The Smarter Way to Source Lighting

Monterey Lighting Solutions was founded in 2006 as a specialized distributor of energy-efficient lighting solutions. Our initial focus was to help organizations lower the cost of their energy bills by adopting energy-efficient lighting products. Our early customers were large and small commercial accounts, specialized retrofit contractors and utility companies. As a result of always looking out for our customers’ best interests and staying at the forefront of change within our industry, Monterey Lighting Solutions quickly became a trusted advisor to our customers.

As our business grew, we expanded our focus and began to serve the tenant improvement and new construction segments of the lighting business. We noticed a growing disconnect in the supply chain, and we were able to establish open lines of communication between all parties involved in designing, sourcing, and installing lighting products. We quickly learned that the existing processes caused a lot of friction in the market and often resulted in project delays and frustration across the supply chain. Working closely with our partners in the supply chain, Monterey developed a unique model that has transformed the process. Monterey’s “Smarter Way to Source Lighting” has proven to provide significant benefits to our customers, saving them time and money.

We noticed a growing disconnect in the supply chain, and we were able to establish open lines of communication between all parties involved in designing, sourcing, and installing lighting products.

Today, Monterey Lighting Solutions is a full-service lighting solutions company, representing hundreds of manufacturers and serving a diverse set of customers. Our customers are a cross section of large property managers/owners, construction managers, design build contractors, architects, lighting designers, electricians and retrofit contractors. Our focus is to look out for our customers’ best interests and to simplify the process of acquiring lighting solutions. That translates to the completion of projects on time and within budget. Our objective is to serve as a trusted advisor to each of our clients, ensuring we deliver the best value available in the market.

The Monterey Difference


  • Design assistance and unbiased product suggestions provided to the architect / designer
  • Assess multi-vendor costs and lead times during the design phase
  • Open and clear communication


  • Line item pricing provided from multiple manufacturers
  • Ownership can make informed decisions on how to allocate the budget
  • Optimize alignment between design and budget


  • Single point of contact from design to completion
  • Accurate up-to-date information on product lead times
  • Proactive problem resolution


Contact us now to start saving energy and reducing your operating costs.

Sheyla Macedo, Purchasing Manager, LU Electric Contractor, LU Electric Inc.

Monterey Lighting Solutions have always been there to help; we have completed many projects together over the years. They are quick to respond in many challenging situations. We have direct access and are given many product options to make our projects successful. Monterey Lighting Solutions is very friendly and accommodating with great deliveries.

Mike Balch, Turner Construction

Monterey Lighting Solutions assisted us with excellent product alternatives. This was expected to be a difficult project, but the Monterey Lighting Solutions team’s passion shined through from start to finish. We were updated regularly and well advised on deliveries. By working together, we achieved significant cost savings on this project.

Clint Jesperen, Special Projects Division Manager, Turner Construction

Monterey brought clarity, open communication and assistance to the project. They really own up to the project. The even attended the job meetings. No other lighting vendor does that!

Construction Manager, Cushman & Wakefield

Monterey Lighting Solutions suggested several lighting alternatives that enabled us to achieve significant cost savings. The quote process was streamlined and efficient. Monterey Lighting Solutions acted as our watch dog and gave us great advice. They were always timely and available. The L’Oreal Pulp Riot Project was a great success with the assistance of Monterey Lighting Solutions.

Peter Anselmo, O’Bryant Electric

Monterey Lighting Solutions listened to my request for stock lighting controls for upcoming projects, enabling us to provide a quick response for our clients. They empowered us to make a difference for our key customer. Monterey Lighting Solutions continues to diligently help us with warranty issues and changes on projects. I am very pleased that they are responsive and collaborative with my team and I.

David Thompson, PEM Electric

Monterey Lighting Solutions has done a great job with our lighting projects. Quotes are accurate, timely and have good alternatives. The team is always available and timely with responses. They also helped us resolve warranty issues and navigate through recent price volatility. We have worked with Monterey Lighting Solutions for several years and they have been the most consistent and good across the board.

Sheri Perkins, PM – Berg Electric

Monterey Lighting Solutions was very responsive and recommended several optional products. The cost impact was favorable and minimized the number of changes required. We had no issues and Monterey Lighting Solutions made the Abbott Project cut and dry.

Joe Swall, Project Development/Estimating Manager, Laser Electric

Monterey’s service and project management skills are impeccable. Because the lighting package was already specified and approved, we were able to get the job done quickly and efficiently. The project went smoother on our end because of their involvement early on.

Christos Klapsis, President, Streamline Builders, Inc.

Thank you all for working with us as partners in this fast-paced, demanding line of work we’re in. You guys provide a level of service that makes it easy for us to work with you. We look forward to taking this to the next level!

Steve Roberts, Good & Roberts

Monterey Lighting Solutions did an excellent job in supporting all our lighting needs for the Abbott Labs project. They were proactive from the start, contributing alternative products, cost-effective (we had significant cost savings), and most importantly flexible with last-minute changes. The Monterey Lighting Solutions team attended project meetings and was always available to help. While working together, deliveries were accurate and on time, changes did not become problems, and communications were timely. Monterey Lighting Solutions really helped make lighting on this project worry-free.

Ron Sutliff, Project Development Services, Cushman & Wakefield

Monterey made an effort to engage the client to get a sense of their needs. They brought transparency and cost savings to the project and introduced sensible solutions that saved a lot of time and effort. A great team player!

Jordan Rubino, PM – Pacific Building Group

Monterey Lighting Solutions took the lead on a difficult long lead time fixture package. Their follow up was great and they kept us informed. Monterey Lighting Solutions provide a single point of contact and leveraged their strengths to get the best costs for the DJO Project. They excelled at responding to many high demands and took the risks out of this project.

Chelsea Kobza, Architect, Gensler

Because the Monterey team was involved early on in the project, they were able to seek out a solution to serve the design intent. They saved me a lot of time and headache on a project where I already had a lot on my plate.

Tiffany English, Principal – Ware Malcomb

We have worked with Monterey Lighting Solutions on several projects including the L’Oreal Pulp Riot Project. The team at Monterey Lighting Solutions has been extremely flexible and willing to make recommendations to assist us. They are quick to respond and have been great to work with. We look forward to working with Monterey Lighting Solutions in the future!

Adrian Pawluk, Americas Lead Corporate Real Estate & Workplace Solutions, Teradata

The solution that Monterey brought made it possible to achieve our goals more quickly and more economically. They hustled to deliver what we wanted on time and within budget.

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