We all own light bulbs. For the most part, we don’t really think about them very often. That is until one stops working! While there are literally thousands of companies that sell light bulbs, are there any that offer American-made light bulbs? Well, that’s what I’ll be looking at in this article.
Do Any Brands Sell American Made Light Bulbs? (The Short Answer)
After an extensive search for light bulbs made in the USA, I was only able to find one company that reliably manufactures light bulbs in the USA. That company is Lumax Lighting. I did also find a company that may produce some of its light bulbs in the USA, but more on that later.
Light Bulbs Made in the USA (Here’s What I Found)
Let’s take a look at what I found.
Lumax Lighting was founded in 1976. It is a company that offers lighting products for industrial, institutional, and commercial use. It is one of North America’s leading companies in the lighting fixture world.
Despite it being a fairly large company, it continues to produce its products in the USA. According to the company website, Lumax Lighting produces its LED and fluorescent products with American-made parts in the US.
The company operates a 150,000-square-foot facility in Altoona, Pennsylvania. It’s at this location that Lumax Lighting’s products are designed and fabricated. It states on its website that its extensive process meets the strict requirements of the Buy America Act, Buy ARRA, and Made in The USA.
The company does have lighting representatives in 75 offices across the US, the Caribbean, Canada, and Latin America. This has allowed the company to grow and sell its lighting products to various countries worldwide. Despite having a presence in a few other countries, Lumax Lighting doesn’t look like it has any intention of moving its production overseas.
The company specializes in American-made LED light bulbs. It has everything from large ceiling lights and strip lights to smaller light bulbs and fixture sets. Here’s a link to the company’s product category page for those wanting to take a closer look themselves.
I came across a company that may manufacture some of its light bulbs in the USA. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find out which of its products are American-made. Here’s what I found.
Osram Sylvania Inc
Osram Sylvania Inc was established in 1993. It is the North American branch of one of the largest light bulb companies on the planet, Osram. Osram was founded in Berlin, Germany in 1919. It very quickly grew to become one of the leading light bulb manufacturers on earth.
With it being such an enormous company, it will come as no surprise to learn that it conducts its manufacturing in numerous locations worldwide. This includes Germany, China, Austria, and the US.
While I wasn’t able to confirm which of its light bulbs are American-made, the company operates a facility in Hillsboro, New Hampshire. Recently, this facility has received a multi-million dollar investment in its growth, meaning the company will increase its manufacturing rate at its US-based facility.
Unfortunately, as mentioned, I couldn’t find out which of Osram Sylvania’s products are made in the USA. It looks like most of its bulbs are made overseas, so I’d strongly recommend contacting the company directly and asking which of its light bulb lines are made in the USA.
Here are some links that may come in handy.
Light Bulbs That Are Mistaken as Being USA-Made
I came across a company that gets confused about being an American manufacturer. Here’s what I found.
Philips is a very well-known electrical company. Its products are made and sold in countries all over the world. I came across a few third-party websites and a couple of sales listings on Amazon claiming that Philips light bulbs are American-made. However, upon taking a closer look, this doesn’t seem to be the case.
It’s worth noting that the misinformation surrounding Philips’ manufacturing locations doesn’t actually come from the company directly, but from third-party sources. The company that manufactures Philips light bulbs is Signify.
Signify has locations dotted in over 70 countries worldwide. While it does have several offices in the US, I couldn’t find any evidence to suggest that these offices manufacture any of Philips’ products. They seem to mainly be distribution centers. It looks like Philip’s light bulbs are made in France, China, India, and other countries.
So, if you come across any third-party Amazon listings for Philips American-made light bulbs just know that this probably isn’t true. Also, none of Philips’ official product listings state that the products are made in the USA.
A Question For The Readers
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