Forge Europa celebrates 20 years in LED industry

July 17, 2013
Date Announced: 17 Jul 2013 2013 marks a key milestone for leading LED lighting manufacturers Forge Europa, as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary. On 5th March 1993 Peter Barton set up Forge Europa, and has driven the growth and success of the company to now employing 37 people at the Cumbrian based Lighting Solutions Centre – one of the first buildings in the UK to be illuminated by 100% LED lighting. Peter Barton CEO reflects: "No one could possibly have imagined the extremely bright future that awaited the LED industry back in 1993, when the main uses for the technology were panel and status indication and applications such as passenger information displays."Key landmarks include winning the Queen's Award for Enterprise for Outstanding Innovation in 2009, HRH the Duke of York officially opening the Lighting Solutions Centre in 2012, the launch of Forge Europa’s new standard LED light engines in 2012 – distilling Forge Europa’s expertise into an exceptional standard product range that can be customised, and in 2013 raising industry standards with the breakthrough development of the high performance GU10 and MR16 LED lamps: the GU10 delivering an incredible output of 670 lumens and a 70.5lm/W efficacy.Peter Barton commented “20 Years is a major milestone for any business and we are now busily working and planning for the next 20 years!”For more information on the latest developments at Forge Europa call our technical sales team now on +44(01)229 580 000, visit us online at, and come and see us at Lux Live 2013, stand D32, Earl’s Court Two, 20th– 21st November 2013.

Sarah Simpson, marketing coordinator 012-29-580-000

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