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Lightswitch Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Lightswitch a global lighting
design firm with offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando
and San Francisco, is proud to announce that this month marks its twentieth
anniversary. For the past two decades, Lightswitch has channeled its passion
for great design into innovative lighting and media for events and environments
around the world.

“We all started out by
running away to ‘join the circus’ in one way or another, and it is this
independent spirit and what it allows us to achieve that is the core of our
individual and collective personae,” says founder and principal John
Featherstone. “We are all very passionate about what we do and relentless
in our pursuit of excellence. The common ground between our team isn’t just
creative or aesthetic, but also a shared vision of what’s important and
necessary for our clients and for the company.”

Founded in 1993 with offices in
San Francisco and Chicago, the firm quickly expanded to include locations in
Los Angeles, New York and Orlando. In 2007, it opened an architectural lighting
division, Lightswitch Architctural, and recently expanded its reach to Asia
with the launch of a new Hong Kong office in 2012. The Lightswitch team now has
more than 40 dedicated designers and support staff in six full-service offices.

Along the way, Lightswitch has
been privileged to work with some of the world’s leading performers and Fortune
100 companies, ranging from charter clients like Apple and Nintendo to newcomers
like up-and-coming band Imagine Dragons. Its collaborations have produced
award-winning designs, including the IES Illumination Award-winning City of
Dreams Casino in Macau and the Spaceship Two rollout for Virgin Galactic.

“At its best, our work is a
collaborative process. The diversity of our people and projects keeps fresh
ideas and new design approaches percolating. Collaboration with others, whether
it’s our clients, our team, or our vendor partners is the thing that makes this
so exciting, and even possible,” says founder and principal Norm Schwab.

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