A new entrant in the lighting industry, the core business of Litonics is focused to develop and exploit a novel invention in the field of lighting control.
Incorporated in early 2010 as a spin-off company within the CEL Holdings Limited group, the concept behind Litonics technology was established during a ‘Eureka’ moment in 2007 by inventor and electronics graduate Nick Williams, Senior Engineer at sister company Clayton Engineering Limited, a specialist engineering firm established in 1973.
The technology is of particular relevance to the control of solid-state lamps and luminares, offering numerous user and environmental advantages through its deployment in both domestic and commercial lighting sectors, as well as opening interesting new possibilities through retrofit and emergency illumination features. Litonics has received much technical and commercial guidance from the UK Lighting Association of which it is a member.
Working with original members of the Clayton Engineering team behind the project's conception, Litonics has been systematically developing the technology to a pre-production stage, and has manufactured prototype units in a variety of forms for demonstration and testing purposes. In parallel with this research and development programme, a close team has identified and protected resultant intellectual property through filing a range of patent applications.
The current focus of the management team moving forward into 2012 is to establish a strategic partnership though licensing or sale of IP to lighting manufacturers with the capability to include Litonics technology within its existing and future products. Meanwhile, an initial study to quantify the potential environmental advantages of the concept is being undertaken by experts at CREST from Loughborough University, partly funded by the Carbon Trust.
Formed in 2003 for the management buyout of Clayton Engineering, CEL Holdings is the umbrella company of the Clayton Group of which Litonics is a majority-owned subsidiary.
The Lighting Association
The Lighting Association has been around since the 1930’s, at the fore front of the industry adapting and developing to meet members needs.With 70 years experience and over 180 members, they are the largest Lighting Trade Association in Europe.