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Ovia – a leading light in the industry

As it enters its fourth year of trading as an independent lighting company, Ovia is bigger, and its future brighter than ever.

Ovia was launched at the end of 2019 with industry expert Mike Collins at the helm and a small sales team hitting the phones and the roads. The aim was to bring to the professional electrical contract market an extensive range of high quality, competitively priced products that are quick and easy to install and would help save contractors time and money on a vast range of projects. Fast forward to 2022/23 and there are now 14 sales team members and Issue 4 of the Ovia catalogue has just been launched, showcasing more than 900 individual product lines.

With its extensive collection of luminaires, installers can have confidence that in the Ovia range they will find a lighting solution to fit every possible project they are working on. All sectors are covered including domestic, commercial, industrial, utility, amenity, emergency lighting and floodlighting. The lighting offer is further enhanced with a full range of lighting control solutions that will optimise energy saving credentials.

Contractor engagement

Engagement with contractors has been a key element in driving the new product development programme across the Scolmore Group of companies and Ovia is no exception. Regular interaction with contractors via social media, trade magazines and face to face at exhibitions and trade shows is how Ovia gains constructive insight into how contractors like to work, the issues they face and what they need to help them do their work in the most time-efficient and cost effective way. It is this valuable feedback from contractors working on the job and often in challenging environments that helps to drive the new product development programme and determines which products make it onto the wholesalers’ shelves.

Spotlight on the premium range

More than 900 individual product lines now make up the total Ovia offer. Sitting within the overall collection is the premium range of products which comes under the well known Inceptor brand, and we are excited to take the wraps off the new products that have been added to this collection.

Inceptor Duo is a sleek up and down dimmable linear luminaire. It offers installers and their clients a complete custom dual lighting solution and is perfect for accentuating design features both high and low. It is available in two lengths – 1,200mm and 1,500mm – and two wattages – 42W and 56W. There are three colour options to cover all décor requirements – black, grey and white.

The luminaire features a dual CTA switch – OFF, cool white, warm white and day light and the up and down lights can be controlled separately. Inceptor Duo is dimmable and emergency versions are available. Watch the Inceptor Duo video here – https://youtu.be/iRUrgdhDOMo   

Inceptor Hi-Lite is a new range of IP65, CTA Switchable LED Highbays. They are all CTA switchable in the following temperature options – 4000K, 5000K and 6500K. They come in black as standard and there is a choice of wattages – 100W, 150W or 200W. They are available in Standard or with integrated Microwave Sensor.

Stand out features of the Inceptor Hi-Lite Highbays are their compatibility with the 5W 3 Hour Maintained IP65 Emergency Packs and the fact that they come pre-wired with 3M of Flex.

This new range has been designed to enhance and expand the Ovia LED Highbay collection, to now offer a CTA switchable version of one its best specification/performing products. Watch the Inceptor Hi-Lite video here – https://youtu.be/k7H-DHmu2sU 

Inceptor U-Lite will join the existing, highly successful U-Lite luminaire and is designed to bring even more benefits to the installer. Inceptor U-Lite is a slimline, non-corrosive utility LED luminaire, designed to offer protection against the elements. With an integrated diffuser and gear tray anchored to the base, the Inceptor U-Lite ensures a hassle-free installation. Features that are new to this Inceptor model include switchable CCT: 4000K,5000K and 6500K and improved assembly. The gear tray and diffuser assembly can be disconnected and removed for lighter/simple installation of the base, whilst multiple positions for the terminal block allows greater flexibility for retrofit installations. The luminaire offers emergency self-test as standard.

Inceptor U-Lite comes in three different lengths, 1,200mm, 1,500mm, 1,800mm, and each length is available in a single lamp and a twin lamp equivalent output. It is suitable for wall, ceiling or suspension mounting with adjustable fixing centres. Pre-fitted Anti Tamper clips allow the installer to screw the retaining clips so that others cannot open the luminaire without the use of a tool. Watch the Inceptor U-Lite video here – https://youtu.be/-HsKQv0PHJg 

The future is bright

Mike Collins, Operations Director with Ovia, comments: “We are very excited to be in a position to launch our fourth Ovia catalogue. Everyone has been working extremely hard to help us achieve our aim to be a serious operator in the competitive lighting sector. Feedback consistently shows that the company’s objective to provide competitively priced products with the emphasis on multiple features and benefits has been embraced by contractors and installers. The focus now is to continue to grow the business while still meeting the demands of an evolving market with the latest lighting solutions.”

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