Monday, 13 May 2013

Awarded Department of Energy and Climate Change grant

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 the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for up to £372,269.

The grant has been awarded by the DECC Energy Entrepreneurs Fund and will be used to develop further PhotonStar’s ChromaWhite smart circadian retrofit LED lighting solutions, particularly the ChromaWhite smart lamp, a standard lamp form factor, with full wireless control. The grant will be paid in instalments on the completion of development certain milestones in the 
current financial year.

ChromaWhite is the Group’s next generation light engine technology, which allows microprocessor controlled colour tuning and superior light quality, at an extremely competitive price-point.

The Group displayed its first ChromaWhite smart lamp prototype at London’s Ecobuild exhibition in March 2013. 

James Mckenzie, CEO of PhotonStar, commented:

“This grant is a great endorsement of our energy-efficient ChromaWhite technology and will enable us to accelerate the development of our exciting product range. We are already making good progress with ChromaWhite and are on track to have both new installation and retrofit products available for the market in 2014.”

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PhotonStar LED Group PLC (“PhotonStar” or the “Group”) is a British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions. The Group’s proprietary technology seamlessly integrates LEDs, sensors and controls to provide intelligent lighting for commercial and architectural applications which benefit from greater CO2 reduction, lower cost of ownership & improved functionality compared to other available light sources. Photonstar’s lighting products have won numerous awards for performance, innovation and reliability, and are unique in the industry for the use of recycled, and recyclable materials, which means they have 90% less embodied CO2 than equivalent products providing the same levels of illumination. PhotonStar comprises two divisions: LED Lighting Fixtures which works with lighting designers, architects, house builders, facilities management companies and sustainability consultants to provide intelligent, high-end LED lighting solutions for the commercial and architectural market, and LED Light Engines which provides LED lighting solutions for specialist applications such as film & television production lighting, UV curing and medical applications. PhotonStar is based in Romsey, Hampshire with manufacturing in Wales. 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

PhotonStar Win Greenbuild Award with Leisure Retrofit Project Arcola Theatre

PhotonStar’s most sustainable project, the Arcola Theatre in Hackney, has been awarded the Leisure Retrofit award in the 2013 Greenbuild Awards.
The Arcola theatre is the forerunner in measurable sustainable practices within the arts community and is on the way to becoming the world’s first carbon neutral theatre. The theatre recently underwent complete sustainable refurbishment, a key element of which was the installation of PhotonStar LEDs throughout to improve the overall efficiency and quality. 
Arcola has a strong focus on environmental performance, regularly carrying out sustainability projects not only to increase efficiency but also to educate and inspire the community.
Aiming to celebrate true sustainability, the Greenbuild Awards recognise buildings in use that focus on actual measured performance rather than design intent or performance specifications.
The award for the best leisure retrofit project was given by a panel of distinguished industry leaders who were looking for the project that had reduced its environmental impact more effectively than its rivals.
The Arcola Theatre was revealed as the winner of this category at the award ceremony at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on the 8th May.