Monday, 25 July 2011

Blackpool Dungeons install ARCA from Philip Payne.

Philip Payne has been chosen to supply the emergency lighting for the new Blackpool Dungeons. The Dungeons have chosen the ARCA System - a brand new product designed to British Standards and produced with the type of quality you would expect from the UKs leading emergency signage company.

Blackpool’s latest attraction – The Blackpool Dungeons - will draw thousands of visitors each year and the safety of these is of the highest priority. This is why the operators of Blackpool Pleasure Beach came to Philip Payne to supply and install the new ARCA light.

Philip Payne have installed emergency lighting systems in Madame Tussauds and The London Planetarium for the parent group of the London Dungeons and The Blackpool Dungeons and the installation of the ARCA lights in Blackpool underlines the capability of Philip Payne to adapt their products to any environment and criteria.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Bridging the Emergency Lighting Quality GAP   
Following successes at new stores in Rome, Venice, and Milan the Philip Payne TYKE fitting is due to be installed at the soon-to-open GAP store in Turin.
There is no mystery “shrouding” the reason why the designers have stuck with TYKE for Turin as the Emergency LED downlight offers clean appearance and excellent spacings resulting in fewer lighting points, their associated savings and, most importantly, minimal impact on the design.
Even though the lighting design was established in the UK, Payne have worked directly with local installers on each of the Italian projects who have benefited from the simplicity of installation the product offers.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Portland acquisition significantly expands FW Thorpe lighting product range

FW Thorpe plc, the parent company of Philip Payne, are pleased to announce that they have acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Portland Lighting Limited, a West Midlands-based designer, manufacturer and supplier of sign lighting across a variety of sectors in the UK market.

Portland are major UK manufacturers of trough lighting and sign lighting products, producing Microlux, Signlux, and Adlux fluorescent trough lights which are all available on a next day delivery basis.
Ledlux, another leading product from Portland, is the only LED trough light in the UK that is designed with full optical control for even illumination. The Bullet, the Uni-bracket and the Dorchester A3 illuminated menu case are all available from the Portland online brochure (

Lanterns, globes, lamp posts and plinths which are ideal for enhancing entrances, frontages, paved areas or car parks also make up the range of Portland products and these fit in very well with the existing offer from FW Thorpe and its subsidiaries.
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When it comes to exterior lighting all you have to do is call Portland Lighting.
For the entire range of lighting products, from Emergency Exit signage to specialist flambeaux lights, FW Thorpe offers the widest available choice.