About Us

About Star Headlight & Lantern Company

Years of experience in the lighting market

Star Headlight and Lantern Co. were founded way back in 1889 by five founding owners. Only four short months later the company was bought by George Washington Jacobs and since then the company has maintained all production in Rochester NY. 

Our current headquarters and manufacturing center are currently located in Avon, New York. The Jacobs family has guided the company through five generations of leadership and during that journey we’ve become a leader in the rail, amber light, and emergency lighting markets.


Avon, New York Headquarters

In 1999 Star Headlight and Lantern Co., Inc. moved to its current headquarters in Avon N.Y.

Our 110,000 square foot building lets us do everything in-house, from plastic injection molding, tool design, metal stamping and bending, to circuit board production, and final assembly. It’s all done under one roof.