Boyd Lighting was founded in 1921 by William Boyd to address the specialized lighting needs of architects and interior designers in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a focus on creating custom light fixtures, William Boyd set up the company’s first manufacturing studio in San Francisco, CA.

William Boyd’s grandson, Jay Sweet, joined the company in 1975 and set out to broaden Boyd Lighting’s distribution network, and he helped the company move beyond its roots as a strictly custom manufacturer. In 1981, Jay moved the manufacturing facility to Colorado Springs, CO while keeping the corporate offices in California.

Led by award-winning Director of Design, Doyle Crosby, Boyd Lighting's designers are leaders in the interior design and architecture fields. Among them are Jamie Drake, Laura Kirar, Windsor Smith, Deirdre Jordan, Jiun Ho, Clodagh, and Fisher Weisman.

Today Boyd Lighting is represented by 37 rep firms globally, has over 100 products in its catalog, and is still a family owned company known for its high-quality, American-made light fixtures. 


We are pioneers in lighting, connecting performance with timeless designs handcrafted by American artisans. Through our legacy of impeccable customer service and made-to-order lighting, Boyd has been serving the design community with lighting by design professionals for design professionals since 1921. Discover lighting designed differently, engineered thoughtfully, made meticulously.