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Designplan’s history began in 1963 with the vision of creating an exceptionally robust and durable luminaire capable of withstanding the most challenging environments. Since then, we have been illuminating demanding environments.

We have established ourselves in particular with anti-vandalism lights and lights for projects with high security requirements, such as custodial, secure heath or community and public sector. Over time, our team has repeatedly set standards in the design and construction of particularly robust, weatherproof and vandalism-resistant lights through the consistent use of the latest technologies and materials.

History Timeline

We have an idea for a great product, a linear vandal and weather resistant light fitting. Designplan and the Sparta luminaire are born.
We become one of the first UK lighting companies to obtain BSI accreditation for our equipment and testing arrangements.
We move to a new factory in Sutton and expand into new market sectors following the launch of our Quadrant luminaire.
We receive MoJ approval for Monitor II, which is rolled out extensively in prison cells throughout the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.
We launch our first LED luminaire and develop retrofit gear trays for our installed fluorescent lighting.
We join the Fagerhult Group, allowing us to operate independently with the support of a large multinational.
We design and move to a state of the art BREEAM ’Excellent’ manufacturing facility, increasing capacity and future proofing our capability.
We launch a vandal resistant luminaire that can resist an impact of 250 joules of energy. Cementing our market leading reputation.
2023 60 YEARS YOUNG!
The idea we had back in 1963, for a vandal and weather resistant light fitting, has helped us create a reputation for illuminating challenging environments.

Market Leader

Our timeline demonstrates that we have raised the bar in design and innovation for vandal resistant lighting. We are pioneers in the manufacture of energy efficient LED luminaires for challenging environments. This includes transport, custodial, secure health and community applications.

We operate in a high quality, BREEAM ’Excellent’ manufacturing facility with a low carbon footprint. This is achieved by a highly efficient building fabric, state of the art building services and on-site renewable energy generation. We’re continually applying the latest manufacturing techniques and product materials. To set the industry standard in robust, weather and vandal resistant lighting.

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