March 2017

Guest Blogs


The Lighting Industry Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

Interview with LIA President, Peter Scott


What would be your prediction for lighting in 10 years’ time?
Majority of commercial members won’t be supplying commodity type luminaires but in order to prosper will need to adapt to the need for more specialist products or add value through other features. Only recently we had a dinner for Past Presidents of the association and we discussed LiFi, data driving the industry, smart cities, leaving the EU and a new dawn in global politics. Many of the companies such as Google did not even exist when some of the past presidents were in office and it was a conversation only five years ago we would we never have expected to be holding.


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  Sponsored Announcement

ConnectedCitiesUSASESCO Lighting Continues Growth; Appoints VP of Sales amd Marketing

SESCO Lighting is pleased to announce that John Palk has been appointed VP of Sales and Marketing, replacing Larry Ceppos, now a Senior Specification Salesperson. John, with SESCO since 2007, served as manager of the Knoxville sales office and was responsible for that office becoming the lighting sales leader in the Knoxville market. John has also served as Chairman of the SESCO ESOP Committee and has worked tirelessly to help drive growth in both the contractor and specification markets.


John earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Political Science at Grand Valley State University (Michigan), and is currently completing work on his MBA.


Additionally, SESCO Lighting continues to expand its reach with Tom Salter, SESCO VP of Business Development, heading up a new industrial division. Tom’s leadership has led to accelerated growth in the Public Sector Division, and he will continue to lead the charge in opportunity growth and expansion for SESCO.


Finally, Larry Ceppos has elected to move back into an outside sales role in our Orlando office. Larry has been instrumental in several key initiatives for SESCO in the last few years. In this transition, Larry is turning over manufacturer visitation, SPIFF and incentive coordination along with corporate sales functions to John and Tom. We are excited for Larry as well as the Orlando office. Larry brings over 25 years of sales and specification experience back into the Orlando market and has a track record of success. We wish him the very best!


ConnectedCitiesUSAAbout SESCO Lighting, Inc.

Established in 1967, and celebrating 50 years in business, SESCO’s annual sales will soon exceed 300 million. Now employing 235 people – SESCO is the largest and most successful lighting agency in the U.S.

Our team – with more than 2,000 years of combined experience – is recognized as the industry leader and universally depended upon for exceptional results. We are recognized experts in Solid State Lighting (LED) technology, lighting controls, energy solutions, photometric calculations and design layout. Our salespeople are trained to provide exceptional value to the specification and design community.


We are an employee owned company (ESOP) so our demand for excellence comes from within. We take pride in delivering accurate information, solving budget problems and presenting practical solutions on time. Our ability to offer a holistic approach to lighting and controls differentiates us and ensures success for our clients and SESCO.


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  New Products

Riser Diagrams in Wattstopper DLM Software Simplifies Project Submittal and Quote Process

Legrand, North America announced a new riser diagram feature for the Wattstopper LMCS software for configuring Digital Lighting Management (DLM) systems. <read more>


Eaton Introduces the Next Generation Curved WaveStream LED and LuxWire Technologies

Power management company Eaton announces the launch of the Neo-Ray Covera and Converge architectural suspended product families featuring its new next generation curved WaveStream light-emitting diode (LED) technology. <read more>


Cree Second Generation Extreme High Power LED Delivers Unmatched Efficacy & Lumen Density

Cree, Inc. introduces the XLamp XHP70.2 LED, the second generation of the highest output Extreme High Power LED, which delivers up to 9 percent more lumens and 18 percent higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the first generation XHP70 LED. <read more>


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  Industry News

Soraa LED Lamps Illuminate Historic British Wine Cellar

Soraa announced that its VIVID LED lamps have been installed at Berry Bros. & Rudd in London, U.K.  As Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, Berry Bros. & Rudd have traded from the same shop since 1698. <read more>


EuControls Announces Issuance of US Patent for Sensor Lighting Control System

EuControls Corp., an LED lighting controls company focused on development of LED control electronics, is excited to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 9,544,965. <read more>


LED Company Selects ClassOne’s Solstice Electroplating System

Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology has announced the purchase of its Solstice S8 electroplating system by one of the leading LED manufacturers. <read more>


EPtronics Announces Issuance of US Patent for Programmable LED Drivers

EPtronics Inc. is excited to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 9,544,951, covering the invention of a two-stage AC-to-DC LED driver with companion microcontroller that enables quick modification of output current by attaching a resistor or via USB programming interface and PC software, allowing further changes to performance variables such as dimming curve and temperature derating. <read more>


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Event Listings

InterLumi Panama

InterLumi Panama, the global lighting trade show organized by America Expo Group, will be held at ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama from 29 June to 1 July, 2017. Serving the Latin American & the Caribbean countries, InterLumi Panama is positioned to be an effective tool to stimulate the development of the region’s lighting industry as well as provide a gateway for exhibitors to tap into this emerging market.


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