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.