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  • Introducing Punch & Shield: High Vandal-Resistant Surface Fixtures16/05/2024

    We are proud to unveil our latest innovation in lighting solutions: Punch & Shield. These high-vandal-resistant surface fixtures are expertly crafted to offer exceptional durability and protection, setting a new standard in robust lighting design.

    The fixtures are meticulously constructed from durable sheet steel, ensuring they can withstand even the harshest environments. The standout feature of these fixtures is their remarkable IK10++ impact resistance rating. This top-tier rating signifies the highest level of protection against vandalism and physical damage, making these fixtures an ideal choice for areas prone to high levels of physical stress and abuse.

    In addition to their robust construction, Punch & Shield fixtures come with an IP65 rating. This rating ensures complete protection against dust ingress and powerful water jets from any direction, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Whether you are installing these fixtures in industrial settings, public spaces, or commercial areas, you can rely on their performance and longevity.

    By choosing Punch & Shield, you are investing in lighting solutions that offer both exceptional durability and superior protection. These fixtures are engineered to deliver consistent performance, reducing maintenance costs and ensuring a safe, well-lit environment. 

    For more information, please visit the PUNCH & SHIELD product page.

  • Introducing Our Latest Bathroom Collection!05/04/2024
    Introducing our newest addition to our bathroom collection: Contemporary Illuminated Mirror Cabinets paired with Stylish Wall Lights. Elevate your bathroom's ambiance and functionality with these modern essentials.
    Illuminate your space with sophistication using our range of contemporary illuminated mirror cabinets. These sleek cabinets not only provide ample storage for all your bathroom essentials but also feature integrated lighting to brighten up your grooming routine. Designed with clean lines and premium materials, our mirror cabinets effortlessly blend style and practicality, making them the perfect addition to any modern bathroom.
    Complementing these mirror cabinets are our stylish wall lights, adding an extra layer of elegance to your bathroom decor. Crafted with attention to detail, our wall lights are available in a variety of designs to suit any aesthetic preference. Whether you prefer minimalist fixtures or statement pieces, our collection offers something for every taste.
    With our contemporary illuminated mirror cabinets and stylish wall lights, you can create a bathroom sanctuary that combines functionality with contemporary design. Explore our collection today and transform your bathroom into a haven of modern luxury.
  • Verdant London19/02/2024

    The Verdant stands as an impressive 135,000 square feet new office development meticulously crafted by Fletcher Priest Architects. This building is an embodiment of sustained and wellness-focused design, featuring high-quality urban greening on all terraces throughout. Orlight takes pride in contributing lighting solutions to both office and back-of-house spaces within this architectural marvel. Among our notable products supplied for this project are the NEBULA150 Round High-Powered Recessed Downlight, ORION Round Adjustable Solid State Downlight, WEATHERPRO High-Powered Solid State Weatherpack, and the ORLINE Wall Mounted Linear Fixture, among others.

    Visit the Verdant London - Project page for more info.

  • Silkstream30/01/2024

    Orlight is proud to deliver a comprehensive turn-key lighting solution for the first phase of the Silkstream development, a comprehensive mixed-use project by Berkeley Group in Hendon, London. The transformation of the existing Sainsbury’s site is set to give rise to 12 buildings, offering a total of 1,309 new homes, a Sainsbury's supermarket, cafes, restaurants, community spaces, and more. Among the popular products supplied for this expansive development are WEATHERPRO - High Powered Solid State LED Weather Pack, EZENTIAL - Solid State Recessed LED Downlight, and ORLBH - High Output Large Surface Fixture, among others.

    Visit the Silkstream - Project page for more info.

  • Two Trafalgar Way26/09/2023

    Two Trafalgar Way represents a strategically conceived mixed-use development located in London E14, characterised by a versatile campus layout encompassing three distinct buildings, complemented by a sky bridge connecting the student accommodation. Orlight is pleased to have undertaken the responsibility of delivering a comprehensive turnkey lighting solution for this venture. Among the notable products furnished are the Ezential 145 - a Solid State Recessed LED Downlight, the ORLINE suspended and recessed linear fixtures, and the ORL6009 Magnetic Downlight, each playing a pivotal role in enhancing the functionality and aesthetic appeal of Two Trafalgar Way.

    Visit the Two Trafalgar Way project page for more info.

  • South Quay Plaza - Phase 424/08/2023

    South Quay Plaza commands its presence as an iconic and landmark development, meticulously crafted by globally renowned architects Foster + Partners, and strategically positioned within close proximity to Canary Wharf. Orlight takes profound pride in our integral role as the purveyor of lighting solutions for the distinguished amenity areas within this esteemed project.

    Visit the South Quay Plaza project page for more info.

  • Marlborough College24/08/2023

    Orlight takes great pride in our contribution as the lighting solutions provider for the esteemed Marlborough College - Science Building, with a particular focus on outfitting the science labs. Among the products we supplied for this significant project are the popular ORLINE - Suspended Linear Fixture, known for its sleek design and superior performance, as well as the highly efficient Solid State 4ft LED Weatherpacks, ensuring optimal illumination with energy-saving benefits.

    Visit the Marlborough College project page for more info.

  • Welcome Building27/07/2023
    We take great pride in Orlight's involvement in providing lighting solutions for the office areas within the prestigious Welcome Building, nestled in the heart of Bristol. This remarkable 207,000 sq ft workplace, masterfully crafted by esteemed specialists Candour, marks a new era for the city with a profound emphasis on sustainability. The Welcome Building stands as a testament to exceptional energy efficiency, reflecting a deep commitment to fostering a healthy and conducive environment for all its occupants. Visit the Welcome Building project page for more info. 
  • Westmont House27/07/2023
    Orlight had the privilege of delivering cutting-edge lighting solutions for the prestigious Westmont House, a remarkable addition to the White City Living project by the esteemed Berkeley Group. The Westmont House stands as the latest gem within this expansive development, offering an impressive collection of suites, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments, culminating in 528 distinctive homes across two buildings nestled within the expansive eight-acre White City site. Visit the Westmont House project page for more info. 
  • The Compton04/07/2023

    The Compton, a remarkable new development, located at 30 Lodge Road in the esteemed St John's Wood neighbourhood of London NW8. Orlight, as a provider of exceptional lighting solutions, takes great pride in its role in illuminating both the Apartments and Communal areas at The Compton.

    This exclusive collection of apartments and penthouses, meticulously crafted by Regal London, boasts a collaborative effort between Simon Bowden architects and the renowned interior designer Kelly Hoppen.

    Every apartment within The Compton epitomizes perfection, with a relentless pursuit of excellence evident in every bespoke detail, thanks to the involvement of exclusive suppliers.

    Visit The Compton project page for more info.

  • 55 Whitehall04/07/2023

    Orlight is honoured to be the chosen lighting supplier for the esteemed redevelopment project of 55 Whitehall Place, a historic building that was constructed in 1910 and has undergone a series of meticulous alterations over the years.

    This iconic landmark stands as a prominent testament to London's commitment to preserving its architectural heritage through conservation practices.

    Visit the 55 Whitehall project page for more info.

  • One St John's Wood29/06/2023

    Orlight takes great pride in its contribution as the lighting supplier for the prestigious One St. John's Wood development. Our lighting solutions have adorned both the luxurious apartments and the communal areas, adding a touch of elegance and functionality to this world-class development comprising 112 exquisite residences. Situated in one of London's most coveted locations, One St. John's Wood stands as a testament to refined living and architectural excellence. Orlight provided an array of sought-after lighting products for this project, including the renowned DB13 Engines, EVO Strip, Tower and an extensive selection of other exceptional offerings.

    Visit the One St John's Wood project page for more info.

  • Introducing Digilux: Elevate Your Everyday with Unparalleled Convenience!31/05/2023

    Step into a world of extraordinary automation and lighting control with Digilux. The ultimate smart home solution designed to transform your everyday life. With Digilux, you can experience the seamless integration of scheduled scene control and voice command functionality, offering you an unrivalled level of convenience and luxury.

    With Digilux's scheduled scene control, you can effortlessly create personalized routines to match your lifestyle.

    Whether it's setting the perfect ambiance for a cozy evening at home or creating a vibrant atmosphere for a lively gathering, the Digilux app ensures that each moment is precisely tailored to your desires.

  • Global Switch - Data Centre24/05/2023

    With the demand for digital connectivity at an all-time high, Global Switch London North has been undergoing a transformation to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s digital age. This includes an additional technical space with the latest cooling technologies to maximise energy efficiency and a new reception area. Orlight is delighted to have been awarded to supply lighting for the new transformations taking place. Along with supplying ORLLED600-UGR - low UGR LED panels and EZ2-181 - high-powered recessed downlights, Orlight will be supplying TRKA - a pre-wired trunking system combined with specialist retrofit LED luminaires designed for industrial and commercial applications.

    Visit the Global Switch project page for more info

  • Mountbatten House24/05/2023

    Basingstoke's Mountbatten House is in the midst of a full renovation. This six-story office structure boasts an impressive 154,200 sq. ft. of commercial space with tiered designs housing enriched, terrace and rooftop gardens, contributing to biodiversity. The upgrading of all MEP facilities will take place in the Grade II registered structure. Orlight is honored to have been chosen as the provider of a comprehensive lighting solution for this prestigious project. Our selection of luminaires includes the Orline, a suspended architectural linear fixture available in linear and rectangular configurations, Apollo, high-output track spots, and Nebula-SF, Surface mounted luminaires - creating an inviting aesthetic in all common and workspace areas.

    Visit the Mountbatten House project page for more info

  • Battersea Power Station17/04/2023

    Set to complete in summer 2023, this new 200,000 sq ft office building has been designed with smart-tech and sustainability in mind. It Features terraces throughout the building, a private multi-use amenity space and soaring views of the iconic Power Station. Orlight provided NEBULADQ-SUS-150 suspended downlights, ORION trimless downlights and over 3800 Meter of bespoke Architectural Linear Products. Visit the project page for more info on all products supplied.

  • One Nine Elms17/04/2023
    One Nine Elms is a mixed-use development consisting of two towers and is set for completion at the end of 2023. The 57-storey City Tower will feature 334 residential units, while the 42-storey River Tower will host the 203 room Park Hyatt hotel and 103 Park Hyatt-branded luxury apartments. Orlight supplied bespoke linear lighting products to the exterior of both buildings whilst also providing a turn-key architectural lighting solution for the Park Hyatt Hotel and front of house areas of the River Tower. Visit the One Nine Elms or Park Hyatt project page for more info. 
  • 60 Sloane Avenue27/03/2023

    60 Sloane Avenue is a mixed use building providing 120,000 sq. ft. of modern office and retail space in Chelsea. Orlight provided a complete turn-key lighting solution to all areas including popular products like architectural linear lights - ORLINE, designer surface mounted wall lights - TOWER and slim adjustable track mounted Luminaires - APOLLO.

    Visit the project page for more info on all products supplied.

  • Sustaina-Site15/02/2023

    SUSTAINA-SITE is a recycling collection service aimed at removing all Orlight cardboard and plastics from our clients’ sites . We want to reduce our contribution to packaging waste delivered to building sites, therefore, we’ve set up this service to remove all Orlight packaging waste from applicable sites. We are doing this to ensure that our packaging is recycled in an environmentally conscious manner.

    Available to all commercial framework partners. For more info email

    Download the full document here.

  • One Leadenhall05/01/2023

    One Leadenhall is a new 430,000 square foot development next to the historic Leadenhall market in London. The 35 story scheme will include 40,000m2 of office space, public terrace, ground floor retail and is expected to be completed in 2024.

    Orlight has been awarded to supply a range of architectural linear fixtures, high output downlights, LED strip and more... to the communal spaces, lift lobbies and the feature crown of the building! 

  • Katara Lusail Hotel17/11/2022

    Orlight is proud to have supplied lighting for the landmark Katara Lusail Hotel (otherwise known as the iconic Katara Towers) in the World Cup 2022 host nation, Qatar. Inspired by its national seal; replicating the two scimitars - the towers will be home to the Raffles Hotel and Residences as well as the Fairmont Hotel.

    Orlight provided a range of over 3500 trimless downlights in both adjustable and fixed, combined with our high CRI retrofit LED Engines. Lighting up Katara Lusail Hotel with superior performance!

  • Environmental Declaration02/11/2022

    As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability and adopting appropriate environmental measures, Orlight have undertaken a suite of projects and changes to its operations in an attempt to positively create change and protect our environment from the current dangers. Download the full Environmental Declaration document here.

  • Orlight - ISG Partnership26/09/2022

    Orlight are delighted to announce a 3-year strategic partnership agreement with ISG through their market leading framework program. We will work together to drive through a sustainability agenda which will focus on product up-cycling, repurposing and carbon offsetting to address industry wide environmental dilemmas whilst enhancing product performance at reduced costs. Keep posted for upcoming developments...

  • Santander Unity Place - External Lighting26/09/2022

    Orlight is proud to have been awarded to supply the external lighting package for Santander Unity Place. Located in Milton Keynes, one of the UK's fastest growing towns thanks to it's thriving technology sector, Unity Place will be Santander’s landmark new digital hub. The scheme will feature public facilities such as; Co-working, auditorium, retail, dining, community hall & health & fitness spaces. 

  • SPACE HOUSE24/08/2022

    Orlight are proud to announce it has been awarded the full lighting package for the prestigious commercial project, Space House.
    Set in Holborn, the 255,000sqft grade II listed building is a landmark development, renowned for its striking façade. The lighting has been designed with flexibility in mind, allowing for track-systems throughout workspaces. A range of products consisting of over 25,000 luminaires have been developed to meet the design and technical requirements.
    The team is ecstatic to be part of a scheme which is monumental for London’s commercial development. Set for completion summer 2023, we look forward to playing our part in making this project a success.

  • New LUMINO Range08/06/2022

    Introducing the new LUMINO Range! Ground mounted exterior bollards available in three variants. Constructed from die cast aluminium, rated to IP65 and available in 3000k or 4000k. Click here to learn More.

  • Santander Unity Place05/05/2022
    Orlight is proud to have been awarded the turnkey lighting solution for Santander Unity Place. Unity Place will be Santander’s landmark new digital hub featuring public facilities such as; Co-working, auditorium, retail, dining, community hall & health & fitness spaces.

    We are thrilled to introduce Digilux, a smart lighting control system combining high-end aesthetic design with comprehensive functionality. Our faceplates are made from CNC machined solid brass and are available in a variety of architecturally inspired finishes.


    Our Ordering & Delivery Process explained! Ever wondered what happens after you make an order? The 7 step process ensures your order is received, confirmed, processed & delivered on time! We also keep you informed with notifications and clear communication.

    Need an order last minute? Order before 10AM & get same day delivery!* Our fleet is ready when you are - connect with us today.

    *Standard stock items only, subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Digilux - The Revolutionary New App By Orcomm07/02/2022
    Introducing the impending launch of our brand new Digilux App – giving you total control of home lighting from anywhere in the world at the push of a button. Packed with easy-to-use features, the new Digilux App gives the intuitive functionality to bring the future of technology to the homes of today.


  • New APOLLO-SF Surface Mounted Luminaire19/01/2022

    Introducing the new APOLLO-SF! A Surface mounted Luminaire combining slim cylinder housing design with integral LED driver. Versatile range of motion to 90° on the vertical axis and 355° rotation allowing for direction of light to application. A single chipset ensures uniformity of the light beam with interchangeable optics to 24° as standard and 18° and 36° as order only accessories. Available in black and white.

  • ISO 9001 And 14001 Renewed For 3 Years10/01/2022

    We are very proud to have achieved recertification of both our ISO Certifications. Becoming recertified was a rigorous and in-depth process, requiring the participation of our entire business. This achievement represents a third-party validation of Orlight’s longstanding commitment to quality processes, reducing environmental impact, and the health and safety of our associates.

  • New CMF-DUO Suspended Linear Light09/12/2021

    Introducing the new CMF-DUO. A suspended linear light constructed from Aluminium and rated to IP20 with an integral driver. Available in black and white with Switched, 1-10V and DALI dimming options in 3000k and 4000K colour temperatures. Click here for more info.

  • New ORLLM-HS Range10/11/2021

    Introducing our new external up light collection, The ORLLM-HS Range. A family of Four sizes from 22mm diameter to 96mm diameter each complete with both 20dg and 60dg optics as well as finishes in Marine Grade Stainless Steel, Bronze and Black with the former being Ip68 and the latter two being Ip65. A Cree LED package in 2700K, 3000K and 4000K as well Inline driver options that include switched, 1-10V and DALI dimmable solutions. Visit the product pages for more info.

  • Domino Driver Product Release03/11/2021

    The new DOMINO range are constant current LED drivers available in five different mA. They are dimmable via leading edge and trailing edge phase dimmers with short-circuit protection and self-recovery function.

    Click here to learn more about the DOMINO range.

  • Go Live On November 15th!27/10/2021

    Our new system is on the way and goes live on November 15th!

    *Please note Orlight will be closed from 1:30pm Thursday 11th November and all day Friday 12th November. We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Orlight's New Designer Table And Floor Lamps13/10/2021

    Lamps are not only for functional lighting. They are an important interior design element and provide an easy way to enhance rooms in your home. Orlight's collection of designer table and floor lamps features a range of styles that will work with any existing decor and make lovely additions to a wide variety of decorating plans.

  • Create An Account Now!20/09/2021

    In light of our new system launching we welcome customers to set up an account. We continue to offer a minimum pre-approved credit line of £15,000 to all UK based Electrical Contractors.* Take advantage of our £10 million UK stock with same day delivery available for orders before 10am.**

    Opening an account online takes you less than a minute or simply email your letter head to to set up your account!
    *Terms and Conditions apply

    **While stocks last

  • LIGHTING UP LORD'S !08/09/2021

    The Media Centre at Lords has become the sites most iconic piece of architecture. Orlight’s ORL6009-HS, a magnetic recessed All White downlight, paired with our superior performance DB13-R999 engine, compliments the buildings futuristic design. LUMENFLEX-SIDE was also a key product used in this project, a flexible LED strip offering a uniform and even light distribution with no LED hotspots to mirror the streamline shape of the building.


    Orlight is proud to have manufactured lighting for the landmark commercial scheme, OneThreeSix, as well as the residential portion of the project known as TwentyFive. The high specification project by Native Land consists of circa 45,000 square foot of office space and 25 apartments within prime central London. Orlight provided a turnkey lighting solution inclusive of Linear Architectural lighting to office spaces as well as trimless downlights to apartments. All lighting incorporated high efficiency LED chipsets with superior CRI that complement the high specification finishes throughout.


    Orlight is proud and excited to announce its expansion of production capacity with a new bespoke manufacturing suite alongside our existing building in St Albans.

    The new purpose-built modular building adds to our existing premises and gives us over 50,000sq ft of clean room assembly, and houses our latest machinery to improve our daily production capacity in all areas.

    This investment is Orlight's continued support to the UK Residential and Commercial Lighting market to supply high quality and innovative light fittings quickly


    This September, most halogen light bulbs will be banned from being sold in the U.K. in a move aimed to cut waste and carbon emissions. The move could save each U.K. resident that switches approximately £75 per year, and cut 1.26 million tonnes of CO2! LED bulbs last longer than halogen while producing equivalent light and using 80% LESS power.

    We've got a large stock and selection of retrofit LED lamps, including our LUMENPLUS 3 and LUMENSTAR 3. Check out our entire selection here.


    DigiLux is a full range of patented, modular switches and dimmers designed with elegance and simplicity at their core- offered by our sister company, Orcomm!
    The DigiLux range has been specifically designed to work with traditional electrical wiring, making installation easy, removing the need for any additional specialist cabling and the need for any additional rack mounted equipment.

    Installing DigiLux with an Orcomm Smart Screen allows a user friendly solution for wireless connectivity to create customisable scenes and multi-way dimming and switching. Adding an Orcomm Connect package allows the user full remote functionality, including integration with Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant. Digilux has a beautiful range of metal plate finishes as standard, with the option of having bespoke finishes upon request. The switch and dimmer modules come in both black and white to compliment all options.


    We've got a few training sessions lined up to get in shape because on July 31, Team Orlight will climb Mt. Snowdon- the highest point in the British Isles! Help us raise money for our climb to support Action For Children! Donate here

    Action for Children helps kids in the UK by supporting programs like parenting classes, children's centres, co-ordinating foster homes and more. To learn more, visit


    We're excited to announce two new collections of designer pendants- the clear and classy Hoxton, and the intriguing black metal mesh Brooklyn.

    Each has different options to choose from to customize your design. Both collections are minimalist, showcasing the lamp within.

    We recommend a stylish E27 LED filament lamp for these pendants. Coming soon are our new VINO E27 LED lamps with eye-catching spiral filaments.


    We are proud to announce the launch of the brand new MAXDR-MINI Dali drivers; all of which will proudly bear the DALI logo.

    Having the DALI ALLIANCE membership will allow us to commence manufacturing of a new DALI driver which is due to start production imminently.
    The association underlines Orlight’s commitment to innovation and quality; all at competitive rates for our clientele.

    You can find out more about our new DALI drivers here


    We are pleased to announce the introduction of our Same Day Delivery* Service to all customers! This exciting new initiative comes following expansion of our fleet which, in turn, gives us the ability to provide a speedy service and stay true to our strap line; “From Source to Site”. With a unique manufacturing and procurement strategy as well as a direct route to market, we continue to provide our clients with enhanced product quality, reduced lead times and most importantly- lower costs.

    *Orders must be made before 10am. Standard stock items only, subject to availability



    We've recently updated our Emergency Lighting Guide! This guide looks at these systems and offers some useful guidance and information on the use of the standards. It has been written to offer practical guidance for contractors undertaking work on emergency lighting systems. If you need a refresher check it out HERE

    NOTE: It is not designed to replace any of the parts of BS 5266. The more detailed technical recommendations can be found in the actual standards.


    Orlight holds 10 Million GBP worth of loghting products for quick delivery to site. 

    All deliveries are made through our in-house FORS GOLD fleet. 

    Orlight holds ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation, assuring you of the highest standards of compliance at all times. 

    We are constantly expanding our product range to ensure we continue to offer market leading products and services.

  • £15,000.00 ACCOUNT CREDIT - OPEN YOUR ACCOUNT NOW!24/02/2021

    As spring approaches we’ve been signing up more and more NICEIC and ECA Registered electrical contractors for Orlight accounts under our new year’s initiative... and we’ve had a lot of requests from companies outside of this sphere! You spoke and we listened- we are now welcoming all UK LTD Companies and Registered Sole Traders from within the construction sector to open an Orlight account with a guaranteed minimum credit limit of £15,000.00!


    We’re pleased to announce that our retail division, OSP is now linked to our Orlight website.

    All you need to do is go to
    and select ‘Retail E-Commerce’ – taking you directly to our retail website where you can continue to access our retail website for all your lighting needs.

    It’s now never been more easier for our end-user customers to enjoy shopping for our innovative and top of the range lighting products!

    * For all B2B and trade, please use

  • £15,000 Account Credit19/01/2021

    Imagine £15,000.00 worth of product! All NICEIC and/or ECA registered contractors will automatically qualify for an Orlight account with a guaranteed minimum credit limit of £15,000.00!
    Take advantage of:

    -Preferential pricing
    -60 days credit
    -A Welcome Pack

    Simply email your letter head (with registered number & contact details) to to set up your account

    -All applicants must be a trading business or sole trader in the electrical industry
    -Applicants must be NICEIC or ECA registered for the automatic £15,000.00 credit limit
    -UK-based contractors
    -Sole traders please clearly state proprietors name and address

  • OUR 2021 NEW YEARS RESOLUTION...01/01/2021

    All NICEIC and/or ECA registered contractors will automatically qualify for an Orlight account with a guaranteed minimum credit limit of £15,000.00!
    Take advantage of:

    -Preferential pricing
    -60 days credit
    -A Welcome Pack

    Simply email your letter head (with registered number & contact details) to to set up your account

    -All applicants must be a trading business or sole trader in the electrical industry
    -Applicants must be NICEIC or ECA registered for the automatic £15,000.00 credit limit
    -UK-based contractors
    -Sole traders please clearly state proprietors name and address


    We're excited to show you an animation our team put together for our Orion downlight! The Orion fixture combines thermal management with a LED chipset to enable superior performance with a passive cooling system. It's easy to adjust with 30° tilt and 355° rotation. It's also CRI>90 for light quality assurance, with consistency adhered to by a 3-Step MacAdams Ellipse binning strategy. Fire Rated to 90 minutes! See the product here.


    Whilst this has been a challenging year for everyone, here at Orlight we’ve been working very hard to ensure we do not loose track of what’s important to, our client. With this in mind, we’ve decided to list our accomplishments for 2020 and our aspirations for the year ahead. This has been done in the format of a newsletter, and we hope you will take a look here.


    We have donated £25,000.00 to the Stroke Association this holiday season. Our donation would not be possible without the incredible support from our loyal staff and valued clients! THANK YOU for your support during this challenging and unprecedented period.

    The Stroke Association helps people rebuild their lives after stroke. They provide specialist support, critical research funding and campaigning to ensure stroke patients can get the best care in their recovery.

    To donate, visit

  • REMEMBRANCE DAY 202011/11/2020

    Orlight will pause at 11:11 am this Wednesday, November 11th as we observe two minutes of silence for Remembrance Day. It was on this day in 1918 an armistice was signed, ending The First World War. We take this time to reflect on the loss and sacrifices made, and thank all veterans and those currently serving for their service.

  • THE EVO4 RANGE09/11/2020

    Presenting the next evolution in LED strips, the EVO4 range.

    The EVO4 is a high output, high quality, self-adhesive LED strip boasting CRI90+ at up to 111 lumens per watt. It has a nano coating to ensure not only IP65, but also to guard against colour shift over time. The EVO4 features strong 3M adhesive for easy installation and the ability to be cut every 33mm! We’re certain it’s THE BEST LED strip for your project.

    Available in 2700K (Extra Warm White), 3000K (Warm White), 4000K (Neutral White) as well as 10W, 15W, 20W or 25W options! See the range here.

  • BUSINESS AS USUAL03/11/2020
    As you are aware, we will be entering into a new lockdown on 5th November 2020 with stricter measures coming into place.

    Despite this, however, the government have advised that construction and manufacturing industries are to continue working. Therefore, we can confirm we will be remaining fully operational during this time and continuing to service your lighting needs. 

    We ran the numbers - Orlight provides one lighting product every 20 seconds from our varied range to the UK market. Essentially every time you blink, we’ve delivered another lighting product. That’s over 27,000 GU10 lamps and over 8,000 LED light engines per month! With over £12,000,000 in UK stock holdings, we’ve got the capabilities to deliver on your largest residential or commercial project.

    As the leaves change and the weather gets cooler, we'd like to wish you a safe and happy Halloween from everyone at Orlight! 

    Building on our initial success in 2018, Orlight is proud to announce it has again made the record-breaking achievement of retaining ISO:9001 & 14001 accreditation. This time going one step further by receiving only one minor marking across both certifications; keeping true to our previous headline – Prevention is better than a cure.

    We are proud to have achieved this feat in the midst of the global pandemic of COVID-19 which has tested the rigours of our country, industry and businesses alike. We are grateful for the determination and commitment of our clients and employees to ensure we do not compromise on our standards.

    Despite the many compounded issues we continue to face with our peers in these unprecedented times, it is and remains our aim to excel in our Source to Site strategy and deliver on quality both through our products and internally with a robust system and infrastructure to ensure ultimate customer service.


    "We know achieving fire rating in your project is vitally important, and so we've got you covered. We've recently had a variety of our downlights tested to conform with fire regulations in new builds.

    A number of fire resistance tests have been carried out at both 30 and 60 minute durations and in accordance with BS EN 1365-2: 2014 on a load-bearing floor protected by a plasterboard ceiling.

    Our LP3 GU10 lamp range is compatible with many of our fire rated open back downlights including the ORL6009, ORL1009, ORL1019 and more.

    See our open back fire rated downlights here.


    Have you recently completed an Orlight installation? If so, you can enter our photography competition (open to everyone) by simply sending us a picture of your installation together with your name, Orlight lighting used and project location. All successful photographs will be added to our website and credited to the photographer. We will also donate £150 for each successful winning submission to a charity of your choice.

    A list of competition rules can be found here.


    A new system equipped with innovative operational technology is coming to you in 2021. Engineered to transform your customer and lighting experience all while continuing to ensure maximum efficiency in project delivery.

    Phase 1 – March 2020   (COMPLETED)
    Phase 2 – November 2020

    Go Live – 2021


    Orlight's TOWER range consists of two wall mounted luminaires constructed from Aluminium alloy and rated to IP65. The TOWER-1 offers singular directional light distribution while the TOWER-2 offers dual directional light distribution, this allows for versatile and creative application. Available in Stainless Steel, Copper and Black finishes. Compatible with Orlight’s GU10 lamps.

    Click here to find out more!


    Orlight is proud to announce the introduction of a 30 minute and 60 minute fire rated solution for I-Joists using Orlight's open back downlights and LP3 GU10 lamp range.

    You can find out more about our fire rated solution here.

    To get in touch please contact our dedicated fire rated help desk at 01923 273735 or email us at


    Following an unprecedented level of enquiries and requests from long-standing clients, Orlight will now be offering a complete range of PPE equipment fully certified from a verified and audited source.

    Whilst we hope the demand for these products are temporary, we will support the fight against COVID-19 by making these items available to our account holders at a reduced cost and hope that we are all able to reach normality soon.

    As we begin our phased return to normality, we encourage everyone to continue following the government guidelines on social distancing to ensure we control the spread of COVID-19 and ultimately remain safe.

    You can find our complete PPE range here.


    Orlight launches exciting new range of sophisticated Modular Lighting System aimed at upscale residential and leading edge commercial applications. The Crossline family of multifunctional products features a range of pendants, wall washers, spot lights, light bars luminaires to fit on to surface, suspended or recessed track system in a variety of lengths and colours. The luminaires feature CRI 90 as standard, contemporary design and a huge output to size ratio. The Crossline range is a game changing modular system.

    You can find the complete Crossline range here.


    Orlight continues to remain in a beneficial position with regards to its supply chain in the midst of the global Coronavirus outbreak.

    Sitting on record levels of stock, our commitment to ensure security and delivery of your orders remains unwavered.

    Customers can be reassured through our continued investment into stock that we will maintain your business interests.

    Should you require further information, please do send your queries to or click to view our statement.


    Orlight is proud to announce we have officially become members of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA).

    In achieving another milestone, Orlight will be able to benefit from up-to-date advice, technical support, laboratory testing services, staff development, fantastic networking opportunities as well as keeping up with the latest trends within the Lighting Sector.

    In being LIA members, Orlight looks to continue confidently demonstrating a high standard of quality and service; underlining our commitment to clientele.


    Orlight has always looked to maintain high standards in its manufacturing and in continuing in the same vein, has now successfully qualified for the DALI ALLIANCE association.

    Having this membership will now allow Orlight to commence its manufacturing of a new DALI driver which is due to start production imminently; all of which will proudly bear the DALI logo.

    The association underlines Orlight’s commitment to innovation and quality; all at competitive rates for its clientele.

    You can find out more about our new DALI drivers here.


    Orlight and Orcomm are proud to have donated £5,000.00 to the Designer Group Arctic Trek Challenge in February 2020 to raise money for Dreams Come True.

    On this unique challenge they'll be heading to Rovaniemi in Finland and spend three days trekking into the Arctic Circle. This Arctic trek is not for the faint hearted. They’ll be pulling all of their own kit in a pulk, battling against the elements, and sleeping in tents.

    If you would like to support the Designer Group Team and make a donation please visit the fundraising page here (please dig deep as we need to raise £60,000.00 for this fantastic cause):


    As we come to the twilight of another successful year, Orlight looks to continue spending the winter holidays sharing its success with those less fortunate and in need. As a family-run business, we are all too aware of the benefits that values such as togetherness, inclusion and integrity bring; especially during the festive season.

    An act of kindness, whether big or small, lasts a moment in time but a lifetime in memory – that’s why we’ve donated a total of £25,000.00 to Macmillan Cancer Support in the name of our staff & clients to help provide the crucial physical, financial and emotional support for those who suffer with cancer.

    Such a contribution could not have been made without your continued support throughout the year and we would like to reserve a special thank you for continuing on this journey with us.

    If you would also like to make a donation, you can do so on the following website:


    Orlight is proud to announce the launch of the brand new NEBULADQ range. The range features both a surface mounted and rod suspended variant constructed from Aluminium with a powerful LED card which produces high lumen outputs and CRI>80 for light quality assurance. Emergency option available upon request.

    The new NEBULADQ can be found in our Commercial Lighting Range.


    Mental health issues are now much more talked about in the UK in recent years. TimetoChange have found that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. For this reason, Orlight is happy to support the lighting element of the installation, Talk to Me; which designer, Steuart Padwick created to provoke positive conversation around the subject.

    To find out more about the project and mental health awareness:


    Orlight is honored to be commended for Architectural Luminaire Interior by Lighting Design Awards 2019. Orlight is grateful for the recognition we have received for our engine product range.

    The DB-R999 engine range is available in three outputs 6W, 8W, 13W, each of which has 2700K, 3000K, and 4000K options. When developing the R999 our primary goal was to create an LED engine with the best light quality on the market, balanced with an efficacy that made it sustainable solution for a wide range of situations. We believe that we achieved our objective by developing and engine that has both a CRI of 98 with an R9 of over 93 and an efficacy of up 113lm/W. The DB-R999 engine package is built to be compatible with a 50mm halogen lamp, so can be used as a retrofit solution or can be used with any downlight that would be compatible with an MR16 or GU10 lamp. The DB6-R999 is only 26mm tall and at over 500 lumens is a direct replacement of traditional domestic halogen lamp. At 65mm tall the 1400 lumen DB13 engine is still suitable for shallow ceiling voids.


    Orlight has expanded our Central London facilities housing our Lighting Design and Commercial teams. Our new premises in Central London’s Sun Street will allow for a capacity of in excess of 60 team members whilst offering ease of access to landmark Central London projects.


    Orlight is proud to announce the launch of the brand new RADIUS Corner Fixture. The RADIUS is a corridor corner fixture featuring Aluminium construction finished in White RAL9016 and opal diffuser. Integral LED Driver with configurations to accommodate 1-10V, DALI control methods and emergency options.

    The new RADIUS can be found in our Amenity Range.


    Orlight are pleased to celebrate another successful year of growth and in light of the festive season, we wish to share our success with those who may be less fortunate and in need.

    We know that a small effort can go a long way – that’s why we’ve donated a total of £10,000 to Great Ormond Street Hospital in the name of our staff, clients & supply chain partners to help provide the best care for ill children and their families.

    This contribution wouldn’t have been made without your continued support throughout the year and we wish to reserve a special thank you for sharing this journey with us.

    If you would also like to make a donation, you can do so on the following website:


    Orlight is proud to announce the launch of the brand new APOLLO track lighting system. The APOLLO has a versatile range of motion to 90 degree on the veritcal axis and 355 degrees rotation allowing for direction of light to application. A single chipset ensures uniformity of the light beam with interchangeable optics to 24 degrees as standard with 18 and 36 degrees as order only accessories. CRI>90 for light quality assurance, consistency is adhered to with a 3-Step MacAdams Ellipse binning strategy.

    The new APOLLO can be found in our Tracklights Range.

  • ONE BLACKFRIARS31/10/2018

    A London landmark, One Blackfriars offers residents riverside luxury living spaces expertly crafted to deliver the very best that London's south bank has to offer. Located adjacent to the Tate Modern, looking down on the River Thames, One Blackfriars offers awe-inspiring sweeping views of the surrounding city skyline including St Pauls, The Shard and the Palace of Westminster, this development reaches uncompromising standards.

    Orlight is proud to have manufactured and supplied a complete turnkey lighting solution to this 52-storey tower, which defines the London skyline.

  • NEW RELEASE OF 2 PRODUCTS!28/09/2018

    Orlight are proud to announce the launch of 2 new products and 13 new products variants. These additions can be found in our Downlights, Acessories and Linear LED categories.

    New Products: ORLTL-SUSKIT | LF-TOP-HS-10MM-LIP

    New Variants: ORL2734-IP20-WH-9016 | ORL3018-2-AW-9010 | ABELL-DL-IP44-WH-GB | ABELL-DL-IP44-AW-9016 | ORL1018-1-IP44-AW-9010 | STEAMSPOT-BL | ORLIR1M-BL | ORLIG1M-S-BL | ORL1019-S-WH-9010 | LP3-7W (New Colour Temperatures and Dimming Options) | ORL3018-2-AW-9010 | ORLBH28-LED-3000K | ORLIR1M-WH-9016

  • NEW RELEASE OF 7 PRODUCTS!31/08/2018

    Orlight are proud to announce the launch of 7 new products and 1 new product variant. These additions can be found in our Retrofit LED Lamps, Accessories and Designer Collection.


    New Variants: ORLLED1260-3000K

  • NEW RELEASE OF 9 PRODUCTS!31/07/2018

    Orlight are proud to announce the launch of 9 new products and 5 new product variants. These additions can be found in our Retrofit LED Lamps, Accesories and Linear LED product categories.

    New Products: DB6-R999 | DB8-R999 | DB8-F-R999 | DB6-R999-BLACK-RING | DB8-R999-BLACK-RING | DB-R999-LENS-15 | DB-R999-LENS-55 | ORLTE6024-2400K-3000K-CRI90 | ORLLEDBAR-LVR


  • NEW RELEASE OF 3 PRODUCTS!29/06/2018

    Orlight are proud to announce the launch of 3 new products. These additions can be found in our Streetscape and Commercial Lighting product categories.


  • NEW RELEASE OF 4 PRODUCTS!31/05/2018

    Orlight are proud to announce the launch of 4 new products. These additions can be found in our Designer Collection, Stair and Corridor, Streetscape and Commercial Lighting product categories.


  • NEW RELEASE OF 20 PRODUCTS!30/04/2018

    Orlight are proud to announce the launch of 20 new products! These additions can be found in our Designer, Retrofit LED Lamp and Commercial Lighting Collections.
    Check out the new Eclipse wall and ceiling light range as well as our thin trim commercial panels below!



    In order to retain our leading position in distribution, Orlight continues to advance its logistics and transportation capabilities at the same rate as lighting products themselves.
    With a recently expanded FORS Gold accredited fleet, this allows Orlight to make light work of London congestion and continue with its committed fleet investment programme.
    Having paid attention to the time pressures faced by clients, it is the Company's aim to strive to distribute high volume orders on a same day or next day basis. Thus, staying true to our core values as a business.


    As part of our operational strategy for 2018, Orlight looks to become proactive in its quest to achieve a more robust system and infrastructure as a platform to build its success.
    With the introduction of the coveted ISO 9001 & 14001 accreditations, our workforce will soon reap the benefits of a high-quality management system which will promote increased efficiency and productivity, profit and enhanced management across all four corners of the Source to Site stronghold. This, in turn, will encourage strong customer relations and service, making Orlight even more of a force to be reckoned with.


    Orlight is proud to announce the supply of a collection of super high end villa's in Gibraltar. The Sanctuary development features Orlight's ORL1019-SQ in each of the Villa's.


    Orlight are proud to have completed the supply of lighting products throughout hotel rooms and executive suites of the Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel, within the Kempinski Residence on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.

    “This project underlines our commitment to increase market share of the export sector” - Trevor Desouza, Head of International Business.


    Introducing the new priced Digitex catalogue showcasing our industry leading range of lighting controls and stand-alone dimmer switches. To find out more and order your copy, please email


    Orlight hosted the first of many planned Digitex networking events at Snetterton Race track on Thursday 28th September. The day was well attended by many companies representing a cross section of the construction industry. We thank all those who attended our invite on this special occasion and we look forward to the next event where we will showcase the latest developments to our lighting control range.


    Orlight are Proud to Announce the Launch of their Sister Company’s website, Orcomm. Not only is the website the perfect platform to find out about about Digitex’s complete range but you can utilise the product selector to spec your project and create your very own product. The Seamless Approach to Home automation at the touch of a fingertip.


    Olright launches it’s new Linear Light solution. Available in unlimited seemless lengths, ORLINE can be surface mounted, suspended or recessed. Available in both 50mm and 75mm widths, ORLINE is available in Mains, Dali and emergency function.


    Having sponsored BT Motorsport in the VW Cup for a number of years, Orlight teamed up with multiple race winner - Bobby Thompson and celebrity actor Kelvin Fletcher, to provide a unique track day experience amongst a close group of friends. Orlight plans to enhance and expand its presence within the exciting world of GB Motorsport with a planned succession of sponsorships and track days.


    Orlight speeds up the manufacture and delivery of lighting products to St Edwards’ Kensington Row project, in order for the Affordable housing Blocks to be completed in time for Grenfell’s Residents.

    Located in the heart of Kensington, the new permanent housing originally expected to be completed in September 2017, is now due to be completed ahead of schedule, by the end of July 2017.

    The homes will be a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats across the 2 “Buildington” blocks and represents a significant step toward London’s social housing quota.


    The Chelsea Creek development offered Orlight the opportunity to create a bespoke bridge solution with integrated lighting feature. Working alongside Broadway Malyan and St George, Orlight are pleased to have contributed to this exceptional design and consequent supply of the walkway lighting solution. Our Marine Grade recessed fixtures, ORLLM760 and ORLLM88-2, not only helped contribute to a stunning feature but provide an ambient light, bringing this concept to life.


    Orlight and smart-home division Orcomm have won the contract to supply a unique project with award winning residential developer Weston Homes at Denham FilmStudios. The 11.94 acre site features a Grade II listed Art Deco main laboratory and head office building, built in 1936 and designed by Walter Gropius for film producer Alexander Korda. The site will be transformed to create an exclusive residential development.

    Orlight and Orcomm have combined to supply lighting and smart home solutions for 224 converted and newly built homes. The new development will feature a restored cinema with bar and a community space. Properties are designed around garden squares, landscaped grounds, rill water features, and protected woodland complete with parking and garaging.

    As a business, Orlight thrives on opportunities to transform developments through our range of lighting solutions. The scope of supply to these exceptional apartments includes downlights, strip LED, up & down light fixtures, bespoke pendants as well as smart home systems by Orcomm.

    For more information on the development click here:


    Orcomm expands its popular Digitex range of lighting control products with the introduction of a variety of metal finishes including chrome, stainless steel, bronze and brass. Orcomm is also pleased to announce the introduction of new facia styles including the premium facia "Digitex-Lux"


    Orlight are in the process of supplying Lumenflex Side and Lumenflex Top linear led solutions throughout the Ritz Carlton in Kazakhstan. The 2700K colour temperature products are being supplied in a variety of factory finished lengths up to a maximum of 10M complete with dali controlled drivers. The Lumenflex range is free of any led trail and designed to cope with tight curve requirements in vertical and horizontal planes. The IP 68 rating makes each option perfect for use in bathrooms and other areas of high condensation.


    To ensure project designers are supplied with complete and detailed information, the Orlight Lighting Design team have developed Orlight Revit family files for use in Building Information Modelling.

    BIM is a crucial support employed to assist the design, construction and operation of buildings. It’s use provides designers with complete product information, enabling design decisions to be made in tandem with all other services.

    BIM is an obligatory requirement for the design of government buildings introduced to provide significant efficiencies and cost savings. Subsequently the advantages have been realised and adopted by the private sector who recognize the advantages of a common information platform.

    The Orlight team are fully trained and able to support the procedure and therefore help the customer reduce design and time associated costs.
    With one of the largest product catalogues available and a bespoke department covering special requirements the Orlight design team are experienced in producing solutions to all lighting challenges.


    Orcomm lighting control switches are now supplied pre-programmed to control all of Orlight’s advanced dimmable light sources.
    Digitex switches and smart screens perform the lighting control function for the Easy smart home control system provided by sister company Orcomm.


    The Orlight Bespoke product design team had considerable technical issues to overcome to produce the two fantastic IP rated pendants supplied on this project.
    Stunning three hoop pendants, the circular framework fabricated from aluminium then powder coated white to specification, house Orlight’s flexible Lumenflex top fixtures.
    Special Cinti pendants then hang from the circular frames and are washed with light from above.
    The IP 68 rated Lumenflex top 3,000K light source has an output of 450 lumens / M and provides controlled illumination to the lounge areas.


    A carefully considered strip detail provides a theatrical feature to the staircase at the marketing suite of the Beaufort Park Development in North West London.
    Orlight produces an extensive range of 13 different Led strips in a variety of wattages and colour temperatures.
    The high-quality strips are delivered to site factory cut & finished with soldered feeds already connected to ensure guaranteed performance and longevity. A specific driver to suit the specification completes each kit supplied.
    The colour range spans between 2,000K and 6,500K providing the specifier maximum creativity or the chance to closely match the output of other sources within the space being lit.
    A range of 14 different profiles and additional stair solutions further enables the specifier to integrate the strip into a plethora of different design details.
    The strip features within Orlight’s new catalogue a copy of which can be attained by contacting


    Orlight are delighted to employ TUV SUD to test its products to compliance with the relevant BS regulations
    TUV SUD is a leading international expert in providing product test certification and qualification. As independent third party certifiers they provide a basis for protection from product liability issues whilst ensuring confidence in products tested through certified endorsements.
    This further demonstrates Orlight’s commitment to its customer requirements and its dedication to quality assurance issues.

    Featured are the certificates awarded to cover Orlight’s Lumenstar range of 7W Led GU10 lamps available in 3,000 or 4,000K options >580 lumens.


    Minimal form VITA 1 and 2 downlights Introduced during October to compliment the extensive range of magnetic downlights available from Orlight. The VITA 1 and 2 surface mounted fixtures are compact with clean and minimal lines. The single fixture is a perfect 100mm cube, the double fitting is simply twice the width at 200mm long. Both fixtures are available in satin white RAL 9016. The fittings house GU10 lamps which are retained magnetically within the fittings in a position flush with the face of the fixture. This system provides ease of maintenance and allows for 360 degree rotation and a tilt angle of 30 degrees.


    Chris Avent, Orlight’s production manager has taken the required steps to bring compliance to the company’s production procedures. This clearly demonstrates the company’s commitment to high end customer requirements and its dedication to quality assurance initiatives.

    The IPC association was established to increase the competitiveness of companies within the electrical manufacturing market and to achieve this constantly develops tools to enable companies to keep up to date with the latest manufacturing technology & trends.

    IPC standards are respected throughout the world and are understood across all borders. Specifically, IPC-A-610E has an international reputation for high end product acceptance criteria and high reliability PCBAs and wiring assemblies.


    As of the 1st October 2016, Orlight will enter into a sole agency agreement covering the Middle East. Situl Jetha, Design Director at Orlight, is responsible for the development of this new venture.

    We are extremely excited about the opportunity provided for marketing Orlight’s range of high quality products in the region. The new sales agency will be responsible for delivering technical, commercial and project management support across all facets and stakeholders from specifier to site” notes Situl.

    With our unrivalled product range, Orlight aims to offer their new Gulf clients the Source to Site guarantee that has functioned so successfully in the UK. This guarantee ensures complete control of the product from the initial design stage to manufacture and delivery. Ultimately this ensures that the Gulf customer receives the best value for money, whilst also benefiting from a higher quality product.
    For further information, please contact


    Featured this month are Orlight’s two new advanced track lights which truly reflect the high quality of design and engineering to be found within the product range. Giacomo Cinti, Orlight’s product design manager is very pleased with the result of his teams many hours of deliberation and careful sampling.
    The initial concept was Inspired by futuristic yet minimal forms and combines carefully considered and calculated thermal management to ensure a safe touch temperature to make those everyday adjustments that are needed with track lighting.

    The design is compact and composed primarily of precision turned materials which ensures a top quality build finish and stylish aesthetic.
    The fittings house a CREE CXA 1512 Chipset, a high quality chipset ensuring that colour binning available up to two step Macadam Ellipse is consistent and with TM21 Projection for chip lifetimes in excess of 50,000 hours at L70. Considering their small size, the fitting also house integral drivers.
    There are currently 2 options in the range encompassing both 3000k and 4000K, the 15W producing 1500 lumens and the 35W producing 3500 lumens with both fittings being 240V dimmable.
    Further variation to the fitting can be gained when you consider the optic, each fitting has a boxed optional 24, 38 and 60-degree beam angle optic that can further enhance the fitting allowing for complete customisation for the end user.

    Complete versatility is provided as the fittings fully rotate and tilt to 60 degrees with position on the track easily enabled by the loading & removing from the track via the integral adapter.

    Precision and versatility are the predetermining requirements for this product and the Orlight Tracklight Range offers this to end users bowing down to every single design requirement sought!


    When designing intelligent homes, the specification of Orcomm control systems presents the opportunity of making huge cost savings, whilst providing futuristic design of unrivalled quality and versatility. Dedicated to bringing fresh technology into an ageing market, Orcomm offers a wide range of control panel options, featured to the living space in this apartment is the ORC-10T ten-inch touch screen, as the system encompasses all aspects of control, security, door entry, blinds and lighting, it avoids the normal process of expenditure in separate control facilities, it then also simplifies usage in that everything is controlled from a single point of call. Please contact for an explanation as to how you can upgrade your current control requirements and discover the cost savings it's specification can bring.


    The Orlight Bespoke Projects division have delivered and installed three bespoke lighting solutions for the Chelsea Creek residential development. Each measuring up to 5 meters in length and spanning over three floors, the Orlight chandeliers have transformed the corridor atrium. Each chain linked piece of the chandelier is softly lit with Orlight’s IP68 Rated Lumenflex-Side to provide a centre piece attraction for the building. Although the installation of three 5 meter chandeliers over water and between three floors was a difficult task to accomplish, it was achieved with the assistance of Orlight engineers and the ingenuity of the bespoke design that Orlight are proud to showcase.

  • INTRODUCING THE R9-99 SERIES14/06/2016

    Orlight is proud to unveil its brand new series of retrofit lamps, coming soon with the highest rated R9 value to date. Colour consistency is adhered to with a 2-Step MacAdams Ellipse binning strategy. Light weight construction allows for versatile retrofit compatibility with Orlight's architectural downlight range. Comes with three different lenses as standard (15°,38° and 60°) as well as both black and white bezels for convenient customisation. Available in three colour temperature: 2700K, 3000K, and 4000K.


    Orlight is pleased to announce that the following trademarks have been granted; LUMENSTAR®, ORLIGHT DIGITEX®, DIABLO®, and the MARBLE FROM SOURCE TO SITE logo.


    Weeks of ingenuity have culminated in the bespoke creation of the Cinti Chandelier. By adapting our pre-existing Cinti pendant lights and merging them with a brand new in-house construction process, Orlight has been able to accommodate and deliver sixty nine luxury pendants, at a max height of three meters, within a two meter housing base. Designed and manufactured in-house in the UK, the project lead time and cost has been reduced dramatically by using Orlight’s in-house bespoke manufacturing department. This tailored product is just one of many currently being constructed in the UK.

  • 80MM FLEXIBLE LINEAR LED01/03/2016

    After a successful debut at the Light Middle East 2015 showcase in Dubai, the Lumenflex XL has already become a staple for much of Orlight’s clientele. Even at its new size, the linear LED has retained the versatility of its predecessors, and is available in tailored lengths of up to five metres with five junction profiles. At 80mm wide, the five colour temperatures still offer a uniform and even light source with no LED hotspots. This latest innovation was pushed by client demand and the Lumenflex XL is just another example of an increasingly adaptable range of products.


    Orlight’s UK based in house Light Lab has recently acquired the latest available goniophotometer, capable of generating LDT files within seconds. Our latest acquisition, which provides detailed information on both photometric and electrical parameters as well as creating LDT files, will be used to generate even more detailed and in depth datasheets for our entire lighting portfolio.

    This latest addition to our in house testing facility reduces the normally painful and drawn out process of creating LDT files, which can take up to 3 hours. We can now produce an accurate LDT file within 60 seconds, making the information more accessible within a shorter timeframe.


    Orlight is proud to reveal its latest R&D Project – DIGITEX has been a great success resulting in a new and exciting product line ready for launch in Q2 2016. “Our Digitex Lighting Controls have been designed with ease of use and flawless performance in mind” Peter Burke Production Director. Available in a variety of configurations – Digitex is the perfect complement to Orlight residential Lighting Solutions.


    Due to the demand for a wider range of services, Orlight has invested and expanded its technical and engineering divisions to meet our clients’ needs.

    Orlight’s Enhanced Engineering Department brings even more of Orlight’s production in-house. The company’s experienced engineers work tirelessly to ensure efficient product assembly and delivery of bespoke fittings, total Plug and Play solutions and emergency conversions.

    Orlight’s new and already established staff come from a range of technical and design backgrounds, creating an all-encompassing foundation of expertise. This employee proficiency, coupled with new UK based testing facilities, enables an even faster turnaround, as well as correct product interfacing and compatibility with all the relevant controls. Backed up by a highly qualified and experienced Aftercare Department further assures quality and support across any project.


    After much anticipation, the time has come for Orlight to shed light on its mission in Dubai. The unveiling of the company’s exhibition stand, tirelessly assembled over the preceding days leading to Light Middle East 2015, has been a long time coming. To see the build’s concept and design already receiving such a high amount of attention is testament to the expertise of Orlight’s production/design teams and products. With the exhibition now in full swing, Orlight is proud to share its UAE endeavours with you.

    Orlight’s presence at the event lays the foundation for its expansion into the Middle East market. Just one day into the exhibition, Orlight has already received major interest in its Reflex XL lines as well as many others. With two more days still left to make an impact, the company will continue to let their innovative products, all-encompassing business model, and professional staff, speak for themselves.

    This news comes just hours into the showcase, and Orlight expects its cross-continental successes to shine even brighter as Light Middle East 2015 continues. Such a successful opening day leaves Orlight in positive stead to not only meet, but shatter expectations as the company moves forward.

    For Middle East enquiries please contact:


    Looking to build upon its positive market sentiment, Orlight heads to Light Middle East 2015 in Dubai, exited to showcase its latest groundbreaking LED solutions.

    Orlight's significant presence will act as a precursor to establishing a direct base of operations in the UAE, where the value of the business is set for robust growth. As a global hub, Dubai sist at the forefront of unprecedented large scale construction and luxury advancements. Orlight is eager to apply its forward thinking business model across the Middle East's vibrant market.

    One of the region's paramount missions has been finding low energy solutions; not only can Orlight offer this, but will continue to build upon a pre-existing international reputation for unparalleled customer service, tailored turnkey solutions, and added value through complete control of its supply. The Light Middle East 2015 showcase will provide the perfect platform for debuting Orlight's progressive product lines and the company is privileged to have a strong at this prestigious event.

    For Middle East enquires please contact:


    Orlight is proud to announce that it is now one of a select few companies within the construction sector to be awarded FORS Gold Accreditation - the pinnacle of endorsements in regards to the quality of Orlight’s operation which oversees a growing fleet of 24 vehicles. The FORS scheme reassures clients that Orlight is a high performing, forward thinking operator, which is constantly striving to become a safer, greener, and more efficient Source to Site service provider.
    The rigorous requirements to accomplish this accreditation include professionally trained drivers and logistical management to an exceptional standard, backed up with documentation to ensure complete accountability.
    FORS has provided both training and tools that have improved Orlight’s policies and procedures. The performance management toolkit has helped the company set targets in order to reduce its carbon footprint while improving its MPG.
    Gaining FORS Gold Accreditation shows how dedicated Orlight is as a company to raising road safety and delivery standards. The company will continue working at FORS’ highest standard to help make the roads safer for everyone who uses them, while continuing to provide an elite, informative service from its distribution facilities.


    Orlight brings the warmth of the setting sun inside with its latest dimming retrofit luminaire. The CR-E8-SUNSET engine features a unique design, which incorporates a SHARP Tiger LED COB, to deliver amazing light with a colour render index of up to CRI96. Orlight’s Tunedim Technology creates a sunset dimming effect, producing a relaxing ambience by allowing the user to modulate light temperature between 2000K to 3000K. This technology immerses the interior in a comforting atmosphere of the highest quality - whether installed in hotels, restaurants, or at home.


    The amazing Tempus LED fixtures produce incredible light from their tiny vortex-shaped cones. Available in two sizes and finishes; the 3W Tempus Mini is only 36mm in diameter and produces up to 220 Lumens, while the more powerful 7W Tempus is 43mm and produces 500 Lumens Both are available in aluminium and white finishes. Rated to IP54 these are the ideal light for the bathrooms and stylish interiors.


    Orlight is proud to introduce four new solid state downlights to its range, providing a different aesthetic option. These beautiful lights complement each other for use across your entire project. They are available in dimmable 3000K Warm White and 4000K Neutral White, providing high quality light output.
    The range includes: ORLSHP105, ORLSHP115, ORLSHP115SQ-1, ORLSHP115SQ-2.


    The Eagle features a great example of Orlight's project-specific bespoke manufacturing capabilities. As well as supplying the general internal and external lighting for this elegant landmark, we created and supplied OVO; a 2.5 Meter wide, IP68 rated ceiling fixture for the Spa area. The floor area was also illuminated by ORL2736 that had been finished in black for this project. For the lobby area we had to engineer the unique MAYA luminaire to the client's specification.
    See more of the Eagle in our Project Section.


    Orlight is proud to reveal its latest incarnation in LED strip, the Evolution3. This wonderful strip has been designed to give amazing light with a very high CRI. Available in 5 colour temperatures, ranging from a warm 2400K to a cool 6000K, this 24V 14W per meter strip can give up to 1140 lumens light output with improved heat dissipation. The Evolution3 has been designed to fit our standard aluminium profile range.


    Orlight is proud to be taking part at the Imperial Wharf Job Fair 2015. This event is organised in partnership between St George and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Orlight is always on the look-out for talented people to join its expanding team. Over the past year Orlight has invested heavily in both infrastructure and its people to deliver unbeatable service.
    Why not pay us a visit? We look forward to seeing you there.


    Orlight has now fully relocated its headquarters to its new facilities based in Hertfordshire, with easy access to sites all around London.
    Orlight has secured a further 20,000 Square foot of warehousing and office space to double the size of its distribution, production and office facilities to over 40,000 square feet in addition to its existing centrally located London showroom.
    The new facility incorporates the state of the art LightLAB2 equipped with the latest testing machinery, as well as updated in-house engineering and production faculties.
    Further investment in its production and logistical capabilities gives orlight 100 percent control over its operations to effectively deliver from source to site.
    The new address is:
    Orlight Ltd, Victor Way, Radlett Road, Colney Street, St. Albans, AL2 2FL.
    01923 851890


    Ceiling voids are getting tighter and tighter and it is becoming an increasingly common problem where standard GU10/MR16 fixtures are not viable for these reduced ceiling voids. The only option up to now has been to use solid state fixtures. However, Orlight has now created a slimline range of our most popular magnetic downlights by combining them with the slimmer MC2SL GU10 connector to substantially reduce their overall height.
    The height of the fixture can be further reduced by using our range of Nano, Micro & Mini Diablo & Divino engines, enabling the use of magnetic downlights in voids as small as 41mm.
    The following Slimline products are available:


    The December issue of Industry Magazine Transport Monthly features a company profile on Orlight. The article highlights Orlight’s in-house capabilities to deliver fast turn around times. A significant holding of stock located across warehousing and distribution facilities of over 40,000 square foot over 3 sites, enables delivery of our clients' entire schemes at a moments notice. This capability is supported by the expansion of Orlight’s Silver FORS accredited professional fleet.


    Orlight is proud to have supplied over 3500 custom-made SASI LED panels to the unique Park House building located in the heart of Oxford Street. This 12-week fast track CAT A commercial fit out, was supplied within 9 weeks of receiving the order.
    The 3500 DALI addressable SASI LED panels were created in two sizes, manufactured specifically for fitting on levels 2,3,4,5,7,8 of the Park House. The 1400x300 and 1050x300 SASI panels were built to size, fitting precisely into the ceiling grid and providing continuous light across the full panel span.
    Orlight had the opportunity to shine against competing products that comprised of standard panels placed within a metal fabrication, leaving both ends uniit.
    At Orlight we offer a flexible and direct Source to Site TM service, enabling clients to achieve their lighting needs without compromise.


    Orlight is proud to have been awarded FORS Silver Accreditation to endorse and raise the level of quality within the operation of its growing fleet of 20 vehicles. The FORS scheme reassures clients that Orlight is a high performing forward thinking operator, working towards being a safer, greener and a more efficient Source to Site service provider.
    The rigorous requirements to accomplish this accreditation include having professional, trained drivers and logistical management of an exceptional standard, backed up with documentation to ensure complete accountability.  
    Equipped with the latest fleet tracking technology, Orlight can attain better route scheduling and fuel management - delivering direct from its distribution facilities, ensuring deliveries are as efficient as possible and clients are kept better informed.


    These luminaires are suitable for back of house areas, car parks, stair cores, service areas, offices, corridors and amenity rooms. The range includes IP65 LED Twin, Single and Mini weather packs, LED wall fixtures, and high output LED ceiling Luminaires.
    A direct alternative to traditional fluorescents these fixtures provide the advantages of reduced consumption and lowered maintenance that exist with longer life LEDs.


    Orlight is proud to announce the latest addition of the Ezential Turbo to its Ezential series of commercial downlights. The Ezential Turbo is ideal for applications such as entrance areas, lift lobbies, atriums, meeting areas, corridors and areas with high ceilings where exceptional light outputs are required.
    The original Ezential181 and Ezential231 downlights were designed to be the perfect retrofit solution when replacing standard CFL type downlights. The 26W Ezential 231 gives light output of up to 2300 lumens.  With the introduction of the 50W Ezential Turbo, impressive light output of up to 4800 lumens is now achievable.
    The Ezential Turbo features a high performance CREE chipset and is available in 35W and 50W versions in 3000K, 4000K and 5000K, achieving efficiencies of up 96 Lumens/Watt. This powerful luminaire features flawless dimming capability across leading/trailing edge, 0-10V protocol and DALI.


    Combine the height, power and efficiency advantages of our new Divino and Diablo engines and retain retrofit flexibility!
    Designed to work across our entire downlight range, ensuring your scheme is future proofed, the Divino engine runs at 12V incorporating the CREE MKR chipset and is ideal for Flawless DALI dimming.
    The Diablo incorporates the more powerful 36V CREE 1512 chipset to deliver more power and Flawless Leading/Trailing edge dimming.
    The Divino & Diablo engines are available in 4 high CRI Colour temperatures: 2700K, 3000K, 4000K, 5000K and feature changeable bezels in both black or white finishes, as well as changeable beam angle options which are available with 15°/35°/55° optics.
    The Divino and Diablo are available in 3 height configurations: 25mm 4W Nano, 35mm 6W Micro and 45mm 8W Mini, offering up to 700 lumens for the Divino Mini and 850 Lumens for the Diablo Mini.


    Since opening its new showroom in London last year, UK lighting supplier Orlight has embarked upon a period of growth and investment.
    A new 20,000 square foot distribution centre in Hertfordshire and the addition of a new 7.5T Isuzu curtain sided Lorry to Orlight's fleet of 20 commercial vehicles, helps Orlight retain 100 percent control over our distribution and logistics.
    Underlining our passion and commitment as a complete ‘From Source to Site’ lighting solution provider, Orlight is able to provide greater delivery capabilities, whether by the box, pallet, lockable cage or container, we aim to exceed our clients' expectations in every way.
    The recent appointments of additional lighting designers and sales administrators, as well as further postions also available, we can look forward to another busy and exciting year ahead of us.
    Read the full article on the MondoArc website 
    Click on the link here


    Orlights online publication of the guide to lighting risks and regulations has just been updated. This guide offers a comprehensive summary and narrative of various regulations concerning lighting including low energy criteria and installation. Click the download button for your copy.

    Orlight expands its logistics capabilities with the acquisition of its first 7.5T Isuzu Curtain sided Lorry.
    "Our new lorry is a welcomed addition to the Orlight fleet of 20 vehicles and hopefully the first of many more to come.  This underlines our commitment to our clients as a complete FROM SOURCE TO SITE® lighting solution provider.  We take pride in keeping everything in–house thus providing a more efficient and precise service, with same day deliveries being a big hit with many contractors. We can now deliver by the box, pallet, lockable cage or even container.  “We aim to exceed our clients' expectations in every way”.   Kelly Dangoor M.D Orlight Ltd FROM SOURCE TO SITE®

    The Art'otel Amsterdam has won the coveted "Best Hotel Design 2013" and "Best Restaurant Design 2013" Awards at the Venuez Hospitality and Style Awards - Netherlands. The jury awarded Art'otel Amsterdam the winner for its attractive and equally comfortable interior equipped with the latest technology and international appeal. This Prestigious European Hotel incorporates Orlight's trimless fixtures as well as linear LED solutions. Orlight also manufactured a bespoke lamp source tailored to the exacting specification of the client.


    SASI™ - Our precision engineered range of High performance Air Handling LED Luminaires has arrived. High CRI, 3000K and 4000K colour options combined with our unique manufacturing strategy ensures products of the highest build quality combined with unparalleled value. Orlight will offer compatibility with any ceiling grid, 1200x300 and 600x600 sizes will be readily available whilst clients are invited to request bespoke sizes. The SASI™ range is available in DALI, DALI Emergency and DALI Emergency Self test as well as 0-10V and Leading/Trailing protocols.


    Orlight’s new linear LED solution is set to take the architectural lighting market by storm. Reflex Top – the continuous, flexible, submersible linear LED solution is available in both top edge and side edge illumination. It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications. Reflex Top eliminates LED trails on reflective surfaces and negates the need for profiles/extrusions. Most importantly, Orlight believes the price point for this product will ensure Reflex Top is adopted on varied projects in both the UK and international markets.


    Orlight’s new linear LED solution is set to take the architectural lighting market by storm. Reflex Side – the continuous, flexible, submersible linear LED solution is available in both top edge and side edge illumination. It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications. Reflex Side eliminates LED trails on reflective surfaces and negates the need for profiles/extrusions. Most importantly, Orlight believes the price point for this product will ensure Reflex Side is adopted on varied projects in both the UK and international markets.


    Orlight's Sharp range of 5W and 7W high output retrofit LED lamps provide unrivalled value. Dimmable option features Orlight TuneDIM™ technology for superior performance. CRI value >80 provides light quality assurance whereas single high power chipset ensures uniformity of beam. Available in 4 different colour temperatures, extra warm white, warm white, neutral white and cool white.

  • TUNEDIM06/01/2014

    Products that feature Orlight's smooth dimming technology will now carry the new TuneDIM™ logo highlighting exception dimming. Orlight's range of retrofit lamps demonstrate this feature as shown on the dimming section of our website and will also be an Integral feature of our forthcoming Sharps Lamp series. Stay Tuned!!

    Orlight's new Trimless profiles which are available for both EVO/Standard and EVO Plus2 LED solutions.
    Standard Trimless Profile
    EVO Plus2 Trimless Profile

    Orlight produce catalogues for Architectural Downlights, Solid State Downlights, Architectural Linear, Designer Interior and Landscape Exterior. For more information please contact us: Telephone - 01707 663 882 Email -

    The new darc magazine features the luxurious Christopher's restauraunt in Covent Garden. It paid credit to Orlight for its contribution in supplying architectural products. See complete article here
    Orlight introduces the new Low Profile downlight range featuring CREE MTG2 & XTE chipsets. Orlight's high performance solid state solutions include:

    MTG21, MTG21B & MTG22
    MTG41 & MTG42
    XTE61 & XTE62
    New ECA Lighting Factsheet released on LED light quality. Produced in conjunction with Orlight.
    Orlight is happy to announce online publication of our guide to Emergency lighting to aid installers and specifiers. Download your free copy.
     Orlight is pleased to announce addition to the 'golden glow' range. The range of magnetic downlights complements the designer interior 'Hamptons' collection. Golden inner baffle glows when light source is switched on creating a beautiful effect. Click here to check out a 'Golden Glow' Downlight
    Orlight's flagship MTG2 LED GU10 lamp gets a boost with ever improving efficiency and performance. The latest batch now achieves up to 855 Lumens in Neutral White & 635 Lumens in Warm White with an efficiency reaching in excess of a staggering 122 Lumens Per Watt. This more than doubles the efficiency rating of 45 Lumens Per Watt set out in UK Part L building regulations. True performance in a lamp.
    Orlight have launched the EVOplus2 range of technically enhanced LED strips that offer fantastic quantity and quality of light. They are available in 8 incredible colours, with light output of up to 2600 lumens per meter whilst consuming 21W per meter.
    Orlight is proud to announce the launch of its LED panel & enhanced commercial downlight series with a very special February offer which is promoted on the back of Prefessional Electrician Publication. Click on the download below to see our incredible offer.

    The Small Print:

    Offer is limited to account holders
    Offer is valid for the month of February only
    Offer is valid till stocks last
    Offer can not be used in conjunction with any other special offer or promotion
    Orlight is pleased to announce the latest in our LED lamp series. CRI90 lamps offer incredible Colour Render performance combined with Orlight's smooth dimming technology. A Part L compliant solution that ticks all the boxes.
    The latest generation Refract features flat profile for the ultimate dicreet Linear solution.
    Orlight is pleased to announce the release of our latest GU10 LED solution achieving up to 100 Lumens per Watt. Orlight have adopted the latest CREE technology to create a powerful light source. Tested in-house to international LM79 standards our Neutral White variant can reach up to a massive 700 Lumens. Add to this impecible dimming with almost any system including all the major players and you have a formidable lighting solution.
    Orlight is happy to announce online publication of our guide to lighting risks and regulations. This guide offers a comprehensive summary and narrative of various regulations concerning lighting including low energy criteria and installation. Click the download button for your copy.
    The September FX newsletter has featured an Orlight banner giving recipients a taster of Orlight's new designer range expected later 2012. The attractive range features integrated LED chipset and driving circuitry for a low energy solution.
    Orlight is proud to be featured in the September issue of ECA Today having contributed to an article regarding LED technology and the market place. Further emphasis has been placed on the rapidly evolving LED lighting market and difficulties for lighting controls to keep up. Click to download button below to read.
    Orlight understands that to achieve the ultimate performance sometimes needs a bespoke service. As such Orlight is happy to offer the capability and service of tuning our LED retrofit lamps to work with almost any dimming system out there.
    Whilst our RetroFit lamps perform exceptionally with most available dimmers / lighting controls, we can tune lamps to work perfectly with even the most obscure dimming systems.
    For the record Orlight does not believe that dimming is being achieved unless the lamp dims all the way down to 3% and in most cases to 0.
    Acheive the perfect result with Orlight.
    Orlight is pleased to foster a culture of innovation and improvement. As part of this effort Orlight as introduced its latest creation - The Technically Enhanced LED strip.

    This superior performance adhesive LED strip combines the highest quality components creating a formidable lighting solution. Each property has undergone a technical enhancement and has been combined with the Orlight high CRI dedicated colour chipsets. Offering no less than 6 colour temperatures between the Warm and Cool White range, extensive binning and chip selection means unparalleled colour choice and consistency. Available in Standard & Evolution ChipSets.

    The product features a heavier Orlight 2OZ copper board allowing for greater heat dissipation and longevity. The unit also incorporates a higher purity epoxy IP65 coating with enhanced optical properties.

    Supplied in bespoke lengths with Plug & Play connections and superior foam based 3M adhesive lining means installation couldn't be easier.
    Technically Enhanced In Every Way
    Bespoke Lengths With Plug and Play
    Superior 3M Foam Based Backing
    Available in Standard & Evolution
    Chip Sets
    Cut Points Every 5CM
    No Less than 6 Colour Temperatures Between Warm & Cool White
    Available in Both 0-10V and Mains

    The new range of CREE XTE GU10 lamps offer the same great Orlight dimming solution and performance with a Chip upgrade allowing for greater light. As such clients benefit from enhanced light output and efficiency. Orlight has managed to incorporate the new series into our LED GU10 solutions without any cost uplift providing better cost-performance. Check out the datasheet below.
    The Refract range derives its name from its initial design concept to provide a seamless and discreet linear lighting solution. The fixture features a superior grade Aluminium extrusion with embedded Orlight chipset. A light diffusion channel facilitates spread of light whilst an opaque diffuser enhances uniformity of light output concealing individual LED light sources. The unit is available in various lengths whilst the relatively small product footprint facilitates versatility. Integrated Plug-and-Play connections allow for simple product installation. A light output of up to 990 Lumens per Metre provides serious performance and a chip life rated to 50,000 hours ensures longevity. Available in both Warm and Cool White variations to suit application with lengths exceeding 500mm being Part L Compliant.
    Add the Orlight product Library straight to your RELUX light simulation program. This is avaliable below and from the Orlight Downloads page.
    Orlight has invested in a high accuracy test facility to measure LED performance. As a testament to quality and service Orlight will soon be able to offer clients dedicated light output reports per batch or order. We aim to offer unparalled product performance. Our state-of-the-art test equipment will provide clients with performance parameters such as consumption, luminous flux, colour temperature, colour rendering and efficacy.

    Orlight shall aim to test to the Illuminating Engineering Society LM79 standards which the U.S. Department of Energy described as an ‘Approved Method for the Electrical and Photometric Testing of Solid-State Lighting Devices Specifies a standard test method for measuring the photometric properties of SSL devices, allowing calculation of luminaire efficacy.’

    Performance Factors Tested:
    Lumenous Flux (Lumens)
    Power Consumption (Watts)
    Efficacy (Lumens per Watt)
    Colour Rendering (CRI)
    Colour Temperature (Kelvin)
    Orlight is proud to announce that is has recently joined Relux. The package enables users to easily create lighting simulations. Orlight is phasing in products into the RELUX database for easy selection. You can downlight the Orlight product library in the form of a RELUX plug-in below. For further information about RELUX and products that are included in the package please email

  • HALOGEN SET TO BE BANNED FROM 201320/02/2012
    Starting from 2013 Halogen Bulbs will be banned throughout the European Union following the same legislation from 2008 that saw the phase out of the 100W bulb, Frosted Style bulbs, 60W bulbs & Incandescent bulb. Soon after Compact Fluorescents Lamps (CFL's) became increasingly popular despite their relative inefficiency and poor light output. However the quick adoption of CFL's may increase risks to health as they contain amounts of mercury within the glass tubing. Whilst government initiatives to implement energy saving lighting to reduce carbon emissions and the impact on the environment is a step in the right direction, it comes as a big blow to halogen manufacturers and distribution companies.
    Government initiatives should have also placed more pressure and emphasis on bringing awareness and promoting the usage of more efficient alternatives such as LED Lighting. Whilst LED Lighting is more expensive the technology is constantly improving every year driving down production costs not to mention offering a lot more benefits than alternative lighting. The power consumption is far less compared with CFL's whilst achieving a greater light output and produce much lower carbon dioxide emissions.
    The ban on Halogen bulbs will hit households and commercial properties harder having to switch to either LED or CFL's lighting. It will take a while for people to adapt to the changes but in the end the switch is necessary and will in the long-term reduce carbon emissions. Whilst the initial costs of switching over will be high it will ultimately reduce rising costs in electricity bills and re-lamping/maintenance costs.

    Orlight contributes toward European Association of Electrical Contractors Informative Document. The document titled 'Key Aspects of LED' aims to provide simple and understandble information about the basics of LED. Download a copy below.