​"I thought the lighting at my wedding was awesome!  It really helped transform the venue and made the evening special.  I continue to receive comments from guests...they loved how energetic Beth was and how you can totally tell that she loves her job... it was a wonderful party.  Thank You!"  - Amy Puchowicz Bradford, Bride

"I cannot express how happy we were with the lighting for our wedding.  It was our "splurge" item and we really could not have picked a comparable item that would have had half of the "wow" and "awe" effect that the lighting created.  I really do not have one complaint about this service or company, and I know that our venue has already requested the name & website for Solus, because guests were asking for this information.  Thank You."  ​- Chelsey Elsey, Bride

"I have had the pleasure to work with Maureen Patterson on a number of events over the last 3 years.  As Director of Special Events, I have called on Maureen to assist me in completing proposals for clients while working within a budget, tight load in parameters and frequent changes and updates.  Maureen is always flexible and organized.  She is punctual, typically exceeds expectations and manages stress well.  We are often in a situation where something occurs that was not foreseen and Maureen is always able to manage any changes that need to occur.  I am able to have Maureen meet directly with my clients to provide a detailed explanation of any services and charges that are incurred for each event.  I am completely comfortable to trust her judgement and opinion to provide the best outcome for the client.  Each of the events that she has worked on with me have turned out better than expected.  Her superior attention to detail helps to put her above the rest.  I would not hesitate to contact Maureen for my next event.  I look forward to working with her soon!"  ​- Julie Felder, Event Planner

"Maureen has been my lighting designer for many moons.  I have worked with Maureen scores of times, for a number of years and productions at The Cleveland Play House and, most recently, at various venues around town.  It didn't take me long to learn that if Maureen was on the production team we were in good hands and I didn't have to worry about that aspect of the production.  She's a most creative designer, complete problem solver and, most important to me, a valuable and trusted collaborator."   - Bill Hoffman, Producer/Director

"Maureen and her team are fabulous!  They worked within our budget, and created the most spectacular lighting we ever could have hoped for.  Our guests still can't stop raving about how unique and cool they were!  It really created the ambiance we wanted for our wedding - hip, modern and sophisticated!  They are a dream to work with, and the team is incredibly professional.  I highly recommend checking out Solus Lighting LTD for any special event!"  - Gina Heckerman, Bride

"I have collaborated with Maureen on several theatre productions.  Her lighting designs always make my set designs and scenic painting look even better that I hoped.  Her sense of color and subtle timing in cueing cannot be beat.  Maureen can create impressive lighting on a tight budget but also has the creativity and technical prowess to use big budget gear to its full potential."  - Jill Davis,  Scenic Designer & Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University

Testimonials

​"Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest is an annual event held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.  Our organization has a rather unique vending stand/stage.  For the first three years, although successful in many ways, it was sorely lacking lighting.  I contacted Maureen at Solus Lighting and presented her with my problem and our 'somewhat limited' budget.  Maureen was more than willing to help resolve our issues and came to the fairgrounds for an on site visit to help determine what type of lighting would be needed.  Beth was absolutely awesome in her explanation (of the light board) and endless with her patience.  Maureen and Beth paid extra attention to all the small details in preparation for the Oktoberfest and the results were fantastic!  As a non profit organization, the pricing they came back to us with was most affordable and well worth the money.  I would recommend Solus Lighting to anyone who is looking to take their event to the next level.  Maureen and Beth will always be our only option!"  -Kenny Ott, STV Bavaria

"I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Maureen Patterson on many of our special events over the years.  I recognized from the very beginning the professionalism, likeability, and expertise that Maureen possessed and knew that moving forward, we would have a great business relationship.  Something New Florist and Events has collaborated regularly with Maureen for a majority of our large-scale events.  Maureen and her team have created such spectacular lighting enhancements to our settings time and time again. Some of our partnered events included, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions, The Football Hall of Fame inductions in 2008, and many of our large-scale weddings and Bar Mitzvahs in the Youngstown and Cleveland areas.  These events where highly successful, due in part to Maureen and her staff's tremendous insight and diligence.  Maureen was present for the whole planning process and could clearly distinguish the client's vision.  I continued to hire her year after year because I trust her designs and know she can produce a fantastic event that reflects positively on my company."  -Joe Mineo, Joe Mineo Creative