Light is Our Passion, Light is Life

Studies show the quality of light affects people in many ways. Office worker satisfaction and productivity can be positively affected by well-designed illumination and negatively affected by poor lighting. Building owners and managers have potential to add value, reduce costs and enhance performance through the application of good lighting. People are attracted to well-lit public facilities, commercial shopping malls, displays, showrooms and work environments. Security is greatly increased by the presence of sample light. Good lighting enhances the mood and desirability of these spaces. It contributes greatly to one’s sense of well-being.

Although light, just like music, is perceived as a single entity, it is in fact a collage of harmonic components affecting every situation in our life. Through variations in strength, colour, angle and various other techniques modern man has access to the right lighting for every application. This is our business.

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In July 2015 a Sale Agreement was signed with the Swedish Lighting Company FAGERHULT to purchase 100% of Lighting Innovations. The transfer took place in November later that year which resulted in a slight change of name to LIGHTING INNOVATIONS AFRICA. On the 30th October 2015, the former Managing Director and founder of Lighting Innovations, Mr Bruce Waddell retired from the company.
The Fagerhult Group is one of Europe’s largest lighting manufacturers with more than 2400 employees and direct representation in over 20 countries. Visit for more information


Lighting Innovations was founded by Bruce Waddell in 1989 in a garage built onto the back of his house in Johannesburg. Never being far away from his humble beginnings the company moved to offices in Wynberg, Sandton and 10 years later as the business developed a move of two kilometers was necessary to accommodate the growth in the company which now employ more than 250 people. Lighting Innovations became the leading manufacturer and supplier of customised lighting solutions in Southern Africa and Branches were opened in all the main centres in South Africa. Investment continued with the building of an 8000sqm state of the art factory in Greenbushes, Port Elizabeth, boasting modern manufacturing equipment, design and test facilities.


Lighting Innovations is a technical architectural lighting company with a strong emphasis on high quality lighting solutions for most applications. As a market leader we strive to provide the latest lighting industry trends to the Southern African market which ensures our customers have access to the most modern designs, innovative technologies and energy efficient solutions. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals add considerable value to any lighting requirement as does our premium range of luminaires and lighting controls.


In 2013 Lighting Innovations moved their production and design facilities from their traditional base in Johannesburg to the strategically positioned Port Elizabeth. The custom built factory is equipped with the latest manufacturing equipment including a laser cutter, automated wiring and precision CNC machines as well as a semi-automated powder coating plant.