Our Mission

To enable smarter buildings by reducing the barriers and complexity traditionally found in lighting control.

What we do

zencontrol is a manufacturer of lighting and control products including Emergency Luminaries, control gear and lighting control systems incorporating DALI. We have been directly involved in a wide number of world class DALI installations including the Prime Minister and Cabinet offices in Canberra, Australia.

The zencontrol team prides itself on high quality design, manufacture and service. This position is key to our company’s continual success, while our innovative capacity allows our products and solutions to stand ahead of the competition.

+ billion hours of product run-time in 2016
happy employees
engineers hard at work
+ products sold annually

Origin & story

In 2006 Todd Milliner (formally from Creative lighting) and Joshua Newell (formally from Tridonic.Atco) saw an opportunity in the market for DALI emergency products. Not letting the opportunity pass, Todd and Joshua, whom had both graduated from Griffith University with a bachelor of Engineering in Microelectronics, jumped headfirst into a market dominated by billion dollar multinational companies.

With a lot of perseverance, hard work and innovation the company had many successes and failures. Learning from the failures, Todd and Josh continued to leverage their abilities and entrepreneurial spirit to position their products and company for success.

Today the company has grown to be a leader in the industry employing over 150 staff including 50 engineers who are involved in research, product development and support.


The team behind zencontrol has years of experience in the business, below are some of those achievements.


zencontrol supplies to first DALI version 2 buildings in the UK and Australia

zencontrol appointed zencontrol lighting distributors for the UK & Ireland


zencontrol launches a range of lighting controls built on DALI V2, designed to make installation and use easier and more intuitive


Launched the zencontrol brand


First Australian emergency lighting company to exclusively supply lithium powered products


Release of first all in one, self-contained, emergency luminaire incorporating lithium batteries


Dongguan Evolt Electronics Co, achieves a maximum production capability of 150,000 products per month


Launch of the next generation emergency lighting platform, boasting many world leading features, including constant power output, lowest standby power and Lithium Ion Phosphate batteries


Dongguan Evolt Electronics Co., Ltd achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification under TUV Rheinland


Todd and Joshua opened a purpose-built 7500m manufacture facility in Qingxi town, Dongguan aimed at bringing the third generation of products to market

zencontrol appointed as Ektor emergency lighting distributors for the UK & Ireland


Launched the first batten products incorporating an LED emergency light


Introduction of the first recessed emergency light with additional non-maintained LEDs to the market allowing it to achieve the highest classification of its type


First multipurpose emergency light supplied, including the first adjustable ring size which has now become industry standard


First Emergency Blade exit sign was introduced to the market, with a total power consumption of 1.9W dramatically reducing power consumption


First products introduced to the Australian market