About Pathway

Pathway is committed to working in a culture of collaboration, integrity and responsiveness. 

Founded in 1990, we are dedicated to offering agility and performance with our agents, partners and the specification community.

Located in Old Saybrook, CT, Pathway is an innovative designer and manufacturer of specification-grade LED luminaires.   Our product line is designed for the commercial and institutional markets and includes: downlights, wall washers, adjustable accents, decorative pendants, cylinders, and emergency egress fixtures.  As an independently-owned American lighting manufacturer, we are able to provide responsive technical support, as well as 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.