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The Tech Lighting Story - Vino Pendant LightIn 1988 Tech Lighting started by manufacturing a cable lighting system (Kable Lite), the first of its kind in the US.

What actually began as a Chicago lighting showroom even further back, in 1983, has now evolved into an industry leading manufacturer with nationwide distribution. Since then they have kept expanding their product lines and are now up to an impressive amount of 12 different systems from  MonoRail to T-Trak. They also launched two new brands Tiella and Wilmette, each with a different customer in mind.

Tiella started out as the low budget, no-frills version of the MonoRail and Kable Lite systems, and was sold exclusively through big box stores. After some years the Tiella line expanded and it was opened up to be sold everywhere. It now offers a nice alternative to the more expensive Tech Lighting brand systems. If you have a simple, straightforward job without “custom ” requirements Tiella could be a great choice for you.

Wilmette Lighting Company offers the ultimate blend of classic design elements from aeras like Victorian, Craftsman, Arts and Crafts with cutting-edge technology, making it possible to incorporate solutions like Monorail into more traditional surroundings. A creative partnership with Halopane Glasshas made it possible for Tech Lighting’s sister company Wilmette to incorporate the beautiful prismatic glass into their collection.
A new collection of extraordinary recessed light fixtures, Elements, was introduced a couple of years ago and we immediately used them in a wonderful residential project in Santa Fe. I hope to have photos soon!

Over the years, Tech Lighting has primarily become renowned for their low-voltage track lighting systems, such as MonoRail and Kable Lite and for their line voltage bendable rail system T-Trak.
Although each low voltage system has its unique look and application, all work in the same way. A transformer converts standard voltage to a safe-to-the-touch 12 or 24 volts. Conductors, rail, cable, or wire provide structure and carry power. Hardware components place the system where you want it. A large variety of  heads, pendants, and functional art fixtures provide illumination.

In addition to their systems, Tech Lighting has added chandeliers and ceiling fixtures, picture lights, and a large selection of display and exhibit fixtures. All feature the technical excellence and style Tech Lighting is recognized for.

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