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Designplan luminaires are available quicker than you think

The standard and EM3 emergency versions of many of our top selling fittings are now available in just 2 weeks. Maximum order quantities apply. Luminaires include Basilica, Duomo, Mission, Monitor, Parkalux, Quadrant, QuadEvo, RDL G2, Tuscan and Zelos Wall For more information, call customer services on 020 8254 2020 or e-mail sales@designplan.co.uk Designplan is open for business and […]

Designplan Phone Stand

Watch the video below to see how the phone stand was made. Every company has free giveaways, mostly in the form of stationary, mugs or a tote bag. However, when you have a fully functioning factory on site the expectation is and should be a little bit higher. Steel is the material that contributes greatly […]

Tottenham Court Road – Crossrail Update

The Tottenham Court Road Elizabeth line station has reached an important milestone with construction works sufficiently finished for final commissioning activities to start, Crossrail has confirmed.  The station has reached the T-12 landmark, this means the station is now considered to be 12 weeks away from being ready for handover to Transport for London (TfL), who […]

Farringdon Station – Crossrail Update

Crossrail have announced that construction has been completed at Farringdon Elizabeth Line Station. “The Farringdon Elizabeth line station has reached an important milestone with the completion of construction activity, Crossrail has confirmed.      Farringdon is the first of the central London stations to reach the T-12 landmark. This means the station is substantially complete and it […]

Made in Britain

Since 1963 we have been designing and manufacturing vandal proof, weather resistant, robust lighting in Britain. Joining Made in Britain cements our proud heritage and gives our customers peace of mind that when they buy a luminaire from us, they know exactly where it was made. Made in Britain brings together the British manufacturing community, […]

Emergency lighting: who is responsible?

Up until 2005, most significant buildings were assessed against the fire precautions act and issued with fire certificates by local authorities. To a large extent, much of the onus of fire safety compliance therefore rested on the shoulders of those issuing the certificates. But in 2005 that all changed with the publication of the Regulatory […]

QuadEvo – Reduced lead times

We’re delighted to announce that the standard and EM3 emergency versions of our QuadEvo luminaire are now available in 2 weeks, for orders up to 50. To find out more about this IP65 rated robust bulkhead, which can resist an impact of up to 100 joules of energy (IK14), please visit http://ow.ly/e75b50u4GsR

DALI emergency self test systems

To satisfy your regulatory requirements, you have to ensure your emergency lighting system is routinely inspected and tested. All test results must be recorded. A DALI emergency lighting self test system has several benefits which include: Helping you meet your regulatory requirements (BS EN 62034, BS EN 50172) Enabling you to schedule emergency tests at […]

The benefits of therapeutic lighting

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 […]