Lux Lighting is a boutique set lighting rental house with locations in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Atlanta. We rent, sell, and support a variety of cinema lights and fixtures from Arri, LiteGear, High End Systems, and more. Our inventory is stocked with lights we like to use on set ourselves. Lights with high CRIs, ease of use, and quality builds that can endure the rigors of set life. We update our stock to reflect the latest in lighting technology. Back when Lux was founded in 1998 that meant stocking Kino Tubes. Today, it means being up-to-date on networking apps, moving lights, and keeping an eye out to see what’s coming next.
Making movies is an ever-evolving industry with technical needs that are constantly changing, and our goal is to stay on top of it, see where trends are going, and be ready for what comes next. Sometimes this means being ready to stock a new light, and sometimes this means creating fixtures to meet a need ourselves.
Right alongside Lux’s desire to always be at the forefront of lighting technology, we also strive to offer our customers excellent customer service and knowledgeable repairs. We enjoy working with our customers and helping them find the solution they need to create their art. Check out our rentals page for a full inventory of rental equipment, and call us for any sales and support needs.
Mike Bauman is the co-founder and owner of Lux Lighting LLC. He has been involved in the lighting industry for almost 30 years and has worked as a gaffer on over 40 feature films. A native of Wisconsin he moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Film Institute. He co-founded Lux Lighting in 1998 with gaffer Jon Tower and a handful of Kino Flo lights. Throughout the subsequent years he began to incorporate new technologies into cinema lighting. The need for creating with non traditional tools led to the founding of LiteGear Inc in 2006 with Al Demayo. He continues to develop and incorporate cutting edge technologies into the world of lighting. He is a member of IATSE Local 728 and Local 600.
Hans Gelpke came to Lux Lighting with over 15 years experience in the motion picture, television, and commercial industry. Originally a member of IATSE 491 in North Carolina, Hans continues to work in both production and support roles on and off set in Los Angeles. At Lux he continues to support productions of all sizes and budgets locally, nationally, and internationally.
Vice President of Sales
Currently the VP of Sales for Lux Lighting, Erin Giblin has previously worked for ETC in Burbank, City Theatrical in New York City (her hometown), and as a stagehand in too many cities to count. She serves on multiple industry committees including the Protocol advisory board. She has previously taught DMX, wireless control and lighting protocols at LDI, USITT, CITT, Lightfair, the IES national conference, and to countless schools, industry groups and IATSE's. Erin has a passion for education on all that Lux has to offer so please feel free to reach out!
Director Of Operations
Jacob Kile has worked in the industry for over a decade and he brings to Lux Lighting a blend of experience from PRG and Creative Technology, theater, television, and film. As Director of Operations, Jake manages the efficiency and quality of the products entering and leaving Lux Lighting.
Manager - NY
Jason Ortiz is a native Brooklynite who discovered his passion for filmmaking at the early age of 13. After film school, he spent 15 years freelancing in various departments of independent film production including 5 years of union television & motion picture experience. At Lux, Jason drives to support productions & filmmakers of all sizes, also facilitates technician experience with modern products while sculpting his own lighting skill set for his upcoming films.
Manager - ATL
Javier Gonzalez .
Operations Manager - NY
Taylor Merriman .
Jerry Rocha is the Lux warehouse floor supervisor, and he loves and respects all the aspects of making Motion Pictures. Working as an electric directly out of high school he has been working on music videos, live events and independent features for the past 8 years collaborating with different filmmakers and continuously growing his knowledge and understanding of film to create unique and inspiring visions. A Los Angeles Film School Alumni he now runs the floor operations at Lux assuring that all your visual needs and wants are fulfilled for your next project. Jerry is a father, cinephile, writer, theoretical philosopher, and musician but above all he is a human just like you.