Brightline Ships cMe2 Lighting Kit for UCC spaces

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Brightline today announced its new cMe2 huddle room light is shipping. The compact fixture is specifically designed for spaces that have inadequate lighting for videoconferencing and other video recordings. We actually shot a video fo this at InfoComm and you can see if here: Providing pure white LED-based lighting, the cost-effective cMe2 offers on-board dimming […]

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New Loxone Low Voltage LED Light Fixtures Released for U.S.-Based CIs

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Loxone’s smart LED lighting solution is expanding: LED Spots, Ceiling Lights and Pendulum Slims are now available to the U.S. market. The lighting trio works together, along with other Loxone smart home products, to transform any room with customizable lighting moods, tunable white lighting effect, true automation and minimal user interaction. Each fixture helps reduce […]

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LumaStream Introduces the Parallux LSF14 Suspended Linear Low-Voltage LED Fixture

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LumaStream has introduced the Parallux LSF14 suspended linear fixture featuring innovative optics and easy configurability for integrators. Designed for conference rooms or like applications, LumaStream says the Parallux LSF14 eliminates shadowing and provides in-room uniformity by utilizing a unique optic that radiates 70 percent of the light downward and 30 percent upward. The Parallux LSF14 is constructed from […]

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IES, AVIXA Jointly Publish Standard on Lighting for Videoconferencing Rooms

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The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and AVIXA have announced the release of the new standard Recommended Practice for Lighting Performance for Small to Medium Sized Videoconferencing Rooms (ANSI/IES/AVIXA RP-38-17). Created by lighting experts from IES and videoconferencing experts from AVIXA, the standard is ANSI (American National Standards Institute) approved, demonstrating that the development procedures meet […]

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Seymour-Screen Introduces Color Temperature-Tunable Back-Lighting Kit for Film Screens

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Seymour-Screen Excellence has brought to market the CEDIA channel’s first-ever tunable white bias lighting kit. The offering is unique in that it can be adjusted from 3,000K to 20,000K to achieve a true 6,500K Kelvin color temperature Properly-calibrated back-lighting (also known as hue) behind and around the film screen serves to improve contrast and reduce […]

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LumaStream Introduces DMX Color-Changing House Lighting System

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LumaStream has introduced the HLC-RGBW high-lumen pendant fixture, a premium cylindrical lighting solution engineered with ample intensity for ceiling heights of 30-plus feet using top of the line reflectors, optics and LED chips. The HLC-RGBW is part of LumaStream’s groundbreaking low-voltage LED lighting platform that has been designed to give A/V integrators the best possible solutions for their commercial and residential […]

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AVidea Group Launches iminate Keypad and Dimmer

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AVidea Group (AViG) announces two new iminate products, the keypad and the simmer. The backlit keypad is available in four versions: the Keypad HV (high voltage) installs in a standard wall box and accepts either AC or DC power. It’s two-button Decora design is for three-way switch applications. The Keypad LV (low voltage) is for those locations where high voltage wiring […]

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GLP Debuts Unique New Fan & Stage Lighting Combo Product

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The GLP Force 120 is an industrial, box-style fan that creates a scenic lighting effect (while still being a fan) for live stage performances. Measuring 140x38x140 centimeters, the housing contains a large diameter variable speed fan which can run at speeds as low as 30 rpm, right up to 750 rpm and be able to switch from one extreme to […]

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LumaStream Joins Azione Unlimited

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LumaStream a manufacturer of low-voltage LED lighting systems for residential and commercial applications has joined the Azione Unlimited buying group serving audio/video integration professionals. LumaStream is an established provider of lighting solutions that have been deployed by top brands such as a US-based luxury electric car manufacturer, multiple nationwide restaurant chains and many houses of worship along with countless residential installations. Unlike other […]

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FX Luminaire Debuts Lower-Priced Home Pathway Lighting Solutions

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FX Luminaire has added five new midgrade brass fixtures into its product line. The C-UL up light, C-WW wall wash, compact C-PL-4 and larger C-PL-7 path lights, and C-DL down light are all pathway lighting options for clients with modest lighting budgets. The more contemporary fixtures are designed for homes in coastal environments because brass resists corrosion caused by salty air and dissolved […]

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Three Major Technology Shifts Coming for Churches

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In the not-too-distant future, three major technology shifts will happen in the house of worship market: wholesale lighting replacement, the micro-portable church and Video as a Service (VaaS). To be ready for these shifts, the AV industry needs to prepare for how this could play out and align their offerings to anticipate these needs. As […]

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FX Luminaire Announced New SPA LED Path Light for Budget-Conscious Homeowners

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Over a decade ago, FX Luminaire introduced a sleek copper-and-brass path light called the SP. Today, the SP remains the industry standard, and its high quality and ubiquity across landscapes is testament to its popularity. Inspired by the beauty, simplicity, and timeless design of the SP, FX Luminaire has developed a sister fixture made of aluminum — aptly named the SPA […]

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Selling to Churches? Learn from Amazon Prime

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Churches have needs for audio, video and lighting (AVL) technology far more often than most manufacturers or systems integrators know. From changing sermon series with new scenic stage designs every few weeks to the addition or renovation of multi-site venues to production tech upgrades, churches utilize AVL tech week in and week out. It is […]

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Lowell Intros Rack Lights

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Lowell Manufacturing unveiled two new lighting products for 19-inch equipment racks — the RLB Series of vertical-mount light bars and the RPL Series of rackmount panels. RLB Series light bars are designed to mount vertically to a rack’s rear corners or rails using magnetic backings to enable quick adjustments. Light bars are available in lengths from 16 to […]

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The Rise of Business Intelligence for AVL in Churches

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Churches deal in large inventories of complex Audio, Video and Lighting (AVL) technology across multiple venues and increasingly across multiple campuses. The advent of the church technical director in the 1970s has become a standard role in even medium-sized churches where the ubiquitous presence of AVL is the norm, not the exception. What these churches […]

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Cost Depreciation and the Amortization of Church AVL Technology

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How do you make that large technology investment look approachable? Sell the cost-per-service value. To help churches invest wisely in their Audio, Video and Lighting (AVL) technologies, start with defining value before price is discussed. The price should be what something is after the church buyers have determined the value they can expect to meet […]

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Holm Debut Landscaping sStrip-17 Surface-Mounted Luminaire

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Holm just launched the new sStrip-17 surface-mounted luminaire with ZDC Technology. With this technology, designers can add up to 30,000 colors to an additional category of popular low-voltage LED surface-mounted luminaires. With ZDC Technology, Holm says the sStrip-17 wall light now provides almost unlimited capacity for zoning, dimming and color creation using the ZDClink controller. […]

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Litepanels’ LEDs for Film, Photography, and Broadcast are Even Brighter

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Litepanels today announced significant upgrades to its professional LED lighting range. The Litepanels Astra 3X and 6X LED panels now feature a significant increase in output and yet a decrease in power consumption. In addition, the daylight-balanced Sola 4+ and Sola 6+ Fresnel lights incorporate new highly rated LEDs that produce greater output than their […]

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New Crestron Zūm Is Aimed at App-Based Control Systems  

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Crestron announced today it is now shipping Zūm (pronounced “ZOOM”), an app-based (uses a network bridge, instead of a controller) lighting controller. Crestron says the “building block” devices (wireless dimmers, switches, sensors, etc.) needed for dimming and automation work together wirelessly and you set it up on the keypad, dimmer, or mobile app itself. Scaling from standalone systems […]

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Crestron Is WELL Certified Now

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Crestron announced today that its commercial lighting now includes circadian lighting solutions. Manipulation of artificial light as the primary circadian stimulus in buildings that meet the WELL Building Standard (WELL) architectural lighting standard. According to WELL, in office spaces, circadian lighting control can help drive greater concentration, productivity and creativity among workers. In healthcare environments, such as in a patient’s room, […]

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Vendors, Market Development Funds and the Faith Market

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Manufacturers want to help systems integrators sell their products so they provide funds to help co-promote the equipment with the vendor. It’s been this way for as long as I can remember, whether it is called “co-op funds” or “market development funds” (MDF) or “channel funding,” the idea is to influence the sale towards the […]

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Corporate Culture and The AVL Industry

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There’s a pattern of overworked teams in the audio, video and lighting industry. From the manufacturers to systems integrators, the lunch conversations at industry trade shows is almost universally the same: too many projects, not enough time, too many quotas, not enough qualified leads. Some of this is certainly due to a business-as-usual approach that […]

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Lutron Electronics Launches New LED Fixtures

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Lutron has launched Finiré LED Recessed Downlights and Lumaris LED Linear Lighting fixtures featuring smooth dimming. These products are focused on high-end residential and hospitality applications and are designed to work with Lutron controls as part of a HomeWorks QS, Quantum or myRoom system.The new Lutron fixture ranges claims to resolve common issues associated with LED lighting, such as flickering or lack of dimming consistency, across the whole range of light outputs. Here are all the specs.

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THE LED Conundrum

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By Seth Waltz Principal, AVL Designs “Everybody says they wants LED theater lighting, yet we hear many people saying they have it and hate it. Totally believable because they got the wrong LEDs for their application.” In the old days of analog lighting (meaning incandescent and halogen lights) lights pretty much turned on and off […]

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The Three Times Churches Buy Audio, Video and Lighting

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There are three main reasons churches upgrade or outright add new equipment: when entering a new building program, when renovating an existing building or when expanding into new technology areas such as multi-site or online services. Given the history most churches had with learning their technology lessons on audio systems (the first systems they use), […]

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