Blackwire Designs Doubles Up on Award Wins During Its First CEDIA 2023 Exhibition

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PHOENIX — Sept. 19, 2023 — Blackwire Designs, a leading distributor in the custom installation and Pro AV markets, proudly announces that the Blacklight Design Tool, the industry’s first comprehensive design software for linear LED lighting, has received the CEDIA Best New Software Product Award and a Best of Show Award from Residential Systems during the CEDIA Expo 2023 in Denver. Won during Blackwire’s first-ever exhibition at the CEDIA Expo, the awards demonstrate the company’s progressive innovation and commitment to helping dealers improve their businesses with quick and accurate project design services, unmatched support, and competitive pricing.

“We are honored to have received these two awards at such a critical moment in our company’s growth,” said Kevin Luther, owner of Blackwire Designs. “As former integrators, Blackwire knows from firsthand experience the expectations and frustrations home technology professionals face as well as the overwhelming nature of the lighting market, with its countless products featuring all sorts of attributes such as varying voltages, wattage, and unique control requirements. Blacklight has already changed the game for the CI industry, enabling dealers to get their projects from design to installation in record-breaking time while maximizing their client’s trust. We look forward to seeing how the tool will continue to reduce project expenses, eliminate uncertainty, and promote greater efficiency and productivity.”

The Blacklight Design Tool is an exclusive offering available at no additional cost to all Blackwire customers. Blacklight modernizes the linear lighting design process by simplifying every step. Users can effortlessly import the floorplan of their installation site and sketch out each fixture with ease. The tool then swiftly and precisely arranges, configures, prices, and generates a purchase order for the custom lighting system design, accounting for all the necessary equipment and even handling electrical calculations. Thanks to its built-in error correction, Blacklight reduces the risk of costly mistakes, ensuring accuracy for prompt pricing and installation documentation. Additionally, Blacklight creates comprehensive installation reports for each fixture, supports one-click PDF exports to seamlessly combine these reports with manufacturer spec sheets for all project components, and provides direct links to Blackwire’s store for straightforward pricing, real-time stock availability, and hassle-free purchasing.

The CEDIA Best New Products Awards program acknowledges outstanding hardware and software innovations developed by CEDIA member manufacturing companies and trade suppliers. Residential Systems entries are evaluated from the perspective of residential integrators and are assessed based on various criteria, including their value, impact, and market uniqueness.

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