About Us


Illuminating the future…since 1989

Jilla and I founded Nora Lighting in 1989, only two years after fleeing religious persecution in Iran.

At our inception we had a 1000 sq. ft. warehouse, four SKUs (two cans and two trims) and two full time employees – Jilla and another individual.

In 1993, I decided to leave my full time job to join Jilla in managing Nora Lighting. One year later, we relocated Nora Lighting to a larger 6000 sq. ft. warehouse.

Over the subsequent twelve years, Jilla and I, and our amazing Nora family, worked tirelessly in adding new products to our line, expanding our internal team, adding new rep agencies, and growing our customer base and in 1996 relocated a third time into a much larger 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse.

With continued hard work from our team, our reps, and loyalty from our customers, we continued to grow and in 2001 purchased our 150,000 sq. ft. current facility in Commerce, California.

Today, we are proud of our catalog of over 40,000 SKUs, our broad customer base, many of which have grown side by side with us, our exceptional network of sales agents across the commercial and showroom divisions of our business, and our Nora family, now over 150 people strong.

At our headquarters, we have a full R&D facility, equipped with the latest technology for developing our growing portfolio of LED fixtures, five assembly lines to build and modify products to meet our customers’ needs, a brand new QC office and testing facility, and are proud to announce the building of our brand new Nora Showroom and Training Center, to be completed in 2019.

When we started Nora Lighting thirty years ago, we never could have pictured the company that it is today. We are proud to have stayed true to our core values of service, quality, and value throughout the decades. We are proud to be a family owned and operated business, with our second generation (our youngest daughter, Neda, middle name, Nora) joining us six years ago. Most of all, we are proud and humbled to have been trusted by you, our customers and our reps.

Jilla, Neda, and I, and the entire Nora family thank you all for your continued support and look forward to the next thirty years!

– Fred Farzan, President