Franklite celebrates 50 years of lighting the way

Celebrating its 50th year in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-quality decorative lighting, Franklite continues to manufacture exquisite products for the retail, commercial and hospitality markets, alongside bespoke project designs…

interior with Perdita lights from Franklite

The passion for lighting has been within the Lissauer family for three generations. Taking his father’s passed down knowledge and many years of experience from owning a number of lighting shops in South Africa, Frank Lissauer decided to relocate to the United Kingdom and establish Franklite in 1973. Growing and developing the business over the years took dedication and countless hours of hard work by founder Frank Lissauer but these responsibilities were eventually shared when his son, Mark Lissauer who joined the business in 2002.

Franklite collage celebrating 50th anniversary

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The family owned business has achieved significant milestones over the 50 years which include moving to a much larger purpose built factory in 1990 after quickly outgrowing the previous premises, an in-house laboratory which holds state-of-the-art lighting technology which very few other lighting manufacturers within the UK possess, an expansive warehouse and assembly area where products and parts undergo stringent quality control and finally an exquisite showroom.

Franklite laboratory

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2021 was the year the company received recognition, winning two awards within the hospitality industry. The innovative L11 Tuneable white light engine came under the spotlight and saw it being awarded Best in Tech at the Hotel Designs’ Brit List awards in 2021.

Franklite certainly has a story to tell. It is far more than just a lighting manufacturer and is made up of creators, visionaries and craftspeople who continue to pride themselves on their manufacturing and service excellence. At the heart of the brand is a highly-skilled team who understand the importance of good product design that will stand the test of time, both technically and aesthetically.

Over the next 50 years the visi0n is to grow the brand while staying true to its founding roots of being a renowned family business and maintaining the core principle on which Franklite was founded – to offer products that balance optimal performance with beautiful aesthetics.

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