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Coughtrie join forces with Mears for Social Housing Project

Coughtrie has supplied vandal resistant bulkheads for social housing environments for over 50 years. With a reputation for quality and longevity that precedes it, Coughtrie has become the ‘go-to’ place for social housing fittings. Today, nearly all UK councils have Coughtrie lights somewhere on their estates. Mears, one of the UK’s leading housing and care […]

British Built to Last! Not just a slogan

British Built to Last isn’t just a slogan, it’s a fact!     Our unwavering commitment to manufacturing in the UK, at the factory in Hillington, Glasgow where the original Coughtrie fittings were produced has given us a reputation for quality that precedes the name. Coughtrie luminaires boast a proven life-span in excess of 25 years […]

Emergency Lighting: Are You In The Dark?

Emergency lighting saves lives and if it goes wrong it can have terrible consequences. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, building owners and operators are reviewing not just their compliance, but also best practice. As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of emergency lighting, Coughtrie, has been at the forefront of providing the very best solutions.

IK Ratings For Impact Resistant Luminaires: Everything You Need To Know

The IK rating is a vital tool for specifying luminaires especially in challenging environments. The IK rating was developed out of the old IP code which had a third digit to indicate impact resistance. The IK rating test is simple in principle; a weight of known value is dropped from a known height, to deliver [...]

Lighting Controls: They Are Smart But Are They Clever?

Coughtrie started manufacturing innovative lighting solutions in 1940. Since then the lighting industry has changed beyond recognition. Coughtrie has remained at the forefront of technology, with the recent focus to drive down energy costs and CO2 emissions of individual luminaires. This trend has moved the industry focus from incandescent to fluorescent to LEDs and the [...]

IP Or Not IP? That Is The Question

Everything today seems to have an IP rating from the latest mobile phones to arduous application luminaires but what does IP mean? IP does not mean ‘waterproof’ but it is shorthand for ‘ingress protection’ and is part of IEC standard 60529, covering water and dust. Water and electricity don’t mix, but why dust? Dust is [...]