About Us

We’ve been manufacturing linear lighting for over fifty years. Our products are used by architects and lighting designers to enhance a vast range of interior and exterior spaces – everywhere from retail displays to art installations, offices, stage sets and public buildings.

Energy efficient

Our policy of investing in the latest technologies means that today we have an extensive portfolio of products that deliver the highest levels of energy efficiency.

Creative freedom

Combining purity of light with exceptional flexibility, our lighting gives you the freedom to create an astonishing range of shapes and effects. Talk to our specialist team about whatever design you have in mind – their experience of helping customers realise projects with imaginative, aesthetically-pleasing solutions is vast.

Customised or bespoke options

We are more than happy to customise products for special projects or design bespoke lighting to meet specific needs. If you have an idea you would like to discuss, we’d love to hear from you. We’re always prepared to go the extra mile.

International network

Our distributor network extends across the world, allowing us to service international projects locally.

A brief history of our company


Encapsulite International Ltd started in 1968


Started to manufacture darkroom safelights in conjunction with Agfa and became the largest independent manufacturer, working closely with all the major photographic companies including Kodak, Konica, Fuji and many others


Began to produce and supply coloured sleeves for fluorescent tubes


Encapsulite freed the fluorescent lamp from the batten fitting with the Stick-Lite and remote ballast


Produced the sodium oxide lamp with specific filteration for darkrooms utilising Agfa materials


Started to manufacture coated fluorescent tubes for the food and associated industries


Designed the IP67 MT70 range of lights with T8 fluorescent lamps


The first incarnation of the HFI Stick-Lite arrived utilising ballasts from Harvard


T5 lamps arrived, Encapsulite embraced the then new technology and produced the T5 Stick-Lite and grew the MT50 range of IP67 lighting


Encapsulite moved from 4000 square ft dilapidated factory to a modern 10,000 square ft premises. From there Encapsulite enjoyed rapid expansion until the recession in 2007-8 when we consolidated and rode out the worst years with our ability to adapt and push forward with new product designs


Encapsulite embraced LED technology, forging ahead with new and exciting products that we continue to push forward utilising the latest available technology


Peter Waumsley founder of Encapsulite passes away aged 81, although not involved with the company for many years, his foresight and “can do” attitude inspires to drive us ever forward


Encapsulite begins its re-launch phase with a new website and catalogue as well as a new Sales and Marketing team