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.

Great prices and customer service
The item was damaged on arrival (not their fault), MTL were really easy to contact and a replacement organised immediately. Great communication throughout, thanks!
Rectangular Bulkhead Light Fitting by Davey Lighting
Very well made product, great quality!
by Alex Liddle
Date: May 31, 2019
Cheaper then buying direct from the manufacturer!
Cheaper than buying direct from the manufacturer, and quicker delivery, even though it seemed to come direct anyway!
Hector Small Dome Wall Light by Original BTC
Excellent quality wall lights
by David Patrick
Date: April 14, 2019
Poor service
Invoice not sent to correct address customer now knows how much the fitting cost. 5% discount not applied as promised.
by Peter Atha
Date: March 09, 2019
Fast enough delivery, securely packaged, helpful communication.
by James Gray
Date: December 27, 2018
An attractive and sturdy desk lamp - that should last a lifetime.
by Verified Customer
Date: December 08, 2018
Great standard of workmanship!
A quality light fitting, I was really pleased with the standard of workmanship and finish, and it was everything I hoped it would be from the photo online. I would definitely recommend Made to Last to friends and family. My order was dispatched to me weeks before planned delivery date and as I bought this light as part of my kitchen renovation it isn't actually fitted yet, call me mad having a kitchen installed the week before Christmas!! However I feel confident the light will look great. More accurate delivery time might be something Made to Last could work on as if I needed my light more quickly then i may have ordered else where, which I'm glad I didn't. Also well packaged inside 2 boxes, bubble wrap and clippings. I'm very excited to see the final fitting and really pleased with my choice. Thank you.
Titan Size 3 Pendant Light by Original BTC
Quality and finish excellent, light was as depicted online.
by Julia Murch
Date: December 02, 2018
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