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Tis that time of year for tradition here at Gemma Lighting – being charitable and having fun!

In tradition style – the Gemma Lighting team entered into the charitable spirit to raise money for the ITV Text Santa Christmas jumper day with many going the extra mile to stand out in their woollies.

The Text Santa Charity campaign works closely raising money for three exceptional causes, through providing support, making dreams come true or just being there for people that need you. The charities consist of Save the Children, Make a Wish and Macmillan Cancer support.

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With everyone’s creative flair and competitive streak coming out, many of the team made their own Christmas jumpers incorporating LED lighting technology. Well done to everyone who made their jumpers they all look fantastic.

Craig Manuel (Gemma Lighting Managing Director) comment “We are pleased to continue our support by playing a part in the annual event which is always well supported by the team; with some fantastic woollies being made this year. We look forward to seeing what’s install next year”.

Text Santa :
This year we selected charities that help give hope to families in difficulty. All charities were selected from a list of those that had previously registered an interest in working in partnership with ITV, fulfilled our criteria and shared our vision and ambition to build a significant appeal to help families in difficulty this Christmas.–

November 23rd 2015

Introducing the Buckingham to our Post Top range

We are pleased to launch the brand new Buckingham the latest edition to the LED Post Top luminaire range.

Buckingham_LED_Post_Top_ThumbThe Buckingham is a stunning LED post top luminaire manufactured with a sleek aluminium louvre stack, featuring a coated black upper canopy to ensure a controlled distribution of light with minimal glare. This luminaire is designed for applications where style and elegance is required, such as parks, gardens, pathways, shopping malls providing an aesthetically pleasing traditional feel.

Key Benefits

  • Up to 30 Watts – 3120lm.
  • Higher quality of light thanks to low output ripple current.
  • Short circuit/ Over voltage/ Over current protection.
  • 24 high power LEDs on high performance heat sink.
  • Individually wired LEDs for maximum reliability.
  • Factory fitted photocell option.
  • Dali Driver Option.
  • LED life span > 100,000hrs.
  • UK Manufactured with factory warranty.

5 reasons to buy the Buckingham LED Post Top

  • ‘Style and elegance’ – taking your application to another level.
  • ‘Control’ Mini photocell and Dali versions.
  • ‘Reliable’ – Premium LEDs individually wired on a high performance heat sink.
  • ‘Long lasting’ – LEDs have a Life span of >100,000 hours due to low junction temperature.
  • ‘Cost savings’ – Typically saving 70% on traditional light sources.

If you think the Buckingham is ideal for your application and would like to speak to one of our team please call 0800 999 5201 or alternatively email

November 6th 2015

An excellent end to the exhibition year for Gemma Lighting at the HEA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition yesterday!

Our Sales Director (Mark Major) and Marketing Manager (Zoe Perkins) attended the event, at the Celtic Manor Resort Hotel. The exhibition was an excellent opportunity to see what is happening within the industry and see the exciting new developments that will soon be embracing the market. In addition the exhibition enabled visitors to get hands on with the range of products and attend CPD accredited seminar sessions.

The conference was interesting and insightful with a diverse range of topics being covered from Smart cities and connected street, to human response to lighting based on LED’s. In addition to this Darren Capes gave a detailed presentation on the IET/ITS emerging transport technology: A guide for local authorities.

The exhibition was an excellent opportunity to meet with local councils, highways agencies ena-bling us to understand their individual requirements and how we at Gemma Lighting can provide the right solution. The CPD sessions were interesting covering a range of key topics within the in-dustry. We had a brilliant day and look forward to exhibiting again next year” Mark Major (Sales Director).

We would like to thank everyone who visited our stand and look forward to seeing you there next year!

If you were unable to speak to one of our team at the exhibition and would like to find out more on the products we have to offer then please give us a call on 0800 999 5201 or alternatives email us

October 22nd 2015

Introducing our new LED Weatherproof the Victory!

LED-Victory-weatherproof-newsWe are pleased to introduce to you this month the new Victory LED Linear solution the first of our LED Weatherproof range. This luminaire is the ideal solution for underground car parks, cold stores, factories and other industrial plants due to its IP65 rating, anti-corrosive resistance glass reinforced polyester along with it high impact diffuser with captive retention clips.

The victory uses significantly less energy than traditional fluorescent weatherproof fittings, making a noticeable difference to your energy bills as well as helping to reduce your carbon footprint and avoid carbon taxes.

Key Features:

  • Wide range of lumen outputs (2160-7550lm) with light output ratios in excess of 90%
  • 2ft, 4ft and 5ft versions are available
  • Dali, Microwave and Emg versions
  • Osram/ Philips LED
  • Osram/ Philips Driver
  • High Impact case (6nM)
  • LED Lifespan 65,000hrs L70/B10
  • Special frosted diffuser for smooth uniform lighting
  • IP65 rated

Do you like the look of this solution but not sure where it could be used? Here are just a few applications the Victory would be ideal for:

  • Underground car parks
  • Cold Stores
  • Freezer Centres
  • Factories
  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial Plant

Find out more on the Victory LED here. Alternatively call and request a consultation with one of our friendly sales team – 0800 999 5201

October 22nd 2015

Gemma Lighting will be attending this year’s HEA Annual Conference & Exhibition!

We will be attending and exhibiting at this year’s HEA Annual Conference & Exhibition, Celtic Manor Resort Hotel, 5th November 2015.


The HEA (Highway Electrical Association) is uniquely placed to represent those involved with electrical and associated equipment on the highway in areas such as street lighting, traffic signals, cameras, communications, traffic signs, variable message signs and environmental monitoring equipment. The HEA has in excess of 110 organisational Members covering contracting organisations, manufacturers and distributors as well as a number of consultant / overseeing and client organisations. Accredited to ISO9001, the HEA is one of the largest and most influential bodies in the highways / lighting / electrical sectors.

The HEA Annual Conference and Exhibition is THE standout event of the calendar in the highway electrical sector. A packed and compact programme of events includes the HEA AGM (HEA members only), a dedicated exhibition showcasing the very latest in energy-saving and efficient products and services for the highway electrical sector – putting theory into practice – and a technical programme of papers covering topical and relevant subjects – all CPD approved.

2015 is celebrating The International Year of Light. IYL2015 is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health. As light and lighting is a big part of our world, HEA is proud to be celebrating this event at this year’s Annual Conference.

The event includes a dedicated exhibition showcasing the very latest energy-saving and efficient products and services for the highway electrical sector- putting theory into practice. Come along and see how Gemma Lighting can make a difference to your street.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information please visit here.

September 25th 2015

We will be exhibiting at this year’s Future Solent 4th Annual Conference and Business Expo.

On the 2nd October Gemma Lighting will be exhibiting at the Future Solent’s 4th annual conference and business expo at the Hilton hotel Ageas Bowl Southampton. This will provide local business along the south coast the opportunity to find out more about clean energy solutions in a bid to creating a lower carbon economy.

future-solentThe day will include presentations by experts answering the three key questions below, followed by the opportunity to see the products created by innovative SME’s during the lunch break. The afternoon session has been set for a key note speaker yet to be revealed.

  • With huge amounts of expertise and knowledge in our universities and businesses are there more opportunities for you to take advantage of?
  • With Solent businesses leading the way in developing clean tech products what can we learn and how can we support them?
  • How can your business join the supply chain of some of the largest renewable projects ever seen?

The event theme addresses the significant amount of money, £3.8 Billion leaving the South region annually to cover energy costs. If careful planning is implemented through forming partnerships with both businesses and consumers, energy bills can be reduced enabling the significant saving to be better utilised elsewhere.

Gemma Lightings Sales Director Mark Major will be on the stand to showcase how switching to LED’s can not only save you money on energy bills but also on maintenance costs.

If you would prefer a one to one consultation with our sales representative please contact Zoe Perkins in advance to arrange this. Either on or 08448 565216

September 25th 2015

Success for Gemma Lighting at this year’s ILP Summit in Chester

LED-Lighting-ILP-Gemma-Lighting_000Gemma Lighting’s sales team have been at the ILP annual summit for the past two days networking with local authorities, consultants, suppliers, contractors and manufacturers. It has been an interesting few days with some great papers and workshops, highlighting new standards, smart cities and optical effects of light.

The Professional Lighting Summit is the annual must-attend event for lighting professionals which this year saw over 300 delegates attending from all over the UK.

The event included a beautiful gala dinner and some lively Punjabi dancing to finish! Our sales team have already signed up for 2016.

September 09th 2015

We are Recruiting!!

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That’s right we are currently having a recruitment drive and are looking for ambitious area account managers to join us at a very exciting time for the business. 2015-2016 is going to be a year of development for us here at Gemma Lighting with lots of exciting changes and products being released.

If you are looking for a new challenge and are looking to achieve maximum sales profitability, growth and account penetration by effectively selling Gemma’s LED lighting product range.

Then why not apply!

For full job specification please view here

Alternatively you can send us your CV to We look forward to receiving your application to join the team!

August 20th 2015

Gemma Lighting Production Operative cycles in Memory of his late Nephew

Shaun Lyons one of Gemma’s Production Operatives will be cycling Friday 21st August with Drift IT around the Isle of Wight in remembrance of his Nephew Lewis who sadly lost his life suddenly.

Shaun-Gemma-Lighting-Charity_002It was originally planned to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the company and to raise money for the Charity Cash for Kids. However in June Drift IT employee and friend Lewis Colbourne, 34, unexpectedly passed away from a brain hemorrhage. Lewis was a big influence and major part of the Drift IT team. As Lewis was an avid cyclist it was decided that the ride will now take place in his honour.

Drift IT have asked Shaun to take the place of Lewis who will be riding in honour of his Nephew by riding 64.6miles around the Isle of Wight on Lewis’s bicycle. From everyone here at Gemma Lighting we would like to wish Shaun and the rest of the Drift IT team all the best with their ride tomorrow.

Cash for Kids is a Charity who respond to the needs of children in our communities so they can live life to the full and realise their individual potential. If you would like to make a donation please visit the Drift IT just giving page here.

August 13th 2015

A Year of innovation for Gemma Lighting

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This year has been another fantastic year for us with UK sales up by 30%, and the expansion of our presence in 4 additional countries with distribution agreements firmly in place. During the year we have invested heavily within our R&D department appointing a new R&D Manager and investing £150,000 in a new test laboratory and equipment.

The future is looking bright for Gemma Lighting as we continue our strong position within the market and grow with the launch of an exciting new product range….ssh top secret.

On behalf of us all at Gemma Lighting we would like to thank our customers for their continued commitment to supporting UK manufacturing.

August 4th 2015

Gemma Lighting is pleased to launch the new Portchester

Gemma lighting is proud to introduce the new edition to the car parking lighting range the Portchester.

The Portchester LED wall pack combines years of energy saving and maintenance-free operation with unique circular design. Ideal applications for the Portchester would be hospitals, car parks, schools, hotels, walkways and stairwells, all those places with limited floor space and for something that is of a high quality.

The Portchester is a die-cast aluminium fixture and has a strong polycarbonate lens providing good levels of vandal resistance and a subtle diffused light.

Incorporating the latest in LED technology and offered with a range of stylish face style the Portchester LED wall pack is a popular choice for exterior lighting project.

  • Long life span > 35,000hrs
  • -20 > +40 Operating Temperature (Emergency 0 > +40)
  • Emergency, Microwave and Dali Options
  • Choice of stylish face styles
  • Recessed allen head screws
  • High Quality – UK Made
  • 3 Year Warranty

More on the Portchester

Alternatively call and request a consultation with one of our friendly sales team on 0800 999 5201.

July 20th 2015

Gemma Lighting welcomes Zoe Perkins as their new Marketing Manager.

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Craig Manuel, Managing Director of Gemma Lighting is pleased to welcome Zoe Perkins in her new role as Marketing Manager.

Zoe joins Gemma Lighting at an exciting stage in the company’s life with the growth and expansion plans for both the business and brand awareness within the industry.

Zoe will be responsible for Gemma’s marketing and communication plans ensuring the branding is at the forefront of everything we do to ensure maximum exposure and brand recognition. She will be working closely with the sales team to understand the market requirement and implementing strategies to assist the team with developing long term relationships.

Zoe has over 5 years experience within the marketing industry and has over 18 month experience within the lighting sector. She’s excited about the new challenge that lies ahead to develop the Gemma brand and increase awareness within the industry.

We would like to wish Zoe all the success in her new position.

June 15th 2015

Gemma Lighting are exhibiting at this year’s Professional Lighting Summit

professional_lighting_summit_2015Gemma Lighting are proud to announce their attendance at this year’s Professional lighting summit on 23rd – 24th September at the Queen Hotel in Chester.

The Professional Lighting Summit is the annual must-attend event for any lighting professional hosted by the institute of lighting professionals. The two full days include topical presentations from experts in all fields of lighting, combined with a comprehensive programme of interactive workshops.

This event meets the needs of today’s lighting community; the Summit is packed with CPD sessions, CPD workshops and a small exhibition within the networking and refreshment area.

Gemma Lighting will be on stand R with both Managing Director Craig Manuel and Sales Director Mark Major, there to welcome you and tell you more about our new product range!

If you would like to arrange a one to one consultation during or after the event please email or alternatively call her on 08448 565216.

May 28th 2015

Light Scene 2015

Copyright of Gemma Lighting LtdGemma Lighting’s Sales Director Mark Major and Account Manager Charles Young exhibited at this month’s Light Scene exhibition hosted by the ILP at the Saints rugby ground in Northampton on Thursday 21st May.

The Exhibition was an excellent opportunity to showcase product to potential designers and consultant’s one of Gemma’s key target segments. In addition to this it provided the opportunity to undertake research as to what other lighting organisations were offer in the form of both products and services. This being important in order to keep innovative and stay ahead of the competition.

“It was an excellent day at the Saint’s Rugby ground, meeting with lots of potential clients who have some exciting projects in the pipeline. Along with having the chance to showcase our capabilities and increase Gemma Lightings brand within the industry. Thank you to everyone who came to see us on the day and we look forward to working with you in the future” Mark Major (Sales Director)!

March 1st 2015

International Year of Light

international_year_of_light_logo2015 is the International Year of light (IYL 2015) focusing on the topics of light science and its applications, to recognise the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promotes sustainable development. Included in the programme is how lighting can produce solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.

Light plays a vital role in our daily lives and is an imperative cross-cutting discipline of science in the 21st century. It has revolutionised medicine, open up international communication via the internet, and continue to be central to linking cultural, economic and political aspects of the global society.

The program will promote improved public and political understanding of the central role of light in the modern world, whilst celebrating noteworthy anniversaries in 2015 – from the first studies of optics 1,000 years ago to discoveries in optical communication that power the internet today.

For more information on the International Year of Light please visit the International Year of Light 2015:

Feb 1st 2015

Shortlisted for the Portsmouth Business Excellence Awards!

Gemma Lighting has been shortlisted in three categories at the Portsmouth Business Excellence Awards 2015.

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We’re up for Small/medium size business of the year, International Development of the Year and our managing director, Craig Manuel, has been nominated in the Business personality/achievement of the year category.

Craig said: “Gemma Lighting had a fantastic year, the company went from strength to strength; smashing the previous sales year’s figures and securing large export orders. We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these awards”

The Business Excellence Awards are in their fifteenth year of recognising achievement, growth and pioneering companies in the Portsmouth business community.

The winners will be announced during a ceremony at Portsmouth Guildhall on Friday 6 March. Fingers crossed…

January 15th 2015

Reece Ouassa joins Gemma Lighting as Research and Development Manager.

Craig Manuel, Managing Director of Gemma Lighting is pleased to announce the appointment of Reece Ouassa as R&D Manager.

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Reece joins Gemma Lighting at an exciting time, with Gemma Lighting further expanding its UK R&D capabilities with a £150,000 investment into additional test laboratories and the latest LED test equipment.

Reece’s primary responsibilities will be to lead the development team to ensure products meet UK and International design requirements and comply with luminaire standards.

Reece has over 18 years’ experience within the lighting industry and has gained a wealth of knowledge during his time at Concord Lighting. He enjoys taking full responsibility for delivering project objectives, whilst enjoying challenges of a diverse role and working with technical experts.

“Gemma Lighting is a company with a strong drive and ambition and has already gained a reputation for exceptional quality and marketing leading products. It is a privilege to join such a company and help the company expand both in the UK and Internationally. I will be leading the development of a new product range which I hope to have ready in the second half of 2016” – Reece.

We wish Reece every success in his new role.