Philip Payne


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Emergency Exit Signage and Lighting

Thornhill House,
Thornhill Road,
B91 2HB,
United Kingdom
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Philip Payne is the leading exit sign brand in the UK, consolidating its reputation over the last decade by providing bespoke emergency products for many of the UK’s leading building designs. Total production flexibility coupled with an inherent architectural empathy results in an emergency product offering that eases the visual pain of fulfilling statutory requirements.

Recognising that most trade emergency exit signage products are generally designed with functionality in mind, Philip Payne believe that buildings are often compromised with low quality emergency lighting products where designers have no input into the emergency lighting specification.

LED exit signs and emergency luminaires

By embracing new technologies including DALI compatibility, both LED exit signs and LED emergency luminaires are available to compliment green lighting schemes and green building projects.

Philip Payne offers a backbone range of quality standard products whilst encouraging direct dialogue with architects and designers to ensure that both aesthetic aspirations and functional requirements are fully met. Specification project managers are assigned to projects, providing an important conduit between the designer and Philip Payne production – all of which is undertaken at our site in Solihull, UK.

The cylinder range is available in a myriad of finishes and mounting options to suit any installation from heritage to modern designs.
The MF-100 exterior LED emergency luminaire provides an interesting alternative to traditional bulkhead-style products.
Specials or product deviations can be built to overcome architectural obstacles. The Special projects team can work directly with the designer or from plans to ensure Philip Payne emergency products meet all mounting and finish requirements.
The TYKE recessed LED emergency downlighter provides a cost effective and efficient alternative to the conversion of mains luminaires.

Whilst ensuring that aesthetic or mounting issues are resolved Philip Payne remains committed to quality which is demonstrated by membership of the Lighting Industry Federation (LIF) and Industry Committee for the Emergency Lighting (ICEL).

Philip Payne Ltd is a registered ISO: 9000 company.

Bespoke emergency exit signage

The Architectural, Cylinder and Seven ranges of signs have changed the face of exit signage in recent years, providing a much welcome departure from rectangular boxes and brass dangling products which have been sole offering of most emergency lighting manufacturers. By raising the bar in core design the first objective has been achieved but it is the willingness to deviate in dimensions and finishes that truly sets Philip Payne apart in the market. Emergency exit signs installed at the Gherkin, Wembley stadium , Ascot racecourse and a host of top hotels, arts and commercial projects have all been designed or modified to meet the requirements of building designers .

LED emergency luminaires

By expanding into the recessed and surface mounted LED emergency luminaires market, Philip Payne can now offer a complete suite of products to complete any emergency lighting scheme, with products that charge intelligently on a pulse rather that trickle basis and self-test to meet industry standards.

By using small, standalone LED luminaires instead of converted mains lighting products, which are positioned to meet a different design criteria, the opportunity arises to locate fewer emergency units in dedicated positions. This provides savings in cost and energy with fewer, smaller battery units to be charged. The combination of LED light sources and nickel metal hydride batteries means long life and low maintenance.

Emergency lighting systems

Philip Payne products can be intelligently linked together to report test status and ensure compliance to British and European testing standards. DALI systems provide web based and e-mail status reporting, with less sophisticated reporting systems available to meet the requirements of building projects of all scales, alerting the user of any faults on the installation. The combination of self-testing, self-reporting long life products results in a ‘fit and forget’ emergency lighting solution.

Press Releases

  • More Theatricals at Philip Payne

    Recently supplied emergency lighting will be on duty for upcoming opening nights at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast and the Theatre Royal, Newcastle in the next few months as rebuilding works are completed in Belfast and refurbishment concluded at Newcastle. Theatre work has become a special

  • Philip Payne SPECTO Lighting System Selected by The Arts Club in Mayfair

    Philip Payne's SPECTO automatic self-testing emergency lighting system has been selected for use in The Arts Club on Mayfair's Dover Street. Discreet LED downlighters and architectural emergency signage will be linked together to centrally report any problems identified in the automatic routine t

  • Probably the Greenest Light Fitting in the World

    Known for it’s ability to navigate around architectural and design obstacles, Philip Payne were delighted to meet the finish requirements for their MF100 external final exit emergency luminaire specified by top consulting engineers K J Tait for The Dormy Clubhouse project at the Gleneagles Hot

  • Philip Payne Goes Gothic

    Adding to its impressive a back catalogue of some of Britain’s finest architectural treasures Philip Payne have completed supply of emergency lighting to the recently completed restoration works at Strawberry Hill, following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Considered one of the

  • Philip Payne Completes Another Listed Building Project

    Philip Payne, the leading exit sign brand in the UK, is proud to have completed another listed building project with the Hotel De La Bere at Ellenborough Park near Cheltenham. An impressive back-catalogue of heritage work and this new projects demonstrates the company's ability to craft product t

  • Virtual ARC Show 2011

    Ahead of January's ARC show at Islington's Building Design Centre, Philip Payne and a handful of selected lighting manufacturing and service companies showed their wares at this inaugural web based exhibition. On an individually constructed virtual web booth Philip Payne extended a pre-

  • One New Change – “Dune and Dusted”

    Adding to an ever growing portfolio of impressive sites Philip Payne Emergency product has been specified for the new Dune store along with the designer outlet Hobbs at London’s new prestigious mixed used development One New Change. The project designed by Pritzer Prize winner Jean

  • Philip Payne Awarded Olympics 2012 Contract

    Philip Payne have been awarded the order to manufacture special exit signs for the new Olympic stadium fro the 2012 London games. The project includes all front of house and VIP areas as well the trackside seated areas and associated escape routes. As with previous projects at Wembl

  • Philip Payne to Appear at ARC2010

    Philip Payne will again be making an appearance at the ARC2010 show. This will be the fifth successive ARC show for Payne who value this annual opportunity to place their products alongside some of the world’s leading lighting brands. The show is aimed at London’s architectur


Philip Payne
Thornhill House
Thornhill Road
B91 2HB
United Kingdom

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