About Us

About Arizona Tube Art -- Now Powered by the Sun!

Bela Zoltan Lestar (aka-the Tube Torcher), previously owned a construction business in Arizona. In late 2011, with the construction business shut down, he was left with a great deal of excess steel pipe. He could not bring himself to sell it as scrap and made a candle luminary (tube) for his daughter. Everyone loved it. With this incentive, the Tube Torcher custom built a plasma-cutter to cut on the curve of the steel pipe, joined forces with his designer daughter and founded Arizona Tube Art

Arizona Tube Art is a small family run business with a workshop in Phoenix, Arizona where the “Tube Torcher” cuts, cleans and coats all the tubes.

Made in the USA - Our tubes are metal candle holder luminaries made from re-purposed fire sprinkler steel pipe or steel tubing.  The Tube Torcher cuts the designs into the pipe using a custom-built plasma torch.  With over 400 designs, our tubes make perfect gifts, night lights and fun luminary or wine bottle decorations for your house/patio.

My shop is now run 100% off of solar power.  In August of 2017 I installed solar panels on the shop. Enough to provide over 100% of the electricity used to create my luminaries and enough to cover the energy for my home. In one year the system can produce over 22 MWh of power which keeps 20 tons of CO2 from going into our atmosphere.

Arizona Tube Art also makes napkin and utensil holders, Wine Tilts, yard-art and many custom designs using various diameters of steel pipe.

The tubes and other fixtures are available in four finishes:

  • Rustic – Rusted steel pipe is cleaned and then sprayed with a clear matte sealer. It has a rustic, tanned leather look. Minor imperfections may be present due to using pipe that has been naturally rusted. We get this pipe from sources where it may have spent many years exposed to the elements. This gives each piece its own character.
  • Black - Steel pipe is cleaned and sprayed with a glossy metallic black urethane coating.
  • Copper - Steel pipe is cleaned and sprayed with a glossy metallic copper urethane coating. Note: Some existing stock is copper plated with clear coat.
  • Silver - Steel pipe is cleaned and sprayed with a glossy metallic silver urethane coating.


Call us if you have any questions or would like to order a customized piece.

Thank you and we hope you enjoy our tubes!