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Open Signal Upgrades Main Studio Lighting with Brightline

Bridgeville, Penn. – Nov. 5, 2019 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, today announced Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center, a nonprofit media arts and broadcast center in Portland, Ore., has upgraded the lighting grid in its 2,000-square-foot main studio with 30 Brightline L1.2 SeriesONE LED fixtures. The new lighting was installed in July.

Noah Dorsey, media services manager, said the upgrade in Studio A was prompted by the fan noise of previous lighting fixtures in the studio. “We want the studio environment to be as silent as possible,” he explained. “That was something that had been requested by a lot of producers.”

The new 5600K L1.2 lights are controlled through a DMX console. Open Signal contracted Brightline’s premier Pacific Northwest systems integrator, Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), a division of Key Code Media, to supply the new lighting. Dorsey said the lighting “looks dynamic but not so stylized that it can’t be applied to multiple shows.”

Open Signal has outfitted its main studio with Brightline L1.2 SeriesONE LED fixtures.

Bruce Aleksander, a lighting director hired by ABS for the Open Signal project, said the decision to use soft lights throughout Studio A was based on the need for versatility and accessibility for the wide variety of producers who use the space. Though some productions use an ellipsoidal light for show-specific gobo projection accents, the main lighting is generally not altered.

“Normally, I use a combination of hard and soft lights,” Aleksander explained. “Portrait lighting – that’s the perfect look for the main anchor position on a news set. But that’s not what Open Signal needed. They needed a loosely defined area. We gave them the base that they could use and do almost anything anywhere within the area.”

Studio A also features a large chromakey cyc, and Dorsey said the L1.2 lights are “perfect” for green screen effects and VR environments. “We love them. They live up to the name ‘Brightline’ – they’re super bright,” added Dorsey. “We almost never use them at full capacity. We’ve gotten nothing but positive feedback from producers.”

Originally, Aleksander had considered using different lights for the cyc, but he got better results with the Brightline fixtures. “I thought I was going to have to supplement them with additional cyc lights to wash the back wall,” he recalled. “It turned out the L1.2 had enough kick and spread to do the job for me, and it was smoother than doing it with the cyc lights.”

Aleksander said the Brightline LED SeriesONE fixtures are his soft lighting tools of choice. “Currently, I do a lot of television studios, and there are things that you want a soft light to be,” Aleksander explained. “The L1.2 and L1.4 have a tremendous amount of punch, and they’re dead quiet because they have no fan. They use a remote phosphor technology that is just absolutely smooth and beautiful – and holds up over time.”

A community-based PEG (public, education, government) organization, Open Signal produces programming for five cable channels that reach 400,000 homes in the Portland area. Dorsey estimated the facility produces about 20 shows per week between Studio A, which has five full-size studio cameras, and Studio B, which has three PTZ cameras.

The L1.2 LED studio lighting fixture and its twice as powerful complement – the L1.4 – are available in 3200K or 5600K. Designed for broadcast and videoconferencing, the products offer high-quality lighting (>95 CRI) with DMX control. Weighing less than 13 pounds, the compact fixtures are constructed with 100 percent aluminum in the United States.

 

NRG Management to Represent Brightline in Quebec


Bridgeville, Penn. – Sept. 17, 2019 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, today announced NRG Management will represent the company in Canada throughout the province of Quebec, including the Ottawa region. With three offices throughout the area, NRG focuses on lighting solutions for architectural and industrial markets, including hospitals, hotels, office buildings, and schools.

“Videoconferencing is gaining importance in the business world, as companies work to reduce their travel footprint,” said Marc Desparois, president, NRG Management. “Brightline has a wide range of affordable products that provide the quality of light needed for videoconferencing. It’s a great new market segment for us, and we’re excited to address this growing trend.”

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Brightline Flex-T Recessed Lighting

From the Flex-T recessed lighting panel for drop ceilings and drywall to the new cMe2 huddle room light that includes stand and wall mounting options, NRG will handle sales and support of Brightline’s complete product line. “This partnership is a valuable opportunity to expand our presence in Canada, particularly for companies that are adopting advanced AV technologies,” added Kathy Katz, Brightline managing partner. “We look forward to working with NRG to bring better lighting to commercial facilities in Montreal, Ottawa, and beyond.”

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.

MTE2019: Brightline Demos New cMe2 Huddle Room Light


Bridgeville, Penn. – Sept. 4, 2019 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, will demo its new cMe2 huddle room light and other professional lighting solutions at Media Technology Expo, which begins Sept. 24 at Fremont Studios in Seattle and concludes Sept. 26 at the Leftbank Annex in Portland, Ore. MTE2019 is a free event produced by Advanced Broadcast Solutions, a division of Key Code Media, for video professionals and filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest.

Designed to transform smaller office spaces with inadequate lighting into video-ready communications centers, the cMe2 provides lifelike color reproduction with on-board dimming for easy adjustment. Each cMe2 also includes a credenza stand for quick setup and sharing between rooms, as well as a wall mount bracket for more permanent installations. Two or three units provide balanced, high-color lighting for small groups, while a single cMe2 delivers excellent lighting for an individual videoconferencing participant.

“Our new cMe2 huddle room light is a flexible and affordable choice for small work spaces that need video-ready lighting,” said Kathy Katz, Brightline managing partner. “Whether you’re in a broadcast studio or teleconferencing environment, Brightline is committed to delivering broadcast-quality lighting solutions. MTE is a great opportunity to share our innovative options with broadcasters and AV professionals from across the region.”

Also featured at MTE2019 is the Flex-T, which delivers professional lighting housed in mounting panels designed for drop ceilings. Ideal for conference rooms, government buildings, and nontraditional broadcast environments, its patented design allows the light fixture to be rotated in the panel for precise positioning. Available with one or two light modules, the Flex-T offers the choice of flood or spot optics for customized lighting layouts. Options include PoE control nodes and custom panel colors.

Brightline will also showcase its versatile BL.16 LED spotlight. With a small footprint but long throw, the BL.16 is used for a variety of applications, from city council chambers to news and production sets. Swappable LED cartridges make it easy to change from tungsten to daylight, while mini control screens and a choice of snoots minimize light spill.

 

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,

Lighting over Internet Protocol – The Next Big Thing in AV

RAVE Publications Recognizes Brightline at Infocomm 2019

 

RAVE publications, an AV news source showcased over 1600 product videos at InfoComm 2019, including 3 of Brightline’s latest and greatest technologies.

The award-winning PoE Flex-T lighting system:

The newly released cMe2 Huddle Room fixture:

and the Wireless DMX Studio product line:

Infocomm 2019 – Brightline Wins for LoIP

 

Introducing LoIP, lighting over internet protocol, with the award winning PoE Flex-T.  Named for its highly-flexible configurale modularity, the lighting system eliminates the requirements for certified high-voltage contractors to install, creating the option for integrators to handle the installation of the entire videoconferencing system.

 

Huddle up—we’ve got big news!

Brightline’s cMe2 is heading to production. Coming soon, the quick set-up Credenza or Wall-mount fixtures provide the ideal tool for those hard-to-light yet perfect-to-collaborate spaces throughout your facilities. Turn any space into a video-ready communications center with the budget-friendly cMe2. The lights have flawless color rendering, on-board dimming, standard black finish, and are supplied with hardware for wall or Credenza mount. Nothing to think about but how many to pre-order!

Brightline’s New Power Over Ethernet Lighting

 

Brightline’s new Power Over Ethernet lighting installed in Carousel Industries’ Video Conference Room—see the story here on Commercial Integrator:

 

https://www.commercialintegrator.com/markets/corporate/carousel-industries-brightline-poe-video-conferencing/

 

 

Case Study: World Wide Technologies

 

Founded in 1990, with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, World Wide Technology [WWT] has grown from a small AV product reseller into a global systems integrator with + 3,000 employees and over $7 billion in annual revenue.

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When WWT had a need to integrate studio quality video lighting in their Customer Experience Center, they turned to Conference Technologies Inc. [CTI], conveniently headquartered in St. Louis, for their expert guidance.

The existing room task lighting   contributed to unacceptable video images for WWT’s conferencing, recording and streaming. CTI engaged Brightline, a global leader in video image lighting, to design a lighting system to optimize the Experience Center’s video results.

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Through unique designs that incorporate broadcast-quality lighting into linear, ceiling-recessed light fittings, Brightline is able to provide high-efficiency video lighting results with minimal environmental impact.
The Brightline LED Micro-T will provide WWT and their visitors with 50,000 of continuous, color-correct, energy-efficient lighting to enhance their video communications.

For a printable version, World Wide Technology.

Brightline Hosts Pittsburgh IEEE Chapter Meeting

Brightline was delighted to host the local Pittsburgh chapter of the IEEE for an informative evening reviewing video lighting criteria, installations, and fixture systems.

IEEE is the largest technical organization devoted to the advancement of technology to better humanity.

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If last weeks’ engaging participants are any indication, the IEEE is well-suited to achieve its goal of inspiring a global community to improve the human condition through technology innovation and standards.

Learn more about IEEE and becoming a member at:

http://m.ieee.org/about/index.html

 

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