Bright Lights, Big City

Posted by Tom Warton on Jan 31, 2018 8:37:03 PM

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Vode’s New York Sales Manager, Ian Coll(standing in blue), with the International Lights sales team

 Bright Lights, Big City

Vode Lighting Partners with International Lights NYC


February 1, 2018

Sonoma, CA  

Vode Lighting, LLC, an innovation leader in lighting product design and manufacturing, recently announced a partnership with International Lights. The move supports Vode’s ambitious growth plans and solidifies its position in the major design market of New York. International Lights in a leading lighting manufacturer’s representative based in New York City.

“International Lights is excited to represent this amazing company in New York,” said Jim Panichella, Co-President of International Lights. “Vode’s innovative approach to design, efficiency, performance and environmental responsibility is second to none in our industry. Vode is well known for its minimal design. They consistently delivers highly functional and clever tools for lighting designers, that all but disappear into architecture.

Scott Yu, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Vode Lighting, said, “There is a very strong concentration of design and architectural firms headquartered in New York City. As a major hub for lighting consultants supporting architectural projects worldwide, we look forward to doing great things with International Lights”.

“We are entering a new era for our business and are thrilled to partner with International Lights. All good business is based on relationship and International Lights in unsurpassed in their support of the designers, distributors and contractors we aim to serve in the great city of New York,” Tom Warton, President and CEO of Vode Lighting.

With the advent of LED and digital control, the lighting industry has entered a radical phase of innovation, beyond energy efficiency and dimming to utilizing technology for quality of function & performance. High color rendering, dynamic dimming, circadian rhythms, mesh networks, Li-Fi, color tuning are now all considerations of the possible when designing for healthcare, higher education, commercial office, retail, and residential projects.

About International Lights: Covering the New York metro area and Long Island, International Lights represents the most innovative manufacturers in the lighting industry. In the 26 years since their founding, International Lights has successfully managed over 10,000 lighting projects. Driven by one of the strongest and most experienced specification sales teams in the country, International Lights offers the best of class service, throughout the entire project life-cycle - from inception through final occupancy.

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Topics: Lighting Industry News, Vode Community, Vode Lighting

Vode Lighting Appoints Ian Coll as NYC Sales Manager

Posted by Antenna on Aug 24, 2017 2:34:24 PM

SONOMA, CA – August 23, 2017 – Vode Lighting, a linear lighting design and manufacturing company, today announced the appointment of Ian Coll as New York City sales manager. As sales manager of the greater New York City region, Coll draws on his 20-plus years of experience in the architectural lighting industry to support the Vode leadership team as the company expands its presence in one of the world’s top design markets.

“Vode leads the industry with unrivaled minimalist and architecturally conscious linear lighting systems that subtly enhance the environment in which they are installed. I’m thrilled to join the Vode family and be a part of this pioneering company,” said Ian Coll, NYC sales manager at Vode. “With an ever-growing portfolio of projects in the greater New York City region, it’s a no-brainer that the forerunner in lighting design should have a dedicated representative in one of the world’s design capitals.”

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Topics: Lighting Industry News, Vode Community, Vode Lighting

LED Magazine reports from LFI

Posted by Vode Marketing on Jun 28, 2017 2:49:06 PM

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Topics: Lighting Industry News, Vode Community, LFI, LIGHTFAIR International, ZipThree, Vode Lighting

Vode’s ZipThree wins “Most Innovative Product of the Year”

Posted by Antenna on May 18, 2017 10:58:43 AM

PHILADELPHIA – May 10, 2017 - Vode won the “Most Innovative Product of the Year” LIGHTFAIR Innovation Award at the LIGHTFAIR International 2017 conference for its latest product, ZipThree™| Wall Mount | 707 a bi-directional ceiling wash and wall graze lighting fixture for corporate, hospitality and civic applications. The award, judged by an independent panel of renowned lighting professionals, honors industry innovation in lighting-related products and design introduced in the past 12 months. Vode was chosen out of 258 entrants in the Commercial Interior Category.

The Vode team works very hard at challenging assumptions and sometimes we come up with the unexpected. The ZipThree is a great example of what is possible when we start asking the right questions,” said Tom Warton, chief executive officer and co-founder of Vode Lighting. “We're inspired to be working in this moment of incredible change and innovation. With so much opportunity around us – to paraphrase Mr. Wayne Gretzky – we aren't trying to go where the light is, we're trying to go where the light is going to be."

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Topics: Lighting Industry News, Vode Community, LFI, LIGHTFAIR International, ZipThree, Vode Lighting

Sabra White has joined the Vode team

Posted by Tom Warton on Nov 10, 2016 9:38:01 AM


Sabra White

Customer Service Manager

Sabra White comes to Vode with the perfect mix of architectural knowledge and expertise in the field of LEDs. She began her illustrious career at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. and then worked as Curator of the Architectural Drawings Collection at the Chicago Historical Society where she honed her keen sense of design aesthetics.

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Topics: Lighting Industry News, Vode Community

Farewell to Lightfair 2015

Posted by George Mieling on May 27, 2015 10:10:00 AM

As always, Lightfair was fun. Seeing familiar faces, making new connections, mingling with award-winners (congratulations!), and talking shop until blue in the face. A few things stuck with us.

It’s all about friends

Each year, we connect with more amazing market partners and friends. Rick and I sat down with Richard Meek, Principal at Archibald & Meek, and a few of his spec sales and marketing colleagues (they recently added Vode to their line card). They were thoroughly impressed with our magic act: pulling three Zip fixtures from a 2”-diameter packing tube. [[Insert “packing light” pun here.]] We caught up with new friends at SLS Vancouver and the Southeast crew from Sesco Lighting, in addition to friends we’ve known and loved for years. You guys are the best.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Lighting Design, Lighting Industry News, Events, Vode Community

Best Places to Use Tunable vs. Dimmable lighting

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Sep 19, 2014 6:04:00 AM

With so many technological advancements in linear lighting these days, it can be difficult to keep up. However, one thing is for certain: Tunable lighting and controls are quite the hot ticket for lighting designers and architects. Light and color have gone hand in hand since the dawn of time, so it makes sense that manufacturers and the lighting industry are fully embracing this development - especially since it means you can change the mood of a room or its occupants with a simple turn of a light knob.

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Topics: color therapy, task lighting, dimming, tunable white, tunable white lighting

How lighting systems can relate to photoperiodism in humans

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Sep 9, 2014 1:05:00 PM

The human body is a complex and wonderful thing that is completely in tune with the environment that surrounds us, even though we sometimes try to block it out. In some buildings, lighting systems and the flow of natural light simply doesn't attain the adequate amount we need.

Being shunned away from light is a relatively new phenomenon in human history. In a modern society that is constantly exposing individuals to more and more to artificial light - especially fixtures like fluorescent lighting and incandescent bulbs - it's no wonder that conditions like seasonal affective disorder and vitamin D deficiency have become a normal part of the lexicon.

There have been countless studies showing the effects that poor lighting - or the lack of it altogether - can have, but there are ways that architects and lighting designers can change that. Most people understand the balance of lighting and circadian rhythm, but few understand the process of photoperiodism, natural light and its important role in human health.


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Topics: LED Lighting, dimming, lighting and health, Chronotherapy, Photoperiodism

Excess lighting linked to bad moods

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Sep 2, 2014 7:27:00 AM


Specification of low profile lighting is about more than seamless integration into a building's architecture and energy efficiency, as new research shows cutting down on direct lighting is also linked to making occupants less grumpy.


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Topics: lighting quality, mood, dimming, lighting and health

LED light quality is kind of a big deal

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Aug 28, 2014 9:45:00 AM


Many people take their light quality as seriously as their morning coffee.

According to KNX Today, the task of specification has become less about what the fixture looks like and more about the light quality coming from it. As a result of individual point sources of LED indoor lighting, the beam of light distributed has become a bigger part of the design process and the structural components have become less so. In fact, companies like Vode Lighting have made it their goal to consciously minimize and reduce the lighting fixtures and related hardware. Lighting designers are not as concerned now about whether a pendant fixture has a brushed bronze finish as they are about how the light being presented can be used most effectively as part of the esthetic quality and functionality of a space.

While LED systems are suitable for providing uniform washes of light, they can also be used to create diffused glows just as easily as precise beams with less wasted light. This allows a designer to create wide ranges of effects from sharp contrasts between shadow and light to atmospheric looking spaces with little indication of where the light sources are.


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Topics: LED color quality, lighting quality, LED Lighting, architectural lighting, Lighting Design, art & inspiration