Welcome to Shoplight
Expert providers of lighting solutions for retailers
Totally dedicated to the retail sector, Shoplight is a dynamic, highly skilled business that specialises in looking after the lighting needs of retail chains and retail designers.
What’s different about Shoplight?
Because we only work with retail clients, we have the flexibility, time and resources to stay up to date with the latest ideas on retail lighting solutions, services and after sales care. We’re free to focus on the best new ideas for the retail sector. Although our company and brand are relatively young compared to other lighting providers in the UK, we have nearly twenty years of industry knowledge and expertise behind us. Our experience has taught us how to deliver a retail lighting solution that works really hard for our client businesses, whilst the ‘youth’ of our business means that we have a responsive and nimble approach to customer care.
The UK’s only retail lighting specialist with exclusive access to SLE Smart Lighting Engineering
Shoplight is pleased to offer its clients the benefits of its strategic partnership with SLE. Based in Slovakia, SLE is developing the latest trends and methodologies into intelligent lighting solutions designed to suit the specific needs of each customer. Shoplight’s partnership with SLE gives retailers the very best of both worlds – exclusive access to a leading European company with the resources to innovate and develop lighting solutions at competitive prices and just as importantly; expert customer service and after sales care from a UK company that fully understands the requirements of retail clients.
Please call me on 01733 345 265 when you are ready to find out more.
Mark Shortland, Managing Director
Our strategic partner SLE
As a partner of many market-leading retailers, SLE uses the best possible methodologies and tools to create an innovative portfolio of lighting solutions.
Everything that SLE does is driven by this clear statement ‘our innovative lighting solutions are simple to implement, beneficial to use and lead to business success.’
Through its strategic partnership with SLE, Shoplight is able to offer its clients:
- Complete access to the SLE product portfolio
- Full use of light planning tools including the Lighting
- Quality Standard and Light Management Systems
- Seamless, hassle-free service on product related such as delivery, warranty claims and more.
At Moss Bros we continue to deliver an intensive programme of refurbishment and new store fit-outs. In order to continue to develop our stores on time and to a high quality, we need a team of suppliers and contractors who understand our needs and can deliver every time.
The Shoplight team have gone above and beyond at every stage by offering their expertise and delivering a responsive and flexible service. We are incredibly satisfied with the lighting solutions in our stores and are glad to have Shoplight as our partner. We look forward to growing our business with them…Mel Bebb
Fully customisable and bespoke lighting products
Everything you need to optimise the lighting in your store
SLE’s product portfolio is constantly refreshed to make sure that it is always across the latest innovations in retail lighting, but should you need it, you’ll find you have even greater freedom and flexibility to choose the best possible lighting for your store.
Through SLE’s R&D services, we can also create custom products for you – anything from a different paint colour to a completely bespoke fixture.
Using modern 3D printing techniques, custom and bespoke manufacture is now quicker than ever before.
Just as importantly, whilst other European lighting providers may stipulate that you have to accept specific brands of LED chip; SLE co-operates with almost all major chip manufacturers, including Philips, Osram, Xicato, Sharp, Cree, Tridonic and Samsung.
Together, Shoplight and SLE will work hard to provide you with a flexible and responsive service – right from inception to delivery of your lighting solution.
- Expert delivery of your store’s lighting design
- Free professional design service
- Leading edge design
- Your Design Guarantee
Nearly twenty years in the business has taught us just how important it is to plan and brief a lighting design carefully.
Throughout the process we’ll support you and your team with specialist planning tools and expertise.
This service is an integral part of our offer at Shoplight and gives you the benefit of working with an experienced, qualified lighting designer at no extra cost.
White Canvas Studios are independent from us and impartial too – so, if they believe that the best product for your lighting solution is not one of our standard products, they’ll provide a specification so that we can either adapt one of our existing products or develop the right product for your needs.
Together, we’ll guide you through the process and make sure that you consider every detail that could have an impact on the success of your new store lighting.
As a first step, we’ll meet for a comprehensive briefing where we will discuss in-depth your objectives for your new lighting solution, your commercial needs and possible challenges.
Using a suite of specialist industry techniques that may include Dialux lighting designs, AutoCAD drawing layouts and 3D renders; your design team will then begin to build up a lighting solution for your store. They’ll also pay due and careful attention to energy reports and building regulations part L2.
Once the team has drawn up the initial design, they’ll challenge it using SLE’s Light Quality Standard Composer Pro.
LQS Composer Pro is designed to assess how your customers will perceive the proposed lighting design. It will benchmark the design against five parameters:
- Ergonomics (CRI, Glare, Uniformity, Lux Levels)
- Emotion (vertical illumination, contrast, daylight, dynamic light, colour mixing)
- Ecology (lamp technology, efficiency, thermal outputs, dangerous material content, product, lifetime and maintenance costs)
- Efficiency (controls)
- Esprit (is the design ordinary/extraordinary? Does it have a feeling of grace and the potential to create surprise and
enhance the shopping experience?)
When the assessment is complete, results are scored from1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score.
For you and your retail business, LQS Composer Pro is the perfect way to ‘road test’ your lighting design at the planning stage – when the design can easily be modified without incurring unnecessary cost or delay.
3D, Grey & False Colour Renders
Because we want your new lighting solution to be a big success for your retail business, we go one step further too and support all new lighting solutions with a Shoplight ‘Design Guarantee’.
Put simply, this means that, if when our products have been installed, any areas of our solution do not meet the lighting levels specified in our design, we will supply any additional fixtures needed to put things right, free of charge*.
* Provided that the major elements of your store (layout, merchandise etc) remain unchanged.
Shoplight delivers the lighting products you need to keep your store looking its best
We understand how important it is to ensure that stores are built and handed over on time. This is why, in our UK warehouse, we hold profiled-stock for every one of our retail clients. With good customer service and excellent logistics, we can deliver any of our products the next working day.
We’ll stay in touch too – regular contact means that if you decide to open a new store, we’ll be ready to plan ahead and make sure that the products you’ll need will be available for you.
If you decide to open overseas, we’re also ideally placed to provide the lighting products you need. SLE can supply fittings to most major markets – so in your new market place you’ll still get the benefits of using the lighting solution you’ve come to trust in the UK.
- It’s easy to order from Shoplight
- Dedicated account management makes your life easier
- Supporting your contractor with installation
- After sales care – Shoplight’s commitment to your business
- Money-saving opportunities
- 5-year parts and warranty
You can either place a purchase order directly with us (or through a third party supplier, maybe a shopfitter or an electrical contractor), or confirm your order using our online quotation acceptance tool.
If you prefer to spread the cost of your investment, lease purchasing is possible too.
Using cloud-based software wherever possible, we provide a completely flexible approach to invoicing. We can work ‘paperless’ or provide a traditional paper invoice at the end of each project – we’ll do what suits you best.
At the end of every project we’ll also provide a report so that you can track any additions or omissions to your costs from the point when your initial order was placed.
When you commission Shoplight to provide a lighting solution for your store, our senior management team will assemble a team of professionals with the best experience to manage your project smoothly and successfully.
You’ll have a dedicated UK contact that you can call 24/7 and, should you ever need to, you’ll also be able to liaise with contacts in key departments at SLE such as lighting design and technical.
So whenever you have a question, you’ll always be able to speak with someone who already knows everything they need to know about your project and your business.
The recession and financial crisis brought about changes in procurement across many sectors. To save money, many buyers now source direct from a supplier then engage a contractor to carry out an installation. This is all fine, until a situation arises when a contractor is not familiar with the equipment supplied.
Shoplight has developed a system to bridge this ‘knowledge gap’. Put simply, we take extra care with product referencing and labelling. Our products are all packaged and cross-referenced against the lighting layout drawing, so if the drawing specifies a ‘Type A’ product, the product will be labelled as ‘Type A’ – making identification and installation straightforward.
All of the components required for a specific fitting type are, wherever possible, placed inside the same box. Unlike many other manufacturers, our products come fully wired with the LED driver already wired to the fitting too. So, when the electrician opens the box, he simply has to place the fitting into the ceiling.
Every pallet includes a delivery note and layout drawing – so your contractor will always have the information he needs to hand.
Wherever possible, we also use easy installation features (for example Wieland connectors on recessed products) to help reduce the time that your installers need to fit the light fittings
Unlike other lighting companies, once you’ve made your VM tweaks, we’ll even come back and do it all again after you’ve been trading your store for a few weeks – at no extra cost too. This level of extra care is just part of the Shoplight service.
If you and a partner business (maybe a retailer within your group) use similar products, we can look at combining your buying power so that both businesses have the opportunity to save money.
We’ll even do some of the ground-work by helping you to identify which retailers work to the same specification as your own business.
If you prosper, we prosper – and we want Shoplight to remain your first choice provider of lighting solutions.
At Shoplight and SLE we have every confidence in the high quality of our products. We appreciate though that any new lighting solution represents a significant investment to a retail business. Therefore to show our appreciation for the business you place with us, we offer a 5-year parts and labour warranty on our fixtures.
In keeping with our customer–focused culture we make our manufacturer backed warranty so easy to use. Instead of asking you to fill in a complicated online registration form, we simply log the date of supply for each project and the warranty expires 5 years later, simple as that.
Because Shoplight’s strategic partner SLE develops and provides fixtures for many European partners, we have a much broader view of the latest trends and technological developments.
We like to keep all of our customers up to date with the new ideas and technologies as they emerge – we recognise that in today’s competitive, global market place none of us can afford to stand still.
To view the latest innovations please visit our website shoplight.lighting where you’ll be able to watch our promotional videos.
If time allows, you are also most welcome to visit our lighting innovation centre in Slovakia.
To The End
Thank you for you interest in Shoplight powered by SLE. We hope you can see that we are borne out of desire to offer a dedicated service to retailers and their partners which is holistic in its approach and innovative in its detail. If you agree then of course you’ll want to see our products and test our prices; we would be very grateful for any opportunity to demonstrate to you that we can offer you the best of all Worlds …
A complete and exhaustive service offer.
The latest innovative lighting products.
If you’d like more information please feel free to contact us;
T: +44 (0) 1733 345265
M: 07718 425880
…we hope to hear from you soon.