Lighting - It’s an industry that’s bigger than Ben Hur. There are literally millions of products available today online and in stores.
Choosing lighting can often be like looking for a needle in a hay stack so a great starting point is to investigate the best lighting brands. Selecting quality fittings from reputable companies is key to ensuring your lights are built to last, and more importantly are safe.
This article reviews 11 of the best lighting brands in Australia. Read on to learn about the companies who have firmly established themselves to become our top selling brands, what they offer and why they are so highly sought after. We are excited to bring you the best brands below:
Mercator’s extensive range of residential lighting includes every type of fitting under the sun. From general / ambient lighting to accent / task lighting, they’re extensive range has continually evolved over the last 50 years. You can find everything from Pendants, Spotlights, Lamps, Ceiling & Wall Lights, Ceiling Fans, Exhaust Fans and Bathroom Heaters for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Mercator have become a house hold name due to their great range of lighting designs. Their longevity in the market is a result of their high quality manufacturing standards.
Where beauty and innovation collide, Normann Copenhagen’s collection of elegantly modern designed fittings are all a fine example of top quality Danish Design.
Established in 1999 by Jan Andersen and Poul Madsen, the Normann Copenhagen brand encompasses a wide and continuously growing collection of light fittings, along with furniture textiles and home accessories. Their products are sold in more than 80 countries throughout the world and have collected more than 50 design awards along the way.
With 30+ years in the industry, Brilliant is one of the nation’s largest and most respected names in the industry. They stock a range of over 3000 market orientated, modern and innovative lighting, electrical and air movement products in their warehouses in Melbourne, Queensland and West Australia.
We love Brilliant Lighting because wherever possible they seek to improve the efficiency of their products to reduce their contribution to the carbon footprint. Their comprehensive collections include both traditional and contemporary designs that are on trend but at the best possible prices.
EGLO lighting solutions established in 1969 and by the 1980's had become one of the leading light manufacturers in Europe before expanding then into the Australian market today.
EGLO is globally classed as one of the most successful suppliers of decorative home lighting and it’s not difficult to see why. With a European design influence, their lighting designs are timeless and fit well in most interior settings.
Domus are proudly 100% Australian owned and have held their position of manufacturing and distributing lighting products for 50 years. They have built a strong reputation for innovation, quality and reliability and are focused on continuing that reputation by investing in energy efficient lighting products, using the latest lighting technologies.
They have a stunning 1200m² wholesale showroom which provides a unique display of their residential lighting products. The great thing about Domus is that they also offer a custom made lighting service to help provide a solutions to those with exciting and challenging designs. They specialise on traditional and contemporary style lamps.
Havit Lighting specialise in exterior / outdoor lighting and their years of providing outstanding levels of service have made them a true leader in Australia.
They have a strong commitment to our planet and believe that with any growth comes great responsibility. As such, are committed to leading the industry in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment.
For this reason they’re committed to improving their environmental policies, review the materials used in manufacture and constantly audit themselves to ensure best practices are always followed in terms of minimising waste and toxic emissions and to promote recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers.
Emac and Lawton
Established in 1984, Emac & Lawton's lighting & furniture collections are carefully selected from around the world and are perfect for both residential and commercial projects.
They are renowned as market innovators of new trends and lighting products and you can find the proof in their fantastic range of indoor lighting and lamp shades here in Australia. Excellence ad quality in design is standard practice but it’s their commitment to customer service that really makes them shine.
Located in Adelaide SA, Cougar Lighting is your one-stop-shop for lighting for the home. They offer a smorgasbord of interior and exterior lighting solutions for both domestic and commercial applications. Along with energy efficient lighting. L.E.D. lighting, pendant lighting, exterior lighting, spotlights, oysters, flush lighting, wall lights, vanity lights, table & floor standing lamps.
Cougar has an outstanding range of pendant lights that would make to perfect statement piece for any home at an incredible price point.
Established in 1990, Telbix has is a major supplier of domestic lighting to the Australian market. Their lighting range focuses on contemporary and modern lines with a strong emphasis on quality and value for money.
They are at the forefront of the latest world trends and adapt these new ideas to the Australian domestic market. Telbix have a really useful style guides on their site, along with a comprehensive blog loaded with handy titbits of information.
Established over 30 years ago, Oriel Lighting has always offered quality lighting at affordable prices. Earlier products were sourced primarily from Italy & Spain, which saw Oriel Lighting assembling components and producing ranges of traditional lighting, both indoor and outdoor.
Over time, their range has evolved with changing trends, and has seen their range take more of a contemporary look and many of their fittings offered are from their design team, or are enhancements on existing designs.
Oriel remain an importer of glassware from Spain, however, many of their designs are now made in China and Taiwan from manufacturers who offer consistent quality and reliable supply. This allows Oriel to offer their customer great products that are great value.
Based in Sydney, Zaffero designs are for those who think a little different. While good design is fairly easy to find these days, genuinely unique design is rare. That’s why Zaffero decided to design and manufacture their own range of bespoke lights and special edition furniture pieces.
From hand-crafted lighting suitable for bars, restaurants, cafes, stores and hotels, to special showpieces for homes – their range is as beautiful as it is fascinating. From one-off pendant lights to unusual floor, desk and table lamps, Zaffero can also work with their clients to create something complete bespoke.
They signature style features Moroccan and Industrial style fittings that are truly striking.
Below is a selection of our favourite products by the brands above.
If you would like to discover more lighting inspiration and find out how to narrow down which pendant to choose visit our article Pendant Lighting Ideas and don't miss our Tips for Hanging Pendant Lights.
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