CLEVELAND--As wireless lighting pioneer Wireless Environment, LLC approaches its 10th anniversary on November 28, it continues to work toward a record year of sales and employee growth.
The company aims to make 2016 its biggest year yet, launching seven new products, 100 percent employee growth from 2015, and plans to grow revenue 60 percent by December 31.
Although 90 percent of startups fail, the company, which creates the Mr Beams brand of wireless LED lighting solutions, has found its formula for success to not only grow but to lead in its industry.
“We live wireless lighting,” says David Levine, president, CEO and co-founder of Wireless Environment. “Our passion drives us to develop superior solutions to improve safety and security throughout the world.
“In 2016, we tripled our new product introductions and showed the world what is possible in wireless light fixtures. Product innovation separates us from our competitors and helped us achieve 60% growth in 2016.”
Co-founders David Levine and Mike Recker started small: a handful of products, some local startup funding, and an idea – battery-powered LED lights that anyone can install anywhere without wires. Turns out, consumers loved it.
The lights have been Amazon.com best sellers; regarded as “the best way to light a closet” by The Wall Street Journal; and have collected national retailers, including The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target and Batteries Plus Bulbs. In 2016, the company landed the Inc. 5000 list for the third time and Crain’s 52 Fastest-Growing Companies award for the second time.
About Wireless Environment: In their quest to develop a convenient, affordable, wireless closet light, Wireless Environment founders David Levine and Mike Recker quickly established a vision that took lighting completely off grid using battery-powered lights. Ten years, 22 issued patents, three years on the Inc. 5000 list and two Crain’s Business 52 Fastest-Growing Companies awards later, the Ohio-based company has become a leader in lighting technology that provides light without relying on electrical power.