Lumescent was founded in 2003 by Steven Katz, a veteran of the architectural lighting industry. Initially a lighting design professional for the architectural sector while learning theatrical techniques from industry leaders. Steve continued a focused concentration in the world of architectural lighting design utilizing the dramatic effects of the entertainment field. Recognizing that there was a void in the NYC marketplace – Steve set out to create a specialty agency offering a wide array of diverse products beyond just commercial or industrial luminaires. This was the genesis for Lumescent.
Since the company’s inception, Lumescent encompasses architectural and performance lighting, dimming and control systems, along with audio/video products that separate the agency from others in the field. Lumescent is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan and services the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland counties, specific parts of northern and southern New Jersey and southern Connecticut for its manufacturers. Coverage for each individual company is tailored to meet their specific needs.
The company’s specialty is to represent innovative and unique products that utilize state of the art technology. Lumescent has tailored its line card toward products with enhanced performance that distance themselves from their competitors. The company also represents niche manufacturers that are geared toward specific product lines and do not vary from their strengths.
Finally, Lumescent’s reputation is driven by the experience of its principals and staff. A profound knowledge base focused on the architectural and professional lighting and controls industry along with an incomparable audio/video background enables Lumescent to assist industry professionals in both aspects for every project. Our sales staff is diligent and courteous, driven to service all customers and professionals. Project managers are available during regular business hours and try to adhere to a 24 hours response to all inquiries and follow the example set by the company’s principals who are never “out of range”. The company guarantees an unequaled attention to detail and responds to every challenge.
Lumescent – more than a rep….your partner every step of the way.