BANKAMP - The lighting manufacturers
Be honest. Would you have a much closer connection to one of your lights if you knew it was lovingly sawn, bent, soldered, polished, degreased and painted by an actual human being?
If so, then you’re going to love lamps designed by the lighting manufacturer BANKAMP, where everything they make is made by hand in a small town east of Dortmund, Germany, instead of coming off a machine conveyor belt.
The BANKAMP lighting range
In 1947, Karl Bankamp founded the company BANKAMP in Neheim-Hüsten, Germany. And the main factory still stands in the same place to this day. But a modern façade doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten their traditional values.
Because, just like in 1947, every BANKAMP lamp is handmade with the same quality as the day it was founded.
Luno ceiling light - a modern statement
Book: stylishly high-tech floor lamps
The Book floor lamp by BANKAMP is an elegant statement piece in stylish gold leaf and rich black. But the design is just the icing on the cake of this innovative floor lamp which, thanks to the CCT function, changes at the touch of a button between cosy warm white (2,7000 K) light to business-like (6,500 K) daylight.
With a maximum luminous dimming flux of up to 6,500 lm and an efficacy of 100 lm/W, the Book lamp can be integrated into the Smart Home via ZigBee.
It’s not only stylish, but it’s also incredibly flexible, making it a masterpiece of modern lighting technology.
This is BANKAMP
BANKAMP is craftsmanship. BANKAMP is innovation. BANKAMP is the creator of light.
And this is thanks to Karl Bankamp, who founded the company of the same name in 1947 in Neheim-Hüsten.
At the end of the 19th century, Neheim-Hüsten was the centre of the German lighting industry and was called the ‘City of light’. BANKAMP was (and is) not the only lighting company based there by any stretch of the imagination, but it is one of the most successful ones.
The main factory is still located in Neheim-Hüsten today. Hidden behind a modern facade, around 80 employees (70 of them craftsmen) saw, bend, solder, polish, degrease and paint lamps. They start with a blank canvas of pure brass and sculpt the designs before adding hand-blown and hand-formed glass.
And because the BANKAMP Group also includes a subsidiary based in Germany, which produces all the control electronics and a large number of the LED circuit boards, almost every part of every BANKAMP light is made in Germany.
Uncompromising quality and design
Once on the assembly line, the finished lamp arrives at the other end ready-packaged - that's how most people imagine creating a lamp works, right?
Not a BANKAMP light.
The production line consists of several craftsmen creating a single lamp. And they do this routinely, which means their attention to detail, concentration and skills are second to none, which is a good thing because they can take bold ideas, breathtakingly complex concepts or special requests from a customer and still create a perfect lamp down to the minutest detail.
Working by hand allows BANKAMP to break the mould and create genuinely innovative masterpieces. None more so than the extendable L-lightLINE pendant lamp that even Karl Bankamp wouldn’t have believed possible.
Serious about sustainability
A BANKAMP lamp is a high-quality furnishing object equipped with efficient, energy-saving LEDs, which means each bulb lasts much longer than incandescent bulbs.
But that’s not all.
BANKAMP was also awarded the ‘Made in Germany’ rating by TÜV, as over 80% of all components come from Germany, including electronic components and LED circuit boards. Often from the immediate region, which means their global emissions footprint is minimal, compared to their competitors.
Also, only renewable energies are used for production, with the company being heated via a combustion plant that uses wood chips from the Sauerland sawmills.
All their product packaging and even the inner packaging can be fully recycled. And, as a supplementary service, BANKAMP can offer to repair lights after several years as they keep a stock of all components and glass used - saving on waste.
Country of origin: Germany
Year of foundation: 1947
Founder: Karl Bankamp
Bankamp-Leuchten GmbH & Co. KG
Represented by the general partner of EKB-Verwaltungs GmbH (HRB1770)
this represented by the managing directors Michael Kossmann - Karl-Heinz Kossmann
59759 Arnsberg – Neheim-Hüsten