Lighting the Path to Success: Sterling Lighting's Journey and Innovations

At Sterling Lighting, we believe in the power of illumination. For over 25 years, Patrick, our founder and resident LC, has dedicated his life to designing and installing top-notch lighting systems. With a track record of over 10,000 systems designed and installed, Patrick's expertise and passion have driven Sterling Lighting to the forefront of the landscape lighting industry. This blog post delves into the story behind Sterling Lighting, highlighting Patrick's journey and the innovations that set our luminaires apart.

Staying Grounded in the Industry

"There's an old saying that once you're three years removed from the actual installation of whatever industry you're working at, you start losing touch with the industry itself," Patrick reflects. This sentiment underscores our commitment at Sterling Lighting to stay hands-on and involved in the industry we serve. Despite our growth, we continue to "keep our hands in the dirt," ensuring that our products are rooted in real-world experience and needs.

A Love Affair with Lighting

Patrick's passion for lighting began in 1998 while he was still in college. Like many of you, he was captivated by the transformative power of light. The impact of lighting on design is profound, and for Patrick, it was a love affair that lasted over two decades. "I fell in love, as many of you have, with lighting and its effect," he recalls.  In 2023 Patrick studied hard to become one of the few Lighting Certified landscape lighting professionals in the county.


From Designer to Innovator

Over the past 20 years, Patrick has worn many hats in the industry—from designing lighting to mastering installation techniques and running a large and successful installation business. This extensive experience has equipped him with invaluable insights and tips that he has poured into Sterling Lighting. As LED lights emerged onto the market, Patrick saw an opportunity to innovate.

"We started off first with designing light fixtures. We really looked all across the industry at what we would want in a lighting fixture," Patrick explains. The goal was simple yet profound: to create a product line that supports installation and design companies. This practical approach resonated with others in the industry, leading to the birth of Sterling Lighting.

Elevating Outdoor Lighting Professionals

Sterling Lighting's mission is clear: to elevate outdoor lighting professionals. Patrick understands the challenges of the landscape lighting industry firsthand. "How difficult of an industry landscape lighting is. We wanted to come alongside and assist people to help them become successful in what they're doing," he shares.

Our philosophy is built on partnership and sharing our successes with our lighting partners. "We're here to partner up to help businesses become more successful," Patrick emphasizes. At Sterling Lighting, we are dedicated to helping you grow your business and thrive in the landscape lighting industry.

Award-Winning Excellence

Patrick's dedication and innovation have not gone unnoticed. In 2021, he was honored with the prestigious Lighting Design Award in Landscape Lighting. This accolade is a testament to his commitment to excellence and his relentless pursuit of solving real-world problems with innovative solutions.

Sterling Lighting is more than just a lighting company; it's a beacon of excellence, innovation, and partnership. With Patrick's vast experience and our team's unwavering commitment, we are here to light your path to success. Join us as we continue to revolutionize the landscape lighting industry and elevate outdoor lighting professionals.