i-lighting ™ recently celebrated the grand opening of its new 4,650-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility. More than 100 government officials, customers and invited guests participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremonies held at 500 Principio Parkway W at the Cecil Technology Campus in North East, MD.
“It was an exciting and deeply rewarding day for everyone who helped i-lighting grow from an idea to a home-based business and now to a rising player in the LED lighting field,” says Scott Holland, President and CEO of i-lighting. “Our goal is to continually work with our partners and provide the industry with the highest-quality and easiest-to-use lighting products available in the marketplace today.”
Since 2005, i-lighting has steadily introduced a wide assortment of stair, deck and landscape lighting utilizing its proprietary “LED Lighting Simplified” connection technology. Most recently, the company received a $100,000 grant presented by Maryland governor Martin O’Malley as one of the inaugural winners in the InvestMaryland Challenge , a national business competition held by the State to honor early-stage businesses operating in the life sciences, high tech and general business industries.
“i-lighting exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit that has positioned Maryland as one of the best places in the country to start and grow a business,” said Dominick Murray, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, during the grand opening ceremonies. “The company was chosen from among hundreds of applicants to win the InvestMaryland Challenge. The State of Maryland is here today to not only honor i-lighting’s growth, but also its promising future.”
“i-lighting’s success is a refreshing reminder of what can be accomplished from an innovative idea,” added David Rudolph, Vice Chairman of the Economic Matters Committee in The Maryland House of Delegates. “From concept to reality, i-lighting is one of the fastest growing small businesses in our region. They are a model for success and the benefits that accompany hard work, planning and sound management. This includes partnering with government to build a solid business infrastructure that sustains growth and creates jobs within the community.”