Barron Lighting GroupIn 1973, the seed for Barron Lighting Group was established with the purchase of Barron Manufacturing from Basic Electronics, an engineering company and printed circuit board assembler located in Illinois. Barron was then a contract manufacturer selling its services in Illinois and Wisconsin.
In 1984, while meeting with an amusement park customer, they described some frustrations with constantly changing exit sign light bulbs in hard to reach areas and simply stated “electronics is your business, can you come up with a light source that won’t burn out?” It was after that conversation the decision was made to design and manufacture the LED exit sign and the Exitronix brand was born. That amusement park customer was not only instrumental in the idea, but also issued an order for the very first LED exit sign at a cost of $395.00 each.
With a passion for lighting, Barron launched its indoor and outdoor lighting division, Trace-Lite, in 2006, providing LED, Induction, Fluorescent and HID lamp solutions for virtually any application. The Specialty LED division followed soon after by offering decorative LED lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications as well as full design capabilities allowing customers to tailor their ideas to meet specific criteria.
Service has long been a cornerstone of Barron Lighting Group’s focus. Alan Tracy, President and owner, shared, “Our immediate goals are to innovate by introducing new technologies and focusing on environmentally friendly designs, and above all package them with our core value...Service. Over the next three years, we have well over 100 new products slated for introduction coupled with manufacturing initiatives to streamline time to market and cost saving measures.”
Today Barron Lighting Group occupies a 40,000 square foot office and manufacturing plant in Phoenix, Arizona with an additional 110,000 square feet of warehouse space and eleven distribution centers around the United States. Barron also utilizes five manufacturing sites in China, with an operating capacity well in excess of 1 million square feet.