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Case Study: Omidyar Network

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 When we first arrived at Omidyar Network to survey their telepresence and videoconference rooms, we noticed the elegance of their mission statement, modestly placed on a reception wall, but quickly got down to the business of measuring distances, noting light elements, color temperatures, and camera and projection locations.

Five countries and eight facilities later, we became curious about just what this client did in fact do in these rooms: Omidyar Network, a philanthropic firm, is truly in the business of improving the world by improving the lives of the people who inhabit it. The vision of Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, and his wife, Pam, Omidyar Network is tasked with empowering individuals to develop new services and businesses and in doing so, enhance their own communities.


How does a team of individuals headquartered in Redwood City, CA effectively reach their colleagues, employees, and grantees globally? Being tech-savvy Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, they naturally leverage technology, specifically, videoconferencing and telepresence technology. For this illusionary technique to effectively work, lighting is the critical component, and this is where Brightline fits in to the picture, literally illuminating for comprehension and comfort, while exceeding the globally-growing consciousness of minimizing energy consumption. Brightline worked with Omidyar Network’s IT and Facilities management to design low-wattage lighting solutions for their high-functioning video communication rooms.

At Brightline, we are proud to play a critical part in the efforts of such a premier and admirable organization as Omidyar Network, enhancing their video communication product as they enhance lives across the world.


Bill of Materials

  • (6) 2-lamp T-Series, DALI dimmable fixtures, 45° Mount with Narrow Field Control Screens and 3200°K Lamps.
  • (2) 2-lamp T-Series, DALI dimmable fixtures, Offset Mount With Medium Field Control Screens and 3200°K Lamps.


Project Information

  • Omidyar Network Headquarters

Redwood City, CA

  • Brightline Representative:  Dennis Dillinger



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Brightline makes energy-efficient lighting fixtures for television broadcast-studio, videoconference, e-learning, and government applications.