Friday, January 10, 2020

Barbizon Lighting Company Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Barbizon Lighting Company announced Shen-Hsin Hung
joined the Entertainment Lighting and Systems Integration
leader as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective January 6, 2020
NEW YORK CITY, New York. Barbizon Lighting Company (Barbizon) started the new year by announcing Shen-Hsin Hung joined the Entertainment Lighting and Systems Integration leader as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective January 6, 2020. Hung joins the Barbizon Lighting Company with over 25-years as a financial and operational executive in the media and entertainment industry, including the likes of CBS, Inc., Sesame Workshop, Nickelodeon, MTV Networks, Viacom and Condé Nast. Hung brings with her an extensive background in corporate finance & operations, strategic and financial planning, and risk management, along with a deep appreciation for the Barbizon Lighting Company’s 73-year track record as the industry’s leading provider of turnkey entertainment lighting systems and products.

"I couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Shen-Hsin to the Barbizon Lighting Company. She will undoubtedly make an immediate impact as we begin operating as a majority employee-owned company," said Tom Madden, President & CEO. “I am particularly impressed with Shen-Hsin’s ability to lead operational and finance functions in complex, industry-leading businesses while maintaining an unrelenting focus on serving and advocating for her company's customers and employees," Madden said. "I believe that Shen-Hsin and our entire Barbizon Lighting Company team have an exciting opportunity to build the next chapter of a long-standing and incredibly successful company together. As employee-owners, we are working to develop the Barbizon Lighting Company of the future; we call it 'Barbizon 3.0’.” 

I can’t imagine a more exciting time to join Barbizon,” Hung said. “With Barbizon employees’ recent rise to majority ownership, at a time when the company is experiencing incredible growth, the entire operation is passionate and energized. Tom and his entire Barbizon team recognize and appreciate that they are working together to build the next chapter in Barbizon's exciting history. I'm delighted to be a part of it."

Hung will lead Barbizon’s financial teams in addition to the development of its operation. She will report to President & CEO, Tom Madden.

Hung has more than 25 years of financial and operational experience as an executive in the entertainment and media industries. She has served in both Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles, leading the development of the operations, systems, and people that facilitated revenue growth and streamlined operations while working with highly visible organizations. Early in her career, she served in senior management roles ranging from post-production operations to program development and quickly accelerated into executive positions ranging from business operations to corporate finance. Later in her career, Shen-Hsin switched-gears and established a corporate planning and strategy group at Conde Nast and then made the leap to innovation as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer at ?What If! USA, Ltd. At ?What If! she led a consulting business for a wide variety of corporations looking to reimagine and implement the next phases of their business strategy, culture, and growth.

About the Barbizon Lighting Company: Open for business since 1947, the Barbizon Lighting Company (Barbizon) is the world's leading provider of turnkey entertainment lighting systems and products - specializing in the design, sale, service, and installation/integration of lighting, rigging, and control equipment for television, film, live productions, performing arts, themed environments, houses of worship, and architecture. From Barbizon's 12 locations in North America and Europe, we provide industry-leading solutions for our full range of customers. Known as the industry leader, Barbizon boasts an uncontested range of experience, time-tested relationships with product manufacturers, and a first-class team of Systems Integrators, Project Managers, Field Service Technicians, Specifiers, Sales Associates, General Administrators, and Managers.

Barbizon Lighting Company's largest shareholder is our employee group, which currently owns 51% of the company (via an Employee Stock Ownership Program.) We are deeply invested in the well-being of our employees and their families. Barbizon provides competitive compensation, including comprehensive health care to the employee and the employee's spouse and children at no cost to the employee. Additionally, the company provides a match to each employee's 401(k) contribution, company-paid life, and disability insurance, paid time off, and participation in both the company's Profit-Sharing Program and Employee Stock Ownership Program.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Quasar Science Sale on Now Through 12/31/19

Barbizon Lighting's Quasar Inventory Reduction Sale!

Now, through December 31st, get 50% off all Quasar Crossfade Linear LED Tubes.
  • Get 15% off all in-stock Quasar Q L-ION BiColor LED, RAINBOW LED and T8 LED Tubes. 
  • Get 10% off all in-stock Quasar accessories including Q BLOCK Mounting Clips, Bi-Pin or Grounded Power Cables, and Q-Boot shock absorbers.
Additional volume discounts are available.

Supplies won't last long so get yours now!

Contact your local Barbizon office today or email us at and we'll get you to the right office.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Updated Barbizon Lighting Elec Handbook App Now Available!

You know there's an app for that, right?

Barbizon Lighting's extremely popular and impossible-to-keep-in-stock-to-meet-demand Electrician's Handbook has been updated and is now available electronically as an updated app in Apple’s App Store and on Google Play for Android users! 

(A future update will make it compatible with “Dark Mode” but otherwise it's ready to roll!) 

Production Electricians of all disciplines should check it out! 

This updated version includes:
  • Handbook Indexed Navigation!
  • References for Electrical Terms, Wire and Cable, Lighting Fixtures, Lamps, Color, Patterns, Pipe, Knots, and More...
  • Zoom and Pan of Handbook pages
  • Handy Updated tools and lamp lookups (including data projectors)
  • Interactive Contacts for All Barbizon Office locations, worldwide!
You can download the new versions here:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

2019 Thanksgiving week hours

Barbizon Lighting Company will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and some of our regional office hours will be adjusted on Wednesday 11/27 and Friday 11/19.

Office Weds 11/27 Thurs 11/28 Fri 11/29
Atlanta Close 2pm Closed Close 2pm
Boston Close 3pm Closed Open
Charlotte Close 2pm Closed Close 2pm
Chicago Close 3pm Closed Open
Dallas Close 4pm Closed Close 4pm
Denver Close 4pm Closed Close 4pm
New York Close 3pm Closed Close 2pm
Miramar (Miami) Close 1pm Closed Close 2pm
Orlando Close 1pm Closed Close 2pm
Phoenix Close 4pm Closed Close 4pm
Washington DC Close 3:30pm Closed Close 3pm

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

New Version of the Barbizon Electricians Handbook App Now Available!

Barbizon Lighting App

We are happy to announce that our extremely popular and impossible-to-keep-in-stock-to-meet-demand Electrician's Handbook is now available electronically as an app in Apple’s App Store (A future update will make it compatible with “Dark Mode”) and also on Google Play!

If you already had it on your mobile device it probably has prompted you to download - but just in case here are the links: