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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from the team at Aglo Systems.

Thank you for your continued support, especially through 2020.

This year we will be donating to the worthy charity Beyond Blue in lieu of gifts. One in seven
Australians will experience anxiety or depression in their lifetime.

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best
possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. The Christmas and festive
season can be an especially difficult time for some.

If you would like to donate or seek support yourself, contact beyondblue.org.au
or 1300 22 4636.

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Our team will be taking a well-deserved break across the festive season and our office will be closed
for holidays from Friday 18th December 2020 and will reopen on Monday 4th January 2021.

Position Available: Business Development Manager – Queensland

Business Development Manager – Queensland

About the Business

Aglo Systems is a leading supplier of commercial project lighting solutions and custom manufactured architectural features within the Australian market. We have earned a solid reputation from providing high quality products, technical expertise, and personalised service. The core of our business is our growing team located in Dingley (Head office) and the Gold Coast consisting of inhouse specialists in lighting design, industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, project management, procurement, and sales. With end-to-end project management, from light planning to installation, our aim is to simplify the lighting procurement process and ‘continually improve your lighting experience’.

Role Duties and Responsibilities 

Working closely with the National Sales Director, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Engage with Specifiers, Electrical Engineers, Electrical Contractors, Retailers and Shopfitters
  • Achieve sales growth by developing relationships with new clients in order to grow the order intake and maximise customer satisfaction
  • Prospecting activities including cold calling, product & concept demonstrations and customer analysis
  • Accurately maintain CRM with all sales activities, account plans, forecasts, and account management information
  • Manage your own local client meetings, call cycles, and occasional regional trips
  • Manage your time accordingly between Business Development and Account Management (customer retention and growth)
  • Provide input, insight, strategic direction, and assistance to the business about any market developments, where the individual can demonstrate a strategy that would lead the business toward new product and project opportunities

Skills and Experience

  • Strong technical lighting knowledge
  • Relevant experience in sales/business development of retail, commercial and government sectors with a proven track record
  • Network of contacts within the electrical engineering and lighting specifications market
  • Confidence that enables you to handle objections, influence and negotiate with clients to achieve a desired outcome
  • Focused and goal oriented, looking for a career path to sales management
  • A team player that possesses a positive attitude and respects the company culture
  • Willingness to go above and beyond for customers to exceed their expectations
  • Excellent communication, influencing, negotiating, and computer skills
  • Professional and impeccable presentation

Key Benefits

  • Work for an Australian owned and operated company
  • Attractive salary package with tools of the trade
  • Transparent and realistic KPI targets and goals
  • Small, close-knit team environment
  • Strong company culture
  • Informal but professional

How To Apply

If you firmly believe you have what it takes to assist in achieving Aglo Systems brand and profitable growth ambitions, please apply here. 

Position Available: Business Development Manager – Melbourne

Business Development Manager – Melbourne

About the Business

Aglo Systems is a leading supplier of commercial project lighting solutions and custom manufactured architectural features within the Australian market. We have earned a solid reputation from providing high quality products, technical expertise, and personalised service. The core of our business is our growing team located in Dingley (Head office) and the Gold Coast consisting of inhouse specialists in lighting design, industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, project management, procurement, and sales. With end-to-end project management, from light planning to installation, our aim is to simplify the lighting procurement process and ‘continually improve your lighting experience’.

Role Duties and Responsibilities 

Working closely with the National Sales Director, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Engage with Specifiers, Electrical Engineers, Electrical Contractors, Retailers and Shopfitters
  • Achieve sales growth by developing relationships with new clients in order to grow the order intake and maximise customer satisfaction
  • Prospecting activities including cold calling, product & concept demonstrations and customer analysis
  • Accurately maintain CRM with all sales activities, account plans, forecasts, and account management information
  • Manage your own local client meetings, call cycles, and occasional regional trips
  • Manage your time accordingly between Business Development and Account Management (customer retention and growth)
  • Provide input, insight, strategic direction, and assistance to the business about any market developments, where the individual can demonstrate a strategy that would lead the business toward new product and project opportunities

Skills and Experience

  • Strong technical lighting knowledge
  • Relevant experience in sales/business development of retail, commercial and government sectors with a proven track record
  • Network of contacts within the electrical engineering and lighting specifications market
  • Confidence that enables you to handle objections, influence and negotiate with clients to achieve a desired outcome
  • Focused and goal oriented, looking for a career path to sales management
  • A team player that possesses a positive attitude and respects the company culture
  • Willingness to go above and beyond for customers to exceed their expectations
  • Excellent communication, influencing, negotiating, and computer skills
  • Professional and impeccable presentation

Key Benefits

  • Work for an Australian owned and operated company
  • Attractive salary package with tools of the trade
  • Transparent and realistic KPI targets and goals
  • Small, close-knit team environment
  • Strong company culture
  • Informal but professional
  • New office with barista quality coffee machine

How To Apply

If you firmly believe you have what it takes to assist in achieving Aglo Systems brand and profitable growth ambitions, please apply here.

Lighting Design for Industrial Lighting Applications

Lighting Design for Industrial lighting applications considers the luminaires selected based on the following criteria:  

  1. Performance
  2. Appearance

Performance of the luminaires is the important factor in Industrial applications, rather than the appearance. Our lighting designers find the right balance between the two components to achieve the best results.

The word industrial can be classified as many things. It could be food processing or manufacturing of food or food grade products, motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts, furniture manufacturing or assembly, manufacture storage and distribution of hazardous materials or chemicals etc.

As part of our Lighting Design process to select a suitable light fixture/s for industrial applications we review the selection criteria as followed:

  1. Identify the type of industry or business.
  2. Reference requirements set out by Australian standards and MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standard)
  3. Select a Luminaire.
  4. Verify data and results.

 

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1. Identify the type of industry or business

First, we identify the type of industry to get a thorough understanding of what type of luminaries will suit the space. If the industry is related to manufacturing or processing food or food grade products, it is necessary to find fittings rated as HACCP [Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point] for anywhere processing of food is involved. For everywhere else, standard fittings may be used.    

There may be a Gas room or chemical storage where additional safety precautions are necessary. Explosion proof lighting must be selected for spaces such as Gas rooms with appropriate Zone classification.

Similarly, for chemical storage facilities, it is ideal to find out what type of chemicals are stored in the facility as materials used to make luminaire housing can degrade faster when exposed to certain chemicals and may even cause a fire. 

The same selection criteria must be applied when selecting exit and emergency lighting for the designated space.

IP and IK rating of a luminaire are also important if the industry specification requires water/dust proof fittings or vandal proof fittings.

A good understanding of allocation of spaces withing the business can minimise luminaire selection errors, thus increase the lighting design efficiency and profit.

 

2. Reference Lighting Standards and MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standard)

The second step of the process is to identify relevant Australian standards and MEPS requirements for the defined lighting design spaces of the building.

For all interior spaces AS1680 is referred to and depending on the exterior lighting requirements, AS1158 (For Vehicular and Pedestrian traffic)/AS 4282 (Obtrusive lighting) is referenced.

For all exit and emergency lighting requirements, AS2293 is referred to.

Within this step, we review the lighting uniformities for each space, calculation/measurement point spacings, calculation plane heights and calculation point direction (horizontal or vertical).

Depending on the type of industry/business we also calculate appropriate maintenance factors for lighting. Bearing in mind that multiple maintenance factors can be applied to different spaces in the same building.

At this stage, we can also investigate the specific requirements set by the client. It can be colour temperature or colour rendering values and style/colour of the fittings.

 

3. Selecting a Luminaire

Now we select a luminaire with performance that matches step 1. and 2.

Step 1. Determine the appearance and build quality of the luminaire or type of lamp inside the luminaire.

Step 2. Look at the performance of the luminaire and its characteristics. Pay attention to the luminous intensity and distribution of the luminaire. Unless otherwise stated by the Australian standard or client specifications, colour temperature, rendering index etc. can be application specific.

Our best practice is to choose the right light distribution for each space. For example, we can use a linear flat-bay light with asymmetric or bat wing type of distribution instead of a regular hi-bay fitting with a round light distribution.

The correct light distribution makes sure we see what we want to see clearly, and general lighting to be provided for a safe working environment.

The below lighting design example illustrates how we can use different distributions for storage spaces. It is evident that we can better illuminate racking/shelving with asymmetric light distributions rather than the typical hi-bay lights with spherical light distribution.

Glare is another outcome of lighting installation and it is important to select fittings that are low in glare in-order to stay within the recommended glare values stated by Australian standards.

 

Typical Hi-bay

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Linear flat-bay

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4. Verify data and results

Once appropriate luminaires are selected, we verify if the results will comply with the relevant standards using manual calculation methods or computer software.

At this stage we decide if we can use the selected luminaire for the design or if we need to select a different fitting if it does not fulfil all design criteria.

At Aglo we use high quality luminaires and are committed to deliver accurate lighting simulations so clients have peace of mind knowing that the lighting meets all relevant standards and codes of practice.   

Want to talk to us about your Industrial Lighting? Get in touch with us today so we can improve your lighting experience.

Capturing Customer Attention with the right Lighting Design

A well thought out lighting design does more than satisfy compliance and safety requirements for illumination; it will allow retailers to highlight products displays, draw focus to merchandise tables, and direct the flow of foot traffic to specific areas within the store environment.

Let us look at the general lighting design principles for an effective retail store layout by creating “Zones”:Store-layout-new 2

1. Wall-Bay Shop Displays

For wall displays, it is imperative the lighting provides even illumination from top to bottom. These areas require high illuminance levels, generally exceeding 1000+ lux. These areas also benefit from high colour saturation, as it draws attention to the displays.

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2. Mannequins

Mannequins positioned in the shop window form the customer’s first point of contact with the brand’s visual merchandising. Also acting as a window to the brand’s products and ethos, mannequins needs to attract and retain the attention of passers-by in a very short timeframe. For this reason, very high illuminance levels (exceeding 2000+ lux) are required to correctly illuminate and emphasise the retail offering. High colour saturation to draw attention, and there must be significant spill light into the general mall area to attract shoppers in.

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3. Merchandise Tables

These central display tables require specifically targeted illuminance, with levels exceeding 1000+ lux. It is also important to limit light spillage as much as possible into the circulation areas, as it lessens the impact of the targeted illumination. Once again, high colour saturation is preferred to draw attention to the displayed goods.

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4. Entry Portal

In order to attract customers into the store, very high illuminance of 1000-2000lux is required here. Often, lighting designers and retailers will prefer fittings spill light into the general mall area to attract shoppers.

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5. Circulation Areas

Lower illuminance levels are required for these areas, with general lighting being enough. The lower illuminance in this space creates a contrast with the more brightly areas, drawing attention to merchandise and away from empty space.In short, ensuring that individual areas of the store are correctly lit, allows retailers to direct traffic within the store, focus attention and highlight  product offerings.

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Ideal Positioning of Luminaires: Bright Light and the Right Light

The below rendering of wall-bay shop displays is an excellent example of well-planned luminaires combined with a strong, effective lighting design. Illuminance is even from top to bottom, highlighting the merchandise uniformly. The fittings have been aimed precisely so that there is no noticeable light scalloping, and all light is concentrated on merchandise. Note the lower illuminance in the circulation areas. As outlined on the previous page, you can see the strong contrast that is created between the products on display and the general foot traffic areas.

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Good Lighting Design In Practice

In the below finished lighting design Aglo completed recently, you can easily see the design principles applied: the false-colour render shows much higher illuminance and targeted lighting over the wall-bay shop displays and the central merchandise stands. It also demonstrates the lower illumination in the general circulation areas.

You can also clearly see the slightly higher illumination at the front of the store (to the right side of the top-right image); this is the spillage into the general mall area, designed to draw eyes and customers into the store.

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Want to learn more about how to nail your store’s perfect lighting design? Get in touch with us today so we can improve your lighting experience.

We are open, working from home, processing orders. Our Warehouse is operational under strict COVID-19 Regulations

As per the latest Government announcement, Victoria has gone into Stage 4 restrictions. While Aglo Systems HQ is based in Melbourne, we operate nationally with clients throughout Australia and New Zealand.

We are running our business with our Melbourne based customer service, sales, marketing and admin staff working from home and a COVID Safe plan for production and delivery.

Our priority is always the safety of our staff, suppliers, and customers, and we are continuing to follow the Government’s advice in relation to managing COVID-19 with our facilities.

If you have any questions in regards to lead times, current or new projects please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team via 1300 601 931 or sales@aglosystems.com.au.

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay at home.

Team Aglo

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Why LED Shelving Works

LED shelf lighting can be a highly effective and efficient way to highlight retail offerings, create ambience, and accentuate decorative displays.

Given the increasing popularity of LED shelf lighting across both the retail and non-retail areas, we look at why this is the case and what it may be able to do for your needs.

1. Cost and Energy Efficiency Advantages of LED Shelf Lighting

The retail environment is notoriously rough and tumble at times. A retail store environment requires reliable, sturdy and energy-efficient lights capable of withstanding high traffic volumes.

Without filaments or glass enclosures, LED strip lighting is resistant to breakage and largely immune to vibrations and other day-to-day impacts. In a retail environment, which is full of the hustle and bustle of foot traffic and everyday trade, this is a key attribute. LED lighting is also known for its extremely low power consumption and generally high efficacy (power-to-output ration). With proper heat dissipation, little heat will be generated – perfect for smaller or enclosed spaces, such as small display shelving units.

With a lifetime of minimum 50,000 hours before it starts to dim, and requiring virtually zero maintenance, LED lighting is extremely long-lasting and cost-effective over the lifetime of the fitting.

LED shelf lighting can result in lower power consumption, overhead and operation costs for retailers, and cheaper lifetime costs due to the extremely long lifetime, hardiness and minimal maintenance requirements inherent to LED lighting.

2. Diversity of applications – Retail and Non-Retail Environments

LED shelf lighting is the easiest way to highlight displays, providing uniform lighting, and create ambience. It is increasingly used in the hospitality industry, from high-end luxe hotels to industrial-chic warehouse conversions, to restaurants and cocktail bars. LED shelf lighting is also being rapidly adopted in private homes, where it is used to create a premium feel in kitchens and bathrooms, to illuminate keepsakes and vignettes in lounge rooms and studies, or to provide unobtrusive task lighting in butler’s pantries.

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One of the key advantages of LED shelf lighting is that it is easy to install and can be applied almost anywhere. By positioning LED strips at the front or rear of the shelf, clients can create a focused light or can generate softer backlighting. Well-placed shelf lighting can also shine through objects on shelves, highlighting the contents, and provides visual depth and another element to the design.

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Another benefit of LED shelf lighting is that is adaptable. In a residential and hotel applications, warmer lighting colours create moodier, intimate and luxurious atmospheres; in retail applications, cooler lighting colours better accentuate the product and create more realistic, punchier colour perception.

LED strip lighting can also be supplied in flexible housing, allowing it to curve and hug bends, and is available in moisture resistant (IP54), waterproof (IP65) and fully weatherproof ratings (IP67), demonstrating the versatility in its installation. LED shelf lighting minimises any shadows cast by overhead ceiling light, and is also low glare, ensuring visual comfort for end-users.

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3. Greater Control and Illumination for Highlighting Visual Merchandising

before and after image of shelving strip lighting

The drawing on the left  has shelving illuminated by overhead track-mounted spotlights. In order to have adequate lighting to the bottom shelf, overhead spots (usually about 20W-30W) must be angled specifically. Even then, the light throw generally lands on the items at the front of the shelf. If someone is to stand in front of the light beams, visibility is reduced even further. Beam angles for this sort of task lighting are roughly 20-30°, which means a fair amount of power is required.

With track-mounted spotlights, it can be hard to get even illumination on all shelves. This is even more apparent when there are obstructions in front of the display. LED shelving works where spots doesn’t, by ensuring there is even, uniform light distribution that is unaffected by obstructions in front of displays.

In the second image on the right, LED shelf lighting provides a far more targeted light source. The objects at the back of the shelf are also lit, as the linear LED has a beam angle of usually 110-120°. A similar result is achieved using far lower power consumption (usually 9.6W/m or 14.4W/m, sometimes 19.2W/m if the client wants to really light things up). The LED shelf lighting is immune to shoppers standing in front a light source and blocking the light, as would happen with track-mounted spots.

4. Greater Control of Dimming Capabilities

LED lighting has a high degree of control, allowing dimming to as low as 10% (compared to incandescent bulbs, which only go as low as 30%). LED lighting can also be dimmed intelligently with methods such as DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface), a network-based lighting control system; and Casambi, a Bluetooth-based lighting control system accessed via an app installed on smartphones, tablets, smart watches and intelligent wall switches.

These dimming and control options can be included as part of the larger room’s overall lighting control system. In doing so, shelving lighting can be programmed to thoughtfully complement overall lighting, or to stand om its own as a feature.

5. Environmentally Conscious

With sustainability being part of the corporate ethos for many clients and end-users, environmental concerns are more important than ever before. LED shelving can be a key component of an environmentally conscious installation for several reasons.

Its extended lifetime and low power requirements mean that it is an environmentally conscious choice; the longevity of LED fittings means that replacement is rare, which helps to keep more lights out of landfill

LED lightig also contains no mercury or lead, unlike older lighting technologies. In particular, compact fluorescent bulbs of the past posed safety risks if improperly disposed of; failed LED lights are safe to handle and do not require specialised clean-up.

If you are interested in LED shelving, or if you require a lighting design to see how your LED shelving could be improved, get in touch with us today so we can improve your lighting experience.

Understanding Materiality of Bespoke Luminaire Design

Understanding what the client is REALLY after 

The most crucial element of determining the finish of a custom designed feature or bespoke luminaire is understanding the difference between, “What the customer is asking for?” and “What effect is the customer intending to achieve?”

At Aglo, we frequently are asked to achieve a desired look or finish with a given material. For example, a client may request a polished gold finish on a feature pendant. However, a key consideration when a client asks for such a finish is, “Are they are aware that polished gold reflects the surfaces and colours around it?” In order to achieve a mirrored finish, while still ensuring the gold colour remains prominent, the luminaire will need to have an element of satin in the finish. A skilled bespoke luminaire fabricator will be aware of considerations such as these and will be able to advise requested finish’s viability.

A good example of how materiality affects finish can be seen in the custom luminaires Aglo Custom created for Castello’s Pakenham Hotel.

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The circular discs initially appear gloss black but are in fact mirrored chrome. The black appearance is a result of the matte black ceiling being reflected in the luminaire. An experienced bespoke lighting manufacturer can advise of these factors during the design or prototyping stages. In this case, this is the result the client was seeking.

Materialty and texture

When it comes to bespoke luminaires, materiality is just as important as form, function and location, and is as inseparable from the design process as the other three.

Materiality, when considered and executed thoughtfully, ensures visual coherence and complements the form of the luminaire, while providing a purposeful use. It should never be considered separate or subsequent to design; a skilled custom lighting manufacturer will be able to ensure that the vision in the architect’s mind will translate seamlessly into reality.

Creating visual depth and tactile appeal

A luminaire’s materiality can introduce visual depth and tactile appeal to a room, whether it be a feature pendant, a series of wall sconces, or a centrepiece table lamp. Changes in material can alter the way a fitting absorbs or reflects light and can create personality and character within the space. Exotic textures help to personalise an interior design and can also increase the perception of a luminaire as bespoke, custom-crafted, or handmade.

Warm and cool materials

These materials make the space feel warmer, intimate, and more organic. Common “warm” materials include ceramic, terracotta, leather, wood, rattan, wicker, rope, and fabrics. Metal elements, even when finished in warmer colours, make a space seem cooler, more impersonal, and more architectural. Common “cool” materials include glass, steel, aluminium and concrete.

Stone is a chameleon, adapting to the environment around it to enhance the existing scheme. The complex and intriguing veins within marble means it is being increasingly incorporated into bespoke table lamps, feature pendants, and decorative wall lamps. Split sandstone’s rougher edges give warmth, character and texture, and reinforce perceptions of “handmade” or “artisanal”. Polished stone such as marble, granite, travertine and terrazzo are cooler, and imbue feelings of luxury or extravagance. While many of these materials do not feature in the luminaire’s construction, they must nonetheless complement each other and the overall design aesthetic.

A marble benchtop in warmer, earthier tones (browns, beiges, golds and reddish oranges) encourages a warm and homely feeling; the same marble benchtop in cooler colour tones (silvers/greys, charcoals, blacks, blues) is cooler, more architectural and creates more of a statement. Whites and very light greys can be completely neutral, taking on the tone of the environment. This same analogy applies to using stone in bespoke luminaires; the colour and cut of the stone can drastically change how it feels in a room.

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Consider a pendant with a matte terracotta finish, as compared to a pendant with a terracotta-coloured steel. Whilst both examples are similar in colour, they produce very different results aesthetically. The porous, rougher surface of terracotta attracts the eye differently, and is perceived as more earthy, natural and artisanal. The terracotta material also absorbs light more than it reflects, altering how we perceive the fitting.

Design aesthetic of project/room will influence finishes required

When manufacturing a bespoke luminaire, particularly a large feature fitting, it is important to consider how the fitting’s materiality will complement the design aesthetic of the room.

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For example, our Manchester Unity Dental Suite featured several feature pendants in the Art Deco style. To harmonise with the building’s architecture, the fittings needed to reflect Art Deco’s chrome, metallic and glass finishes. Cooler textures and finishes, darker and more muted colours and ornate designs in the luminaires reflect the building’s period details.

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By contrast, the rope feature pendants and floor lamps we created for Galleria Shopping Plaza use the warming, organic feel of rope to soften the otherwise industrial space; a metal or glass pendant would have rendered the space harsh and utilitarian.

Managing cost

The bespoke luminaire design process can be a very expensive one if not managed by experienced hands. From a fabrication perspective, warmer materials are likely to be harder to produce due to requirement of human involvement and the lesser scope for automation. These materials are harder and often more time-intensive to manipulate. A skilled bespoke luminaire designer or fabricator will make you aware of these factors, as more labour-intensive will be more cost-intensive.

A skilled fabricator will also be aware of advancements in this field, with 3D printing one of the most rapidly developing manufacturing resources. A 3D-printed terracotta-finished wall light, for example, is a cost-effective alternative method of replicating the look, feel and style of terracotta, but without high labour involvement that terracotta would normally have.

Contact us to discuss your custom design and manufacturing requirements today.

Authors: Luke Martin and our Custom Design Team

Overseas Qualified Professionals Program

We are proud to support the Overseas Qualified Professionals Program #OQP which helps to provide skilled migrant professionals with an introduction to Australian workplace culture, communication skills and management concepts. The program is an effective way of giving people experience for a period of 6-12 weeks while developing their skill set and providing them with industry insight. We welcomed Neda, a professional lighting designer with an architectural background into our Lighting Design team. We sat down with Neda to find out more about the program and her experience at Aglo Systems. 

Tell us a bit about yourself, your background and why you decided to join OQP?

I am a professional lighting designer with an architectural background who moved to Australia with my family a year ago. I found it difficult to find a job within the lighting industry in the past year so I started working as a drafter in a consulting company. Although the team were great I couldn’t convince myself to stop searching for the job I love which is lighting design. As it was difficult to enter the industry without local experience I decided to join the OQP program as it offered a short placement with full work insurance coverage, while allowing me to have experience at a good Australian lighting company and gain local experience.

What is the process of joining the OQP Program?
The process of joining OQP is really simple you just need to enrol and they immediately offer their help and support with classes on how to tailor your CV for the Australian market or seminars about the importance of OHS in work place and more.

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What is your role at Aglo Systems and how does this relate to your experience?
I am working with the Lighting Design Team, learning about Mondolux products, their design process and BCA regulations in the lighting industry which is exactly what I was hoping to gain from the placement and as local experience.

Are you enjoying your experience at Aglo Systems?
Aglo is a great team, they are professional and welcomed me with warmth and support. It is a pleasure working with the Lighting Design team. I have learnt AGi32 which is the main software for lighting calculations in Australia in less than three weeks. l am also impressed by the whole design, marketing, custom design and warehouses teams working together daily and supporting each other.

Would you recommend OQP program?
I would definitely recommend the OQP program to all my professional friends who don’t have local experience and are struggling to find their way in the Australia’s market. I am very grateful for this experience and have enjoyed the placement thoroughly.

New Lighting Trends from EuroShop 2020

Our Managing Director, Pat Galvin and General Manager, Lucas Zumpolle travelled to Dusseldorf to explore the latest lighting trends in shopfitting and lighting at the Euroshop 2020 Show. While generally, the attendance was down on previous years, there were still plenty of exhibitors displaying their products. Of interest from a lighting perspective was a demand for illuminated adjustable shelves. The innovations in linear shelf lighting systems enable you to have an illuminated shelf with no fixed wiring. The benefits include ease of installation and the in-store convenience of adjustability, without the need to disconnect potentially messy wiring. We will be working with our partners and releasing to you soon.

Another notable point of interest in lighting trends was the advancement of in-store technology/lighting compatibility. We were able to work through the possibilities of user-friendly in-store experiences, via a Mobile phone or in-store handheld device. The lighting system installed in your store is able to emit a signal which then interacts with your chosen device. The customer can then walk anywhere in the store and identify, then download the chosen item.

We are looking forward to sharing new Dynamic Shop Window lighting which is used to create the illusion of movement within static window displays. Dynamic Shop Window lighting is produced via Casambi and controlling through the dimming, timing and colour temperature feature to create 3 or 4 moments to create the sequence for the display. The benefits include increased shopper engagement and footfall whilst also being a cost-effective way to change up window displays. We are looking forward to sharing further information about this innovation with you soon.

Philips have developed drivers with Visible Light Communication technology (VLC), allowing the LEDs modulate an identifier at a frequency beyond human perception. As the VLC technology is integrated into the driver by design, there is no impact on the energy efficiency, and allows luminaires to transmit VLC while upholding the guarantee of the driver.

We look forward to working with our partners to bring to the market this exciting technology in a user-friendly way.

Please contact any of our sales or design team for further information.