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Our founder, Max Cohen

Maxilite was founded in 1977 by Max Cohen with a commitment to lighting design and a passion for quality and innovation. Max's Creative excellence has remained constant through the years. Simplicity and design continue to be an essential part of the Maxilite brand.

The beginning

It all began with a few simple tools and a small office above an auto body shop in Port Moody. Max rented the paint booth in the evening and would paint metal spinning's in vibrant colours to excite the lighting world. In the morning he would empty the paint booth and assemble the fixtures on a ping pong table his father-in-law gave to him and deliver to the local showrooms in the afternoon.

Max made a significant mark on the West Coast and later moved on to impact the North American lighting market.