Blackwire Designs Shines Bright at Lightapalooza 2024 With Award-Winning Blacklight Design Tool


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PHOENIX — Feb. 22, 2024 — Blackwire Designs, a leading distributor in the custom installation and Pro AV markets, today announced it is set to showcase the company’s innovative, value-added solutions and expertise at the Lightapalooza 2024 trade show in Glendale, Arizona, Feb. 26-29. The spotlight will be on Blackwire’s Blacklight Design Tool — recipient of the CEDIA Best New Software Product Award and a Best of Show Award from Residential Systems during the CEDIA Expo 2023 — during two manufacturer training sessions, where attendees will learn how to design, configure, price, and install custom linear lighting systems with the aid of this integrator-friendly, comprehensive design software.

“Last year was truly the banner year for Blackwire’s lighting control solutions, marked by the successful introduction of the Blacklight Design Tool at CEDIA Expo 2023, where it received rave reviews and clinched multiple awards,” said Cody Crossland, national sales manager at Blackwire Designs. “We are eager to share our achievements and expertise at Lightapalooza 2024, where we look forward to engaging with industry professionals who value cutting-edge lighting solutions. Join our training sessions to explore how you can save time, improve efficiency, reduce errors, and lower costs on your projects by using Blacklight’s many intuitive capabilities.”

Titled “Hands-on Blacklight: A New Linear Lighting Design Tool for Custom Integrators,” the manufacturer training sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 5-6 p.m. The sessions aim to demystify the process of linear LED lighting design and specification using Blackwire’s Blacklight Design Tool.

Developed by integrators for integrators, the Blacklight Design Tool allows users to effortlessly import floorplans, sketch out each fixture, and swiftly arrange, configure, price, and generate a purchase order and error-free install reports for the custom lighting system design. An exclusive offering available at no additional cost to all Blackwire customers, the tool not only streamlines the entire design process but also handles electrical calculations with built-in error correction, reducing the risk of costly mistakes. Attendees of the training sessions will gain valuable insights into how Blacklight transforms linear LED lighting design — saving time, improving efficiency, reducing errors, and lowering costs on projects.

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