What is USA Made lighting?
USA Made lighting are lights that are at least 50% made or assembled in the United States of America. As long as the light has 50% of its manufacturing and or assembly has been performed inside the US, then a manufacturer can label it as Made in the USA. Our lights are 100% manufactured and assembled in the USA. The only part that is not made in the USA is our light component that the light bulb screws in to, because there are no more of those manufacturers in the US anymore. The closest US based component manufacturer is across the border in Mexico.
Our lights are made with raw materials from the US (clay, paint, labels and boxes to ship them). Our manufacturing facility is located on Route 66, in Albuquerque, NM. We have been making our lights at this same facility since August of 1999.
Quality isn’t just important, its required. From start to finish, each of our handmade lights, are meticulously done. From mold to fire, design to paint. Every detail matters, because it should.
For an affordable price, we provide a very unique product that can be made to your specific requirements. Our lights are formed from a slip cast mold process, which allows us to apply different design cuts and special applications such as copper metal banding. We finish with high quality exterior grade paints in solid colors or hand painted multi-finish and metallic color combination. We are available to personally guide you through the design process choices from start to finish.
Here is a look at how we make our lights: https://southwestceramiclighting.com/our-process/