About Whitecroft Lighting

Whitecroft Lighting is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of commercial lighting. From our 10,000m2 design and manufacturing facility we provide tailored lighting solutions for commercial, industrial, healthcare and education applications.

From initial design to packaged product, the entire sales, support and manufacturing process is under one roof. Our manufacturing capability is upwards of 600,000 luminaires per year, and our continued investment in the latest technologies has brought LED manufacturing in-house, adding flexibility to the manufacturing process.

As a member of the Fagerhult group, we are part of a global network of lighting manufacturers, with over 4,900 employees in 30 countries worldwide.


Whitecroft Lighting - Design
Whitecroft Lighting - Design
Whitecroft Lighting - Manufacturing
Whitecroft Lighting - Project Management
Whitecroft Lighting - Testing

Leading the Lighting Revolution

The primary objectives for any lighting project are to provide the highest quality lighting with the lowest energy demands. At Whitecroft we are at the forefront of the latest developments in both lighting and lighting controls, with an extensive research and development team dedicated to LED innovation and product design.


Project Expertise

We understand the benefits of working with our customers at the earliest opportunity to impact on the design and reduce cost through economies of scale and standardisation of equipment.

Our lighting designers will work closely with our customers to ensure that the optimum and most cost-effective solution is achieved, whilst bearing in mind through life considerations such as energy consumption.

Customer Charter

Whitecroft Lighting continuously strives to offer customers the best service in the industry. This covers all aspects of our service from lighting design and quotations, to ensuring on-time deliveries and providing dedicated project management.

Our customer charter details all the promises we aim to keep and beat, from the way we communicate with you, to the work we do with you and maintaining our expertise and integrity.

Quality of Product

Quality of Product

Quality of People

Quality of People

Quality of Service

Quality of Service


Established in 1945

Established in 1945, Moorlite starts manufacturing lighting fixtures in Ashton-under-Lyne.

New Headquarters

Moorlite moves to the current site in Ashton under Lyne.

Whitecroft Lighting Ltd

Whitecroft Lighting Ltd is formed from the combination of Moorlite, Hitech, Simplex and Siemens Lighting.

Fagerhult acquires Whitecroft Lighting Ltd

In order to further strengthen its position in the European Lighting Industry and to create a platform for growth in the important UK market, Fagerhult acquired Whitecroft Lighting Ltd as of 4 November 2005.

£10m+ capital investment programme

2007 marks the start of a ongoing investment program in operations to enhance quality and increase flexibility. With an investment of over £10m, the facilities in Ashton-under-Lyne now incorporate the latest state of the art manufacturing equipment for luminaire production.

1,000,000th LED light engine

Whitecroft Lighting announce that the business manufactured its 1,000,000th light engine here on site at our Ashton premises; a huge achievement for our manufacturing and production team.

This milestone also marks two years since we put our first SMT line into full production to make our very own custom light engines in-house. In addition to this the business has also invested heavily in a range of electronic and manufacturing plant to support this enhancement of production.

Whitecroft Lighting buzzing to support Manchester’s Bee in the City

Whitecroft Lighting is supporting Bee in the City, a spectacular public art event taking place in Manchester bringing together the business and creative sectors to celebrate Manchester’s heritage. Together with Cundall we produced a collaborative Bee design entitled ‘The Beeholder'.

At the end of the trail, the Bees were auctioned off to raise significant funds for The Lord Mayor of Manchester’s We Love MCR Charity to improve the lives of Manchester residents and help them reach their full potential. The Beeholder raised £13,000 and was won by an anonymous Internet bidder.

We celebrate a hat-trick of award wins

It's been a very successful year at Whitecroft Lighting as we celebrated the winning of three presigious, industry awards:

The Supply Chain Forum Collaboration 2019 award from Laing O’Rourke in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution to the Manchester Airport Transformation Project.

The ProCure22 Efficiency and Productivity Programme Award in recognition of the NHS Capital Cost Savings achieved through the Standard Component programme.

The Interior Luminaire of the Year at Lux Awards for Florence+, an innovative low-profile bedhead luminaire for hospitals which combines a soft hotel aesthetic with the required clinical quality. 

We align our business model towards the circular economy

Whitecroft Lighting experiences rapid growth in interest related to their circular economy approach with the launch of one of world’s first recessed luminaires Cradle to Cradle Certified™ at the Bronze level and Whitecroft Vitality, our new circular economy platform.

Whitecroft Vitality is a new circular approach that gives Whitecroft Lighting the ability to keep products at their highest utility through life and then refurbish, re-purpose, re-distribute, re-sell and in the end recover luminaires.  

At Whitecroft, we have developed the Whitecroft Lighting Academy, a structured learning programme that will allow us to develop our future leaders, and ensure all of our staff have access to the best professional development opportunities available in our industry.

View More

At Whitecroft, our BIM engineers are not only adept at using Autodesk Revit; they are also fully trained lighting designers. We believe this is essential. When you use our teams on your project, you can rest assured the whole lighting solution is being designed, assessed and managed by people who know the technology inside out and have a full understanding of your requirements.

- We can populate your BIM model with a full lighting design.

- All our BIM families are created in-house, so if bespoke models are required, we can deliver them.

- We use Relux to create design validation data that confirms your project’s compliance and supports your BIM model.

- Once the model is complete, we work with you to interrogate every element including quantity schedules, costs, energy validation, COBie data and delivery schedules.

View More

Whitecroft have become successful in the lighting market, with focus on various sector specialisms. We now have extended our skills by offering a fully managed service which supplies much more than just the luminaires.

Project Management skills have been developed to save time on a project by planning it out and considering all relevant factors which may affect its outcome.

From design to specification, through to product selection, commissioning and after-sales support, we can help our customers meet the cost challenges of the commercial environment.

Our Project Management services encourage a smooth transition throughout your lighting procurement, manufacture, delivery and installation, by providing advice on the best techniques to employ.


Whitecroft Lighting continuously strives to offer customers the best service in the industry. This covers all aspects of our service from lighting design and quotations, to ensuring on-time deliveries and providing dedicated project management.

Whitecroft Lighting operates in a sustainable way by creating lighting solutions best adapted to customer requirements, with the least possible impact on the environment including consumption of natural resources. Whitecroft Lighting contributes to and takes responsibility for the furtherment of sustainability, which it also requires of all suppliers in it’s chain.

Through our environmental management system we are continually reducing our use of natural resources, whilst optimising recycled materials, avoiding waste generation and increasing recycling. As a responsible manufacturer we carry our company values and policies into our supply chain so that our customers can have confidence in the fact that all our lighting solutions are manufactured using only environmentally safe materials and processes.