Pecan Lighting History

For over three decades, Pecan Lighting has been at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge lighting and power solutions. Our journey began with solar-powered systems, evolving into sophisticated solar and LED street lighting solutions that illuminate remote, regional, and city areas across Australia.

Our quest for efficient battery power usage led us to embrace LED technology early on, leveraging its energy-saving benefits. This innovation swiftly positioned Pecan as a leading expert in LED street lighting systems and controls, evident nationwide in both solar and grid-connected applications.

Headquartered in Lonsdale, South Australia, with a representative on the Eastern Seaboard, Pecan Lighting serves projects throughout Australia. We design and manufacture outdoor LED street and solar lighting solutions tailored for councils, urban developers, landscape architects, and end-users. Whether for streetscapes, parks, pathways, jetties, or custom requirements, we provide the perfect lighting solutions.

Our team meticulously maps out lighting plans, offers IES files, and custom-made poles, ensuring the ideal product for your project and location. From design to installation, Pecan Lighting delivers comprehensive project solutions.

With over 30 years of experience in the solar industry, we have curated the finest components to create long-lasting, low-maintenance products. Our commitment to quality has earned us outstanding results in projects for New Auckland Coal (QLD), Mesa A Mine (WA), EXTRATA Zinc (QLD), EXTRATA Copper (QLD), universities in NSW, residential developments in Victoria, and Adelaide City Council and City of Charles Sturt Council in SA. The high volume of repeat business we receive is a testament to our exceptional products and services during the design, construction, and installation stages.

For your outdoor LED and remote area lighting needs, choose Pecan Lighting and experience unparalleled quality and service.

Our Beginnings

In 1998, young entrepreneur Cameron Johnston, fresh out of Marketing Management with a Bachelor of Business degree, bought Street and Park Furniture. Working with local South Australian suppliers, he began incorporating more steel fabrication alongside the popular cast iron offerings. By 2006, business was booming. Johnston then purchased Rowlands Metalworks, a long-established sheet metal company in Magill, known for electrical cabinetry. With the formation of Pecan Lighting and the growth of both Street and Park Furniture and Rowlands Metalworks, Johnston sought a modern facility to house all three companies. In 2008, construction began on the Lonsdale manufacturing facility.

Still based in Lonsdale, Pecan Lighting, Rowlands Metalworks, and SPARK Furniture share a state-of-the-art production facility spanning four sites. In 2022, the group acquired Defence Coatings Systems, expanding further. Collectively known as Rowlands Group, the organization employs over 100 people locally and interstate.

Pecan Lighting takes pride in its skilled and dedicated team across sales, marketing, operations, and support. As a wholly Australian-owned group, the Johnston Group proudly supports local suppliers and operators throughout Australia.

At Pecan Lighting, we believe that Better Cities Begin at Illuminating Levels.