Established over 50 years ago in Germany the WE-EF Group is now comprised of eight companies in nine different locations worldwide. An extensive network of partners provides both product and service support. WE-EF are specialists in exterior lighting. Our job is to create luminaires that are engineered to endure, thereby minimising the need to replace or recycle them for a long time to come. WE-EF's entire operation from luminaire design through to the production process and subsequent application is based on this principle of longevity. Each step in the process carries with it the responsibility of environmental protection and the most effective use of resources.
Design and Engineering
The most important element in the design process is the development of luminaires, which encompass timeless design; design that best reflects their enduring qualities.
State of the art engineering then brings with it the highest standards with regards to environmentally friendly materials and processes; high IP ratings, excellent thermal management and Innovative Optical Systems IOS®. The development of high end, efficient reflectors is one of the core competencies of WE-EF. This means compliance with International lighting and safety norms, whilst meeting such criterea as the ‘Dark Sky’ society Continual investment in research and development are the baisc conditions within which to meet these demands. WE-EF innovations such as IOS® - Innovative Optical Systems, CTA® - Cool Touch Adaptor (WE-EF Patent DE10013304), ASC® - Anti Slip Coating and OLC® (One LED Concept) are just some examples of WE-EF’s continuing investment in the future.
Made by WE-EF is more than just an expression; the highest finishing processes in production tell the real story:
Only through continual investment in tooling, production processes and the ongoing education of our employees are we able to achieve our standards of quality. For example, in exterior lighting the corrosion resistance qualities of a product are important for their reliability and longevity. A durable and reliable corrosion protection can only be achieved when Product Development and the Production Processes are considered together. The result of many years of research, development, practical testing and experience in most all climate zones around the world, comes
WE-EF’s unique 5CE® corrosion protection system. It encompasses five critical elements; Material, Conversion Coating, Powder Coating, PCS® Polymer Coated Stainless Hardware and Process Control. Only such a system can guarantee the highest standards in quality.
Real and sustainable cost and energy savings, can only be achieved through optimal planning and the application of the latest reflector and lamp technology.
In Streetlighting applications this means minimizing the amount of luminaires required through optimizing the efficiency of the reflector and lamp whilst at the same reducing glare in line with the norms. In short; reduced installation and maintenance costs, less CO2 but improved light quality.
Approximately 90% of a Luminaire from WE-EF can be recycled. It originates with an aluminium substrate that is sourced from 90% authentic refined recycled aluminium. This recycled aluminium is also an ‘energy storer’, only 5% of the original energy input is required to recycle aluminium.. In other words 95% of the original energy required to melt the Aluminium Oxide is also recycled.