Got Light is ecstatic to have been named Special Events 2016 Gala Awards Winners for Best Use of Lighting of San Francisco Ballet's Opening Night Gala!

We celebrate this honor with our amazing staff and crew who created this dazzling design! And a big thank you to our event partners Ideas Event Decor & Production and McCalls Catering & Events.

“Receiving our first Special Events award, as determined by fellow event professionals, is an extremely flattering honor,” says co-owner Jon Retsky. “Over the past twelve years, our success has been built on creatively transforming empty spaces by employing innovative solutions and designs,” explains co-owner Russell Holt. “We are proud Got Light has been recognized as an international leader in event lighting design.”

The San Francisco Ballet Gala is an extraordinary event that brings together local and national corporate, political, civic and philanthropic leaders.  Our lighting design company created a stunning celebratory experience in City Hall to correspond to the evening’s theme, “Infinite Romance,” as our artists created custom lighting projections to evoke evoke the amorous theme.

Got Light in the News: LGBT-owned businesses tackle Super Bowl contractsLGBT-owned businesses tackle Super Bowl contracts Bay Area Reporter, by Matthew S. Bajko, December 10, 2015

One company that has been able to take advantage of the Super Bowl-related business opportunities is Got Light, named in June to the San Francisco Business Times' first-ever Top 25 LGBT-owned Business List. Founded by gay co-owners Jon Retsky and Russell Holt, the company supplies lighting as well as audiovisual services, staging and other needs at special events.

"We are proud to be a supplier of Super Bowl 50 through the Business Connect Program. It has been a very exiting project for all of us," said Retsky, whose company worked on the Super Bowl 50 host committee's kick-off event held November 10, 2014 at the San Francisco Ferry Building.

Setting up a stage for speakers and presenters may seem like an uncomplicated matter compared to creating an elaborate performance platform. But the success of a presentation—and of the people delivering their messages—depends on nuanced (and sometimes overlooked) details like size, lighting, and accessibility, as well as the right selection of microphones and lecterns. Industry experts offer their tips for producing stage setups that are operational, effectual, and impactful at meetings and conferences. Choose the correct...

Great Gala: S.F. Symphony Celebrates its 104th Season Special Events Magazine, October 13, 2015 Enjoy a spectacular photo gallery of the San Francisco Symphony's 104th Gala at City Hall with event partners Blueprint Studios and McCalls Catering & Events.   View full gallery here: http://bit.ly/sfsymphonygala2015    ...

Got Light is thrilled to be the exclusive production partner the hottest new venue, The Pearl , set to open in early 2016. 'Portland Restaurateur Kurt Huffman's Dogpatch Project Changes Direction to Rotating Restaurant' ~ San Francisco Eater, October 8, 2015 Check out the awesome article here: http://sf.eater.com/2015/10/8/9483371/the-pearl-kurt-huffman-dogpatch...

The Light Touch: New Worlds from Event Lighting Designers Special Events Magazine, September / October 2015 First impressions are everything, which is why entrances and pathways need careful consideration when it comes to lighting—safety issues notwithstanding. Jon Retsky, owner and lead designer of San Francisco-based Got Light, agrees, adding pathway and landscape lighting to the top of the “to light” list. “These areas are not often a first consideration when planning an event," Retsky says. "But, the...

  We at Got Light are ecstatic to have been named BizBash National 2015 Event Style Award Finalists for Best Event Lighting Design of our work at the San Francisco Opera Ball featuring stylized decor and dramatic lighting and video effects. We are celebrating this honor with our amazing staff and crew who made this gorgeous event come to life! And a big thank you to our event partners Ideas Event Decor & Production who created a stunning gala experience. “Receiving our second BizBash nomination, as determined...