The Kirlin Difference

Innovators in Architectural Lighting

Founded in 1895 by Otis Kirlin, one of America's earliest adopters of electric lamp technology, Kirlin has been a leader in lighting since day one. Today, the world's most storied architectural spaces feature Kirlin luminaires — from the White House to Frank Lloyd Wright's Turkel House. We pride ourselves on designing and manufacturing Kirlin's full line of precision LED luminaires at our Detroit, MI headquarters.

From the White House to Frank Lloyd Wright's Turkel House, the world's most storied spaces trust Kirlin luminaires.

Hallmarks of Kirlin Value


Kirlin fixtures are engineered to last for decades. Our luminaire designers approach each new product opportunity with the same goal: to provide a best-in-class solution suited to the unique environment and specifier's present and future objectives. The result is a full array of LED products that deliver dependability, function, longevity, efficiency, and form.

  • “Gold Standard” Housing

    Kirlin’s acrylic enameled gold aluminum housing is rust-proof, corrosion resistant, and proven to withstand the ASTM 1,000 hour salt spray test. Most importantly, components in a Kirlin housing operate 5°C cooler than in an identical steel housing, enabling safe contact with insulation (Type IC) up to 4000L.

  • Sustainable Upgrade-Ready Design

    All Kirlin products are designed with long-term sustainability in mind. Modular construction promotes seamless upgrades to the latest, greatest, most energy efficient source technology, and cost-effective remodeling without disruption of existing ceilings. Fixture components are visible and conveniently serviceable through the luminaire aperture.

  • Precision Optics & Glare Control

    LED source modules, specialty optics, lenses, diffusers, and reflectors work in harmony to produce the optimal beam pattern for any application. Clean, architectural cutoffs and high quality one-piece anodized trims minimize glare. Precisely engineered optical design maximizes visual comfort while delivering high light levels efficiently.

Why Discerning Designers Choose Kirlin

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    Made in the USA

    Kirlin products are durable, high-quality, certified by UL, and covered by warranty.

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    Independently Certified

    All listings, codes, and photometry are documented by issuing authorities.

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    Manufactured with Care

    Our luminaires are built to the highest standard of quality with high-end components and peerless designs.

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