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Merry Christmas From Raytec!

From everyone at Raytec, we wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2022! We want to say a huge thank you to all our distributors and customers that have continued to support us during 2021. Raytec’s family-orientated and hardworking culture, as well as the ongoing support from our customers and partners, has contributed to another successful year in spite of some challenging conditions. We are proud of the team we have, and we are looking forward to what 2022 has to offer.


We’re Hiring! Administrative / Accounts Specialist – Canadian Office

We’re looking for a full-time Administrative / Accounts Specialist. The main purpose of this job will be to maintain records of financial transactions by establishing accounts and posting transactions in accordance with the Canadian and UK office policies. The role will suit someone who has had previous experience in office administration, billing, finance, or other related fields. Location: Ottawa, Canada (Raytec Canadian office). View full job description here. Contact tanya.kaye@rayteccctv.com for more information!



Enter our competition for a chance to win some of North Brewing Co. Modular IPA and a Raytec branded glass! At Raytec we’re always talking about the importance of a ‘modular’ Ex luminaire that’s easy to maintain, so when we saw this Modular IPA by North Brewing Co. we thought it’d be perfect for a Christmas giveaway! RULES OF ENTRY Like and share our LinkedIn post here. Follow the Raytec LinkedIn account here. Competition closes Friday 17th December 2021 at 9am GMT. The winner will be announced on Monday 20th December 2021. The winner will be... Read More

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We’re Hiring, Come Join The Raytec Team!

We’re excited to announce that we’re hiring for a number of new roles. We’re looking for positive, proactive and professional individuals to join our dedicated, family orientated team. About Us Raytec are the global technology leader for Hazardous Area LED Lighting and world leaders in LED lighting for safety and security. Raytec have two offices located in Northumberland, UK (HQ) and Ottawa, Canada, and all Raytec products are UK designed and manufactured in-house. Founded in 2005, Raytec have an unparalleled background as the world leader in LED lighting for security... Read More


New Webinar: How to Specify Lighting for ANPR / LPR Systems

Our latest webinar ‘How to Specify Lighting for ANPR / LPR Systems’ follows on from our recent White-Paper and will take an in-depth look at the challenges and key considerations to take into account when specifying an illuminator for use as part of an ANPR / LPR system. We discuss how the right lighting specification can overcome challenges such as; fast-moving vehicles, dirty number plates, vehicle headlights, as well changing ambient light levels and environmental conditions. The webinar covers; •             Pros and cons of... Read More


Application Focus: Lighting for ANPR / LPR

Raytec are world leaders in LED lighting for safety and security. PULSESTAR is our range of LED pulsed lighting products designed specifically for transport applications. In this Application Focus, we explore the lighting requirements for ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) / LPR (License Plate Recognitions) systems and identify some of the key elements to consider when specifying lighting for these applications. What is ANPR / LPR? Firstly, let’s start with what actually is ANPR / LPR?  ANPR (or LPR depending on your locality and terminology) is technology used to automatically... Read More

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Raytec Obtain JOSCAR Certification

Raytec are pleased to confirm that they have been awarded JOSCAR certification, showcasing their credentials as a trusted supplier to the aerospace, defence and security industries. JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) is a collaborative tool used by the aerospace, defence, and security industry to act as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information. Using JOSCAR can determine if a supplier is “fit for business”. Barry Thompson, Director, commented, “We’re delighted to become a JOSCAR accredited supplier. Our inclusion to the JOSCAR register will open up new opportunities... Read More


New Webinar: Illuminating Your Perimeter

Often one of the first lines of defence, protecting the perimeter is an important consideration for many high-security sites. Raytec have many years of experience in providing and designing lighting solutions for perimeter protection applications. In our new webinar, we explore the important role which high quality illumination plays in the effectiveness of these systems, and identify some of the key elements to consider for anyone specifying lighting for perimeter applications. Why is lighting needed for perimeter protection? Specifying lighting for perimeter applications; types of light, quality and distance Network... Read More


How to Integrate with Milestone’s XProtect Video Management System

Raytec’s range of VARIO IP Network Illuminators is the world’s first CCTV lighting range to be fully integrated with Milestone’s XProtect Video Management System. Enabled via easy plug-in software, VARIO IP can be easily configured to respond ‘on demand’ to multiple alarms driven by a number of different Milestone system devices, for the most visual and instant response to events on site. Watch our ‘How To’ video for a quick and easy guide to installation and setup. 00:00 Intro 00:10 Prepare Your Lamps (via DiscoMan or Lamp Web Interface) 02:38... Read More


New Product: VARIO2 Lite

We are excited to announce the latest addition to the VARIO2 range; VARIO2 Lite. VARIO2 Lite offers the core functionality of VARIO2, but in its simplest form. It has been specifically designed for applications which require simple on/off functionality, without needing the level of configuration that is available with standard VARIO2 illuminators. This allows a faster, easier set-up and added security. VARIO2 Lite provides all the performance of the standard VARIO2 products; with distances of up to 500m (1640ft) for Infra-Red and 250m (820ft) for White-Light. With angle of illumination... Read More