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 began operations in September of 2003, and soon after received a very memorable visitor, Hurricane Isabelle. Unlike Isabelle, Bay Lighting started out slow and steady. In the early days, the company served as a lamp and ballast supplier to the market place.


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


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


Working with the property management sector, John and Kevin saw that Bay Lighting customers needed services beyond the replacement products that were being supplied. Bay Lighting began providing services such as consultation, design, installation, maintenance, and recycling which took a project from a thought to reality with one organization.

First turn key parking garage completed.


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


Bay Lighting establishes first lighting installation crew.

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

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


Completion of the first LED parking lot conversion


Bay Lighting sells first LED parking garage fixture


The 10-year anniversary, also marks the edition of the company’s twelfth staff member


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


Bay Lighting completes their first full building LED T8 conversion


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


Company reaches 1 million in annual rebates for customers


First full building control system is sold

Awarded Top-Ranked Business for Pepco Instant Lighting Discounts by Empower Maryland


Bay Lighting joins the Pepco Small Business Rebate Program as an Authorized Service Provider.


Completed first parking garage with all fixtures fully wireless mesh network controlled


Bay Lighting joins Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) rebate program as an authorized distributor


Celebrating 20-years of Providing Premier Lighting Solutions


Customers reach a combined total of 100 million kilowatt hours (KWh) saved which equals approximately $13 million in financial savings

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.
Image of lightbulbs lying on the floor on Bay Lighting's website


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May 13, 2024
Each year, Earth Day invites us to reflect on the environmental impact of our daily choices and the ways we can build a healthier planet. In the spirit of this day, let’s explore the significant role that lighting plays in our environmental footprint.
April 18, 2024
In 2023, global efforts to boost energy efficiency gained traction, with the International Energy Agency reporting a push to double the rate of progress to 4%. This ambitious goal could slash energy bills by a third and contribute half of the CO2 reductions needed by 2030. Moreover, annual investment in energy efficiency soared by 45% since 2020, indicating a growing commitment to sustainable practices worldwide.


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