Back in 1967 Elstead started making high quality lighting products that are well designed and professionally manufactured be it from their own manufacturing facilities here in England where they still employ over 60 highly trained staff or from their subsidiary in Poland or sourced form one of their carefully selected lighting partners from around the globe. you can always be assured that they will work hard and with passion to bring the best lighting product to the market.
Below you will find links to the complete Elstead range of high quality fittings, however if you cannot find what you are looking for please call 01223 897210 or email our offices [email protected] and one of our fully trained staff will assist you with your enquiry.
OnlineLighting have been an official Elstead stockist for over 10 years and work closely with Elstead to bring you thier full range of products at competative prices with the best possible service and Quality. We are confident that that any Elstead Light fitting that you purchase will give many years of pleasure and enjoyment.
Bringing New brands & Styles To The UK
Elstead have now established a North American partnership with some of the USA best known brands bring this style of light fitting to Europe for the first time which are starting to be come very popular across the worlds marketplace. These brands include Hinkley Lighting, Feiss, Quoizel, Stiffel and flambeau Lighting all of whom are well know and long established brands though out North American and and now available in the UK manufactured to CE EN60-598 standards in 220-240v specifications.
Elstead's UK Based Offices In Hampshire
Operating from almost 10,000 sq. meters of bespoke facilities in Hampshire the team at Elstead are determined to maintain and grow its enviable manufacturing heritage. The original Elstead Forge dates back to the late 1600s and customers will find that even today the engineering competence and quality is stronger than ever before. You will find many products within the Elstead collection of light fittings that are made right here in the UK.
Elstead's Own New Showroom Facilities
Elstead new showroom facilities are now open to the public so that you can view the entrie range of products. Mon - Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Elstead Lighting Ltd
TEL: +44 (0)1420 590510
Email: [email protected]
Elstead Lighting Unique Quality Guarantee
The Elstead complete collection is now sold around the world as well as here in Great Britain with many of their fittings being found in Homes, Shops, Offices Restaurants and Bars. So when selecting your purchase of any Elstead products you can be sure of style and quality to the best standards in the industry. Many of the outdoor ranges come with a 15 year anti corrosion guarantee for extra piece of mind. Online Lighting are proud to be official distributors of Elstead products and e are sure that all our customers will find selecting products will be a pleasurable stress free experience. With the high quality of each light fitting and own extended 14 returns policy you can buy Elstead lighting products with full confidence.
The History Of Elstead Lighting
Today Elstead Lighting is headed by Managing Director Jonathan Lucas, who is the son and nephew of previous family owners Stephen and Geoffrey Lucas. However, Elstead Lighting was originally known as The Elstead Forge and was founded back in 1686 in the tiny hamlet of Elstead, Surrey, England by a Mr Richard Paine. It remained under his succeeding heirs through until 1870. It then passed on to the Bovington family in 1870 who carried it on until 1956 when daily work in the forge ceased.The forge then lay dormant until 1965 when it was taken over first by Geoffrey Lucas and at this period the forge mainly produced gates, railings and general ironwork, as well as some fire baskets and hearth accessories. Gradually, the gates, railings and general work dropped off but the making of fire baskets and some lights grew. When the forge received an order for a fire basket or light they would make two or three extra, and put the surplus in the shop window or on a small display board outside. People would buy items from the here which led to Geoffrey designing and making more. It was this simple change that started Elstead Forge on its journey to where it is today.In September 1971, Geoffrey asked his brother Stephen Lucas to join him at the forge. At this stage they operated out of two premises; the Elstead Forge and a mile away there was a builder’s yard with office facilities, a place to pack and sort orders, a workshop and a spray painting area. Stephen went on the road selling and took on sales and delivery for the South of England.Geoffrey and Stephen quickly out grew the Elstead premises and built a new factory in the Mill Lane Industrial Estate, in Alton, Hampshire. In 1972 Elstead exhibited at its first hardware trade fair at Olympia in London where they showcased their range of lanterns, fire baskets and barbecues. The show went well, as they received some good orders and gained contacts within some well-respected hardware outlets, which they continued to trade with for a number of years. In 1973 Elstead exhibited at the London Light Show for the first time, and have continued to do so every year since, albeit is now held at the NEC, Birmingham.Then in 1979, 19 year old Jonathan Lucas, son of Stephen Lucas, joined Elstead Forge as a salesman. From this point the company made steady progress with increasing sales, until they outgrew the premises once again. In 1984 the company moved into an additional factory unit on Mill Lane, where they invested in their first modern semi -automatic paint plant. This increase in space, along with the decrease of time taken in post-production gave Elstead the opportunity to further grow the business.By then specialising far more in Lighting than other products, the company changed its name to Elstead Lighting Ltd. In July 1990, Geoffrey Lucas retired from the business and Jonathan took over Geoff’s share of the firm and became co-director, alongside his father Stephen Lucas. The company then managed to secure orders and on-going business from many of the best known high street names resulting in a peak staffing by 1998 of 94, 70 of whom were in production.During this period the company added further new premises and facilities to cope with the demands being met. After a few years of uncertain economic times in the early 2000’s, the company found far more suitable premises on one single site, still in Alton, to allow them to operate in a more modern way and with the benefit of a large showroom. This site is now our present home, known as Elstead House, and extended to some 70,000 square feet.Stephen Lucas semi- retired in the early 2000’s and retired fully by 2008 but still remains a Director of Elstead Lighting and frequently visits to advise and contribute to the business In 2013 Elstead House was extended to provide a 9000 sq ft showroom to showcase more of Elstead’s growing portfolio of brands. There are now more than 1500 products on display - come and visit soon to take a look at one of the largest collections of decorative lighting in the UK.