Mission & Vision
Our mission is to create customer-driven solutions in the world of professional lighting. We are passionately dedicated to delivering high performance lighting products and related accessories worldwide at unparalleled value.
To achieve this, we embrace the following underlying beliefs that support this objective:
- Keep sight of our first priority, our customers, for they are the reason we are in business.
- Seek and capture every market opportunity where the company identifies a competitive edge in terms of innovation, performance and value pricing.
- Say what we do and do what we say.
- Recognize that employees make our company strong, that together we share in success and failure and that we are only as strong as our weakest link.
- Treat all people with respect and dignity.
Entrepreneurs Albert and Berenice Chauvet start the company as a distributor of rope lights. Operating from a warehouse in North Miami Beach, Chauvet quickly becomes a developer and OEM supplier of entertainment lighting for the mobile DJ and club markets. Established market players at the time buy products from Chauvet and resell them under their own brand names.
Chauvet relocates to a 10,000-square-foot office/warehouse in Hollywood, Florida. A short time later, it leases an additional 35,000-square- foot facility nearby to meet the growing demand for its products. By then, the company has gone from an OEM supplier to a Chauvet branded distribution model with a clear vision of entering markets where it can offer forward-thinking and competitive solutions.
It’s Green Thinking: Chauvet pioneers the use of LEDs as its light source of choice. The company’s R&D staff gains a command of developing LED technologies, which accelerates its foray into the professional market as the new technology fills an untapped niche and piques the interest of lighting designers. Chauvet introduces LEDs to the mobile market with the Vue series, the first complete line of LED effects lights.
Chauvet develops the COLORado 3, the company’s first LED wash light aimed at the professional market. Tested on tour with Poison, the product is presented at LDI the following year to rave reviews.
Chauvet becomes the first company to win the LDI Best Big Booth Award for a booth displaying predominantly LED-fitted lights. The winning booth is aptly titled “It’s Green Thinking.” Chauvet is also honored with the 2006 Club World Award for Best LED product and DJ Zone’s Crystal Disc Award.
The ground breaking LED-fitted Min Spot, Chauvet’s first LED moving yoke and a first in the USA, is introduced and is widely acclaimed for heralding a new era in LED mobile lighting. The company is recognized with a 2007 Club World Award, an honor it will receive again the following year.
Chauvet launches ILUMINARC, a brand aimed primarily at the architectural and architainment lighting market. The new brand gains instant recognition when it is selected to light the Eiffel Tower for a 3-month celebration of the iconic structure’s 120-year anniversary.
Chauvet is honored with the Winter Music Conference’s Best LED Product award.
The company opens Chauvet world headquarters in a 75,000-square-foot eco-friendly facility in Sunrise, Florida. It also launches a subsidiary in the United Kingdom. Chauvet branded entertainment lighting products are separated into CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ. Live Design magazine includes Albert and Berenice Chauvet in its “50 powerful people in Entertainment Technology” list of “leaders who are making an impact on entertainment technology today”.
The CHAUVET Professional logo debuts. CHAUVET DJ still uses the company’s original corporate logo. A year later, a new CHAUVET DJ logo will be introduced, replacing the original Chauvet logo, now strictly used for the corporate entity owning TRUSST, ILUMINARC, CHAUVET DJ and CHAUVET Professional brands. Around this time, COLORado wash lights become a staple of stage and concert productions while the Legend series and Q-series of moving heads gain visibility on high profile tours. The company’s LED VIP video panels and its first battery-operated WELL wash light are introduced. Chauvet wins its second LDI Best Big Booth Award in five years, when its iconic Lighting is Infectious show, programmed by LD Chris Lisle and LD Scott Chmielewski (video) received the honor.
CHAUVET Professional launches the Ovation theatrical lighting line. Its LED-fitted Ovation E-190WW competes successfully in the retrofit market and has a strong following among houses of worship, winning the WFX 2013 New Technology Award for Best LED Fixture. The new line represents a dedicated effort on the part of Chauvet to develop technologies focused on theatrical lighting. Chauvet also launches TRUSST, a line of trussing and presentation accessories for exhibits, events and productions.
The Parnelli Award Indispensable Technology winner, Nexus 4×4, crowns Chauvet’s leadership in pixel-mapping technologies and cements Chauvet’s popularity in live productions on stage and television. ILUMINARC wins a Lightfair International Best Booth Award. Chauvet opens a California Branch to serve the US west coast. Chauvet establishes a full-service subsidiary and distribution center in Mexico.
The groundbreaking Rogue series of moving head is introduced by CHAUVET Professional. ILUMINARC debuts Colorist wash lights. CHAUVET DJ wins MMR Lighting Line of the year and MSR Dealer Choice Award. Berenice Chauvet is honored with a DJ Zone Lifetime Achievement Award.
A second European distribution center is opened by Chauvet in Belgium. CHAUVET Professional pioneers the Ovation-D LED ellipsoidal and Fresnel that can detect and automatically configure themselves for control via DMX or traditional dimming systems. CHAUVET DJ continues its dominance as the market leader, becoming the first lighting company to win the MMR DJ Line of the Year Award. CHAUVET DJ also wins the MMR Lighting Line of the Year, an MSR Dealer Choice Award and a NAMM Milestone Award.
The Maverick series from CHAUVET Professional launches and pushes the limits of design and technology to the next level for large scale applications. The Ovation E-260WW ellipsoidal shines as the first LED ellipsoidal with an output that surpasses a 750 W tungsten source’s and as Worship Facilities Magazine and Expo’s “New Product Awards” winner in the Best LED Fixture category. The IP version, Ovation E-260WW IP, debuts as the first indoor/outdoor LED ellipsoidal.
CHAUVET DJ proudly takes home two awards from the 23rd Annual MMR Dealer’s Choice Award – Lighting Line of the Year for 2016 and DJ Line of the Year. CHAUVET DJ’s GigBAR 2 is awarded the Music & Sound Retailer Award for Best Lighting Product of the Year.
Chauvet acquires ChamSys Ltd, the maker of the MagicQ industry standard controllers.
Prolight + Sound International Press Award (PIPA) Winner for the MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console in the Best Controlling Lights Category
Worship Facilities Magazine and Expo, New Product Awards Winner for the Ovation E-260WW in the Best LED Fixture Category
Lighting Line of the Year for 2016: 23rd Annual MMR Dealer’s Choice Award
DJ Line of the Year: 23rd Annual MMR Dealer’s Choice Award
Music & Sound Retailer Award 2016 for Best Lighting Product of the Year: GigBAR 2
The NAMM Milestone Award for 25 Years of Service in the Music and Entertainment Products Industry
Music & Sound Retailer Award 2015 for Best Lighting Product: FlareCON Air
Music Inc. Editor’s Choice Award 2015: GigBAR IRC
MMR Dealers’ Choice Awards 2014 as Lighting Line of the Year and DJ Line of the Year: CHAUVET DJ
DJ Zone Honors Berenice Chauvet With Lifetime Achievement Award
Music & Sound Retailer Award 2014 for Best Lighting Product: SlimPAR HEX 3 IRC
Parnelli Award for Indispensable Technology in the Lighting Category: Nexus 4×4
WFX New Product Technology Award for Best LED Fixture: Ovation E-190WW
MMR Dealers’ Choice Award 2013 as Lighting Line of the Year: CHAUVET DJ
LDI Best Big Booth Award 2011: Under the theme “Lighting is Infectious”
Club World Award 2009: Best LED Product: COLORdash Batten
DJ Zone Crystal Disc 2006 : Scorpion LGX
DJ Zone Crystal Disc 2004: COLORtube 2.0
Best Lighting Product of 2016, The 31st Annual Music & Sound Awards: GigBAR 2
Lifetime Achievement/Hall Of Fame: Albert Chauvet, Chauvet Lighting, The 31st Annual Music & Sound Awards
Indispensable Technology, Parnelli Awards 2012: Legend 412
Indispensable Technology, Parnelli Awards 2011: WELL
Indispensable Technology, Parnelli Awards 2010: COLORado Batten 72 TOUR
Are you looking for a highly rewarding career with an industry leading company? Better yet, do you share our passion for lighting and competitive drive? If so, we want to hear from you.
Chauvet is a fast-paced company and a leader in entertainment and architectural lighting with a strong portfolio of brands distributed globally through a network of authorized dealers and distributors. Chauvet’s corporate offices are in the USA (Florida, California), Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Mexico.
We seek and welcome like minded overachievers. If you have the drive to make a difference, Chauvet is the place for you!
We offer competitive compensation packages including excellent benefits. Chauvet is a drug free workplace and all candidates must submit to pre-employment drug testing. EOE.
For a list of openings and to apply online, please visit our Career Center
We are not only passionate about the world of lighting, but the world itself. We seek to encourage, engage and embrace the efforts of those who strive to make it a better place—to help shed light on causes that affect us all.
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