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Wine Tasting in a New Light

A new way to experience wine   Pulsar are proud to have helped once again with the annual E-luminate festival in Cambridge. Taking place at the popular Hotel du Vin restaurant, the E-luminate wine tasting event is a uniquely colourful experience. Visitors sample different wines, each with a complimentary lighting scheme. Pulsar’s Snowy Johnson programmed the fixtures for the event. The lights are configured remotely via RDM and using a Pharos system to intelligently pick or play back preset looks. Our Luxeos 18 floodlights provided illumination for the event, complete with version 2.0 electronics… More information on that coming soon! The E-Luminate festival is packed with fantastic installations and events and takes place until the 14th February. To find out more about the festival and the events taking place over the next few days, follow the link

Mallaig Marina – Lighting a Cliff Face

Mallaig Marina   In mid 2016, a client contacted Pulsar to help solve some problems with an installation in a remote location.   A challenging installation   A year earlier, the client had purchased 29x 30W RGBW floodlights to illuminate an 80m long rock face at the Mallaig Marina on the west coast of the Highlands in Scotland. The lights were to provide an eye-catching view for boats and ferries passing/entering the marina. Sadly however, one-by-one the units started to fail. Unable to resolve the problems with these lights, the client needed a quick and robust solution. The project proved to be challenging; firstly, the harsh extremities of the marine environment and climate called for a very robust fixture. Additionally, the natural rock face varied in heights from 5-8m in places, and so we could only position luminaires at varying distances of between 0.5m and 2m away from the rock face. We also needed to consider the numerous LED streetlights

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Pulsar UniBay Luminaires Installed at New Cambridge Factory   When we moved into our new building, one of the main challenges we faced was the lighting. The decrepit metal halide luminaires in the factory were only producing around 10 to 50 Lux - far from ideal. Putting in Pulsar UniBay luminaires has improved the light levels to over 300 lux, which is perfect for identifying small components. It also makes for far more comfortable and safer working conditions. The Pulsar UniBay is designed to produce over 15,000 lumens with high quality colour rendering. It's also designed to be easy to install in a wide range of different situations. To learn more about the UniBay, click the image below: At less than half the power, the UniBays provide substantial energy savings too, and are far better for the environment. If you'd like to visit Pulsar and see these lights in action, or to learn more about how Pulsar lights can benefit your business, please contact us

2017 Wrapped Up

An exciting and eventful year for Pulsar   As you all know, we've been very busy at Pulsar over the last 12 months. Between developing new products and working on some very exciting projects, we somehow found the time to move to a new building on the other side of Cambridge! With this in mind, we thought we'd have a look back at a couple of our favourite moments of 2017. Celebrating the best of the UK lighting industry, the Lux Awards proved to be one of the highlights of the last couple of months for Pulsar. Read more about it from the link below. http://pulsarlight.com/pulsar-highly-commended-lux-awards/   A New Beginning   Spring saw one of the biggest changes in the history of Pulsar. After over a decade at our old premises, we moved to a new factory on the other side of Cambridge. As part of the move we started to focus on the production and development of our new luminaires, coinciding with our change to Luxeos Luminaires

Pulsar Highly Commended at Lux Awards

Lux Awards Intercontinental Hotel – O2 Arena – London   On the 16th November, we attended the Lux Awards at the stunning Intercontinental hotel, at the O2 Arena, London. Having been nominated for our work at Elgin Bridge in Scotland, we are honoured to have been ‘highly commended’ by the panel of judges at this year’s Lux Awards. The awards ceremony brought together lighting designers, manufacturers and intermediaries from across the UK, celebrating the best products and projects from across the United Kingdom. With the bridge having been a target of vandalism, Pulsar worked with the local authorities and installers to make the installation at Elgin Bridge a success. Key to the success was the recycling of damaged luminaires and repainted vandalised housings, using extra tough materials. This made the project a perfect fit for the ‘recycling’ category of the Lux Awards. Click here to read more about the project. We were bowled over by the sheer

Students Create Dramatic Lighting at Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle - Illuminating an Iconic Structure   Lighting Design students at the University of South Wales caused a stir on the 17th & 18th November, by illuminating the stunning exterior of Caerphilly Castle.   The exciting lighting display ran alongside CADW film nights, which take place at the castle annually.  The event provides a unique opportunity for students of the university to plan and execute a large-scale lighting project. The brief from CADW was to create a gothic feel with lots of imagery, and a focus on the colour red. To achieve this, the students planned to light the front of the castle in red, and to use custom gobos, and specific lighting states, to complement each film. The students used a range of lighting equipment to bring this vision to life, including Pulsar ChromaStrip 25 linear fixtures. Lighting student Josh Hill described the approach taken by the team. ‘Each film had its own state with unique colours to accent the text. We

Pulsar Nominated in Lux Awards 2017

Lux Awards We are proud to announce that we have been nominated for a Lux Award, for our work on refurbishing luminaires for Landshut Bridge in Elgin, Scotland. The prestigious Lux Awards take place at the annual Lux Live event in London on the 16th of November. The awards celebrate the very best new products and projects. They also reward innovation and thinking outside the box.     Landshut Bridge - Elgin   Landshut Bridge is an iconic feature of the town of Elgin. Mark Trainor Hayes of Audio Northwest specified Pulsar fixtures, for the reliability of the iconic ChromaRange. However, the Landshut Bridge was plunged into darkness recently due to a series of “mindless” acts of vandalism. Graffiti and damage to the electrical system and fixtures meant that something had to be done. The local authority, concerned that this may happen again, asked Pulsar to create a custom vandal proof solution. Pulsar identified a protective material for the

Seef Mall, Bahrain

Seef Mall – Sees the Light

Seef Mall was Bahrain's first mega-mall - opening in 1997 and quickly becoming the go-to place for locals and expats who were keen to experience the variety of international stores the mall had the pleasure of enticing to make their debuts in the country. Today, it still remains one of the most family-friendly shopping and entertainment destinations in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Ideally located in the Seef district, the mall expresses itself with distinctive architecture and bright open spaces, inviting visitors to explore all that is on offer in the 135,000 sqm venue. The mall caters for every need, with a classic selection of stores ranging from budget to high end, including 2 food courts incorporating numerous restaurants and cafe’s, health & beauty stores and 2 separate cinemas - because one cinema is just not enough. Working closely with one of our partners in the region - Elames Lighting BSC in Bahrain, Pulsar was selected to supply external lighting to illuminate the

4 Things to Understand About LED Optics

Optics are one of the most important elements of an LED luminaire. They shape, focus and mix the light created by the LED light sources into a shape, whether it’s a wide flood light, a narrow spot, or an elliptical wall grazer. Well-designed optics are also critical for getting the most efficient performance from a luminaire, and for mixing colours effectively.1. Luminaires often have more than one type of optics Many LED fixtures use both a primary and secondary optic. The primary optic is built in to the LED itself, and usually takes the form of a small dome on top of the device. This is designed to maximise the useful light output of the LED, and provides the basic beam shape of the fixture. Secondary optics, such as TIR lenses or reflectors, are then used to shape the light, typically making the beam narrower. Secondary optics are crucial for colour mixing luminaires, because they determine how well the colours mix. On Pulsar’s Luxeos range of products, a third optic is

Pulsar becomes Luxeos Luminaires Ltd

What We Are Doing
: PulsarTM is making a few changes; our new name is Luxeos Luminaires Ltd. This reflects the passion and drive we have for the new Luxeos range of products and services. We recently won the largest contract in the company’s 45-year history; and it is all Luxeos products. We’ll definitely be sharing pictures and news once it’s completed. You can still call us Pulsar, the same company you have known for so many years. It’s just run by a new legal entity, which is Luxeos Luminaires Ltd. Who We (Still) Are
: For our customers, very little changes. You have direct access to the same fantastic management team and employees, we use the same best-in-class suppliers, and we have the same unbridled enthusiasm and passion you have come to expect from all of us at PulsarTM  over the decades. Where: We are proud to be a British based manufacturer, a big part of our 45 year heritage. In the last three years we have increased our purchases