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16/04/2020

New Webinar: Seeing Through Windscreens – Lighting for Intelligent Transport Systems

With transport systems becoming more and more advanced, our latest webinar will provide insight and advice on how to get great images for driver and passenger recognition applications. We’ll also address some the challenges of seeing through windscreens and how you can overcome them. The webinar will cover; • The growing trend of being able to see through the vehicle windscreen.• Challenges of seeing through the windscreen.• How to achieve the best results and boost performance.• 730nm: using different wavelengths to get results. We will be running two sessions; one... Read More

02/04/2020
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Our Response to COVID-19

As everyone continues to adapt to COVID-19 across the world, we want to let you know that Raytec are still here for your LED lighting requirements. We’re Open for Business – Our factory remains open for business and although we are operating with reduced numbers, we continue to receive, build and ship new orders. Protecting Our People – Following the government guidelines, where possible staff are working from home and careful safety measures are being followed by those still coming in to work. Prioritising Critical Orders – While supporting our... Read More

27/03/2020
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Raytec and Oxehealth Helping to Save Lives

Good news can be hard to find amidst the current global health crisis, but we’re pleased to report that Raytec’s VARIO2 illuminators have been helping to reduce the risk of infection from Coronavirus amongst NHS staff, and to save lives. Who Are Oxehealth and What Do They Do? Raytec have been working with medical software provider, Oxehealth, whose Digital Care Assistant (DCA) technology allows vital signs of patients to be monitored remotely. The DCA system works by using an optical sensor (operating in conjunction with Oxehealth’s software) installed inside a... Read More

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.