We think Saylite may be the "unicorn" lighting manufacturer. They manufacture here in the US while having a price-point that can be used the value engineer your project. Your fixtures will not be stuck in customs but instead typically will either be built to order in less than 3 weeks in Texas or ship off the shelf in as little as a day or two.
Need something custom, no problem.
Big enough to make it happen but small enough to care. Kind of sounds like Visual Impact huh?