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Midlands based global doyens of darkness are LED into daylight

Paterson Photographic

Midlands based Global darkroom specialists Paterson Photographic Ltd in Tipton have added daylight to darkness in their leading studio and theatre lighting equipment thanks to LED technology support from WMG at the University of Warwick.

One of the main things Paterson Photographic has developed a global reputation for is the quality of their darkroom equipment, but recently it also wished to re-enter the studio lighting market with a comprehensive range of Continuous Lighting units manufactured in their own UK factory.

In order to do that it wanted to enter the market with a studio lighting range that used LEDs with colour temperature of 6000K (daylight) rather than the most common methods using fluorescent lighting. There are only a small number of other products on the market for studio lighting with daylight emission using LED bulbs so this would provide Paterson Photographic a technological leap in their products.

Paterson second pictureTo achieve this Paterson Photographic turned to the SME (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) support team in WMG at the University of Warwick. They provided technical and research support allowing Paterson Photographic to launch a the first batch of LED based daylight products with bespoke coloured filters at the recent 2018 Photography Show at Birmingham’s NEC. The new products are expected to generate sales in six figures for Paterson over the next year.

Dave Norman from WMG said:

“We designed a bespoke electronic circuit for Paterson that was designed, built, tested and mounted into their existing lamp housings using 24 high-power 6000K LEDs to achieve daylight brightness with a much more efficient lighting system.”

“We were able to help with solder pad design, component placement, printed circuit structure and the challenges of thermal resistance measurements.”

“This means that Paterson products that will not only be attractive to new customers but will also generate sales from customers wanting to retrofit to more efficient longer lasting LED based studio technology.”

“It has also encouraged the company to explore the use of the same technology in new fields such as theatre lighting.”

Phil Stanley, Managing Director of Paterson Photographic said:


“Working with WMG, we have developed an innovative new addition to the photographic market that will boost sales and create jobs.”

For further information (including the details as to who is depicted in the pictures…..) please contact:

Dr David Norman, Technology Transfer Engineer

WMG SME Group
International Institute for Product and Service Innovation, University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Email: d.norman.2@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 02476 522 172

Phil Stanley, Paterson Photographic Equipment
3 Malthouse Road, Tipton, West Midlands
Tel: 0121 520 4830
Email: sales@patersonphotographic.co.uk 

PR PJD 2nd August 2018