Bringing Light to Life Since 1969

Artistic Lighting & Electric is the modern evolution of a family business that began with founder Merlin Johnson in 1969.

Duane Johnson, his eldest son, took over ownership of the company in 1985 and has worked hard to retain its fine reputation as one of the Bay Area’s best full-service lighting and electrical contracting firms, dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, installation quality and lighting artistry.

Through many years of continuous innovation, Artistic Lighting & Electric has designed and installed lighting and electrical systems in an impressive variety of residential homes and commercial environments.  In order to meet the complexities of ever-evolving architectural requirements, Artistic Lighting & Electric is most focused on seamless, total solutions — integrating systems with components featuring the latest technologies.

We transform dull, dark spaces into ones that you and your guests will want to live in.

Drag the slider over the image.


Who We Are

To be one of the Bay Area’s largest and most experienced full-service lighting and electrical contracting firms, our full range of service commands Lighting Design and Lighting Control expertise, as well as the highest caliber of Electrical Contracting proudly known as “The Artistic Method”.  We also  offer electrical and lighting maintenance services.

We cover the entire Bay Area region, from the Peninsula to the Wine Country, with a core area in San Francisco and Marin County. Our company, based in Novato, California, employs a staff of design, management and trade professionals. We take great pride in the quality of our crews and their on-the-job professionalism and courtesy. We maintain our high standards by attracting and retaining talented and skilled personnel, who share our firm’s vision and passion for continued excellence in our field.


The Artistic Method

The key to our reputation, success and longevity is what we call the “Artistic Method”, a thorough dedication to quality work from concept through design and installation. We are committed to the personal satisfaction of each client by meeting their standards and objectives. 

We strive to provide the highest level of creative and technical professionalism, customer service and installation quality available. We are proud of our reputation as one of the most respected and recommended full-service electrical installation firms in the Bay Area. Your choice of Artistic Lighting & Electric guarantees a brilliant completion of your project.

Let's build something amazing together.

Artistic Lighting & Electric is one of the Bay Area’s largest and most experienced, full service lighting and electrical contractors. We offer a full range of services for lighting design, lighting control, and electrical contracting across the entire Bay Area, from the peninsula to the wine country, with a core area in the San Francisco area and Marin County.

“We believe that the room isn’t finished until it is lit to perfection, as the emotion of the space is brought to life by light.”

Duane Johnson, Owner