Previously as an electrician, Chris Hudson, founder of Hudson Lighting had been installing outdoor lighting for prestigious landscape gardening companies for 8 years.
Warranties of the light fittings were always honoured, sometimes resulting in return rates of up to 8 visits within a year; due to spike and ground lights ingressing water. It didn’t matter what end of the budget spectrum the fittings were from, the problem persisted.
In 2017, Chris decided enough was enough. Previously he had created custom fittings for different clients in 2011 (under Hudson Lighting) – still working to this day.
Prototypes were designed and initially, 3D printed and then later machined and tested within gardens – the difference, these fittings are all completely submersible.
Every light fitting is subjected to underwater testing to be sure it’s watertight. After this test, Hudson Lighting can be sure that the fitting will last within an outdoor environment for years to come.
The lights are manufactured completely in the Hudson Lighting workshop in Surrey, England, everything from the turning of stainless steel and aluminum on a lathe to assembling the printed circuit board.
The business runs the latest Nakamura lathe and is able to accommodate custom requests up to 65mm in diameter and most materials. If you are looking for a custom fitting, this is the right company for you.
Currently, other than Chris, there is Max, Liam, Patrick, Istvan, and Mark. The business has just recently relocated to much larger premises than it had (still small in comparison to a lot of places but huge for them). The business also has a showroom on site which is being developed bit by bit.
Hudson Lighting has recently begun a 2s lean journey along with Business coaching from RLC (Run like clockwork).