The goniophotometer at SLC.

Saudi Lighting Company (SLC) is a market-driven firm that uses innovative technology to benefit customers.

The company is noted throughout the industrial and commercial sectors for its comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures that covers applications such as commercial, industrial, hazardous, hospital, landscape, emergency, roads, stadiums, floodlights, and other uses.

Due to its innovative thinking and technological advancement, Saudi Lighting has won recognition for engineering expertise, creative design, and pioneering work in energy conservation products.

Taking into account the market and customer's changing technological requirements, the company has made significant investment in the enhancement of different IT areas, starting by implementing 'Oracle Applications' in all production and administration procedures, in doing so becoming the first Saudi company to apply this system comprehensively in all production and administration operations.

Further investment went into developing the company's website as a step towards e-commerce. By clicking on the electronic catalogue, the browser can find a solution for any lighting application, and find answers to technical questions, technical terminologies, information updates, new products, industry news and event information. SLC's website is informative, attractive and different.

Another innovation by SLC is a CD presentation that utilises the latest in multimedia technology. The CD contains three interfaces: Company Profile, created using Macromedia flash and various 3D and sound editing applications; Products Catalogue (e-catalogue), created using Macromedia Director, with complex scripting that enables users to search for the products, full technical information in html, and a 3D view of the products in VRML; and Lighting Design Software, an advanced hi-tech interface with three different programs - Easyplan for indoor applications, Easyplace for area and port applications and Easystreet for road and street applications.

Saudi Lighting Design Software has proved to be a highly popular pre-sales service that provides a variety of lighting solutions and suitable lighting applications, and gives alternative economical solutions for different lighting fixtures by calculating the luminaire life-cycle cost and payback period. The calculations demonstrate the economics of quality luminaries in terms of initial cost and lower operational and maintenance costs compared to conventional luminaries.

All SLC products are guaranteed and after-sales services include installation consultancy if required by the customer.

SLC started producing outdoor lighting fixtures in 1978 in participation with Asia Swedish Company. In 1989 SLC merged with Arabian Lighting Company to manufacture indoor lighting fixtures. Since then, Saudi Lighting has grown to become the leading manufacturer of lighting fixtures in the Middle East.

The company uses state-of-the-art technologies in all its operations. Its Riyadh manufacturing facility, which has a capacity of 2.8 million units a year, has achieved ISO 9001:2000 quality system standard accredited by the British Standard Institution (BSI) and the Saso (Saudi Arabian Standards Organisation) quality mark for indoor and outdoor products.

The company's showpiece laboratory is unique in its architectural design, accented appropriately by spectacular lighting. The laboratory is the centre for research and development of products as well as the most rigorous testing procedures in accordance with classifications of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 598 and the Saudi Standards SSA 1318 & 417.

In addition to its Riyadh headquarters, SLC has a network of branches covering Jeddah, Madinah, Dammam, Khamis Mushayt and Buraidah. The company runs a number of training schemes to fulfil its policy of a Saudi workforce in all departments and prides itself on active corporate citizenship.

SLC believes in a safe, no-waste environment and operates a system of collecting all industrial waste in special containers, sorted as minerals, cartons and paper, to be sent to recycling companies.