Our Story

Phos is an evolution of 135 years of technical expertise, forward thinking creativity and precision engineering to form our architectural lighting company.

Under our previous title we were known as Ecoled, formed in 2008 when LED lighting was still in its infancy. The company was initially aimed at capitalising on energy saving, as its name intimates.  We repositioned our focus in 2013 on the architectural grade specification market. Our business capitalises on its strategic relationships from the company’s investors, where we have uniquely been able to draw upon a century of materials expertise in metals to create our own superior product line.  We have built our lighting technology on the back of this knowledge, sharing a passion to create beautifully engineered and aesthetically crafted lighting instruments.

Our engineering team have spent nearly a decade finessing our LED lighting fixtures, producing never-before-seen miniature but powerful luminaires here in the UK, and launched the latest evolution of our Eyeconic range, originally launched in 2014, earlier this summer. Both beautiful and functional, discreet and powerful, the range is the passion project of a team whole-heartedly dedicated to the medium of light, who are pushing the boundaries of traditional lighting manufacture. Having undergone a development in both product and core values, we decided a new, more representative brand name was necessary and launched, Phos.

We place a lot of emphasis on the provenance of our materials. These are the building blocks of our products. Our lighting instruments not only provide the performance necessary for their applications, they uniquely provide a lifestyle choice, distinctively bridging the gap between architectural luminaires and decorative light fittings, with an unbeatable selection of finishes, to fit in with any scheme, in any project. 

At the heart of our company is a passion for lighting and its significance in our world. Light is arguably the most influential force on how we perceive and connect with the world around us, but we often overlook the impact it has on us and the spaces we inhabit. We believe in “The Power of Light” and our ambition is to build a collective consciousness, and admiration of its benefits to our lives. Together with Lighting Consultants, Architects and Interior Designers, we aim to challenge our target customers to rethink their decision making on the importance of their lighting, and the positive impact products such as ours can make to their homes or businesses.

As the lighting industry changes and evolves, we have changed ahead of it and in striving to innovate, Phos has been born.

Our Vision

To inspire a collective consciousness about light, and the power it has on our emotional connection to any environment

Our Mission

Enabling visionaries to realise their creative ambitions within illuminating spaces, by engineering a highly modular lighting design palette with unlimited finishing options.

Our Promise

To deliver beautifully hand-crafted and flawlessly finished luminaires 

Our Philosophy

As light fanatics, to us light is not a job, it is a way of life. We believe that lighting and architecture should work in complete harmony to evoke emotion and impact any space. It is this passion that lies at the heart of our company and our designs.  

Leadership

Biography

James is what we might call the life force of PHOS. A ball of enthusiasm for life and business, James splits his boundless energy between two loves – light and music. James found his love of lighting by chance, when he became one of the first Ecoled employees back in 2008. Wanting to create a brand that invited people to feel inspired by light, James has spear-headed the rebrand to PHOS, taking the company to its next and most exciting phase.  James is a commercially minded marketeer with a strong focus on digital strategy and agitating change in the industry.  Harnessing his passion for light in all its forms, it’s his life’s goal to spread his enthusiasm through music and a brand reflecting his energy for life. 

James
Biography

Herman is Managing Director at Phos. He has a strong background in commercial strategising across multiple industries and sets the direction of the company. Over the past 20 years, Herman has made his career in fast growth technology markets. He has kept himself at the forefront of innovation, with leadership roles in the early days of computer, smartphone and LED development.  He was one of the early adopters of LED at Philips, where he was responsible for driving their LED business unit forward in the hospitality market. Herman is motivated by the desire to develop unique and superior fittings, using his experience gained across various parts of the electronics industry, that offer aesthetic, ambience and unrivalled flexibility, as well as great value that he can pass on to Phos' clients .

Herman
Biography

Trevor is the Picasso of the lighting world. He has an artistic eye and injects this creativity into the art of lighting. His career in the industry spans over an extraordinary 30 years in which time he’s worked in product design, lighting design and commercial leadership roles at companies including Harrods, Nulty Bespoke and he’s also owned his own lighting consultancy. His first brush with inspirational light came at university when Trevor spent a term designing in the glass department. It was here, that he became inspired by the work of the glass artist Danny Lane, and he created two lighting pieces for the project. Years later he was lucky enough to work with Danny on several projects of their own. Trevor is inspired by light in its most complex and simplest forms. 

Trevor
Biography

Simon is an entrepreur who co-founded the original company that has evolved into Phos. He has a flare for design and a background in engineering (a rare coupling to find).  Simon recognised that there was a distinct lack of manufacturers taking advantage of new design concepts as an opportunity using the LED form factor when LED had just begun to enter the mainstream market. The big names in the business couldn’t change direction quick enough and it was time for the disruptors to go on the attack. Simon introduced a range of architectural luminaires that offered powerful performance and design aesthetic from miniature units; something that had not been achieved before. Today he manages several companies operating under the Cadisch brand, as CEO. Simon lives by the ethos that light is the fourth dimension of architecture.

Simon

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