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.
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!
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.
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.