Outdoor and UL approved lighting

Hilliard Lamps offers ULc (US and Canada) UL - Approved fixtures. Let’s shed some light on what will keep you covered. DRY LOCATIONS:A fixture with a UL Dry Rating may be used in any area, usually indoors, which is not directly exposed to excessive moisture and water. DAMP LOCATIONS: All Hilliard ceiling and wall fixtures are UL-Damp Location Certified for indoor use and covered outdoor spaces as shown: WET LOCATIONS: The following sconces can accomodate ‘UL certified wet location’ fixtures: Dakota, Thatched, Vogue (large) and large Ribbon Sconces

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Spring 2016 Newsletter

View the new Counter Pendants and Sconces developed by the Hilliard studio. Also featured is a focus on the soldering process.

Custom Lighting Service

Custom fixtures: What is possible?

Over the past few months many of our quote requests have led to discussion of what is possible. “Can we change the size?” “ Match a palette?” “ADA compliant?” “Wet location?” “ Add a diffuser?”  We love to make new, and beautiful fixtures that are a perfect fit for your space, so the answer is almost always yes.  I thought it would be useful to elaborate on our custom process produces the perfect fixture in form and function.  See our custom process page here, and contact us to discuss what is possible.   -Sam Hilliard


40th Anniversary Open House and Studio Sale

For 40 years, Lamps by Hilliard has manufactured luxury artisan lighting for homes, galleries, restaurants, hotels, and businesses around the world. In celebration of the occasion, the community is invited to an Open House and Studio Sale. See the process of artisanal lamp building, watch a short film to learn about the Lamps by Hilliard history, and view finely hand-crafted finished pieces available for purchase at reduced prices. Hilliard is proud to have performed its authentic craft with stained glass and cast bronze in Humboldt County for 4 decades.

The crew will demonstrate a molten bronze pour at 1:30 p.m.

1433 11th Street, Arcata
(707) 826-1545

View the Facebook Event and let us know you are coming!

Versatility: Introducing the Plaza Pendant

For the past 40 years, Hilliard has operated with one goal: craft masterfully illuminated art that will last for generations. Ask us how we can create a balance or ornament, function, and harmony within your project's theme.

It can be a challenge finding the perfect style that is also the perfect size. With our innovative kiln-formed tiles, the Modelle and Plaza pendants, sconces and counter pendants can be built to your chosen dimensions. This dynamic approach allows us to scale lamps to each unique space.
Plaza Up View
View more of the Fall Newsletter. 

Bolle Sphere Pendant

The Bolle Sphere is designed to create a unique and dynamic elegance. The fixture is created by a custom 3 part CAD process developed by Sam Hilliard.
Available in Black or Mahogany patina it comes fitted with our brand new decorative bulbs. These 15000 hour rated 6 watt, dimmable LED's provide a warm glow and the light equivalent of four 60 watt incandescent bulbs. This pendant can be seen at Kneedler-Fauchere in the San Francisco Design Center. More information here.

Visit Lamps By Hilliard on

Seeing a Hilliard Lamp beautifully light up a home is one of our greatest rewards. Visit Houzz to see some exceptional environments that demonstrate how our lamps can be a functional light piece and an enjoyable work of art.

40 Years of Hilliard Lamps

Please enjoy the full length documentary that explains the origins, illustrates the quality, and expresses the artistic vision of Hilliard lamps, featuring Noel, Janene, Sam, and the Hilliard crew.


Illumination Anniversary

Join us in celebrating our 40th Anniversary with a short film on the process and history behind Hilliard Lamps.

Come see the old and the new with Sam Hilliard at
9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. KNEEDLER–FAUCHERE Denver, SUITE 108-S


SF Design 2015

Along with bringing new fixtures to Market this year, we will be bringing along our 40th Anniversary with a short film on the founders and craftspeople of Lamps by Hilliard. Make sure to mark our event on your calendar of things to see at this years SF Design.