July 2018

Summer student leaves – a year late

Russell Lea joined us 13 months ago as a summer student, keeping production flowing while full-time members of the Power Gems team take a well-earned summer break. Now, we often complain in Manchester that it’s difficult to tell when the summer starts or finishes – there’s a perpetual grey ... Read Full Article

Why Power Gems designed a high-power LED power supply

Power Gems specialises in the design and manufacture of high power electronic power supplies primarily for the location lighting market. We have watched with interest the growth of LED lighting fixtures within the entertainment market and seen them develop from relatively puny sources into the subst... Read Full Article

End of an era: Longest-serving Power Gems employee retires

The longest-serving member of the Power Gems team is retiring. At the end of July, John Collins will be leaving after nearly 23 years with Power Gems. John, aged 70, joined in February 1995, and even though he has been with us for 23 years this is not his longest period of employment! He was ... Read Full Article

Taking off: Power Gems ballasts in China

Every Power Gems ballast is made by hand in Manchester, and most of them are shipped overseas. Or in this case, flown by air freight to China - the fastest route for distribution to lighting rental companies in Beijing and Shanghai. Winging their way to China, the substantial shipment from Power... Read Full Article

Fancy joining Power Gems? Recruiting at Manchester HQ

We are looking for an Electrical & Electronics Assembler/Packing Assistant to join the growing Power Gems team at our busy headquarters in Irlam, outside Manchester. Our UK headquarters are home to a team of fully qualified engineers and skilled assemblers who construct and test Power Gems pr... Read Full Article