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Old 04-06-2012, 09:51 PM
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American manufacturing?

Which lighting products are truly made on US soil?

Probably doesn't matter to some, but I'm just curious. Someone told me today that FX parts are manufactured elsewhere and assembled here. Is it true, or were they misinformed?

That leaves Vista, Nightscaping and Beachside as American made.
Are there more?

http://vistapro.com/about.aspx

http://nightscaping.com/handcrafted-products.php

http://www.beachsidelighting.com/inf...php?info_id=14
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:03 PM
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coppermoon.com i believe makes most of their stuff in GA
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:15 PM
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coppermoon.com i believe makes most of their stuff in GA
Really? I thought the brass fixtures were Chinese. At least the ones I saw were.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:49 PM
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Really? I thought the brass fixtures were Chinese. At least the ones I saw were.
it may just be their copper stuff that is usa made
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:12 PM
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Anyone ever hear of Rethink Lighting?

http://www.rethinklightinginc.com/so..._lighting.html


There's also Luma Lighting.

http://www.lumalighting.com/about.html


And DG Lights maybe?
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Made in USA... a thing of the past?... or coming back?

[QUOTE=irrig8r;4373674]Anyone ever hear of Rethink Lighting?

http://www.rethinklightinginc.com/so..._lighting.html



Be careful of Rethink Lighting. I did a large project with their ( well supposedly their lights) and it turned into a big fiasco. I can't go into details here, but frankly, I don't even think they are still in business.

As for made in USA... A few comments and thoughts....

Way back when, I was consulting for a company called Sturdy Lantern. I had gone to college with one of the sons, and they hired me to handle some of their landscape lighting show rooms and displays.

They were a company that had been around for over 50 years and made everything in USA. I was at the factory, I saw this myself. Over the period of the early 90s and forward, the Chinese infusion of lighting was becoming more and more prevalent and business was off. They moved from a 110,000 sf facility to a 50,000 sf facility and by the time we got to 1997, they were closed.

It was impossible to compete and stay afloat with so much product infiltrating the marketplace at such lower price points.

The principle of the company, managed to start a small spin off that just made landscape lighting as we had the tools and dies to make the parts. That didn't last either because of the same reasons.

The industry that we are in is now represented by a good amount of manufacturers who do make product off shore. There are others who make some here and some there, and yet others who make it all here, but with some parts made overseas.

One company to take a second look is Nightscaping. Like some of you, I got my start with Nightscaping and through the education from the company and from Bill Locklin himself. As I understand it, Nightscaping manufactures components in the USA and if that is what you are looking for, they are certainly a company experienced in the art of landscape lighting and the creation of fixtures that suit the needs of the lighting designer.

In light of all of these factors, I have mixed up my lighting pallet to include some of everything. Certain jobs require the use of Chinese made brass fixtures, and drop in LED's, while others can support the use of machined brass integrated LED fixtures. There are no absolutes. We all need to do what we have to in order to keep our businesses running while maintaining the quality and integrity of our projects.

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:19 PM
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Well, FX Luminaire claims to be US manufactured too. I thought so. maybe my source was wrong.

http://www.fxl.com/why_fx.htm
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Copper is spun in west point ga for coppermoon
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Auroralight, HK lighting, Vision3, BK, Hevilight all all made in the USA. I am sure there are others.
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Auroralight, HK lighting, Vision3, BK, Hevilight all all made in the USA. I am sure there are others.
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