Orluna celebrates 15 years in the LED downlighting business. In official firetests, 90% of our products pass thanks to our own patent pending fire-plate. Custom built rotary mains dimmer insert introduced, guaranteeing component compatibility.
Patent application made for our 10 degree optic with its remarkably narrow beam.
Innovative gold mixing chamber coating introduced to warm up the light produced by our LEDs.
Our business is rebranded as Orluna following a management buyout. Product range rationalised to focus on a narrow range of small aperture LED downlights. Despite zero marketing, QUAD50 sales take off. Introduce 1/16th binning to achieve 1.5 MacAdam Ellipse.
British Airways Business Class Lounge supplied with QUAD50 CREE LED downlight, marking a shift of focus toward the luxury sector.
Photometric testing successfully undertaken by British Standards Institute.
Patent applications made for our LED handrail and QUAD reflector mixing chamber. £1.3m in cash funding used to develop patented products - including our patented sparkle chamber that mixes multi-point light using a prismatic lens to create intense sparkle.
Working under the name ECOLED Lighting Limited, the engineers who went on to create Orluna develop a pioneering LED downlight and a heatsink that became the forerunner of our familiar “bee-hive” design. We begin our long-term relationship with CREE.
Airbus A380, still the largest commercial aircraft flying today, is fitted out with our LED cockpit and stair lighting. The robust build quality of our products today reflects their roots in the aerospace and military sectors.
Servewell Limited – later to become Orluna – starts life supplying LED strip lighting for armoured troop carriers and the Challenger 2 tank.
Our Chief Electronics Engineer designs LEDs and associated circuitry for indicator panels used by European air traffic control to manage some of the continent’s busiest skies.