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PHENOmenon Photonics

PHENOmenon Photonics

PHENOmenon Photonics

DesignLED were delighted to attend the PHENOmenon consortium meeting in Würzburg, Germany, last week.

PHENOmenon is a Horizon2020 Photonics project, to develop a revolutionary laser-based manufacturing process for custom holographic optostructures, through nonlinear photochemistry. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 780278. PHENOmenon project is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership.

We've seen significant developments in the simulation of potential performance, together with developments in materials and processing. We look forward to the working with the consortium in 2020, in building demonstrators which offer potential future gains in performance across sectors like Automotive.

(Image: PHENOmenon project)


ISAL 2019

ISAL 2019

Our CTO and founder Dr. James Gourlay BEng Ph.D. is in Darmstadt this week for the International Symposium of Automotive Lighting. Each year, ISAL is one of the largest and most dynamic international exhibitions focused on automotive lighting. The symposium brings together international designers, engineers, scientists, and key players to discuss the latest research and developments in the industry, and promote a bright future for automotive lighting. Get in touch if you would like to meet James in Darmstadt, to hear about our latest breakthroughs!


DesignLED joins the ISELED Alliance

DesignLED joins the ISELED Alliance

DesignLED joins the ISELED Alliance, an international group tasked with the aim to provide a complete system solution for automotive lighting solutions. At DesignLED we are proud to contribute our unique expertise to this international collaborative effort at the forefront of the industry, pushing boundaries and defying convention. Take a look at some of the user-centric technological innovation ISELED have been involved in thus far, here.

Automotive Interiors Expo 2019

Automotive Interiors Expo 2019

Did you miss our stand at Stuttgart? You couldn't make it to the show? No worries, here is a recap with our founder Dr James Gourlay BEng PhD.



We are heading to the Automotive Interiors Expo 2019

We are heading to the Automotive Interiors Expo 2019

We are heading to the Automotive Interiors Expo 2019

Make sure to visit us at our stand in Messe Stuttgart, Hall: 4 Stand: A4522 between the 21st and 23rd of May. You'll be able to experience first hand our vision for the future of interior lighting in cars as well as a possibility to meet our CTO and founder Dr James Gourlay BEng PhD after his talk on Uniform backlighting with composite light-guide at 12:30 on Tuesday the 21st. For more information click here.


FX Design Awards 2018

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 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

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 .

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DesignLED x IKEA

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

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.


We’re heading to IDTechEx 2018…are you?

We’re heading to IDTechEx 2018…are you?

At DesignLED, we have developed flexible and extremely thin LED Light-Tile solutions for direct illumination and area lighting products in the global lighting market estimated to be worth $ 54.28 Billion by 2022 (Zion Market Research 2017).

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Darc Room 2017 - 23/10/2017

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!

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

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)

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)

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.

31/01/2017 - Discover seamless architectural lighting (Jan NL 2017)

31/01/2017 - Discover seamless architectural lighting (Jan NL 2017)

Discover seamless architectural lighting

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

Find out more.  

29/12/2016 - Morar Light Tile (Dec NL 2016)

29/12/2016 - Morar Light Tile (Dec NL 2016)

Morar - Coming soon

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

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22/12/2016 - Merry Christmas

22/12/2016 - Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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


30/11/2016 - Stunning retail spaces (Nov NL 2016)

30/11/2016 - Stunning retail spaces (Nov NL 2016)

Stunning retail spaces

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

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31/10/2016 - Ness Outdoor shortlisted FX Design Award 2016

31/10/2016 - Ness Outdoor shortlisted FX Design Award 2016

Ness Outdoor shortlisted in FX Design Awards 2016

Our amazing Ness Outdoor has been shortlisted for yet another award. This time it is the FX Design Awards 2016 in the categories “Lighting Product” and “Product of the Year”. We are extremely proud to have our lighting solution shortlisted for such a prestigious award. We look forward to hearing the final results at the award ceremony, held in London on 30 November 2016. 

Find the entire shortlist here.

28/10/2016 - Enhance store design with creative lighting (Oct NL 2016)

28/10/2016 - Enhance store design with creative lighting (Oct NL 2016)

Enhance store design with creative lighting

Setting up a beautiful, vibrant store design for high quality products plays an important role for architects and designers. The interior could make a difference between closing the sale or watching customers leave. Read more on how store owners can make sure that retail stores pack a visual punch.

30/09/2016 - Ness Outdoor wins second place in the darc awards 2016!

30/09/2016 - Ness Outdoor wins second place in the darc awards 2016!

Ness Outdoor wins second place in the darc awards 2016!

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

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31/08/2016 - FX Design Awards 2016 (Aug NL 2016)

31/08/2016 - FX Design Awards 2016 (Aug NL 2016)

FX Design Awards 2016

Each year the coveted FX Design Awards recognise and reward the best of interior products and projects. This year, we are excited to announce that DesignLED has entered the competition with two magnificent LED Light Tiles Clyde and Ness Outdoor in the categories Lighting Product and Product of the Year. 

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29/07/2016 - Shelf refitting project

29/07/2016 - Shelf refitting project

Shelf refitting project

DesignLED has supplied the prime shelf lighting solution Edinburgh for the custom display wall system for the Covet boutique. 

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06/07/2016 Darc Award 2016

06/07/2016 Darc Award 2016

Darc Award 2016

We are excited to announce that DesignLED’s Ness Outdoor Tile will be competing in the darc award 2016 for the coveted category of the Best Architectural Lighting Products – Exterior. Now it is your chance to realise you design dream and vote for us on the darc awards website