In 1991, Terry Clark formed Finelite, a privately held independent company. As a veteran of the lighting industry, Terry saw the tremendous value of high-performance indirect lighting in America's workplaces and schools, while recognizing the issues preventing this user-preferred lighting from becoming a standard in buildings where visual comfort, visual health and occupant performance & satisfaction are high priorities.
In response, Terry founded Finelite on the premise that innovative and attractive high-performance indirect fixtures could be built to the highest quality standards, shipped and installed quickly and sold at affordable prices. Terry firmly believed that by combining these attributes with indirect fixtures capable of performing effectively in buildings with low ceilings, the world's finest workplace lighting would finally be within reach of virtually all commercial and institutional organizations.To this end, Finelite invested millions of dollars in independent research studies, illumination technology, product design, advanced manufacturing systems and environmental sustainability. But perhaps most important of all is the investment Finelite made in its people, building a team unsurpassed in technical ability, innovative thinking and dedication to complete customer satisfaction. Put simply, Finelite brought together a team of enthusiastic and dedicated professionals unequalled in its pursuit of finding solutions — an exemplary core that would form the nucleus of the Company for decades to come.