Our Story

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The big day

well-lit is launched by Chris Stimson and Bujar Shkodra – from Chris’s kitchen table.

We knew we were taking on a lot. But we had no idea how big this thing would get, or how fast.

March 2013
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First public appearance

We were invited to attend Oakwood farmer market in Roundhay park in Leeds.

April 2013
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Award winners already

well-lit wins Small Business Sunday #SBS recognition from Dragons Den Star Theo Paphitis less than three months in.

Looks like Theo can spot a good start-up when he sees one.

June 2013
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Leaving the kitchen table behind

Chris’s family get to eat breakfast in their kitchen again. Having also outgrown their spare bedroom (a.k.a. the stock room), we take up the offer to use his parents’ large spare bedroom and their double garage.

December 2013
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Extra staff needed

With orders flying in, Chris’s parents are drafted in to help And we take over their other two garages for stock rooms. And make coffee in their kitchen. They look happy don’t they?

February 2014
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The word is out...

...you don’t have to put up with ugly, dull, colour-killing bulbs to save the planet.

well-lit is featured in:

Daily Mail
Daily Telegraph
Yahoo Finance
Sunday Times
Metro
Stylist Magazine
and Kitchen Bedroom Bathroom

October 2014
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Growing

The delivery trucks get bigger, and bigger

November 2014
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Customer feeback

well-lit becomes the top-rated LED specialist on independent review site Trustpilot.

May 2015
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Our environmental work gets noticed

well-lit becomes the first LED Lighting company to be nominated for Ethical Product of the Decade in the Observer Ethical Awards.

July 2015
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Feet on the ground

Like all good company directors, we celebrate at a top local eatery. Bujar dresses up for the occasion.

July 2015
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Proud moment

well-lit is featured in the Energy Saving Trust annual review, and on their website.

August 2015
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Uh Oh

We’re running out of space. Again.

September 2015
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A world first

well-lit becomes the first company to launch flexible filament LED lamps.

July 2016
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A new home

We sign a lease on a brand-new warehouse, just in time to receive 9,000 flexible filament LED lamps.

January 2016
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Not so small anymore

7,500 of them get shipped out to customers the very same day.

January 2017
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Getting noticed by the big boys

Official moving-in day at the new well-lit offices and warehouse in Huddersfield. (Don’t worry Mum and Dad, we tidied up and washed our mugs.) We start supplying LED filament lamps to two of the most famous brands in the UK (but are sworn to secrecy).

March 2017
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A Royal connection?

We start supplying LED lamps to one of the most famous addresses in the world, (that secrecy thing again). Our flexible filament LED lights win Bronze in the 2017 European Product Design Awards.

April 2017
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Sunday Times

well-lit lighting features in a double spread in the Home section of the Sunday Times – in a beautiful barn conversion project.

May 2017
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New website launch

We launch our new website (this one) with a fantastic selection of LED filament bulbs, great prices, 365-day returns, and free delivery*.

* Orders over £20

July 2017
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Yet another first !

well-lit is the first company to use a flexible led filament passed through a polycarbonate tube to create a new and fresh range of LED filament lamps called the 'aray' range !

March 2017
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Those trucks have got BIG, really BIG !

Our biggest single shipment arrived, around 20,000 LED Lamps. What's more pleasing, is that 4 hours later, every single lamp had gone out to customers.

January 2018
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New Employee

We seemed to have added a new employee to our ranks

February 2018
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Launch of new Brand

We launched our new LED lighting brand BEEM at Milan Design Week

April 2018
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The Conran Shop

We are honoured to become the preferred LED Lamp supplier to The Conran Shop in London and Paris.

October 2018
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Dishoom Manchester

Honoured to have provided the LED Lamps to the beautiful new Dishoom restaurant in Manchester.

November 2018
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The Conran Shop Paris Launch

Both BEEM and well-lit launch with The Conran Shop in Paris

January 2019
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World First

well-lit are the first company in the world to launch a dim to warm flexible filament LED bulb.

February 2019
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An Upgrade

We upgrade our classic range with new drivers and power supplies and lower the cost

July 2019
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New Additions to Dim to Warm Range

We extend our range of dim-to-warm bubs to feature a frosted A60 and G95 bulb

October 2019
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Pendant & Ceiling Lights

We launch a new range of hand made pendants and ceiling lights.

May 2020
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An entirely new LED bulb concept launched

Meet the Azure range, a glass pendant and LED Bulb in one

August 2020
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Industry Smashing CRI Levels

Our dim-to-warm LED Bulbs reach 97 CRI with R9 valuation at 97 !

October 2020
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Dim to Warm Range Extended

We add candles and golf balls to our clear and frosted glass Dim-To-Warm range

November 2020
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UK Downlights?

We launch a brand new, Made in Britain, fully customisable and high CRI Downlight Range

January 2021
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Revamped Website Launched

We revamp our website to make it easier for our customers to discover our full range of products and learn more about us.

February 2021