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Turn-Key Lighting Solutions for Institutions

Hospitals, schools and universities, government buildings and finding the right light. Which fixture is right for each room? How do I choose the best temperature for each application in my facility? Have you ever found yourself asking these very questions? Understanding color temperature and proper illumination for your setting is extremely important and can impact a student’s learning or a patient’s surgery, as examples.
With many institutional buildings, savings and sticking to budget are crucial to operating costs which is why reducing maintenance costs and saving energy with LED lighting are essential. Some of these facilities operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and reliable lighting is a priority. Our lighting specialist will put together a lighting plan for you, based on your budget, and keep you on track with the best updates and product selection for your stairwells, common areas, hallways and corridors, operating rooms and classrooms, and more!

Types of Institutional Properties

With the majority of our customers in DC, Maryland, and Virginia in close proximity to the Washington and Baltimore beltways, we’ve been fortunate to perform work at many local hospitals, universities, and federal buildings. Bay Lighting has experience in each of these applications… from hard to reach fixtures requiring a complex scaffolding structure to sprawling campus settings with thousands of lights, we’ve done it all. Retrofitting older buildings to modernize lighting technology can sometimes be challenging. We will take the time to find the best fixture for your situation.

Sticking To A Lighting Budget

When it comes to budgeting for your next turn-key lighting project, we can help. Your lighting specialist will work with you to plan ahead and prioritize your next lighting project and when you’re ready to present to your team, we’ll be there to help.

Begin Your Project With Bay Lighting



What do you want to achieve? What problem do you want solved?



We’ll complete the rebate process with your utility company, saving you hours of administrative work.

LED A Light Bulb


Our lighting specialist will help determine the best products for your application.


Energy Savings

Ask us to complete your energy audit and save!



Retrofit, re-lamp, replace, or repair. Maintenance and bucket truck services are also available.



Ask us about recycling your old lamps, ballasts, and batteries.

What Our Clients Are Saying

We used to have to change the fluorescent bulbs weekly which required getting out the lift, in addition to coordinating times with security so we didn’t set off any alarms. Since converting to LED, we haven’t had to replace any LED lamps which helps save on manpower and pays for itself.
Rob, Smithsonian Institution
What we appreciated most, besides your excellent service and prices, was the ease of installation and the quick return on investment due to the PEPCO rebate. We also love the brightness and light consistency in our garage now. Also since LEDs are not affected by temperature like fluorescent we will have a much brighter garage in the winter months. We estimate payback in 1 ½ months.
Alex, JBG Smith
Last year our hotel in Annapolis participated the BGE Instant Lighting Discount Program. It was as simple as purchasing $1 LED bulbs and observing the benefits. The LED A lamps were noticed right away by our customers, offering instant and superior illumination. With the task of changing light bulbs eliminated, our staff now has time to perform other needed tasks. The energy savings has been off the charts and our investment paid for itself in less than a few months. I would highly recommend this to any facility.
SpringHill, Suites in Annapolis
Bay Lighting understands multi-family lighting. They have been instrumental in giving us a competitive edge with our unit renovations. They are committed to providing innovative lighting solutions.
Polinger Shannon & Luchs
We have a large inventory of buildings that require a wide variety of lamps and ballasts. We turn to Bay Lighting for next day delivery of quality lighting products. They offer names we trust at prices that suit our budget.
The Architect of the Capitol
A well lit parking lot is critical to business. When we have outages, we need immediate resolution. Bay Lighting’s quick turnaround and skilled staff keep our exterior lighting in top condition. We have the brightest lot at the airport.
EconoPark Express


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