Research and development
Consultation and planning
Know-how in plastics
From short runs to mass production
In-house photometric testing
Experts in tool making
Electronic control gears
Single LEDs and LED Modules
Light management systems

Research and development

Our R&D departments test new materials and apply and critically assess innovative technologies. This ensures the creation of individual components as well as entire systems that achieve optimum lighting results.

We don't just develop standard systems, but primarily also offer individual, customised solutions. In this case, your requirements are the starting point for our developments. This enables a design based on your precisely defined requirements as well as the creation of specifications based on your product ideas, including all the individual steps.

We manufacture prototypes from ideas and concepts for initial visualisation. This allows errors to be prevented in the early development phase. Our affiliation with the Panasonic Group means that you have access to further international resources and know-how in this area.

Everything under one roof

For you, "everything under one roof" means perfectly coordinated individual components and maximum efficiency. You have a single contact for all system components, who provides all the necessary information, overall guaranteed performance and always the perfect solution for every application both indoors and outdoors.

And we are also happy to share our know-how in individual segments. Use the opportunity to take advantage of our individual core competencies, such as for capacity bottlenecks or if speed is of the essence in certain situations. All of our services and competencies are also at your disposal at an individual level.

Know-how in plastics

The diversity of plastics is matched by the diversity of the products that can be created. Lamp and other holders as well as optics are produced in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. This is also where composite LED heat sinks consisting of plastic and metal parts are produced.

Take advantage of our know-how in development, such as from customised optics and reflectors, and the right application of selected plastics for an optimal lighting effect.

From short runs to mass production

The development of innovative products typically includes the production of prototypes and the possibility of first having the products manufactured in short runs before being mass produced at a later date. Our production capacities and know-how let us provide the requisite flexibility in this regard.

We expect the quality of our products to satisfy the highest demands. All of our production steps – from the receipt of goods, through production, right up to delivery and installation at the customer's premises – must satisfy a set of strict criteria. Without such a stringent system, ensuring we only deliver products of the highest quality and reliability would not be possible. All VS production sites have been certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Vossloh-Schwabe's high-quality individual components and assembly groups thus simply need to be combined and connected to make a complete system. Our future-proof components and systems let you choose the perfect parts for your application every time.

Our global presence – with locations in more than 20 countries – also reflects this proximity to our customers and the market.

In-house photometric testing

All necessary photometric testing can be performed in-house at Vossloh-Schwabe.

Cutting-edge equipment is used to gauge all photo-, chromato- and radiometric values as well as to carry out thermal simulations. These kinds of thermal and optical simulations can help to gear the development of an LED module to suit the respective customer-specific application at a very early stage in the planning process. VS simulations are highly accurate and only negligibly deviate from the later photometric values of the finished product.

Accurate simulations provide you with the benefit of calculated lighting values that are very close to the final result, thus saving not only time, but money.

Our cooperation in key standardisation committees also comes with an advantage for you. Our LED systems are developed with future EU Directive updates in mind – giving you up-front planning certainty.

Experts in tool making

Tool making to produce ballasts, lampholders and individual components has formed a part of Vossloh-Schwabe's engineering remit for many years. Nowadays, this expertise is specifically employed in the tools we design and construct.


We can design customer-specific tools in-house and construct these quickly at an affordable price. Our specialists from the respective departments work hand in hand throughout the entire process: from designing individual parts and producing the tool itself, right up to manufacturing the final products and their final assembly.


As a result, you benefit from high-quality tools with a long service life that are perfect for producing individual components or entire systems.

Electronic control gears

Ballasts, other control gear and optics are all decisive for the overall efficiency of a lighting system.
In this regard, our LED drivers cover all output classes and deliver a high degree of efficiency, long service life, protection against overvoltages and overheating as well as compact dimensions. This makes them an ideal component for efficient LED systems.

Whether you choose a standard or dimmable version, with an IP20 or IP65 rating, with or without leads, with a rating of 60 to 1,400 mA or a model with 1 or 2 channels, you can always be sure to have selected the best possible control gear for your application.

Single LEDs and LED Modules

Vossloh-Schwabe has for years been a pioneer in the research, development and processing of light-emitting diodes and LED chips. The product range now includes over 5,000 variants of optoelectronic components. The performance range of the LED products includes all brightness groups, colours and shapes.

VS is a trail-blazer both as a manufacturer of high-quality, high-grade products and as a service provider with its light-emitting diode LED-technology. In addition to the taping, selection and mass-production of light-emitting diodes, VS owns an in-house developed and fully-automatic "chip sorter" and also has high capacities in the selection of leaded light-emitting diodes in order to ensure optimum homogeneous light output.

Also in the case of white and blue LEDs, an accurately defined selection in very small turn-around times is possible.

Control, Dim, Save

Our lighting control systems enable your customers can save energy, achieve long-term reductions in maintenance costs and also make a contribution to lowering CO2 emissions. Provided that efficient technology is used in the right place, these systems can help to achieve savings of 30% to 70%.