Competitive pressure from China ramped up, the economy cooled off, and I lost interest in mass production. In 2008, I sold the Conant Custom Brass weather instrument division and rebranded the remaining activities as Conant Metal & Light, Inc. We moved away from the commodities market to focus on unique and artful design, products that are functional works of art.
Today we continue to provide design, fabrication, restoration, and contract manufacturing services to a wide array of markets. Our bustling retail store, sprawling workshops, and years of practical experience support a whole team of makers still passionately working wonders with Metal & Light. While we still produce a broad range of custom products, repurposed lighting, repurposed furniture, and everything industrial has become our primary focus. We believe there’s a bright future for makers in America and the domestic lighting market is ready for inspired lighting that reflects our industrious past.