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About Us

The Story  •  The Work  •  The Maker  •  The Team

The Story

The Michael Family

 

Christmas of 2010 was a particularly tight-budget one for our family. Shopping was out of the question, so I decided to make some table lamps as gifts instead, repurposing old barn pulleys and all sorts of interesting found objects. I learned about the electrical elements, got the supplies I needed, and crafted those I couldn’t buy. The lamps got a wonderful response, and I had more fun making them than anything I had done in years. That January, my wife Melissa and I decided to follow that spark of inspiration, pull $500 from our savings (which was most of it), and take a leap of faith. By July 2011, Lucent Lampworks opened up shop on Etsy. Within four days I had my first sale — to Paris! — and I was blown away! Knowing that people wanted to buy something that I made was the best feeling ever. Years later, I still get that same feeling every time I send another piece out into the world.
 

 

The Work

 

My products feature custom-designed components that are created to my exacting standards and produced exclusively for Lucent Lampworks by home-grown American companies. Most importantly, all of my materials come back to my shop in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where I personally design and hand-craft every piece, made to order just for you.

Customer safety is my top priority, so I've had all of my electrical components rigorously tested to earn the UL mark. At Lucent Lampworks, you can shop with confidence knowing that all of my hardwired fixtures are UL Listed for Indoor Dry Location. My sconce, semiflush, and downrod styles are listed for Indoor Damp Location, too!

 
 
 

The Maker

 Brad Michael in the Lucent Lampworks shop in Bucks County, PA.

Brad Michael in the Lucent Lampworks shop in Bucks County, PA.

 

My name's Brad Michael, and Lucent Lampworks is my craft lighting company. I'm car-singing, bourbon-sipping, Excel-junkie quasi-artist type who's blessed to spend his days as a dad, husband, and creative tinkerer. You can typically find me in the shop, up to my eyeballs in custom-designed lighting components, rocking out to Led Zeppelin and thanking God for every day I get to spend doing what I love. Thank you for helping make my dream a reality. I couldn't do this without you.

 
 

The Team

Many would this as a one-guy operation. I design the lighting, I make the lighting, I ship the lighting, and I do lots of paperwork in between. For a long time, I thought I could do it all. My eureka moment happened years ago when I met the first person who would soon become an integral part of my business and my soon-to-be team. From that point on, I knew the key to success (and sanity) was finding talented, wonderful people t work alongside on this journey.
 

 

Sarah Ohme • Ohmeohmy Design
Branding & Graphic Design

Sarah is an awe-inspiring talent that has truly taken my fledgling brand from essentially a cocktail napkin sketch to what it is today. She sees things in design and the creative process that I would never see — she'll change 15 tiny things that I hadn't even noticed, and suddenly it'll all come together even better than I'd imagined. From typography to social branding and everything in between, I'm still amazed I get to work with her and call her a friend.

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Stacy Salvatori Photography
Photography

I own a nice camera, and I like to think that I take nice pictures, but in reality, I take terrible pictures with a nice camera. This is where my good friend Stacy comes in. She's a true photography professional; I can't emphasize enough how much she's helped since she has been shooting my lighting. She loves God, loves her family, and truly loves her job. I'd say more how great she is, but I don’t want it to go to her head. (She also loves sarcasm.)

...Okay, fine: she's awesome.

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Denise Darrell
Content Management

As my exposure on multiple sites grew, the need for consistency of my online content became a big concern. Denise jumped into this role with an amazing balance of online business sense and an exceptional appreciation for detail that made the transition flawless. She keeps all my sites fed with correct content as well being a driving force behind much of my daily social business exposure. Denise loves spending time with her family and one of the most generous and fun-loving people I know.

Kale
Chief Face Licker (CFL)

Every shop needs a dog. Ours is Kale (aka Shrimp Breath, Ball Breath, Crazy Pants, Skunk Belly). This is the only known photo of him without a squeaky tennis ball in his mouth.