At Fashion Light Center, we’re pleased to partner with many of the lighting industry’s foremost lighting makers. To that end, we created this “Buyers Guide” blog series to introduce the outstanding lighting brands we carry and showcase their distinctive products. Our latest featured lighting company? Hinkley Lighting.
Known for its thoughtful and high-quality designs, Hinkley has been in business for nearly a century. Here’s a closer look at the past, present, and bright future of this renowned, family-owned lighting company.
About Hinkley Lighting
Hinkley Lighting, Inc. was founded as a small residential outdoor lantern company in 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio. After founder Phil Hinkley passed away, the business was taken over by his partner, Kansas City traveling salesman Stanley Wiedemer. The rest is lighting industry history.
Stanley’s Grandson, Richard “Rick” Wiedemer, joined the family business in 1969 and spent the next 50 years at the helm of Hinkley’s ascent to becoming one of the world’s finest lighting companies. Over the years, all three of Rick's children took on key roles at Hinkley, which is one of the characteristics the brand is celebrated for. With multiple generations working side by side, authentic family culture is built into the fabric of the company and shines in everything it does.
Thanks to Rick’s vision, passion, and leadership, Hinkley Lighting continued to grow. Today, the brand offers an exquisite selection of indoor and outdoor lighting products and ceiling fans. Along the way, the company rebranded itself as “Hinkley” to more accurately represent its modernized and evolving line of products.
While Rick passed away in 2019, his commitment – not just to fine lighting but to improving customers’ quality of life – endures in all Hinkley lighting fixtures. This includes Hinkley lighting pendants, Hinkley lighting sconces, Hinkley lighting wall sconces, Hinkley lighting chandeliers, Hinkley wall hanging lanterns, Hinkley post lantern lights, Hinkley outdoor post lanterns, and more.
Hinkley Lighting Styles
Hinkley offers an extensive range of interior and exterior lighting for the home, including hanging, ceiling, wall mount, post mount, and pier mount fixtures. The brand also offers landscape lighting, such as path lights, deck and patio accent lights, outdoor lamps, and indoor and outdoor fans.
But excellent lighting isn’t just about function – it’s about form, too. Furthermore, the best home interiors aren’t just beautiful; they’re also a form of self-expression. Hinkley understands the importance of personal style and has responded with lighting in a range of design aesthetics, including industrial, coastal, rustic, craftsman, traditional, modern, transitional, mid-century modern, bohemian, Scandinavian, and glam. Simply put: Whatever your individual taste and personal preference, you’ll find a Hinkley light fixture or fan that speaks to you.
The Hinkley Difference
No discussion of Hinkley is complete without acknowledging that it is a proud fourth-generation family-owned company. This extraordinary heritage gives Hinkley a unique legacy that cannot be replicated. Family comes first at Hinkley, a sentiment reflected in its enduring commitment to the quality of its craftsmanship and customer care.
“We’re looking forward while still honoring our heritage, which is rooted in thoughtful design, a passion for growth, and commitment to our customers,” says current Hinkley President Jess Wiedemer of the brand’s ethos.
So what can we expect from Hinkley in the future? A continued commitment to the things that have helped the brand survive – and thrive – over nearly 100 years in an intensely competitive marketplace.
How To Find and Choose the Best Hinkley Lighting
Modern. Innovative. Artisanal. Livable. These are just a few of the words that describe Hinkley’s products and collections. Whether you’re looking for a single lamp to enhance a dimly lit corner of your home or are undertaking a comprehensive home lighting project, we encourage you to spend a few minutes thinking about your lighting wants and needs, as well as your personal design style. As with all interior design, the best outcomes happen when you plan ahead.
Not quite sure what you’re looking for? That’s okay, too. In addition to carrying lighting from the world’s most trusted high-end brands, Fashion Light Center’s helpful and knowledgeable sales team is also available to answer any questions you may have. Additionally, we offer professional lighting consultation services aimed at helping you confidently and capably light your home.
Enhance Your Home with Lighting from Hinkley
“Creativity is something we embrace every day. We want Hinkley to make people’s lives happier,” said Rick Wiedemer. At Fashion Light Center, we’re big believers in the transformational potential of lighting, which is just one of the many things that makes Hinkley such a wonderful fit for us.
As one of the leading light stores in CT, we’re proud to partner with Hinkley and many other high-end lighting brands to help our customers find interior and exterior lighting that will illuminate their lives – both literally and figuratively.