Working as an electrician, Dave Freeney came to rewire the Krause House when we moved to sunny Saltburn by the Sea, from Germany in 2016.

After some considerable, messy and expensive renovations we wanted a cool designer light, without the designer price tag. That is the exact point with the help of our friend Turtle dust we found El Neon wire and Light up North was born.

Our prototypes were very well received, we worked from the dining room table, moved to the garage and finally to our current workshops in 2017. We think that we get better all the time, working with an emerging technology, and trying to do something a little bit new. We want to stay at the  forefront of El Neon development and hope that we will keep finding ways to make it appropriate and desirable for your interiors.

We are proud of where we live and work. Grateful and humbled by how supportive the North East of England has been. Neither of us are natives, yet people are so behind us. We think that its important to shout loudly about all the great things that are happening here.  We hope that we can continue to impress you as our story continues.