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Paradise Lights, a new dimension in lighting. The source for classic tropical Hawaiian lighting designs. Our company goal is to bring a warm feeling of Aloha to your environment, using Hawaiian floral and ocean artwork cut into pure copper, highlighted with true patina vertigri, and illuminated through etched high strength glass. Copper will age and survive over time like no other metal, withstanding salt air and constant exposure to the severest climates; gradually changing to a rich natural burnished tone. This aged look makes copper the best choice for exposed exterior metal surfaces.

Paradise Lights artwork and production is created by Hawaii artist/designer Leighton Lam. It is a growing collection which currently has several styles in production, available for order with 2-3 week delivery. Custom designs are also available. Paradise Lights are fully warranted to the highest level of craftsmanship and materials. Consider this when purchasing lights: Pure copper, the only metal used in Paradise Lights, is considered the highest quality material in lighting fabrication. Many companies however use inexpensive tin or sheet metal which is plated or painted... it will not last long, rusting quickly in the tropical Hawaiian environment. The glass look used in many fixtures is not glass... it is plastic, which will turn brown and deform with heat and sun exposure. Rarely is the patina vertigri color created using the age old oxidation process of true craftsmen. It is much cheaper to spray paint it green, which will eventually chip off, peel and discolor.

Leighton in the studio. Each sconce is made to order. 

Leighton with his daughter Kaily and wife Lani. Paradise Lights is a multi-generational family owned and operated business. Celebrating 30+ years in business. 

Superb all weather lighting for exterior wall mounted fixture needs, as well as artistic interior use. All lights made entirely with .025 gauge copper and 1/8" double strength etched glass. Paradise Lights come complete ready for easy installation with UL approved all weather lamp holder/base plate, copper top cover, installation hardware, electrical splice nuts and illustrated installation instructions. The all weather lamp holder will take a standard bulb 40-120 watts (fluorescent fixture also available) *Paradise Lights have been approved for commercial and residential use by the Chief Electrical Inspector for the City & County of Honolulu: Paul Mikami.

Return policy: All of our products may be returned within 30 days of receipt for a partial to full refund. Product must be in new condition. Full refunds or exchanges will be issued if product is in brand new condition. This means the product cannot be installed or used in any way. Customer bears cost of return shipping and product must be shipped and insured by FedEx or UPS. After 30 days the product cannot be returned.