For more than 125 years, Kirlin has been dedicated to providing innovative, sustainable solutions for architectural spaces.
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.
Hallmarks of Kirlin ValueTHREE PILLARS OF ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE
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
Made in the USA
Kirlin products are durable, high-quality, certified by UL, and covered by warranty.
All listings, codes, and photometry are documented by issuing authorities.
Manufactured with Care
Our luminaires are built to the highest standard of quality with high-end components and peerless designs.
Proven in Special EnvironmentsFEATURED APPLICATIONS
Kirlin's super shallow 2.75" housing provides best-in-class performance in a restricted plenum or canopy
This humid, corrosive, halogen gas environment is a perfect fit for Kirlin's wet listed & sealed natatorium luminaires
DMX house lights in theaters and performance spaces call for stellar performance and seamless control
Reliable, long-lasting, energy efficient outdoor lighting and matching interior luminaires are crucial in transit terminals