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Double honours for Havells Sylvania as Concord's Stadium LED spotlight scoops red dot design & Lighting Design Awards

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London, UK, 24 March 2010 - World renowned lighting brand, Concord, part of Havells Sylvania, has impressed the juries of two of the most prestigious international design awards in the space of a week. For its outstanding and innovative design, Concord’s Stadium LED spotlight picked up the 2010 Lighting Design Awards for best Interior Luminaires and the “red dot award: product design 2010”. In the opinion of the 2010 Lighting Design Awards judges, the Concord Stadium LED spotlight “is a new form factor for LED accent lighting.” A total of 4,252 product entries from designers and companies across 57 nations took part in this year’s “red dot award: product design”.

“We are very honoured to win these two distinguished awards. This achievement proves that functionality and design are finally appreciated by the lighting business,” says Nick Farraway, VP & SBU leader for Concord.

“Stadium evolved from the simple thermal management properties of LED diodes and the desire to deliver optimum efficiency and performance. The square finned form achieves the greatest possible cooling of the LED area with the least amount of surface area and material. The ground-breaking integration of the driver components between the lenses helps add to Stadium’s slim appearance, making it a truly innovative design in LED spotlighting,” explains Tony Lawrence, Concord Design Manager.

The Concord Stadium is an innovative low energy LED spotlight suitable for a wide range of commercial lighting applications from museums to galleries and retail spaces. The Stadium portfolio comprises two versions, Stadium EVO and Stadium PRO. Both have excellent colour rendering, run at low temperatures and provide a very long lamp life. An efficient light source with low power consumption. Stadium helps to reduce maintenance costs and save energy.

Stadium EVO is specifically designed for retail and display spaces where textiles and cosmetics are being displayed. The EVO meets the tough demands of these environments by providing high colour rendering, zero UV/IR radiation, reduced maintenance costs and energy savings in comparison with more traditional lamp sources such as low voltage and metal halide. The ultra slim housing stops spotlights from bunching and allows the EVO to discreetly blend into its surroundings.

Stadium PRO is ideal for sensitive environments such as museums and galleries where measures are being taken to protect paintings and artefacts from damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) light. The PRO provides a safe, economical and functional lighting solution for these spaces and introduces individual dimmer controls from an on board potentiometer. This results in further energy savings while the variety of lighting levels provides contrast and effect.

Background information about the two awards
First established in 1955, the red dot design award, is today the largest and most recognised design competition worldwide. It comprises three individual disciplines “red dot award: product design”, “red dot award: communication design”, and “red dot award: design concept”. The awards ceremony will take place in Essen Opera House (Essen, Germany) on 5 July 2010.

The Lighting Design Awards are organised by Emap in association with the Professional Lighting Designers’ Association. It is supported by the Institution of Lighting Engineers and the Lighting Industry Federation. Awards in all the eleven categories were presented at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 11 March 2010.

LED in General
The electric lamp market is going through some fundamental changes. With the ban of the conventional light “bulbs” as per the EuP legislation, LEDs are expected to become the light source of the future. With this in mind, Havells Sylvania, one of the leading global lighting systems designers and suppliers, is setting new standards in the lighting market. The company’s core focus is to proactively advance the evolution of LED lamps. The technology offers a range of advantages to the consumer:

Much longer life
Reduced maintenance costs
No UV or IR radiation
Design flexibility
Instant on, full colour, 100% light
Fully dimmable with no colour variation
No mercury in the light source
Cold start capability (down to -40°C)

About Havells Sylvania:
Sylvania was acquired by Havells India Ltd in March 2007. Havells Sylvania now has a turnover of more than US$ 1.2 billion, with 40+ sales offices and around 5,000 employees in over 50 countries. Havells Sylvania products are manufactured in 16 facilities located in Europe, India, Latin America and Africa. The company is active wherever lighting solutions are required: from simple lighting in car parks and shop window displays, to lighting showrooms for elaborate products presentations, and complete lighting systems for shopping centres, art galleries, plus complex design lighting for world-class architecture. Havells Sylvania sells products under the Sylvania, Concord and Lumiance brands.

For more information on this announcement please contact:
Paul Shlackman, BondPR
t: 01628 560 161
e: paul@bondpr.com