ET2

About ET2 Lighting

ET2 Contemporary Lighting International was launched in the early 2000s, but the company's roots go back decades earlier. Originally founded in the 1970s as Maxim Lighting, the firm was the brainchild of an aeronautics student named Jacob Sperling. Sperling fought to create his own uniquely inspired lighting designs from a workshop in a California garage. After selling his wares from a station wagon and watching his popularity grow beyond what he could handle by himself, he recruited his brother Zvi to help. Just five years after founding their company, the pair sold around 150 different products and enjoyed enough success to move out of their garage into a real business facility.

The Brand's Modern Offerings

The spirit of innovation that propelled Maxim Lighting into modern times still holds an important place at ET2 Lighting. The firm's team has expanded to include 400 designers and craftspeople in North America and Asia, but its output is by no means mechanical or routine. The company continues to invent striking new examples of fixtures for use in residential and commercial settings. Today, the family's next generation has taken the helm of its operations, but they clearly haven't stopped working to push the boundaries of lighting. With an impressive offering of more than 6,000 products, this catalog is one of the more prolific you'll find on the modern market.

Core Design Principles

The first thing that most people notice about ET2 Contemporary Lighting is that its sleek products are intensely futuristic. Far from the typical fare that many brands offer, these fixtures merge fluid, organic inspirations with clean lines and use a broad range of materials to achieve diverse visual effects. Many of ET2 Contemporary Lighting's products employ pure, unadorned geometric figures. Such elements leverage the small profiles of LEDs and a healthy respect for negative space to result in loose forms that suit any arrangement. A stark departure from the bulkiness of many similarly sized fixtures, these designs seem to float in midair due to their minimalistic shapes. Interestingly, however, these trends don't mean that the firm's installations lack creativity. A clear respect for the artistic underlies all of their products, so it's easy to see why they're so popular in hospitality businesses and other upscale settings. A number of this company's offerings also support installations in multiple positions, such as hanging from ceilings or walls. Modular cell designs make it easy to build custom lighting arrangements and large-scale fixtures from smaller components without worrying about whether they'll create a harmonious result. On top of being able to choose from thousands of convenient, installation-ready designs, consumers can easily create something totally new. The company's firm embrace of LED technology also means that its fixtures are highly energy efficient.