Lightopia and Cerno were both born in Laguna Beach California. The common thread between the two brands was a focus and discernment of the electric lighting industry's future. In fact, the word Cerno is latin for: decide, examine, see, and distinguish. The prospective idea was the belief in the next generation of lighting, an energy-efficient light source that could do it all. LED lighting would produce full color spectrum lighting, exhibit energy-efficiency that could make fluorescent technology obsolete, all with a very long life-span and minimal maintenance. It was a revolution. The future of electroluminescence did not take long to behold as Cerno began operations in its storage space off Laguna Canyon Road in 2009, by launching its first line of integrated LED task lamps. In a small shop off Pacific Coast Highway about 5 miles away, Lightopia was proud to be one of Cerno's first displaying dealers. After 140 years of incandescent lighting, you could now walk into a lighting store and touch a lamp source without burning your hand, and marvel at the size of it - as thin as an Oreo cookie. This was the beginning of the LED lighting wave, one these two brands were sure to catch. After almost 15 years, the two brands continue to be very close in geography and in purpose. It was time to catchup recently, so the two teams met up for a tour of Cerno's new 20k square foot production facility in Aliso Viejo, California.