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acdc are based in Barrowford, Lancashire, UK and the company designs and manufactures specialist long-life LED and Cold Cathode lighting solutions. Our professional team offers technical and design advice to architects, engineers and lighting designers worldwide.
Since the company’s inception we have been committed to innovation and design. Of course, the company’s original strength laid with long-life cold cathode lighting, but in more recent times a significant interest and investment in LED technology has led the company into an exciting and rapidly developing market.
In 2001, acdc were approached by Lumileds Lighting (a joint venture between Philips and Agilent technologies) with an incredibly bright LED light source which was truly groundbreaking. This development was significantly brighter than previous LED outputs, potentially opening the door to the architectural lighting market. Significant also was the roadmap for the future, with the potential to eclipse many traditional light sources, both in terms of power consumption and light output. Lumileds were looking for a number of relatively small yet innovative lighting manufacturers who were able to take the product to market within a quick timeframe and unleash the products potential to the world. acdc’s understanding of architectural lighting and developing high specification project solutions made the company an ideal partner for development, and the rest is history.
In 2004, the company’s dynamic group of directors purchased the company as part of a successful management buyout, a move which further focused acdc on developing into a major player in the LED field.
By 2009, the company had moved into a new 30,000 sq ft purpose built office and manufacturing facility, with the aim of continuing their rapid expansion. acdc currently has over 60 distributors shipping to over 50 different countries, from Ireland to Iceland; Australia to America, and our export business represents a substantial percent of the company’s business.
acdc are now a globally recognised brand working on many of the world’s most prestigious and luxurious projects, providing outstanding products and service to designers across the world.
Our approach to LED’s has always been to develop fittings around the light source itself rather than just fit them into existing products. Our design philosophy is to challenge what is expected, and to push the boundaries of technologies and design, to develop products which are not only well engineered, but also aesthetically brilliant.
Our flexibility in production, service and design provide an excellent mix of architectural design and engineering knowledge. The quality of our products is often understated, but in fact the quality of acdc products is significantly better than any other LED lighting manufacturer, not only through careful quality control and manufacturing, but also through design, specification and procurement, to the highest possible standards. Many other manufacturers have chosen to source cheaper products from the Far East, only to slide into the trap of poor LED and fitting quality, with disappointing lifetime results. acdc continue to maintain the highest quality standards, manufacturing and assembling our products in the UK, delivering a product of outstanding quality, not only at initial installation, but also throughout the lifetime of the product.