Your Ultimate Guide To LED Commercial Lighting In The UK - NET LED Lighting

Your Ultimate Guide To LED Commercial Lighting In The UK

LED technology has emerged as a game-changer, offering unparalleled benefits for businesses seeking to enhance their lighting infrastructure. As a leading supplier of LED commercial lighting solutions, NET LED Lighting is committed to addressing the common challenges faced by electrical contractors and end-users. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the specific problems encountered in commercial lighting projects and demonstrate how our range of LED products serves as the ultimate solution.

Problems Faced With Retrofitting LED Commercial Lighting

The rigorous task of updating outdated lighting fixtures with energy-efficient LED alternatives often unfolds as a daunting and time-consuming endeavour. Businesses encounter challenges such as prolonged downtime, disruptions to operations, and high labour costs during the retrofitting process. Additionally, the scarcity of LED commercial lighting that seamlessly integrates into existing infrastructure further complicates the transition, leaving businesses hesitant to embrace the benefits of LED technology.

Imagine a bustling office space or a retail store where outdated lighting fixtures persist, draining energy and contributing to discomfort among occupants. Retrofitting these fixtures with energy-efficient LED alternatives appears as an impossible challenge, fraught with concerns about downtime and disruptions to business operations. Enter our Caxton Range of recessed downlights, meticulously designed to address these pain points and provide a seamless transition to LED lighting.

The Solution: Caxton Tri-Colour TP(a) Downlights

The Caxton Tri-Colour TP(a) Downlights are engineered with versatility at their core, featuring a design that effortlessly integrates into most existing holes with its cut-out sizes ranging from Ø90-210mm. This ensures a smooth retrofitting process, minimising disruptions to business operations and reducing labour costs associated with installation. The IP65-rated fascia offers protection against dust and moisture, enhancing the longevity and reliability of these downlights in various environments.

LED Commercial Lighting: Caxton Downlight representing its IP65 rated fascia

In the retail sector, where visual merchandising plays a crucial role in driving sales and enhancing brand identity, lighting serves as a powerful tool to captivate customers’ attention. The built-in Tri-Colour switch allows retailers to customise the lighting ambience according to different merchandise categories and seasonal themes. Whether it’s creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in a boutique or highlighting product features in a showroom, these downlights empower retailers to elevate the shopping experience for their customers.

Similarly, in office environments where productivity hinges on a harmonious blend of functionality and comfort, lighting plays a pivotal role in shaping the workspace experience. The Caxton Tri-Colour TP(a) Downlights address this need with their uniform and efficient illumination, creating an optimal environment for employees to thrive. With options including Emergency, Self-Test Emergency, and Dimmable variants, these downlights offer versatility and flexibility to meet specific lighting requirements of modern workplaces. From collaborative meeting spaces to focused workstations, the Caxton Downlights empower businesses to illuminate their spaces with confidence and efficiency.

Caxton Downlight representing it's TP(a) flammability rating

Emergency Caxton Tri-Colour TP(a) Downlights

In the event of a power outage or emergency, inadequate lighting can impede evacuation efforts and compromise the safety of occupants, leading to potential liabilities for business owners. The lack of automated testing mechanisms for emergency lighting systems further exacerbates these concerns, as manual testing can be time-consuming, unreliable, and prone to human error.

The Emergency and Self-Test Emergency Caxton Downlights offer a comprehensive solution to address these concerns, providing a safe exit route for the building’s occupants. The Self-Test feature enables automated testing of emergency lighting systems, eliminating the need for manual intervention, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. This innovative feature conducts periodic self-tests to verify the functionality of the emergency lighting systems, detecting any faults or failures. By automating the testing process, business owners can streamline maintenance efforts, minimise downtime, and ensure that emergency lighting systems are always operational when needed most.

Caxton Tri-Colour TP(a) Downlights In A Nutshell

  1. Quick and easy installation with its spring clips, minimising downtime, and disruption to business operations.
  2. IP65-rated fascia and TP(a) flammability-rated diffuser for durability and safety in commercial environments.
  3. Built-in Tri-Colour feature for customisable lighting ambience to suit specific requirements and preferences.
  4. A variety of options are available, including Emergency and Dimmable configurations, to enhance functionality and energy efficiency.

Glare – A Persistent Hindrance To Visual Comfort

Traditional downlights often cast harsh glare, causing discomfort, and reducing visibility in various settings such as retail stores, restaurants, offices, and hospitality venues. This glare not only detracts from the ambience but also undermines the overall customer experience, leading to potential disengagement and dissatisfaction among patrons.

Envision dining at a restaurant where harsh glare from overhead lighting disrupts the dining experience, overshadowing the culinary delights on offer. Or imagine working in an office space where glare from traditional lighting creates visual discomfort, hindering productivity and focus among employees.

The Solution: Kingston UGR<19 4000K Downlights – Redefining Visual Comfort

Our Kingston UGR<19 4000K Downlights are engineered to redefine visual comfort, featuring a low glare UGR<19 rated diffuser that ensures a soft and even distribution of light. This minimises discomfort and enhances visual clarity in various settings, from hospitality venues to office environments. The adjustable design of these downlights allows for precise control over the direction of light, further enhancing the overall lighting experience for occupants.

LED Commercial Lighting: Kingston UGR<19 4000K Downlight

In the hospitality sector, glare-free lighting is essential to create a welcoming atmosphere for guests. The low-glare design of the Kingston Downlights helps restaurants and cafes achieve this goal by providing comfortable illumination that complements the dining ambience. Whether it’s highlighting culinary presentations in a buffet spread or creating an intimate setting in a fine dining establishment, these downlights enhance the overall dining experience and encourage repeat patronage.

Similarly, in office environments where visual comfort directly impacts employee well-being and productivity, glare-free lighting solutions are indispensable. The Kingston Downlights address this need by minimising glare and providing uniform illumination that promotes focus and concentration among employees. With their UGR<19 rated diffuser, these downlights create an optimal work environment where employees can perform their best without the distractions caused by harsh glare.

Kingston UGR<19 4000K Downlights In A Nutshell

  1. Superior glare control with UGR<19 rated diffuser, minimising eye strain and discomfort for occupants.
  2. Flexibility in installation options with 6″ and 8″ sizes and Ø145-158mm cut-out size, suitable for various ceiling configurations.
  3. Quick and secure installation with stainless steel retaining clips, reducing installation time and labour costs.
  4. Durability and longevity for long-term reliability and performance, minimising maintenance requirements and operational costs.

Limited Flexibility In LED Commercial Lighting Options

The lack of flexibility in lighting options often stifles creativity and hinders the ability to customise lighting solutions to meet specific project requirements and preferences. Whether it’s adjusting colour temperature, brightness levels, or beam angles, the absence of versatile lighting options poses a significant challenge for business owners and building occupants.

Visualise a classroom, where traditional lighting fixtures fail to meet the diverse needs of students and educators, hindering learning outcomes and engagement. Or picture an office space where outdated lighting solutions struggle to adapt to evolving workplace dynamics, compromising productivity and well-being among employees. These scenarios emphasise the importance of versatile and flexible lighting solutions that cater to diverse requirements.

Trinity Tri-Colour Surface Linear – Unleashing Versatility And Flexibility

Our Trinity Tri-Colour Surface Linear fixtures are designed to unleash versatility and flexibility, offering a wide range of customisation options to meet the specific needs of different environments.

With options available in different lengths and adjustable designs, these fixtures can be tailored to suit various project requirements, from classrooms and hospitals to office buildings and retail spaces. The soft and even distribution of light creates a calming and healing atmosphere, promoting relaxation and recovery among patients. Additionally, the flicker-free Tridonic Advanced Dual Wattage driver reduces eye strain and fatigue, providing a comfortable working environment for healthcare professionals. This innovative driver offers unmatched versatility and performance compared to traditional drivers. It allows building occupants to adjust the wattage of the fixtures based on specific lighting requirements and preferences, providing flexibility and efficiency in lighting management. Whether it’s optimising energy consumption during non-peak hours or enhancing illumination levels when required, the Dual Wattage driver ensures that occupants can adapt their lighting systems to meet changing needs without compromising on performance or efficiency.

With lengths ranging from 4ft to 6ft, the Trinity Tri-Colour Surface Linear fixtures cater to diverse space configurations and project needs. Whether it’s lighting up educational institutions or offices, these fixtures adapt effortlessly to various layouts, ensuring optimal lighting coverage and distribution. This versatility enhances visibility and safety for occupants across different environments.

In addition to size options, the Trinity Tri-Colour Surface Linear fittings offer selectable colour temperature settings, allowing businesses to tailor the ambience to their preferences and requirements. Whether it’s creating a welcoming atmosphere in office spaces or fostering concentration in educational settings, these fixtures provide flexibility in lighting design. This customisable feature elevates the comfort and well-being of occupants, fostering a positive environment for work and learning activities.

The Trinity’s boast additional features such as Emergency lighting, Microwave Sensors, and Dimmable options, further enhancing their functionality and adaptability. Emergency lighting ensures compliance with safety regulations by providing illumination during power outages or emergencies. Microwave sensors offer intelligent lighting control, adjusting brightness levels based on occupancy and movement detection, thereby improving energy efficiency and convenience. The Dimmable options enable businesses to create dynamic lighting environments, adapting to various tasks and activities throughout the day, ultimately enhancing comfort and productivity for occupants.

Trinity Tri-Colour Surface Linear In A Nutshell

  1. Uniform and flicker-free illumination across large areas, enhancing visibility and safety for occupants.
  2. Flexibility in installation options with 4ft, 5ft, and 6ft lengths, suitable for various space configurations.
  3. Versatile design for surface mounting on ceilings or walls, offering adaptability to different installation scenarios.
  4. Flicker-free operation for visual comfort and reduced eye strain, promoting productivity and well-being.

Inefficient LED Commercial Lighting Fixtures – A Drain On Resources

Businesses often grapple with high energy costs stemming from inefficient LED commercial lighting fixtures that consume excessive amounts of electricity. These inefficiencies not only inflate utility bills but also contribute to the carbon footprint, undermining sustainability efforts and environmental performance.

Consider a commercial building where outdated lighting fixtures are driving up energy costs and exacerbating environmental degradation. Or envision a residential property where inefficient bulkhead lights are draining electricity and straining the homeowner’s budget. Such situations emphasise the critical need for energy-efficient lighting solutions to reduce operating costs and advocate for environmental sustainability.

The Solution: Shelford Tri-Colour IP65 Slim Bulkheads

With selectable power settings and colour temperature options, our Shelford Tri-Coloour IP65 Slim Bulkheads empower users to customise lighting solutions to meet specific requirements while maximising energy savings. Their sleek design adds a modern touch to any interior setting, enhancing aesthetics and creating a welcoming atmosphere for occupants.

Featuring a slim depth of just 70mm, the Shelford Tri-Colour IP65 Slim Bulkhead offers a space-saving solution without compromising performance. This compact design is ideal for areas with limited clearance, such as corridors, stairwells, and low-ceiling environments. By minimising protrusion into the space, the Shelford maximises available headroom and creates a cleaner, more streamlined aesthetic. This not only enhances the visual appeal of the environment but also improves accessibility and safety for occupants moving through the space.

LED Commercial Lighting: Shelford Tri-Colour IP65 Slim Bulkhead

The Shelford Slim Bulkheads offer the perfect combination of energy efficiency and style, providing uniform and reliable illumination that enhances the ambience of offices, retail stores, and hospitality venues. With selectable power settings of 12W or 18W, these bulkheads allow the contractor to select the power setting at the time of installation, providing further energy savings.

The Microwave Sensor Shelford Slim Bulkhead further enhances energy efficiency and convenience. It detects occupancy and movement within its range, automatically adjusting the brightness levels of the fixture accordingly. This ensures that lighting is only activated when needed, reducing energy wastage during periods of low or no occupancy.  Additionally, the sensor’s adjustable settings allow businesses to fine-tune hold times, optimising performance for specific applications and environments.

The Shelford Slim Bulkheads are also the ideal choice for residents looking to reduce their energy consumption without compromising on style or performance. Whether it’s illuminating wet rooms, changing rooms, or other indoor spaces, these bulkheads offer energy-efficient illumination that enhances the aesthetics and functionality of residential interiors. With tamper-proof screws and up to five rear or side cable entry points, installation is quick and easy, allowing contractors to install these fittings with minimum hassle.

Shelford Tri-Colour IP65 Slim Bulkhead In A Nutshell

  1. Uniform and bright illumination in confined indoor spaces enhances visibility and safety for occupants.
  2. Flexibility in lighting options from Emergency to Motion Sensor configurations, suitable for different preferences and project requirements.
  3. Customisable lighting ambience with selectable colour temperature, creating a comfortable and inviting environment.
  4. Slim profile and space-saving design for easy installation in areas with limited clearance or tight spaces.

Compromising Safety and Comfort In Indoor Spaces

In indoor environments such as social housing, hallways, and stairwells, the need for reliable and efficient lighting solutions is paramount. However, traditional lighting fixtures often fail to meet the specific requirements of these indoor spaces, resulting in compromised safety and comfort for occupants. Whether it’s inadequate illumination in dimly lit corridors or outdated fixtures in communal areas, the lack of suitable lighting options poses a significant challenge for property owners and residents alike.

Picture this: a social housing complex with poorly lit stairwells and corridors that pose safety hazards for residents, leading to increased risks of accidents and injuries. In such environments, the presence of reliable and energy-efficient lighting solutions is essential to promote safety and well-being. Our Duxford IP65 Bulkheads offer a tailored solution to address these concerns, providing property owners and residents with peace of mind and enhanced comfort.

The Solution: Duxford IP65 Bulkheads

Designed for indoor applications such as social housing, hallways, and stairwells, our Duxford Bulkheads are engineered to deliver reliable illumination in areas where safety and visibility are paramount. With selectable colour temperature options of 3000K, 4000K or 5500K, and a shatterproof all-polycarbonate diffuser, these bulkheads ensure uniform lighting, enhancing the overall ambience of indoor spaces. Additionally, the push connector installation and tamper-proof screws simplify installation and maintenance, reducing downtime and operational costs for property owners.

In social housing complexes, Duxford Bulkheads offer an ideal solution to address the specific lighting needs of communal areas such as stairwells and corridors with their Motion Sensor option. The selectable colour temperature options allow property owners to customise lighting solutions to suit the preferences of residents, creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for all occupants. Moreover, the shatterproof diffuser and tamper-proof screws ensure durability and resilience, minimising the need for frequent maintenance and replacements.

Similarly, in commercial settings such as office buildings and educational institutions, where lighting contributes to the comfort and productivity of occupants, the Duxford Bulkheads offer reliable and efficient lighting solutions. Whether it’s illuminating hallways, corridors, or other indoor spaces, these bulkheads provide uniform illumination that enhances visibility and promotes safety. With their sleek design and energy-efficient performance, they offer property owners a cost-effective and sustainable lighting solution for indoor environments.

LED Commercial Lighting: White, black and chrome Duxford IP65 Bulkhead

Duxford IP65 Bulkheads In A Nutshell

  1. Reliable illumination in indoor environments, enhancing safety and visibility for occupants.
  2. Selectable colour temperature options for customisation and comfort.
  3. Shatterproof diffuser and tamper-proof screws for durability and resilience.
  4. Push connector installation for easy installation and maintenance, reducing downtime and operational costs.

Complex Retrofitting Process With Commercial Lighting

The complex process of retrofitting existing lighting fixtures with LED alternatives often leads to high labour costs for businesses, deterring them from upgrading to more energy-efficient solutions. Moreover, the lack of retrofit-friendly LED products on the market further exacerbates this issue, making it challenging for businesses to transition to LED technology seamlessly.

Imagine a business facility where outdated lighting fixtures require retrofitting to improve energy efficiency and performance. In such scenarios, the need for retrofit solutions that offer compatibility convenience, and performance is paramount to ensure successful lighting upgrades. Our Duxford Retrofit Gear Trays provide a tailored solution to address these challenges, offering businesses a streamlined approach to retrofit projects with efficiency and performance.

Duxford Retrofit Gear Trays – Streamlining Retrofitting Efforts

The standout feature of our Duxford Retrofit Gear Trays is their compatibility and ease of retrofitting into existing bulkhead housings. Engineered for swift and simple installation, these gear trays feature multiple mounting points that facilitate retrofitting without the need for extensive modifications or replacements. This reduces installation time and minimises disruption to business operations, allowing businesses to quickly upgrade their lighting infrastructure with minimal downtime and cost.

Furthermore, our Duxford Gear Trays offer businesses the flexibility to customise lighting solutions to meet their specific needs and preferences. With selectable colour temperature options of 3000K, 4000K, or 5500K, businesses can create the desired ambience and lighting effects to enhance productivity and comfort in their facilities. Whether it’s warm and inviting lighting for office spaces or crisp and focused illumination for industrial environments, these gear trays offer versatility and customisation options to suit diverse lighting requirements.

Moreover, the Duxford Gear Trays are designed for reliability and performance, featuring quick-release mechanisms that simplify maintenance and minimise disruption to business operations. The push connector installation further enhances convenience, allowing for swift and hassle-free wiring connections without the need for specialised tools or expertise. This ensures ongoing reliability and performance, reducing maintenance costs and optimising energy efficiency for businesses over the long term.

LED Commercial Lighting: Duxford Retrofit Gear Tray

Duxford Retrofit Gear Trays In A Nutshell

  1. Compatibility and ease of retrofitting into existing bulkhead housings, minimising installation time and disruption.
  2. Customisation options with selectable colour temperature options to meet specific lighting requirements and preferences.
  3. Reliability and performance with quick-release mechanisms and push connector installation, ensuring ongoing efficiency and convenience.
  4. Streamlined retrofit projects with efficiency and performance, reducing costs and downtime for business.

Inefficient Solutions In Office Environments

In office environments, inadequate lighting can hinder productivity and create discomfort for employees. Traditional lighting fixtures often lack the efficiency and visual comfort necessary to support optimal working conditions, leading to eye strain, fatigue, and reduced concentration among workers. Additionally, the complexity of installation and maintenance can result in unnecessary costs and time delays for businesses.

Picture an office space where outdated lighting fixtures cast harsh glare and uneven illumination, creating distractions and discomfort for employees. In such environments, the need for efficient and visually comfortable lighting solutions is paramount to support productivity and well-being. Our Ashley UGR<19 TP(a) Panels offer a tailored solution to address these concerns, providing businesses with cost-effective and user-friendly LED commercial lighting solutions for office environments.

Efficient LED Commercial Lighting Solution For Offices: Ashley UGR<19 TP(a) Panels

Designed with visual comfort in mind, our Ashley UGR<19 TP(a) Panels feature low-glare diffusers rated UGR<19, ensuring uniform and gentle illumination that minimises eye strain and enhances visual comfort for occupants. Whether it’s illuminating workstations, meeting rooms, or common areas, these panels create an inviting and conducive environment for productive work and collaboration.

Low Glare Ashley Panel VS. a standard panel

Moreover, the backlit design of our Ashley Panels offers a greater light output and high lumen per watt efficiency, resulting in reduced energy consumption and lower operating costs for businesses. With fewer fittings required to light up a room, installation time and expenses are significantly reduced, providing businesses with cost-saving benefits and a quick return on investment.

In addition to their efficiency and visual comfort, our Ashley Panels are designed to comply with building regulations and safety standards, featuring TP(a) flammability-rated diffusers that prevent the spread of flaming particles and ensure fire safety in office environments. This compliance offers peace of mind to business owners and occupants, knowing that their lighting fixtures meet the highest standards of safety and reliability.

Furthermore, the built-in Tri-Colour feature of our Ashley Panels allows for easy customisation of colour temperature at the time of installation, ensuring compatibility with different preferences and lighting requirements. Whether it’s creating a warm and inviting ambience or a bright and energising atmosphere, these panels offer flexibility and versatility to suit various office settings.

With options including dimmable Push/DALI, 3H Emergency, Self-Test Emergency, Dimmable, and Bluetooth, our Ashley Panels offer businesses a comprehensive range of choices to meet their specific lighting needs and preferences. From enhancing productivity and comfort to ensuring compliance and safety, these panels are the ideal lighting solution for modern office environments.

LED Commercial Lighting: 600x600 and 1200x600 Ashley UGR<19 TP(a) LED Panels

Ashley UGR<19 TP(a) Panels In A Nutshell

  1. Greater light output and efficiency with backlit design, enhancing visibility and comfort in office spaces.
  2. Flicker-free operation and low-glare diffusers for visual comfort and reduced eye strain among employees.
  3. Compliance with building regulations and safety requirements, ensuring peace of mind and assurance of quality.
  4. Enhanced productivity, comfort, and well-being in office environments, leading to improved employee satisfaction and performance.


Innovation lies at the heart of our commitment to revolutionise LED commercial lighting solutions in the UK. From retrofitting existing features to providing durable indoor lighting solutions, our range of LED products offers the ultimate solution for businesses seeking to upgrade their lighting infrastructure. Illuminate your space with confidence and efficiency with our cutting-edge LED solutions and experience the transformative power of innovation in commercial lighting.

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