Friday, November 16, 2018

Barbizon Lighting Company Sponsors Scholarships to Stage Lighting Super Saturday 2019

New York, NY – “Developing programs that provide educational opportunities for the next generation of the lighting industry is a priority for Barbizon Lighting and has long been one of our guiding principles,” said Barbizon Lighting’s President and CEO Tom Madden. “These scholarships provide access and financial support to students who show promise and passion in the field but are not otherwise able to afford admission. The experience allows these promising students the rare opportunity to glean wisdom and inspiration from accomplished industry veterans. Barbizon Lighting hopes these scholarship recipients will someday grow into the industry-leading lighting designers that we see and read about." Those interested should apply via
The only event of its kind, Stage Lighting Super Saturday is a one day intensive series of workshops that provide practical and hands-on educational training to benefit the interests and abilities of all involved in the application of innovative stage, architectural, and entertainment lighting. Intensive subjects include Stage Lighting 101 for those new to the art; the use of conventional long established luminaires; the latest LED, and traditional Incandescent and Arc Source instruments; the implementation of color, special effects, mood and scene lighting; and choosing among the myriad of helpful mechanical implements such as consoles, moving lights, computers, and many others. In addition to the workshops, there will also be an impressive manufacturer’s showcase featuring approximately 20 technical specialists, as well as manufacturers of superior equipment, will demonstrate techniques and newly available cost-effective products. Among the present and past manufacturing contributors, all noted for their lighting expertise and practical implementation, are such stalwarts as A.C. Lighting, A.C.T. Lighting, ADB Stagelight, Altman Lighting, Apollo, Barbizon Lighting, Canto USA, Chauvet, City Theatrical, DraftyApp, ElationPro, ENTTEC, ESP, ETC, 4Wall, GLP, High End, Lee Filters, LEX, Lighting&Sound America, Nemetschek N.A. aka Vectorworks, RC4 Wireless, Robe, Rosco, Shadowstone, Selecon, Strand Lighting, and TMB, among many others.
All new, aspiring, and advancing stage and event designers are invited to join this unique event on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the New York City College of Technology: Entertainment Technology Department located at 186 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY 11201. 
Super Saturday is produced by Scott Parker with the help of the City Tech and is supported in part by Media Partner Lighting & Sound America magazine.

Monday, November 05, 2018

Barbizon Lighting Company Announces Strategic Reorganization Of Systems Division Leadership Structure

New York, NY, Nov 01, 2018 – Barbizon Lighting Company (Barbizon) announced a restructuring initiative to accelerate the evolution of its Systems Department, the division that handles systems integration, project management, and technical services. Barbizon will intensify its focus in their high-growth Systems areas where it is positioned for long-term leadership, customer value, and growth.

New Structure Expands the Company’s Role Previously Known as The National Director of Systems to Capitalize on Growth Opportunities and Position for the Future of the Systems Marketplace.
  • Brian Dunn Named National Director of Systems Services & Operations 
  • Jeff Siegel Named National Director of Systems Sales & Integration 
  • Karen Spacie Named National Systems Estimator 

The Systems Division is Barbizon’s primary growth engine. Both the existing and new construction markets have an increasing focus on the high efficiency and longevity of infrastructure. Further, the innovation of LED lighting is so rapid that the market is seeing highly condensed product cycles with innovation focused on adding value to the customer while creating greater demand for controls, integration, and networking/programming specialists.

The restructuring initiative was outlined in an e-mail from Barbizon Lighting Company President & CEO Tom Madden to Barbizon employees.

“This further division of labor will enable us to better take advantage of the skills within the organization through the cross-pollination of information across market units while unifying process and scalability.”

In an interview, Madden further commented: “The results of our Systems Department substantiate an approach that is working and serves as a solid foundation for growth,” said Madden. “The opportunity now is to fine-tune this momentum and build on our strengths while keeping up with a rapidly changing market and technology cycle....”

“This is the first of a series of actions designed to drive long-term change to further establish the Barbizon Lighting Company as the leader of turnkey Systems Integration while adding greater flexibility and options for our customers,” he added. “I am confident that we’ll maintain our leader position in the market, but we will also emerge as a more productive company with further reach and sharper execution."

A cross-section of recent Barbizon Lighting Company projects includes Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre, The Hale Center in Sandy, Utah, the Allied E-Sports Arena in Las Vegas, and the new Telemundo studios in Miami.

The Barbizon Lighting Company serves the entire United States with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Miami, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Washington D.C., International offices include Australia, and the United Kingdom. Contact the Barbizon Lighting Company by calling 866-502-2724 or emailing

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Next Up: WFX in Orlando Nov 13-15

We're barely back from LDI and getting things going and the shipment has to be ready for the next show on the agenda. 

If you work or volunteer at a house of worship and are headed to Orlando for this year's WFX Conference be sure to make plans to stop by Barbizon Lighting's booth # 328.

We'll have the latest in lighting and controls for your venue whether it be 50 or 15,000 seats.

If you need a pass to the show, be sure to use our VIP expo floor code. .

Friday, October 12, 2018

Barbizon Lighting and LDI - During & After the show!

Headed to LDI Next Week?

Are you headed to Live Design International (LDI), the entertainment industry's annual gathering, to see the latest in entertainment tech?  Stop by and say hello! 

Barbizon Lighting employees from across the nation will be converging on the Las Vegas Convention Center and you can visit us in booth 916 and we can discuss all your upcoming lighting needs.

If you don't have your floor pass yet, there's still time to get a free exhibits-only pass from us. Just visit the URL

Not able to attend - we can help there too.  Check out our comprehensive LDI Show Report. Get the facts about the latest in the industry, compiled by our LDI Show Team for you to read all in one place! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Barbizon Lighting Company Promotions in Washington D.C. Office

Alexandria, VA – The Barbizon Lighting Company Capitol office recently announced the promotion of Mark Fink has into the new role of Middle-Atlantic Business Development. Fink's focus will be on expanding Barbizon’s connections within the lighting community in both our traditional markets as well as exploring new opportunities to aid clients with our unique skill set as they develop projects.

Also announced is the promotion of Rob Yeager from a senior project manager into his new role as Systems Manager for the Capitol office. Yeager will be responsible for managing the Barbizon Capitol systems group of integrators, project managers, and technical services staff.

Commenting on the promotions, Barbizon Capitol General Manager Lindsay Latham said, “The promotion of these two dynamic employees will further enhance our capabilities to match the growth our office has experienced in the region.”

You can contact Barbizon Lighting’s Capitol offices at 703-750-3900 or email