News about Gemma Lighting

Award-winning, market leader creates a bright new future.

Award-winning, market leader creates a bright new future for manufacturing and research and development opportunities for the LED lighting industry in Portsmouth.

Gemma Lighting will be creating up to 20 new jobs over the next three years at its Portsmouth-based manufacturing plant, thanks to a £100,000 Green Grant from Future Solent as part of their Green Growth Programme (GGP). This programme is aimed at providing a focussed range of interventions, designed to support targeted SMEs in the low carbon economy. The GGP joins together the expertise of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce with three universities, along with selected public sector partners with the idea of delivering a range of business services to accelerate SME growth. Services of which type are unlikely to be provided purely by the market.

Initially, there will be five new jobs created in engineering and research and development. These roles will help complete the development of a new, leading edge technology, solar LED light. In addition, the creation of a further 15 jobs in the manufacturing sector is planned over the next three years.

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Gemma are currently the market leaders in solar LED street lighting. They have produced some of the largest LED street light installations in the world and are one of the only companies to provide a UK solar street light solution. MD Craig Manuel says “We are proud to be a British manufacturer and we are glad the team at Future Solent have supported our proposal.” In order to gain the grant, Craig had to submit a detailed business plan and sit through five panel interviews with industry experts from across the Solent area. 

In a further boost to local institutions, Gemma will be working alongside Portsmouth University for this project. The University awarded Gemma the “Innovation of the Year Award” at the Portsmouth Business Awards 2013. Now, they will be supporting Gemma by providing access to their research and development facilities on campus.

 

Gemma Lighting will be exhibiting at the Professional Lighting Summit.

Gemma Lighting will be exhibiting at the Professional Lighting Summit on 24th and 25th September 2014 as St John's Hotel, Solihull.

 

The team at Gemma Lighting will attend this prestigious event to showcase the companies range of high quality UK manufactured LED lighting solutions.ILP-Gemma-Lighting

There will also be an opportunity to view Gemma's new Majestic LED street lighting range which is receiving outstanding feedback both in the UK and Internationally and is predicted to be a popular choice with local authorities during 2014.

 

Gemma Lighting will be on stand 3 with both Managing Director Craig Manuel and Group Sales Director Mark Major there to welcome you and tell you more!

 

The Professional Lighting Summit, created in 2012 to widespread approval, is the annual must-attend event for any lighting professional. It will involve over 300 delegates from all over the UK and beyond getting together to develop their knowledge, education and skills to meet necessary competencies, and to discuss the latest standards, regulations and challenges in lighting -https://www.theilp.org.uk/events/professional-lighting-summit/

 

Britain's first ever solar lighting tower launched.

Today saw the launch of Britain’s first ever ‘green mobile lighting tower’ named the SMC Solar-2.

The SMC Solar-2 does is a result of three years R&D and investment by West Midlands based manufacturer Morris Site Machinery and features 4 x high power DC/DC LED Floods lights, designed and manufactured in the UK by Gemma Lighting LTD.


The SMC Solar-2 provides 100% fuel saving with zero noise, zero Co2 emissions and offers up to 50 hours on a single charge and up to 100 when supplemented with solar power.


With both battery and mains supply provision it offers flexible options for all applications on site whilst its ultra silent operation makes this a suitable tower for use on projects where noise must be kept to a minimum. For versatility in terms of petrochemical and tunnel work, the tower can be battery powered and used without the solar panels.

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Phil Winnington, Commercial Director, Morris Site Machinery said: “Over the next few years we are anticipating a much higher demand for eco-friendly products and solutions as businesses strive to have a positive impact on the environment and community. Often many companies think it’s a choice between being green and making money, however in the last few years the development of eco and sustainable products has improved and can now deliver commercial costs savings and impact on the bottom line.


Craig Manuel, Managing Director, Gemma Lighting said ‘It has been a real pleasure to work with Morris Site Machinery on this market leading solar lighting tower. Our DC/DC LED flood lights are proven technology having been installed around the world for over 10 years, providing excellent illumination and uniformity. We wish Phil and the team at Morris Site Machinery continued success with this project.

 

Gemma Lighting will be exhibiting at Lightscene Scotland.

Gemma Lighting will be exhibiting at Lightscene Scotland being held at the Westerwood Hotel and Spa, Cumbernauld (near Glasgow) on May 7th 2014.

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The team at Gemma Lighting will attend this prestigious event to officially launch their NEW Majestic LED street lighting range which is proudly manufactured here in the UK. The Majestic LED street lighting range is already receiving outstanding feedback both in the UK and Internationally and is predicted to be a popular choice with local authorities during 2014.

Gemma Lighting will be on stand 19 with both Managing Director Craig Manuel and UK Lighting Director Kevin James there to welcome you and tell you more!

Lightscene is organised by the ILP (Institution of Lighting Professionals) and includes lighting designers, engineers and other lighting professionals who are open to new ideas and in search of excellence, as well as three free seminars on relevant, topical subjects - https://www.theilp.org.uk/events/lightscene/

 

Gemma Lighting appoint Kevin James as 'UK Lighting Director'.

Craig Manuel, Managing Director of Gemma Lighting is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin James as UK Lighting Director.

In this key position, Kevin will be directly responsible for the day-to-day operation and growth of Gemma Lighting Limited throughout the UK.

Kevin comes to Gemma after a successful 25 year career in commercial lighting, with senior roles at Weblight, DW Lighting and Dalkia. Kevin is highly regarded in the lighting industry working on major projects with top blue chip companies such as Sainsbury’s, Iceland, BHS, Marks and Spencer and Argos.

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Kevin joins Gemma Lighting as the company reports a fourth year of double digit growth and winning a number of business awards, proving there is a real desire within the lighting market for a quality UK LED Lighting Manufacturer.

Kevin Commented ‘I am honoured and excited to accept this position with Gemma Lighting, who have an impressive history in designing and manufacturing LED lighting here in the UK. As LED standards are introduced, Gemma Lightings quality of product and flexibility of manufacture guarantees it is well positioned to become a major player in the industry’

Kevin will report to Mark Major, who having occupied the role of UK Sales Director, has been appointed Group Sales Director, responsible for overseeing the expansion of Gemma Lighting Internationally.

We wish Kevin James and Mark Major every success in their new roles

Note: Gemma Lighting Limited was established to create an innovative concept for environmentally friendly lighting requirements. Drawing on vast experience of LED Technology since 2003, the team at Gemma Lighting have been designing, developing and manufacturing a new generation of LED lighting solutions working with key customers and projects including the Marriott Hotel chain, EDF Energy, 02, Buckingham Palace and the Falkland Islands.

 

Gemma Lighting ‘Highly Commended’ for Innovation.

Businesses across the south were again in the spotlight last night as the very best in business turned out to celebrate the Johnston Press South Business Awards.

The spectacular evening held at the Grand Hotel in Brighton saw the regional finalists from across the south come together to find out who the real champions are.”

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Gemma Lighting had previously won ‘Innovation of the Year’ and ‘Overall business of the year’ at the Portsmouth News awarded hosted earlier this year.

Brian Johnson, who judged every category on behalf of BAE Systems, said: ‘We just felt that because Gemma had done so well in each of the categories they were far and away the business which we felt ticked every box.

‘The firm is innovative, it is exporting, it is expanding, and all while manufacturing is in decline.

Gemma Lighting is once again celebrating after being ‘High Commended’ for Innovation. The title was awarded to Gemma Lighting to recognise the advances the company had made in LED and Solar Lighting, with exports leading the way for the Portsmouth based manufacturer.

After picking up the award the firm’s Managing Director, Craig Manuel, said: ‘We are delighted about picking up this award, our team have worked exceptionally hard this year to remain market leaders and develop ground breaking technology’

The award ceremony was again hosted by TV star Fred Dinenage who commented ‘“I love these awards this event in particular, because this is the crème de la crème, this is the battle of the giants.

 

Gemma Lighting Awarded ‘Certificate of Recommendation’ from Government of Dubai for LED High Bay Lighting

Following six years of key projects with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Gemma Lighting have been awarded a ‘Certificate of Recommendation’ from DEWA and the Government of Dubai for their LED High Bay Lighting.

DEWA are one of the largest utilities providers in the world, and have a vision to be a sustainable world-class utility. Formed in 1992, DEWA’s mission is to meet customer satisfaction and promote Dubai’s vision through delivery of electricity and water services at a world-class level of reliability, efficiency, safety and sustainability.

With the help of long term partner Value Additions, over 2000 LED fixtures were successfully installed into DEWA properties across Dubai with results from Gemma’s Sovereign LED High Bays far exceeding the expectations of DEWA.

 

Gemma Lightings managing director Craig Manuel commented “There was a lot of competition for this prestigious project. However, we were able to demonstrate to DEWA that the quality of our LED High Bay Light was superior to any other product on the market”

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The Sovereign LED High Bay is manufactured by Gemma Lighting in the UK, which allows Gemma to control quality to the highest standard thus ensuring that the Sovereign met the high standard required by DEWA.

Manufacturing manager John King said “We were pleased to welcome the DEWA team to our UK factory where we had the opportunity to show case our factory and demonstrate the measures we have in place to ensure each and every product is made to the highest standard”

The Sovereign LED High Bay is flexible in its design with adjustable side modules allowing for a range of photometric foot prints. The Sovereign also features high lumens for low wattage, excellent uniformity and a low glare rating.

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As well as offering a financial saving to DEWA of more than £2.5m over the lifespan of the scheme, the authority also dramatically reduced their CO2 emissions, from 856 carbon tonnes per annum down to just 273 tonnes per annum. The result of these savings means that over the lifespan of the LED lighting scheme, DEWA will have saved more than 10,500 tonnes of carbon emissions.

Gemma Lighting and Value Addition continue to work together to aid businesses all across the Middle East and Africa in using effective LED lighting solutions to lower running costs, maintenance bills and carbon emissions with a bespoke service and award-winning products.

 

Gemma Lighting shortlisted for Trethowans Award for Excellence Through Innovation

Gemma Lighting are once again enjoying the plaudits after being nominated for another Business Award, their sixth nomination of 2013.

The LED lighting manufacturers have already enjoyed success at the Portsmouth News Business Excellence Awards earlier this year, and have now been shortlisted for the Trethowans Award for Excellence Through Innovation at the South Coast Business Awards on Friday 12th July at the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton.

The judges said they were very impressed by Gemma's entry, and the nomination is further acknowledgement of the cutting edge LED lighting technology Gemma has to offer their customers.

Also up for the award are Bluestar, the Mayflower Theatre and Saab Seaeye, with the winners announced at next month’s black tie event.

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The nomination is Gemma Lighting's sixth of the year, and makes for a busy time for Gemma as later this year they travel to Brighton as one of the companies taking part in the Southern Business Awards in Brighton.

The South Coast Business Awards aim to boost standards, spur on competition and champion the sterling contribution firms make to the local economy, and in 2013 the guest speaker at the ceremony will be Michael Portillo.

Gemma Lighting Limited was established to create an innovative concept for environmentally friendly lighting requirements.

Drawing on vast experience of LED Technology since 2003, the team at Gemma Lighting have been designing, developing and manufacturing a new generation of LED lighting solutions for numerous applications, both indoors and out.

 

Gemma Lighting at WETEX conference Dubai 2013.

Gemma Lighting joined over a thousand companies from across the globe exhibiting at the WETEX 2013 conference in Dubai earlier this month.

Now in its 15th year, WETEX (water, energy, technology and environment exhibition) attracts organisations from all over the world, and discusses sustainability in Dubai using the latest technologies available across a variety of markets.

Taking place alongside the Dubai global energy forum 2013, the event was held at the Dubai international convention and exhibition centre (DICEC) in the heart of the business district.

Presenting at the event in conjunction with our partners Value Addition (FZC), Gemma Lighting attended to promote their range of award-winning, energy saving LED lighting technology.

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The Gemma team were on hand to demonstrate to visitors of the stand how LED lighting can make drastic reductions in energy costs, maintenance fees and carbon emissions.

Sales Director Mark Major also conducted one the programme’s scheduled presentations on LED lighting, giving advice on what to look for when purchasing LED as well as comparing it with other lighting technologies such as sodium, halogen and metal halide fittings.

Founder and Chairman of the WETEX conference Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer is also Managing Director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, who themselves are major users of Gemma Lighting’s LED products.

Gemma were pleased to be a part of the event, demonstrating how their UK manufactured range can provide efficient and cost-effective means of safeguarding energy usage.

To see examples of firms who have utilised Gemma Lighting products and reaped the rewards, see the case study section of our website: LED LIGHTING CASE STUDIES.

 

Gemma Lighting invest in new £100,000 LED Photometric Laboratory

UK LED lighting specialists Gemma Lighting have again expanded their R&D capabilities by investing in a new £100,000 purpose built LED photometric laboratory.

The new LED photometric laboratory is situated at Gemma’s UK head office in Portsmouth, Hampshire and contains a customised Radiant Zemax ProMetric Near-Field Measurement System (PM-NFMS).

The PM-NFMS, provided by Pro-Lite Technology, will provide Gemma Lighting with accurate on-site luminance distribution data, further enhancing product design at the company and assisting the Gemma Lighting development team.

Measuring brightness, colour and spectrum, the PM-FPMS system will capture complete images of each Gemma Lighting product in order to provide comprehensive information than cannot be obtained from more traditional spotmeter-based measurements alone.

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The new system will enhance the production cycle at Gemma by reducing time taken in having new products tested off site, and with the NFMS’ ability to automatically produce IES files the new laboratory feature will also be used by the lighting design team to benefit Gemma Lighting customers.

The installation of the ProMetric System is another sign of Gemma Lighting’s continuing growth as the firm continues to break sales figures and expand its operation.

Managing Director Craig Manuel commented ‘Gemma Lighting has always been at the forefront of LED Lighting R&D. This investment into a purpose built LED photometric laboratory will ensure our R&D team have the equipment required to remain market leaders’

Gemma Lighting were recently named ‘Overall Business of the Year’ at the Business Excellence Awards at the Portsmouth Guildhall, where the UK LED Lighting Manufacturers also won ‘Innovation of the Year’ for their energy-efficient, environmentally friendly LED lighting solutions.

Gemma Lighting Limited was established to create an innovative concept for environmentally friendly lighting requirements.

Drawing on vast experience of LED Technology since 2003, the team at Gemma Lighting have been designing, developing and manufacturing a new generation of LED lighting solutions for numerous applications, both interior and exterior.

 

 

Gemma Lighting named 'Overall Business of the Year'

Growing LED lighting specialists Gemma Lighting are celebrating after receiving five awards and being named ‘Overall Business of the Year’ at the Portsmouth News Business Excellence Awards.

The glittering ceremony was held at the Portsmouth Guildhall on Friday evening, and Gemma were honoured with the top prize of the night, being named by the judging panel as ‘Overall Business of the Year.

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It was a fantastic evening for the UK-based LED lighting manufacturers, who were winners or runners-up in every category for which they entered into.

As well as taking the top award for overall company of the year, Gemma also scooped the ‘Innovation of the Year’ prize in recognition of their innovative solar LED street lighting systems being exported around the world.

The judging panel for the awards pointed to the fact that Gemma are expanding to buck the trend in the manufacturing industry as a whole and said the firm ‘ticked every box’.

Craig Manuel said of the awards: “We want to thank our staff, our shareholders for standing by us and our customers. It’s brilliant to be recognised.”

Sales Director Mark Major spoke of the pride and excitement of the Gemma Lighting team at winning the awards, saying: “We are ecstatic about picking up these awards – they are for all the team, to show them how fantastic they are.”

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The awards come at a great time of expansion and development for Gemma Lighting, who have already broken their previous annual sales figures from the previous trading year recording again reporting double digit growth figures.

Gemma Lighting Limited was established to create an innovative concept for environmentally friendly lighting requirements.

Drawing on vast experience of LED Technology, the team at Gemma Lighting have been designing, developing and manufacturing a new generation of LED lighting solutions for numerous applications, both indoors and out.

From a UK manufacturing facility in Portsmouth, Gemma Lighting’s products incorporate the very latest in power efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED) technology and organisations such as British Gas, the Marriott Hotel group and BAA have benefitted from Gemma’s high quality products and customer service alike.

Awards Summary:

Winner of Award - Innovation of the year

Runner up of Award - Achievement of the year

Runner up of Award - Exporter of the year

Runner up of Award - Small / Medium Business of the year

Winner of Award – Overall Portsmouth Company of the year

 

 

Gemma Lighting celebrate after being shortlisted for 4 business awards!

UK LED lighting manufacturer Gemma Lighting is celebrating after being shortlisted for four different awards at the Portsmouth News Business Excellence Awards.

2012 was a fantastic year for Gemma Lighting, as the company went from strength to strength; smashing the previous sales year’s figures and securing large export orders to the likes of Dubai and the Falklands Islands.

This amazing year has seen Gemma nominated for Small / Medium Business of the Year, Exporter of the Year, Innovation of the Year and Achievement of the year in the annual awards event.

It is the first year Gemma had been entered into the awards, and with no other company being shortlisted for more awards than Gemma Lighting, it is a fine achievement for the Portsmouth-based LED lighting specialists.

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The News Business Excellence Awards are now in their 11th year and honour all those companies which help make the Portsmouth region a success.

The gala awards evening will be held at the Guildhall Portsmouth on Friday 15th February and will be hosted by Fred Dinenage MBE.

 

Gemma Lighting appoint Simon Blyth as new Lighting Design Engineer.

Growing LED Lighting manufacturers Gemma Lighting Limited have enhanced their Lighting Design and Technical Support department by appointing Simon Blyth as one of their Lighting Design Engineers.

Simon joins Gemma’s experienced team from Luxonic where he spent two years as a Commercial Lighting Designer. Previous to this he gained valuable experience at multi-disciplinary practice Ridge LLP, working on future schools and commercial office schemes for BBESL & BBCL, with projects ranging from new build schemes, to build & design schemes and office suite refurbishments.

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In his new role, Simon will utilise his knowledge of software programmes such as Relux, Lighting Reality, and AutoCAD to assist Gemma Lighting customers with their Lighting Schemes, and help them better understand which products from Gemma’s UK manufactured range are suitable for their specific needs

Gemma Lighting continues to go from strength to strength, bucking the economic trend both nationally and within the manufacturing industry in general. The last trading year alone saw a record growth, and Gemma are well on the way to doing even better this year having already surpassed £1.4 million pounds worth of sales in the first six months of this trading term.

With products in the UK, Dubai and the Falkland Islands, hundreds of businesses and organisations are learning how much they could save in running costs, maintenance bills and carbon emissions by switching to LED lighting – and the superb customer service provided by Gemma Lighting ensures every project is treated individually to cater for the customer’s needs.

Gemma’s range of LED Street, Flood and High/Low bay lighting is proving a popular choice for a varying range of customers, from universities to police stations, hotels to hospitals.

Gemma Lighting Limited was established to create an innovative concept for environmentally friendly lighting requirements. Drawing on vast experience of LED Technology since 2003, the team at Gemma Lighting have been designing, developing and manufacturing a new generation of LED lighting solutions for numerous applications, both indoors and out.

 

 

Co-Op supermarket switches to energy-efficient LED Lighting solutions.

Gemma Lighting were delighted to provide LED lighting solutions to the Co-Op Welcome store at Frobisher House, Southampton.

Replacing the existing lighting setup as part of a store refurbishment, Gemma’s LED ceiling tiles meant the store saved more than 80% in energy costs and reduced their carbon emissions by 11 tonnes per annum.

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The Co-Operative Group is the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer and employs more than 74,000 people across its 2,800 stores. The Southampton store at Frobisher House is run by franchise and falls under the Southern Co-Operative group, which despite a tough year in retail still achieved a sales increase of 2.1% in 2011/12.

In line with its drive to lower their energy consumption and become a greener company, the Co-Op Welcome store contacted Gemma Lighting LTD to provide more energy-efficient LED lighting at their Frobisher House site - already aware of the benefits of Gemma Lighting’s products after successfully working in partnership to complete the very first LED lit supermarket back in 2006.

The lighting setup initially in the store consisted of 54 fluorescent tube modular fittings, consuming almost 600 kilo watts per week as the lights needed to be on throughout the store’s trading hours, plus one third which also remained on overnight for security. The fluorescent lights were also difficult to maintain and had expensive refurbishment costs.

The Venus 24 LED ceiling tile was selected for this project - with high uniformity and a wide voltage range meaning the Co-Op Welcome store could easily replace the old fluorescent lights in the store. With an instant strike up time of 100ns the Venus 24 is also very efficient, consuming a total of 31 watts, and with a large lifespan of up to 100,000 hours the store would save approximately £2,160 a year on refurbishment costs, as well as a further 68% reduction in annual energy costs.

Co-Op Welcome franchise company director Richard Inglis said: “Our experience with Gemma Lighting was very pleasant. Communications were always handled professionally and when we asked a question we got an answer.

“Although more LED lighting companies are emerging Gemma’s prices are more competitive and provide a comprehensive and professional service that I would recommend to other companies seeking similar solutions.”

 

Portsmouth Marriott chose Gemma's LED Lighting solutions.

Gemma Lighting and the Marriott Hotel network continued their successful working relationship with the installation of 32 Jaguar globe lights at the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel.

Based on Southampton Road, the Portsmouth Marriott welcomes visitors from all over the world to the south coast, with 173 rooms spread across seven floors. At the heart of every decision the Portsmouth Marriott makes is the impact on the environment, and the Green Tourism Business Scheme gold award, coupled with the Carbon Trust Standard, are signs of the hotel’s commitment to reducing their carbon emissions.

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With this in mind the Marriott chose Gemma’s LED lighting solutions after assessing the options available, knowing from previous experience with other Marriott hotels the savings in carbon emissions and energy bills that could be made. The network’s flagship property at London Heathrow saved 17 tonnes of carbon usage per year, as well as making 85% of savings annually after purchasing Gemma’s LED lighting. Similar savings have been made at three other sites, including the Cheshunt and Waltham Abbey Marriott hotels.

The Jaguar 24 was selected as the ideal product to replace the Hotel’s previous lighting setup, utilising the effective light distribution and life span of up to 100,000 hours the Jaguar 24 provides. Users of the hotel car park will benefit from the brighter light given off by Gemma’s LED lights,

which also aid the use of CCTV cameras through improved picture clarity.

The lights were a big hit with the hotel hierarchy, and both General Manager Barend Jan Schreuder and Chief engineer Craig Rawding, pictured here with Gemma sales director Mark Major, were delighted with the results.

Mr Schreuder said: “The whole of Marriott internationally set about a plan to reduce energy consumption two years ago, and we have done several things to achieve this such as joining the Green Tourism Scheme and switching to LED signage.

“We looked at our energy usage and identified one of the largest portions of our energy consumption as the car park, so Craig began looking into options for this and we selected Gemma Lighting.

“I like the lights because the black portion on top looks good and ensures minimal light pollution, the lights are better for us and our security, and provide better safety for users walking around the car park.”

Mr Rawding was equally happy with the installation, which he called ‘easy’, saying the Jaguar LED globe lights were three times more efficient than their previous lighting.

He said: “When looking around at lighting options ROI and the reduction in maintenance costs were the key factors.

“It made sense to choose Gemma Lighting as the energy consumption was much better. The installation was very simple, Gemma sorted custom spigots and we’ve not heard the sort of complaints we used to receive with regards to the old lighting.”

 

Gemma Lighting helps fulfil hospital dream.

 

Gemma Lighting LTD were one of the many parties coming together to help realise the dream of the late Terry Creedon at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough earlier this month.

Terry, an Occupational Therapist Technician in the Acute Stroke Unit, was held in high regard at Wexham for his work with stroke victims, and believed strongly that a key tool in the rehabilitation of patients was horticultural work. But the small garden outside the stroke unit yielded little opportunity for this, and Terry sketched his own grand design for what the garden could potentially become.

Before Terry could implement his big plans for the site however, he sadly passed away last year at the age of just 46. Communications network 02, as part of their community scheme the ‘Think Big Programme’, called together several companies to help make Terry’s designs come to life in his honour, and Gemma Lighting was proud to be one of those able to help.

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Neptune 5 LED bollard lights were installed in the garden to provide bright white light to patients as they enjoy their new surroundings, whilst giving the hospital minimal energy and environmental concerns. Sales director Mark Major travelled to Slough to attend the opening of the garden (pictured) with several other key personnel that helped make Terry’s dream become a reality.

Project manager Gary Damiano said: “It was good to work with Gemma Lighting on this project, and we were very impressed with the way in which they handled themselves. Their staff excelled with their service and they were very straightforward to deal with. We would like to thank Gemma Lighting and its employees for their help on this worthwhile project.”

 

 

Falmouth University continues energy reduction program with new LED Street Lights from Gemma Lighting.

Staff and students based on the Tremough campus of Falmouth University have once again benefitted from Gemma Lighting’s LED technology after the installation of fifty Jupiter 54 LED street lights.

Based in Penryn near Falmouth, the Tremough campus is jointly owned and managed by the University of Exeter (UoE) and University College Falmouth (UCF) through a joint venture called Falmouth Exeter Plus.

FX Plus had previously worked with Gemma Lighting on an LED bollard lighting project, whereby Gemma provided over 200 LED lighting inserts around the site with the bespoke requirements of the campus in mind.

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Following the success of this project, Falmouth Exeter Plus began a change out of the sodium 150 watt street lighting fixtures on campus on behalf of the Universities, replacing them with Gemma Lighting’s Jupiter 54 AC LED Street Lights.

Each set of fifty LED lights will ensure that the Tremough Campus will save 44 tonnes of carbon every year, and Falmouth Exeter Plus’ Carbon and sustainability Manager for the site, Karen Clowes, is delighted with the results.

Karen said: “What we had before was that kind of horrible orange light so it’s a huge improvement to the quality of lighting in the car park.”

As with the previous project, half the funding for the LED street lighting was put up by the Universities themselves and the other half through an energy efficiency loan from Salix.

 

 

Hackney residents set to benefit as housing duo switch to LED lighting.

 

Residents of two housing communities in Hackney, London are enjoying clearer vision thanks to LED lighting solutions from Gemma Lighting.

Mount Pleasant Hill and Riverside Walk are just a few doors apart, and both have invested in Gemma Lighting’s Warrior 24 LED Globe Lights as the management, a group of residents who own and run the estate, look to save money and energy.

The management caters for groups of residents who come in various ages and sizes, and with volunteers running the management of both sites challenges such as reducing costs and implementing a new lighting installation were proving tricky.

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Twelve of Gemma’s Warrior LED Globe Lights were chosen to illuminate the roadways and footpaths surrounding Mount Pleasant, whilst four Warriors have brightened Riverside Walk.

The Warrior 24 has excellent light distribution and was the perfect choice for Mount Pleasant and Riverside Walk, lowering CO2 emissions and reducing expensive maintenance costs.

More and more people are realising the benefits of switching to LED lighting, and with a life to replacement rate of 100,000 hours, are also beginning to appreciate the long-term savings which can be enjoyed by installing Gemma Lighting products.

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Carol Keegan of the Mount Pleasant Hill (Hackney) Management Company said: “The Warrior Globe Lights are far more attractive when compared to our old lighting, and have a wonderful chandelier effect. They are also much more reliable. The previous installation had been in place for well over 23 years, and the fittings were proving impossible to replace. Because of this we were forced to look at a whole new installation. The attractive design, high quality of light and potential savings in our energy bills were the most important factors and held equal weight in our decision to go with Gemma Lighting.

“We have 92 people here, all with different needs and the feedback from the residents has been extremely positive. The CCTV security systems used across both sites have also benefitted from the new LED lighting, with improved visual acuity and excellent colour rendition.”

After this positive experience the management are looking into the possibility of more LED lighting upgrades in the future.

 

Gemma Lighting add LED Lighting to the 'Greenest University in the UK'

Gemma Lighting’s Jaguar 24 LED Street Lights have been installed at Greenwich University, the ‘Greenest University in the UK’.

Situated on the banks of the river Thames and boasting a World Heritage Site as its main campus in a trio of buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren, Greenwich Uni has won several awards for its commitment to reduce its impact on the environment. Not least amongst these was the award from the People & Planet Green League Table in May 2012, who praised Greenwich in the judges’ comments and highlighted the fact that emissions had been reduced by 22% since 2005.

LED Globe Light Car Park

In order to continue this commitment to lowering their carbon footprint, the University investigated the benefits of LED lighting, and knew that as well as cutting costs and energy consumption they could also achieve further carbon reductions, in-keeping with their carbon reduction plan and helping to meet future targets set for 2016.

The previous lighting setup on campus was a mixture of 150W and 70W high pressure sodium street lights that were coming to the end of their 15-year lifespan. When looking at replacements for these lights, Greenwich knew that LED lighting could help them achieve their carbon targets, and after looking at a number of companies contacted Gemma Lighting, after seeing their range of LED street lighting through the website.

After an account manager from Gemma had visited the campus site, product samples and lighting plans were used to asses which of Gemma’s LED Street Lighting range would be best suited for the project. It was decided that the Jaguar 24 LED Globe Light was the ideal solution for the University’s needs, and more than a hundred were ordered for the project to replace the previous setup on a like-for-like basis.

With a protection rating of IP66 and a long-lasting lifetime of up to 100,000 hours, the equivalent of over 18 years of operation, the Jaguar LED Globe offers savings of around 70% when compared to traditional lighting sources. The new LED lighting successfully reduced the environmental impact of the lighting on the Greenwich campus by reducing carbon emissions from 36 carbon tonnes per year to just nine, saving almost 500 carbon tonnes over the estimated lifespan of the installation.

Greenwich University LED Lighting

The amount of power being consumed by the university on its previous lighting scheme totalled over 60,000kWh, however thanks to Gemma’s LED Jaguar Globe this figure was reduced by 76%, down to just 15,375kWh. The lighting was so reliable that the university was able to make further savings by not renewing the contract with the company responsible for maintaining the lighting on site. Couple this with a dramatic £5,000 annual reduction in energy bills, and the campus is well on its way to achieving a very stringent environmental target.

Students on site have been impressed with the new LED scheme, stating that unlike the old style sodium lighting the illumination provided by the new LED globes was not too intrusive, and Building Services Engineer for the University Jon Hudson said: “Throughout the process Gemma Lighting were very friendly, very knowledgeable and I would recommend them to anyone looking at LED lighting projects.

“The new look is better than that of the old setup, where you could see the yellow haze from down the road. We dealt with Gemma direct and found them and their LED lighting cost-effective and beneficial to our carbon reducing commitments.”

 

LED guides the way for Renegade Pictures and Car SOS.

Independent film and television production house Renegade Pictures have turned to LED lighting solutions from Gemma Lighting Limited for their latest show Car SOS.

LED Lighting used on TV

 

Owned by Shed Media, Renegade produces popular television shows such as Don’t tell the bride and Popstar to operastar as well as award-winning films My kidnapper and me and The boys from Baghdad High.

Renegade, based in London, were looking to upgrade their lighting to showcase the classic cars being restored as part of Car SOS, but wanted a more energy efficient lighting solution.

In order to meet their requirements two of Gemma’s energy efficient LED lighting products were selected for the project – the Sovereign 96 LED High Bay and Spitfire 48 LED Floodlight.

Both lights give excellent clarity and coverage with high lumen outputs and instant strike up times, whilst the long life span of the products, as with all Gemma’s LED lighting, gave Renegade reduced maintenance bills as well as lowering energy costs and carbon emissions.

Renegade received the new LED lighting within the short time required, and were very happy with the results. Theo Williams, series producer of Car SOS for Renegade, said: “For the shooting of Nat Geo's car restoration series Car SOS we had a big problem. A large area of skylights meant the workshop was often already flooded by natural light but we needed a consistent source of bright light that was daylight balanced, flicker free and that didn't generate a lot of heat.

LED Lighting TV Studio

“Professional TV lighting would have been prohibitively expensive over the five month shoot, plus it would have looked very obtrusive in our shots. So these high powered Spitfire lights made by Gemma Lighting were perfect, giving us a very sympathetic and natural day lit environment plus economy.”

John Collins, Lighting Cameraman for the show, added: “The great thing about working with these incredibly powerful LED panel installation units is that they give a huge amount of light yet use less than 60 watts - the quality of the light is clean and punchy.

“We're using them to light a large workshop for filming and only need to use a couple of extra LED panels to light from floor level as the installed lights give a superb wash of bright light across the whole workshop.”

 

Falmouth University reduce costs and carbon at Tremough campus.

The most south-westerly university in the UK is benefitting from reductions in carbon emissions and energy savings after Gemma Lighting installed more than 200 of its LED Bollard lights on campus.

The Cornwall campus, or Tremough as it is known locally, is based in Penryn near Falmouth and is jointly owned and managed by the University of Exeter (UoE) and University College Falmouth (UCF). Operated by the two institutions through a 50:50 joint venture called Falmouth Exeter Plus, the campus is provided with a range of services for staff and students of both institutions including Estate Management.

UK LED lighting manufacturer Gemma Lighting replaced the control gear and traditional lamps in over 250 Thorn Chartor Bollards on site with the latest in LED technology.

Gemma worked with Falmouth Exeter Plus to develop a retrofit LED insert complete with LED driver that would meet the lighting levels set by the university, but with a 70% reduction in energy.

The LED retrofit kit for the Thorn Chartor Bollard consumes less than 20 watts and was designed with a simple click and fit adaptor which made easy installation for the estates team.

LED Bollard - Thorn Chartor LED Insert - University

Half the funding for the project was put up by the Universities themselves, whilst the other half of the funds were provided by a Salix energy efficiency loan - a scheme designed to enable the public sector to purchase energy efficient products using interest free loans.

Karen Clowes is Carbon and sustainability Manager for Falmouth Exeter Plus, and said the new LED lights had proven to be beneficial for a variety of reasons.

Karen said: “The main driver behind the decision to switch to LED was to reduce our carbon emissions and also our maintenance costs – we were replacing bulbs in the previous bollard lighting on a weekly basis and so far we’ve not had one single problem with the LEDs.

“Changing to the brighter white light of LED has also improved health and safety, as visibility is better so people feel safer.”

The bollards were also fitted with a cover on one side, as this was a special requirement from the University. This was in order to keep the light from one side of the bollards from affecting a nearby bat habitat - the cover meaning that the light did not disrupt their sleeping patterns.

Pleased with the results of the LED bollard inserts, there are future plans for more LED lighting to be used on the university campus.

 

 

London Heathrow Marriott enhance lighting levels and save energy.

Boasting 393 rooms across 5 floors the London Heathrow Marriott is one of the leading Heathrow hotels and a flag ship property in the Marriott UK portfolio. In an effort to provide the hotels guests with a better visual experience, whilst enhancing the hotels green credentials, the London Heathrow Marriott contacted UK LED lighting manufacture Gemma Lighting to carry out a review of their car park lighting.

The initial car park lighting consisted of 32 sodium street lights, each consuming a substantial 300 circuit watts and generating 24 tonnes of carbon annually. When working, the sodium street lights provided the hotel with an adequate level of illumination. However, they were expensive to run and difficult to maintain.

 

LED Carpark Lighting - London Heathrow Marriott

Gemma Lighting’s tailored solution.

 

Understanding just how important this project was to the hotel chain, an account manager visited and discussed in detail the requirements for the new LED lighting scheme. During this meeting a full lighting survey was carried out in order to provide lighting plans and a detailed energy and

carbon reduction report. The report was created to show how Gemma’s LED lighting would significantly reduce the hotel’s energy consumption which in turn offered an extremely good return on investment period.

The Jupiter 72 LED street and car park luminaire was selected for this project. The Jupiter 72 is the most powerful luminaire in this range of LED lighting, offering high LUX levels with a pure white light close to day light, ideal for meeting the hotel’s requirement for an enhanced visual experience. The Jupiter 72 consumes less than 100 circuit watts, meaning that when compared to the original sodium lighting scheme, the new LED lighting would provide a 69% energy saving and a reduction in carbon emissions of 17 tonnes annually.

Gemma’s LED lighting has a service life of over 10 years which has been greatly received by the hotel, as this will result in a huge reduction in maintenance bills and also eliminate the need to change difficult to reach lighting fixtures.

 

 

Gemma Lighting’s LED products chosen as part of Hull Barrier refurbishment.

LED lighting solutions from Portsmouth-based specialist Gemma Lighting LTD were chosen as part of the multi-million pound refurbishment of the River Hull tidal barrier.

Situated at the meeting point of the Hull and Humber rivers, the tidal barrier has been protecting the city from floods since 1980, and in 2010 the barrier undertook a £10million refurbishment being led by Qualter Hall, one of the UK's leading multi-discipline Engineering specialists.

The barrier’s lighting was situated 30 metres in the air, difficult to access and even more difficult to maintain, and part of the refurbishment needed the poor visibility of the dim yellow lighting to be improved upon.

Gemma Lighting’s LED products were chosen to replace the 400W SON and 1kW Halogen floodlights that were being used on the barrier initially, with Spitfire 72 LED Flood lights chosen for this project.

 

LED Flood Lighting - Hull Barrier

The natural appearance and high visual acuity meant the Spitfire was the ideal solution for Qualter Hall, and with the high life span of up to 100,000 hours the LED lighting will not need replacing for another decade at least.

Compared to traditional lighting sources, the new LED products provided by Gemma saved £63,000 in initial cost, energy bills and maintenance, giving the user a payback period of just 18 months.

The energy efficient nature of the Spitfire, like all Gemma products, meant 25 tonnes of carbon were also saved annually.

Both Qualter Hall and Gemma Lighting were pleased with the result of the improvements, with the new LED products achieving the targets set out at the beginning of the project, improving the aesthetics of the barrier to bring it in line with more modern designs.

Steve Caddick of Qualter Hall said of the project: “It was very important that the new lights were low maintenance and looked good. Gemma Lighting’s response to our specification was very diligent and we are pleased to be saving energy through using their LED lights on our renovations.”

 

 

Gemma Lighting record astonishing growth of 132% - (Portsmouth News)

As manufacturing declines in the UK, it’s comforting to hear a success story and from a
manufacturing Company on our doorstep. Gemma Lighting have bucked the trend of a UK
wide 2% drop in manufacturing to record an astonishing growth of 132%. Manufacturers of
LED lighting for offices, factories, warehouses and street lighting, Gemma Lighting are pushing ahead with exports leading the way.

LED Lighting Portsmouth Council

“We are keen to grow domestically” says Managing Director, Craig Manuel, “but I do get
frustrated when I go to Abu Dhabi and see our street lights widely used, but we only have a handful of streets in Portsmouth”.


Local MP Penny Mordaunt who is championing environmental issues and local manufacturing recently visited Gemma Lighting to understand the savings to be gained by local Government. “Our sums suggest that in Portsmouth alone, we can help the council save over £1 million per year on electricity, and that is with highly conservative estimate” said Sales Director, Mark Major.


The team at Gemma believe the future is good for further sales expansion, and expect to grow sales significantly creating local employment opportunities.
Gemma have pride in being able to design products specifically for the application, as well as volume standard designs.

 

 

"Claim 100% first-year capital allowance on your LED Lighting"

The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme enables businesses to claim 100% first-year capital allowance on investments in LED Lighting, against the taxable profits of the period of investment.

All businesses that incur qualifying spending can claim ECAs. ECAs bring forward the time that capital allowances are available for spending on LED Lighting thereby providing a cash flow advantage

ECA Scheme LED Lighting

A higher standard of energy-saving:


Capital allowances enable businesses to write off the capital cost of purchasing LED Lighting against their taxable profits. They take the place of depreciation charged in commercial accounts.

 

The general rate of capital allowances is 20% a year on a reducing balance basis. For example, if a business spent £1,000 on LED Lighting, it could claim capital allowances of £200 (20% of £1,000) against the taxable profits of the period of investment. Assuming the company pays corporation tax at 28%, the effect of the capital allowance for spending on LED Lighting in the period of investment would be to reduce the business’s tax bill by £56 (£200 @ 28%).

The unrelieved balance of £800 (£1,000 less £200) is carried forward for relief against profits of later years. In this way the spending is written off over a number of years.

 

If, however, the business invested the same amount in LED Lighting it could claim an 100% first-year capital allowance of £1,000 against the taxable profits of the year of investment. Again assuming the company pays corporation tax at 28% the effect of the first-year allowance would be to reduce the business’s tax bill by £280 (£1,000 @ 28%). Thus, the first-year allowance can confer a cash flow advantage.

 

The 100% first-year capital allowance relieves all the qualifying spending. Therefore there is no unrelieved spending to carry forward against profits of later years.

Please contact Gemma Lighting LTD on 0844 8565 201 to discuss which products meet the current ECA criteria.

 

 

Portsmouth City Council Trials LED Street Lights from Gemma Lighting

Portsmouth City Council (PCC) is working with Gemma Lighting to trial the first LED street lights in the city. The Jupiter 60XL110 range of lights were designed and manufactured by the LED specialist in the UK and have the potential to cut the council’s street lighting bill by 50 per cent.

Portsmouth City Council Trials LED Street Lights from Gemma Lighting

The Portsmouth fixtures are also the first LED street lights in the UK to have the control gear situated at the base of the column. To improve ease of access for the PCC maintenance team, Gemma Lighting designed a bespoke LED gear tray that contains both the driver and fuse, as well as accommodating a photocell.

The trial supports Portsmouth City Council’s low carbon vision, where it is committed to reducing emissions by 30 per cent from operational buildings, transport and waste by 2014. The Jupiter LED lights being trialled will reduce energy as they consume 70 watts compared to the 170 watts used by the current system. The fixtures’ photocell light sensor also automatically switches on the LED, reducing energy wastage normally experienced with traditional timer systems.

Portsmouth City Council said: “Our carbon management plan lays out measures for reducing the city’s carbon emissions over the next five years. It is initiatives such as this LED trial that could help us to do this in the future. The initial feedback from the trial has been encouraging and we will continue to monitor the LED lighting to review the benefits it could bring the city in the long-term.”

Gemma Lighting has already installed over 2,000 Jupiter LED Street Lights across the world. The Jupiter solid-state LED chips have a lifespan of 50-80,000 hours (10-15 years of use), are vandalism resistant and create a pure white light that improves safety for pedestrians and motorists. They are also easy to install with each fitting taking less than 30 minutes to fit and test.

Craig Manuel, Managing Director of Gemma Lighting, said: “Our products have been designed and manufactured in the UK for the last seven years. Both the energy and cost savings that can be made with our systems has already been proven in projects with the likes of BAA and Buckingham Palace. We are pleased that such customers recognise our reputation for excellence and are continuing to support UK manufactured products.”

 

 

Gemma Lighting LTD is working together with Value Addition (FZC)

Gemma Lighting LTD is working together with Value Addition (FZC) to distribute LED and Solar lighting solutions across the Middle East.

Value Addition (FZC) was established in 2002 with its Corporate Head Quarters in Sharjah, UAE Airport Free Zone. Initially focused on supplying sustainable energy solutions across UAE, Value Addition has quickly established a reputation for providing excellent service and grown across the Middle East and North African Region.

Gemma Lighting LTD believes the professional expertise shown by Value Addition (FZC) and their deep understanding of the regional industries will ensure customers across the Middle East will receive an excellent level of service and satisfaction.

LED Lighting Dubai UAE

“The environmental friendly, energy saving high power LED lighting solutions designed and manufactured by Gemma Lighting LTD are proving increasingly popular here in the Middle East” explains Vinod Anthraper – Marketing Manager – Value Addition (FZC)

Value Additions (FZC) has just won a contract to supply over 600 Jupiter 48XL100 DC LED street Lights in Dubai UAE, which are due to be installed in March / April 2009.

 

BAA Southampton Airport win top prize for LED Lighting

 

 

Engineers at Southampton Airport have been awarded a top prize for sourcing new and innovative ways of saving energy, using efficient LED lighting systems. The award was voted for by hundreds of engineering specialists from across BAA’s seven UK airport’s, and competed against many other energy saving initiatives developed throughout the company.

 

The new LED lighting systems designed and manufactured by Gemma Lighting and Displays have been installed around the airport, giving substantial savings in energy use, carbon emissions and costs.

 

The brilliant white light gives off little or no glare, which is ideal for use in clean and functional environments, such as airports, and is also transferable to other public buildings, such as hospitals and shopping centres. 

 

The lights boast low voltage, efficient power use and minimal heat production, which cuts the use of energy.  As a result, CO2 emissions from powering the new lights are predicted to be reduced by around 75%, when compared to conventional lighting.

Innovative LED Lighting Scheme installed into school classrooms

Gemma Lighting LTD have recently been involved with an innovative LED lighting scheme. In association with Nottingham based Atkins Design Solutions, Gemma Lightings Venus 32 watt LED ceiling lights were supplied and fitted into classrooms at All Saints Catholic School in Mansfield Nottinghamshire.

The new LED lighting scheme was very much welcomed by All Saints who are one of the first schools within the UK to try out the benefits of this technology.

 

LED School Lighting       LED School Class Room

Don Lack, Chartered Scientist and Sustainability Consultant for Atkins Design Solutions commented “The major improvement to the lighting system in the classrooms has been achieved by utilising light emitting diodes (LED's) which with a life cycle of 80,000 hours, has already proven to be more energy efficient then the traditional fluorescent lighting which was previously fitted. When surveyed the original lighting levels were low and the distribution around the classroom was poor with very little light falling on the white board at the front of the classroom.

 

This poor luminance left the classrooms rather dark and did not create an enjoyable atmosphere in which to teach or learn. However, the new LED lighting has created a brighter environment in which to study and has been very well received by teachers and pupils alike. It’s certainly a great improvement on the previous lighting scheme”.

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