• Indestructible

    Street luminaire optical design that laughs in the face of adversity

    Indestructible

    When you first look at our brand new urban luminaire IMMA, the first thing you notice is its looks. It’s different. The supremely simple, softly curving design with one single, large lens and a smooth, finless finish is nothing like other luminaires on the market. But don’t be fooled into thinking this is the result of compromise. In fact, it is the appealing outcome of our product developers’ journey in a new direction in urban luminaire design that makes use of the latest LED innovations and the very best optical techniques and technologies to create something truly unique.

    Many modern urban luminaires are, well, rather ugly. IMMA has a modern, clean style that still holds onto some of the comforting softness of older, traditional luminaires. This means IMMA makes perfect aesthetic sense in any setting, especially in urban and residential areas where people wish to be surrounded by pleasing and familiar forms. IMMA, therefore, is an architect’s best friend.

    But what about being the best friend of the lighting designer and urban administrator. Well, IMMA doesn’t disappoint here too. The clever optics come in a range of light distributions allowing lighting designers to use the same product to meet the needs of installations with complex and varied needs. What’s more, IMMA’s mono-lens optical system benefits from excellent light transmission and lens clarity, and no birefringence. It is also UV-resistant, so does not yellow and become less effective over time. And from a mechanical point of view, the lenses are especially tough as they are resistant to micro-cracks. This is all in addition to the use of very robust materials and components for the rest of the luminaire, including everything from long-lasting electronics to a superior surface finish.

    All these features together create a luminaire that offers exceptional, robust, and reliable lighting and technical performance that will last, and a covetable efficacy of up to 143 lm/W. As if this is not enough to make urban administrators swoon, IMMA is suitable for inclusion in installations using any modern lighting control technology, from simple photocell-based regulation to futuristic smart city systems.

    The conclusion? IMMA is a cost-conscious, high-performance, robust, and highly effective luminaire that offers exceptional technical and optical longevity and easy controllability. And it looks great! What’s not to love?

     

    For more detailed information about the technologies used in IMMA, take a look at our upcoming blog posts.

  • Modern illumination for a modern city

    MEGIN is used to update the street lighting in Nitra, Slovakia

    Modern illumination for a modern city

    MEGIN is one of OMS’ most popular luminaires thanks to its functionally excellent design, exemplary lighting parameters, and high performance. Already installed is various cities, towns, and villages around Europe, it has until now only been used for relatively small projects such as main roads and full village lighting renovations. That is until Nitra, a major Slovak city located in the south-west of the country, decided to update it’s the street lighting along all its major roads with MEGIN.

     

    Nitra is a business, educational, agricultural, and cultural centre in Slovakia. The city, referred to as “the mother of all Slovak cities”, was founded at the beginning of the 800’s and is built on and surrounded by seven hills traversing both sides of the River Nitra. In the beautiful surroundings, you can find not only an array of natural attractions, but also many religious, cultural, and historical sites that give us a glimpse into the past of a country that has seen first hand the historic unfolding of modern Europe.

     

    The city is currently home to more than 80,000 people and offers a wide range of activities to visitors and tourists throughout the year. As part of the city’s drive to maintain its position as a modern city with a lot to offer, it wanted to improve its sustainability, safety, and attraction with new, high-class street lighting. MEGIN was the luminaire of choice thanks to its ability to provide significantly better light quality than the original HPS lighting, and compared to other lower-class LED luminaires.

     

    MEGIN emits low-glare white light that is visually comfortable and supports high levels of visual acuity. And the optical system greatly reduces light pollution, a big factor for a city with so much lighting at night. This makes the streets safer for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike, and ensures that wildlife is protected from lighting disturbance. What’s more, MEGIN boasts excellent efficacies, meaning that the lighting-related energy consumption of the city is vastly reduced and the city’s environmental impact minimised.

     

    Just take a look at some of the pictures taken by the city website, NitraLive, to see how the new lighting compares to the old as evidence of MEGIN’s superiority.

  • ADVANCED

    High-tech trendsetting performance from OMS

    ADVANCED

    When most people think of OMS, they will imagine particular products that are maybe favourites, on their wish lists, or maybe even en route to their new lighting installation. The chances are, those products are part of the ADVANCED portfolio. As we discussed in a previous article, the OMS portfolio is differentiated into three distinct brands with their own market focus. The ADVANCED brand stands in the middle, and for good reason.

     

    OMS is in the innovation game. We tirelessly research every aspect of light and lighting technology and the trends that are shaping the world to enable us to develop exemplary products that offer the best performance, features, and functionality at a price that makes sense. These products make up the ADVANCED portfolio, a brand that strives to offer the widest range of products suitable for the widest range of applications to the widest range of customers. Did you notice that we repeated ourselves a bit there? Widest; that is what ADVANCED is all about. ADVANCED thrives on its ability to meet the needs of all but the most specific, cost-conscious, or high-end customers, for whom we have developed the UNOLUX and ELITE brands.

     

    ADVANCED products are largely broken down into highly versatile key product ranges that offer almost any luminaire you need to complete even the most complex or demanding lighting projects, or simply for day-to-day sales. From downlights through spotlights to industrial and outdoor luminaires, ADVANCED offers it all. You can even see which products are on-trend by checking if they are one of our “FASTRUNNERS”. And every one our products is customisable as needed. And, every one of our products boasts some of the best lm/W values and quality-to-price ratios on the market.

     

    So, take a look at our ADVANCED portfolio and add a few more widest’s to the list: the widest possibilities, and the widest smile.

     

     

    OMS. Follow the Right light.

  • OMS brand structure

    OMS products differentiated across three brands: ELITE, ADVANCED, and UNOLUX

    OMS brand structure

    OMS is a European leader in lighting research, development, and manufacturing with a history of international trade spanning more than two decades. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of products for retail and presentation, office, education, health and care, sport and leisure, industry, street and urban, architecture and media, and home and interior applications, the company has expanded rapidly to become a name synonymous with innovation and quality.

     

    Home to one of the best R&D centres in Europe with more than 120 designers and optical, thermal, electronic, and mechanical engineers, every product is the result of the latest science and technological and lighting trends. The company also employs over 800 business experts, administrators, and highly trained manufacturing personnel. Together the people of OMS provide a solid foundation. Built on top of this are environmentally responsible streamlined logistics processes and supply chain management covering everything from procurement through production to distribution, enabling the company to dynamically respond with speed and accuracy to market and customer needs.

     

    To meet the diverse demands of the broadest range of customers, OMS differentiates its portfolio into distinctive brands to meet the needs of various market segments. Customers are already familiar with ADVANCED and UNOLUX as the core of OMS presence on the market. The company is now proud to reintroduce the ELITE brand. ELITE was, in the past, a brand of superior and specialist products. However, OMS believed that superiority should be the foundation of all products and not only of an exclusive range, and so absorbed the ELITE ethos into the ADVANCED brand. Now, after several years, ELITE is back, now represented by several ranges of designer luminaires developed specifically for the most style- and quality-conscious interior and exterior architectural lighting solutions.

     

    ELITE: a brand of exclusively designed, high-end interior and exterior LED luminaires for architectural lighting. ELITE products seamlessly combine the latest and upcoming design trends with the most advanced technologies and lighting science.

     

    ADVANCED: the broadest brand focuses on the partnership of performance and innovation with trendsetting LED lighting concepts. ADVANCED products bring to the market the very best light quality, efficiency, and cutting-edge features.

     

    UNOLUX: filling a gap in the market for price-conscious customers who demand European production standards. UNOLUX aims to offer the best quality to price ratio across a comprehensive range of LED and conventional luminaires.

     

    OMS. Follow the right light.

  • Light+Building 2016 our best so far

    Successful attendance solidified by a strong customer focus and clear communication concept

    Light+Building 2016 our best so far

    Light+Building 2016 is over, and we are returning to our normal working routine with a renewed energy and motivation. This year, our months of hard work really paid off, more so than ever before.

     

    OMS has been attending Light+Building for ten years now. In the past, we focused on the presentation of our portfolio in an innovative environment that informed visitors about the technologies and science behind our products as well as how best to use them. This year, we decided to take a different route with the straightforward and transparent presentation of our highly comprehensive LED product ranges under the motto “so many possibilities with each luminaire”, and the nurturing and development of customer relationships. And, it seems to have been a great idea because our visitors said Light+Building 2016 was our best so far.

     

    We met and had a great time with many long-term customers as well as making contact with a wide range of interesting parties. We also had a good look around at all the other amazing things on display across a variety of technology sectors. Light+Building 2016 was both incredibly successful in terms of maintenance of building of valued relationships as well as simply having some fun while learning and discovering.

  • Nature, light, water, wood

    A truly sustainable approach to water processing

    Nature, light, water, wood

    An award-winning water processing facility has been newly built in Andelfingen, Switzerland. Set into a beautiful landscape, the architects approached the project in a unique way, and the result is a breathtaking building that takes sustainability to a new level.

     

    The “werkhof” is constructed solely from wood. 36 pre-constructed units to be precise. Set onto a concrete base, the building was put up in just four days. Few additional materials are used, mainly to form the water and electrical infrastructures, and the lighting. And of course, in such a building, sustainability is core. For this reason, OMS luminaire LINE RANGE LED was chosen by Swiss lighting partner TRE Rohrbach AG. A cost-conscious choice in terms of investment, the luminaire is also a cost-conscious and ecologically sound choice in terms of energy consumption and environmental impact for the long-term. Discretely set into the projecting horizontal elements of the structure, the luminaires provide high quality light both inside and out.

     

    We are proud to have been involved in such a forward-thinking project, and fully support the creation of more sustainable buildings and lighting solutions in the future.

  • Further commitment to education

    OMS partners with another secondary school to promote technical excellence

    Further commitment to education

    Once again proving its commitment to education, OMS has teamed up with Gbely Secondary Technical School, which is located approximately 18 km from company headquarters. This comes only a few months after starting cooperation with the Secondary Technical School in Stará Turá, and in addition to long-term collaboration with the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava.

     

    OMS strongly believes in the importance of industry support of education and the development of an educated and skilled workforce for the future. As part if this latest drive, OMS invites 9th-grade primary school students to tour and experience the OMS campus including its manufacturing and Research & Development premises. The students are at the age where they are preparing to finish their primary education and must select the type of secondary school they wish to attend, including gymnasiums, specialist schools, and vocational schools such as Gbely Secondary Technical School.

     

    OMS wishes to promote technical education amongst younger students and to offer them an insight into technical work and the world of lighting. During visits, students find out about the real-world application of what they will learn. They are also told of the options such study will offer them for their careers and futures. Any student choosing to pursue technical education at Gbely Secondary Technical School is guaranteed a work experience position in OMS during their studies.

  • LED office lighting for the energy-conscious Netherlands market

    GACRUX and a customised version of FREYN used in brand new energy efficient installations

    LED office lighting for the energy-conscious Netherlands market

    Two exciting new office lighting projects have been completed in the Netherlands in partnership with lighting designers Utilicht of Eindhoven.

     

    The Netherlands is known for taking environmental and social responsibility and innovation very seriously and as such is a leading market for advanced lighting technologies that must meet the strictest demands.

     

    GACRUX ECO LED has been installed in the offices of Berco’s new fourth facility. Located in Schijndel, the facility houses the Berco test centre in addition to manufacturing halls where carpets and truck components are produced for Scania. As a company with a strong focus on CSR and provision of the highest quality products, it follows that Berco would require lighting that meets their stringent standards. GACRUX ECO LED not only ensures high levels of visual comfort, it also offers excellent efficacies. Together this helps Berco care for its employees and show utmost respect for the environment.

     

    A specially customised version of FREYN has been installed in the offices of Doc Morris new 5500 m2 headquarters in Heerlan on the German-Netherlands border. Redesigned to have longer and narrower dimensions to fit the construction and interior style of the new high-tech offices, FREYN provides high quality, comfortable and efficient lighting.

  • One module, so many uses

    The highly effective Infinitas 3in1 LED module combines everything in one easy to use device

    One module, so many uses

    Most LED modules and engines include only light sources and maybe also drivers. However, they must be further developed for use through addition of other components, most notably heatsinks and optical systems. This is where Infinitas is different: it is an optimised combination of high-performance LED light sources with simple thermal management and effective hybrid optics all in one small module that is ready to include in any luminaire, and even directly into ceilings, shelves, profiles, and furniture.

     

    Designed to perfectly fit into general, track and modular system luminaires, Infinitas is available in two sizes, offers fantastic efficacies of up to 118 lm/W, CCT options of 3000 K and 4000 K, CRI options of 83 as standard and 90 upon request, and MacAdam 3. This means the Infinitas 3in1 module is ready to meet almost any lighting design need. The hybrid optical system comprises an easy-clean microprismatic diffuser with metallised square reflector array (microlouvres), and offers up to UGR <16. The thermal management is taken care of without the need for an additional heatsink thanks to a clever design that allows the heat to be dissipated through the aluminium mounting plate, and is effective in ambient temperatures as high as 55 °C. Luminous output is determined by the choice of drive current to a maximum of 1100 lm, and modules offer lifetimes of 70,000 hours with L70.

     

    You will certainly see the clever little Infinitas module in many of our products in future due to its flexibility, ease of incorporation into a wide array of luminaire designs, effectiveness, and robustness.  But the first Infinitas luminaire to leave the OMS factory will be DECLAN, planned for release from production by the end of this month (August 2015).

     

    Recessed, surfaced or suspended DECLAN incorporates several Infinitas modules in an optimised, minimalist design offering up to 3650 lm, and is perfect for use in a wide range of applications. Able to provide UGR <17, DECLAN is determined for use in offices and other visually demanding areas such as meeting rooms, showrooms, libraries and schools. Available in FIX and DALI versions, with an applied efficacy of up to 104 lm/W, and lifetime of 50,000 hours/L80 during operation in ambient temperatures up to +35 °C, DECLAN is amongst the most efficient, effective and flexible luminaires.

     

    DECLAN DATASHEET >

  • The perfect light for buying a new car

    Top-brand car showrooms illuminated with LED technology in Italy

    The perfect light for buying a new car

    In collaboration with our Italian lighting partner ALTER LINE, we have realised new future-friendly lighting renovations in two top-brand car showrooms in Turin, Italy. Both showrooms are owned by Autoingros Torino, a member of the Intergea Group, one of the biggest car retailers in Italy.

     

    Turin is a city packed with historical and cultural heritage and serves as a business centre for the north of Italy. As such, it is only fitting that stores and showrooms there be equipped with the very best lighting solutions. 

     

    The Autoingros Store sells top Italian brands Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. The lighting solution makes use of cost- and environmentally-conscious NIHAL ECO 25 W, 1900 lm, and 37 W, 2900 lm, both with a stimulating CCT of 4000 K.

     

    The second store to be renovated was Torino Motor Hyundai. Here the new solution uses OMS favourite FREYN II PV-1 36 W, 4250 lm with CCT 4000 K.

     

    The solutions not only look the part thanks to the stylish, minimalist design, they also provide excellent light quality that supports visual comfort, performance and positive customer perception. 

     

    The owners of Autoingros are so pleased with the new lighting solutions that they have decided to roll out similar lighting renovations across their other six showrooms.

  • Illuminating the past

    Brand new Battle of Waterloo museum and remembrance venue illuminated by OMS products

    Illuminating the past

    A new memorial venue commemorating the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo was opened to the public just a few days ago in Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium. Including a museum filled with interactive features and Europe’s first 180º panoramic screen where visitors can watch a 4D video of the re-enacted battle, the venue makes the event that changed the course of European history as vivid today as 200 years ago.

    The venue’s lighting solution makes use of a wide range of interior luminaires to provide high quality light that assures visual comfort for staff and visitors alike, as well as evoking a sense of theatre for the exhibits. Downlights CAIM and PRETTUS are used along with PRESTIGE LED MEDIUM WIDE, MODUL EXE and RELAX H to provide versatile, effective and efficient general lighting throughout the entire venue. For areas with more demanding environmental requirements, classic product TORNADO once again proves itself. However, the star of the show is AVIOR TRACK, which is used to create emotive lighting for many of the displays through accent lighting, object modelling and creation of ideal and dramatic levels of contrast. This style of lighting also ensures that there is sufficient light where needed, but an overall lower level of illumination to make illuminated exhibits and features stand out and attract attention.

     

    The lighting solution was provided in partnership with realisation company Business Lighting from Liège.

  • OMS unveils new smarter website product section

    New product section is more comprehensive and easier to use than ever before

    OMS unveils new smarter website product section

    OMS maintains its position as a lighting leader through constant evolution in every aspect of their business. For evidence of this, look no further than the new website*, which stands in contrast to the sometimes confusing and other times technically empty websites of other companies in the industry.

    This is seen especially in the BRAND NEW PRODUCT SECTION, which welcomes users with news about the latest products. For those wanting to find something more specific, the clear navigational tools to the left of the page control a fast and intuitive product filtering system that allows for detailed and independent selection of the parameters most important in each search. Users can filter a comprehensive matrix of all OMS products according to application, brand, status and lighting parameters, enabling users to find their perfect luminaire easier than ever before.

    Upon finding a best-fit product, users have access to complete technical information including application suitability, a full and simple-to-understand listing of all technical and lighting parameters, information about variants and accessories, a product map, roll-over LIDCs and downloadable datasheets, product sheets, product brochures and installation documentation.

     

    The brand new product section makes it easy for those who know about lighting to find their perfect product as well as fun and informative for those with an interest in what is happening at the cutting-edge of the lighting world.

     

    *The website, including the new product section, is fully functional on all platforms and mediums including smartphones and tablets.

  • Learning about intelligent lighting

    A new generation of lighting engineers is introduced to intelligent lighting at the opening ceremony of the new automation and robotics laboratory

    Learning about intelligent lighting

    OMS recently signed a Memorandum of Cooperation along with several other institutes and companies to support technical education at the Secondary Technical School in Stará Turá. With the aim of offering students the chance to learn about the exciting field of lighting engineering, OMS will contribute its know-how and experience to the school. The first step of this is the installation of a learning tool in the newly opened automation and robotics laboratory.

     

    The tool is an interactive model of a four-roomed apartment through which students can experiment with various lighting techniques and learn all about the technologies behind the effects they create. Using the industry-standard control protocol DALI in combination with OMS’ own relay system and DeeBridge DALI to Ethernet bridge, lighting control can be performed manually or using a computer or smart device. The model introduces students to dimming, single-colour and RGB lighting, manual and automated control, lighting scenes and various types of user-interface.

  • Bringing order to the lighting world

    OMS releases its groundbreaking Lighting Quality Standard as a microsite

    Bringing order to the lighting world

    The creation of appropriate and successful luminaires and lighting systems depends on the experience, creativity, talent and foresight of all involved in the process. Lighting professionals are aided by relevant standards and requirements and informed by the results of research and time-tested theories. However, until recently, the combination of these many complex factors was chaotic and the criteria near incomprehensible to customers.

     

    In response to this, OMS created the Lighting Quality Standard (LQS). Designed to facilitate a regulated and systemised approach to the understanding and quantification of a lighting system’s quality, it allows both lighting professionals and customers to easily, quickly and effectively evaluate their lighting. Comprising more than 20 quantifiable criteria within six key areas, the LQS enables the intuitive assessment of everything from individual luminaires to complex lighting systems.

     

    Now OMS has released this groundbreaking tool as a microsite where everyone can find out about the ergonomics, emotional impact, ecological aspects, efficiency of light and lighting systems as well as peer into what makes lighting something more, something exceptional. Also through the microsite, it is possible for visitors to access affiliated tools LQS Composer and Composer PRO, which enable assessment of lighting systems against the LQS resulting in a transparent and constructive rating.

     

    Visit microsite LQS >

  • Learn all you need to know about LED in one place

    OMS releases its LED Academy as a microsite

    Learn all you need to know about LED in one place

    OMS experts created the LED Academy several years ago as an educational tool that explains how LED works, what it means for the lighting industry and luminaire development and the place lighting takes in the global LED market. Updated over the years, it has recently been condensed into a simple-to-understand overview of LED in the modern lighting world.

     

    LED Academy simply yet thoroughly explains all you need to know about LED, making it easily accessible to anyone interested in this remarkable technology. Starting with the basics, it goes on to discuss special optical, thermal and control requirements, the many possibilities and benefits offered by the technology and how LED can be applied in various settings.

     

    As a leader in LED lighting development, OMS has released this valuable resource as a microsite where visitors can browse the information, download LED ‘lessons’ and access an extended version of the tool that goes into greater technical depth.

     

    Try microsite LEDACADEMY.NET >

  • Committed to supporting education and employment

    OMS signs a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Secondary Technical School in Stará Turá

    Committed to supporting education and employment

    OMS has long viewed its presence in education as a vital component in the development of the lighting industry in Slovakia. Following long-term cooperation with the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, OMS has now made the move to bring cooperation closer to home and the community by forging a relationship with the Secondary Technical School in Stará Turá, located in the Trenčín region some 37 km from the OMS headquarters in Senica.

     

    Having recently signed a Memorandum of Cooperation along with several other institutes and companies, OMS will help to develop and update educational programs and examinations for students, offer students professional experience during their studies, engage in vocationaltraining activities, provide material and technical support and offer suitable students employment upon their graduation. The aim of this commitment is to support technical education and employment among the upcoming workforce and to helpgive direction to those students who may be interested in lighting. In thisway, graduating students will have a wider range of skills with which to find employment or move onto the further education.

  • Product models now in RFA format

    New model types enable architects and designers to include more information in their plans

    Product models now in RFA format

    More and more architects, civil engineers and planners are turning to Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to take their designs through the entire concept to occupation process. To support these professionals, we now provide models of our products in RFA format, for inclusion in BIM files.

    The traditional building plan is now being superseded by the next generation of building design, a fundamental part of which is BIM. BIM is a collection of data related to the entire lifecycle of a building. It not only allows for the creation and presentation of 3D plans, it also adds the extra dimensions oftime, cost, sustainability and maintenance to the equation as well as allowing for the inclusion of additional information such as manufacturer or component details for future reference. This allows BIM files to act as digital representations of the physical and functional features of a building.

    There are various BIM software applications,with Autodesk Revit being one of the most popular. For this reason, we havechosen to adopt the Revit Family File (RFA) file format to offer to customers, which includes a simplified model of the product as well as related LDT/IESdata. Now it is easier than ever for our customers to plan our products into their buildings and to accurately calculate energy efficiency of building results.

     

    Download RFA files from here

     

  • The International Year of Light

    The United Nations chooses 2015 to focus on lighting technologies

    The International Year of Light

    2015 has been declared The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL) by the United Nations. Happening on a global scale, the aim of the initiative is to highlight the role of lighting technologies in our history and the part they play in our future, especially in terms of sustainable development and human wellbeing. Events will take place around the world, occurring on national, regional and local levels, with the opening ceremonies happening in Paris this month.

     

    2015 also marks twenty years of lighting innovation here at OMS, and we are thrilled to share our landmark celebration with The International Year of Light. As leaders in the lighting industry, we follow and shape global lighting trends, with a focus on the use of energy efficient LED and lighting control technologies, clean energy solar panels and groundbreaking nano-optics. Together, they are ushering in a the future of clean, green and effective lighting that not only acts to aid sustainable development but also brings great benefits to humans through the application of the latest science in human centric lighting.

  • Sustainable office lighting for a sustainable city

    GACRUX takes centre stage in a new sustainable office lighting project

    Sustainable office lighting for a sustainable city

    GACRUX utilises the latest LED technology and optimised optics to provide effective, efficient illumination that meets the stringent needs of office lighting while improving user-comfort and saving energy and the environment. In a groundbreaking project as part of Baku White City, GACRUX has been used to complete a high-tech and high-savings lighting installation in one of the key business premises of the city.

    Baku White City is a newly developed sustainable city in Azerbaijan. Adjoining the current Baka city area, it aims to develop in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner by making efficient use of infrastructure, energy and other resources. GACRUX high performance certainly fits the agenda of this remarkable sustainable development.

    This project was developed by SLE.

  • Lighting up Bory Mall

    Lighting plays a key role in the unique Bory Mall retail, leisure and entertainment experience

    Lighting up Bory Mall

    OMS has just lit up the brand new Bory Mall, providing high-tech lighting that supports the unique architectural and aesthetic experience while also miniminsing energy consumption.

    For the interior, lighting designers chose to use downlights PRETTUS, PRO 202, 211 and 212, and ceiling surfaced CLASSIC. For the interior parking area the reliable and timeless Tornado was used, and outside you can find the new energy efficient LED street luminaire SEMAI.

    The mall, designed by world-famous Italian architect Massimiliana Fuksas, is an architecturally stunning retail, leisure and entertainment paradise. With 54,000 m2 of retail space dedicated to big brand fashion, children’s, sports, electronics, book and food stores in addition to a 12 screen CINEMAX (and soon to be IMAX), 4200 m2 Buppa Children’s World, remarkable covered central garden courtyard and more than 2400 parking spaces, shoppers can find all they could possible need under one roof. By delivering a perfect blend of shopping, service and leisure facilities and services, and thanks to its size and location near the heart of Bratislava, Bory Mall is set to be a focal retail point across west Slovakia.

    This project was developed by SLE.

  • The days of opportunity

    OMS attends the annual iKariéra work fair in Bratislava

    The days of opportunity

    On 12 November, OMS attended the iKariéra work fair ‘Days of Opportunity’. Held twice per year, and with a history spanning more than two decades, the fair is organised to bring together up-and-coming technical talent with the most prestigious companies in their fields from Slovakia, Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

    The fair is aimed at the students from the faculties of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (FEI) and Informatics and Information Technologies (FIIT) at the Slovak Technical University of Bratislava (STUBA) as well as those from the faculties of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics (FMFI) and Natural Sciences (PriF) at Comenius University (UK). With an average attendance of more than 2000 technical students, the fair is a productive platform from which companies can present themselves to future employees, showing students what options there are out there and trying to gain the attention of those who can make their mark in the technical world.

    OMS attendance was successful and prompted much interest in the future graduates who will be influential the development of the lighting world.

  • NOVIEL

    Downlighting

    NOVIEL

    Modern styling combined with performance, economy and adaptability; there is nothing more you could need from a downlight than that provided by NOVIEL. With an excellent efficacy of up to 102 lm/W (EEC A++) and fantastic lux to price ratio, you can rest assured that replacing your old CFL or LED lighting installations needn’t break the bank. And in addition to this, you can further increase your saving potential as well as comfort by opting for the DALI LED driver option as opposed to the standardly supplied FIX one, allowing you to precisely manage your lighting according to need using automated control.

    Providing lumen outputs ranging from 1300 lm to 3450 lm and CCTs of 3000 K or 4000 K across three sizes, S, M and L, there is an ideal option for every interior application and can replace luminaires with up to 2 x 42 W CFL lamps. Using a simple yet effective polished reflector and diffuser optical system, you are assured of highly comfortable illumination. Furthermore, with a full metal (sheet steel and aluminium) construction, a lifetime of 50,000 hours L80 and operational stability at ambient temperatures up to + 35 ºC, you can just fit and forget without the need to concern yourself with maintenance or replacement for many years to come. And safety comes as standard, with 3H emergency kits for all variants and optional protective covers to provide higher IP 40 or 44 ratings, NOVIEL can take whatever life throws at it.

    NOVIEL also comes with the added advantage of rapid supply to demand, thanks to the use of a simple and unified design throughout the whole family. In this way we can assure customers of the best prices and the greatest flexibility no matter the size of the order. And if that isn’t enough, we are also happy to customise NOVIEL to your specific needs within unbeatable timescales.

  • PRETTUS

    The most flexible downlight on the market

    PRETTUS

    This is not just any downlight. In fact, with 56 different variants, PRETTUS dominates the downlight world in terms of its ability to fit need. This discreetly styled gem has one of the best lux per Euro ratios in its class and a system efficacy of up to 104 lm/W (EEC A++), making it possible to choose the very best on even the tightest budget. Choose from lumen outputs ranging between 800 lm and 3300 lm, CCTs of 3000 K or 4000 K and various combinations of reflector and diffuser in sizes XS, S, M or L and choice of recessed, trimless or adjustable variants to tailor PRETTUS to your specific application, with the option of further product customisation available on request. Supplied with a FIX, or DALI compatible LED drivers, your lighting installation can be managed according to need and desire using lighting scenes, timers and schedules to bring the highest levels of autonomy, energy saving and user-comfort.

    With a full metal (sheet steel and aluminium) housing, you can rely on the construction of PRETTUS to live up to its great lifetime of 50,000 hours L80. What’s more, with 3H emergency kits available in all variants, high IP protection covers with IP 40 or 54, and operational stability at ambient temperatures of -20 °C to +35 °C  (0 °C to +35 °C with Emergency unit), PRETTUS can also face more demanding areas of use with ease so you can rest assured it won’t let you down.

    And if this isn’t enough to convince you of PRETTUS’ superiority, bear in mind that thanks to the use of a simple and unified design throughout the whole family, we can assure customers of the best prices and ultimate flexibility as well as being able to react quickly to every order, even those for customised versions.

  • FREYN II

    The ultimate LED replacement luminaire for offices

    FREYN II

    FREYN II boasts one of the best lux per Euro ratios on the market and a remarkable efficacy of up to 118 lm/W (EEC A++), meaning that price need no longer be an obstacle to using the best lighting technology in every office. And you needn’t worry about the light quality that goes with these amazing parameters, as FREYN II houses a highly effective diffuser optical systems that offers a UGR < 19 in CCTs of 3000 K and 4000 K to ensure visual comfort all day long no matter how arduous the task at hand. Supplied with FIX or DALI and 1–10 V compatible LED drivers, the provided illumination can be regulated exactly according to each individual need, further enhancing the autonomy and energy saving of your installation and therefore user-comfort and respect for the environment.

    Available in a wide range of sizes and recessed mounting types to suit any ceiling construction, FREYN II can replace luminaires with up to 4 x 24 W linear fluorescent lamps or older LED systems to bring a new level of lighting performance and efficiency. Furthermore, with a new and even better lifetime performance of 50,000 L80 with operational stability at ambient temperatures of -20 °C to +35 °C, there is nothing to stop your new FREYN II installation providing perfect illumination for many years to come without maintenance or stress. Plus, to ensure safety in every space, all FREYN II variants come with 3H emergency kits. So, just fit, forget and flourish.

    How it that FREYN II is this good? Thanks to its modern white RAL 9003 aesthetic, simple solid sheet steel construction and a unified design across the whole family, we can pass to customers great price and flexibility benefits in addition to being able to react quickly to orders both large and small as well as requests for product customisation.

  • OMS introduces iLumTech

    One of the most flexible global providers of full luminaire development and a comprehensive range of engineering services

    OMS introduces iLumTech

    Almost two decades ago, OMS entered the lighting market as a small luminaire manufacturer. It was never our intention to be a merely average company. Through the years, our portfolio expanded, which in turn allowed us to focus more on the development of lighting technologies and not only their manufacture.

    As we delved into the intricacies of light and implemented our findings into innovative products, we grew to become an instrumental player on the global lighting scene. In-house development advanced, and we came to realise that our R&D department had at their disposal a huge untapped potential, a potential that could truly move the lighting world forward. In response to this, we expanded our R&D operations and founded iLumTech, which has taken over our R&D position and now continues in our footsteps as a key influencer of lighting control and technological development.

    Housed within our state-of-the-art Lighting Innovation Centre, iLumTech is an international team of academic, design and engineering specialists. With access to the most refined, precise and powerful development technologies, they can offer both lighting and non-lighting products and services of unrivalled quality. This capability is further strengthened by collaboration with some of the best minds at several leading universities, institutions and companies.

    OMS now wishes to offer the technologies, expertise and skill found within iLumTech to you, our customers. Take a look through the pages of the iLumTech Book of Services, and see how our expansion enables us to help you reach your business goal.

    Book of services by iLumTech

  • Light and Building 2014 was a huge success!

    „Two short years ago, the industry was focused on the lumen/watt race. In 2014, the focus has shifted to the quality of light in combination with innovative light management systems.

    Light and Building 2014 was a huge success!

    We have identified four major trends in lighting which include: energy saving, light and safety, light and psychology and human centric lighting.

    Our booth concept introduced these trends with real applications while highlighting the latest technologies from electronic, optic, thermal design featuring futuristic concepts of luminaires.

    The customers have spoken and it should come as no surprise that LB2014 was the most successful exhibition in the history of OMS,“ said Manfred Raffler, COO, OMS.

  • OMS to Showcase the Latest Lighting Trends at Light+Building 2014

    DOJČ, Slovakia — March 7th, 2014 - OMS Lighting (OMS), Europe’s fastest growing lighting solutions provider announced it will showcase the intersection of global trends with its industry leading lighting innovations at Light+Building 2014, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture and technology, from March 30 to April 4 in Hall 4.2, Stand F10 at Messe Frankfurt in Germany.

    OMS to Showcase the Latest Lighting Trends at Light+Building 2014

    n its fifth year as an exhibitor, OMS invites trendsetting lighting designers seeking comprehensive customer support for a 360° experience in the effect of the Right Light. Attendees will uncover trends that move the world of lighting through interactive displays and also, gain unique insight into OMS’ lighting expertise by meeting the R&D experts and viewing demonstrations of their cutting-edge technological innovations.

    OMS’ presence at Light+Building 2014 will reflect how we have grown to become an important European influencer in the global lighting space— a company that is shaping the future of lighting,” said Vladimir Levarsky, CEO, OMS. “Our goal is to show how the innovative solutions we have developed in recent years, combined with our worldwide network of suppliers and partners, have positioned us as a top player ready to tackle large-scale global projects."

    The OMS exhibit will be divided into two sections: Global Trends and OMS Lighting Innovations. The first section will be dedicated to the following global trends: Light and Psychology, Human Centric Lighting, Light and Safety and Energy Saving. Trends will be illustrated through real-world examples that feature lighting solutions demonstrated in different environments.

    Light and Psychology: Modern purchase behavior is driven by desire rather than need. As store differentiation based on merchandise, price, quality and location becomes more challenging, retailers must look at new ways to connect with their customers and build loyalty. The use of the right light can have a direct influence on every area of retail success. Understand the relationship between shop window, accent and dynamic lighting and how to use brightness, colour temperature and colour to boost sales.

    Human Centric Lighting: Human centric lighting may well be the next great step forward in the evolution of lighting. Humans have a fundamental need for the physiological and psychological regulation that daylight provides. Learn how modern technologies can bring the benefits of daylight into our interior spaces by means of changeable brightness levels and colour temperatures.

    Light and Safety: White light is imperative for public lighting, as it is perceived as brighter and provides superior colour rendition compared to the commonly used yellow light. It greatly improves visual acuity and therefore increases safety for those using our roads and public spaces. See the actual difference between effective and ineffective street lighting.

    Energy Saving: Lighting is responsible for forty percent of a building’s electricity consumption, consuming scarce energy resources and contributing greatly to CO2 emissions. A simple switch to LED lighting can provide savings of up to sixty percent, which may be increased to almost eighty percent when combined with the use of a Lighting Management System. Find out how lighting is one of the most effective energy efficiency measures and provides the fastest return on investment.

    The second section of the OMS exhibit; OMS Lighting Innovations, will offer an exclusive look into the inner workings of OMS’ R&D department.  Experts from Thermal Design, Electronic Design, Optic Design and Product Design will demonstrate their ground-breaking work in energy harvesting, gesture control, nano structures and conceptual designs, to name a few.

    Visitors will also learn about OMS’ patented system of rating lighting products and solutions, Lighting Quality Standard (LQS), which ensures the right light is used for each application. LQS combines 20 objective rating criteria with six key elements (Ergonomics, Emotion, Ecology, Efficiency, Esprit and Exceptionality) to judge a lighting device or solution.

     “Every two years, the lighting world looks to Light+Building as the event that charts the course of the entire industry,” said Roman Krška, Sales DirectorOMS. “From our ambitious exhibit centred around trends to our live demonstrations and European Lighting Tour (ELT) truck presentations, OMS will set itself apart as a visionary, educator and innovator.”

    In addition to its exhibit, OMS invites visitors aboard its ELT truck, which will be parked around the corner from Hall 4 at Hall F04.0, stand A05.

    OMS’ innovation was recently recognised by the ‘Design Plus powered by Light+Building’ competition. Its DUELIS luminaire was one of 36 products to earn the prestigious Design Plus Award, a seal of quality for products demonstrating future viability, innovative design and energy-efficient technology. DUELIS, selected by a highly qualified jury of experts from 238 entries, will be displayed in a special exhibition for competition winners during Light+Building 2014 in Hall 1.1, stand E51.

    With DUELIS luminaire, OMS also participates at ‘Architecture and Technology Prize for Innovation’ that reward products and conceptual solutions that impress both in terms of their design quality and their technicality. DUELIS will be one of the projects presented as part of a special display during Light+Building 2014 in Hall 3.1, stand D40.

    About OMS

    OMS produces lighting solutions for commercial, residential and architectural applications, advancing the use of LED technology and sophisticated thermal management. Its comprehensive product portfolio combined with customer-driven support services ranging from lighting design and installation to maintenance and inspection contribute to OMS’ status as a global leader in lighting innovation.

    OMS has risen to become the fastest growing lighting company in Europe with more than 1000 employees. Its research and development centre, known as the Lighting Innovation Centre, comprises 120 experts that play an integral role in advancing the future of LED in Europe.

     

  • New project of lighting for Martin AUER Bakery - quality since 1688

    Country: Graz, Austria, Place: Martin Auer Bakery Center NORD, Center SEIERSBERG, TUMMELPLATZ

    New project of lighting for Martin AUER Bakery - quality since 1688

     

    Country: Graz, AustriaPlace: Martin Auer Bakery Center WEST, Center NORD, Center SEIERSBERGLuminaires:Bell Rebell LED, Track Avior Advanced

    Architect & Designer:Rainer JÄGER, Stefan Kölsch, in cooperation with partner: Led For Living, 2013

    Martin Auer Bakery - Center NORD

    Martin Auer Bakery - Center SEIERSBERG

    Martin Auer Bakery - Center WEST

  • New LED lighting for Haller, unique store with tradition

    Place: Ferdinand Haller, confectionery and gift shop City, country: Graz, Austria Luminaires: Avior Track LED Author of the lighting solution: Stefan Kölsch, LEDFORLIVING

    New LED lighting for Haller, unique store with tradition
  • OMS to Present the Psychology of Lighting for Retail Success at EuroShop 2014

    DOJČ, Slovakia — January 16, 2014 — OMS Lighting, Europe’s leading lighting manufacturer and lighting solutions provider, today announced it will showcase its industry leading lighting solutions for the retail sector as an exhibitor at EuroShop 2014, “The World’s Leading Retail Trade Fair” from February 16-20 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

    OMS to Present the Psychology of Lighting for Retail Success at EuroShop 2014

    With the theme, “Lighting Psychology for Retail Success”, OMS invites the world’s largest retail brands, renowned lighting designers and architects to experience the powerful impact the Right Light has on retail success. OMS representatives will showcase retail lighting solutions for applications including accent, dynamic and shelf-level lighting, to name a few, at Stand G73 in Hall 11.

    “OMS is more than the world’s leading lighting manufacturer, we are a global project business leader who is defining the future of the lighting industry,” said Vladimir Levarsky, CEO, OMS. “Our talented lighting experts work directly with clients to design lighting solutions that drive customer engagement, purchase behaviour, and ultimately increase sales and improve brand image.”

    OMS has designed and implemented game-changing lighting solutions for global retail brands including IKEA-MEGA (Russia), Apple (Slovakia), Champion(Italy), Fnac (France), Louis Pion (Belgium), Steffl and Auer (Austria) as well as Topshop National (Australia) and many others. The company’s wide range of custom retail lighting solutions and award-winning LQS methodology make OMS a highly sought-after partner for retailers worldwide.

    “The psychology of lighting in a retail setting cannot be understated as it has a proven effect on everything from customer behaviour to their emotional engagement and perception,” said Manfred Raffler, COO, OMS. The company will present the latest in retail lighting trends, with a focus on lighting psychology in retail.

    Discover how OMS products ZIPAR TRACK, AVIOR TRACK and COMET MOTION can provide perfect accent lighting. Learn how AVIOR MOTION,ZIPAR MOTION RECESSED and AVIOR SURFACED can be used to create dynamic lighting and draw attention to shop windows. Explore how TARF ADJUSTABLE and LED strips can define shelf displays.

    With demand for OMS’ industry expertise growing, the company has assembled a new team of project managers dedicated to providing the best service for prospective customers in the retail sector. The team leverages OMS’ groundbreaking, patented system of rating lighting products and solutions, Lighting Quality Standard (LQS) to ensure the right light is used for each client application. LQS combines 20 objective rating criteria with six key elements (Ergonomics, Emotion, Ecology, Efficiency, Esprit and Exceptionality) to judge a lighting device or solution.

    Over the past 17 years, the biggest companies in the world have trusted OMS to provide not only the highest quality lighting products and solutions but overall industry education. Its European Lighting Tour (ELT) roadshow is just one example of its unique approach to generating awareness and 2014 will see continued innovation in the way it communicates with customers, partners and industry.

    The strategic partnerships developed with companies across CEE and Europe continue to play a key role in its global expansion and achievements.

    OMS’ expanding portfolio of retail clients and upcoming large-scale presence at EuroShop 2014 affirm its focus on retail sector success in 2014.

    Redefine how you look at retail with light as the cornerstone of a successful retail space. Join OMS for EuroShop 2014 at Stand G73 in Hall 11.

  • OMS solidifies its commitment to the DALI standard for digital lighting

    Today announced its status as the only lighting manufacturer in Central and Eastern Europe capable of performing DALI compatibility testing on its products, in-house. DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) is the widely adopted industry standard for digital lighting solutions. OMS’ recent purchase of a DALI testing system from Lichtvision in Germany will not only guarantee all OMS products are DALI compliant but streamline product development, ultimately benefiting OMS customers.

    OMS solidifies its commitment to the DALI standard for digital lighting

    “DALI is the true standard for digital lighting, the benchmark against which all quality digital lighting solutions should be measured,” said Ing. Jozef Martaus, PhD., Division Manager Electronic Solutions, OMS. “As the only DALI work group member with headquarters in Central and Eastern Europe, we have a responsibility to participate in DALI’s future direction while educating the lighting industry in our region on the importance of compliance.”

    According to Dr. Martaus, the ability for OMS to test new products for DALI compliance on-site shortens the product development cycle and thus reduces time to market. The time and budget savings are passed along to OMS’ valued customers, contributing to an already significant competitive advantage.

    The emergence of LED solutions, demand for energy efficient lighting and the increasing use of lighting control systems all contribute to making the DALI standard, and its compliance, more important than ever. As an established innovator in the lighting industry, OMS has a vested interest in the continued advancement of digitally controllable luminaires and control devices.

    “Our membership in the DALI working group and ability to test on-site give OMS a voice in the standardisation processes and certification conditions for new DALI products,” said Manfred Raffler, COO, OMS.

    An active member of the DALI working group since 2012, OMS is one of approximately 90 international members with an aim to keep the DALI standard as current, uniform and reliable as possible.

    The majority of OMS products are designed for use with DALI installations, including the use of DALI LED drivers, control devices and auxiliary equipment, along with DALI Layout Consulting, Addressing, Set-up, Adjustment and Programming.

     

    OMS has risen to become the fastest growing lighting company in Europe. Its research and development centre comprises 120 experts that play an integral role in advancing the future of LED in Europe, pioneering the use of nanostructures, maxtrix optics and more. With multiple patents covering unique LED solutions, OMS’ groundbreaking projects range fromLQS, LQS Composer, the Right Light and global catalogues of lighting services, to name a few.

     

    For more information, please contact:
    Ing. Jozef Martaus, PhD., Division Manager Electronic Solutions,
    Mobile: +421 917720455, email: jozef.martaus@oms.sk

  • Energy Saving Division – announcement

    In 2013 OMS established an in-house Energy Saving Division as an extension of our focus on providing customers with the highest level of service and the most effective lighting solutions.

    Energy Saving Division – announcement

    This new division, part of the Lighting Solutions Department, acts alongside the Lighting Trends Division and technical services to promote and implement the best quality and most sustainable light across all areas of application. The Energy Saving Division is responsible for the promotion of energy efficient and sustainable solutions and for increasing customer and cross-industry focus on the ecological aspects of lighting projects.

    To date, through the Energy Saving Division, OMS has instigated cooperation with the Green Building Council network, as well as becoming an endorser of the EU’s GreenLight Programme. We have also recently released LIACS, a tool that allows for the evaluation of a lighting system’s impact on air conditioning costs. We are also currently undergoing the process of updating all company materials to show in more detail the energy saving aspects of products.

    The Energy Saving Division has several key aims. Firstly to support customers with all efficiency aspects of lighting projects. Secondly, the exploration of cross-industry B2B cooperation in order to unite knowledge and strengthen our combined ability to move energy saving forward. Thirdly, the promotion of energy saving, efficiency and sustainability across all products and services with relation to EU initiatives. Fourthly, the development of educational materials and tools regarding energy saving.

    For more information contact Gabor Wein, Energy Saving Division Manager. Mobile: +421 918 482 355, email: gabor.wein@oms.sk.

  • Lighting control and monitoring can be now implemented from anywhere on the planet

    DOJČ, 21th January 2014 – Intelligent Lighting Management Systems – the right amount of light, at the right time and in the right place.

    Lighting control and monitoring can be now implemented from anywhere on the planet

    Every space is specific and therefore requires a particular lighting solution tailored to its function and user needs. Moreover, appropriate lighting needs appropriate management. In response to this OMS offers not only the luminaires required by a lighting solution, but also the means of their control. The company  has expanded its operation in the field of Lighting Management Systems, based on the extensive experience and technological knowledge in the design, project management and realisation of comprehensive lighting solutions.

    By incorporating lighting control into a system it changes it from simply being luminaires to being an intelligent solution, which ultimately makes life easier.Technology has developed towards the use of automation in all areas, lighting being no exception.  Statistical analysis of developing lighting trends shows that up to 90 % of new and renovated lighting installations will be equipped with a Lighting Management System (LMS). Furthermore, new technologies and products are more and more focused on economical and ecological responsibility, both of which are greatly advanced by the use of an LMS.

    Taking control of your lighting you will afford you greater freedom, because lighting management means to dynamically change the light according to the needs of the user. An appropriately designed LMS allows us to benefit from energy savings as well as being more comfortable and independent. Within the framework of project development, OMS provides a comprehensive range of services covering lighting design, project management, realisation and after-sales. The service of designing and realising an LMS can be delivered as part of a comprehensive design project, or independently for those installations that require updating or do not currently have an LMS. And of course, besides standard lighting it is also possible to control RGB lightingfor both indoor and outdoor applications. Individual lighting management tools cover a wide range of functions, from simple manual control for small spaces such as individual offices or classrooms, to advanced control of comprehensive systems for large spaces such as manufacturing premises or sports ground. OMS uses LMS structures that are able to support more than 15,000 luminaires, including their control and monitoring, which can be implemented from anywhere on the planet.

    The choice of what kind of control elements will be used depends on the individual needs of each space and each customer. The LMS project covers the complete evaluation of the space, savings calculation, design of control elements and their programming, testing and the training of those who will use the system, ending with a final system audit to ensure its effective operation. A managed lighting system can be controlled using switches, touch panels, smart devices, computers… the combination of which ensures maximum user comfort and convenience. The design and realisation of an effective LMS means that you will always have the quality and quantity of light when and where you need it.

    VIDEO attachment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPENoeP1DcM

  • LIACS software - new tool to help increase energy savings from lighting

    The LIACS tool is a calculation software designed to show and quantify the impact of the lighting system upon the air condition system`s cooling load.

    LIACS software - new tool to help increase energy savings from lighting

    Every light source and luminaire generates heat by radiation, conduction or convection and therefore has an adverse influence on Air Condition Systems. But, there is a significant difference between light source technologies - the older technologies dissipate more heat, the newer ones less. The use of energy efficient lighting reduces the cooling load of the space, further reducing energy consumption.

    OMS lighting´s experts in cooperation with students from Technical University of Romanian Cluj-Napoca at professional internship in OMS developed LIACS software as a tool for architects, lighting designers, engineers, facility service companies and developers. With the LIACS tool they can precisely calculate the effect of used lighting system and find the most efficient lighting solution from the AC system`s aspect, which leads to an increase of energy savings.

    A special microsite has been created to provide you direct access to the LIACS and to allow you to define the effect of a lighting system on a cooling load of a space and download the resulting charts.

  • OMS Introduced the Current Situation and Prospects of LED Technologies at the Conference „Svetlo 2013“ (Light 2013)

    The 20th year of the conference was held on 23rd – 25th October at the hotel Permon at Podbanské in the High Tatras.

    OMS Introduced the Current Situation and Prospects of LED Technologies at the Conference „Svetlo 2013“ (Light 2013)

     

    DOJČ, 7th November 2013 – The 20th year of the conference was held on 23rd – 25th October at the hotel Permon at Podbanské in the High Tatras. 

    The conference was aimed at the latest knowledge and innovations in the area of the lighting technique and offered the professionals as well as the professional public that took part in the event space for discussion and exchange of experience. The company OMS took part in the event not only as the main partner but it also actively participated in the conference programme. A team of experts from the R&D department contributed to the programme with a few thematic papers which aroused great interest among the visitors - LED Technologies – Today and Prospects (Smola, A. – Mácha, M. – Martaus, J.); Artificial Skies and Model Measurements of Daily Illuminance (Darula, S. – SAV, Mácha, M. – OMS); Computer Simulation Possibilities of Luminance Distribution on Illuminated Hemisphere (Mácha, M. – OMS); Design of Asymmetric Reflectors for Linear Fluorescent Lamp T5 and Linear LED Lighting Source (Pazdera, M. – OMS); LQS Composer PRO (Jančuška, M. – OMS).

  • Project of lighting of Champion stores in Italy continues

    Project of lighting of Champion stores in Italy continues

    Project of lighting of Champion stores in Italy continues

     

    Successful cooperation on the project of lighting for Champion sportswear boutiques in Italy continues. OMS in partnership with Grandi Talenti company designed and realized the project of lighting for another one, newly opened boutique in Bassano del Grappa. Realizations for new boutiques in other Italian cities are being prepared. 

    LED luminaires used in the project are Downlight Caim, Downlight Prepus and Modul Avior Motion, which has been specially customized upon customer request. It comprises three Downlight Avior Motion units which are joined into one fixture with the possibility to adjust each unit´s direction of light distribution independently.

  • Showroom that showcases the latest developments

    Showroom that showcases the latest developments

    Showroom that showcases the latest developments

     

    We have updated our state-of-the-art showroom to include all the latest developments from OMS.

    Find displayed the latest LED technologies, including Cree TrueWhite. Uncover the possibilities provided by separately controlled blue LED ambient lighting, TunableWhite and RGB colour mixing. Discover truly futuristic technologies like invisible lighting and nanostructures. Then interact with it all using ultra-modern controls.

    Take a walk around and see how we will illuminate the future.

  • The Company OMS Aims at Becoming the Leader in the Area of Nanotechnologies

    The Company OMS Aims at Becoming the Leader in the Area of Nanotechnologies

    The Company OMS Aims at Becoming the Leader in the Area of Nanotechnologies

     

    Dojč, 17th October 2013 

    The independent research department of the company OMS aimed at solving the area of light optics is recording the first results in the area of nanotechnology development. In partnership with a nanotechnology company from the foreign country develops and tests samples of exceptionally high precision optics typified by a faultless accuracy of detail expressed in tens of nanometres. This technology enables one to check and direct the luminous flux of the luminaire with a high degree of accuracy and to create effects which the current standard technology does not permit (img. Nanostructure Registry Machine). The optics on the basis of nanotechnologies is able to achieve an accurate directing of the luminous flux, its splitting up into numerous angles and a reduction or vice versa in its concentration. In this respect the optics based on nanotechnologies is able to replace the standard technologies to the full extent and it can also achieve such parameters that the standard technologies would not allow. This type of optics provides the designers of the company with entirely new opportunities for designing a new generation of luminaires.

     

  • Presentation of the latest lighting trends in Montenegro

    OMS presented the latest technology in lighting following newest trends, which is offered to the Montenegrin market.

    Presentation of the latest lighting trends in Montenegro

     

    DOJC, 27th September 2013 - On the occasion of the new cooperation with Sindarela Commerce, OMS presented the latest technology in lighting following newest trends, which is offered to the Montenegrin market, at the hotel Podgorica on 19th September 2013.

    “The company Sindarela commerce which distributes about 25 world known brands in the territory of Montenegro has expanded its offer with the assortment of three brands of one of the leading European lighting companies, OMS. It is important to say that company OMS has 130 engineers, ready to comply with special requests of the buyers, making photometric calculations, 3D renderings, 98% of the production is being exported to 122 countries, including Scandinavian countries, Germany, Switzerland, France, and many others.” – said Mr. Zoran Vuksanovic, the owner and general manager of the company Sindarela Commerce.

    ...VIDEO OMS, SINDARELA...

    “The company Sindarela Commerce is our exclusive partner for Montenegro and I am convinced that we will achieve excellent results in the future.” – said Mr. Ludovit Kudela, OMS account manager for Balkan states.  

    Anton Kozubik, OMS head of product management, presented all the three OMS product brands, as well as the production process of the company. He expressed the belief that OMS in cooperation with Sindarela Commerce will help to set new standards in lighting in Montenegro.

    The presentation was attended by many visitors, architects, electrical-engineers, investors and representatives of leading construction companies in Montenegro, as well as the mass-media.

     

  • OMS at the Swiss technology fair ineltec 2013

    Together with its partner Swiss company Küttel exhibited on 10th to 13th September at the technology fair for building and infrastructure.

    OMS at the Swiss technology fair ineltec 2013

     

    DOJC, 20th September 2013 - OMS , together with its partner Swiss company Küttel exhibited on 10th to 13th September at the technology fair for building and infrastructure Ineltec 2013 in Basel, Switzerland.

    This successful event once again confirmed its position as an important communication and information platform, providing an overview of the latest innovations and trends. The exhibition and accompanying conferences and round tables were centered around the main theme of the event, intelligent networking of buildings. OMS presented the new luminaire Duelis and other products from the portfolio; Track Avior, Freyn, Prestige, Modul Box, Noviel and Castor.

  • OMS Retail Lighting at the Shopping Center Forum 2013

    On 18th to 19th September the Shopping Center Forum 2013 (its autumn edition) takes place in Warsaw.

    OMS Retail Lighting at the Shopping Center Forum 2013

     

    DOJČ, 16th September 2013 – On 18th to 19th September the Shopping Center Forum 2013 (its autumn edition) takes place in Warsaw. It is a regular meeting of sellers and developers dealing with shopping centres and at the same time the biggest event of this type in Central Europe.

    OMS is one of the companies that present top-quality service and technologies for retail at this event. OMS will present itself in a presentation truck which will be placed directly in front of the entrance to the Warsaw centre EXPO XXI in a programme aimed at presenting projects of shopping centres, conferences, networking and displays of modern technologies and services. The programme and selection of luminaires in the mobile showroom is specially adapted to introducing modern solutions for illuminating the shopping spaces but also products demonstrating the latest technologies. The showroom visitors will be able to see luminaires which fulfil the criteria for effective lighting of the shopping and presentation spaces and support positively the atmosphere of the shopping space; Noviel, Prepus, Track Seeller, Air, Track Zipar, Prestige LED, Rebell, Track Cube, Avior Motion, Track Avior, Tubus Vision, Tubus Phact, Comet Motion, Downlight Quadro and others.

    Click here for more info about event.

     

  • OMS University Brings a New Method of Education for Leaders in Slovakia

    OMS University Brings a New Method of Education for Leaders in Slovakia

    OMS University Brings a New Method of Education for Leaders in Slovakia

     

    2nd September 2013. The company OMS, spol. s r.o., a prominent producer of luminaires, supplier of lighting solutions and owner of an extensive know-how in the area of research and development in the lighting line of business introduced today an educational project – OMS University – during an opening ceremony and welcomed of its first year students. 

    The OMS University is a unique project in the environment of the Slovak companies which offers the employee a chance to become a basic pillar in the company structure with a human potential. It has an ambition to bring up leaders for all management levels by the most modern methods. The OMS University is determined for the company employees as well as for external persons, who are interested in an innovative educational system through a complex programme with a credit system, one-time trainings and summer academies or specialised lectures with foremost personalities and experts. 

    The educational programmes are oriented on practice; they include participation in concrete projects and realisation of practical management. The university students who passed the assessment centre before beginning of the study will use the most modern forms of study in the form of e-books, iPad, iPod, video lessons or e-learning.

    “We want you to experience such a style of study so that you will acquire much more than you expect and we want to do it with passion,”

    emphasised Vladimír Levársky in his address.

     

     

    The necessity to create a new educational model for the company needs resulted from the alteration of the firm into a global player performing in 122 countries worldwide which employs a lot of foreign specialists. “We are opening our door for people from other towns, regions and countries. For people who have different working experience, who speak other languages. And just this is one of the moments when we realised the necessity of the OMS University project. We are beginning to look inside our firm with a higher emphasis for us to give a chance to people who are already our colleagues but also to those who want to become our employees,” said Ľubomír Vačok, one of the OMS University founders.

  • OMS Design competition 2013

    OMS Lighting in collaboration with Slovak design centre proudly presents the 2013 OMS Design Competition.

    OMS Design competition 2013

     

    OMS Lighting in collaboration with Slovak design centre proudly presents the 2013 OMS Design Competition.

    We are looking for ideas and concepts from the designers community to create an entirely new vision for a luminaire of the future. 

    The competition is divided in two categories. The category A „Innovative LED luminaire design“  is focusing on conceptual design proposals of a LED luminaire, without any limits for its application. Therefore you do not need to use existing luminaire design categories as base, but you can create a new luminaire concept or product. The category B is for „Conceptual control of luminaire by human interaction“.

    Registration and application form

    The competition is limited for professional designers and design students within the EU countries only. The competitors are required to submit an application to register for the competition, otherwise we do not accept submitted design proposal. The application is free of charge. The competitors register here.

    Judging criteria

    Jury will award designs and concepts which are original, creative and innovative in terms of their formal aspects. Application form must be submitted before deadline expires. Design proposals must be delivered before deadline for submission expires.

    Categories

    A - Innovative LED luminaire design - conceptual design proposals of a LED luminaire, without any particular limitations to form, function, or performance.

    B - Conceptual control of luminaire - human interaction - human-machine interaction in a creative way, without any particular limitations to form, function or performance.

    Deadline for submitting applications and design proposals is extended to 2.9.2013!

    Any inquiries please mail to michlikova@scd.sk or samuel.rihak@oms.sk

    To register and find more information visit the Slovak design centre website.

     

  • Energy-saving LED luminaires in stores

    Energy-saving LED luminaires in stores

    Energy-saving LED luminaires in stores

    OMS uses Osram LEDs in its newest luminaire - STARTRACK from OMS’ ELITE portfolio.

    The right lighting in stores has a very significant impact on how shoppers perceive merchandise. When staged with proper lighting, exhibits in galleries and at trade fairs stand out from the competition.

    With Startrack from OMS, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors equips a luminaire for the retail sector using high-performance Golden Dragon Plus LED. These LEDs have impressive specifications and are of small size. In retail outlets as well as numerous other sectors, they enable merchandise and exhibits to be viewed in the right light.

    For the Startrack luminaire, OMS uses the Golden Dragon LED in various white tones. Thus the light colour can be selected easily depending on the type of product or exhibit. With its small dimensions, the Golden Dragon Plus can be easily incorporated in the luminaire and offers luminaire designers a great deal of flexibility and creative scope. Their long life of over 50,000 hours (depending on operating conditions) and superior efficiency ensure prolonged usage and therefore, reduced payback period.

    The Startrack has been designed to be incorporated in existing aluminium rails. The luminaire is suitable for virtually any store lighting application. It can be individually adjusted so the light direction can be flexibly modified. Eight Golden Dragon LEDs per luminaire (10W input) replace a 75W halogen lamp. As LEDs do not emit heat generated by light, no harm can be done to sensitive products such as food or valuable exhibits.

    „For luminaire producers like OMS, LEDs are a technology we really want to shape. Today, we are certain that LEDs are fundamentally changing luminaire design and enable new applications such as integration in ceilings and furniture."

    Martin Bílek, OMS.

    ABOUT OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS 

    OSRAM is a part of the Industry sector of Siemens and one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world. Its subsidiary, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH in Regensburg (Germany), offers to customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has production sites in Regensburg (Germany) and Penang (Malaysia). Its headquarters for North America are in Sunnyvale (USA), and for Asia in Hong Kong. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors also have sales offices throughout the world. (For more information go to www.osram-os.com.) OSRAM, the parent company, offers to customers a complete supply chain in the LED sector including components, modules and solutions. More than 50% of annual outlay on research and development is devoted to these technologies.

    The original article can be found here: http://www.ledsmagazine.com/press/28438

  • Why did we rebrand the OMS product range

    Why did we rebrand the OMS product range

    Why did we rebrand the OMS product range

     

    OMS has been providing comprehensive services in the area of interior and exterior lighting design for almost 20 years. 

    During the last three years, our product portfolio has included a product line named after the company itself: OMS. The time has come to rebrand this product line to better reflect its unique position in our portfolio. As such, we have renamed ‘OMS’ to ‘Advanced’. Therefore, our product lines are now: Elite, Advanced, Unolux. This new brand segmentation leverages support from OMS’ proprietary tools; LQS and the support of the LQS composer, LED Academy, and LMS (lighting management system), to ensure products are divided into different Right Light applications. 

    OMS’ decades of lighting industry knowledge and industry-leading technical skill allow us to quickly adapt to customer needs and offer comprehensive support to address each phase of the illumination process. From project concept and lighting installation to service and adjustments, we work work with our clients to design the right solution for a given space and also help them select the right luminaires. 

    Our company has a wide portfolio of lighting fixtures at its disposal and is able to customise lighting solutions according to a client’s specific requirements. Our many years of experience, strong technical background and emphasis on research and development enable us to provide our clients with complete support in their search for the most effective management system.

     

  • Simple installer for Dialux

    Simple installer for Dialux

    Simple installer for Dialux

     

    Click the link which runs new plug-in installation with database of our products.

    Download packed .exe file

    Installing the program will facilitate your OMS product search. Every lighting fixture includes photometric files, pictures, and the photometric curve. Products are grouped by OMS product line (OMS, Elite, Unolux). The OMS and Unolux product lines are further segmented into indoor and outdoor applications.

    The plug-in is designed specifically for DIALux program users to enable a fast and easy search of our products by product line or category, as well as the direct import of photometric files into open projects. However, the plug-in can also be used without installation of the DIALux program. Once the plug-in is installed, an Internet connection is no longer required. The product database consists of more than 2,200 OMS lighting fixtures.

  • Research and Industry - Partnership

    Research and Industry - Partnership

    Research and Industry - Partnership

     

    Partnerships between academic institutions and commercial companies deliver extraordinary results.

    The academic and commercial sectors were perceived as incompatible in Slovakia, until now. Today these two sectors have a much closer relationship than anyone could have imagined. The public/private sector partnership between Slovak University’s Institute of Electronics and Photonics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and OMS is proof positive that these partnerships produce extraordinary results. 

    1On July 10th, 2012, OMS opened a new showroom at its headquarters in Dojč, near Senica.

    OMS is an industry leader in lighting fixture production and as a supplier of complex lighting solutions to customers in 122 countries worldwide. As one of just a few companies in this industrial line of business, it has its own research and development department. In an effort to continually achieve better results and offer customers the most modern technological solutions, it proposed a collaboration with Slovak University’s Institute of Electronics and Photonics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. The offer received a positive response and last October, the partners created the basis for their collaboration – a successful project called LED Lab.

    The main goals of this cooperation were to: a) nurture bright academic minds with high technical levels of education to focus on designing the management and realisation of new LED lights b) develop high-quality products at reasonable prices with functionality that surpass the competition c) submit patents resulting from research and development d) develop organic LED and lighting fixtures.

    The LED Lab, the showcase of the collaboration between these industrial and academic partners, is building the foundation for educating the lighting industry’s future specialists and qualified experts. OMS understands the quality of the Lab has a direct impact on the calibre of these future industry leaders. Therefore, OMS has invested in building and purchasing devices for a specialised lab on the university premises aimed at applied research in the area of micro-electronics. The university students will have the opportunity here to learn everything about the technical aspects of lighting, from basic terms through to lighting fixture design and programming lighting systems. They will also deal with the development of electromechanical interfaces, electronic design and/or programming, from planning to implementation. The entire experience is designed to prepare students for the industry.OMS presented the first results of this collaboration at Light+Building 2012, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services technology in Frankfurt am Main. It presented two highly technologically advanced products. The first product was Modul Razzor, a lighting fixture with a moveable light intensity distribution curve without any moveable parts. The second product displayed was the intelligent lighting management system, OMS Central Power Source (CPS). Enabling customers to substantially reduce energy costs, OMS CPS delivers a degree of lighting management system that previously required high installation costs. Among its most notable features, the CPS system can be implemented into existing wiring. 

    A non-traditional combination of "aesthetics, design and modern technology." MODUL Razzor, with full LED backlighting, presents the latest generation of the LED light sources.

    OMS and Slovak University’s Institute of Electronics and Photonics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology are currently working on five joint projects. One example is their collaboration on the development of the integrating sphere, a measuring device that is available on the market for approximately 80,000 EUR. The goal of the project is to manufacture a device of a higher quality for a substantially lower price (5,000 EUR) under the proviso of maintaining the quality and accuracy of the measurements. They are also working on optimising OMS’ goniophotometer device. The goal of the project is to develop a smaller scale version that would measure LED light sources and their characteristics with secondary optics of a refractor type (lens). They are also continuing development of an Elite version of the OMS Central Power Source (CPS) system, intended for the most demanding customers. 

    The cooperation between the academic sector and OMS is a direct connection to the industry and also means a certain rate of dynamics in the framework of R&D. "The applied commerial research is, compared to basic research, substantially more dynamic, with a strong focus on achieving the final output," says Ing. Jozef Martaus, PhD., OMS, s. r.o.

    The partnership between OMS and the Slovak University of Technology is endorsed by the Slovak Research and Development Agency under the project scheme, “Centre of Collaboration for the Transfer of Innovative Technologies from Research to Industry”. The financial model consists of a financial contribution from the industry partner, OMS, and a matching financial contribution from the Slovak Research and Development Agency. To date, OMS has invested 115,000 EUR into its framework and will invest an additional 120,000 EUR by the end of this year.

    Author: Marcela HeglasováBratislava,  September 13, 2012Link to original post

  • PRlog - free press release

    PRlog - free press release

    PRlog - free press release

     

    OMS and Giugiaro Architettura join forces. 

    Both sides identify the partnership as a strategic one: one brings a "brand" design, the other, a new market.

    The largest manufacturer of lighting equipment in Central and Eastern Europe, OMS, will produce products designed by Giugiaro trademark. The Slovak company and the prestigious Italian design studio have agreed to a cooperation. OMS will introduce light fixtures developed with Giugiaro Architettura at LIGHT & BUILDING 2010, which takes place April 11-16 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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  • Osram employees use OMS lighting solution

    Osram employees use OMS lighting solution

    Osram employees use OMS lighting solution

     

    OMS’ lighting solution decreases energy consumption for one of lighing industry’s market leaders by 50 % 

    Though German Osram is one of the world’s leading lamp producers, the lighting solution for the cafeteria in its Regensburg headquarters was handed over to Slovak luminaire producer OMS. The fastest growing player in the global lighting industry did not let down its long-term business partner. The custom-made solution has not only reduced energy requirements by half but also provided full lighting control, with higher light output and better colour rendering index.

    “This is a logical continuation of a long-term cooperation,” says Ales Markytan from Osram Opto Semicondictors. The strong bond between the German lamp and component producer and the Slovak luminaire manufacturer was forged in the 90s. Osram has become a longtime lamp provider for OMS and the two cooperate closely in the research and development of lighting solutions. For these reasons, Osram chose OMS to provide the illumination solution for its employee cafeteria - where Osram staff replenish their stamina during the workday.

    The Osram cafeteria lighting solution used a special optical system called a microprismatic diffuser, which provides homogenous lighting without glare. Every luminaire is equipped with a dimmable LED driver that has full control through the DALI interface. Sufficient illumination together with a high colour rendering index provide a feeling and atmosphere of relaxation.

    “The active lighting management and more efficient light sources have decreased energy consumption in the space by half,” said Mr. Markytan. He has high praise for OMS’ work and confirms the Regensburg cooperation will not be their last. Both companies are already working together on the “Brilliant Mix” project, which aims to provide higher quality lighting and the possibility to tune the light colour.

     

  • OMS is expanding to India

    OMS has chosen a strong local partner Eon Electric to successfully enter the Indian lighting market.

    OMS is expanding to India

     

    OMS has chosen a strong local partner Eon Electric to successfully enter the Indian lighting market.

    India and Asia are generally considered ‘foreign territory’ by most people from Central Europe yet the market potential is undeniable. In order to successfully compete with strong domestic producers, OMS has decided to join forces with a strong local partner and together they have established a joint-venture, Luxtra Lighting.

    „Our goal is to overcome competitors with our high quality product and unmatched lighting industry knowledge,” said Roman Krška, commercial director for OMS. “The plan is to fully realize India’s market potentia. The decision to enter the Indian market has also been fostered by the enormous technological advances the country is experiencing."

    One of the main goals in India is also to open a research and development division to leverage the talent of local universities. OMS does not enter a new market without first having knowledge of that market. For this reason, Luxtra Lighting was established with leading local electrical producer, Eon Electric. This new company will focus on the Asian markets. “The fact that we share common values such as transparency, flexibility and a commitment to innovation meant the negotiations went along quickly,” said Vladimír Levársky, founder and CEO of OMSEon Electric is one of the most important producers of high-tech electrical products for distribution, protection, control and conservation of electrical energy in India. With more than 50 years of tradition, it employs 3,000 people at the time. Luxtra Lighting is a joint venture of both OMS and Eon Electric focused on producing high quality light fixtures in India and other Asian countries.

  • OMS Central Power Source

    OMS’ Central Power Source (CPS) delivers an innovative solution to centralized power supplies for lighting fixtures.

    OMS Central Power Source

     

    OMS’ Central Power Source (CPS) delivers an innovative solution to centralized power supplies for lighting fixtures. 

    The CPS system features intelligent communication interfaces, modular rated power, plug and play operation, to name a few. Centralizing AC/DC converters from lighting fixtures to the central unit allows for luminaires that are smartly designed, more efficient, smaller, lighter, and cheaper (e.g. no need for driver-box). Since communication between luminaires and the central unit runs over DC power line, no additional wires are needed and therefore, it’s possible to integrate CPS into the existing installations. Optional DALI or 1-10V interfaces can be provided to ensure back-end compatibility with existing systems.

  • New Catalogues and Brochures

    If you don't have the 2012 catalogues and brochures, please use the links below to discover OMS’ exciting lighting trends and technologies.

    New Catalogues and Brochures

     

    If you don't have the 2012 catalogues and brochures, please use the links below to discover OMS’ exciting lighting trends and technologies.

    All new products are included with detailed specifications. Also, be sure to check out our newest book releases for 2012; the Corporate book and LQS book.

    ... or try screen or print versions downloadable from DOWNLOAD ZONE

  • New Catalogues 2013

    The highly anticipated ELITE, ADVANCED and UNOLUX 2013 catalogues have arrived.

    New Catalogues 2013

     

    The highly anticipated ELITE, ADVANCED and UNOLUX 2013 catalogues have arrived.

    The 2013 catalogues have been enhanced with OMS’ newest, most technically superior and effective luminaires and accessories. The lighting solutions presented fulfill the strictest aesthetical, technical and ecological requirements for a unique light design that is exclusive to OMS. In addition, OMS’ LQS and LED Academy have been thoroughly explained featuring an easy-to-understand graphical format courtesy of author Dr. Jozef Martaus. The catalogues are available in English, Slovak, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian. The UNOLUX 2013 catalogue is published as a universal version, featuring all seven languages.

  • Meet OMS Design in New Virtual Showroom

    Meet OMS Design in New Virtual Showroom

    Meet OMS Design in New Virtual Showroom

     

    Now you have an opportunity to try OMS luminaires in an interactive virtual showroom.

    This virtual showroom displays advanced lighting technologies and modern luminaire design like those found in our actual showroom, which is located at OMS company headquarters in Dojč. Compared to standard virtual exhibitions, the OMS virtual showroom incorporates a level of functionality and interactivity that is second to none. Not only do visitors have an opportunity to see the luminaires in the showroom, but to control each of them.

     

    More than 70 luminaires from the Advanced and Elite product lines are divided into 11 groups based on the types installed in the modern showroom space. The virtual showroom is based on six main panoramic views, four of which represent various camera positions in the room while the other two illustrate the functions of the Modul Eye luminaire control and LED strip colour variations. Each view was recorded with the HDR technique featuring a dynamic exposure range. As such, to achieve the luminaire control functionality, more than 100 snapshots were required to create six panoramic images. The presentation works on virtually all screens with a common resolution; from the PC to lower-resolution tablets and smartphones with a minimum resolution of 800x480 pixels. It is compatible with the Android and iOS operating systems.

    What does the showroom offer visitors? After a short welcome, visitors are given simple instructions that introduce the individual functions. Help can be accessed at anytime throughout the presentation. Visitors are encouraged to take full advantage of the opportunities to play with light. They can switch every luminaire on and off, try dimming, select direct and indirect illumination and choose colour variations through the RGB mix. A virtual iPad controls all luminaires in addition to two touch panels; one for displaying the control environment of the Becrux luminaire and the other, for testing the Modul Eye fixture, with direct and indirect lighting options. The RGB touch panel allows visitors to test the fun and sophisticated light colour scale on the Downlight Vision luminaire. The panel also allows the continuous passing through of colour variants via the RGB mix buttons as well as the regulation of the light’s saturation and brightness. Memory buttons can be used to save favourite combinations 

    Visitors can learn about each light through additional controls. For example, hovering over a luminaire with the mouse will display its name. Clicking the camera will zoom in on the light while revealing the panel with additional information on the luminaire. For those wanting more detailed data on the luminaire, clicking on the “datasheet” button will lead them to the luminaire’s product section on the website. The showroom also allows visitors to control the LED strips through the RGB mix functions, featuring nine colour options as well as adjustable colour combinations and colour programmes. Visitors also get helpful tips; visible on the bottom part of the screen, while navigating through the showroom. We invite you to experience our unique virtual showroom and explore our portfolio of luminaires, ‘hands-on’.

    Visit OMS Showroom

  • Luxtra futuresmart was successfully presented at the international lighting trade fair Light India 2012

    Luxtra futuresmart was successfully presented at the international lighting trade fair Light India 2012

    Luxtra futuresmart was successfully presented at the international lighting trade fair Light India 2012

     

    The 7th Annual Light India; India’s largest lighting exhibition in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers, was held October 5-8 at the Pragati Maidan exhibition centre in New Delhi.

    Luxtra Lighting, a joint venture between OMS and Eon Electric, successfully presented its product and technological innovations, including the Elite brand and LQS system.

    This year’s event showcased the newest products, technologies and trends from lighting industry producers across the globe and covered a gross area of 16,000 sq.m. Exhibition organizers Elcom (Electric Lamp & Component Manufacturers Association of India) and ISLE (Indian Society of Light Engineers) partnered for the first time with Messe Frankfurt, the world’s largest trade fair organizer who currently organises three of the most prestigious lighting industry shows in the world.

    Providing a large number of product categories, Light India 2012 offered a comprehensive and inspiring trade and marketing platform to visitors. Led by its President Mr. Sunil Bakhshi, the Luxtra Lighting team solidified the company’s position as a strong producer of high-end products. The uniqueness of the Elite range; a key brand for the Indian market, was demonstrated during the event. In addition, OMS’ presentation of its LQS system to the professional public formed an important part of the company´s exhibition at Light India 2012. Luxtra Lighting captured the attention and interest of trade fair participants, comprised of a wide range of lighting industry professionals including architects, designers, engineers, distributors as well as the general public.

  • LED Lab and New Research Projects of Lighting Presented to General Public

    LED Lab and New Research Projects of Lighting Presented to General Public

    LED Lab and New Research Projects of Lighting Presented to General Public

     

    DOJČ, February 15, 2013 – On January 30th, The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava opened its workplace and labs to the general public.

    This event was designed to showcase the faculty’s workplaces, labs and technical equipment to those interested in studying at the faculty. OMS and The Institute of Electronics and Photonics of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology presented the LED Lab, a joint workplace focused on LED technology development.

     

    During the event, the LED Lab was shown to a large audience who had a unique opportunity to learn about the lab’s activities, directly from its employees. The lab supports research for modern lighting systems, training in the management of new LED systems, development of LED technologies and also presents research findings to both the professional lighting community and the general public. Established in 2011 as a company and university collaboration the LED DesignLab has since expanded with the addition of the SoftLab, a workplace that provides training on programming lighting systems.

    Lab employees as well as representatives from OMS and The Institute of Electronics and Photonics showcased the lab and its technical equipment. Visitors had an opportunity to learn about the development and manufacture of new luminaires, from electronic and thermal design through to the software development required for managing intelligent luminaires. Models of actual, current projects resulting from this private/public sector collaboration were introduced. The presentation of digital lighting management through mobile devices (we are just preparing its launch to the market) was met with a very positive response.

    OMS also unveiled the newest version of its innovative LED luminaire, Modul Razzor during the event. In its final phase of development, Modul Razzor is undergoing testing in the lab. OMS and the Institute of Electronics and Photonics are collaborating on several additional research projects including:

    • Development of a central feeding system, CPS, which centralizes lighting management with a graphical touch interface and wireless control system suitable for retail or presentation areas
    • Design and realisation of a ball integrator, a special device for measuring the light parameters which is set to be completed in the first half of the year
    • The IP IK modul, featuring a design adapted for exteriors and demanding conditions

    During the two-year collaboration between OMS and the university, many innovative products and concepts have been developed and showcased internationally, confirming the importance and effectiveness of public-private partnerships.

    The collaboration between OMS and the Slovak University of Technology on the project framework, “Centre of Collaboration for Transfer of Innovative Technologies from Research to Practice” is realised with support of the Slovak Research and Development Agency’s programme “Support for the Cooperation of Universities and the Slovak Academy of Sciences with Entrepreneurship”(CUSASE).

     

  • LED Lab

    LED Lab

    LED Lab

    The highest quality research and development is critical for innovative companies like OMS.

    To ensure an environment of continued innovation, OMS has initiated a close cooperation with Slovak University’s Department of Microelectronics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. This follows OMS’ successful cooperation with Slovak University’s Department of industrial Design and Department of Lighting Technology on the launch of the LED Academy. The 50th anniversary of the Department of Microelectronics foundation also marked the opening of the LED Lab; the culmination of a six month study, “Academic Field and Industry Connection”.

    The LED Lab will focus on the following key activities:

    • Technical training aimed at developing solutions for design, electronic control and LED luminaires developed using electric and optic methods;
    • Development of design methodologies for intelligent lighting management systems and the creation of new functional standards for application-specific LED light sources;
    • Support of mutual research and development activities in the field of organic LED (OLED);
    • Preparation of academic and professional contributions; their presentation to experts and the general public through professional forums or conferences, magazines and industry reports, or through use of web applications;
    • Granting patents in compliance with results in fields of LED and OLED development, research and application;
    • Presentation of OMS’ social responsibility for development and education in both the LED Lab and in the Slovak University of Technology. 

     

    OMS provided complete lab reconstruction and invested in the purchase of required devices. Our Elite products Indirect Vega LED (versions: Basic, Blue Decorative, RGB Decorative) and Modul Ray Tunable White contribute to the lab’s lighting. The entire lighting system is adapted for teaching the wide range of settings offered by DALI management.

     

    The lab’s entrance area is illuminated with our latest LED Spots (Track Lotus, Track Avior Advanced, Track Cube and Track Air), which throw light on illustrated posters that explain a lumaire’s composition. Lab visitors can learn about basic lighting terms (luminous flux, white colour light temperature, CRI, etc.) through to the construction/function/structure of luminaires and the practical use of our newest lighting systems (mode of lighting scene, setting of required light temperature, etc.).

  • From fantasy to reality

    From fantasy to reality

    From fantasy to reality

     

    Illimitable colour composition, smooth colour transition, light and shadow effects. All these are important architectural elements of the future. Innovative and high-quality luminaires create luxurious lighting effects and present new dimension in architectural lighting. The latest LED technology complies with users’ and investors’ creative, technical, and practical requests.

    LED products provide high lumen output and long lifetime.

    Architainment luminaires are suitable to be used from small areas to large spaces to create professional atmosphere for entertainment and leisure. Lighting solutions are sustainable for various indoor/outdoor applications, such as lighting of shop windows, commercial and cultural sociable centers, open spaces, as well as clubs and restaurants.

    Our close cooperation with leading suppliers of components provides reliability with a technical and practical conditions of designers and project architects.

     
    Building. Park. Residence… Let’s light them up and find the magic in. 

     New brochure Architainment is here for downloading.

     

     

  • ELT 2013 is starting

    ELT 2013 is starting

    ELT 2013 is starting

    OMS’ unique lighting roadshow, European Lighting Tour (ELT), begins its Spring tour across Europe.

    OMS’ specially furnished truck, equipped with modern lighting technology and luminaires, will hit the road from March 11th to June 21st. Its first stop will be in Warsaw, Poland for the international lighting exhibition, LIGHT 2013. It will then continue its journey through Poland to the Czech Republic, Austria, France, Belgium, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

    The ELT’s inaugural year proved to be a very successful way to present the company and its philosophy. During a period of six months in 2012, this mobile “lighting academy“ drove more than 25 thousand kilometres. It made 32 stops at trade shows, lighting exhibitions and partner-organised events in 13 European countries. More than 1,600 invited guests and visitors participated in over 100 presentations. The programme presented the latest lighting trends and OMS’ lighting philosophy featuring its Lighting Quality Standard (LQS) and the LQS Composer tool for lighting designers. Last year’s ELT was divided into Autumn and Spring tours where we succeeded in supporting brand awareness among current and prospective customers while bringing our lighting creation concept closer to them.

    This year's tour will introduce the latest trends in lighting design and technology and will continue its first year programme. “Based on last year's overwhelming success, we have decided to resume the European Lighting Tour event this year,” said Roman Krška,Commercial Director for OMS. “We look forward to sharing our newfound knowledge and this year, we will place increased focus on the individual requirements of our customers. Our goals include sharing our knowledge to help customers navigate through the world of lighting, learn from their requirements and provide them with an opportunity for discussion with our experts.”

    OMS has prepared a broad portfolio of communication materials to complement the ELT Spring 2013 tour. From corporate videos to images of OMS’ production technologies and presentations focused on OMS’ unique concepts (LQS, Right Light and LMS), the focus is on educating current and prospective customers on the company and the lighting industry. Demonstrations of new luminaires, presentations of product innovations through 3D projection, TouchPads as well as a virtual visit of a luminaire showroom will form the interactive component of the tour's programme. Company representatives will walk visitors through the programme and provide them with an expert introduction to the world of lighting. Architects, lighting planners and designers have been invited from each stop on the tour so they can learn; on the spot, about the technologies OMS is using in the area of lighting design.

     

  • Slovak Entrepreneur Of The Year Vladimír Levársky at the World Final Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013

    Slovak Entrepreneur Of The Year Vladimír Levársky at the World Final Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013

    Slovak Entrepreneur Of The Year Vladimír Levársky at the World Final Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013

     

    Vladimír Levársky, the founder and General Director of the company OMS, won the national round of the competition Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 this March. A few days ago he represented the Slovak business at the final of this competition in Monaco.

    Approximately 40 business stories fought in the Slovak round of the competition; however, the decision about the winner came surprisingly fast and was unambiguous, as the jury said. “This award means a life satisfaction for me. It is an inexpressible feeling, a very strong emotion and a new drive for further progress of the whole firm,” said Vladimír Levársky after winning the title Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 in Slovakia. The objective of this competition is to introduce important business personalities who bring positive changes to the entrepreneurial environment of the country to the general public and in this way to support further progress of entrepreneurship. 

    The competition Entrepreneur Of TheYear has been organised since 1968, when the company Ernst & Young announced it in the USA for the first time. All national winners of the current year were competing for the title in Monaco. 49 winners of the national rounds from 47 countries worldwide were nominated for the world final which took place from 5th to 9th June at the hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo. 

    “Mr Vladimir Levársky, the founder and General Director of the company OMS excellently represented the Slovak Republic at the World Final Entrepreneur Of TheYear 2013. He attracted the jury especially by his innovative approach to doing business as well as the international activities of his firm in more than 120 countries worldwide. Mr Vladimír Levársky is a perfect example of an entrepreneur – visionary whose story is an inspiration for thousands of people,” said Stand Jakubek the partner-in-chief of Ernst & Young in Slovakia.

    OMS Lighting represented by its founder was standing alongside the most significant innovative firms and personalities in their background, e.g. Infosys, Fila, Italian Brempo or Austrian Guger Technologies.

    The international jury, created by the winners and finalists of the previous years, decided directly at the venue and its decision was announced during the ceremonial gala evening on Saturday (8th June). All title-holders from individual countries were introduced during the gala evening. Vladimír Levársky was introduced to the Hall of Fame of the Entrepreneur Of The Year competition together with other finalists. At the stage he encountered face-to-face the chairman of the Ernst & Young Board of Directors Mark Weinberger. 

    “We Slovaks can hardly compete by our turnover in a world-wide competition, but in spite of that we are innovative, we can offer a lot and for me the stories of the businessmen were very inspiring, “ Vladimír Levársky who took part in the ceremonial week of assessments and declaration of results together with his son, a promising successor of his entrepreneurial path, evaluated the situation in this way.

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    http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/2013_WEOY_SK/$FILE/TS_Svetovy podnikatel roka 2013_SK.pdf

    http://www.ey.com/GL/en/About-us/Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year/World-Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year---Country-winners

    http://www.ey.com/GL/en/About-us/Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year/World-Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year---Overviewhttp://www.ey.com/SK/sk/About-us/Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year/EOY-2012-OMS-video

     

  • Champion boutique in Milan city centre dressed in new light

    Champion boutique in Milan city centre dressed in new light

    Champion boutique in Milan city centre dressed in new light

     

    OMS recently completed a project of lighting for a new store of Champion Europe, one of the leading athletic apparel brands in the world. The newly opened store, located in Commercial centre Piazza Lodi in Milan city centre is illuminated Downlight Avior Motion and Downlight Caim, LED luminaires, which provided the modern lighting solution based on advanced LED technology, as well as energy and maintenance savings. Commenting on this project, Martin Fukna, Account&Project Manager of OMS, said: “Our aim is to fulfill visions of customers and to light up another, existing or new stores all over Europe. Similar projects and cooperation examples are to follow, as OMS offers to customers not only the substitution of luminaires, but also the possibility to be unique by providing them up-to-date design, flexible time of production and consultancy of in-house lighting designers.”

  • OMS launches redesigned Grafias with industry-leading luminous efficacy values of 123 lmW

    OMS launches redesigned Grafias with industry-leading luminous efficacy values of 123 lmW

    OMS launches redesigned Grafias with industry-leading luminous efficacy values of 123 lmW

     

    The suspended, surface mounted or recessed LED luminaire with a luminous flux of 17200 lm is characterized by an unconventional design and exceptionally efficient optics. An optimized heat dissipation solution, based on convection, enables the luminaire to achieve its low weight. Grafias reaches an extremely long lifetime of up to 100 thousand hours thanks to the LED light source used. Its high degree of IP protection, IP 65, ensures its reliable operation even in areas that are demanding on the luminaire’s resistance such as storehouses, industrial areas and petrol stations.

    ...VIDEO GRAFIAS...

    According to the product’s design team, Grafias is the result of an extremely creative and productive cooperation and introduces many unconventional solutions that make the luminaire stand out among competing products.

    The luminaire’s unique design and parameters are the result of a close collaboration between the product design team and specialists from the company’s optic design, electronic design and thermal design departments. The result is a luminaire which, based on its luminous efficacy values and the total added value alone, considerably exceeds all competing products on the European market, while featuring an attractive design.

    For more detailed specifications on the Grafias, please download the PDF

  • OMS Showroom opening in Khartoum, Sudan

    OMS Showroom opening in Khartoum, Sudan

    OMS Showroom opening in Khartoum, Sudan

     

    On October 8, 2010 OMS achieved another milestone toward its global presence. 

    OMS has opened its latest store and showroom in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, the largest country in Africa.

    And what a memorable day it was. Mr. Mohamed Afifi, the local representative for OMS, had been preparing the event for months. Mr. Afifi made sure that the country’s biggest investors and investment representatives would be aware of the new possibilities. On the big day, he was supported by Ing. Martin Chyla, commerical director for OMS; Mrs. Helena Mravíková, the head of the commercial section at the Embassy of Slovak Republic in Egypt and Dr. Nasr Eddeen Sholgamy, the honorary consulate of Slovakia in Sudan. They also brought positive news from Slovakia: The country decided to write-off the State debts of Sudan, valued at 40 million euros. Slovakia became the first European country to make this decision.

    "There are many connections between Slovakia and Sudan. During my short visit I have met many people who have previously studied in our country or who are aware of the quality of products made in Slovakia."

    "There are many connections between Slovakia and Sudan. During my short visit I have met many people who have previously studied in our country or who are aware of the quality of products made in Slovakia. The African continent offers an enourmous potential in lighting. A number of great investments have been announced in Sudan and neighbouring countries, and OMS wants to be as close to its local clients as possible. Our latest portfolio of high quality, eco products will offer a strong alternative to cheap but unsustainable imports. We look forward to discussing the opportunities with local investors," said Mr. Martin Chyla during his opening speech.