To start off July, Detroit announced it had installed its 10,000th LED street light and was on track to add 55,000 more. Lighting Motor City is no easy task but Detroit’s Mayor says this project has helped some neighborhoods be illuminated for the first time in years leading to safer streets at night. On a larger scale, news like this for the lighting industry is even bigger.
Our founder sold jewelry before turning to electrical supplies. George Steiner watched the world change when electricity started taking hold. Born 8 years after Edison invented the incandescent light bulb, Steiner watched his hometown of Chicago transform in the electric age and saw opportunity. Who would help the residents and businesses of the Windy City with their electrical needs as the gas lights went away?