ABOUT US


The Lighting Warehouse is South Africa’s leading independent lighting retailer. If you need lighting think:

RANGE – we stock the largest and widest range of top quality lighting products sourced locally and from all around the globe!

Think VALUE – we offer you the best value for money on guaranteed lighting products!

Think SERVICE – we strive to provide you with the best possible advice for all your lighting requirements and our sales staff aim to provide honest and caring service to help you light up your world…

 

The History of The Lighting Warehouse


It all began in John Davidson’s late teens when he began to earn extra pocket money by manufacturing ‘tiffany’ lampshades with his mother. After marrying his childhood sweetheart Vanessa in 1971, John gained invaluable experience in advertising and fabric sales which helped him in later years. In 1973 the two travelled to London where John worked in a lampshade factory and on their return to South Africa in 1974 he began his own business.

The business started in Fox Street Johannesburg in 2 rooms with 2 employees and only 1 customer! It eventually grew into Champagne Lighting, a leading manufacturing and wholesaling business of lampshades, table lamps and light fittings. After 20 years of triumphs and failures but more importantly invaluable business experience, he launched The Lighting Warehouse. The concept of selling lighting off the floor in a ‘no frills’ warehouse environment was born.

Champagne Lighting was sold a few years later because of the tremendous growth of The Lighting Warehouse and the attention it deserved. From the days of a small 200m² showroom in Wynberg to 1500m² of prime retail space in the heart of Fourways, the business has always been a family concern. This growth continued after John’s tragic passing in January 2003 with his wife, son, daughter, nephew and staff who are also considered family members, maintaining the drive to light up every home in South Africa.