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We’re proud to have recently donated three state-of-the-art solar-powered lanterns to Bishops Castle Town Council, a parish of Shropshire Council, in memory of Dylan Price, a young boy who was tragically lost in a hit-and-run road traffic collision on September 19th, 2021. It’s been two years since the young county rugby player was killed as he made his way home following a party. This heartfelt donation marks the beginning of a meaningful project in collaboration with the Price family and the Town Council.
Gwilym Rippon, Town Clerk of Bishops Castle Council, was moved by Acrospire’s and electrical contractor Highline Electrical’s generosity and initiated the project in response to the tragic loss of Dylan Price. “We are immensely grateful to Acrospire for their support in this project. The solar lanterns will not only enhance safety but also stand as a lasting tribute to Dylan.”
The Acrospire Defender, a best-selling solar lantern renowned for its impressive lumen output of up to 10,285 lumens and a remarkable 5-night autonomy, is at the heart of this initiative. Designed specifically for the UK market, the Defender’s large capacity battery with advanced cell technology and large footprint solar panel make it the ideal choice for housing developers and footpath applications.
The luminaires have been installed on a section of road called the Mile Straight near the new business park. The previously unlit section of road was where Dylan lost his life in a devastating hit-and-run a day before his 18th birthday.
Andy Vaughan of Highline Electrical Ltd, a local contractor who has previously collaborated with Acrospire on solar lighting projects in Shropshire, commended the quality and reliability of the Defender lantern. “Acrospire’s commitment to excellence is evident in the Defender lantern, and it’s a privilege to be a part of this project.”
Tim Barker, Managing Director of Acrospire, expressed the company’s pride in contributing to this meaningful endeavour. “We believe in the power of sustainable lighting solutions to create positive change in communities. It is our honour to be part of this project, and we hope that the Defender lanterns bring a sense of safety and remembrance to Bishops Castle.”
The Mayor of Bishops Castle, speaking on behalf of the community, conveyed their heartfelt appreciation for Acrospire’s benevolence. “These solar-powered lanterns not only brighten our streets, they serve as a symbol of unity in our community and a reminder of the young life we tragically lost.”
Each lamppost in this project will feature a dedication plaque in memory of Dylan Price, ensuring that his legacy lives on and serves as a reminder in the Bishops Castle community.
We’re delighted to have played a small part in this meaningful initiative, which offers an example of the positive impact off-grid solar-powered lighting can have in communities, and remain committed to creating safer, and more sustainable spaces for all.
The idea for Acrospire was formed in 2012 when founder Tim envisioned a different kind of lighting manufacturer: one that would not only deliver outstanding customer experiences but also prioritise fair treatment for its employees.
We’ve come a long way
Motivated by the belief the industry wanted and needed better, Tim shared his plan to establish his own venture with Hatty, who simply couldn't let him do it alone.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Protecting local jobs and ensuring the best quality possible.
Working from a rented office by day and assembling lanterns in a garage at night, Tim and Hatty set to work.
11 Years later
Acrospire now inhabits a 14000² ft manufacturing facility in Basingstoke, Hampshire. We’re a proud partner of the Made in Britain scheme, ISO9001 certified and a member of all relevant lighting industry trade bodies.
Along with great relationships with our customers and a great team! We've attracted some of the most experienced members of the lighting industry, all by following one golden rule.
A simple ethos
That runs through all that we do. Customers who have made the switch to Acrospire have found working with us to be a breath of fresh air.
If you’re a professional in the lighting industry, you’re probably familiar with warranties that range from 3 to 10 years, with extensions available on special request or at additional cost. At Acrospire, where we’re proud to be different, we offer a market-leading simple 12-year warranty, as standard.
We focus on our customers not our competition. We manufacture our products in the UK: with the exception of our solar products, our supply chain is within a 60-mile radius of our factory in Basingstoke: to maintain greater control over quality. We al
Speed of response is crucial when it comes to resolving warranty issues. If we’ve made a mistake, we own it, get to the root cause, and fix it as quickly as possible. We believe in timely communication with our customers and making the resolution pro
Test and Test Again
We believe in independent testing and certification. Our new product development is in line with ISO 9001. Many of our products hold ENEC Certification. To meet the requirements of ENEC we also send random product samples for third party safety testi
Our product design is another key factor in our ability to offer a 12-year warranty. We value engineer rather than cost cut, never compromising on quality. We stick to our processes and engage with our supply chain to ensure that every product meets