Create inspiring spaces with light


More than just a lighting manufacturer, our award-winning team work with you at every stage, from initial concept through to project completion.


Founded in 2004 on the principle to find practical solutions to the lighting challenges faced in the industry, GDS Pioneering Light was born from a desire to support our client’s vision and create inspiring spaces with light. Over 15 years we have developed the breadth and scope of our capabilities, from our experience in entertainment technology sector through to architectural lighting, producing a range of lighting and control solutions in some of the most high-profile and dramatic spaces around the world.

We are a growing collective of passionate engineers, designers and product developers as we continue to nurture a blend of talent, to give us the perfect balance of in-house expertise and innovative thinking for creative results.

With a manufacturing facility based in Bristol, we can bring your lighting ideas to reality, with a design and engineering department dedicated to custom product solutions, that can perform in the most demanding applications.




Meet The Team

  • Lighting Design

    Our highly skilled lighting design team are a creative asset to your project, where our collaborative relationship will deliver practical and elegant aesthetics, bringing your lighting ambitions to life.

    Our invaluable advice comes from 15 years of experience working with some of the most high-profile architectural buildings and inspiring spaces around the world, where we have advanced our in-house product innovation and manufacturing expertise to offer extensive lighting design solutions to our clients.

    Contact: sales@gds.uk.com 

  • R&D

    GDS Pioneering Light was born with the idea to find the best lighting and control solutions for the theatre industry and since then the scope of our products extends far beyond the entertainment industry int architectural and marine applications.

    Our innovative ideas and our award-winning R&D team work tirelessly to develop pioneering technology to support our clients and help solve the greatest challenges they face on a project. Utilising electronic, technical, hardware and engineering expertise, the R&D team are readily available to work on your new product design requirement or custom project solutions. 

  • Sales & Marketing

    The dedicated sales team support and coordinate all client projects from start to end, delivering excellent customer service to our clients.

    On hand for site visits, consultation and product demonstrations, the sales team take on every project with a technical approach to give us the full scope of the task hand, to specify the right products and execute your lighting vision.

    Contact: sales@gds.uk.com 

    Contact: marketing@gds.uk.com



  • Technical Support

    From site commissioning and product technical support to customer training and repairs, the technical support team share an invaluable wealth of knowledge on our lighting products and control systems. 

    Contact: support@gds.uk.com           

    Support page: support.gds.uk.com

    Project Engineering

    At the heart of our GDS Special Projects service, developing new and existing products to meet your exact requirements. The team love a challenge and work seamlessly between our manufacturing, production and design teams on every project.

    Contact: projects@gds.uk.com

  • Logistics

    Coordinating all aspects of the procurement process, packing, shipping and stock levels, the logistics team work hard to ensure each order runs like clockwork. We understand that timely delivery is a crucial element of any project and we’ll always keep you informed at each and every stage of transit.

    Contact: logistics@gds.uk.com


    Our busy accounts department manages the day to day finances of the business and equally plays an integral role in developing our company growth. Working with dealers, distributors and clients on a global scale, the team coordinate all aspects of the GDS Pioneering Light company function.

    Contact: accounts@gds.uk.com


    Our commitment to environmentally friendly manufacturing

    As a manufacturer committed not only to quality but also sustainability, GDS Pioneering Light is proud to be a WEEE producer. “Policy Statement by Global Design Solutions Ltd in respect of The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013. As a WEEE producer, we are committed to the protection of the environment and therefore the successful implementation of the above regulations. We are a registered producer of WEEE (producer number WEE/MM3475AA) and also a member of an approved Compliance Scheme operated by ECOSURETY (membership number WEE/UP3838PL/SCH). We undertake to provide the Compliance Scheme with accurate and timely declarations in respect of all EEE placed on the UK

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