About Us

Planled History

Human Centric Mission

Planled’s mission is to improve human life while reducing carbon. By changing the focus of energy projects from sustainability mandate to human factors, we can communicate a compelling business case for all lighted environments. It is our mission to change the world by spreading Human Centric Sustainability.

 

Human-Centric Mission


Planled’s mission is to improve human life 
while reducing carbon. By changing the focus of energy projects from sustainability mandate to human factors, we can communicate a compelling business case for all lighted environments. It is our mission to change the world by spreading Human Centric Sustainability.

Innovation from the Heart


Planled partners with world-class electronics manufacturers to develop research applied lighting products. Converging the research findings with the most advanced SSL technology, we have been introducing ground breaking lighting technologies that has advanced the quality of life in various types of lighted environments.

Servant Leadership

Planled provides education, procurement and financing services for Energy Service Companies. By offering human centric values to improve sustainability business models of our ESCO partners, we can reach a larger market in a shorter period of time, thereby fulfilling our mission of spreading Human Centric Sustainability.

Through partnership with with Green Sports Alliance, Human Centric Lighting Society, Seattle Mariners & New York Yankees, we are offering free education opportunities, free lighting retrofit projects and public recognition of hidden heroes of human centric sustainability. Baseball’s favorite Edgar Martinez and Mariano Rivera have joined our mission to change the world by spreading Human Centric Sustainability.


Innovation from the Heart

Planled partners with world-class electronics manufacturers to develop research applied lighting products. Converging the research findings with the most advanced SSL technology, we have been introducing ground breaking lighting technologies that has advanced the quality of life in various types of lighted environments.

*Our products have received the above awards.

Servant Leadership

Planled provides education, procurement and financing services for Energy Service Companies. By offering human centric values to improve sustainability business models of our ESCO partners, we can reach a larger market in a shorter period of time, thereby fulfilling our mission of spreading Human Centric Sustainability.

Community Outreach

Through partnership with with Green Sports Alliance, Human Centric Lighting Society, Seattle Mariners & New York Yankees, we are offering free education opportunities, free lighting retrofit projects and public recognition of hidden heroes of human centric sustainability. Baseball’s favorite Edgar Martinez and Mariano Rivera have joined our mission to change the world by spreading Human Centric Sustainability.

*Participating sports teams

Planled was founded in 2009 by John Hwang and Janie Chung. Disillusioned by the 2008 financial crisis, two founders formed a business model with a vision to advance human experience in all lighted environments. Over the last decade, we have been recognized as an innovation leader and we are continuing the mission of advancing modern culture of lighting.

Planled Timeline

February 2009

Planled begins in Federal Way, WA.

 

October 2009

Planled partners with Prism to develop LED task lights.

 

July 2011

Planled distributes TL 4000 LED Desk Lamps to all Costco stores.

 

December 2011

Completes our first human-centric project for healthcare at Dignity Health.

 

January 2012

Forms partnership with Samjin to commercialize human-centric lighting technology.

 

May 2012

John Hwang forms Human Centric Lighting Society (HCLS) with Stan Walerczyk and Rod Heller.

 

June 2012

Forms partnership with GigaTera to develop high power LED solutions.

 

August 2013

Completes our first human-centric project for professional sports at Safeco Field. NY Times publishes an article regarding the significance of the project.

 

September 2014

Completes our first human-centric project for K-12 at Renton School District, later known as the most significant lighting project for educational facilities.

 

January 2015

MLB approves Safeco Field as the first LED-lit stadium in MLB history. Planled gets introduced globally as the first company to bring new technology to MLB.

 

August 2015

Completes our first human-centric lighting project for corporate office at Vulcan Headquarters in Seattle, WA. It takes three years of intense pilot process to perfect the game.

 

December 2015

Becomes the official lighting partner of the New York Yankees.

 

February 2016

Edgar Martinez (MLB Hall of Famer) signs with Planled as an ambassador for the Seattle region.

 

April 2016

Completes first NBA arena at Moda Center, setting a new bar for NBA broadcasting experience.

 

September 2016

Mariano Rivera (MLB Hall of Famer) signs with Planled as our ambassador for the NE Region in the U.S. and Planled launches SHINE with the New York Yankees.

 

June 2017

Relights the world’s largest building at Boeing Everett plant.

 

August 2017

Planled’s epikos series wins Lighting for Tomorrow Award by American Lighting Association.

 

October 2017

Relights Pepsi Center and launches SHINE Denver with Denver Nuggets.

 

August 2018

Relights SAP Center and partnership forms with Sharks.

 

March 2019

Becomes the official lighting partner of the St. Louis Cardinals.

 

June 2019

Ozzie Smith (MLB Hall of Famer) signs with Planled as our ambassador for the Midwest region and Planled launches SHINE STL.

 

October 2019

Planled wins 2019 King County Executives Minority Owned Small Business Award.