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Position Available: Project Coordinator – Melbourne

Project Coordinator – Melbourne

This is us –  www.aglosystems.com.au

From the outside of a plain looking frontage in Dingley, you will see a glimmer of activity beyond the tinted windows. Inside our brilliantly renovated office, you will find a group of creative designers, mechanical engineers, product developers, sales and project management specialists. As a leading supplier of commercial project lighting solutions and custom manufactured architectural features within the Australian market, we are looking for an enthusiastic project coordinator to join our tight knit team. 

If you are a vibrant, energetic, and proactive individual who likes to provide outstanding service in a multifaceted role then look no further.

Your new Role:

  • Engage with a range of clients: wholesalers, contractors, builders, engineers, architects, designers, and end users
  • Provide and convert quotations to sales orders, ensuring all project information is shared and correct within our online systems
  • Communicate effectively and provide solutions to meet our customer’s needs, wants and expectations.
  • Read and understand technical lighting specifications
  • Ongoing development of your product knowledge, brand awareness and client base
  • Actively follow up on opportunities
  • Accurate data management ensuring all documentation and procedures are maintained and followed in CRM and ERP system
  • Consult with all departments to assist in management of orders and on-time delivery of projects.
  • Assist others when required within the Projects team

Your Skills:

  • Previous experience in project management (Lighting experience looked upon favourably)
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Exceptional phone manner
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting tasks, with a working knowledge of project co-ordination and order processing.
  • Strong results orientation, and ability to drive projects to a successful completion within deadlines.
  • Strong scheduling skills to manage the necessary logistical activities required to provide an exceptional customer experience for product rollout.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with high attention to detail
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to think under pressure.
  • Enjoy working as part of a busy team managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to build rapport and foster successful relationships.
  • Strong computer skills including experience in a CRM system and Microsoft Office products.

Our Offer: 

  • An attractive salary based on experience
  • Small, close-knit team environment
  • Strong company culture
  • A barista quality coffee machine

 

If this sounds like you, then please apply with your resume and a cover letter indicating why you would be a great addition to our team. 

 

Getting to know our Casambi commissioner James Joudi and where his passion for Casambi started

My title here at Aglo Systems is Supply Chain & Technical Manager, I am passionate about technology and enjoy learning, investigating and providing the best solution for our projects and clients.  When I first joined Aglo back in 2016, I worked in the Supply Chain department. Due to my engineering background, lighting and lighting control intrigued me and became my passion. This passion drove me to look after the technical side of the business where I am responsible for investigating the latest technology and providing solutions for the best client experience.

I first learnt about Casambi in 2018 and followed the technology closely as I liked the idea of a wireless control system that provides the full solution for lighting control in a commercial setting. By 2019, I started testing the ecosystem’s products and integrating Casambi into our Mondolux product range. Casambi fuelled my passion for technology; in particular, its compatibility with most luminaires and lighting control systems whilst ticking all the boxes. From a key benefit perspective, Casambi provides a fully wireless solution for lighting projects. It is completely scalable and is compatible with standard dimming where you can mix, and match based on the requirement. Casambi has a very user-friendly UI and is simple to operate, meaning the client doesn’t need to worry about lighting control and commissioning. In terms of maintenance, Casambi is superior when compared to other solutions. In the case of a failed luminaire, for example, you would usually need to replace the luminaire and resource a commissioner to recommission and replace the fitting. In the same scenario, the maintenance requirements are straightforward with Casmabi. As all information including automation, scenes, etc. is stored in the mesh by replacing the node automatically obtains information from the mesh network and operates as previously set.

Casambi was initially incorporated within the business across small scale projects where cost savings on control and wiring was required. Casambi products were then integrated within our Mondolux product range so that we could provide a full solution for lighting control. I initially received training on commissioning with Casambi via online courses and subsequently due to the client and project demand went through the enhanced training and competence assessment at their headquarters in Finland to obtain the certification. The Casambi commissioning competence assessment evaluated my ability to create and commission multiple Casambi networks and comprised of multiple programming tasks. I am proud to be a certified Casambi commissioner to provide confidence and state of the art technology to our clients. After all, the future of lighting control is wireless.

Aglo Systems provides commercial and retail lighting solutions, as well as custom manufactured architectural features. We are proud to be a technology and solution-based provider. We are Australia’s newest Casambi certified commissioning partner. Casambi technology can be integrated into fixtures, luminaires, and even LED modules, resulting in an optimal solution in terms of simplicity of installation and operation with the least amount of additional hardware and deployment expenses. Discover more about Casambi and how we can assist you with your next project. 

 

Position Available: Supply Chain Specialist – Melbourne

Supply Chain Specialist – Melbourne

About the Business

From the outside of a plain looking frontage in Dingley Village, you will see a glimmer of activity beyond the tinted windows. Inside our brilliantly renovated office, you will find a group of creative designers, mechanical engineers, product developers, sales and project management specialists. As a leading supplier of commercial project lighting solutions and custom manufactured architectural features within the Australian market, we are looking for an enthusiastic Supply Chain Specialist to join our tight knit team. 

Role Duties and Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Forecast inventory levels of materials and products, focused towards reducing stock levels
  • Scheduling & management of a portfolio of components and completed light fittings, minimising risk, costs, budgets/targets etc. & maximising improvement through review, analysis & ordering assumptions
  • Contribution to business performance by effective management of inventory levels, supplier costs, customer service, and delivering innovation
  • Identify risks & develop contingency plans to support assembly
  • Issue and manage purchase orders in accordance with customer needs
  • Setup and manage Assembly Orders (including BOM’s)
  • Assist in managing and following up overseas orders with our international agents
  • Coordinate with the sales department and suppliers in the purchasing scope of work especially for big projects
  • Arrange and co-ordinate (international) shipments to ensure the goods arrive on time, at the best possible price
  • Support all relevant departments with quotations/lead-times for the purpose of tenders
  • Source, select and negotiate for the best purchase package in terms of quality, price, terms, deliveries, and services with suppliers
  • Maintaining a solid overview of upcoming jobs so that parts can be ordered in time and acceptable lead times can be met
  • Prepare and pass information to Finance Department for payment of accounts and invoices within agreed time frames

Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in a Supply Chain/Material Planner, Logistics or Expediting role (min 2 yrs)
  • Strong analytical skills, problem solving, high attention to detail and highly productive
  • A good technical aptitude
  • ERP system experience and Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience in Lighting or Electrical industry would be highly regarded
  • Be confident, self-motivated and pro-active
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills and able to work in a team environment and autonomously

Key Benefits

  • An attractive salary based on experience
  • Small, close-knit team environment
  • A Flexible working environment
  • Strong company culture
  • A barista quality coffee machine

This role requires flexibility and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, ensuring a smooth and efficient transfer from order to delivery. This is a very exciting position which is vital to the success of our fast-growing business. 

 

How To Apply

If this sounds like you, then please apply with your resume and cover letter indicating why you would be a great addition to our team, please apply here.

Tech Talk: Casambi & Photometrics IES night!

The future of lighting control is wireless, join us to discuss all things Casambi, followed by a Photometrics demonstration while warming yourself with mulled wine…

We are Australia’s newest certified Casambi commissioning partner, meaning we have the latest technical expertise, knowledge and products to assist you in all of your wireless control requirements. In the digitally enabled environments we live and work, Casambi delivers the most robust and future-proof wireless lighting control solution to support automation and maintenance. Casambi works for all your projects, no matter what the size. The non-invasive nature of the Casambi solution makes it perfect for retrofitting, as well as for new building projects.

Join us in our Photometrics Lab for a behind-the-scenes look into Viso’s latest ‘Goniospectrometer’ technology. Discover the basics of luminaire testing in action, from calibration to photometric file and data-sheet generation. We will also explore how this new technology can enhance the accuracy of a lighting design.

 

Presenters:

Lucas Zumpolle – Managing Director

James Gower – Lighting Design Team Leader (Tech. IES)

James Joudi – Supply Chain Manager (M. Sc Industrial Engineering)

Leanne Reardon – Business Development Manager (Tech. IES)

Pradeep Mylavarapu – Product Manager

 

Location: Aglo Systems, 10 Plane Tree Avenue, Dingley Village, 3172

Date: Tuesday 24th May 2022
Time: 6pm onwards
RSVP: 10th May 2022

For further information and to register your attendance, email: leanne@aglosystems.com.au

Introducing ComfoLED Technology

A new light source that enhances performance, comfort, your health and well-being.

Sunlight is an essential factor for creating healthy biorhythms. Our ComfoLED spectrum closely
mimics natural sunlight, giving you a healthier solution to your lighting needs.

Benefits of using ComfoLED (compared to a normal LED);

  • Accurate, natural colour appearance
  • Comfortable ambience
  • Better sleep
  • Increased alertness and performance
  • Healthier eyes (prevents Myopia and eye discomfort)
  • Happy and healthier indoor plants (the perfect light for your botanical lighting needs)

The Technology

This revolutionary technology features a purple emitter in combination with a red, green, and blue phosphor mix, unlike the conventional white LED that use a blue emitter with yellow & red phosphor.  By removing the blue LED light source and replacing it with a purple light LED chip, lighting technology is fundamentally transformed. It is now possible to render colours accurately with great efficiency and positive effects on health. Spending time under LED lights without this technology can be associated with eye discomfort and poor sleep patterns.

In the modern world we live in, with more time spent inside and on devices, this technology is even more important to ensure the healthy lifestyle we all deserve.

 

Applications;

  • Horticultural
  • Education
  • Office
  • Hospital
  • Gallery
  • Select Retail

 

Contact us today to view a sample of this technology for yourself.

 

Download ComfoLED pdf here

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.

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.

 

Lighting design chart

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.

Strip lighting used in kitchen

 

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.

image of strip lighting used in retail store          close up image of LED Strip lighting on shelves

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.