Fifteen years ago Low Energy Designs were working to convince businesses that LED lighting was viable. Now they work with the biggest global brands
Low Energy Designs, based on the Sunrise Business Park in Blandford, was created from two small R&D companies who, at the time, were developing 5G for mobile phone companies as well as power saving solutions for the United Nations using cutting-edge technology.
Registered in December 2007, Low Energy Designs were the first company in Europe to start manufacturing commercial and industrial LED lighting products. In the early years the team had to work hard just to convince companies to invest in LED – not always easy! They have grown to become an established lighting company and are one of the oldest in the LED lighting industry, with a customer base which includes global brands.
Over the last 15 years they have traded through the 2008 financial crisis, through years of Brexit uncertainty and now a global pandemic, and they credit their flexibility, ingenuity and strong innovation skills that have allowed them to build their reputation.
Alan Parker, CEO, says, ‘We have always been a close-knit team and every member counts towards our success. The team pulls together to resolve any customer request and in doing so we grow as a business. There is a large core of people who have been with us for more than ten years, and that is what makes us such a strong and reliable company. Despite an extremely challenging year for our industry (like everyone!), we are on track to for huge growth into new and exciting areas in 2023.