Welcome Karin, Bryan and Lanna to the Evo-Lite Team

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We would like to welcome our newest employees to the Evo-Lite team!

Karin Bruce has joined us as our new Director of Marketing. Bryan Luchene is on board as our Digital Marketing Manager. And Lanna Sengsouvanh is joining us as Sales Support.

With a penchant for math and science and a love for her home state, Karin attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, majoring in Architectural Engineering. As one of only three universities in the nation that offered Illumination Engineering at that time, she quickly discovered lighting and has been hooked ever since. After working with event lighting in both San Francisco and Denver, Karin returned to Boulder working at a lighting showroom, educating customers and solving lighting problems. She then learned more about the distribution side of lighting, working for a national distributor headquartered in Denver, adding technical support, product and certifications management, and marketing to her skill set.

A modern-day Renaissance woman, Karin enjoys learning new things and building stuff. She loves to fashion custom light fixtures, stained glass windows, the family’s backyard ice skating rink (in the winter), and whatever else intrigues her. She volunteers for the Denver Story Slam and enjoys reading, exploring Colorado, and spending time with her family.

Bryan has spent three decades trying to figure out how to simultaneously make art and money. His many attempts to find this answer through songwriting, performance art, and journalism, inevitably lead him to Marketing. His academic training as a backpack journalist honed natural storytelling abilities into multimedia content production acumen. And he’s found that his entrepreneurial spirit and secret affinity for the absurdity of bureaucracy provide both the perspective and patience necessary to get ahead in business.

When he’s not slinging company wares, you can find him slinging tall-tales to family and friends, enjoying a beautiful craft brew or cocktail, and/or blankly staring off into space while listening to his endless queue of podcasts.

Lanna comes to Evo-Lite with an extensive background in customer service, inside sales, and a thorough knowledge of the lighting industry. Early on, Lanna understood the importance of self-motivation, relentless passion, and an unwavering work ethic. These were just a few of the valuable lessons she learned from her parents, who both immigrated to the US from Laos and thrived despite unimaginable adversity. After graduating High School and attending S.C.C. and Minnesota State University, Lanna began her career in administrative and sales support. After several roles at large regional and national businesses in the Mankato/Minneapolis area, she moved to Denver in 2014 where she got her start in the lighting industry. General interest in lighting blossomed into a passion. It is her goal to cultivate this enthusiasm, using the same fervor and unwavering work ethic to grow success in her current role at Evo-Lite.

A self-proclaimed “foodie,” Lanna lives for hole-in-the-wall restaurants, cooking ethnic cuisine, and shamelessly capturing photos of her foodie adventures. She also enjoys spoiling her Pekingese puppy, Suki with home-made meals.

All three of our new employees have hit the ground running, and we look forward to the inevitable successes of their ongoing contributions.

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Celebrating reaching our quarterly goal

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We set some lofty sales goals this year with expectations that our new team members and reps would continue to grow the company in 2017. So far we have exceeded our goal each quarter. To celebrate reaching our latest milestone we spent the afternoon at Top Golf. 

We are working hard to continue this success with our eyes set on meeting each goal this year.

Welcome John to the Evo-Lite team

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xuc2016_johnwigginton_lgWe would like to welcome our newest sales integration specialist to the team, John Wigginton.

Ever since John saw his first play, he has been intrigued with the human emotional response to light in our everyday lives. With a degree in Theatrical Lighting Design, John began his lighting career at the Denver Center Theatre Company. After 12 year run he moved to the architectural side of lighting while supporting the lighting calculation software AGI32. The entertainment bug never leaves you so John went to the dark side of the entertainment industry, event production. The events world is where he honed his relationship building skills selling lighting, sound, video and staging services and discovered the joy of helping non-profit organizations exceed their fundraising goals.

John joins Evo-Lite excited to bring his eclectic lighting and service experience to the LED backlighting industry.

John is a Denver native and a Denver Public Schools alum who enjoys this great state with his wife and two teen aged boys. When not at work John enjoys the challenge of landscaping and outdoor construction projects at our new home

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Illuminated Glass Feature

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This project was realized by the homeowner who was looking to create a visually striking feature for his kitchen counter top.

The combination of a custom shaped RGB LED light panel, backlighting a low iron, 2” thick textured glass, creates a stunning focal point in this modern kitchen. 

The glass feature is the center piece of additional LED lighting which is all operated through a Wi-Fi system that is controlled by the homeowner’s smart phone.

Evo-Lite was able to assist in bringing the homeowner’s vision to light by producing the custom light panel, supplying additional LED lighting as well as the Wi-Fi control system and integration support. 

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5th Ave Office Park

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Extensive work was done to balance the illumination between the Lightblocks and LumiSheet LED light panels to create an even backlit look to this 5th Ave Office Park project. The tree shadows were created by applying a graphic to the second surface of the acrylic panels. To ensure the hanging system worked well there was also careful coordination between Evo-Lite, the installers and Lightblocks. The final outcome was exactly as the client envisioned.

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Backlit Glass Vanity Top

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Check out this stunning backlit glass vanity top! Our LumiSheet led light panel illumination in combination with the beautiful glass overlay creates an elegant and high-end feel to the bathroom.

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Andrew Pearson Design clear glass top
5300K LumiSheet with 3mm white diffuser
Vitraform glass bowls in pearl white

Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center

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Evo-Lite helped illuminate two large Concetto Sfumato sections of the bar inside the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center. Concetto’s Sfumato stone is a translucent Brown Agate, a beautiful stone sought after for it’s protective powers. The final result of backlighting the stone with our LumiSheet LED light panels is truly breathtaking.

View the illuminated bar on the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Facebook page.

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Breaking down LED lighting for homeowners

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Since the federal government mandated in 2007 that light bulbs needed to be 25 percent more energy efficient than incandescents, the industry has solved the problem by creating consumer-friendly light-emitting diode, or LED, bulbs. It used to be that all you needed to know was whether your lamp took 60, 75 , or 100 watts. Homeowners now are faced with learning a whole new lingo.

There are some unfamiliar terms as they relate to LED lights — “lumens,” “CCT,” and “CRI.” First, what are lumens and how does the term relate to watts? OK, in concept, a “lumen” is a measure of the output of light, whereas a “watt” is the amount of energy needed to send out this light. It turns out that a 60-watt incandescent bulb produced around 800 lumens of light, and a 100-watt bulb emitted around 1,600 lumens . The main advantage of an LED is that it takes a lot fewer watts to produce 800 or 1,600 lumens. An 800-lumen LED bulb needs only 13 watts of energy. Other advantages to LED lights are that they release much less heat than incandescent or halogen bulbs and last much longer. An Energy Star-qualified LED bulb will last as much as 25 times longer than a comparable traditional incandescent, according to the US Department of Energy.

The most common complaint against LEDs, and I share this one, is that the light emitted is too white. Correlated color temperature, or CCT, is a measure of how white the light is. What does this have to do with a light bulb? It relates to the perceived “color” of the light. The “temperature,” based on the Kelvin scale, is a way to indicate how warm or white a light is. If you like the color of the old incandescent or halogen light bulbs, then look for LEDs that are less than 3,000 Kelvin. In some situations, a bright-white light may be what you want. Natural bright daylight is rated 10,000 Kelvin. At even 4,500 Kelvin, the light emitted is very white, so be sure to check it out first, if possible. Some stores have lighting labs that demonstrate different bulbs and their effects. I highly recommend that consumers see a light in person before investing in cases of them. Just remember this: The lower the number, the warmer the color.

The color rendering index, or CRI, refers to how closely the light bulb makes something look like its actual color as seen in natural daylight or with an incandescent light bulb. This does not have to do with the color of the light, but how it renders the colors of an object. So if that is important to you, the closer the CRI is to 100, the more it approaches the actual colors.

One more thing to consider — dimmers. Not all LED bulbs are compatible with dimmers. If you are remodeling and putting in all new fixtures, this is the time to put in compatible dimmers.

If you are building, you can install fixtures designed just for LED bulbs, or “integrated” LED fixtures. These may be quite a bit more expensive than simply using LED bulbs in the traditional recessed light fixtures, but they could give you the ability to create a more nuanced lighting scheme, possibly even different colors controlled by your smartphone.

 

By Chris Chu Globe Correspondent 

View the original article here:https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/real-estate/2017/01/06/homeowner-primer-led-lighting/mfrsg3Hmeg6eJ3jHrzD8BJ/story.html