As a subsidiary of QSSI company, 1882 Lighting Products offers a wide array of custom products for municipalities, utilities, commercial applications, universities, hospitality and retail centers, and developer or residential applications. Created in 2020 to complement QSSI’s already established expertise, 1882 Lighting has a passion to ensure quality solutions to meet all your project needs using only the most premium manufacturing made in the USA. Our in-house team provides unsurpassed customer service to ensure that your custom lighting solution satisfies all your lighting needs.

Custom Winston used in Taos, NM custom designed to look like hot air balloons.

At 1882 Lighting, we manufacture a variety of products, such as:

  • Street and area luminaires
  • Floodlights
  • Garage lights
  • Decorative post tops and pendants
  • Landscape lights
  • Amber LED lights
  • Turtle safe (FWC certified) lights
  • Decorative and architectural bollards
  • Poles
  • Streetscape accessories (such as banner arms, flagpole holders, eyebolts, etc.)

1882 Lighting Products is committed to providing architects and engineers with specific design solutions for special or custom projects. When customizing with 1882 Lighting, no project is too small or too big.

Why Should You Customize with 1882 Lighting?

Sometimes a project’s requirements demand specific and complex design solutions. Customization gives you the ability to meet those requirements by designing a unique product that is suitable for your project. Do you need a solution for a custom pole and a custom light fixture? Architects and specifiers have the ability to focus on the end user’s needs without having to shop around. Do you need a flexible manufacturing process? At 1882 Lighting, our manufacturing process gives you the ability to make multiple changes and configurations of the standard product and the development of a new product. Also, you can use our custom capabilities to draw and match inspiration from any competitor’s product. 1882 Lighting’s custom modifications allow architects, specifiers, and end-users to tweak standard products to their specific needs with limited cost implications. Do you have a large-scale project that needs practical design and build specifications? 1882 Lighting can modify any large-scale project to offer you a full-blown custom product.

Custom signs used throughout Elk Grove Village, IL.

What Sets Us Apart

1882 Lighting is well known as the go-to manufacturer for premium custom and modification work. At 1882 Lighting, our two in-house manufacturing engineers have extensive experience in the industry, which means we can quickly and easily develop a solution for any custom project. Our manufacturing process is further streamlined by a vertically integrated supply chain for the supply of LED array and component parts. Additionally, 1882 Lighting works directly with local foundries to source local supplies of aluminum extrusions and substrates as well as to provide premium high quality, efficient, and consistent A365 aluminum sand castings.

With 1882 Lighting, you can expect efficiency and quality at each stage of the design process — from request to concept, to manufacturing, to shipping. Every 1882 Lighting casting and component is hand-dipped in an iron phosphate bath prior to the application of a super durable polyester powder coat finish that gives all our products longer life without the potential of fading or color shift.

It is our mission to ensure you the utmost customer service satisfaction. To this end, our customer service team consists of experts who are ready to assist you through each stage of the manufacturing process. In total, we have sixty-one global sales agencies who specialize in LED outdoor lighting with custom specification projects and our in-house sales team has a combined 100 years selling products in the lighting industry. No matter the customization needs, 1882 Lighting’s team offers unparalleled in-house service and expertise.

1882 Lighting’s products are made and assembled in the USA. Our competitive pricing and quick turnaround times ensure your project is assembled on time and within your budget. Our parent company, QSSI, has six stocking facilities across the United States, allowing for efficient shipping. Do you have a project that needs to be completed quickly? We have over eighty quick ship products, which ship in three days. Do you have special and custom product specifications? Our quick turnaround quotations include job-specific drawings for product combinations for specification approval.

1882 Lighting’s products are fully certified and regulated. All of 1882 Lighting’s products are listed by the Electrical Testing Laboratories (ETL) and Candian Standards Association (CSA) under Underwriters Laboratories (UL) guidelines. UL is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that test product for safety standards; that means all of 1882 Lighting products are certified safe for installation and according to national electrical code.

1882 Lighting’s fixtures are well-suited for a variety of environments. 1882 Lighting’s LEDs are IP66 rated for total dust and water ingress. IP ratings are given to products based on the level of intrusion of water and dust particles. 1882 Lighting’s IP66 rating indicates that the fixtures are sealed against water leaks if underwater at 18” for a period of up to twenty-four hours. 1882 Lighting’s turtle safe lights are certified through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Our turtle safe lights keep light from intruding on turtle beach nesting grounds; the fixtures are mounted low to the ground using a light source with a longer wavelength of 595 nanometers, and all lights are shielded to keep light from going above ninety degrees.

1882 Lighting’s products are Buy American Act compliant, which means 1882 Lighting meets the two conditions that must be present for the Buy American Act to apply: the procurement must be intended for public use within the United States and the items to be procured or the materials from which they are manufactured must be present in the United States in sufficient and reasonably commercial quantities of satisfactory quality.

In addition, 1882 Lighting is certified by the National Lighting Board (NLB) – this certification indicates that our products meet multiple service, objective quality standards, and features, and practices that the NLB has set forth. Are you in need of outdoor lighting that meets industry standards but is also environmentally-friendly? 1882 Lighting’s full cutoff fixtures are not only NLB certified but are dark sky compliant according to industry standards to minimize glare, light pollution, light trespass, and skyglow.