About Us

About Bay Lighting

In the early 2000s, the electrical distribution industry was in a consolidation phase. Large chains were purchasing local companies, and the marketplace was becoming void of personal touch. Many commercial lighting customers sought the professional guidance and customized service they had relied on in the past. Brothers John and Kevin Richardson recognized the opportunity for a new, local company to shine. With a focus on the property management sector, Bay Lighting was founded in 2003 to provide property management companies premier lighting solutions for their facilities.

Our Name, Our Roots

The name Bay Lighting was derived with purpose. The company name defines the area we serve – the Chesapeake BAY region of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

We specialize in LIGHTING. We are a lighting supplier: our goal is to provide customers with the best lighting for their space. This specialty distinguishes us from traditional electrical suppliers.

Growing up in the Bay area, as our family’s second generation in the lighting business, the BAY and LIGHTING are in our roots. Every day, we strive to bring customers our best in the world of lighting. Similarly, we strive to bring our best to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and the environment in which we live, by following best practices in industry recycling processes.

Our Mission: Providing premier lighting solutions.

Bay Lighting's Core Values

  • We have integrity.
  • We are driven by success.
  • We succeed when our employees, customers, and vendors mutually benefit.
  • We provide superior service and exceed expectations.
  • We fulfill our commitments.
  • We set attainable goals and accomplish them in a timely manner.
  • We provide value through knowledge and execution.
  • We work as a team.
  • We recognize the importance of each individual to achieve company goals.
  • We communicate consistently with our customers, employees, and vendors.
  • We work hard to achieve customer satisfaction.
  • We learn from our failures and successes.
  • We only accept the best. We work to earn our success every day.

icon

Bright Ideas Blog

View all entries

November 3, 2021
Parking lot lighting is critical for any commercial property. Adequate outdoor lighting can prevent accidents, injuries, and the occurrence of crime. As a commercial property owner, you want guests and employees to feel safe at all times on your property. Parking lot lights can be difficult to access should they fail or need servicing, so it’s important to use high-quality products. Lights must be placed thoughtfully in order to illuminate areas that receive the least natural light and the most traffic. Accordingly, parking lot lighting should be planned ahead of time and installed by a professional local lighting service.
October 14, 2021
Warehouses are somewhat unique when it comes to commercial lighting. They are often large buildings, lit by hard-to-reach fixtures, and may hold hundreds of workers and thousands of pieces of inventory and equipment. This level of foot traffic, not to mention operation of dangerous machinery and logistical equipment, requires optimal lighting for the prevention of injuries, mistakes, and accidents.

icon

Stay Connected

Join our mailing list and keep up to date on industry updates for your next application. Our portfolio includes the following applications – stairwells, common areas, multi-family housing units, storage areas, hallways, office space, outdoor walkways, and more – for a variety of commercial facilities.