Original BTC

About Original BTC

Established in 1990 by Peter Bowles, Original BTC began life as an Oxford based home lighting brand and has secured two further lighting brands; heritage marine lighting manufacturer Davey Lighting and LED lighting manufacturer Beadlight, under its umbrella. With a family history steeped in retail, manufacturing and design, Peter designs the company’s products in conjunction with his son Charlie who became Director in 2012.

Original BTC, Davey Lighting & Beadlight each offer a diverse and unique range of lighting designs. All brands draw inspiration from Britain’s rich post industrialisation history as well as incorporating modern tastes and trends with our very latest innovative designs.

Here is a video that shows how one of our best selling pendant lights is made:

Quality, detail and an interesting mix of materials are integral to each brand’s designs. These are created by using the best quality raw materials to their upmost capability, paying great attention to the concept and form.

From using centuries old techniques to the very latest technology, all lights are handmade and manufactured in the UK. Six production facilities include a metalworks, glassworks, and a Stoke-on-Trent bone china factory rescued from closure in 2002.

It is here where the lighting designs, whether crafted from versatile bone china, the finest aluminium, copper, brass and iron, come to life.

The detailing of cotton braided cables, satin chromed bases & contrasting coloured shades make Original BTC, Davey Lighting and Beadlight’s products uniquely distinctive and popular in Europe and beyond.


Customer reviews for Original BTC

At Made to Last we understand how important customer care is. Our aim is to treat all customers in the same way that we would treat a close friend or a family member if they were buying from us.

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We are very proud to have been awarded the 2017, 2018 & 2019 Gold Trusted Service by Feefo, the independent ratings experts meaning that we have one of the highest service ratings levels amongst retailers in the UK.

The reviews below relate to our customer service and product quality for Original BTC exclusively and show you what our existing customers think about the supplier and us. On this page we only show a maximum of the 20 most recent reviews for this supplier. All product reviews can be seen on the product pages.

Very efficient
Very efficient
7003 Oval Aluminum Bulkhead Light, with Guard for GLS, Painted Black By Davey Lighting, Black
Very good fitting , well made but has a bend in the outer casing . Can’t understand why not seen on inspection . Hopefully won’t be seen as it is up high
by Verified Customer
Date: September 16, 2020
An expensive dissappoinment
This new fashion of asking shoppers to write reviews is time consuming and an irritation.
Oval Aluminium Bulkhead Light With Guard G24, Aluminium By Davey Lighting, Aluminium
The light is expensive and I expected good quality. As an outdoor light it should provide plenty of light but it provides less than the single light pendant that it replaces. A bulb was not included in the purchase and had to be ordered as it is an unusual and expensive one.
by Jane Brabyn
Date: August 13, 2020
very good on line company with competitive pricing and british products
The BTC lamp was the lowest on line it arrived very well packed and very quickly and they were helpful, faultless in all respects and lamp is perfect too.
Hector Medium Dome Clip Light by Original BTC, Natural white
Very well made great product
by sein harcourt-cooze
Date: November 30, 2019
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