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Open Technology signs breakthrough Israeli deal for intelligent lighting

15 August 2016

Leading intelligent lighting control company Open Technology has finalised a new partnership to distribute smart lighting systems with G4S Hotelo, Israel’s leading supplier of large integrated projects for total building management.

Open Technology entered into the agreement to ensure that its intelligent lighting solution, LiGO – which consistently achieves energy efficiencies of up to 40 per cent – was available in Israel through the new distribution partner.

Open Technology Managing Director Chris Bedford recently travelled to Tel Aviv to inspect Hotelo’s building projects that will feature LiGO systems, which are sold and engineered alongside the Trend brand Building Management Systems (BMS) to provide a cost-effective integrated package for a wide range of building applications in Israel.

At Hotelo’s annual customer event in Tel Aviv, Mr Bedford said Israel was a natural choice for Open Technology to distribute its energy-saving systems, given the Middle Eastern country’s growing reputation as an international cleantech hub.

In attendance were more than 70 members of the domestic construction industry, gathered to hear the latest developments in Lighting Control, BMS and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

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Mr Bedford commented:

“Meeting the leaders of Israel’s building management industry and learning about what’s currently shaping the sector, really demonstrated how the country was growing into its reputation as an international cleantech hotspot.”

“For Open Technology, cementing distribution in Israel is a natural choice and we’re excited to see our LiGO intelligent lighting solution specified in more major building projects across the country.”

Open Technology has installed LiGO in a number of prestigious and challenging buildings across the United Kingdom and Europe, including enabling Europe’s busiest train station, Clapham Junction, to save millions of pounds in energy savings by automatically managing light levels while ensuring passenger safety.

Also thanks to LiGO, Nottingham Trent University was recognised among the UK’s greenest with the institution’s library awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating by BREEAM – the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings – and an Energy Performance Certificate ‘A’ rating.

Another Open Technology client, the National Gallery in London has been able to protect precious collections of artwork, and create a more enjoyable visiting experience for tens of thousands of visitors, while reducing 417 tonnes of CO2 emissions by installing LiGO intelligent lighting.