Sterling Lighting began with a group of lighting professionals passionate about developing the perfect fixture, with both the contractor and homeowner in mind. The founders, who have over 30 years of collective experience designing and installing light fixtures, had previously worked on independent fixture design projects, lending their expertise to improve the design and function of fixtures already on the market. They soon realized that their talents and energy would be best utilized by creating their own, distinct line of high-quality landscape and architectural lighting fixtures.
When Sterling was founded, the largest fixture manufacturers were focused on design and production of fixtures compatible with traditional halogen and incandescent light sources from GE and Sylvania. They were not producing high-quality LED sources and were focused on their traditional, top-selling bulbs.
Sterling Lighting viewed the current state of the fixture design and manufacturing industry and went against the grain to focus solely on LED, recognizing it as an energy-efficient and viable light source for the landscape lighting industry. Sterling Lighting’s team set out to not only design great fixtures, but to also design their own LED source for the fixtures. They assembled a team of seven engineers and a factory management team to create their own custom line of lights. Their aim was to achieve the most advanced, durable, and aesthetically pleasing lights on the market.
The founders were determined to not adopt a distribution model that would bring huge markups to their end users. By cutting out the “middleman,” Sterling Lighting offers contractors and lighting designers the opportunity to buy direct, instead of going through distribution channels like other lighting manufacturers. We are able to pass along the savings directly to our consumer.
Sterling Lighting’s founders and team have a passion for innovation and quality in fixture design and production. Our goal is to revolutionize our industry and help small businesses in the lighting design and installation field by offering a high-quality product at reasonable prices.