The story of this lighting company is almost a Horatio Alger theme. While in college, Jacob Sperling began working in a lighting store while in college in Los Angeles, California. He began crafting his own designs in his garage and selling them out of the trunk of his car. In 1970, Jacob and his brother Zvi opened the official company.Jacob liked to work in brass and beveled glass and today you can see that inspiration in many designs. However, the company now offers everything from chandeliers to pendants to sconces and bath lights. They have collections for indoor use as well as outdoor lighting.