The genesis of Ilti Luce is closely linked to the first commercial applications in the late eighties of lighting channelled along optical glass fibre. It all started in Turin and it is from this cradle of scientific innovation that the company has grown over the years to the position of prominence it has consistently enjoyed in its sector over the past few years.
Thanks to their specificities, fibre optics have lent themselves from the start to some types of applications where traditional lighting could not be satisfactorily considered, such as where art or delicate exhibits are particularly sensitive to UV and IR. Having researched from the start all the major technical potentialities of fibre optics and having applied their findings to the needs of the real world, Ilti Luce benefitted from a head start when approached for solving the lighting requirements that certain types of environments demanded. As a result they secured undisputed niches out of such sectors as art galleries, high-end retail and museums.
Ilti Luce have in particular provided the lighting solutions for the Vatican's Archives and Necropolis, the Turin Museum of Egyptology and all the collections of CaFoscari in Venice. Furthermore, as early as 1991, Unesco Museum Magazine ranked Ilti Luce as Best in Class.
True to the tradition of always having been part of the leading pack in matters of research and innovation where fibre optics have been concerned, Ilti Luce have now gained a similar position, this time in the field of LED lighting. Ilti Luce's past focus was essentially aimed at the arts, for their present and future a new focus has been added: that of the environment and its sustainability.
Phillips lighting, the world leader in lighting components -from bulbs to electronic transformers and drivers- could not have better acknowledged their trust in Ilti Luce's achievements to date and prospects for the future than by acquiring it in 2010, thus adding their own strengths to the innovative capabilities of the physically diminutive Torinese company.
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