Coastal Source Launches 2024 With 15-Year Anniversary Event and New Product Introductions at the Kennedy Space Center

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Coastal Source, the industry leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance outdoor audio and lighting that Defy the Elements, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a major partner event at Orlando’s Kennedy Space Center on February 24th. The event will spotlight the company’s history of innovation and serve as the launch pad for the company’s next generation of outdoor speakers and lighting solutions.

According to Coastal Source Co-founder and CEO Franco D’Ascanio, the success of the family-owned company stems directly from its commitment to develop outdoor speaker and lighting solutions that are truly transformational for the industry, help partners build their businesses, and deliver exceptional outdoor experiences to homeowners in all types of environments.

“Coastal Source was founded on the belief that outdoor spaces deserve the same attention, respect and design considerations as indoor spaces,” D’Ascanio said. “Our history is rooted in harsh outdoor environments, and our entire focus is on developing rugged, high-performance outdoor audio and lighting products that can take whatever Mother Nature throws at them. For 15 years we’ve shown professional AV installers and landscape professionals that it is indeed possible, practical, and profitable to offer their customers Coastal Source solutions that Defy the Elements. We look forward to building upon this record of achievement going forward, beginning with the launch of our new Bollard 1000 Speaker Series and EVO Lighting Series.”

The company’s unique product lines deliver ‘coastal quality’ through the protection of 13 patents and three pending patents, highlighting the company’s continued efforts to improve user experiences – from installation to daily use. Combining innovative products with strong technical support, product training, and free system design services, Coastal Source’s efforts to help build and maintain successful installer businesses earned it a reader-based CE Pro 2023 Quest for Quality Award for customer service with additional recognition of its highly ranked warranty and shipping policies.

“As a family-owned business, we understand the needs of our partners, most of whom are also family-owned businesses themselves. As such we work hard to maintain close relationships with our dealers and instill confidence that they have a reliable, meaningful support system to help them grow,” said Coastal Source Chairman Harold Zimmermann. “As we celebrate past successes and illuminate future opportunities with 250 of our valued partners at the Kennedy Space Center, we recognize that, together, we are expanding the boundaries of total home entertainment by delivering unrivaled experiences that extend modern performance and quality to the outdoors.”

The February 24th event will reaffirm Coastal Source’s position as a technology leader in outdoor living with the launch of its second-generation Bollard Speaker Series. The new modular Bollard 1000 Series builds upon the brand’s standard-setting 10.0 Bollard Series by improving power handling, clarity, and tonal accuracy while maintaining stellar bass response in two styles of sealed enclosures designed to Defy the Elements.

Attendees will also glimpse the next EVOlution in outdoor lighting, the modular Coastal Source EVO Lighting Series, which combines heightened design aesthetics and elegance with an extensive selection of forms and customizations to optimally light any space. The EVO light engine will come in three configurations – STANDARD power, HIGH power, and TUNABLE. The HIGH power LED will deliver the light output of a MR16 bulb from a fixture that is 50% smaller enabling lighting designers to discretely place the fixtures so the light effect is seen but the fixture remains hidden. The TUNABLE module will provide landscaping professionals system design control of white color tuning and brightness control via an APP. The EVO Lighting Series offers partners more options to customize heights, optical lenses, and finishes on both directional and 360-degree fixtures.

“Meeting at the Kennedy Space Center to celebrate our past gives us the opportunity to share our vision for even greater future successes as we and our partners show the world what Coastal Source outdoor experiences are capable of,” said D’Ascanio. “With the launch of the Bollard 1000 Speaker Series and EVO Lighting Series, the backyard will never be the same.”