January 1, 2013 (Chicago, IL) – Chicago-based tech firm FLEx Lighting (www.flexlighting.com), a world leader in innovative lighting solutions, has signed a new office space lease at 25 E. Washington in Chicago.
Previously located at 208 S. Jefferson, the new space will allow the FLEx management and engineering teams to conduct product demonstrations and to build lighting technology solutions in an on-site laboratory.
The firm specializes in applying their LED lighting technology to advanced displays in smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, as well as in creating new lighting fixtures in the general lighting industry. The FLEx team focuses its efforts on designing new hardware applications with device makers and outsources the FLEx manufacturing to U.S.-based companies.
“FLEx is revolutionizing the design and function of consumer electronic devices and general lighting products to make them thinner, more efficient and even bendable,” said Mike Casper, President of FLEx Lighting. “Our firm has grown significantly in the past year and we expect that trend to continue.”
FLEx Lighting moved from 3,000 square feet into an approximately 13,000 square foot space in the East Loop property. The firm required the move to accommodate its immediate space needs as well as its future growth. Proximity to public transportation and Chicago’s dynamic labor market are among the reasons cited by the tech company for selecting this location.
“Having a presence in Chicago was important to FLEx, as was finding the right location,” said Bradford Allen’s Managing Director, Josh Feldman, who completed the lease on behalf of FLEx Lighting. “With 10-foot high ceilings, abundant natural light and open space for a collaborative work environment, the new space reflects the firm’s creative business and supports its ongoing growth needs.”
“We are excited about our new location and are certain that it will suit the needs of our growing organization for many years to come,” added Casper. “Most importantly, though, this new space keeps us in the epicenter of downtown Chicago. The tech industry here continues to grow and we are excited to add our success in hardware technology to the success of the software-based firms in the city.”