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JCC LED Lighting

JCC Lighting

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JCC LED Lighting

Based on the south coast of England, JCC Lighting designs, sources and manufactures light fittings suitable for a wide variety of applications. Their extensive product range covers domestic lighting, office lighting, industrial and retail lighting. They have a major warehouse facility that supports deliveries across the UK. Increasingly the JCC lighting range focuses on energy efficient LED lighting and includes LED flat panels for offices and schools, fire-rated downlights for homes and hotels and LED spotlights for retail and display.

JCC believes in creating innovative, energy saving, easy to install products focussing on bringing high quality LED lighting solutions to our many customers. JCC's in-house design team are constantly originating new ideas, which are refined until they become market leading products. JCC Lighting operate extensive internal and external product testing programmes for both lighting performance and fire safety, leading to some of the most reliable and safe products on the market.

We are also pleased to sell great light fittings and the Knightsbridge range of light fittings are a well designed and well built range of everything that is required in a lighting design in commercial lighting, retail lighting and domestic light fittings. This is a great light fitting value range of quality light fitting and downlights including all of the led light fittings within this range. A full range of bulkhead light fittings is available from the traditional style bulkheads through to more rounded range of modern bulk heads. Knightsbridge lighting has the complete range of industrial light fittings and led replacements for fluorescent fittings and battens including IP64 and corrosion proof light fittings.

Our team of lighting designers are on hand to support you with your next lighting project. With expert knowledge of the JCC product portfolio and extensive knowledge of all sectors, they can produce detailed calculations and drawings in accordance with CIBSE, BS 5499 and BS 5266-1 guidelines and standards.

The Evolution of JCC Lighting: Innovations and Impact

1. Introduction to JCC Lighting

Formed originally under the name Algo at the end of 1989, JCC quickly established a reputation for excellence through the development of cutting-edge electronic lighting power management solutions. Then as the company expanded into the design and production of electronic control gear (ECG) for fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps, Algo became JCC Electronics in 1996. JCC’s fast, profitable growth led to JCC absorbing its sister companies at the end of May 2001. In the beginning, JCC designs and manufactures its electromagnetic or electronic lighting power management products, ECGs, and associated lighting controls focusing on efficiency, economy, ease of installation, and reliability. At JCC, we are 'always innovating' via our four major pillars of design, efficiency, function, and value, and it is this philosophy of continuous progress that has led to repeated commercial success.

On industry is a family company aiming to maintain sustainability for future generations. JCC has invested much time and effort into the business and people who work within it, and as a result has reaped the rewards from continuous effort, creativity, and customer satisfaction. The result is that JCC’s customers have learned to trust the superior quality of JCC branded products and the performance that the brand has built up over the last thirteen years, as well as the value for money which JCC and all the Maxima companies bestow upon them.

2. Historical Background and Founding Principles

Despite the small workforce, the company gained a reputation for good quality, and a growing demand led the company to expand in size. In 1946, the company moved to its first large factory, located in Sutton, Surrey (now in Greater London). By the mid-1950s, the company was making rolled edge lightshades similar to the ones found in the Orient. However, powder-coated steel models were a vast improvement on the inferior products that were previously imported. The ability to produce high-quality, good value fittings enabled the company to grow in both size and product range. The 1950s also saw the company expanding its market base overseas, with sales being made to UK military bases and to customers in Hong Kong, Malaya, Spain, and the Caribbean, among others.

James G. Hamilton founded the company James G. Hamilton & Co. in London in the early 1920s. The primary products were electrical and general merchandise, sold across the UK from the company base in a shop at Michael Road, London SW6. Specialist light fittings for picture lighting through to chandeliers were made in a workshop at the rear of the shop, and the assembling, wiring, and dispatching were all done in the shop. Clearly, this was a small family business with a few employees.

3. Key Innovations and Technological Advancements

Today, most lighting companies produce such products. The PLC was the next product of the JCC revolution. Recessed lighting had become a must. The Skytile was at the right place at the right time when the need was overwhelming. Here was a product that was not only fast and easy to install, but also well built - the latter was far from the first of JCC's stacks. As with the Conseal, this product earned its cost premium in the first year. The vibrations have been done via savings linked to shorter project completion timescales rather than multi-savings. The Skytile range has now been adapted further - nonh version, twin versions and so on - another part of the JCC strategy of expansion as smaller manufacturers may lay in wait. The PLC and all its variants have multiple sources now. JCC opted for exclusivity until it got big enough and benefited from an expansion strategy that has now let it do all the extra sequences as well.

The Conseal was the original big winner and started the move. The open fronted form of this surface mounted up-and down-lighting product was a first of its kind. A simpler, quicker install that enabled the end user to revamp their lighting without incurring a building cost as well. SMEs and residential respondents were particularly pleased. The Conseal became the top earner in 4 years, well documenting the rapid pace of innovation, and enabling the further expansion of the range.

We have seen several major JCC innovations: the Conseal, Skytile, the Slimline, and the more recent Fireguard and V50 downlights. These are products designed to solve genuine industry problems. However, JCC has, through the evolution of its products, added more. There has been a willingness to change with the market rather than be pulled - a mixture of genuine new options and some packaging. Our work will take a brief look at these.

4. Impact on the Lighting Industry and Sustainable Practices

Moreover, its in-house engineering capability ensures that it can change light engines and adapt fixtures on a rapid turnaround, sometimes as quick as just 36 hours. As part of a commitment to enacting the principles of the circular economy, and to make it simpler to dispose of end-of-life luminaires, JCC can also recycle the products that it has manufactured at the end of their commercial life. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Norfolk, currently, 80% of JCC's products are researched, designed, and manufactured in the UK. Its parent company, Zhahao Holdings, bases the entire manufacturing process in the UK, following a decision to concentrate solely on serving the domestic market to avoid any confusion caused by changing regional regulations. As well as allowing JCC to get closer to its customers and ensure better control over stock, the UK manufacturing environment also supports JCC's green practices and the circular economy initiatives that the business maintains. Besides giving JCC full electrical, mechanical, photometric, and environmental testing capabilities, it's lighting considerate so more tests can be carried out simultaneously.

JCC Lighting's contribution to emergency lighting is frequently recognized, but it has also sought to lead in other areas critical to ensuring industry-wide best practice. For example, its commitment to energy efficiency, sustainability, and a circular economy is reflected in a comprehensive product portfolio. As a relatively small business, and one committed to ensuring its solutions are affordable and accessible to the full market, it doggedly pursues opportunities to leverage design and technology to make a difference to the industry. For example, alongside the range of lighting solutions suitable for retrofit into existing installations, JCC continues to innovate to address the shortfall in provision for listed and historic buildings.

5. Future Trends and Prospects

Changes in the future will not only be noticeable in the increased quality of lamp sources, and hence light-emitting devices (LEDs), but also the structural light conversion components used in systems as a whole. On the basis of the foregoing, in the future the principal types of products are expected to be highly luminous products, protective elements, control devices, information board systems, dimmable white-light sources, luminaire and solid-state luminaire systems and high-power (or high-flux-output) illuminators.

In the immediate future, focusing on expanding the use of LEDs in light infrastructure systems is expected. Not only will the lighting market grow, but there are solid prospects for penetration of general lighting products. The changes in the principal manufacturing technique for lighting source luminosity allow new possibilities for industrial designers, as viewed from the perspective of redesigning the most common products in lighting systems and going over to new lighting devices that differ greatly from those currently used.

Development of LED technology, on the basis of which innovative LED products are created, shows no signs of declining. On the contrary, the emergent trend of extending the range of goods to be manufactured and simplifying the structure of products will determine, to a certain extent, the price slump in the marketplace of innovative lighting systems.