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Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Photonstar LED Group

Publication of accounts

RNS Number : 0269L
Photonstar LED Group PLC
26 July 2011

26 July 2011


PhotonStar LED Group plc


Publication of accounts



PhotonStar LED Group PLC (AIM: PSL, "PhotonStar" or "the Group") is pleased to report that it has now published its report and accounts for the year to 31 December 2010 and copies have been sent to shareholders.  A copy is also available on the Company's website


Suspension of trading on AIM in the Company's securities will be lifted with immediate effect.





PhotonStar LED Group plc


James McKenzie - Chief Executive Officer

+44 2381 230 381

Ceri Jones - Chief Financial Officer

+44 1495 713 077




+44 20 7600 1658

Geoff Nash/ Charlotte Stranner  - Corporate Finance

Brian Patient - Corporate Broking




College Hill


Adrian Duffield/Jon Davies

+44 20 7457 2020



About PhotonStar LED Group Plc


PhotonStar LED Group PLC ("PhotonStar" or the "Group") is a British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions.  The Company's proprietary technology seamlessly integrates LEDs, sensors and controls to provide intelligent lighting for commercial and architectural applications which benefit from greater CO2 reduction, lower cost of ownership & improved functionality compared to other available light sources.  Photonstar's lighting products have won numerous awards for performance, innovation and reliability, and are unique in the industry for the use of recycled, and recyclable materials, which means they have 90% less embodied CO2 than equivalent products providing the same levels of illumination.


PhotonStar comprises two divisions: PhotonStar LED which works with lighting designers, architects, house builders, facilities management companies and sustainability consultants to provide intelligent, high-end LED lighting solutions for the commercial and architectural market,  and PhotonStar Technology which provides LED lighting solutions for specialist applications such as film & television production lighting, UV curing and medical applications.


PhotonStar is based in Romsey Hampshire, with manufacturing in Swansea.  The Company was admitted to AIM in December 2010 following the reverse takeover of AIM-listed Enfis Group.


About LED Lighting


LEDs - Light Emitting Diodes - are semi conductor chip devices that emit coloured light when an electrical current is passed through them.  The light range is wide, including infra-red, visible spectrum (including red, green and blues) and near ultra-violet.  They can be used to make light either by mixing colours or adding phosphors to blue or UV devices. Software controls also greatly expand the range of light output to provide a more flexible offering than other light sources.


LEDs have the potential to be the most efficient light source available: they can last up to 50 times longer than incandescent sources and up to 10X longer than compact fluorescent sources. Furthermore they are robust, shockproof with no fragile filaments, which combined with their longevity, means that they have significant benefits in terms of reducing the cost of maintenance in large commercial buildings. 


Whilst the LED market is still in its early stages, currently accounting for less than 3% of the $70bn global general lighting market, the market is rapidly transitioning to LED lighting, driven by cost reductions, increased efficiency and multiple regulatory drivers such as Europe-wide phased banning of incandescent lamps and the code for sustainable homes.  It is estimated that by 2015 LED sources will account for over 50% of the $100bn general lighting market1. Currently, lighting accounts for 19% of global electricity usage, much of which is wasted as traditional light sources radiate up to 90% of their energy as heat.


A rapid switch over to LED lighting will not only lead to significant reduction in energy usage but it will also have a significant impact on greenhouse gas production, because grid electricity use has a disproportionately higher impact on CO2 emissions than other energy sources. As a result, in markets where development is required to meet CO2 reduction targets (such as CRC, Code for sustainable homes & the Kyoto agreement) reducing electricity use (by using cleaner supplies or reducing demand) will have 3x the impact compared to addressing heating and insulation and 2x the impact of addressing transport - this is due to the greater CO2 emissions associated with grid electricity2. Today, CO2 emissions attributable to lighting are equivalent to 70% of all global car CO2 emissions.


1JP Morgan 2010 estimates


2Source: Carbon Trust (Grid electricity  kWh  0.544,  Natural gas  kWh  0.184,  LPG  kWh  0.214,  Gas oil  kWh  0.277,    Fuel oil  kWh  0.266,   Burning oil kWh  0.247,   Diesel  kWh  0.253,    Petrol  kWh  0.243,  Wood pellets  kWh  0.026)  

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