President of Oscar Lighting
Oscar Lighting is an inspiration from my father, William H. Walker, who my family nicknamed “Oscar the Grouch”.
A multi-talented man, he designed the original lighting unit back in the mid 60’s. After his passing in 2010, I brought it back to our New Hampshire home, where it brings warmth and ambiance every night.
Hereâ€™s to you Oscar!
William H. Walker
Founding Father (a tribute)
Sure, Dad was a grouch back in the day but we all knew otherwise. Beneath all the gruffness, was a caring man who had many talents and passions. He built, (yes, HE built) our family home in the late 50â€™s and furnished it with Contemporary flair.
One of my favorite pieces was a pedestal light he designed, built, and placed in our family home back in the mid-60â€™s. Its soft lighting creates warmth and glow I like to think (today) shines eternally to his memory.
The Oscar Evolution
A never-ending quest for excellence!
The original lighting pedestal my father built (left) was of simple elegance and design. A 75-watt light bulb was attached inside the unit with an on/off switch on top. We mostly turned it on when company visited, then turned it off promptly later that night as the bulb ran â€œhotâ€.
My new â€œOscarâ€ light (right) carries the same aesthetics as Dadâ€™s, but with many enhancements. First, are the LED Lights â€“ which never run â€œhotâ€ and are highly energy efficient (keep â€˜em on all night!). Next comes the Remote Control that allows you to create the right lighting color/hue/saturation from literally thousands of colors!
Iâ€™m sure Dad wouldva thought this was the GREATEST (GD) thing. I sure hope you do too!