout the world for its subtle blend of ambiance, functionality, innovation and design. Headquartered in Belgium, Delta Light distributes its extensive product range to over 100 countries worldwide using a network of Delta Light offices and specialist partners, catering for architects, lighting designers and other professional users with lighting expertise, service and advanced project solutions.
Fagerhult develop, manufacture and market lighting systems for public environments. Fagerhult Group is with 2000 employees and operations in 17 countries the largest of its kind in the nordic region and one of Europes leading lighting groups. Fagerhult is divided into the divisions: Fagerhult Indoor, Fagerhult Outdoor and Fagerhult Retail.
Forma Lighting was founded in 1967. Since then Forma Lighting has been dedicated to serving the lighting community, their philosophy based on the “effective and efficient use of light and lighting”. Forma Lighting has become a leading manufacturer of architectural lighting products, specializing in the retail and commercial sector. The company strives to offer the highest quality and design at affordable prices, not only through the use of cutting-edge materials and technologies, but also by maintaining its standards and continually streamlining its product ranges. Today Forma Lighting apply their pioneering spirit as an international player. They have internationally recognized production facilities in China and recently opened a 2600 square metre European warehouse in Italy. Light, design, colour and client satisfaction are all part of Forma Lighting’s vision of turning darkness into light – now and in the years to come.
Grupo MCI is a holding company that was founded by Friedemann Hoffmann in Barcelona in the year 1972. Since then, the MCI Group have continuously developed their innovative activities, keeping pace with the rapid evolution within the lighting industry. MCI Técnica, one of the companies within Grupo MCI, is a project-oriented company specializing in the design and manufacture of large-scale LED lighting systems and a wide range of LED and fibre optic products. Their dedicated R+D department develops custom made solutions to meet the specific requirements of their clients.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, Harvard is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of control products for the lighting industry. With products including the innovative range of CoolLED drivers, the revolutionary LeafNut wireless control and monitoring system for street lighting, and the high quality CustomLED design and placement service, Harvard supplies some of the most efficient products for commercial, retail, emergency, and street lighting applications.
Harvard Engineering employ some of the most knowledgeable and experienced design engineers and our UK-based manufacturing facility near Leeds houses one of the best equipped research and development laboratories in the country. Together with our first class manufacturing facility we ensure quality and reliability, as we carry out rigorous tests on all our products in our in-house EMC and thermal testing facility before they leave our factory.
We supply to most major lighting manufacturers in the UK and Europe, as well as supplying markets in the US, Australia and the Far East.
Founded in 1994 Ankara ,Turkey Heper + Moonlight is an international leader in the supplying and manufacturing of professional illumination and outdoor lighting for architectural plans and landscape projects world-wide. The mission of Heper + Moonlight is to provide comfortable and environmentally safe lighting systems, that contribute to a more pleasant way of life whenever and wherever people come together. Heper + Moonlight invests a great deal in the development of energy-efficient lighting products. These energy-efficient products are driven by engineered optical systems with computer-designed reflectors and LEDs. Designed and developed to international standards, Heper + Moonlight is a respected name for innovatation, quality, environmental friendliness and safety in attractive outdoor lighting.
A leading force on the international lighting market, Hess AG is a respected name for innovative, attractive outdoor lighting. Hess's broad product diversity ensures the availability of the best lighting solution for every application, whether it's the illumination of outdoor public spaces or interior and exterior architectural lighting, etc. Besides lighting, Hess manufactures street and site furnishings, making it one of the few manufacturers capable of providing architects and designers with the products for a consistent overall design. Unique formal expression and distinct high quality as well as optics that are precision designed to each respective application, maintenance-friendly construction, high-grade materials and sound workmanship have helped forge Hess's position on the international market. Hess's products are exported to over 40 different countries worldwide.
Linea Light Group offers high-quality products, ranging from decorative and designed residential lighting to customised solutions and state-of-the-art LED solutions for any context, to a wide variety of customers. Goals set become goals won – in a series of ambitious projects that drive the group to constantly raise the bar.
This is the underlying motivation that inspires the entire output of Linea Light Group – in a mindset that regards every new product as a challenge to be overcome, based on their team’s capacity to understand, analyse and design and with the aim of achieving enhanced synergy between materials, light, technology and architecture. In order to offer real responses to the growing request for specific applications, Linea Light Group has created dedicated product segments in the form of five brands: five different ways of satisfying different needs, all characterised by the relentless pursuit of innovative energy-saving solutions.
L&L Luce&Light is a young, dynamic Italian manufacturer specialising in LED lighting. Production is entirely ‘made in Italy’, guaranteeing high quality and high standards of reliability. With their consolidated experience and deep knowledge in the field of LED technology their R&D division is focussed on constant product innovation and new applications. Suppliers are carefully selected from among industry’s leading companies. Technical know-how, efficiency and passion characterize what the company is all about, resulting in a customer-oriented philosophy, customised solutions, and technical support to meet every need. Products are constantly evolving pursuant to market needs and demands. The L&L Luce&Light range includes a complete array of LED products for indoor and outdoor lighting for any type of environment, from private homes to public spaces, high colour rendering lighting products, expressly designed for offices, shopping centers, museums, shops, display and exhibit areas and products for outdoor residential lighting. The passion and determination of L&L Luce&Light is shared by all staff members – a harmonious team of dynamic, efficient, resourceful and highly enthusiastic professionals.
Louis Poulsen and Targetti are the backbone of a Group operating worldwide in the field of indoor and outdoor architectural lighting. A unique reality on the international scene, two strong companies - each with its own identity and established values - capable of competing confidently on the current dynamic marketplace.
Lucifer Lighting Company was born out of a love for light. This second-generation family-owned and operated company based in San Antonio, Texas has for over 30 years created original lighting solutions that bring to life the spaces we inhabit — indoor and outdoor, grand-scale commercial to cozy residential. A manufacturer of precision engineered downlights, light strips and accent lighting, Lucifer Lighting uses a variety of light sources including LED, metal halide and halogen. Its products are highly regarded for their quality and attention to detail in both form and function.
With distribution encompassing North America and over 40 countries worldwide, Lucifer Lighting’s fittings are regularly recognized for distinction, having received numerous awards for innovative lighting and projects.
Design. Define. Disappear.
Since 1991, LUMID has distinguished itself as one of Canada's premier custom lighting manufacturers providing custom, specialized design and manufacturing capacity to the architectural and lighting industries. Examples of our work are exhibited throughout North America and the world. Over the years, Lumid has expanded its list of services by providing other custom products including gas lighting, water & fire features, sculptures and architectural features.
An engineering-driven company, Lumid offers innovative solutions, combining technologically advanced manufacturing processes with craftsmanship.
Modular Lighting Instruments has played a leading role in the architectural lighting sector throughout the world since 1980. This creative company’s high-end design lighting can be found in prestigious projects and architectural buildings all over the world. Modular sets itself apart from other market players through its distinct and creative identity. Modular employs 155 people and has an extensive R&D department, which is responsible for the conceptual development of new lighting solutions. Modular has been part of Philips Lighting since 2006 and its headquarters are based in Roeselare (Belgium). In addition to having many sales outlets in more than 80 countries throughout the world, Modular showrooms can also be found in Milan, Amstelveen, Paris, Copenhagen, Malmö and Stockholm.
The Nimbus Group is an internationally oriented company, whose success story began 25 years ago in Stuttgart. Today, with its two established brands, Nimbus and Rosso, the group is considered a leading innovator, especially in the field of LED interior lighting. Their experience in LED lighting solutions is outstanding. Since 2006, the company has realised over 7000 projects, including large-scale orders such as the recently completed ADAC headquarters in Munich and the Unilever headquarters in Hamburg‘s Hafencity. Company founder and CEO Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl is in no doubt: „Our clients have always been convinced by our innovative and sustainable lighting concepts. We have succeeded in finding totally novel and individual solutions in all of our projects.“
Occhio GmbH is one of the fastest growing companies in the lighting industry and is a market leader for high-quality lighting in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Occhio is one of the most successful ranges of lighting products to emerge in recent years and thanks to its comprehensive, modular system now has a unique position in the lighting industry. The name behind the company Occhio is the designer Axel Meise, who has been setting trends in lighting design for more than two decades. Since 1999 the company has been based at Wiener Platz in Munich-Haidhausen, Germany. Here a team of 60 handles design and development, marketing, sales and customer service.
PhotonStar LED Group plc are leading British designers and manufacturers of smart LED lighting solutions. The Company’s proprietary technology seamlessly integrates lighting and controls to provide intelligent, cost-effective, low-energy lighting solutions for the commercial and architectural market. PhotonStar comprises two divisions; PhotonStar LED Ltd. which provides intelligent, high-end LED lighting solutions for the commercial and architectural market, and PhotonStar Technology, which develops LED arrays, light engines and modules for specialist applications such as film and television production lighting, UV curing and medical applications and light engines for general lighting applications by OEMs.
Office – Retail – Architecture & Professional LED Lighting. With its expertise of many years, Regent Lighting of Switzerland defines new benchmarks for innovative lighting concepts. The REGENT-product portfolio comprehends luminaires and systems for indirect-/direct lighting, recessed, surface mounted, pendant luminaires as well as projectors, including a brand new series of highly efficient, tunable true-white PAL LED luminaires for the professional application in Supermarkets, Retail and Museums. PAL stays for Perception Adaptive LED Lightsource.
Exactly the right light with exactly the right technology: with decades of expertise, Roblon knows how to achieve maximum quality with both fibre optics & LED. Standard & minutely customized solutions are developed in partnership with lighting designers worldwide. Precise data for each rigorously tested product is freely available online, as are many hundreds of project photos & references. Roblon’s requirements for Roblon solutions: superb light quality, regardless of technology. And superbly precise solutions - the light you specify is exactly the light you get.
SCHOTT is an international technology group that has been developing and producing special materials, components, and systems for over 125 years. Our core markets are the household appliance industry, solar power, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, the automotive industry and architecture. We seek to contribute to our customers’ success and make SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with our high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales companies in all major markets. Its workforce of around 17,500 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2.9 billion euros for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The company's technological and economic expertise is closely linked with its social and ecological responsibility. At the same time, we strongly support the principles of sustainability. SCHOTT AG is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.
Schréder is a group of 48 companies worldwide, dedicated to designing and developing lighting solutions for safe, comfortable and sustainable environments.
Driving the LED revolution, they offer efficient and intelligent, elegant and long-lasting solutions, and provide an all-round service from design to after-sales service, including light, intelligent control systems, urban furniture, financing schemes, and much more.
Schréder’s goal is to help build environments that offer safety and well-being as well as significant energy and cost savings, reduced CO2 emissions and enhanced return on investment rates.
Reference projects include: San Jose in California, Grand Place in Brussels, Chamoise Tunnel in France and the Moses Mahbiba Stadium in South Africa.
For 100 years TRILUX has been working every day to shape the future of light. The company's lighting solutions feature intelligent technology and dependable quality to enable optimised energy efficiency and a sound basis for award-winning designs. As a partner under the motto ‘New Light’, Trilux provides reliable, long-term customer support, offering a comprehensive service ranging from design to implementation. Trilux is a medium-sized company with its headquarters in Arnsberg, Germany. Active on an international scale, the company employs more than 5,000 employees at nine locations in Europe and Asia as well as at twelve subsidiaries and six centres of expertise in Germany.
A long-standing tradition as a manufacturer of excellent lighting concepts, combined with the striving for constant renewal, has always been at the core of our self-conception. Now, we have taken this idea to the next level. By partnering with the renowned Austrian company XAL, we remain as passionate as ever, but we become as innovative as never before. Based on what we were, we have re-invented what we are. Expect nothing less than the perfect symbiosis of reliability and proven technology. Experience how outstanding design meets the power of LEDs. Experiment with these new possibilities we have created for you. Enjoy first class quality at a still reasonable price. Be part of the new Wever & Ducré experience.
Founded in 1857, WILA now enjoys a worldwide reputation for individual lighting solutions in offices and administrative buildings, social institutions, schools and education facilities, and the health and transport sectors. Therefore WILA develops modular and flexible lighting tools guaranteeing a high level of creative freedom in lighting design.
WILA is certified according to the EN ISO 14001 and 9001 standards, is a member of the German Association for Sustainable Construction (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen, DGNB) and has been C02 –neutral since the beginning of 2012.
Xicato is a young Solid State Lighting company founded by seasoned industry professionals, with offices located in Silicon Valley, California (HQ), London and Tokyo. Xicato develops, manufactures and globally markets LED modules that simply are functional replacements for traditional lamp technologies, offering all the life and energy-saving advantages of LEDs with no light-technical or aesthetic compromises.
Xicato provides industry best (plus) specifications via an open approach with a global circle of leading end-users, specifiers and luminaire manufacturers.
Xicato is committed to address the whole broad sphere of the general illumination world, taking on segment by segment with our annual new product launches. By 'Making sense with LEDs'tm Xicato will bring confidence in LEDs to the lighting market and contribute to their widespread adoption.