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The DesignLED team has the Vision to see our amazing Light Tile Technology uniquely integrated into people’s lives, and to completely transform how we all illuminate, experience and impact our environment. 

Our hunger to challenge convention has been our motivation since 2004 and our Scottish heritage and culture of creativity, passion and innovation drive us forward every day.

We invite you to join us on our Mission to defy convention, and make sure we enjoy the journey together.

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Our Technology


Our internationally patented, award-winning technology platform enables us to shine high-quality light onto your valuable products or creations. We uniquely integrate LEDs into thin and mechanically flexible Light Tiles, without bulky secondary optics and no heatsinks. 

These Tiles can be easily integrated into, and onto temperature-sensitive materials and surfaces. Whether it’s directional lighting, backlighting or a completely customised lighting application you are considering, let our team help you guide light to exactly where you want it to be!

Light emitted by the LED is coupled into the light guide which traps it inside under the rules of Total Internal Reflection (TIR).

Custom surface optics enable the light to be extracted from the light guide in a user-defined manner, delivering custom beam angle distributions or custom spatial distributions across the light guide surface.

With transparency, mechanical flexibility and the ability to have different optics at different locations across a product, very complex lighting and display solutions can be delivered.

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Integrating customisable optics with LEDs, in this thin, flat and mechanically flexible form is the unique aspect of this technology. Some examples of single and double side Light Intensity Distributions are shown above, from very narrow, focused asymmetric beams to wider symmetric beams, also batwing like distributions are possible. The optics can also be configured to deliver high levels of surface uniformity for backlighting applications. This gives products the appearance of OLED, but at fraction of the cost and much higher performance metrics.

Technology features & benefits: 

  • Thin, flat, and flexible
  • Transparent
  • High optical efficiency
  • Up to 20,000 lumens per square metre
  • Easily customisable
  • Our Headlines

    FX Design Awards 2018

    Product of the year - FX Design Awards 2018

    We are extremely proud to have our next generation technology platform shortlisted in this year’s FX international interior design awards. A game changing solution allowing designers to easily backlight decorative surfaces in a thin, scalable and uniform package. The panel of judges include experts from the industry, ranging from designers and architects to contractors and clients. Hence, a perfect indication that our developments are meeting a need and are in the right direction. The ceremony will be held the 28th of November. For more information visit http://www.fxdesignawards.co.uk/ .


    Nevis – The Design LED Vision materialises

    Nevis – The DesignLED Vision materialises

    On Day One of the founding of the Company, the Vision was and still is, to deliver on the original promises of OLED for the General Lighting Market.

    Today under the Platform banner of “Nevis” that Vision is materialising before our very eyes.

    Read the full story here.


    Dynamic Mission: Addressable Display

    Dynamic Mission: Addressable Display

    Back in the origins of the Design LED technology was the development of segmented back-lit displays, primarily for the LCD TV industry .

    Click for more.

    DesignLED x IKEA

    DesignLED x IKEA

    The light we are happy is here: STRÖMLINJE  LED worktop light.

    We are proud to announce the fruit of our collaboration with IKEA: the STRÖMLINJE  LED lighting family with an OLED appearance light output.

    For more information on the product visit IKEA.


    IGT- Stadium

    Illuminated Capacitive Switching

    DesignLED’s license partner IGT-Stadium (now part of TT Electronics) have developed an exciting and versatile range of illuminated capacitive switching products based on Design LED Capacitive switching technology. A very interesting video of the products and evaluation kits (which are now available from RS Components) is available here.  The technical detail of the light-guide technology can be found in this link  and the products are available from RS online.


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