New Sales Director

We are delighted to announce Steve Tilling is our new Sales Director. Steve has worked in the manufacturing, design and delivery of lighting solutions for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in various sectors of the industry. Steve has managed the lighting element of major projects including large scale custodial, infrastructure and […]

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

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 […]

IK Impact testing – raising the bar

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. IK impact testing involves releasing a weight, attached […]

Lighting London Bridge Station

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 […]

Edinburgh Gateway Interchange

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 […]

Monash University

Designplan’s Australian sister company, Eagle Lighting, were appointed by NDYLIGHT (Norman Disney and Young) to provide lighting for the transport interchange as part of the Monash university Learning and Teaching building. Our lighting installation in the interchange creates a vibrant new front door to the campus from Wellington Road.  The Flair was chosen due to […]