Discover how one space-saving design challenge inspired one of the world’s most innovative life-saving, energy-saving, and cost-saving inventions
Design with purpose
In 2009, Bob Ward – a fire safety consultant, and retired fire fighter from the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service – was asked to share his fire prevention expertise for a new, open-plan housing development.
The interior designers wanted to prioritise elegant lighting for their minimalistic aesthetic over the installation of an essential – but unsightly – fire sprinkler system, that would save lives but clutter the ceilings.
Safety always comes first, so the interior design had to be compromised.
The future of open-plan design needed a new, open-minded solution – this was a light bulb moment for Bob.
By integrating essential ceiling fixtures with state-of-the-art downlights he could create one of the most streamlined lighting solutions in the world – and save lives.
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Pioneer & protect – we genuinely care
We are a business that pushes technological boundaries, but it’s the caring, talented and passionate people at the heart of our company that makes us thrive every day. Saving lives is our founding principle, our inspiration for new innovations and our motivation to always maintain the high standards we seek to achieve.
Innovate & inspire – we’re making a difference
We want to give fire safety the superior – not inferior – place it deserves in interior design. To create positive change, challenge the status quo, spark new opportunities, evolve technology, and improve existing systems. We make it smarter, make it safer, and make sure our standout technology always blends in seamlessly.
Shine & support – we always deliver
Our highly ambitious team is dedicated to designing, developing and delivering the best quality products with highest standard of customer service. From ordering and installation expertise, to providing technical support, we are always focused, full of energy and here to help.
“Fire safety is a serious subject – but that doesn’t mean the solutions can’t look good.”
Bob Ward MIFireE, Inventor & Managing Director.
Innovation with integrity
Lumi-Plugin continues to light the way. With relentless technical innovation, cutting- edge design, and the tireless motivation to make properties safer, the next generation of Lumi-Plugin was launched in 2020.
Compact downlighting with a low voltage, constant LED beam blends seamlessly into every space.
The aluminium, tapered-edge design is easy to install and sits flush to any ceiling, creating the quality finish every interior deserves.
With built-in driver, and even more interchangeable plugins, Lumi-Plugin balances quality lighting, fire safety, and cost efficiency without compromising design.
Technology with humanity
After four years in development, Sleep Safe Systems Limited was established and in 2017, Bob launched the first generation of Lumi-Plugin.
Clean and contemporary design, Lumi-Plugin combines LED lighting with various interchangeable plugins to reduce ceiling clutter and improve interior design in any style of property.
A range of life-saving plugins, including smoke alarms, heat alarms, sprinklers, PIR sensors and many more have been developed to fit easily and discretely into the center of each downlight – protecting people and properties is our priority.
What people say
"Lumi-Plugin has allowed us to keep the open plan we liked without spoiling the look of the period building. In fact, you can’t even see the sprinklers or the fire alarms as they are hidden in the ceiling lights. The system is great!"