Lite Source’s David Lu Dies

He founded the lighting company nearly 35 years ago
June 28, 2016Andrea Lillo

David LuDavid Lu
CHINO, Calif.—David Lu, founder, president and CEO of Lite Source, Inc., died in his sleep last week following complications related to a brain stem tumor. He was 63.

Lu and his wife Celia started the lighting company from their home nearly 35 years ago and developed it into a leading supplier of modern portable and fixture lighting. The company operates permanent showrooms in High Point, Las Vegas and Dallas.

“David will forever be remembered for his kindness, generosity, friendship and faith in his Lord,” said Bob Baker, vice president of sales and marketing. “He was very active in church and spoke often to the congregation in his capacity as a lay minister. He treated all employees like family and prided himself on developing lasting relationships with his customers and sales representatives that went far beyond business as usual.”

Baker added, “It goes without saying that David’s presence and zest for life will be greatly missed. He genuinely enjoyed getting to know people on a personal level. We will continue forward with his vision of bringing to market affordable, modern designs in lighting.”

Besides his wife, he is survived by his two children, Audrey and Brian.

Services are this Saturday, July 2, at 1:30 p.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Sky Rose Chapel), located at 3888 Workman Mill Rd. in Whittier, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent for the following charities: HOC Bethel Church (; please make check payable to HOC Bethel Church), Amazing Vision Gospel Ministry ( and Thanksgiving Studio (Hacienda Heights, Calif.).

Andrea LilloAndrea Lillo | Senior Editor

Andrea Lillo has written about a variety of topics, from beer gardens in Queens to kitchen design trends to residential caves. Having joined Home Furnishings News in 2006, she serves as Fashion Editor.


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