Visit to MENTOR’s HQ

I have just returned from a visit to MENTOR’s Erkrath (near Dusseldorf) HQ and as always I left feeling enthused and genuinely proud to be associated with such a fine company. A superficial observation perhaps but wherever I went I saw smart, clean, modern and tidy Design and Admin offices, nothing ostentatious but clearly well-invested.

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1,001 MENTOR M-Tubes featured in an Eindhoven art installation celebrating artificial light.

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During the week 9-16 November 2013, the Dutch city of Eindhoven will for the eighth consecutive year become a showcase of interventions, installations, performances and events based on the phenomena of artificial light. An installation comprising of 1,001 individual high brightness RGB LED-powered MENTOR M-Tubes will be one of the twelve key works of art.

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Light frequency filtering illuminated sign.

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I recently visited a manufacturer of pedestrian gates used in high security office buildings. They were primarily interested in MENTOR M-Tubes (flexible and rigid tubular lights that deliver homogenous light along their length from just two RGB LEDs fitted either end). These they wanted to use for red and green indicator lights 1M in length, as well as for mood lighting around the plinth of their units.

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Multitron receives repeat order for M-Tubes from Crane Merchandising Sysytems.

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Crane Merchandising Systems are one of (if not the) largest manufacturers of vending machines in the world. A couple of years ago they explained to me their design challenge to create an amber illuminated “halo” around a capacitive touch panel on a new coffee machine they had been commissioned to design and build by Autobar, Europe’s largest vending machine operator. Homogenous lighting was a pre-requisite.

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