Thomas Lighting's roots in the lighting industry date back to 1919, when Henrick Moe founded Moe Brothers Co. to manufacture residential lighting fixtures. This is the company that Lee B. Thomas acquired in 1948, changing the name to Thomas Industries in 1953. In 1998 The Genlyte Group Inc. and the Lighting Group of Thomas Industries Inc. joined forces to create a powerful new entity, positioned as one of the largest lighting manufacturers in North America. Building on their long and distinguished history in the lighting industry. Thomas Lighting is committed to residential lighting needs.