About Us

Dear Friends,

Lux was founded by Chad Smith in 2002, as the leading provider of replacement and custom lampshades for residential, commercial and private label customers. For over a decade, Lux has been honored to produce lampshades for some of the finest homes, hotels and resorts in the world. Our approach is to start with the customer in mind. Once we know what type of shade your client wants, we figure out how to get it made. If your project needs one shade or one thousand shades, we can manufacture and deliver it for you.

Today, we manufacture private label shades, custom shades and have our own line of Lux branded shades. In August of 2016, we announced our new partnership with Lori Weitzner and we introduced our Lori Weitzner by Lux line of shades at Donghia New York. The Lori Weitzner by Lux line of shades, a 2016 Interior Design Best of Year Award product finalist, features unique wall coverings such as tree bark that is hand-gilded. We are proud that these shades are manufactured in a Virginia factory that we began in 2014. 

With a background in product marketing at Coca-Cola and Newell Rubbermaid, I have always had an interest in product development, marketing and sales. When I took the reins of Lux in 2014, I found the perfect opportunity to marry my product development and marketing experience with my passion for growing a small business. Our goal with evolving the business into trade-only, was to serve designers and business customers so that they can better serve their clients. We strive to exceed every expectation and fulfill even the most unique requests. As such, please contact me with any questions or issues. And we thank you for your interest in Lux.


Robert Jones