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Our manufacturing process

Making things different

Every one of well-lit’s LED filament products is made by hand.

No machines, no automation, and certainly not any robots. From the installation of the filaments and drivers to the shaping and cutting of the glass, each process is carried out by highly skilled workers.

Hold on a minute. Surely the best way to ensure quality at an attractive price is to automate everything and everyone? Isn’t that what modern manufacturing is all about?

Well, yes and no. We can’t deny that machines would reduce our costs. But at what price?

We could easily make more bulbs in less time. That’s how most LEDs lamps see the light of day. But an automated production line would also reduce the first-class quality on which we’ve built our reputation – and create more waste.

And there’s something else about the mass-produced mentality that we certainly won’t sign up for – the exploitation of the people who make the products. By taking our factory to where the workers live, and ensuring fair wages and a safe and happy work place, we get happier employees – and the highest quality lamps.

Our LED filament lamps are a cut above the rest in every respect. Using the skilled judgement of accomplished craftspeople is the best way to ensure the correct orientation and precise alignment of the components. It creates a consistent lighting effect that’s hard to achieve with technology alone.

Our hand-made filaments are made from a special polymer that lights up perfectly however you shape it. Our electronics and drivers are the finest quality in the world. And you won’t see tiny imperfections on the surface, because our glass is washed no fewer than three times during production.

The attention to detail in our manufacturing process pays dividends by producing products that are head and shoulders above the rest.

Mass production isn’t what well-lit is about. It doesn’t suit our business model and it doesn’t appeal to our customers, most of whom choose us because they want better designs, better performance, and bulbs that last as long as we say they will.

With nearly 70,000 LED filament lamps sold and not a single reported technical failure or disappointed customer, we’re pretty happy with the way we do things.

Well Lit are proud European Design Award winners and finalists of The Observer Ethical Awards

The Observer Ethical AwardsWinner: European Product Design Award