Our history dates back to 1963 with an idea for a great product. An extra strong light fitting engineered to withstand the most severe weather conditions.

Made in Britain

We’ve been making robust luminaires in the UK, the London Borough of Sutton to be exact, since 1963.

A History of Innovation

Here are a few key dates from our history.

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.
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, community and secure health 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.