Welwyn Garden City company secures jewellery store contract

AN electronics firm from WGC has sealed a lucrative new contract with a high street jewellery store.

Brillianz Electronic Systems has landed a deal with F Hinds, which will see the WGC-based company supply its new high-powered LED lighting to jewellery stores all over the country.

F Hinds is overhauling all of its UK shop – more than 100 – by replacing its old lighting with Brillianz’s new BayLite.

Launched just last week, the BayLite is a low energy, high performance light emitting diode which offers an alternative to the usual 75-100w halide lamps used in most retail stores.

Brillianz claims that not only is the BayLite’s output better, but it reduces carbon emissions almost tenfold, which will save F Hinds around �500,000 in energy bills over the next 10 years, and contribute more than 3,000 tons of carbon savings.


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Bob Kottritsch, who co-owns Brillianz with business partner Gerry Howley, said creating the BayLite wasn’t easy.

“It’s required advanced technology from several continents to be integrated into what the customer needs to be a simple replacement for the existing luminaire.”

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Mr Howley said the company was now looking for salesmen to join the team and market the BayLite to other companies.

“We have extensive electronics and assembly capabilities in house and this has been really important in designing a product to meet the particular requirements of our large clients like F Hinds,” he said.

“Growing this type of business not only improves local employment opportunities, it proves that green technology can be economically manufactured in the UK.”

This week, Brillianz staff celebrated with a lunch at The Waggoners pub in Ayot Green, with Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps.

Mr Shapps said: “As someone who started my own business from scratch I know how difficult that can be, yet within two years Brillianz has displayed the kind of entrepreneurial spirit that will get Britain back on her feet. It’s great to see their products on display and in use at The Waggoners in Ayot Green.”

For more information, contact Brillianz on 01707 394489.

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