Vossloh Schwabe

Bernlite has proudly been the official distributor for VS lampholders and associated accessories since 1985.

The range includes, LED modules, LED systems, LED control gear, and conventional control gear components for lighting applications for Discharge lamps, Ballasts, chokes, power switches, capacitors and lampholders. For florescent tubes: chokes, capacitors, lampholders and starterholders, terminal blocks and accessories.

Vossloh Schwabe Product information

Control Gear

Since 2002, the Vossloh-Schwabe group has belonged to the Panasonic Corporation. (Matsushita Electric Works). Vossloh started production of lampholders in 1919 and started exporting same as long ago as 1923. In 1946, they began the production of their first magnetic products (chokes). In 1966 the first range of ignitors for HID lamps were produced following the introduction in 1964 of both Son and Metal Vapour lamps.

In 1987, Vossloh acquired Hermann Schwabe GMBH, hence the change in name to Vossloh Schwabe in 1992. During this period, the first production of Vossloh electronics occurred. The Acquisition of Elektrobau Oschatz KG, also in 1992, brought with it the world’s first wiring/test robot for luminaires – the ALF machine.

Then in 1999, VS introduced their capacitor division and also acquired Wustlich GMBH which brought VS into the LED business. In 2009 the VS Asian subsidiary and the ULT (Universal Lighting Technology) subsidiary are fused under the VS global brand with the same occurring on the US subsidiaries of both the year later.

Whether for indoor or outdoor areas, whether LED lighting or light management systems – with Vossloh-Schwabe at your side you have chosen a competent partner for system solutions.