Varilight's LED dimmer technology is recognized with a Queen's Award

April 27, 2015
British dimmer switch and electrical wiring accessory manufacturer Doyle & Tratt Products Ltd, better known by its brand name Varilight, has been named winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for business success, for the second time.

The Queen’s Award was awarded to Varilight in the category of Continuous Innovation, in recognition of its success in bringing innovation to the wiring accessory market and, in particular, for its technological development in designing LED dimmer switches.

Varilight's LED dimmer technology has brought significant growth to its business over the past two years, a trend that looks set to continue with the rapidly growing uptake in LED lighting from lighting designers and, increasingly, householders.

As the UK’s leading manufacturer of dimmer switches, Varilight were the first to react to the requirement for a dimmer switch to control LED lighting. The company undertook a complete redesign of the traditional dimmer switch to create its V-Pro series, which is equipped with features to optimise the dimming performance of LED lighting. For example, an adjustable minimum brightness setting enables the user to define the best dimming range for any given LED lighting load, eliminating flicker and exploiting the full dimming capability of individual LED lamps. Varilight’s new V-Com series builds on the company’s success by addressing the increasing need to control larger LED lighting loads.

This accolade is the latest in a string of awards for Varilight who, as pioneers in lighting and dimming technologies, have been lighting up the electrical industry for over forty years. During this time, there has been a constant need to re-evaluate the dimmer switch as new lighting technology has emerged; especially the recent generations of energy-saving light sources which have come to dominate the market. Varilight has led the way in lighting control with a series of technical innovations.

Doyle & Tratt’s Varilight brand is synonymous with quality, choice, value and innovation not only in technology but also in leading the market in on-trend decorative finishes across a comprehensive range of wiring accessories.

“We are delighted to have been recognised for this most prestigious of awards,” says company chairman Tony Doyle. “The V-Pro LED dimmer has become our flagship product and raised the profile of the Varilight brand, bringing with it increased interest in our entire range of decorative dimmers, switches and sockets. With a new European range and other export initiatives, we are well-positioned to build on our success in the UK as we introduce our world class LED dimmer switches to international markets.”


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