Solus: so-lus [ so​ – les] Irish Gaelic Translations: 1) n. knowledge; 2) adj. light giving; 3) adj. bright, clear

We Deliver Unparalleled Quality!

Solus Lighting LTD is the only company located in Cleveland, Ohio dedicated exclusively to special event lighting and production management. Each member of Solus is a master in the craft of lighting design and technology, committed to a superior visual standard. Excellence is the only acceptable outcome for each event. Solus Lighting LTD has developed a deep knowledge and understanding of the quality service that is expected for your special event lighting package. Quick response time, personalized meetings and site surveys helps make us stand above the rest with outstanding customer service.

Add a touch of class to your event!

Classically trained in the collaborative art of Theatre, our team has cultivated an unrivaled creative and technical understanding of light. Mastering both the science and art has made Solus Lighting LTD one of the most sought-after firms for special event lighting, production management, and consultation.

While based in Cleveland, OH, our team has been recruited for artistic and technical support across the country (throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nashville, Orlando, and San Diego) and around the world (throughout Canada, and even as far as Tel Aviv).

This reach has garnered the company honors and awards locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

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“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”

– William Shakespeare – As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII

We couldn’t agree more!

Maureen E. Patterson

Lead Designer/OwnerIf all the world is a stage, I want better lighting!” (yes, she actually has a beer cozy that says this).

For over 20 years, our Lead Designer has made the best use of this subtle and powerful medium to create the most fitting atmosphere for high end corporate, social, and non-profit events of all sizes, not to mention countless theatrical shows including dozens of world premier performances in theatre, opera, and dance.

Patterson brings this wealth of experience and artistic passion to every project. From a simple press conference to an extravagant gala – each show has its own unique needs and challenges. Identifying and addressing the fine points in ways that elevate the event is what makes Patterson tick. Every detail matters.

In addition to superior customer service and cutting-edge designs, Patterson attributes the success of Solus Lighting LTD to a solid network of clients, an ambitious and skillful team of technicians and contractors, and likeminded colleagues with highly specialized disciplines. Expanding and cultivating this network has been rewarding both personally and professionally.

Read more about Maureen, her background, and her passion for event lighting in this Weddings In Cleveland spotlight piece.

Patterson is currently serving as President on the Board of Directors for the International Live Events Association Cleveland Chapter. She is a member of Women In Sports & Events where she has participated as a mentor in their WISE Within program since 2013. In 2016, Patterson was recognized internationally as an Enterprising Woman of the Year Champion, and in 2017 was named the first honorary member of the National Association of Women Business Owners Cleveland Chapter. A founding member of the Irish Network Cleveland, Patterson is also an active member of Plexus (LGBT & Ally Community Chamber of Commerce), the Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation, and the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council.

Eric Tucker


Eric joined the Solus team in the beginning of 2017. Discovering a passion for the visual aspect of theatrical arts from an early age, Eric has pursued training in creating, working and managing events. His credentials include a 15-year commitment to the MAD* Factory located in Oberlin, Ohio, specializing in finding creative solutions to whatever theatrical challenges may arise.

With three years of professional lighting and set construction under his belt, his love for this medium is unwavering, finding pride in each production or event he works. His experience includes lighting design and operation, equipment maintenance and installation, and crew management. From corporate events to more intimate affairs, no matter the venue Tucker has an affinity for creating skilled work with functional yet artistic flair.

When asked about his time with Solus, he is thankful to be part of such an experienced and skilled team, reveling in the opportunities set before him to grow and expand his knowledge in the industry.

Sarah Lynne Bailey

Operations Manager

Sarah Lynne comes to Solus after working with Maureen on countless theatrical productions. A graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College, she has a BA in Theatre with a focus in Arts Management. She has worked as a stage manager across Northeast Ohio since 2009, previously as the Resident Stage Manager at Cleveland Public Theatre and Dobama Theatre.

Additionally, Sarah Lynne has a background in inside sales, customer service and management, having spent 5 years working for two distribution companies. In that time, Sarah Lynne learned to wear many hats, crucial to ensuring success in whatever circumstances surround the work. She believes the power of client relationships is just as important as (often times more important than) the sale.

Regarding Solus, Sarah Lynne is proud to be working for a woman-owned (and operated) small business, and she hopes her time and talents will continue its growth.



International Live Events Association
Women In Sports & Event
Enterprising Women
Irish Network Cleveland


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Mark Alan Gordon has this to say about Maureen:

“What is most astonishing about the artistry of Maureen Patterson is her ability to take the resources of a small professional theatre and make them look as though the budgets were endless. Her craft as a designer is her ability to translate into light the imaginings of a director and the demands of a script.

And her ability to bring her humanity and humor to the demands of a tight schedule and the personalities of various artists makes her a “must-have” to a creative team.”

“I recommend this she-wolf of illumination to you highly.”
-Mark Alan Gordon, Director

Put Our Award Winning Team To Work For You

Solus Lighting LTD is committed to providing lighting design, technical services, consultation services and production management that are second to none in Cleveland Ohio, throughout Northeast Ohio, and beyond. The founders of Solus have decades of experience meeting and exceeding the expectations of clients, designers, and decorators. Every special event and project is approached with the passion and attention to detail that produces an impactful, memorable experience for clients and guests.

No matter what special event we are lighting; wedding, private party, fundraiser, gala, business meeting or conference Solus Lighting LTD will provide the touch of class by using innovation through illumination. At Solus we are dedicated to our clients and we are committed to providing you with more than you expect, right on your budget.

Solus Lighting LTD, as live event lighting professionals, will take your vision and translate that vision into a spectacular reality. We are ready to give your clients and guests a night to remember in virtually any venue, indoors or out.

Stop risking the quality of your events to a one stop shop!

Contact us today.

Solus Lighting LTD is proud to be the exclusive lighting partner of:

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

12801 Berea Road, Unit D Cleveland Ohio 44111

216-912-2199 phone  –  216-688-0195 fax



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