A Chat with ILightThings
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
With on-call support 24 hours a day and professional gear in professional cases, our lights are incredibly easy to set up. If you can plug an extension cord in, you can set up our lights. Low energy but high power, our LED lights can dramatically change your environment.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We wanted to provide the Chicago area with a better option for uplighting than existed previously. Our staff eats, sleeps and bleeds lighting, and want to bring that passion to the table for our customers. After years of working on large concerts, our staff know a thing or two about lights.
What do you love most about your job?
Playing with what is essentially an art medium that most people don’t think about. Like a paint brush to a painter, our lights allow us to express the creative aspects of our customers’ desires.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
They were worried about doing it themselves. After talking with us, and knowing we were just a phone call away in case of trouble, they felt at ease with the idea of renting the lights on their own. When they set them up, they said it was so easy and their friends thought they had a pro do it!