LED Handrails – ILLUMINE


Illuminate Your Path with Illumine LED Handrails

LED handrail lighting offers a welcoming and premium feel compared to an array of exterior applications. Illumine is an LED handrail and balustrade system that provides an alternative way to light up dark stairways, dress up dimly lit rooms or simply to use in dark exterior areas to help direct people in the right direction.

Why Choose LED Handrails?

Our LED handrail lighting effortlessly transforms dimly lit areas into inviting spaces. By integrating handrails with LED inserts, your pathways are naturally lit without the harsh glare of conventional lighting. 

Benefits of LED Handrails:

  • Energy Efficiency: LED handrails consume significantly less energy compared to traditional lighting, leading to lower electricity bills and reduced environmental impact. These handrails are also incredibly energy efficient, lasting up to 100,000 hours and consuming only 1 watt of power.
  • Safety Enhancement: LED handrails provide consistent, low-glare illumination, reducing the risk of accidents and falls, enhancing overall safety.
  • Durability: LED handrails are robust, weather-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and withstand physical damage, ensuring longevity and minimal maintenance.
  • Low Maintenance: LED handrails require minimal maintenance due to their long lifespan, reducing maintenance costs and hassles for property owners.
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stainless steel handrail lit by LED inserts
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Ramp lit by Handrail LEDs at night
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Explore Our Diverse Illumine Range

Discover a variety of options, the complete Illumine range encompasses a wide range of products. This includes Illumine-Sentinel stainless steel handrail, Illumine-Citadel brass handrail system and Illumine-Stargard warm to the touch handrail. Each LED handrail can also be fitted to our Glassrail structural glass balustrade.

Comparisons with Traditional Lighting Solutions:

  • Cost Efficiency: LED handrails have lower operational expenses and longer lifespan compared to traditional lighting solutions like fluorescent or incandescent lights, resulting in significant long-term cost savings.
  • Environmental Impact: LED handrails reduce carbon emissions, light pollution, and are recyclable, making them environmentally friendly compared to traditional lighting options.They are strategically positioned so that they can direct light to areas that need it the most. This approach to design means that “light scatter” is kept to an absolute minimum. This results in minimal light pollution and effective “light placement”. 
  • Illumination Quality: LED handrails produce natural, consistent, and adjustable light, creating superior visibility and ambiance compared to traditional lighting.

The LED INSERTS are positioned at centre distances (usually between 250mm and 1,000 mm), which can be varied depending on the lighting level required. They are stainless steel and waterproof and therefore suitable for both interior and exterior applications. They also have excellent vandal resistance.

As they are individual units they can also be fitted into curved handrails and the placement of the lights will allow a continuous pathway of light, or if the design is more architectural or decorative, stepping stones of light.

LED handrails are suitable for a wide range of applications including street lighting, public transport such as railways, and walkways.


  • Directional LED INSERTS: which are fitted into the handrail and the handrail is rotated to the appropriate angle before being fitted to the wall or balustrade. 
  • Asymmetric RAILled INSERTS: which are fitted to the underside of the handrail with the LED INSERTS pre-set to the appropriate angle. 

Both types of LED’s are securely fitted into the handrail giving excellent vandal resistance. 

Handrail diameters are either 42mm or 48mm. The LED INSERTS have an ingress protection rating of IP67, an impact rating of IK10. They have an average life of 100,000 hours and each unit consumes only 1 watt of power. 

For more information on the LED handrail solution that we can offer you, please get in touch.