If you’re interested in opening a trade account with us then you can do so online. We have a trade application page where you will need to enter all the necessary details about you and your company. To visit the page click the become a customer button below.

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About Us

We are an independent electrical wholesaler based in Norwich. The business was originally started in 1971 and then became a partnership in 1993. In 2014 we became a Limited company with Simon Basey, Shane Wickham and Karl Hunter joining Glenn Thompson the previous owner as company directors.

We take pride in being a friendly and independent supplier to over 1200 customers mainly throughout East Anglia but also across the UK.


Our customer base includes the following sectors.


• Electrical Contractors

• Retail Shops

• Aerial Riggers

• Bars and Restaurants

• Hotels and Hair Salons


Our trade counter and lighting display area also welcomes the general public.

We have our own delivery vehicles which deliver throughout East Anglia on a daily basis. We also have access to a courier network to enable the whole of the UK to be covered on a next working day service for orders placed before midday the previous day.

Our strong stock holding backed by the fast turnaround of special orders many of which are available on a next day delivery to us enables the fulfilment of customer orders in a quick and efficient manner.

Our dedicated lighting display area allows us to show a number of decorative and commercial fittings with the option to order anything from the numerous lighting suppliers we deal with.


Our long established lighting showroom has a wide and diverse range of internal and external luminaries, combining modern and traditional designs to suit all tastes, for every part of your house, garden and business.


With easy access, located on the first floor, ours sales team offer a friendly service, giving honest advice along with any technical help you may need, to help you find the perfect fittings. All made easier with the support of over 50 suppliers!


Whether it’s a table lamp, wall lights or a ceiling centre piece for your home or a coach lantern, a range of LED decking lights or floodlights for your garden, we will make it our priority to see to all of your lighting requirements.


We know that keeping up with new technology is difficult. However, we can show you all the ways the newest type of lamps and fittings can benefit you, your household or business and your bank account! Our vast range of LED down lights can suit any atmosphere and applications as they come in multiple colours and lamp choices!


We also offer a free lighting design scheme for your business premises which is available by appointment. This is a great way of finding out how new lighting technologies can save you money.



  • Customer Fax Order Form

    Fax Order Form – Print off, fill in your details and fax it to us.

  • Customer Returns Form

    Print off and fill in your own returns form, then Fax it to us or hand it to your Sales Area Manager.

  • Metal Halide Cross Reference Chart

    Metal halide lamps give a white light and have high colour rendering abilities. Tubular clear lamps are more commonly used in floodlighting application, Whereas elliptical coated lamps give less glare and are more suited to industrial area lighting.

  • T4 Tube Lengths

    T4 tubes come in several  different wattage’s and sizes so finding the right one can be a bit of a chore. So we have made it easier by putting all the T4  tubes we supply in a handy Table.

  • Cross Reference Table for Watch Batteries

    The watch battery cross reference table gives all watch battery sizes and their equivalent replacement watch battery reference numbers as used by various different watch battery manufacturers.

  • GLS Lumen Rocket Chart

  • IP Ratings

    This is how IP Ratings are rated.

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Contact Us

Land Lines:

Tel: 01603 627243

Fax: 01603 762321


200 - 216 Heigham Street




Opening times:

Mon-Fri - 7.30am-5.00pm

Sat - Closed

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MD Thompson Electrical Wholesalers Ltd, a company registered in England with company number 02859169.

Registered Office: Sexty & Co, 124 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RS