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

March 7, 2013

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.

The new system will enhance the production cycle at Gemma Lighting 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.