US Lighting Trends

 

Montclair Light Works Browns 400x275

November 17, 2021

You might think launching a new lighting company in the middle of a pandemic would be a bad idea. After all, many well-established manufacturers were facing astronomical freight costs, unprecedented materials shortages, and monumental shipping delays. But what if a new company didn’t have any of these problems?

Bill Brown and Betsy Levin worked side by side for several decades helping to run House of Troy’s factory in Vermont. Unemployed at the height of the pandemic in 2020, they formulated a new plan that capitalized on their strengths and experience in domestic manufacturing within the decorative residential lighting channel.

They carefully researched their options and found a domestic manufacturing partner on the commercial side of the industry in Montclair, California and collaborated on a new line for the residential market under the name Montclair Light Works, which just debuted in fall 2021. Along the way, Betsy Levin became Betsy Brown as the two recently got married in August. While the factory is on the West Coast, the Browns will remain in Vermont.

Montclair Light Works Combo 1 400x275The aptly named Montclair Light Works – targeted at the end-consumer and hospitality markets – features made-to-order ceiling, wall, and outdoor fixtures with spun metal shades in standard as well as a few custom-created finishes. The styles range from industrial, RLM styles softened for residential settings to farmhouse, MidCentury Modern, and vintage schoolhouse looks. Each fixture is made from scratch in California and ships within two weeks. Best of all, there are no minimums and free freight.

When visiting the website, you will notice retail prices alongside the product. While the company is selling direct to the consumer, it is doing so at full price/MAP. There is a Trade portal for distributors with attractive pricing for distributors who wish to carry the line.

Montclair Light Works Combo Blues 400x275

Bill Brown is gradually building a national rep force, preferring not to rush the process but select the best available representation for the company. A digital product catalog will be available soon. New products will debut in January and the ensuing months.

With no shortages in materials, labor, or containers – plus the added enticement of no minimum orders and free freight – Montclair Light Works appears to be a reliable antidote to the widespread problem of delayed merchandise affecting most hospitality and residential projects.

Montclair Light Works Combo Sconces 400x275

Market Research

  • Prev
To offer a respite from the last two years of chaos and crisis, LEDVANCE LLC, has unveiled its “You ...
Following last year’s successful launch, LightFair is bringing back the Designery – a series of 13 ...
Energy provider Dominion Energy partners with West Columbia, S.C. to replace 1,000 street lights ...
CMG released the results of its semi-annual Pulse of Lighting survey, compiling the findings of 230 ...
The proptech, energy, home security, broadband and connected health industries will converge next ...
Channel Marketing Group has released the results of its semi-annual Pulse of Lighting survey Q1, ...
A new lighting resource – Lighting Objects – is making a splash in the commercial arena, as it ...
Ever since Ford announced its new all-electric F-150® Lightning™ with Home Integration System could ...
With summer right around the corner, school enhancements become a high priority — and one of the ...
When natural disaster strikes, the electric grid often goes down. Resilient lighting is an emerging ...

New Products

  • Prev
The Lighting Controls Association is proud to announce the latest offerings in lighting controls ...
Automaker Hyundai reveals plans to introduce Hyundai Home energy ecosystem in early 2022.
At its virtual ESG (Environment, Social & Governance) event last month, Legrand unveiled its ...
The Sensor Switch WPD Forward-Phase Dimmer Switch is an economical, energy saving option for ...
Traditional in appearance, not in innovation. From below the ceiling, the Juno Podz take ...
Flauta's cylindrical body comes in three different heights, two surface textures with the nine ...
UVLightFight UV-C lamps produce high UV-C radiance at 254nm for effective surface disinfection or ...
The Wave Switch features hands-free technology that allows you to control lights with a wave of ...
MaxLite expands their RCF Series with wattage and CCT selectable models that enable installers to ...
A-Light™ is pleased to announce the introduction of its Relay luminaire. With curved and ...

CMG-Kerrwil | 919.488.8635 | Raleigh , NC

©2022 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil