The Thomas Lighting Story
After a decade in the lighting industry, Hendrick Moe founded Moe Brothers Manufacturing in 1929 to produce residential lighting. Lee B. Thomas acquired the company in 1948, changing its name to Thomas Lighting in 1953. The next decades saw steady growth and a reputation established for producing high-quality traditional lighting.
In 1998, Thomas Lighting joined forces with Genlyte Group, creating one of the largest lighting manufacturers in North America. In 2008, Thomas was purchased by Philips Lighting, bringing a more traditional sensibility to their line of contemporary lighting. They are currently headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois.
Why We Love Thomas Lighting
By blending classic patterns with modern lines and materials, Thomas Lighting pendants and other fixtures offer the best of both worlds: contemporary home lighting with a sense of history. With such an appreciation of history, Thomas Lighting also looks to the future. They happily embrace sustainability in the design and manufacture of their products, as a way to make them stronger as a company and to help ensure a brighter future for all.
A Fun Fact About Thomas Lighting
In 2007, Thomas Lighting received recognition for environmental awareness from Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for their SL9270 Wall Sconce, a turtle light designed specifically for coastal areas adjacent to sea turtle nesting areas, migratory corridors and Dark Sky-friendly communities. In addition to Thomas Lighting, the Philips Lighting line also includes Philips Forecast Lighting.
Noteworthy Lighting From Thomas Lighting
The Mission family is the ideal representation of the clean and classic Arts & Crafts style.