Brightline Promotes Erin Nath to Manager of AV Solutions, U.S.

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Brightline, a leading manufacturer of video lighting systems, has announced the promotion of Erin Nath to Manager of AV Solutions for U.S. This marks the latest promotion for Nath who was most recently the company’s Sales Operation Manager.

In her new role, Nath is responsible for AV sales for the company across the U.S.
She’ll work closely on a daily basis with Brightline’s AV dealers and consultants to implement innovative video lighting solutions.

“Erin has really risen through the ranks at Brightline,” said Kathy Katz, Brightline Managing Partner. “Her attention to detail, willingness to help out with any project, and organizational skills have consistently kept our entire team on track. She has a deep knowledge of our product line and the AV industry in general. Our clientele always remark on her professionalism. We couldn’t be happier to start this year with her on board in such a high-profile position. It’s a role worthy of her skills and one where she’ll surely excel.”

GLP Supports Kinderlachen Gala

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The 17th Kinderlachen Gala (Laughter Gala) took place recently at Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle, along with presentation of the KIND Awards – and the technical support of GLP.
Kinderlachen e.V. has been supporting needy children all over Germany since 2002. With the annual KIND Awards, the association also honours people who have committed themselves to children in need in a special way. This year the actor Ralf Bauer and the podcasters Patrick Esume and Björn Werner were honoured with this award.

The gala, which has been taking place since 2005, is organised by all involved on a voluntary basis. Since 2019, GLP has supported the charity event – this year as a technology sponsor.
René Geissel from artequip has been responsible for the lighting, set and stage design since 2020. After the Kinderlachen Gala 2020 had been produced without an audience, it was unclear for a long time whether (and to what extent) an audience could be admitted this year.

LightJockey – The End of an Era

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Elation Professional’s LightJockey is one of the longest available lighting control software solutions on the market. Now, after over two decades of service and with tens of thousands of systems in the market, the time has come for LightJockey to gracefully retire.

As ongoing security changes to Windows prevent LightJockey from functioning reliably, the decision was made to phase out the lighting control software with the release of Windows 11 in October. The last LightJockey kit has been sold and this iconic software – the starting point for many professionals in the business – will no longer evolve.

The Rady Shell Invests in Follow-Me

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Located in the heart of San Diego, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park is an architectural wonder on the edge of San Diego bay. Opening in the summer of 2021, The Rady Shell, operated by the San Diego Symphony, was looking for a reliable follow-spot system they could use during the symphony, concerts, and events held at The Rady Shell.

Jason Rothberg, Technical Director, and Lighting Designer at The Rady Shell understood the unique challenges that his venue faced. Being an outdoor venue, Jason knew that a traditional follow-spot would not be an option. While the original design centered around a brand-specific moving light and tracking system, the venue, sitting on the San Diego Bay wanted a system that would meet IP65 standards for outdoor use. The team at The Rady Shell worked closely with Jason Reberski, CEO of Chicago-based JRLX, and identified Follow-Me as the perfect solution that would allow them to use any IP65 rated moving light to meet their unique challenges.

LDI Gives Resounding Thumbs-Up to New GLP X5 Series and JDC Line

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GLP and its subsidiaries had plenty to celebrate over the Thanksgiving holiday as it reflected on an outstanding showcase at the LDI Expo in Las Vegas the week before, for which it was duly accoladed.
In collecting the award for Best Booth Design, GLP US president, Mark Ravenhill, said, “It was incredible to have been at the show, as an integral part of rebuilding our industry.”

As befitted such an important international tradeshow, GLP supported not only with local staff from its American office, but also had global representation from head office in Germany, including founder Udo Kunzler.

Among the product previews that drew so many to their booth were the impression X5 Wash and Impression X5 IP Bar, which took pride of place. “Both received an amazing response and customers and designers alike were pleased that we had prioritized our R&D efforts in the areas that we had,” said Ravenhill.

GLP Impression FR10 Bars Help Cate Carter frame Elbow

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Elbow’s extensive recent UK tour – the band’s biggest in years – was brought to life by their long-term, award-winning lighting designer, Cate Carter, and her use of GLP’s powerful impression FR10 Bars.

A massive fan of GLP’s innovative battens, she says that while the classic X4 Bar 20s have been “confirmed favorites that have featured on all our designs”, she took the decision to step up to the more powerful FR10 Bar after originally seeing it at the LDI Show in the United States. With its ten separate sources of 60W RGBW LED, as well as other unique features, the FR10 Bar is becoming increasingly popular with LDs.

DMF Lighting Partners With Building Better Lives Foundation to Create “Shine a Light” Program for Survivors of Sex Trafficking

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DMF Lighting, the leader in modular downlighting in the custom home integration channel, today announced that the company has partnered with Paul and Jerri Starkey of the Building Better Lives foundation 501(c)(3) to develop the “Shine a Light” program and raise funds and awareness for the victims of sex trafficking.

Under the Shine a Light program, for each light fixture purchased by a participating dealer, DMF will donate $2 to Building Better Lives. The funds raised will be used to provide victims of sex trafficking with access to safe houses, therapy programs, and educational and vocational support. Dealers can participate by signing up and pledging through the DMF Portal or directly through the charity.

DMF Lighting Partners With Building Better Lives Foundation to Create “Shine a Light” Program for Survivors of Sex Trafficking

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DMF Lighting, the leader in modular downlighting in the custom home integration channel, today announced that the company has partnered with Paul and Jerri Starkey of the Building Better Lives foundation 501(c)(3) to develop the “Shine a Light” program and raise funds and awareness for the victims of sex trafficking.

Under the Shine a Light program, for each light fixture purchased by a participating dealer, DMF will donate $2 to Building Better Lives. The funds raised will be used to provide victims of sex trafficking with access to safe houses, therapy programs, and educational and vocational support. Dealers can participate by signing up and pledging through the DMF Portal or directly through the charity.

DMF Lighting Launches New Custom Integrator Focused Website

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“In keeping with our continued commitment to investing in the CEDIA space, if you’re an integrator and want to learn more about what DMF has to offer, this resource is the perfect starting point for you,” said Mike Libman, National Sales Director, Residential Systems, DMF Lighting.

Following the introduction of the popular DID Series, exclusive to the integrator channel, DMF has continued to add innovative products to address multiple room needs and has added services to increase ease of doing business with DMF. The DMF Promise guarantees compatibility with lighting controls, access to advanced technical support, and an industry-leading 10-year warranty.

Vectorworks, Inc., MA Lighting and Robe Lighting Announce Important Updates to DIN SPEC 15800:2021

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With fellow General Device Type Format (GDTF) founders MA Lighting and Robe Lighting, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. reveals several valuable updates to GDTF—the standard for describing the hierarchical and logical structure and controls of any type of controllable device in the lighting and entertainment industry. The GDTF file format has continued to evolve with input and involvement from manufacturers across the globe and critical feedback from its many adopters, resulting in a newly published update to DIN SPEC 15800:2021.

“Receiving recognition in the form of a published update to DIN SPEC 15800:2021 is a testament to the continued evolution and success of GDTF,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “The necessary work will continue to take place to ensure GDTF’s bright future so that its benefits can not only advance the work of the designers utilizing it, but the entertainment industry as a whole.”