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Welcome to Photo Electronics

Photo Electronics was founded by Giuseppe Zanardo in 1961, specializing in the production of electronic equipment for photographic laboratories. In 1966 was one of the first companies in Italy to manufacture ultraviolet light systems (with Xenon lamps, then Metallic Alogenes) and also exported to the USA. In 1976 with the opening of the Spare Lamps Center it was possible to find the largest number of UV lamps installed on most Italian and foreign systems, for Graphic Arts.

We proudly show the certificate of the Italian-American Chamber of Commerce in which we certify that we have been exporting to USA since 1966..

In the 90s the company LIGHTING Division started the production of electronic hot-restrike systems for the hot re-ignition of high-frequency discharge lamps and electronic ballasts for the power supply of discharge lamps. These products for outdoor lighting have been installed in stadiums and large areas.

In the year 2000, the portable 400W flashlight, first hand-held UV lamp, was designed and manufactured for professional use as automotive or polymerization of adhesives, glues and varnishes.

Subsequently, Photo Electronics supplies first IR (Infrared) then UV ovens, becoming the official supplier of the leading manufacturers in Italy of lines for the production of slabs, marble and conglomerate tiles (Breton, Pedrini, SIMEC) and their ovens are exported all over the world.

Today, the CURING Division is the company main business, dealing with the production of ovens and UV/UV LED lamps for curing and polymerization of inks, resins and adhesives in industrial treatments.

Today the company believes in the complete replacement of UV mercury lamps with the new UV LED technology, focusing on the production and development of innovative and flexible UV LED lamps known for their usability and modularity.


Towards our customers and the market we are:

  • Partner open to special projects, products and applications that use LED technology
  • Trusted supplier of standard and innovative products
  • Reference point for machine manufacturers to provide new LED solutions that increase productivity
  • Direct collaborator with the technicians of the chemical companies that produce polymers, inks, paints and adhesives
  • Concrete support for systems integrators to find improvement solutions by switching technology UV/LED


  • We provide our experience, listen to customer needs and are available to find solutions to specific requirements
  • We design and manufacture our products completely in Italy and guarantee quality and reliability over time
  • We use our skills historical background for product innovation and to meet new market demands
  • We work with chemical company technicians to improve component compatibility with LED technology
  • We offer an economic and technical evaluation for changing technology from UV to LED

Photo Electronics Timeline

During its long life, Photo electronics has designed and produced equipment in many sectors.
Discover all that we have patented, designed and built over the years.