News and updates

19
Jul
2017
Flexible LED Lamp

Challenge how you think of light and play a little!

Company News

Check out the great LED Lamp designed by Patrick Nagel using our thin, flexible NESS Light Tile. DesignLED, Supporting artists. Send us your ideas!


03
Jul
2017
Morar Light Tile

Darc Awards 2017

Company News

We’re proud to announce that our MORAR light tile will be competing in the darc award 2017 for the coveted category of the KIT: Best Architectural Lighting Products – Exterior.
Find out more


30
Mar
2017
Morar Outdoor

Morar Outdoor revealed

Company News

We are excited to unveiled the latest member of the multi award winning backlighting family, the Morar Outdoor and we cannot wait to tell you about its fantastic product benefits.

Read more


 
27
Feb
2017
Mini Portholes

New lighting ideas for the retail sector

Company News

An appealing and modern lighting design is more present than ever before for high-street retailers. Lighting has become a much-appreciated design element in shopfitting to entice customers into the shopping world and ultimately maximise profitability of the store.

Read more...

31
Jan
2017
Surgeon Hall Musem

Discover the future of seamless architectural lighting

Company News

The ability to see through a physical element whether it be clear glass, sandblasted acrylic or a decorative voile fabric can create a dramatic effect on the overall perception of a space. Integrating light in to these surfaces creates a new dimension in Architectural lighting.

Find out more in our January Newsletter

29
Dec
2016
Morar Outdoor

Morar Outdoor - Coming soon

Company News

Are you prepared to be surprised by a new flexible lighting solution? We are excited to announce that our new backlighting LED module Morar Outdoor is launching soon and we cannot wait to tell you about its fantastic product benefits. Get inspired and defy convention with Design LED Products. Read more... 

22
Dec
2016

Merry Christmas

Company News

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for a wonderful year. The Design LED Products Team wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

30
Nov
2016
Porthole Mannequin

Stunning retail spaces

Company News

Attractive and eye-catching displays are the key to a store’s success, which can be easily utilised by creative lighting solutions. Create hype around your product or display by adding a touch of otherworldly magic that the retail market is known for.


Read the full story in our November Newsletter

31
Oct
2016

Ness Outdoor shortlisted in two categories of FX Design Awards 2016

Company News

Our amazing Ness Outdoor has been shortlisted for yet another award. This time it is the FX Design Awards 2016 in the categories “Lighting Product” and “Product of the Year”.

We are extremely proud to have our lighting solution shortlisted for such a prestigious award. Ness Outdoor has previously been recognised and won second place in the Best Architectural Lighting Products – Exterior category at the darc awards 2016.

We look forward to hearing the final results at the award ceremony, held in London on 30 November 2016. Find the entire shortlist here.

28
Oct
2016
Curved shelf LB16

Enhance store design with creative lighting

Company News

Setting up a beautiful, vibrant store design for high quality products plays an important role for architects and designers. The interior could make a difference between closing the sale or watching customers leave.

Read more in our October Newsletter on how store owners can make sure that retail stores pack a visual punch.

30
Sep
2016
Ness Outdoor wins second place in the darc awards 2016

Ness Outdoor wins second place in the darc awards 2016!

Company News

It is the second year of the darc awards and we are thrilled to announce Design LED Product’s continuous success in this prestigious international lighting design competition.

Read the full story

31
Aug
2016
FX Design Awards 2016

FX Design Awards 2016

Company News

Each year the coveted FX Design Awards recognise and reward the best of interior products and projects. This year, we are excited to announce that Design LED Products has entered the competition with two magnificent LED modules CLYDE and NESS OUTDOOR in the categories Lighting Product and Product of the Year.

Click here for our August Newsletter  and to view submitted product entries for the award show.

29
Jul
2016
Covet Shelf Lighting

July Newsletter

Company News

Our July Newsletter is here! We've dedicated this edition to Covet's refitting project, where Design LED Products supplied the prime shelf lighting solution Edinburgh for the custom display wall system.


Read more... 

06
Jul
2016
Darc Award 2016

Darc Award 2016

Company News

We are excited to announce that Design LED Products’ NESS OUTDOOR module will be competing in the darc award 2016 for the coveted category of the Best Architectural Lighting Products – Exterior. 

Now it is your chance to realise you design dream and vote for NESS OUTDOOR on the darc awards website

08
Apr
2016
Light + Building 2016 Stand
Light + Building 2016 Stand 2

Thank you for visiting our stand at light + building 2016

Company News

Design LED Products concluded another successful light & building exhibition and the entire team had the great pleasure in welcoming numerous international visitors on to our stand in hall 6.2. 

The new Ness Outdoor proved to be a showstopper, taking centre stage on the Design LED Products’ stand featuring a continuous 12m ribbon of light emerging from a large water tank. The stand featured a unique design approach allowing the designer, architects, artists, advertisers and merchandisers to visualise practical application of our products in both retail and architectural settings. 

 There was overwhelming interest shown in our ability to hide the light source within retail shelving applications while illuminating the entire shelf area evenly, and in our ability to backlight ultra-thin and curved backlighting applications, offering for the first time, a low cost simple method of presenting products from electronics to clothing in the best possible light. 

 Click here to download for images of the entire stand.


03
Mar
2016

Light + Building 2016

Customer News

Design LED Products wish to invite you to visit our stand at the Light + Building Exhibition, held at Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 13 – 18 March 2016.

Our exhibition stand is located in Hall 6.2, Stand C50.

08
Oct
2015

October Newsletter

Company News

We are very proud that our Ness backlighting module won the third place in the best interior architectural lighting product category in the Darc Awards 2015. Thank you for your support & votes that made this great achievement possible. Read more about our award-winning Ness product in the October Newsletter

25
Sep
2015
Ness close up2

Ness wins third place in the best interior architectural lighting product category

Company News

We are delighting to announce Design LED Products’ success in the Darc Awards in the coveted category for best interior architectural lighting product.

Being voted by over 1000 independent architectural lighting designers and light artist as one of the favourite products fills us with honour and pride. This award is another recognition of the exceptional design, performance and uniqueness of our lighting solutions.

The innovative Ness backlighting LED module is a technological gem providing an ultra-thin and mechanically flexible design and excellent homogeneous illumination. Our patented integrated optical system solves many lighting issues associated with conventional light sheets such as glare, heat and recess depth in an original way. Additionally our technology allows you not just to reduce energy consumption and minimise maintenance, but also gives you ample opportunities for customisation and scope of design that leads to a myriad of innovative applications.

03
Aug
2015
Art of Elegance

The Art of Elegance

Company News

Our August Newsletter is here! Read about our complete product range for shelf lighting solutions and how it can put your retail space in a new light. We turn any shelf into a one of kind personal visual merchandising experience.

Latest newsletter is available to download HERE

16
Jul
2015
Darc awards

Darc Awards 2015

Company News

We’re excited to announce that we are competing in the Darc Awards 2015.

We have entered the Lighting Designers’ Favourite Architectural Lighting Product – Interior category with the ultra-thin backlighting solution Ness and the flexible Clyde module. Combining LED modules with high efficient drivers and state-of-the-art smart controls we have created a complete application oriented product solution – the Porthole.

To watch the Porthole video and vote for us please visit the Darc Award website.


27
Mar
2015
RDE 2015 Stand

Retail Design Expo 2015

Company News

Thank you for visiting our booth at Retail Design Expo in Olympia London on 10-11 March 2015.

We enjoyed the opportunity to meet a number of top experts from all major UK and international companies from the Retail and Shop Lighting industry.

We look forward to furthering our relationship with all new customers and to start to work together and incorporate our innovative technology in your future projects.

13
Feb
2015

Retail Design Expo 2015

Company News

We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Retail Design Expo in Olympia, London on 10-11 March 2015. 

Visit us at booth G30 to see our unique products:

• The world's thinnest shelf lighting solutions* - Edinburgh & Clyde

• The world's thinnest & most flexible backlighting solutions* -
   Ness & Lomond

We will demonstrate our patented technology that guides the light to where you need it and combine it with a choice of controller that leads to world class efficiency as well as CO2 savings. 

We look forward seeing you at our stand G30.


26
Sep
2014

LUX LIVE 2014

Customer News

Design LED confirm attendance at the Lux Live show at ExCeL London, on 19-20th November. 

We'll be exhibiting on stand H43 - hope to see you there.

27
Aug
2014
Curved Tile

IKEA flicks switch on green lighting deal with investment in Design LED Products

Company News

IKEA has continued its push into the clean-tech market with an investment in an innovative Scottish start-up specialising in ultra-efficient LED lighting technologies....full press release.

04
Jun
2014

Ness Feature in Mondo*Arc

Company News

The Ness backlighting solution has featured in the Mondo*Arc's review of Light and Building 2014.

The Ness offers an efficacy of up to 130lm/W in combination with smart control options and high quality uniformity. The multi-cutting and connection options enable one stock item to be the solution for many different sizes of backlight or signage.

More information on Ness can be found in the Product Catalog.

09
Apr
2014

Product Catalog

Company News

Following a successful product launch at Light + Building in Frankfurt, we have published a PDF copy of the product catalog issued at the show.

We cover company history, an explanation of the technology and fully customisable nature of the product. The catalog provides the key characteristics of the Clan Shelf products and Clan Signage & Backlighting solutions.

Product Catalog

07
Apr
2014

Design LED in Lux Magazine Power List 2014

Company News

Listed in Lux Magazine's "25 Hottest Lighting Companies in the UK" for 2014 (Lux Magazine, Issue 35).

Under the headline "Flexible Friends" the article highlights the mechanical flexibility of the LED light tiles, noting that:


  • "Design LED has brought an innovative product to the market with clear applications, and reduced the number of things OLEDs can do that LEDs can't."
29
Mar
2014
Edinburgh Under Shelf Luminaire
Ness, Backlighting & Signage Solution

New Product Launches

Company News

In April 2014 under the very proud and patriotic Scottish banner of ‘The Clan’, we are excited to be launching Design LED Products first two sets of products which best deliver the competitive advantage of our technology. 

Clan Shelf introduces what we believe to be the world’s thinnest shelf lighting solutions in two models, only 6mm and 2mm deep, and named romantically Edinburgh and Clyde after the famous Scottish castle and river.

Clan Backlighting & Signage introduces the first examples of what we also believe to be the world’s first truly customisable, double sided and curvable backlighting and signage named after Scottish Lochs. Ness is our High Density, performance optimised backlighting solution, accompanied by Lomond our low density, cost optimised product offering.

Future products and applications are in the pipeline focussing heavily on customisation and integration, however, we also look to our partners and customers to ask the question, “How would you like to use this unique technology to solve your LED lighting challenges and grow your own business”?

With your help and support, we aim to capitalise on our combined competitive advantage and realise our full potential in LED lighting – winning more awards, but more importantly achieving considerable business success in one of the most exciting industry sectors in the world today.

I invite you to contact me or any of my team should you wish to investigate using our products and technology and joining us on our journey.

Yours with kindest regards,  

Stuart Bain CEO  

Design LED Products Ltd  

stuart.bain@designledproducts.com

22
Nov
2013
Highly Commended

Highly Commended in Lux Awards

Company News

Light Source Innovation of the Year


Design LED Product's composite light-guide technology is Highly Commended at the 2013 Lux Awards, ahead of 230+ entries. 

16
Sep
2013
Lux Live 2013

Lux Live 2013

Company News

Design LED confirm attendance at the Lux Live show at Earls Court in London, 20th - 21st November.

Design LED shall be on stand B26A, demonstrating the potential of the light-guide technology in multiple applications (details to follow).

10
Apr
2013
Ingo Maurer Desk Lamp
Ingo Maurer LED Chandalier

Ingo Maurer show stunning new luminaires using Design LED Light tiles at EuroLuce

Customer News

Internationally renowned Lighting Design Company Ingo Maurer gmbH showed two new luminaire products based on Design LED Products LED Light Tiles at the EuroLuce show in Milan during April-13.

These are designed to showcase the  Mechanical flexibility, Transparent substrate & unique beam angle profile of the light tiles

The first is a desk lamp product with adjustable curvature of the Light Tile.

The second is a suspended ceiling luminaire named "Round the Bend". This features a set of Light tiles mounted in curved frame sections.

For more information on the LED Light tile please see www.designledproducts.com or call us on +44 1506 592310 

For more information on Ingo Maurer’s product range
see www.ingo-maurer.com

Images  copyright Ingo Maurer GmbH. Photos by Tom Vack and Team.

13
Mar
2013

Design LED present LED Light tiles at Osram/Siteco PlanLight road show.

Company News

Design LED presents our LED Light Tile products at the Osram/Siteco planLIGHT Product & Technology Road show.

This week in Berlin and previously in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Leipzig, the road show focuses on presenting new products & opportunities in Lighting.

Interest was high in
1. The unique & differentiated LED Light Tile features including : Built in optics , high efficiency, low weight, choice of bean angle profiles and single or double sided light output

2. Understanding how the light tile is already addressing emerging opportunities
• Ultra thin under shelf lighting for domestic & Retail shelf lighting, including Chiller & Freezer cabinets.
• Scalable large area backlight for signage products - both lightweight & curved.

Additional markets discussed included: High end consumer & office/professional lighting products, Light Chimneys & Lighting modules with OEMs customers signature designs.

If you wish to develop products in these sectors, please contact Design LED and we'd be happy to advise on how the Light Tiles can be best configured to realise your product.


14
Jan
2013

Halo luminaire wins Luxury Product Award from veryfirstto.com

Customer News

The coveted VeryFistTo Awards are awarded to the very most eagerly anticipated luxury launches. The Awards are earned by products and experiences which score highest in the VeryFirstTo Luxforecast judged by a panel of Connoisseurs comprising of respected influencers and arbiters of taste. Categories include: Best Spring 2013; Tech; Health & Beauty; Fashion Accessories, Venues, and Leisure.

 

 

Judges include :  Joan Burstein CBE (Co-founder of Browns); Gurinder Chadha OBE (Director and Producer); Professor Wendy Dagworthy (Royal College of Art’s Head of Fashion); Giles Deacon (Fashion Designer); Nadav Kander (Photographer); Sir John Hegarty (Founder. Creative. BBH); Luke Johnson (Chairman of Royal Society of Arts); Bip Ling (Blogger; presenter and DJ) and Michael Ward (Managing Director of Harrods).

 

For more information, please click here

07
Nov
2012
Beam angle profile diagram & two apples on two shelves

Shelf illumination at a market leading figure of 7 watts/meter

Technology News

During 2012, Design LED has continued to optimise the design of their LED light tile for shelf lighting applications.

By making changes to the size, optical components and light scattering pattern printed onto the light tile, light is directed to only where it's needed with emission of light in other directions significantly reduced.

Current products give illumination levels 1200 lux on the shelf surface, 400 mm from the source.

Power consumption is only 7watts/meter and approximately half of LED competitors. Additional advantages are a reduction in: CO2 emissions, unwanted heat and air conditioning costs.

With a depth of only 2mm in-store damage risk is minimal and the light can mounted in a low profile housing or recessed into the shelf.

The image above shows Beam angle profile of the light tile alongside a demonstration unit of cool & nuetral white light.


If you wish to discuss a shelf lighting application or make an appointment to view the demonstration, please contact Design LED on +44 1506 592310 or info@designledproducts.com

   
06
Nov
2012
Jordan Reflector concept luminaire

Jordan Reflectors show a concept sample of a professional luminaire product at Lux Live

Customer News

Jordan Reflectors will be showing a concept sample of a suspended professional luminaire product at the Lux Live trade show in Earls Court, London.

Based on a LED light tile from Design LED Products, the luminaire has a near perfect batwing photometry, Ultra thin (2mm) light emitting surface & is transparent when off.


The product can been seen on the stand of Jordans sister company, Emergency Lighting Products on stand D13, Lux Live trade show, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London between 6 & 7th November 2012.

For more information, please contact

www.jordanreflectors.co.uk
sales@jordanreflectors.co.uk
Tel : +441268 415 828

or www.luxlive.co.uk

20
Sep
2012
Halo head

Halo luminaire launced at Tent show in London

Customer News
  

Blue Marmalade launch their stunning Halo lamp at TENT show in London in Sept-12.

Based on a thin, circular LED light tile from Design LED, the effect is of thin "floating" surface of light

The luminaire has "5 degrees of freedom" whereby the use can orientate the upper arm and illuminated head in virtually any direction.

The Light tile generates a directional and not a diffuse light beam. A rotating head allows the user to direct light to where it's wanted without having the light source directly overhead.

The Halo luminaire will be available in early 2013. Retailers, Distributors or end-users can register interest by contacting Blue Marmalade on Tel: +44 131 553 7766

info@bluemarmalade.co.uk or

www.bluemarmalade.co.uk

09
May
2012

Lightfair Las Vegas May-12

Industry News

Following on from Light & Building, Lightfair in Las Vegas was smaller in size but more focused on the Lighting market.

 

Suppliers and manufacturers of lighting components, materials and systems were present.

 

As seen in the Light & Building show, there were many commodity LED flex-strip products, edge-lit LED panels and lots of metal housed LED modules.

 

There was a lot of promotion of high Colour Rendering Index (CRI) solutions to the retail sector.

It's clear that retailers understand that High value/performance lighting products improve the appearance of products and increase sales!. 

 

From a technology perspective, there was little differentiation between many lighting products. Each seemed to use a slightly different recipe from the existing/mature illumination & optical technologies.

 

Everyone we met and showed this to were very impressed by both the decorative and functional aspects of the technology and wanted to source samples - so much to do & follow up on!

01
May
2012

Light & Building - Frankfurt

Company News

We made our first visit at Light and Building last week. It's was good to see the lighting sector is still very buoyant in Europe as the show was very busy and well attended.

In general, there were many LED lighting fixtures and systems with only a few fluorescent lamp products.

Going around the various halls there was a lot of repetition of low end products including : LED flexible strips, LED "fluorescent tubes" and edge-lit tiles. 

All things being equal, only low cost or a brand name will give differentiation in this sector. 

More interestingly, there were a number of companies who were demonstrating the value-add of LED technology in retail lighting. Products giving high colour rendering index or different spectral distributions depending on the product to be illuminated were shown with demonstrations using real product in refrigerators e.g. meat and vegetables look better with different colour spectra.

OLED technology was in abundance. However, it seemed only limited to decoration and large one-off installations. Apparently it is still very expensive and much lower performance than other more conventional lighting technologies. Both OSRAM and Philips had large and interesting OLED art installation on their stands.

28
Jan
2012

Design LED announces a £1m+ equity investment from current & new investors.

Company News

This include an investment from Siemens’ Technology-to-Business Center (TTB). TTB invests in early stage technology companies whose inventions or innovations could have a significant impact on the future business of Siemens, including Siemens Group company OSRAM.