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Michelle Steinback’s Cedar & Moss

 The TV show Portlandia highlights quirkiness among the Oregon city’s residents. What better place to create lighting products “forest-made in a design studio surrounded by tall cedar trees?” When Michelle Steinback’s odyssey to find appropriate lighting for her Eichler-style home in Portland, Ore. came to a dead end, she designed her own. Now she has […]

Thumprints: An American Company

Thumprints: Made in the USA

“Lamps as unique as your thumprint” aptly describes this company, which was just named a Finalist in the Portable Lamp Manufacturer category of the 25th Annual ARTS Awards.  As a child in Little Rock, Ark., Allison West Davis whimsically dreamed of becoming Wonder Woman and, at one point, an astronaut. Her admiration of strong women […]

CSL Redesigns Web Site

Creative Systems Lighting Debuts Redesigned Web Site

CSL (Creative Systems Lighting) Debuts Redesigned Web Site. Online destination features specification-grade lighting and tools to help professionals manage projects Headquartered in City of Industry, Calif., CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting) has unveiled  its redesigned website www.csllighting.com, which is designed as an online destination for trade professionals seeking the latest in high-performance, energy-efficient LED products and other […]

Hubardton Forge

Hubbardton Forge: Made In the U.S.A

Hubbardton Forge harmoniously mixes Old School blacksmithing tools with forward-thinking manufacturing processes and business practices that have netted the company numerous awards.   The art of blacksmithing and forging have been around for centuries, and typically yields both highly traditional and ornate (think old-fashioned lanterns with ornate scrollwork) or simple and timeless l(i.e.  a clean […]

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3-D Printing Demystified: 10 Principles Of 3D Printing

The Next Revolution In Lighting: 3D Printing   We all know that we are in the middle of a solid-state lighting revolution, but that is just the current revolution in lighting.  The next revolution doesn’t have anything at all to do with light source technology; it involves a larger, disruptive approach to manufacturing that will […]

Hinkleys Lighting

Retail Profile: Hinkley’s Lighting Factory

Hinkley’s Lighting Factory in Arizona is not only a preeminent retailer, but also an extremely busy custom manufacturer with clients all over the country.   Not many lighting stores have been around for over a century; then again, Hinkley’s Lighting Factory is no ordinary showroom. Founded in 1910 by Bill Hinkley before Arizona became the […]

Northeast Lantern

Northeast Lantern:New Hampshire Style Lighting

At Northeast Lantern, offering lighting that is proudly made in America is just part of this company’s success. When he was 15 years old, Gordon “Skip” Heal worked part-time after school, making weathervanes for New Hampshire manufacturer Golden Eagle Coppersmiths. He enjoyed the craft so much that he continued working there part-time through college. Upon […]

Cutting Edge Casting

Cutting Edge Casting: Reviving The Iconic Brand Stiffel

Diversification is the key to this New Jersey-based OEM business that services the lighting industry and is bringing back the Stiffel brand. It wasn’t all that long ago that lighting components as well as finished lamps, chandeliers, and furniture were made domestically.  There were enough companies that a group of U.S.-made suppliers even had their […]


Hivo Van Teal: Living the American Dream

After fleeing Havana as a young man, Hivo Van Teal was able to unleash his artistic sensibilities and launch an award-winning lighting and accessories company.     As a young boy in Cuba, Hivo G. Van Teal grew up yearning to be an architect. “Unfortunately, the Cuban Communist revolution in 1959 took over and destroyed […]

The HIstory of the Van Teal Lighting Family

Growing Up Van Teal

Hivo’s children share their memories and best advice they’ve received while working in the family business.    “My father always told me that with my personal characteristics, I could – if I set my mind to it – do anything I chose,” reveals Eddy Van Teal. “This advice instilled in me a great sense of […]