Since 1894, the reference of the Light

Renowned for its expertise in light and its know-how, Girard Sudron has enlightened you since 1894. Specialized in premium and original lighting solutions, Girard Sudron has always been ahead of its time, initiating trends and integrating best technologies in products with a neat aesthetic. To enlighten with Girard Sudron is to choose the quality to embellish and personalize your environment

Light is
our world.

For 123 years, Girard Sudron has been setting standards in the lighting market. Its story has been enshrined over time, and the passion that motivates its teams has been passed down through the generations. From the cover for the first Edison light bulbs which was he basis of its founding in 1894, to the famous 1955 flame design and more recently with the outstanding decorative LED light bulb in 2016, Girard Sudron has confirmed its place as an expert and creator of light. Supported by its history, Girard Sudron has continuously harnessed its expertise and experience in developing irreproachable quality, in keeping with the pure tradition of its craft.

+ de 500 références de lampes :
une large collection de sources esthétiques, originales et durables.
+ de 600 possibilités de luminaires :
un panel de solutions d’éclairage pour réduire sa consommation d’électricité.
+ de 4000 produits d'accessoires d'équipement :
la création et conception de luminaires est sans limite.
Si Girard Sudron est une référence en matière de qualité et d’innovation, c’est avant tout grâce à la confiance et l’attachement très fort à la marque que lui vouent ses clients. Son côté avant-gardiste et novateur, mais aussi la qualité supérieure de ses produits et de ses services ont permis à Girard Sudron de s’inscrire dans l’Histoire de la Lumière et d’être aujourd’hui, au service du futur..
Light: radiant, illuminating, living!

History

history Girard Sudron

1927-1936

Georges Sudron joined the company, and steered the creation and manufacture to decorative 'flame' Candle lamps that would become iconic.

girard sudron 1955

1960

Further expansion to the component parts and accessories range saw the launch of the “Bougie Grand Siècle” became iconic as it allowed the fitting of stylish chandeliers and lamps with actual electrical candles. 30 years on, they are used in many prestigious places: The Hôtel de Ville in Paris, Palace of Versailles, major European palaces, luxury businesses.

girard sudron 1964

1996

Registration of the Eco-watts® brand for a range of the energy-saving compact fluorescent lamps. Girard Sudron received a special prize at the 1996 lighting trade show. Publication of the lighting bible, a 17-part catalogue.

girard sudron 2002

2005-2011

A new technology age in lighting began with the development of energy saving lamps and especially the creation of the first LED decorative 'flame' Candle light bulb.

girard sudron 2012

2013

Development and launch of the LED 330° range with a beam angle unique to the market, which regained a quality in illumination lost with the compact fluorescent lamps. Energy saving could now reach 80% with a bulb lifespan of over 10 years.

girard sudron 2014

2016

Thanks to the development of a polymer technology enabling the formation of filaments, the first lamps with flexible LED filaments were launched in a round form aesthetically similar to the old metal-filament bulbs. The group opened a subsidiary in the UK.

girard sudron 2017

1894

Foundation of the company by Henri Girard at Rue des Tournelles in Paris. Fifteen years after the electric light bulb was invented by Joseph Swan, and improved by Thomas A. Edison, in 1879, the age of electric lighting had begun. For fitting candle chandeliers, Henri Girard developed a cover system combined with luminous candles that enabled a melding of the new lighting system with a traditional style.

girard sudron 1927

1955

After the end WWII, François Wilmart took over. He took the company in a new direction and contributed to the evolution of the light fixture. Girard Sudron then created an entirely novel glass-blowing technique producing slightly curved tips, a technique greatly copied afterwards. This was the origin of various lamp ranges: “Coup de Vent” (1955), “Grand Siècle” (1968), “Torche” (1977) and “Empire” (1990).

girard sudron 1960

1964-1984

The company began exporting and encouraged lamp manufacturers to follow European standards through the marketing of approved, certified accessories. By developing its full glassware range, Girard Sudron asserted itself as the leader in lighting.

girard sudron 1996

2002-2005

With over 6 million light bulbs manufactured, Girard Sudron became the indisputable leader in the European market for decorative light bulbs.

girard sudron 2005

2012

Girard Sudron was recapitalised thanks to the investment of a Swiss fund that enabled a merger with a Swiss LED specialist whose parent company was based in Nyon.

girard sudron 2012

2014

Marketing of the first LED filament light bulbs, which placed Girard Sudron at the innovators of the light bulb market yet again. The year also marked the development of international markets with the opening of subsidiaries in Germany and Italy.

girard sudron 2016

2017

This year was an exceptional year for the group. In addition to opening our fifth subsidiary, we unveiled our new visual identity featuring a refined, elegant look. Three catalogues were published following this new charter: Light Sources, with more than 100 new products including Twisted & Loops and a new version of the Vis Versa range; and Luminaires, which includes top of the range products suitable for all kinds of lighting modernisation projects. And finally, our most anticipated edition – since the previous in 2015 – Accessories, which features redesigned accessories and electrical components including the DIY range.

1894

Foundation of the company by Henri Girard at Rue des Tournelles in Paris. Fifteen years after the electric light bulb was invented by Joseph Swan, and improved by Thomas A. Edison, in 1879, the age of electric lighting had begun. For fitting candle chandeliers, Henri Girard developed a cover system combined with luminous candles that enabled a melding of the new lighting system with a traditional style.

1927-1936

Georges Sudron joined the company, and steered the creation and manufacture to decorative 'flame' Candle lamps that would become iconic.

1955

After the end WWII, François Wilmart took over. He took the company in a new direction and contributed to the evolution of the light fixture. Girard Sudron then created an entirely novel glass-blowing technique producing slightly curved tips, a technique greatly copied afterwards. This was the origin of various lamp ranges: “Coup de Vent” (1955), “Grand Siècle” (1968), “Torche” (1977) and “Empire” (1990).

1960

Further expansion to the component parts and accessories range saw the launch of the “Bougie Grand Siècle” became iconic as it allowed the fitting of stylish chandeliers and lamps with actual electrical candles. 30 years on, they are used in many prestigious places: The Hôtel de Ville in Paris, Palace of Versailles, major European palaces, luxury businesses.

1964-1984

The company began exporting and encouraged lamp manufacturers to follow European standards through the marketing of approved, certified accessories. By developing its full glassware range, Girard Sudron asserted itself as the leader in lighting.

1996

Registration of the Eco-watts® brand for a range of the energy-saving compact fluorescent lamps. Girard Sudron received a special prize at the 1996 lighting trade show. Publication of the lighting bible, a 17-part catalogue.

2002-2005

With over 6 million light bulbs manufactured, Girard Sudron became the indisputable leader in the European market for decorative light bulbs.

2005-2011

A new technology age in lighting began with the development of energy saving lamps and especially the creation of the first LED decorative 'flame' Candle light bulb.

2012

Girard Sudron was recapitalised thanks to the investment of a Swiss fund that enabled a merger with a Swiss LED specialist whose parent company was based in Nyon.

2013

Development and launch of the LED 330° range with a beam angle unique to the market, which regained a quality in illumination lost with the compact fluorescent lamps. Energy saving could now reach 80% with a bulb lifespan of over 10 years.

2014

Marketing of the first LED filament light bulbs, which placed Girard Sudron at the innovators of the light bulb market yet again. The year also marked the development of international markets with the opening of subsidiaries in Germany and Italy.

2016

Thanks to the development of a polymer technology enabling the formation of filaments, the first lamps with flexible LED filaments were launched in a round form aesthetically similar to the old metal-filament bulbs. The group opened a subsidiary in the UK.

2017

This year was an exceptional year for the group. In addition to opening our fifth subsidiary, we unveiled our new visual identity featuring a refined, elegant look. Three catalogues were published following this new charter: Light Sources, with more than 100 new products including Twisted & Loops and a new version of the Vis Versa range; and Luminaires, which includes top of the range products suitable for all kinds of lighting modernisation projects. And finally, our most anticipated edition – since the previous in 2015 – Accessories, which features redesigned accessories and electrical components including the DIY range.

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