Our History

Operating in the lighting sector for almost 30 years, Prime Light have certainly earned their stripes in the lighting industry. But how did this business become a leading distributor that also advises and provides lighting solutions to some of the biggest household names in retail, sport and defence? 

1992

Established in 1992 by Michael Cole, an experienced lighting components professional, the business initially operated out of a small, rented office in Hayes. Focusing on four key European suppliers, we sold our component ranges to lighting manufacturers and we’re incredibly proud to say we’re still working with these suppliers today.

1994

Over time, we were in a position to diversify as we acquired other businesses. Catering and Appliances was our first market. We sold components into domestic appliance manufacturers and items outside of traditional lighting. Shortly after we acquired Arlen EFA who had been our biggest competitor, which enabled us to broaden and deepen our product range and customer base.

1999

Prime Light acquire Walter Logan. A well respected company focusing on wire suspension systems for concert rigging, lighting and signage. Amongst their partners were PFLITSCH, one of the world leaders in the manufacturing of high-end cable glands for the rail , specialised machinery and sectors requiring professional cable glands and trunking systems.

2005

These acquisitions began to enable us to diversify our portfolio and work closely with customers in their respective markets. We pride ourselves on being a leading distributor in the lighting sector, with around 95% of lighting manufacturers purchasing at least one component from us; maintaining these relationships remains a key priority.

2010

Developing into a one-stop-shop for manufacturers, contractors, wholesalers and retailers. An exclusive distributor for some of the world’s leading manufacturers of electronic and electrical lighting components, our partners are carefully selected to ensure quality, reliability and value. Our experienced technical team also enables us to provide innovative lighting component support for some of the biggest names in sport, retail and defence.

2018

We received an investment from Bay Tree that will allow us to accelerate our exciting growth strategy. The management team were delighted to be backed by an equity provider who quickly understood the opportunity to establish Prime Light in dynamic new markets such as smart lighting.

2021

Lighting controls, emergency lighting and smart building solutions transforming the way we live and work, our latest chapter is Prime TEQ, a specialist division that brings together some of the world’s leading innovations with specialist expertise. Our partnerships with MyMesh, Merrytek, TM Technologie, and others enable us to provide cutting-edge solutions for modern-day building management.

Sectors

Over the last 30 years we have grown and strengthened our expertise in several key sectors. Take a look below to see how we deliver effective lighting component solutions for these industries.

Lighting OEM

A trusted partner to lighting OEM companies both in the UK and overseas.

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Appliance OEM

Providing services and products to some of the UK’s leading catering equipment and appliance manufacturers.

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Transport OEM

With an increasing presence and strong partnerships in the transport sector, our specialist team are here to help.

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Hygiene OEM

The reliability and outstanding functionality of our product range makes us a trusted partner in the Hygiene sector.

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Building management

Stay in control of your building management with our specialist control, wiring, and emergency-compliant solutions.

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Solution providers

When bespoke is best, we provide specialist consultation to find lighting component solutions that meet your requirements.

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