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

Van Gogh meets Vera Wang - Dimmable LED at Doha's QELA

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jun 30, 2014 9:59:00 AM


Lighting a retail store with mixed merchandise has its challenges, but what happens when you throw in fine art that's also for sale?

This was the predicament facing lighting designers for QELA, a high-end retail store and art gallery. The boutique is located on The Pearl, a human-made archipelago off the coast of Doha, Qatar's capital. QELA, which opened its Doha location in 2013, is a luxury brand offering shoes, jewelry, and bespoke women's clothing, as well as art. Due to the dual nature of the building that houses the store and its rotating art collections, the designers had to consider already demanding display lighting to bring the space to life.


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Topics: LED Lighting, Lighting Industry News, efficient commercial lighting

LIGHTFAIR Ushers in New Thoughts for Architectural Lighting

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jun 19, 2014 8:38:12 AM

LIGHTFAIR has become one of the most prestigious events in the international architectural lighting community. This year, LIGHTFAIR set its sights on Las Vegas for its annual celebration of the unique relationship between lighting design and architecture.

A New Language of Light

"A New Language of Light"  - this year's theme - was put on by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). The event references how commercial and architectural lighting factor into integrated design. With  manufacturers, engineers, contractors and distributors each attending the annual fair, you can be sure that there were many dialects added to this language discussion.

More than 200,000 square feet were filled with the types of rails, baffles and fuses that we dream of - a true lighting nerd's candy store - and included control devices, solar products and fixtures that help lighting architects create a symbiotic relationship between the building's architecture and natural daylight. Talk about heaven.  

Sensory overload wasn't limited to sight, either. Attended feasted their ears on a number of courses and keynote talks, giving all attendees the chance to learn about everything from how to conduc the perfect retrofit to innovative ways for designers to manage LED costs. 

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Topics: Architectural Design, lighting systems, Lighting Industry News, art & inspiration

Motor City embraces LED Lighting

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Aug 28, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Despite individual opinions on how and when Detroit may rise from their less-than-stellar economic situation, there is one sector of the market where Motor City is taking a turn toward innovation: LED lighting.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Architectural Design, lighting systems, Lighting Industry News

Architectural-grade lighting becomes the golden child of car design

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jul 10, 2013 9:50:00 PM

From Audi to BMW, car companies are embracing higher quality LED lighting (similar to those used in many architectural lighting projects) to make their cars "sexier," more secure and increasingly alluring. In some instances, a car's lighting has already come full circle, inspiring artists and designers to create a similar style or quality of light within their own work.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Lighting Design, lighting systems, Lighting Industry News

Researchers exploring alternatives for LED lighting

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jun 18, 2013 9:33:00 AM

Researchers at the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research in Japan developed several molecules that increase the overall efficiency of OLEDs, or organic light emitting diodes. 

Although LEDs and OLEDs are on the same level for market growth, by 2023 LEDs will be cheaper and more efficient. UCSD Medical Education & Telemedicine Building, Architecture: SOM Lighting Design: PBQA Image: Kenneth Naverson Photography 

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Topics: lighting quality, LED Lighting, energy efficiency, Lighting Industry News

LEDs are resetting industry standards

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jun 17, 2013 5:31:00 PM

Will the adoption of new lighting technolgies beat predictions?  

Market research shows that the LED industry is booming, and sales will continue to grow from $9.46 billion in 2013 to $25.4 billion by 2017. 

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Topics: LED Lighting, energy efficiency, Lighting Industry News

U.S. Dept. of Labor gets LED lighting

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jun 12, 2013 5:05:00 PM

Two U.S. Departments helping each other —seriously!

The Department of Energy recently completed a lighting upgrade project at the U.S. Department of Labor's parking garage. To show off the new "duds," the department conducted a demonstration that showed the energy efficiency that LEDs could provide, especially when compared to incumbent high-pressure sodium (HPS) luminaires. Results from the experiment showed energy savings of 52 percent from changing HPS to solid state LEDs. These numbers increased by 88 percent by using occupancy sensor controls. 

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Topics: LED Lighting, lighting systems, energy efficiency, Lighting Industry News

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