Success around the globe for Sheffield lighting firm Olmec

23rd August 2013

As successive parents have told their children -The world's an oyster when you try hard enough and that has proved exactly the case for Sheffield lighting firm, Olmec Advanced Materials, whose efforts have been rewarded with global success.

Set up 23 years ago by Sheffield resident, Paul Lancaster, this growing business, which is based in Millhouses, is setting the world alight with its high tech, 'planet friendly' Surelight products. From Sheffield to Africa, Olmec's Surelight products can be seen in a myriad of prestigious applications, from safety lighting to show stopping spectaculars. Safari parks in Africa, including Governor's Camp, have found Surelight Tutis LED floodlights a perfect way to light accommodation grounds that are a long way from the mains grid, and where adequate lighting is a vital tool in enabling rangers to keep tourist safe. Replacing traditional halogen lighting with the LEDs, which use a fraction of the energy, also means that precious energy provided by generators and oil burners is preserved and the lights will last years longer. Surelight Tutis LED floodlights are also lighting the luxury 5 star Sheraton Lagos Hotel in Nigeria so it looks like Africa is switching on to the cost and energy saving benefits of LED lighting. Whilst olmec can't say too much about this closely guarded secret at the moment, its products are now Hollywood bound, with LED lighting such as Surelight Atlas and Dolphin street lights set to create a film set vision of our future world in a blockbuster to be released next year. Watch this space for further information! Closer to home, just across the Channel in France, Olmec has achieved considerable success at Le Mans, one of the world's most famous, and oldest, endurance races and known as the Grand Prix of endurance and efficiency. Surelight electroluminescent (EL) panels help to keep millions of pounds worth of cars safe with its by lighting the racing number panels for prestigious teams such as Aston Martin, Lotus and Peugeot. In fact Olmec is the world's leading supplier of such lighting to the endurance racing market, providing solutions for race teams across the world. At home in UK, Olmec has supplied lighting to some of the most prestigious applications right across the country. In London, water bound visitors to the 2012 Olympics Greenwich Park and North Greenwich Arena using Transport for London's Riverbus found their way with signage lit by high powered Surelight Titan Extreme LED spotlights. Visitors to the city were also blown away by a Christmas lighting special last year when Surelight digitally controlled, colour changing LED spot lights and digital control system were used to produce a vivid colourful lighting spectacle in St Christopher's Place, close to Oxford Street. The Covent Garden area has also seen the results that can be achieved by using Olmec's versatile range of lighting, when one of London's most prestigious art deco hotels, The Strand Palace had a face lift. Looking for 'the wow factor' the hotel used 50 Surelight Arcus II LED wall washer lights to create a fabulous external lighting effect on its front elevation. Boots' premier store on London's Oxford Street, Red Bull F1 HQ in Milton Keynes, the luxury St James apartments in Chelsea and, further north, the nuclear reprocessing site at Sellafield have all benefitted from Surelight LED lighting. Of course, a round the world trip can't finish without mentioning Sheffield, where Olmec's products have been used to create nothing short of a lighting bonanza! You don't have to go far to see the spectacular results that Surelight can bring to any project. The amazing technicolour lighting display that wows visitors to Sheffield's Victoria Quays; fabulous lighting at Ecclesall Road's Studio 557; energy saving lighting at Sickleholme Golf Club, Eton, Age UK, Millhouses optician Victoria Smith and Rotherham hospices. All provided by Olmec's Surelight products. So whether you are in Africa or Accrington Olmec is bound to have a spectacular, cost and energy efficient solution for you. For further information, please contact Olmec/Surelight on 0114 236 1606 or email The team is waiting to light up your world!

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