About Us

Our Story

Innovative Lighting entered the lighting industry in 1993 by producing lighting products for the boating industry. In four short years, we began producing lighting using Light Emitting Diodes, or LEDs. As LED lighting evolved, our innovative engineers enhanced the light emitted from these diodes by designing and using proprietary optics to focus the light where it needed to be.

Nearly two decades later, Innovative Lighting continues to be a market leader that provides thousands of domestic and international companies with a diverse line of energy-efficient, dependable LED lighting, and custom injection-molded products. Our technically advanced, best-in-class LED lighting solutions are expertly crafted to exact standards and specifications in three leading-edge production facilities in America’s heartland where our quality construction is a source of pride.

Branches of Innovative Lighting

Innovative Lighting is made up of four different branches of technology and innovation.


GENISYS Power over Ethernet Lighting Systems is our subdivision of smart lighting technology. All components in the GENISYS System are low voltage, and is powered, controlled, and monitored through an Ethernet cable. The system is controlled with a user-friendly app and has 90% energy savings over traditional lighting.

UltraGREEN is the most complete LED lighting and LED retrofit company. UltraGREEN specializes in every possible kind of commercial LED lighting including LED warehouse and high bay lighting, fluorescent lamp LED retrofits, LED recessed lights, LED refrigeration lighting, and more.

Legacy is our product line that includes LED lighting & accessories for truck, trailer, marine, recreational vehicle, and more. You can shop our online product catalog, or download our latest print catalog.

Hawkeye Molding is our subdivision that manufactures custom-injection molded products. We are ISO certificated and specialize in design, material selection, tooling, and on-time delivery all with high standard of quality.

Awards & Honors

Innovative Lighting has had continued success in the lighting industry including the following awards:

•  Inc. 5000 Honor Roll Alumni Company [2013]
•  Inc. 5000 Award Winner [2009]
•  Inc. 500 America’s 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies Honoree [2005]
•  Inc. 500 America’s 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies Honoree [2004]
•  Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year- Jerry Handsaker [2004]
•  Boating Writers International- Innovation Award Winner [2003]
•  Inc. 500 America’s 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies Award Winner [2003]
•  Motorboating Boatkeeper Award Winner [2003]
•  Inc. 500 Award Winner [2002]