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Mission Statement

Our Mission is to distribute the finest contemporary lighting from around the world. We will showcase the collection locally at our Chicago showroom, and nationally on our website. All imported fixtures will be tested to national standards. We will provide an easy-to-use Project Manager Specification tool for trade, have no barriers to the sale, conduct business on the web at the speed of thought, and have a knowledgeable sales staff. We will provide value to our customers through product quality, aesthetics, technology, price, deliverability and customer service.

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The Early Days

Lightology is the fruit of over two decades of labor and dreams on the part of its founder, Greg Kay. A Detroit native, Kay had an interest in design from an early age. He completed his training as a master electrician in the 1970s, and soon spotted an entrepreneurial niche in the cultural climate of the day, as a roller disco lighting specialist. This business quickly flourished across the Midwest, and before long Kay was approached by his main competitor, Paul Gregory of LiteLab. Gregory, famous for designing the dance floor in the film "Saturday Night Fever," showed Kay some finer points of aesthetic design, beginning a partnership that would last for years. A big change came in 1983, when Kay attended the first Lightfair convention. There, he saw that low-voltage halogen lighting was appearing in clean, contemporary fixture designs. He knew that he had found a special opportunity: to combine his technical savvy with his appreciation for sleek, modern lines by creating a company to meet these new lighting demands. Next stop: Chicago.


Careers at Lightology

Lightology is North America's premier contemporary lighting source. We strive for excellence in the products we offer and the services we provide. If you share this commitment then we invite you to join us. We offer a dynamic, culturally diverse working environment with ample opportunities for career advancement, as well as competitive salaries and benefits packages. Lightology is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.