Passion for Lighting.
Robinson Lighting is a family-owned business that has been perfecting the art of light for 80
years. The company has expanded to four locations in North America, and strives to continuously grow,
and bring the most current, efficient, and cost effective light to the residential and commercial
Thomas Robinson, our pioneer, was the first generation Robinson family member that ventured
into the lighting industry as a chandler (candle maker). During 1919, W.W Robinson sold the first prewired
fixtures which at the time was considered revolutionary. The company prospered during the
roaring twenties, before W.W Robinson passed away in 1935.
In 1936, B.A Robinson Co. Ltd. was founded by Burt A. Robinson, a third generation Robinson.
The company supplied both lighting and electrical products to residential and commercial customers,
and remained resilient amidst the great depression. In 1973, Burt's two sons, Ross and Bruce Robinson
became the new successors of the company, and later parted to create independent specialty stores.
Bruce Robinson focused on specializing in lighting, creating a separate standing entity named
Robinson Lighting in the year of 1998. Today, Brett Robinson (President) and his sister, Leigh
Robinson (Vice President), are the fifth generation of the Robinson family to continue the legacy. Both
Brett and Leigh Robinson are active members of the American Lighting Association, and serve on a
number of other leading international and regional lighting technology associations.
Robinson Lighting is one of the largest showroom-based distributors of lighting products and is
known as an industry advocate and leader in lighting education. The lighting consultants provide a high
level of customer service and work hard to address individual lighting needs. The Minneapolis
showroom displays state of the art recessed and under cabinet lighting, provides a huge selection of
kitchen, bathroom, and living room lighting in various styles, and price points to suit any budget.
Our company is committed to offer the most advanced energy efficient solutions available
without compromising on quality. We ensure the latest technology trends are stable, reliable and offer
the greatest lighting efficiencies before they are introduced in our showroom.