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Our History

The Bay Lighting Story

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.

Bay Lighting

2003
Sep 2003

Bay Lighting begins operations in September of 2003, and soon after, receives a very memorable visitor; Hurricane Isabelle. Unlike Isabelle, Bay Lighting starts out slow and steady. In the early days, the company serves as a lamp and ballast supplier to the market place.

2004
May 2004

Bay Lighting purchases their first branded delivery truck, hires a driver, and begins delivery services.

2006
Mar 2006

Bay Lighting completes their first full lighting retrofit job, from T12 to T8

2007
Sep 2007

Working with the property management sector, John and Kevin see that Bay Lighting customers need services beyond the replacement products that are being supplied. Bay Lighting begins providing services such as consultation, design, installation, maintenance, and recycling, which takes a project from an idea to reality with one organization.

Sep 2007

The company’s first turn-key parking garage is completed.

2008
Jun 2008

Bay Lighting starts daily lamp recycling pick-ups with orders.

2010
Apr 2010

Bay Lighting establishes their first lighting installation crew.

Aug 2010

An exterior maintenance division is added, which includes a new bucket truck.

Oct 2010

Headquarters are moved to their current location in Crofton, Maryland.

2011
Jul 2011

Their first LED parking lot conversion is completed.

2012
Sep 2012

Bay Lighting sells their first LED parking garage fixture.

2013
Sep 2013

Bay Lighting celebrates their 10-year anniversary, and also adds the company’s twelfth staff member.

2014
Dec 2014

Recycling innovates to a per pound program, instead of hand-counting recyclables. The company adds ballast and battery recycling, in addition to lamps.

2015
Jun 2015

Bay Lighting completes their first full-building LED T8 conversion.

2017
Jan 2017

Bay Lighting partners with utility companies to offer Maryland and Washington, D.C. customers instant lighting discounts

2018
Dec 2018

Company reaches 1 million in annual rebates for customers.

2019
Jan 2019

First full-building control system is sold.

Our Future

From its beginning, Bay Lighting has been focused on providing the service levels of old, while offering the technology of the future. At Bay Lighting, our local lighting professionals shape the modern-day lighting marketplace. We utilize our decades of lighting experience with the latest tools to execute our projects and drive customer satisfaction. The ability to provide a solution at every point of the lighting lifecycle makes our organization unique. Looking to the future, we are positioned to lead and innovate the lighting industry. Bay Lighting will only accept being the very best, and our team is prepared to earn their success every day.

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