Established in 2007 by Director, Dean Phillips, DARKON is dedicated to the local design and fabrication of a comprehensive range of proprietary extruded aluminium profiles, architectural downlights, as well as an original ‘classic/contemporary’ decorative lighting catalogue. The historical roots of the business are in the Dean Phillips Architectural Lighting company through which the custom and decorative ranges are still branded. 100% Australian owned, Darkon focuses its activities on the manufacture of high-quality specialist lighting for a diverse range of applications, ranging from commercial and government projects, to supply into the residential, retail, health and education sectors.
Darkon is a highly dynamic company which has distinguished itself with innovative, quality lighting for major projects and businesses, including lighting of Flinders Street Train Station façade with Development Victoria, Melbourne Airport T2, National Flagpoles Canberra, Eastland Shopping Centre, Geelong Library, The University of Queensland and The Joan Kirner Hospital, amongst many others.
Darkon is currently in the process of moving to a brand new purpose built ‘Advanced Manufacturing 4.0’ production facility located in Broadmeadows, Melbourne. This plant includes a laser cutting facility, CNC machined extrusion production lines, a down-light production workshop, and in-house powder-coating capabilities.
Darkon also has a dedicated Sydney Office and Showroom, a Perth Sales Office as well as an inner city Sales Office in Melbourne located at Waterloo Street, Collingwood; home of the original Darkon laser cutting site prior to the completion of the Broadmeadows factory. Our highly skilled workforce is supported interstate and internationally by a network of established Distributing Agents who represent the brand with professional expertise in their local regions.
Darkon has formed strategic partnerships with two external lighting global market leaders, Lumascape and LuxConex, with Australian distribution rights for their innovative suite of exterior architectural luminaires and high grade flexible silicone products. Combined with a supply partnership with Austrian LED technology engineering specialists Tridonic, Darkon’s core competencies in product design and manufacture provide the ability to deliver complete end-to-end, turnkey solutions, for all scopes of project work, backed by the highest level of product warranty and compliance in the industry.
Hospital, Education, Commercial Office, Retail, Airport, Hotel, Art Gallery, Library, Theatre, Church, Residential, Sports Facility, Hospitality.
Residential, Hospitality , Casino, Hotel, Nightclub, Foyer , Stair Void.
Arena, Building Façade, Bridge, Landscape, Train Station, Factory, Monument, Fountain, Pool, Park.
DARKON is heavily Research & Development resourced, delivering customised solutions for diverse project requirements with short lead times. The product design process is driven by a ‘universal design’ philosophy which accommodates the ability to interchange mounting applications across product families and facilitate backwards integration of generational upgrades in electrical technology. Acquisition of an ‘Everfine’ goniophotometer in 2015 accommodates industry demand for current ‘absolute photometry’ .ies data files.