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PhotonStar covered in Electronics Weekly - IoT Design 2016: Smart Buildings good: Smart Homes bad September 21 2016, 0 Comments

PhotonStar covered in Electronics Weekly - IoT Design 2016: Smart Buildings good: Smart Homes bad

PhotonStar's presentation at the IoT Design 2016 conference has been covered in Electronics Weekly Magazine.

‘Making IoT work for us’ was the title of the conference, and a notable theme that emerged across the conference was the promising development of the Internet of Things (IoT) in smart buildings.

PhotonStar Marketing & Business Development Director, Fenella Frost, presented a talk titled ‘Reducing operational costs in businesses – solving real problems with IoT’ which has been covered in Electronics Weekly magazine.

Read the full article here.


BBC News - Flu jabs ‘more effective in morning’ April 27 2016, 0 Comments

BBC News - Morning flu jabs provoke a stronger immune response than those given in the afternoon, a study shows.

The trial at 24 doctors' practices found people vaccinated before lunch produced the most defensive antibodies.

The University of Birmingham team suggested immunising people in tune with the body's natural rhythm could be a cheap way to save lives.

Experts said the study may mark the dawn of making use of "the body clock in the clinic".

Read the full article on the BBC news website.


LEDs Magazine Coverage of PhotonStar Circadian Lighting Retrofit at NHS Hospital April 27 2016, 0 Comments

LEDs Magazine - UK smart lighting and LED specialist PhotonStar said it has completed a circadian lighting installation at a dementia ward in London where the dynamically changing light levels are expected to improve patient health.

Read the full LEDs Magazine article on the PhotonStar circadian lighting retrofit project at the NHS St Mary's Hospital in London, here.

PhotonStar circadian lighting install at NHS London hospital


Internet of Things security patent granted to PhotonStar March 22 2016, 0 Comments

PhotonStar LED Group Plc (AIM: PSL, "PhotonStar" or "the Group"), the British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions, has received notice from the UK Intellectual Property Office that its application titled Wireless Nodes with Security Key has been granted.

The secure commissioning patent is a critical element of the Halcyon and halcyonPRO2 wireless network technology.

Read the full press release here.


PhotonStar at Ecobuild 2016 March 07 2016, 0 Comments

PhotonStar will be demonstrating the capabilities of the Halcyon intelligent building solution alongside partners Umbra Shading and Monodraught at Ecobuild 2016.

Umbra Shading will be launching an intelligent building shading system, idealite, which uses the Halcyon wireless control system to create ambient office environments, reduce energy costs and improve the wellbeing of the occupants. More information on the intelligent shading solution can be found here and will be demonstrated on stand E4144 at Ecobuild.

Monodraught will be presenting the LuxLoop Sunpipe product that has been developed in collaboration with PhotonStar. LuxLoop Sunpipe combines Monodraught's Sunpipe Natural Daylight System with PhotonStar's LuxLoop, controlled by Halcyon, to deliver a solution that results in ultimate energy savings and the ultimate in healthy, human focussed lighting. Visitors to stand E3130b will able to use virtual reality glasses to see how commercial and residential buildings will look like when a LuxLoop Sunpipe has been installed. More information can be found here.

Ecobuild runs from 8-10th March 2016 and London ExCeL.

 

PhotonStar demonstrating Halcyon intelligent building solution at Ecobuild 2016


PhotonStar LED has conditionally raised with new and existing institutional investors, in aggregate, gross proceeds of £1.0 million February 25 2016, 0 Comments

PhotonStar LED Group plc (AIM: PSL, "PhotonStar", the “Company” or the “Group”), the British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions, has conditionally raised with new and existing institutional investors, in aggregate, gross proceeds of £1.0 million by way of (i) a placing of 38,000,000 new ordinary shares of 1 penny each ("Placing Shares") at a price of 2.5p per Placing Share (the "Placing Price") (the “Placing”) comprising the placing of 19,100,000 new ordinary shares of 1 penny each (the "First Placing") and the placing of 18,900,000 new ordinary shares of 1 penny each qualifying for EIS/VCT relief (the "EIS/VCT Placing") and (ii) a subscription of 2,000,000 ordinary shares of 1 penny each ("Subscription Shares") at the Placing Price (the "Subscription") . The Placing has been conducted by finnCap Limited (“finnCap”) and Northland Capital Partners Limited (“Northland”). finnCap is Nominated Adviser and joint broker to the Company and Northland have been appointed as joint broker to the Company.

Read the full press release here.


Breaking news: PhotonStar previews major halcyon expansion for retrofit IoT solutions for intelligent buildings with IBM, at IBM Interconnect in Las Vegas today February 23 2016, 0 Comments

Breaking news: PhotonStar previews major halcyon expansion for retrofit IoT solutions for intelligent buildings with IBM, at IBM Interconnect in Las Vegas today.

http://tinyurl.com/CloudBMS

Halcyon is now scalable from lighting control, adding management of HVAC, shading and other assets,  right through to multi site building management and monitoring with the cognitive power of Watson IoT. This is the first retrofit BMaaS that offers affordable, powerful solutions for small to medium multi site businesses as a service.


Photonstar extends collaboration with IBM around IBM Watson IoT December 16 2015, 0 Comments

PhotonStar LED Group Plc, (AIM: PSL, "PhotonStar" or "the Group"), the British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions, teams with IBM to further build on its partnership with IBM around IBM’s cloud platform, Bluemix, announced in January 2015.

To read the full press release, please click here.

PhotonStar LED joins IBM PartnerWorld


Halcyon to exhibit at The Energy Event 2015 August 26 2015, 0 Comments

PhotonStar LED will be exhibiting at the Energy Event 2015 from the 15th to the 16th September. 

The Energy Event is the UK’s leading event for energy and utilities procurement professionals, a two day event that brings together the supply and demand side industry to help influence the way we buy and manage energy. The show attracts over 7,000 visitors, championing sector development, through industry insight, promoting achievable strategies, case studies and quality networking opportunities.

PhotonStar LED will be exhibiting its wireless lighting control and energy monitoring system, Halcyon. Halcyon offers wireless lighting control, automated energy saving and energy monitoring.

PhotonStar will be on stand C34 and the event takes place at the NEC in Birmingham. 


Halcyon installs at scale August 24 2015, 0 Comments

A three storey multi tenant office installed Halcyon wireless controls and PhotonStar LED luminaires to deliver maximum energy savings and improve lighting features for their three tenants. 

For more information read the full case study here.


Halcyon lighting controls now ECA compliant July 30 2015, 0 Comments

Revisions to the Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme mean that lighting controls are now included. Lighting Controls are described as 'products that are specifically designed to switch electric lighting on or off, and/or to dim its ouput.' Halcyon intelligent wireless lighting control is now compliant following this revision. 

Read more about Enhanced Capital Allowance on the PhotonStar LED website. 


Halcyon to exhibit at Health+Care 2015 June 22 2015, 0 Comments

PhotonStar LED will be exhibiting at the Health+Care exhibition from the 24th to the 25th June 2015.

Health+Care is the UK's largest gathering of the owners and senior management of residential care homes. The show attracted over 7,000 visitors in 2014 and established itself as the biggest sourcing and educational platform for social care.

PhotonStar LED will be exhibiting HalcyonPRO intelligent wireless lighting to showcase the benefits of circadian lighting in a care environment and also the automated energy-saving benefits that the system can offer. PhotonStar LED will also be taking part in the seminar programme and delivering a talk on the topic of Light, health & wellbeing and circadian lighting.

PhotonStar LED will be located on stand P35. For more information on the show please click here.


Halcyon awarded 3.75 out of 5 at LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards April 14 2015, 0 Comments

Halcyon has been awarded 3.75 out of 5 in the Smart SSL Technology category of the 2015 Sapphire Awards. 

Halcyon was awarded the score of 3.75/5 and the judges commented that it is a 'very good smart lighting product with nice aesthetics, connectivity and a good concept for standard white and interchangeable colour tuneable technology.' 

The Sapphire Awards are a LEDs Magazine program which focusses on the LED-based state lighting (SSL) market from an enabling-technology and elegance-of-design perspective and aims to recognise true technology stars. The awards ceremony took place in Las Vegas and was held in conjunction with the Strategies in Light 2015 exhibition. 

Halcyon intelligent wireless lighting system awarded 3.75/5 at LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards


Halcyon to exhibit at Gadget Show Live 2015 March 30 2015, 0 Comments

Halcyon will be exhibiting at the Gadget Show Live from the 7th to the 12th April 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham.

We will be demonstrating all of the Halcyon features such as automated circadian lighting, automated energy-saving and the fun colour changing features on stand F44. We'll also have some special show-priced bundles available to buy and take away from the show so it's a brilliant opportunity to see the system in action and then take home so that you can enjoy all the benefits. See the range of products that will be available at the show here.

Register for a ticket here. We hope to see you there!


Lack of sleep can have role in obesity and diabetes, study says - BBC Report March 17 2015, 0 Comments

The action of throwing the body clock (or circadian rhythm) out of sync is thought to disrupt the natural rhythm of hormones in the body, leading to a host of health problems. BBC reporter, James Gallagher, has recently reported on a study that has shown that a lack of sleep can have a role in obesity and diabetes. The article focusses on people who use the weekend to catch up on sleep lost during the week due to work and social lives. 

Read the full BBC article here and let us know what you think in the comments below. 


halcyonPRO to exhibit at IoT Forum 2015 March 05 2015, 0 Comments

halcyonPROTM  will be exhibiting at the Internet of Things (IoT) Forum 2015 in Cambridge from the 11th to the 12th March.

halcyonPROTM will have a tabletop exhibition stand and has also been selected as a product in the 'Ones to Watch' feature which is showcasing the brightest emerging prospects in the IoT space this year. During the feature, halcyonPROTM will be presented with a 5 minute on stage speaking slot. 

The IoT Forum brings together key people in European IoT - entrepreneurs, corporates and investors. The Forum focuses on realising the commercial potential of IoT and how it impacts business models. The event has been voted as one of the top three IoT events in the world. 
 
The event is taking place at Robinson College in Cambridge. Register for a ticket here.
IoT Forum 2015 - HalcyonPRO to exhibit

 


Introducing LuxLoop... February 19 2015, 0 Comments

Introducing LuxLoop...a family of distinctive LED fittings with orbital design and optimised circadian options. 

The LuxLoop joins the halcyonPRO range and is available as a surface mount, suspended or panel fitting. The LuxLoop has been designed for new build and retrofit applications and is available in standard fixed white, Circadian (white colour tuneable) and CircadianPLUS (white colour tuneable + RGB) light engines. 

LuxLoop features efficacy of up to 83 luminaire lumens per Circuit Watt and up to 3724 delivered lumens. 

Find out more about LuxLoop here and contact sales for information on pricing and availability. 

LuxLoop - family of distinctive LED fittings with optimised circadian options. HalcyonPRO


halcyonPRO exhibiting at The Care Show 2015 February 17 2015, 0 Comments

halcyonPRO will be exhibiting at the The Care Show from the 25th to the 26th of March at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth. 

halcyonPRO is the first lighting control system to offer cost effective and affordable retrofit solutions to healthcare environments. halcyonPRO is a wireless lighting control system that is designed for retrofit installations with a lower cost compared to wired systems and with minimal disruption. It is the only system that has been optimised for your biology to deliver the right light at the right time. The system emulates changing daylight for health, wellbeing, productivity and improved sleep. 

The Care Show is dedicated to provide education, products and services for those running organisations responsible for the care of older people and is the biggest trade event in the UK for the care sector. Find out more about The Care Show here.

You can see halcyonPro™ on the stand S183.

The Care Show Bournemouth


halcyonPRO exhibiting at Ecobuild 2015 February 06 2015, 0 Comments

halcyonPRO will be exhibiting at Ecobuild 2015 from the 3rd to the 5th March at the ExCeL Centre, London. 

Ecobuild is the sustainable design, construction and energy event for new build, refurb, commercial and domestic buildings. Last year's show attracted 44,538 visitors showing just how popular the show is.

halcyonPRO will be exhibiting on the PhotonStar LED stand, S5016. Take a look at some of the photos below from when halcyonPRO exhibited at Lux Live 2014

 Find out more about Ecobuild here.

 


halcyonPRO shortlisted in Environment and Energy Awards 2015 February 03 2015, 0 Comments

halcyonPROTM has been shortlisted for the Innovation Award for Environmental Technology in the 2015 Environment and Energy Awards. 

halcyonPro is the first truly “intelligent” wireless lighting system. halcyonPro wireless lamps, fixtures & controllers use behavioural, environmental & energy data from halcyonPro sensors or IoT devices to intelligently deliver the right light at the right time.

The Environment and Energy Awards are widely regarded as one of the highest accolades for sustainability in the corporate sector. Now in their 16th year, the awards celebrate advancements in green technologies, excellence in energy and water management and outstanding company performances within the sustainability division. 

 halcyonPro did a great job of impressing the judges and is now a finalist for the Innovation Award for Environmental Technology. The winner will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. 

Environment and Energy Awards 2015 : halcyonPRO shortlisted

 


halcyonPRO selected for Energy Saving Trust research programme January 26 2015, 0 Comments

halcyonPROTM has been selected to take part in an independent research project conducted by the Energy Saving Trust and researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

The Smart Lives project has been established to facilitate communication between householders and service providers in order to demonstrate technologies and behaviours that could change and improve daily life and to focus attention on a range of approaches to energy consumption.

halcyonPROTM intelligent lighting, smart thermostats, transport technology and other connected technologies will be trialled. 

Read the full press release here.


halcyonPRO Festive Bundle December 19 2014, 0 Comments

We're feeling very festive here at halcyonPRO so we've put together a special Festive Bundle which is the perfect way to get started with haclyonPRO. The bundle includes 3 x halcyonPRO lamps, 1 x halcyonPRO sensor and 1 x halcyonPRO lighting server.

Everything you need to install halcyonPRO and you'll save £15 on our usual website prices.

Be quick though, the bundle will only be available whilst stocks last until 12.00 on 31st December 2014. 

haclyonPro Festive Bundle

 


HalcyonPro get four yes's from the Lux Live Dragon's Den November 26 2014, 0 Comments

HalcyonPro™ earned a 'yes' from all four Dragons at the Dragon's Den session at this year's Lux Live. The session, mimicking the popular BBC television programme, had an audience of around 150 people whilst four entrepeneurs presented their product.

PhotonStar's presenter, Fenella Frost, had five minutes to present HalcyonPro's benefits and specifications to the panel of industry experts which included Robert Bain of Lux magazine. Fenella was tasked with presenting HalcyonPro™ without any PowerPoint presentations or videos and then face a Q&A from the panel at the end of her five minutes.

HalcyonPro™ sailed through the process with all of the panel judges giving the product the thumbs up and was one of only two products to receive a yes from all of the Dragons. Read more about HalcyonPro™ here.

 


HalcyonPro commended at 2014 Lux Awards November 25 2014, 0 Comments

HalcyonProTM was commended in the Controls Innovation of the Year category at the 2014 Lux Awards.

PhotonStar attended the lavish awards ceremony alongside around 1000 other lighting professionals at the Troxy in East London where HalcyonProTM was commended. The Awards was the UK's biggest lighting event of the year and honoured the lighting world's top manufacturers, boldest clients, coolest technologies and most awe-inspiring installations. 

PhotonStar exhibited HalcyonProTM for the first time at this year's Lux Live. HalcyonProTM is the first truly "intelligent" wireless circadian lighting system. HalcyonProTM wireless lamps, fixtures & controllers use behavioural, environmental & energy data from HalcyonProTM sensors or IoT devices to intelligently deliver the right light at the right time.

To find out more about HalcyonProTM, click here.