The Hinkley Lighting Story
Hinkley Lighting was founded in Cleveland, OH, in 1922 by Phil R. Hinkley. Their first catalog contained 14 pieces, focusing primarily on their specialty of solid copper, mostly outdoor, lighting fixtures. In 1937, the company was purchased by Stanley Weidemer, and it has remained in the Weidemer family ever since.
Today, Hinkley Lighting designs mostly transitional lighting with distinctive period accents, as well as minimalist contemporary outdoor light fixtures (some through Hinkley Landscape Lighting, established 1987). In 2007, Hinkley acquired Fredrick Ramond to add a layer of luxury home lighting to their repertoire.
Why We Love Hinkley Lighting
From its original 14, the Hinkley light fixture catalog has grown to offer hundreds of modern lighting fixtures. Indoors, the varied selection of Hinkley interior lighting fixtures have strong, clean forms with hints of mid-century modern, tropical and other period and thematic styles. Outside, Hinkley landscape lighting and Hinkley outdoor lighting fixtures both enhance and are respectful of their environment, with a wide range of sleek transitional and contemporary options that are Energy Star rated, Dark Sky compliant and energy efficient through the use of LED. Whatever your interior or outdoor designs style may be, there is a Hinkley light you will love.
A Fun Fact About Hinkley Lighting
In the 1934 Hinkley price list, the most expensive item is item #3625, listed at $27. That same product number exists today: the traditionally styled Yorktown 5-Light Bronze Chandelier. It now retails for $498 (not available at Lumens).
Noteworthy Lighting From Hinkley Lighting
The Mondrian collection features classic stained glass construction, put together in a modern, retro-inspired block pattern. Look to the Mondrian Pendant for a stunning hanging light is perfect in entryways, over dining tables and over the kitchen island. Outside, the Atlantis is the ideal example of Hinkley's sleek line of modern outdoor lighting. Look to the Atlantis Outdoor Wall Sconce for a design that has a minimalist form that works with a variety of exteriors, and also offers energy efficient LED lamping.