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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.

We create

We innovate

We collaborate

We are passionate

We are DesignLED

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

    Darc Room 2017 - 23/10/2017

    Darc Room 2017

    Discover seamless super-thin and flexible architectural lighting. At the darc room 2017 DesignLED showcased its application-oriented approach by displaying various high-end, backlit materials such as marble, glass, fabric and even organic wallpaper.

    19/07/2017 - Challenge how you think of light and play a little!

    Challenge how you think of light and play a little! 

    Check out the great LED Lamp designed by Patrick Nagel using our thin, flexible Ness Light Tile. DesignLED, Supporting artists. 

    Send us your ideas.

    03/07/2017 - Darc Awards 2017

    Darc Awards 2017

    We’re proud to announce that our Morar Light Tile will be competing in the darc award 2017 for the coveted category of the KIT: Best Architectural Lighting Products – Exterior.

    Find out more.


    30/03/2017 - Morar revealed (March NL 2017)

    Morar revealed

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

    Discover more

    27/02/2017 - New lighting ideas for the retail sector (Feb NL 2017)

    New lighting ideas for the retail sector

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

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