Arcsystem: Dimmable LED Lighting
GDS are a manufacturing company based in Bristol established in 2004, they focus on creating new inventions which are developed for specialist markets. Most of GDS' is production is locally sourced and based in the UK which allows for them to keep a minimal carbon footprint. Their Arcsystem lighting product is a breakthrough for the lighting market - it is the first LED auditoria lighting product to be fully dimmable between 100% and 0% without snapping, while at the same time not compromising any of the energy efficiency of LED lighting.
Arcsystem has a warm white tungsten colour output and is designed to emulate a filament fitting in its dimming response. Each unit is fitted with a wireless transciever for ontro communicatios, and when multiple units are installed they form a communications matrix, enabling stability and flexible control.
ArcSystem allows installers and specifies the option to offer a solution for retro fit, without the need to run additional control cabling. Given run time and maintenance costs early estimations suggests that ArcSystem will provide a return on investment within 36 months.
GDS' Arcsystem won The Lighting Product of the Year Award at the ABTT Theatre Awards 2011.