Experience is a guarantee of quality
Disano illuminazione was established in 1957 and rapidly developed into a market leader for professional lighting products such as watertight fixtures and streetlights.
Its growth went hand in hand with constant investments in the industrial and commercial lighting sectors, enabling it to expand its range of luminaires to all fields of public, commercial and industrial lighting.
In the '90s, the company established Iluminación Disano, headquartered in Tarragona, Spain, and Disano France with offices in High Savoy. It then expanded in European and non-European countries thanks to Representative Offices, providing the Disano group with an international presence: Disano Russia, Disano Belux, Disano Ireland, Disano Czech Republic & Slovakia, Disano Portugal, Disano Middle East, Disano America Latina, Disano Africa, Disano Adria, Disano Polska.
To be able to respond to market demands as quickly as possible, Disano has a logistic site with a fully automated finished goods warehouse in Italy and Spain.
The Disano Group
Disano illuminazione - the head office
- Disano illuminazione S.p.A. is headquartered in Milan, Italy
- Its network of technical and sales support partners counts on established and highly competent lighting professionals, including architects, design studios, lighting designers, installers and distributors. Their task is to provide clients with a highly qualified lighting consultancy service
- An in-house technical-engineering office provides our team of professionals with all the assistance they need to do their job
- Fosnova S.r.l. is headquartered in Milan and is specialized in the manufacturing of interior lights
- Drawing on its collaboration with internationally renowned designers, Fosnova manufactures and sells stylish designer luminaires that fit harmoniously inside buildings of great architectural value, such as churches and monuments, and are also used to improve customer experience in stores and commercial areas
Iluminación Disano Spain
- Founded in 1992, Iluminación Disano is based in Roda de Barà (Tarragona) in Spain, extending over a completely covered production area equipped with modern and highly automated plants. It has a fully automated logistic system
- Iluminación Disano operates throughout Spain. Its technical and sales network provides clients with highly professional lighting consultancy service, in collaboration with on-site engineers and technicians
- Established in 1993, Disano France is based in Upper Savoy, at Allonzier-la-Caille, in the Annecy region of France
- Disano France operates throughout France with a team of qualified professionals from the renowned French Lighting Association (Association Française de l’Eclairage – AFE). Their task is to provide our clients with a highly competent lighting consultancy service, also guaranteed by the support of on-site technicians and engineers
Disano’s corporate philosophy is the same that has contributed to the success of Made-in-Italy brands in the world, namely top-quality products, excellent reliability, and utmost attention to customer relations.
Disano believes that the new light-based technologies, including smart lighting and human centric lighting, are particularly important to foster a form of development that is closer to the health of the planet and the wellbeing of its inhabitants.
Disano’s mission is to provide the market with the widest possible range of products that incorporate latest technology and top-notch design and manufacturing quality. To achieve this goal, it uses the best materials available and pays close attention to every detail of the product’s development cycle.
The company assists clients using its own team of consultants through the development of complex projects to favour the best application of its lighting fixtures.
Disano aspires to become the number one reference in the lighting industry, not only for the quality of its products, but also for its commitment to creating a positive social footprint. We are aware of the importance and value of preserving the environment and promoting the health and wellbeing of our employees and the communities affected by our activities, contributing to society in a constructive way while inspiring and encouraging others to do the same.
By following the sustainable development goals defined by the United Nations in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda, Disano intends to provide its contribution in the following areas:
Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
Health & Safety
Disano has been constantly working on reducing the impact of its business on the environment by monitoring progress, setting goals and creating action plans for improvement.
We have recently installed solar panels at our headquarters in Milan, Italy. We are now not only decreasing our consumption, we are also generating 209.116 MWh/year, covering 58% of the energy we need while reducing CO2 emissions by 101 tonnes annually. And all this is thanks to the 311 PV solar panels installed on the roof of the building.
We have implemented an Environmental Management System (UNI EN ISO 14001). We have obtained ISO 50001 certification to demonstrate the Efficiency of our Energy Management System.
We use recycled materials to manufacture our products, helping to reduce our impact on the environment.
We have implemented a Suppliers’ Code of Ethics to help us recruit only suppliers who are updated on the best practices in terms of their environmental impact and the efficient consumption of resources.
We use recycled materials for our packaging.
We are actively engaged in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by adopting sustainable practices and technology to contribute to the fight against climate change.
We have been awarded SILVER rating by ECOVADIS, a globally recognised assessment platform that rates businesses’ sustainability.
Ethics & Social Responsibility, Health & Safety
Disano develops working relationships based on loyalty, honesty, fairness and mutual collaboration. We provide equal opportunities without any discrimination to all employees and candidates. We give occupational health and safety the highest priority in all our activities.
We operate in accordance with the Italian Model 231/2001, which consists of a set of protocols to promote a corporate culture based on ethics, respect, transparency and compliance with privacy regulations.
We have a Code of Ethics to guarantee fair treatment for all employees without discrimination, protecting their needs and rights.
We adopt recruitment procedures that ensure an impartial selection of the most suitable candidates.
We implement risk assessment activities. We use personal protective equipment. We ensure compliance with occupational safety regulations and have maintenance plans for machinery, equipment and tools. Finally, we invest in employee training to ensure attention and sensibility.
We have an occupational health and safety management system in compliance with ISO 45001.
Disano has set ambitious goals for the future, such as: continuing to reduce energy and gas consumption.
Implementing an effective differentiated waste collection system.
Continuing to reduce paper usage.
Improving energy efficiency and extending the usable life of our products.
Analysing the life span of the most important product families using an internationally recognised and approved method for accurately measuring the impact of our products on the environment.
The Disano Group believes that serving the market and ensuring continuity in the relationships established with its clients are important elements of its corporate policy. It has always been committed in investing in Italy and in Europe to support board areas such as: improved lighting manufacturing technologies, excellent innovative development, rigorous control of corporate processes, high quality control standards and development of advanced lighting calculation programmes.
Disano's catalogue contains one of the broadest and most complete ranges of LED luminaires currently on the market.
Our fixtures are designed to obtain the highest performance from next-generation lighting technology in all sectors.
Disano’s lighting products are the right answer to all the needs of architects, designers and installers thanks to the elegance of their design, compliance with environmental regulations, and use of the most advanced lighting management systems.
Research and development
Research and development play a central role in developing Disano’s business. Disano’s R&D team deals with:
- the design of new lighting fixtures
- the development of new lighting solutions
- experimenting with new light sources and materials
Advanced design and calculation programmes enable to accurately measure the performance of lighting fixtures based on their site of application.
Disano has always made investments to equip its laboratories with cutting-edge technologies to promote the ongoing improvement of the production processes and the design of new luminaires.
MEASUREMENTS (third-party supervision by UL)
The Disano illuminazione laboratories perform photometric analysis with third-party reviewers of UL International Italia and are authorized to conduct the following tests:
- UNI EN 13032-1:2012 – Measurement and presentation of photometric data of lamps and luminaire, Part: 1 Measurement and file format.
- UNI EN 13032-4:2015 – Measurement and presentation of photometric data of lamps and luminaires, Part: 4 LED lamps, modules and luminaires.
- IES LM-79-08 – Approved method: Electrical and photometric measurement of solid-state lighting products (sec. 9.0, 10.0, 11.0, 12.0, 12.2, 12.5,14.0).
The adoption of computer aided design technology enables the reflector’s optimum configuration to be studied in relation to the distribution of the desired light beam and the determination of the correct ratio between the parabola and the position of the lamp. The experimental tests of the lighting parameters are then performed on the first sample of the parabola using a mirror goniophotometer. The goniophotometer consists of various components, the core feature comprises the photometric tunnel, where the samples are positioned. The following parameters are measured: luminous flux for each spatial angle, temperature, the electric parameters for the power supply are tested and managed using a process computer that enables measurements to be made in accordance with the international standards prescribed by the CIE regulations. The light sources used for the measurements are prepared beforehand in the lamp ageing laboratory that is an integral part of the laboratory facility. A measurement is taken before starting the final production to define the lighting unit’s correct photometric curve. The lighting unit’s photometric data is recorded and processed by the computer. Samples of finished products as subjected to the lighting quality control process.
Product safety laboratories
PRODUCT SAFETY LABORATORIES (third-party supervision by IMQ-UL)
At the Disano illuminazione laboratories, which use the same instrumentation employed in the most accredited certifying bodies, all products undergo several tests to measure their efficiency and resistance to use and to weather. Disano illuminazione performs tests under the supervision of two of the most important certifying bodies in Italy: IMQ S.p.A and UL Italia. The company’s laboratories, in accordance with the WMT/CTF-Level 2 testing procedure, are authorized to issue the ENEC certification to ensure compliance with the following global lighting standards:
- IEC/EN 60598-1 – Luminaires
- IEC/EN 60598-2-1 – Fixed general purpose lights
- IEC/EN 60598-2-3 – Road and street lights
- IEC/EN 60598-2-5 – Floodlights
- IEC/EN 60598-2-6 – Lights with built-in transformers
- IEC/EN 60598-2-13 – Ground recessed lights
- IEC/EN 60598-2-22 – Emergency lights
Product electromagnetic compatibility laboratories
PRODUCT ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY LABORATORIES (third-party supervision by IMQ-UL)
Moreover, Disano illuminazione laboratories perform electromagnetic compatibility tests on its lighting products in compliance with the following global lighting standards:
- IEC/EN 61547 – General lighting EMC immunity with special reference to surges, bursts, voltage dips and short interruptions and electrostatic discharges
- IEC/EN 55015 – Limits and methods of measurement
- IEC/EN 61000-3-2 – Analysis of harmonic current emissions
- IEC 61000-3-3 – Flickering measurement
The company’s laboratories also carry out the following tests: chemical tests, physical tests and electrical tests on semi-finished products selected for production, tests on randomly selected samples from semi-finished products, functional tests on randomly selected samples from finished products, accelerated exposure tests of coatings to measure resistance to ultraviolet radiation. In this way, Disano illuminazione can ensure the quality of all of the components used, in compliance with internationally accepted procedures before each finished product is placed on the market.
Disano illuminazione can ensure the quality of all of the components used, in compliance with internationally accepted procedures before each finished product is placed on the market.
The company’s laboratories also carry out the following tests:
- chemical tests, physical tests and electrical tests on semi-finished products selected for production
- tests on randomly selected samples from semi-finished products
- functional tests on randomly selected samples from finished products
- accelerated exposure tests of coatings to measure resistance to ultraviolet radiation
- bump test
- vibration test
All Disano lighting products have double coated surfaces. The double coating process is fundamental to ensure that fixtures exposed to aggressive outdoor agents are able to withstand such conditions as high pollution rates, salty environments or extreme weather conditions. Our surface coating department is able to meet the highest quality and environmentally friendly standards. Each luminaire undergoes special preparation and our plant is equipped with an air purifier capable of meeting latest anti-pollution standards.
The coating cycle is made up of the following stages: before being coated, each piece undergoes chemical treatments to allow a firm fixation of the coating onto the surface.
STANDARD POWDER COATING: the standard powder coating consists of a pre-treatment of the metal surface and of a successive single layer of polyester powder coating
MARINE POWDER COATING: the powder coating of fixtures meant to be installed in marine environments include the metal surface pre-treatment, a first epoxy primer coating and the successive polyester powder coating (totally 2 layers).
POWDER COATING FOR AGGRESSIVE ENVIRONMENTS (resistant to acetic salt fogs): the powder coating for aggressive environments consists of a metal surface pre-treatment, a first layer of zinc primer, a second layer of epoxy primer and a successive layer of polyester powder coating (totally 3 layers).
The manufacturing plant incorporates fully automated, technologically advanced systems.
It guarantees high quality standards which are reflected in the products’ extraordinary reliability and long durability. Raw materials are carefully selected and rigorously controlled.
Disano’s plants can handle the following manufacturing processes:
Moulding and extrusion of plastic materials
Profiling, shearing, bending and embossing of metal materials
Coating of semi-finished products with pre-treatment and powder coating in different colours
Fully automated wiring lines and 100% of products are electrically tested
Fully automatic warehouses.
ITALY: 22.500 pallets.
Semi-finished product warehouse: 13.650 pallets.
Spain: 6.360 pallets.
France: warehouse for the entire French Market
Incoming quality controls
To verify that the materials' specifications comply with our requirements
Production cycle control
Articles are tested during the normal production to ensure technical and lighting compliance
Performed when the product is ready to enter the finished-goods warehouse
Our showrooms are always filled with the latest trends in the lighting world for any sector.
We have the broadest range of luminaires to meet any design need.
Our showrooms in Italy, Spain and France are entirely dedicated to our clients who are welcomed to come and admire the design of our luminaires and see how they are used in different contexts.