Nualight, a specialist LED lighting technology company has reached an agreement to sell certain assets from Lumotech, its driver and motion detector business to California, USA based company, Fulham. With its acquisition, Fulham will add that product portfolio to their existing range of LED drivers, modules, engines and further lighting solutions. Fulham will also strengthen its European presence through Lumotech’s existing sales channels, bringing new sustainable lighting solutions to global OEMs and distributors. The sale is expected to complete on July 01, 2016. The terms of the transaction remain confidential.
“We are delighted to have found an ideal partner in Fulham who already has a strong focus towards intelligent lighting components and can now draw upon the technological expertise of Lumotech as the industry continues to innovate. Nualight will help support the transition process and work towards a smooth handover for our customers. As Nualight, we continue to make strategic changes, in which our clear focus is to further develop our core LED lighting business in our specialist areas.” said Peter Mazalon, Nualight CEO.
Refrigeration lighting pioneers Nualight, known for completing some of Europe’s largest LED retrofits for supermarket chains such as Tesco and Spar, are back with a brand new performance driven, price competitive range of horizontal and vertical LED refrigeration lights.
Having worked with display case manufacturers, installers and retailers, Nualight have explored customer feedback, and combined it with the advances in LED technology, their result is the Orion range. Orion maintains all the quality colour aspects associated with Nualight products, but has been upgraded with the latest standards in LED technology – 3SDCM LED chips, plus boasts the added convenience of stocked products, which allows for faster worldwide delivery times.
With the strap line – ‘On time. Easily integrated. Industry leading solution’, Orion certainly ticks all those boxes, Andrew Cronin, Vice President of Product Research & Development provides some insight, “Orion is the best product Nualight has ever designed, there is huge pride and passion behind bringing this range to the market. We went back to the beginning and re-evaluated everything we have ever done. Never before have we obsessed so much on a product design, and we are now proud to launch a product that is uncompromising in delivering the latest in LED and optical technology, to deliver vibrant and uniform merchandising solutions. Combined with exceptional customer service and market leading lead times, there really is no other choice in the market.”
Industry leading efficacies of up to 120 lm/w combined with a long 50,000-hour lifetime results in exceptionally low cost of ownership and quick payback. Orion presents an excellent alternative to fluorescents at a comparable cost. Furthermore, you can be confident to receive a solution that remains true to the Nualight design DNA prevalent in its predecessors, providing high colour impact as standard and is available in a range of lengths and colour temperatures with cables, brackets and covers options to fulfil all every merchandising and retail display need.
The known and much appreciated Nualight user experience is enhanced with Orion. The true colours of high margin produce such as meat, fish and cheese remain rich and enticing. True science and brilliance has been applied to provide a simple yet comprehensive range negating the need for centres, ends or specific meat or fish luminaires.
Orion is a leading solution from the leading supplier of refrigeration display case lighting. With its best in class features, Orion, sets a new benchmark in the industry. Nualight is selected and trusted by grocery retailers, display case manufacturers and distributors across the world. Orion, really has been designed to deliver.
For further information on the Orion range please visit: www.orion.nualight.com
Lighting industry veteran Peter Mazalon has been appointed CEO of the Nualight Group as the Irish LED lighting specialist looks to return to growth as a global lighting technology company, it has been announced.
With over 25 years of international business experience in senior business roles across both global corporations and SMEs, Mazalon brings an established track-record of working within the lighting industry around the globe in a multitude of roles.
He succeeds Shaun Gray who oversaw the restructuring of the company after a number of years of rapid growth which had left the business with an inefficient and ineffective supply chain which was hampering further growth. Gray has resigned and is looking to pursue new opportunities in the technology sector where he gained the majority of his previous business experience.
Per Langholz, Nualight Chairman, said he welcomed the newest addition to the Nualight Group’s executive team. “As a company we are working hard to exploit the secure and solid foundations we have established in recent times with a view to driving future growth and profitability. Peter’s lighting industry track-record and expertise in business management will facilitate this,” he said.
“As we continue to grow globally and drive expansion into new market segments, his profile and industry experience fits extremely well with the Group’s future vision. We look forward to working with Peter in his new role and driving Nualight’s progress on as an organisation.”
Mazalon started his lighting career with fixture manufacture, Thorn where he held a number of positions in Marketing and Sales. A particular highlight of his time with the company was the responsibility of winning the multi million Euro Lighting Systems and Airfield Lighting contracts for the Hong Kong airport in the mid-1990s.
Subsequently, he joined Sylvania Lighting International where he spent 14 years in a variety of senior roles from Marketing, Territory Management and main board experience where he was responsible for the luminaire businesses. In that period Mazalon was extensively involved with the repositioning of the Sylvania business portfolio including working at senior level with Europe’s largest DIY retailers.
Most recently, in conjunction with private equity funding he acquired Channel Safety Systems group which was transformed into a broader market player. The business within 4 years became a leading player in the LED emergency lighting space in the UK Electrical Distribution market. The business increased its EBITDA annually which was more than trebled over a four year period. The business was recently successfully sold to a trade buyer.
Dawkins will drive ongoing global expansion at the specialist LED lighting technology company through the sales and marketing functions. His focus will be to accelerate Nualight’s growth in the retail sector as a full store specialist, whilst also overseeing the next phase of development by defining go-to-market strategies in new channels with new product solutions.
With over 20 years’ experience in the lighting sector, Dawkins has a track record of delivering rapid revenue growth by channel / sector management and innovative product design. With a formal education in electrical engineering, he moved into sales and marketing before holding senior and board positions at Philips, Cooper Industries and Sylvania culminating in him leading the MBO of JCC lighting in 2008.
Having developed a number of award winning products and the holder of several patents, Dawkins has developed a track-record of pushing the boundaries of lighting technology to give elegant but also efficient solutions to the end client.
He joins Nualight in 2015 having most recently managed a UK subsidiary of ABB.
Spot the Difference with Nualight’s new Perfino solution for supermarket refrigeration – a ground-breaking new LED optical technology that eliminates visible LED hot dots and reflective glare from packaging.
Supermarket refrigeration lighting was one of the first major commercial applications for LED technology. From as early as 2005, major global grocery chains such as Walmart in North America and Tesco in Europe carried out widespread fluorescent replacement programmes.
However “spottiness” has been an industry issue from the outset, holding some retailers back from making the switch to LED in supermarket displays despite energy savings of 70% or more. The reason? LEDs are a highly visible light source, creating “hot spots” and reflective glare on packaging, which some retailers believe is visually disturbing for shoppers.
Back in 2011, Nualight solved the problem in horizontal canopy lighting applications with its first generation Perfino technology. However it is very difficult technically to achieve the same “smoothness” in vertical applications, and so it has taken longer to bring out the second generation of Perfino.
Today however, Nualight is announcing a complete Perfino solution for both horizontal (canopy, shelf, serve-over) and vertical (cooler and freezer door) applications. This means no more visible hot dots behind door mullions or in island cases, and no more reflective glare from plastic or shiny packaging.
All Perfino 2700K, 3000K and 4000K products also have Vivace super-premium colour technology as standard. With Vivace, Nualight promises the highest average Ra value across the entire R1-R14 colour spectrum, meaning that all colours have superb vibrancy. Vivace is not an enhanced colour technology, meaning that all colours are “honest” and as nature intended.
Perfino products also feature a plug & play connection system for very fast installation times.
The full Perfino product family is launched in Europe and available through the Nualight network of sales offices and partners.