Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of PhotonStar LED Group PLC
PhotonStar LED Group PLC Snapshot
PhotonStar LED Ltd, the UK-based designer and manufacturer of high quality performance LED lighting, working with lighting designers, architects, house builders, facilities management companies and sustainability consultants to provide intelligent, high-end, recyclable LED lighting solutions for the new build commercial and architectural market, with advanced solutions for circadian lighting.
PhotonStar LED Ltd. is part of PhotonStar LED Group plc, a leading British designer and manufacturer of intelligent lighting and intelligent building solutions. Within the group are three divisions. PhotonStar LED Ltd. is an LED lighting fixtures businesses focussed on the new build market. PhotonStar Technology Ltd. develops and produces the flagship technology – halcyon™ (retrofit building control & cloud based building management technology that leverages IoT to reduce operating costs for businesses); and advanced LED light engines. Camtronics Vale Ltd. provides high quality contract electronics manufacturing to companies requiring high quality assembly of complex electronic assemblies and products, including PhotonStar. PhotonStar is based in Romsey, Hampshire with a manufacturing facility in Wales.
Photonstar LED Ltd. has won awards for performance, innovation and reliability across the complete LED luminaire range. Products are renowned for their reliability and performance, assured by highest standards of design, manufacture and detailed testing.
PhotonStar LED Ltd. leverages the PhotonStar Technology Ltd’s proprietary advanced multi channel LED colour mix technology - ChromaWhite™ (Lighting Association’s ‘Light Source of the Year’ for two consecutive years), to deliver luminaires into numerous pioneering circadian projects using DMX controls, including the NHS.
PhotonStar, a leading British designer and manufacturer of intelligent lighting solutions, uses the cloud-based IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) Platform to help deliver an affordable, integrated building management system that can be retrofitted to almost any building to reduce operational costs and increase service levels for building owners and tenants. Please click to view the article.
February 9, 2017 Recent blog from IBM- Watson makes building management as a service possible please click here to view
PhotonStar™ offers an extended range of luminaires each with a wide choice of light engines. This gives the flexibility to match the right aesthetic and mechanical solution to a number of illumination and efficiency possibilities, as well as colour tuneable and RGB options.
Each fitting is available prebuilt with a choice of different LED light engines developed by PhotonStar™, all providing exceptional efficiency, colour quality, tested reliability and lifetime.
Jonathan D Freeman BA Hons MBA, Chairman & Non-executive Director
Jonathan is an experienced corporate financier and company director. He has extensive experience of quoted companies, financial services and of FCA regulated entities. This experience is important to the Group as it is quoted on AIM. Jonathan also chairs the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
Jonathan is also the senior independent Non-executive Director of Futura Medical Plc and chairs their Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. He is also a non-executive director of Braveheart Investment Group plc and, since the period end, became a non-executive director of European Wealth Limited. Jonathan joined became a Non-executive Director on 28 March 2012 and became Chairman on 8 December 2015.
Martin Lampshire, Non-executive Director
Martin started his career in Lloyds Bank's Commercial Services division in 1989 after completing the ACIB qualification.
He has over twenty years experience in Corporate Broking, working for a number of city based firms including Teather & Greenwood, Charles Stanley, Hichens Harrison Stockbrokers and Daniel Stewart Stockbrokers.
He has assisted many companies in a variety of equity raises including IPO's, secondary fundraisings, vendor and private placings across a variety of sectors. He has also worked in a number of overseas financial centres including Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai. Martin joined the board as a Non-executive director on 14 January 2019.
Dr James McKenzie, Chief Executive Officer
James studied Physics and Computing and then went to Brunel University where he worked on optics for his Ph.D. He joined Bookham Technology when the company was in its very early stages and was involved, as a member of the management team, in Bookham’s fast growth phase leading up to its IPO in 2000. During this period he was responsible for product engineering before moving on to become Director of Marketing.
In 2001 James joined Teem Photonics as VP of Business Development & Marketing developing the company’s growth strategies, exiting the company following a successful fund raising round in 2003. James joined Mesophotonics in March 2003 as CEO and successfully raised £5.5m in 2003, developing 2 business units one in LEDs and the other in Analytical Biochemistry. In 2007 the Analytical part of the business was bought by D3 backed by Renishaw. The LED business unit was sold to Luxtaltek, a Taiwanese LED manufacturer.
James left Mesophotonics in 2007 to set up PhotonStar LED Ltd bringing a wealth of semiconductor and optoelectronic packaging experience to the company. James is a member of the Institute of Physics, is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
James is a member of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) Technical Committee and the LIA council.
James is also Vice President for Business for the Institute of Physics and a trustee of this Charity.
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