In 2009, Eddie Reynolds and Joni Hamasaki joined forces to launch iluminar, with a mission to supply high-quality and reliable lighting and LRP products to the video surveillance market - backed by unsurpassed customer service.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Business Employment Dynamics report, less than one-third of all small businesses make it to the 10-year mark. As such, it is an immense accomplishment for iluminar to reach this milestone, having deployed sales and support on every continent, explains Reynolds, who serves as CEO.
“iluminar is beyond grateful for all of our partners and clients who have continued to support us for the last decade,” Reynolds says. “In 1966, Marie Van Brittan Brown designed the CCTV system that we know today. It is wonderful to be able to continue the legacy as a black woman owned manufacturer since a black woman invented the CCTV business.”
As a global specialist manufacturer and supplier of infrared and white light illuminators, iluminar has come into its own as a leading voice in the security industry. From deploying award-winning products that have been part of major city surveillance applications in Abu Dhabi, Macau and Australia, to forging partnerships with Altronix, Arecont Vision, Pelco and Milestone, to name but a few, iluminar continues to pave its path to success for the future.
In 2018, Reynolds was appointed to the SIA Executive Council, where she works with other security leaders to launch initiatives that support the growth and advancement of the security industry at large.
She was also selected as the first-ever recipient of SIA’s Progress Award, an honor presented by SIA’s Women in Security Forum celebrating individuals who pave the way to success for women in the security industry. For further information about iluminar’s range of professional IR and white light illuminators, customers can call us, email us, or visit our website.