Testimonials

“Have been associated with James in relationship to the AOLP (Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals). He brings a breath of fresh air to the table to this young professional organization. His insights and enthusiastic persona are ever present-- I am sure this orientation is what he offers his select cliental. The willingness to share his knowledge is a sign of the professionalism he brings to the table.” - Heinrich W. Fischer, Owner, Sundown Designs-NY, LLC


“If I had to think of a single word to describe James, it would be passionate. Luckily, I am not bound by those restrictions, so I will expound. I have known James since 1999, and in that time, I can honestly say, I have never met an individual more committed to his industry, his company, but most of all, his clients. James demands the best, and strives every minute to provide it. James has managed to be a mentor to many, an educator to some, a provider for his family, and a pillar in his community, both locally, and professionally.” - John Higo, Landscape Lighting Product Specialist


“As a contractor in Muskoka ,or anywhere else for that matter, it’s very easy to settle into the rut of doing things the way everyone else does. Landscape lighting design is at the top of that list, it’s usually done quickly without much thought just to get it finished. I will admit when James came aboard on one of our projects I was a little skeptical. After walking around the property It was quite evident that James was very passionate about his work. His knowledge and creativity put this project on another level. The first time I saw the project lit up I realized I was never buying outdoor lights at Home Depot again. These large projects in Muskoka are only as good as the people that work on them, get Integra to light up your next project and you’ll see what I mean. Thanks James, for making me a believer!!!!” - Rob Schenk, Muskoka Custom Carpentry Ltd.


“James and his team designed and installed landscape lighting for me. The results were excellent. James was very responsive and met all deadlines. He presented various price options and there were absolutely no surprises. I would highly recommend him.” - Irene David


“I am acquainted James's outstanding lighting design work through our business association. His lighting solutions are innovative, technically superior, and stunningly beautiful. James is definitely a leader in this field.” - Philip Bauer, Owner at Starry Night Lighting


“I have had the pleasure of working with James Selecki and Integra Lighting for several years now. I can honestly tell you as a residential designer I never embark on a project without consulting with him. I use James for both interior and exterior lighting design and his passion and knowledge of his trade is second to none. The beauty of our finished projects is so enhanced by his services I strongly recommend you consult him for your next project. Take your project from ordinary to extraordinary!!” - Steve Jarrett, Jarrett + Jarrett - Award Winning Architectural Designs


“I've known James for many years, as first a business associate in the landscape lighting industry and later as a close friend. That's how it is with James. Many of his clients are now close friends with James. He is a PASSIONATE person in all that he does, and all that he gets involved with. He is a well known leader in exterior and interior lighting for one basic reason, he lives and breathes his passion which is evident in his previous projects. He works harder than anyone I know to fulfill his vision for each and every project he gets involved with. You will find no-one who will give more of themselves and all their talents than James Solecki. Do not hesitate to hire Integra Bespoke Lighting Systems for any and all of your lighting needs. You will be greatly pleased and satisfied you did.” - Kevin Islander, Owner/Photographer at kscott images


“James and his company did an excellent job planning and creating the exterior lighting to spotlight our building and have been very responsive to any maintenance problems that needed solving.” – Sher McGrath


“I've known James for almost 20 years. He is a pioneer in the low voltage lighting field and a visionary as well. You can trust James to create an effect that will last for years and believe him when he tells you something. Keep up the good work James!” – Paul Sessel, Owner, Creative Displays, Inc.


“Working with James and his crew at Integra is wonderful from start to finish - James is one of the very top experts in all of North America - not just Canada. He is both creative and practical and delivers his work on time. James can work within an established (reasonable) budget and be able to provide an installation which is magical. Integra also services the installation for the years ahead - Integra is the best!” – John Tremaine


“James is a lighting artist - has added enjoyment and value to our Muskoka island with the creative use of accent yet functional lighting. Ongoing service and maintenance remains terrific after 10 years.” – John K Bell FCA,ICD.D


“I had the opportunity to work with Integra on 2 projects. In both cases, James (and his Integra team) provided world class lighting solutions of unsurpassed quality and design. James' passion and creativeness makes lighting one of the most personal and fun aspects of the construction process.” – Claude LeBlanc


“I have worked with James on several architectural projects where lighting was an important ingredient in the success of the project. His deep knowledge technically as well as his understanding of what makes lighting successful have made for impressive results. He was a good collaborator and created lighting magic.” – Paul Roth, President, Roth Knibb Architects Inc.


“I have known and worked with James through my service with the AOLP over the past decade and he has always presented himself as a leader in this industry. His work is highly specialized and he is extremely passionate about the advancement and well being of this specialty trade. James is one of those individuals who is always at the forefront of technology and what this industry has to offer. It has been a pleasure to work with him and serve this small niche community. He is a leader and a professional that many try to define themselves too. There are not many in this discipline who have achieved his level of expertise. Canada is fortunate to have someone of his abilities.” – Mark Carlson, Design Committee Chairman, Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals


“James was a pioneer in Canada utilizing LED lamps in his landscape lighting designs/installations not to mention helping to raise the quality of LED lamps.” – Constantine G. Pergantis, President, Nite Lites


“James is a competent contractor regarding outdoor lighting systems, who can create very effective outdoor lighting effects that will enhance the look of your property, I highly recommend James and INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting Systems” – Thomas J. Rennie


“James is second to none in the area of Landscape Lighting. James has the knowledge and experience to provide the design, installation and the maintenance of your Lighting needs. He will maximize the pleasure of your outdoor rooms.” – Terry Childs, President, Nature's Way Landscaping


“James gave us the benefit of his extensive experience doing high-end lighting projects in Muskoka by not only taking us to see projects he has done, but also craftily adapting what we liked to our own property and budget. There was never any heavy-handed sell job at play; he let his work and obvious expertise in the industry speak for themselves. The final result at our cottage is beyond beautiful... subtle and impactful. We highly recommend James and his company -- without reservation.” – Molline Green


“I can highly recommend James without reservation as he was originally trained by the same person as I was and that is the late Bill Locklin the father and inventor of 12 volt landscape lighting systems in the 1950's. James is the king of downlighting effects and dark sky lighting in Canada. I have viewed multiple project photos of his and am convinced his design ability is first class. If you can get on his project schedule list I'd book early because with the demand for his services and the short installation season in Canada you may find yourself waiting until the following year to enjoy one of his systems.” – Michael Gambino, President, Gambino landscape lighting inc.


“I've been one of the many beneficiaries of the spectacular work that James has done over the last few years.... just by visiting the many friends of mine in Muskoka who have engaged James to create subtle yet magical lighting to their properties. I can always tell if he's been there! When we're ready to do this, there is no one else we would call.” – Greg Martin, CEO, Demeure


“James is a skilled and conscientious craftsman and designer who pays attention to details. During the years I've known him he has been an early adopter of cutting edge lighting technology and his clients benefit from his pursuit of the perfect lighting system.” – Gregg Catanese, Owner - Installer - Technician, G. Catanese Landscape Services


“I have known James for some time now and he has always been a leader in the industry. He is one of the more knowledgeable people I know pertaining to lighting design, LED lighting, and many different aspect of the lighting industry. If I need to bounce something off of someone and get honest input, James is one of those people for me. He has invested much of his time and energy to improving technologies related to landscape lighting, and has shared his extensive knowledge to others openly. I would have no hesitation in recommending James and his company to anyone.” – Tommy Herren, Owner, The Lighting Geek


“James is fantastic to work with. His company provides lighting not offered by other similar companies. A truly fantastic, unique and customized service. No regrets” – Thomas Hupel


“I have worked with James on several lighting product developments/designs and I really appreciate his in depth knowledge of the light product requirements, but also his detailed hands on approach. Without his input our products (Aren Tech Inc.'s) would have not accomplished the superior quality and competitiveness.” – Rainer Kexel, Executive, Magna International


“From our initial contact with James there was a feeling of great passion for what he could accomplish with appropriate landscape lighting at our cottage. His vision of the property has given us many evenings of unknown beauty as it opened our eyes to new areas that we had never used before once darkness had fallen. Yes, it was money well spent.” – Don Wallace


“Responsive and provides great advice. Carries through with his commitments and his work is always top quality.” – D'Arcy Delamere


“I have used James' LED lamps on multiple projects with outstanding results. I highly recommend the LED lamps that James has. If anyone ever has questions regarding the performance of the lamps, I would be happy to give you my opinion. I can sum it up in one word, outstanding.” – Bob Isleib, Owner, RLI Electric LLC


“In the realm of outdoor lighting, James Solecki stands among the best. Throughout the years he has built a successful business based on his integrity, hard work and undeniable skill in the realm of lighting. As one of our most prolific customers, James not only succeeds in satisfying the needs of his clients, he also demonstrates exceptional creativity in his craft. He works hard to stay on the cutting edge of both design and technology. A homeowner or business can trust this professional to deliver an outstanding lighting design that endures the rugged Canadian climate.” – Steve Parrott, Communication and Marketing Director, CAST Lighting


“I was skeptical at first, but James made me a believer; thoughtful, intelligent lighting makes an enormous difference. We spend so much more time outside now, it’s like an extension of our living room.” – Paul Brookes


“After hearing from several people about the wonderful work that James has done we contracted him to design and install all of our lighting both inside and out at our new cottage. Everything looks simply amazing. We are very pleased. Having a `lighting guy` is something we had not thought of before but what a difference it makes!"


“James and his crew have transformed our backyard and deck. We just love the views he has created into the woodlot behind our home, and the deck is now an extension of our living space after dark. His design ideas are excellent and the installation was seamless and on budget. We highly recommend INTEGRA Works."


“I have had the pleasure of contracting and working with James Solecki on several projects over the past 3 years. James designed and installed the lighting at my cottage, my house and most recently at Oviinbyrd Golf Club at Still`s Bay. Having now worked with James on several projects I am familiar with his outstanding commitment to customer service, his integrity and his passion. I am happy to recommend him without reservation.” – Peter Schwartz Öviinbyrd Golf Club


“I have had the pleasure of contracting and working with James Solecki on several projects over the past 3 years. James designed and installed the lighting at my cottage, my house and most recently at Oviinbyrd Golf Club at Still`s Bay. Having now worked with James on several projects I am familiar with his outstanding commitment to customer service, his integrity and his passion. I am happy to recommend him without reservation.” – Peter Schwartz Öviinbyrd Golf Club