As the industry leader with the mentality of a startup we combine heritage with technology. We bring a new business model into an established industry. We are putting technology at the service of our customers.
Who we are
We connect experts from the worlds of Lighting & Technology. It is that combination and approach that makes us unique.
Extensive lighting marketplace know-how, deep customer insights, and trust as a proven core value on one hand and technology, new business ideas and an agile mindset on the other. We combine more than a century of expertise in lighting with state-of-the-art technology.
What we do
We make it exponentially easier for lighting professionals to source products directly from top tier OEM factories.
The lighting business is complex and requires trust and we embrace that. And that’s why we stand for trustworthiness. It’s the bedrock of our character. It’s what you can hold us accountable for. We are agile, youthful, entrepreneurial, trusted, smart, and daring. And we act accordingly. The Lighting Marketplace operates completely independent and offers a new sales channel, open for all manufacturers and distributors in the lighting industry City of Invention: Dayton remains a cradle of creativity
At the heart of America
We are located in downtown Dayton, Ohio - famously known for being the epicenter for innovation and manufacturing in the early 1900s. In 1890, Dayton had granted more patents per capita than any other U.S. city. The Lighting Marketplace is passionate about playing a role in restoring Dayton to
The Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane, hailed from Dayton. Powered aviation began in Dayton. Orville and Wilbur Wright were the first to construct and demonstrate powered flight. Although the first flight was in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, their Wright Flyer was built in Dayton, and was returned to Dayton for improvements and further flights.
Charles F. Kettering, world-renowned for his numerous inventions, including the first electronic cash register, also hailed from Dayton.
“At one point, Dayton was essentially the Silicon Valley of its day,” said Eron Bucciarelli-Tieger, CEO of Sounstr. Ohio's borders are within 500 miles (800 km) of roughly 60 percent of the country's population and manufacturing infrastructure, making the Dayton area a logistical centroid for manufacturers, suppliers, and shippers.