David Hakimi

David Hakimi - Alcon Lighting, Inc.

David Hakimi

Alcon Lighting Co-Founder, Insights Creative Director

Alcon Lighting creative director and co-founder David Hakimi works to improve lighting through research, development and education. David strives for efficiency in lighting, affording architects, lighting designers and engineers the ability to maximize LED lighting design and application.


  • Graduated UCLA with a Bachelors in History
  • Studied lighting design at IES
  • Founded Alcon Lighting while in school in 2005 with his brother Jake
  • Created the Insights blog to provide lighting educational resources, tools and articles for anyone interested in learning about lighting design and application.


David is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received a Bachelors in history. David also studied lighting design at IES in Los Angeles.

David traces his and Alcon Lighting’s commitment to innovation, accountability, quality and value to lessons learned from his father, Mike Hakimi, a lighting craftsman, salesman and consultant in Southern California for more than four decades.

Today’s commercial lighting requires consideration of various, often high traffic, use of space and therefore necessitates a deep, complete understanding of smart lighting systems and controls.

Lighting Philosophy

“The ideal application of lighting is qualitative, efficient and expressive.”

— David Hakimi

David takes pride in his energy efficiency and lighting design knowledge. He is driven by the desire to share his insights into lighting and design. It’s what inspires David to focus on product knowledge and education as well as collaborating with designers to expand the technological boundaries of lighting products and applications.