About us

About us

The words “Australian made – for Australia” are more pertinent today than ever before. In these difficult times, the emphasis on supporting local Australian businesses has become paramount.

Did you know that Lighting and Electrical Distributors [LED] is one of the foremost and pre-eminent companies that has actively promoted and distributed Australian lighting manufacturers products for the past two decades?

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We have always been market leaders and supporters of Australian Manufacturers and we challenge any other company to match our commitment to the Australian lighting industry.

Take a look below at the Australian companies that have entrusted us to represent them in Victoria over the years.

  • Efficient Lighting Systems – a Victorian based manufacturer of quality LED downlights, LED profiles and a range of surface mounted products.
  • Limelite – Family owned Victorian based manufacturer of LED troffers for commercial office spaces, specialist surface and wall mounted fixtures, track mounted and pendant 3D manufactured luminaires.
  • Klik Systems – NSW based manufacturer specialising in technologically superior LED profiles, LED laboratory, allied arduous task lighting and LED-pod handrail lighting.
  • Legacy Lighting – Victorian based manufacturer of high-end outdoor and indoor sports lighting and high mast exterior general lighting.
  • MSL – Queensland based manufacturer of medical examination lighting fixtures recognised throughout Australia for their technical superiority and superb quality componentry. TGA approved with full compliance documentation.
  • Ligman Lighting – Whilst an overseas manufacturer, it is not widely known that the marine grade, aluminium alloy used in the pressure die casting for Ligman’s housings, is sourced from Australia. Naturally, all control gear is local and assembled in Victoria to meet Australian standards and compliance regulations.
  • Exenia– Exenia specialise in high-end architectural lighting fixtures. The perfect solution for a splash of colour and sophistication for your project.

The message is simple – KEEP IT LOCAL.

Rita Thomas

Rita Thomas

With more than 10 years’ experience in finance, Rita is responsible for all things accounts related at LED. She is the newest member of our internal sales set up and has quickly established herself as an important part of the team.
Steph Anderson

Steph Johnson

Internal Sales
Steph has acquired a variety of skills in her career to date and is an integral part of our internal sales team. Her fun and honest personality, combined with her experience in sales, has allowed Steph to develop the ability to provide exceptional customer service to our clients. Using the skills and knowledge she has gained over the last 3 years as a marketing student, Steph also oversees the marketing here at Lighting & Electrical Distributors.
Jackie Bain

Jackie Bain

Business Development Consultant
Having worked in the lighting industry for over 33 years, Jackie is an invaluable member of our team. She has worked in a variety of roles in her career and the experience she has gained has equipped her perfectly for the role of Business Development Consultant. Her passion, drive and can-do attitude embodies our philosophy here at Lighting & Electrical Distributors, and wholesalers and contractors can be assured of quality service from Jackie for all their project lighting requirements.
Hayden Woodhouse

Hayden Woodhouse

Hayden joined Lighting & Electrical Distributors as a storeman after 5 years working in the Electrical Industry. His duties involve despatch, stock control, warehousing and logistics. Hayden’s fun and outgoing personality means he is very easy to deal with for the various people he comes across daily in our Warehouse. He is always striving to maximise his time to ensure that the job is completed to a high standard.
Robyn Lang

Robyn Lang

Accounts Manager
Robyn’s employment at Lighting and Electrical Distributors P/L started on day one of the company, in April 2000, and Robyn has been proud to watch it grow from humble beginnings into the company it is today.
Robyn brings to the company over 30 years of accounts and administration knowledge.
She is instrumental in the day to day running of the business and has a wealth of experience in logistics and operating system roll outs.
Alison Woods

Alison Woods

After more than 15 years working for a distributor of electronic and electrical components, Alison made the switch to the Lighting industry.
Her years of previous experience liaising with suppliers and clients has given her an understanding for the value of timely supply and costings.
Alison has been an Estimator within the team for over 4 years now, and she looks forward to continuing to draw on her experience and understanding as she attends to our clients many and varied pricing requests.
Joe Polidano

Joe Polidano

Business Development Manager
After 15 years’ experience in the Electrical Wholesale Industry, Joe has appreciated the necessities to adhere to deadlines. Joe has established a strong rapport with contractors, wholesalers and suppliers. After cost estimating, and expediting several lighting projects within wholesaling, this experience has helped Joe transition seamlessly into his current position. Joe also moonlights as a musician, belting out covers in local bars and private functions. He finds it very fulfilling to satisfy a crowd. This transfers to his working day feeling accomplished by assisting customers in meeting their requirements. Joe has now been an integral part of our team for over 10 years and has developed the skills to liaise with builders, contractors and wholesalers in regard to creating and enhancing a harmonious working relationship within the industry.
Sean Moore

Sean Moore

Internal Sales – Specialising in KLIK Systems
Sean has been in the Electrical industry for approximately 30 years, starting out as an A-Grade electrician and then moving into project management position at Lighting & Electrical Distributors for the past 14 years. His primary role is looking after all aspects of a projects from order to supply. He also specialises in Extrusion Lighting, producing shop drawings, plan mark ups and take offs.
Sean is a bit of an allrounder and can handle just about any task in the office. From PC repairs to shop drawings, ordering, invoicing, he is a jack of all trades.
Having a vast experience in the Electrical industry, Sean can assist our clients with product information, installation and general trouble shooting.
Jack Ridewood

Jack Ridewood

Architectural Sales Manager
Jack is our Architectural Sales Manager. Using the skills and knowledge he has gained over the past 3 years as our lighting designer, Jack has made the progression to become our Architectural Lighting Expert.

With his natural flair and passion for lighting design, Jack can assist architects, interior designers, and landscape architects in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing lighting solutions.
With an in-depth knowledge of AGI32, Australian Standards and Building Code requirements, Jack is at the forefront of any technological developments in the industry, ensuring our clients can rest easy in the knowledge we can offer a complete lighting solution for their project.

Nick Pockett

Nick has over 30 years lighting sales experience. Starting his career in the UK, Nick made the move to Australia in 2009 where he currently services electrical engineers and end users within the commercial, education, healthcare, local authority, industrial and external lighting market sectors. Nicks lighting specialities includes field lighting design, lighting surveys and energy audits and he has worked on many high-profile projects across Australia.
Having worked extensively in lighting controls and commissioning and brings a wealth of knowledge to these key areas. Nicks pleasing personality, honesty, and passion means he is very easy to deal with and always strives to get the best outcomes for his clients. More recently Nick has become our Sports Lighting Manager working closely with our partner LEGACY Lighting, focusing on building relationships and growing our market share within the sports lighting sector throughout Victoria.
John Wall

John Wall

Sales Engineer
John brings to the company many years of experience in commercial and industrial lighting. His experience in providing practical and workable lighting design proposals are one of the many reasons why he has been sought after by engineers and architects alike, for over 40 years. John prides himself on integrity, service and providing value added design solutions.

His product knowledge and system application skills are unsurpassed, and his outgoing personality and enthusiasm makes the whole product selection process, a pleasant and rewarding experience.

Jason Hammer

Jason Hammer

Jason started his career as an electrical design draftsman, working with a number of Victorian based Consulting firms before concentrating his passion for Lighting into his chosen field. Having now worked in this area for over 30 years, Jason has worked on a number of award-winning projects.

Jason prides himself on delivering a lighting solution to meet the clients’ individual needs.

James Bradler

James Bradler

James has been involved in the lighting industry since leaving his hometown of London in 2002. Starting out as a lighting designer, James then made the progression to external sales, and is now the Sales Manager for Lighting & Electrical Distributors. He brings a wealth of experience to the team and has been involved with some of the most high profile projects across Victoria, including designing implementing the lighting layout for the MCG where he found himself dangling from the roof aiming floodlights onto the hallowed turf!


Jason started his career as an electrical design draftsman, working with a number of Victorian based Consulting firms before concentrating his passion for Lighting into his chosen field. Having now worked in this area for over 25 years, Jason has worked on a number of award winning projects. Jason prides himself on delivering a lighting solution to meet the clients’ individual needs.