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our company's orgins

Our story began more than 25 years ago, when we started as a small business with a passion for designing and creating high-quality lighting solutions. Jimmy Rickard, a descendent of the De La Guerra Family with six generations in Santa Barbara, founded the Santa Barbara Lighting Company to reflect his love for the local cultural aesthetic and to honor its distinct character.

Inspired by the goal of creating beautiful, high-end interior and exterior light fixtures that complement local California mission architecture, the SBLC team creates bespoke lighting that reflects its love for exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and timeless design. We work directly with designers and their clients all over the U.S. to produce the ideal lighting solutions for their specific needs.



Over the years, we have grown to become one of the most trusted names in the lighting industry, serving clients across Santa Barbara and beyond. Our team of experienced designers, craftsmen, and technicians are dedicated to bringing your vision to life, no matter how complex or challenging it may be. We take great pride in our commitment to quality, innovation, and sustainability. We believe that lighting is an essential element of any space, and we strive to create solutions that are not only beautiful and functional, but also energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

our promise

Whether you're a homeowner, architect, designer, or contractor, we have the expertise and resources to meet your lighting needs. From custom designs to off-the-shelf solutions, we offer a wide range of products and services that are tailored to your specific requirements. At Santa Barbara Lighting Company, we believe that lighting is more than just a product - it's an experience. We invite you to explore our website and discover the many ways we can help you transform your space with the power of light.

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