KhalimaLights

Artisan Lighting Handmade in the South

Charleston, South Carolina · 1020 Sales

KhalimaLights

Artisan Lighting Handmade in the South

Charleston, South Carolina 1020 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(150)

Announcement   Welcome to Khalima Lights! We are makers of handcrafted fine lighting in Charleston, South Carolina. We are UL listed manufacturers and offer our work to the trade and hospitality industries as well as the private sector. We are classically trained coppersmiths, bringing Old World craftsmanship to our unique lighting designs. We start with the highest quality raw materials, and craft each fixture with skill, care, and attention to detail. We pride ourselves in making long-lasting heirloom quality light fixtures as well as offering outstanding customer service. Customization is simple and easy. Please contact us by phone or email with any custom request.

Phone: +1 843-608-5197
Email: craftsmen [!at] khalimalights.com

Shop our full line of handcrafted light fixtures at www.khalimalights.com

| Featured In |
World of Interiors
Charleston Magazine - The Makers
Apartment Therapy
Charleston Home Magazine
Post and Courier

All of our fixtures are designed and built by us, Robert and Lindsay, entirely by hand in our workshop on Wadmalaw Island, just down river from the city of Charleston. We are blessed to be surrounded by grand oaks, farms, and fields of flowers - all of which infuse our designs and crafting process.
We take great pride (and enjoyment) in the handcrafting process involved in every light fixture we make. We choose the highest quality materials; then cut, bend, sculpt, solder, weld, and patina everything by hand, creating what we know we can stand behind as a beautiful work of art that will last a lifetime.

We specialize in custom lighting, and are pleased to work with those in the trade on residential and commercial projects.

We create all kinds of wonderful things in our little workshop in the woods. Hope you enjoy all you see.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 16, 2018

Welcome to Khalima Lights! We are makers of handcrafted fine lighting in Charleston, South Carolina. We are UL listed manufacturers and offer our work to the trade and hospitality industries as well as the private sector. We are classically trained coppersmiths, bringing Old World craftsmanship to our unique lighting designs. We start with the highest quality raw materials, and craft each fixture with skill, care, and attention to detail. We pride ourselves in making long-lasting heirloom quality light fixtures as well as offering outstanding customer service. Customization is simple and easy. Please contact us by phone or email with any custom request.

Phone: +1 843-608-5197
Email: craftsmen [!at] khalimalights.com

Shop our full line of handcrafted light fixtures at www.khalimalights.com

| Featured In |
World of Interiors
Charleston Magazine - The Makers
Apartment Therapy
Charleston Home Magazine
Post and Courier

All of our fixtures are designed and built by us, Robert and Lindsay, entirely by hand in our workshop on Wadmalaw Island, just down river from the city of Charleston. We are blessed to be surrounded by grand oaks, farms, and fields of flowers - all of which infuse our designs and crafting process.
We take great pride (and enjoyment) in the handcrafting process involved in every light fixture we make. We choose the highest quality materials; then cut, bend, sculpt, solder, weld, and patina everything by hand, creating what we know we can stand behind as a beautiful work of art that will last a lifetime.

We specialize in custom lighting, and are pleased to work with those in the trade on residential and commercial projects.

We create all kinds of wonderful things in our little workshop in the woods. Hope you enjoy all you see.

Robert and Lindsay MacLeod

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Robert and Lindsay MacLeod

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About

Our Workshop in the Woods

In short, we are coppersmiths and we are lantern makers. We have had the privilege of using our hands to craft some of the most sought after lighting for some of the world's most beautiful homes. After a foray into the corporate world with the nation's top lighting manufacturer, we chose a simpler path to focus on family and foster joy while still staying true to our craft, roots, and passion for well designed, beautifully made fine lighting. But how we got to do that is quite a story! You can find it below. We hope you will enjoy it, and find hope and inspiration in the hearing.

*2017 Update: We always want to remember where we've come from, and what we've been carried through. So our original story is still below, for anyone to read. But it's been a long time since the story was written, and some things have happened. We figure we should probably update our bio!

So we are about to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary, and we love working together now more than ever. Our son is almost 9 years old, and is a joy to be with. He's a banjo playing, Lego building bundle of ticklish fun, and is going into the 3rd grade. We homeschool and are part of Classical Conversations, and we absolutely love it! We're family to our dog, three chickens, and a turtle. Our little homestead has turned into a working farm growing tomatoes, peppers, blackberries, and blueberries. We've been coppersmiths now for 13 years. And Khalima Lights is commemorating our 10th year in business! 10 years! We can hardly believe its true. God has carried us, helped us, and is constantly molding us into whom He wants us to be. We are grateful.

Original Khalima Lights Story
My husband, Robert, and I are amazed at the blessing of a life we have been given to live. We make our home on the little rural farming island of Wadmalaw, 20 miles south of the most beautiful city in the US (seriously, it won the title in a national travel mag), Charleston, SC. To get to work, we walk about 20 feet from our back door to our little shop in the back yard. We have been married for 11 years, have the most precious little 3 year old son, and are so blessed to be able to work together making art, all the while enjoying being with our son.

I was born in Oregon, and raised in Charleston from 3 years old on. Robert is from Jacksonville, FL and walked - yes, walked - to Charleston in 1998, and called it home. In short, we met, became best friends, skipped dating all together and got married, and lived and worked all sorts of jobs. Then one day, a friend at church offered Robert a job building lanterns. He passed on it, but volunteered me, as I had been wishing I could leave my long-time gig at the public library for a different job. Especially an artsy job. So, I went for it. And it turns out, I was kinda good at it! I never would have guessed. I got a job apprenticing under master coppersmith and lantern maker, John Gantt, and gleaned all I could. And now I'm going on 10 years as a craftsman in the field. *Interesting side note: I found out, after taking this coppersmithing job, that my great grandfather had been a coppersmith by trade in Saratoga Springs, NY. My grandpa was so excited and proud of my new profession, that he busted out all of these incredible stories about my family that he had never thought to tell me before. So, it's literally in my blood. And I guess that's why I love it so much that I don't mind getting all cut up and burnt and smelling like an old penny!

Robert, who had been in the construction trade for way too long, had done his share of coppersmithing too - building pope's caps for chimneys, copper roofs, etc. Big scale stuff. He loved it more than anything else he had ever done. And he had a good eye for design. An art and architecture background, and an uncanny ability to do anything he decides to try. He was a natural.

So when circumstances changed and starting our own business building custom lighting seemed to make good sense, it was only natural that we would work together. Now, that didn't always get to happen. Business was slow at first, and Robert still had to work lots of construction jobs. I took other jobs too - like caring for horses, and helping Mr. Gantt with his last business venture that he started at the spry age of 80, the Charleston Hooker (it's a handmade cooking utensil, that is still made in Charleston).

After our son was born though, figuring out how to make this business of ours work became a real need. I was staying home with him, and that was that - no second guessing. But it broke Robert's heart to leave us every day and go away to work. And there just wasn't much construction work to be had anyway. It was tough - really tough. We cried out to the Lord, and He heard our cry. He worked on our hearts, changing our perception of a "good life", purging the things we thought we needed and didn't, and broke us down until our lives became much more simple. But so much better. Now, instead of longing for much, we long for little and are overjoyed with less. The more we lost, the more enjoyable life seemed to become, and the more we knew Jesus as our true provider and Worthy of total trust. And what do you know? We eventually got so busy with our business that Robert and I both had to stay at home to work full time. Now we work together in our shop, doors wide open enjoying the wildness of the woods around us, and our son playing at our feet. We really couldn't ask for a better way to spend our days. And thankfulness pours out in all sorts of expressions.

When we're not building lights, we can be found doing lots of wonderful things. Like taking long walks down our road to enjoy the countryside, chasing after our son while he rides his little bike with training wheels, fishing in some nearby pond, heading to our church that we love (St. Andrews in the Old Village, Mt. Pleasant - for you locals), spending time with our array of interesting and wonderful friends, or driving/working on our growing collection of vintage Volkswagens. We own three buses - a '67, a '72, and a '79, and love to go camping in them as much as they let us.

If you're local (or planning a visit to our amazing city), we frequently offer semi-spontaneous craft classes in our shop. Mainly jewelery making. Send us a convo if you're interested in finding out more, or "like" us on Facebook at Khalima Lights Workshop.

Shop members

  • Robert

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Do-Boy, Coppersmith

    Robert is a wild man at heart. He was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. One day, he went for a long walk. About one month later, he found himself in Charleston, South Carolina, where the faces are smiling and the places are beautiful.

  • Lindsay

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Copper Wrangler

    Lindsay was born in Oregon, and raised in Charleston, SC. She is grateful to be a wife, a mom, and an artist. Lindsay enjoys country living and city visiting. Most days, you will find her teaching kids, making things, and cooking for many.

  • Zion

    Maker, Bottle Cap Smasher, Punny Joke Teller

    Zion is almost 4 years old. He enjoys building sheds, garages, and space mobiles. He collects Hot Wheels, and has helped to change out a Volkswagen engine many times. Zion is learning how to read and ride a bike. He loves Bible stories and PB&J's

Shop policies

Last updated on January 25, 2018
Thank you for visiting Khalima! We're happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us at (843) 608-5197 or email us at craftsmen [!at] khalimalights.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
We want you to enjoy our lighting for generations. However, due to the nature of our products, we cannot accept returns for a refund. We do however except approved exchanges for shop credit, order cancelations within a certain time frame, file a claim with the carrier for you in the event of damage during shipping, and help address any repair issues even after years of ownership. Please read the sections below for details regarding each of these policies.

Exchanges or Credits: To qualify for an exchange or to be issued shop credit, we must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and an approved item must be shipped back within 14 days of delivery. A 15% restocking fee will be deducted from the credited amount. Shipping costs are non-refudable and will not be included in the issued credit or counted toward an exchange. Customer is responsible for all return shipping costs. Items sent back for an exchange must be received in new, uninstalled condition, without any damages. If we receive an item in damaged or installed condition, we will be unable to issue a shop credit or exchange.

Cancellations: Cancellations on orders are considered on a case-by-case basis. We must be contacted within 12 hours of the initial purchase to consider a cancellation. Once production has begun on an order, no cancellations will be issued.

Damages: We build our lights to last for generations, and we want you to enjoy them for a lifetime. We take great care to package our lights as well as possible for shipping. In the event that damages do occur during shipping, we must be contacted within 7 days of delivery. ALL PACKING MATERIALS MUST BE SAVED BY THE CUSTOMER so that we may file a claim with the carrier. If packing materials are discarded, we will be unable to file a claim and no refund or credit will be issued.
We may request pictures of the damage to help us determine the best way to address any repairs. Most of the time, our lights are able to be repaired, usually very easily and quickly on-site. *FYI - Even after years of ownership, if one of our lights becomes damaged, we are happy to help address any repairs. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you need repair assistance.
Payment
When you check out with Etsy, you will have the option of paying directly with your Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, or using PayPal. We also accept personal checks and money orders, subject to approval. Please contact us if you would prefer to pay with check or money order.
Shipping
Our lights are made by hand, and made-to-order, so each one has a lead time. Please refer to the lead time stated for each individual light to give you an idea of when your lights will ship. The lead times stated are the build times for the fixtures. If you order multiples of the same fixture, this does not affect the lead time, but if you order fixtures with different lead times, we normally ship all of the fixtures together based off of the light with the longest lead time. Depending on our work schedule, we may be able to offer expedited service for the building of your fixtures for an additional fee. Please contact us prior to ordering if an expedited lead time is needed.

Once the fixtures are built, we ship them out as quickly as possible, usually within 3 business days of completion.

We ship most of our orders via USPS with tracking and insurance included. If a parcel exceeds the size limits to go with USPS, and we usually ship with UPS. Once your order has shipped, we will send an email notification to you with your tracking and estimated delivery date so that you can do a happy dance and be on the lookout for your new lights.

International customers, please note: Your parcel may be assessed an additional customs fee once it enters your country. This fee is not included with our shipping charges, and is the responsibility of the customer. We are unable to calculate international customs fees, but if you have any questions, we suggest contacting your local post office.
Additional policies and FAQs
As of 7/1/16, Khalima Lights is a UL listed manufacturer! Many of our lights will now be offered in standard and UL versions (a UL version may require use of different style wire and additional hardware). If you are in need of a UL listed fixture for your project, please contact us.

Khalima assumes no responsibility for any damages incurred from our lighting. We build the cages, and put new electrical components purchased from an independent US company inside for you. Our lanterns are pieces of art, and are marketed in that way. We suggest that you have a certified electrician install the lantern for you, to inspect it for your state's code compliance and insure that it is hardwired to your home properly and that it is mounted securely to the ceiling or wall, which ever is applicable.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when we collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from us, contact us, or otherwise use our services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information We Collect
The only information we collect from our users is that which you provide to us - name, email address, postal address, and details of products you are ordering - in communications (conversations or emails), and shipping information given at the time of purchase, which you authorize Etsy to provide to us. We need this information to accurately fill orders and ship them to our customers. We also keep records of what items were purchased by whom so that any future repair issues may be accurately addressed. The shipping information of our customers is kept file for this purpose. We will never share your personal information with an unauthorized party. We do share your shipping information with the appropriate shipping carriers for delivery of your order.


Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide us with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to us), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order for example), if you contact us directly.


Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It

We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide services, such as when we use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving our services. We use your information to provide the services you requested and in our legitimate interest to improve our services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. We use your information as necessary to comply with our obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.


Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about our customers is important to our business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. We share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with our obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If we sell or merge my business, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.


Data Retention

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. We generally keep your data for the following time period: 10 years.


Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

The information you provide to us through Etsy is stored only on Etsy's storage services. As we are a US based company, we do not transfer any of your information outside of the US other than for purposes of shipping with trusted carriers to fulfill your requested order.


Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.


How to Contact Us

For purposes of EU data protection law, we, Khalima Lights, are the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at craftsmen [!at] khalimalights.com. Alternately, you may mail us at:

Khalima Lights, 1478 Harts Bluff Rd. Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487 USA