Satco products and Nuvo lighting—a short history

Founded in 1966, Satco is well known as the premier supplier of a variety of lighting products. The SATCO brand of light bulbs, electrical accessories, lighting hardware and glassware are primarily sold through its 8,000 retail lighting showrooms and electrical distributors.

The Satco organization is privately owned and operated with warehouse distribution and sales locations in New York, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle and San Juan, Puerto Rico totaling 1.2 million square feet. And, there are Satco Express (stocking sales-agent) locations in Charlotte, North Carolina, Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, St. Louis, Missouri, Los Angeles, California and Portland, Oregon. It’s no wonder Satco’s inventories and distribution networks are legendary in the industry.

Under the Satco brand, the company’s product categories include incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, HID, and LED lamps as well as hundreds of styles of builder-oriented lighting fixtures, track lighting and lamps through its showroom and electrical distributor channels. In addition, Satco offers lighting and electrical components for the retail, commercial and manufacturing trade as well as consumer products such as night lights, desk lamps and surge protectors. Satco maintains an unsurpassed understanding of the lighting industry. In fact, our experience spans 4 generations, dating back to the original Edison factory!

With the company’s deep understanding of the lighting industry and after three years of development, Satco launched a new division on June 23, 2005 – Nuvo Lighting. The company’s first introductions were featured in a 242 page catalog where more than 1500 new items were presented.

Aware of the competitive marketplace that exists in the lighting industry, Satco recognized that Nuvo Lighting needed to be more than a quality offering of well-designed lighting fixtures; a 350,000 square-foot central distribution center was purchased in Dallas, Texas for the Nuvo line. And, one of the industry’s most extensive R&D programs has been dedicated to developing the latest in LED technology for new high-efficiency lines of Nuvo luminaires.

Together with the sales and distribution resources of Satco Products, the continued offering of finely conceived, well-crafted products, and almost 700 Energy Star qualified products, the Nuvo brand has become synonymous with quality lighting fixtures, and has quickly become an industry leader.

It’s not like Satco to leave out a part of the lighitng industry. To address another important part of the industry, Satco acquired the Hygrade brand in late 2008. Hygrade boasts an array of high-demand products for the commercial lighting industry offering both high standards of performance and energy efficiency. Made with low levels of mercury, Hygrade lamps are designed to pass the Federal Toxicity Characteristics Leaching Procedure (TCLP). These lamps are also manufactured to meet the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and classified “lead-free”. This most recent Satco line provides lighting solutions to meet the green building and energy reduction needs of the construction and maintenance industries.

It’s no wonder Satco was awarded “The Best of the Test” by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute in 2008, and was named a 2009 “Energy Partner of the Year” in the lighting manufacturing category.