Happy birthday to us! 2017 marks Senso Lighting’s 10th anniversary of providing inspiring lighting and exceptional customer service. Here’s a look back at the journey that led us here.
Founded in 2007 by Rolf Hurbin, Senso found early success when its Pure fixture uplighter won the IIDEX NeoCon Innovation Gold Award. “I always wanted to be in control of the design and functionality of the product,” says Rolf, whose career began as a lighting engineer in Europe. “I had a strong desire to have a manufacturing facility of my own, to create jobs and build a company for the future of my family and employees.” From 5 employees in 2007, Senso has now grown to 40 workers with hundreds of clients and thousands of jobs completed throughout North America.
With the early years focused on smaller fixtures such as step and marker lights, Senso’s first milestone came in October 2010 with the launch of the Leto series of downlights. Popular to this day, Leto lights helped Senso break into the larger commercial market. From there, Senso’s product line grew to include pendants, track lights and larger linear systems.
The Leto series set the foundation for developing innovative designs like the Latona, Asteria and Vesta series. Senso’s dedication to customized, environmentally friendly lighting solutions using industry-leading technology has never wavered: each fixture is created with care and expertise, perfectly matching clients’ needs. In 2016, Senso invested in a state-of- the-art testing facility capable of absolute photometry tests that produce an exact “real-world” measurement, resulting in even more precise lighting designs for clients.
Looking forward to the next 10 years and beyond, Senso’s vision remains strong. “I would like to make sure that whatever we do, we do it with passion and respect for the environment,” says Rolf. “We build lighting for the future: a product that is here to last and allows people to fully enjoy any building and lighting environment.”
The future, as they say, is bright.