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
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.
About Vode Lighting: Since 2006, Vode has been delivering innovation to the international architectural lighting marketplace. In 2017, Vode won, out of 281 entries, Lightfair International’s prestigious Most Innovative Product Award for ZipThree, a surprisingly thin (7mm) and powerful bi-directional light source.
Vode Lighting is a manufacturer of minimal architectural lighting systems that responsibly enhance public, commercial and educational interior spaces. We are located in beautiful Sonoma, California.
Our business is predicated on helping designers realize their vision for the built environment while being mindful of Earth’s environment. From these considerations, we engineer lighting solutions that are at once beautiful and practical, elegant and efficient.
Every aspect of building design is being challenged by energy initiatives, so we design products that consume fewer resources and are themselves highly recyclable.
We strive to maximize the good materials (aluminum) and eliminate the bad (lead, mercury, pvc, paint). As one company, the environmental impact of our products may be negligible, but the impact of our beliefs need not be. And because our aim is to unify spaces with light, not decorate them with fixtures, our lighting systems – be they ambient, display or task – are minimalist in design.
At Vode, minimalist design isn’t a slavish devotion to Cool. It is a direct and highly engineered response to the architectural marketplace. We’ve been asked for low-profile, high-performance, energy-efficient, scalable, durable luminaires.....And that’s what we make.
To date, Vode has been used in over 11,000 projects worldwide, including museums, corporate spaces, convention centers, retail, hotels and libraries. Our systems light hundreds of LEED-qualified buildings including the corporate headquarters of Amazon, Microsoft, Twitter, Autodesk, Genetech, and Square Inc., among others.