About Mr Beams® and Wireless Environment
Wireless Environment, LLC, our parent company, is an innovator of LED lighting technology that optimizes the performance of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting in off-grid lighting applications. We have been filing intellectual property and launching successful products in off-grid lighting since 2006. We currently have 26 issued utility patents, 10 issued design patents and 17 patents pending in the United States as well as several patents filed internationally. We develop our own products based on our own original ideas. Our vision for the future is that lights will eventually need to be operated off the grid as effectively as they operate when connected to the grid – similar to a laptop computer. Wireless Environment, LLC is a successful, fast growing company in Solon, Ohio. Since it was founded in 2006 by Michael Recker and David Levine, Wireless Environment has expanded to a staff of 28 employees. We have been design leaders in the wireless LED lighting space since founding the company. Our vision is for lights that operate fully off grid or shift between wired and wireless. We have launched 16 wireless lights to date and will soon launch hybrid light fixtures that – like your laptops- are on the grid when needed and off the grid when convenient.
Our Mr Beams® line of energy efficient, wireless LED light fixtures launched in 2008 to offer indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions where you need them most. Our motion-sensor activated battery-operated LED lights provide convenient and affordable hands-free lighting anywhere, without an electrician.
Several of our Mr Beams® and ReadyBright® products are covered by our patents. Our patented advanced technology grid shifting solutions address emergency lighting and energy management in lighting with embedded intelligence and energy storage.
ReadyBright® was developed to offer families an affordable, portable lighting system for the home during a power outage. This award-winning power failure lighting system runs on batteries, installs in minutes, and instantly provides hours of bright clear light throughout your home in the event of a power outage. ReadyBright is also popular in buildings and offices to supplement existing commercial emergency lighting systems.
Meet the Founders
David and Mike first met at a Baltimore Orioles game in 1992. Their friendship has lasted through moves, wives, kids and eventually turned into a business partnership. In 2006 David and Mike discovered a common problem, how to easily light a closet. With no solution on the market, they decided to build it themselves: An LED light bright enough to light a closet, powered only by batteries so it could be installed anywhere, by anyone, avoiding costs of hiring an electrician. This simple idea that launched Wireless Environment. While the company has grown significantly, David and Mike insist on being involved in every aspect of the business from answering customer service calls and emails to packing orders in the warehouse.
“We are in the business of Customer Happiness and we will continue to make that our #1 priority as we continue to grow.” –David and Mike
David Levine, President, has launched 21 consumer products and built a power tool company to $4 million in sales from start-up. A Senior Product Manager at Black & Decker and DeWalt from 1995 until 1999, he launched the rotary tool business. In 2000, he co-founded Home Products and launched eleven Kitchen Drawer Power Tools™, including the first miniature powered screwdriver. David earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in History from Washington University.
Chief Technology Officer
Michael Recker, Chief Technology Officer, has been designing on the cutting edge of wireless technology for the past fifteen years. He worked on a satellite communication platform and a variety of voice over IP (VoIP) products for Telogy Networks. He was the lead hardware architect on a variety of solutions for the mobile Internet for Ericsson. Michael was the co-founder and President of AirRover Networks, a public wireless Internet service provider. He earned a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in EE from Lafayette College.