Dave Carr


Dave Carr, CEO and Designer of Del Mar Lighting, has a passion for decorative lighting, which spans through three generations. During the 1920’s and 30’s, Dave’s grandfather was a well-known decorative lighting designer who provided innovative lighting fixtures, sconces, and chandeliers for celebrity icons such as Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bob Hope, Walt Disney and John Wayne, to name just a few. As a boy and into adulthood, Dave worked with his father in the family-owned lighting manufacturing business, Carr Lighting, in Los Angeles. Desiring to create a full-service, one-stop-shop for designers, architects, builders and homeowners, Dave Carr founded Del Mar Lighting in 2001.

Del Mar Lighting, based in Tustin, California, is the ultimate, full-service resource for custom and high-end lighting products for the hospitality and commercial industries worldwide. Manufacturing both in the US and China our designs are featured in world-renowned resorts and casinos. When dealing with worldwide clientele such as Crown, Sands Corp, Caesars, MGM and Wynn customer service and product quality means everything.

Mr. Carr has gone to great lengths to insure product quality, maintenance and sustainability remain at the forefront of all designs. With a strong belief that lighting sets the mood and tone for every space, we continue to design and produce beautiful fixtures using cutting edge material and a vast material base. With our can do attitude, no project is too big or too small for the Del Mar team.

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ESTABLISHED  Dave Carr, a Southern California native and third-generation lighting professional, established Del Mar Lighting in 2001.


According to Dave Carr, “Lighting is the single most effective means for creating drama in a space.” Therefore, the company offers countless decorative lighting lines and custom design services for the most particular and discerning clients. The Del Mar Lighting project management team fully understands the unique demands of both their residential and hospitality clientele and works directly with each customer from concept to final installation, thus ensuring 100% customer satisfaction.


Committed to excellence, integrity, top quality, design and the ultimate customer service, Dave’s passion for being the best translates into his personal life. Dave’s personal and professional motto is to “Be the Best and Provide Uncompromised Customer Service— Whatever it Takes!” While other companies and brands are cutting costs, services, and choices, Dave is expanding his business and concentrating on offering the finest products and services available. He is committed to being the number one lighting designer and provider for the high-end residential and hospitality industries.


Del Mar Lighting and its team of dedicated professionals will handle the complete decorative lighting design process from start to finish and beyond, to ensure every single design selected works within the entire design concept. Every client is guaranteed to be satisfied far beyond their expectations.