In all its forms, art enhances our lives
There’s a very old expression which goes Ars est celare artem, or in English, “True Art conceals the means by which it is achieved.” We’ve always taken that to heart, right from the very beginning.
Our company began with a chance meeting of an electrical engineer and a fantastic art lighting director from the theater. They felt that they needed to combine their talents, and Illuminations Lighting Design was the result. Feel free to read about our founders Jim Stephens and Tom Kretzschmar and how our story began!
The important point is that people needed the two skills combined. For one thing, it is less costly—one practitioner’s design doesn’t conflict with the engineering requirements and vice-versa—it’s all handled in one step, cooperatively. Secondly, it’s speedier than having expert after expert parade through, if you can even get their schedules to jibe…
Developing the idea right from the beginning has made it a part of our culture; we’ve always considered the aesthetics to be just as important as the electrical code and engineering requirements. As a result, we’ve built an unparalleled reputation based on exceptional achievements. And our customers always appreciate it.
Debbie Gary from Friendswood told us:
Thank you so much for the beautiful new art lighting. Great job! I love you guys!
Thanks, Debbie! We loved every minute of it. We think it looks great, too!
Greg Walla from Houston wrote to report that:
We are thrilled with the antique cabinet lighting in the library, living room, and breakfast room that your men installed. I really like that fact that we can dim the lights to achieve different moods.
You’re right, Greg—nobody, has just one mood. That is why it is so important to be able to tune things to suit the occasion. Sometimes “brilliance” comes from low-level lighting!
Jamie Merideth, another Houstonite, was delighted with our enlightenment.
WOW! The art lighting improvements that you recommended were spot on. I am so glad that we hired your firm to update our lighting! I should have done this years ago!
Don’t worry, Jamie! We’ve been around for about 40 years, and we’ll be here when you need a hand with your next project, too. Just give us a call!
Linda Morris’s job is to make other people happy, and she depends on us to do the job right! She wrote to tell us:
I am at my client’s house in West University to see the art and cabinet lighting work, and it is fabulous! I can always count on you and your staff to do a professional installation.
That’s about when Thorn Huffman from Montgomery, Texas sent us a complimentary message. We’ve done work for Thorn before…
You guys are the best when it comes to fine art lighting services. I am a repeat customer because of your outstanding crew and the products you offer. Thank you for a job well done!
Happy to oblige, Thorn! It’s true, though… We source top materials from all over the country (and beyond) to make sure that the solution suits you, not just because we have a lot of something in our warehouse! We stay in touch with all our suppliers so they can tell us when they have any new and exciting product to offer.
Every house doesn’t have the same doorknob, so why should they all have the same porchlight? Your choices reflect your personality, so you need a true variety to choose from!
But just in case you thought art only belongs indoors, remember: Landscaping is art, too, and that is another area where we excel! Have a look at our landscape gallery for some architectural, artistic, or utility ideas.
Houston’s Pete Pavluck gave us a call when his lights were misbehaving one day. We zipped over and had them up and running before he even returned from work!
I just got home and noticed our landscape lights are back on. Thanks so much. Gosh, you guys are awesome. Thanks for the high level of service. We just love our outdoor garden lighting!
And we love you, Pete! We love all our customers because they keep telling their friends how much they love us, and that is precisely what keeps us in business. We don’t do a lot of advertising because it’s just not as effective as word-of-mouth references. So, please, keep those lovely notes coming. We appreciate every single one!
We keep saying it, but only because we think it is crucial. We need artful design in our lives every day, and it just makes sense to hire folks that incorporate it into their everyday work ethic. And who wouldn’t want to take advantage of a two-for-one offer? Get a free engineer with every designer, or a free designer with every engineer because they’re often the same person!
We’re based in Houston, Texas, but in truth, ILD is the only “one-stop” destination for lighting design services, engineering, landscape lighting services, and installation in the whole state of Texas. And to top it off we are unrivaled by any lighting firm in the United States for lighting that is art.
Call the electrical experts you can trust at Illuminations Lighting Design. We would love to hear from you, so pick up the phone and give us a call at 713-863-1133 or toll-free at 800-863-1184, so you can learn more before we begin your journey towards perfect lighting.