Founded in 1968 when previous General Electric employee Billy Howard returned to his home state of Mississippi, Howard Lighting has since grown into a multi-million dollar company with multiple divisions. Howard Lighting continues to upgrade their product line to match market demands whenever possible. Their current offerings include lamps, ballasts and fixtures in linear fluorescent, compact fluorescent, HID, and halogen lamps. For ballasts, they carry both electronic and magnetic fluorescent ballasts and magnetic HID ballasts. Flood, high bay, sport lighters, wallpacks, and utility lights fill out their list of offered fixtures as well.