About us

Our mission

To enable smarter buildings by reducing the barriers and complexity traditionally found in lighting control.

What we do

zencontrol is a manufacturer of lighting and control products including Emergency Luminaries, control gear and lighting control systems incorporating DALI. We have been directly involved in a wide number of world class DALI installations including the Prime Minister and Cabinet offices in Canberra, Australia.

 

The zencontrol team prides itself on high quality design, manufacture and service. This position is key to our company’s continual success, while our innovative capacity allows our products and solutions to stand ahead of the competition.

+ billion hours of product run-time in 2016

happy employees

engineers hard at work

+ products sold annually

Our origin story

In 2006 Todd Milliner (formally from Creative lighting) and Joshua Newell (formally from Tridonic.Atco) saw an opportunity in the market for DALI emergency products. Not letting the opportunity pass, Todd and Joshua, whom had both graduated from Griffith University with a bachelor of Engineering in Microelectronics, jumped headfirst into a market dominated by billion dollar multinational companies.

 

With a lot of perseverance, hard work and innovation the company had many successes and failures. Learning from the failures, Todd and Josh continued to leverage their abilities and entrepreneurial spirit to position their products and company for success.

 

Today the company has grown to be a leader in the industry employing over 150 staff including 50 engineers who are involved in research, product development and support.

 

With continual innovation zencontrol will continue to lead the way in the industry.

Todd Milliner
B.ENG (Microelectronics)

Joshua Newell
B.ENG (Microelectronics) and B.Infotech

Our market

Our branded product offer spans three distinct areas in lighting.

Control gear

Smart lighting control gear and devices focused around connectivity

 

Lighting control

Intelligent lighting control products

 

Em. lighting

A complete range of leading emergency lighting products and accessories

 

Achievements

The team behind zencontrol has years of experience in the business, below are some of those achievements.

2017

zencontrol supplies to first DALI version 2 buildings in the UK and Australia

2017

zencontrol launches a range of lighting controls built on DALI V2, designed to make installation and use easier and more intuitive

 

 

2017

Launched the zencontrol brand

2016

First Australian emergency lighting company to exclusively supply lithium powered products

2016

Release of first all in one, self-contained, emergency luminaire incorporating lithium batteries

2016

Dongguan Evolt Electronics Co, achieves a maximum production capability of 150,000 products per month

2015

Launch of the next generation emergency lighting platform, boasting many world leading features, including constant power output, lowest standby power and Lithium Ion Phosphate batteries

2013

Dongguan Evolt Electronics Co., Ltd achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification under TUV Rheinland

2012

Todd and Joshua opened a purpose-built 7500m manufacture facility in Qingxi town, Dongguan aimed at bringing the third generation of products to market

2010

Launched the first batten products incorporating an LED emergency light

2009

Introduction of the first recessed emergency light with additional non-maintained LEDs to the market allowing it to achieve the highest classification of its type

2007

First multipurpose emergency light supplied, including the first adjustable ring size which has now become industry standard

2007

First Emergency Blade exit sign was introduced to the market, with a total power consumption of 1.9W dramatically reducing power consumption

2006

First products introduced to the Australian market
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