Kim Lighting has a rich culture founded on innovation. Established in 1933 by F.B. Nightingale, Kim has maintained a culture of continuous innovation. Nightingale fathered many of the landscape lighting techniques in use today. Moonlighting, Birdhouse fixtures, and In-grade Up-lighting are just a few Nightingale inventions still in use today; many still in the Kim catalog. In 1952, at the age of 67, F.B. Nightingale retired, selling the Kim Manufacturing Company to his daughter Nancy, and son-in-law Bill Eppard.