HRH The Duke of Kent Presents Varilight With The Queen's Award for Enterprise
As another busy year comes towards an end we were honoured last week to welcome His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent to our head office in Faygate where we were presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
The Queen's Award, in the category of Continuous Innovation, was given in recognition of our success in bringing innovation to the electrical wiring accessories market and, in particular, for our technological development in designing dimmer switches for LED lighting.
Our V-Pro LED dimmer has become a flagship product and raised the profile of the VARILIGHT brand, bringing with it increased interest in our entire range of decorative switches , sockets and dimmers, including our new V-Com series dimmers for larger LED lighting loads.
As the UK's leading manufacturer of dimmer switches, we at VARILIGHT were the first to react to the requirement for a dimmer switch to control LED lighting. We undertook a complete redesign of the traditional dimmer switch to create our 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 light bulbs.
With our new V-Com series we aim to build on this success by addressing the increasing need to control larger LED lighting loads with options up to 600W.
We were a previous winner of the award in 2006 and are delighted to have been honoured for a second time this year. The presentation was an opportunity for many of our staff to take a break from what has been an extremely busy December and share in the celebrations.
As we reflect on a successful year, I would like to thank you for your support and to wish you a very happy Christmas from all of us at Varilight.