"The enterprise that does not innovate inevitably ages and declines. And in a period of rapid change such as the present…the decline will be fast." Peter F. Drucker

R & D

Our R&D Vision is to develop unique and innovative solutions with the goal of focusing on customer needs for difficult problems and facilitate integration of cutting edge technologies into applications. We achieve these goals by thinking laterally and building solutions that are applicable to multiple markets and a diverse range of application types. Our R&D team comprises creative and well-qualified scientists and engineers from around the world, with expertise in electronics, power systems, control protocols, optics, novel materials, thermal engineering, IT and software. The technical team is supported by business leaders, sales and support teams to ensure a solid backing of creativity and experience. The extent of this experience and innovation can be seen in our patent publications list and the company’s ever increasing product portfolio.


Under the philosophy of putting quality and innovation first, over 15% of our annual revenues are invested into R&D to secure world-leading quality, marketability and technology.

IST is at the forefront of advanced lighting technology and is currently participating in a number of R&D projects, such as:

  • Visual Light Communication (VLC)
  • AquaCell - European FP7 Project using high power UV LED light engine development
  • Research into healthy lighting –
    colour, frequency and ripple characteristics of LED and OLED lighting
  • High optical efficiency polymer diffusers for LEDs
  • 100Mbps Ethernet enabled light fixtures
  • Power Line Control / Wireless (RF Bluetooth)
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