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Specialist in studio lighting equipment and accessories for the Digital, Film and Video industries

Delivery Information

To see all UK and International shipping charges please click the button below.

Mainland services

We are a UK based dealer, all items are in stock and ready to dispatch. Once the order has been placed, we aim to ship out your products within 24 hours. Providing the product is in stock, items will be shipped within 24hours of receiving cleared payment. For all orders placed before 2:30pm Monday to Friday, same day collection will be arranged. We ship our lighting kits by Interlink Express and Parcelforce. All can be tracked and can take 1-2 working days for delivery. We ship our lighting accessories by Royal Mail, which can take between 3-5 working days.


Get it fast service is also available, this includes next working day delivery service and Saturday delivery service. Next day service is only available Monday to Friday. If the order is received before 2:30pm it will be dispatched the same day, if any order is received after this time the order will be dispatched the next working day. Please do get contact with us for Saturday delivery as not all areas/locations have this service available, the cut off time for Saturday delivery is Friday 12pm this service will not be available after this time.

For all queries please contact us on 0121 552 3113.

*FREE Delivery for orders over £150 only applies to any orders placed with the UK mainland's only, any orders outside of the UK mainland’s are not eligible for free delivery.

Please Note: We are unable to guarantee next working day or Saturday delivery for any orders

Offshore services

Please note the shipping fee only covers UK Mainland delivery, for Northern Ireland and Offshore Islands there will be an additional charge. Please refer to the table found HERE.

Please be aware that orders being sent to Offshore postcodes can take up to 3 working days to be delivered, especially when using Parcel Force. Please allow 72 hours after your item(s) have been dispatched from our UK Warehouse for delivery. To check if your postcode falls under our Offshore areas you can contact a member of our team

EU services

To see our International Delivery Time please CLICK HERE

Please be aware that there may be an additional charge for remote areas.

Please Note that delivery times may differ for remote areas dependant on accessibility.

Any unexpected delays may alter the delivery time, please contact us for more information.

For all orders placed before 2:30pm Monday to Friday, same day collection will be arranged. It usually will be delivered in 2-5 working days. Your order will be delivered by UPS (by road). We do offer express delivery to Europe, it will arrived in 1-2 working days.

The following table shows the available postage for EU countries:

Postage Table -EU
Austria   Latvia  
Belgium   Lithuania  
Bosnia-herzegovina   Luxemburg  
Bulgaria   Malta  
Canary islands   Monaco  
Channel islands   Montenegro  
Corsica   Netherland  
Croatia   Norway  
Czech Republic   Poland  
Denmark   Portugal  
Estonia   Romania  
Finland   San Marino  
France   Serbia  
Germany   Slovakia  
Gibraltar   Slovenia  
Greece   Spain  
Hungary   Sweden  
Ireland   Switzerland  
Italy   Turkey  

US & Canada Services

We now have shipping available to the US, Canada and Australia, all orders placed in these countries will automatically exclude UK TAX (VAT) of 20% on our website, this means you will not have to pay TAX on orders placed through our website.

All orders placed within these countries are classed as an export, this means that Import duty and shipping tax will have to be paid by the customer upon entering the designated country. When the order enters the designated country, the courier will get in contact to arrange import TAX payment, this will vary dependant on the location. A clearance and admin charge will be required for processing of your order.

For delivery to the US, Canada it will take between 1-3 days for delivery & 5-7 days to Australia, this may be delayed if import duty and shipping tax are not paid.

Please Note that all electrical equipment is only available with a UK, for any other plug/socket type an adapter will required.

Please be aware shipping to a private individual a social security number or TAX ID for a business will be required for the customs clearance.


Large Items

Please be aware that some of our products are too large for our regular courier, this means that we will have to use an alternative courier in order to delivery your item at an additional shipping charge. This charge will be taken after purchase and will be required in order to send your item out. We will contact before dispatching your order.

This service can take up to 48 hours and is not available on Saturdays or timed deliveries

If you would like more information please do not hesitate to get in contact with us, our LiveChat is open from 9:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri or alternatively contact us on 0121 552 3113 

Please note; whilst we can ensure your order is dispatched on time, we are unable to guarantee the delivery of any order.


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