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About us

Introduction to Compact lighting

Compact Lighting Ltd design, manufacture and distribute a complete range of luminaires creating premium lighting solutions for the retail, hospitality and display environments. Established in 1991, Compact lighting is a wholly-owned subsidiary of one of the UK's most exciting and successful lighting manufacturing groups, the blue-chip FW Thorpe PLC, founded itself in 1936.

Compact's own state-of-the-art factory was purpose-built in Portsmouth and is dedicated to the manufacture of lighting solutions using innovative production techniques. From here we supply our lighting equipment to many of the UK's top retailers as well as increasingly supplying our lighting globally.

Our Mission

To deliver highest quality manufactured lighting solutions to the Retail, Hospitality and Display markets with a commitment to consistently exceed customer's expectations.

Our Values

Under-pinning Values – "4 A's"

  • Achieve our goals with a determination to win.
  • Adapt quickly to changes in our market.
  • Act with honesty and integrity with a 'can do' mindset in all activities.
  • Attitude to continually improve ourselves and others.

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Safety, Quality and Performance

Product safety is given utmost priority at Compact. As such all of our products are designed, manufactured and 100% tested in accordance with the requirements of the CE mark and the under-pinning standards, chief amongst which is BSEN60598. This means that our products are safe, reliable and of the highest quality.
At Compact we are proud to be members of the LIA (Lighting industry association) and of our ISO9001 accreditation and quality management system which is audited by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance.

Design and Development


Our innovative lighting solutions are designed using state of the art 3D CAD software "SolidWorks" that helps us provide both conceptual and detail design outputs. We also use an industry-specific optical design system –"Photopia" – in order to design and maximise our reflector and luminaire performance.

LED Prototyping

As a part of the FW Thorpe group, Compact Lighting has access to in-house rapid prototyping of LED printed circuit boards. This delivers ultimate flexibility, helps reduce development lead-times and enables us to remain at the forefront of the continual innovations of LED's.


Our own in-house testing facilities are hugely augmented by access to the laboratories at our head office in Redditch. Here we can conduct carefully-controlled thermal, optical and I.P. testing to ensure our products deliver real results and not just data-sheet performance claims!


Design Services

To help our customers achieve new concepts and deliver consistent results we offer a comprehensive in-house lighting design service. Here we can work with you to help you develop precisely the lit-effect you want.

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Project Management

From our vast experience within the retail lighting market we understand the realities of construction projects and store roll-outs. To help things go as smoothly as possible we have dedicated Project Managers who will assist you at every step of the way from the initial consultation right through to the completion of the entire project. In this way we help you ensure that your premises are true to the design brief or retail model.

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Technical Support

After-sales care is important to us at Compact Lighting. We understand that technical information and general support may be required throughout the installation and commissioning stages of a project. Therefore our Technical team are on the end of the telephone to assist with any technical queries you may have.

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Bespoke Solutions

Are you looking for something different? Do you want to stand out from the competition? Would like one of our standard fittings but with a twist? If your answer is "yes" then read on!

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Factory / Manufacturing

In line with our sister companies in the F W Thorpe Group, we at Compact Lighting are proud to be a UK-based manufacturer of high-quality luminaires and lighting products. Our modern IT systems, plant and equipment enable us to develop yours and our product ideas into products within extremely short lead times.

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