Since a very early age, Kevin Flower has been fascinated with computers and electricity. Ever curious, he once, as a child, was caught putting a key in an electrical socket. A hard lesson was learned about the power of electricity; but the curiosity and the drive to control, challenge, manipulate and affect light with optics and computers was instilled.
It’s that drive to learn and that spark of curiosity that brought Kevin to create Light Control in 2009. Since then, he and the company have completed projects both internationally and across the country: in Arizona, Hawaii, California, Texas, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Wisconsin, New Mexico.
As the company’s principal and owner, he brings a background of expertise in lighting design and lighting control system applications along with the knowledge that clients and their specific projects need a personal understanding to make them work just right.
Kevin holds an LC credential from the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professions and has won several awards from the IESNA for IES Illumination Awards. He’s an active member of the Illumination Engineering Society of North America and he and Light Control work with Jared Allen’s Wounded Warriors Program. When he’s not at work he enjoys spending fun time with his wife and three daughters, traveling and feeding his passion for cars.
“I like to think outside of the box and push the design envelope. And I enjoy working directly with our clients,” says Kevin. “Most of the projects we do are custom residential. You get to listen and learn a little about each person during the process, and really tailor the design to their needs. That’s what allows us to ensure projects are executed properly.”
Giving an example of his specific aesthetic, he states that he really strives for lighting that doesn’t draw attention or add clutter to a ceiling. “A client not knowing where the lighting is coming from is the biggest compliment,” he says.