AEC products are made in Tuscany
A history of over 60 years of passion for light and innovation
AEC is present with its commercial network in 44 countries around the world
In 2019 AEC invested over 10 million euros in Research & Development
“Careful observation and curiosity towards the world of lighting have always been the basis of the creativity and innovation that has made AEC Illuminazione a company that has been able to anticipate the times.”
Design and the pursuit of aesthetic and technical perfection have always been the essence of the AEC brand: a tradition in which the fusion of refined elegance, distinctive design and innovation guide our actions. Furthermore, we are Italians, we love the idea of being able to export the culture of beauty to every part of the world and every detail is essential for us. The design of our products is the perfect harmony between beauty and function, between technology, performance and emotion.
The future looks in only one direction and the pursuit of innovation has always moved our actions. The constant research and development of new, highly innovative forms of lighting have always guided the company’s choices, leading to the development of solutions with cutting-edge performance and seeing the company as a creator of innovation with the filing of numerous patents already starting in the years’ 60.
By translating the legacy of the craftsmanship of the 1960s into industrial automation and technological innovation from today’s industry 4.0, AEC Illuminazione has been able to intercept the needs of an increasingly vast market and reacted to the technological evolution of LED as a precursor, creating innovation, without limiting investments in machinery, laboratories and production plants, but without losing contact with tradition.
Who work at the Headquarters and who allow us to make a difference every day.
We strongly believe in the power of inclusion capable of achieving great goals.
A heterogeneous and young team that allows you to have a better approach to future challenges.
The average annual training hours of refresher courses for all our staff.
“We investigate the needs and forms of use of light by people, studying the link between public lighting and life in cities and how this can affect the well-being of citizens.”
One of our main objectives is to improve people’s lives through lighting that can guarantee greater safety and better livability. Whether it is a city context such as a busy street, a public park but also the lighting in work or leisure places such as inside a stadium, we want the light to add value and safety.
Light itself plays a fundamental role in improving the perception of space and redeveloping environments, but it can do it even more if enclosed in designer lighting fixtures, which integrate perfectly into the surrounding context, improving their value. This is why our research has always worked to offer technologically advanced solutions that are at the same time of great aesthetic value.
Everything in AEC Illuminazione looks to sustainability: from non-delocalized production, which mainly uses renewable sources, to the reduction of the packaging and transport necessary for the distribution of our products, up to constant research and development to produce increasingly efficient lighting fixtures that allow reducing the environmental impact of public lighting.
The italian LED lighting manufacturer dedicated itself to the production of lighting for the commercial sector, specializing in metal furnishings and illuminated modular shelving, registering the first “Inca Bloc” patent in 1957.
Following the devastating flood that hit the city of Florence, AEC provides the new decorative lighting of the city: an opportunity to start the production of artistic cast iron candelabra for the lighting of historic centers and parks.
In 1967 Cino Cini registered his first patent for public lighting: a modular pole whose section could vary according to the customer’s request. It was a great innovation for the time, which expanded AEC Illuminazione’s notoriety.
Convinced that light could really bring about a positive change in modern society, Cino Cini decided to combine the acronym “AEC” with that of “Lighting” and make the first investments to enter the street lighting sector.
AEC Illuminazione dedicates significant investments to the new production of street lighting fixtures, successfully entering the public lighting market, which will become the company’s core business from these years.
Following the sudden death of the founder Cino Cini, his son, Alessandro Cini takes over the leadership of the company, carrying out the ambitious business growth and development project that will see the Company’s dizzying growth within a few years.
AEC Illuminazione has an anechoic chamber of 112 cubic meters for EMC tests, in order to speed up the electromagnetic compatibility check procedures, being able to test the products directly within its headquarters.DIscover more
AEC inaugurates the technological research and development hub, which accompanies the company’s growth and marks the completion of its production facility, an area of 26,500 square meters and numerous state-of-the-art laboratories within it.DIscover more
AEC Illuminazione wins the prestigious international Red Dot Design award: one of the most important design awards in the world thanks to the design of STYLO. For the first time in the history of the award, a street lighting fixture was awarded.Learn more
Completion of the third impressive automatic warehouse of AEC Illuminazione which is spread over an area of 21610 square meters to cope with the continuous growth of the company. It is the third-largest automated warehouse in Italy.Watch the video
In 2015 AEC Illuminazione decided to directly enter one of the most competitive markets in the world, Germany. For this reason, he decides to open his German sales office permanently near Frankfurt.Go to AEC GmbH
The AEC Pole Division plant is inaugurated, a total area of 30,000 square meters dedicated solely to the production of public lighting poles in order to complete the offer by providing design solutions that are perfectly integrated with the luminaires.Discover more
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We are a green company and every day we strive to ensure that all our products are also green. Find out how we design, build and ship.
Our management system is oriented towards a constant improvement of our results, both in terms of organization and product quality.
In this catalogue, you will find all the products of the AEC range for street and urban lighting, tunnels, floodlights and poles for public lighting.
AEC Illuminazione provides its customers with a state of the art product and service, on schedule, in accordance with the applicable technical requirements.
AEC Illuminazione has set up a management system for health and safety at work in compliance with the UNI ISO 45001 standard.
AEC Illuminazione undertakes every day to guide its choices on the reduction of potential environmental impacts connected to the entire production cycle.
All AEC laboratories are supervised by a third party, at UL International Italy S.r.l. to ensure the highest quality of products.
All AEC products are ENEC certified, the European mark for the certification of lighting products and related accessories.