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20/03/2020

COVID-19: Important Information for Our Customers

As we continue to monitor the situation with the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to assure our customers that Raytec are taking measures to ensure our people are protected, while continuing to provide the highest possible level of support to our customers. How We’re Dealing With It We have made several adjustments to ensure the safety and well-being of our team members, customers, and society. This is our top priority. Our factory is still open for business, and while we are operating with reduced numbers, we continue to receive, build, and... Read More

04/03/2020
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Gardasoft Lighting Products to Be Transferred to Raytec

The Gardasoft range of lighting products will be transferred to Raytec from 01st May 2020. Products being transferred include the VTR and VCT ranges. This change will strengthen Raytec’s position in the transport lighting sector, and will enable Gardasoft to focus on core markets. Gardasoft and Raytec are fellow members of the Optex group of companies. Raytec have been designing and manufacturing LED lighting since 2005 and have extensive knowledge of traffic and transport lighting markets. Raytec is known for its high‐quality illuminators and commitment to innovation. Please contact Raytec... Read More

16/12/2019

Looking Back on the Success of 2019

2019 has been a significant year for Raytec, achieving our highest ever sales figure to date. This follows the success and continued growth of our Hazardous Area Division. With the New Year fast approaching, we want to share some of our favourite highlights from 2019 and give you a sneak preview of what you can expect from Raytec in 2020! Cutting-edge Technology At Raytec, we continue to drive with innovation, demonstrated by the launch of more new products to our award winning VARIO2 range; VARIO2 IP16 – In March, we... Read More

29/11/2019
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Application Focus: High-End Residential

High-End Residential properties require effective surveillance and security to protect their valuable contents. As the world leaders in LED lighting for safety and security, Raytec are well versed in this market. Offering a full range of IP enabled illuminators, our products can be easily integrated with a number of devices to create a complete security solution. Choose from White- Light, Infra-Red and Hybrid to capture outstanding images, day or night. This gives homeowners true peace of mind that their property is secure. Our products are the perfect choice: -Flexible power... Read More

11/11/2019

Traffic Applications – Practical Tips When Specifying Lighting

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are a combination of advanced information and communication technologies used in transportation and traffic management systems to enhance the efficiency, safety and sustainability of transportation networks. When designing a lighting solution for Intelligent Transport Systems there are various factors which need to be taken into consideration. Filtering these factors into the overall design helps to deliver the correct optical and lighting set up to capture a number plate effectively. In this article, we give you some practical tips to help you achieve the perfect solution. Distance... Read More

05/11/2019
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Raytec IR Captures Beaver Antics

Raytec’s VARIO2 IR illuminators have been used to capture the antics of a pair of beavers who are helping to reduce the risk of flooding using their dam-building skills. Achieving exceptional images, the footage has since been used for BBC’s ‘The One Show’ (which will be aired in early 2020). The Challenge  Freelance producer, Wildlife on Film, work closely with wildlife trusts, environmental agencies and the BBC to provide effective wildlife footage for documentaries and educational content. The aim of this particular project involved monitoring beavers to study how they can help with flood management.... Read More

24/10/2019
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Constant vs. Pulsed – See PULSESTAR in Action

Pulsed LED technology delivers a significant boost in illuminator performance compared to equivalent, non-pulsed illuminators. Watch our latest video to see for yourself the outstanding performance of our PULSESTAR illuminators in a typical ANPR/LPR application. PULSESTAR can also provide a prolonged illuminator lifetime and deliver significant energy savings for your intelligent transport system. Explore the PULSESTAR range.

18/10/2019
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Raytec Triumph in North East Awards

We’re delighted to announce that we have won the ‘Export Award’ for Insider’s annual ‘Made in the North East Awards’.  This annual award ceremony recognises and rewards the excellence of the North East’s manufacturing sector, displaying the incredible achievements of the innovative and forward-thinking businesses in the North-East. This great achievement showcases how proud we’re to manufacturer and export our products from the North East of England. “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award for our Export performance.  Every Raytec product is manufactured in the UK and it gives... Read More

13/09/2019
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Application Focus: Critical Infrastructure

Raytec are the lighting experts for Critical Infrastructure supplying both our security and hazardous products. These sites are essential for the functions of everyday life, so it is highly important they are kept secure. Also, due to the high-risk nature of some of these sites, our hazardous range plays an important role as our products can withstand harsh environments. An example of this application would be civil nuclear sites. Our products provide a complete solution: Subject matter experts as Raytec have worked across various critical Infrastructure sites, a large one... Read More

12/09/2019
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VARIO2 Used to Monitor Insect Flight Patterns

Raytec’s IR illuminators have been installed across several universities in and around Germany, providing the perfect the solution for a research project monitoring the flight patterns of insects. The Challenge For Noldus Information Technology, who develop and deliver innovative solutions for the analysis of animal behaviour, this particular project involved conducting research into the orientation and the flight patterns of insects. With the insects’ body and wings reflecting Infra-Red, a polycarbonate tracking chamber was designed consisting of black Infra-Red absorbing walls. Combining this with an IR illumination system would allow... Read More