Since DaRo Group acquired Light Years Ahead in April 2017 it has been a period of rapid change for the business. The initial focus has been to ensure that LYA benefits fully from being part of the wider DaRo Group, and its core capabilities in product design, manufacturing, assembly and distribution. The has resulted in the following benefits for LYA and its customers;

  • Product Development
    • LED; re-design of the core product range, incorporate the latest LED technology
    • LED retrofit; cost effective upgrade of existing T5 luminaires to LED e.g. Protectalux Safer Cell Cornice
    • Protectalux Emergency Bulkhead; high impact resistant emergency bulkhead
    • Pipeline; new recessed / semi-recessed products
  • Product Manufacturing
    • Component manufacturing and final assembly have been taken fully in-house by DaRo Products, DaRo Group’s one stop shop manufacturing subsidiary. As well as providing an assurance of quality this has enabled LYA to shorten lead times and drive cost out of the manufacturing process, improving LYA’s competitive position.
  • Distribution & Marketing
    • Considerable time has been spent on improving the distribution and routes to market for LYA’s product range. This has encompassed direct marketing to the installed base, relationship building with leading consultants, construction and mechanical and engineering companies and enhancing LYA’s profile with national electrical distributors. Product literature has been updated to reflect the re-design of the core product range, incorporating the latest LED technology.