Ray-Lite Glass began with an immigrant from Norway named Arne Anderson who founded the company in 1939.  Arne Anderson became a citizen of the United States shortly thereafter and launched what was known as the only manufacturing plant in the Western United States which produced blown glass street lighting globes among many other custom designed products.  His sons, Robert and Neal, have continued their father’s company with sales and marketing offices in Southern California.

Ray-Lite Glass, Inc. continued to be a niche street lighting globe manufacturer that provided municipalities nationwide throughout the next 6 decades with products that achieve exceptional illumination, superior life rating for economic value, while combined with a traditional antique aesthetic value.

The Department of Water and Power and the City of Los Angeles are among the first customers who helped start Ray-Lite Glass and continue to rely on several traditional designs to maintain illumination along much of the Southern California coastal areas.  Customers refer to Ray-Lites products as durable, practically free from internal strains, high in light transmission efficiency, economical and practical from a maintenance standpoint.

Christopher Tammen is now the third generation co-owner and brings with him over twenty years of lighting and business management experience. 

At the turn of the century (Millennium "2000") Ray-Lite began to incorporate wholesale lighting distribution, energy management services, combining other related manufacturers to the product offering, design/engineering of lighting applications, and turn-key commissioning of lighting upgrades.

Lona Anderson

Lona Anderson has been the Ray-Lite Secretary of the Board since 1973. To this day she still is chief council for investor relations, core strategies, board meetings, key customers, and most recently inspired and helped create the new RAY-LITE Industries, Inc. "Sun" Logo. Lona believes that the "Sun" is symbolic of our long standing relationship in the lighting industry (Since 1939) and also signifies respect for our natural resources, energy efficiency, and quality lighting solutions.

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