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Brightline Names New Broadcast Lighting Specialist

Industry Veteran Kathryn Hatfield Joins Company to Develop Broadcast Studio Lighting Sales Across the Country 

Bridgeville, Penn. – January 3, 2023 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of lighting systems, announced the appointment of industry veteran Kathryn Hatfield as Broadcast Lighting Specialist. In this position, Hatfield is responsible for sales efforts to broadcasters across the country.

Hatfield spent much of her career at Eclipse Lighting, a North Carolina-based lighting distributor, as Vice President of Sales. While at Eclipse, Hatfield sold lighting packages and served as lighting project manager for broadcast studio lighting systems. She also ran her own lighting consultancy, Stage and Studio Support, while simultaneously running three elder care homes for seniors with cognitive impairment.

“We’re thrilled to have someone with Kathryn’s background, lighting expertise and passion for this industry join Brightline,” said Kathy Katz, Brightline Co-Founder. “This year will be a busy one with several impending large-scale projects, new partnerships, and PoE initiatives on the horizon. Kathryn’s work ethic and encyclopedic lighting knowledge will be a huge advantage for Brightline as we move into 2023. We’re very happy to have her on our team.”

Hatfield looks forward to promoting the Brightline product line and joining such a well-known lighting brand. “I’m so proud of our line of LED broadcast studio fixtures, and it’s a pleasure to join a company with such an outstanding reputation for customer service. This is an ideal role for me – representing a stellar product line for a renowned lighting manufacturer. As part of my new role, I’m able to reconnect with former customers and forge relationships with new clients.”

Based in Thomasville, North Carolina, Hatfield can be reached at khatfield@brightlines.com or on her mobile phone 336-391-5638.

About Brightline
A leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting systems for broadcast, videoconference, e-learning, and government, Brightline’s mission is to enable communication through clarity. With more than 5,000 customers in over 35 countries, Brightline specializes in enhancing the presentation of visual images by providing high quality, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective evolutionary lighting solutions. Get enlightened at brightlines.com.

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Press Contact:
Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
(917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com

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Video Tutorial for Brightline Fluorescent LED Retrofit Kit

Learn how to easily upgrade your Brightline SeriesONE fluorescent fixtures to state-of-the-art LED fixtures with Brightline’s affordable DIY upgrade kit.  As it becomes increasingly difficult to procure fluorescent replacement lamps that in some states will soon be illegal to use, refresh your fixtures with high-color rendering LEDs, and extend their viable life for another 50,000 hours.

 

Brightline Introduces New LED Profile Spotlight Series

Brightline Introduces New LED Profile Spotlight Series

Mako and Minnow Incorporate Conduction Cooled Design and Versatile Features; Follow Severral Introductions Earlier this Summer

Bridgeville, Penn. – October 5, 2022 – With a new series of profile spotlights, Brightline, a leading manufacturer of video lighting systems, continues its streak of innovation. Starting in June this year, Brightline introduced the cMe3 huddle room light, a fluorescent to LED upgrade kit, the L1.3 SeriesONE light, and now a new family of four profile spotlight LED fixtures. Used for more focused and shaped lighting, profile spotlightscontain an ellipsoidal reflector designed for controlled, long throws.

The new Brightline Mako and Minnow fixtures are well suited for a variety of applications, including broadcast studios, production studios, and large and mid-sized presentation rooms.  The profile spotlight LEDs offer noise-free, fanless conduction cooling and are available in tunable Variable White and RGBW (Red, Green, Blue, White) versions. The Mako spotlight uses interchangeable, prime lenses and is designed for longer throws within large rooms or studios. The Minnow covers a shorter throw and is ideal as a key and accent light.Brightline Minnows have a compact zoom lens, enabling precise and continual adjustment to create the desired beam size.

“This new family of fixtures provide lighting designers with a new tool set that fits hand in glove with the rest of our product line,” said Kathy Katz, Co-Founder, Brightline. “The Mako and Minnow can be used as variable white spots, as well as color changing effects.”

Setting the Mako and Minnow apart from competitive products is the fact that the fixtures are conductioncooled. With conduction cooling, heat is transferred from the COB (Chip On Board) LED to the heat sink and then to the mass of the fixture. “We build all of our product lines around fanless designs,” added Katz. “When a fixture has no moving parts, its continual use is extended dramatically, which is the case with many of our studio fixtures that continue to operate after 20-plus years of daily use.”

The Mako and Minnow series feature a variable white LED (3200K-6000K) and 95+ CRI tunable white chip. Tunable white applications enable the user to independently control color temperature. The Mako and Minnow RGBW models provide full color spectrum performance and feature a 4-in-1 LED RGBW for the brightest output and boldest color rendering.

“Our new profile spotlights give lighting directors additional tools to satisfy the scenic demands of today’s innovative set designs found in small and large studios,” explained Katz. “The ability to control the size, shape and intensity of the beam of light presents lighting directors with a wealth of innovative options. We’re thrilled to offer our customers four new fixtures to help them fulfill their creative vision.”

Both lights are available for immediate shipping.

 

About Brightline
A leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting systems for broadcast, videoconference, e-learning, and government, Brightline’s mission is to enable communication through clarity. With more than 5,000 customers in over 35 countries, Brightline specializes in enhancing the presentation of visual images by providing high quality, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective evolutionary lighting solutions. Get enlightened at brightlines.com.

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Press Contact:
Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
(917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com

Brightline Offers New All-In-One Upgrade Kit to Convert its Fluorescent Fixtures to Energy-Saving LED

 

 

 

Brightline Offers New All-In-One Upgrade Kit to Convert its Fluorescent Fixtures to Energy-Saving LED

 Quick and Easy Upgrade Converts Brightline S1.2 or S1.4 Fluorescent Studio Fixtures to LED at 25% of the Full Fixture Cost

Bridgeville, Penn. – August 2, 2022 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of video lighting systems, has announced a new all-in-one retrofit package to upgrade its existing S1.2 and S1.4 fluorescent fixtures to brilliant, energy-efficient LED lighting. With the DIY kit’s simple design, it takes just minutes to start enjoying the energy savings offered by LED technology. A quick “How To” video guides the customer through a simple, step-by-step process.

The upgrade kit costs 25% of the purchase price of a new LED fixture. Brightline offers a disposal program for the old fixtures and a $75 refund for each unit. Given the extended life of an LED fixture, maintenance savings are another key benefit.

“Brightline’s LED upgrade solution helps fulfill our core principle of providing the best economic and technical solutions to our partners, with minimal impact on the growing energy demands of our global environment,” explained Brightline Co-Founder Kathy Katz. “Upgrading to LED brings with it a full spectrum of benefits including reduced energy consumption, extended lifetime, lower operations and maintenance costs, and enhanced aesthetics. Brightline is proud to offer this kit which enables our video lighting partners to easily make the move to LED.”

The easy-to-use DIY kit contains everything needed to upgrade Brightline fluorescent fixtures – regardless of age, type of dimming or control – to the latest in LED technology. Each kit covers all the bases with a new fixture back, front cartridge, diffusion, mounting bracket, and all necessary screws. The user merely needs to supply a Phillips screwdriver and wire cutters.

The upgraded LED fixtures deliver improved performance, with a richer color saturation of 97 CRI (color rendering index) at 5600K color temperature. Onboard DMX dimming control is standard, and users can even continue to use existing accessories such as a mounting yoke and hardware, power and DMX cables with pass-through connectors, light intensifier, and control screen, so there’s no need to buy replacements if accessories are already in place.

Motivated by the rapidly decreasing availability and forecasted discontinuation of most fluorescent components, Brightline is proud to offer this uniquely engineered solution.

About Brightline
A leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting systems for broadcast, videoconference, e-learning, and government, Brightline’s mission is to enable communication through clarity. With more than 5,000 customers in over 35 countries, Brightline specializes in enhancing the presentation of visual images by providing high quality, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective evolutionary lighting solutions. Get enlightened at brightlines.com.

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Press Contact:
Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
(917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com

Brightline Appoints Leslie Moynihan as Company’s New Lighting Director



Moynihan Joins After Designing Lighting for Theatre, Dance, Television and Live Events

Bridgeville, Penn. – July 19, 2022 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of video lighting systems, has added lighting industry veteran Leslie Moynihan to its team as a Lighting Designer/CAD Specialist. Moynihan joins Brightline with an extensive background in lighting design for theater, television, dance, live music, and venue grand openings. Her previous position was as a computer drafter and designer with Root Integrated Systems, a Cleveland-based A/V equipment supplier.

In her new role at Brightline, Moynihan is charged with developing custom lighting solutions for Brightline clients and partners, and lighting templates to support specifications for virtual design. Moynihan will also support projects with field installation work. She comes to Brightline with experience working with the company’s products but is looking forward to learning more about the details and photometric data relevant to each light.

“I’ve been a Brightline fan for a long time,” said Moynihan. “They’ve figured out how to light optimally for the highest possible video resolution, the resolution that’s most flattering to the subject. The CRI is very high on their lights, and the way the light is designed creates a very soft, flattering light. When I was designing for end users, I found their products superior to what anyone else had out there.”

Having joined the Brightline team late last month, Moynihan is already at work designing lighting environments. For a corporate space with an architectural aspect of the ceiling that casts shadows, Moynihan is determining how to provide adequate light in the least obtrusive way.

In the past, Moynihan has designed lighting on projects ranging from local theater productions to the grand opening of the former Gund Arena (now called Rocket Mortgage Field House) as well as concerts at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was the lighting director on the first HGTV home design show, “Room by Room.” Moynihan also handled the touring rig during a ballet company’s U.S. tour.

“Leslie’s got such a broad base of expertise, including superb drafting skills, and she’s just so easy to work with,” said Kathy Katz, Co-Founder, Brightline. “We’re thrilled to add her talents to our team. We’re confident our customers will come to rely on her counsel very quickly.”

Moynihan echoes the enthusiasm: “I’m looking forward to being part of what I consider one of the most innovative lighting manufacturers in the world. I think every job I’ve had up until now has led me to this point.”

Moynihan can be reached at (412) 206-0109 or via email at lmoynihan@brightlines.com

About Brightline

A leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting systems for broadcast, videoconference, e-learning, and government, Brightline’s mission is to enable communication through clarity. With more than 5,000 customers in over 35 countries, Brightline specializes in enhancing the presentation of visual images by providing high quality, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective evolutionary lighting solutions. Get enlightened at brightlines.com.

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Press Contact:
Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
(917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com

cME3, Camera, Collaboration!


Brightline Introduces Lighting Fixture Ideal for Conferencing in Huddle Rooms, Classrooms, and Other Meeting Spaces

The cMe3 Multi-Directional LED Light Offers High Color Rendering, Remote Control with Lighting Presets, and Versatile Mounting Options

Bridgeville, Penn. – June 15, 2022 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of video lighting systems, has added the new cMe3 huddle room light to its line of budget-friendly, energy-efficient lighting fixtures. Designed as an ideal solution for smaller collaboration spaces in business, education, broadcasting, and government, the cMe3 turns any meeting space into a video-ready communications center.

With its sleek tubular profile, the three-foot long cMe3 is aesthetically pleasing in any professional environment. Bright yet glare-free thanks to a wrap-around, double-frosted diffusion lens, its LEDs feature adjustable intensity and color temperature with an exceptionally high color rendering index. This high CRI delivers the most natural and flattering illumination for every skin tone, so participants will be bright, clear, and the center of attention for more effective and enjoyable meetings.

Manual controls and an included infrared remote make it easy to change brightness and color temperature. The cMe3 lets users retain pre-sets, so changing the lighting from one meeting to another is a snap.

“With the cMe3’s high CRI, everyone will look and feel their best on video,” said Kathy Katz, Brightline managing partner. “The illumination and controls are ideal for smaller spaces. Like all of our products, the cMe3 fulfills Brightline’s mission of enabling better communication through enhanced visual presentation. Our emphasis on flexible, energy-efficient lighting systems to meet the critical requirements of broadcast, e-learning and corporate A/V applications has allowed us to deliver the cMe3 with professional videoconferencing features, at an affordable cost for a wide range of users.”

The cMe3 can be wall-mounted either horizontally or vertically and is available with a backbox for hard-wiring in new construction, or with a plug set for mounting on a surface, wall, or furniture. Designed for either single or dual mount configurations, the fixture articulates and rotates to achieve the most flattering angle even in hard-to-light spaces.

Slated to begin shipping by mid-July, the cMe3 carries an MSRP of $695.00 and will be available to purchase on the Brightline e-store: https://brightlines.com/brightlineshop/

 

About Brightline
A leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting systems for broadcast, videoconference, e-learning, and government, Brightline’s mission is to enable communication through clarity. With more than 5,000 customers in over 35 countries, Brightline specializes in enhancing the presentation of visual images by providing high quality, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective evolutionary lighting solutions. Get enlightened at brightlines.com.

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Press Contact:
Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
(917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com

 

Brightline on campus at Temple University

Brightline Lights Illuminate Virtual Learning and Meetings at Temple University

 Flex-T Multi-Directional Lights Selected for Office of University President; ZELo Desktop Lights Provide Customized and Easy-to-Use Controls for Optimal Visibility

Bridgeville, Penn. – April 6, 2022 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of video lighting systems, announced a sale of 13 ZELo desktop lights and four Flex-T Series multi-directional lights to Temple University in Philadelphia. The project came together through the efforts of lighting consultant O’Donohoe Lighting and lighting rep agency Diversified Lighting.

The ZELo desktop lights are currently in use by faculty and administrators at Temple for remote instruction and internal meetings. The Flex-T’s will be used to light the office of the President of Temple University, Dr. Jason Wingard. Wingard made headlines last year after his appointment as the first African American to serve as President in the school’s 138-year history. He was previously the dean and professor of the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University.

Temple prides itself on its diverse and global staff. With many different complexions represented, a one-size-fits-all videoconferencing light wouldn’t work. The ZELo has soft and adjustable lighting that can be tilted for the most flattering angle. And built-in manual controls make it easy to change brightness and color temperature. Users can also make adjustments using Brightline’s free app for iOS and Android portable devices.

With the improved visibility provided by the new lighting, students and staff now report much greater satisfaction with virtual instruction and school meetings.

“ZELo was constructed to meet the critical lighting requirements of broadcasters, but it’s affordable enough for a wide range of users,” explained Kathy Katz, Brightline managing partner. “We’re thrilled that Temple University recognized the power of ZELo for virtual learning and meetings. It’s extremely easy to adjust the light to suit your skin tone and the overall levels that work best for the application. Online classes and meetings remain a key way to communicate. With ZELo, your audience can concentrate on your message instead of poor imaging.”

ZELo delivers broadcast-quality, enhanced personal lighting in any workspace for business professionals, educators, broadcasters, and more. With its variable color temperature, ZELo blends with any ambient room light environment. ZELo also supports voice control through Alexa and Google Assistant devices.

The ZELo desktop video light is priced at $229 and is available here: brightlines.com/brightlineshop and on Amazon. Click here for a list of ZELo distributors.

The versatile Flex-T lights can be installed in any type of ceiling. Their patented articulation feature makes them the only fixtures that can be rotated into a desired position during use and returned flush to the ceiling between sessions or for general task lighting.

About Brightline
A leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting systems for broadcast, videoconference, elearning, and government, Brightline’s mission is to enable communication through clarity. With more than 5,000 customers in over 35 countries, Brightline specializes in enhancing the presentation of visual images by providing high quality, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective evolutionary lighting solutions. Get enlightened at brightlines.com.

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Press Contact:

Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
(917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com

 

Prince George’s County Gets Royal Lighting Treatment

 

Over 100 Brightline Lights Serve Council Members and the Viewing Public in Prince George’s County, Maryland

Flex-T Multi-Directional Lights Installed in New Council Headquarters; ZELo Desktop Studio Lights in Use as Personal Video Lights

Bridgeville, Penn. – February 23, 2022 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of video lighting systems, has announced a largescale installation of its Flex-T Series multi-directional and ZELo desktop studio lights at the new Prince George’s County Council headquarters in Largo, MD. After seeing the performance of the Brightline Flex-T lights within the Executive Committee Press Room at the previous County building in Upper Marlboro, county officials wanted the same set up when they moved to new digs in Largo, MD.

Colin Sandy, of Sandy Audio Visual LLC in Laurel, MD, led the design and build of the county’s new Hearing Room/Legislative Chambers, Press Room and Committee Room at the new building in Largo. Each room has 22 Flex-T broadcast-quality lights, with some serving as flood lights and others providing spot beam directional lighting. Every council member and their staff have ZELo desktop lights, for a total of 50 ZELos at the new headquarters office.

Ease of install, physical appearance, and performance of the lights are what make them so well regarded at Prince George’s County Council. Speaking of the Flex-T lights, Sandy explains: “Their performance is phenomenal. They create a nice, even wash that looks great on video. The lighting is nicely diffused, so there are not a lot of shadows or fall off from light to dark. It’s just a very even lighting pattern, even over as large an area as we have.

As their name suggests, the versatile Flex-T lights can be installed in any type of ceiling. Their patented articulation feature makes them the only fixtures that can be rotated into a desired position during use and returned flush to the ceiling between sessions or for general task lighting. “We put the Brightline lights into the existing ceiling grid. There’s no custom furniture fixture, attachments or mounts that you need,” said Sandy. “The fixtures integrate seamlessly with the ceiling grip. The 2”x2” speakers look like return vents, and because it’s all flush with the ceiling grid, it doesn’t look like a theatre.

Previously, the County used a more traditional theatrical lighting approach. They used Tungsten lighting, which in comparison to what the county has now, uneven lighting. The Council members really liked the lighting we did in the County Executive Press Room in 2020. We used nine Flex-T fixtures in that room. So, we did a very similar but much larger set up in the new building’s Committee Room, Press Room, and Hearing Room.

The County Offices in Prince George’s are well equipped for local and national media, as well as internal communication. In addition to the 66 Flex-T and 50 ZELo lights, PTZ cameras in the Press Room are connected to a switcher and used for live streaming and a feed sent to a local news channel. Lights are positioned over a retractable green screen curtain. A Crestron control system with a Brightline interface controls the Flex-T lights individually or as a group. In the Committee Room where more informal meetings are held, Brightline fixtures illuminate Council members and guests seated in a board room-type set up. Four PTZ cameras in this room, along with the lights, are also controlled by a Crestron system.

The ZELo personal video light has gotten rave reviews from Council members and staff who use it for daily videoconferencing. It has soft and adjustable lighting that can be tilted for the most flattering angle. Built-in manual controls make it easy to change brightness and color temperature, but users can also make adjustments using Brightline’s free app for iOS and Android portable devices. ZELo also supports voice control through Alexa and Google Assistant devices.

About Brightline
A leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting systems for broadcast, videoconference, elearning, and government, Brightline’s mission is to enable communication through clarity. With more than 5,000 customers in over 35 countries, Brightline specializes in enhancing the presentation of visual images by providing high quality, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective evolutionary lighting solutions. Get enlightened at brightlines.com.

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 Press Contact:

Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
(917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com

 

 

 

Brightline Promotes Erin Nath to Manager of AV Solutions, U.S.

Veteran Team Member with Deep Industry Knowledge to Supervise
AV Sales Efforts

Bridgeville, Penn. – January 11, 2022 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of video lighting systems, has announced the promotion of Erin Nath to Manager of AV Solutions for U.S. This marks the latest promotion for Nath who was most recently the company’s Sales Operation Manager.

 

In her new role, Nath is responsible for AV sales for the company across the U.S. 

She’ll work closely on a daily basis with Brightline’s AV dealers and consultants to implement innovative video lighting solutions.  

 

“Erin has really risen through the ranks at Brightline,” said Kathy Katz, Brightline Managing Partner. “Her attention to detail, willingness to help out with any project, and organizational skills have consistently kept our entire team on track. She has a deep knowledge of our product line and the AV industry in general. Our clientele always remark on her professionalism. We couldn’t be happier to start this year with her on board in such a high-profile position. It’s a role worthy of her skills and one where she’ll surely excel.”

 

With a BFA in Technical Theatre, Nath joined Brightline in 2006 as a lighting designer.  She’s also held positions in project management, distribution training, and as the company’s Midwest Regional Sales Manager.

 

Outside of her time with Brightline, Nath is a Master Electrician and worked as such at the renowned Merrimack Reparatory Theatre in Lowell, MA. At the City Theatre Company in Pittsburgh, she assisted the technical departments with pre-show production duties and served as a production assistant during several show runs.

 

“We’ve got an incredible product range this year, and I’m looking forward to working closely with our sales team as we showcase our solutions to existing and future customers. There’s also a clear opportunity for us to push into several new markets, which I’m eager to start,” said Nath. “Brightline has a wonderful work culture, where people are encouraged to think outside the box and contribute beyond their typical job responsibilities. I’m happy to continue my career at Brightline.”

 

Nath is based in Brightline’s Pittsburgh, PA-based headquarters. She can be reached at: enath@brightlines.com

 


 

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