Brighter Events, Brighter Britain: The CORE Lighting Difference

At CORE Lighting, we’re passionate about illumination. But our passion extends far beyond simply creating beautiful lights. We’re committed to British manufacturing, innovation, and using our craft to elevate the ambience of events and venues across the UK.

Core Lighting’s Commitment to High-Quality UK Manufacturing

As a proudly British company, Core Lighting is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of quality in our products. Here’s how we achieve this commitment:

  •   Supporting Local Suppliers: Wherever possible, Core Lighting prioritises sourcing materials and components from trusted UK suppliers. This not only strengthens the British economy but also allows for greater control over the quality of materials used in our lights. Working closely with our suppliers ensures they meet our rigorous quality standards and can provide the exact specifications we require.
  •   British Assembly: While some companies outsource manufacturing, Core Lighting takes pride in assembling all our products right here in Gloucester, UK. This allows us to maintain close oversight over the entire production process, guaranteeing consistent quality and meticulous attention to detail.
  •   Collaborative Design: Core Lighting fosters a strong tripartite relationship between our internal and external designers, and the manufacturing sites. This close collaboration ensures that serviceability is prioritised from the very beginning of the design process. Our lights are designed with user-friendly maintenance in mind, minimising future complications for our customers.
  •   Serviceability for the Long Haul: We understand that a product’s lifespan extends beyond the initial purchase. Core Lighting prioritises serviceability, ensuring that our customers can easily repair or maintain their lights. This includes readily available replacement parts and user-friendly designs that allow for straightforward maintenance. By focusing on long-lasting, repairable products, we minimise waste and create a sustainable lighting solution.

Through these practices, Core Lighting remains committed to delivering high-quality, British-made products that are built to last. We are confident that our dedication to local manufacturing and close collaboration translates into exceptional lighting solutions that our customers can rely on for years to come.

The Enduring Value of British Craftsmanship: A Core Lighting Advantage

The spirit of British craftsmanship has a long and distinguished history. At Core Lighting, we believe this tradition of quality and innovation translates perfectly into the world of festival and event lighting. There are several key advantages to choosing British-made lighting solutions:

  •   Unwavering Quality: British manufacturing is renowned for its commitment to meticulous standards. By sourcing materials and assembling our products in the UK, Core Lighting ensures that every light we produce meets the highest quality benchmarks. This translates into reliable performance and a longer lifespan for your investment.
  •   Continuous Improvement: Here at Core Lighting, we understand that innovation is vital. The benefit of being both designers and manufacturers allows us to constantly refine and improve our products. We actively seek out new ideas and technologies to integrate into our lighting solutions, ensuring you have access to the most cutting-edge equipment available. This commitment to continuous improvement keeps Core Lighting at the forefront of the festival and event lighting industry.
  •   Direct Communication: When you choose British-made lighting from Core Lighting, you gain access to a direct line of communication with the designers and manufacturers of the product. This allows for a more responsive and personalised experience, ensuring your questions and concerns are addressed quickly and efficiently.

Adapting to the Market: How UK Manufacturing Shapes Core Lighting’s Design

Being a UK-based manufacturer has a significant impact on Core Lighting’s approach to product design and development. Here’s how:

  •   Balancing Quality and Cost: Operating in a competitive global market, Core Lighting recognizes the need to balance exceptional quality with affordability. Unlike some overseas manufacturers who prioritise low upfront costs, we remain committed to using high-grade materials and rigorous quality control processes. However, we’ve also had to adapt our design strategies to become more cost-effective.
  •   Price Innovation: Over the past twelve years, Core Lighting has actively reduced the overall cost of our products. This hasn’t come at the expense of quality; rather, we’ve focused on intelligent design solutions. By simplifying product construction and minimising labour requirements, we’ve been able to achieve significant price reductions without compromising performance. An excellent example is our latest line of uplighters, specifically designed to be more affordable while maintaining Core Lighting’s hallmark quality.
  •   Smarter Designs, Lower Costs: The key to our cost-effective approach lies in smart design. Our in-house design team prioritises efficiency, minimising the number of parts and streamlining the manufacturing process. This reduces labour costs, ultimately translating into more competitive pricing for our customers. By embracing innovative design strategies, Core Lighting can continue to deliver high-quality, British-made lighting solutions that are accessible to a wider range of event planners.

Beyond the Price Tag: The Advantage of UK-Made Quality

There’s a reason why British-made products hold a reputation for excellence. When it comes to event lighting, choosing UK-manufactured solutions offers several distinct advantages over their overseas counterparts. Here at Core Lighting, we leverage these advantages to deliver exceptional value to our customers.

  1.     Customer-Centric Design: Core Lighting prioritises designing products that truly meet the needs of event planners. Unlike some manufacturers who focus solely on keeping costs low, we invest in understanding the challenges and requirements of our customers. This translates into lighting solutions that are functional, versatile, and built to last – a stark contrast to disposable, low-cost options commonly found elsewhere.
  2.     Long-Term Value: UK manufacturing emphasises quality over disposability. Core Lighting products are designed for longevity, ensuring they can withstand the demands of repeated use in often-challenging event environments. This focus on durability not only benefits the environment by reducing waste but also fosters customer loyalty. Reliable, long-lasting products translate into fewer replacements and a lower overall cost of ownership for event planners.

By prioritising customer needs and long-term value over short-term cost savings, Core Lighting demonstrates the true advantage of British-made event lighting. We offer products that are not only high-performing but also a responsible investment for event professionals.

How Core Lighting’s UK-Made Products Deliver

At Core Lighting, we take pride in exceeding customer expectations. Our commitment to high-quality, British-made products consistently delivers results that impress event planners. Here are a few examples:

  •   Built to Endure: The rigorous standards of UK manufacturing translate into exceptional durability. A prime example is our line of handheld uplights, specifically designed for the “Green Space, Dark Skies” project. These uplights, over 2,000 strong, needed to be incredibly robust. They had to withstand the elements, the wear and tear of transportation, and the various terrains encountered on iconic peaks across the UK. The success of these lights, and the positive feedback we received, is a testament to the exceptional durability inherent in our UK-made products. You can find more information about Green Space here – Gloucester firm teams up with Siemens to create event lighting of the future (
  •   Innovation that Meets Needs: Core Lighting doesn’t just manufacture lights; we design solutions. A perfect example is our work with the National Trust. They needed a way to illuminate a scenic track while ensuring safety and highlighting the surrounding trees. Our innovative lighting solutions exceeded expectations, creating a captivating atmosphere that blended seamlessly with the natural beauty of the environment. Read our case study on the National Trust event – Sheringham-Park-National-Trust.pdf (

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Built to Last: Core Lighting’s Commitment to Unwavering Quality

At Core Lighting, unwavering quality is at the core of everything we do. Here’s how we ensure our UK-made products meet the highest standards of reliability:

  •   Continuous Improvement: We understand that quality is an ongoing journey, not a destination. Our commitment to constant product evolution means we’re never satisfied with the status quo. We actively monitor product performance and user feedback, using these insights to identify areas for improvement. Even minor tweaks and adjustments can significantly enhance a product’s reliability. This dedication to continuous improvement ensures our lights remain at the forefront of performance and durability.
  •   Close Collaboration: Core Lighting enjoys a significant advantage by being located within a 30-minute drive of our manufacturing facility. This physical proximity fosters a strong working relationship with our production team. Our design and development team make frequent visits to the factory, monitoring production processes and conducting on-the-spot quality checks. This close collaboration allows for immediate responses to any potential issues, ensuring problems are addressed before they impact the final product.
  •   Proactive Problem Solving: Open communication is key at Core Lighting. Our manufacturing partners are empowered to report any concerns or potential problems immediately. This allows us to address issues swiftly, either rectifying them before the product leaves the factory or working directly with customers to resolve any problems that may arise on-site. Our fast and responsive approach ensures minimal disruption and maintains customer satisfaction.

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Fueling Innovation: Core Lighting’s Contribution to British Manufacturing

Core Lighting is proud to be a driving force in the growth and success of the British manufacturing industry. Here’s how we contribute:

  1.     Championing Innovation: At Core Lighting, innovation is at the heart of everything we do. Our in-house design team constantly pushes boundaries, developing new and inventive lighting solutions. This focus on innovation not only benefits our customers but also extends to our manufacturing partners. Our designs often challenge and improve existing production methods, encouraging our suppliers to refine their skills and adopt new technologies. This collaborative approach fosters a culture of continuous improvement within the British manufacturing sector.
  2.     Supporting Local Suppliers: Core Lighting prioritises sourcing materials and components from local UK suppliers whenever possible. This not only strengthens the British economy but also fosters closer relationships with our supply chain. By working closely with local partners, we can ensure they understand our specific needs and quality expectations. Additionally, focusing on suppliers within the south of England minimises transportation requirements, further supporting sustainable practices within British manufacturing.

The Power of British Heritage in Core Lighting’s Brand Identity

British heritage is more than just a badge of honour for Core Lighting; it’s a core element of our brand identity and market positioning. Here’s how:

  •   A Tradition of Quality: British manufacturing has a long and distinguished history of producing high-quality goods. By proudly stating our status as a UK manufacturer, Core Lighting leverages this established reputation for excellence. Customers can be confident that our products are built with meticulous attention to detail and crafted to withstand the rigours of professional event use.
  •   Uniquely British Innovation: British ingenuity has always been at the forefront of technological advancement. Core Lighting embodies this spirit of innovation, constantly pushing the boundaries of event lighting technology. We design and manufacture our products right here in the UK, allowing us to have complete control over the entire process and ensure our solutions are at the cutting edge of performance and functionality. This commitment to innovation sets us apart from competitors who rely on mass-produced, often uninspired lighting options.
  •   A Champion for British Manufacturing: Core Lighting believes in the strength and potential of British manufacturing. We are proud to be, to our knowledge, the sole UK manufacturer of battery-powered event lighting. This not only sets us apart from the competition but also demonstrates our commitment to supporting the British economy and fostering innovation within the domestic manufacturing sector. In fact, we welcome more UK competitors in the event lighting space, as it strengthens the overall industry and elevates British-made lighting solutions on a global scale.

By embracing our British heritage, Core Lighting positions itself as a trusted provider of high-quality, innovative, and reliable event lighting solutions. We are a brand that not only delivers exceptional products but also champions the enduring value of British manufacturing.

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Building Trust: The Advantage of Being a British Company

Core Lighting’s status as a British company fosters strong and positive relationships with clients and partners in the festival and event industry. Here’s how:

  1.     Shared Values and Understanding: Operating within the UK event industry allows Core Lighting to develop a deep understanding of the local market and its specific needs. This shared cultural context fosters a sense of trust and familiarity with our clients. We speak the same language (literally and figuratively) and can anticipate their requirements, leading to more efficient communication and a smoother overall experience.
  2.     Reputation for Excellence: British-made products are widely respected for their quality and reliability. This reputation precedes Core Lighting, allowing us to establish trust with clients from the outset. Our commitment to high standards and exceptional customer service further reinforces this positive perception, making us a reliable and sought-after partner for event planners.
  3.     Stronger Collaboration: Being a UK-based company facilitates closer collaboration with other industry players. A prime example is our work on the “Green Space, Dark Skies” project. Collaborating with Siemens, a global company with a strong UK division, allowed us to develop innovative lighting solutions tailored specifically for the project. This close partnership demonstrates the benefits of working with a British company that can seamlessly integrate with established international partners.

Core Lighting’s Commitment to Local Communities

Core Lighting is proud to be a British manufacturer, and this identity extends beyond just our products. We are deeply committed to supporting and enriching the local communities and economies that sustain us. Here’s how we make a positive impact:

  •   Local Involvement: Being a local company allows Core Lighting to be highly involved in the communities we serve. Unlike some distant manufacturers, we have a vested interest in the success and well-being of our local area. This translates into active participation in numerous festivals and events. We see this involvement as a way to give back to the community, showcase our innovative lighting solutions, and build stronger relationships with local event planners.
  •   A Broader Reach: Our commitment to local involvement extends beyond our immediate surroundings. While we’re heavily involved in local festivals and events, we also actively participate in events across the UK. This broader reach allows us to share our expertise and support the success of events nationwide. By illuminating events throughout the country, Core Lighting contributes to a vibrant and thriving UK festival and event scene.
  •   Investing in Local Skills: As a UK manufacturer, Core Lighting plays a vital role in supporting the local economy. We employ local residents, fostering job creation and skill development within the community. Additionally, by working closely with local suppliers whenever possible, we contribute to the overall economic health of the region.

Core Lighting understands that success is not just about financial gain; it’s about creating a positive impact on the communities where we operate. By actively engaging with local events, supporting local businesses, and employing local talent, Core Lighting is proud to be a responsible and contributing member of the UK’s manufacturing landscape.

Core Lighting is a shining example of British innovation and quality. We are committed to designing and manufacturing exceptional event lighting solutions right here in the UK. From prioritising local suppliers and fostering strong relationships with British manufacturers to exceeding customer expectations with our high-performance products, Core Lighting is proud to play its part in the success of the UK festival and event industry. When you choose Core Lighting, you’re not just getting a fantastic lighting solution; you’re supporting a British company that’s passionate about quality, sustainability, and building trust with our customers. Let Core Lighting illuminate your next event and experience the enduring value of British-made excellence.

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