About Pathway


Founded in 1990 by Fred Stark, Pathway Lighting is an innovative designer and manufacturer of specification-grade LED- and incumbent source-based luminaires, from downlights to wall washers, adjustable accents to decorative pendants, and emergency to egress fixtures, for the commercial and institutional markets in North America.  Our wide range of products can support the lighting requirements of a single space or the entire project.  We vet brand-name LED sources and components to guarantee system compatibility and reliability.  This industry-leading, open platform approach to LED product development simplifies specification and gives our customers choice, more time to focus on lighting design, and peace of mind that only a trusted source for quality products can offer.


For more than 25 years, Old Saybrook, CT-based Pathway Lighting has been using advanced product design software, best practices in manufacturing and fabrication, and state-of-the-art testing equipment to ensure that our products meet our customers' expectations.  As an independently owned lighting manufacturer, we are able to provide responsive technical support, and we welcome our customers' requests for fixture modifications and custom products. 



Our History


1990 - Fred Stark founded Pathway Lighting, an emergency and exit lighting company
1991 -
GSA awarded Pathway Lighting a $1M contract to supply emergency lighting products to all federal buildings worldwide
1994 -
Pathway Lighting expands product portfolio to include specification-grade downlights for residential and commercial applications
1999 -
Pathway Lighting acquired The Lighting Source and launched Coventry Architectural product line
2001 -
Pathway Lighting increased its warehouse and manufacturing capacity by 125% to support increasing demands
2005 -
Fred started to make significant investments in Solid State Lighting product development, establishing a separate engineering department to develop LED luminaire
2006 - Adopted Open Platform philosophy to LED product development--vet and offer quality SSL technologies and give specifiers the freedom to choose
2008 - Pathway Lighting introduced the industry's first Philips Fortimo-based downlight



Our Future


Pathway Lighting's mission has always been to provide quality lighting products and services that support our customers' vision at every stage of the design process.  That's how it all started, and that's the way it will always be because — that's what matters.


Throughout the coming years, we will provide the same core capabilities that have helped fuel our growth:  a thorough understanding of lighting technologies and application requirements, rigorously engineered and well designed lighting fixtures, superior customer service, technical support and product warranty.  That's our commitment to you.