Charles Endirect Ltd are experts in Street Lighting Central Management Systems (CMS), delivering tried, tested and proven CMS technology in partnership with the Norwegian company Datek, with over 30 installations delivered worldwide in the last 8 years alone.

We have a long history at the forefront of street lighting technology with cutting edge research and development, benchmark design and manufacture resulting in the development of products that have become widely acknowledged industry standards.

The Company was formed by the merger of two family businesses operating since 1978: Charles Manufacturing and Endirect Lighting Services. Now into our third decade, we are proud to have among our customers many Local Authorities, UK Highways Agencies, Rail Networks, their contractors and Regional Electricity Companies throughout the UK and Eire. We have a global view to our business with partners in Europe, the Middle East, Hong Kong and China.

  • Located in modern premises at Wincanton Business Park, Somerset, just off the A303, CEL has committed to huge investment in finished stock to ensure the promptest delivery  times. This has helped us become major suppliers to PFI contracts nationwide.


  • CEL is accredited to ISO 9001 with all departments operating stringent Quality Control Systems. This results in thoughtful and innovative design enabling customers to comply  with the latest legislation, BS 7671 and best working practices.


  • Putting our Customers’ needs at the heart of our business means we provide excellent Customer Service, Design and Technical Support. “Strength by Design” means we manufacture using the highest quality materials to give the Best Value for Whole Life Costing.

Commitment and Accreditation

  • As a family-owned business we continue to be committed to setting benchmark standards through investment in R&D, new products and in-house testing facilities to EN 50191.
  • CEL is a founder member of the Highway Electrical Manufacturers and Suppliers Association (HEMSA), and also an active member and supporter of the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP).