Lightly Technologies was formed in January 2016 as a reaction to the unfulfilled promise of OLED lighting technology. OLED pioneered the concept of ultra-thin, surface light sources and the new generation of lighting design that it enabled. However, after almost a decade of R&D into the most technically advanced light source ever conceived, OLED lighting was all but abandoned due to the manufacturing difficulty, and the inadequate performance in light output, efficacy and lifetime when compared to LED.
Founder and mechanical engineer Matt Hanbury personally worked on both OLED lighting and LCD smartphone displays engineering. His realisation was that a paradigm shift was needed within the lighting industry, the desire was for an ultra-thin surface light source, not for a light source using OLED technology. By combining his deep knowledge of these two sectors he developed Hikari SQ, Lightly Technologies flagship product: an ultra-thin light source with the appearance and design benefits of OLED lighting, but the superior performance and manufacturing of LED technology. Hikari SQ revives that promise of ultra-thin, surface lighting and truly enables a new generation of lighting design.
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Matt Hanbury Founder, MD, Engineering
Matt is mechanical engineer specialising in design and manufacture of complex, high volume consumer and industrial products. If you want to discuss our technology, growth plans or investment opportunities, he’d love to hear from you.
Background: Apple Inc iPhone 6S LCD displays and Philips Lighting OLED & LED components.
Brian Charman Co-Founder, Sales Director
Brian is an experienced sales executive with a deep knowledge of the lighting industry. If you’re interested in integrating our light sources within your architectural or decorative lighting designs, he’d love to hear from you.
Background: Over 25 years in lighting component sales & new product marketing at Philips Lighting.
Joe Farinella Marketing Director
Joe has 20 years of commercial and marketing leadership experience for tech, travel, FMCG and media organisations. If you have an idea for a great collaboration that’s going to get people talking, he’d love to hear from you.
Background: Marketing roles at CarTrawler, Independent News & Media, Red Bull, Ryanair