Who We Are
Volt Lites is a full-service lighting solutions company specializing in cutting-edge technology. We are known for our creativity, the superior quality of our products and our exceptional service and support. By investing in the right technologies and talent, coupled with forward thinking designs, we are able to provide solutions to all your lighting needs.Our solution is to offer the highest class of lighting technology and tailor every show to accommodate the designers true vision to maintain a fluid production experience from start to finish. This means that we will not rent a piece of equipment that we would not feel comfortable using ourselves.
Co -Founders Matthew Shimamoto and Harrison Lippman both developed an interest in lighting from a very early age, and both had strong mentors who encouraged them to experiment with and research products and innovations in lighting. Those early experiences developed into a career for each of them, which became formalized at CalArts where they met and received their degrees in lighting. After graduation their paths in the lighting industry diverged, but in 2010 they reconnected and formed Volt Lites.
The concept behind Volt Lites arose because Matt and Harrison saw a void in the lighting industry that they wanted to fill. They created Volt Lites in order to provide design expertise, exceptional equipment and strong support for their clients and customers.
They had personally experienced a disconnect in the relationship between the designer and rental house, which they wanted to remedy. Too often the vision of the designer was lost in the production process of renting gear, and because of equipment issues and rental quality, the designers had to lower their standards. As a result of those experiences, Volt Lites functions from the designers’/directors’ perspective. By understanding the ultimate goal, Matt and Harrison do everything to achieve the original intent and vision in order to create a superior show experience. They accomplish this objective by not only renting gear, but by meshing all elements of the production process and creating a cohesive product specific to each client.
Volt Lites prides itself on not only meeting the requirements of the clients, but on exceeding their expectations to create a memorable experience for each client, audience and project.
Our Creative Team
The VOLT team works together to exceed client’s expectations through expertise, creativity, and collaboration.