Performance in a Whole New Light

Visionaire Lighting is proud to celebrate over 18 years of bringing new outdoor lighting technology to the marketplace.

About Us

Visionaire Lighting launched in the year 2000 by a small and diverse group of individuals in Gardena, California. The company was created with a commitment to the idea of environmentally conscious, sustainable production of lighting products. The company’s early success was based on the patented Vision Optical System®, which became a metric for HID lighting performance. Our company grew quickly and expanded into a second manufacturing site in Ensenada, Baja California in 2004. A year later, we moved from Gardena to our current headquarters in Rancho Dominguez, California.

In 2012, Visionaire made a conscious decision to invest fully in LED technology in anticipation of the coming transformation of the lighting industry. Our investment included human resources and equipment as well as software and hardware integration for IoT in lighting products of the future.

Today Visionaire has in excess of 300,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and storage area in addition to the 60,000 sq. ft. headquarters facility. Manufacturing is vertically integrated in all areas including Automated Injection Molding for optical production, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) for PCB/Light Source production, Die/Steel/Sand Casting, Powder Coating, CNC Robotic Fabrication, Metal Spinning in a 5S focused environment.

We pride ourselves on our ability and willingness to tailor and customize products and programs for our customers unique and individual needs. Visionaire recognizes that our customers are important partners in our success and endeavor to treat them with this in mind every day.

Our company also embraces the fact that our employees are our most valuable resource. It is a part of our mission statement to create and maintain an robust working environment which provides opportunity for personal growth and promotes from within where at all possible. Ownership’s goal is to share the fruits of our collective labors with our employees so that all benefit by our successes.

Our success in the future will depend on our continued collaborative engagement with our customers and employees to create products and solutions to the rapidly evolving lighting products landscape.

2000

Visionaire Lighting was created by Fred Kayne and Bryan Fried in February of 2000. Its initial offices were in Redondo Beach, California in a small office where the first small group of 6 employees began creating the company’s first product catalog and spec sheets. Visionaire moved into its first location in Gardena, California and opened its doors on June 15, 2000. The company started producing product in-house as an assembly company purchasing luminaire components from OEM manufacturers and manufacturing its own poles.


Assembly


Visionaire HQ, Gardena CA

2001

Visionaire began to manufacture lighting components in house with the acquisition of CNC and Fabrication equipment and personnel. The company’s employee count grew to more than 60 people.


CNC Capabilities

2003

With more than 100 employees and significantly increased costs in California Workers Compensation Insurance and local regulations, Visionaire began to look for alternative solutions to continue to grow the business and take advantage of new opportunities.

2004

Visionaire makes a decision to move manufacturing operations to Ensenada, BC Mexico to support continued growth opportunities and maintain the control of our manufacturing processes. Construction of a new facility begins in the latter part of 2004.


CEO, Bryan Fried at Ensenada Factory Opening

2005

Visionaire opened the doors of its new facility in the Spring and moved manufacturing to Mexico. CNC, aluminum, and steel fabrication are the first to move followed by a powder coating operation 6 months later. The company also moves from its original location in Gardena to a new 60,000 sq. ft. location in Rancho Dominguez, Ca.


CNC Capabilities


Powder Coating Capabilities

2007

With the goal of bringing more previously outsourced manufacturing processes in-house, Visionaire initiates a third expansion of the factory, and builds a third building to house a foundry and metal spinning operations. The company’s employee count grows to more than 300 people as the company reaches $30 Million in annual sales.

2010

The introduction of LED into the commercial outdoor lighting industry causes a major shift in Visionaire’s manufacturing plan. The company adds surface mount technology for the production of Level 2 LED printed circuit boards and injection molding for the production of lenses to its facility in Rancho Dominguez. Visionaire releases its first LED product, called the Element.

2012

The ownership of the company makes a major multi-million dollar investment in factory expansion adding additional building space to the factory and initiating Die Casting in its foundry to support its commitment to LED product production. The footprint in the factory grows to 300,000 sq. ft. in this effort. Shortly thereafter, Visionaire introduced its two new lines of LED products, the VLX and related products and the Bow/BLX and related products.


Die Casting Capabilities

2018

Visionaire has in excess of 300,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and storage area in addition to the 60,000 sq. ft. headquarters facility. Manufacturing is vertically integrated in all areas including Automated Injection Molding for optical production, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) for PCB/Light Source production, Die/Steel/Sand Casting, Powder Coating, CNC Robotic Fabrication, Metal Spinning in a 5S focused environment.

Visionaire HQ, Rancho Dominguez

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