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Thursday 6 December 2018

70 years of Selux – 70 years of being connected to life

The story of our com­pany is a tale of ideas and visions. More than any­thing how­ever, it is one of a pas­sion for light that has being going on for 70 years now.

It all began with a bat­tery charger, which lit up a dark period in his­tory, sim­pli­fy­ing the lives of Berlin­ers during the Air­lift. The orig­i­nal name of the com­pany back in 1948, when it was founded by the elec­tri­cal engi­neer Her­mann Bans­bach, was Sem­per­lux – mean­ing always light. Quite a few things have changed since then but one thing has remained – our pas­sion for inno­va­tion, for first-class design and out­stand­ing light­ing solu­tions, which we use for the sus­tain­able design of living spaces. Always closely con­nected with human beings and their needs, our aim is to enhance qual­ity of life. Today, the Selux brand is a name with a long tra­di­tion that stands for mod­u­lar, intu­itively under­stood prod­ucts and prod­uct fam­i­lies that blend per­fectly into smart cities.

Over the past 70 years, we have had the plea­sure of work­ing on some of the most attrac­tive light­ing projects in the world. Together with our part­ners, we redesigned the light­ing on the Kur­fürs­ten­damm in Berlin with the Hard­en­berg can­de­labrum, rebuilt the his­toric Schup­mann can­de­labra that illu­mi­nate the Unter den Linden boule­vard and Pariser Platz by the Bran­den­burg Gate. Selux lumi­naires also adorn Oxford Street in London, the Old Port of Mar­seilles, the former con­tainer har­bour Baranga­roo Reserve in Sydney and the 911 Memo­r­ial in New York.

Since being founded 70 years ago, Selux head office has been located in the metrop­o­lis of Berlin, from where we still oper­ate today, as well as from many other loca­tions world­wide. We look for­ward to col­lab­o­rat­ing with you on the vision of a smart city, regard­less of whether you are a plan­ner, con­tract­ing author­ity, con­struc­tor or oper­a­tor of exte­rior light­ing.

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