Cooker hood and hob manufacturer Novy, part of the Middleby Group, has acquired Netherlands-based lighting company Jansen & de Bont.
Established in 2014, the company was set up by industrial designers Matthis Jansen and Jorg de Bont and manufactures touch-free, gesture controlled LED lighting.
Jansen & de Bont’s portfolio of patented lighting products will now be sold under the Novy brand name as Novy Lighting PRO with production transitioned to the Novy headquarters in Kuurne, Belgium in Autumn.
It makes three touch-free lighting models, all in a range of sizes from 900mm to 1800mm: Wall, which is a wall-mounted version, an integrated lighting solution called Shelf and Pendant which has been designed to sit above a kitchen island, peninsula or dining table.
The lighting is operated by a smart sensor to activate and control the quantity of light. In addition the colour of the light can also be changed using a mood mode.
The beam can also be dragged left and right and even minimised to focus on a specific position beneath it.
Lighting is an integral part of Novy cooker hood design and the company has always manufactured all of its own lighting components.
According to Novy, Jansen & de Bont’s patented lighting is complementary to its current product offer and will bring opportunities for product development in the future.
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