LUXTRA LIGHTING is a joint venture of both OMS and Eon Electric focused on producing high quality light fixtures in India and other Asian countries. Eon Electric is one of the most important producers of high-tech electrical products for distribution, protection, control and conservation of electrical energy in India. With more than 50 years of tradition, it employs 3,000 people at the time.

LQS Philosophy

Everything is connected. Parts of the whole cannot be rated separately, but rather inside a common framework. Otherwise everything would fall apart. That is why living by the rules is so important. Abiding by laws, whether natural or societal, is similarly crucial. Otherwise chaos would ensue. The ancient struggle to find out whether the world is ruled by chance or specific rules and patterns, whether the fate is written in the palms of every human being still rages on.

Do we influence the future ourselves? Is our fate decided by higher principles or is it a game of chance? Existential set of rules can be applied to scientific research, industrial sectors or different types of business. Law and order is important both in life and in entrepreneurship.


Why are zebras striped? Why do the geese fly in V-shaped formation? Why do all the living creatures need to eat, drink and sleep? Why is there a day-and-night cycle? How can an ant carry multiples of his own weight?

All of these questions share a hidden common point studied by scientists and philosophers for millennia. While there is a multitude of specific and complicated answers, the common one is simple: because the world has its rules and patterns. Because mathematical, physical or gravity laws influence each and every being on Earth.

Living by the rules is important. Abiding by laws, whether natural or societal, is similarly crucial. Otherwise chaos would ensue. The ancient struggle to find out whether the world is ruled by chance or specific rules and patterns, whether the fate is written in the palms of every human being still rages on. Do we influence the future ourselves? Is our fate decided by higher principles or is it a game of chance?

Existential set of rules can be applied to scientific research, industrial sectors or different types of business. Law and order is important both in life and in entrepreneurship. "In OMS we prefer order to chaos, "comments Martin Bilek, Head of Lighting Division in Research and Development Department of OMS, one of the most important global producers of luminaires and illumination solutions.

He is also a co-author and a force behind the unique system of rating lighting products and solutions. LQS stands for Lighting Quality Standard, a completely new set of rules for lighting industry technology. It is split into six parts and over 20 objective rating criteria by which any lighting device or solution in the world can be judged.

When Martin Bilek talks about conflict of order and chaos you can perceive his technical mind with systematic inner world and lofty preset goals. Barely over thirty years of age he already achieved a lot. He is one of the key employees of OMS, a force behind the creation of Research and Development Department. He represents both his company and his alma mater, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, in a number of scientific commissions both on national and international levels.

For him and OMS, the LQS is a step forward to a new level. "I waited for this a long time. Through LQS we can force the market to accept our vision of artificial light business, " Vladimir Levarsky, the founder and CEO of OMS accentuates. He does not feel at all intimidated by the fact that the company from small country such as Slovakia has the ambition to dictate the rules of illumination rating to the global industry leaders. "We sprouted from nothing one and half decades earlier. Today we compete with the top global companies, "he explains.

The LQS methodology is separated into six elements with every one playing its irreplaceable part. Holistic attitude to science and life can be felt in OMS. Aristotelian rule that a whole can be more than a sum of its parts from his essential classic Metaphysics is literally true for LQS. A sextet of elements, logically split into Ergonomics, Emotion, Ecology, Efficiency, Esprit and Exceptionality are intertwined to create an indomitable and mighty whole of LQS.

The first four contain the already mentioned objective rating criteria. The remaining two are subjective but have the same level of importance. "If you compare it to a building, the first four are the strong pillars. The remaining two are a superstructure, a roof that covers the whole system. One cannot function without the other, "says Martin Bilek, LQS co-author.

He proves that everything is connected. Parts of the whole cannot be rated separately, but rather inside a common framework. Otherwise everything would fall apart. Applying the long-term research of Nobel Prize laureate, Japanese physicist Makoto Kobayashi, to LQS is not a coincidence. Goal of Martin Bilek and his colleagues in OMS was not just creating a tool to rate luminaires. "We created a new order," the main protagonist and LQS co-author announces proudly.

From classical philosophy to quantum physics - does that seem extravagant? Or rather energetic and expansive? How about enlightening? Or a different term starting with E? In LQS there is just six E's but OMS attitude is characterized by many more positive adjectives starting with every letter of alphabet. LQS, however, is a complex philosophy, a true new order. Visually the design is inspired by the unusual combination of op-art and permaculture. The combination of minimalistic design, optical illusion and natural patterns is again purely logical in the given context. The light is both natural and artificial, modern lighting systems are able to simulate daylight and day cycles. Ecological aspect is also very important in artificial lighting.

Discover the LQS concept on the pages of this book. Follow it and use it for your own gain when creating lighting solutions, in architecture and in sales. We are happy to share it. Welcome to new order. Welcome to LQS.

Laser Welding


In our company we use the laser welding technology. This technological equipment was implemented by the renowned companies of TRUMPF (solid state crystal YAG laser with power rating of 1 kW) and KUKA which installed a six-axis HRC welding robot and positioning workbench with two workstations and pneumatic fastening of workpiece. Such configuration enables us to weld in an uninterrupted cycle - the robot welds in one workplace, while the operator positions a new workpiece in another workplace.

In contrast to conventional MIG/TIG welding, the laser device enables us to reach incomparable quality of weld and the part's surface. As we weld 0.6 mm thick sheets even without any additional materials, the benefits are apparent in terms of both quality and quantity. Within an average period of time of 2.5 minutes we are able to prepare the Classic ASN welded corpus with no need to perform additional abrasion operation, and the part is ready immediately for surface treatment. Since laser beams are extremely dangerous for the human eye, the entire welding process takes place in an enclosed cell where is located only the six-axis welding robot. The laser device is located outside and the beam runs through an optical cable directly to the welding robot, which points the beam in the welding head (a set of lenses) to the focus as required.

Automated Processing of metal sheets


In our company, we use production lines by Salvagnini which serve as automated centre for processing bodies made of sheet metal. The production line comprises two separate parts interlinked with conveyors and communicating with one another over the network.


The first part consists of a shearing centre in which holes are made in sheets cut differently into the desired shape. To do that, we use about 60 different cutting tools readily available in the cutting head. Thus, the semi-finished product automatically passes to the other part of the line - a bending centre. The machine positions and bends the part based on a prepared programme. At the end of the process the light's body is bent into the desired shape. The only additional operation is spot or laser welding. For bodies of the economical Unolux series there is no welding, the design of the body is adapted so that the works are completed during the bending operation on this production line.


At the present, at OMS we operate such three installations and process approximately 250 tons of sheets per month with minimum human resource requirements. One operator always controls the whole production line. The CAD data coming from the R&D centre serve as the input for the production, which our technologists and programmers process into a programme understandable for these machines. The Salvagnini CNC programming machines are a great asset for us in mass production, as well as in customised solutions. Rapid reprogramming of machines allows us to be very flexible and productive in the relationships with customers.

Production of plastic parts


We use the Krauss Maffei injection moulding machines for production of plastic parts. The Krauss Maffei presses installed achieve the force of 2300 t and 2700 t. A six-axis automated robot receives the mouldings. For each type of moulding, we have double moulds. We use only high quality materials and proven manufacturers - Bayer, Basf, GE.

Surface treatment


Our company has commissioned the modern Ideal Line painting line equipped with cutting-edge technology with the capacity to prepare surfaces of all metal parts (Fe, Al, Zn) of a light fixture, in large quantities and excellent quality.

The whole process consists of 4 main activities with precise timing:

1. preparation, 2. drying, 3. painting a 4. burning. The line is adjusted for controls via a Web interface and so in fact, a manager can interfere with the production process at any time and from any place. We were the first ones in Europe who switched from four-sectional to three-sectional preparation in the process of pre-treatment of metal sheets using the Bonderite formulation. Saved time and technology is manifested in a more affordable price of our products.


However, the principal element of the entire process is the application of powder paint provided for using of 22 automated spray guns. After application of paint from the spray gun it adheres reliably to the body of a light fixture thanks to static electricity. Having passed through a furnace at a temperature of about 200 'C the paint coating polymerises and turns into rigid, integral and durable layer. With respect to a customer's preferences, we can prepare surfaces resistant to moisture, mechanical abrasion, chemically aggressive environment, intensive UV light, or with antibacterial properties. It takes less than 10 minutes to replace paint in the spraying line with no contamination from a previous paint.

Writing Robots


Cutting down the operating costs in large-scale production is achieved through the automation process which enables to reduce the time needed to make a lighting fixture, through flexible production, the ability to use standard components and meeting quality targets.

All of these benefits are used in a new robot-operated workplace for light fixture wiring. The unique design of the wiring head makes it possible to perform all operations needed to connect individual components of the light fixture, from cutting the exact lengths and insulating wire terminals, to precise embedding of wires in the light fixture to the actual connection. Simple programming of robots by Kawasaki allows to change wiring in a simple and quick manner.


Lean production


In OMS, we implement the slim production principles. This concept also includes effective arrangement of the production workplaces. Therefore, our workplaces are arranged in U- and I-shapes.

Working in places arranged in such manner brings many benefits including the following:

  • higher labour efficiency
  • less input material and fewer semi-finished products supplied
  • reduced handling
  • ergonomically approachable working environment for the employees
  • improved quality
  • more effective planning and production management
  • better use of machinery and production areas
By working in U- and I- cells we strive to reach a one-piece flow, which contributes to elimination of wasting resources in every process, to reduction of the time waiting for material from a previous operation, and to minimisation of the number of unfinished parts within a cell. The cellular arrangement of workplaces allows us to control performance of individual production points, and respond to current requirements of our customers in a flexible way.
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