There are few places on earth in which you can truly experience the life-changing power of light as you can in Sweden. Here, parts of the country see zero daylight during winter months, and learning to cope with the enduring darkness is a trait that’s etched into the national spirit. For many Swedes, the need for artificial light during these long winters is a matter of both mental and physical wellbeing, providing the essential radiance and illumination that bring positivity into our lives. As the country adapts in its own unique way to deal with the harsh winter, the use of artificial light becomes the vital element in creating a sense of comfort away from the darkness.
But as any lighting professional knows, the all-powerful light we see in our man-made environments, whether natural or artificial, is the result of a careful and complex process designed to manipulate light in a way that enhances each space for the benefit of the people who use it. Behind each lighting fixture is a painstaking choice that not only has to take into consideration the effect of the light itself, but how the design, size and technical requirements of the luminaire work in tandem with the overall space.
For many lighting professionals, these choices can be overwhelming. Designers must constantly keep up to date with rapidly developing lighting technology to ensure their work continues to push boundaries. On the other side of the table, installers are required to equip themselves with all the technical solutions needed to address increasingly complex and sophisticated designs. In the end, both designers and installers find themselves devoting more time and effort to technicalities than they would like to.
From this realization came the inspiration for LIT by CARDI – a lighting brand designed for simplicity, with no over-promised technical features, no confusing product selections and no time-consuming installation processes.
Founded in Stockholm by Swedish lighting consultancy Cardi, LIT by Cardi is a leader in professional lighting solutions. With over 40 years in the industry, Cardi created the brand as a simple solution to what it saw as unnecessary complexity in the lighting business, offering designers and installers a straightforward but effective way to provide their clients with professional lighting solutions.
LIT by Cardi was initially launched with a focus on the Swedish market, with European markets soon to follow, and its early products were specially tailored to solve the biggest lighting challenges faced by people in the region. This included a series of full-spectrum lights designed to help students concentrate in classrooms throughout the long winters, and office lighting solutions created to ensure that thousands of businesses stay productive beyond the short daylight hours common in winters throughout Northern Europe.
Today, LIT by Cardi provides fully customisable solutions that enable building owners and operators worldwide to create the optimal environment for their end users. Whether that’s hospitality operators leaving an unforgettable impression on their guests through the creative use of lighting, or public services providing well-lit, safe spaces for their community, LIT by Cardi’s professional lighting products are based on over four decades of experience in bringing light into parts of the world which need it most.
Through our deep understanding of light and lighting technology, we are creating a fresh approach to lighting that opens new possibilities for lighting solutions providers by removing unnecessary barriers to their work. Designed for simplicity, LIT by Cardi simplifies the way for lighting.