About Us

About Author Lette Birnlette

Born and raised in Denmark, married to a German, living in sunny New Mexico, I have enjoyed getting closely familiar with several cultures . I had a teacher’ degree when we moved here from Germany 27 years ago, but while building our own house (a passive solar adobe home) we just couldn’t find any lights we cared for. Stepping into a traditional lighting store full of hopes and the desire to find something very soon made us flee in overwhelmed frustration.

This planted the seed for opening a lighting business, and six months later it was reality!

About Form Plus Function Contemporary Lighting

Founded in 1984, Form + Function has expanded considerably over the years. Through the years we have built up a unique selection of high-quality lighting and accessories. We have established close working relationships with our vendors, many of whom we have known for many years. As we mention in the description of the individual fixtures some of them have many custom options available, so please do not hesitate to call us. We would enjoy working with you on your projects!

We aim to provide you with the highest possible level of service and we know that this is only possible if we are thoroughly familiar with all our products. Our sales staff does therefore not only sit at the computers and phones, but are active on the sales floor and with home consultations as well. This assures that everyone you will get on the phone is very familiar with our products.

We will be happy to set time aside to have one of our team members personally consult you on your lighting project and offer you a New Home / Remodeling Package.

This is what you get from us:

  • Live, friendly help by lighting professionals. We LOVE lighting!
  • Free ground shipping on all orders over $50
  • (sorry, but Hawaii and Alaska customers do pay a bit more for living in their beautiful states. Please contact us for shipping quotes)
  • No sales tax (unless you live in New Mexico)
  • The lowest prices you can find.

We price our products very competitively, but are definitely always willing to work with you, especially with quantity orders. If you see a lower price somewhere or have a quote for a better price, do contact us and we’ll see that you get you your lights at the best price possible.

  • Last, but not least: easy, hassle-free returns. At Form + Function No sale is ever final – until you are completely satisfied.

Lette Birn
Owner & Bright Ideas Blog Author
Form+ Function: 1512 Pacheco St Santa Fe, NM

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3 Responses to “About Us”

  • Your information about lights over the tub – and the attendant photo – should be corrected. The National Electrical Code (NEC), Article 410.4(D) prohibits pendants unless they meet the following criteria.

    “Bathtub and Shower Areas. No parts of cord-connected luminaires, hanging fixtures, lighting track, pendants or ceiling suspended paddle fans shall be located within a zone measured 3′ horizontally and 8′ vertically from the top of the bathtub rim or shower stall threshold. This zone is all encompassing and includes the zone directly over the tub or shower stall.”

  • caitlin

    Hello,
    I got directed to your site through some great ideas I found on Pinterest, and really like both the creative and practical information you have to offer. I work with a home lighting design website and am wondering if there is any opportunity to contribute to your website as a guest poster?
    Thank you very much in advance for your time.
    Kind regards,
    Caitlin Hnis

  • Hi Caitlin, Sorry about my late response. Do contact us through this address and we can discuss it. Definitely interested. http://www.formplusfunction.com/contact

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