About Edison Price Lighting

WHO

 

Edison Price Lighting has designed and manufactured high-quality architectural lighting fixtures since 1952. Our team includes Research & Development, Metrology, Customer Sales Service, Customer Service, Technical Sales, and Manufacturing.

Located in Long Island City, NYC, Edison Price Lighting is proudly 'Made in USA'. Our 60,000-square-foot facility includes our office, full-scale factory, testing lab, and the Edison Price Lighting Gallery.  

Our company is ideally sized to be both reliable and flexible. We are large enough to operate a fully-equipped metal-working factory, yet small enough to communicate quickly, work efficiently, cross-train our employees, and modify products.

 

 

WHAT

We are the only specification-grade architectural lighting company to offer a complete line of recessed- and track-mounted luminaires. Our extensive catalog also includes track lighting systems, wall grazing systems, and optical accessories. Each product line offers a variety of:

  • mounting styles: track, recessed, install-from-below, surface- mounted, and more.
  • functions: downlights, wallwashers, wallgrazers, object lights, spotlights, combination downlight/wallwashers, and more.

Our lighting systems are known for:

  • low brightness apertures, thanks to precisely designed cross-baffles, ring-baffles, or specialty-painted housing interiors. 
  • innovative design. Our Artima LED/5 and APlus families were selected for the IES Progress Report
  • long lifetimes, thanks to durable materials and serviceable designs. 
  • efficiency, as seen in our highly efficient, open-aperture O LH track fixtures.  
  • elegant aesthetics. Clean lines and low-brightness apertures help our fixtures unobtrusively blend into the architecture.

 

WHERE

Our installations span a variety of industries, interior design styles, and locations. We have lit over 400 museums and galleries, as well as offices, residences, academic buildings, and more. Our lighting systems can be modified for installation in challenging interiors. 

Edison Price Lighting illuminates interiors around the country -- and the world. We are represented in North America by over 60 manufacturer's representatives with a total of 100 branch offices. Working with our international manufacturing partners and representatives, we have decades of experience manage projects abroad. 

 

HOW

Edison Price Lighting designs, prototypes, tests, fabricates, and ships products all under one roof.  See how we transform quality raw materials to finished products step-by-step:

1. DESIGN

Our R&D department is constantly designing new products and updating existing lines. Our developments are inspired by: 

  • the latest LED technologies. We are not married to one LED manufacturer, but maintain the freedom to select the best LED module for the application. 
  • common lighting design challenges, such as hallways or sloped ceilings
  • contemporary interior architecture aesthetics, such as grid ceilings or textured walls.

 

2. TEST

New designs undergo an extensive prototyping and testing process, which includes:

  • initial prototype constructed by our in-house 3D printer
  • final prototype built by our in-house factory
  • heat and photometric testing conducted in-house
  • photometric testing conducted by the independent labs, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or CSA.

 

3. PREPARE MATERIALS

As a "Made in USA" certified company, we fabricate products on a per-order-basis, enabling flexible shipments according to each project's needs.

Using locally-sourced materials whenever possible, we manufacture many of our parts down to the smallest bolt, maximizing our control over product availability.

Once an order is released, our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system automatically schedules production, tracks inventory, and assigns tasks to our computer numerical control (CNC) machines. 

 

4. FABRICATE

Our in-house factory is equipped with the latest punch press, laser, milling, forming, and other advanced machinery to cut, wash, bend, and assemble the products.

Our manufacturing team is cross-trained to flexibly change roles, depending on the project's needs. We specialize in skill-driven techniques, including hand-wiring, spinning, die making, and painting.

Learn more about our Made in USA factory.

 

5. SHIP

After the products pass quality control inspection, they are carefully packaged. Our shipping department double-checks all shipments are accurate.

 

OUR FOUNDER

 

Edison Price Lighting was founded in 1952 by Edison Price (1918 - 1997), whose signature unobtrusive, low-glare fixtures -- including recessed fixtures with spun aluminum reflectors, continuous lighting track, and wall grazing systems – helped define the modern lighting industry

 

Named after Thomas Edison, Price’s first name foretold of his own revolutionary contributions to the art of lighting. Price grew up working for his family’s theatrical lighting business, Display Stage Lighting Company. His passion, however, lay in architectural lighting. Price began as a lighting designer; he became a manufacturer, founding Edison Price Lighting in 1952, to provide the tools needed to realize his lighting vision.

 

Price’s design process, according to the renowned lighting designer Claude Engle, began with first questioning “what lighting the architectural design called for, and [then] develop[ing] fixtures that achieved those goals."

 

Regardless of the fixture’s application, Price’s principal goal was simplicity. Price consummately perfected his designs so that nothing was wasted: time was saved by snap-in installation and one-handed relamping; light was saved by the use of efficient, seamless reflectors. Price’s dedication to simplicity is apparent in the fixture’s elegant, uniform aesthetics, which helps them blend into, rather than distract from, the surrounding architecture. 

 

Price’s modernist aesthetic, expert control of light, and quality craftsmanship were lauded by the most distinguished architects of the time, including Louis Kahn, I.M. Pei, Philips Johnson, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Buckminster Fuller, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Gunnar Birkerts, and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. His fixtures are featured in famed buildings, including the A.T.&T. Building (NY, NY), Grand Louvre Le Pyramid (Paris, France), Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute (Utica, NY), Museum of Modern Art (NY, NY), Pennzoil Place (Houston, TX), and 1967 World Fair’s United States Pavilion (Montreal, Canada),

 

Known as the lighting consultant’s lighting consultant, Price worked closely with Claude Engle, Don Bliss, Douglas Baker, and countless others notable lighting designers. Chief among these was Richard Kelley, with whom Price lit such prestigious buildings as Louis Kahn’s Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, TX), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Seagrams Building and Four Seasons Restaurant (NY, NY), Philip Johnson’s Lincoln Center New York State Theater (NY, NY). After a career of collaboration, Kelly attested that, “the subtlety with which [Price] can control the handling of electric light is simply superb.”

 

Price was awarded the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Richard Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award, and the AIA Medal by the American Institute of Architects, recognizing his as “one who has brightened more excellent architecture than anyone else in history.”

 

Price’s daughter, Emma Price, now owns and operates Edison Price Lighting. Edison Price Lighting upholds Price's legacy by continuing to design and manufacture products that optimize his goals of optical precision, glare control, efficiency and durability.