Blue-i UK, a start-up, recognised a gap in the market for robust, portable high intensity LED lighting products. Most existing compact fluorescent and halogen products had been notoriously fragile and not fit for their purposes.

Blue-I approached design consultancy Cube3 with their idea. Cube 3 came up with a suitable design and approached Paragon for concept visualisation and validation prototyping.

The processes

Using CAD provided by Cube 3, we produced a 3D printed pattern master. SLA offers a very high level of accuracy, is cost efficient and enables intricate detailing. From this we created silicone rubber tools and then made vacuum castings. Our in-house colour mixing facility meant that we could pigment the materials to the specified RAL reference, and our model makers applied graphics to the finished model.


Cube3 succeeded in completing the project on time and within budget. The product was nominated for best safety product at the H&S Awards. Blue-i UK were later acquired by safety and lighting specialists, Peli Products on the strength of this initial product. Further remote area lighting solutions are being developed through this successful partnership.

“Paragon did a great job – The prototypes looked really good! They allowed us to do some early product testing and were also used for early promotional photography. Paragon are our go-to prototyping partner as we can always trust the quality they will deliver.”

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