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PEMBA is always looking for talented and

hardworking people who posses strong morals

to join our team

We've loved every minute of our journey

The PEMBA team has an abundance of skills in lighting design, electrical troubleshooting, sound and automation design and installation along with lighting, electrical, sound and automation product sales.

If you are interesting in putting your technical skills to work and like working in a team environment reach out to us using the form below.


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Welcome to PEMBA

The Best Lighting & Automation

At PEMBA, our goal is to help you select, design, build or renovate your dream home or office, enjoyably with the right lighitng, audio-video, lighting control, and automation sytems.  We are a full-service design, product sales, and programming company with many years of experience.


With our mix of products and services, PEMBA can help you light a bathroom or your important work correctly, improve the lighting in your kitchen, design easy-to-use lighting and automation systems and program your systems and lighting for your lifestyle or office.

Our excellent reputation and long list of satisfied clients attest to our attention to detail, honesty and integrity. Let's discuss your ideas! Call to make an appointment so that our team can recommend lighting, automation and sound products for your project. If you are just starting or need a few lighting pieces, come see our lighting showroom at 104 P Street, Belle Chasse. We price our lighting at wholesale rates! 


Lighting, Sound and Entertainment


Task and Decorative


Day Lighting

Savant Smart Audio Family

Current Day Wall Switches

Lifestyle Automation Video

Contact & Visit Us Today!


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Heos Wireless Audio Speakers by Denon
Home Entertainment
TruAudio Custom Sound Bars
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Comfortable Lighting

Savoy House's Archway Collection
Lee Boulevard Collection from Quorum International
Oxygen Lighting's Rickie LED Outdoor Wall Light.  Wet Rated Exterior Wall Light.  Modern Exterior Lighting.

Automation & Control

Lutron Caseta Light Control, Fan Control, Motorized Shade Control.  Home automation
Hubbardton Forge Pendant. Chrysalis Pendant. Made in the U.S.A.  Hand Made. Custom Lighting
Savant Home Automation
Josh.AI Home Automation Control.  Home Lighting Control
Savant Home Automation.  Automative Home Lighting Control.  App Controlled Home Automation.
Lutron LIght Control. Home Automation. App Lighitng Control
CopperSmith Copper Lantern. Gas Copper Lanterns. Electric Copper Lanterns. Biltmore Copper Lanterns
WAC Step and Wall Lights. Wet Rated Step Lights. Dimmable Step Lights.

Current Day Wall Switches

Savant Smart Audio Family

Lifestyle Automation Video

Contact & Visit Us Today!


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Lutron Motorized Shades. Home Automation
Legrand Adorne Wall Control. Modern Wall Lighting Control.
Quorum International Olympus Collection.  Decorative Lighting.  Chandeliers. Pendants.
Accord Lighting. Brazilian Wood Luminaires. Custom Fixtures.
American Lighting's Spektrum+ RGBW String Lights.  Wireless Lighting.  Holiday Lighting. Color Changing String Lights.

Our Story

PEMBA INC was started by 

Patricia and P. Michael Smith in July of 1997

Our journey started reviewing and stamping electrical plans and because of our automation and engineering education, we were asked to help to plan and design the lighting and a lighting control system. We quickly learned that the contractors needed help with selecting lighting.


Our business grew when others began requesting our services and work expanded to include audio-video and complete automation solutions.      

We sought others to join our team, and after Katrina we took over a lighting showroom and electrical distribution business.

At PEMBA, we regularly evaluate new electrical, lighting, sound & automation products. We provide lighting design and engineering services, and go to market twice a year to bring new lighting & automation products to our customers.

PEMBA is a member of various organizations including CEDIA where we are a Registered Outreach instructor to provide training on various automation solutions to the trades.

Our team has a mix of skills and talents to help you with your project. 


Why should anyone build with only a portion of the information they need. If you are looking at lighting, your product selection should include placement, type of light, layers and dimming. Nothing is visible without light. With awful lighting, you spend money without getting optimal results.

Sound, video and sensors add enjoyment and security to our lives. Let's invest in people as well as the building.

Lighting Design

PEMBA provides design services in engineering, lighting, and automation and regularly works with design and construction professionals to incorporate lighting and technology.

Lighting design is both technical and art. It is the application of quantity and type of light to a space. Lighting design should be used to illuminate and enhance. Light itself is important but the effects of light are of greater importance in our daily lives.

Patricia develops and presents human-centric lighting training courses for design and construction professionals. 

Engineering & Design

PEMBA is a licensed professional engineering firm in the state of Louisiana and Texas. We have a background in Power Engineering.    

Our company organization is unique and has great opportunities as we are both in the design field and also have a "hands on" knowledge of products. 

Louisiana State License # EF.0003923

P. Michael Smith Licensed Professional Engineer, LA state license# 14467

P Michael Smith, PE, MBA

Michael has 30+ years of Electrical Engineering experience, is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), is a degreed and registered Professional Engineer and has an MBA.

Patricia W Smith, CIS, MBA, ROI

Patricia has over 25 years of automation experience, 10 years of electrical engineering, has been involved in the Lighting Industry since 1994,is a member of the American Lighting Society, on the IAEI board, and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Patricia holds a bachelor of science in computer science and an MBA. Patricia’s strengths include Lighting Design, architectural lighting, electrical plans take off and design and lighting control solutions.

Robin "Moose" Terranova

Moose handles electrical counter sales and helps electrical contractors to select the correct electrical parts a​nd lighting. He is our in house expert on the Leviton smart panels.

Kathy "Kat" McBride

Kat provides sales support in all areas of the company and keeps the PEMBA team up to date with the latest in LED lamp and lighting products so that our customers benefit with options to light each space appropriately. Kat’s strength is that she is tenacious so that our customers are pleased with all aspects of doing business with PEMBA. If you call early or late Kat will probably be available to help you.

Dallas Spatz

Dallas is skilled in programming a variety of lighting control and automation systems. He has been trained and is experienced with Savant, URC and several commercial lighting controls systems. Dallas both designs and installs audio-video equipment.

Khristian Fulmer

Khristian handles a variety of lighting product sales. After a short visit or phone call, Khristian can provide you lighting options to adorne your home, light your business and help you to stay in budget.

Chad Clay

Chad is experienced as an electrical installer and handles lighting, electrical and automation sales. He provides automation installation support, and commercial lighting sales quotations and support. Chad has set up a dimming lab and now PEMBA tests dimming compatibility for the products we sell. 

- Thanks Chad!

Charles Marshall

Charles has taken over deliveries and receives and manages materials in our warehouse.

- More members of the PEMBA Team will be added shortly -

Would you like to join our family? 

Conact us and tell us about yourself!

Why Us?

At PEMBA we specialize in lighting, sound and automation and provide attention to architectural and design details to enhance and add value to your surroundings.​ 

We specialize in design, but, since PEMBA is a distributor for many lighting and automation lines, we provide very competitive materials prices to electrical and general contractors. Take advantage of our knowledge and good prices.

At PEMBA we think it is rare to find good service, good prices, and competent, experienced personnel, but these things are very important to us. You do not need to compromise. 


Home Entertainment. Audio-Video. Surround Sound. Televsion.

Comfortable Lighting

Home Lighitng Control. Decorative Lighting. Pendants. Undercabinet Lighitng. Recessed Lighting.

Automation and Control

Home Automation. Home Lighitng Control. Automation Lightin Control. Automation Motorized Shades.
Dolby Atmos. Home Entertainment. Audio-Video
Hubbardton Forge Pendant. Chrysalis Pendant. Made in the U.S.A.  Hand Made. Custom Lighting
Quorum International. Zeus Fan. Damp Rated Ceiling Fan. 80-inch Fan. 120-inch Fan
Lutron Caseta Light Control, Fan Control, Motorized Shade Control.  Home automation
CopperSmith Copper Lantern. Gas Copper Lanterns. Electric Copper Lanterns. Biltmore Copper Lanterns

Savant Smart Audio Family

Current Day Wall Switches

Lifestyle Automation Video

Contact & Visit Us Today!


Email Address*


PEMBA The Best Lighting, Electrical and Automation
Legrand Adorne Wall Control. Modern Wall Lighting Control.
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Leviton Load Centers (i.e., Breaker Box, Breaker Panel) control your home's electrical system. Now enjoy safety features that exceed the UL Standard, a sleek new look, and intuitive LED diagnostics. Choose optional Smart Circuit Breakers* for insights on energy usage and control your panel like never before.

Award-Winning Leviton Load Centers

Leviton Smart Load Centers. Smart Breakers.

EMP Shield is the World’s first EMP protection technology for an entire home and vehicle tested to military and UL 1449 standards from ETL. 

Built to exceed military standards (MIL-STD-188-125-1, MIL-STD-464C, and MIL-STD-461G), The EMP Shield is one of the World’s fastest whole home surge protectors operating in less than 1 billionth of a second. Our devices have been military tested and proven to defend against the E1, E2, and E3 phases of an electromagnetic pulse.

EMP Shield is designed to protect an entire home from lightning, solar flare (coronal mass ejection), power surges, and an electromagnetic pulse. Our family of technologies have been tested at Keystone Compliance, in accordance with all military standards.

EMP Home Protection Device - EMP SHIELD
World's First EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) Defense Technology

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