Boston Illumination Group

Boston Illumination Group is a lighting sales agency founded in 1996, serving the Boston and the New England region. We represent manufacturers of state-of-the-art lighting, control, and rigging systems from a variety of domestic and international manufacturers.

About BIG The Team

Creating spaces and experiences

We help design professionals, owners, lighting distributors, electrical and general contractors create beautiful, functional, efficient and budget conscious lighting solutions. Our team has extensive project experience working in commercial, residential, institutional, retail, hospitality, studio and theatrical spaces, providing design assistance and technical expertise, product samples and demonstrations, timely handling of pricing and orders, and a commitment to satisfied customers.

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Our Services

Lighting Design

Rigging System Design

Project Documentation

Lighting Control System Design

Landscape Lighting Design

Product Awareness and Training Demonstrations

The BIG Professionals

Contact the team

Ed Hyatt

President

edhyatt@bigconnect.com

Kate Hazen

Sales Manager

khazen@bigconnect.com

C. Webster Marsh

Specification Sales

Webster@bigconnect.com

The Team

  • Ed Hyatt
  • Kate Hazen
  • C. Webster Marsh

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Ed Hyatt

President

edhyatt@bigconnect.com

Ed Hyatt - President of Boston Illumination Group, an independent manufacturer’s rep agency, specializing in stage & studio lighting, control and rigging automation systems. During the 1980’s his time was split between New York based See Factor Industries, California based Electrotec Lighting and Nocturne Productions on the lighting crews, including but not limited to: Aerosmith, Rush, The Cure, Air Supply, Neil Diamond, John (Cougar) Mellencamp, Roger Waters and U2's Joshua Tree Tour during the filming of Rattle and Hum. After touring constantly, and too many one-off events to list, Ed returned to his Boston area roots, took a short term position with the Boston ABC affiliate WCVB as a studio Lighting Director before joining Barbizon Light of New England's staff. Following 6 years of systems design work and sales for Barbizon, Ed formed Boston Illumination Group at the end of 1995. To keep lights in his eyes, feet on a ladder and fingers on a console Ed will design for special events such as with his dear friends at Cirque Passion as well as speaking with students about color quality, lighting design, control programming and illumination engineering. A Member of USITT, IESNA, PLASA and has previously attained LC status by NCQLP, a member of the PLASA Technical Standards’ Photometric Workgroup and is currently a recognized ETCP Electrician.

Kate Hazen

Sales Manager

khazen@bigconnect.com

Graduating from Emerson College, 2003, in Technical Theatre, Kate, went on to work in special events. She acted as the technical project manager and account manager for many private and public events; including private donor events for the Republican National Convention Election Night 2012, Mass General Hospital’s Storybook Ball fundraiser, and internal all hands events for Shire Pharmaceuticals. After 10 years in the event industry, Kate exited special events to add a few years’ experience with lighting for the Residential and Light Commercial sectors. Kate and her family enjoy taking long hikes in the New England region with an ultimate goal of hiking and adventuring many of the National Parks. Recently she has visited Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park…..her sights are now set on Glacier Nation Park in Montana as well as Denali National Park in Alaska.

C. Webster Marsh

Specification Sales

Webster@bigconnect.com

C. Webster Marsh began his career in theatrical lighting design when he was 14 years old and he brings a wide range of knowledge and experience from theatrical and architectural lighting and controls design. Webster received his Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Lighting Design from UMass, Amherst. Webster is a NALMCO Certified Lighting Controls Practitioner (CLCP), a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). In his spare time, Webster is a cryptocurrency hobbyist and a contributor to the Lighting Controls Association's educational resources.