Raytec | Blog

10/05/2022
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We Are Raytec – The LED Lighting Experts

We are Raytec – the LED lighting experts. We’re excited to release our brand new video filmed from our headquarters in Ashington. Today, Raytec manufactures specialist LED lighting products across four main divisions – Hazardous, Industrial, Transport and Security. Our products are designed to increase safety and security for any application in which they’re installed across the globe. Watch now as our Managing Director, David Lambert, explores what makes Raytec the industry leader.

01/03/2022

CPD Webinar: Illuminating Your Perimeter

Protecting the perimeter is an important consideration for many high-security sites. Our latest CPD certified webinar, explores the vital role which high-quality illumination plays in the effectiveness of perimeter protection systems and identify some of the key elements to consider for anyone specifying lighting for these types of applications. We also delve deeper into other important considerations such as lighting with network capability, software integrations, lighting design and more. We explore; Why is lighting needed for perimeter protection? The different types, wavelengths, quality and distance of light available, and how... Read More

27/01/2022

How to Integrate with the Avigilon ‘Control Center’ Video Management System

Raytec’s range of VARIO IP network illuminators is the world’s first CCTV lighting range to be fully integrated with the Avigilon ‘Control Center’ Video Management System, via a user friendly and dedicated lighting user interface. Enabled via easy plug-in software, VARIO IP can be easily configured to respond ‘on demand’ to multiple alarms driven by Avigilon camera events or other network devices, for the most visual and instant response to activity on site. Watch our ‘How To’ video for a quick and easy guide to installation and setup. 00:00 Intro 00:12... Read More

09/12/2021

COMPETITON TIME 🎄 🎉

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

25/10/2021

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

15/09/2021
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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

27/07/2021
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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

22/06/2021
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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

08/06/2021

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

02/06/2021

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