About Us

St. Louis Antique Lighting Company...

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began in 1973 as a residential lighting company specializing in the sales and restoration of period lighting. It quickly expanded into the commercial side of the lighting business, restoring and replicating historical fixtures and custom manufacturing new designs for architects, lighting designers, and contractors.

With more than twenty employees in a 16,000 square foot factory, it has a modern metal fabrication shop, which includes spinning, welding, forging, polishing, patination, machining, beading, shearing, framing, and finishing. Much of our pattern and mold work is done in-house. Only casting and plating are done at another location. Our shop workers are true craftspeople, many with decades of experience. We have two full-time lighting designers and a product manager to assist our clients from start to finish. This includes initial contact, design, production, delivery, and installation. Fixtures are designed using AutoCAD and can be drawn in 3D if required. All of our fixtures are either U.L. or E.T.L. listed. 

With our work at the U.S. Capitol, sixteen state capitols, over forty federal courthouses, numerous churches, universities, and other important historical buildings, our company has achieved an international reputation for manufacturing high-quality custom lighting. We pride ourselves in working with architects and lighting designers to adapt new industry technologies for use in period-lighting projects. Several of our projects have received I.E.S., I.A.L.D., and A.I.A. regional and national awards, including the prestigious International Illumination Design Award of Excellence.

With over 3000 custom designs and an extensive collection of historical lighting catalogs from our own archives and the Library of Congress, we are confident in our knowledge and ability to serve your custom lighting needs.

Gary H. Behm, I.E.S.
Historic Lighting Consultant
President, St. Louis Antique Lighting Co.