The Aurora Group is an international,
privately owned LED lighting and technology organisation

The core values and East-West partnership upon which the Aurora Lighting Group was founded continue to underpin the company today. With an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for inspirational lighting solutions, Aurora has successfully transitioned from a traditional lighting organisation to one at the forefront in smart connected lighting to deliver
Value Beyond Illumination™”

Andrew Johnson, CEO & Founder

Andrew Johnson
Founder and CEO
Jack Huang
Co Founder, CEO Aurora Asia
Peter Maskell
Chairman
Michael Shih
Managing Director, Asia
Phil Cross
Managing Director, Projects
Tomas Kavanagh
Group CFO
Richard Curtis
Managing Director, Trade
Callum Petrie
Group HR Director
Paul Johnson
Chief Commercial Officer
Kevin Bell
Executive Director, UK
Sebastien Bonneville
Managing Director, Europe

Dongguan, China

Ji’An City, China

Swindon, UK

Quality Manufacturing Short Lead Times Global Service

Taking its name from nature’s most spectacular light show, Aurora Borealis, the Aurora Lighting Group is an international, LED lighting and technology organisation. The Group specialises in the design, manufacturing and distribution of innovative, smart energy-saving solutions for projects, trade and OEM/ODM customers through a dedicated global network to over 70 countries.

Creative product ideation, innovative engineering, rigorous testing, groundbreaking technology, award winning marketing and an unparalleled global sales and distribution team work together at the heart of our business. There are ten international facilities and more than 440,000 sq. ft. allocated to R&D, engineering, testing and technological development.

Ten A.L.E.X (Aurora Lighting Experience) showrooms showcase Aurora’s products, which focus on residential, retail and hospitality, industrial and commercial applications.

Through our added value focus of design, manufacturing and installation services we are engineered to our customers needs. Our partnership with Gooee and continuing investment in enabling technology ensures you have a platform partner that is focused on delivering your commercial objectives through lighting solutions.

  • Exporting to over 70 Countries
  • Value Creating Lighting Design
  • Thermal and Optical Specialists
  • 22,000 SKU’s and custom product options.
  • Full service programme management

Aurora has focused on creating products dedicated to trade. Through its innovative smart technology, LED design and optics, combined with a proven reputation for quality, it is the go-to choice for wholesalers, lighting contractors and specifiers on all continents.

Aurora’s success and growth is built on the core values of the Aurora Lighting Group and its ability to engineer and deliver reliable, compliant, high performing solutions within the key product groups of fire rated downlights, LED lamps and LED integrated luminaires.

These values, combined with built-in high product quality, competitive pricing and comprehensive technical support provide a compelling offer.

Working together

Through an established and growing network of wholesale partnerships, built on excellent customer care, brand equity and fast delivery, Aurora continues to meet the requirements of everyday lighting installations across a range of applications.

Continual innovation whilst leveraging manufacturing capability and purchasing power ensures high product performance is achieved, supported by industry leading warranties.

Stockist Programme

The Aurora stockist programme is designed to enable the best possible results for its trade partners. Trade partners can enjoy many benefits such as dedicated sales management, project sales and lighting design support, UK based customer service and marketing tools, including mobile showrooms and point of sale material.

Sales Support

Promoting a strong brand is a key benefit for Aurora partners. This is why Aurora invests into its brand and marketing tools every year to be best in class for contractors and end-users.

Our trade partners enjoy excellent field sales and marketing support to leverage the return on investment in the Aurora portfolio as much as possible.

Globally situated A.L.E.X (Aurora Lighting Experience) showrooms showcase the full range of products while mobile showrooms are available for bookings at any time.

A highly experienced cross-disciplinary team based at our dedicated Swindon development and test facility. With focus on front and back-end development technologies enhancing customer UI and UX experience the IOT Division is enabling both the Trade and Projects divisions to deliver Value Beyond Illumination.

  • Embedded, front and back-end development technologies across Linux and Microsoft technology stacks: Eg. C/C++/C#, ASP.Net, SQL/NoSQL, Node.js
  • UI and UX experience covering responsive mobile and desktop designs: HTML5/CSS3/ Javascript/jQuery
  • Application development using native iOS and Android or cross-platforms frameworks eg. React Native
  • Enhanced wireless lighting control & analytics
  • Space utilisation & occupancy analytics
  • Sensory architecture

We design, develop and manufacture the most advanced range of low energy lighting solutions and we do this by maintaining control of every step of the production process.

More than 440,000 square feet of research and development and state-of-the-art, integrated manufacturing facilities in Asia and the UK translates to market-leading products and superior service for our customers.

SWINDON, UK
  • UK Based Cellular Manufacturing
  • Professional luminaires are built-to-order from core range of stock components.
  • Manufacturing process provides for production flexibility, fast response times and competitive costs.
  • Consistent product quality, compliance and outstanding performance.
JI’AN CITY, CHINA
  • Vertically integrated Manufacturing
  • Provides all manufacturing processes, including light source, optics, thermal management, power systems, control systems.
  • One-stop, fully integrated manufacturing mega center delivers unmatched reliability, brand credibility and seamless compatibility across all product lines.
DONGGUAN, CHINA
  • Manufacturing, Testing, R&D & Consolidation
  • Our facilities in Dongguan, China, provide us with dedicated R&D, industrial design, fabrication, painting, clean area electronics product, plus luminaire assembly and consolidation equipment.
  • Key components are sourced from European and Japanese supplies to maintain the standards required by the world’s most stringent approval laboratories.

Around the world, our innovative lighting showrooms support our mission to transform the way people interact with their environments, by providing inspirational energy saving lighting solutions. We call this: the Aurora Lighting Experience, or A.L.E.X !

A.L.E.X was first conceived in 2006 at our Welwyn Garden City, UK facilities, providing conferencing, education, product testing and lighting demonstrations for up to 100 people or more from a unique conference suite known as the Light Box.

The Light Box is designed to immerse visitors in an environment where they can experience the difference between traditional and LED light sources, dimming and colour temperature. It is available for client use and equipped with the latest visual aids.

The live demonstration is supplemented by product specs and features on large wall displays that surround visitors, while application shots are projected onto the large screen at the head of the room.

A LIGHTING PERFORMANCE

An interactive ‘WOW!’ experience

At the touch of a button, the LightBox projection screen raises and electric doors open in true star Trek-style, welcoming visitors into a totally interactive facility focused on education, display, performance and testing of the four elements of lighting-power, control, lamps and luminaires. You’ve just entered the Light Lab !

Throughout the Light Lab, visitors can experience Aurora’s latest energy-saving ranges within hand-on product display: indoor lighting, outdoor lighting, LED downlights, lamps, tubes, panels, strip and much more ! Inside, multiple iPads provide interactive exploration into LED binning, colour temperature, thermal management, dimming and other new lighting technologies.

The light lab education

At the touch of a button, the LightBox projection screen raises and electric doors open in true star Trek-style, welcoming visitors into a totally interactive facility focused on education, display, performance and testing of the four elements of lighting-power, control, lamps and luminaires. You’ve just entered the Light Lab !

Throughout the Light Lab, visitors can experience Aurora’s latest energy-saving ranges within hand-on product display: indoor lighting, outdoor lighting, LED downlights, lamps, tubes, panels, strip and much more ! Inside, multiple iPads provide interactive exploration into LED binning, colour temperature, thermal management, dimming and other new lighting technologies.

Whatever the need, we can fulfill a solution. With Aurora’s OEM/ODM division you harness the power of our expertise across all four elements of lighting: power, control, lamps and luminaires.

We offer full customisation, whether it’s shape, size, color, dimension, performance or price, to suit your brand. Our flexibility transcends aesthetics to include engineering and manufacturing of power source, optical lenses and innovative thermal management solutions.

CAPABILITIES

Industrial design, light source and fixture manufacturing, integration, consolidation and inspection

If you have a niche request for a technology or specialist product, we can still serve your requirements via our comprehensive network of sub-contractors. We oversee every step of the production process and provide a limitless range of tailoring options. Our aim is to provide customised concepts that fit our customers’ specifications and individual needs. Customers receive the highest quality products at competitive prices, in an efficient, streamlined process.

SOLUTIONS

Turnkey Solutions from the Foundation Up

We have the ability to manage a project end-to-end, from industrial design, manufacturing and packaging of LED chips, optics, thermal management, power source, fixture manufacturing and assembly, testing, consolidation and logistics.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Production, Assembly & Inspection

We have full control of the production process from the manufacturing of the individual chips to the end product. Dedicated assembly and consolidation facilities can handle any project order, including detailed pre-shipment inspection. Our research and development teams are committed to delivering cutting-edge lighting technologies to suit your individual requirements, backed up by our global network of sales, support and distribution capabilities.

Auroras brands are optimised for the specific requirements of each channel and market, and are currently being streamlined in preparation for entry into smart environments.

Microlights, the group’s UK-based retail specialist company, and its products are being integrated under the Aurora brand. Combined expertise and products under one brand enables a consolidated projects approach and a complete service and range to accommodate four sectors: residential, retail & hospitality, commercial and industrial.

Enlite is Aurora’s latest ‘essentials’ brand distributed via trade, providing big performance, high quality LED lighting at excellent value.

A simple yet highly targeted lighting essentials range, Enlite is designed to meet the requirements of everyday lighting installations across a range of applications. Continual innovation whilst leveraging manufacturing capability and purchasing power ensures high product performance is achieved for the best value, supported by industry leading warranties backed by the Aurora Group.

To ensure continued growth, our mission is to enter new markets, maintain on-time delivery, encourage collaboration through the Aurora Group’s expanding professional installer network and enhance customer support.

The Enlite service, product R&D, engineering and development through the Aurora Group will always remain customer driven, as customer requirements and end user product experiences are our highest priority.

A track record in technological excellence
  • IoT
    Smart
  • Opt
    Optics
  • Thm
    Thermal
  • Lht
    Light
  • Pwr
    Power

IoT
Smart

Aurora’s journey in lighting started when everything required switches on walls to turn on luminaires. Focused on reinvention and futuristic design, Aurora progressed and launched integrated LED luminaires controlled by third party, on-premise solutions.

As lighting is the most pervasive element in the built environment, lighting systems can readily form the backbone of an intelligent network. Knowing this, Aurora, at an early stage, identified the need for an interoperable, scalable, IoT platform. Collaborating with best-in-class partners is fundamental to driving innovation beyond legacy architecture solutions; Aurora now works with Gooee®, SmartThings, Amazon Alexa, Google Home and more to turn its vision into a reality and continue to deliver Value Beyond Illumination™.

Opt
Optics

Optical innovation precise control

Designing and manufacturing the most effective optics reduces overall system energy consumption and outputs more light to where it’s needed.

EnFiniti™ lenses are edge-to-edge multifaceted sculptured lenses that produce low glare while providing a sparkling halogen-like appearance. They are designed to mimic traditional technology to provide the same visual look and feel we all expect. The EnFiniti lens features a 100% aperture for maximum light output and clean aesthetic appearance, providing maximum light distribution with minimal glare.

Thm
Thermal

Higher quality brighter light for longer

Thermal management is a fundamental design component that removes heat from the LED chip, providing longer life and consistent light output.

ThermoTec™ technology utilises a combination of highly efficient low temperature SMD LEDs that are bonded directly to an aluminium heatsink and surrounded by an injected thermoplastic housing. The passive cooling effect of these combined technologies work together and allow the LED chips to perform at their optimum to enable consistent performance and the quality of light to last longer. The three performance criteria are:

  • Efficacy - creating more usable light using less power
  • Lumen output – maximising light from the fitting for improved light distribution
  • Colour rendering – high CRI enhances true colours of objects and their surroundings

Lht
Light

High efficacy quality of light

Best-in-Class LED light sources are the most crucial component in any luminaire. The most suitable chips are selected for each and every application to guarantee high performance, long life and reliability.

High efficacy, heat efficient light sources are optimised for each application to deliver consistent quality over time. Aurora ensures the following for the highest quality light source:

  • High output single (COB) & multi-point sources (SMD)
  • Mid power Surface Mounted Device
  • Highly efficient Chip On Board
  • Accurate colour rendering (Ra >80)
  • Smooth and controlled dimming
  • Low SDCM values
  • ErP Compliant
  • LM80 Data

Pwr
Power

Reliability, lifetime & performance

The engine of a luminaire - advanced, embedded ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) technology drives maximum LED performance with superior dimming compatibility and reliability.

For maximum reliability and lifetime in our High Voltage solutions, we have eliminated the external driver using an advanced integrated circuit (IC) and removed the electrolytic capacitor - the weakest component in an LED downlight. An icDOB not only substantially increases lifetime and performance, it allows for the stabilisation of currents, cost reduction overload protection.

Awards and recognitions

Over the years Aurora has received recognition for its solutions and contributions to the electrical industry. Continuing to lead with the latest in LED and IoT technology, our priority has always been, and continues to be, our customers, delivering an end-to-end solution that meets and exceeds their expectations.

We believe in a world where light should be accessible to all people

Introducing light and electricity to those without it will enable them to pursue lives of greater freedom, purpose and opportunity.

The Aurora Light Foundation, or ALF, aims to make an impact on the world - balancing a passion for sustainable solutions with a passion to enact real change. We are founded upon a core set of personal beliefs and a commitment to providing light to underprivileged individuals, families and communities.