About Us

Holophane's aim is to develop and maintain long term relationships with our customers. We do this by offering sustainable solutions, that provide our customers with a low cost of ownership, a high quality solution, together with superior customer service.

Alasdair McRury
Managing Director, Holophane Europe Ltd.
For over 120 years the name Holophane has enjoyed an enviable reputation throughout the world for expertise, quality and innovation in lighting.

From the earliest days when the company pioneered its famous glass refractor, the Holophane name has been ever present as a leader in the field of luminaire and lighting design.

In today's environment, where landscape lighting, modern architecture and public space projects predominate, the Holophane name remains synonymous with quality design, high performance, low maintenance and cost-effective lighting.

In Europe, Holophane achieved sales revenues of 50 million Euro and operate throughout all the major markets. Holophane offer a modern energy-efficient product range, which can satisfy a wide variety of application demands. The product portfolio incorporates interior, amenity, street and floodlighting suitable for today's environmentally conscious world.

Lighting Design

Holophane offer a comprehensive and professional lighting design service, which is free of charge. Our experienced and qualified lighting designers are on hand to provide full project support ranging from simple calculation plots to full complex 3D lighting designs.

A dedicated team prepares schemes and provides lighting calculations for both interior and exterior lighting schemes. To support this high level of service, Holophane utilise state of the art lighting design software. Click on the links on this page to meet the team and find out more about the projects created and the software used.

The combination of knowledge, experience and passion for lighting has earned Holophane a prestigious reputation among consultants, architects and contractors throughout the lighting industry.
A new tunnel in Lima (Peru) will facilitate the transit of 2 million people thanks to the solution of Carandini

A new tunnel in Lima (Peru) will facilitate the transit of 2 million people thanks to the solution of Carandini

As many Peruvian media reported, such as the national newspapers La República or El Comercio, the new tunnel on Gambetta Avenue, located in the Callao neighborhood of Lima, was launched at the end of last July , to facilitate the transit of up to two million people every day, between the center of the capital and Puerto del Callao, the maritime district of Lima.
Carandini acquires the status of sponsor GOLD of Transforming Lightning

Carandini acquires the status of sponsor GOLD of Transforming Lightning

Carandini has acquired the status of GOLD Sponsor of the meeting "Transforming Lightning", organized by the Spanish Association of Illumination Manufacturers (ANFALUM), to be held in Madrid on 16 February. The event will bring together world-class speakers, users and representatives from across the industry.
CARANDINI AMBER LED SOLUTION SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED IN A ‘ZONE E1’ DISTRICT OF BARCELONA

CARANDINI AMBER LED SOLUTION SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED IN A ‘ZONE E1’ DISTRICT OF BARCELONA

Last December, the municipal engineers of La Roca del Vallès (Barcelona) installed an amber LED lighting system by Carandini which has radically improved the quality of life of the residents of one of the town’s housing developments. 

Carandini contributes to outlining the Smart Cities and the intelligent solutions in the National Symposium of Lighting 2017

Carandini contributes to outlining the Smart Cities and the intelligent solutions in the National Symposium of Lighting 2017

Last 24-26 May the city of Soria hosted the XLIII edition of the National Symposium of Lighting, organized by the Spanish Committee of Lighting. One year more, Carandini did not miss the most important event on the national scene, and his presence took the form of sponsoring the event and presenting two relevant presentations on smart cities and smart solutions.
CARANDINI EXHIBITS AT THE 62ND NATIONAL LIGHTING SYMPOSIUM

CARANDINI EXHIBITS AT THE 62ND NATIONAL LIGHTING SYMPOSIUM

The 62nd National Lighting Symposium, organised by the Spanish Lighting Forum, was held in Donostia last 18-20 May

CARANDINI EXHIBITS AT THE 6TH ROAD TUNNEL SYMPOSIUM IN ZARAGOZA

CARANDINI EXHIBITS AT THE 6TH ROAD TUNNEL SYMPOSIUM IN ZARAGOZA

Carandini was present at Spain’s 6th Road Tunnel Symposium, held in Zaragoza on 11, 12 and 13 March.
 

Unique Solutions

For most applications the standard range of Holophane luminaires provide the perfect solution, however, there are situations where something 'special ' or 'unique' is required. We can offer a Unique Solution, anything from minor modifications of appearance, to totally bespoke products, street furniture to blend with a scheme or hard to maintain applications. 

The solution will be designed and built using the latest technology and then tested in our certified laboratory to the latest BSI specifications to ensure compliance. So if the appearance of the luminaires or bracketry needs to be in perfect harmony with the building design or if you have a technical specification that can't be met elsewhere, please get in touch. 

We will tap into the great experience and resource we have from over a hundred years in the lighting industry so unique products can be developed which retain the proven photometric performance, efficiency and quality usually associated with the Holophane name.
CARANDINI EXHIBITS AT THE 6TH ROAD TUNNEL SYMPOSIUM IN ZARAGOZA

CARANDINI EXHIBITS AT THE 6TH ROAD TUNNEL SYMPOSIUM IN ZARAGOZA

Carandini was present at Spain’s 6th Road Tunnel Symposium, held in Zaragoza on 11, 12 and 13 March.
 
Carandini contributes to outlining the Smart Cities and the intelligent solutions in the National Symposium of Lighting 2017

Carandini contributes to outlining the Smart Cities and the intelligent solutions in the National Symposium of Lighting 2017

Last 24-26 May the city of Soria hosted the XLIII edition of the National Symposium of Lighting, organized by the Spanish Committee of Lighting. One year more, Carandini did not miss the most important event on the national scene, and his presence took the form of sponsoring the event and presenting two relevant presentations on smart cities and smart solutions.
INSTALLATION OF HIGH-MAST V·MAX LIGHTING WITH MOBILE LUMINAIRE RING IN THE CAR PARK OF THE HEADQUARTERS OF HOLOPHANE EUROPE

INSTALLATION OF HIGH-MAST V·MAX LIGHTING WITH MOBILE LUMINAIRE RING IN THE CAR PARK OF THE HEADQUARTERS OF HOLOPHANE EUROPE

The 30-metre mast in the car park of the headquarters of Holophane Europe Ltd was adapted to hold new V·Max LED luminaires. Holophane’s high-mast system is the most sophisticated on the market, offering a flexible, functional and completely safe solution that can be used with different kinds of luminaires, including cut-off options.
 
CARANDINI EXHIBITS AT THE 62ND NATIONAL LIGHTING SYMPOSIUM

CARANDINI EXHIBITS AT THE 62ND NATIONAL LIGHTING SYMPOSIUM

The 62nd National Lighting Symposium, organised by the Spanish Lighting Forum, was held in Donostia last 18-20 May

98 years lighting up the lives of thousands

98 years lighting up the lives of thousands

At C & G Carandini we celebrated 98 years of providing customer-friendly lighting solutions, simple and intelligent, offering quality lighting and value added.
THE V·MAX LUMINAIRE INSTALLATION IN HEATHROW AIRPORT PARKING, LONDON

THE V·MAX LUMINAIRE INSTALLATION IN HEATHROW AIRPORT PARKING, LONDON

Heathrow Airport’s parking facilities require the highest possible lighting standards due to the characteristics of the airport.

Quality

The Holophane name is synonymous with quality, high performance luminaires. 
This reputation has been established over 100 years of commitment to the manufacture and supply of luminaires of outstanding performance and design. In order to maintain and improve upon this high level of quality, Holophane was one of the first luminaire manufacturers in the UK to achieve Registered Firm status to ISO9001. This ensures that the required high standard is maintained throughout the manufacturing system, from receipt of components to delivery of the finished product.

Holophane products are developed in our Product Design Office, equipped with modern C.A.D. systems and working to ISO9001. Full type testing to the European Standard for Luminaires, EN60598, is carried out in our laboratory. All luminaires will carry the mandatory   mark, as required by European law, confirming that our products comply with the relevant EU standards confirmed by test data obtained in our approved laboratories.

Tests of Photometric, thermal and electrical performance together with electromagnetic compatibility, is tested in our approved laboratories and every luminaire manufactured is tested for function and safety before being dispatched from our factory. Holophane has successfully achieved certification to ISO 14001:2004. Using ISO 14001:2004 provides assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being continually measured and improved. Benefits include:
The Holophane name is synonymous with quality, high performance luminaires. 
This reputation has been established over 100 years of commitment to the manufacture and supply of luminaires of outstanding performance and design. In order to maintain and improve upon this high level of quality, Holophane was one of the first luminaire manufacturers in the UK to achieve Registered Firm status to ISO9001. This ensures that the required high standard is maintained throughout the manufacturing system, from receipt of components to delivery of the finished product.

Holophane products are developed in our Product Design Office, equipped with modern C.A.D. systems and working to ISO9001. Full type testing to the European Standard for Luminaires, EN60598, is carried out in our laboratory.

All luminaires will carry the mandatory   mark, as required by European law, confirming that our products comply with the relevant EU standards confirmed by test data obtained in our approved laboratories.

Tests of Photometric, thermal and electrical performance together with electromagnetic compatibility, is tested in our approved laboratories and every luminaire manufactured is tested for function and safety before being dispatched from our factory.

Holophane has successfully achieved certification to ISO 14001:2004. Using ISO 14001:2004 provides assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being continually measured and improved. Benefits include:
 

Reduced cost of waste management
Savings in consumption of energy and materials
Lower distribution costs
Improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public