DIMO organises seminar and workshop on ‘Lighting the Future’

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Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently organised a seminar and workshop on ‘Lighting the Future’ at The Sands, Kalutara. Top architects, consultants and key opinion leaders in the building and project business were invited for this event, along with their families. The invited guests and their families checked in on Friday at the hotel. The full day seminar and workshop was held on Saturday and was followed by a cocktail.

The lighting market worldwide is going through a period of technological change, with semiconductor-based technologies such as LEDs and OLEDs presenting customers with new possibilities in terms of efficiency, quality of light and flexibility. With these developments in mind DIMO decided to organise the event under the theme ‘Lighting the Future’, where senior architects, project consultants could improve their knowledge and awareness on modern and energy efficient lighting developments trending in the world. The event was organised to educate relevant individuals about the importance of maintaining international standards in selecting lighting solutions and equipment.

Every lighting professional’s dream is to “design without restrictions”. For example, LED technology opens up new possibilities in lighting design. Dynamic lighting scenes with colourful effects are produced, as are innovative lighting concepts for entire cities and intelligent lighting management systems which greatly enhance the quality of life.

Commenting on the event DIMO Chairman Ranjith Pandithage mentioned, “The developments happening in the field of lighting and related technologies is amazing. And we in Sri Lanka are not yet exposed to some of these advances. We wanted to get the best people in Europe to come down and present these wonderful technologies to our top customers. And we are very happy with the feedback we have got from both parties.”

DIMO takes pride in representing the World’s Best Engineered Brands. The best engineered brands in the lighting industry were represented at the event. Representatives from RZB, Vossloh Schwabe and Siemens participated at the event, and carried out comprehensive and technical presentations to the audience. These included videos, PowerPoint presentations, product demonstrations, detailed descriptions of key projects carried out around the world, the latest technologies in LED, advances in decorative lighting, futuristic developments in lighting, energy audits and myths and how lighting can effect changes in human moods and attitudes. They spoke on lamps, modules, light engines, OLED light designs, outdoor luminaries, indoor luminaries, dimmers and LED modules and special lighting solutions.

For more than 100 years, OSRAM has been ‘passionate about intelligent light’. The company, which is very much internationally oriented, has around 41,000 employees worldwide, supplying customers in 150 countries worldwide from its 44 production sites in 16 countries. OSRAM is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world.

RZB develops and manufactures some of the world’s finest Luminaires. They are into indoor, outdoor, safety lighting and LED Luminaires and Lamps. All RZB products are made only in Germany.

Vossloh-Schwabe is one of the largest, internationally orientated companies in the Panasonic Group. The company is one of the world´s largest manufacturers of electrical and electronic components for the lighting industry offering a comprehensive range of quality products.

Siemens modular switches and LV products offer maximum protection through integrated solutions and cutting edge technologies.

The presenters at the seminar included RZB, RZB Regional Office, Malaysia Managing Director Peter Holzinger, VS General Manager Asia Nicholas Stezler, VS Regional Sales Manager Asia Garry Tan, VS Product Manager Martin Plachta and Siemens India Territory Manager Prasad Palsokar.

DIMO Lighting has undertaken some famous projects in Sri Lanka – Khettarama Cricket Stadium, Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka Customs Building, Chaaya Blu Hotel, Cinnamon Lodge Hotel, Aitken Spence Head Office building and Kandalama Hotel are some of those.