Track lighting

Lightolier

Established 1904

Founded in 1904 by Bernhard Blitzer as New York Gas and Appliance Co., Lightolier is a company that manufactures lighting fixtures. When electric lighting became more mainstream, the company name was changed to Lightolier, a contraction of light and chandelier.

Lightolier’s most iconic product is the track lighting system, a lighting innovation designed by Anthony C. Donato. Another popular fixture is the Lytegem, designed by Michael Lax, which is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. In 2007, Lightolier became part of Philips Royal Electronics.

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