DESIGN:  Custom lighting design is as much about style and beauty as it is performance and efficiency; all done in a relatively short period of time.  At Contract Illumination we’re able to accomplish this sometimes difficult task by calling upon our many years of “hands on” experience combined with our 21st century design technology.

Custom fixture designs come alive with our 3-D design software, (Solidworks) allowing our customers to see their creations from all angles and “in motion” long before we cut a single piece of metal.

We’re able to quickly create component parts in plastic with our rapid prototyping machine which makes 3-D parts for review without committing to expensive tooling or castings.  This 3-D technology gives Contract Illumination’s customers the comfort of knowing their fixture designs will be exactly as created.

Project Management


PROJECT MANAGEMENT:  Custom lighting that arrives to the project on time, as specified is not by accident but by design.  Our attention to detail and precise communication assures our customers of “on time” and “on budget” projects “every time”.

From initial purchase order to final delivery, Contract Illumination has a long history of providing this project management performance to our customers giving them the peace of mind that their project is well in hand.




FABRICATION:  A custom light fixture gives a building project a unique signature that lasts for the life of the project. Executing a custom fixture design demands the same quality of construction and attention to detail that goes into the overall project as well.

Making “one off” custom lighting fixtures takes the successful blend of lighting experience, engineering expertise and manufacturing capabilities. Our factory in Orange, CA has this unique blend of experience and manufacturing capability.  We use hi-tech water-jet cutting, computer CNC milling and many types of metal forming, bending, and welding under one roof to turn your design into your lighting masterpiece.



FINISHING:  As with a fine automobile, the finish on a custom light fixture can make or break a beautiful design.

Our facility in Orange has the capability to finish a custom light fixture with a durable powder coat finish, a multi step, dry brush paint finish or a hand applied chemically aged patina finish.

With over 23 years of experience applying beautiful finishes on custom lighting, our many customers have experienced a comfort that their finished product will be as beautiful as they specified and imagined.