Philip Payne Limited was established in 1968 and since this time has provided specialist and bespoke lighting products from a number of locations in the Solihull area as it has steadily grown.

In more recent years the company has focused on the quality end of the market forging strong relationships with many leading Architectural building services and engineering practices resulting in the supply of products to many of the UK’s most iconic building projects often designing products specifically for individual projects.

After initially securing ISO9002 registered firm status in June 2000, Philip Payne went on to achieve transfer to ISO9001 in December 2003. In the intervening period membership was also accepted to The Lighting Industry Association and Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting. Both organisations boast a membership of the leading British and European Lighting Companies shaping innovations in areas of technology, safety and the environment.

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The Philip Payne range of products has grown considerably from modest beginnings, developing ground-breaking systems with the support of our affiliated partners. In today’s world energy efficiency is one of the key drivers of development – Philip Payne is committed to use the latest technology including state of the art efficient battery-charging modules, High BLF and LED products.

Digital control systems continue to push the boundaries in Lighting Design with spectacular effects achievable on building exteriors as well as controlling the switching of internal lighting products by presence detection and daylight linking . This technology can been extended to safety products such as emergency lighting with DALI technology now available in many Philip Payne products including our unequalled central testing system- Spectoweb which communicates via mobile phone technology (GSM) to provide web based and E Mail reporting.


In 2006 Philip Payne moved to its current location -Thornhill House where investments continue to ensure that we can continue to produce a range that boasts unrivalled flexibility and quality.

In 2013 Philip Payne achieved Kitemark status for a core range of products. Having this safety mark further demonstrates a commitment to quality.

In 2015 Philip Payne achieved another Kitemark status for our automatic test system – Spectoweb.


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