About Us

Established in 1920 British Electric lamps Ltd have become a leading manufacturer and supplier of light sources and fixtures to the electrical wholesale industry.

Continued investment in cutting edge technology has gained BELL a reputation in the industry for unique energy saving product manufactured to the highest specification. The onsite laboratory and QC control centre ensure product meets the highest standards for performance and safety and comply with all the latest EU conformity requirements.

The National distribution centre covers 50 000 square feet in the central location of West Yorkshire, ensuring good stock holding and national next day delivery.

Our Mission Statement:

British Electric Lamps is dedicated to the highest quality of customer service delivered with a sense of professionalism, warmth, pride and company spirit.

We will endeavour to do everything in our power to serve the customer to the best of our ability.

Our History

Mr E R Grote, Founder, established an incandescent lamp factory in Wimbledon, London manufacturing unique incandescent decorative light sources.

During World War 2 the lamp making machinery was converted to produce components for the military to help fight against the German war machine.

Due to expansion, manufacturing plant increased in size and capacity to produce over 10 million units per annum.

A national distribution centre was established in West Yorkshire to facilitate national next day delivery across the UK and Southern Ireland.

Large scale investment in technology and machinery to develop manufacturing facilities in the Far East and Eastern Europe.

New state of the art distribution centre established in Normanton, West Yorkshire with automated bar coding systems to meet growing demand for new technology lighting.

New laboratory and Quality Control facility built on-site in Normanton to meet requirements for new stringent EU safety and performance standards.