The story of EVA Optic
From market vendor to expert in LED lighting for demanding environments. Our company’s story is unique and inspirational. It shows what talent, creativity and focus can lead to…
In 2006, Jan van Loon, a market vendor, was looking for good lighting for his market stall selling bread and pastries. He not only did research on different light intensities, but also on the light spectrum. By choosing lighting with exactly the right colour spectrum, he managed to display his products perfectly. The good lighting had an immediate effect on his business. His colleagues were also impressed and became his first customers…
When Jan does something, he does is right. In addition to having a natural talent for electrical engineering, he also learned everything about the world of lighting. When a friend asked him for ideas for the lighting in a public pool, a new passion was born: LED swimming pool lighting.
It was soon clear that the current LED products did not comply with his quality demands. Underwater lights would start leaking in no time. Manufacturers only built upon old and existing techniques. They didn’t search for new opportunities that LED technology had to offer for product design. Jan did see these opportunities and decided to develop a better underwater light on his own. But, he did everything his way, without caring about how other players on the market did things. The result was our very first LED underwater light: the EVA Optic A3.
That happened in 2008. Over the years we have developed a complete assortment of swimming pool and sports lighting, all developed in-house. Ever since 2010, we have been the exclusive supplier of swimming pool lighting for Center Parcs and our products have been utilized in nearly all European parks. We have worked on over 700 public swimming pools and sports facilities, and several thousand private projects worldwide. And this is only the beginning!
Over the years, our vision of product development has never changed. On the contrary, even now Jan is still the one who decides which products we develop and how we go about it. He decides what the product looks like and what its function should be. This is our aim, the holy grail, which we want to achieve together.
Innovators in hart en ziel
Creativity, expertise and perseverance are keywords during this process. No concessions will be made when it comes to quality. Weak links are solved methodically until we have a finished product that we are 100% satisfied with. Only after many hours of testing, refining and improving, will we proudly introduce our newest addition to the world.
Innovators in hart en ziel
We are innovators. We believe in focus, creativity and perseverance, as this eventually results in the best products. So, we also continue to improve our existing products. New techniques and technologies offer new opportunities. More light, better colour output, more efficient control systems, other materials. We keep looking for ways to further improve our products.