LIGHTfaktor was founded over a decade ago on the belief that great lighting makes for great projects. Our team brings together a breadth of experience across architectural and entertainment lighting to deliver outstanding customer experiences and unique creations. We sincerely value the relationships we create with our clients and look forward to making your project shine.
Principal - Lead Design
Lighting Designer Wes Lane began his career in lighting as a product design engineer for High End Systems (www.highend.com), an industry leader in the entertainment and theatrical lighting industry. During his nine years with High End, his focus was on the design of cutting edge automated lighting instruments. Wes quickly rose through the ranks to earn eight U.S. patents and lead a design team responsible for creating some of High End’s most successful products to date, these included: Cyberlight, Studio Color, Studio Spot 250, Studio Color 250, and Studio Beam. In the summer of 2000, Wes founded Solux Design in Austin, Texas. Solux was a high end lighting showroom with a focus on contemporary decorative and architectural products. Solux allowed Wes to expand his talents and apply them to many successful projects throughout the U.S., in both lighting design and custom fixture design / fabrication, including restaurants, boutiques, night clubs, high-end residences and pools. Wes’ lighting creations have been included on many AIA Homes Tours. He also designed the Lighting Laboratory at the University of Texas School of Architecture, a state-of-the-art resource for students to incorporate lighting into their projects. He assisted the UT School of Architecture with their 2005 Solar Decathlon entry. Wes received a platnium Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) in 2006 for a custom designed pendant “Shinmauri” which was hand crafted by the noted Los Angeles-based Satori Light Sculptures. He also received 2 platniums and a gold ADEX award in 2007 for cubed, cubo- zoa, and pen-will, respectively. Wes founded LIGHTfaktor as a lighting design company with a focus on high-end, modern design, employing the latest advancements in lighting technology and style. Wes actively practices techniques in embedded architecture and makes use of automated lighting and DMX control to bring his projects to life. As his craftsmanship continues to grow, so do demands for Wes’ expertise on lighting partnerships with nationally recognized architects and designers across the country.
We were thrilled not only with the supreme quality of LIGHTfaktor's work but the process leading up to it as well. The team was excellent: communicative, knowledgeable, friendly and consummate professionals. Then they knocked both of our events out of the ballpark! We look forward to working together again as soon as we're back in Austin!Ben Knox
During the design phase of our high rise in downtown Austin, Texas, we were searching for an iconic lighting feature that would accentuate the 22′ high windows that defined our home. Our architect recommended LIGHTfaktor for the task. They designed a beautiful, custom chandelier that is now the dramatic centerpiece of our living room. It has become the signature element that every guest notices when they walk in. Not only do we heartily recommend LIGHTfaktor, we hope to be able to work with them in future projects.Residential Client