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C. Aiano & Sons – leading the way in wire mesh guard manufacture since 1860

LIGHT GUARDS & SENSOR GUARDS

Aiano’s is the leading manufacturer of wire mesh light guards. Founded in 1860 Aiano’s has been making light guards for as long as there have been light fittings. Aiano’s makes quality, distinctive wire mesh light guards, including fluorescent light guards, floodlight guards, bulkhead guards, exit sign guards, fan guards, and sensor guards. Our light guards are used around the country from Cornwall to the Hebrides. They are used in wide variety of environments from school sports’ halls and sporting stadia, to stations and multi-storey car parks, and concert stadia and cathedrals.

Aiano’s distinctive light guards and sensor guards are manufactured in Britain from steel weld mesh on a round bar frame with welded lugs. The guards are powder coated white for indoor use, or hot dip galvanised for outdoor use.

Aiano’s has a wide range of standard light guards, many of which we keep in stock. Our light guard products include:

Fluorescent Light guards
Floodlight guards
Bulkhead guards and Fan guards
Sensor guards
Bespoke Products 

Aiano wire mesh light guards and wire mesh sensor guards will help protect your fittings from vandalism and accidental damage. If you have questions regarding Aiano light guards or other custom made guards, please contact us for more information and a quote.

Unrivalled expertise in light guard design & manufacture 

Aiano has been crafting wire mesh light guards with pride from its East London workshop since 1860, longer than any wire mesh guard manufacturer in the market.

The distinctive Aiano wire mesh fluorescent lights guards with their attractive v-ends are not just strong and aesthetically pleasing; for many fittings, the light tube can be replaced without unscrewing the guard.

Aiano wire mesh floodlight guards, bulkhead guards and sensor guards are made from steel weld mesh on a strong steel round bar frame. Aiano guards for external use are hot dip galvanised, which provides the best protection against corrosion. Many other guards on the market are electro-plated (sometimes called electro-galvanising) or pre-galvanised, neither of which provide reliable protection.

We also make wire mesh light guards from stainless steel.

Aiano wire mesh light guards are manufactured in Britain from steel produced in Europe and the UK.

Aiano’s produces wire mesh light guards for most makes, models and types of light fitting including Thorn, Crompton, Tamlight, Fern-Howard, and many more. We also offer a bespoke service. Visit the Aiano blog for examples of our bespoke light guard solutions.

If you have questions regarding light guards or other custom made guards, please contact us for more information and a quote.

Above all, Aiano’s has unrivalled experience in designing and manufacturing light guards for a wide variety of budgets and environments. As well as our bespoke guard service, we have several different guard designs.

Aiano Classic

Aiano Vario

Aiano Bespoke Solutions

AIANO Classic light guards

Aiano’s best selling Classic light guards are installed in many different environments around the country, including school sports halls, such as St Augustine’s School in North London, in concert stadia, in health clubs and car parks, such as the ASDA customer car park in Bexleyheath, and many more.

The AIANO Classic wire mesh batten fitting guard has a strong round bar frame to provide extra strength and peace of mind. The signature  Aiano V-ends mean that not only does the guard look attractive, the light tube can often be changed without unscrewing the guard.

Aiano’s makes a wide range of Classic light guards for many of the most popular light fittings, many of which we keep in stock.

AIANO Vario light guards

AIANO Vario light guards offer a lighter alternative to our well-known Classic range of light guards. Many of our customers need an alternative option for projects involving large numbers of light fittings that need guarding, and where the bottom line cost is crucial. With our extensive experience and know how, we have created a guard that benefits from a reduced making time and materials without compromising the quality and high standard customers expect from the AIANO name. Aiano’s designed and manufactured Vario light guards for London’s iconic O2 Area.

Aiano’s VARIO light guards are suitable for most environments and situations, including schools, nurseries, stations, car parks, care homes, hospitals and so on.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FOR CLASSIC AND VARIO LIGHT GUARDS

Aiano wire mesh light guards, including florescent light guards, floodlight guards and bulkhead guards, are made at our wireworks in East London. The mesh and steel used in our products is produced in Europe.

Materials – Aiano Classic guards are made from 25mm x 25mm x 2.64mm (1″ x 1″ x 12swg) copper washed mild steel weld mesh on a 5.35mm (5 swg) round bar frame, with welded lugs (2.5mm countersunk hole) for fixing to the wall. Aiano Vario guards are made rom the same strong mesh with welded lugs, and, depending on the application may have a 5.35mm (5 swg) round bar frame.

Finish – Aiano heater guards are powder coated white in an epoxy-polyester mix. Epoxy polyester coating represents the most durable and practical coating for indoor use. We can provide other coatings where required, such as polyethelene or zinc plating, and we can also provide other colours. Find more information about Aiano materials and coatings radiator wire mesh guards.

Aiano Heavy Duty

Aiano Stainless Steel

Aiano Novio

AIANO heavy duty light guards

When lighting equipment needs to be protected against robust treatment, vandalism or other extreme environments, AIANO Reinforced Light Guards provide extra strength through their construction, design and materials. No guard can provide full-proof protection against determined vandalism or misuse, but the AIANO reinforced, or heavy duty light guard offers extra peace of mind. These rugged guards are made from the same strong mesh as our Classic and Vario guards, but they have a heavier reinforced frame.

Our reinforced or heavy duty light guards have been used in varied environments, including

  • stables where the horses were kicking the light fittings,
  • warehouses and factory floors with lifting equipment and high racking,
  • bakery with extra high racking
  • garage vehicle pit, where light fitting were being damaged by both cars and equipment.
  • school sports’ halls
  • Bus depots and lorry garages.

Aiano offers a small range of  standard heavy duty light guards to suit the key batten light fittings. Alternatively we offer a bespoke service and can design a guard to your specific dimensions and requirements.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FOR HEAVY DUTY LIGHT GUARDS

AIANO reinforced light guards are made at our wireworks in East London. The mesh and steel used in our products is produced in  the UK and Europe.

Materials – AIANO reinforced guards are made from 25mm x 25mm x 2.64mm (1″ x 1″ x 12swg) copper washed mild steel weld mesh on a 6.35mm (1/4″) frame with support bars, and extra welded lugs (2.5mm countersunk hole) for fixing to the wall or ceiling.

Finish – AIANO light guards and sensor guards are powder coated white for indoor use and are hot dip galvanized for outdoor use. Alternative coatings available are zinc plating, chrome plating and polyethylene coating. Find more information about Aiano materials and coatings for light and sensor wire mesh guards.

AIANO stainless steel light guards

Aiano’s offers a bespoke service in in designing and producing stainless steel light guards. Stainless steel is strong, beautiful, and, of course, offers the best long-term protection from corrosion.

Aiano’s makes stainless steel fluorescent light guards, as well as floodlight guards and bulkhead guards. Some of the applications include

  • stainless steel batten guards for retail centres, and sports’ arenas.
  • bespoke stainless steel floodlight guards for St Alban’s Cathedral
  • bespoke sloping stainless steel guards protecting LCD floodlighting in a retail park.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FOR STAINLESS STEEL LIGHT GUARDS

Aiano stainless steel wire mesh fluorescent light guards, floodlight guards and bulkhead guards are made at our wireworks in East London. The mesh and steel used in our products is produced in Europe and the UK.

Materials – Aiano stainless steel guards are made from 25mm x 25mm x 2.64mm (1″ x 1″ x 12swg) 304 grade stainless steel weld mesh on a 5.5mm (5 swg) or 6.35mm (1/4″) round bar frame, with welded stainless steel lugs or p-clips for fixing to the wall.

Finish – Stainless steel guards are usually supplied uncoated and have no need of coating to protect them. We offer an in house polishing service which cleans up the welds and gives the guards a moderate shine. If you require a professional mirror polish, please ask for a special quotation.

AIANO Novio light and sensor guards

AIANO Novio light and sensor guards offer a lighter alternative to our well-known Classic and Vario ranges of light guards. Many of our customers need an alternative option for projects involving large numbers of sensors and light fittings that need guarding, and where the bottom line cost is crucial. With our extensive experience and know how, we have created a guard that benefits from a reduced making time and materials without compromising the quality and high standard customers expect from the AIANO name. Aiano’s designed and manufactured Novio sensor guards to protect sensors at London’s iconic Battersea Power Station.

Aiano’s Novio sensor guards are suitable for most environments and situations, including schools, nurseries, stations, car parks, care homes, hospitals and so on.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FOR NOVIO LIGHT & SENSOR GUARDS

AIANO Novio light & sensor guards are made at our wireworks in East London. The mesh and steel used in our products is produced in  the UK and Europe.

Materials – AIANO Novio guards are made from 25mm x 25mm x 2.64mm (1″ x 1″ x 12swg) copper washed mild steel weld mesh with welded lugs (2.5mm countersunk hole) for fixing to the wall or ceiling.

Finish – AIANO light guards and sensor guards are powder coated white for indoor use and are hot dip galvanized for outdoor use. Alternative coatings available are zinc plating, chrome plating and polyethylene coating. Find more information about Aiano materials and coatings for light and sensor wire mesh guards.