Market launch of the new large-area POWERCASE luminaire with a luminous flux of up to 83,500 lumens and unique case design.
SONLUX invests in a new, energy-efficient, all-electric injection moulding machine.
The latest generation of the tried-and-tested "power pack" GLADIATOR in two construction sizes with 4,000 lumens (SL I) and 8,000 lumens luminous flux (SL II) was successfully presented for the first time at the light+building trade fair in Frankfurt/Main in 2018.
In December 2017, employees were honoured for the first time for their 25 years of service to the company. All 18 employees have been with SONLUX since the company was founded.
The first prototype of the new POWERDISK large area luminaire with a luminous flux of 50,000 lumens was presented at the light + building 2016. Series production starts in the same year.
The name and corporate form of the company was changed from Sonlux Licht- und Elektroinstallation GmbH & Co. KG to SONLUX Lighting GmbH.
Dr.-Ing. Alexander Zimmermann, sole shareholder and managing director of SONLUX, celebrates his 70th birthday in May 2016.
The further development of the POWERTUBE large area luminaire with state-of-the-art LED technology was presented in two different versions and will now be delivered with a transport bag.
SONLUX starts a design study in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal, Faculty of Engineering / Industrial Design under the direction of Professor Kluge. The task for the students was to design a mobile accu LED work light.
Following the market success of the first series of protective tube lights , the new protective tube lights series with highly efficient LED technology was successfully presented at the light + building 2014.
Dr.-Ing. Alexander Zimmermann, sole shareholder and managing director of RZB Rudolf Zimmermann, Bamberg GmbH and its sister company SONLUX Licht- und Elektroinstallation GmbH & Co. KG from Sondershausen/Thuringia received the honorary award of the town of Sondershausen on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of SONLUX.
As a result of the investments, the existing SONLUX plant grew into one of the most advanced development and production facilities in the region with innovative manufacturing, automation and computer technologies.
One of the world's first exclusively for LED lamp technology developed mobile work light in a full plastic housing.
Our GLADIATOR II proves, that function and design can be successfully combined into a single unit for portable work lights.
iF Product Design Award 2010
reddot best of the best 2010
Design Award Germany 2011 SILVER
Area with collectors: approx. 7 000 m2
Number of modules: 1062
Power: approx. 244 kilowatts
CO2 savings: approx. 200 000 kg/year
This corresponds to a supply of approx. 100 households
Dr. -Ing. Alexander Zimmermann received the Investment Award 2010 in Thuringia and Bavaria for his commitment and dedication.
In the year of the global economic crisis, the second generation of the successful work lights series was launched on the market. Only a few months later, the product was awarded with several design prizes.
Market launch of the SPARTACUS dome luminaire
Market launch of the protective tube lights based on compact fluorescent lamps, combined with a first major order for the assembly stations of the world's largest passenger aircraft in Hamburg.
Expansion of the product technology by commissioning a vacuum evaporation plant and a thermoforming plant for the production of plastic moulds.
Expansion of the work lights series with the GLADIATOR mini 24 W.
Inauguration of the new SONLUX logistics centre.
Investment in a two-component plastic injection moulding machine for the efficient and high-quality production of housings of the GLADIATOR work lights series.
After a successful product presentation at the light + building, the successful market launch of the GLADIATOR work lights series followed.
With the start of the development of the GLADIATOR 36 W and 72 W series of work lights, SONLUX lays the foundation for market entry in the field of high-quality mobile work lights for professional applications.
Following the successful market launch of the GSUN® 3 / GSUN® 4 emergency luminaires, the production was relocated from RZB Bamberg to SONLUX in Sondershausen. This was the beginning of the first OEM production for SONLUX.
In 1995, the rod and tube lights were converted based on thermoplastics. This further expanded the field of injection molding machines.
Use of an high modern, automated assembly line for the production of oval and circular luminaires.
Shortly after the company was founded, extensive conversion and refurbishment measures began to prepare SONLUX for the future.
Foundation of SONLUX GmbH & Co. KG by Dr. -Ing. Alexander Zimmermann.
First strategic reconstruction measures to modernize the existing structure (e. g. dismantling of the 170 m high chimney stack of the former lignite-fired power plant).
In the period of political turn-around, the former sub-states reunited. At the same time, VEB Elektroinstallation and RZB made initial efforts to further expand their cooperation.
VEB Elektroinstallation Sondershausen in Thuringia.
At that time, there were already cooperations with RZB Leuchten in Bamberg, which laid the foundation for the two companies to grow together.