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  • 2019

    CMP-represented equity fund acquires Selux AG — 

    As part of the plan to drive inno­va­tion, invest­ments in the amount of sev­eral mil­lion euros will be made in new intel­li­gent prod­ucts and the dig­i­tal net­work­ing of the inter­na­tional pro­duc­tion sites. Spe­cific focus is on the Berlin site and the Zachow pro­duc­tion site as well as sales.

  • 2018

    Selux Group to undergo strategic restructuring in Europe — 

    To enhance its inno­v­a­tive strength, the Selux Group with its pro­fes­sional light­ing solu­tions will in future be focussing its activ­i­ties on its suc­cess­ful exte­rior appli­ca­tions area within Europe. Selux Cor­po­ra­tion in the USA will con­tinue unchanged with its suc­cess­ful activ­ity in inte­rior and exte­rior busi­ness.

  • 2018

    70 years of Selux — 

    In 1948 Her­mann Bans­bach founded Sem­per­lux in Berlin using the idea of a bat­tery charger. In the decades since, Selux has man­u­fac­tured prod­ucts that shape urban spaces and that will con­tinue to do so in the future, with an aware­ness of our eco­nom­i­cal, eco­log­i­cal and social respon­si­bil­ity to future gen­er­a­tions.

  • 2016

    Selux plant in Zachow is celebrating its 25th anniversary — 

    Selux pro­duc­tion plant in Zachow / Ketzin is cel­e­brat­ing its 25th anniver­sary

  • 2016

    Lif multifunctional light column — 

    Selux launches a new gen­er­a­tion of light­ing tech­nol­ogy — mul­ti­func­tional urban light­ing fea­tur­ing Wifi, facade and accent light­ing, cam­eras and loud­speak­ers. The light column Lif pro­vides 19 dif­fer­ent hor­i­zon­tal and ver­ti­cal light dis­tri­b­u­tions. Details

  • 2016

    Tritec Optic as a LED upgrade for existing luminaires — 

    Selux devel­ops a new optics system con­sist­ing of com­bined prism and reflec­tor optics. The Tritec Optic pro­vides inten­sive high­lights, a high-qual­ity look, and con­cise visual aes­thet­ics. It is used in the newest prod­ucts such as Lif or as a retro­fit for exist­ing light­ing instal­la­tions. Details

  • 2016

    Loop as the first circle luminaire for office lighting — 

    Selux devel­ops the first office-com­pat­i­ble cir­cu­lar lumi­naire: The Loop is an ele­gant alter­na­tive to con­ven­tion­ally-shaped lumi­naires. With its two light dis­tri­b­u­tions and five assem­bly ver­sions, the Loop is suit­able for diverse archi­tec­tural appli­ca­tions. Details

  • 2016

    Innovation at the Light and Building 2016 — 

    Selux presents the new gen­er­a­tion of light­ing tech­nol­ogy: the first mul­ti­func­tional light column Lif for intel­li­gent urban light­ing, the Tritec Optic — a unique com­bined prism and reflec­tor optics, the first cir­cu­lar lumi­naire for office light­ing Loop and others. Details

  • 2016

    Expo 2016 in Antalya Turkey illuminated by Selux — 

    Selux pro­vides 1,800 LED lumi­naires for the first EXPO world exhi­bi­tion in Turkey. Under the title Flow­ers and Chil­dren” the EXPO 2016 high­lights the impor­tance of green cities. The sus­tain­able light­ing tech­nol­ogy by Selux rein­forces the green city idea. Read more

  • 2015

    New Port Promenade Hamburg — 

    Selux pro­vides light­ing tech­nol­ogy for the illu­mi­na­tion of the new prom­e­nade in the Port of Ham­burg. The archi­tec­tural design stems from the London office of Zaha Hadid. The light­ing design is by Schlot­feldt Licht. Project details

  • 2015

    Selux - Annual Multimedia 2015

    Silver prize at the Annual Multimedia Awards 2015 — 

    Two dig­i­tal appli­ca­tions by Selux were awarded the silver acco­lade — Selux Look­books in the Microsites cat­e­gory and the Olivio con­fig­u­ra­tor in the Tools cat­e­gory.
    Selux Look­books
    Olivio Con­fig­u­ra­tor

  • 2014

    Selux Olivio Configurator

    Selux launches the Olivio Configurator — 

    The new online plan­ning tool guides users in just a few steps through the all pos­si­ble vari­a­tions of the prod­uct and enables light design­ers to create their own per­son­alised lumi­naire designs easily and reli­ably. Olivio Con­fig­u­ra­tor

  • 2014

    Selux - Kju Family

    The Kju family of modular LED luminaires — 

    Clear con­tours reduced to the extrem­i­ties in a hov­er­ing, flat body of pure light. Selux launched a new family of modern archi­tec­ture-based lumi­naires. Kju Family

  • 2013

    Selux USA celebrates its 30th anniversary — 

    Selux Cor­po­ra­tion in the USA is cel­e­brat­ing 30 years as a design-ori­ented, inno­v­a­tive com­pany for archi­tec­tural inte­rior and exte­rior lumi­naires.

  • 2013

    Selux goes Italy — 

    Selux opened an office in Italy on the 1st March 2013. The branch is located in the Blend Tower in Milan,and man­ag­ing direc­tor and found­ing part­ner at Selux S.r.l. will be Mr Elio Joseph Page. Joe Page can look back on many long years of expe­ri­ence in the light­ing indus­try.

  • 2013

    Selux France celebrates its 25th anniversary — 

    Selux S.A.S. has been suc­cess­fully oper­a­tional on the French market as a man­u­fac­turer of inno­v­a­tive exte­rior lumi­naires for 25 years now.

  • 2013

    Next Generation Luminaires: design prize for M36 wallwasher — 

    The Next Gen­er­a­tion Lumen Award 2013 has been awarded to the M36 wall­washer. The M36 wall­washer, which uses LMO tech­nol­ogy, is char­ac­terised by its min­imised dis­tances between wall and lumi­naire and an extremely high uni­for­mity of illu­mi­nance. A light dis­tance of just 0.4 m is required for light­ing a 3m high wall for instance. M36

  • 2013

    New online planning tool: M-Modular LED configurator — 

    The new online tool allows plan­ners to create indi­vid­ual con­fig­u­ra­tions in just a few min­utes: With the M-Mod­u­lar LED Con­fig­u­ra­tor they get a full cre­ative free­dom and can design linear lumi­naires, rec­tan­gu­lar or qua­dratic light struc­tures or L, U and Z-shaped con­fig­u­ra­tions. To the con­fig­u­ra­tor

  • 2012

    Semperlux becomes Selux — 

    The old name Sem­per­lux AG is changed to Selux AG. New devel­op­ment series: Effi­cient Design” and Kinetic Lumi­naires”.

    Selux Cross Beam Tech­nol­ogy (CBT) and Light-Mod­u­lat­ing Optics (LMO tech­nol­ogy) are devel­oped for pre­cise and effi­cient LED light guid­ance in inte­rior and exte­rior light­ing. Manta Rhei, an OLED-based lumi­naire, is the result of a pre­lim­i­nary study of kinetic lumi­naires and a joint project by Selux and ART+COM.

  • 2012

    Selux website wins iF communication design award — 

    The Selux web­site has been aligned to the require­ments of an increas­ingly dig­i­talised and net­worked world. Con­sis­tently reduced to the essen­tials, the new Selux inter­net pres­ence acts as a cen­tral con­tact point for pro­fes­sional design­ers. For above all it offers tools that will lead users quickly to spe­cific data on all Selux prod­ucts and vari­ants. News

  • 2012

    Next Generation Luminaires: design prizes for the M100 LED and M60 LED — 

    The jury at the Next Gen­er­a­tion Lumi­naires Solid-State Light­ing Design Com­pe­ti­tion” in the USA has hon­oured two lumi­naires from the Selux M series. The M100 LED and M60 LED received the awards in the cat­e­gories Recessed Linear Light­ing” and Linear Pen­dant Light­ing” at Light­fair in Las Vegas. The jury was impressed both by the slim, ele­gant design of the lumi­naire pro­files and by char­ac­ter­is­tics such as effi­cient light dis­tri­b­u­tion and main­te­nance friend­li­ness. M60 and M100

  • 2012

    Selux Cross Beam technology. Efficient light guidance for outdoor areas — 

    Selux has reg­is­tered a new type of optics system — the Selux Cross Beam Tech­nol­ogy (CBT) that ensures homoge­nous light­ing of traf­fic areas or squares by means of pre­cise LED light guid­ance. The com­bi­na­tion of large, freeform reflec­tor sur­faces and pre­cisely aligned LED clus­ters ensures a high degree of opti­cal effi­ciency. The inclin­ing LEDs in the main direc­tion of light ensure opti­mal usage of the direct light por­tion. The CBT is fea­tured in the Avanza lumi­naires. Avanza

  • 2012

    LMO technology. Innovative light guidance for interior areas — 

    Selux has devel­oped a spe­cial form of light guid­ance for the new M36 system, the so called Light Mod­u­lat­ing Optics (LMO-Tech­nol­ogy). These satin-finish optics made from solid pro­files enable supe­rior pre­ci­sion light guid­ance and ensure a uni­form appear­ance of the light exit area. The pre­ci­sion cross sec­tions are designed for a wide range of light­ing tasks and guar­an­tee max­i­mum effi­ciency. M36

  • 2009

    Good Design Award 2008 — 

    NEO was awarded the Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Award 2008 in the cat­e­gory light­ing”. — Light­ing for the sports car icon
    Sem­per­lux pro­vided the light­ing for the new Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.

  • 2008

    60 Years Light. Ideas. Systems. — 

    The 60th anniver­sary of Sem­per­lux AG: 2008 sees the 60th anniver­sary of the found­ing of the Berlin-based light­ing man­u­fac­turer Sem­per­lux AG. — Open­ing of the new Selux-Lumi­nar­ies-Park. — LIGHT­ING CUL­TURE 2008 — Pre­sent­ing the new Selux prod­uct cat­a­logues for inte­rior and exte­rior light­ing.

  • 2007

    Granting Patent for Constant Luminance Technology (CLT) — 

    Suc­cess­fully con­tracted the canal lumi­nairie mod­erni­sa­tion project for the city of Ams­ter­dam. — Out­door Vision — Selux Design Com­pe­ti­tion for stu­dents of the Uni­ver­sity of Arts Berlin (UdK).

  • 2006

    Berlin Central Station — 

    For the whole project 54 dif­fer­ent light solu­tions were newly devel­oped to put light in scene. Satin lines of light for com­mer­cial areas, wall fit­tings for the façade, the panoramic lifts are lit by sec­tors of cir­cu­lar fit­tings. The Sta­lac­tite fit­ting made of Duran glass cylin­ders cre­ates a cel­e­bra­tion area for incom­ing trains. Fur­ther func­tional fit­tings were sup­plied for stair­wells, cor­ri­dors and the park­ing.

  • 2004

    Company chronicles published. — 

    In the book Berlin beleuchtet”, the indus­trial designer Sabine Röck describes 50 years of the Sem­per­lux family-run busi­ness that is closely inter­twined with the Berlin’s his­tory . A large number of Selux prod­ucts have already become clas­sics. Thus, the book doc­u­ments a his­tory of light­ing fix­tures as well as the eco­nomic growth of the German cap­i­tal. ISBN 3 – 936962-04 – 9

  • 2003

    Track goes digital: new potential for lighting design — 

    EUTRAC | Dali means that track light­ing can now be inte­grated into pro­fes­sional light­ing con­trol schemes. The intel­li­gent track opens up new per­spec­tives for cre­ative light­ing con­cepts. Dis­play light­ing for shops, trade show stands and events, appro­pri­ate light­ing solu­tions for muse­ums and exhi­bi­tion spaces or modern light­ing con­trol for indi­vid­ual appli­ca­tions in the office envi­ron­ment – EUTRAC | Dali pro­motes imag­i­na­tive, inter­ac­tive design. It is a tool that allows the designer to create dif­fer­ent spa­tial envi­ron­ments. www​.eutrac​.de

  • 2002

    The RGB pendant luminaire wins the FX International Interior Design Award — 

    In the cat­e­gory Best Office Light­ing”. — SELUX (CH) AG is founded: like many of the Sem­per­lux AG sub­sidiaries, SELUX (CH) AG is an inde­pen­dent com­pany with its own man­age­r­ial staff. This cor­po­rate phi­los­o­phy gives SELUX (CH) AG the lib­erty to address the spe­cific demands of the Swiss market.

  • 2001

    Selux luminaires in the German Museum of Technology in Berlin — 

    The Nal­bach lumi­naire” becomes a per­ma­nent exhibit in the Power — Elec­tric­ity — Light” exhi­bi­tion in the German Museum of Tech­nol­ogy in Berlin — after 20 years it has become a real design clas­sic! — On 1. July, 2001 Armin Bans­bach retires at the age of 67 and leaves the Board of Sem­per­lux AG. He is still active as the man­ag­ing part­ner of the sole share­holder, Her­mann-Bans­bach GmbH & Co. KG.

  • 2000

    Arthelio: the combined use of daylight and artificial light in a light pipe system — 

    The TU Berlin (Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­sity, Insti­tute of Elec­tron­ics and Light­ing Engi­neer­ing, Pro­fes­sor Dr. Kaase and Dr. Rose­mann) col­lab­o­rate with Sem­per­lux AG to develop a light­ing system based on a hollow light guide. Day­light and arti­fi­cial light pro­vided by a sul­phur lamp are fed into the light pipe, the aim being to reduce energy con­sump­tion and enhance user com­fort. The Arthe­lio pro­to­type pro­vides until today energy-effi­cient light­ing in the Selux Head­quar­ter in Berlin. — Sem­per­lux receives the Berlin Envi­ron­ment Award. — Changes on the Exec­u­tive Board: In 2000, Ulrich Mis­geld takes over as Finan­cial Man­ager of Sem­per­lux.

  • 1999

    1000 OVALIS-luminaires for the Millenium Dome in London — 

    London in all its finery at the turn of the mil­len­nium — the grounds of the Mil­len­nium Dome, which was designed by Richard Rogers, are lit by almost 1000 OVALIS lumi­naires. Dis­creet and modern in their design, they pro­vide attrac­tive and ade­quate light­ing of the park area around the Dome. — Street light­ing from the Berlin Zoo to the Nordic Embassies to the head­quar­ters of the Chris­t­ian Demo­c­ra­tic Union (CDU) using URBI 1 lumi­naires (Design: Pro­fes­sor Gernot Nal­bach).

  • 1998

    50 Light years in our time — 

    The first half of the cen­tury of light­ing plan­ning and design has raced by at the speed of light for Sem­per­lux. The name Sem­per­lux — always light — has been an inte­gral part of the cor­po­rate con­cept from the start: with the bat­tery charger devel­oped by com­pany founder Her­mann Bans­bach lights were kept burn­ing in the city, even when there were power cuts during the Berlin block­ade.
    Since that time Sem­per­lux staff have con­tin­ued to apply their pas­sion­ate inter­est in good light­ing to come up with a wide range of light­ing inno­va­tions. Along­side fully devel­oped stan­dard solu­tions Sem­per­lux today offers inte­grated and indi­vid­ual light­ing sys­tems through their Cor­po­rate Light­ing divi­sion. Their ser­vice includes con­sult­ing, plan­ning and real­i­sa­tion. All over the world. 1998 Ludwig-Erhard-House — The modern design of the Sil­hou­ette lumi­naire lends the Ludwig Erhard House in Berlin a syn­the­sis of archi­tec­ture and eco­nomic effi­ciency ema­nat­ing the radi­ant char­ac­ter of the house with the stock exchange out­side the build­ing.

  • 1997

    City lighting for Atlantic City — 

    URBI is installed in down­town Atlantic City, on the Elbe Bridge in Magde­burg and in the out­ly­ing areas at the Ams­ter­dam sta­dium. — Sem­per­lux GmbH merges with Selux Hold­ing AG to become Sem­per­lux Aktienge­sellschaft — Licht­tech­nis­che Werke — At the same time the main plant in Berlin becomes a public lim­ited com­pany and the parent com­pany with over 15 sub­sidiaries in and out­side Ger­many.

  • 1996

    Frankfurt Station — 

    Over 4500 metres of spe­cially devel­oped linear light­ing sys­tems are installed above over 13 Inter­city plat­forms at Frankfurt/​M. main sta­tion for the Deutsche Bahn AG.

  • 1995

    New manufacture for exterior luminaires — 

    a new plant for exte­rior lumi­naires was built in Zachow (30 km from Berlin), pro­vid­ing over 7000 sq.m. for the man­u­fac­ture of street lanterns and out­door fit­tings.

  • 1994

    Kirchsteigfeld in Potsdam — 

    In Kirch­steigfeld in Pots­dam, the largest city build­ing project in the new German states’, the client opted for lumi­naires and street lanterns from se’lux’s URBI urban light­ing range.

  • 1993

    URBI at Frankfurt/a. M., Dessau, London and Grenoble — 

    The URBI urban light­ing system, which has already become a fast-sell­ing line, is installed on Lower Main Bridge in Frankfurt/​M, in a number of streets in Dessau, in Oxford Street in London and in Greno­ble.

  • 1992

    German Art and Exhibition Center in Bonn — 

    The high degree of inno­va­tion inher­ent to the Sem­per­lux INTE­RIOR range becomes appar­ent when equip­ping the German Art and Exhi­bi­tion Center in Bonn with a custom designed com­puter-con­trolled light­ing system (in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Lichtplan/​Licht­de­sign, Cologne).

  • 1991

    SCHUPMANN street lantern at the Brandenburg Gate — 

    The his­tor­i­cal Schup­mann street lantern is erected all round the Bran­den­burg Gate in Berlin. In 1991 together with the TFH Berlin (Prof. Dr. Marx/​Prof. Dr. Karstädt) Sem­per­lux receives the Berlin Envi­ron­ment Award for the devel­op­ment of a dim­ma­ble, high-fre­quency oper­a­tion elec­tronic bal­last for flu­o­res­cent lamps.

  • 1988

    EUTRAC — 

    Sem­per­lux founds a sub­sidiary, EUTRAC® Strom­schienen GmbH & Co., whose main task lies the devel­op­ment and man­u­fac­ture of tracks, track sys­tems and adapters. In 1990 the City­lights range of spots is devel­oped to com­ple­ment the EUTRAC range of inte­rior fit­tings. This marks the begin­ning of a new prod­uct line: “LIGHTS & TRACKS”. reg­is­tered trade­mark of the Sem­per­lux Aktienge­sellschaft.

  • 1987

    Cube de la Défense, Paris — 

    Prac­ti­cally a new land­mark in France: the Cube de la Défense’ in Paris. All offices and public areas are lit with Tubu­lar Light­ing System 90, a total of 8000 metres.

  • 1986

    NEON-systems and SATURN-range — 

    The NEON sys­tems are devel­oped for the inte­rior light­ing sector. — The trend-set­ting SATURN range is designed for the exte­rior light­ing sector.

  • 1984

    Lighting Kurfürstendamms in Berlin — 

    1984 SELUX is assigned by the gov­ern­ing body in Berlin to re-design the light­ing for Berlin’s Kur­fürs­ten­damm using HARD­EN­BERG his­tor­i­cal street lanterns, now a well-known fea­ture of one of Berlin’s most pop­u­lar streets.

    1985 Air­ports Cairo and Djakarta Word of Sem­per­lux com­pe­tence in the field of air­port light­ing has spread: The air­ports in Cairo and in Djakarta are added to the list. Even the Dutch queen enjoys the golden glow of Selux. Res­i­den­tial fit­tings and tubu­lar light­ing sys­tems adorn her castle in The Hague.

  • 1982

    1983 Semperlux Marienfelde — 

    Sem­per­lux moves into a new man­u­fac­tur­ing plant in Berlin-Marien­felde; usable area: 18,000 sq.m. The number of employ­ees rises to 190. A fur­ther com­po­nent is added to the inte­rior range: non-glare light­ing for com­puter work­sta­tions.

  • 1975

    Luminaires made of aluminium extrusions — 

    1975 the com­pany moves into the inno­v­a­tive inte­rior light­ing sector with a new range of high-qual­ity mirror pro­file lumi­naires made of extruded alu­minium. The Berlin uni­ver­si­ties, the Pruss­ian Foun­da­tion Muse­ums (Berlin) and the Lan­deszen­tral­bank in Ham­burg start to install Sem­per­lux lumi­naires.

  • 1965

    Polycarbonate globes as a novelty in Europe — 

    1965 Sem­per­lux are the first Euro­pean com­pany to develop a dec­o­ra­tive range of exte­rior lumi­naires based on poly­car­bon­ate globes. — 1972 the Olympic Games took place in Munich: Sem­per­lux sup­plies poly­car­bon­ate globe exte­rior lumi­naires for the gar­dens. — 1976 sees poly­car­bon­ate globe exte­rior lumi­naires light­ing the fore­courts at Sydney Opera House, Aus­tralia.

  • 1950

    Wooden luminaires, multiple-stem lusters, linear fluorescent diffusers and louvre luminaires — 

    The com­pany con­tin­ues to expand in the fifties thanks to a number of inno­v­a­tive ideas. Fol­low­ing var­i­ous wooden lumi­naires for flu­o­res­cent lamps the first mul­ti­ple-stem lus­ters made of brass and alu­minium are pro­duced in 1951. Linear flu­o­res­cent dif­fusers made of glass (1954) and louvre lumi­naires (1955) com­plete the range. 1955 saw the devel­op­ment of punched metal lou­vres for the pro­duc­tion of dif­fusers.

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