A new EVA product always starts with a creative idea. This idea determines what will make the product unique. We then apply materials, methods and techniques until we have a concept that we’re excited about.
We put all the pieces together and continue to develop the product until all the pieces fit and the puzzle is complete. It must be perfect.
EVA Optic’s story
From market vendor to expert in LED lighting for demanding environments; our company’s story is unique and inspiring. It shows what talent, creativity and focus can lead to...
In 2006, Jan van Loon, a market vendor selling bakery products, was looking for proper lighting for his market stall. He decided to research not only light intensity, but also the colour spectrum. By using lighting with just the right colour spectrum, his products were presented in a perfect light. The impact of effective lighting immediately became clear to him. His colleagues were also impressed, and they became his first customers...
When Jan does something, he does it well. With his natural talent for electrical engineering, he delved into the world of lighting. When a friend asked him to help with ideas for swimming pool lighting, a new passion was born: LED swimming pool lighting.
It was soon apparent that existing LED products did not meet Jan’s exacting standards. Underwater lights would quickly start leaking. Manufacturers were simply drawing on old, familiar techniques. They were not interested in the new possibilities LED technology had to offer for product design. Jan, on the other hand, was aware of the opportunities this presented and decided to develop his own superior underwater light. However, he was going to do it his own way, regardless of traditional “tried-and-true” methods. The result was our very first LED underwater light, the EVA Optic A3.
That was back in 2008. We have now developed (in house) a complete range of swimming pool and sports lighting products. EVA Optic has been the market leader in swimming pool and sports lighting for years. Since 2010 we have been the exclusive supplier for swimming pool lighting for Center Parcs, and our products can be found in nearly all European parks. Today, we have over 700 public swimming pools and sports facilities and several thousand private projects to our name worldwide. And this is just the beginning!
Innovators at heart
Over the years, our vision of product development has never changed. In fact, Jan continues to be the one who decides which products should be developed and how we should develop them. He determines both what the product looks like and what its function should be. This is the goal, the ultimate destination towards which he and his team are always working.
Creativity, expertise, and perseverance are key words during this process. No concessions are made in terms of quality. Weak links are methodically resolved until we have a product that we are 100% satisfied with. Only after many hours of testing, refining and optimisation do we proudly present our latest innovation to the world.
We are innovators. We believe in focus, creativity, and drive, as this is what ultimately results in the best products. So, we continue to develop our existing products. New techniques and technologies provide new possibilities. More light, better colour rendering, more efficient control systems, different materials; we continue to look for ways to further improve our products.