Congratulations to Grace Cathedral on a successful Carnivale Gala fundraiser! Big thank you to partners McCalls Catering and Events & Radeff Design Studios for another stunning event! Proceeds from Carnivale provide significant support of Grace Cathedral’s innovative programs, service ministries, educational offerings and arts programs. Show Ready by Irja Elisa...

Lighting up a stunning Super Bowl 50 celebration for the NFL Owners at San Francisco City Hall! ‪   Got Light was honored to provide lighting and audiovisual services at the NFL's Super Bowl 50 Host Committee's Business Connect Showcase on June 9, 2015 held at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel.   Additionally, we were delighted to light up the Committee's kick-off event November 10, 2014 at San Francisco's Ferry Building. Photos by Show Ready Photo by Irja Elisa.  ...

Had a blast designing this hidden nightclub for Instagram Cofounder and CEO Kevin Systrom and Nicole Schuetz’s Masquerade Ball Wedding in Napa, featured in Vogue. Big thanks to event partners Ken Fulk Inc., paula leduc fine catering, and gorgeous photos by Jose Villa. Read full article here: http://bit.ly/vogue-gotlight01 ...

Super Bowl 50 Events Take the Field The big game is bringing big business to the San Francisco Bay area Feb 4, 2016 by Lisa Hurley | Special Events Magazine "The beginning of the year is typically a quieter time in the events industry, but with the excitement of Super Bowl 50, our operations have heated up with preparations for the big game," says Jon Retsky, co-owner ofsan Francisco-based Got Light, which just won aSpecial Events Gala Award for its lighting work. "Got Light is lighting up...

Proud to be a production partner at San Francisco's FOG Design+Art Fair 2016, alongside White Rain Productions, Bright Event Rentals, and One Hat One Hand. 21POP: Cut It Out is an installation by celebrated designer Stanlee R. Gatti dedicated to "craft by hand." "Fog Fair’s overwhelming passion for art and making things" - SF Chronicle. Read full article: http://bit.ly/pop21-2016  ...

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...