Light after dark

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As we near the end of winter, we begin to think about the end of long dark days with the anticipation of seeing more daylight. Too little sunlight may cause reduced productivity and a general feeling of low mood as a result of low levels of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that helps balance our moods. The lack of natural light results ... Read More

Custodial Sector Specialist

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We would like to announce a new role within our management structure.  Steve Tilling has become our National Sales Manager for the Custodial Sector. Steve joined Designplan in 2015 as Southern Regional Sales Manager.  During this time he successfully managed his team and played a lead role in Designplan being awarded key custodial projects such as HMP Berwyn, HMP Stocken ... Read More

New Year, New Knowledge, New CPD

Alan CarterNews UK

As you begin to plan your training for 2019, why not include a CPD on Emergency Lighting and receive two hours of CPD points? Our CPD is CIBSE accredited and focuses on the factors that need to be considered when specifying emergency lighting in challenging environments. This is an area which can cause confusion due to the different types of ... Read More

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Caragh BarryNews UK

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Product testing

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Our luminaires go through some of the most rigorous testing in the industry. In-house testing is a key element of our design process. Our laboratory ensures our luminaires are designed to last. Watch our video to find out more.

The benefits of therapeutic lighting

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Research and scientific studies into the positive impact that good lighting can have on service users has influenced our product development for mental health care. The therapeutic qualities and the possible positive impact on service users of lighting which mimics the natural cycle of light from day to night, is discussed in more detail in the October edition of Design … Read More

Impact testing – raising the bar

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At Designplan we have developed a reputation for robust lighting which is designed to last. One way we achieve this is by testing our fittings beyond the requirements of EN 62262. This standard measures the joules of energy a luminaire can resist, issuing an IK performance rating. The IK impact test involves releasing a weight, attached to a pendulum, from a … Read More

Lighting London Bridge Station

Claire McCarthyNews UK

The refurbishment of London Bridge Station has been one of the most complex and ambitious rail station projects in the UK.  Designplan are proud to have been one of the lighting suppliers in the redevelopment of this 180-year-old station and are featured in the July/August edition of Lighting Journal.  The 'London Calling' article focuses on Network Rail's Thameslink upgrade of this ... Read More

Designplan featured in HefmA Pulse Magazine

Claire McCarthyNews UK

We are featured in this month's edition of HefmA Pulse Magazine focusing on the importance of the development of modern lighting solutions in hospitals.  Lee McCarthy our Technical Applications Director discusses the necessary considerations in relation to the Mental Health Sector.  Lee explains how our new lighting technology enhances the environment; making it a more pleasant place for staff to work and how light can help with the ... Read More

Edinburgh Gateway Interchange

Claire McCarthyNews UK

Designplan were appointed by WSP to supply the lighting throughout this transport hub, to ensure safe wayfinding and orientation.  The brief was to put forward fittings which were fit for purpose but on trend, complementing the modern appearance of this station. Our Mission, Zelos Wall Max and Quadratum were selected because of their aesthetics as well as their durability.  The Zelos Wall Max has … Read More